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Midleton GAA Club News

23 November, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


Last Man Standing
This years Last Man Standing began this weekend. Most punters survived by backing Chelsea and Man City but there was also a large number knocked out due to Burnley’s unexpected win over Stoke. Details on our Website and Facebook pages. 

The Adult Hurling & Football AGM will take place on Thursday December 4th @ 8pm.This meeting is the most important one 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
A great time was had by all those who attended the 80s music night last Saturday night in the Club. Well done to Terence Mc Carthy and Alan Donegan for organising this. Hopefully in the New Year we will have another night to remember!!    

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 €8,400, the numbers were 8,12,22 & 28, there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Anne Ryan, Dave Mc Crea, Phil Shanahan, Margaret Cashman & Gavin and Evelina, many thanks for your continued support. Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,600.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 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.

U14 P2 Football League Final: Midleton 6-6 Carbery Rangers 4-5
Earlier today at Ballinspittle, Midleton's Fe 14 footballers defeated a fancied Carbery Rangers side in the final of the Premier 2 Football League. We have now added the U14 Football League title to the U14 Football Championship Title that we won earlier this year. This was the third time that we faced Carbery Rangers this year, having already met in the drawn Football Championship final and replay. By any stretch of the imagination, this has been an incredible year for our Fe 14 Team. Midleton opened brightly and threatened the Carbery goal with wave after wave of attack. Midleton held sway at midfield, but Carbery's inside forwards were dangerous whenever they got good ball. Midleton's ability to get goals proved the difference and at halftime we lead 5-2 to 2-4. In the second half it was all about "battening down the hatches" and while we always threatened to score goals, we conceded two goals which always kept Carbery in the chase.
This was a great result for our group of players who now settle down to training for the replay of the Premier 1 Hurling League Semi Final V Duhallow, which is likely to be next Sunday at 12.00 hrs (Venue TBC).

U14 P1 Hurling League Semi Final: Midleton 0-6 Duhallow 0-6
In a cold and foggy Ballincollig last Wednesday evening Midleton & Duhallow drew (under lights) in the Semi Final of the Hurling League. This was a game that was played in poor conditions, with a heavy wet ground and with fog descending rapidly. Midleton were slow to start and allowed Duhallow to get into the game with a few points. It was only after 15 minutes that we started to hurl to anything like the standard that we can. We gained loads of possession but time and again, from play and from placed balls we missed the target. At the short whistle we were down 3 points on a scoreline of Duhallow 0-5 Midleton 0-2. In the conditions it always seemed that a goal by either side would prove to be a vital score. Midleton dominated the second half and while holding a very tight grip at midfield, we clawed our way back into the game. In the conditions our first touch was poor, nevertheless with 5 minutes to go we lead 0-6 to 0-5. Duhallow though fought gallantly and won a free that levelled the game. The game then went to extra time. However 2 minutes in, the Referee made the only decision he could, when due to next to zero visibility, he blew the final whistle. Thus we turn our minds to hurling again as we prepare for this replay scheduled for next Sunday. The winners of this game will have the prize of meeting Sarsfields in the final.

Last Thursday night a great crowd turned out for the AGM of the Juvenile Club which was chaired by Chairman Cormac Quirke. He thanked all the players, selectors, officers and parents for all their hard work, commitment and support throughout the year. All the teams done very well for the year with special mentions for the Fe11 double league winners, the Fe 14s who won the Feile hurling title for the first time and also the County football title and the Fe15s who won the Hurling league. Best wishes were also extended to the outgoing Fe16 players and selectors John Mulcahy and Martin Mc Conville. Before the election of officers the outgoing Secretary Michael Franklin was thanked and commended for his great work over the past number of years. The officers and team managers elected were as follows;
Chairman- Cormac Quirke, Secretary – Liam Wade Treasurer – Mary Quinn
Fe 7 – Willie Lawton, Fe 8 – Kevin Mc Sweeney, Fe 9 – Martin Mc Sweeney, Fe 10 – Peter Smith, Fe11– Patrick Beausang, Fe 12- Gerry Smyth, Fe 13 – Ciaran Goldspring, Fe 14 – Cormac Quirke, Fe 15 – Padraig O Brien and Fe 16 – Willie O Connell.

Upcoming Juvenile Events
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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