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Midleton GAA Club News

16 November, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


100th Anniversary
Last Saturday the 15th of November marked the 100th anniversary of our first County Senior Hurling title.
Midleton defeated Cloughdubh in the first round and won by 4-02 v 2-01, they then defeated St Mary’s by 5-01 v 4-01 and in the semi final defeated Collegians by 4-02 v 2-05 to reach the final for the second successive year.Their opponents were Blackrock who had defeated them narrowly the previous year. The final was fixed for the 15th of November with Mallow as the venue. Unfortunately for some reason Blackrock failed to show up and though the referee waited for a considerable length of time, he finally had no option but to award the Match and Championship to Midleton, all in all a most unsatisfactory conclusion.
The following players represented Midleton over the course of these games;
G O’Shea (Captain), Jack Grandon, Dan Twomey, William Twomey, Jim O’Connell, Tom Deasy, Pats Cahill, Dick Gorman, Jimmy Ramsell, William O’Donovan, Pat O’Leary, Jerimiah Egan, Bertie Walsh, John Horgan, William Williams, David O’Keeffe, T O’Connell, P Kirby, W Ahern & P Cody.

Last Man Standing
This years Last Man Standing competition kicks off next weekend.
First prize of €500 is kindly sponsored by O'Brien Building Services and we would also like to acknowledge the sponsorship received from John & Veronica O Farrell towards the printing costs. Tickets must be returned as soon as possible to Pat O'Brien, Gavin Power, Aidan Ryan, Cillian Hurley, Keith Ryan or Shane Goulding.

The Juvenile Club AGM will take place next Thursday November 20th @ 8pm and the Adult Hurling & Football AGM will take place on Thursday December 4th @ 8pm.
The meetings are open to all members, these are the most important meetings of the year where everyone can have their say and offer any ideas or suggestions on how the club should move forward for the coming year. 

80’s Music Night
Fancy getting Footloose for a night!! Then make sure you come along to our newly decorated Club Lounge on next Saturday 22nd November for a night to remember.From 9pm til late our DJ will play all the great hits of the 80’s. Fancy Dress in not essential but its encouraged where possible.     

Winter training schedule as follows: Fe 10’s Saturday morning’s 10am GAA club.
Fe 6’s Sunday mornings 10am Midleton Community Centre, Fe 8’s  Sunday mornings 11am Midleton Community Centre,  Fe 12’s  Sunday morning 10am Midleton  GAA club. Updates on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club, Twitter@midletoncamogie.  

Sale of Midleton Town
The 11th of December 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the sale of last remnants of the Brodrick Estate in Midleton. In 1964 Lord Midleton, who had previously sold the land to Midleton GAA club, sold the remainder of his assets, incorporating some 300 properties/lease holdings in and around the greater town area, to a private consortium. This caused huge consternation in the locality leading to a civil dispute similar to the water charges dispute now ongoing. Following the announcement of the sale, the people of Midleton resisted efforts by the new ‘owners’ of the town to increase the cost of rents and leases on their properties and the dispute gained national headlines over the following two years. The disagreement saw local people defy ‘as one’ the attempts of the new owners to extract more money from them. Thereafter followed public meetings, marches, IRA intervention, attacks on people and property, changes in Legislation and finally negotiations involving all the parties before an eventual settlement of the dispute materialised almost two years later.

To mark the occasion John Fenton will give a talk on the topic in Midleton GAA club at 8pm on Thursday 11thDecember outlining the background of the dispute and detailing how the agreement involving all parties was concluded.  A donation of €5 per person on the night on behalf of the Irish Kidney Association will be taken up.
A special commemorative limited edition of ‘THE SALE of MIDLETON 1964-1966’  will also be available on the night @ €10.Come early, limited seating.   

Jackpot was €8,200, the numbers were 2,8,15 & 19, there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Bea Cashman, Geraldine Walsh, Paddy Dunlea, Mick Allen & James Mc Carthy, many thanks for your continued support.
Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,400.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


Street Leagues
Our Indoor training for the Street League began last Saturday with great turnouts for each of the groups, training will continue up to Xmas each Saturday morning at the Community Centre (Gaelscoil). The times are as follows; 10-11am 1st Class, 11-12 Senior Infants and 12- 1pm Junior Infants. New members welcome.

Midleton Fe 14 Footballers have qualified for the Premier 2 County Football League Final against Carbery Rangers, following an exciting and energy sapping victory, after extra time, over Bandon on Monday night last. The game finished Midleton 7-09 Bandon 5-11, after an eventful and physical 80 mins of football, played on wet and heavy ground conditions. We opened brightly and raced into an early lead, scoring goals at will and holding a strong command of affairs in the middle third of the field. We led at half-time 4-01 to 1-01. The expected Bandon reaction materialised at the commencement of the 2nd half, and the hosts came thundering back into the game looking for the scores they needed to claw back the arrears. A number of key injuries to Midleton players aided Bandon greatly, and following 30 mins of an eventful, entertaining and frustrating 2nd half, the game finished Midleton 5-04 Bandon 4-07 at the long whistle. Extra Time began with Bandon totally on top, racing into an early lead, which meant we were trailing for the 1st time and under pressure in all positions. The score at the end of the 1st period of extra-time was Midleton 5-06 Bandon 4-11. A "sucker punch" goal at the start of the 2nd half of extra time meant we now trailed by 5 pts, with time against us. After some re-shuffling and positional switches, our lads put their collective shoulders to the wheel, and once Midleton got the ball into our inside forwards, we had the Bandon backs in all sorts of trouble. We outscored Bandon 1-05 to 1-00 in the 2nd half of extra time, meaning the game finally ended after extra time Midleton 7-09 Bandon 5-11. This result came down to the attributes we expect of this group of players; belief, hard work, character, discipline, fitness & a desire to win. Due to injury & illness, we only had 18 players available on the night, yet all 18 contributed excellently & manfully to a good win.

Team: Jake Shanahan, Alan Power, Sean O Sullivan, Ciaran Evans, Cormac O Brien, Kian Farmer, Cian Murray, Evan Rowlands, Tommy O Connell, Jamie Collins, Craig Barry, Ross O’Regan, Mark Daly, Ryan O Riordan, Ronan Lynch, David Scanlon, Adam O Connell & Conor O’Leary.
Our hurlers are in action next Wednesday v Duhallow in the Premier 1 league semi final in Ballincollig @ 8pm.

Our footballers were defeated in the Rebel Og Premier 2 Championship last Saturday by St Nicks in the Glen field by 2-10 v 2-08.

Dean Ryan Final
Congrats to the Fe16 ½ hurlers of Midleton CBS who won the Dean Ryan Munster Colleges Hurling final last Friday defeating Our Ladys Templemore by 1-10 v 0-12 in Clonmel. Well done to coach Alywin Kearney and our club players John O’ Dwyer, Cathal Gunning, Ryan Mc Conville, Sean O’ Sullivan, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Sean O’Meara, Adam Daly, Padraig O’Brien & Christopher Power. 

Upcoming Juvenile Events
The Juvenile AGM is on Thursday November the 20th at 8pm.Please inform your fellow mentors about the AGM. All team managers and mentors will have to be ratified by the Senior executive for 2015.

Xmas Tickets are now available, this is a very important fundraiser for the Club, we would ask all Club members, players and parents to support the Xmas Draw in any way they can. The draw will be held on Saturday the 13th of December in the Club Lounge at 9.We would like to thank all the prize sponsors and encourage everyone to support the sponsors.      

The Juvenile Xmas night will be on Saturday December the 13th.This night is for FE10's upwards, medals and player of the year awards will be presented on the night.

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