Midleton GAA Club News

14 January, 2013


Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Football Secretary
At a recent meeting of the Hurling & Football committee Sean Corcoran was ratified as our Football Secretary for the coming year. Sean will be assisted by Michael Tobin (Vice President). We wish Sean and Michael the very best for the coming year.
The next meeting of the above committee will take place on Monday 21st at 8pm.

Harty Cup
Best of luck to the hurlers of Midleton CBS who take on Our Ladys Templemore in the Harty Cup quarter final this Wednesday 16th in Cahir at 1.30pm, our club will be represented by players Alan Stanton, Darren Quirke, Padraic Nagle, Seanaidh Smyth, Sean O Farrell, Byran Rossiter , Gavin Bagnell and selector Peter Dowling.  
  
Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 2,000e, this week winners can be found on our website. Tickets can be purchased from any of the following outlets for a little as 2euro – O’Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Club Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’Farrell’s Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers and Chadwick’s.
We also have monthly; yearly and direct debit payment options available, for further information please contact any club officer.

Club Gym
Gym membership for 2013 is now available in conjunction with club membership. The fee for full membership for 2013 is €150 and €100 for students and unwaged. These prices include full club membership.  Once full payment is made you can start using the gym as soon as you complete the induction course run by Paudie O'Keeffe.  Only FULLY paid up members will be issued with fobs to enter the gym.
For further information or to apply for club and Gym membership; please contact Terrence McCarthy on 086 6013228.

Club Shop
The Club shop is up and running and proving to be a great success. Michael Crotty and Mary Quinn have been holding the fort on Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm and Saturdays 11-12 and a generous stock of Jerseys, Skins, Hoodies, Socks and Shorts are available.

Club Membership
For full details of the 2013 Membership rates please log on to our Club website and check out the Download section for a detailed breakdown of the various packages available. Contact our Membership Officer Terence McCarthy @ 086/6013228 for any further queries.

 

Willie “Matey” Hennessy RIP
Last Thursday we sadly lost a great character in Willie Hennessy better known as Matey. He had bravely fought his illness over the last number of years and passed away peacefully in the care of the staff of Cork University Hospital and surrounded by his family. He played hurling and football for his club and played hurling for Imokilly and Cork Intermediates. His playing career began in the mid 50’s and continued to the early 70’s, he played Senior, Intermediate and Junior hurling and junior football with the club throughout these years. He was an integral part of the Midleton team which won the Intermediate County hurling final in 1962 and was selected the following year on the Cork Intermediate team which beat Waterford in Midleton and subsequently lost after to Tipperary. Indeed he was honored with the captaincy of this team and was joined on it by Patrick Flanagan. He also donned the Imokilly jersey on many occasions in the senior hurling championship.
Past and present club players turned out in force at both his removal and funeral.
We extend our deepest sympathy’s to his family sons John and Roland, daughters Samantha, Aisling and Heather, his grandchildren, brothers, sister, and many other relatives, neighbors and friends.  
There’s no doubt he’s now re united with his late wife Marie and their great friends Mick & Kathleen Lordan all whose anniversaries occur around this time.
"Ar dheis De go raibh a anam"    

BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, everyone welcome.


Juvenile Notes

Gum Shields
From the 1st of January 2013 it is now compulsory for juvenile players to wear gum shields (mouth Guards). The rule relates to both football training and matches. This ruling has come from GAA Headquarters and anybody not wearing a gum shield who subsequently gets injured during a match or training session will not be covered by GAA insurance.
Gum Shields can be purchased from our juvenile club sponsor Murphy’s Pharmacy in Midleton.

Training
Indoor training for our three youngest groups will recommence on Saturday 19th of January. For other teams their coaches will be texting out shortly with details of their training times. Once times are available they will be updated on the club website www.midletongaa.com   .On the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times will be posted. 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. For players from junior infants to Fe 9 please remember to bring your €2 to training sessions. This money is vital to keep the juvenile section of the club funded.

Midleton Juvenile Golf Classic
The dates for the 2013 juvenile Golf Classic have been confirmed as Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July. We hope this years event can live up to the quality of the previous years and that the community support it as well as in the past. Please spread the news to those who you think might sponsor a team or a prize.