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Midleton GAA News

04 June, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers had a hard fought victory in the first round of the Championship against Douglas in Carrigtwohill last Sunday afternoon.
The game was very even in the first half and came to life with a cracker of a goal from Conor Lehane only for Douglas to reply with a goal after a free came off the upright. They led at the break by 1-09 v1-07.
In the second half we fought our way back into the game with scores from Conor, Peter Dowling, James Nagle and Brian Hartnett to push us into a four point lead, despite some pressure on our defence late on we stood firm and held on for a deserved win by 1-17 v 1-13. Well done to the players and the management for all their work in the past number of months to ensure this victory and we can now look forward to the draw for the next round.
Team: Tommy Wallace, Elliot Mulcahy, Patrick O Mahony, Alwyn Kearney, Seamus O Farrell, Finbar O Mahony, James Nagle(0-01), Peter Dowling(0-02), Padraig O Keeffe(0-02) Paul Haughney, Padraig O Shea (0-01), Conor Lehane (1-08), Brian Hartnett (0-01), Luke O Farrell (0-01) & Patrick White (0-01). Subs used Ian Kennifick for Paul Haughney (inj) and Eoin Walsh for Padraig O Keeffe.

On Saturday evening last we hosted the first round game between Blackrock and Killeagh. It turned out to a very exciting game and ws in the balance to the very end with Blackrock clinching victory in the end by a single point 0-20 to 1-16.
The executive would sincerely like to thank all our club members who helped with the various tasks on the day, ticket selling, gates, field clean up, etc. A special word of thanks to both our Hurling & Football Chairman Liam Ryan and our Pavilion Chairman Alan Donegan for the many hours preparation they put in. 

Minor Football
Our Minors defeated Fermoy last Tuesday evening in the 12 a side non exam League. It was a very close game for long periods but vital goals clinched the game.
Final Score: Midleton 3-07 v Fermoy 0-10
Panel: Josh Deady, Luke Morrissey, Gavin Bagnell, Bryan Rossiter, Luke Dineen, Cillian Lynch, Sean O Farrell, Lochlinn Mc Carthy, Patrice Tschmanga, Kevin Rohan, Ciaran Maloney, Brian O Mahony, Killian Deady & Padraig O Brien.

Tuesday 4th Non Exam Minor Hurling League v Cuhcullans in Kanturk @ 7.30pm
Friday 7th Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League v Churchtown in Midleton @ 7.45pm
Saturday 8th Rebel Og Fe13 Premier 1 Hurling Championship v Blackrock in Kilbarry @ 4pm
Saturday 8th Minor Non Exam Hurling League v Castlelyons away @ 7.30pm  

The very best of Luck to all our Club players who sit both the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams this week, our thoughts will be with you all over the next few weeks.  

GAA Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic which was launched recently will be held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July at East Cork Golf Club and will once again be kindly sponsored by Blackwater Motors Cork, Fermoy and Skibereen.
The format this year will be a 3 Ball Scramble event with teams costing 120e and sponsorship of tee boxes costing 50e.
The Timesheet which is now open can be booked by contacting Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759.

Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 6,000e, 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.

BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Juvenile Notes

On Friday night last 31st May 2013, Midleton Fe 13 Hurlers defeated Sarsfields at Kilbarry on a scoreline of 6-9 to 2-9. This was a tremendous display from our team showing great discipline, positive attitude and some great skill and determination. League points also up for the taking here, and this added to the importance of this contest. Sars won the toss and elected to play against the stiff breeze. This suited Midleton as our option would have been to play with the breeze in the first half. Our players settled well and scored a few points from play and frees before Sars scored their opening goal. After 20 minutes or so the score was Midleton 1-4 to Sars 2-1. However by halftime Midleton started to drift ahead scoring 2-2 in the period before making the halftime score Midleton 3-6 to Sars 2-3.
Fighting against the breeze in the second half Midleton got a dream start and had two goals scored within the first 5 minutes. Sars tried all they had to breech the Midleton rearguard for the goal they needed, but with with great bravery and resolute, disciplined defence Midleton held out and added another 1-3 before the game was out. Sars to their credit were fair and hard throughout and while they tapped on another few points before the final whistle from play and frees, the goals they sought just didn't happen for them. The final score was Midleton 6-9 to Sars 2-9. Midleton now move on to play Blackrock in the Quarter Final. The Midleton panel was: Coleman Quinn, Ronan Lynch, Adam O Connell, Ryan O Riordan, David Scanlon, Alan Power, Niall Higgins, Cormac Hill, Evan Rowlands, Griffin Hurley, Ross Shanahan, Mark Daly, Ciaran Evans, Christian Murphy, Fergus Wade, Sean O Sullivan, Cian Murray, Tunde Olotu-Jubril, Ross O Regan, Kian Farmer, Tommy O Connell, Jake Shanahan, Gary Carroll, Cormac O Brien, Sam Quirke.

Our Fe-15 group have completed their pre state exams league program and now await the resumption of competitive games post the exams we would like to wish members of the panel sitting their Junior Cert exams all the best over the coming weeks. We continue to train on Tues & Thurs in the Tech field from 5 to 6.30pm during this time. Well done also to panel members Padraig O'Brien and Sean O'Meara who were part of the CBS 4 x 100 relay team who won bronze in the recent All-Ireland finals.

On Sat Jun 1st last 12 of our panel made the trip to Dunhill in Co. Waterford to participate in the Munster Supertouch 10 aside competition and after 3 tough games against Tramore, Port Law and Na Gaeil we came top of the group and have qualified for the finals of this competition to be held in Mallow on Sat June 15th next well done to the panel on the day of Adam Daly, Cathal Gunning, Christian Daly, Christopher Power, Conor Evans, Eoin Moloney, Jordan Roche, Kevin Daly, Ronan O'Donovan, Ryan McConville, Sean O'Leary and Shane O'Brien.


Sciath na Scoil
Congratulations to the hurlers of CBS Primary School and their coaches Jim O Sullivan and Jason Bateman on their great victory in the H2 final played last Wednesday in Pairc Ui Rinn.They defeated Carrigtwohill CBS by 4-07 v 1-04

A entourage of seven buses left the school this morning to bring huge support to their team and wasn’t it worth it in the end. The win was indeed a fitting tribute to retiring school Principal Mr Pat Fitzgerald who has been a fantastic supporter and promoter of Gaelic games in the school. We wish him a healthy and happy retirement.
Panel:Eric Mc Kenna Duggan, Patrick Kane, Ciaran Evans, Niall Higgins, Ronan Lynch, Cian Farmer, Adam Meade, Griffin Hurley, Ross O Regan (capt), Eathan Daly Harkin, Jake Shanahan, Evan Mc Evoy, Daniel Cagney, Ryan O Riordan, Daragh Desmond, Coleman Quinn, Aaron Mulcahy, Adam O Connell, David Scanlon & Alan Power.

"In all Football Games and Practice Football Sessions, it is mandatory for all players to use a mouth guard (Note Effect dates of this rule) Grades up to and including Minor 1/01/2013 for all players 1/01/2104".
It has been brought to our notice that some players are disregarding this directive.  It is in the clubs interest that this rule is adhered to, failure which results in an injury could mean that the injury claim would not be certified. Failure to comply could mean a player being dismissed by the referee.

Saturday coffee mornings
With training back in action on Saturday mornings at the main pitch we have once again opened up the club lounge with free tea and coffee for parents of players.
Why not drop in and meet up with parents from your child’s team.
Any parent who wants to help serving the teas /coffees is more than welcome.

Upcoming Juvenile Club Dates
The following dates may be of interest to parents.
July 1st to 5th  Kellogg’s Cúl Camp
July 10th & 11th Juvenile Golf Classic

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, 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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