Midleton GAA Club News

14 August, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

All Ireland Hurling Semi Final
After seven years of wondering what might be, we’re back in the All Ireland Hurling final on the 8th of September against the winners next week’s semi final between Clare and Limerick which will ensure an all Munster final.
Having gone into the game as underdogs against a much fancied Dublin team we managed to overcome the Dubs on a score of 1.24 to 1.19 driven on by a huge Cork crowd amongst the attendance of 62,000.
Well done to Luke and Conor on their fabulous contribution of 5 points from play and to the rest of the Cork panel and management, we now can look forward to the build up and excitement over the next number of weeks. 
Senior Hurling Championship
Our Championship fixture against Bride Rovers is fixed for Sunday next 18th August in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 2.30pm. We wish the players and management the very best of luck and hope that their hard training and efforts over the last number of months will get us over the line against a very experienced and resilient opposition.   

Junior Hurling
In Junior A we are fixed to play St Ita’s in the quarter final of the Championship next Saturday evening in Shanagarry @ 7pm.

Memorial Plaque
Last Tuesday evening at the GAA Club family and friends of both the late William “Matey” Hennessy and Michael “Mick” Lordan gathered to mark the unveiling of a memorial plaque in their honour. The Hurling & Football committee some time ago decided to replace the barrier overlooking the pitch with a new structure and as this area was synonymous with these two men it was agreed to mark the occasion.
Fr. Denis Kelleher very kindly blessed the area and afterwards everybody returned to the Club pavilion for refreshments. 

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 Dave Rea and on August 17th we welcome the Tony Bird.

Our Jackpot was €2,400 last week, 3,19,26 & 27, we had no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Marie Devlin, Margaret Mc Alesse, Clive Seale, Dave O Brien Jnr & Gavin Power, next week’s Jackpot is €2,600.


Juvenile Notes

On Saturday 15th September we will travel to Roanmore, Co. Waterford for the Annual Hurling Blitz, this year’s competition is in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation, more details to follow soon.

Fe 10/Fe 11
The Street League Tournament which was due to start last Saturday has been held over until September when most boys will be back from holidays. 

Fe11 & 15s visit Dublin
Last Sunday a party of 70 players, selectors and parents left the GAA Club at 7am on route to Dublin for the All Ireland Hurling semi final and to play challenge games against one of the kingpins of underage hurling in Dublin, Ballyboden St Enda’s.
The Fe 11s fielded two teams and the Fe 15 one team and all teams acquitted themselves very well. Many thanks to all the selectors, officers and committee members from Ballyboden who really looked after us well with plenty of food and refreshments; hopefully we will get the opportunity to repay the favour sometime soon. The day was really complete when all the party gathered in the Davin stand to enjoy the great Croke Park atmosphere and witness Cork great victory.

Fe 16
Our hurlers are awaiting the name of their next opponents in the Rebel Og Premier 2 Championship which is provisionally fixed for next Saturday.
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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