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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

17 July, 2016

Senior Hurling
Our Seniors fielding a much changed team defeated hosts Ballyhea in the League last Saturday afternoon. The score at halftime was 2-08 to 1-09 in their favour, in the second half a flurry of points from Conor Lehane, Cormac Walsh & Luke O’Farrell gave us a deserved but hard fought victory on a score of 3-13 to 1-22.
Team: Tommy Wallace, Padraig O’Farrell, Alywin Kearney, Luke Dineen, Declan Ryan, James Nagle, Padraig O’Keeffe, Sean O’Meara (0-01), Conor Lehane (0-05), Padraic Nagle, Micheal Keohane (0-01), Cormac Walsh (1-08, 6 frees), Mark O’Keeffe, Peter Dowling & Luke O’Farrell (0-07).  

Last Sunday evening we hosted Killeagh and UCC in Round 2B of the Senior Hurling Championship and before a fine crowd Killeagh with a last minute goal took the spoils by 4-12 to 1-20. Thanks to our members who helped out on the day.

Junior A Hurling
Following their great win over Bride Rovers in the first round our hurlers have been dealt a very tough draw in the quarter final against St Catherines, this game is fixed for July 30th.

Fe 21 Hurling
We are fixed to play Carrigaline in the inaugural County Premier 1 Hurling Championship on Tuesday night next the 19th July in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.30pm ET.
We wish all the players and the management the very best of luck in this game.
On Wednesday night next the 20th we are hosting Killeagh Ita’s and Bishopstown in the Fe 21 Premier 1 County Hurling Championship @ 7.30pm, help is required for this game.

Minor Hurling
We had a fine win over Glen Rovers in the quarter final of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship last Thursday evening in Carrigtwohill. Despite the terrible rain both teams served up a very competitive game. In the end goals from Padraig O’Brien and Shane Finn proved to be the difference in a final score of Midleton 2-10 to Glen Rovers 0-13.
We now play Killeagh in the semi final on the 24th of August with Sars and Na Piarsaigh contesting the other semi final.
Team: Liam Franklin, Jordan Roche, Adam Daly, Conor Evans, Ryan Mc Conville, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Kevin Mulcahy, Sean O’Meara, Luke Smith, Eoin Moloney, Conor O’Neill, Christopher Power, Ross O’Regan, Padraig O’Brien & Shane Finn.
Subs used Sean O’Sullivan & Tommy O’Connell.     

Tuesday 19th July Fe21 Hurling Champ v Carrigaline in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7.30pm ET
Wednesday 20th July Fe21 Hurling Champ Killeagh/Ita’s v Bishopstown in Midleton @ 7.30pm ET
Saturday 23rd Fe15 Premier 2 Football League v Glenville away @ 3pm
Monday 25th Fe 16 Premier 1 Hurling Championship v Bride Rovers in Caherlag @ 7.30pm

Our  U12's had a busy week this week with two sporting & competitive challenge matches played along with training sessions and a 2 day Summer Camp !!
The first match was played away v Youghal last Sunday evening. There was a strong wind on the night which helped us take an early lead scoring a goal in the first 10 minutes. At half time the score was level but Youghal's experience helped them gain the lead in the second half with the match ending with a win for Youghal.
The second match was played on Thursday evening in Rathcormac against Bride Rovers  in very wet and windy conditions. Midleton dominated the play in the first half but unfortunately the scoreline did not reflect all the hard work done on the pitch however the first half ended with Midleton ahead.  The girls had to battle against the wind and rain in the second half and found it difficult to add to their scores but never gave up trying. Bride Rovers came into it in the last 15 minutes but a strong Midleton defence kept our opponents at bay resulting in a win for Midleton. This team is going from strength to strength and gaining great experience from every match they play. Well done girls!!        

Our 2016 Summer Camp was held on Thursday and Friday last, with over 60 girls participating ranging from the age of 6 to 14. The girls were given a great opportunity to hone their skills while having fun with Cork’s Laura Tracy, Chloe Sigerson, Caeigh Boland, & Hannah Looney and Midleton’s Martin McSweeney helped by our young Midleton coaches Lucy Wallace, Áine O’Neill, Rayanna Power who were a big hit with our younger girls. Thanks to the club for the use of their facilities. Thanks to our excellent coaches and our off the field and behind the scene volunteers that make it possible to run such activities for our girls.

Training: U6  /  U8  /  U10:   Friday 7.15 -8.15pm Midleton GAA Club
U12  /   U14: Tuesday 7pm – 8pm St Colman’s.  Fridays 7.15pm – 8.15pm GAA Club
Any changes to training schedule will be texted to parents.

Ladies Football
A busy week for our Junior Ladies. On Tuesday night we are in action against Watergrasshill in the first round of the Championship. All support would be welcome to cheer on the girls at Midleton Gaa Club at 8pm. Following this on Friday night the girls will head into the East Cork Junior Ladies Final. Here they will play Fermoy in Fermoy at 7.30 pm. Support welcome.
Training for all ages group continues at Midleton Rugby Club. U8's train at 6.30pm while U10's upwards train from 7-8pm. Many Thanks to all our supporters for your continued help in the Super Valu Kits for Kids and in supporting our Club in the Lidl Competition.

Orlagh Farmer will co-ordinate a Football Camp in Midleton Gaa Club on Monday August 8th to Thursday 11th from 10am to 2 pm. All Girls from U8-U16 who are registered with a club are welcome to come. Camp forms will be available at training or you may also sign up on the day. For more details please contact Mairead on 087- 3481925.

Topaz Cash for Clubs
CASH FOR CLUBS IS BACK! Topaz are giving local Clubs up to €250,000! Collect 1 TOKEN with every €30/£20 fuel fill at Topaz, offer valid until the 7th of August.
The Midleton Gaa Club promotional code is 10255.

Our Lotto Jackpot was €3,200, there was no winner, the numbers were 22,23,24 & 25 the Lucky Dip winners were Sam & Bailey, E Warne, Breda Smyth, Donal Coughlan & Jake O’Keeffe, next week’s Jackpot will be €3,400.
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.  



Fe 9
On Saturday morning last we took to the field for another Monster Blitz. This time we headed to Kiely Park ( Sars 2nd pitch ) where we competed with 8 other clubs. Numbers were down due to summer holidays but we still had 29 very enthusiastic young magpies, split into 3 teams. Each team played 3 games, with all games very tough and competitive throughout. The boys once again showed their great skill and great determination to win the ball, when needed. Training continues each week and practice at home will help the boys to further improve their skill levels. I would like to thank Cathal O Connor  ( Sars ) for a well run blitz. Thanks also to the parents for their continuing support for the boys.

Fe 10
Monday the 11th of July saw 20 of our Fe10 players travel to Bishopstown for our first football match of the new league. Midleton fielded two teams. Both teams started well. The match from the offset was very physical and it took a few players time to settle and after a while they were growing in confidence and some nice passages of play from both Midleton teams resulted in some fine scores over the bar and into the back of the Bishopstown net. Team 1 was trailing at half time by 1 point on a score line of 3-4 to 3-3. Team 2 was leading Bishoptown on a score line of 3-6 to 4-1. The second half for Team 1 was more of the same in terms of physicality but with Bishopstown now playing with the wind, the ball hardly went past the half way line and the Bishopstown lads found their rhythm for scoring goals. Full time Midleton 4-6. Bishopstown 15-6. Team 2 grew and grew into their game and pushed on to win on a score line of 8-5 to 3-7. Bishopstown won the aggregate score.  Well done to all the players and thanks to the parents for traveling and supporting the teams on the sidelines and thanks to Bishopstown for hosting the match and providing the referees. 

Saturday the 16th of July last Midleton Fe10’s played hosts to Inniscara in their second hurling league challenge match.  Midleton fielded three teams. There were some fine displays of skills on show by both the Midleton and Inniscara players.  The skill sets from both teams were very evenly matched and all the spectators enjoyed watching the many matches on show.  Midleton won 2 of their matches and lost 3 so Inniscara won on an scoreline of 14-13 to 9 -13.  We would like to thank our junior referees on the day Tommy O’ Connell, Adam O’ Connell and Alan Power who did a great job.
Panel: John Paul McManus, Adam O’ Connor, Mathew Gregory, Daniel Garde, Thomas Dunlea, Fionn Kelly, Eoghan Fraser, Callum McSweeney, Jack Foley, Luca Brodkorb, Paddy Walsh, Darragh Egan, Kieran Connolly, James McSweeney, Senan Gleeson, Philip Costigan, Jake Kirby, Josh Hogan , Ryan Woods & Gearoid Cashman.

Fe 15
On Thursday last our hurlers travelled to Togher to play St Finbarrs in the P1 HL.On a night where conditions were bad for both teams we started very slow with the Barrs taking a halftime lead of 2-6 to 1-5. In the second half we upped our game and ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-14 to 2-8.
Team.Alex Quirke,Patrik Kane,Jack Fitzgerald,Ethan Daly,Christian Murphy,David Scanlon,Charlie Walsh,Dan O Sullivan,Samuel Quirke,Frank O Brian,Aaron Mulcahy,Gary Carroll,Tim O Sullivan.Cian Crowley,Adam Meade,Liam Kelly & Daithi Magan.
We would like to wish Leo Hennessy a speedy recovery from his hand injury.

Our Fe15 hurlers with Mary Quinn Treasurer and Claire O'Sullivan of Sherry Fitzgerald O'Donovan who recently presented the team with a set of jerseys. 

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