Midleton GAA Club News

22 April, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing is down to the final two , all that awaits is the final places, good luck to Michael Crotty, & Brendan Mackey who both went for Norwich last weekend and hard luck to Damien Garde who finished 3rd thanks to Man City’s loss to Spurs! 

Junior Football
In Youghal last Saturday evening we played the hosts in round 3 of the East Cork Junior A Football Championship.
We led for most of the game until just before halftime when they drew level 1-04 v 0-07, after the break we took control of the game, mainly through great performances from Barry Fitzgerald, Padraig O Shea, Patrick O Mahony, Seamus O Farrell and Kieran Mulcahy to win by 2-06 to 0-16. Well done to all involved, we now play Erins Own in the quarter final on the May bank holiday weekend.
Team: Brian Behan, Eoin Ferriter, Barry Fitzgerald, Brian O Sullivan, Leslie Coughlan, Padraig O Shea, Joe Collins, Patrick O Mahony, Patrice Tschmanga, , Declan Ryan, Seamus O Farrell, Peter Dowling, Kelvin Kruschel, Kieran Mulcahy, & Patrick White. Subs used Liam Clohessy, Ian Kennefick & Shane Harrington.

Minor Hurling
Last Saturday afternoon our Minor hurlers played Glen Rovers at home in the Premier 1 Rebel Og Minor Hurling League, the visitors got off to a good start and led by 1-10 v 0-08 at halftime. A brave second half performance brought us to within a few points but a late goal from them closed out the game.
Final Score: Midleton 1-13 v Glen Rovers 2-19.
Team: Byran Rossiter, Josh Deady, Alan Stanton, Cormac Beausang, Billy O Shea, Seanaidh Smyth, Luke Dineen, Sean O Farrell, Killian Deady, Ciaran Maloney, Padraic Nagle, Calem Deady, Robert Williams, Michael Abernethy & Lochlinn Mc Carthy. Subs used Brian O Mahony, Conan Finnegan & Kevin Rohan.

Wednesday 24th Fe15 Premier 1 Hurling League v Sarsfields in Midleton @ 7pm
Saturday 27th Fe 15 Premier 1 Hurling League v Duhallow in Kanturk @ 11am

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

Mercy Fun Walk & Healthy Club Project
On Saturday the 27th of April at 2pm Midleton GAA are holding a Fun Walk to provide much needed funds for the Mercy Hospital Foundation. All Juvenile players, parents, adult players and club members are welcome to take part in the walk. This year we won't be giving out sponsorship cards. We will however be looking for DONATIONS instead. All DONATIONS can be made on the day of the walk. Juvenile players that take part in the walk will receive a branded wristband. All funds raised on the day will go to the Mercy Foundation. We would ask parents to bring sandwiches, scones etc to the club. These will be required after the walk when we will gather in the hall. Details for the day: Meet at the club at 1.30pm. The walk will take 45mins approx. Refreshments in the club hall after.
The walk will be followed by the LAUNCH of Midleton GAA's Healthy Club Project with you & your family our main interest. There will be information on Nutrition & Diet, Holistic Health, Healthy Heart and physical fitness tips. We will also have a visit from John Murphy of Murphy's Pharmacy who will advise on health in general.
Also on the day we will have access to the gym for any parents who wish to see how our club facilities are growing and how the monies from fundraising are used. We would be grateful if you would fill in and reply to the club health survey via ;  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MIDLETON-Healthy_Club_Project-EMAIL

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 4,800e, 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.

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


Juvenile Notes

Last Friday night we took on Kilta Og in Castlemartyr in two entertaining hurling games, with very little between the teams the honours eventually went to the hosts.
On Friday the 19th Blarney travelled to the CBS to play us in the Fe12 Rebel Og League. Blarney had 19 players so we played one game 10 aside and the other 9 aside. This turned out to be a great evenings hurling with both sides displaying some great skill. We won both games by a few points but there was only a puck of a ball between these two sides. Thanks to Blarney for great evenings hurling. Next game is in Mallow on Monday the 22nd.
Pride of place goes to our Feile Hurlers who put up a brave effort last Saturday in Killeagh, they defeated St Vincents in the quarter final 4-05 v 1-01 but agonisingly lost out in the semi final to Na Piarsaigh by 1-07 to 2-08, well done to all involved.
Our Hurlers were in action during the week away to Carrigaline and were leading by three points when the lights went out! We await the outcome of this result?

Saturday coffee mornings
With training back in action on Saturday mornings at the main pitch we have once again opened up the club lounge with free tea and coffee for parents of players. Why not drop in and meet up with parents from your child’s team. Any parents who want to help serving the teas and coffees would be more than welcome.

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

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 times have recently changed for juvenile teams. The most up to date information can be found on the Juvenile Teams page on www.midletongaa.com 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 NOT be open next Saturday morning; it will be open instead when we return from the Mercy Fun Walk at approx. 3pm. 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