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Midleton Hurling & Football, Ladies Football & Camogie Club NEWS

29 April, 2018

Senior Hurling
We had a deserved win over Bishopstown in Pairc Ui Rinn last Sunday in the first round of the Championship (game doubled up for League points and featured live on TG4), having led at the break by the minimum 0-09 to 0-08, we managed to have the better of the second half and ran out winners by 0-19 to 0-12. Well done to all the players and management.
Team: Tommy Wallace, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Alywin Kearney, Seanaidh Smyth, Luke Dineen, James Nagle, Seamus O’Farrell, Paul Haughney (0-01), Padraig O’Farrell (0-01), Aidan Ryan, Sean O’Meara (0-01), Conor Lehane (0-06, 3 frees), Cormac Beausang (0-01), Luke O’Farrell (capt.) (0-01) & Cormac Walsh (0-04).
Subs used Padraic Nagle (0-03) for Ryan (inj.), Elliot Mulcahy for O’Leary Hayes (inj.) and Patrick White (0-01) for Beausang.

Junior Hurling
A great effort was put in by all our players last Thursday night in the Junior 2 League game in Caherlag against Erins Own. Unfortunately we were up against a very strong home outfit. Special mention to Henry Foster who didn’t take long to get on the scoresheet on his Midleton debut and to Gavin Bagnall Harnett who did a good job on former Munster star Tomás O’Leary. Final score Erins Own 4-21 v Midleton 1-11.
Team: Coran Swayne, Brendan Ferriter, Eoin Ferriter, Jerome Curtin, Conor Evans, Gavin Bagnall Harnett, Cathal Gunning, Shane Ryan, Mark O’Keeffe, Joe Loftus, Niall Walsh, Keith Ryan, Shane Goulding, Sean Corcoran & Henry Foster.

Fe 21
Best of luck to our footballers and management who play St Colmans in the East Cork Final on Wednesday next in Ballinacurra @ 7pm.

Our hurlers had a deserved but hard fought win in the first round of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship last Wednesday against Mallow in Mallow.
Conditions didn’t make it easy for either side and at the break we led by 0-07 to 0-04, in the second half with our backs well on top we ran out winners by 0-17 to 1-05. 
Team: Alan Power, Cormac O’Brien, Sean O’Sullivan, Jack Fitzgerald, Cian Murray, Christian Murphy, David Scanlon, Kevin Finn (0-03), Aaron Mulcahy (0-05, 4 frees), Cian Crowley (0-01), Evan Rowlands (0-01), Kian Farmer (0-01), Arthur Ngunai, Ross O’Regan (0-06, 3 frees) & Jake Shanahan. Subs used Tim O’Sullivan & Tommy O’Connell.

Monday Fe16 Premier 1 Hurling Championship v Blackrock in Church Rd @ 7pm
Wednesday 2nd May Fe 21 East Cork Football Championship final v St Colmans in Ballinacurra @ 7pm.
Friday 4th Intermediate Hurling League v Barryroe away @ 7.15pm  

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan)
Training for all age groups continues this week at the Tech Pitch. U8’s are from 6-7pm while all groups from U10’s upwards are from 7-8pm. New players are always welcome to come and join our Club. Why not come along to our training times. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for all news relating to the Club. Well done to our Club Player Lucy Wallace who was on the Cork Minor Panel who beat Galway in the All Ireland Minor A Final on Saturday.  

Camogie (Camógaíochta)
U6: Our under 6’s begin  outdoor  training this week on Friday evening at the back pitch Midleton GAA Club at 6.30pm,  new members welcome, please contact 087 6822916 for further information.

U9/U10: We continue to have great numbers at training each week, the girls are making great progress.  New players welcome. We are looking forward to an U11 challenge match on May 11th.

U12: On a day we were finally blessed with the weather we hosted Sars in a challenge match, our Midleton Black U12 Camogie team put on a great performance against a very good Sars team, there were great skills on display from both sides and we would like to thank Sars for making the trip to us and we look forward to playing them again during the season.

U16:  We played Castlemartyr last Wednesday night in Ballinacurra, on what finally was a beautiful evening for camogie. Ballinacurra was in excellent condition, considering the terrible weather we've had the last number of months, a credit to all involved. This was our first U16B league game this year for our very young Midleton side. With numbers down on the Castlemartyr side, the game was 14 a side. We started this game very strongly with our backs particularly Yvonne Abernethy, Caoimhe Cronin and Jodie Keegan O Connell clearing a lot of ball which was the platform for our forwards to get some great scores to give us a lead in this game we never relinquished. There were some great scores from Chloe Garde, Abbie Foley, Leah Hogan, Clara Mc Carthy and Vivienne Gleeson but overall it was a fantastic panel effort from all the 20 girls who were there and played. Castlemartyr driven on by Amy Morgan rallied at the end coming to within four points of us.
The final score was 5- 06 to 4- 05. We head to Cloughduv this Thursday evening for our next game. Well done girls. Well done to Chloe Garde playing with the U14 Cork squad in Limerick at the weekend.
Congrats to Lucy Wallace and all the players on the Cork A Minor panel and to Jerry Wallace, Micky Bok and the rest of the management team on Corks win v Galway at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh last Saturday to claim an All Ireland Camogie Championship title on a score line of Cork 0.18 v Galway 1.11.
Training: U6/ U7/U8 Friday 6.30pm back pitch Midleton GAA club. U9/U10/U11/U12 Tuesday Ballinacurra Pitch 7pm, Friday St Coleman’s 6.30pm.  U13/U14/U15/U16/U17 Tuesday St Colman’s 7.15pm -8pm & Friday St Colman’s 7.30pm.

Gaa Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Gaa Golf Classic has been confirmed for Wednesday & Thursday 11th & 12th of July at East Cork Club, the Time sheet is now open, please contact Coleman Quirke 087/2523759 or Anthony Wall 086/3154016 to reserve your time.The format is a 3 Ball scramble costing €130 which includes a Goody bag, a Burger at the 9th and a meal afterwards not forgetting the chance to win one of our 25 prizes on offer.If you are unable to play Tee Box sponsorship is available for only €50 which insures a quality sign on a Tee Box, further advertising in the local media and outside our Clubhouse for twelve months. This is a vital fundraiser for the Club especially with the purchase of the land at the Youghal Road and the future development of same.    

As a follow on from our clubs response to the Darkness Into Light on the 12th May for Pieta House we are organising a safeTALK. This talk will be facilitated by Midleton Red Cross Health and Social Care. A safeTALK is a three hour training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect then to suicide first aid resources.These specific skills around suicide alertness will help to reduce the risk of suicide in our community.This talk will take place in Midleton GAA on Wednesday 23rd May from 6.30 to 9.30 and is open to coaches, parents and our friends and colleagues in the wider community.
Places are limited so please pre book your place by text to Ingrid on 0876374748 or email, (There is no charge for this training.  Tea/coffee available on the night)

Lotto (An Lató)
Our Lotto Jackpot was €7,800, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Phil Cody, Karen O’Brien, Lynda Quirke, Mary O’Brien & Liz Fitzgerald, next week’s Jackpot will be €8,000
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 Bar & Wallis’s Bar.
Our Online Lotto is now available, logon to the Club homepage to purchase your ticket.

BINGO - for a different night out try our Bingo session any Friday at 8pm.


Fe 8
We made the short trip to Lisgoold on Saturday morning to take part in a regional football blitz. The conditions underfoot were very heavy and thus made it difficult for open and free flowing football. Our three teams all showed great appetite for hard work and fighting hard for the ball. After the three games that each of our teams played we had a very tired but happy bunch of players. We look forward to the longer evenings and more opportunities to train and play competitive games.

Fe 9
Due to the late unavailability of our field in Midleton we travelled to Bishopstown on
Saturday morning last for our third football game of the Go Games Leagues. On the day we had a panel of 27 strong, fielding three teams, with each team showing massive improvements in terms of both skill and work rate from our previous outings. What was most impressive on the day however was the willingness of players to communicate with each other on the field, at times encouraging, motivating and even consoling teammates when needed. Some real leaders emerged on the day, encouraging signs for the future.
A special word of thanks also to John Burke and his fellow Bishopstown Fe 9 coaches for accommodating us at such short notice.
Our panel on the day was: Hugh Barry, Ryan Barry, Donncha Butler, Charlie Cahill, Finn Cahill, Braden Dunlea, Conor Fleming, Ethan Foley, Adam Groarke, Alfie Hennessy, Nojus Jurciukonis, Ian Lambe, Kevin Lester, Ronan Mackessy, Charlie McCarthy, Dylan
McInerney, Daniel Moloney, Ciaran Mulligan, Finn Murray, Ciaran O' Brien, Robin O'
Brien, Daniel O' Connell, Cathal O' Neill, Aidan O' Regan, Sean O' Regan, Patrick Spelman & Alex Wilson.

Fe 11
On Saturday morning last, we had a very busy but rewarding morning.This week proved a challenge because of a last minute invite to play in the John Kerins Fé 11 Football Tournament. This was the first time that Midleton have ever been invited to this tournament therefore we had to split the group for two different venues. This proved challenging but worth all the phone calls !!!! The frustration of pitch closures and bad weather was all forgotten about when our boys took to the field against Glanmire on a beautiful sunny day. From the off the lads played some brilliant football, when needed they got stuck in and they didn’t allow the opposing team any space to play. As a result of the great teamwork we came away from Glanmire with two fantastic wins. Earlier in the day we travelled to Douglas for the John Kerins Tournament. We were pitted against the West Cork Kingpins Castlehaven , local
rivals Erins Own and seven time winners Douglas. We had superb win against Erin’s Own and a nail biting but we’ll deserved win against Castlehaven. We also played Douglas in the group losing narrowly. This again was a fantastic team effort, also with some brilliant
individual performances. This justifies our invite and I hope it continues for many years ahead. As a result of getting two wins, we now have qualified for the 1/4 Finals in June.
All this would not be achieved but for the boys commitment to training each week.
Well done again lads for making us as coaches very proud of what ye achieved this week.

Fe 12
On Saturday last we visited Togher to play our traditional rivals the Barrs in the hurling league. Conditions were cold but thankfully dry we began with a strong breeze at our backs and started brightly causing problems for the Barrs defence. Daniel Gardes 65 opened the scoring followed by a well taken goal scored by Luca Brodkorb after some excellent hooking and blocking from our forwards.  The Barrs replied with two excellent points from play,
despite a number of good opportunities that is the way the first half ended. We began the
second half with some very strong play from the excellent half back line of Ben Fitzpatrick (captain) Cathraigh Cronin and Connor Williams. We rattled off two quick scores from Jack Foley and Peter Barrett, the Barrs responded with two points to leave the match delicately poised as we entered the home straight Daniels Garde’s pointed free gave us some breathing space and we managed to hold out as the Barrs threw the kitchen sink at us in the closing minutes, a later Fionn Kelly clearance epitomised the spirit shown by the lads on the day.  Overall it was a very good team performance that earned us the win. We finished on a score line of St Finbarrs 0.04 v Midleton 1.05.  Thanks to all the parents for their travelling support. 
We have one more hurling match this week before we return to the big ball. 

Fe 13
Last Thursday evening weather wise was damp and dirty but it was the opposite on the pitch as the Magpies had a Premier 1 home League game against Carrigtwohill. We got off to a great start with two unanswered frees from Darragh Fitzgerald and two points from play from Tadhg Bohane which saw us settle well. However Carrigtwohill came back into the game scoring three well taken points. Our backs worked extremely hard to keep their danger men at bay with Darragh Scanlon and Alex Moloney sticking to the opposition like glue.
A quick thinking Cian Lambe struck for a goal on the stroke of half time leaving a score line of 1-04 to 0-04. Carrigtwohill came out fighting in the second half and put over some fine scores, Zak Smith pulled off a great save to keep us in touch. Tadhg Bohane got the vital score of the game hitting the Carrig net with five minutes to go. This was a great game of hurling with some excellent team work from all of the panel. Great credit is due to both teams in the sporting manner in which the match was played.
Final score Midleton 2-07 v Carrigtwohill 1-08.
The mentors would like to thank all the panel and parents for their support.
Panel was Zak Smith, Conor Williams, Darragh Scanlon, Adam Collins, Thomas Dunlea, Alex Moloney, Rory Lester, Tadhg O Leary, Niall Lang, Cian Lambe, Eoin Higgins, Darragh Fitzgerald, Evan Mc Grath, Tadhg Bohane, Alex Howard, Sean Cronin, Thomas O Connor, Oisin Berdassa, Oscar Brennan, Tiernan O Connell & Carthaigh Cronin.

Fe 15
The first round of the P1 Hurling Championship saw us play Youghal at home on Sunday April 22nd. We played exceptionally well against a well-organised Youghal outfit. The real difference on the night was the conversion rate that we achieved with our shots on target.
The  accuracy from both placed balls and play gave the Magpies a comfortable lead at times
during the game. But Youghal fought for every ball and made this a most enjoyable game. Final Score: Midleton 3-19 v Youghal 1-10
Panel: Brion Saunderson, Niall Corcoran, Fintan Greenwood, Evan McCarthy, Liam McGrath,  Ciarmhac Smyth, Darragh Codd, Alex Quirke, Adam Fay, Kelvin Barry, Darragh McCarthy , Mikey Finn , David Cremin , Phelim Magann ,  Evan Kelly,  James Condon, Cian Murray, James O’Sullivan, Ben O’Neill, Rory Hartnett Neil Fitzgerald, Tomas Lambe, Craig Collins, Roan Spillane & Shay Bohan.

We then took on Glen Rovers last Friday evening (April 27th) in sunny Páirc Ui Clonmult. Conditions were perfect for the game. The field was in great condition considering the interminable rain recently. The Magpies were first off the mark when Kelvin Barry fired over the first point of the game. Darragh McCarthy and Phelim Magann added a point to give us the start that we were looking for. Our backline were rock solid all evening. Niall Corcoran, Fintan Greenwood and Evan McCarthy didn’t put a foot wrong and were all solidness
personified. Ciarmhac Smyth, Darragh Codd and Liam McGrath dominated their half back area. Midway through the first half Mickey Finn hit a purple patch, four cracking points from the stick of the U14 each one better than the next. A pointed free from Alex Quirke and one point a piece from Darragh McCarthy and Dave Cremin gave us a well-deserved lead at half time. Half Time Score: Midleton 0-10 v Glen Rovers 1-03.
The second half started with Alex Quirke slotting over a sixty-five. Shortly afterwards Alex stood up to take an innocuous twenty-one metre free, that was not in front of the goals, and characteristically struck the ball to the back of the Glen net. This score gave us some breathing space for the remainder off the game. Our final scores of the evening came from Darragh McCarthy (2) and Dave Cremin. This was a great win against a skillful and tough Glen
Rovers team. We now progress to the final against Douglas.
Final Score: Midleton 1-15 v Glen Rovers 1-08
Panel: Brion Saunderson, Niall Corcoran, Fintan Greenwood, Evan McCarthy, Liam McGrath,  Ciarmhac Smyth, Darragh Codd, Alex Quirke (1-03 (1-02f) (0-01(65)), Adam Fay, Kelvin Barry (0-01), Darragh McCarthy (0-04), Mikey Finn (0-04), David Cremin (0-02), Phelim Magann (0-01),  Evan Kelly,  James Condon, Cian Murray, James O’Sullivan, Ben O’Neill, Rory Hartnett Neil Fitzgerald, Tomas Lambe, Craig Collins, Roan Spillane & Shay Bohan.
The final v Douglas will be fixed for an evening during this coming week (Thurs 3rd May or Friday 4th May). If you can travel to Togher to support the U15 panel, play the final, we will really appreciate it. 

Summer Cul Camps
Our first Cul Camp of the Summer is set to commence on Monday the 2nd of July and run until Friday the 6th of July (5 days). Our Cul Camps are open to both boys and girls.  Our second Cul Camp of the Summer is scheduled to take place from Tuesday the 7th of August and run until Friday the 10th of August (4 days). Online bookings can now be made on line for our 2018 Summer Camps.

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be closed next Saturday due to the Bank Holiday Weekend and will
re open on Saturday the 12th from 10 to 11.30am  

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