Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

22 March, 2015

Senior Hurling

We played two games in the Red FM Senior Hurling League in the past week. The first was at home to Newtownshandrum on St Patricks morning when despite a good first half performance we lost out by 1-13 v 2-17.

Team: Tommy Wallis, Cillian Hurley, Padraig O’Shea, Alywin Kearney, Finbar O’Mahony, Aidan Ryan, Peter Dowling, Patrick O’Mahony, Killian Burke, Padraig O’Keeffe, Seamus O’Farrell, James Nagle, Patrick White, Brian Hartnett & Paul Haughney. Subs used Leslie Coughlan & Padraic Nagle.

On Saturday last also at home we played Douglas in glorious conditions, the first half was quite even but just before halftime we took the initiative and finshed with some great points to lead by 1-10 v 0-07. In the second half we played very well and ran out comfortable winners on a score of 2-18 v 0-13.

Team: Joe Loftus, Cillian Hurley, Finbar O’Mahony, Alywin Kearney, Peter Dowling, Aidan Ryan, Padraig O’Shea, Patrick O’Mahony, Darren Quirke, Sean O’Farrell, Seamus O’Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Padraig O’Keeffe, Padraig O’Farrell & Brian Hartnett. Subs used Elliot Mulcahy, Shane Ryan, Niall Walsh, Cormac Beausang & Declan Ryan.

Junior B & C Hurling

Training continues each Monday night @ 7pm in the Club for anyone eligible and interested in playing Junior B & C Hurling. The first round of League games will take place around the second week of April.

Allianz Senior Hurling League

Cork lost out to Tipperary in Pairc Ui Rinn by 4-21 v 2-28 , Conor Lehane scored 1-01, Luke O’Farrell came off late in the game and Killian Burke was unused. Cork’s League quarter final is now on Sunday the 29th v Wexford TBC

Membership

Membership for all Officers, Selectors and Players who wish to act or play beyond the 31st of March is now due. The rates are as follows and can be paid to Terence Mc Carthy. Adult: Waged , Player (Gym inclusive) €150, Adult: Student, Player (Gym inclusive €100, Adult: Unemployed, Player (Gym inclusive) €100, Adult: Waged, Non Player + Gym €150, Adult: Waged, Non Player (Without Gym ) €80, Adult: OAP > 66yrs €30

Midleton Senior Hurling team 1913-17

The 1913-1917 period marked the first great hurling era in the club’s history (following our historic All Ireland Football victory in 1890) with the first two of our seven County Senior Hurling tiles being annexed in 1914 and 1916 along with the Croke Cup (representing Cork) in 1914. This team contested county senior finals in 1913,1914, 1916 & 1917 and also reached the semi final in 1915.

Recently the club was presented with a 1916 winners medal by Mr. Dan Cronin of Monard Cross, Cork. The medal was won by Bill Twomey, whose wife was a sister of

Martin Corry, legendary IRA figure/TD in East Cork (buried in Midleton graveyard) and who was related to Mr. Cronin. The club intends putting this medal on permanent display in the new trophy cabinet in the new meeting room in the coming weeks. With the centenary of these victories now taking place if anybody else has trophies or family histories of the players who were involved in these teams the club would be delighted to hear from you.

We are aware that there is a 1914 hurling medal in the Kerry County museum in Tralee but unfortunately this will not be made available to the club. This medal ended up with a jeweller in Tralee (who purchased it a part of a job lot in an auction) and he donated it to the Tralee museum. If there are any such similar medals around in houses we would be delighted to put these on permanent display in the club.

For the record this is the list of the players involved during the 1913-1917 period, in what the Midleton GAA history book describes as ‘possibly the best hurling team we ever had’.

G O Shea (Capt 1914), Jack Grandon, Dan Twomey, William Twomey, Jim O Connell (Capt 1916), Tom Deasy, Pats Cahill, Dick Gorman (Capt 1917), Jimmy Ramsell, William O Donovan, Pat O Leary, Jerh. Egan, Bertie Walsh, John Horgan, Willie Williams, Patsy Kirby, Michael Kearney, David O Keeffe, W. Ahern, Paddy Mc Carthy, Thomas O Connell, Gerald O Shea, Tom Twomey, Johnny Desmond, Tom Powell, Jim O Connell, E. Cronin, J Kelleher.

Photographs of these teams are on display in the new committee room in the club pavilion.

Fixtures

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

Sunday 29th March Junior A Hurling League v Ballymartle home @ 12

Wednesday 2nd April Junior A Hurling League v St Colms @ Cloughdubh 8.30pm

Saturday 4th April Senior Hurling League v Ballymartle away @ 5pm

Sunday 5th April Junior A Hurling League v St Catherines away @ 2.30pm

Condolences

The Executive of the Club would like to extend their deepest sympathys to the White family on the recent death of Mary late of Thomas Street.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €11,600, the numbers were 2,8,22 & 28 , there was no winner, Lucky Dips were Peader O’Brien, Ann Mullaney, Paula Smyth, Pat Mc Carthy & Anthony Mc Grath, next week’s Jackpot is €11,800. 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!!