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Midleton GAA Club News

18 November, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi final
On Sunday last we played the Clare champions Sixmilebridge in perfect conditions in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Both defences were quick to get on top, they got an early goal which settled them down and although we had many scoring chances after we were chasing the game coming up to halftime. However in the last few minutes a great goal from a rebound and a point from Conor Lehane put us within a point at the break by 1-06 to 1-07. In the second half they managed a number of early points which pushed them ahead by three, we pulled it back several times but they always seemed to counter attack for vital scores. In the final ten minutes we laid siege to their goals and had two very close opportunity’s of goals but came away with nothing. Their backs shut up shop at the death and we couldn’t get the vital goal which we badly needed, it was just one of those days when little went right for us.
When the final whistle sounded it was the Banner men who were victorious and now go ahead to play the Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh in the final next Sunday.    
Final score Midleton 1-13 v Sixmilebridge 1-17
Team: Tommy Wallis (0-01f), Killian Burke, Patrick O Mahony, Alwyn Kearney, Seamus O Farrell, Finbar O Mahony, James Nagle, Peter Dowling (0-01), Paul Haughney (0-02), Conor Lehane (1-05, 3 frees 1 65), Aidan Ryan (0-02), Padraig O Shea (capt.), Cormac Walsh (0-01), Luke O Farrell (0-01), & Brian Hartnett . Subs used Declan Ryan for O Shea injured and Padraig O Keeffe for Walsh.

The Club executive would sincerely like to thank the players, management and the backroom personnel for the tremendous year they have given us all, we are all very proud of their efforts and acknowledge the huge commitment and dedication they have given to the club throughout the last year. We look forward to seeing you all for the League semi final against Na Piarsaigh over the coming few weeks.
Many thanks to Maurice Maloney and his staff at East Cork Golf Club for the food after the match and also to Four Star Pizza for the food delivered to the Club later that evening.  

Schools Visit
Last Monday week the senior hurlers visited the local schools with the Sean Og Murphy Cup, there was a tremendous welcome in all the schools where the players were greeted by the staff and students. Many thanks to the staff at the schools for facilitating this visit, Educate Together, St John the Baptist, Midleton College, Gaelscoil, CBS Primary, St Bridgids, CBS Secondary, St Colmans and St Marys.
We would also like to thank both the East Cork Journal and the Midleton News for their fantastic coverage of this and other events of late.  

Fe21 Hurling
The County final has been fixed for next Sunday 24th in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 2pm against Blackrock. We wish all the players and management the very best of luck. 

Junior C Hurling Championship
Our Junior C hurlers played Russell Rovers in the semi final of the East Cork last Saturday in Castlemartyr and after very entertaining hours hurling we emerged winners on a score of 3-16 v 2-12. Congrats to all involved and here’s hoping we can do the three in a row when we meet Cobh in the FINAL on Saturday 30th.
Team: Bryan Rossiter, Pat Stack, Sean Corcoran, Patrick Dunlea, Brendan Ferriter, Barry Fitzgerald, Cathal Mc Carthy, Patrice Tschmanga, Justin Costigan (0-01), Kieran Maloney, Micheal Keohane (1-06), Robert Williams (0-03), Joe Loftus (2-03), Phillip O Neill (0-03) & Paul Ahearne. Subs Robbie Barry, Shane Buckley, James O Leary, Brian Fitzgerald, Shane Goulding, Paul O Brien & Ross Lane.  

Pitch Works
Recently the main pitch was Verti drained and is due to be sanded soon, the playing pitch in St Colmans was Verti drained last week and sanded also. Works on the main pitch goalmouths will take place over the coming weeks.


The Jackpot was €2,800 on Friday night last, the numbers were 1,9,10 & 20 we had no winner, the lucky dip winners were Jimmy Murphy, Nina Byrne, Mary T, Mossie Quirke & Eddie Thompson and Next week’s jackpot will be €3,000.

Thank you for your continued support.
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!

Dancing next Saturday night to Country Roads.


Juvenile Notes

Tesco Bag Pack
By kind permission of TESCO in Market Green Shopping Centre the Juvenile Club will have a Bag Packing day on Saturday next November 23rd from 10am to 5pm.

Juvenile AGM
The annual Juvenile AGM will take in the Midleton GAA Club on the 28th of November at 8pm, all members and intending members are invited to attend. 

Christmas Draw & Social Night
The tickets for the Xmas draw are now on sale, this is a very important fundraiser for the running of the Club, we would be grateful if every member could sell at least one book. Please contact Cormac Quirke, Jim O Sullivan, Mary Quinn and John Fenton with any queries. Tickets are also available for sale in the Club Bar.   
Our Social night will take place the same night as the Xmas draw will be made on Saturday 14th December. 

Street League Indoor Hurling
Each Saturday morning at the Community Centre, coaching for boys will continue right up to Christmas and new members are always very welcome. The times are as follows: Junior Infants 12 – 1pm, Senior Infants 11-12 & First Class 10-11am.

Midleton Fe 13 Hurlers finished the 2013 season with a comprehensive 2-13 to 1-5 victory over Sars in the final of the Premier 1 Hurling League at Cobh earlier today.
With weather conditions ideal for hurling, Midleton opened brightly but were caught with a "sucker punch" goal from a free 40 mtrs out on the right within the first 5 minutes. Midleton rallied well and tacked on a few points, before a speculative shot from out on the wing went all the way to the net making the score 1-4 to 1-1 to Midleton after 15 mins. Midleton hurled with confidence from then on and tacked on another 1-5 before half time to leave the score 2-9 to 1-2 with all six forwards scoring.
Sars came thundering into the game at the start of the second half looking for the goals they needed. Midleton's backs were up to the challenge and repelled wave after wave of Sars pressure. In a low scoring second half, the outcome was sealed when Sars lost a player who was unfortunate to be sent off for a rather innocuous second yellow. Midleton then emptied the bench and all players contributed handsomely to a fine win.
All our players showed great character, discipline and skilful hurling to win through. Great praise also to Sars who hurled manfully right to the end. The Midleton team was represented by: Ross Shanahan, Fergus Wade, Alan Power, Christian Murphy, Sean O Sullivan, Ciaran Evans, Cormac O Brien, Kian Farmer (0-1), Cian Murray, Evan Rowlands(0-1), Tunde Olotu-Jubril (0-2) Jake Shanahan (1-2), Tommy O Connell (capt) (0-3), Ross O Regan(1-0), Sam Quirke (0-4), Mark Daly, Griffin Hurley, Ryan O Riordan, Coleman Quinn, Ronan Lynch, David Scanlon, Eabhan DeBarra, Adam O Connell, Gary Carroll & Niall Higgins.

Our hurlers came up against a very strong and in form Shandrum side in the Premier 2 league final last Saturday afternoon in Glanworth. It was a brave performance by our lads, well done to the players and management for their efforts throughout the year. 

Dean Ryan Cup  
Best of luck to the Fe16 1/2 hurlers of Midleton CBS in the final of the Dean Ryan next Saturday against Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick in Cashel @ 1.30pm 

Club Gear
The Club shop is open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available with umbrellas and school bags added to the range. 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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