Midleton GAA Club News

29 July, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling
Our hurlers drew last week away to St Finbarrs in the Red FM Senior Hurling League on a score of 1.11 apiece.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Finbar O Mahony, Alwyn Kearney, Killian Burke, James Nagle, Patrick O Mahony, Seamus O Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Peter Dowling, Padraig O Keeffe, Aidan Ryan, Paul Haughney, Padraig O Farrell, Declan Ryan & Patrick White.
Our Championship fixture against Bride Rovers remains unconfirmed due to Cork’s involvement in the All Ireland Championship.  

Junior Hurling
We have been drawn to play St Ita’s in the quarter final of the Championship but due to Seamus Harnedy’s involvement with Cork a date and time for the fixture has not been confirmed.
Minor Football
Our minors lost out to Beara last week in the first round of the Premier 2 Minor Championship at Inchigeela. Despite conceding goals very early in the game we battled bravely but ran out of time. Final score was Beara 3.12 v Midleton 5.04.
Team: Josh Deady, Luke Morrissey,Gavin Bagnell, Killian Lynch, Seanaidh Smyth, Alan Stanton, Billy O Shea, Patrice Tschmanga, Kieran Maloney, Killian Deady, Sean O Farrell, Calem Deady, Robert Williams, Byran Rossiter & Michael Abernethy   
We are fixed to play Kilmeen/Kilbree in the losers round of the Premier 2 Football Championship on Wednesday 31st July @ 7.30pm, venue to be confirmed.  

All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final
Congrats to Luke O Farrell and Conor Lehane part of the Cork Senior Hurling team which had a memorable victory over Kilkenny in Thurles last Sunday. We now look forward to a semi-final outing against Dublin in Croke Park on the 11th of August.

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

Dancing in the GAA Club each Saturday night, last week saw another great night with Laurence Campion, on the 3rd of August we welcome Peter Burke.

Our Jackpot was €2,000 last week, the numbers drawn were 1,7,9 & 18, we had no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Anthony O Neill, Fern Twomey, M Noone, Katie Grace, Gerry Higgins, next week’s Jackpot is €2,200.  
Juvenile Notes

Fe 10
We were back in beautiful Lisgoold for a second Saturday in a row. This time our Fe 10 hurlers had a straight fixture against their counterparts from Lisgoold, Leamlara and Ballincurrig. Conditions being only a small bit cooler than the previous week meant they is was still perfect hurling weather. Both sides turned up with almost evenly matched numbers which allowed two games of ten-a-side run concurrently. The matches started almost on the stroke of 11:30am. From the word go the amount of hurling that both group are obviously been put through by their trainers was obvious for all to see as the array of skilful stick work and fitness was a pleasure to watch. Both matches were evenly contested. After the first round of games the teams were swapped which allowed a second round of games and so both Midleton teams played both Lisgoold teams. When the final whistles were blown all players were out on their feet and I’m sure enjoyed a good rest for the rest of the day.
Next up for the Midleton U10s is training on Wednesday evening 7pm, as usual, in Midleton CBS. Also a blitz is being prepared that will be run over a number of Saturday mornings in August. It will consist of Fe11 and Fe10 players from Midleton being divided up into 8 teams and each team will play each other. More on this later…

Fe 11
We travelled with 22 players last Saturday morning to a hurling Blitz in Dungarvan. Midleton entered two teams as did Ballygunner, Killeagh, An Gaelteach Ring, Piltown and the host club completed the line. The teams were split into two groups of 4 , we had one in each. Both of our teams which were evenly selected played outstanding hurling against stronger opposition but didn’t reach the knock out stages of the competition. All players received medals and refreshments afterwards from the host club Dungarvan for which we thank them so much for their hospitality.    

Rebel Og Fixtures
Monday 29th July Fe16 Premier 2 Hurling Championship v Carrigaline in Passage @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 31st Premier 2 Minor Football Championship v Kilmeen/Kilbree TBC 

Club Gear
The Club shop is 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 

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