Midleton GAA Club News

02 September, 2013

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

All Ireland Hurling Final
Next weekend Cork will meet Clare in a repeat of the Munster Championship semi final in the Senior Hurling Final. Against all our expectations we now find ourselves only seventy minutes away from our first victory since 2005.
The Executive would like to wish our club players Luke O Farrell, Conor Lehane, Patrick O Mahony, Brian Hartnett & the rest of the Cork players and the management the very best of luck and hopefully we can look forward to bring the Liam Mc Carthy Cup back to Cork on Monday night!  
The club would also like to wish referee Cathal Mc Allister and his team of officials the very best as he oversees the Minor decider between Waterford and Galway.  

Senior Hurling
Last Friday we played hosts to Newtownshandrum in the RedFM hurling league and after a tough hours hurling we came out on top by 1.17 v 1.10, this win puts us into second place and guaranteed a league playoff position.
Team: Tommy Wallis, Killian Burke, Alwyn Kearney, Elliot Mulcahy, Leslie Coughlan, Aidan Ryan, Seamus O Farrell, Peter Dowling, Paul Haughney, Padraig O Keeffe, Padraig O Shea, Kieran Mulcahy, Padraig O Farrell, Declan Ryan & Patrick White. Subs used Oisin Cotter, Michael Abernethy & Sean O Farrell.  

Junior Hurling
Our Junior 2 hurlers had a league game last Wednesday evening in Killeagh against the host team. Having led for most of the game we conceded a late goal which secured a draw for the home team. Final score Killeagh 3-09 v  Midleton 1-15
   
Fixtures
4th September RedFM Senior Hurling League v Courcey Rovers in Killeagh @ 8pm
8th September All Ireland Hurling Final Cork v Clare
15th September Fe 21 East Cork A Hurling Championship v Castlelyons in Carrigtwohill @ 3.30pm
21ST September East Cork Junior Hurling Championship v St Ita’s in Shanagarry @ 6pm
29th September County Senior Hurling Championship quarter final v Carrigtwohill or Bishopstown in Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 4.15pm

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, dancing next Saturday night to Willie Kearney & Teddy Crowley the Singing Busman. 
Lotto, our Jackpot was €3,000 last week, the numbers were 9,11,16 & 27, with no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Rita Quinlan, Olivia Roche, Bridie O Halloran, Dolores Cummins & Finbarr Horgan, next week’s Jackpot is €3,200.

Juvenile Notes

All-Ireland Ticket Raffle
The draw for a pair of All Ireland tickets will take place on Tuesday next the 3rd at the Juvenile meeting. Thanks to everyone who supported this Fundraiser. Many thanks to Liam O Keeffe & Son Car Accessories and Pat Walsh Paints for their continued support with sponsorship.

Rebel Og Hurling Development Squads
Last weekend at different venues throughout Munster some of our young Magpies represented the Club in the Cork colours. Well done to Sean O Leary Hayes, Eoin Maloney, Christopher Power who played and Paudie O Brien selector with Fe14s who won the Tony Forristal Cup defeating Clare in the final. Garan Manley, Sean O Meara, Kevin Mulcahy and Padraig O Brien played with the Fe15s & Seadnaidh Smyth and Cormac Beausang played with the Fe16s.

Midleton Juvenile GAA would like to wish Conor,Luke,Brian,Pa and the rest of the Cork panel the best of luck in the All-Ireland final next Sunday. We have no doubt the lads will do the Magpies proud.

Fe 11
Sat 31st of August was a first for the Fe11s as we had two groups at different venues. One Team of 15 in Wexford for a blitz and the other team of 24 player’s in action against Erins Own on the excellent Midleton CBS pitch. Thanks must go to Sean Hurley for looking after the pitch during the summer ensuring the grass is cut regularly enabling our training session’s and matches to continue all year round for all groups. Two games of 11 aside with player’s rotating on and off every few minutes. Again there were some great performances and some great scores from both sides. Game A in particular Christopher Leahy, Jack Mc Kay, Evan Mc Carty and Darragh Mc Carty really stepping up to the mark for the magpies, Battling really hard was the order of the day in this game and in the end the sides shared the spoils on one game a piece. Game B again was played in great spirits and as in most underage games the team who take their chances when they come there way end up winning, At 11 it’s not about winning it’s all about trying to get the lad’s to compete and this they are really starting to do with the likes of Nicky Hayes, David Connolly, Gavin Reddy and Trevor Shine, giving it their all but in the end it was Erins Own who came out on top winning the two games.
On to St Martin’s in Wexford, we left the Gaa club at 9am. First of all we’d like to say thanks to the parent’s, Gavin Power and Mickey(BONZO)Tobin for helping out on the day with bus, water, entertainment etc. Group A teams St Martin’s, Dicksboro, Ballyboden St Endas and Midleton. First up were the hosts St Martin’s this was a tough game for our lads with scores hard to come by but we got the better of them winning comfortably in the end 4-6 to 1-2, Game 2 our best game v Dicksboro Kilkenny. We started this game in great fashion working hard in the backs and even harder in the forward’s. Some great scores were seen from our lad’s with Kane Rollands getting a real gem 40yds out on the run splitting the posts. In the end we ran out winners by 4-6 to 1-2. Next up break in the Clubhouse and we have to say a huge thank you to St Martin’s for their hospitality. Game 3, Ballyboden St Endas,  as results stood we had already qualified for the final thus allowing the coach’s time to sit back and watch. We played these lads three weeks ago and performed very well one felt a story could be told after this game (Take nothing for granted) Ball in and away we go,  oh shock this is a different team we played they weren’t going to get another mauling no way and fair play to them. In the end we had to rely on some great frees from Alex Quirke to draw this one up. Game 4 Final game Kilmacud Crokes. This game was played at a ferocious pace for u11s and all the skills of the game were on show blocking, hooking free taking and some great goalkeeping from Darragh Crowley. We went in at half time 4pts down but these lad’s never give up and to their credit against a very strong Kilmacud team they fought back into this game with Paul Connaughton getting two great goals but at the end of this game it was Crokes won by the narrowest of margins on score line of 3-5 to 2-7. Well done to all 39 lad’s and parent’s for supporting on the day, thanks’ again to St Martin’s for their hospitality.

On Saturday 7th September our Fe11 & Fe12 hurlers play the finals of the GO GAMES hurling in Mallow, the Fe11s play Douglas in three games and the Fe12s play Glen Rovers in two. Best of luck to all involved.

Fe 14
Our hurlers after defeating St Finbarrs in the Premier 1 Championship now face Shandrum in the semi-final due to be played on the weekend of the 15th.

Fe 15
We are down to play hurling league games v Blackrock away on the 7th @ 10.30am and Ballincollig away on 10th @ 7.30pm. On Sunday 15th we are participating in the  Andy Creagh Memorial Blitz in Blackrock.

Fe 16
Our footballers were defeated in the Championship last Wednesday by Donoughmore in Carrig na Bhfearr and our hurlers are playing Inniscarra this Wednesday the 4th in the Rebel Og Premier 2 Championship in the Mardyke/UCC  @ 6.45pm
      
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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