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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

12 May, 2019

Munster Hurling Championship

Today saw the Minor and Senior Cork teams begin their Munster Hurling Championship with both games taking place in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. The Minor game threw in at 2pm and saw them defeat Tipperary with a full time score of Cork 2-27, Tipperary 1-18. The Senior match had a 4pm throw in. Unfortunately the full time score was not in the rebels favour. Full time score was Cork 1-24 Tipperary 2-28. Midleton had two players involved on the day. Conor Lehane on the Senior panel and Bríon Saunderson on the Minor Panel. Next up for both team is an away fixture next Sunday to Limerick.

Junior A Football Championship

Our Junior A footballers began their Championship campaign with a fixture against Carrignavar. A close contest which saw the half time finish with only a point between the teams; Midleton 2-11 Carrignavar 2-12. It was a similar story in the second half and nothing could separate the sides at full time with both teams finishing level at 2-11 apiece. Extra time was played but it was not to be for the magpies. Full time score Midleton 2-12 Carrignavar 3-14.

Panel: Patrick White, Cathal Gunning , Luke Dineen , Adam Daly, Niall Walsh, Padraig O’Farrell , Eoin Mitchell , Eoin Moloney , Sean O’Meara , Cormac Walsh, Sean O’Farrell, Cormac Beausang, Seadhnaidh Smyth , Johnny Comer , Kieran Mulcahy, Eoin Collins, Padraig O’Brien, Ronan Lynch , Aidan Ryan, Cillian Hurley, Brendan Ferriter , Alan Power, Tommy O’Connell, Sean O’Leary Hayes , Mark Daly, Loic Nganou , Gavin Bagnell Hartnett, Seamus O’Farrell, Eoin Ferriter

Development Meeting

On Monday May 20th at 8.30pm there will be a meeting for all Club Members, Parents and Guardians of Juvenile members on our Exciting New Development at Park South on the Youghal Rd. Come along to hear details of what is included in the plans for the new development. This is a huge undertaking for our Club and your support for the new venture would be appreciated on the night.


Mon May 13th Fé10 Ladies Football v Rockbán away at 7.30pm

Mon May 13th Fé 16 Football v Carrigtwohill away at 7.30pm

Mon May 13th Fé 13 P1 Football v Glanmire away at 8.10pm

Fri May 17th Senior Hurling League v Bishopstown away at 7.45pm


Our Club Lotto was €2,600 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Paula Smyth, Anne Daly, Mary and Majella, Patrick Ahern, Anne Daly.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,800.

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. Big money on offer next Friday. Usual jackpot of €1,000. Sheets – Green €900, Blue €500 and Pink €410. Book cost €6.00 plus sheets. Optional at 2 each. Everybody most welcome.



Hurling training continues for the Fé6 boys every Saturday morning 10-11am. The boys are making great progress every week with lots of fun and games being had. New members are always welcome. Thanks also to those helping out with complimentary tea & coffee at the GAA club for parents each Saturday morning.


On Saturday morning we travelled to the 4G pitch in Pairc ui Chaoimh to take part in our very first Gaelic Football Blitz. This was a great experience for the 33 young Magpies.We had 4 Teams playing 3 games each in the hour.Our opponents were Bishopstown,Eire Og and Douglas. It was a very enjoyable morning and our lads displayed some very good passages of play and got good scores as well.

We would like to thank Daniel Cagney our own Club Young Whistler for keeping control of the Games at the Blitz. Once again Thanks to all the parents and Coaches who were able to make the trip to the blitz. After a few weeks of Football Training we will now turn our attention to the Hurling.


Midleton Fé11 boy’s hosted Douglas in the latest series of Rebel Óg hurling matches on Saturday morning. We had over 30 boys lining out across 3 teams and all games were extremely entertaining with some great scores on both sides. Thanks to the 3 young whistlers who officiated on the day. The Fé11 boys will have the next round of Davy Hogan Street league matches to look forward to on Wednesday next.    


On Monday evening last we played Fr O Neills in the next round of the Eastern Football league. This was a very fine display from the lads. The was free flowing football played throughout, with some fine displays from Daniel Donovan, Jake Kirby, captain Shane O Connor, Rhys Quill and Aaron O Driscoll. We scored really well all through the game with some fantastic passing from the hand and foot by all the players. We won on a score line of 3 - 09 to 2 - 04. A particular mention must go to Daniel Donovan who scored 1-08 on the night. Well done again lads on a great performance.

On Sunday morning last we travelled to The Bleach to take on Valley Rovers in the C3 hurling league. In what was a beautiful morning for hurling. The lads took the game to our opponents and settled well with some fine scores from captain Darragh Cronin, Cian Stack and Tiago Fleming. With our backs playing well, lead by Matthew McSweeney, Lochlann Stewart,Rian O Driscoll and Eoin Hurley, we battled hard and went in at the short whistle ahead and deservedly so. More of the same in the second half with both teams competing well for the ball. Strong play from Cian Fitzgerald, Josh Foley, Tomas Geary, Rory O Connor to mention a few, we finished strong. Overall it was a very good outing for the lads.


On Saturday morning the Fe14 had a home football game against our close Neighbour’s Youghal. This was a tense affair from the start with the magpies getting off to a great start with points from Zach Smith and Rory Lester. Youghal responded with two points of their own but a goal from Alex Moloney seemed to spur our lads on. Oscar Brennan kicked some wonderful points three in total saw the home side nicely on top at halftime on a score line of 2-7 to 0-3.
Youghal got off to a great start in the second
Half scoring 1-2 without reply. However Midleton were put at ease with a goal from Zach Smith and followed by another from Darragh Fitzgerald saw the Midleton side finish strong. A special mention must go to Darragh Higgins who was flawless between the sticks. This was at times a feisty match but Our lads played some great football. The mentors would like to thank all players and parents for their support. Panel as follows Darragh Higgins, Darragh Scanlon, Adam Collins Sean cronin, Darragh Fitzgerald Niall Lang Alex Moloney Rory Lester Tadhg o Leary Zach Smith Tadhg Bohane Evan Mcgrath Cormac macaongasa,Samuel morrisey, Oscar Brennan Tiernan O Connell Eoin Higgins Cormac Ryan Thomas O Connor.


On Monday last our lads faced Glanmire A in another Football league match. We were delighted with the performance by the players.  They showed great play pieces and were eventual winners on the night.  Final score was Midleton 3-06 Glanmire 2-08.

Well done to our team player Bríon Saunderson who played in goals for the Cork Minor Team v Tipperary today.


Davy Hogan Street Leagues

The first two rounds of this years Davy Hogan Street Leagues were played last Wednesday night at Midleton GAA Club. This competition is for boys eligible to play Fé11 & Fé10 and has been run within the club for many years now. This year we have 98 boys involved across 6 teams with over 20 coaches. The team captains this year are Max Murphy (Owenacurra), Darragh Mullins (St. Enda’s), Cian Lawton (Garryowen), David Kelly (Sons of Rest), Shane O’Mahony (Saints) and Senan Carroll (Forkums). Each team name is derived from an area of Midleton with some interesting stories about their origins. Locals say that the team name ‘Forkums’ came from farm labourers who would gather in the area of Connolly Street looking for employment each day. Back then a large amount of the farm work would involve the use of forks, hence the name ‘Forkums’ was attributed to those farm labourers. Round 3 & 4 of the Davy Hogan Street League takes place next Wednesday at 7pm in Midleton GAA Club.    

Ladies Football

On Monday last our U10 girls played the first of their league matches with a home fixture against St Nicks. It was a perfect day for a match and the girls played fantastic. All the training has paid off as you showed great passing of the ball and took your points and goals very well. Thanks to St Nicks for travelling down with great numbers.

Panel: Nora O Leary Hayes, Eva Saunderson, Katie Connolly, Molly Barrett, Rebecca Botta, Georgia Obersby, Laura Murray, Olivia McGrath, Sarah Goulding, Roisin Meaney, Amy Taft, Eve Fahy, Ciara Hynes, Eva Pyne, Emma Noonan, Camilla Stankute.

Training for the week:

U8’s 6-7pm at the Tech

U10’s away game v Rockbán ( Please respond to text re match if you have not done so )

U12’s 7-8pm at the Tech

U14’s away game v Fermoy

U16’s, Minor and Junior 7-9pm at the Tech


The U10’s hosted St Catherine’s last Sunday morning. In glorious sunshine two well matched teams put on a great display of camogie. Thanks to St Catherines for travelling and to the parents for the great encouragement from the side lines!

Midleton Camogie Club was well represented on a county level last weekend with Jill Connaughton Ruithi Hennessy and Aoife Fitzgerald on the Cork u14 Development squad and Yvonne Abernethy on Cork U15 panel.

Well done to Ruthi Hennessy on Bank holiday Monday who captained her Cork team to beat Galway to win their group in the Clare u14 blitz in Ennis last weekend.

Congratulations to Aoife Fitzgerald at the Clare blitz also on Bank holiday weekend , they won their group, to make it 3 in a row for Cork well done girls!!

Well done to our player Yvonne Abernethy who played for Cork U15 vs Kilkenny on Saturday 4th May in Clara. It was a tough match against a strong Kilkenny team in windy conditions.

Well done to our U14’s on a tough match against Sarsfield last Thursday night in the second round of the league. Not our night but the girls put up a great battle and gave away no easy scores. Thanks to Sars for a challenging game. We move forward to 3rd round v Aghabullogue at home . Date and time TBC

Our Minor team played a very strong Tracton team on Friday evening last in Castle Road in Mahon in the league Semi Final. The girls fought till the very end resulting in them winning by a point in a very tight match. The girls now move on to the Final which will be played next weekend. Date and time to be confirmed.

Healthy Club

On Saturday morning at the very early hour of 4am a number of our Members got out of their beds to support the Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta House. Many Thanks to you all for supporting such a great cause. Well done.


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