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Midleton GAA Club News

09 December, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Junior C Hurling Final
Our Junior C Hurlers completed a marvellous 3 in a row on Saturday last when they defeated Cobh in a very keenly affair in Lisgoold. Both teams gave their all despite the elements and there was little to separate the teams throughout the game. Midleton led at halftime by 0.06 v 1.02 mainly through the free taking of Micheal Keohane and a beauty from Joe Loftus. In the second half both defences were on top and we just edged ahead on the score board with points again from Keohane and Stephen O Brien when introduced as a sub. The final score was Midleton 0.10 v Cobh 1.05.  
Congrats to Gavin, Mick & Ger on this latest victory, their recent success’s now stand at 4 “B” titles, 3 “C” titles and 2 League titles….. some going !
Team: Byran Rossiter, Patrick Stack, Sean Corcoran, Patrick Dunlea (capt.), Cathal Mc Carthy, Barry Fitzgerald, Brendan Ferriter, Justin Costigan, Killian Deady, Phillip O Neill, Micheal Keohane, Robert Williams, Paul Aherne, Joe Loftus & Kieran Maloney. Subs used Stephen O Brien for Deady & Robbie Barry for Aherne. Subs not used Brian Fitzgerald, Shane Goulding, James O Leary, Paul O Brien & Shane Buckley.

Senior Hurlers/U21’s
Last Sunday afternoon Padraig O Shea visited Midleton Community Hospital with the Cups and officially opened the Xmas market. Later that evening the players from both panels, selectors, club officers and supporters enjoyed the fantastic hospitality of Seamus Cunningham and Jerry Wallis of Wallis Bar. There was music and food for all which was very much appreciated, thanks for the great night lads.  

Garda Vetting
For 2014 all Club Coaches need to Garda Vetted. If you have previously submitted a form & have not received a reply, the reason may be that the Youth Officer in Cork may have received the form 3 months after the date it was signed by you, deeming it invalid. All managers of every team at this stage have received forms for their teams coaches/selectors who are not vetted. The deadline to return your form is the 17th of Jan 2014 in the provided envelope (sealed) to Pearse McCarthy. We would ask everyone for their cooperation. Any queries you have please don't hesitate to contact Pearse on (087) 289 0888

Mouth guards for all Footballers
See details below of the obligatory wearing of mouth guards in Gaelic football.  I’d be grateful if you could pass this information on to your fellow selectors.
Motion 4
Amend Rule 4.3 T.O. 2013 (Part 2) (Equipment) - Page 14 to read:
“In all Football Games and Practice Football Sessions, it shall be mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to use a mouth guard”.
Motion 5
Insert a new Rule 5 at end of Rules of Control – Page 26 (T.O. 2012 Part 2) to read:
“These Rules shall not impose on any Referee, Linesman, Umpire, Sideline Official, Team Official or Unit any legal duty of care or legal responsibility (which duty shall remain with individual Players, and if relevant, Parents, Guardians or other persons legally responsible for them.”

Club Calendar / Cork GAA Year Book
If you are looking for idea’s for Christmas gifts this year well then we may have a solution for you, this week we will have both a Club Calendar and the Cork Year Book for sale which will feature many pictures of our teams and players.
These will be on sale at the Bar and Club Shop later this week. 

Hurling & Football AGM
Our annual AGM will take on Sunday the 15th of December in the GAA Club @ 2pm

Denis O Sullivan’s GAA Memorabilia Exhibition
On Saturday last Denis O Sullivan from Ballynoe displayed his very extensive collection of GAA memorabilia in the Midleton GAA Club. Denis had on display his fantastic collection of Photographs including Hurling & Camogie teams from all grades and from all corners of the country and also put on display a collection on the Cork Hurling Legend Christy Ring. Thanks Denis for reviving old memories and we hope to have you back again at a later date.

Lotto Jackpot was €3,400, no's were 9,10, 21 & 27 No winner
Lucky Dips were Marian Ryan, Racher c/o Gavin, Anthony Mc Grath, Denis Cashman & Sharon O Driscoll,  next weeks Jackpot €3,600
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Juvenile Notes

Juvenile AGM
The annual Juvenile AGM took place in the Midleton GAA Club last Monday night before a large crowd. Chairman Cormac Quirke presided over the meeting which included plenty of healthy discussions. The officers elected for the coming year were, Chairman Cormac Quirke, Vice Chairman Ray Fitzgerald, Secretary Michael Franklin, Treasurer Mary Quinn and Board Rep John Ferriter. One representative from each team will make up the committee.

Christmas Draw and Social
The Juvenile Social and Xmas Raffle will take place at the Clubhouse on Saturday the 14th.The social will be in the Club Hall starting at 7 followed by the Xmas raffle in the Lounge after. The Juvenile Committee would like to welcome all Club members from both the Juvenile section and the Adult club. Thanks to everyone who sold Xmas tickets as this is an important fundraiser for the Club. Tickets are still available from team coaches and committee members, please return all sold tickets to Mary,John or Cormac as soon as you can.


Many thanks to MARKET GEREEN and TOM KELLY for the use of their fantastic facility over the weekend to sell tickets for the raffle and also those who helped out selling tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 14th to celebrate what has been a fantastic year for the MAGPIES.

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.

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 Christmas presents can also buy gift vouchers from the club shop. Full price lists are available on the club website 


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