Midleton GAA Club News

08 April, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

St Finbarrs National Hurling and Football Club and Midleton GAA Club Media Release
3rd April, 2013

“A HEALTHY RIVALRY”

BACK in the 1980s, The Barrs and Midleton enjoyed a healthy rivalry that saw both clubs crowned All Ireland club champions. Now, some 30 years on, the Barrs and Midleton GAA Clubs are even healthier rivals following their selection as participants in the GAA Healthy Club’s Project.
The health and wellbeing of members of the Togher and Midleton outfits was firmly placed at the heart of club activities at the launch of Phase 1 of the new national health promotion project in Croke Park.
St  Finbarrs have been selected as a mentor club (to the clubs in Munster and Leinster) and  Midleton one of 16 clubs nationally taking part in this new initiative.
Uachtarán CLG, Liam Ó Néill, and Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr. Tony Holohan, jointly launched the project, reflecting its collaborative nature between the GAA and the HSE.
The project aims to assist GAA clubs in responding to the wide and varied health needs of their members, while extending that positive influence out to the wider communities they serve.
GAA clubs all over the world already provide great health benefits for their players, members and communities alike. Yet there exists continuous demand from clubs for guidance in many areas relating to health promotion including:
•        healthy eating and diet
•        drug and alcohol awareness
•        mental well-being and resilience development
•        suicide prevention and response
•        the promotion of health and wellbeing through physical activity
•        activities for older and non-playing members

“The GAA Healthy Club Project aims to highlight and re-enforce the great work already being done by clubs while assisting them in identifying and responding to the most important health issues amongst their membership and in their communities,” Liam O’Neill said at the launch.
“This collaboration is an extension of the long-standing partnership between the Health Sector and the GAA through the Association’s ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) Programme, and we hope this project will further assist clubs and their communities to respond to their health needs in a holistic way at grass roots level,” added Dr. Tony Holohan.
Both St Finbarrs and Midleton will officially launch their club projects on Saturday April 27th, with a health awareness and information day for players, members, and the wider communities in the Togher/Ballphehane and Midleton areas. 

 

Last Man Standing
This year’s competition kindly sponsored by GARDE ENGINEERING based on the Premiership took place again last weekend, most punters selected Liverpool and as a result there were more fallers here than at Aintree ! It now appears that approx. 20 will progress again to next weekend, further information are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com on the top right hand corner of the Homepage.

Senior Hurling
Our Senior Hurlers had two very good victories in the RedFM League recently, on the Bank Holiday Monday they defeated Ballinhassig away by 1-11 v 1-09 and on Sunday evening last in heavy conditions they defeated Bride Rovers at home by 2-13 v 2-01. Team v Bride Rovers: Christopher Dunlea, Declan Ryan, Alwyn Kearney, Elliot Mulcahy, Eoin Walsh, Patrick O Mahony, Seamus O Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Peter Dowling, Padraig O Keeffe, Padraig O Shea, Paul Haughney, Ian Kennefick, Kieran Mulcahy & Patrick White. Subs used Oisin Cotter & Neil O Regan.

U21 Football
Following on from our semi final victory over Glanmire our footballers met Erin’s Own in the East Cork Final in Riverstown last Saturday. Despite a great effort we went down on a score line of 1.04 v 3.05. Our chances were hampered from the start having to field without the injured Killian Burke and Stephen Moore who’s now abroad and to add to our woes Niall Madden went off injured very early in the game.
We wish Erins Own well in the County quarter final v Valley Rovers.
Team: Josh Deady, Brian O Sullivan, Niall O Regan, Gavin Bagnell, Darren Quirke, Leslie Coughlan, Padraig O Farrell, Patrice Tschmanga, Patrick O Mahony (capt), Niall Madden, Ian Kennefick, Elliot Mulcahy, Patrick White, Shane Harrington & Kelvin Kruschel. Subs Michael Abernethy, Andrew Rea, Byran Rossiter, Alan Stanton, Ola Bello, & Billy O Shea. 
 
Minor Hurling
Last Sunday evening in Killeagh our Minor hurlers got their Premier 1 Rebel Og Minor Hurling League off to a good start with a hard fought victory in trying conditions over Killeagh/Ita’s. Final Score Killeagh/Ita’s 1.03 v Midleton 1.11.
Their championship game against Mallow is presently fixed for April 24th.
Team: Byran Rossiter, Alan Stanton, Gavin Bagnell, Cormac Beausang, Billy O Shea, Seanaidh Smyth, Luke Dineen, Sean O Farrell, Killian Deady, Patrice Tschmanga, Padraic Nagle, Josh Deady, Robert Williams, Ciaran Maloney & Michael Abernethy. Subs Kalem Deady, Oisin Lynch, Lochlinn Mc Carthy, Brian O Mahony, Shane Buckley and Padraig O Brien.

Best of luck to Darren Quirke and the rest of the Cork Minor Hurling panel who play Clare in the first round of the Munster Hurling Championship on Thursday in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm.
Fixtures
Tuesday 9th East Cork Junior Football League v Youghal in Midleton @ 6.45pm
Thursday 11th April Munster Minor Hurling Championship Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm
Friday 10th April East Cork Junior A Football Championship v Dungourney in Killeagh @ 6.30pm
Saturday 13th April Red FM Senior Hurling League v Sars in Midleton @ 5pm
Sunday 14th Allianz National Hurling League Relegation play off Cork v Clare Venue & Time TBC

GAA Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic was launched recently; it will be held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July at East Cork Golf Club and will once again be kindly sponsored by Blackwater Motors Cork, Fermoy and Skibereen.
The format this year will be a 3 Ball Scramble event with teams costing 120e and sponsorship of tee boxes costing 50e. Further details will be posted on the website very soon, the Timesheet which is now open can be booked by contacting Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759. Our committee members will be contacting our past sponsors and supporters in the coming weeks. 

Social Media
Keep in touch with up to date Club news, results and fixtures on FACEBOOK and TWITTER @MidletonGaa.

Club Lotto
Our Lotto Jackpot is currently at 4,400e, 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.

BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Club website www.midletongaa.com

 
Juvenile Notes

Fe 13
Midleton U13 Footballers had a comprehensive home win against Sliabh Rua on Wednesday 3rd of April at the Tech Field on a scoreline of 7-11 to 2-1. This was "one way traffic" from the start and playing with the stiff breeze in the first half, we lead 5-8 to no score. We now have maximum points from our first two football league games. It was also encouraging that we had a panel of 23 players for this game. All players acquitted themselves well on the night.

Midleton U13 Hurlers won this second round game V St Finbarr's on Sunday 7th April on a windswept, wet and miserable afternoon in Togher on a scoreline of 2-5 to no score. We now have won two Hurling League Games from two. Team: Niall Higgins, David Scanlon, Alan Power, Christian Murphy, Fergus Wade, Ciaran Evans, Mark Daly, Evan Rowlands, Ross O Regan, Ronan Lynch, Cian Murray, Jake Shanahan, Coleman Quinn, Cormac O Brien, Sam Quirke, Ryan O Riordan & Cormac Hill. The team gave a great display of strength and determination with a disciplined display.

Fe 12
Midletons Fe 12 hurlers welcomed Na Pairsaigh to the CBS field on Saturday 6th for the opening game of the Rebel Óg league.
11 aside was the order of the day and both clubs brought enough for two games.
From early on it looked like it was to be Midleton's day and so it turned out. Na Pairsaigh put it up to our lads but it was the Midleton players who were the more accurate when in front of goal.
We showed great strength from the backs right up the field and what really impressed was how the lads worked for each other to get this win.
Many thanks to Na Pairsaigh players and selectors for travelling and making a great game of it. Well done also to the players of the Fe 12 squad and thanks to the Fe 11 players who helped out on the day.

Fe 11
Our Fe11 footballers travelled to Ballincollig today on what was a beautiful day
for Football .In all we had twenty four players who travelled so we had two games
of 11 a side with one rotating player coming in every few min’s for both sides. In both games we were very slow to start and Ballincollig punished us with some great scores. But as is always the case with these lads the tougher the game the better they get. After gifting a goal early team A roared back into this game and with some great passing and with a small bit of composure and self belief in front of goal this game could have been over before the short whistle. Team B on the other hand didn’t seem to recover from their bad start and went in at half time down a few goals. Whatever was said to these lads at half time seemed to hurt and they came out in the second half a different side some fantastic football up front from Daniel O’Donovan 1-3pt and in defence by Daniel Cagney and Jack Fitzgerald set us up for a great second half. We got some great scores and what’s more important to us we fought for every ball but in the end Ballincollig weathered the storm and held out for the win. Team A on the other hand were in the driving seat at half time. Paul Conaughton and Darragh Crowley were dominating midfield and getting some brilliant scores while Alex Quirke, Patrick Kane and Trevor Shine in the backs attacked every ball from the front and we were looked good. On with the second half and away we went tagging on a point to the 2-5 we had to leave the game 2-6 to 1-3 then in the blink of an eye Ballincollig hit us with a bombshell. Three goals in a five minute spell knocked us for six but again we rose to the challenge Patrick Kane up and down the one wing and Conor Fitzgerald doing the same down the other but Ballincollig to their credit fought for everything and stemmed the tide to run out winners on a scoreline of 5-6 to 3-10.
Thanks again to Ballincollig.
Remember it’s not what you do at training that will improve you it’s what you do at home that counts.
Reminder to all Parents, Please text if your son is unable to attend matches. Thanks

2013 Easter GAA Camp
On Thursday the 4th and Friday the 5th we held our annual Easter Camp at the main pitch.With the help from the man above this turned out to be another great two days of enjoyment for all our juvenile players.We had a great turn out on both days with the weather playing a huge part.We would like to thank all the coaches for the help over the two days,and also the parents and players for supporting the camp again this year.Our next juvenile event will be the MERCY FUN WALK on April the 27th,more info will be on the website in the coming days.

Upcoming Juvenile Club Dates
The following dates may be of interest to parents.
• April 27th Mercy Hospital Charity Fun Walk
• July 1st to 5th Cúl Camp
• July 10th & 11th Juvenile Golf Classic

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 year’s 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 year’s 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 year’s Cúl Camp

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open from 10.30am 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