Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

13 April, 2015

Junior Football League Last Friday evening we were defeated by Erins Own in Caherlag in a game of the proverbial two halves! We found ourselves well behind in the first half but fough back bravely in the second only to run out of time to close the deficit.

Final score Erins Own 3-12 v Midleton 3-09.

Team: Patrick Dunlea, Joe Collins, Eoin Ferriter, Billy O’Shea, Brian O’Sullivan, Darren Quirke, Brendan Ferriter, Shane Ryan, Patrick O’Mahony, Cormac Walsh, Padraig O’Shea, Declan Ryan, Sean Corcoran, Alywin Kearney & Cormac Beausang. Subs used Cillian Hurley & Seamus O’Farrell.

We have been drawn to play Aghada in the next round of the Championship.

Junior B Football Championship

On Sunday evening last our second string of footballers were defeated by their hosts Lisgoold in the first round of the Championship by 1-10 v 1-08. Well done to all the lads on their efforts and to the selectors also.

Team: Kieran Mulcahy, Colm Leahy, Sean Corcoran, Joe Collins, Liam Clohessy, Eoin Ferriter, Brendan Ferriter, Oisin Cotter, Billy O’Shea, Keith Ryan, Micheal Keohane, David O’Brien, Byran Rossiter & Willie O’Brien. Sub used Cristeoir O’Cathasigh. We have been drawn against Aghada in the back door round.

Membership

Club membership for 2015 now due. Playing members and selectors must have membership paid to allow participation in games. Membership rates can be viewed on the club website www.midletongaa.com or by contacting the Membership officer Terence McCarthy on 086/6013228 or any club officer or team manager. New members most welcome, please note that 31st of March is also the Club deadline date for eligibility to vote in the 2015 AGM.

5 Year Development Plan Launch

Last Friday evening a great crowd turned out in the Club where the Development Plan Steering Committee officially launched the Final draft of our Club Plan. Before these proceedings took place the recent refurbishment of the Lounge was acknowledged by Pavillion Chairman Alan Donegan who called on long serving Bar person Doris O’Regan to cut the tape. Chairman of the Steering Committee Mark Walsh acted as MC on the night, a brief presentation of the Club Plan was outlined initially. This was followed by an address from each of the Chairperson of the three Clubs , Liam Ryan Hurling & Football, Paddy Corcoran of the Ladies Football and Denis Kelleher of the Camogie Club. Liam Ryan then presented our Club President Monsignor Gould with the first copy of the Plan. Michael Byrne Development Officer of the County Board congratulated the Club for bringing the Plan to fruition and wished everybody well with its implementation. A presentation was made to the Steering Committee Chairman Mark Walsh to acknowledge the great leadership he showed throughout the process. Copies of the Plan were distributed to all the attendee’s and afterwards a special cake to mark the night was cut and food from the Boston Diner was enjoyed by all.

Cork Minor Hurling

Congrats to Seanaidh Smyth who played at corner back and Pat Hartnett (Selector) with the successful Cork minor hurlers who defeated Limerick in the first round of the Championship in Pairc Ui Rinn last Wednesday night. The final score was Cork 2-20 v Limerick 1-13. Ironically in the last quarter of the game Seanaidh the son of former player Jerry found himself marking a Limerick substitute by the name of Conor Boylan son of Dave another former Midleton player. Cork now await the winners of the Waterford/Limerick game.

Cork Senior Hurling

Recently the Cork hurlers played Laois in Ballacolla to mark the 100th anniversary of Laois’s sole All Ireland success. Cillian Burke and Aidan Ryan played very well in the half backline and Cork finished winners by 1-25 to 0-24. Interestingly when Laois (Leix) defeated Cork in 1915 by 6-02 v 4-01,Jimmy Ramsell of Midleton was on the team, he should have been captain on the back of Midleton’s County success in 1915 but for some good reason he wasn’t!

Best of luck to all the lads involved with Cork next Sunday in the Allianz League semi final v Dublin in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.

Camogie

Friday evening last saw a significant milestone for Midleton Camogie Club when the under 14’s girls lined out in black and white for the clubs first ever competitive match, playing Grenagh on our home ground.

While the result didn’t go our way the score line didn’t reflect the effort put in by the girls and it certainly didn’t take from the significance of the occasion. To field a competitive team less than a year after the formation of the club is testament to all involved, to have played on our home ground on the same night as the launch of the 5 year Development Plan Launch was a very proud evening for Midleton Camogie.

Following Friday evenings game Midleton’s Ali Smith took part in the Primary Schools blitz as part of the Cork Primary School Team in Limerick on Saturday last.

Under 14 Panel: Konyinsola Afolabi, Abbie Foley, Chloe Garde, Theresa Geary, Leah Hogan, Aoife Lomasney, Licia Maguire, Ella Murphy, Lily O'Connor, Aine O'Neill, Rayanna Power, Abby Purcell, Ellen Ryan, Ali Smith, Nikola Smolonova, Lucy Wallace.

Condolences

The Club Executive would like to express their sincere condolences to the O'Farrell family on the recent passing of Sean late of Main St. & late of Kenmare Co. Kerry. Sean was a retired butcher in his 100th year, beloved husband of Johanna and sadly missed by his sons, daughters and his very large extended family. All of Sean’s sons were great players with Midleton and a number of his grandchildren are currently carrying on this tradition. Many thanks to the club members who assisted with the guard of honour last Thursday night.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €12,200 the numbers were 7,15,21 & 28, there was no winner, Lucky Dips were Rosie Tynan, Eileen O’Donovan, Mary Lane & Ellen Sheehan, I Swan only & Ann Lehane, next week’s Jackpot is €12,400.

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, Teach Beag & Niall Mac’s Bars.

JUVENILE NOTES

Fe14

Our hurlers put our Feile title on the line last weekend when they began this year’s campaign in Trabeg. On Saturday morning the games began at 11am, we won all our four games, defeating Carrigaline by 2-07 v 1-01, Fr O’Neills by 1-04 v 0-00, Erins Own by 2-08 v 0-01 and the hosts Nemo Rangers by 5-11 v 0-00. On Sunday we travelled to Togher to take on Bishopstown in the quarter final. Team: Dan Cagney,Adam Meade,Cian Crowley,Ellis Rowlands,Frank O Brien,David Scanlon,Leo Hennessy,Shane Connor,Samuel Quirke,Eabhan De Barra,Christian Murphy,Aaron Mulcahy,Tim O Sullivan,Gary Carroll,Dan O Sullivan.Subs.Rory Donegan,Luke Obersby,Patrick Kane,Paul Connaughton.

Fe 15 Premier 1 Hurling League Midleton 0-17 Na Piarsaigh 2-07

Our Fe 15 Hurlers accounted for NaPiarsaigh in a highly entertaining encounter played in front of a large crowd at Clonmult Park on Saturday afternoon. The game was played in near ideal conditions with a slight breeze blowing across the field.

The game took a while to get going, but with Midleton dominant in the half back line, they supplied plenty of ball to the forward line and we tapped over 7 points from play and frees in the first 30 minutes. On limited supply Na Piarsaigh scored 1-3 in the opening half, with their main treat and goal coming from their Full Forward, who scored a great goal after a short Midleton puck out was won by NaPiarsaigh. With a few positional changes Midleton came more into the game in the second half and Midleton now held sway at midfield. With the majority of possession Midleton tacked on points from play and frees but there was never more that a few points between the teams at any stage. In the middle of the second half, Na Piarsaigh scored their second goal after a defensive mix up, leaving Midleton just one point ahead, entering the final quarter. The game was now in the "melting pot". Midleton finished the stronger though to record their second win from two starts in the Fe 15 Premier 1 Hurling League. We now play Sars at home next Saturday in an eagerly awaited game.

Team: Ryan O Riordan, Cormac O Brien, Alan Power, Mark Daly, Griffin Hurley, Tommy O Connell, Kian Farmer, Cian Murray, Ross O Regan, Dan Sheehan, Evan Rowlands, Jake Shanahan, Fergus Wade, Kevin Finn, Adam O Connell, Ronan Lynch, Coleman Quinn, Craig Barry.

Juvenile Training Camp

We had a great turnout for the 1 Day Hurling Coaching Session held last Thursday.

Thanks to all those who supported this event especially to all the coaches and helpers who made sure that everything ran smoothly.

Outdoor Training Training for all the Street League groups started last Saturday at the MAIN PITCH and will continue over the coming months. Club Gear The Club shop is open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available.

1. Fe14 Camogie v Grenagh


2. Club Chairpersons cutting the Cake at the Club Plan Launch

3. Crowd at the Launch

4. Doris cutting the Tape for the Lounge Refurbishment

5. Feile Hurlers