Midleton GAA Club

28 February, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Junior Football Our footballers League game on Sunday against Aghada fell foul to the bad weather when the Rostellan pitch was deemed unplayable.

Minor Football Last Friday evening in Mallow our footballers got their Premier 2 League campaign off to a good start with a win over the hosts by 3-11 to 0-09. Team: Cormac O Brien , John O Dwyer, Sean O'Sullivan, Luke Smith, Kevin Finn (0-01),Eoin Mitchell, Mark Daly , Eoin Moloney, Cian Murray (0-03f), Shane Finn (1-00), Christopher Power (0-01), Tommy O' Connell (0-01), Cathal Gunning, Sean O' Leary Hayes (1-01), Arthur Nganou (0-03). Subs used Harry Wall, Evan Rolland (1-01) and Ronan Lynch. We play Na Piarsaigh in the next round tomorrow away @ 7.30pm.

Ladies Football Training continues at Midleton Hockey Club on Monday Nights from 7pm for all ages. Our U12's are back to training on March 6th. Please keep an eye on texts as the weather is so changeable at the moment. If training is to be cancelled you will be notified.

On Saturday night last we held our annual Social Night for our Club. Our U10 girls received their medals at the East Cork League Final in October but they were once again congratulated. Our U14 team were presented with their County Champions medals and our Junior Ladies were presented with their East Cork Championship medals. Player of the Year Awards were presented to the following players: U14 Player Leah Hogan, U16 Player's Player of the year was tied and was awarded to Molly Beausang and Abbey Quirke, Minor Player Caoimhe Morrison and Junior Player Olivia Walsh. Many thanks to all the parents who attended on the night. Don't forget our Easter Fun Bingo night will take place on Easter Monday Night in the Gaa Hall at 7pm. This is always a great night and very well supported.

Camogie Training times for the coming week: Under 8’s : return to training this week 7-8pm Midleton Community Centre, Under 9’s : Friday 7pm- 8pm, Ballinacurra pitch, Under 10’s: Tuesday 7pm-8pm, Midleton All weather pitch, Under 12’s: Tuesday evenings 6pm -7pm, Midleton All Weather pitch, Under 14’s & Under 16’s: Tuesday evenings 6pm - &pm Midleton All Weather pitch and on Friday evening in Midleton Community Centre, 8pm -9pm.

New players welcome in all age groups contact 087 6822916 with any queries. Follow us on Face Book: Midleton Camogie and on twitter@Midleton Camogie Club

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €9,600, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Una Hennessy, Liz Fitzgerald, Catherine O’Mahony, Liam Kirby & Noreen O’Brien Carmody, next week’s Jackpot will be €9,800. Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O‘Neills Bar, Linehan’s Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrell’s Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Teach Beag & Niall Mac’s Bars.

BINGO takes place next Friday evening @ 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.

Juvenile Fe 13 Our footballers got their league campaign off to a winning start after a hard fought victory over St. Nicks on Saturday afternoon. On a heavy pitch our opponents got off to the better start and went into an early lead. It took our lads the best part of twenty minutes to blow off the cobwebs, but once they did the scores followed and we managed to take a lead into half-time, 2-04 to 1-04. The second half was nip and tuck with the lead changing a number of times. With the clock ticking down we found ourselves with a two point deficit when our marauding wing back Niall Lang launched a high ball into the Nicks area. Luckily for us it dropped just under the crossbar for what was to be the winning score. The most encouraging aspect of this game was the never say die attitude of our lads who fought to the final whistle to secure a deserved victory. There was never more than three points between the teams and credit must also be given to our opponents for the way they approached the game. We still have plenty of work to do and the concession of numerous silly frees could have cost us on another day. In addition to the aforementioned Niall, other good performers were Evan McGrath and Sean Fraser who scored a poachers goal at a vital stage of the game. Thanks to the five Fe12 players that ensured we were able to field a team. Full time Midleton 4-07 v St. Nicks 4-06.

Fe 14 In preparation for the start of the Fe14 Premier 1 Football league that starts next Saturday 4th March our Fe 14’s travelled to Castlemartyr on Saturday last 25th February to take on Kiltha Og. Fortunately the rain that threatened throughout never arrived and so conditions were ideal for the duration of the game. We started very brightly, Adam Fay, Ciarmhac Smyth and Evan Kelly dominated from the half back line. Numerous times they broke forward and linked up well with Alex Quirke and Liam McGrath who were playing at midfield. Liam McGrath had our first score from play, a well taken point. This was followed by a point from Cian Murray and two points from Darragh McCarthy. The last score of the half was a goal from Ben O’Neill. Our forwards gained a lot of possession in the first half and got into some good scoring positions but their conversion rate was a bit low. The score at half time was Midleton 1-04 v Kiltha Og 0-01. They roared into the game in the second half registering a number of early scores to close the margin between the two teams. But again we responded well. Unfortunately the young Magpies were again not able to convert a lot of their possession. Kane Rowlands did kick one good point. Niall Corcoran, Kane Rowlands, Evan McCarthy contributed well throughout the second half. Final score Midleton 1-05, Kiltha Og 1-08. Panel: B Saunderson, J O’Sullivan, N Corcoran, N Fitzgerald, A Fay, C Smyth, E Kelly, A Quirke, L McGrath (0-01), C Murray (0-01), D McCarthy (0-02), K Rowlands (0-01), R Hartnett, P Magan, B. O’Neill (1-00), E McCarthy, J Condon & R Gies.

Code of Behaviour Underage Midleton Juvenile Club, Midleton Camogie Club and Midleton Ladies Football Club have adopted a Code of Behaviour for our Underage players aged 5 to 18 years. The document outlines the main points of the code of ethics, conduct & practice for all club officials, officers, members, mentors, players, parents/guardians associated across all Clubs.

We encourage all our members to review this information and familiarise yourself with the standards expected by and in the club. http://www.midletongaa.com/membership

Child Protection & Welfare Training Course

The GAA delivers some of the highest levels of child welfare training for those who work with children at Club level in particular. The advancements made in this area in recent years is not just widely acknowledged but appreciated by those who on our behalf work with chil-dren. Such training is now a legal requirement and in line with the GAA’s Code of Best Prac-tice all such persons who work with children must;

1. Successfully complete the vetting process

2. Attend relevant child welfare training as provided by the GAA in Ireland and Britain

3. Must have a coaching qualification before they commence working with children

We had over 21 in attendance at our Child Protection & Welfare Training Course on Tuesday the 21st of February at Midleton GAA Club. We would like to thank our Child Welfare Of-ficer Ingrid Connaughton for arranging this course and thank all our Juvenile Coaches who were in attendance.

Foundation Training Course, Midleton GAA Club

We are running a Foundation Training course at the Club on Tuesday the 28th of February and Tuesday the 7th of March at 7pm. The course will be facilitated by a Rebel Og Tutor. We currently have 25 people booked to attend. Should you wish to book a place on this course please email Ruth Walsh, Juvenile PRO at walshruth100@gmail.com or via text on 086 6040597.

Club Shop The Club Shop will be open on Saturday next from 11 to 12.