Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

28 September, 2015

Senior Hurling

Our hurlers went down disappointingly to Glen Rovers in the County Championship semi final last Sunday afternoon in Pairc Ui Rinn when we lost by 1-12 to 0-18.

Despite a great start when Cormac Walsh split the defence for a goal we only managed to add three more points in the half and as a result trailed at the break by 1-03 to 0-08.

The second half was littered with many unforced and uncharacteristic errors and it wasn’t until the final ten minutes that we took the initiative. During this period we reduced the deficit to two points but failed to break their defence down and finished up losing on a scoreline of 1-12 v 0-18.

Of course the loss of Conor Lehane was incalculable but we can’t ignore the disappointment that we failed to play to our potential in this game and yet only lost by a single score. Well done to all the players and management for all their efforts.

Team: Tommy Wallis, Cillian Hurley, Finbar O’Mahony, Patrick O’Mahony, Killian Burke, Aidan Ryan, Peter Dowling, Paul Haughney (0-03), Seanaidh Smyth, James Nagle, Seamus O’Farrell (0-01), Padraig O’Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Luke O’Farrell (0-01) & Cormac Walsh (1-06, 4 free’s).

Subs used Brian Hartnett, Patrick White & Padraig O’Shea.

Late William “Bawnie” O’Sullivan

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of William “Bawnie” O’Sullivan last Friday morning. Bawnie as he was affectionately known to all lived all his life in Clonmult Terrace and was a very proud Forkum and Midleton man.

He was a great clubman right through the good and bad times, taking on the role of Club Treasurer in 1970 having been on the Committee for a number of years previously, he served in this role until 1989 and was a recent Club Vice President. Indeed he was a most popular figure in the Club where he was responsible for much fundraising and maintenance of the grounds especially the building of the Club boundary wall. His organisation of the gates, tickets, etc. on match days was second to none, often when asked about the state of the finances he was known to say “We are going well” when times were good but when times were not so good he was quick to point out that “Yee will have pull ye’re socks up”.

Many stories have been told over the past number of nights about his love of the outdoors especially fishing, one was of the famous evening when the “tides” were misread resulting in his boat and crew becoming grounded for hours in the mud near Quay Mór. There was of course many tales told about trips to Limerick, Thurles and Croke Park with his loyal friends some of which are sadly no longer with us.

How proud a man he would have been when his coffin was carried into the Church yard last Saturday evening by former players Paddy O’Sullivan, Paddy Fitzgerald, Ger Fitzgerald, John Fenton, Pat Hartnett, Kevin Hennessy and many others who formed a guard of honour. It was fitting that at his graveside those in attendance sang “The Banks” ably led out by Charlie Mc Allister.

To his family and friends we offer our deepest sympathy’s.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm dilís.

All Ireland 25 Year Celebrations

Congrats to our former player Colm O’Neill now domiciled in the States who was part of the 1990 All Ireland Football winning team which was honoured recently in Croke Park. It was great to see Colm in attendance and renewing old acquaintances.

Ladies Football

It was a very busy week this week for our underage Teams. Our Fe14’s proved too strong for a visiting Mayfield team that were full of heart and never gave up. This was a great win for the girls who put in a great performance in horrible conditions. This now puts this team into the Fe14 East Cork Final. Next up were our Fe10’s who beat Bride Rovers in a very exciting game. The girls gave it their all and came out on top in a very high scoring game – Midleton 8-01 to Bride Rovers 5-01. This now means the girls have qualified for the East Cork “C” Final in Youghal on Saturday Oct 3rd against Lisgoold at 2pm.

Please come along and show your support for this brilliant bunch of girls.

On Wednesday night it was the turn of our Fe12 girls who travelled to Lisgoold in their semi final encounter. This was another battle and again our girls came out on top. The final score was Midleton 5-13 to Lisgoold 3-02.

Details of this final is to be confirmed.

Training for all age groups will move indoors from Monday October 5th. The under 8’s will train in the Community Centre (Gaelscoil) from 6-7pm while the under10’s upwards will move to the Midleton College Hockey pitch from 7-8pm.

Congrats to our Club player Orlagh Farmer who added to her collection of All Ireland medals when she was part of the Cork senior panel who defeated Dublin in the All Ireland final on Sunday in Croke Park before a crowd of over 30,000.

Camogie

Forty five of our girls ranging in ages from eight to fourteen travelled to Killarney on Saturday morning last to take part in the Veronica Stack Memorial Tournament which turned out to be a great end to the 2015 season for the Club.

Our Fe9 team played three matches against Tralee Parnell’s, Clonakilty & St.Colum's. We showed some great teamwork and skill throughout and fought hard for every ball.

Our Fe11’s played Killarney, Tralee Parnell’s and St.Colum's. The girls got off to a great start and continued to improve with each match. They dug deep and every one of the girls gave 110% from the throw-in to the final whistle.

The mixed age team which consisted of girls aged 12-14 came up against Killarney and Causeway in the group stage. The girls came second in their group and progressed to the Cup semi-final where they played Cillard. The girls put up a strong defence throughout and showed great determination in what was a very fast and physical match. Midleton never gave up until the final whistle but in the end it was Cillard who went on to the Cup final. Great credit to the girls as they were up against the two strongest teams in the tournament and even though they did not come out on top on this occasion they showed that this is a team to watch for the future!

Thanks to all the parents and family members who travelled to Killarney to support the girls in all age groups, to the coaches and mentors and especially to the girls who represented our club brilliantly throughout the day. A sincere thanks to Margaret Hickey and Killarney Camogie Club for the invitation to participate in what we hope will be an annual trip to Killarney.

Training this week is again at the earlier time of 6.30pm on Friday in the GAA club. Winter training schedule details next week. Enq: 087 6822916. Follow us on Facebook :Midleton Camogie Club and on twitter@MidletonCamogie .

Church Gate Collection

Owing to the passing of our late Club Vice President and past Treasurer William “Bawnie” O’Sullivan our Annual Church Gate collection was postponed until a later date, details to follow soon.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €5,400, we had no winner, the numbers were 3,11,20 & 22 , next week’s Jackpot will be €5,600, the Lucky dip winners were Amanda Pigott, Grainne Murray, Claire Lynch, Pauline Mc Carthy & Margaret c/o Bingo.

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

Fe7

On Saturday morning we travelled to a blitz in Carrigtwohill. Our thanks to all the lads and their parents for attending for a 9.45am start. A special thanks to Carrigtwohill GAA for hosting the morning where Killeagh GAA also participated.

Fe9

We hosted an under 9's blitz in the Tech field on what was a lovely September Saturday morning. We fielded three teams, Carrigtwohill and Kiltha Og fielded two each and Aghada had one team. It was a great mornings hurling with some wonderful skill on show from all the players across the various teams. Each team played three matches and there was plenty of positive support and encouragement from the spectators on the sideline. We would like to express our thanks to Carrigtwohill, Kiltha Og and Aghada for attending the event and thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day. We would encourage all our young magpies to continue to practice daily at home to improve their skills.

Fe11

The final of the Davy Hogan Street Leagues took place last Saturday. The day started off with our four teams Garryowen , St Marys , Son of Rest and St Enda’s meeting at the Hospital gates , off we went marching behind the Piper around the farmers market and into Hurley’s SuperValu , from there we went on to the GAA Club. A lap of the field with the piper leading the way after the playing of the National Anthem it was time for the games to begin. The results of the semi finals were in and Garryowen & St Marys were through to the final. We all knew it we going to be a cracker and both

teams went at it from the throw in with hooking and blocking the order of the day and the lads not holding back, St Marys were looking good for the win a point up. Time was nearly up Garryowen had one last attack, they got a great goal even with about fifteen St Marys players on the line. The game was over with your heart going out to Marys they were nearly there. It was Garryowen that went up the steps to get their hands on the cup. The Hogan family presented the cup and medals. The day ended with refreshment in the club house, many thanks to parents for the help and the lads U10s and U11s for a great days hurling.

Junior Infants Registration

Registration for Junior Infants ONLY will take place on Saturday next the 3rd of October from 10 to 12 at the Clubhouse, all new members are very welcome.

Annual James O Brien Tournament

This annual Fe12 Hurling Tournament will be held on Saturday next the 3rd of October in the Gaa Club. More details of the tournament to follow soon.

Club Shop

Our Club Shop will be open next Saturday from 10am to 12 for anyone wishing to buy flags or gear before next Sundays Senior Hurling Championship semi final.