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Midleton GAA Club News

06 July, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Fe 21 Hurling Championship
Last Thursday evening in Castlemartyr we surrendered our East Cork and County titles with a defeat to Dungourney in the opening round of the championship.
We had a very good start to the game were we led by six points after a quarter of an hour but the concession of two goals before halftime brought them right back into the game at 0-16 v 2-06. In the second half it was point for point before once again they struck for two more goals which in the end proved crucial, the final score was Midleton 1-19 v Dungourney 4-14. We wish them well going forward.
Team: Coran Swayne, Elliot Mulchay, Gavin Bagnell, Darren Quirke (0-03 2 frees), Luke Dineen, Leslie Coughlan, Seanaidh Smyth, Sean O Farrell (0-02), Billy O Shea, Kieran Maloney, Padraig Nagle (0-07 5 frees), Cormac Beausang (1-01), Josh Deady, Patrick White (0-05) & Lochlinn Mc Carthy (0-01).

Minor Hurling Championship
Our minor hurlers were disappointingly knocked out of the Premier 2 championship last Wednesday evening in Ballinacurra by a very efficient Aghada outfit.
The first half was quiet even with points  exchanged regularly, however when they turned up the tempo with the aid of the wind in the second half they pulled away for victory on a scoreline of Midleton 0-11 v Aghada 1-23.
Team: Eoin Maloney, Luke Morrissey, Gavin Bagnell, Josh Deady, Kevin Mulcahy, Luke Dineen, Seanaidh Smyth, Luke Finnerty, Sean O Meara, Cormac Beausang, Kieran Maloney, Padraig O Brien, Calem Deady, Lochlinn Mc Carthy & Garren Manley. Subs used Shane Buckley, Brian O Mahony & Ryan Mc Conville.         

Munster Senior Hurling Final
Best wishes to Conor Lehane, Killian Burke and the rest of the Cork panel in the Munster final next Sunday v Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Tickets will only be available to members through the Club, details on how to apply will be issued soon. 

The Executive of the Hurling & Football club would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family of the late Stacey Dunlea who died tragically last Saturday morning. May she rest in peace.
Friday 11th July Fe16 Premier 1 Hurling Championship v Na Piarsaigh venue and time TBC
Saturday 12th July Junior B Hurling Championship v St Catherines in Dungourney @ 7.30pm
(Complete list including Juvenile are available on the Club website) 

Training for all groups Fé8,  Fé10, Fé12 every  Friday 7.15pm at Midleton GAA club, new members are always welcome.  Anyone wishing to register may do so at the beginning of any training session, registration forms and details available on the Midleton GAA website.  Players are required to bring Hurley, helmet, shin guards and a drink to each training session.
Further details and updates Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club. Twitter@midletoncamogie.  

Gaa Golf Classic
Our Golf Classic takes place this Wednesday and Thursday 9 & 10th , its kindly sponsored by Blackwater Motors Cork, Fermoy & Skibbereen at East Cork Golf Club, teams of 3 costs €120 and tee boxes are still available @ €50. For bookings please contact either Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759, more details are on the Club website.

Lotto Jackpot was €4,400 the no’s were 3,6,9 &11 there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Claire Mc Grath, Eddie Thompson, Kelly O Sullivan, Rebecca Kelly & Eileen Ronayne . next week’s Jackpot is €4,600 thanks for your continued support.
Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O ‘Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrells Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints & Chadwicks.  
The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club.  

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

Juvenile Notes

On Monday next the 7th of July our FE12 hurlers will head to Croke Park to play in a blitz and will do a tour of the Stadium and Museum. We were one of 16 clubs to be picked to take part in this fantastic trip to HQ. Our Club took part in the LEE FLAG PROGRAMME in Cork and this was one of the rewards doing so. We will leave the club early on Monday morning and hope to be in Croke Park for 11am.Our blitz is from 1 to 2pm and after that we will head to Naas where we will play a game on the way home. This will be a great opportunity for our young Magpies to play in Croke Park and a memory that will last forever.

Midleton U14 Footballers "came back from the dead" to defeat Carbery Rangers by 3-11 to 4-7 in the replayed Final of the Premier 2 Cork County Championship at Cloughduv last Thursday evening.
Five minutes into the game Carbery lead by 2-1 to 0-0 and Midleton were floundering badly. Midleton just couldn't get into the game and had great difficulty dealing with the fast running game of Carbery. Just before half time the score was 3-4 to 0-1 when Midleton got a lifeline goal on the stroke of the short whistle.
Carbery got the first score of the second half. However the changes that Midleton made at half time were beginning to work and we slowly clawed our way back into the game getting the next 4 points on the trot. Carbery answered with 2 points of their own leaving the score Carbery 3-7 Midleton 1-5 with 15 minutes to go. Midleton pegged back the lead with 5 unanswered points, leaving just a goal between the sides with 5 minutes to go. Then within 3 minutes Midleton scored 2-1 to put us 4 points up. Carbery rallied and scored a great goal. With time virtually up Carbery won a free about 40 yds out which they failed to convert to draw the game and when Midleton won the kick out, the Ref blew the whistle.
This was a victory that was born out of hard work, fitness and a "never say die" attitude. It was a fantastic achievement to come back from being 12 points behind at one stage. While it was a great final to win, it was also a hard final for Carbery to loose having been so dominant in the first half.
Team: Jake Shanahan, Mark Daly, Sean O Sullivan, Alan Power, Cormac O Brien, Ciaran Evans, Conor O Leary, Kian Farmer, Cian Murray, Griffin Hurley, Ross O Regan, Evan Rowlands, Gary Carroll, Tommy O Connell, David Scanlon, Fergus Wade, Ryan O Riordan, Christian Murphy, Adam O Connell, Coleman Quinn, Ronan Lynch, Craig Barry, Niall Higgins, Jamie Collins.

Kellogs Cul Camp
Our Cul Camp was held last week in mostly perfect conditions with almost 200 boys in attendance. It once again proved to be very enjoyable week, many thanks to all those who helped out and especially to the Camp Coordinator Pa Beausang.

Lenovo GAA Skills Hub
Want to play GAA with Conor Lehane & Orla Cotter this summer then sign up for the new Lenovo GAA Skills Hub at
The Lenovo GAA Skills Hub is a nationally co-ordinated Gaelic Games programme of skill development activities taking place in a positive playing environment, providing boys and girls aged 13 -15 with the opportunity to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement in Gaelic Games.
It will take place in Midleton on the 5th to the 8th of August costing only €50

Juvenile Training
The training and coffee mornings are back on Saturday mornings at the Main Pitch at the normal times for each group. FE13,12 and 11’s from 09.45 to 11, FE9,8 and 7’s from 11 to 12 and FE10 and 6’s from 12 to 1.
Please check website our Club website for each TEAM COACH and contact number. New players are always welcome.

Club Shop
The Club shop is open each Saturday from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available. 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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