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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

01 August, 2016

Senior Hurling
We have been drawn to play Sars in Round 4 of the County Championship, this game is fixed for Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday the 28th of August. In preparation for this game we have a League game on Saturday next 6th v Glen Rovers at home @ 7pm.

Intermediate Hurling
On Wednesday next we play Glen Rovers in the County League away at 7.30pm. In round 3 of the Championship we received a bye and therefore have a wait now to play the winners from Eire Og/Carrigaline and Aghabullogue.

Junior A Hurling
Last Saturday evening in Lisgoold our hurlers played St Catherines in the quarter final of the East Cork A Championship and despite a very brave effort we were defeated by 1-19 to 0-08.
Well done to the players and the management for their commitment this year and best wishes to Colm Leahy who received a nasty hand injury.
Team: Coran Swayne, Timatayo Abdullagh, Eoin Ferriter, Colm Leahy, Liam Clohessy, Josh Deady, Pat Stack, Willie O’Brien (0-05 frees), Justin Costigan, Luke Finnerty (0-02 frees), Jerome Curtin, Andrew Rea, Kieran Moloney (0-01), Aonghus Cotter & David O’Brien. Sub used Patrick Dunlea.

Senior Football
30 years ago on the 3rd of August 1986, our Senior Footballers having defeated Carrigdhoun and Bishopstown after a replay reached the County Championship semi final for the first time since the early forties. The game was played in Midleton against Imokilly before a huge crowd, fielding an understrength side we were beaten 1-14 to 0-06, Imokilly subsequently went on and won the County Final afterwards.
Midleton Team: Richard Irwin, Michael Hennessy, Liam Ryan, Michael Boylan, Paul O’Gorman, John Hartnett, Denis Mulcahy, John Boylan, Kevin Coakley, Vincent O’Neill, Colm O’Neill (0-04), Ger Glavin (0-01), Kevin Hennessy, Ger Fitzgerald & Edser Cleary. Sub used Ger Power (0-01). Our selectors were Pat Horgan, Sean Keohane (RIP), Tony O’Donoghue and the coach was Sean Power.
Imokilly Team: Ger Looney (Aghada), John Murphy (Glanmire), Seanie Bowes (Castlemartyr), Mick Walsh (Youghal), Kieran Murphy (Castlemartyr), Conor Counihan (Aghada), Mattie Mc Carthy (Youghal), Denis Walsh (St Catherines), Mick Spillane (Castlelyons), Billy Ahern (Aghada), Teddy Mc Carthy (Glanmire), Ger Morgan (Cobh), Tadgh Murphy (Glanmire), Martin Hennessy (Aghada) & Robert Swayne (Youghal).  
The referee was County Board Secretary Frank Murphy.

Team which defeated Bishopstown in the County quarter final at Riverstown 

Wednesday 3rd August Intermediate Hurling League v Glen Rovers away @ 7.30pm
Thursday 4th Fe 16 Premier Hurling County semi final v Douglas in Mardyke @ 6.30pm
Saturday 6th Senior Hurling League v Glen Rovers at home @ 7pm
Wednesday 10th Minor Premier 2 Football Champ v Glanmire, time & venue TBC

On Sunday evening last following a closely contested match v Cobh on home ground  our under 15’s top their group in the Imokilly League and go on to  play Castlelyons in the semi-final.  Our under 13’s despite a loss this past week against Castlelyons also secured a semi-final place v Cobh. Dates and time of both semi-finals are to be confirmed.
See Face book:  Midleton Camogie Club for updates...... Magpies abu !

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

Ladies Football
The Club received fantastic news this week. The LGFA advised us on behalf of Lidl, that our club has received the highest number of votes in the Lidl Store Club Competition and will shortly receive €1000 in cash funding. This is absolutely great news and we would like to thank everyone in the community who helped support us in this competition.
Also a huge thanks to Lidl for their support in Ladies football.

Midleton Ladies Football and Cork Senior Player Orlagh Farmer will co-ordinate a football camp on Monday August 8th to Thursday August 10th  from 10am to 2pm in Midleton Gaa Club. It is open to girls from U8-U16 who must be registered with a Club. The Costs are as follows : €30 per player, €50 for 2 family members and €70 for 3 family members.
For more details contact Mairead 087-3481925 or This is a great opportunity for girls to learn from the best players in the county.

Many thanks to Hurleys SuperValu for their continued support to Ladies Football.
We were one of many who have benefited from the Kits for Kids promotion. Some of our members received the kits on Tuesday last which will be put to good use by all our teams.

Our Lotto Jackpot was €3,600, there was no winner, the numbers were 10,15,16 & 28 , the Lucky Dip winners were Pat Tobin, Pat O’ Brien, Chrissie Dunlea, Joe Lehane & Eddie O’Farrell, next week’s Jackpot will be €3,800.
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.  


Fe 13
We played our last hurling Premier 1 League game of the season recently in Togher against St Finbarr’s. The U12 hurling final last year was against the same team and in a pulsating encounter, were lucky to come out on top. Luckily things have not changed much over the last 12 months. These two teams are pushing each other every year and as a result both outfits will, hopefully, reap the rewards in years to come. We started this latest episode very strongly. Darragh McCarthy fired over a point, which was quickly followed by a goal from the ever reliable Phelim Magan. Darragh then added a goal, which he created himself by winning a ball in the middle of the field before soloing forward and striking the ball neatly giving the goalie no chance. Alex Quirke had the next two scores for the Magpies, the first was a goal very similar to Darragh’s goal earlier in the game where he collected the ball in the middle of the field and soloed through the heart of the Barr’s defence before rifling the ball to the roof of the Barr’s net. The second of his scores was a point from a 65. Finally the Barr’s thundered into the game, as they notched up six points in a row. This was a period of intense hurling and great commitment from both teams. Our  final score of the first half was another point from Darragh McCarthy. But before the half was over the Barr’s added a goal and a point. This gave the Barr’s a one point lead at the half way stage 2-04 to 1-08.
The second half had only started when the Barrs had the ball in our net. At this stage they were playing the better hurling and we required all of our experience to ‘weather this storm’. Only for some wonderful saves from Brion Saunderson we could have found ourselves out of this game. Midway through the second half they went seven points up. That’s when the steel in this Midleton team started to come through. Starting with a James Condon point we  fought our way back into this game. Darragh McCarthy and Neil Fitzgerald closed the gap even further with a point each. Rory Hartnett got the crucial goal and Darragh tied up the scores with the final point of the game. Shortly afterwards the ref blew the final whistle. The final score was Midleton 4-11 v St Finbarr’s 4-11.    
Panel: B Saunderson, J O’Sullivan, S Bohan, E McCarthy, A Fay, L. McGrath, N Corcoran, D Codd, A Quirke (1-04), C Smyth, D McCarthy (1-05) E Kelly, C Murray, K Rowlands, N Fitzgerald (0-01), R Hartnett (1-00), P Magan (1-00), J Condon (0-01), B. O’Neill, D Cremin, C Collins, T Lambe, R Spillane, C Beausang & B deBarra.

Fe 16
Premier 1 Hurling Championship Preliminary Round: Midleton 1-22 v Inniscarra 3-6
The preliminary round of the Fe 16 Hurling Championship was held recently at Delaneys Ground in Kilbarry. This was an eagerly awaited game that we dominated from the start, registering some sweet scores from all angles. The first half was the best hurling that we  played all year. At half time the score was 1-14 to 0-4 and the game was as good as over. Yet in the second half Inniscarra stuck to their guns and constantly sought to threaten for scores which resulted in them "drawing" the second half scoring 3-2 to our 1-8. Taking the foot off the accelerator and conceding the second half goals are items to work on for the next game. This game also doubled up for League Points.
Team: Ryan O Riordan, Alan Power, Christian Murphy, David Scanlon, Cormac O Brien, Ciaran Evans, Sean O Sullivan, Tommy O Connell, Cian Murray, Kian Farmer, Aaron Mulcahy, Gary Carroll, Kevin Finn, Arthur Nganou, Ross O Regan, Cian Crowley, Sam Quirke, Craig Barry, Fergus Wade, Coleman Quinn, Griffin Hurley, Loic Nguefang, Adam O Connell, Ronan Lynch, Evan Rowlands, Jake Shanahan & Mark Daly

Fe 16 Premier 1 Hurling Championship Quarter Final: Midleton 4-17 v Bride Rovers 1-10
This Quarter Final pairing at Caherlag saw us continue our impressive form in our quest for Championship honours this season. Despite missing a few players through injury / holiday commitments we saw off Bride Rovers challenge fairly easily with an impressive score of    4-17, while hitting 18 wides at the same time. Good to see also that we tightened up our defensive play while we were still threatening the opposition goal fairly constantly throughout. We now face Douglas in the semi final on Thursday 4th in the Mardyke @ 6.30pm.
Team: Ryan O Riordan, Alan Power, Sean O Sullivan, Christian Murphy, Cormac O Brien, Ciaran Evans, David Scanlon, Tommy O Connell, Cian Murray, Kian Farmer, Aaron Mulcahy, Gary Carroll, Kevin Finn, Ross O Regan, Cian Crowley, Sam Quirke, Craig Barry, Fergus Wade, Coleman Quinn, Griffin Hurley, Arthur Nganou, Loic Nguefang, Adam O Connell, Ronan Lynch, Evan Rowlands, Jake Shanahan & Mark Daly.

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