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Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

20 June, 2016

Senior Hurling
Midleton Senior hurlers progressed through the second round of the Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday night in Pairc Ui Rinn.
Midleton started brightly and looked well in control all of the way through the first half going in with a 9 point lead.
The second half saw Newtownshandrum up their game and 15 minutes in scored the second goal of the game bringing them back within 2 points of Midleton.
This sparked a resurgence in Midleton and after a couple of well worked points, goals from Conor Lehane and Brian Hartnett saw Midleton take control of the game again and seal the win. Final score Midleton 3-21 Newtownshandrum 1-15

Annual Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic is now only 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.

Fé 8

Our under 8’s travelled to a blitz  Killeagh last week, fielding 1 under 7 team and 3 under 8 teams we played  Sliabh Rua, Killeagh & Carrigtwohill. The girls played very well in humid conditions, all the hard work the girls put in at training is clearly  paying off. Thank you to parents for your ongoing support and to Killeagh for hosting. 


Fé 10

Our under 10’s were also on the playing field last week V Watergrasshill in what was another great evening of Camogie well done to all the girls keep up the good work.


Fé 12

Round 4 of the U12 league Midleton V Grenagh was played in Midleton last Sunday evening. Our girls played against a strong wind in the first half but managed to go ahead early and hold onto the lead throughout the first half. Some great saves from the Grenagh goalkeeper denied Midleton adding to their scores. The two sides were level with only 10 minutes left but the girls dug deep scoring a goal from a free with 5 minutes to go. Midleton kept up the pressure passing ball after ball into the forward line which paid off with the ball rattling the back of the Grenagh net just before the final whistle.  This was a well earned and well deserved win for Midleton. These girls have gone from strength to strength throughout the U12 league campaign and have showed some great determination and heart throughout.

Team: Aoife Lomasney, Holly Duggan, Ella Murphy, Caoimhe Murray, Chloe Garde, Ciara Naughton, Elle McManus, Ellie O'Keefe, Abbie Foley, Jill Connaughton, Rebecca Crowley, Aoife Fitzgerald, Aisling Kelleher, Emily Lamb, Lily O'Connor, Meabh Morrissey, Ines Costa.


Summer Camp

This year Midleton’s Camogie  Summer Camp will be held on 14th & 15th July at Midleton GAA Club 10am – 1pm. This is the clubs 3rd year to host a summer camp  and based on the previous years it  guaranteed to be a enjoyable  and  worthwhile morning for the girl.

To book a place please text Sheila on 0876822916. Open to girls age 6 to 12.


Training with a difference this week:  on Friday evening our younger  girls U6 ,U8 & U 10 head to East Cork Adventure for an evening  and fun, challenges and mud . Our under 12’s & under 14’s train as normal on Tuesday evening in St Coleman’s 7pm, Friday evening GAA club 7.15pm  ahead of their turn in East Cork Adventure on Saturday afternoon  swooping the training field for obstacle courses , individual  challenges & team building exercises .  Fun, mud and wet guaranteed – don’t forget the spare clothes for travelling home.


Ladies Football
Midleton Ladies Football U14 ‘s Crowned County Champions

The U14C Ladies football County final was held on Thursday evening against Keelnameela in what was one of the most exciting games of football played this year.  It was an excellent performance by both teams from the time of the first ball play to the final whistle. 

With each score added to the board by Midleton, Keelnameela  came back into attack.  A super goal by Clodagh Finn put Midleton 5 points ahead at half time but this was to be short lived with an early goal from the opposition in the second half. The Midleton girls didn't let it go. They challenged every ball, and at times it was difficult to make out what position Ali Smith was playing in such as was her speed and determination both in attack and defence.  Midleton came back strong and so did the wind ,and two early rebounds off the upright  from Lucy Kenneally , and a wide goal  made us think the second half may not go our way . 

Leah Hogan aiding Amy O Neill in defence put it up to the girls from Keelnameela and aided Midleton on the way to victory.  Mischa Daly Harkin didn't leave too many balls pass her and made great efforts to clear every ball assisted by the back line   

 The final score  does not reflect the effort of the forward line to get past the opposition. At the end of the game each girl played a part in what was a great win 

With the enthusiasm of the supporters on the sideline and the determination of the team it was a game which won't be soon forgotten with a score line of ....".................

A first county final win for Midleton Ladies thanks to the team of  Amy ONeill,Megan Kelly,Leah Hogan,Misch Daly Harkin,Katie Horgan,Ellen Ryan,Leah Daly,Clodagh Finn,Ali Smith,Lucy Kenneally,Sadhbh Beausang,Ella Tarrant,Leah Kirby,Eabha Collins,Orla Evans,Denise Collins,Megan Shanahan,Diana Perkins Oteh, Nessa Ni Bhriain.

The mentors Ger Collins, Ray Evans,John Tarrant, Breeda Sheedy and Evelyn Ryan plus parents and family of the team and all the supporters on the night.

The girls returned back to Midleton to a great reception along the town for a well earned treat at McDonalds. Many Thanks to the Parents of one of our girls who kindly donated towards the cost of this.


Thank You to all who are continuing to support us in the Super Valu Kits for Kids. It is great to see our box filling up.

Training for all age groups continues at Midleton Rugby Club on Monday Nights. U8’s and U10’s are from 6.30 to 7.30pm, while all other age groups are from 7-8pm. New Players are always welcome to come and join us. Contact Tracy on 087-6625544 for more details.


Strictly Midleton Gaa

The Committee are working hard to get this big Fundraiser under way.  Remember to keep Sunday October 30th free as it will be a night not to forget.  Posters and signs will soon be prominent around the town so keep an eye out for them. If anyone is interested is Sponsorship, there are many different options available. Please contact Patrick Murray on 087-2608414 or email

Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,400, there was no winner, The numbers were 5, 8, 17, 20. The Lucky Dip winners were Sean Kelly, Clodagh McCarthy, Joan O'Sea, J. F. Lawlor, Eddie Thompson.

 Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,600. 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.  


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 14
For the second year in a row Midleton Fe 14 hurlers won their regional Feile competition.
This years venue was the GAA's National Games Development centre in Abbots Town.
Midleton came through their group unbeaten with wins against  Ballinascreen from Derry and Clough Ballacolla from Laois.
They won the overall final with a  fine battle against Kilconieron of Galway.
Well done to all involved.


U13 Hurling Challenge Game:

Midleton 4-04 Sliabh Rua 1-04.

Midleton U13 hurlers travelled to Ballymartle on Wednesday 15th June to take on the local Sliabh Rua team. This game was organised to prepare the magpies for the second half of the Rebel Og Premier 1 U13 league which recommences next week with a game versus Ballincollig. We had a great turnout with nineteen Midleton players making their way to Riverstick for the game. The game started with wet under foot conditions and so scores were hard to come by, but still the standard of hurling was quite good. James O’Sullivan, Evan McCarthy, Cian Murray, James Condon, Phelim Magan and Rory Hartnett all got on a lot of the ball during the first half but the young magpies did find it hard to convert their possession into scores. The first Midleton goal came via Kelvin Barry who got on the end of a move - started by Liam McGrath and included Kane Rowlands and  Ben O’Neill -  to finish it to the roof of the net with great composure. Darragh McCarthy added a fine long range point just before half time.

The second half started with Midleton defence having to stand up to some sustained pressure from the Sliabh Rua attack. But Ciarmhac Smyth, Neil Fitzgerald, Fintan Greenwood, Kane Rowlands and Adam Fay played their part to keep Sliabh Rua scores to a minimum. Mideton registered their first score of the second half which came from Darragh Codd, it was a superb score from all of 50 meters out from the goal. The remainder of the game from a Midleton perspective was dominated by Darragh McCarthy. His three goals and three points all scored from play in the final 20 minutes was to be the difference on the night. Each score superbly executed. Final score Mideton 4-04 Sliabh Rua 1-04.

Midleton Panel: B Saunderson, J O’Sullivan, E McCarthy, A Fay, L. McGrath, N Corcoran, D Codd (0-01), S Bohan, C Smyth, C Murray, D McCarthy  (3-03), K Rowlands, N Fitzgerald, B. O’Neill, R Hartnett, P Magan, J Condon, J Spellman, K Barry (1-00).


U12 Hurling Premier 1

Douglas 7-4 Midleton 3-11

On Sat 18th last we travelled to Douglas for another fixture against strong opposition in this very competitive league. Our lads started well, and added a few points to the scoreboard but Douglas scored two goals in two minutes that didn’t reflect our hard efforts in the first half.

With only a goal the difference at halftime, we were facing into the wind for the second half and Douglas took full advantage of the conditions. Playing with some quick inside forwards, and a really big strong midfielder, they carved out a number of goals that young goalie Dara Fitzgerald could not prevent despite his great efforts.

However, with frees and some opportunist goals from Mickey Finn, Midleton were never too far behind and all our lads kept fighting and working hard right to the end. The team battled for every score but went down to a bigger and more physical side on the day. A lot of positives will be taken from the game and we look forward to the remaining fixtures with confidence.   

Midleton Panel: Dara Fitzgerald, Fionn Dalton, Brian O’Connell, David Green, Riain de Barra, David Cremin, Tiarnán Roche, Tadhg Bohan, Cathal Beausang, Dara Scanlon, Odhran Prenter, Niall Lang, Mikey Finn, Caolán Dennigan, Alex Moloney, Conor O’Shea, Sean Fraser, Diarmuid Murphy, Ashley O’Meara, Leo Kelleher


We had 27 of our under 10’s travel on Saturday morning last, 18th of June to Carrigtwohil for a hurling blitz.  We split the players into two teams and both groups played three matches each.  The pitches were quiet narrow but all the players enjoyed their mornings hurling.   The first group played Kilta Og, Carrigtwohil and St. Colmans and the second group played Killeagh, Carrignavar and Fr. O’ Neills.  Thanks to Carrigtwohil for hosting the blitz.


Fe 9
Over the last two weekends our Fe 9's have seen plenty of action on the hurling field. We have played Killeagh ( 7th June ) Sars ( 11th June ) and we had a blitz in Castlelyons on Saturday last. The boys have really put their training to good use, with some fine displays in each of the games. This very committed bunch have so far done us very proud each time they take to the field, not only with their skills but also the way they conduct themselves on and off the field. We had games against Youghal, Carrigtohill, Castlelyons ,Kiltha og, Watergrasshill and Mallow . I would to thank all of the above and Castlelyons for giving us a great hours hurling. Training continues each week. Well done again boys.


Primary  School Coaching Programme & Interschool Fun Blitz

Our  ongoing extensive primary schools coaching programme  involves  6 hours of coaching  provided by Midleton GAA   to local primary schools throughout the school year .  The aim of the programme is to introduce and promote participation in Gaelic Games across all ages and abilities.  The success of the programme now in its 8 year is attributed to the vision of the club the cooperation and engagement of the school and the enthusiasm of the children.
In what has now become an annual event an inter school end of ear blitz was held on Wednesday morning last. The emphasis of the blitz is fun and participation.  This year it was the turn of 126 3rd class boys and girls, who gathered at Clonmult Parc for an hour of hurling football and Camogie.   After some ‘extra time’ the blitz ended with a rousing rendition of Amhrán na Bhfiann.
Thanks to all the schools who participated, to the teachers who helped out and thanks to Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann  6th  Class for providing their services as  referees.   Thanks to under 10 coach Gavin Dunlea for helping on the day and to GDA Shane Supple for making himself available to us on the day.
We wish all the boys and girls and teachers a summer of fun and games and we look forward to the next programme in September 2106.


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.
Bookings are available on line at

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