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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News - October 27

27 October, 2022



The best form of attack is resolute defence, constant running, support play and slick side-line tactics. All were evident for the Midleton ladies in their fantastic (and thoroughly deserved) victory last Sunday in their County Final against Carrigaline in Ballinspittle.

Leading at half-time though not having the majority of the possession, that was turned on its head in the second-half. In short Midleton had anextra gear and looked more composed on the ball. Molly Beausang was causing Carrigaline all sorts of problems. Abby Quirke played a Captain’s role acting as a fulcrum directing wave after wave of Midleton attacks. Carrigaline were never out of it though but two things changed the course of the game. The introduction of the brilliant Ava McAuliffe who scored four points (a player of immense potential) and the goal. The goal that would win it for either side. 20 minutes in a well worked move saw Sadbh Beausang through in goal …BANG….roof of the net. Advantage Midleton. Carrigaline came back but Midleton’s  defence was quite simply superb.

Captain Abby Quirke receiving the cup....

They swarmed, they ran they choked Carrigaline into submission. Orlagh Farmer contributed a nice point to demoralise their opponents further. It was Midleton’s day at the final whistle. Player of the match ?? I’ll leave that to others to decide but there was so many good performances. Deirdre Corcoran, the Beausang sisters and the talented Ava McAullife. The backroom team deserve mention too (they know who they are). Midleton ladies football moving on and up to better things. A group that richly deserve it.

Many thanks to all those that supported us on our journey to the final and on the day.

MIDLETON PANEL: Abby Quirke (Captain), Molly Beausang (vice captain), Rayanna Power, Lucy Wallace, Sadhbh Beausang, Aoife Fitzgerald, Lucy Kenneally, Aisling McCarthy, Claire O Brien, Vivienne Gleeson, Charley Moore, Isabella Nestor, Ella Quirke, Rachel Quirke, Saoirse Twomey Tagney, Claudia Kearney, Kate Saunderson, Ciara Murphy,  Deiredre Corcoran, Karen Ring, Ava McAuliffe, Kate O Sullivan, Deirdre Kenny, Amy McCarthy, Orlagh Farmer, Molly Manning, Sophie McCarthy Keane, Denise Collins, Caoimhe Cronin, Emma O Sullivan, Rachel Ryan,Elle McManus, Megan Kelly, Lily Kelly, Grainne Finn, Alyx Cahill, Sorcha Cronin.

The successful backroom team.....



The U-14 Development team were crowned East Cork Champions on Sunday. They met Rockbán who were worthy opponents on the day. It finished on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-3. Congratulations to all the girls on a fantastic finish to a season that saw its fair share of ups and downs. They learned in each game and this was shown in our impressive performance in the final and bringing the cup home to Midleton. We made our presence felt in the town with a beeping parade on the Main Street. It was a memorable moment for the players. Congratulations also to captain Ciara Hynes for leading the team to victory. Magpies Abú!!

U-14 and Junior winning captains, Ciara and Abby. 



Well done to our U-12 girls who for the first time played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Monday night. Many thanks to Rockbán for a very sporting game.



The Midleton Ladies Football AGM is on November 9th at 7.30pm in Midleton GAA club. All are welcome to attend. Please support.




If your daughter is in Junior Infants and would like to join our club for the 2023 season please contact our Secretary Claire. 




Our U-10s finished up their season over the weekend with a long puc and a rousing rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann!! And what a season it has been. They were among the first group of girls to participate in this year's Street Leagues and made us all extremely proud showing off all the skills they have learned throughout the season. They are a committed and determined group of girls who have attended training and games even when the weather wasn't on their side. Thank you to each and every girl on this team for the effort they give.
We look forward to seeing what they bring to U-11s next year – Fé10 management team. 


We have now topped our group and will have home advantage next weekend in the knockout phase where we will come up against Rockbán. All Support welcome for our girls. We wish them all the best. 



There was tremendous excitement on Saturday morning last as we welcomed the next generation of Magpies who started hurling training for the first time. Thanks to our coaching officer Martin McSweeney for his guidance as always. Remember new members are always welcome.




It's been an exciting week for the Fé12 boys with not one but two finals to contest. 
First up was the Group 5 Football Shield final on Thursday under lights away to Cobh on a wet and windy evening. Cobh won the toss but decided to play against the wind in the first-half. Our young Magpies capitalised, scoring 1-8 to no score at the break. Cobh came out fighting on the resumption, but the lads dug deep, didn't panic, continued to play brilliant football and took the win on the night. Full-time score: Midleton 1-9 Cobh 0-8.

Next up was the Group 6 Hurling Cup Final on Sunday away to Ballincollig in glorious October sunshine. The lads were well up for this game against a very good Ballincollig side, getting the first score and leading at half-time 0-4 to 0-2. 
Unfortunately the rub of the green was with the Village in the fourth quarter and a late, late goal was all that separated the teams. Full-time score: Midleton 0-6 Ballincollig 2-3.
Congratulations to the whole panel on representing yourself, your family and the club so well.



On Sunday our junior C footballers travelled to Carrigtwohill four our final group game. We knew that a win would take us through to the semi-finals but we were acutely aware of the challenge posed by an excellent Carrigtwohill team. 
Before the game all the players acknowledged the referee on Respect The Referee Day by shaking hands and as always, we displayed an excellent attitude towards the referee. We played very well in the opening half but in the latter stages Carrigtwohill rallied well to leave the half-time score: Midleton 1-5 to Carrigtwohill's 0-4. In the second-half we played well and took some more really good scores. In the final stages we came under fierce pressure but coped really well. Final score: Midleton 2-8 Carrigtwohill 0-12. 
This win now sees us progress to the semi-final. Next Friday we will play our league final versus Aghada in Rostellan at 7.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the success of our ladies' footballers in winning the county junior B championship. Well done to everyone involved and all the coaches who worked with these players throughout their underage development.

MIDLETON: Padraig Dunlea, Jack McKay, Sean Corcoran, Daniel Wathen, Fergus Wade, Conor Evans, Brendan Ferriter, Dan Cagney, Brion Saunderson, Tom Scanlon, Kieran Denihan, Liam McGrath, Kieran Lambert, Garan Manley, Jan Haandrikman. Subs: Coleman Quinn, Leonard Saunderson, Eoin Ferriter and Jerome Curtin.  



Pat Walsh of Pat Walsh Paints with his sign at Clonmult Memorial Park with Club Chairman John Fenton and Club treasurer John Hogan.

This week's Sign of the Week is Pat Walsh Paints, situated at Unit 20, Nordic Enterprise Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton. P25 HH93.
Pat hurled at all levels from juvenile to adult with the club with much success during his time as a player and since his retirement he has excelled as a coach and selector with many county winning teams, including managing this year's Co. U-19 winning team and being a coach and selector with the Fé13 county winning team. 
If you are looking for paint or top adivice then Pat is your man. 
His contact details in the shop are: Tel: 021-4630133. Email: or check out his website at:
Please support our sponsors and supporters at every opportunity. 




We received great news this week as Cork Sports Partnership announced their Active Community Awards Finalists for 2022.
Most deservingly, Gillian Fitzgerald Murphy, who is the driving force behind our outstanding Magpies All Stars has nominated as an Active Community Champion Finalist along with Jim McEvoy, Blarney GAA Healthy Club and Nobby Dunne, West Cork Jesters Rugby.  
This is one of four categories and the winner of each category will be announced on a live stream event on November 24 at 7pm.
The very best of luck Gillian.



Midleton GAA Club shop is holding a clearance sale on selected shop items on this coming Saturday (October 29) in the club from 10am to 12pm. Items on sale for €15 and €20, while stocks last.....#UpTheMagpies.


The Midleton GAA club shop is back up and running for the 2022 season but please note that it’s still online with collection only at the club on a Saturday morning.
All you have to do is go to the Klubfunder website ( and you will see the full range of what’s available to buy. You can shop away to your heart’s content, pay for it online and then collect your purchases at the club shop on Saturday morning between 9.30am and 10am. Thank you.




*Midleton GAA Disco* is back this Sunday for a UV themed HalloTeen spectacular!  
Tickets have flown out the door with over 350 sold so far! 
Move fast to snap up the final few on Eventbrite
Don't miss out on what's going to be a spooky, super cool night!
*For first and second years in secondary school.



The numbers drawn this week were 2, 9 and 19. The bonus was 9.
There was no Jackpot winner but we did have a match 3 Jackpot winner, well done to Breeda Smyth who scooped the €400 prize.
The €25 cash Lucky Dip Prize Winners were: 
Bill Dunford, Aidan Ryan, Hazel Egan and Jude O'Keeffe.
Next Week’s Jackpot - €20,000 or VW Golf 1.0 TSI 90HPPlay 24/7 at:
In total Midleton GAA will give out local business vouchers to the value of €3,800 every year as part of our “Shop Local, Buy Local” campaign.
How to play: tickets are on sale at Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Frank Murphy Butchers, Murphy’s Pharmacy, Crowley Butchers, or buy online (see above).

The Lotto yearly renewal has come around again. You could win our Jackpot of €20k or drive away in a Blackwater Motors VW Golf. Last year we’ve had over 200 Lucky Dip Winners and 6 x €400 Match 3 Winners. 
Support the Club by playing online at
Place the number of draws at 50 and pay €100 and be signed up for every draw for the next year
Play, Win & Support this important fundraiser for your Club. Thanks to those who already paid their annual Lotto renewal for the year ahead.




Fancy a good night which also benefits Midleton GAA club...what about bingo on Friday nights?
It kicks off at 7.30pn every Friday night and is over by 9pm. A single book is €6. A double book is €12. The numbers have been really good of late it would be brilliant to keep it going as it really benefits the club. 


1. Paul O’Meara’s band BAD REPUTATION will play a complimentary gig in the GAA Club for all members, selectors, officers, players and sponsors on Saturday 5th of November from 9pm. We look forward to seeing you all there for a great night.
2. The Midleton GAA Club AGM will take place on Wednesday, November 30



Social dancing continues this Saturday night at Midleton GAA Club from 9.15pm. Providing the music this week will be Michael Sexton. A grea night is assured.



Want to learn to jive? Here's your chance, starting this November at Midleton GAA.


On the 30th of October I am running the Dublin Marathon in memory of our baby Fiadh and to fundraise for Crumlin (Children's Health Foundation). Fiadh was hospitalised and lived for five days there. The care and treatment that Fiadh received was absolutely outstanding. Every staff member was better than the next. The support that Mary and I got was also exceptional. The services that they provide for families in times of need make their task more manageable. Any donation provided would be greatly appreciated and would go a long way to ensuring this quality service continues.
The link to fundraising page is
Thanking you in advance,
Cian McCarthy.



We are asking all players, mentors, parents, supporters and neighbours to please play their part by playing ball on the following.....
Please slow down entering and leaving Park South.
No dogs, except assistance dogs, are allowed at Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.
Please do not bring single-use plastic bottles to either Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.
Please put your rubbish in a bin or bag and please bring your gear home with you.
And always be aware of the open water surrounding the pitches in Park South.
If you are a coach, please pass on these simple messages to players and parents.
All members are asked to respect referees and their officials at all times.
Also if you are a coach, last person out locks the gate, toilet and container.

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