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Midleton Hurling & Football, Camogie & Ladies Football News

06 August, 2017

All Ireland Fe17 Hurling Championship
Pride of place goes to the Cork U17 hurlers who won the inaugural All Ireland final last Sunday when they defeated Dublin in Croke Park by 1-19 to 1-17. This was a very close game and it was only late on that Cork managed to pull away.
Well done to Tommy O’ Connell half forward, Sean O’ Sullivan an unused substitute, Kian Farmer part of the extended panel and Donal Burke selector.       

Intermediate Hurling Championship
We have been fixed to play Na Piarsaigh in the fourth round of the County Championship on Saturday the 26th in Caherlag @ 7pm.

Junior B Hurling Championship
In the second round of the East Cork Championship we have been drawn to play Ballinacurra, this game is expected to take place over the coming week.

Fe 21 Hurling Championship
Our first round of the County Championship game against Douglas has been provisionally fixed for Tuesday 22nd .

Minor Hurling Championship
Following on from our impressive first round win over Glen Rovers we are now fixed to play Carbery in the quarter final on Tuesday 15th in Ballygarvan @ 7pm

In preparation for this game we played two challenge games in the past week.
In Dungarvan Midleton 1-12 v Ballygunner 1-17
Team: Alan Power, Kevin Daly, Conor O’ Farrell, Luke Smith , Cormac O’ Brien, Ciaran Evans , Cian Murray, John O’ Dwyer  (1-0), Kien Farmer, Eoin Mitchell (0-03), Harry Wall , Ross O’ Regan (0-06), Arthur Ngangu (0-01) & Christopher Power (0-01). Subs Jake Shanahan, Andrew Nestor, Tom Scanlon (0-01), Adam O’ Connell & Coleman Quinn.
Friday 4th at home  Midleton 3-19 v Clarecastle 3-20
Team: Ryan O Riordan,  Alan Power, Luke Smith, Adam O’ Connell, Kevin Daly, Eoin Mitchell, Ciaran Evans, Kevin Finn (1-02), John O’ Dwyer (0-02), Jake Shanahan, Christopher Power (2-01), Evan Rowlands , Ross O’ Regan (0-12, frees 0-09), Arthur Ngangu (0-01), Tom Scanlon (0-01) and Ronan Lynch. 

All Ireland Hurling Championship semi finals
All roads lead to Croke Park next Sunday when the Cork seniors take on Waterford and the Cork minors play Dublin. Best of luck to Conor, Luke, Killian, Paul & Pat with the seniors and to Sean O’Leary Hayes who captain’s the minors.  

Gaa Golf Society
There is a GAA golf society outing on Thursday next the 10th of August at East Cork Golf Club with a Shotgun start at 5.30pm, sign in at 5pm. This outing is very kindly sponsored by Robbie Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Commercials.

The Executive of the club would like to express their condolences to the family of the late Bill Walshe former owner of the Maple Leaf Bar who passed away recently. Bill's father was the great Bertie Walshe who was Midleton's goalkeeper on our great hurling team of 1914-17, a team which contested four county senior finals, winning two and were also winners of the Croke Cup in 1915 representing Cork.
His son Billy Walshe purchased the Maple Leaf Bar on the Main Street when he returned from the United States. Billy played with minor hurling with Castlemartyr and also played with the Cork team in New York when he emigrated there in the 1950’s. Many players from Ireland went to New York, legally and illegally, to play there during his tenure in America and he regarded Paddy Dowling from Castlemartyr as being the best player from this country to play in the Big Apple. Bill also recalls the many battles the GAA, at home and in New York, had with John ‘Kerry’ O Donnell who had control of the Gaelic Park in New York which was the home base for games in the city.  

Bertie Walshe hailed from 13 Rock Street in Cloyne where his family had a family business. The 1911 census gave the following information Mary Walshe (58), James (26), David (22), Robert (20). Robert (Bertie) was described as a shopkeeper and farmer. Their house in Cloyne was sometimes used by IRA volunteers and at one stage had to battle their way out of the house when challenged by the Black and Tans. Bullet marks from that battle are still evident on surrounding buildings in Cloyne. Bertie was a star player on the Midleton and Cork teams at the time until he returned to his native Cloyne in 1920, where he played in goals for them. As well as his hurling, shop keeping and farming business, Bertie Walsh had a keen interest in horses which he bred.
We are grateful to Billy Walshe who presented one of his father's medals to the club in 1916 when he attended our centenary celebrations of our first senior county victory in 1916.

Ladies Football
Reminder there will be no training this Monday due to the Bank Holiday, training will return to the Tech pitch on Monday 14th Aug from 6-9pm.
Best of luck to our Minor girls who are away to Youghal next Thursday at 7.30pm. All support welcome for the girls at the Top of the Hill pitch.
Orlagh Farmer is coordinating a Football Camp at Midleton Gaa Club. It will take place from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th from 10-2pm.  If you are interested in booking a place please text your child's name and age to the following number tel:(086) 3509870. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn from the best as there will be coaches from the Cork Senior and Minor Ladies Football Team.

Training continues on Tuesday evenings in St Colmans from 7pm - 8pm for U12 / 14 /16 and  Friday evening in the Midleton GAA Club at 6.30pm -7.30pm for all age groups,  any changes to training times will be text to parents.
New players are always welcome. Any enquiries to:, Ph: 0876822916. Follow us on Facebook Midleton Camogie Club and twitter @MidletonCamogie

Our Lotto Jackpot was €14,200, the numbers were 7,11,23 & 26, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Anne Byrne, Clive Horgan, Rachel Walsh, Sinead Savage & Shane Goulding, next week’s Jackpot will be €14,400
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 Bar & Wallis’s Bar.
Our Online Lotto is now available, logon to the Club homepage to purchase your ticket.

BINGO takes place next Friday evening @ 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.



Fe 16
Best of luck to our hurlers who play Blarney in the first round of the Championship on Tuesday next the 8th in Carrigaline @ 7pm

Midleton GAA 2nd Cul Camp of the Summer 2017
Tuesday the 8th of August marks our second camp of the summer and our first ever Cul Camp facilitating girls. The camp coordinator is Ingrid Connaughton.  The camp will run each day, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2.30pm. Many parents arrived to the Club Shop on Friday evening to collect the gear ahead of Tuesday’s camp start. For parents unable to attend Friday evening, your child’s gear will be available to collect on Tuesday morning. We currently have over 150 boys and girls booked into attend the camp.
Kindly ensure your child’s clothing and bag are clearly labelled. 

We would like to remind parents that as we can experience all seasons in any given day to ensure you apply sun cream to the players before they arrive at the club and provide them with rain gear should the weather be unkind to us.  Please ensure that each player has a healthy packed lunch and sufficient drinks for the day.  The camp is open to all players from Fe6’s to Fe14’s across our Juvenile, Ladies Football & Camogie Clubs.  We have coaches and helpers arranged for each of the days to ensure plenty of coaching experience, supervision and fun is provided to all our participants. If parents are available and would be willing to help with the lunch time supervision and opening lunch boxes and drinks for our younger attendees please let Ingrid Connaughton know that morning if you can return to help on that given day. 

In terms of dropping and collecting, please note for Health and Safety reasons the Club Gates will be closed.  Children attending the camp will need to be walked into the club grounds for a 10am start and collected from inside the Club gates at 2.30pm.  Please note that even if you have collected your child’s gear you will still need to sign them in on Tuesday morning for camp registration. Please note that bookings can also be taken on the morning of the camp.  The cost for a child attending a first camp is €60.00 (please note that as the 31st of July booking deadline has passed that gear can’t be guaranteed) and the cost for a second camp, without receiving the kit and bag is €35.00.

Lost & Found
There are a considerable number of training tops, sweatshirts, water bottles and football gloves in the lost and found baskets in the club shop.  Please call in to the shop and recover any items your child may have left behind after training.

Club Shop
The Club Shop is open each Saturday from 10-11.30am.  

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