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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

06 November, 2016

Annual General Meetings
Over the coming weeks the following AGM’s will take place in the Gaa Club;
November 14th – Camogie AGM time @ 7pm
November 30th  - Ladies Football AGM @ 7.30pm
December 1st - Juvenile AGM time to be confirmed
December 6th – Hurling & Football AGM @ 7.30pm

Training this week: Under 6 and Under 8:  Indoor training Friday evening 7pm - 8pm Community Centre. Under 10 and Under 12: Friday evening 7pm – 8pm,  Ballinacurra  Pitch.
Under 14: Tuesday and Friday 6pm – 8pm Midleton GAA Club.
Dates for your diary: AGM Monday 14th November, Midleton GAA Club, 7pm all welcome.
End of year social Sunday 11th December 6pm – 8pm for all players and families.

Ladies Football
Our Fe 8 girls will return indoors to the Community Centre from 6-7pm,please bring €2.
Training commences in the Hockey Pitch Monday Next 07th November. 07:00 - 08:00. Please bring €2 to cover the cost of the lights. New Members More than Welcome......
This is the first night in preparation for 2017. This training is for U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & Junior. Bring Runners and be ready to Run....................
Ladies Football will hold their AGM on Wed Nov 30th at 7.30pm in Midleton GAA Club.
Can all managers please submit their reports before Friday 17th of November.

Health & Wellbeing
Cork GAA will hold a Health & Wellbeing Forum on Saturday November 12th in St Finbarr’s Hurling & Football Club (Togher) from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Uachtarán Cuman Luthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghaíl will open the Forum.  Guest speakers on the day will include Tracey Kennedy and Conor Cusack. Cork Healthy Clubs - St Finbarr’s, Killeagh, Castlehaven and Midleton will give a brief insight into how their clubs approached the “Healthy Club Project” the projects undertaken by the clubs  and what the response has been from their members. This event is open to members of the GAA and to the wider community also. If you would like to attend please email

Our Lotto Jackpot was €6,400, there was no winner, the numbers were 2,11,17 & 28, the Lucky Dip winners were Niall O’Neill, Christian Daly, Pa/Mairead Beausang, Fergal Meagher & Liam Ryan, next week’s Jackpot will be €6,600.
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. 


Fe 6
We lined out in strength for home games in hurling against Youghal and Killeagh recently and did very well overall. The events was well supported by the club and particularly the Fé 6 parents who put on a great spread of treats for the players and for the local parents and visiting parents alike. We had over thirty players and everyone enjoyed the games. 

Fe 13
Midleton v Eire Og, U13 Autumn Football League Rd 3.
The third round of the Fe13 Autumn Football League V Eire Og was played on Saturday 5th of November in Ovens. We had a fantastic turnout of 22 (on the age players) for this away match. The conditions were ideal when the ball was thrown in at 4pm.  After a great win against Nemo the previous week the hope was that we could reignite the passion and drive that was displayed that day. Our defence was rock solid for the duration of the game, but particularly in the first half they were outstanding both as individuals and as a unit. Brion Saunderson stopped two great shots, Fintan Greenwood, Roan Spillane and Niall Corcoran were superb. Evan Kelly, Ciarmhac Smyth and Neil Fitzgerald were brave when standing up to constant pressure from the Eire Og forward line. A breeze that got stronger as the first half developed, helped to prevent many of our attacks.

The half time score was Midleton 0-00 v Eire Og 1-04.
The second half was a completely different game. We dominated the possession and laid siege to the Eire Og goal. Ben O’Neill netted Midleton’s first score, a goal when he pounced on a ball that rebounded from the Eire Og goalkeeper and finished it to the net.  Evan McCarthy then followed our first score with a goal of his own, by sending in a low shot that gave the Eire Og net minder no chance of blocking it. Alex Quirke, Shay Bohan and Kane Rowlands recoded three great points. But our accuracy on the day was to prove to be our Achilles heel. We did ask players before the game to take responsibility by taking more shots on goal, this they did respond very positively too, but alas numerous shots were just wide of the target. The game finished on a score line of Midleton 2-03, Eire Og 2-06. 
We will be back training on Wednesday and the next round of the football league is V Mallow in Midleton next weekend. Please keep an eye on texts for any further updates.
A win against Mallow still leaves a chance of qualifying for the playoff game.       
Panel: B Saunderson, N. Corcoran, F Greenwood, R Spillane, N Fitzgerald, C Smyth, E Kelly, L McGrath, S Bohan, E. McCarthy (1-00), D McCarthy, C Murray, B O’Neill (1-00), R Gies, R Hartnett, J Condon, A Quirke, J O’Sullivan, J Spellman, K Rollins (0-01), D Codd & K Barry.

Fe 14
Congrats to our hurlers and management who had a fantastic victory over Sars in the Rebel Og Premier 1 League final last Sunday afternoon in Caherlag after extra time by 3-10 to 2-11.
Our lads done very well to come back from 1-06 to 1-02 down at halftime to force the game to extra time. Well done to all involved in what was their final game of the year.
Team: Brion Saunderson, Ciarmhac Smyth, Charlie Walsh, Evan Mc Carthy, Gavin Reddy, Jack Fitzgerald, Patrick Kane, Alex Quirke, Leo Hennessy, Patrick Kelly, Ben Cummins, Conr Fitzgerald, Daniel Cagney, Ryan Cahill & Paul Connaughton. Subs Liam Kelly, Daragh Mc Carthy, Daithi Magan, Chris Leahy, Aaron Coughlan & Luke Deane.

Fe 15
Another away trip and venture into West Cork for the Premier 2 Football League Semi Final last Thursday. This time the venue was Macroom under lights and our opponents were Castlehaven who we beat against the odds in 2015.This year we were underdogs again and in the early stages it looked like we could have been overrun and beaten heavily.
However as on so many occasions with this group of lads they got back into the game and gave Castlehaven something to think about.In the end we lost by seven points but came off the pitch with heads held high. Final score Castlehaven 6-11 v Midleton 6-04.
Team: Leo Hennessy, Dan O'Sullivan, Dave Scanlon, Charlie Walsh, Tim O'Sullivan, Adam Meade, Christian Murphy, Ethan Daly, Samuel Quirke, Frank O'Brien, Aaron Mulcahy, Cian Crowley, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Connaghton, Jack Fitzgerald, Gavin Reddy & Rory Donegan.

Fe 16
On Monday night last at Sallybrook, our footballers came up short against Glanmire in the Quarter Final of the Premier 1 Football League on a scoreline of 0-13 to 2-3. In truth, Glanmire were on top from the start but though we were short a number of players, fought to the end and certainly made them work for the full sixty minutes. The game could have been tighter had we been more economical in front of the posts, but we squandered a number of score-able chances when we looked like scoring goals. The half time score was 0-6 to 0-2 and Glanmire held this 4 point margin to the final whistle.
Team: Jake Shanahan, Alan Power, Christian Murphy, Cormac O Brien, Mark Daly, Ciaran Evans, David Scanlon, Kevin Finn, Ross O Regan, Loic Nguefang, Tommy O Connell, Evan Rowlands, Ronan Lynch, Arthur Nganou, Fergus Wade, Adam O Connell, Ryan O Riordan.

On Friday last our Fe 16 Hurlers had a useful workout against the hurlers of Presentation College in Bishopstown. This was in preparation for the upcoming League Final against Blarney which is to be played on the 12th of November. We were short a number of players but we were much too strong for the opposition, winning out in the end by 6-22 to 3-13. 
Team: Ryan O Riordan, Fergus Wade, Christian Murphy, Alan Power, Mark Daly, Cormac O Brien, Evan Rowlands, Tommy O Connell, Kevin Finn, Loic Nguefang, Ross O Regan, Ronan Lynch, Adam O Connell, Arthur Nganou & David Scanlon.

Juvenile Registrations
Indoor training for this group of players will commence in the Community Centre (Former GaelScoil) next Saturday morning November 12th at 12noon.  Indoor hurleys will be provided.  Please ensure all players wear runners and bring a helmet and a drink. 

6 Week - Youth Physical Development Progamme in conjunction with Orlagh Farmer
A reminder to all coaches that week 5 of the Clubs Youth Development Programme continues in the Ball Alley on Monday 7th of November.  This weeks session will run from 7.30pm to 8.30 pm. All coaches across the club are invited to attend this.
Details of the programme and all the exercise videos have been uploaded to the coaching corner on the club website.

Conditioning Workshop at Douglas GAA Club
Setanta College are delighted to host an introductory Conditioning workshop aimed at all G.A.A coaches in Cork. The workshop will be held in Douglas G.A.A club from 7pm to 9pm on the 14th of November. This interactive workshop will focus both on movement skill and fitness development and also injury prevention. Eoin Cadogan and Colm O’Driscoll, two well known faces in GAA circles here in Cork, will present the workshop.
Please click on link below for further details regarding this workshop.

Award 1 Course Training Course
An Award 1 Course is arranged to take place in Midleton CBS Secondary School on December 3rd, 10th & 17th from 10am to 5pm. Only coaches who have received their Foundation certificates are eligible to progress to Award 1 training.

Child Protection & Welfare Training
There  is a Child Protection & Welfare Training course taking place at St. Finbarr’s GAA Club, Togher on Thursday the 17th of November @ 7pm. Should you wish to book a place on this course kindly contact Ingrid O’ Riordan, Midleton GAA’s Child Welfare Officer to book your place.

Up and Coming Events

Indoor Training Schedule
Indoor Training will commence on Saturday November 12th at the Community Centre Midleton. Fe 8’s from 10-11, Fe 7’s from 11-12 and Fe 6’s from 12-1.

Juvenile Christmas Underage Social Dates
Fe6 – Fe9 Players December 3rd in Midleton GAA Club at 4pm & Fe10 – Fe16 Players December 10th in Midleton GAA Club at 7pm

Club Shop
The Club Shop is open on Saturday next from 10 to 12 selling flags and Club gear, please note that we cuurently have a bargain rail available and that Orders for Xmas need to be in early to avoid any disaapointment.

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