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Midleton Gaa, Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

29 January, 2017

Inter County Hurling
The Cork senior hurlers had an exciting win over Limerick Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds in the final of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League by 1-21 to 1-20 .
A late goal by Alan Cadogan proved to be decisive, well done to Conor Lehane who scored 0-03, Kilian Burke who came on at halftime, Paul Haughney was an used substitute and selector Pat Hartnett.
Last Wednesday in the penultimate game of the same League Cork defeated Clare in Sixmilebridge by 0-19 to 0-15. Killian Burke and Paul Haughney both returned from recent injurys and played at half back and mid field respectively, Conor Lehane was the scorer in chief at centre forward scoring 0-08 (4 frees).    

Colleges Hurling
Last Saturday afternoon in Mallow Midleton CBS hurlers lost out to rivals St Colman’s Fermoy in the Harty Cup semi final before a crowd of almost 3,000 by 1-08 to 0-07.
In heavy under foot conditions the sides went in level at the break 0-03 a piece.
A goal midway through the second half proved vital for St Colman’s and unfortunately CBS could not breach their defence despite some close attempts.
Hard luck to Adam Daly, Sean O’Leary Hayes and Ryan Mc Conville who all played in defence, Sean O’Meara captained the side from mid field and Padraig O’Brien was a late substitute. Also to Alywin Kearney the team manager and the other members of the panel Liam Franklin, Sean O’Sullivan, Christopher Power, Cathal Gunning, Arthur Nganou, David Mulcahy, Ciaran Evans and Luke Smith.   

Senior Hurling
The proposed Phase 1 of the RED FM Senior Hurling League is as follows;
March 5th - Glen Rovers v Midleton
March 12th - Youghal v Midleton
March 26th - Midleton v Killeagh
April 9th - Na Piarsaigh v Midleton
April 23rd – Midleton v Bishopstown
May 7th – Midleton a             Bye
May 21st – Midleton v Ballymartle
June 25th – Ballyhea v Midleton
July 2nd – Midleton v Bandon

The newly formed Club Players Association (CPA) are starting to make contact with players from clubs. Register on their website -
The CPA is a voluntary organisation, hoping to work constructively with the GAA to affect positive change. They would like to see the creation of a fixtures schedule that is unchangeable, meaningful and balanced - for Club and County competitions.

Cork Clubs Draw
Congrats to Kevin Hennessy who won 6th Prize of €1,000 in the January Cork Clubs draw last Thursday evening hosted by the Mayfield Club.    

Last Man Standing
Next weekend is nigh, have you your tickets purchased.
We have 3 great prizes of €500, €200 & €100, tickets are only €10 each and are available from Pat O’Brien, Gavin Power, Aidan Ryan, Cillian Hurley, Keith Ryan, Shane Goulding & Alywin Kearney. You can also contact the group on 087/4027765 with any queries.
This fundraiser is very kindly sponsored by our former player Eamonn Crotty who is a Qualified Financial Advisor and can be contacted at 087/9863805 for any Life Assurance, Pension, Saving and Investment requirements. 

Pairc Ui Chaoimh Road Show
Next Wednesday evening the Pairc Uí Chaoimh Road Show comes to Midleton Gaa Club @ 7.30pm. This sale of Premium Level tickets is a vital part of the financing of Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
The purpose of these events is to raise the awareness in Imokilly of the fantastic Premium level offering which will be available in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  
Premium Level tickets are 10 year tickets costing €6,500 and there are only 2,000 tickets for sale. Benefits include: 
• Entry to every GAA match played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh 
• Guaranteed access to tickets for all concerts played in that time. 
• Access to a specific premium level lottery for All Ireland tickets when Cork are involved 
• Access to the best food and beverage services at each match or concert in the stadium 
• Complimentary entry to all club games under the auspices of the Cork County Board is also now included  
• Discounts on conference and meeting facilities for those buying 6+ tickets 

Health & Wellbeing
As part of the Healthy Club Project 2017 Midleton GAA Health & Wellbeing committee has arranged a presentation for Parents on Internet Safety & Cyberbullying.  This will take place in Midleton GAA Club on Monday the 13th of February at 7.30pm – All Welcome.
The presentation will be given by John Murray.  John has experience in both primary and post primary schools.  He is the former ICT Advisor for Waterford Teachers Centre and holds a BA Degree, Higher Diploma in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in ICT in Education and an MA in Education. It will last for approximately 1 hour, followed by a question and answer session. The main points discussed will be:
*          The law and the Internet (Online Harassment and Cyberstalking).
*          How to successfully apply the law to stop your child being harassed online.
*          Social Networking Sites, including Facebook.
*          Safe use of Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber and Gaming Consoles.
*          How to monitor your smart phones and tablet devices, using Mobile
*          Guardian (Mobiflock), Mobicip and similar software.
*          Educating children to be aware of online racism, homophobia and indoctrination.
*          Basic rules to keep children safe, while using the Internet.

Each parent will be given a CD-ROM containing these resources, Teas/Coffees will be served and the cost for attending the presentation is €2.00

Ladies Football
Our under 10 girls will return to training tomorrow night at the Hockey pitch from 7-8 pm. Please ensure that girls have gum shields with them.
Our U8 girls have also returned to the Community Centre from 6-7 pm. We are looking for new members to join our group. If you think your daughter might like to try it out come along to our training time. As all groups will now be back at training please ensure that coaches have the correct contact numbers for the coming year as all team and club news is sent via text message. Well done to Orlagh Farmer and the Cork Ladies Football Team who defeated Kerry in their first league match on a scoreline of 05-17 to 01-11.

St Marys High School were defeated by Borrisokane Community College 5-04 to 3-04 in the Munster Colleges C Camogie Final at the Ragg last Saturday. Hard luck to Midleton players Lucy Wallace, Ryanna Power, Jodie Keegan O'Connell, Ellen Ryan & Abby Purcell.

The Club Executive would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of former Club footballer from the early 70’s Nelius Collins late of Newmarket and Cork. 

Our Lotto Jackpot was €8,800 there was no winner, the numbers were 6,11,19 & 20, the Lucky Dip winners were James O’Regan, Michael Cahill, Donal Coughlan, Dan Twomey & Doris O’Regan, next week’s Jackpot will be €9,000.
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 next Friday evening @ 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.


Code of Behaviour Underage
Midleton Juvenile, Camogie and Ladies Football Club’s have adopted a Code of Behaviour for our Underage players aged 5 to 18 years. The document outlines the main points of the code of ethics, conduct & practice for all club officials, officers, members, mentors, players, parents/guardians associated across all Clubs. 
We encourage all our members to review this information and familiarise yourself with the standards expected by and in the club. membership

Child Protection & Welfare Training Course
To facilitate the new coaches across the clubs Midleton GAA will host a Child Protection & Welfare Training Course on Tuesday the 21st of February from 6.45 to 9.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.
To book your place on this course please email Ingrid Connaughton, Childrens Officer Midleton GAA Club on or via text on 087 6374748.
Child Protection & Welfare Training together with Garda Vetting and Foundation Training certification are mandatory requirements to coach in Midleton GAA Club.

Rebel Og Nursery Workshop
On Saturday 25th February Rebel Og Coaching will host a Coaching Nursery (4-7 yr olds) Coaching/Best Practice Workshops in RANDAL ÓG followed by one in MALLOW (a choice of 2 venues to pick from).
Stephen Behan: Former GPO of Clontarf GAA (Biggest Nursery in Dublin)
Kevin Murray: Coaching Movement and experienced child coach
Dr Wesley O’ Brien: Lecturer and expert in Child/Youth Movement

This is a can’t miss event for anyone coaching or teaching children between the ages of 4 and 7. Some information will be suitable for older ages, so mentors of all groups are welcome. The theme of the Workshop will be “Play and Stay with Cork GAA: Building a sustainable Child & Mentor Friendly Nursery”

Club Shop
The Club Shop will re open on Saturday next the 4th of February from 10 to 12.  

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