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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

07 April, 2019

Red FM Senior Hurling League

On Saturday our Senior Hurlers travelled to Newtownshandrum for another of their league games. Half time score saw Midleton leading 0-13 to 0-08. The match ended all square with the final score being Newtownshandrum 1-18 to Midleton 0-21.
Scorers for Midleton on the day were as follows: C Walsh 0-08 (6 frees),Tommy O Connell 0-05 (0-04 frees), Sean O Meara 0-04,Garan Manley 0-01, Paul Haughney 0-02, Kian Farmer 0-01

Junior C Football League

Midleton vs Glenville East Cork Football Division 4

Final score Glenville 2-12 Midleton 1-8

Team: Mark Daly, Brendan Ferriter, Eoin Ferriter, Coran Swayne, Mark O'Keeffe, Andrew Rea, Conor Evans, Chris Power, Fergus Wade, Ryan O'Riordan, Ronan Lynch, Kian Farmer, Leonard Saunderson, Alan Power and Shane Goulding. Substitute used Luke Finnerty.


On Thursday evening our Minor Footballers travelled to Ballinlough to play Inniscarra in the Football Championship. Final score was Midleton 2-05, Inniscarra 0-16. Championship team Alex Pranger, David Scanlon, Christian Murphy, Dan O’Sullivan, Gavin Reddy (-1), Cian Crowley, Charlie  Walsh , Jack Fitzgerald (1-0),Tim O’Sullivan, Ethan Daly Harkin, Aaron Mulcahy , Leo Hennessy, Paul Connaughton (-2),Garry Carroll (1-1), Conor Fitzgerald (-1f). Subs Will O’Sullivan, Ryan Cahill.                                      

On Sunday morning we were on the road. This time closer to home were we took on Kilta Óg in the Minor C Hurling League in Dungourney. Final score Midleton 8-20, Kilta Óg 1-05. Team: Mickey Finn, Luke Dean, Gavin Reddy, Dan Cagney, Will O’Sullivan, Charlie Walsh, Liam Kelly, Alex Pranger (-1), Ethan Daly Harkin(1-0), Ryan Cahill (0-4, 1f),Paul Connaughton (-2),Conor Fitzgerald (1-8, 8f), Nicky Hayes (2-1),Jack Fitzgerald (3-2), Rory Donnegan. Subs Trevor Shine, Ollie Murray (1-1), Leo Hennessy, Gabriel Matejko.

Cork Colleges Senior B Hurling Final:

Best of Luck to Colaiste an Phiarsaigh who will play Patrician Academy Mallow in the final of the Cork Colleges Senior B Hurling final at the 4G Pitch Pairc Ui Chaoimh on next Tuesday at 13.30 hrs. Best wishes to our 5 Midleton Players; Fergus Wade, Christian Murphy, Dan O Sullivan, Evan Rowlands and Tim O Sullivan.

East Cork Football C Final

On Friday evening Midleton hosted the Football C final between Bride Rovers and Cobh. Many Thanks to those who helped on the night.


Please note that Membership is now due. Please ensure your fee is given to your Team Manager or contact Tracy Saunderson (087-6625544).

The Fob system for Gym and Dressing Room access is being updated. Please send your Fob number and name to Tracy asap.


Monday April 8th Fé16 Hurling League v Na Piarsaigh (home) at 6.30pm

Monday April 8th Fé12 Football League v St Colman’s (away) at 7pm

Thursday April 11th Fé16 Ladies Football v Carrigtwohill in Ballinacurra at 6.45pm

Friday April 12th Minor P1 Hurling League v The Barrs (home) at 7pm

Sat April 13th Fé12 Hurling League v Inniscarra (away) at 1.30pm

Sat April 13th Fé16 C3 Hurling League v Lisgoold (away) at 3pm

Sat April 13th Junior Ladies Football v Mourneabbey (home) at 6.45pm

Sunday April 14th Fé16 P1 Hurling League v The Glen (away) 7pm.

(Please check the website for fixtures as details may change)


Our Club Lotto was €1,600 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were : Emma Domeney, Eoin McGrath, Kathleen Cody, Charlotte O Brien, Irene Budds.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €1,800.

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.You and your Friends are most welcome to attend for a great night guaranteed.

Juvenile Golf Classic

The Juvenile Golf Classic has been confirmed for July 10th and 11th in East Cork Golf Club. More details will be confirmed over the coming weeks.



Our Lads had their second session of Gaelic Football Training on Saturday morning where all the coaches of this group saw great improvement with the Skills of Gaelic Football within the Group. Next Saturday the 13th of April the FE7 Lads are invited to play Sarsfields GAA in Riverstown - Glanmire  in a Friendly game of Hurling at 10:45am to which they are all looking forward to.

Fé 11

On Saturday we travelled to Ballincollig to play them in the latest set of Rebel Og games. We had 25 players with a number of our regulars unable to line out with sickness and injuries. We hope to have them back available again next week. We played the local lads in two very good close and very sporting games of football, enjoyed by a great turn out of parents also. It was a lovely sunny afternoon but with a significant breeze down the field. Ballincollig allowed us to play with the aid of the wind in the 1st half's and the lads got into their stride quickly with fine football skills and teamwork and lead both games at the short break. It was a case batten down the hatches and hold out which the lads did, working very hard against the wind and very good to see. Well done to all and to the captains on the day Bradley O'Brien and Jack Walsh.

Fé 13

Our footballers travelled to Aghada on Wednesday night in what was a very entertaining hour of football. After a ding dong battle our lads eventually came out on top by a single score, this was a very useful outing getting valuable game time for our players. Well done to all the lads who travelled on the night. Football takes a back seat for the next couple of weeks as the hurling league swings in to action.

Premier 1 Hurling

Ballyanly was the venue on Saturday last for our first competitive outing of the year. Inniscarra are a team we have traditionally struggled to get to grips with but we were confident of a good performance nonetheless. The pitch was in an excellent condition, a stiff breeze drew down the field right to left, having lost the toss we faced into this breeze for the first half. Inniscarra started well knocking over 3 points from play before a fine Paddy Walsh point got us on the score board. Our half back line of Callum McSweeney, Cathraigh Cronin and Conor Williams were doing their best to stem the tide behind them Adam O Connor, Josh Carey (playing his first competitive hurling match) and Ben Fitzpatrick were also under pressure but performing admirably putting in numerous hooks and blocks it what was proving to be a very physical battle. Inniscarra then landed a monster point from play quickly followed by a goal but we responded well with points from the impressive Peter Barrett and the dangerous Daniel Garde, our hosts hit back with a point from play and a pointed free quickly followed by an opportunistic goal but our lads dug in playing into what was now a very strong wind Eoghan Fraser swung over a lovely point from play quickly followed by a Thomas Dunlea free, saw us trailing at half time on a score line of Inniscarra 1.07 , Midleton 0.05. Even though we trailed by 8 points the lads had put in a huge effort against the wind and we were confident they could perform well in the second half. Thomas Dunlea opened the scoring for us in the second half getting a fine point from play this was quickly followed by a Peter Barrett free after Peter had been fouled himself. At this early stage it was obvious that our lads were going to give everything they had to try and get a result with Eoghan Fraser and James McSweeney taking an iron grip in midfield man of the match Callum McSweeney giving an outstand performance at wingback winning a great ball in the air and soloing 40 meters before delivering the ball to Thomas who split the posts. We then got the all important goal from Peter this saw us take the lead for the first time. Peter then pointed another free, the move of paddy Walsh to centre forward was proving invaluable as Paddy made life extremely difficult for the Inniscarra centre back with Daragh Egan and Conor Morley also putting in a huge shift. We were now on the front foot and a goal from Daniel Garde was met with a huge roar from our supporters at this stage we were repelling everything Inniscarra were throwing at us Josh Hogan in goals was calmness personified we pushed forward and put the foot to the floor as the game entered the last 15 mins the now full forward line of Daniel Garde, Odhran Dennigan and Jack Foley were making life extremely difficult for the Inniscarra rearguard. John Paul McManus and Cathraigh Cronin were defending stoutly Peter Barrett then knocked over two points one from play one from a free Midfielders Eoghan and James both pointed from play Thomas added another point to take his personal tally to 4 points, Eoghan then swung over another score an Inniscarra attack was then broken up by a hook and when the same player attempted to strike the ball he was blocked down this typified our performance on the day, the ref then blew the final whistle to leave us with a score line Midleton 2.15 Inniscarra2.07 This was a great start to our league campaign great credit to each and every player in what was a very impressive performance.

Panel: Josh Hogan, Adam O Connor, Josh Carey, Ben Fitzpatrick, Conor Williams (Cpt) Cathraigh Cronin, Callum McSweeney, Odhran Fraser, James McSweeney, Conor Morley, Daragh Egan, Peter Barrett, Daniel Garde, Paddy Walsh, Thomas Dunlea, John Paul McManus, Jack Foley, Odhran Dennigan.

Fé14 Feile Football

On Saturday Midleton Fé14 travelled to Na Piarsaigh for the Football Feile in what proved to be a great day. It was ideal conditions for football and even though we had lost a couple of players with injuries the lads put in a mighty performance on the day. Our first game was against Ballinora and we started brightly with points from Evan Mcgrath and Eoin Higgins. Evan got two quick goals which left the halftime score of 2-2 to 3-0. A quick goal at the start of the second half by Cormac Ryan saw us in the driving seat. However Ballinora rallied and got two more goals just on the stroke of full time leaving the final score of Midleton 3-2 to Ballinora 5-2.
Our second game was a must win game against Aghabollogue. Again the lads started strong with a goal from Zach Smith followed by another by Cian Lambe and the quick thinking Samuel Morrisey got another goal just before halftime time saw us lead 3-1 to 2 points. Aghabollogue came out fighting in the second half and got some fine points but our heads defended well and did not leak any goals. Alex Howard pulled off some wonderful saves to keep us in the game with the Magpies winning on a score line of 3-2 to 0-7.
Our third and final game was a winner takes all against the hosts Na Piarsaigh. The first half was a disappointing performance from our lads with Na Piarsaigh very strong all over the field and they opened up a huge lead of 4 goals. A well struck penalty from full forward Darragh Scanlon saw the halftime score of 4-2 to 1-0. We had a lot to do in the second half and we started brightly with a goal from Thomas O Connor followed by a point from Cian Lambe but that was as good as it got for Midleton with the final score at Na Piarsaigh 5-3 Midleton 2-1. Overall the lads played some fantastic football and a great day out was had by all. The Mentors would like to thank all the Parents and Families for supporting the lads on the day. Panel as follows Alex Howard Darragh Aherne tadgh Bohane Sean Cronin Darragh Higgins Alex Moloney Rory Lester Tadhg o Leary Darragh Fitzgerald Zach Smith Evan Mcgrath Cian Lambe Samuel morrisey Darragh Scanlon Eoin Higgins Oscar Brennan Cormac Ryan Thomas O Connor Adam Collins Niall Lang.

Easter and Cúl Camp

Our Easter Camp will take place on Wednesday April 24th from 10am to 1pm at Midleton Gaa Club. A text will be sent from Team Managers to all Parents. This camp is open to both boys and girls from Fé7 to Fé12.

The Cúl Camp registration is now open for booking. Camp dates are July 1st to 5th 10am to 2pm and August 6th to 9th from 10am to 2pm. The camp is open to both boys and girls. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Ladies Football


Our Fé12 Ladies had their debut league game of the 2019 season in Midleton today the 7th April 2019 vs Cobh A. We won the game by a large margin with a score line of 9-3 to 3-5. Each and every player played a vital role in such a definitive score line. The panel of players are as follows: Faye Dunlea, Ciara Murphy, Rebecca Ryan, Hannah O Brien, Julie Murphy, Kate O’ Sullivan, Emma Fitzgerald, Leah Costigan, Caoilinn Fraser, Oonagh Lang, Alannah Magan, Ciara McGrath, Emma Keeshan, Amy Keeshan, Lily Kelly, Kate Saunderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sorcha Cronin, Shiela O Leary Hayes, Cait O Leary Hayes, Cara Pyne, Roisín McManus, Ella Fitzgerald, Robyn Keating, Rebecca Cronin.


It was a busy week for our U14 Ladies. On Thursday last they had a very comprehensive win over Watergrasshill in the A League. Many Thanks to Ballinacurra for the use of their pitch. On Sunday morning we travelled to Whitechurch. A strong breeze aided us in the first-half and the girls took full advantage. We lead 5-06 to no score at half time. Rockbán came out very strong in the 2nd half but all the girls defended brilliantly, largely restricting Rockbán to points. Midleton weathered the storm and ensured there would be no comeback by notching up 2-02 of our own in the 2nd half. All-in-all, a brilliant display of team'work, great supporting play and resilient defending. We couldn't be happier with the display and result. Final score was Midleton 7-08, Rockbán 2-06.

Training for the following week:

U8’s will train outdoors at the Tech Pitch from 6-7pm. Please note venue change.

U10’s / U12’s 6-7pm at the Tech Pitch

U14’s 6.30-7.30pm at the Tech Pitch


Huge Congratulations to  the Cork U16a Team,Munster Champions, especially our Midleton player Vivienne Gleeson who beat Limerick recently. 1-12 to 2-7 in a very close and exciting game. Well done to all involved .

Our U12 Camogie group had a busy week last Sunday was their first outing and they put on a great display against a very strong Carrigaline side. There was very little between the two teams who battled away in the sunshine. A big thank you to Willie Wallace who refereed the game for us. Our second trip was to Watergrasshill ,The girls had a good run out on Saturday last with three matches played against Killeagh, Watergrasshill and Erins Own. Already the girls are improving with loads of scores coming their way. A big thank you to Watergrasshill for hosting today.

The Under 10’s and Under 11’s played each other in a challenge match on Saturday evening last  in Clonmult Park. This was a great runout for both teams as they prepare for the long season ahead and it’s safe to say that the future of Midleton camogie is very bright indeed with great skills on display from both teams. A special mention for under 10 player Ciara Hynes who togged out with the under 11’s to even up the numbers. Well done to all of the girls involved!

Our u13/14 traveled to  Castlelyons for a challenge game on Friday evening. The girls played great throughout the game and had some great passages of play Team : R Ryan ,A Naughton ,J Fitzgerald ,I Nestor ,E o Neil, E Mcmanus, L Goulding, G Kelleher, M Ni Conchubhair, E Lamb, S Ni Teangana , E O Sullivan, R Finn, K Quirke, B Ryan . Well done girls thanks to Castlelyons for hosting and all the parents who supported.

Safeguarding Course.

This workshop was previously called Child Protection Awareness Training. It is a mandatory requirement for coaches and any new coaches within the club will need to participate in this three hour workshop before commencing their role. This workshop looks at current legislation and good practice in relation to working with children and applies to anyone who has a player on their team who is under 18 years of age. To facilitate new coaches and coaches who may wish to brush up on their skills there will be a Safeguarding Workshop in the clubhouse on Wednesday 1st May from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Places are limited and will need to be booked on a (1st come 1st served basis by texting Ingrid on 087 6374748. This will be the last local workshop for this season so please book a place if you intend to coach this season.

Coffee Morning

On Saturday Morning Mary Quinn held a coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice. She would like to thank everyone for all the support she received on the morning. Thank you to those who helped out with the serving of tea, coffee and cakes, who baked cakes and helped to sell tickets for the very successful raffle. Also a big thank you to those who donated prizes for the raffle.

Gaa Golf Society

Midleton Gaa Golf Society Easter Hamper kindly sponsored by Mr Phillip O Brien at East Cork Golf Club on Saturday 20th April. Tee time 12pm to 1330. Hope you can make it.

Congratulations to Johnny Comer and Nicola Lehane who were married over the weekend. Also Best Wishes to Luke O’Farrell and Rosie Kane who are getting married next week.


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