Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

29 June, 2015

Junior Hurling

Our B hurlers had a fine victory over Sars last Wednesday evening in the Preliminary round of the Championship in Ballinacurra.

Playing against the wind in the first half our lads took the game to Sars, well taken goals early on by David & Willie O Brien put us on the front foot and we led at halftime 3-04 to 0-07.

Despite losing our captain Colm Leahy to injury we maintained the initiative early into the second half. Midway through it looked like a comeback from Sars was on the cards when they reduced the lead to only two points. This wasn’t to be, as our lads finished very strong, two well taken goals by Brian O Sullivan and some great points from our forwards saw us finish very worthy winners in the end by 5-15 v 2-12.

Team: Byran Rossiter, Pat Stack, Sean Corcoran, Jerome Curtin, Brendan Ferriter, Colm Leahy (capt), Joe Collins, Liam Clohessy, Josh Deady (0-01), Brian O Sullivan (2-00), Niall Walsh, Oisin Cotter (0-03), Willie O Brien (1-07, 5 frees), Paul Barry (0-03) & David O Brien (2-00). Subs used Luke Dineen (0-01 free) & Luke Finnerty, Subs not used Patrick Dunlea, David Hogan, Kieran Maloney, Brian Fitzgerald, Ian Cooney, Paul O Brien, Calem Deady & Conor O Neill.

Minor Hurling

Our hurlers had a fine victory over Carrigtwohill last Saturday afternoon in St Colmans Community College in the Premier 2 League on a score of 6-15 to 4-14.

Team: Tommy O’Connell, Luke Smith, Adam Daly, Cathal Gunning, Eoin Mitchell, Eoin Maloney, Conor Evans, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Ryan O’Regan, Conor O’Neill, Cormac Beausang, Padraig O’Brien, Jack Enright, Christopher Power & Garan Manley. Subs used Christian Daly, James O’Brien, Eoghan Collins & Mark Crotty.

Inter County

Best of luck to Seanaidh Smyth and Pat Hartnett (Selector) with the Cork Minor hurlers who play Limerick in the Munster semi final in Limerick on Thursday. We also wish Conor, Luke, Aidan & Killian the very best with the Cork Senior hurlers against Wexford next Saturday evening in Wexford in the All Ireland Qualifier first round.

Championship Games

Many thanks to all those who helped out last Saturday evening for the East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship between Cobh & Dungourney which we hosted, Dungourney with a late rally won by 2-16 to 1-11. Next Sunday evening help again will be required when we host Cobh v Youghal in Round 2 of the same Championship @ 7pm.

Cork Clubs Draw

Congratulations to Kevin Roche who recently won 5th prize of a Luxury Mini Break in the Cork Clubs Draw for June.


Monday 29th Cork Junior 1 Hurling League v Blarney home @ 7.45pm

Wednesday 1st July Minor Premier 2 Hurling League v Aghada home @ 7pm

Thursday 2nd Munster Minor Hurling Champ Cork v Limerick in Limerick @ 7.30pm

Friday 3rd Cork Junior 1 Hurling League v Ballinora away @ 8pm

Saturday 4th All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Cork v Wexford in Wexford @ 7pm Check the website www.midletongaa.com for the full list.


Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic is now only 2 weeks away, it takes place on both July 8 & 9th at East Cork Golf Club. Thanks to everybody for supporting us, our Tee times are now fully booked up. Tee Box sponsorship is still available at €50, we look forward to meeting you all over the two days.

Healthy Club Project

Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative opens to GAA members in 8 counties (Roscommon, Galway, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, and Cork.)

This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and tries to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders. Anyone interested in applying please check out the Gaa website www.gaa.ie under community development for further details.


Our U8's were on the road again on Saturday morning last,when they made the short trip to Carrigtwohill for another round of the Monster Blitz series. With the pitch in great condition, we had a great turnout with four teams in action representing the magpies on what was a great morning for hurling. The boys showed great skill, commitment and sportsmanship throughout the morning with games against Youghal, Kilta Og, Cobh and the host's Carrigtwohill. The boys are improving each time they take to the field, which is not surprising due to their commitment to training each week,so keep up the good work. I would like to thank our referee's Cormac O Brien & Coleman Quinn, also to our host's Carrigtwohill and local GDA Sean Crowley for another well run and organised blitz.


Our 2nd year under 8's played St Fanahan's on Saturday last in St Colman's Community College in what was a very exciting and competitive game, with each side playing brilliant camogie. The coaches were very proud of the effort put in by the 10 girls that turned out for Midleton.

Thank you to St Fanahan’s players, their parents and their coach Edgar who travelled from the Mitchelstown area. Great sport was had by all. Panel: Roisin Hayes, Solene Halligon, Alannah Magan, Kate Griffin, Kate Saunderson, Chloe Griffin, Sophie Wall Shanahan, Tia Wall Wallace, Leila Berdassa & Sorcha Cronin.

Our Fe13 girls got off to a great start in Round 1 of the Imokilly U13B1 league against Carrigtwohill on Thursday evening last.This was an away match and we were determined to put all the hard work done over the last few months into practice. We didn't disappoint and after a great first half with every player giving their all we were on top with a score of 2-2 to 0-2 at the half time break. Carrigtwohill came out strong in the second half and we were denied a third goal by a great save from the Carrigtwohill goalkeeper. We kept battling and with some great displays of skill and a strong defence in the end secured a win with a final score of 2-3 to 0-4. Well done to players & coaches. Panel: Ella Murphy, Abby Purcell, Nikola Smolonova, Leah Hogan, Chloe Garde, Ellen Ryan, Ali Smith, Caoimhe Murray, Abbie Foley, Theresa Geary, Hannah de Bhál, Lily O'Connor, Licia Maguire, Konyinsola Afolabi, Ciara McNamara & Holly Duggan.

Training continues on Friday evenings for all age groups in the GAA club 7.15pm, and on Tuesday evenings for the older groups. New players at all age groups welcome. Enq; 087 6822916. Follow us on face book: Midleton Camogie.

Camogie Summer Camp

Midleton GAA Club will host a summer camogie camp on July 23rd, 24th & 25th (10am – 2pm). This camp is open to girls age 6 to 12 from clubs and schools throughout Cork. The cost of the camp is €20, all payments will be taken on the first day of camp. Closing date for registration is Friday July 17th at 5pm. Application forms can be downloaded from www.munstercamogie.com under Development and can be returned to ross@camogie.ie or Ross Corbett, Munster GAA Offices, Newcastle, Castletroy, Co.Limerick. Enquiries to Ross Corbett Munster Camogie Development Officer ross@camogie.ie or 0876415485.

Ladies Football

Girls U8 Go Game League v Glanmire Monday June 22nd in Midleton Rugby Club

On a nice mid summers night our under 8s played our last league match of the section at home to Glanmire. As we had such high numbers turn up we divided the group into two. Our older girls played on pitch 1 while our younger girls played on pitch 2.

On pitch 1 the girls all got stuck in and their determination was evident right through the evening.

Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, & forwards all played their part in a great team performance with the girls all working for each other in a very sporting competitive match. Glanmire put in a good match but it was not to be on the night as Midleton came out on top. Well played girls with the games in our section in the league. Keep up the good work and practise. Great to see all the parents and supporters encouraging the girls.

Team : Amy Keeshan, Alex Cahill, Roisin Hayes, Lilly Kelly, Ellianna Moroney, Ava Barry, Kate o Sullivan, Katie Tarrant, Chloe Carr, Mia Walsh, Ciara Murphy, Kate Saunderson, Lara Geary, Emma Keeshan.

On pitch 2 our younger girls went out onto the pitch with great determination. Some of these girls are new to the game and were very impressive. They showed off all the skills they have learnt at training and got stuck in from the moment the whistle blew. It was a very exciting game. Thank you to the Parents who gave the girls great encouragement from the sideline.

Team: Sophie Kelleher, Johanna Carr, Lucy Murphy, Julie Murphy, Sadhbh Cronin, Aine Ryan, Emma Fitzgerald.

Midleton Ladies Football Camp is on July 20th and 21st. It is open to boys and girls from 5 years upwards. It will run from 10am to 1pm. Children can do one or both days. €10 per day. Forms are available to download from the Midleton GAA website and will also be available at training on Monday nights. For more information please contact Tracy on 087-6625544

Training for all age groups continues in Midleton GAA Club from 6.30pm. New members are always welcome to come and join. Check out the Ladies Section on the Midleton Gaa website for all details regarding training times and contact details for Team Mentors.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,800, we had no winner, the numbers were 20,24,25 & 27, the Lucky Dips winners were Maura Milton, Frank Mc Carthy, Karen O’Brien, Michelle Coll & Frank Bransfield, next week’s Jackpot will be €3,000.

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.

BINGO takes place each Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!



The school holidays got off to a flyer when we visited Rostellan last Saturday for another under 9 monster hurling blitz. We had a smaller group than usual due to holidays etc. but we managed to field three teams of 7 a side. We played Youghal, Kiltha Óg, and hosts Aghada. On a carpet like pitch the ball was moving like a rocket from end to end, striking from the hand and on the ground was at a very high standard. Great to see the skill levels continuing to improve reflecting the commitment to training. Thank you to Aghada for hosting a fantastic morning’s entertainment and for providing much welcome refreshment afterwards. Thanks also to our two young referees on the day Padraig and Evan. Missing on Saturday was Luca Brodkorb and Peter Barrett who on the day were competing in the National Athletic Championships well done to both coming home with gold medals.


Premier 1 Hurling: St Finbarr’s were the opposition last Monday evening in Midleton for our penultimate game of the U12 Rebel Og Premier 1 Hurling League. We were looking for a win which would confirm our qualification into the knockout stages in September. The game started in a welter of excitement with the Magpies almost camped on the Barr’s goal line for the first 10 minutes. But with all of the possession we were not able to convert a lot of the opportunities that came our way. Then finally a shot at goals from Darragh McCarthy was deflected by Ronan Gies to the net. Shortly afterwards the Barr’s responded with a goal of their own. At the half time break Midleton were leading by a goal. The second half of the game produced some superb hurling. Mickey Finn, who came on at full forward at half time, collected a great ball on the edge of the parallelogram and his shot was stopped by an alert Barr’s goalkeeper but Cian Murray pounced on the breaking ball to finish IT on the net. That set us up for a strong finish. At full time we were victorious on a score line of Midleton 2-11 St Finbarr’s 3-05. Best on the night were Brion Saunderson, James O’Sullivan, Shay Bohan and Liam McGrath.

Last game of the league is Monday night versus Sliabh Rua.

Eastern Football League 1: Donoughmore travelled to Midleton on Friday evening to play against us in our third game of the Eastern Football League 1. The Tech field was in perfect condition for the game. Midleton started very brightly against a very fancied Donoughmore team. Ronan Gies, Kelvin Barry and Shay Bohan were in total command around the centre of the field. This allowed Kane Rollins, Evan Kelly and Ben O’Neill gain a lot of possession up front. The Midleton boys picked off some great scores with Ben and Evan converting two goal chances. Evan McCarthy kicked a beauty of a point just before the half time whistle was blown.

The second half had the Midleton Magpies (Donoughmore also wear black and white) battling tooth and nail for every piece of possession so as not to allow the boys from the West back into the game. Adam McCarthy, Rory Hartnett, James Condon and Darra Codd were outstanding. Final score: Midleton 2-12 Donoughmore 1-04.

Next outing is a trip to the Kingdom to play Fossa U12 football team followed by attending the Munster Football Final.


Our hurlers had a great victory over rivals Sars last Friday evening in the Premier 1 Hurling Championship in Kilbarry. There was no separating the teams after an hour and it took extra time to decide the outcome and thankfully it was in our favour on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-11. We now face Douglas in the next round.

Kellogs Cúl Camp

Our Cúl Camp takes place all of next week from 10am to 2.30pm daily.

As Monday 29th first camp will be very busy it is advisable to arrive early. Please note there will be NO parking allowed on the grounds of Midleton GAA Club on any day you are asked to avail of the train station parking facilities. All boys must be collected from the playing field punctually at 2.30pm.

Please remember a packed lunch and plenty of drinks.

A Helmet, Hurley & Gum Shield is a must, your child cannot play without them.

If you have any questions please contact Camp Co-ordinator Pa Beausang 086-2284185.

Outdoor Training Training for all the Street League groups takes place each Saturday morning at the MAIN PITCH and will continue over the coming months.