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Midleton GAA Club News

21 September, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Junior B Football Championship
Last Friday evening our Junior B Footballers took on Youghal in the East Cork Junior Football Championship at Top of the Hill Youghal. Despite a very good start and displaying some very good football we came up short against the home side.We now await our opponents in the back door.
Final Score: Youghal 2-07 v Midleton 1-04.
Team: Christopher Dunlea, James O’ Brien, Alywin Kearney, Brendan Ferriter, Billy O’ Shea, Eoin Walsh, Liam Clohessy, Luke O’Farrell, Kieran Maloney, Michael Abernethy, Jerome Curtin, Jack Enright, David O’Brien, Micheal Keohane & Keith Ryan. Subs used Eoin Collins & Mark Crotty.    

Senior Hurling League
Our hurlers took on the home side Carrigtwohill last Monday evening and despite lots of possession we failed to take our chances and a late goal from them earned them a draw. Final Score: Carrigtwohill 1-12 v Midleton 0-15
Team: Joe Loftus, Killian Burke, Alywin Kearney, Seanaidh Smyth, Seamus O’Farrell, Peter Dowling, Padraig O’Keeffe, Cormac Walsh, Paul Haughney, Eoin Walsh, Aidan Ryan, Conor Lehane, Brian Hartnett, Luke O’Farrell & Cillian Hurley.

50 Year’s Ago
This month in 1964 Paddy O’ Sullivan was corner back on the Cork minor hurling team which won the All Ireland for the first time since 1951 when they defeated Laois by 10-07 to 1-04. He was the first Midleton man to win such a title since Stephen Murphy and Eamonn Cleary had previously back in 1939.

Lounge Refurbishment
Under the guidance of Pavilion Chairman Alan Donegan the Lounge is currently undergoing a makeover with the carpets and furniture being replaced and the walls painted. Alan apologies for any inconvenience caused but assures us it will be all worth the wait ! The lounge will be back open for business next Friday night when the ISPCC will hold a table quiz @ 8.30pm, the price is €20 per table of 4.
If you would like to book the lounge for any event please contact Alan.      

Healthy Club
The Stress Control Programme HSE / Healthy club partnership project delivered in Midleton & the Barrs by Jennifer Hayes and her team has been shortlisted for a National Award from the Health Management Institute of Ireland.  Jennifer presented on the programme last week and it was selected as a Munster rep for the National selection process. The winner will be announced following the HMI conference next Tuesday the 23rd and the prize will be given out by the Minister for Health. We can’t relate enough in GAA terms how important this award is and what it means to be Munster champions!!!! Let alone contenders for the overall prize!!!! This is a massive deal in the world of health. There is a huge opportunity here for both Midleton and the Barrs to show case the work and bring well deserved positive attention and focus into the club regardless of the outcome on 23rd

GAA Golf Society Outing
On Saturday the 4th of October the Golf Society will host the Paddy Hayes Memorial competition in Waterrock Golf Club , tee time from 12 – 1pm.
All members and intending members are welcome to attend.  
Training for all groups Fé8, Fé10, Fé12 continues each Friday 7.15pm at Midleton GAA club. Players are required to bring Hurley, helmet, shinguards and a drink.

The Executive of the Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Deane and Horgan family’s on their recent bereavements.

Jackpot was €6,600 the numbers were 3,13,23 & 26 ,there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Doris O’ Regan, Dave O’Brien Snr., Noah Hegarty, Bea Cashman & Brian Murphy, many thanks for your continued support.
Next weeks Jackpot will be €6,800. 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

Davy Hogan Street Leagues
Last Saturday morning the Street League hurling games commenced, the following were the results.
Forkums 2-05 v St Marys 3-00, Sons of Rest 5-04 v St Enda’s 5-03, Garryowen 4-03 v Owenacurra 1-05, Garryowen 3-02 v St Mary’s 0-08, Sons of Rest 3-02 v Owenacurra 3-02 & Forkums 4-01 v St Endas 7-03.
The next round of games will take place next Saturday 4th of October.

Our hurlers had good wins recently over Sars by 3-08 to 2-01 and last Saturday over Na Piarsaigh in St Colman’s Community college by 6-12 v 1-05.

Pictured above are the Fe12 hurlers winners of the Colman Dillon Blitz recently.

Our hurlers came up short on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-12 away to Na Piarsaigh on Thursday night last. This was our final hurling league game, yet we still qualify for the League Semi Final which is likely to be away to Sars. The game was dominated by a very strong wind and Na Piarsaigh taking full advantage raced into a ommanding lead. By half time the score was 2-5 to 0-2 in favour of Na Piarsaigh. We put up a sterling performance in the second half and had chances to at least share the spoilsonly for the the Na Piarsaigh keeper made a great save.

Fe 16
Our footballers ended their  P2 Football championship campaign last Sat with a defeat at the semi-final stage in Killeagh to near neighbours Aghada,.
Playing into the breeze in the opening half our lads led by a single point 2-01 to 0-06 but having missed a number of chances to extend the lead further when some good openings for points were wasted in favour of going for goal while some of decisions on frees was frustrating also as the free count was 12-3 at half-time in favour of Aghada in a game that was being played in good spirits by both set of players.
On the resumption we were quickly into our stride with an early point and had a number of other chances again wasted in favour of going for a major when a point may have been the better option. Aghada gradually took control around the middle third and they executed some well taken goals to finish the game winning on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-4 worth mentioning that while Aghada deserved this win for their dominance in the final 25 minutes a final free count was 26- 9 in favour of Aghada in a game that was anything but a physical encounter played in an honest fashion by both set of player can easily lead to frustration among players and supporters. We wish the seasiders the very best in both their County finals over the coming week and now look to close our league programs over the coming weeks. Our panel which on the night consisted of - Sean O'Meara (Capt), Adam Daly, Kevin Daly, Kevin Mulcahy, Cathal Gunning, Conor Evans, Conor O'Farrell,  Conor O'Neill, Chris Power, Christian Daly, David Mulcahy, Eoin Moloney, Evan O'Meara, Jordan Roche, Liam Franklin, Padraig O'Brien, Ryan McConville, Ryan O'Reagan, Ronan O'Donovan, Shane O Brien, John O'Dwyer, Sean O'Leary, Sean O'Sullivan and Cian Murray while we had Eoin Mitchel, Ciaran Evans, Luke Smyth, Ross O'Connor and Tommy O'Connell all out injured or unavailable on the day.

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.

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