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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

17 February, 2019

Allianz National League

Cork secured their first League win in Pairc Ui Rinn by defeating Clare in round 3 on a scoreline of Cork 1-20, Clare 0-20. Cork will travel to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday Feb 24th at 2.30pm for round 4.

Harty Cup 1988/2019

The victory by Midleton CBS in the Harty Cup yesterday brings to light some historic Midleton family connections between the yesterday’s victory and the first Harty victory for the school in 1988. For Cormac O’ Brien it was a happy ending to a traumatic day after his grandmother Dinah was buried earlier in Holy Rosary cemetery Midleton. Along with inspiring Captain Dylan Horgan and Dylan Healy he kept the CBC full forward to one score from play and ended the day on a high note. Cormac’s father Paudie was on the Midleton team of 1988 while two other family members, his uncles Sean and Tom were on the St Coleman’s team that won Harty medals in 1977. At centrefield yesterday Sam Quirke continued what his uncle David started in 1988. As with Dinah O’ Brien, Mossy Quirke was one happy grandparent looking down from above yesterday. Another Midleton player with connections to 1988 is Ross O’Regan. Ross’s four points yesterday was a vital contribution to the win and were almost as dramatic as the goal scored by his father Connie in the semi final against hot favourites St. Flannans in 1988. That goal brought the game to a replay which Midleton won before going on to defeat Thurles CBS in Mitchelstown in the final.

The fourth connection the 1988 and 2019 was with Ciaran Joyce centre back yesterday as his father Carey from Castlemartyr was also part of the Midleton team of 1988. While CBC had Midleton players Kevin Finn, Cian Murray and Gavin Reddy on their panel another CBC player has strong Midleton connections. At centre forward yesterday was Niall Hartnett who is the son of Michael Hartnett who won county medals at all levels with Midleton and who, but for an unfortunate knee injury, would no doubt have emulated his brothers John and Pat in representing his county at the highest level. John Hartnett was also a member of the St. Coleman’s team of 1977 along with other former Midleton players John Boylan and Ciaran Keohane.

Congratulations to former Midleton player and team Bainisteoir Iain Cooney and his wife Donna and the recent birth of twins, Bobby and Clara. Both Bobby and Clara sent messages of goodwill to their dad and the team from the hospital with the help of Geraldine McCarthy (Goldspring) and aunt to Sam Quirke. Former school Bainisteoir and Midleton senior player Aylwin Kearney’s message of goodwill from his class in Dubai was also very well presented and received. He will be delighted with the result which was a great fillip for the Midleton diaspora all over the world.

Midleton CBS 2-12 CBC Cork 0-14

CBS: Jack McGann (Kilta Og), Cormac O Brien(Midleton), Dylan Horgan (Killeagh), Dylan Healy (Kilta Og), Ritchie Landers (Killeagh), Ciaran Joyce (Kilta Og), Darragh Moran (Kilta Og), Sam Quirke (Midleton), Ryan McCarthy 0-6pt-(0-5f,0-1’65 ) (Killeagh), Gary Carroll( Midleton), Cathal Hickey 0-1(Lisgoold), Ross O Regan 4pt(2f)(Midleton), Kian Farmer (Midleton), Joe Stack 1-01(Kilta Og), Jason Hankard 1-0 (Fr O Neills).

Subs used: OlanBroderick(Killeagh) for Ritchie Landers, Peter Hassett(Fr O Neills) for Cathal Hickey and Arthur Nganou (Midleton) for Sam Quirke


Upcoming fixtures for this week:

Sat 23rd Senior Hurling league at home v Ballyhea at 3.30pm

Sat 23rd Minor Football League v St Michael’s away at 3pm

(Please note fixtures are subject to change. Check the website for updates)


Our Club Lotto was €5,000 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dips winners were: Amanda Piggot, Brendan O Neill, Michelle O Sullivan, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Bernard Collins.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €5,200.

Tickets are available at the Club Bar, O’Neill’s Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, Niall Mac’s Bar, Wallis Bar, An Teach Beag, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwick’s and O’Farrell’s Butchers. Why not play from the convenience of your home or workplace. Play your Lotto on –line for just €2. Log onto the Club Homepage - to purchase your ticket. Receive a weekly reminder to your phone to play.


Bingo takes place every Friday night at 8pm.Everybody is welcome to attend. Usual Jackpot plus huge sheet values – Green €560, Blue €500, Pink €890. T&C’s apply.

Dinner Dance

2018 was a great sporting year for our Club and in recognition of that we are holding a Dinner Dance on Saturday 2nd of March in Midleton Park Hotel. This is an opportunity for all our Adult players across all our Clubs and Codes, Club Officers, Club Committee Members, Team Managers, Coaches, Parents and Supporters to come together and celebrate the 2018 Club achievements.

There will be a small bit of business to conduct on the night with medal presentations but once that is concluded it will be on to fine food, music, dancing and a club night to remember! Tickets €40 are available in Club Bar on Friday nights 8-9pm, Club Shop Saturdays 10-11am, or from John Ferriter, Paudie O’Brien and Mairéad Beausang. No tickets available on the night so avoid disappointment get your tickets early and join us for a great club night celebration. Magpies Abú


Membership is now due. Please note that you must be a registered member to play and train with your Club. You may pay your membership to your team manager or contact Registrar Tracy Saunderson.


Training for all groups this week as normal. Please note the following:

Senior Infant group will have Gaelic Football training on Saturday at the Community Centre from 10-11am.

Fe 10’s will return to training on Saturday morning to the side pitch of the Gaa Club at 10am.

Fe 11’s will train on Friday night at the side pitch from 7-8pm.

Ladies Football

Training as follows for the coming Monday:

U8’s at the Community Centre from 6-7pm

U10’s will return to the side pitch at the Gaa Club on Monday Feb 24th from 6-7pm

U12’s  at the side pitch of the Gaa Club form 6-7pm

U14’s at the side pitch of the GAA Club from 6.30-7.30pm

U16’s, Minors and Juniors at the side pitch from 7.30-8.30pm


Congratulations to Chloe Garde, Abbie Foley and Yvonne Abernethy on making this year’s U15 Imokilly Panel. Well done girls!!


Midleton Gaa Club would like to send their deepest sympathies to our Juvenile Club Chairman Paudie and Senior Hurling Selector Sean and all the O’Brien Family on the passing of their Mother Dinah O’Brien. May she Rest in Peace.




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