Midleton GAA Club News

15 April, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling
On Saturday evening our senior hurlers continued their unbeaten run when they defeated Courcey Rovers in the RedFm League at Ballinspittle. Against the wind in the first half we led by 0-09 v 1-10 at halftime and in the second aided by two goals from Conor Lehane we forged ahead and ran out convincing winners by 1-12 v 3-18.
Team: Joe Loftus, Elliot Mulchay, Patrick O Mahony, Alywin Kearney, Seamus O Farrell, Finbar O Mahony, James Nagle, Peter Dowling (1-01), Killian Burke, Paul Haughney (0-04), Padraig O Shea (0-02), Cormac Walsh (0-02),Michael Abernethy, Conor Lehane (2-08 Frees 2-04) & Patrick White (0-01). Subs used Darren Quirke, Seanaidh Smyth, Eoin Ferriter, Cillian Hurley & Tommy Wallace. 
Our next Senior Hurling League game is at home to Ballymartle Tuesday 29th April.

Junior A Hurling
At home last Thursday evening our Junior hurlers played Buttevant in the Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League and after a tough hour came away with the two points. The final score was 1-10 to 0-11. Team: Christopher Dunlea, Eoin Ferriter, Oisin Cotter, Liam Clohessy, Seanaidh Smyth, Billy O Shea, Darren Quirke, Sean O Farrell, Shane Ryan, Padraig O Keeffe, Padraig O Shea, Cillian Hurley, Padraig Nagle, Eoin Walsh & Cormac Beausang. Subs used Elliot Mulcahy, Brian O Sullivan & Michael Abernethy.       

Minor Hurling
Our minor hurlers had an emphatic victory in their Rebel Og Premier 2 League against a depleted Ballincollig team at home last Friday evening by 6-08 to 0-02.   
Team: Eoin Maloney, Kevin Mulcahy, Gavin Bagnell, Jack Enright, Sean O Meara,  Luke Dineen, Seanaidh Smyth, Killian Deady, Kevin Rohan, Luke Finnerty, Kieran Maloney, Cormac Beausang, Calem Deady, Lochlinn Mc Carthy & Garan Manley. Subs Liam Franklin, Brian O Mahony, Shane Buckley, Conor Evans, Mark Crotty, Ross Cummins & Padraig O Brien.    

Fixtures
Tuesday April 15th Junior Football League v Dungourney home @ 7pm
Saturday April 19th Junior A Football Championship v Fr O Neills in Shanagarry @ 4pm also in the field next Saturday is the East Cork Junior Football Championship Carrigtwohill v Dungourney @ 7pm (help required for this game) 

Healthy Club Project
What about our new walking and running groups!! Why not come along & join either our new walking or running group. It began last week and will continue each Wednesday @ 7.30pm, from the Midleton GAA club. Meet some new people; enjoy some outdoor exercise and best of all its FREE. 

Membership
Become a “Magpie” and join your local GAA Club. New Members always welcome. Renewal of Membership due now. Please contact Membership officer Terence McCarthy @ 086-6013228.
Gaa Golf Society
Saturday next April 19th - Easter Hamper Competition 2-3pm @ East Cork Golf Club kindly sponsored by Bernard Cashman Car Sales, all welcome.

Lotto
Lotto Jackpot was €2,000 the no’s were 4,12,19 & 25 there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Carol Fitzgerald, Mike Franklin, Netta Dineen, Liam Ryan & Caroline Wallace, Next week’s Jackpot is €2,200, thanks for your continued support.


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

 

Juvenile Notes

Fe 8
Midleton's Fe 8's participated in a monster hurling blitz in Carrigtwohill on Saturday last, fielding 5 teams of 7 aside. Each team played 3 matches against various opposition including Sars, Cobh, Carrigtwohill, Kiltha Og, Erins Own and St Coleman's. In an action packed morning all the boys played with great enthusiasm  and sportsmanship while demonstrating excellent skill and teamwork. Thanks to the  parents and coaches and especially the boys for being part of a great mornings entertainment. We would also like to express our appreciation to the host club Carrigtwohill and the organiser Sean Crowley G.D.A. for a very well organised and enjoyable event and we look forward to further blitz in the months ahead. Magpies Abu.

Fe11
Twenty-One of our footballers turned out on Thursday night for the second round of games in the U11 Premier League. Similar to the previous outing the format was two concurrent games of 10-a-side. The games began on the stroke of 7 and from the start both were extremely competitive. The football displayed by all players on the night was top class. But it was the excitement as both games were so close as they edged towards the final whistles is what really made this great entertainment. After titanic struggles in both games Midleton just about held on to claim the 4-points from both games. Thanks to all parents on the night for having the boys at the field on time. A special thanks to those parents who prepared the field both before and after the games.
Remember you can keep up to date with fixtures and league tables by going to the Cork Rebel Og web site.

We had beautiful spring sunshine in Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton for the first round of hurling matches versus Blackrock in the Fe 11 Hurling league. As both panels had the exact same number of players we were able to play two games at the same time with no substitutes. From the start scores in the games were plentiful especially from the young Magpies. What was most enjoyable is that the scores invariably came at the end of some outstanding passages of hurling. By half time Midleton who had played with the aid of the breeze had built up a sizable lead in both games. When the teams turned around for the second halves the games were much more even. But Midleton were to hold out in the two games to record comprehensive wins. Next up is a hurling match next Saturday 19/4/14 versus Glen Rovers at Blackpool. More details on a web text close to the date     

Fe12
Our hurlers had a fine victory over Cobh last weekend in Cobh by 4-05 v 7-13

Fe14
What a weekend for our Feile hurlers, based in Togher on Saturday they topped their group by defeating Slieve Rua 4.04 v 0.02, Aghada 9.10 v 0.01, St Finbarr’s 1.08 v 0.01, thus qualifying for the quarter final on Sunday again in Togher when they defeated Valley Rovers by 3.11 v 0.01 and later defeated Sars in the semi final by 3.02 v 1.03. Congratulations to all the players, selectors, parents and supporters for a marvellous weekend of hurling, we now play Douglas in the final next week.  

Juvenile Training
Summer training now takes place in the main pitch as follows; 09.45am  - 11am Fe11, 12 & 13’s, 11am – 12 Fe 7, 8 & 9’s and 12 -1pm Fe 6 & 10’s. Mid-week training times and venues will be on the Club website very soon when confirmed.
 
Juvenile Flag Day
Our annual Juvenile Flag Day at Hurley’s Super Valu will take place next Saturday 19th of April from 9am to 6pm, help on the day would be greatly appreciated.

Easter Camp
This year’s Easter Camp will be on Thursday April 24th and Friday April 25th at the Main Pitch. All Registered players from Junior infants upwards can take part in the camp. Details are up on the Website, this year’s Camp Coordinator is Cormac Quirke 0860783365.

Kellogs Cul Camp
This years Cul Camp will run from Monday June 30th until Friday July 4th at the Main Pitch. All Registered players from Junior infants upwards can take part. Camp details will be sent out closer to the date. This year’s camp Coordinator is Pa Beausang 0862284185.

Annual Juvenile Golf Classic
Our hugely successful Annual Juvenile Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday July 9th and Thursday July 10th at East Cork Golf Club. New teams and Tee box sponsors would be greatly appreciated. Details of the Golf Classic will be out very soon.

Club Gear
The Club shop will be open on Saturday from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available. 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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