Midleton GAA Club News

01 October, 2012

Midleton GAA Club News

Minor Football Championship
Midleton 0-08 Boherbue 1-08
Our minor footballers bowed out of the championship at the weekend after a brave display. We had to give way to Boherbue  on the day. At half time the teams were level at four points each. The decisive score came when our opponents goaled midway through the second half. Midleton performed well throughout but failed to avail of point scoring opportunities which ultimately made the difference between the teams. We had strong performances from Pat Joe, Darren Quirke, Conan Finegan and Kevin Kruschell. Well done to all involved on reaching the semi final.
Team: Josh Deady, Gavin Bagnall, Keelin Kennedy, Tom Motherway, Billy O’Shea, Alan Stanton, Conor Moloney, Pat Joe, Padraig nagle, Darren Quirke, Elliott Mulcahy, Rob Williams, Conan Finnegan, Sean O’Farrell. Subs Used: Kieran Moloney, Andy Rea, Michael Abernethy.

Junior C Hurling Championship
Midleton 2-05  Lisgoold 1-06
Our Junior C Hurlers started their defence of the East Cork title with a hard fought win over neighbours Lisgoold in Lisgoold on Sunday last. Midleton had the better of the first half exchanges and led by four points. 1-03 to 0-02. The second half continued in the same vein. Midleton shot a good number of wides and had to battle to the end to ensure victory against very game opponents. In the end two points was the winning margin. Midleton now face Bride Rovers in the semi final on Saturday 13th. Midleton had a number of players unavailable who should be available for selection the next day.
Team:Coran Swayne, John Shanahan, Joe Collins, Tom Motherway, Brendan Ferriter, Barry Fitzgerald, Liam Walsh, James O’Leary, Alan Stanton, Gearoid Fitzgerald (captain), Aengus Cotter (0-02), Stephen O’Brien (0-01), Niall Walsh, Dara O’Keefe (1-00), Brian Fitgerald (1-00).
Subs used: Muiris Quirke (0-02), Paul O’Brien and Shane Goulding. Also.Brian Rossiter.


Fe 21 A Hurling Semi Final
Our Fe 21 A hurlers are in action this coming weekend in the county semi final. In a repeat of last years final we face Duhallow in Mallow on Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Your support would be most welcome.


Co. Board Draw.
The County Board Draw was a good fundraiser for the Club in the past year. It has been decided to put a focus on it again for the coming year in an effort to further boost the numbers participating. A ticket for the 12 monthly draws costs €100 and this enters you into a draw every month with excellent prizes on offer every month such as a car or larger cash amounts. From the Clubs perspective €45 out of every €100 goes directly to the Club. You can buy a ticket  directly online or through Midleton GAA Club. If you wish to buy please contact either John Fenton, Vin Reddy, Pearse McCarthy or Steve Sheehan. Further details are available on the Midleton GAA or Cork County Board websites.


Midleton GAA Gym Membership
Our Gym is now open for Membership. Priority will be given to applications from existing Club Members and their immediate families, former players with Midleton GAA and Members of Midleton Ladies Football Club. Further details are available on our Club Website and from any Club Officer. Gym Membership for an existing Member of Club is €70, Non GAA Club Member is €100 and for spouse or sibling of Gym Member is €50. Contact Ian O’Brien or John Fenton for further details.

 Juvenile Notes

Fe 11
Midleton’s Fe 11 hurlers made the return trip to Blarney for a challenge game last Saturday afternoon.
Blarney had shown some great form recently and the Midleton lads were primed for a hard match.
We didn’t have to wait long to realise why Blarney had done as well as they had in previous matches. The home team got into their stride very quickly and Midleton’s lads found it hard to cope with the solo running of their opponents. That said our lads learned quickly and showed they were up for the challenge. At half time Blarney were in front and looked the stronger in most areas of the pitch. However after the break and a bit of encouragement Midleton came out in the second half with a passion. Blarney found our defence too strong in the second half and our midfield and forwards came into the game from early on and gave the lads a platform to go on and win by a single point.
As games go this was the best performance from the Fe 11’s this year and more importantly it was done in a match against a strong opposition.
Many thanks to Blarney for hosting us, and presenting us with a tough and fair challenge.
Well done to all the Midleton players you did yourselves proud.

Fe 10
On Saturday the 29th our FE10 hurlers were invited to Bishopstown to play in a challenge game. All teams that Bishopstown played in the senior hurling championship were invited to take part. On a day that we were having our Mercy Fun Walk we still managed to get 22 players to go which was a great turnout. We played two 11 aside matches with our lads playing some great hurling in both games. After the match there was a fantastic spread of food put on for all the players involved. Thanks to Bishopstown for the invite and the hospitality afterwards. Good luck to both Bishopstown and Sars in the senior final.

Mercy Hospital Fun Walk
What a great show of support we saw on Saturday 29th or September. The Mercy Hospital fun walk which is supported by Rebel Óg took place in Midleton along with other GAA clubs in Cork.
While the option to hold the walk in aid of both the Hospital and the club was available, Midleton decided to donate all funds to the hospital appeal.
Over 100 children, parents, dogs and buggies turned out on the lovely day in a great cause and walked a route around Midleton.
back at the club the weary walkers were treated to some refreshments and the parents got the chance for a chat with each other and club officials.
Each child who raised €10 will get a Rebel Óg watch while those who raised €50 or more will go into a draw to meet the DJ’s in Red FM studios.
Many thanks to all who helped out on the day for this very worthy cause.
Juvenile Registration Day
Registration day for Midleton juvenile players will take place on October 13th  from 10am to 12.30pm. There will be some changes to the fee format this year which will affect Fe 10’s to Fe 16’s. Letters will be given to all players over the next week or so.
Used Gear Sale
Following last years great success, the juvenile club will once again run a used gear sale. We would encourage parents to bring used gear (jerseys, helmets, tracksuits, boots etc) to your team manager at training. This gear will be sold at great prices on registration day.
Training
With the nights closing in and the main pitch closing for the winter team training venues and times will be changing. Keep an eye on the club website www.midletongaa.com on the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times. Team managers will update teams by text when changes are due. 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.


Club Gear
Midleton GAA juvenile club will have a shop with club playing and leisure wear open each Saturday morning in the clubhouse.