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Midleton GAA News 25th March 2013

25 March, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Last Man Standing
This year’s competition kindly sponsored by GARDE ENGINEERING based on the Premiership will take place again next weekend; there are approx. 70 people remaining, results and further information are available on the club website .

Senior Hurling
On Sunday afternoon last we played host to Erins Own in the RedFM senior hurling, despite the three lads playing with Cork we fielded quite a strong team. At halftime the score was 2.06 - 1.05 in favour of Erins Own with our goal scored by Padraig O’Keeffe. The second half was a much more even affair and with less than ten minutes to go a Paul Haughney goal looked like earning us a draw at least but Erin’s Own finished the stronger to win by 2.14 to 2.10.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Declan Ryan, Alwyn Kearney, Killian Burke, Seamus O Farrell, Patrick O’Mahony, Eoin Walsh, Peter Dowling, James Nagle, Paul Haughney, Padraig O’Shea, Padraig O’Keeffe, Patrick White, Ian Kennefick and Kieran Mulcahy. Subs Elliot Mulcahy for Declan Ryan, Niall Madden for Kieran Mulcahy and Padraig O’Farrell for Killian Burke (inj).We’d like to wish Killian Burke best wishes on his recovery from what seems to be a suspected collar bone injury.

Junior Hurling
Last Sunday week on St Patrick’s morning our junior hurlers had a great start to their Avondhu/Imokilly Junior league campaign with a comprehensive home victory over Lisgoold on a score line of 4.20 to 0.13.
However in Buttevant last Sunday we unfortunately went down to the home side after a very brave effort on a score of 1.13 to 1.09. Team: Coran Swayne, Joe Collins, Eoin Ferriter, Billy O’Shea, Jerome Curtin, Liam Clohessy, Shane Ryan, Padraig O’Farrell, Sean O’Farrell, Padraic Nagle, Patrick Dunlea, Mark O’Keeffe, David O’Brien, Brian O’Sullivan, Phillip O’Neill and Brendan Ferriter.  

U21 Football
Pride of place goes to our U21 Footballers following their great victory over Glanmire in the Corn Clonmult East Cork A Football semi final played in Pairc Ui Rinn last Tuesday. It took us sometime to settle into this game but when we did we displayed some fantastic passages of football from one end of the field to the other. Points from Patrick White and Stephen Moore had us just a point behind at the halftime whistle. The second half was a much different affair as we managed to take some great scores especially fee’s from the boot of Stephen Moore. It was close to going to extra time as Glanmire spurned a few late chances but we held on to win by 0.09 to 1.04.
We now meet Erin’s Own in the East Cork final in Lisgoold on Saturday week @ 3pm, a great effort will be required as we’ll have to do without the services of ace marksman Stephen Moore who has gone to Boston and Killian Burke who received a nasty injury last Sunday

Midleton CBS White Cup success
Congratulations to the Fe15 hurlers of Midleton CBS who won the Munster White Cup Colleges title by defeating St Flannans by 3.14 to 1.08 last Thursday in Charleville. Despite playing in some awful conditions Midleton were by far the better team throughout and really deserved this victory. Well done to our club members who played significant roles in this success. Coach Alwyn Kearney and players, Eoin Maloney, Kevin Mulcahy, Padraig O’Brien, Garan Manley, Christopher Power, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Ryan McConville, David Mulcahy, Sean O’Meara and Conor Evans.
Saturday 30th March Premier 2 Minor Football Championship v Beara (TBC)
Saturday 30th March East Cork Junior Football Championship v Carraig na bhFear in Rathcormac @ 4pm
Monday 1st April RedFM Senior Hurling league v Ballinhassig in Ballinhassig @ 3pm
Saturday 6th April U21 East Cork A Football Championship final v Erins Own in Lisgoold @ 5pm

BAGATELLE live in the GAA Club
On Easter Sunday night in the GAA Club Crux Entertainment proudly presents Irish Legends BAGATELLE live in concert as part of their 35th Anniversary with support from The Reverse. Tickets only €15 are on sale now via Ticketmaster, Crux Entertainment or from the Club bar.

Social Media
Keep in touch with up to date Club news, results and fixtures on FACEBOOK and TWITTER @MidletonGaa.

Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 4,000e, 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.

The Executive of the Club would like to express their deepest sympathy’s to the family’s of the late John O’ Keeffe, Ballinacurra and Kevin Allen, Tallow. 

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

Juvenile Notes

Our Football league has gotten off to a poor start with 2 defeats away to Boherbue and at home to Mitchelstown while we played both games with the bare 15 due a number of injuries and unavailable and there was some very positive performances we also have seen that there will be need to be a big step up in overall performance if we are to challenge for honours later in the year.
We continue to train in the Tech field Tues and Thurs 5pm to 6.30pm each week as we prepare for the start of the hurling league at the start of April with a game v Killeagh more details on date and time to follow.
Congratulations go to David Mulcahy, Garan Manley, Kevin Mulcahy, Padraig O'Brien and Ryan McConville who were presented with medals along with other panel members last Thursday night in Killeagh Gaa complex for their part in the Imokilly U-14 success in 2012.
Congratulations also go to Alwyen Kearney (Selector) and Chris Power, Conor Evans, David Mulcahy, Eoin Moloney, Garan Manley, Kevin Mulcahy, Padraig O'Brien, Ryan McConville, Sean O'Leary & Sean O'Meara who were all part of the Midleton CBS panel who captured the White Cup (Munster Colleges U-15A Hurling) last week with a great with over St Flannans of Clare in Charleville. This was the first Munster A Hurling competition won by any Cork School since 2006 and the Schools first White Cup success since 1982 well done to all involved.

Juvenile Flag Day
Thanks to Hurleys Supervalu our Juvenile club will be on site on Saturday 30th for this years flag day. We would encourage all our members to spread the word and ask for support for this vital fundraiser.

Easter GAA Camp
Following on from last years success the Juvenile club will once again run a two day Easter GAA camp this year. Details if you wish your child to attend are below:
• VENUE: Midleton GAA club
• DATE : April 4th and 5th
• TIME : 10 -1 pm
• COST: €10 per child per day and 5 euro for each subsequent child per day to be paid each morning of attendance.
• PAYMENT: Each morning on arrival at sign in.
• HOW TO BOOK A PLACE: Please text Cormac Quirke on 0860783365 giving CHILDS NAME and TEAM MANAGERS name and whether attending on one or both days.
In the event of rain we have access to club hall and ball alley. It is vital that both football boots and runners are brought.
All children MUST be signed in with a guardian in attendance each morning AND be collected from club grounds at the end of each session.

Upcoming Juvenile Club Dates
The following dates may be of interest to parents.
• March 30th Juvenile Flag Day Hurleys Supervalu
• 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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