Midleton GAA Club News

26 August, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Senior Hurling Championship
Our Championship game v Douglas takes place next Sunday 31st of August in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 4pm. We wish the players and management the very best of luck.

Junior B Hurling
We were defeated by the smallest of margins in the replay of the East Cork Championship second round by Erins Own last Wednesday evening in Castlemartyr.
Having not performed to our potential in the first half we went in at halftime only four points down. In the second half our lads put in a huge effort and were rewarded by taking the lead with only minutes to go only for Erins Own to reply with very late scores to win by a single point. Final Score Midleton 1-17 v Erins Own 2-15
Team: Coran Swayne, Patrick Stack, Sean Corcoran, Jack Enright, Brendan Ferriter, Cillian Hurley, Joe Collins, Mark O’ Keeffe, Kevin Rohan, Robert Williams, Niall Walsh, Paul Barry, Andrew Rea, Keith Ryan & David O’ Brien.
We have two League games v Cobh and Castlelyons left to play and also the Junior C Championship semi final v Bride Rovers at a future date to be confirmed.     
Following a very successful camogie camp on August 14th and 15th  - Midleton’s first, Midleton Camogie Club committee would like to thank all those who participated and all those who helped in any way.  We would like to particularly acknowledge Tom Kelly of Market Green for generously sponsoring T Shirts for all the girls who took part in the camp, all the club mentors as well as  Luke  Farrell, Cormac Walsh, Gavin Power, Gavin Dunlea from Midleton GAA Hurling Club, and  Rebecca Cassidy  from the Dublin Development Camogie Squad,  all who  gave of their time, enthusiasm and skill while coaching the girls making for a very  enjoyable and worthwhile camp and not forgetting all the girls who took part in the camp and who made it all worthwhile. 

Dunlea Family Rebuilding Fund
A Variety Concert will take place next Sunday in the GAA Club from 8pm on in support of the Dunlea Family. A lot of work has taken place to put a fantastic line up of acts together for what promises to be a great nights entertainment.
Featuring on the night are Sean O Se (An Poc ar Buile), Kiltha Tones, Midleton Male Voice Choir, East Cork Male Choir, All Ireland Scor Champion Declan Terry, Voice of Midleton past winners Eimear Quirke and Marie Cashman, Soprano Deborah Desmond and Comedian Liam Lynch.
Tickets costing only €10 are now available for this event from the Club Bar,
O’ Farrell’s Butchers, Dave & Angela’s Shop, Kevin Hennessy, Charlie Mc Allister and at the door on the night.      

Cork County Clubs Draw Winner
Congrats to former Club player and Sponsor Robbie Fitzgerald who won 1st prize in the Cork GAA Clubs August Draw last week, this was the last draw in the 2013/2014 series. The draw for the 2014/015 series will be launched this week, to join up and support our club please contact Steve Sheehan or any Club Officer.
Jackpot was €5,800 the numbers were 2,5,17 & 26 , there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Lil O Driscoll, Michael Cahill, Kevin Fitzgerald, Catherine Grace & Dave O Brien Jnr., many thanks for your continued support.
Next weeks Jackpot will be €6,000. Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O ‘Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrells Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints & Chadwicks. The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club.  

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

Juvenile Notes

Our U6 group travelled to a sunny Youghal GAA club last Saturday the 23rd of August . There were 5 participating clubs including the hosts Youghal, Watergrasshill, Killeagh, Kiltha Og and Midleton. We had 35 boys in attendance and this was broken into 5 teams. Each team played 2 games of 20 minute duration. Our thanks to Youghal for hosting this "fun blitz" and providing refreshments afterwards. Thanks to Sean Crowley GDA for his attendance and ensuring the smooth running of the morning. A special thanks to the parents and families for their support on the day and having all the boys togged out in the black and white.
Finally a thank you to Richie Cunningham and John Grace,  Youghal members of the victorious Cork intermediate All Ireland Hurling team who brought the cup and stood in for photographs.

Our Fe12 Premier 1 Hurler’s were in action in Cobh for the annual Johnny Leahy Hurling blitz last Saturday. On a lovely day for hurling we had 19 players available and every player gave their all. Four teams Cobh, Midleton, Douglas and Blackrock to play each other in the group, top two to meet in the Final. After three long hard games we topped the group winning all three games in the process. Douglas who narrowly beat Cobh to be our opponents in the Final.
Ball in game on and from the start Douglas had us under severe pressure, rattling off three well taken points and missing another two before we knew what happened. Gradually we started to move the ball around and after a great solo run from midfielder Ryan Cahill he flashed home a brilliant goal to the Douglas net, Alex Quirke with a few long range frees and all of a sudden we were two to the good. Both  sets of backs were doing some fantastic hooking and blocking a joy to see, and a few goal mouth skirmishes on both sides were cleared with great cheers from both sets of supporters. We swopped points Luke Deane with a great point off his left and Douglas with a well taken free from well out the field had us two in front at the break.


Second half on and away we go again the backs again with some brilliant team work, delivering great low ball to our forwards but you could see Douglas were in determined mood, ball after ball in only to see it come out just as quick, again we exchanged points Douglas with 2 from frees and Paul Connaughton with one leaving the minimum between the teams, as the saying goes “goals win games” unfortunately for us it was Douglas who got that all important goal ,shot at goal parried only for their corner forward to be on hand to rifle home what would be the winning score. Again we swopped points Darragh Crowley with one for us and another free from Douglas. Try as we did for the last five minutes and by God did we try, we couldn’t break down a very well balanced Douglas team.
Again we had some great performances from the likes of Jack Fitzgerald, Patrick Kane, Ryan Cahill, Paul Connaughton, Leo Hennessy and Alex Quirke well done lads. A very high standard of hurling again was witnessed throughout the day by all spectators present and great credit has to go to all the players that took part in this well organised blitz. Again thanks to our neighbours Cobh for the invitation and the hospitality shown to all Parents and Players throughout the day.
Panel: Alex Quirke, Brion Sanderson, Aaron Coughlan, Bradley Savage, Charlie Walsh, Cian Keohane, Conor Fitzgerald, Conor Hayes, Christopher Leahy, Ryan Cahill, Darragh Crowley, Daithi Magan, Gavin Reddy, Jack Fitzgerald, Leo Hennessy
Luke Deane, Liam Kelly, Patrick Kane and Paul Connaughton.

Fe 14
Over the last week our hurlers had two home victories in the Premier 1 League against Shandrum 5-17 to 0-5 and against Bishopstown 3-14 to 0-3. We were on top right throughout both games and it was great to see our full panel used. Next up, we play St Finbarrs at home on tomorrow Monday at St Colman's Community College grounds at 19.00 hrs for our final home game in the Hurling League.
We still have away games to schedule versus Na Piarsaigh and Mallow.

Rebel Og Development Squads
Best of Luck to all of our Club players who will participate with the various Cork Hurling teams next Saturday at different venues.  Fe 14s – Sean O’ Sullivan, Tommy O’Connell, Cian Murray, Ciaran Evans, Ross O’ Regan and Alan Power. Fe 15s – Sean O’ Leary Hayes, Eoin Maloney, Christopher Power and Cathal Gunning.
Fe16s – Kevin Mulcahy and Padraig O’ Brien. Fe17s – Seanaidh Smyth.
Juvenile Training
The training and coffee mornings are back on Saturday mornings at the Main Pitch at the normal times for each group. FE13,12 and 11’s from 09.45 to 11, FE9,8 and 7’s from 11 to 12 and FE10 and 6’s from 12 to 1.
Please check website our Club website www.midletongaa.com for each TEAM COACH and contact number. New players are always welcome.

Club Shop
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