Midleton GAA Club News

30 April, 2012


Juvenile Notes

Fe-13
We played Erins Own in the main pitch on Tuesday 24th of April at 7pm.It was our first time playing on the pitch at under 13 and the team were thrilled to get a chance to display their talents. On a night when 18 players were available we put out our strongest team yet in the league. We opened brightly but took awhile to register our first score due to a wet pitch and ball.
We combined well as a team with Eoin Mitchell and Evan o Meara again having a very good game. Andrew Nestor had his best game ever in a Midleton Jersey and with good supply to our forwards it was inevitable that our forwards would start scoring. Led by Sean o Leary Hayes (2-1) Cathal Gunning and Harry Wall both contributed 4 points from play with Harry also scoring a goal. Cormac Higgins also found the net as Midleton ran out 5-10 to 3-2 winners. Everyone got a game and I was surprised how upset some of the boys were on being substituted.
This augurs well for the future and well done to all the players.
A special mention to the ref who was very fair and strict on discipline which is important for us to learn as we progress.
Fe-12
Fe 12 Hurling v Blackrock played on Saturday 28th we played two very good Blackrock teams and shared the honours one game apiece the scores were Midleton 1 3.2 v Blackrock 1 2.6 and   Midleton 2  6.06 v Blackrock 2  4.00. It was good to see a better first touch from all players and a great improvement in attitude. Both games our backs held firm with tight marking and good use of the sliotar. We had 23 players and a special thanks to Ethan from the under 11s for falling in and playing well. Some good performances from Ross O’Regan, Kian Farmer Cian Murray, Fergus Wade, Tommy O’Connell Ross Shanahan and Ciaràn Evans
The panel on the day was: MARK DALY, DYLAN DEEHAN, CIARÁN EVANS, KIAN FARMER, NIALL HIGGINS, HARRY HOLOHAN, GRIFFIN HURLEY, RONAN LYNCH, CIAN MURRAY, TUNDE OLOTU JUBRIL,  CORMAC O’BRIEN, ADAM O’CONNELL, TOMMY O’CONNELL, RYAN O’RIORDAN, ROSS O’REGAN,  COLIN OWEN EDEGBE, ALAN POWER, COLEMAN QUINN, EVAN ROWLANDS, DAVID SCANLON, JAKE SHANAHAN, ROSS SHANAHAN, FERGUS WADE and Ethan Daly

Training
Training is back in full swing for Juvenile teams. Check the club website www.midletongaa.com on the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times. We would ask parents to encourage their children to practice during the week even if the weather is bad, parents can practice catching the ball indoors. Please remember to bring your €2 to training sessions. This money is vital to keep the juvenile section of the club funded.
We have re commenced the coffee morning on Saturdays. Parents with children practicing can get a free cup of coffee and admire their kids in action. Many thanks to those parents who are helping with the teas and coffees.

Club Gear
Midleton GAA juvenile club will have a shop with club playing and leisure wear open on the first Saturday of each month. This will commence with the indoor training sessions in the Community Centre and then in the Club Pavilion once outdoor training re-commences.

Kellogs 2012 Cúl Camp
The dates are out for this year’s Cúl Camp. The camp will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of July. Boys from Junior Infants up are welcome to attend. Further details are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com .

Juvenile Golf Classic
The Midleton Juvenile GAA Golf Classic will take place once again this year. Following on from the great success of last year we hope we will receive strong support again in 2012. The dates have been confirmed as Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of July. The competition will once again take place in East Cork Golf Club.
Once again the main sponsor will be Blackwater Motors Cork, Fermoy and Skibereen.
More details of the Classic will follow in the coming weeks.