Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

08 December, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes


The Adult Hurling & Football AGM took place last Thursday night. Chairman Liam Ryan welcomed the fine turnout of members and thanked everyone who assisited with the running of the Club over the past year. All the outgoing officers were re elected and the following team managers were elected; Senior Hurling – Gerry Wallace, Fe 21 – Pat Walsh, Junior A – Gavin Power, Junior B & C – Coleman Quirke and Minor – Niall O Neill.

Last Man Standing After games played midweek and this weekend we are now left with less than 40 punters. Full details on our Website and Facebook pages.

Post Primary & Colleges Hurling In the past week many of our Club players had mixed fortunes in Hurling Championship games. The Midleton CBS Harty team with Seanaidh Smyth, Cormac Beausang and Luke Dineen as part of the panel were defeated by Nenagh CBS, Sean O’ Farrell played with the UCC Freshers team who won the All Ireland League defeating UL, Joe Loftus,Patrick White and Padraig Nagle were part of the successful CIT Intermediate team who defeated DIT to win the League title and Killian Burke, Cormac Walsh, Conor Lehane, Brian Hartnett, Tommy Wallace and James Nagle were all part of the UCC Fitzgibbon team who were defeated by Carlow IT in the League final.

Sale of Midleton Town The 11th of December 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the sale of last remnants of the Brodrick Estate in Midleton. In 1964 Lord Midleton, who had previously sold the land to Midleton GAA club, sold the remainder of his assets, incorporating some 300 properties/lease holdings in and around the greater town area, to a private consortium. This caused huge consternation in the locality leading to a civil dispute similar to the water charges dispute now ongoing. Following the announcement of the sale, the people of Midleton resisted efforts by the new ‘owners’ of the town to increase the cost of rents and leases on their properties and the dispute gained national headlines over the following two years. The disagreement saw local people defy ‘as one’ the attempts of the new owners to extract more money from them. Thereafter followed public meetings, marches, IRA intervention, attacks on people and property, changes in Legislation and finally negotiations involving all the parties before an eventual settlement of the dispute materialised almost two years later.To mark the occasion John Fenton will give a talk on the topic in Midleton GAA club at 8pm on Thursday 11th December outlining the background of the dispute and detailing how the agreement involving all parties was concluded. A donation of €5 per person on the night on behalf of the Irish Kidney Association will be taken up. A special commemorative limited edition of ‘THE SALE of MIDLETON 1964-1966’ will also be available on the night @ €10.Come early, limited seating.