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Midleton GAA News 11 March 2013

12 March, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Last Man Standing
This year’s competition kindly sponsored by GARDE ENGINEERING based on the Premiership took place again last weekend; with only six games to choose from many punters fell at this hurdle, results and further information are available on the Last Man standing page. Please excuse the delay in updating the standings

Anniversary and Medal Presentations
Next Saturday the 17th of March a night of celebration will be held in the GAA Club, the 1962 Intermediate County Hurling Champions, 1963 East Cork Minor Hurling Champions and the 1988 All Ireland Club Hurling Champions will be honoured celebrating both 25/50th Anniversary’s.
Also on the night medals will be presented to last years East Cork winning teams, Junior B, Junior C and U21 Hurling along with the players Player of the Year awards. There will be a hot food buffet and a Disco afterwards in the Hall, tickets for the event are 10 euro each and are now available from Peader O Brien, Shane Goulding, Michael Crotty, Michael Barrett, Coleman Quirke and the Club Bar.   

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers got their RED FM league campaign off to a start in Killeagh last Saturday night where against the host they played out a very exciting draw in tough conditions. Their next outing is on St Patricks day against Erins Own in Midleton.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Declan Ryan, Finbar O Mahony, Alwyn Kearney, Seamus O Farrell, Peter Dowling, James Nagle, Paul Haughney, Killian Burke, Paudie O Keeffe, Padraig O Shea, Kieran Mulchay, Brian Hartnett, Luke O Farrell and Patrick White.
Subs used Conor Lehane, Eoin Walsh, Ian Kennefick & Niall Madden
We wish Padraig O Shea the very best for the year in the captains role and also the same to the vice captains Peter Dowling & Seamus O Farrell.

U21 Football
Last Friday evening in Castlyons we defeated the home team in the first round of the East Cork A Football championship. Displaying some great passages of interplay and goal scoring we raced into a commanding lead at half time and despite a spirited rally by the hosts we ran out convincing winners in the end. The final score was 6.09 v 1.04, we now go forward to play Glanmire in the semi final on a date to be confirmed.
Team: Josh Deady, Gavin Bagnell, Neil O Regan, Brian O Sullivan, Leslie Coughlan, Killan Burke, Darren Quirke, Patrice Tschmanga, Patrick O Mahony, Padraig O Farrell, Ian Kennefick, Niall Madden, Kelvin Kruschel, Stephen Moore & Patrick White. Subs used James O Leary, Ola Bello, Shane Goulding & Andrew Rea.

Saturday 16th March East Cork Fe 21 A Football Championship semi final v Glanmire (TBC)
Saturday 16th March Allianz Hurling League Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn
@ 7pm preceded by Football League Cork v Donegal @ 5pm
Sunday 17th March RED FM Senior Hurling League v Erins Own home @ 12

Social Media
Keep in touch with up to date Club news, results and fixtures on FACEBOOK and TWITTER @MidletonGaa, both of these are now up and running and will be displayed on the Club website very soon.
We would ask that both of these social media forms be used only as an information source and NOT as a discussion forum.

Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 3,600e, this week winners can be found on our website. Tickets can be purchased from any of the following outlets for a little as 2euro – O Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Club Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O Farrell’s Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers and Chadwick’s.
We also have monthly; yearly and direct debit payment options available, for further information please contact any club officer.

Club Gym
Gym membership for 2013 is now available in conjunction with club membership. The fee for full membership for 2013 is €150 and €100 for students and unwaged. These prices include full club membership.  Once full payment is made you can start using the gym as soon as you complete the induction course run by Paudie O'Keeffe.  Only FULLY paid up members will be issued with fobs to access the gym.
For further information or to apply for club and Gym membership; please contact Terence McCarthy on 086 6013228.

Club Membership
For full details of the 2013 Membership rates please log on to our Club website and check out the Download section for a detailed breakdown of the various packages available. Contact our Membership Officer Terence McCarthy @ 086/6013228 for any further queries.

25 years ago
Another historic milestone for Midleton GAA when history was recorded on St Patrick’s Day 1988 when the Magpies took the All Ireland Club Hurling Championship title with a 3.08 to 0.09 victory over Athenry from Galway. The Magpies had led by 2.05 to 0.06 at the interval. A superb defence, another great performance from Ger Power and two goals from Kevin Hennessy brought the title back to Cork for the first time since 1979. Midleton’s scorers were K Hennessy (2.03), C O Neill (1.01), J Fenton (0.02), G Fitzgerald & T Mc Carthy (0.01) each.

BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, everyone welcome.

Juvenile Notes

Fe 12
On Thursday the 7th our FE12 footballers travelled to Riverstick to play Sliabh Rua in the first game of the Rebel og league. We travelled with 21 players so we played one match 11 aside and the other 10 aside. The matches were played under lights on a very wet and foggy evening, but this did not seem to bother both teams. We were slow to start in both games but as time went on we seemed to improve. Team 1 lost by 2pts and Team 2 ended up drawing. Team 1 James Gillespie,JP O Callaghan,Alex Quirke,Darragh Crowley,Charlie Walsh,Samuel Quirke,Conor Fitzgerald,Eoghan Hegarty,Eabhan De Barra,Tim O Sullivan.Team 2.Ellis Rowlands,Ethan Daly,Adam Meade,Cian Crowley,Darragh Desmond,Paul connaughton,Kane Rowlands,Christian Murphy,Aaron Coughlan,Dan O Sullivan,Rory Donegan.Well done to all the lads on the night and thanks to the parents for the support.

Fe 11
Our  FE 11 footballers travelled to Glanmire for the start of our 2013 football league campaign.On the day we had Thirty players so we had three even teams of Ten, Twenty five minutes a side was the order of the day.We played against a stiff breeze in the first half so keep ball was vital if we wanted to compete. All the lads worked very hard for one another which was a joy to see and some fantastic scores were taken. We went in at half time in good shape ahead in two games and down a few points in the other.The second half of all three games was going to be a different affair and the lads knew Glanmire were going to give it everything in a bid to get their campaign off to a good start. Once again our lads played some fantastic football especially their short passing and running off the ball. Some fantastic individual performances were to be seen from both sides to many to name and all three Referees were delighted with the behaviour of all the lads involved.In the end we ran out winning two games and losing one. As a group we are delighted with the never say die attitude these players are showing every time they take to the field. Also a big thank you goes to the the four Fe 10s  Niall Corcoran, Cian Murray, Felim Mc Gann, and Ben O'Neill who togged out at short notice and gave it everything. Thanks lads.
Thanks again to Glanmire.

Reminder to all Parents,Please text if your son is unable to go to matches Thanks

Indoor training
Indoor hurling training for boys from Junior infants to 1st class will finish at the Community Centre on the morning of March the 23rd.Training on Saturday's will stop for a few weeks and resume on April the 13th at our main pitch, training times will be sent by web text closer to the date. On the morning the training starts the Coffee morning will start in the clubhouse where all parents all welcome to have Tea and coffee while watching our future stars training, if any parent can help out on the morning please contact your sons coach, your help would be greatly appreciated. Our club shop will also be open on Saturday mornings while the teams train.

St Patricks Day Parade
On Sunday the 17th of March all our Juveniles will gather at the car park next to the old distillery at 14.45 for the parade. We would encourage all boys to wear our club gear for the parade, the parade will go up the main street and finish at the AIB bank, we will continue back to the clubhouse where the boys can be collected inside the clubhouse where there will be refreshments for both players and parents. All parents are welcome back to the clubhouse after the parade. 

Easter Camp
Our Juvenile EASTER CAMP will take place again this year on April the 4th and 5th at the main pitch. The camp will be for boys from Junior infants upwards. Details about the camp will be on the club website soon, each group will get a text referring them to the website which will have all the details about the camp. MARKET GREEN our main Juvenile sponsor will sponsor the camp again this year. 

Next weekend the Cork Feile Peile na nOg (Fe 14) takes place, we’re in a group with St Finbarrs (host venue), St Colmans, & Eire Og. The winners of each group qualify for the knockout stages on Monday 19th with the finals fixed for Saturday 23rd.

Upcoming Juvenile Club Dates
The following dates may be of interest to parents.
• March 17th – St Patricks Day Parade
• April 4th & 5th Easter GAA Camp in club
• April 27th Mercy Hospital Charity Fun Walk
• July 1st to 5th Cúl Camp

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2013
Scholarships to the gaeltacht at Coláiste na Mumhan are available to students between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, who are active members of their clubs.  The Scholarship reduces the prices of the three-week courses (Cúrsa A & B) and a new two-week course (Cúrsa C). Please be advised that these scholarships are provided on a first come first served basis.
Cúrsa A    -    Three week course 2/6/2013 - 23/6/2013      
Cúrsa B    -    Three week course 30/6/2013 - 21/7/2013                   
Cúrsa C    -    Two week course 2/6/2013 - 15/7/2013
For full details see the club website

Gum Shields
From the 1st of January 2013 it is now compulsory for juvenile players to wear gum shields (mouth Guards). The rule relates to both football training and matches. This ruling has come from GAA Headquarters and anybody not wearing a gum shield and who subsequently gets injured during a match or training session will not be covered by GAA insurance.
GAA recommended gum Shields can be purchased from our juvenile club sponsor Murphy’s Pharmacy in Midleton.
Please ensure that your child has a gum shield for every training session and game.

Most teams are back training now following the Christmas break. Training times can be found on the club website   . On the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times have been posted. We would ask parents to encourage their children to practice during the week even if the weather is bad, parents can practice catching the ball indoors. For players from junior infants to Fe 9 please remember to bring your €2 to training sessions. This money is vital to keep the juvenile section of the club funded.

Midleton Juvenile Golf Classic
The dates for the 2013 juvenile Golf Classic have been confirmed as Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July. We hope this year’s event can live up to the quality of the previous years and that the community support it as well as in the past. Please spread the news to those who you think might sponsor a team or a prize.

2013 Cúl Camp
Following the standing down of Jim O’Sullivan who previously managed the Cúl Camp arrangements Pa Beausang has stood up to the plate to arrange this year’s event.
The 2013 Cúl camp will take place from July 1st to 5th in the Club.
More details will be available nearer to the starting date.
The club would like to thank Pa for his help with this year’s Cúl Camp

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open from 10.30am to 12pm on Saturday mornings. A full selection of gear is available including new club branded base layer tops. Anyone looking for presents can also buy gift vouchers from the club shop. Full price lists are available on the club website

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