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Midleton Gaa, Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

11 December, 2016

Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Hurling & Football Club took place last Tuesday evening in the Club Lounge, there was a good turnout of almost one hundred members.
Chairman Liam Ryan welcomed everyone who assisted with the running of the Club over the past year. Secretary Michael Franklin presented a very detailed report of the past year.   
The officers elected were; Chairman Liam Ryan, Vice Chairman Niall O’Neill, Secretary Michael Franklin, Treasurer John Fenton, Assistant Treasurer Pat O’Brien, PRO Coleman Quirke, Development Plan Coordinator Vincent Reddy, Coaching Officer Martin Mc Sweeney, Registrar Terence McCarthy, Assistant Registrar Brendan Ferriter, IT Officer Shane Goulding, County Board Delegate Pat Horgan, East Cork Boards Reps Ken Murray & John Curtin, Children’s Officer Ingrid Connaughton and  Irish & Cultural Officer Diarmaid Ó Dálaigh.
The Senior Hurling manager elected was Paddy Fitzgerald and Padraig O’Brien was elected as the Minor manager. The Intermediate, Junior, Fe 21 and Football managers will be selected in the new year when the Sub Committee will have met.   
Many tributes were paid throughout the meeting to our late friends and members most notably Mick Tobin and Donie Mulcahy.

County Hurling Championship Draws
In the Senior Hurling Championship we have been drawn to play neighbours Carrigtwohill, the winners play the winners of Killeagh v Erins Own in Round 2A. The losers play the losers of Blackrock, Bandon or Muskerry in Round 2B. 
Also at the Cork County Board convention last Sunday afternoon in Nemo Rangers we were drawn to play in a Preliminary round of the Intermediate Hurling Championship against Grenagh, the winners play the Milford in Round 1 whilst the losers play either Kilbrittain or Castlemartyr.

Colleges Hurling
On Thursday evening next the 15th Midleton CBS and St Colman’s compete for the Dr O’ Callaghan Cup Hurling final in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm.    
On Monday the 19th the parents of the CBS Harty team will host a Table Quiz at Wallis’s Bar @ 8pm, a team of 4 costs €30, there will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night.

Midleton Park Hotel Sports Award
Last Thursday afternoon Paddy Fitzgerald was honoured by the Midleton Park Hotel with a sports award recognising the 50th Anniversary of the Cork All Ireland winning Senior team of 1966. Paddy was joined by his family, club officers, former team mates and friends.  

Strictly Midleton
On Saturday night next the DVD of the fantastic evening in the Radisson Hotel on the October Bank Holiday weekend will be on sale at the launch in the Gaa Club @ 9pm costing only €10 each. Please note that there will be a limited number on sale.

Happy Xmas and Healthy New Year
The Executive committee of the Club would like to wish all our members, players, officers and supporters a Happy Xmas and a Healthy New Year.  

Ladies Football
The Club held its annual AGM. While the turnout was disappointing our Chairman went through the year and outlined the success we had. To run a Club we rely on the time that all our coaches give and this is vital to the success of our teams and club. If anyone is interested in giving one hour a week to help with any age group please contact Tracy on 087-6625544.

The following positions were filled on the night:
Chairman: Paddy Corcoran, Vice Chair: Ger Collins, Secretary: Mairead Beausang, Vice Sec: Breda Kenneally, Treasurer: Carol Franklin, Vice Treasurer: Carol O’Leary, PRO: Tracy Saunderson, Child Welfare Officer: Ber Kelly, Registrar: Carol O Leary and Mairead Beausang.
Our last training session for 2016 will take place on Monday Night for all age groups, please wear something festive to get us all in the mood for Christmas.

Our Lotto Jackpot was €7,400, there was no winner, the numbers were 3,9,12 & 24, the Lucky Dip winners were Chris Sheedy, Pat O’Neill, Gavin power, Denis Bulman & Gary Johnson, the Xmas Meat vouchers winners were Pauline Fleming, Grace O’Keeffe, Gerry Smyth & Nina Byrne, next week’s Jackpot will be €7,600.
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. 


Christmas Food Appeal in conjunction with St. Vincent De Paul
We would like to sincerely thank all those who donated to our St. Vincent De Paul food appeal.  The items donated will be collected from the club this week and distributed locally within the community.

Juvenile Christmas Social & Christmas Draw
We had a great turnout on Saturday evening last for our Juvenile Social for all our Fe10 – 16 players and their families.  There was a great atmosphere in the hall and it was great to see the club hall packed full of players and parents and a wonderful way in which to end the year.

Once all the players had enjoyed a bite to eat they all took to their seats for the presentation of medals.  All groups were called forward by their Managers to receive their medals and had a team photograph taken with their respective medals and cups won during the year.  We bidded farewell to this year’s Fe16 players who have completed their time in the Juvenile section of the club.  We wish them and their selectors all the very best as they transition over to the adult side of the club.  The Juvenile committee made a presentation to each of the selectors by way of a thank you and a presentation was also made to them on behalf of the players. The Social concluded with presentations of Most Improved Player of the year awards.  All managers spoke very highly of all the players chosen as recipients for this years award.  We congratulate them all.

Fe11 –Rory Lester, Fe 12 – Fionn Dalton, Fe13 – James Condon, Fe14 – Gavin Reddy, Fe15 – Ethan Daly & Fe16 – Ross O’ Regan.

We would like to thank Monsignor Gould for joining us on the evening and thank Andrew Foley for his slide show of Juvenile Photographs during the evening.  Andrew took all the team photographs on the night and a link to Andrews photographs has been created on the club website or click here to view them.

The Juvenile Christmas Raffle & Draw took place in an equally packed lounge.  There were certainly no shortage of prizes in the players raffle! It was great to see the children all eagerly checking their ticket numbers and there were plenty of very happy and smiling faces with all the prizes won.  Following the raffle the Christmas Draw took place followed by Music in the lounge.  It was a great evening’s entertainment. 

We would like to sincerely thank all those who bought tickets and supported our Christmas Draw and congratulate the winners.  To everyone who has helped out in the Club during the year we thank you and wish all our players, coaches, club members, sponsors and all their families a very happy Christmas.

Annual Long Puck
The annual Sean Keohane Memorial Puc Fada will take place on St Stephens’s morning December 26th over the usual course. The Juvenile section will have a Fun puck whilst the Adults will compete in teams of 3. Buses will depart the Club at 9.30am sharp for Lisgoold. Please note that Vis vests are essential and everybody is welcome.
Refreshments will be served in the Club immediately afterwards.

Club Shop
The Club Shop is open on Saturday next from 10 to 12 selling Club gear, please note that is the last day the Shop will be open. 

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