Midleton GAA Club News

10 November, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

 
Last Man Standing
This years Last Man Standing competition will officially begin on November 22nd.
First prize of €500 is kindly sponsored by O'Brien Building Services.
Tickets are now on sale from : Pat O'Brien, Gavin Power, Aidan Ryan, Cillian Hurley, Keith Ryan, Shane Goulding or ring/text the club mobile 086-3006682.

AGM
The Juvenile Club AGM will take place on Thursday November 20th @ 8pm and the Adult Hurling & Football AGM will take place on Thursday December 4th @ 8pm.
These meetings are open to all members; nomination forms for the Adult meeting will be distributed in the coming weeks. These are the most important meetings of the year where everyone can have their say and offer any ideas or suggestions on how the club should move forward for the coming year. 

80’s Music Night
Fancy getting Footloose for a night!! Then make sure you come along to our newly decorated Club Lounge on Saturday 22nd November for a night to remember.
From 9pm til late our DJ will play all the great hits of the 80’s. Fancy Dress in not essential but its encouraged where possible. More details later.   

Golf Society
The GAA Golf Society Xmas Hamper took place last Saturday at East Cork Golf Club, it was kindly sponsored by Mr. Patrick O’Farrell of O’Farrell Butchers.
There was a good turnout and the overall winner was Donie O’ Callaghan, the Category results were as follows; Cat 1- 1st Francie Maher, 2nd John Hogan & 3rd Conor O’ Brien, Cat 2 – 1st Mick Hayes, 2nd Michael Crotty & 3rd John Drooge, Cat 3 – 1st Frank O’ Sullivan, 2Nd Tom O’ Halloran & 3rd Tom Mintern. Front nine – Mick Mc Grath, Back nine – Paudie O’Keeffe & Visitors prize Sean Maloney.
Congrats to Pat Hayes who won Golfer of the Year. 
Afterwards the AGM took place, Tom Mintern has become Captain replacing John Drooge and the outgoing committee were also re-elected.  

Camogie
Winter training schedule as follows: Fe 10’s Saturday morning’s 10am GAA club.
Fe 6’s Sunday mornings 10am Midleton Community Centre, Fe 8’s  Sunday mornings 11am Midleton Community Centre,  Fe 12’s  Sunday morning 10am Midleton  GAA club. Updates on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club, Twitter@midletoncamogie.  

Condolences
The Club Executive would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of the last Jo O’ Keeffe who died peacefully last week. We sympathise with Bill, Mary, Liam, Darragh, Coleman and their large circle of relations and friends.
Many thanks to our club members who helped serve the food in the Club Lounge after the funeral. May she rest in peace.

Lotto
Jackpot was €8,000, the numbers were 2,21,25 & 28 , there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Amy Buckley, Marie Devlin, Kath Cocking, Christin Daly & Liam Coll, many thanks for your continued support.
Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,200.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

 
Fe 9
Our hurlers travelled to Na Piarsaigh last Sunday morning with mentors Ray Fitzgerald and Gavin Power to take part in the Liam Connery Memorial Tournament.
Two teams from the hosts, Mallow and ourselves took part.  Na Piarsaigh finished up winning the cup and Midleton won the Plate. Thanks to our hosts for the invitation, to all the parents who travelled in great numbers and those who helped out on the line.
Panel: Sean Cronin, Odhran Rabbitte, Evan Mc Grath, Tiernian O Connell, Cormac Ryan, Samuel Morrissey, Oisin Berdasso, Tomas O' Connor, Daniel Shine, Tadgh O Leary, Oscar Brennan, Roman Birdthistle, Jack Foley, Darragh Fitzgerald, Connor Williams, Zach Smith, Darragh Higgins, Liam O Neill, Paul Connolly, Cormac Mac Aongusa, Eoghan Higgins, Alex Cahill, Shane Mc Namara & Andrew Burke.

Fe11
Our footballers lined out in thoroughly dreadful conditions at Mallow on Saturday, 1st of November for the conclusion of the Rebel Og Football League. First up was Na Piarsaigh. The Midleton boys played with the wind and settled very early. At half time they had a commanding lead and held out to beat the city side on a score-line of Midleton 7-7 v Na Piarsaigh 4-7. 
The finals against Glanmire turned out to be two cracking matches. The conditions had deteriorated further but the boy’s response was to up the standard of football. Midleton were able to hold the upper hand right through to the end of the games and so became the Fe11 champions for 2014 on a score line of Midleton 7-4 v Glanmire 5-4. On the day we were represented by very committed players, dedicated mentors and enthusiastic parents. Everyone involved with this panel deserved the win and here’s to many more in the future.

 


Fe12
Our Fe12 hurlers took to the field for our annual James O Brien Hurling Blitz.
Four teams Midleton, Ballincollig, Dungarvan and Fermoy were the chosen teams for this year’s Blitz.
After three highly entertaining qualifying games that saw some absolutely outstanding
Hurling from all teams, it was Midleton and Ballincollig who were to contest this year’s final. Great skills of the game was in evidence from the start, hooking blocking and bodies on the line, bruised and battered didn’t stop these lads from contesting what was to become a great final. Twenty minutes a side was the order for the final and after playing with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half it was Midleton who led at half time by 2-3 to 4pts.
On with the second half and as the book says it’s a game of two halves!
Scores were swopped for the first 10 min’s of this half, but one could see it was Ballincollig who were starting to turn the screw, scoring two goals and threatening our goal time after time, hitting the crossbar twice, as the game moved into its final minutes, it looked as if this was going to be another disappointing day for our lads, after suffering defeat in both semi final’s of the league in Hurling and Football already, and numerous blitzes but one thing this team have in abundance is guts and with one last throw of the dice again bodies on the line and as luck would have it, bang goal to great cheers from the Midleton side line and supporters. 
Ball pucked out and referee Pa Beausang called time, Midleton by 1pt on a score line of 3-7 to 2-9 on what was a great game to watch for the this time of year.
Magpies Abu.
Captain Jack Fitzgerald collected the James O Brien Cup first time in 5yrs on behalf of all 38 players on the Midleton U12 Hurling teams from Jim and Ger O’ Brien representing the O’ Brien family.
Again we would like to thank the clubs Ballincollig, Fermoy and Dungarvan who took part in our blitz and made it a day to remember, well done to all players and coaches involved. Special mention to our two referees on the day Pa Beausang and Paul Britton without guys like these in a club you wouldn’t have a club. They didn’t have to be there but they were. Thanks lads.
And last but not least we the coaches involved with the Fe12 teams would like to thank, Alan Donegan and the parents from both our teams who again covered themselves in glory providing Soup, Sandwiches, Cakes etc for the very tired and hungry players and supporter’s, this isn’t a once off as every Saturday these ladies do the same after training. Ladies take a bow and well earned rest as this was the last day of the Fe12 year and it was great to go out on a high.
Remember Juvenile Social is on Saturday December 13th in Pavillion.

Fe15
Our hurlers had a great victory over Douglas last Saturday in the Rebel Og Premier 1 League Final in Kilbarry. The final score was Midleton 2-12 v Douglas 0-10.
Team: Ryan O’Riordan, Andrew Nestor, Christopher Power, Conor O’Farrell, Sean O’Sullivan, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Eoin Mitchell, John O’Dwyer, Luke Smith, Cathal Gunning, Tommy O’Connell, Cian Murray, Kian Farmer, Eoin Maloney & Ross O’Regan. Subs Evan Rowlands, Alan Power, Cormac O’Brien & Jake Shanahan.
Well done to all the players and the management on this wonderful result, we wish them well in the Premier 2 Football Championship next week v St Nicks.


Upcoming Juvenile Events
The Juvenile AGM is on Thursday November the 20th at 8pm.Please inform your fellow mentors about the AGM. All team managers and mentors will have to be ratified by the Senior executive for 2015.
Our Xmas tickets are now on sale, all managers are requested to please give a ticket to each player in your group, if a player in your group has a younger brother playing then the ticket is given to the younger brother,1 ticket per family. The easiest way to give out the tickets is to put the players initials on the ticket so you know who got a ticket and who didn't.
The Juvenile Xmas night will be on Saturday December the 13th.This night is for FE10's upwards, medals and player of the year awards will be presented on the night.