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Midleton news 21st March

21 March, 2011

Seniors Lose League Opener
Midleton 1-13 Erins Own 3-11
The Magpies opened their 2011 league campaign in a repeat of the 2010 League final when we faced Erins Own in Midleton on St. Patricks Day.
Midleton got off to a great start and aided by the wind were 0-8 to 0-3 up after twenty minutes. We took some excellent scores and were cruising at this stage. Erins Own goaled through Eoin Murphy and he added a second from a penalty almost immediately. Midleton goaled through Luke O’Farrell and at half time we led by 1-09 to 2-05 . The second half was a more competitive game as Erins Own tightened up in defence and Midleton struggled for scores. A third Erins Own goal put them in the driving seat and our forwards struggled to make an impression in the second half. In the end we lost by four points which was disappointing after such a strong start. However it is early in the year I am sure there will be better performances to come.
Tom Wallis, Alwyn Kearney, Declan Ryan, Killian Burke, Patrick O’Mahony, Finnbarr O’Mahony, Padraig O’Shea, Ian Kennifick, Padraig O’Keefe,
Aidan Ryan, Kieran Mulcahy, Sean hennesssy, Paul Haughney, Luke O’Farrell, Stephen Moore.

Junior a hurling League
Midleton 2-13 Shanballymoe 1-11
Midleton played their first game in the new Imokilly / Avodhu Junior Hurling League on Sunday last when we hosted Shanballymore. Midleton were the stronger side throughout and enjoyed a six point half time lead, 2-07 to 0-07. The second half saw a rally from our Avondhu rivals but Midletod held on for a comfortable five oint win on a 2-13 to 1-11 scoreline.
Joe Loftus, Eoin Ferriter, Alan Cahill, Colum Leahy, Paul Barry, James O’Donnell, Barry Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Keefe, Willie O’Brien, Michael Keohane, Aengus Cotter, Shane Ryan, John Keane, Keith Ryan, Jamie O’Mahaony.

Minor Footballers on the double.
Our Minor Footballers had two League games during the week and won them both.
Their championship opener is provisionally fixed for April 6th against Kinsale.
Midleton 6-09 Castlelyons 3-07
On Wednesday they travelled to Castlelyons and came away with a comfortable win with eleven points to spare.
Team: Coran Swayne, Mathew Bell, Killian Burke, Keelan kennedy, Padaig Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Cathal McCarthy, ian Kennifick, Patrice Tchmanga, Elliott Mulcahy, Shane Harrington, Olla Bello, Pa whyte, Niall Madden, Kelvin Kruschel.

Midleton 2-16 Eire Og 1-10
On Sunday morning we hosted Eire Og and came through on a 2-16 to 1-10 scoreline.
Coran Swayne, Mathew Bell, Killian Burke, Keelan kennedy, Pa Whyte, Leslie Coughlan, Joe Murray, Ian Kennifick, Patrice Tchmanga, Emmett Cotter,, Shane Harrington, Olla Bello, Elliott Mulcahy, Niall Madden, Kelvin Kruschel.

2011 St Patricks Day Parade
There was a bit of a wait for the kids but they held their nerve and sported the black and white with pride down main street on Thursday last.
Many thanks to all those who turned out for what was one of the best supported St Patricks Day parades in recent years.
Don't know about anyone else but it seemed like the crowds were a lot bigger than in recent years and Midleton GAA juvenile players played their part to their great credit.
Many thanks again to all the parents who brought their kids.

Fe 13 Belfast Trip.
On the weekend of March 18 to March 20 a group of boys from the panel travelled the long trip to Lamh Dhearg CLG in Belfast city to a number of games. A great time was had by all and the boys played games against - Lamh Dhearg (Football Challenge) - Cushendal, St Teresa's, O'Donovan Rossa and Lamh Dhearg (Hurling Blitz) and Kilmacud Crokes (Hurling Challenge) over the course of the weekend. The boys did themselves, their families and their club proud throughout the trip and their behaviour both on and off the playing field was absolutely first class. SAP. The group that travelled was made up of : 22 Players - Adam Daly, Christopher Power, Christopher Shanahan, Conor Evans, Conor O'Neill, David Mulcahy, Dion O'Neill-Hill, Eoin Moloney, John O'Dwyer, Jordan Roche, Kelvin Hickey, Kevin Daly, Kevin Mulcahy, Liam Franklin, Padraig O'Brien, PJ Fitzgearld, Ronan O'Donovan, Ryan McConville, Sean O'Leary, Shane O'Brien, Temitayo Abdullah & Tommy O'Connell: 2 Team Mentors - John Mulcahy & Martin McConville and 5 Chaperones - Ian O'Brien, Kevin Roche, Michael Franklin, Niall O'Neill & Paudie O'Brien. A more detailed report on the trip and Photographs will be up on the club website ASAP
A few Photos attached of trip - more will follow ASAP.

Féile Péil 2011
For those interested in this years Féile Péil which is being hosted in Cork check out website. There's a link on our local links page.

Juvenile Fixtures
Fe 10 Football challenge V Glanmire in Sallybrook Tuesday 22nd @ 6.15pm
Fe 9 (Gaelscoil) Hurling challenge in Inniscarra Saturday 26th @ 2pm
Fe 9 (CBS) Hurling challenge in Youghal Saturday 26th @ 4pm
Fe 15 Prem 1 Hurling league V Killeagh/Itas in Killeagh Saturday 26h @ 11am
Fe 13 Prem 1 Hurling league V St Finbarrs in St Finbarrs Saturday 26th @ 3pm
Fe 12 Prem 2 Hurling league V Mallow in Mallow Sunday 27th @ 12 noon
Fe 16 Football league V Kiltha Og in Castlemartyr Tuesday 29th @ 6.30pm

Indoor hurling training
Indoor hurling training in the Community Centre is due to finish on Saturday 26th March. There will be medals presented on the day and some refreshments will be on hand for the players.
Training for ages fe 6 to fe 10 will resume on Saturday 9th of April. Times to be confirmed.

Training for Fe 9's and Fe 10's
Fe 9's and Fe 10's will resume Saturday training on the main club pitch on Saturday 2nd April from 09.45 to 11am at Midleton GAA club. Boots required.

Saturday morning coffee facilities
Following on from last years success we are going to start the coffee morning also on Saturday 2nd of April, from 10am to 12. Anyone interested in helping out for the hour should contact one of the coaches. Your help would be really appreciated. We would encourage people to use the facilities in the clubhouse. We are hoping to have club gear and hurleys for sale on these mornings. We will also have lotto tickets for sale on each morning.

VHI Cul Camp
Midleton VHI cul camp will run from Monday the 4th of July to Friday the 8th of July. Registration for the VHI CUL CAMP will take place on Saturday April the 9th from 10am to 12 in the clubhouse.

Club Boot Sale.
This year we will again run the Club Boot Sale which is pencilled in for September 24th.m Anyone with old gear ie Helmets,hurleys,shorts,boots etc please put them in a bag and give them to Cormac Quirke.


Adult Fixtures
Wednesday 23rd March Senior Hurling League
Midleton v Carrigtwohill in Carrigtwohill at 7.30pm
Tuesday 29th March Fe 21 Football Championship
Mideton v Aghade in Ballinacurra at 6.45pm
Saturday 2nd April Junior A Football Championship
Midleton v Fr. O’Neills

Friday 18th March 2011. Jackpot €3,800.
Numbers drawn 2, 3, 17, 25.
No Winner
Lucky Dip winners of €40.
Tim O’Regan, Watergrasshill.
Ann Deane, c/o Geraldine Goldspring.
Marian Ryan, c/o The Hall.
Jim Deane, c/o Geraldine Goldspring.
Coleman Gray, c/o The Club.
Next weeks Jackpot €4,000.
Thank you for your continued support.

Club Membership
Club Membership is now due.
Full Membershp is €80. Full Membership for O.A.P., Students and the Unemployed is €20.
The new Club Membership Officer is John Curtin. You can pay John directly or leave it in the box provided behind the bar in the Club. Players can give it to their Team manager. Only those who have paid their Membership before March 31st may vote at our A.G.M..

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