Midleton GAA Club News

18 February, 2013


Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


Last Man Standing
This year’s competition kindly sponsored by GARDE ENGINEERING based on the Premiership will take place again next weekend, results and further information is available on the club website www.midletongaa.com .Recent defeats to both Liverpool and Man City took out about 100 punters so 300 odd remain. Many thanks to all who supported it.

Anniversary and Medal Presentations
On St Patrick’s night the 17th of March a night of celebration will be held in the GAA Club, the 1962 Intermediate County Hurling Champions, 1963 East Cork Minor Hurling Champions and the 1988 All Ireland Club Hurling Champions will be honoured celebrating both 25/50th Anniversary’s.
Also on the night medals will be presented to last years East Cork winning teams, Junior B, Junior C and U21 Hurling along with the players Player of the Year awards.
There will be a hot food buffet and a Disco afterwards in the Hall, tickets for the event are 10 euro each and are now available from Peader O Brien, Shane Goulding, Michael Crotty, Michael Barrett and Coleman Quirke.   

Minor Football
Last Saturday afternoon in Carrigaline against the host team our minor footballers done very well to turn a three point halftime deficit into a draw at the final whistle.
Carrigaline 0.13 v Midleton 1.10
Team: Byran Rossiter, Oisin Lynch, Billy O Shea, James Carroll, Seanaidh Smyth, Alan Stanton, Cormac Beausang (1.02), Padraic Nagle, Patrice Tschmanga, Killian Deady, Sean O Farrell (0.01), Kieran Maloney, Robert Williams (0.01), Michael Abernethy (0.05) & Lochlinn Mc Carthy (0.01), subs used Kevin Rohan and Brian O Mahony.

Fitzgibbon Cup
Last week we saw the third round of the Fitzgibbon Colleges Senior hurling take place with many of our club players involved.
At the Mardyke UCC defeated NUIG 1.13 v 0.14, the team included Paul Haughney , Brian Hartnett,  and Conor Lehane. Killian Burke, Tommy Wallis and James Nagle were also part of the panel. In the Waterford IT grounds CIT lost to the host team and Paudie O Keeffe was part of the panel which now play UCC in the quarter final this week. A Luke O Farrell inspired Mary Immaculate team defeated GMIT and now play DIT. We wish all the lads the very best in these games which culminates in the Final weekend on the 2/3rd of March.


Fixtures
Next Saturday Cork senior hurlers play Tipperary in the Allianz National Hurling league in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm, this game will be preceded by the Fe 16 Cork Colleges Hurling final Glanmire CC v Midleton CBS @ 5pm, we wish all our players involved in both games the very best of luck.

Pavillion Committee
Last week saw the election of Alan Donegan as Chairman and Vincent Reddy as Secretary of the Club Pavillion Committee, we thank them both for taking on these roles and wish them well for the year.
 
Social Media
After a lot of hard work and perseverance by both Alan Donegan and Shane Goulding we now have both a Facebook and a Twitter account set up. Both of these are now up and running and will be displayed on the Club website very soon.
We would ask that both of these social media forms be used only as an information source and NOT as a discussion forum.

Table Quiz
On Friday night the 1st of March our Minor panel are holding a Table Quiz in the GAA Club @ 8.30pm, your support would be greatly appreciated, please contact John Ferriter @ 086 8034442 for more information.


Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 3,000e, 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 access the gym.
For further information or to apply for club and Gym membership; please contact Terence McCarthy on 086 6013228.

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.

The Club Executive would like to express their deepest sympathy’s to the family of the late John O Farrell, Midleton and late of Lismore.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.  

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


Club website www.midletongaa.com


Juvenile Notes

Fe 14
Our Fe 14 footballers welcomed Mitchelstown to the Community College today for the Premier 2 Football league. Cathal Gunning & Eoin Moloney Celebrated their 14th Birthdays with a good opening league win on a scoreline of 6-04 to 3-09. Mitchelstown started the game the stronger and after 20 minutes led by 3-06 to 1-00. Midleton however upped their game for 10 minutes either side of half time and this proved the crucial 20 minutes in the game. Two goals in particular early in the second half proved enough even though Mitchelstown played the stronger football towards the end of the game.
Well done to all involved.

Fe 12
Midleton’s Fe 12's made their way to Bishopstown last Saturday for a hurling and football challenge. The team was helped out by some of the Fe 11 panel as the 12's were short a few players.
We played two teams of 10 and started with football. Bishopstown were also short a few of their better players and struggled to cope with the Midleton lads in both codes.
Our lads played very well considering they were just back after the Christmas break. What was most obvious was the passing. There was a good deal more thought put into passing rather than just pucking or kicking as far as possible.
We moved the lads around in the second half of the hurling match to give everyone a chance in different positions.
Well done lads and our thanks go to Bishopstown for hosting us and providing fruit for the kids at the end of the game.
The panel consisted of:
Eric Duggan, Shane Connor, Gary Carroll , Cian Crowley, Tim O'Sullivan, Dan O'Sullivan, Samuel Quirke, Alex Quirke, Rory Donegan, Evan DeBarra, Christian Murphy, Ellis Rowlands, Darragh Desmond, J.P. O'Callaghan, Paul Connaghton, Daniel Cagney, Patrick Kelly, Darragh Crowley, Aron Coughlan, Charlie Walsh.

Fe 9
The Midleton Fe 9's travelled to Bishopstown on Saturday 16th for a hurling and football challenge.
16 players travelled and two teams of 8 played 30 minutes of both codes.
It was great to see the skill levels on both sides and Midleton in particluar were ground hurling very well.
The games were even enough and everyone enjoyed themselves. Well done to All and thanks to the Bishopstown for laying on the fruit and water at the end of the games.


Gaeltacht Scholarships 2013
Scholarships to the gaeltacht at Coláiste na Mumhan are available to students between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, who are active members of their clubs.  The Scholarship reduces the prices of the three-week courses (Cúrsa A & B) and a new two-week course (Cúrsa C). Please be advised that these scholarships are provided on a first come first served basis.
Cúrsa A    -    Three week course 2/6/2013 - 23/6/2013      
Cúrsa B    -    Three week course 30/6/2013 - 21/7/2013                   
Cúrsa C    -    Two week course  2/6/2013 - 15/7/2013
For full details see the club website www.midletongaa.com

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 and who subsequently gets injured during a match or training session will not be covered by GAA insurance.
GAA recommended gum Shields can be purchased from our juvenile club sponsor Murphy’s Pharmacy in Midleton.
Please ensure that your child has a gum shield for every training session and game.

Training
Most teams are back training now following the Christmas break. Training times can be found on the club website www.midletongaa.com   . On the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times have been 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.

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday evenings and from 11am to 12pm on Saturday mornings. A full selection of gear is available including new club branded base layer tops. Anyone looking for presents can also buy gift vouchers from the club shop. Full price lists are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com