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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

22 May, 2016

Senior Hurling
All roads lead to Pairc Ui Rinn next Sunday when we play the first round of the Championship against Bishopstown @ 4pm.  
We wish all the players and management the very best of luck. 

Intermediate Hurling
Last Monday evening we defeated Inniscarra in the League at home by 4-17 to 1-08.
Team: Byran Rossiter, Adam Daly, Declan Ryan, Elliot Mulcahy, Billy O’Shea, Leslie  Coughlan (1-00), Luke Dineen (0-01), Sean O’ Farrell (0-01), Padraig O’Farrell (0-02), Padraig O’Keeffe (0-03), Brian O’Sullivan (1-01), Conor O’Neill (0-02), Mark O’Keeffe, Micheal Keohane & Padraig O’ Brien (2-04).
Subs used Shane Ryan (0-01) & Seamus O’Farrell (0-01).

Junior Hurling
At Riverstown last Wednesday evening we were narrowly defeated by our hosts in a very high scoring game. The final score was Sarsfields 4-12 v Midleton 0-19.
Team: Coran Swayne, Conor Evans, Colm Leahy, Jerome Curtin, Pat Stack, Michéal Keohane, Liam Clohessy, Shane Ryan, Elliot Mulcahy, Robert Williams, Luke Finnerty, Mark O’Keeffe, Brendan Ferriter, James Lane & Willie O’Brien.
Subs used Davy O’Brien, Eoin Collins & Paul Barry.

Minor Hurling
In the last two week our minor hurler’s continued their winning ways in the Non Exam League when they defeated both Carrigaline and Inniscarra at home.
Final Score: Midleton 9-15 v Carrigaline 0-12
Team: Liam Franklin, Conor O’Farrell, Conor Evans, Timatayo Abdullah, Luke Smith, Christopher Power (1-06), Conor O’Neill (1-01), Cathal Gunning (1-02), Christian Daly (4-00), David Mulcahy (1-02). Subs used John O’Dwyer (0-01), Kevin Daly (1-01), Sean O’Sullivan & Tom Scanlon (0-02).

Final Score: Midleton 4-12 v Inniscarra 1-07
Team: Liam Franklin, Andrew Nestor, John O’Dwyer, Eoin Mitchell, Timatayo Abdullah, Ryan Mc Conville, Shane Finn, Cathal Gunning (0-01), Tommy O’Connell (0-04, 3 frees), Conor O’Neill (2-02), David Mulcahy (0-01), Kevin Daly, Christian Daly (1-00 & Tom Scanlon. Subs used Conor Evans, Luke Smith, Eoin Moloney &Padraig O’Brien (1-03, 1 fee)

Lord Mayor Cup Hurling
Our club players found themselves in direct opposition last Friday when Midleton CBS and CBC met in the Cork Colleges Fe 17 ½ final at Church Road, Blackrock.
Indeed opposing captains Padraig O’Brien (CBS) and Eoin Moloney (CBC) found themselves closer again playing at centre forward and centre back on respective teams. 
After a closely fought affair Midleton CBS came out on top on a scoreline of Midleton CBS 3-15 v Christian Brothers College 2-09.      

Inter County Hurling
Commiserations to our players Conor Lehane (0-02, 1 free), Luke O’Farrell (0-01, second half sub), Paul Haughney & Killian Burke (second half sub) and selector Pat Hartnett who were part of the Cork Senior Hurling team which were heavily defeated by Tipperary in the first round of the Championship last Sunday by 0-22 to 0-13. Also to Tommy Wallace who was an unused substitute with the Cork Intermediate team who were well defeated by Tipperary 3-20 to 1-15.  

Tuesday 24th Minor Non Exam Football v Mallow at home @ 7.45pm
Friday 27th Minor Non Exam Hurling v Shandrum away TBC
Sunday 29th Senior Hurling Championship v Bishopstown in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 4pm
Monday 30th Intermediate Hurling League v Ballymartle away @ 7.30pm

Irish Night in the Club 
Last Friday night the local Comhaltas Adult group and guests performed Traditional music in the Club lounge, this event will hopefully continue on the third Friday of each month.

Golf Society Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic is now only eight weeks away on July 6th & 7th at East Cork Golf Club. Our main sponsor once again is Blackwater Motors of Cork , Fermoy & Skibbereen. The competition is a 3 Ball Scramble and teams cost only €120.
Tee times can be booked by contacting either Anthony Wall 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke 087/2523759. Tee Box sponsorship is also available at €50; we look forward to your support.


Fe 12
We started our League campaign when they travelled to Erin’s Own to play the first round of the league yesterday morning. It was a sunny morning and we started the first half playing against the wind. We started strong taking control of the game in the first ten minutes with a few chances on goal but Erin’s Own strong defence denied us a score on more than one occasion. We matched Erin’s Own across the pitch throughout the first half which wasn’t reflected on the score at half time. We had the advantage of the wind in the second half which went a long way to increasing our scores with the addition of some great balls being passed in from midfield. The girls put up a strong defence in the second half and the forwards showed some great determination and teamwork.  Erin’s Own came out on top on this occasion but our girls showed they are improving and learning from every match. 
Team: Ella Murphy, Chloe Garde, Abbie Foley, Rachel McSweeney, Jill Connaughton, Rebecca Crowley, Anna Sheehan, Ruthi Hennessy, Aoife Fitzgerald, Holly Dugan, Aisling Kelleher, Emily Lambe, Tori Buckley & Emma O’Sullivan.

Fé 14
We played Rockban at home on Tuesday of last week. They took an early lead but a much better second half performance saw us score 3.04 in the opening ten minutes. A score line of 3.09 might win most matches but it wasn’t to be our night with a final tally of 9.01 to 3.09.  Well done to all involved on a huge effort.

Training times for the week ahead:
U 6 & U 8: Friday evening 7.15pm -8.15pm in the GAA Club.
U 10 : Friday 7.15pm -8.15pm in St Colman’s
U 12 &  U14: Tuesday 7pm -8pm & Friday 7.15pm -8.15pm in St Colman’s.

Summer Camp
This year our Summer Camp will be held on 14th & 15th July at Midleton GAA Club 10am – 1pm. New members welcome; girls age 6 (or will be 6 this year i.e. born 2010) up to age 14. For information contact 0876822916, email
Follow us on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club.

Ladies Football
East Cork U14 League Final Midleton v Watergrasshill.
We were crowned U14 League Champions on Saturday night after a thrilling encounter with Watergrasshill in Glenville. This is a great win for this team. The scoreline does not reflect how tough a game it was. Watergrasshill did not make it easy for us. Our girls  played to their full potential and came out deserving winners. Well done to all involved and to the mentors.
Final score: Midleton 6-13 v Watergrasshill 3-06.
Panel. Amy O’ Neill, Megan Kelly, Leah Hogan, Ellen Ryan, Megan Shanahan, Orla Evans,  Leah Daly, Ali Smith, Katie Horgan, Clodagh Finn,  Leah Kirby, Ella Tarrant, Sadhbh Beausang, Lucy Kenneally, Denise Collins, Eabha Collins, Neasa Ni Bhriain, Diane Perkins & Misha Harkin .

Lidl Competition
Midleton Ladies Football need all your support in a competition being run by Lidl.
Through a new store competition, starting on Thursday 26th May and running until Sunday, 10th July, Lidl customers are invited to nominate their local Ladies Gaelic Football Club to win cash prizes. Using the nomination card, offered at the till with every purchase (two cards given for over €20 spent) customers can vote for their local club from the list of clubs on the in-store competition unit.

The Midleton Ladies are also involved in an instore collection being run by Hurley’s SuperValu. Drop your receipt into the Ladies Box which will provide Kits for Kids.
All support is greatly appreciated by our Club.
Training continues for all age groups in Midleton Rugby Club. U8 and U10’s are from 6.30 to 7.30 pm while our U12’s upwards are from 7-8pm.
Registration forms are still outstanding. Please make sure to bring it to training so you can continue to play and train.

Our Lotto Jackpot was €1,600, there was no winner, the numbers were 2,15,23 & 26, the Lucky Dip winners were Liam Walsh, Jim Furlong, Roseann Higgins, Michael O’Brien & Diane Sheehan, next week’s Jackpot will be €1,800. Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O ‘Neills Bar, Linehan’s Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrell’s Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Teach Beag & Niall Mac’s Bars.

BINGO takes place each Friday evening at 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.  
Congratulations to Liz Twomey who won the Jackpot last Friday night.
Next weeks Bingo session on Friday will see a Jackpot on 45 calls.

Club Shop
The shop will be open each Saturday morning from 10 to 12 at the Club.
Flags and new club gear are now in stock for our up and coming Championship games.  

Fe 8
We attended a Monster hurling blitz in Killeagh on Saturday. Thanks to the East Cork GDA Shane Supple for running it. It was attended by 36 teams resulting in 18 simultaneous games in action. We were very well represented with five teams, the most of any club. It was a great effort by the lads who all got three games each and left everyone on the pitch which was great to see. We had games against, Killeagh, Sarsfields, Watergrasshill, Carrigtwohill, Fr. O Neills, Youghal, Cobh, Castlelyons and Aghada.

Fe 12
Premier 1 Hurling League: Midleton 3-06 v Shandrum 0-05
Our lads had a busy week and started with a home game v Shandrum on Wednesday evening. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, we trailed at half time by 0-04 to 0-03 and needed to up our performance by a couple of gears. This team always improves in the second half of games and once again they tore into the opposition and worked very hard in every area. We kept the scoreboard ticking over with a point here and there, but three second half goals put us in a comfortable position to finish out as winners. Well done to goalie Dara Fitzgerald and our fullback line for conceding no goal and to Dave Cremin for reading the play like an old pro.

Premier 1 Hurling League: Midleton 1-10 v Ballygarvan 1-07
This was a game that would always provide our lads with a challenge and boy, it didn’t disappoint. We opted to play with a strong wind in the first half and this allowed us to punish Ballygarvan and lead at halftime by 1-05 to 0-02. The second half demanded hard work from every player, as we were playing against the wind and the might of Ballygarvan. Every player gave their all but things didn’t look comfortable when five mins from the end, the opposition drew level. However, this team are improving with every game, and always show character and got the necessary scores to pull away and achieve a great win by three points. This became our fourth hurling win on the trot, and none proved more satisfying and enjoyable than winning the Battle of Ballygarvan. Well done to Mikey Finn for taking his scores, to Riain de Barra for defending bravely and to Odhran Prenter for his big contribution to this group every week.
Panels from: Brian O’Connell, Conor O’Shea, Riain de Barra, Fionn Dalton, Conor Newcombe, Tiarnan Roche, Ashley O’Meara, Odhran Prenter, Ben Kenneally, David Cremin, David Green, Alex Moloney, Dara Scanlon, Caolan Dennigan, Eoin McGrath, Niall Lang, Cian Lamb, Daniel Coffey, Mikey Finn, Sean Fraser, Dara Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Murphy, Leo Kelleher & Tadhg Bohan.

Fe 13
Our third game of the season in the Premier 1 Hurling League was played versus Sars last Tuesday night in the Pike Field in Glanmire. A great rivalry has been built up between these teams over the last four years, so the Magpies were looking forward to their first big hurling test of the year. We have had a good start to the season with two wins from two games.
The conditions were very good for the game. The game was only on a short time when Darragh McCarthy popped the ball over the bar for our first score. This was quickly followed by points from Alex Quirke (2) Kelvin Barry (1) and Cian Murray (1). Ronan Gies then finished a long ball to the Sars net for our first goal of the evening. Sars came back into the game by scoring 1-03. We finished the half very strongly with a Darragh McCarthy scoring a point from a free, Alex Quirke scoring a goal straight from a sixty-five followed by another Alex point and last of the half was a point from Kelvin Barry. Half time score was Midleton 2-08 v Sars 1-03.
We started the second half with a goal from Kelvin Barry who followed it with a point. Alex Quirke finished our scoring with two points. As the game was coming to an end Sars grabbed two quick goals. The final score was Midleton 3-11 v Sars 3-03.
We played well on the night. Brion Saunderson in goals made one great save midway through the second half. The full back line of James, Fintan and Evan are starting the season very brightly. Ciarmhac, Adam and Neil controlled the majority of ball that came into their zone. Our lads will be very satisfied with their performance on the night.
Panel: Brion Saunderson, Even McCarthy, Fintan Greenwood, James O’Sullivan, Adam Fay, Ciarmhac Smyth, Neil Fitzgerald, Alex Quirke, Cian Murray, James Condon, Darragh McCarthy, Darragh Codd, Ronan Gies, Kelvin Barry, Rory Hartnett, Phelim Magan, Ben O’Neill, Evan Kelly, Craig Collins, Niall Corcoran, John Spellman & Daire Mooney. 

Fe 14
Our hurlers went out of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship at the first hurdle last Saturday afternoon when they lost out by the narrowest of margins to the Feile winners Glen Rovers at the Glen field by 0-15 v 2-08.

Rice Cup Final
Best of luck to our club players with Midleton CBS in the Rice Cup Fe14 Colleges Hurling final on Wednesday next against Ard Scoil Rís in Charleville @ 1pm.

Cul Camp
This years Cul Camp will run from Monday July 4th until Friday July 8th at the main pitch. All registered players from Junior infants upwards can take part.  The camp is open to boys only.  This years event co-ordinator is Brendan Foley.  There will be an information morning on Saturday the 21st of May from 10am to 12noon at Midleton GAA Club for those wishing to book a a place.  Bookings are also available on line, for those who wish to book online please go to



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