Midleton GAA Club News

22 April, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Junior Football
Last Saturday afternoon our Junior A Footballers began their Championship campaign with a hard fought win over a gallant Fr O’ Neills team in Shanagarry. In the first half we played some very good football keeping possession well but at times our finishing left us down. The crucial score of the game came when a long delivery from Brian O’ Sullivan was gathered by Cristeoir O’ Cathasaigh who passed the ball across the square for Killian Hurley to fist the ball to the back of the net. We led at halftime by 1-03 to 0-01. The second half was a much tighter affair, O’ Neills replied with a number of points to narrow the deficit but through some resolute defending and counter attacking we saw out the game to win by 1-07 to 0-07.
We now await the outcome of the draw this week to find out our next opponents.
Team: Josh Deady, Joe Collins, Eoin Ferriter, Gavin Bagnell, Shane Ryan, Seamus O’ Farrell (0-02), Brian O Sullivan (0-01), John Keane, Patrick O’ Mahony, Darren Quirke, Padraig O’ Shea, Niall Walsh, Cristeoir O’ Cashasaigh (0-01), Sean Corcoran & Killian Hurley (1-03). Subs Bryan Rossiter, Brendan Ferriter, Andrew Rea, Sean O’ Farrell & Ciaran Maloney.  
Many thanks to the club members who helped out at the Dungourney and Carrigtwohill Junior Football Championship game in the pitch last Saturday.  
   
Minor Hurling
Our minor hurlers had a very fine victory in their Rebel Og Premier 2 League game away to Carrigaline last Thursday evening by 1-11 to 4-15.   
Team: Eoin Maloney, Kevin Mulcahy, Luke Morrissey, Jack Enright, Josh Deady, Seanaidh Smyth, Luke Finnerty, Killian Deady, Kevin Rohan, Sean O Meara, Kieran Maloney, Cormac Beausang, Brian O’ Mahony, Lochlinn Mc Carthy & Garan Manley. Subs Shane Buckley, Conor Evans, Ross Cummins & Padraig O Brien.
We wish them well in their Championship first round game v Mallow next Saturday.    

New Camogie Club
Midleton’s newly established Camogie Club are currently preparing to officially launch and commence training next month, further details to follow nearer to the time. Anyone interested in becoming involved in coaching or assisting in any way please contact one of the following elected officers.
Chairperson: Denis Kelleher @ 087 6867865
Vice Chairperson: Brona Halligon @ 086 8338558
Secretary: Darina Foley @ 086 3785744
Treasurer: Rachel Walsh @ 086 3815361
PRO: Sheila Kelly @ 087 6822916
Child Welfare Officer: Ingrid Connaughton @ 087 6374748

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. 

Gaa Golf Society & Classic
The Easter Hamper competition kindly sponsored by Mr. Bernard Cashman of Cashman Car Sales took place last Saturday at East Cork Golf Club.
The overall winner was former Blackrock “great” John Hogan.
The list of winners were as follows;
Category 1: 1st Jerry McCarthy, 2nd Bernard Cashman, 3rd Conor O Brien
Category 2: 1st Pat Hayes, 2nd Michael Crotty, 3rd Gary Johnson
Category 3: 1st Jason Daly, 2nd Pat Horgan & 3rd Frank O’ Sullivan
Front nine: Ambrose Guilfoyle & Back nine: Francis Maher
Best Gross: Don MacFarlane
The next outing is John Droog's Captain's Prize in East Cork, Wednesday May 14th with a 5pm Shotgun Start, everybody welcome.
Our Golf Classic has been officially launched and will take place on both the 9 & 10th of July at East Cork Golf Club, teams of 3 costs only €120 and tee box sponsorship is available @ €50. For timesheet bookings please contact either Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759, further details will be emailed to members and it will also be advertised on the Club website very soon.
Lotto
Lotto Jackpot was €2,200 the no’s were 3,8,12 & 27 there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Rose Herlihy, Clodagh Mc Carthy, Dick Cashman, Pa Coakley & Daniel O’ Kane, Next week’s Jackpot is €2,400, 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

Fe14
Our Fe14 hurlers achieved history last weekend on Saturday 19th of April, they won the Cork Hurling Fe 14 A "Feile" for the very first time. At sun -drenched Ballinlough, Midleton outscored a gallant Douglas team in the "Feile" final on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-2.
Midleton hurled well from the outset and having won the "toss" played with the sun to our backs and a slight breeze in the first half. Midleton lead at half time 0-4 to 0-0 and only for some wayward shooting could have lead by more at this stage.
As expected Douglas roared into the game at the start of the second half and created two goal opportunities. Each of these was repelled by strong rearguard defending. This along with 2 pointed frees allowed us to again take control. Midleton who were now dominant scored a fantastic goal with the net being "billowed" in the top right hand corner after a rasping, unstoppable shot. A few minutes later Midleton scored a second "major" with a great team goal. While Douglas tapped over a few points from frees, the result was now well obvious and both teams emptied their benches. At the final whistle, there were great scenes of jubilation at this historic victory, making this the very first  Cork "Feile Hurling" trophy for Midleton.


Along the way, in this competition our results were:
Group Stage: Midleton 4-4, Sliabh Rua 0-2: Midleton 9-11, Aghada 0-1: Midleton 1-8, St Finbarrs 0-1. In the QF Midleton 3-11, Valley Rovers 0-1.
In the Semi Final, Midleton 3-2, Sars 1-3 & in the Final, Midleton 2-8, Douglas 0-2. Throughout these games our team was represented by: Ross Shanahan, Christian Murphy, Alan Power, Cormac O Brien, Sean O Sullivan, Ciaran Evans, Kian Farmer, Griffin Hurley, Cian Murray, Conor O Leary, Evan Rowlands, Jake Shanahan, Sam Quirke, Tommy O Connell (capt), Ross O Regan, Fergus Wade, Mark Daly, Ryan O Riordan, Coleman Quinn, Craig Barry, Niall Higgins, Ronan Lynch, Adam O Connell, David Scanlon, Garry Carroll, Cian Crowley & Eabhan DeBarra.
Well done to the selectors Padraig O Brien, Liam Wade, Paul Britton & Killian O’ Brien for all their hard work and time.

Fe11
Firstly, big congratulations to the Fe 14’s on their Feile win on Saturday in Ballinlough. Particularly satisfying was the manner in which they won, with a stunning display of hurling.
The Fe 11 hurlers were in Blackpool on Saturday afternoon for their next round of hurling league games. Our 22 players were split into 2 equal teams of eleven. The Glen pitch was bathed in sunshine when the teams took to the field for 1.30pm throw-ins. This series of games turned out to be real competition for the young Magpies. The hurling was excellent throughout the first halves in both games. Ball striking, ground hurling, blocking and score taking were all on display from all sides on the day. Both Midleton sides held solid leads by the half time breaks.
The Magpies faced into a stiffening breeze in the second half but they held on for two well-deserved wins. So, both of our hurling teams have held onto their 100% record of wins thus far in the league. Next up are football matches on Saturday 26th versus Cobh at Cobh.

Fe15
Our hurlers had a great victory over Sars in the Rebel Og Premier 1 League in Midleton last Saturday afternoon, the final score was Midleton 4-16 v Sars 5-09.

Flag Day
Many thanks to all our collectors and supporters for a very successful Juvenile Flag Day at Hurley’s Super Valu last Saturday, a special thanks once again to John Hurley and Tommy Grimes for their continued support.

Easter Camp
Following on from last year’s success the Juvenile club will once again run a two day Easter GAA camp this year, details if you wish your child to attend are as follows:
VENUE: Midleton GAA club DATE : April 24th & 25th TIME : 10 -1 pm COST: €10 per first child, €5 per second child & 3rd child goes free each per day.
COACHES: Will be our own PAYMENT: Each morning on arrival at sign in.
WHAT TO BRING: HURLEY,HELMET ,GUMSHIELD's, LUNCH, RAINGEAR, FOOTBALL BOOTS AND RUNNERS.
HOW TO BOOK A PLACE: Please text Cormac Quirke on 0860783365 giving CHILDS NAME and TEAM MANAGERS name and whether attending on one or both days. In the event of rain we have access to both the club hall and ball alley so it is vital that both football boots and runners are brought.
Please note that all children MUST be signed in with a guardian in attendance each morning AND be collected from club grounds at the end of each session.

Mercy Hospital Fun Walk
Next Saturday for a change we are going to have a mixed FOOTBALL FUN BLITZ along with the Ladies Football for the younger groups Fe 6 to Fe 12 (players must be a member of either club) .This will take place between 11am and 2pm at the main pitch. We are asking parents of both the boys and girls to bring sandwiches, cakes, etc. on the day. Each family will be asked for a €10 donation which will all be given to the MERCY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.

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 once again is Pa Beausang @ 0862284185.

Club Gear
The Club shop is open each 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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