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Midleton GAA Club News

09 February, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Victory Dinner Dance
Our Dinner dance took place last Saturday night in the Midleton Park Hotel. A crowd of almost 300 turned out in all their finery for what turned out to be a fantastic occasion. Once again the four course meal served by the Hotel staff was top class, many thanks to Tracy, Joanne, RJ and Ken for all your help in arranging this. Secretary Vincent Reddy and PRO Coleman Quirke shared the MC duties , after Club President Monsignor Gould said Grace before the meal the trio of Chairmen , Liam Ryan, Dick Fitzgerald of the East Cork Board and Bob Ryan of the County Board all spoke of the marvellous achievements the club had in the past year. Junior C captain Patrick Dunlea accepted the medals on behalf of the Junior C Hurling Champions; Pat Hartnett manager of the Fe21 team presented the East Cork & County medals to the panel. Local Radio Gaa commentator John Cashman then introduced the Senior hurling panel in his own special way and after team manager Peter Smith spoke captain Padraig O Shea then presented his fellow players with their County winning medals. The Player of the Year awards then followed with Killian Burke taking the Fe21 Football award, Declan Ryan Junior Football, Conor Lehane Fe 21 Hurling, Micheal Keohane Junior C, Dave Hogan Junior B, Oisin Cotter Junior A and Conor Lehane Senior Hurling. Guest speaker on the night was former Offaly hurler and current RTE Sport Gaa analyst Michael Duignan who had the crowd enthralled with tales from his playing career and hilarious stories about some former players. The night was then completed with the brilliant “Sons of Steve Mc Queen” band rocking the night away until the early hours. A number of spot prizes were drawn during the evening, many thanks to the Park Hotel and Hurleys Super Valu for providing these. The committee would like to thank everybody who organised and supported this event, hopefully we can look forward to a similar successful night next year. 

Colleges Hurling
UCC continued on their winning ways last week with a victory over Carlow IT in Carlow in their defence of the Fitzgibbon Cup .Well done to Conor Lehane who scored a fantastic 1-12, Brian Hartnett and Tommy Wallace who were all part of the panel. Killian Burke was unavailable through injury. They face St Pats Mater Dei in the next round this week at home in the Mardyke.

Allianz Hurling League
Next Saturday Cork v Limerick in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7pm, Best of luck to the Midleton players who will be part of the yet unnamed panel. We would particularly remind our members that if you buy the adult tickets in advance of the 15th, there is a €5 discount, and of course to highlight the fact that U16s are free – a very large crowd is expected that night, so pre purchase will help to avoid queues at the stiles.

Stress Control Course
The second session of the Stress Control Course took place last Wednesday night and it turned out to be a great success with close to 200 people attending. Well done to Jennifer Hayes,Pearse, Jerome & Gavin for their continuous hard work in this area. The course will continue for 4 more consecutive Wednesday evenings until the 5th March each evening @ 7.30 – 9pm. People who wish to attend have a choice of venue and can either register to do the course in Midleton Park Hotel, Cork Rd., Midleton or St. Finbarr's GAA Club,Neenan Park, Togher, Cork. For information or to book a place on this course please email your name, contact phone number & address along with your preferred location to: OR call: 086 7871016.

Become a “Magpie” and join your local GAA Club. New Members always welcome. Please contact Membership officer Terence McCarthy @ 086-6013228.

Lotto Jackpot was €1,400 no's were 2,8,11 & 18 , there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Kim Knight, Tim Crotty, Tracy Walsh, Anne & Katie, and Leigh Johnson, next week’s Jackpot is €1,900, thanks for your support.
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Juvenile Notes

Street League Indoor Hurling
Saturday morning’s at the Community Centre, coaching for boys continues and new members are always very welcome. The times and dates are as follows: Junior Infants from 12 – 1pm, Senior Infants 11-12 & First Class 10-11am.

Juvenile Registration
On Saturday the 1st of March the annual Juvenile Registration will take place in the GAA Hall from 10am to 1pm. Parents will receive a letter in the coming weeks on changes and membership rates. Registration will be for Fe 7 to Fe 16 only. All players have to be registered by March the 31st. Training for all groups is currently ongoing, please check with your son’s team manager for details of the venue’s and times.     
Terence Mc Carthy the Adult Club membership officer will also be in attendance for any parent who’d like to join the Club’s membership.  

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open on Saturday from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available with umbrellas and school bags added to the range. Anyone looking for Birthday presents can also buy gift vouchers from the club shop. Full price lists are available on the club website  

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