Midleton GAA Club News

28 February, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


Last Man Standing
This year’s competition kindly sponsored by GARDE ENGINEERING based on the Premiership took place again last weekend; results and further information are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com .

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 each and are now available from Peadar O’Brien, Shane Goulding, Michael Crotty, Michael Barrett, Coleman Quirke and the Club Bar.   

Fitzgibbon Cup
Last week we saw the quarter finals of the Fitzgibbon Colleges Senior hurling take place with many of our club players involved.
At the Mardyke UCC defeated CIT, with a team including Paul Haughney, Brian Hartnett, and Conor Lehane. Killian Burke, Tommy Wallis and James Nagle were also part of the UCC panel and Paudie O’Keeffe was part of the CIT panel. Mary Immaculate College qualified for their first ever semi final under the guidance of Eamonn Cregan, Luke O’Farrell is a member of the team. We wish all the lads the very best in the semi finals in Galway next weekend.

Congratulations
Last Saturday the Cork senior hurlers had a comprehensive victory 0.26 v 1.11 over Tipperary in the Allianz National Hurling league in Pairc Ui Rinn, congrats to Conor Lehane, Luke O’Farrell and Brian Hartnett who were part of the panel.
Preceding this game was the Fe 16 Cork Colleges Hurling final Glanmire CC v Midleton CBS were the CBS team also had a great win, well done to our club players Cormac Beausang, Seanaidh Smyth, Garan Manley and Eoin Maloney who were part of this panel.

Fixtures
Friday 8th March Fe 21 East Cork A Football Championship v Castlelyons in Castlelyons @ 8pm
Saturday 9th March RED FM Senior Hurling League v Killeagh away @ 7pm
Tuesday 12th March Junior Hurling Regional League 1 v Sars away @ 8pm
Sunday 17th March RED FM Senior Hurling League v Erins Own home @ 12
Social Media
Keep in touch with up to date Club news, results and fixtures on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, 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 next 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 3,200e, this week winners can be found on our website. Tickets can be purchased from any of the following outlets for a little as €2 – 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’Neill, Geragh, Midleton.    
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 16
Our Fe 16 Footballers made their way northside on Sunday to take on Mayfield in the Eastern football league. In what turned out to be a hard fought battle; Midleton started with the wind and made the most of the advantage to reach halftime with a 2-04 to 1-01 lead. The second half against the wind was a different affair with Mayfield playing the better  and bringing the score back to 2-04 to 2-02. Midleton went on to score two late points and finished the game 2-06 to 2-02. Well done to all who played including some help from the Fe 15 team.

Fe 14
Our Fe 14 footballers travelled to Mallow on Saturday for the Premier 2 Football league. As it turned out the magpies made it two out of two against a Mallow side who opened their league with a solid win against Kilmurry. Midleton got off to a great start and by half time led by 7- 4 to 1- 0. The second half saw Mallow take the initiative following some lapses of concentration on the Midleton side. However the hard work from Midleton was enough to take the win on a final scoreline of Midleton 8-05 to Mallow 4-02. Well done lads.

Upcoming Juvenile Club Dates
The following dates may be of interest to parents.
• March 17th – St Patricks Day Parade
• April 4th & 5th Easter GAA Camp in club
• April 27th Mercy Hospital Charity Fun Walk
• July 1st to 5th Cúl Camp

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.

2013 Cúl Camp
Following the standing down of Jim O’Sullivan who previously managed the Cúl Camp arrangements Pa Beausang has stood up to the plate to arrange this years event.
the 2013 Cúl camp will take place from July 1st to 5th in the Club.
More details will be available nearer to the starting date.
The club would like to thank Pa for his help with this years Cúl Camp

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