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Midleton GAA Club News

31 July, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Junior Hurling Championship
Last Saturday in Caherlag we were beaten in the quarter final of the Championship by Cobh. At the half hour mark we led by a single point 0.05 v 0.04 and turning to play with the breeze we were in a good position but unfortunately we came up short to a very spirited Cobh side. In the end we lost by 1.13 v 1.10.
We wish Cobh the very best in the semi final and thank Gavin, Alan, Liam & Jerry and the players for their great efforts throughout the year.
Team: Christopher Dunlea, Eoin Ferriter, Oisin Cotter, Liam Clohesy, Gavin Bagnell, Darren Quirke (0.01), Luke Dineen, Billy O Shea, Shane Ryan, Cormac Walsh (0.07 6 Frees), Brian O Sullivan, Cormac Beausang, Sean O Farrell, Aenghus Cotter (1.00) and Luke Finnerty. Subs used Michael Abernethy (0.02) and Kieran Maloney.  

Senior Hurling League
Last Sunday evening we played host to Ballymartle in the RedFM hurling league and after an entertaining hours hurling we lost out by 1-15 to 1-18.
Team: Joe Loftus, Alywin Kearney, Finbar O’ Mahony, Elliot Mulcahy, Leslie Coughlan, Aidan Ryan, Seanaidh Smyth, Padraig O’ Keeffe, Peter Dowling, Eoin Walsh, Padraig O ‘ Shea, Luke O Farrell, Brian Hartnett, Conor Lehane & Padraig Nagle. Sub used Killian Hurley. 
Our Championship game v Douglas is fixed for the 30th of August with the 13th & 20th of September as alternatives depending on Cork’s involvement in the Championship.

Minor Football
We defeated Erins Own in the Eastern Football League at Caherlag recently by 4.17 v 0.08 and now look forward to the Championship game v St Colmans this Wednesday in Aghada @ 7.30pm.
Team: Eoin Collins, James O Brien, Jack Enright, Luke Morrissey, Kevin Rohan, Gavin Bagnell, Seanaidh Smyth, Kieran Maloney, Josh Deady, Calem Deady, Luke Finnerty, Cormac Beausang, Mark Crotty, Killian Deady & Brian O’Mahony. Subs used Ross O’ Connor, Shane O’ Brien & Kevin Daly.  

Munster U21 Hurling Championship Final
Best wishes to Killian Burke (captain), Cormac Walsh & Patrick White all part of the  Cork panel who play Clare in the Final on Wednesday evening in Ennis @ 7.15pm.

Camogie Training continues every Friday 7.15pm  Midleton GAA grounds.
New members always welcome (girls age 6 to 12). Registration forms and details available on the website or at any training session.  Helmet, hurley and shinguard required to train. Updates on  Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club. Twitter@midletoncamogie.  

Jackpot was €5,000 the no’s were 10,12,13 & 20, there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Michael Tobin, Jerry Smyth, Fionn Hegarty, Caroline O’ Neill & Rebecca Kelly, next week’s Jackpot is €5,200 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

Last Saturday the young Magpies participated in this fun event with Killeagh, Youghal & Kiltha Og. Midleton had 30 players divided into 4 teams and all teams played  2 matches (10 min a half). Thanks to Killeagh GAA club and their hospitality which included the much appreciated crisps and drinks after the games for all involved. Thank you to all the parents and families for their support and having the boys at the venue 30 minutes before the games. We look forward to seeing all the boys next Saturday at 12 noon in the club for training.
It's a football morning next week and newcomers always welcome.

Our Fe12 hurlers were in action over the last two weekends in the Tommy Finn Hurling Tournament in Clonea Power Gaa club in Waterford.
This was a very well organised tournament and great credit has to go to the home club Clonea for organising this, Coffee, Tea, Biscuits, Scones and Sandwiches were in plentiful supply for everyone young and old over the course of the last two weekends.
Four groups of four, 15 Mins a side with top two qualifying for quarter finals the following weekend. Teams from all over Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipp, Waterford and Cork all well represented.
Our group consisted of Freshford, Carrig Swans  & De La Salle.
In all three group games we witnessed some outstanding hurling from our lads running out comfortable winners in these games topping the group and looking forward to the following weekend.
In the quarter final we faced Cahir and from the throw in we were well on top running out winners on a scoreline 4-7 to 0-4.
Next up was the semi final v St Martins from Wexford. A team we knew well having played them last year, one felt we had to be at our strongest if we were going to go on and contest the Final.
Ball in and game on, from the start we were under pressure with Martins running at our defence playing a fantastic style of hurling taking some great scores in the process, we settled into the game and with some great TEAM work Blocking, Hooking and general will to win we started to win the midfield battle with  Leo Hennessy and Ryan Cahill  delivering fast ball in to the forwards  we had Paul Connaughton tormenting the Martins defence scoring a fantastic goal and point and bringing out the best in Martins keeper every time he got on the ball, Alex Quirke pointing three from long range frees and Patrick Kane as always solid as a rock in defence we went in at half time a point down 1-5 to 1-4, game on.
From the throw in we had the ball in the Martins net again long ball in from Conor Fitz, Paul turning his man and hitting an unstoppable shot to the corner of the Martins net, we took the lead for the first time, the next five min’s was end to end stuff,  points from both sides every player giving their all, moans and groans from both sides good honest hard hurling from both sides a credit to all, then the deciding moment, ball plucked out of the air from Martins midfielder delivered in again plucked from the sky, bang  goal, Martins a point to the good with Four min’s remaining, try as we did we couldn’t get the ball off  back and conceding two late converted frees this was to be the end of our Tournament losing out on a score line of St Martins 2-9 - Mid 2-6, but what a game.
Finally a big thank you to all the players and parents for attending this Tournament ensuring we are competitive at all times. Again we would like to thank all at Clonea Power Gaa for their invitation to this Tournament and for the hospitality shown to all
Reminder Please text ASAP if your son not attending games.

Our footballers had a very good victory in the Premier 2 Football League at home to Thomas Russells last Wednesday by 8.11 v 4.09

Our hurlers were defeated last Thursday evening in Carrigtwohill with a late score from Blackrock by 3.14 v 3.16 in the Rebel Og Premier 1 Championship, well done to the players and management on their efforts.

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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