Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

26 October, 2015

Senior Hurling

Our hurlers had a very good victory over Newtownshandrum in the RedFM County League semi final last Thursday in Mallow. A fantastic last quarter yielding three goals and six points sent us into the League final where we will meet either Blackrock or Erins Own on the weekend of the 7/8th November.

The first half was very even early on but towards half time they took the initiative and scored two goals to give them a lead of 2-10 to 0-12 at the break. A well taken goal from Patrick White kept us in touch with fifteen minutes to go. Then we hit a purple patch, some great work by Peter Dowling and clinical finishing by Brian Hartnett with a hat trick of goals put us firmly in the driving seat and we never looked back.

We closed out the game and ran out deserved winners on a scoreline of 4-21 to 2-18.

Team: Tommy Wallace, Cillian Hurley, Alywin Kearney, Patrick O’Mahony, Killian Burke (0-01), Finbar O’Mahony, Seanaidh Smyth (0-01), Paul Haughney (0-03), Seamus O’Farrell, Leslie Coughlan, Peter Dowling, Cormac Walsh (0-06, 5 frees), Patrick White (1-04), Luke O’Farrell (0-04) & Brian Hartnett (3-01). Subs used Declan Ryan, Luke Dineen & Darren Quirke (0-01).

Not used Sean O’Farrell, Cormac Beausang & Padraic Nagle.

Cork Clubs Draw

If you wish to participate or complete your renewal for the up and coming new draw in October please contact Steve Sheehan 085/1741460, John Fenton 086/6065444 or Pearse Mc Carthy 087/0578139.

Ladies Football

Our Ladies Football Club is holding a Fancy Dress Fun Bingo Night on Monday next October 26th at 7pm in the Gaa Club. There will be plenty of prizes on offer on the night including prizes for the best costumes. Books will be available to buy at the door on the night. All are welcome to attend.

Bring the Family along for what promises to be a great night.

Winter Training continues for all teams. U8’s are in the Community Centre at 6pm. U10’s upwards are in Midleton College Hockey Pitch at 7pm.

Camogie

The following is our winter training Schedule;

Fe6's : Ball Alley, Midleton GAA Club Fridays 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Fe8's : Community College Midleton, Fridays 7pm - 8pm.

Fe10's, 12's & 14's: Midleton College all weather pitch Tuesdays 6pm -7pm.

Annual General Meetings

The dates have been set for the various Club AGM’s over the coming weeks.

Ladies Football AGM Thursday 19th November

Camogie Club AGM Wednesday 25th November

Juvenile Club AGM Thursday 26th November

Adult H & F Club AGM Thursday 10th December

Gaa Golf Society

The final Golf outing of the year takes place on Saturday November 28th with the Xmas Hamper competition up for grabs at East Cork Golf Club from 12 to 1-15pm. This event is kindly sponsored by Patrick O’Farrell of O’Farrell Butchers.

Everybody is welcome, the AGM will take place immediately afterwards.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €6,200, we had no winner, the numbers were 2,18,19 & 25 next week’s Jackpot will be €6,400, the Lucky dip winners were Coleman Quinn, Bill O’Keeffe, Eily Walker, Mary O’Dowd & Maureen Sheehan..

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 on Friday night next in the GAA Pavilion will be held in support of the local “My Place” Youth and Community facility. All support would be appreciated.

The evening begins at 8pm with a guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.

Juvenile

Fe12

Our footballers had a great battle last Saturday afternoon against St Finbarrs in the Rebel Og Premier 1 Autumn League at home but in the end we lost out on a scoreline of 3-06 to 4-06.

Fe13

Our hurlers had a very good win over St Finbarrs last Saturday afternoon at St Colmans field in the Rebel Og Premier 1 Shield final on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-04.

Fe14

This Wednesday evening our footballers will take on Castlehaven in the Rebel Og Premier 2 League semi final. The venue and time will be confirmed soon.

Fe15

On Saturday last in Cobh, we unexpectedly but deservedly reached the final of the Fe 15 Premier 1 Football Championship with a sweet victory over City Football linchpins Nemo Rangers by 1-11 to 0-11.

Make no mistake here, we were the outsiders in this contest but with grit, determination and no shortage of skill we lead from start to finish.

We won the toss and chose to play with the stiff breeze. Early in the half we knocked over three frees and looked the better team. Nemo though looked very dangerous on the break and attacked in numbers. They had two points in the first quarter from their impressive No 5. At half time at 0-8 to 0-6 and facing into a wind that was strengthening we had it all to do in the second half. However our lads showed great teamwork and work rate to negate the wind advantage and in a purple patch mid way through the half we had a goal and a point to lead by seven points. From there to the end it was all shoulders to the wheel. We defended well and while Nemo challenged

hard and scored four points on the trot, our backs played well and ensured that Nemo never got a goal chance that they needed. At the final whistle it was that all important goal that we scored in the second half that was the difference between the teams.

We now play Douglas in the final on Nov 1st with the time and venue yet to be set.

Team: Jake Shanahan, Alan Power, Cormac O Brien, Mark Daly, Christian Murphy, Ciaran Evans, Conor O Leary, Ross O Regan, Kevin Finn, Evan Rowlands, Cian Murray, Kian Farmer, Gary Carroll, Tommy O Connell, Griffin Hurley, Ronan Lynch, Fergus Wade, Adam O Connell, Coleman Quinn, Craig Barry, Ryan O Riordan, David Scanlon, Aaron Mulcahy & Cian Crowley.

Post Primary Hurling

Hard luck to the Midleton CBS hurling team who lost out by 1-15 to 1-12 to Ard Scoil Ris last Wednesday in the Fe16 ½ Dean Ryan Cup semi final in Cahir.

Indoor Training

Indoor Training will commence on November 7th from 10am to 1pm in the Community Centre (Gaelscoil) for Junior, Senior Infants & First Class groups.

Please bring a helmet and shinguards, hurleys will be provided on the day.

Club Shop

The shop will be open from 10.30 am to 12 next Saturday with a Sale on selected items while stock last, if you want to pick up some early Xmas presses please call up.