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Midleton GAA Club News

24 September, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

All Ireland Replay
All roads lead to Croke Park again this coming Saturday evening for the replay of this years All Ireland Hurling final. The three weeks have flown bye. Cork supporters will be looking for an improved performance from that of the drawn game and with a bit of luck the Liam McCarthy will be back on Leeside for the coming year.
The Club would like to wish Luke, Conor, Brian and Patrick and all the Cork players and Mentors  the very best this coming weekend.
For those Club Members who are not in a position to travel to Croke Park the game will be shown live in the Club Pavilion so come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

Junior B Hurling
Our Junior B hurlers are in Championship action this Thursday evening the 26th.  We face Ballincurra in the back door round. The game goes ahead in Rostellan at 7pm. Having lost our opening game to Aghada the lads will be looking to get their campagn back on track.

After the excitement of last week when one of our most loyal supporters Michael O’Brien of Rocky Road scooped the €3,400 jackpot it was back to our starting Jackpot of €1,200 on Friday night last. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 21, 22. There was no winner of the Jackpot. The lucky dip winners of €40 were Teresa Gaffney c/o Bingo, Peter Smith c/o Gavin Power, Gerry O’Sullivan of Muckley Tool Hire, Bea Cashman and Holly McCrea c/o Bingo. Next weeks jackpot will be €1,400

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

Juvenile Notes

Junior Infants
Registration for this year’s Junior Infants only will take place on Sunday the 12th of October in the GAA Club, time and details to follow soon.

James O Brien & Davy Hogan Blitz’s
Our annual hurling Blitz’s will take place on Saturday the 19th of October, time and more details to follow soon.

Street Leagues 2013
The long awaited Street leagues finally got underway on Saturday morning in the main field. This is being run on a league basis with each team playing five league games with top two qualifying for the Final to be played on the Saturday the 12 of October. Six teams equally divided between Fe10s and Fe11s with 12 players on each team thus giving Seventy Two of Midleton’s finest on view.
      On Saturday morning we had six games in total with each player getting one hours hurling. I think it is fair to say anyone who came up to watch or had a son or grandson involved must have been thrilled to see such a high standard of hurling from all the lads involved. The skill level and hunger to win the ball was second to none from these Player’s.
For player’s that had never played with each other before coaches were a bit sceptical how lads would react to each other but to hear the lads at half time in these matches egging each other on was an absolute pleasure to watch leaving one to think the future is bright for these current crop of Magpies.
For anyone who has an interest in watching underage hurling and trying to pick out the Stars of the future the next round of the Street leagues is taking place on Saturday 5 great to see Parent’s, Grandparent’s, Player’s and anyone else watching and encouraging these lads. For sure ye will not be disappointed.

Players to shine on the day were Christopher Leahy, Rory Hartnett, Alex Quirke, Evan Mc Carthy, Oliver Murray, Darragh Mc Carthy, Daithi Magan, Kane Rollands, Nicky Hayes, David Connolly.
After week one it is Limerick with 10-15 and Kilkenny 8-12 who share the spoils at the top of the league with 4pts each followed by Waterford 12-8 and Cork10-12 with 2pts each and bring up the rear we have Tipperary 9-2 and Clare 4-5. Looking forward to Round Two already with a few lads missing through injury and a few away I am sure the teams at the top will have to work to hold onto their league positions. Well done to all involved keep up the good work.

Club Gear
The Club shop is open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available including new Cork and Midleton club flags. 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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