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Midleton GAA Club News

04 August, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling
Our hurlers had a well earned victory over Blackrock in the Red FM Senior Hurling League last week at home on a score of 2.14 v 0.18. During the course of the game we picked up a few nasty injurys , we wish the lads speedy recoverys.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Alwyn Kearney, Patrick O Mahony, Killian Burke, James Nagle, Finbar O Mahony, Seamus O Farrell, Paul Haughney, Peter Dowling, Padraig O Keeffe, Kieran Mulcahy, Aidan Ryan, Brian Hartnettl, Declan Ryan & Patrick White.
Our Championship fixture against Bride Rovers has been confirmed for Sunday 18th August in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 2.30pm.  

Junior Hurling
In Junior A we have been drawn to play St Ita’s in the quarter final of the Championship but at this moment in time a date for the fixture has not been confirmed.
Minor Football
Our minors lost out to Kilmeen/Kilbree last week in the second round of the Premier 2 Minor Championship at Cloughdubh. Final score was Kilmeen/Kilbree 1.12 v Midleton 1.08.
Team: Josh Deady, Luke Morrissey,Gavin Bagnell, Seanaidh Smyth, Alan Stanton, Darren Quirke, Billy O Shea, Padraic Nagle, Kieran Maloney, Killian Deady, Luke Dineen, Sean O Farrell,Robert Williams, Byran Rossiter & Michael Abernethy   

All Ireland Hurling Semi Final
We wish Luke O Farrell, Conor Lehane and the rest of the Cork Senior Hurling team all the best in the All Ireland Semi Final against Dublin next Sunday in Croke Park.
Cork v Dublin Sunday, August 11th @ 3.30pm
*Preceded by All-Ireland Minor Hurling Semi-Final, Waterford v Kilkenny at 1.30pm.
Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday night, August 6th, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Tickets are also now on sale online at and at selected Centra/SuperValu stores.Stand: €40 (usual concessions), juveniles €5, terrace €25

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 Peter Burke and on August 10th we welcome the very popular Dave Rea.

Our Jackpot was €2,200 last week, the numbers drawn were 3,14,21 & 24, we had no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Nora O Reilly, Gillian Lawton, Evan & Oran Sheedy, Mary O Brien & John Fenton, next week’s Jackpot is €2,400.

Juvenile Notes

Fe 10/Fe 11
Many years ago we had the famous and sometimes infamous Road Leagues as an annual event in Midleton for underage players.
The teams represented at the time were The Son's of Rest (Cork rd/Knockgriffin area), Garryowen (Mill Rd/Elsinore area), The Forkum's (Town area) and The Saints (Castleredmond/Ballinacurra area).
Many's a star from Midleton's past and present started out in these Leagues and no doubt amongst today's young players there will be stars of tomorrow. With the huge population increase in the Midleton area we now must look at catering for as many young boys as possible, providing them with regular games and coaching throughout the year.
On Saturday week the 10th of August the Juvenile Club propose to begin a trial Street League Hurling Tournament which will take place each Saturday thereafter in the main GAA Club field over a number of weeks culminating in a day for the finals.
In the Street Leagues, "Every Childs a winner", the final's day will be a family oriented day, where every child comes away a winner.

Proposed details of the Tournament
• For Fe10s and Fe11s Registered to play hurling with Midleton.
• At Least 72 children will be involved in this tournament.
• Teams are divided equally Six Fe10s and Six Fe11s on each side.
• Each team play five league games with results kept and updated after each round.
• Two league points to be awarded for a win and 1pt awarded for a draw.
• Games are to be 20 min’s a side with 5 min’s for half time
• After the five league matches are complete the top two 1st and 2nd will play each other to decide the winner of the trophy. 3rd in the group v 4th and 5th will play 6th.
• All of the teams are involved in the final outcome.
• Date for the Final’s to be decided at a later date.

Goals of the Tournament
• As many Children as possible to participate and enjoy the game of Hurling.
• To provide a fun and fair environment while competing.
* To promote a healthier lifestyle in a safe and supervised environment.
• To help children to have a better understanding of the game.
• To encourage the children to play hurling and make friends while doing so.
• To wear the Black and White jersey of Midleton and take pride in wearing it.

Cork = A                    Killkenny = B                 Limerick = C
1 Daniel Cagney         1 Alex Quirke                  1 Darragh Crowley
2 Ben Cummins          2 Shane Newcombe        2 Oran Ryan
3 Charlie Walsh          3 Aaron Coughlan          3 Bradley Savage
4 Christopher Leahy   4 James Coffey              4 Brion Sanderson
5 Conor Fitzgerald      5 Cian Keohane             5 Conor Hayes
6 Daniel o Donovan    6 Evan Mc Carthy           6 Kyle Cullinane
7 Darragh Ryan          7 Darragh Codd              7 Rian Cahill
8 Rory Hartnett           8 Adam Fay                     8 Niall Corcoran
9 Phelim Mc Gann      9 Roan Spillane               9 Conor Mc Carthy
10 James Lambe       10 James Murphy            10 Destiny
11 Sam Judd             11 Billy Foley                   11 Josh Mulcahy
12 Craig Collins         12 Sean Hennessy          12 Rian Barry
Waterford = D                Clare = E                        Tipperary = F
1 Patrick Kane                 1 Patrick Kelly                 1 Paul Connaughton
2 Kevin o Brien                2 Thomas Mc Grath         2  David Connolly
3 Jack Fitzgerald             3 Daithi Mc Gann             3 Jack Mc Kay
4 Oliver Murray                4 Liam Kelly                    4 Gavin Reddy
5 Luke Deane                  5 Kane Rollands             5 Alex Pranger
6 Craig Murray                 6 Daire Mooney              6 Mark o Connor
7 Trevor Shine                 7 Shay Bohan                 7 Nicky Hayes
8 Darragh Mc Carthy       8 Ciarbhac Smith             8 Cian Murray
9 James o Sullivan           9 Ronan Gies                  9 Neil Fitzgerald
10 Ben O Neill                10 Adam Mc Carthy         10 Fintan Greenwood
11 Evan Kelly                 11 Shadrach                    11 Liam Mc Grath
12 Brian O Donovan      12 Bradley Hickey            12 Ben Lowen

Rebel Og Fe 16 Premier 2 Hurling Championship 1st Round; Midleton 6-13 Carrigaline 3-17
Our Fe 16 Hurlers advanced to the next round of the Cork U16 Premier 2 Hurling Championship defeating Carrigaline in the 1st Round on Monday 29th July.
Played in a sunny, but breezy Passage West, both teams treated the crowd to an excellent, tough and open game of hurling, with superb commitment and great hurling to the fore. Carrigaline, playing with the aid of the breeze in the 1st Half, started smartly, and some excellent scoring put Midleton under pressure from the off.
Carrigaline led 1-03 to 0-10 pts after 25 mins, and were physically imposing themselves on their Midleton counterparts. A strong 5 min period prior to Half-Time by Midleton narrowed the deficit at the short whistle to Midleton 2-05 Carrigaline 0-13, a scoreline which flattered Midleton after being under such pressure.
Some positional & personnel changes for Midleton at half-time resulted in us getting the upper hand upon the resumption of play, and the teams were soon level on a scoreline of Midleton 3-07 to Carrigaline 1-13. What followed was a gallant and manly contest, as both teams went toe-to-toe for the next 20 mins of play.
Having being under pressure for 40 mins, the Midleton rear guard got to grips with their opponents, and this formed the platform for the Magpies attack to get the scores that followed. The frantic and exciting scoring brought the score to Midleton 5-10 to
Carrigaline 3-17 with 3 mins of time remaining, before a strong, positive and productive finish of 1-03 by Midleton ensured we held out for a well deserved victory, on a final scoreline of Midleton 6-13 to Carrigaline 3-17.Obviously everybody involved is delighted with the victory in such a great game, especially with 6-11 of Midletons' 6-13 coming from play. However, the concession of silly frees and soft goals needs to be eradicated if we are to go any further in the competition.
Our team was represented by: Eoin Moloney, Conor O'Neill, Ryan McConville, James O'Brien, Conor Evans, Seadnaidh Smyth, Jack Enright,Luke Finnerty, Sean O'Meara, Jordan Roche, Kevin Mulcahy, Cormac Beausang, Padraig O'Brien, Christopher Power, Sean O'Leary, Adam Daly, Garan Manley, Cathal Gunning, Eoghan Collins, Mark Crotty, Thomas Scanlon & Shane O'Brien.

Wed 7th  Fe14 Premier 1 Hurling League v Duhallow in Kanturk @ 7pm
Sat 10th Fe14 Premier 2 Football League v Douglas 2 away @ 1pm
Sun 11th All Ireland Hurling semi final Cork v Dublin in Croke Park @ 3.30pm 

Birthday Celebrations
Congrats to our Juvenile Treasurer Mary Quinn who celebrated a very important birthday last Saturday night in the Club, there was a large turnout of family and friends to mark the occasion, a great night was had by all, thanks Mary.  

Club Gear
The Club shop is 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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