Midleton GAA Club News

29 April, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing has been decided, congrats to the winner Brendan Mackey from Youghal who had Man City to thank for his victory, hard luck to runner up Michael Crotty and third place Damien Garde.
Many thanks to the committee of Declan Ryan, Keith Ryan, Gavin Power, Frank Bransfield and Alan Donegan for running this over the last number of months and also big thank you to the 400 odd supporters.  

Minor Hurling
Last Sunday evening in Ballyhooley our Minor hurlers played Mallow in the first round of the Premier 1 Rebel Og Minor Hurling Championship, they got off to a good start but just before half time we battled back to within a point at the break 0.09 v 0.10. Played with the wind in the second half they took the initiative and scored a goal from a long range free. But our lads responded brilliantly and fought back to score two late points we secured a much deserved draw. Extra time was to be played but the referee choose otherwise due to light fading.
Final Score: Midleton 0.16 v Mallow 1.13
Team: Byran Rossiter, Alan Stanton, Gavin Bagnell, Billy O Shea, Seanaidh Smyth, Darren Quirke (0.04F) Luke Dineen, Sean O Farrell (capt), Killian Deady, Josh Deady, Patrice Tschmanga, Padraic Nagle (0.03), Robert Williams, Michael Abernethy (0.06F) & Lochlinn Mc Carthy (0.01). Subs used Garan Manley (0.01), Conan Finnegan (0.01) & Kevin Rohan.

Junior Hurling
In Midleton last Sunday afternoon our Junior hurlers played Erins Own in the Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling league and despite a brave effort over the hour we lost out on a score of 2.10 v 0.18
Team:Christopher Dunlea, Niall O Regan, Oisin Cotter, Alwyn Kearney, Eoin Ferriter, Leslie Coughlan, Elliot Mulcahy, James O Donnell, Padraig O Farrell, Ian Kennefick, Padraig O Keeffe, Keith Ryan, Patrick White, Ian O Brien & Gavin Hurley.

Saturday 4th May East Cork Junior A Football ¼ final v Erins Own in Cobh @ 7pm
Sunday 5th May Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League v Ballygiblin home @ 2pm
Sunday 5th May RedFM Senior Hurling League v Carrigtwohill away @ 6.30pm


Mercy Fun Walk & Healthy Club Project
In glorious sunshine last Saturday afternoon a huge crowd of players and their family’s  walked from the GAA Club along the Northern ring road across the Coolbawn and up through the main street in support of the Mercy Hospital. There was great excitement and colour with Red FM seeing the walk off and afterwards everyone was treated to refreshments in the Hall, thanks to all our helpers on the day.
We launched our Healthy Club Project last Saturday after the Mercy Fun Walk in the Club. Our basic aim is to help improve all aspects of health for our members, their families & the wider community. We had various stands set out in the hall with literature displayed and available for everyone.
Shirley O'Shea from the HSE gave a short talk on health promotion & advised she would help us out with what she could. Thanks to Margaret Byrne (Healthy Heart Stand) Laura Fitzgerald (Nutrition Stand) Martin McSweeney (Player Pathway) & Pat Buckley of the Lets Get Together Foundation.
Thanks to all the Project Team members who have contributed to the event. It’s great to have so many people interested in this well worth initiative.
Our team includes Pearse Mc Carthy, Jerome Curtin, Vin Reddy, Gearoid Fitzgerald,Emma Goldspring, Laura Fitzgerald, Mick Walsh, Jim O'Sullivan, Kevin & Martin McSweeney, Niall O Neill. & Paudie O Keeffe
Thanks to the parents involved who brought their children to the Launch. We hope everyone got something from the day. Shortly we will have a competition in the schools where we will pick the best slogan for the Healthy Club Project.
More details to follow soon

GAA Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic which was launched recently 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 5,000e, 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.

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

Juvenile Notes

We kicked off our season of U10 games with a Football match v Cobh at Midleton’s Clonmult Memorial Park on Sunday 28th of April. Both Midleton and Cobh brought panels which had 20-plus footballers so a decision was made to play 10-a-side and have two concurrent games. Both games started in a welter of excitement but by virtue of some very slick forward play by the Midleton forwards we jumped into early leads in the two matches. It’s fair to say that both our teams were well on top in the first half of both games. By half time we were turning around to play against the wind but we were taking substantial leads into the second half of games. In the second half it was the backs turn to shine and did they were able to show their mettle when it was required. Their tackling, blocking and clearances were superb. By the time the final whistle was blown in both games the Magpies had held on for two great wins. These games were a great start to the football season for us.  Next up is Lisgoold in a hurling match at 7pm Wednesday 1st of May, then a football match v Nemo Rangers at Nemo’s grounds on Saturday 4th of May. 
On Friday last Inniscarra travelled to the CBS to play us in the Fe12 Rebel Og League. This turned out to be a great evening’s football with both sides displaying some great skill. We won both games by a few points but there was only a kick of a ball between these two sides. Thanks to Inniscarra for great evenings sport.

Our hurlers had two good outings recently; we lost out to Sars in a good game in Midleton and defeated Duhallow away in Kanturk last Saturday morning 2.09 v 2.10.
We have no more games until after the exams, the best of luck to the lads involved in the coming weeks, we would also like to wish both Cormac and Liam speedy recovery’s from their recent operations.

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.
July 1st to 5th Cúl Camp
July 10th & 11th Juvenile Golf Classic

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, 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