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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

14 August, 2016

Fe 16
Pride of place this week goes to our Fe 16 hurlers who were crowned Cork County Premier 1 Champions for the first time since 2006 after a hard fought win over Na Piarsaigh before a fine crowd at Kilbarry (Delanys GAA) last Monday night. Our win was secured by a superb first half performance, culminating in two late goals to see us turn into half time 2-11 to 0-6 in front. We had to face a strong wind in the second half and defensively we had to up our game. We got our third goal in the final minute of the game as Na Piarsaigh pushed us all the way. We had superb performers throughout with great displays from Tommy O Connell, Kian Farmer, Ciaran Evans & Arthur Nganou.
We had to weather the early storm of Na Piarsaigh pressure in the second half and two Na Piarsaigh goals inside the first fifteen minutes of the second half meant "Game On" in a big way as we settled into the final quarter on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-13. We finished the stronger though and deservedly won through in the end by 3-16 to 2-09.

This was a great win for this team of players who mostly have been together for the last ten years. Even though we have won a lot over the years in both hurling & football, this was the very first County Hurling Championship for this team and boy it showed in the celebrations. A great win for our team and for our Club.
Joint Team Captains, Cormac O Brien and Kevin Finn accepted the trophy on behalf of the team.

Check out a selection of photo's HERE  

Team: 1. Ryan O Riordan, 2. Alan Power, 3. Christian Murphy, 4. David Scanlon, 5. Cormac O Brien, 6. Ciaran Evans, 7. Sean O Sullivan, 8. Tommy O Connell (1-06, 4 frees) 9. Cian Murray, 10. Kian Farmer (0-04), 24. Evan Rowlands (0-01), 12. Gary Carroll, 13. Kevin Finn (1-02), 14. Arthur Nganou (1-02) & 15. Aaron Mulcahy (0-01)
Subs 16. Sam Quirke, 17. Craig Barry, 18. Fergus Wade, 19. Coleman Quinn, 20. Griffin Hurley, 21. Loic Nguefang, 22. Adam O Connell, 23. Ronan Lynch, 25. Jake Shanahan (0-01), 26. Mark Daly, 27. Cian Crowley & 11. Ross O’Regan (injured).

Senior Hurling
We played a League game last Sunday v Bishopstown away and after a tough hour we emerged winners on a scoreline of 0-19 to 0-16.
Team: Tommy Wallace, Declan Ryan, Alywin Kearney, Killian Burke, Patrick O’Mahony, Finbar O’Mahony, Paul Haughney, Padraig O’Farrell, Seanaidh Smyth, Padraig O’Keeffe, Conor Lehane, Cormac Walsh, Cormac Beausang, Peter Dowling & Luke O’Farrell.
Subs Leslie Coughlan, Micheal Keohane, Luke Dineen & Billy O’Shea.

Last Sunday afternoon we hosted Killeagh and Imokilly in Round 3 of the Senior Hurling Championship, before a reasonable crowd in great conditions Imokilly proved far too strong for a gallant young Killeagh side winning by 2-22 to 1-12. Thanks to all our club members who helped out on the day.

On Wednesday last we played Glanmire in the Premier 2 Football Championship in Killeagh and after a great game of end to end stuff we lost out by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 4-08 to 3-12.
Team: Liam Franklin, Timmy Abdullagh, Conor Evans, Conor O’Farrell, Sean O’Leary Hayes (2-02), Eoin Maloney, Sean O’Meara (0-01), Conor O’Neill (2-00), Eoin Mitchell (0-01), Cathal Gunning (0-02), Adam Daly, Ryan O’Regan, Shane Finn (0-02), Christopher Power & Tommy O’Connell. Subs David Mulcahy & Luke Smith.
We had a very good workout against the Cork Fe 16 hurlers at home last Friday evening, the final score was 5-11 to 2-19 in their favour.
Liam Franklin, Conor Evans, Adam Daly, Cathal Gunning, Ryan Mc Conville, Kevin Mulcahy, Sean O’Sullivan, Luke Smith, Sean O’Meara, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Conor O’Neill, David Mulcahy, Harry Wall, Tommy O’Connell & Christopher Power.
Subs used Cian Farmer, Timmy Abdullagh, Cormac Higgins & Kevin Daly.
Monday 15th Fe16 Premier 1 Football League v Fermoy at home @ 7.15pm  
Saturday 20th Fe 14 Premier 1 Hurling League v Blackrock at home @ 3pm
Sunday 21st Fe 13 Premier 1 Hurling League semi final v Ballygarvan at home @ 6pm

We welcomed Dungourney and Carrigtwohill to Midleton last Saturday last for a Fe 8 blitz.  It was a great afternoon for all.  Thanks to Dungourney and Carrigtwohill for traveling. Thanks to our older girls Lucy Wallace, Vivian Gleeson, Chloe Garde, Ellen Ryan, Rayanna Power, Elle Mc Manus, and Aisling Kelleher for helping out and refereeing on the day.  Thanks to the parents for supplying the refreshments, to Shirley and crew for organising everything and to our fantastic girls for proving a great afternoon’s entertainment. 
Well done girls!

Training continues throughout the summer as follows:
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 text to parents.
For up to date information on training / matches and club news follow us on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club and twitter @midletoncamogie. Enquires to 087 6972147

Ladies Football
East Cork Junior B Final Replay Midleton 2-14 v Fermoy 3-7
It was nail biting stuff but we held out and were crowned East Cork Junior B Champions. We were up eight points in the first half but only went in at half time one point up. We turned  it around and went another eight points up in the second half, only for Fermoy to pull it back to a draw. In the last ten minutes we found an inner resolve and pulled it out of the bag to win by four points.
Scorers : Lisa Ahern 1-0, Dionne Carroll 1-0, Molly Beausang 0-2, Claire O'Brien 0-4, Ciara McGrath 0-4, Orlagh Farmer 0-3 & Abby Quirke 0-1.
Team: Kate-Mary Cullinane, Deirdre Corcoran, Julia Cashman, Lucy Lawton, Clare O'Mahony, Olivia Walsh, Ciara O'Doherty, Orlagh Farmer, Claire O'Brien, Dionne Carroll, Ciara McGrath, Molly Beausang, Lisa Ahern, Abby Quirke, Caoimhe Morrison, Charley Moore, Aoife Madden, Laura O'Keeffe, Zoe McEvoy, Claudia Kearney, Cristen O'Keeffe, Laura O'Leary, Rhea Buckley & Rayanna Power. 

The Cork Ladies Football Development Camp in Midleton this week was a great success. This is the first year running the camp, coordinated by Orlagh Farmer and members of the Cork Senior & Minor Ladies Football panels. A great week of ladies football with close to 100 girls attending from Midleton Ladies Club and surrounding East Cork clubs (Carrigtwohill, Aghada, Inch Rovers, Lisgoold & Shanagarry). It was also great to see a bus load of girls from the newly formed St Nicks Ladies Football Club in the city travel down to the camp for the week. The girls were coached by the Cork Senior (Orlagh Farmer, Maire Ambrose, Shauna Cronin, Kate Lenaghan) & Cork Minor Ladies Footballers (Niamh Murphy, Sorcha Phelan, Mairead O Sullivan & Cork Minor Captain, Laura Cleary). The girls really enjoyed the 4 day camp and on the last day each girl was delighted to receive a Supervalu Cork Ladies Football Jersey! Thanks also to Hurley's SuperValu Midleton for sponsoring the girls goodie bags on the last day! (Submitted by Orlagh Farmer).

Training continues in Midleton Rugby Club. Our U8 group will return from their short break from 6.30 to 7.30 pm, while all other age groups will train from 7-8pm.

Strictly Midleton Gaa
The countdown is on for this exciting event. We will be announcing our “Dancing Couples” on September 23rd in the Club. This is a very important Fundraiser for our Club so all support would be greatly appreciated. If anyone is interested in Sponsorship please contact a member of the Strictly Committee: Willie O’Connell, Noel Bransfield, Paddy Murray, Lynda Quirke, Mary Quinn, Carol Franklin, Carol O’Leary, Kay Barry, Tracy Saunderson & Darina Foley. There are many options available and you may find one that may be of interest to you. Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and local media outlets for more news.

Healthy Club
Recently an Uachtaráin, Aogán Ó Fearghail commended the fantastic work of Midleton’s GAA Healthy Club project team, "the work they are driving within the club, and in some instances, the wider community is phenomenal he said."

Our Lotto Jackpot was €4,000, there was no winner, the numbers were 2,11,18 7 26 , the Lucky Dip winners were Maureen O’Sullivan, Ellen & Dave Mc Crea, Lily & Fiachra Ryan, Dan Looney & Phyllis Desmond, next week’s Jackpot will be €4,200.

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 7
Our young footballers had a great time last Saturday at the well run Monster Blitz held in Aghada. Well done to all our lads and to Aghada for their hospitality.

Fe 10
We resumed this week after a short break with hurling, the opposition Aghada ,  played on home ground. Twenty seven young magpies lined out in three teams, both sides were evenly matched, each player fought for every ball, with a high degree of commitment and skill on display. After an hour of fine entertainment we came out on top on an aggregate score.  Thanks to our young referees and to Aghada for a fine sporting game.  Next match is a football game away to Bandon. Our players and mentors would like to wish a speedy recover to team mate Paddy Walsh following his recent mishap. Magpies Abu !

Fe 13
In preparation for our upcoming hurling semi-final we had a run out with the FE 14’s on Wednesday night in Pairc Ui Clonmult. We had a strong turnout of players. This was a good game from start to finish. Both sets of players would have got a lot from this game.
The Fe 14s started strongly and registered  a number of scores before we found our rhythm . Niall Corcoran, Ciarmhac Smyth, Liam McGrath and Neil Fitzgerald held a strong line of defence during the first 20 minute period. Cian Murray had a strong influence from midfield. Kane Rowlands, Darragh Codd, Phelim Magan and Ben O’Neill were obstreperous in attack. At the end of the first period the Fe 14’s held a slender lead.
We made a number of changes for the second period of twenty minutes. The introduction of Roan Spillane, Kelvin Barry and Ronan Gies gave us an added impetus. Darragh McCarthy and Alex Quirke were finding scores a little easier to come by. This second period produced some tough, fair and honest hurling. The Fe 14’s held onto their lead entering the third period of 20 minutes. The last period of twenty minutes saw no drop in intensity. Brion Saunderson, Fintan Greenwod continued to influence the game. At the final whistle both panels had given their all and had contributed to a most enjoyable game of hurling.
Panel: B Saunderson, L McGrath, F Greenwood, N Fitzgerald, E McCarthy, N Corcoran, C Smyth, A Quirke, C Murray, D Codd, D McCarthy, J Condon, K Rowlands, P Magan (1-00), B. O’Neill, R Spillane, K Barry & R Gies.             

Hurling Challenge v Ballygunner
Dave Codd organised a challenge game in Waterford city for our hurlers last Sunday 14th. It was our first trip away this year. The weather was kind and a cup of tea and sandwich post-match helped add to the enjoyment of the day.

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