Midleton GAA Club News

28 January, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Canon O’Brien Trophy
Last Saturday the hurlers of Cork and UCC crossed camans in the annual competition in honour of Canon Michael O Brien at the Mardyke in front of a healthy crowd despite the inclement weather. After a tough hours hurling Cork came out on top despite a late spirited comeback by the college but in the end they ran out defeated on a scoreline of Cork 2-19 v UCC 1-14. We had a number of club players involved on both sides, for Cork Paul Haughney played at midfield and had a fine outing scoring 3 points and late in the game Luke O’ Farrell, Aidan Ryan and Seamus O’ Farrell all came into the action. For UCC we had Killian Burke and Brian Hartnett playing , we wish Killian well in his recovery from an injury he sustained early in the game and hope Conor Lehane will also be back soon. We wish UCC all the best this week in defence of the Fitzgibbon Cup when they take on WIT on Thursday.           

Fe21 & Junior Football
Training takes place each Monday night in the Hockey pitch @ 9pm, all players are requested to attend whether training or not. Players MUST HAVE A GUMSHIELD. 

Victory Dinner Dance
Our Dinner dance is on Saturday 8th of February in the Midleton Park Hotel, the band is “The Sons of Steve Mc Queen” with a DJ afterwards, a four course meal and spot prizes all for €30. Medals and Player of the Year awards will be presented on the night. Tickets are now available from the Club Bar (Friday & Saturday nights), Mary Quinn, Vincent Reddy, Alan Donegan & Coleman Quirke. Our special guest speaker on the night is RTE Sport’s analyst and former Offaly hurler Michael Duignan.  
Stress Control Course
The Stress Control Course will be held on 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings starting this Wednesday evening January 29th – 5th March @ 7.30 – 9pm. People who wish to attend have a choice of venue and can either register to do the course in Midleton Park Hotel, Cork Rd., Midleton or St. Finbarr's GAA Club,Neenan Park, Togher, Cork.
For information or to book a place on this course please email your name, contact phone number & address along with your preferred location to: CorkBeatsStress@hse.ie OR call: 086 7871016.

Garda Vetting
For 2014 all Club Coaches need to Garda Vetted. If you have previously submitted a form & have not received a reply, the reason may be that the Youth Officer in Cork may have received the form 3 months after the date it was signed by you, deeming it invalid. All managers of every team at this stage have received forms for their teams coaches/selectors who are not vetted. The deadline to return your form is the 17th of Jan 2014 in the provided envelope (sealed) to Pearse McCarthy. We would ask everyone for their cooperation. Any queries you have please don't hesitate to contact Pearse on (087) 289 0888
Membership
Become a “Magpie” and join your local GAA Club. New Members always welcome. Please contact any club officer or member to join. Membership officer Terence McCarthy can be contacted on 086-6013228. See rates below.
Category € Rate Full Member
Adult: Waged , Player (Gym inclusive) 150 Yes
Adult: Student, Player (Gym Inclusive) 100 Yes
Adult: Unemployed, Player (Gym inclusive) 100 Yes
Adult: Waged, Non Player + Gym, 150 Yes
Adult: Waged, Non Player (Without Gym ) 80 Yes
Adult: OAP > 66yrs. 30 Yes
Adult: Social /Pavilion only 30 No

Timothy Kirby RIP
On Saturday morning last Timothy Kirby late of Rosary Place peacefully passed away in the presence of his family. Tim as he was known to his friends held a number of positions in the Club over the past number of decades. He began as Hurling & Football Treasurer back in 1964 and held that position for a number of years, he then took on the role of Secretary in 1968 until the early 70’s. In 1972 he acted as Club Registrar, after a number of years off Tim returned in 1985 to take on the role of PRO and in 1987 he began his second term as Club Secretary and remained on in that role until the mid 90’s. Tim also acted for a number of years as Treasurer of the Club Executive Committee and also for the East Cork Junior Board from 1969 to 1974. To his wife Rosemarie and his family we extend our deepest sympathy.

Retirement
Last Friday night one of our longest serving Club workers retired from the role of shopkeeper after a term of over 40 years. Kathleen Crotty or Mrs Crotty which she is affectionately known as left the Club shop for the last time and handed over the reins to the very capable Marian Ryan. Seamus Murphy, Alan Donegan and Liam Ryan all wished Kathleen the very best and thanked her and her family for their huge contribution to the Club throughout the years. Kathleen has not gone away, she has assured us that she will be attending Bingo on Friday nights.    
                 
Club Calendar
A limited number of Club Calendars based the successful year are still available for sale. It features many pictures of teams and events captured throughout the year. These are available from the Club Bar/Shop, Pat Walsh Paints, O’ Farrell Butchers, Mary Quinn and Coleman Quirke. 

Lotto
Lotto Jackpot was €4,800 no's were 4,7,9 & 27, there was one winner, the one and only Frank Bransfield, congrats and enjoy it Frank, next week’s Jackpot is €1,200
   
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!

Dancing next Saturday night 1st of February is to Dermot Lyons.

 

Juvenile Notes

Street League Indoor Hurling
Saturday morning’s at the Community Centre, coaching for boys continues and new members are always very welcome. The times and dates are as follows: Junior Infants from 12 – 1pm, Senior Infants 11-12 & First Class 10-11am.

Juvenile Registration
On Saturday the 1st of March the annual Juvenile Registration will take place in the GAA Hall from 10am to 1pm. Parents will receive a letter in the coming weeks on changes and membership rates. Registration will be for Fe 7 to Fe 16 only. All players have to be registered by March the 31st. Training for all groups is currently ongoing, please check with your son’s team manager for details of the venue’s and times.     

Team Training
Fe 12 & 13s are back training on Thursday nights in the Hockey pitch @ 6pm
Fe 14s are training each Wednesday night from 6-7pm in the Hockey pitch.

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2014
Please note that these Scholarships are much sought after as the price of a three week Course (Cúrsa A) is reduced by €180 and the two week Course (Cúrsa B)  by €120.
A recent Survey of parents carried out by Coláiste na Mumhan with a 60% response showed 100% satisfaction with Cúrsa A which shows very high standards.
The Scholarships are available to Students between the ages of 10 and 18 years who are active members of their Clubs.  It is important to note that scheme applies to Coláiste na Mumhan, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh only.
The Runaí, Coláiste na Mumhan, Caoimhín Ó Drisceoil is coordinating Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta and can be contacted at Guthán; 02647071, Guthán Phóca; 0851709327 & R/Phoist - eolas@colaistenamumhan.ie<mailto:eolas@colaistenamumhan.ie>. & he is most anxious to answer any queries.
Please note that these Scholarships are on a first come first served basis.

 

Club Gear
The Club shop will re-open on Saturday the 1st of February from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available with umbrellas and school bags added to the range. Anyone looking for Birthday 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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