Midleton GAA Club News

04 February, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


Colleges Hurling
UCC got off to a winning start last Wednesday in their defence of the Fitzgibbon Cup when they overcame WIT in a very tough encounter in the Mardyke, well done to Conor Lehane, Brian Hartnett and Tommy Wallace who were all part of the panel. Killian Burke was unavailable through injury. They face Carlow IT in the next round.  In the Freshers hurling championship CIT recently lost out to St Pats Mater Dei, Patrick White, Elliot Mulcahy and Padraig Nagle were all part of the CIT panel. 

Victory Dinner Dance
Our Dinner dance is on next 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. A limited number of tickets are still available from the Club Bar, 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 first session of the Stress Control Course took place last Wednesday night and it turned out to be a great success with close to 200 people attending. Well done to Jennifer Hayes for giving us all a great understanding of Stress and how we can control it in our lives and also congrats to Pearse, Jerome & Gavin for their continuous hard work in this area. The course will continue for 5 more consecutive Wednesday evenings until the 5th March each evening @ 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.

Midleton CBS India Immersion Project
This week our club player Luke Dineen and a number of other Transition Year students are heading off to India for a number of weeks.The India Immersion Project has become an integral part of life at Midleton CBS. It has raised awareness of the plight of those on the margins of society and given the students the opportunity to reach out and make a difference as a community. The school became involved in the project when Miss Maura Smyth and Mr. Kieran Kiely returned from their initial visit to Calcutta in April 2004. They saw first-hand the work that was been undertaken by the Christian Brothers and many others in India to care for those on the margins of society. In consultation with the principal, deputy principal and the Immersion Programme Committee, it was agreed that Midleton CBS would become part of the programme and strive to make a difference to the lives of those they encountered in India. Through the support of the entire school community, its Past Pupils Union and the generosity of the local community in Midleton and surrounding area, students and teachers from the school have travelled there for the past number of years.   
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. 

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

Lotto Jackpot was €1,200 no's were , there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Mary Lane/Ellen Shanahan, Paula Smyth, Lauren/Evan/Charlie Mc Carthy, Gavin Power & Raymond Barry, next week’s Jackpot is €1,400
BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!

Dancing next Saturday night 8th of February is to Sam Doherty.


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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