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Midleton GAA News

30 June, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers had a very good victory against Na Piarsaigh at home last week, despite several changes in personnel from the Championship game they played very well and ran out convincing winners by 2-18 v 0-14.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Elliot Mulcahy, Alywyn Kearney, Padraig O Farrell, James Nagle, Patrick O Mahony, Seamus O Farrell, Conr Lehane, Leslie Coughlan, Padraig O Keeffe, Padraig O Shes, Ian Kennefick, Patrick White, Kieran Mulachy & Brian Hartnett, subs used Killian Burke & Ian O Brien.

Junior Hurling
Last Sunday evening the draw for Round 2 of the East Cork Championship was made when we were drawn to play Killeagh, this game will be played next weekend, time and venue to be confirmed.

Monday 1st July Premier 1 Minor Hurling replay v Mallow in UCC (Mardyke) 8.00pm
Tuesday 2nd July Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League v Dungourney away @ 7.45pm
Friday 5th July Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship v St Finbarrs or Glen Rovers in Kilbarry @ 6.30 or 8pm.

GAA Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic is now less than 2 weeks away 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 will be a 3 Ball Scramble event with teams costing 120e and sponsorship of tee boxes costing 50e.
Tee times or Tee boxes can be booked by contacting Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759.

Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently 1,600, our lucky Dip winners were Noreen O Brien, Lynda Quirke, Aishling Mc McCarthy, Shiela Bulman & Kathleen Cocking.

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

Dancing in the GAA Club each Saturday night, last week saw another great night with “Cupla”, next week we welcome “Sam Doherty”.

Healthy Club Project

It’s extremely easy to look out our windows most days at the unpredictable Irish summer and laugh at the idea of sun protection. While it might not be hot enough to show off our legs in our favourite pair of shorts and we still find ourselves throwing the rainjacket into our bags, we are still at risk of sun damage.

The sun radiates light to the earth, and part of that light consists of invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays, which penetrate the skin and can cause sunburn, premature aging, wrinkles, eye damage (cataracts) and skin cancer. Therefore it is extremely important to always protect your skin against UV rays whether you’re braving the Irish summer or jetting off to a sunny location abroad.

How can you protect your skin?

• Always wear an SPF on exposed skin. When buying sun cream, check the bottle and make sure it offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
• SPF should always be applied twenty minutes before you go out into the sun for the best protetion aganst UV rays.
• On very hot days, SPF should be reapplied every 2 – 3 hours.
• Protect your eyes. Always wear a pair of UV-blocking sunglasses when you’re outside. Eyelids and the skin around your eyes are common sites for skin cancer and sun-related aging. Sunglasses also help reduce the risk of cataracts.
• Cover up. Wearing tightly woven fabrics and darkly colored clothes will block more UV rays than wearing thinner, lighter-colored fabrics. If you can see light through a material, UV rays can get through too.
• Think like the Mad Hatter. You can help prevent skin cancer on sensitive areas such as ears, scalp, face and neck by wearing a broad-brimmed hat. It’s never fun being nicknamed Rudolph on a hot summers day.


Juvenile Notes

On Saturday 29th June in Kilbarry, Midleton and Na Piarsaigh Fe 13 Hurlers contested this eagerly awaited replay of the Premier 1 Cork County Championship in front of a large appreciative attendance. In the end, Na Piarsaigh won out on a scoreline of 6-9 to 2-8 and thus brought to an end a tremendous 5 weeks of continuous Championship hurling at this grade. The winning margin did not in any way reflect the closeness of the game and these fine hurlers from both clubs played their hearts out with great courage and commitment while showing no shortage of skill.
There was little between the teams in the first half and indeed the halftime scoreline of 1-4 a piece reflected this. In hindsight though, probably the defining moment of the game occurred 4 minutes before the break, when a Na Piarsaigh forward, latching onto the end of a long ball, flicked the ball to the net to tie the game at the short whistle. Two Midleton players were injured in this play and while both played on, it was only after the first 8 minutes of the second half when Na Piarsaigh notched two opportunist goals, that the full impact of the pre half time injuries became apparent. Midleton at that stage had no option but to make substitutions as a key defender was obviously carrying an injury. The positional changes that Midleton made at that stage, rallied the team for a while and Midleton narrowed the deficit to 4 pts going into the final 15 minutes. Another Na Piarsaigh goal left Midleton chasing the game and in pressing forward for the necessary scores, Midleton left holes at the back that were exploited by Na Piarsaigh forwards. The outcome was obvious with 5 minutes to go and it was nice to see that both teams emptied their benches to let as many players as possible share in the occasion. The final score was Na Piarsaigh 6-9 : Midleton 2-8. The was a great occasion for Cork Hurling and no doubt these two teams will provide many other occasions of competitive hurling over the coming years. The Midleton players represented themselves, their families, their Mentors and their Club proudly, honestly and skilfully throughout this Championship. It was also great to see so many people return to the Club to support the Team after putting up so many fine courageous displays.  While we have a lot to work on for next year, we have a great platform and we still top this year’s league. The feeling right now is one of obvious disappointment but also one of great pride. Onwards and upwards. Our team was represented by: Ross Shanahan, Mark Daly, Alan Power, Christian Murphy, Ciaran Evans, Sean O Sullivan, Cian Murray, Tommy O Connell, Ross O Regan, Kian Farmer, Tunde Olotu-Jubril, Jake Shanahan, Sam Quirke, Cormac O Brien, Gary Carroll, Evan Rowlands, Griffin Hurley, Fergus Wade, Ronan Lynch, Coleman Quinn, Adam O Connell, Eabhan DeBarra, Cormac Hill, David Scanlon, Niall Higgins, Ryan O Riordan.

Kellogs Cul Camp
The Cul camp for boys co coordinated by Pa Beausang takes place all this week from 10 to 2.30pm each day in the main pitch.

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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