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Midleton Hurling & Football, Ladies Football & Camogie Club NEWS

01 July, 2018

Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Last Sunday afternoon in Thurles Cork defeated Clare in the Munster Hurling final by 2-24 to 3-19 before a crowd of just under its capacity of 46,000; Conor Lehane played at centre forward and scored 0-01.
The game was played in extremely warm conditions and Cork didn’t cope well with Clare’s pace throughout most of the first half. With minutes to go to the halftime whistle Cork were eight points in arrears but quick fire scores from Luke Meade (goal) and Mark Coleman (sideline) crucially reduced the deficit to just four. In the second half Cork took control and in less than a quarter of an hour having outscored Clare by six points to just one they took the lead and pushed on for a great win to retain their title. Congrats to all involved and to captain Seamus Harnedy proudly representing the St Ita’s club in Gortroe.
Cork now progress to the All Ireland semi final on the weekend of the 28/29th of July.  

Munster Fe21 Hurling Championship
Best wishes to Seanaidh Smyth who is part of the Cork Fe21 panel who take on Tipperary this coming Wednesday in the Munster final in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 7.30pm

We have two Hurling League games this week in preparation for our up and coming Championship game, on Monday we take on Sars at home and on Friday we are playing Ballincollig away.

Monday 2nd July Premier 1 Minor Hurling League v Sars at home @ 7.30pm
Monday 2nd July Premier1 Hurling League v St Finbarrs in Togher @ 8pm
Wednesday 4th Munster Fe21 Hurling final Cork v Tipperary in P Ui Chaoimh @ 7.30pm
Friday 6th Premier 1 Fe15 Hurling League v Douglas at home @ 8.00pm
Friday 6th Premier 1 Minor Hurling League v Ballincollig away @ 7.30pm
Saturday 7th Junior B Hurling Championship v Killeagh @ 7.30pm venue to be confirmed

Celtic Challenge
Commiserations to our Club players Sam Quirke, Cian Crowley, Gary Carroll, David Scanlon, Paul Connaughton, Patrik Kane & Tim O’Sullivan who were part of the East Cork Fe17 team defeated on Saturday last by Mc Donagh Galway in the Division 1final of the Michael Hogan Celtic Challenge Cup in Tullamore by 0-19 to 2-23.

Wedding Bells
Best wishes to our club player Aidan Ryan and his bride to be Lisa O’ Sullivan who are off to Bordeaux this week to tie the knot. A large crowd are on route to the south of France along with his proud parents Liam & Marian for the wedding ceremony. We wish Aidan and Lisa the very best of luck on their special day.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan)
As the Cul camp will be taking place next week there will be no training for our U8-U14 age groups. We hope all our girls who are attending the camp have an enjoyable week. Training will resume as Normal the following week at the Tech Pitch.
Best of luck to our Minor girls who travel to Youghal tomorrow Monday evening for a League match. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for all Club News - Midleton Ladies Football Club or @midleton_LGFA

Camogie (Camógaíochta)
U7/U8:  Last weekend we travelled to Inniscarra for another U8 blitz. Our opponents on this occasion were Castlemartyr, Cloughduv Sarsfields and hosts Inniscarra. With twenty young Magpies available we played two teams and each team played three matches so all of our girls saw plenty of playing time. Once again all of our players showed great work ethic, team spirit and determination in all their games. It was great to see the development of our young players and some very high skill levels on display. Everyone performed brilliantly and all enjoyed the very well organise camogie fun. Well done to the young ladies on a super effort and a big thank you to Inniscarra for hosting.

U9:  On Sunday afternoon last in blistering heat we hosted an U9 blitz, we welcomed  Inniscarra (2 teams),  Rockban  (2 teams) and Blackrock.  It was a great afternoon of camogie. Thanks to all the teams that travelled and all who helped out on the day.
U10:  Friday evening we travelled to Castlelyons to play the hosts. Despite the very hot conditions, requiring extra water breaks it was a very competitive match with some great skills on display from both sides. The girls continue to develop and hone the skills learned and continue to improve week on week.  Thanks to the girls and their patents for travelling and to Castlelyons for welcoming us.
U12 (whites) :  We played away to St Vincent’s last week  in  very very warm and so difficult conditions  for camogie, nonetheless our girls put in a great performance and battled for every ball until the final whistle. Well done to all of our girls on a great match. Thanks as always to the parents and thanks to St Vincent’s for hosting.
U12 (blacks): On Thursday evening last we met Blackrock  in our latest league match.  It was a great game between two excellent sides that battled away in sweltering heat, it was a tight game but our girls just piped it at the end, we would like to thank Blackrock camogie for being great hosts and look forward to meeting them again in the future.
U15: We kicked off our U15 Imokilly league last Friday evening on home ground V Erin’s Own. With the holiday season upon us both panels were short so we played 12 a side. We were grateful for the short respite we got from the extreme heat. We were in control from the off and remained so throughout however the score line  did not reflect the competitiveness of the match, Erins Own played a physical match and didn’t allow us have it all our own way, our scores didn’t come easy,  nonetheless we finished well on top. Thanks to Erin’s Own for travelling to us and for a very sporting match.
Training:  U6/ U7/U8 Friday 6.30pm back pitch Midleton GAA club.   U9/U10/U11/U12 Tuesday Ballinacurra Pitch 7pm, Friday St Coleman’s 6.40pm.   U13/U14/U15/U16/U17 Tuesday St Coleman’s 7.15pm -8.15pm, Friday St Coleman’s 7.30pm -8.30pm.   Any changes to training schedule will be communicated to parents.   New players welcome for enquiries contact 087 6822716. Follow us on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club and twitter@midletoncamogie.   

Gaa Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Gaa Golf Classic is now less than 2 weeks away on Wednesday & Thursday 11th & 12th of July at East Cork Club, contact Coleman Quirke 087/2523759 or Anthony Wall 086/3154016 to reserve your tee time or sponsor a Tee box.

Lotto (An Lató)
Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,000 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Gearoid Fitzgerald, Vikki,Gav & Shmig, Ann Lehane, Liam Coll & Ann Marie Dineen, next week’s Jackpot will be €2,200
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 – Lucky number €500, same again on offer this Friday at 8 pm.


Fe 8
A sweltering Pairc Ui Chaoimh greeted us on Saturday last as we competed in a hurling blitz. The conditions were very difficult given the heat but this did not deter our players who put in a massive effort. All our players got to play three games on the 4G pitch and everyone of them played very well, but most importantly they enjoyed the experience.

Fe 10
The Fé10 boys made the trip up to the city last Wednesday evening to play Douglas in the last round before the summer break of the Rebel Óg hurling league. A total of 29 boys made the trip and played across 3 teams. In extremely hot conditions for a 7pm throw in, all teams played exceptionally well with some fine scoring, work rate and team play throughout. Well done to all involved and keep up the hurling practice at home or on holidays! Thanks to all the parents who were able to make the trip  it’s always very much appreciated by the coaches and players. 

Fe 12
On Thursday last we travelled to Inniscarra for a Premier 1 Hurling league clash. Even at 7pm in the evening the heat was intense but nonetheless both teams served up a very entertaining game of hurling played in a sporting manner.  Inniscarra opened the scoring with a point from play, Darragh Egan and Eoghan Fraser responded with a point each from play,  Inniscarra’s free taker was then kept busy and slotted over three points before we had a brace of frees from Daniel Garde. The hosts added a further 3 points before the whistle to leave a score line of Inniscarra 0.07 to Midleton  0.04 in what was a very evenly contested first half.    The second half began much as the first with Daniel Garde free narrowing the gap before they scored two from play, James Mc Sweeney added to our tally with a point from play but shortly there after we conceded a soft goal, this rocked our confidence and with the sun blazing into the eyes of our defenders Inniscarra rattled in two more goals to leave us chasing the game,  despite this set back we continued to hurl well , a James Mc Sweeney pointed free was quickly followed by another from  the hard working Darragh Egan before Inniscarra added another point,  Eoghan added a point from a 65 after some intense Midleton pressure,  Daniel Garde got the final score of the game to leave the tally Inniscarra 3.10 to Midleton 0.10.  On the night we also had impressive performances from Cathraigh Cronin, Thomas Dunlea, Connor Williams and Adam O’Connor.  Thanks again to parents and parents for travelling on a week night the lads can be very proud of their performances. 
On Saturday morning we travelled to Rostellan for a hurling challenge match, this was a very worthwhile outing with some impressive performances from Matthew Gregory and Fionn Kelly in mid field. We started well rattling off some excellent scores form play before Aghada responded with a goal. In defence Sennan Gleeson and John Paul McManus had excellent games while Shane McNamara was the pick of our forwards. The second half was a more evenly contested game but despite the water breaks it was obvious that both teams were suffering in the heat. Callum O Brien also got on a lot of ball, our U11 players Matthew Mc Sweeney, Mathew Herbert, Cian Stack and Josh Foley acquitted themselves well. Thanks to those who travelled on Saturday morning for what was an early start.

Fe 14
Last Wednesday night we played a home hurling league game against Ballincollig.
Conditions were very warm, and the pitch was very dry due to the fantastic weather we have had in recent weeks. Water breaks for the players was agreed with the referee prior to the match as conditions were so hot for both teams.We started this game very brightly. Throughout the team every player worked hard to win their individual battles, winning the ball and moving the play up the pitch to create scoring opportunities. We had some fine points scored from Mikey Finn, TJ Murphy, Tiernan Roche and Dave Cremin. Towards the middle of the first half our opponents scored a goal from a penalty, but this did not deter the lads and the points kept coming from play and from frees. The halftime score was Midleton 0:11 to Ballincollig 1:06.
The second half was much the same story with points coming from Mikey Finn, David Greene, TJ Murphy and Tiernan Roche. Our backline held strong throughout the second half and they kept Ballincollig to a goal and two points, with their goal coming from a second penalty. We finished the half with two goals, the first one coming from Mikey Finn following a fantastic run from Tiernan Roche who passed the ball to Mikey who was in space to finish to the back of the net. The second goal came from Dave Cremin, who had threatened a goal on a few occasions leading up to this. Full time score Midleton 2:16 v Ballincollig 2:08.
The entire panel for this game gave their all and the players can be very proud of the commitment and performance that they put into this game. We are now finished the league programme, but we await further results from other teams to find out if we progress to the League playoffs. 
Our next game is Saturday 7th July when Midleton GAA host a Blitz, with New York, Knockavilla Kickhams, and Abbeyside visiting our club at 1pm. Our panel for the game was, Mikey Finn, Tiernan Roche, Rian De Barra, Michael Roe, Odhran Prenter, Cathal Beausang, Darragh Scanlon, Alex Moloney, Niall Lang, Tadgh O’Leary Hayes, Darragh Fitzgerald, Zach Smith, David Cremin, Fionn Dalton, Daniel Coffey, Brian O’Connell, David Greene, TJ Murphy, Adam Collins & Rory Lester.

Fe 16
Last Thursday evening we travelled to Ballygarvan to face Ibane Gaels in the 2nd round of the Premier 1 hurling championship. Again like the 1st round we went into this game without a lot of hurling being done and it showed during the first half with the concession of soft goals. We were able to goal a couple of times ourselves to stay in touch and also a mention to Leo Hennessy who scored a point with a fine sideline cut. Half time: Midleton 2-6 Ibane Gaels 3-3. We started the second half brilliantly with 6 unanswered points only to allow Ibane to goal once again to stay in touch. The sides swapped points then right to the end although we survived another scare towards the end when Patrick Kane brilliantly blocked a goal bound shot. Credit must go to both sets of players who served up a good hours hurling in stifling heat. We move on to the County semi final in the first week of September.
Team: Brion Saunderson, Ciarmhac Smyth, Gavin Reddy, Evan McCarthy, Adam Faye, Charlie Walsh, Patrick Kane 0-1, Alex Quirke 0-6(4f), Will O'Sullivan, Paul Connaughton 1-1, Darragh Crowley 0-2, Leo Hennessy 0-3 (1 s/line), Nicky Hayes 1-0, Conor Fitzgerald  0-1 & Darragh McCarthy 0-3. Subs used: Dan Cagney, Luke Deane & Ryan Cahill. Next fixture: Premier1 League v St Finbarrs in Togher on Monday 2nd of July at 8pm

Family Quiz Night
On Sunday evening last we had great support for our Family Quiz night fundraiser in aid of the inaugural Paddy Dunlea Tournament.  On a glorious hot summer’s evening we had over 26 families in the lounge for 8 rounds of questions, ranging from New York GAA, GAA and TV. There was a fantastic atmosphere and everyone in attendance enjoyed the evening immensely.  The support from families across our juvenile club and the wider clubs to support this quiz was overwhelming.  To everyone who bought and supported a ticket we thank you.  We would also like to acknowledge and thank all those who provided spot prizes to us on the night.  We have raised the funds needed to host and run the tournament.  We would like to remind all families that the tournament is running next Saturday from 12.30 to 6.30pm and we will be arranging music in the lounge that evening and all our families and club members across are invited to attend.  Thank you once again for the overwhelming support we received for this fundraiser, your support is greatly appreciated.

Juvenile Golf Classic
Our Juvenile Golf Classic is set to take place on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th of July.  The Golf Classic is vitally important in terms of raising funds to run our club.  We would be very grateful if you would be in a position to buy a tee box to please do so. 
Any parent invested in sponsoring a tee box please contact any Juvenile Team Manager or Committee Member. 

Cul Camp
As our first Cul Camp of the summer is starting next week this is a little reminder of what to bring. Given the exceptional spell of weather we are having please ensure that your child has Sun cream applied prior to the Camp starting and a supply to apply for the duration of the day. We can’t express the importance enough of Sun Cream.  Coaches & Helpers at the camp won’t be able to apply sun cream to the players so please ensure all children attending are capable of reapplying sun cream and have it in their bags.  A sufficient supply of water is also essential given that the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are activity based.
What to Bring to Camp: Packed Lunch + plenty of drinks. Hurley and Helmet for Hurling and Camogie Mouthguard for Football. Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days Sun cream and baseball hat and towel.

On arrival at the club the kids may go to the stand to drop their bags and join their respective groups. Parents will need to join the queue and sign in their child to the camp. Gear collections were facilitated at the club on Friday evening last. For anyone that didn’t collect the gear on Friday you may collect it on Monday morning. As all children will arrive to the camp with the same gear and bags please ensure your child’s bag and gear have their names clearly marked to ensure they will be able to locate their bags at break time. If your child has a particular key ring they will easily recognise please attach it to their bag. Parents who advised Allergies at time of booking must confirm their contact number to the camp co-ordinator at sign-in.
All children must be dropped inside the Club gates and signed in by a parent and collected from inside the club gates. We have in excess of 200 children attending camp 1.  Their safety is our absolute priority. The gates will be closed at the club so parents are advised to park in the front or rear of the railway station when dropping and collecting their children. The camp start time and finish time is the same each day, 10am start and a finish pick up time of 2pm. Hope everyone has a Cúl summer!

Save the date July 7th - New York Visting Team
It is only a week away to the Inaugural Paddy Dunlea Tournament.  The tournament will take place on the main pitch from 12.30pm to 6.30pm.  We look forward with great anticipation to what we know will be a great day’s tournament.  The tournament line up will see Midleton, New York, Abbeyside from Waterford and Knockavilla Kichams from Tipperary compete to win the Cup and Shield. Paddy Dunlea was a lifelong passionate member of our club where he carried out numerous roles over the years.  This is a fitting tribute to him and his dedication to our club.  This tournament together with the Cup and Shield will become an annual Fe15’s tournament within our Juvenile Calendar in honour of Paddy Dunlea.  It will be a very special day for our Club and we encourage all our members across all our clubs to save the date of July 7th and come to the club to view the tournament and enjoy what we know will be a wonderful social afternoon with many competitive hurling matches on show. 


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