Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

24 August, 2015

Senior Hurling

We have been fixed to play Douglas in the quarter final of the Championship on Saturday week the 5th of Septembers in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6pm.

In preparation for this fixture we have a Red Fm League game this Monday evening v Bishopstown away at 7pm.

Junior Hurling

Our Junior B hurlers have a very useful challenge game last Monday evening at home against Blackrock. This was an entertaining and high scoring game which we came out on top by 1-23 to 0-17.

Thanks to Blackrock for travelling down and to Jim Hennessy for refereeing.

Team: Byran Rossiter, Adam Daly, Pat Stack , Jerome Curitn, Brendan Ferriter, Neil O’Regan, Kevin Mulcahy, Sean O’Meara, Mark O’Keeffe, Brian O’Sullivan, Niall Walsh, Andrew Rea, David O’Brien, Paul Barry & Willie O’Brien.

Subs used Liam Franklin, James O’Leary, James Lane & Paul O’Brien.

We have a Junior B Hurling challenge game at home to Tallow this Monday evening at 7pm, our Championship has yet to be confirmed v Fr O’Neills.

Our Junior C Hurling Championship v Russell Rovers will take place next Thursday evening, time and venue to be confirmed.

Fixtures

Monday 24th Junior B Hurling challenge v Tallow at home @ 7pm

Monday 24th Senior Hurling League v Bishopstown away at 7pm

Wednesday 26th Fe14 Premier 2 Football League v Carrigaline away @ 7.30pm

Thursday 27th Junior C Hurling Championship v Russell Rovers TBC

Saturday 29th Fe13 Premier 2 Football League v St Michaels away @ 1pm

Saturday 29th Fe11 Football Blitz v Glanmire at home @ 2pm Check the website www.midletongaa.com for the full list.

Camogie

U13B Imokilly plate semi-final Midleton v Dungourney

This game was played in Midleton on Tuesday evening. We came out strong in the first half and fought for every ball with only a goal between the two sides at half time.

In the second half the girls kept the work rate up and there was very little between the two sides on the pitch. We were unlucky not to get the scores with a few very close wides, Dungourney took their chances and came out winners in the end.

This was the last match in a very competitive Imokilly League where the girls displayed some great skill and teamwork. Well done to all involved, players and coaches and for all the hard work put into training and matches throughout the league.

Team: Ella Murphy, Abby Purcell, Licia Maguire, Konyinsola Afolabi, Ali Smith, Leah Hogan, Abbie Foley, Ella Murphy, Aisling Kelleher, Lily O'Connor, Holly Duggan, Aoife Lomasney, Hannah Wall, Chloe Garde, Theresa Geary.

U12 League Quarter Final v St.Fanahan's

After topping their group on points we took to the pitch in Midleton GAA Club on Friday night to play the league quarter final against St.Fanahan's. This was a great achievement for the girls in their first year in competition. Our girls gave everything throughout the match and showed great heart and determination. St.Fanahan's experience showed and they took their scores when they could. We had some great defending and saves from our goalkeeper but it was St.Fanahan's night and they now go forward to play in the league semi-final.

This brings a close to the league for 2015. This is a young team and considering this is their first year in competition they have done themselves, coaches, families & club proud. The experience they have gained this year will no doubt stand to them and they will come out stronger & even more determined next year.

Team: Aoife Lomasney, Chloe Garde, Ella Murphy, Theresa Geary, Jill Connuaghton, Hannah Wall, Leah Hogan, Holly Duggan, Abbie Foley, Lily O'Connor, Ella Murphy, Ellie O'Keefe, Aisling Kelleher, Rachel McSweeney, Caoimhe Murray, Elise Halligon, Meabh Morrissey, Aoife McNerney, Emma Lynam, Eliyah Flaherty & Uanionn Finn.

U 6 / U7 / U 8

In what was busy week for camogie, our under 6’s, 7’s and 8’s made the short journey to Castlemartyr on Friday evening last , the two neighbouring clubs played 3 matches at each age group, it was great practice and experience for all our younger girls. Thanks to all who travelled and to our hosts Castlemartyr.

The ‘Come hurl with me’ programme continues again this Friday evening, with coach Donie Daly teaching the basic skills of the game to parents of under 8 and 10s. The programme will conclude on Sept 5th with a blitz between all participating clubs, were the girls and their parent will get the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have developed over the six weeks.

Training

Training continues on Friday evenings for all age groups at Midleton GAA club 7.15pm – 8.15pm and also on Tuesday evenings for the older groups. New players at all age groups welcome. Enq; 087 6822916. Follow us on face book.

Ladies Football

Our U8 girls took on Glanmire in the second round of their league on Monday night. In all we had 21 girls turned up some of whom is only playing a few weeks with us. As Glanmire could not match our numbers we played 15 a side and had to roll on and off our subs. Our girls put on a great display against a strong Glanmire side who proved too strong for us on the night. Well done to our girls who kept trying until the final whistle. Next up is Rockban in Whitechurch.

Panel: Emma Keeshan, Chloe Carr, Kate Saunderson,Lara Geary, Katie Tarrent, Johanna Carr, Alannah Magan, Ciara Murphy, Sinead ORourke, Emma Fitzgerald, Ava Barry, Ciara Hynes, Molly Barrett, Gabrielle Smith, Una Murphy, Lucy Murphy, Julie Murphy, Sophie Kelleher, Sadhbh Cronin, Fay Dunlea & Amy Keeshan.

U10 V Rockbán

Our girls made the journey to Whitechurch last Wednesday evening to play Rockbán. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed the experience of playing at a top class

facility. A glorious evening of sunshine set the backdrop for what proved to be a close and exciting game of football.

Jill Connaughton, Gráinne Finn, Ashling Mc Carthy and Kelly Quirke played key roles in this our fourth win of the league campaign. In the back line Sadhbh Hartnett, Rachel O'Meara and Ellen O'Neill kept cool under pressure and continued to be accurate with their kick passing into the full forwards and the points kept coming. Katie Smith, Isabelle Nestor and Amy Murray never gave up attacking. They

repeatedly pierced holes in the Rockbán defence. A great night of football, it is evident that all the hard work at training is paying off, with performances like this. Míle buíochas to all the parents who travelled and provided transport to the game.

Team: Jill Connaughton, Rachel O'Meara, Sadhbh Hartnett, Ellen O'Neill, Amy Murray, Ashling Mc Carthy, Gráinne Finn, Isabelle Nestor, Kelly Quirke & Katie Smith.

Gala Launch to honour Cork 1990 heroes’

Cork’s Double 1990 All Ireland Senior Hurling & Football Champions celebrate the 25th anniversary this year of this remarkable achievement. Fans will have the opportunity to join the players at a Gala lunch event on Friday next 28th of August in the Rochestown Park Hotel where both teams will be honoured. Tables of 10 can be bought for €1,000; proceeds will go to the Dessie Fitzgerald and the Friends of Jamie Wall. Enquiries to team captains Larry Tompkins, Tomas Mulcahy & the County Board Officers.

Midleton’s representatives on these teams were Kevin Hennessy, Ger Fitzgerald & David Quirke on the Hurling team and Colm O’Neill on the Football team.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €4,400, we had no winner, the numbers were 4,7, 24 & 25, the Lucky Dips winners were Gary Johnson, Lily & Fiachra Ryan, Ellen Cahill, Sheila Bulman & Patrick Ahern, next week’s Jackpot will be €4,600.

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!!

Juvenile

Fe8

On Saturday afternoon last, we were in action at home when we welcomed Clonakilty and Lisgoold to Clonmult Memorial Park. Again 36 young magpies took to the field with great enthusiasm in what was a very entertaining hours hurling, with non stop action throughout the afternoon. Each week this very committed bunch give it their all on the field when they train or play matches, we as mentors are very proud of the lads. Thanks to Lisgoold and particularly Clonakilty who made the long journey up to play and hopefully we can return the favour early next year, by travelling down to them. Also thanks to all who made sandwiches/ cakes and served refreshments to the

visiting team/mentors and their parents. This work is very much appreciated and the afternoon was a great success.

We will have another blitz this Saturday the 29th in Carrigtwohill, details to follow.

Fe13

We suffered a heavy defeat recently in the Premier 2 Football League when we lost out to Kilshannig by 1-19 v 0-03.

However in the Premier 1 Hurling League knockout game we had a great win over Sars by 3-09 to 2-09.

Fe14

On Wednesday last our hurlers had a good win against Cobh in the P1 league. Our lads got off to a great start and stayed on top for the first half. Cobh came into the game in the second half scoring three well taken goals but our lads got on top again and finished out winning on a scoreline of 9-16 to 3-4.This is a very competitive league with all teams beating each other so the victory puts us second on the table with our last game to come against Ballincollig.

Team: Alex Quirke, Frank O Brien, David Scanlon, Patrick Kane, Dan O Sullivan, Christian Murphy, Leo Hennessy, Ethan Daly, Aaron Mulcahy, Gary Carroll, Sam Quirke, Eabhan De Barra, Tim O Sullivan, Cian Crowley, Paul Connaughton, Shane Connor, Rory Donegan, Conor Fitzgerald & Dan Cagney.

Best wishes to Christian Murphy and David Scanlon both members of the Cork Hurling squad which will take place in the Tony Forristal Annual Tournament next weekend in Waterford.

Fe15

Our hurling Championship against Sarsfields has been fixed for Sat 5th September with the winner playing Mallow in the following round.

Training has been arranged for Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th @ 17.15 hrs,

Sunday 30th @ 19.00 hrs and Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd @ 17.15 hrs.

Club Shop

The Club shop is open each Saturday morning, we now have Car flags €5, small flags €3 and Headbands €3 for sale.

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.