Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

08 March, 2015

Senior Hurling

Our hurlers had a very impressive win over local rivals Carrigtwohill last Sunday morning in Midleton in the RedFM League. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half we led at the break by 1.08 v 1.06. We totally dominated the second half, took some great scores and our defence were always well on top.

Final Score Midleton 5-17 v Carrigtwohill 1-09.

Team: Tommy Wallace, Elliot Mulcahy, Finbar O’Mahony, Darren Quirke, Peter Dowling, Aidan Ryan, Patrick O’Mahony, Killian Burke, Paul Haughney, Seamus O’Farrell, James Nagle, Cormac Walsh, Brian Hartnett & Patrick White. Subs used Alywin Kernaey, Padraig O’Shea, Padraig O’Keeffe, Michael Abernethy & Shane Ryan.

Our Senior Hurling Championship game v Killeagh is fixed for Sunday 17th May in Castlemartyr @ 3.30pm ET

Fe21 Football

There was a great turnout from the U21 football panel for last Saturday night’s championship match v Glanmire in Sallybrook. A number of the players had to switch shifts to allow them make the game. The underfoot conditions were excellent at the Glanmire venue but there was a persistent rain that fell for the duration of the game.

The game itself started on time but unfortunately Glanmire took the initiative right from the start. They were able to accumulate a couple of points on the score board before our boys got into the game. Nevertheless this team of ours was not made for throwing in the towel and they rallied manfully for the remainder of the half. The half time score was 1-06 to 0-01 in favour of Glanmire.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first half and Glanmire ran out winners at the final whistle on a score line of 1-12 to 0-02. It’s a pity our guys didn’t get some early scores that they richly deserved because of their work rate on the night. The score line does them an injustice and they can all be proud of their efforts for the sixty minutes. Special thanks to Gerry Smith, Conor Murray, Vincent O’Neill and especially Michael Tobin for their input to this team; Beidh ár lá teacht!

Final Score Glanmire 1-12 v Midleton 0-02

Team: Josh Deady, Jack Enright, Gavin Bagnell, Elliot Mulcahy, Billy O’Shea, Darren Quirke, Sean O’Meara, Alan Stanton, Luke Morrissey, Cormac Beausang, Kieran Maloney, Sean O’Farrell, Michael Abernethy, Bryan Rossiter & Andrew Rea (capt.). Subs used Patrice Tschmanga, Luke Dineen, Padraig O’Brien & Adam Daly, unused Eoin Collins & Conor Evans.

Allianz Senior Hurling League

Cork had a very comprehensive victory over table toppers Dublin in Croke Park last Saturday evening by 1-20 v 0-34. Luke O’Farrell scored four points and was awarded the Man of the Match and Conor Lehane played well scoring a point. Their next outing in the League is on Sunday the 15th away to Galway.

Freshers Hurling

Commisserations to both Sean O’Farrell and Byran Rossiter who were members of the UCC Freshers A & B teams who lost to UL and WIT respectively last week in the All Irleand Collesges finals in Mallow.

Fixtures

Friday 13th March East Cork Junior Football League v Erins Own away @ 7.45pm

Sunday 15th March Allianz Hurling League v Galway away @ 2.30pm

Tuesday 17th March Senior Hurling League v Newtownshandrum at home @ 12

Saturday 21st March Senior Hurling League v Douglas at home @ 5pm

Sunday 22nd Allianz Hurling League v Tipperary in P Ui Rinn @ 2pm

Sunday 22nd March East Cork Junior Football League v Ballinacurra away @ 3pm

Friday 27th March East Cork Junior Football Champ v Cloyne in Rostellan @ 7pm

Topaz “Cash for Clubs”

Topaz Cash for Clubs gives you the chance to win thousands of Euro for your local club, every club that meets the threshold will be rewarded. Ask your friends, family and work colleagues to get behind our club’s effort and start collecting for Midleton today. The Cash for Clubs initiative runs until Sunday 10th May 2015 after which date all complete entries will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win Thousands of Euro!

Camogie

There was another great turn out at the club last Wednesday evening for the Camogies’ 2015 registration. The club is delighted to welcome all the new members as we look forward to the year ahead. Anyone who has not registered and wishes to do so can contact Sheila on 0876822916. Further details on the Website www.midletongaa.com (ladies section/camogie), updates on facebook: Midleton Camogie Club.

Gaa Golf Society

The first two fixtures of the season have been announced and are as follows;

Easter Hamper April 4th from 1.30 – 2.30pm at East Cork Golf Club

Captains (Tom Mintern’s) prize May 6th Shotgun start @ 5pm at East Cork Golf Club

New members are very welcome.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €11,000, the numbers were 11,13,25 & 27, there was no winner, Lucky Dips were Roisin Crotty, Paul Spillane, Sasha Hallissey, Kien Mc Carthy & K Meaney , next week’s Jackpot is €11,400. The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club. 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 and now also at Teach Beag & Niall Mac’s Bars.

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

JUVENILE NOTES

Fe 12

Our first game of the Premier Football League was played on Saturday 7th of March v Na Piarsaigh at a very windy Tech field, Midleton. This was the first time in a long while that Midleton have contested at the Premier U12 level in football; so there was a lot of nervousness going into the game. The field at the tech is holding up well to all of the traffic that’s going through it at the moment.

We won the coin toss and played with the wind in the first half. Midleton dominated possession from the start but our shooting prevented us from taking a much deserved commanding lead. Our tacking, fielding and general all round play was of a very high standard. James O’Sullivan, Evan Kelly, C Smyth, Shay Bohan, Alex Quirke were all to the forefront in our first half performance. At half time the score line was 0-2 to 0-1 to Midleton.

The second half was all about luck, Na Piarsaigh had bags of it while we had none of it. On at least 5 times our forwards carved open the Na Piarsaigh defence but to find the final shot either hitting the crossbar or the upright. Darragh McCarthy on at least three occasions was unlucky not to find the net. It was the theme of the second half, Midleton dominating possession but Na Piarsaigh breaking out of defence and picking off their scores. Ronan Gies and Darragh McCarthy were excellent in the second half. The final score was Midleton 0-5, Na Piarsaigh 2-3.

Midleton Panel: R Gies, L McGrath, E McCarthy, F Greenwood, J O’Sullivan, D Connolly, C Smyth, D Codd, S Bohan, C Murray, D McCarthy, N Fitzgerald, B O’Neill, A Quirke, E Kelly, R Hartnett, P McGann, J Condon.

Fe 14 Our footballers had a very exciting game in the Premier 2 League last Saturday afternoon in the St Colmans field against Glenville but lost out by 1-09 v 5-05. We have the Feile Peil next weekend in Killeagh and will compete in Group 8 (6 teams). Killeagh Itas, Carrigaline, Na Piarsaigh, Erins Own, Mitchelstown & St. Colman’s. In groups 7 and 8 where there is 6 teams in each group, these groups will be subdivided into 2 groups of 3 teams in each group. The winners will then meet in the group final to decide who will advance.

All 8 Group winners to qualify for Quarter Finals which will take place on Sunday. They will be followed by Semi finals Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will take place at Ballincollig and Togher

Fe 16

Our footballers had a great victory over Glanmire last Saturday away in the Premier 2 League by 2-06 v 2-12.

Indoor Training All indoor training for Junior Infants(FE6) Senior Infants(FE7) and FE8s will finish next Saturday the 14th of MARCH .Training for all these groups will restart on Saturday the 11th of APRIL at the MAIN PITCH,training times at the MAIN PITCH will be decided in the coming weeks. Also starting on April the 11th will be the COFFEE MORNINGS,we will be looking for PARENTS to help out each Saturday.

St Patricks Day Parade

Midleton Juvenile GAA will take part in the St Patricks Day Parade again this year.The Juveniles will be joined this year by the Midleton Ladies Football and Midleton Camogie Clubs. All groups from Junior Infants(FE6) upwards will meet at 1.45pm at the car park off Old Distillery Road. All three groups will walk up the main street in the Parade and then back to the Clubhouse for refreshments after. A TEXT will be sent to each group in the coming weeks with more details.

Juvenile Registration Day This years Juvenile GAA Registration Day for all BOYS from Senior Infants (FE7) to FE16s will be on Saturday MARCH the 21st from 11 to 1pm in the Club Hall. All Juvenile Coaches can also Register on the same day in the Club Hall,all Players and Coaches have to be paid members by the 31st of March.Terence McCarthy the Club Membership Officer will also be there on the day.Membership RATES will be sent to the parents and Coaches closer to the date.

Juvenile Flag Day This years Juvenile Flag day will be on Saturday the 28th of MARCH from 10 to 5pm at HURLEYS SUPER VALU. Help will be required from all Club members on the day. A Club TEXT will be sent out in the coming weeks with further details.

Juvenile GAA Easter Camp This years EASTER CAMP will be on the 8th(Wednesday) and 9th(Thursday) of APRIL at the Main Pitch.The EASTER CAMP is for all BOYS from Junior Infants(FE6) upwards.The CAMP will run from 10 to 1 both days with the help from all Coaches from all teams from both Adult and Juvenile.The numbers at the CAMP are growing every year so it is VERY IMPORTANT that we have plenty of help for both days.Details of the CAMP will be sent to all parents in the coming weeks and also to all the Club Coaches looking for people to help out on one or both days.

Cul Camp This years CUL CAMP will run from Monday the 29th of JUNE to Friday the 3rd of JULY.This CAMP will be for BOYS from Junior Infants(FE6) upwards. More details will follow closer to the date.

Club Gear The Club shop is open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available Price lists are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com