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Midleton GAA Club News

13 October, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling Championship
Last Saturday afternoon in Pairc Ui Chaoimh our senior hurlers gained revenge on Bishopstown for last year’s defeat with a comprehensive victory.
They came out of the blocks much faster than us and went into an early lead of 4 pts to 1 after ten minutes. A fine point from Conor Lehane and an opportunist’s goal from Declan Ryan got us back into the game and really from here on we took control.
Our defence got on top and further points from Ryan, Lehane and Brian Hartnett put us into a halftime lead of 1-09 v 0-05. On the resumption we maintained our dominance and with our defence outstanding we drove forward at every opportunity and stretched our lead even further. We scored a further 1-09 in the second half, the goal a great solo effort by Conor, to their 3pts and we finished up convincing winners on a scoreline of 2-18 v 0-08.
Well done to all the players and management on this fine victory and best wishes to them next Sunday in the semi final against Na Piarsaigh in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 3.45pm.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Killian Burke, Patrick O Mahony, Alwyn Kearney, Seamus O Farrell, Finbar O Mahony, James Nagle, Peter Dowling, Paul Haughney (0-01), Conor Lehane (1-13 0-09frees), Aidan Ryan, Padraig O Shea (capt.), Luke O Farrell (0-02), Declan Ryan (1-01) & Brian Hartnett (0-01). Subs used Padraig O Keeffe for Declan Ryan, Eoin Walsh for Dowling & Elliot Mulcahy for Killian Burke.


Junior A Hurling Championship
Our Junior A hurlers great run in the East Cork championship came to an end last Sunday evening when we were defeated in the semi final by Sars in Cobh.
After ten minutes or so they had raced into a 0-07 to 0-01 lead and were looking quite impressive. A well taken goal from Padraig O Farrell and point from John Keane and Cormac Walsh brought us right back into the game and then we went in front just before halftime to lead by 1-08 v 0-10. They once again got off to a good start in the second half and we found ourselves chasing the game once again. But to our credit with less than ten minutes to go we tied up the game and had a number of goal chances to go ahead. They finished the stronger and pulled away with a number of points to win by 0-19 v 1-12.
Well done to all the players and management Anthony Cody, Denis Mulcahy, & Liam O’Keeffe for their great commitment and dedication throughout the year.
Team: Christopher Dunlea, Neil O Regan, Oisin Cotter (capt.), Eoin Ferriter, Darren Quirke, Leslie Coughlan (0-01), Gavin Bagnell, Sean O’ Farrell, Shane Ryan, Padraig O Farrell (1-00), Kieran Mulcahy (0-01), Cormac Walsh (0-5 4 free’s), Cillian Hurley (0-01), John Keane (0-04) & Michael Abernethy.    

Junior C Hurling Championship
Our Junior C hurlers continue on their unbeaten run by winning a thrilling game last Sunday morning in Midleton against a gallant Dungourney side. Featuring a blend of youth and experience we eventually came out on top on a scoreline of 2-10 v 0-15 with our goals coming from Stephen Moore and Robert Williams. Well done to the players and to the management for getting so many players out, we now look forward to a semi final meeting with Russell Rovers.
Team: Byran Rossiter, Robbie Barry, Sean Corcoran, Patrick Dunlea, Cathal Mc Carthy, Micheal Keohane, Brendan Ferriter, Killian Deady, Paul Ahearne, Shane Buckley, Phillip O Neill, Robert Williams, Joe Loftus, Stephen Moore & Kieran Maloney. Subs Stephen O Brien, Kevin Rohan, Calem Deady, James O Leary, Shane Goulding, James O Leary, Paul O Brien, Gearoid Fitzgerald and Brian Fitzgerald.  

Saturday 19th James O Brien Fe 12 Blitz in Main field @ 2pm
Sunday 20th Senior Hurling Championship v Na Piarsaigh in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 3.45pm

William Flanagan RIP
Soon after our great Senior Hurling victory last Saturday we were unfortunately informed of the passing of one of our great supporters William Flanagan.
Formerly of Rosary Place and recently of Ballinlough,Cork. Bill as he was affectionally known, was a Vice president of the Club, a player (a member of the 1962 Intermediate County Champions), represented Imokilly and was a loyal supporter down through the years, to his wife Kathleen and family the Club executive would like to express their deepest sympathy.      
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd.. Removal at 5pm on Monday to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough.  Requiem Mass at 1pm on Tuesday.  Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.  Family flowers only.  Donations in lieu to Marymount Hospice.  House private.
The Jackpot was €1,800 on Friday night last, the numbers drawn were 2,10,17 & 23. There was no winner of the Jackpot. The lucky dip winners of €40 were Tom & Marie Cotter, Marie Devlin, Amanda Pigott, Ger O’ Brien and Joan Looney.
Next week’s jackpot will be €2,000. Thank you for your continued support.

Dancing next Saturday night to Teddy & Cathal Barry
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Juvenile Notes

Junior Infants Registration
Last Saturday we held our Junior infants Registration morning.We had a big turn out of new Magpies to join the club.We would like to welcome all the players and their families to the club and hope that the boys have enjoyable careers with the Magpies.Anyone that could not make the Registration can Register on  November the 9th the morning we start indoor.The Juvenile club would like to thank ULSTER BANK for sponsoring our Registration morning and the DAVY HOGAN STREET LEAGUES.Junior Infants,Senior Infants and 1st class will start indoor training at the COMMUNITY CENTRE (Gaelscoil) on Saturday November the 9th.1st class 10 to 11,Senior Infants 11 to 12 and Junior Infants 12 to 1.

Davy Hogan Street Leagues Report 2013
A great turnout again for the last day of the street leagues with sixty two players’s turning up out of a possible seventy showing off their skills to a large turnout of parent’s, grandparents and spectators, Well done to all for turning up over the last couple of weeks and making this a very successful tournament one which will now be carried forward each year with kind sponsorship from Ulster Bank this tournament can only go from strength to strength.
Davy Hogan was one of many who done a lot for the street leagues and for Hurling in general in Midleton during the hay days of the eighties and a lot of the success that Midleton had in those days are down to Davy and all the others who contributed their time on Saturday and Sunday mornings. As anyone will tell you it all starts off with the street leagues and if what we watched over the last three weekends is to go by it won’t be long before these group of player’s will be competing for the coveted County titles. I suppose it is a fitting tribute to Davy and his family that the Street Leagues are now being called after him.
Back to the games and what entertainment these lads saved for the final day, three league games had to be completed and with all barring one team in with a chance of making the final the scene was set.
After a count it was Cork v Clare who reached the Final.A large crowd, game being recorded, Commentators Dan and Tim O Sullivan in place, weather great what more could we ask for. This game started at a million miles an hour and it was the rebels who drew first blood with a great score from Thomas Lambe. Puck out taken by Adam Mc Carthy, Patrick Kelly the target up with the hand and away he goes great low delivery to Ronan Gies who flashed it over the bar. From then on Cork seemed to take over and with Christopher Leahy and Phelim Magan solid in defence and Conor Fitz putting an unstoppable free to the Clare net the game seemed to be going Cork’s way. Kane Rollands scoring two great frees for Clare just before half time brought Clare back into the game half time Cork 1-4 to 0-3. Choice words from coach Gerry Smith and Alan Mc Grath seemed to work at half time because this was a different team in the second half, Ball in tenacious defending in the Cork defence great goalkeeping from Dan Cagney delivering great balls into his forwards but this Clare team had fire in their bellies with Shay Bowen, Pat Kelly and the ever reliable Daithi Magan doing some great work in defence the tide was turning in this match. Another free from Kane and a brilliant goal from Pat Kelly had Clare in front for the first time,

Time running out for Cork no prisoners being taken on either side,free for Cork and another point. Score of the Game long puck out ball plucked from the air by Pat Kelly off his left on the run over the bar super score. Three min’s left 3pts between the teams Charlie Walsh on the ball, Ball spills ahead of him doesn’t matter to this lad straight into four guys pulling tough as you will get anywhere but unfortunately for Cork it was Daithi Magan again who comes out with the ball game over Clare the Davy Hogan street league winners for 2013.
Thanks again to the referees James O Brien, Sheany Smith, Luke Dineen and Ian O Brien. We would also like to thank Ulster Bank for their kind sponsorship and to the Parents and Player’s outstanding commitment shown well done.

James O Brien Hurling Blitz
Next Saturday afternoon the annual Fe 12 James O’ Brien Hurling tournament will take place in the main field beginning @ 2pm culminating in the final @ 4.30pm

14:00 Midleton  V Douglas       
14:25 Douglas  V Blackrock       
14:50 Midleton  V Blackrock       
15:15 Midleton  V Douglas       
15:40 Blackrock  V Douglas       
16:05 Midleton  V Blackrock       
16:30 FINAL  V FINAL       


                                                          Tournament Rules

• Participating teams Midleton, Blackrock and Douglas.
• League Games will be one straight game of 20 min’s no half time.
• Each team will play each other twice.
• Scores to be kept from every game and updated on league table.
• Two points are to be awarded for a win and 1pt for a draw.
• If teams are level on points after League games the top two teams with the highest scoring average go through to the final.
• Final game will be one straight game of 20 min’s.
• Refreshments will be served throughout the day in Midleton Gaa pavilion.
• We would ask if teams could arrive 30 min’s before 1st game which is 2pm.
                        Looking forward to a great afternoon of Hurling

This year we will welcome Blackrock and Douglas to the Tournament..Also our FE10s will be playing the same opposition at the CBS in a GO GAMES blitz.This year we will start at the later time of 2 o clock.

Our footballers lost out to Fermoy in the Rebel Og Premier 2 Football Championship ¼ final last Sunday evening in Midleton on a scoreline of 2-04 v 4-06.

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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