Midleton GAA Club

24 April, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Intermediate Hurling Our preliminary round of the Championship against Grenagh has been confirmed for Sunday the 30th of April in Caherlag @ 3pm.

Cork Fe 17 Hurling Well done to our club players Tommy O’Connell, half forward (0-04), Kevin Finn & Kian Farmer both used substitutes last Tuesday evening when Cork defeated Tipperary at Pairc Ui Rinn by 2-22 v 2-09 in the Munster Hurling Championship semi final. Best of luck to the lads and selectors, Donal, Sean & John when Cork play Waterford in the final on Tuesday next 25th @ 7pm in Fraher field, Dungarvan.

Fixtures Monday 24th Fe 15 C3 Hurling Championship v Blackrock home @ 7pm Monday 24th Fe 13 P2(2) Football League v Valley Rovers away @ 7pm Monday 24th Fe 16 P2 Football League v Cobh away @ 7.30pm Tuesday 25th Fe 12 P1 Hurling League v Inniscarra away @ 7.15pm Wednesday 26th Fe 18 P2 Football League v St Michaels away @ 7pm Thursday 27th Fe 15 P1 Hurling Championship v Sars TBC Saturday 29 th Fe 12 P2 Football League v Kilara Og in Araglen @ 3pm Sunday 30th April Intermediate Hurling Championship v Grenagh in Caherlag @ 3pm Check the Club website for regular updates on all fixtures.

Healthy Club Project To help celebrate Lá na gClubanna Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Clubs will take part as a team in Pieta House Darkness Into Light Walk/Run 2017. On Saturday 6th of May at Market Green, Midleton @ 4.15am Cost: Adult 18+ €25, Student 16+/Senior 65+/Unemployed €15 all include a free T-shirt, U16’s Free but will NOT get a T-shirt, all U16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for Team Midleton Gaa will take place on Thursday April 27th at the Gaa Club from 7 – 8.30pm.

Gaa Golf Classic Our annual Juvenile Gaa Golf Classic has been confirmed for Wednesday & Thursday 5/6th of July at East Cork Club, further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ladies Football Training for all groups is now at the Tech Field, don't forget Gum shields for training. This year Midleton Ladies Football, Midleton Gaa and Camogie Clubs are entering a team for the Darkness into Light Walk. If you would like to be part of this team come along to the Gaa Club on Thursday night from 7-8.30pm to register for this fantastic event. Registration forms for all girls will be given out at training on Monday Night. Please ensure to return this form as soon as you can to ensure the girls can play and train. There will be no training on the May Bank Holiday Monday night.

Camogie Fe 13 – We played a challenge match against Cobh on Tuesday evening last in Ballinacurra , a great effort was put in by the girls, this was a great start to preparation for the upcoming under 13 Imokilly League.

Fe 14 - Another first for Midleton Camogie again this week when we took part in the Cork Feile competition on Saturday last. At very short notice two teams in our group pulled out an as a result instead of playing three x 30 minute games it would be one x fifty minute game to decide a place in the quarterfinal and what a game it was ! We met Brian Dillons on their home ground ( the Tank field), in what was a very competitive and compelling match, we lost on the narrowest of margins on a score line of 1.03 to 1.02 . Both teams had periods of dominance but with defences standing firm scores were hard to engineer, there was no shortage of skill or drama on display with some great passages of open play with plenty of hooking and blocking. Each and every girl put in an outstanding personal and team performance. Well done to all involved, thanks to Brian Dillons for the hospitality. Next outing for our under 14’s is a league match against Ballinhassig on Wednesday evening next.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €11,200 there was no winner, the numbers were 9,10,20 &23, the Lucky Dip winners were Leo Mullane, Theresa Hallissey, Kieran Crowley, Jim Mc Carthy & Billy Warne, next week’s Jackpot will be €11,400 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. Our Online Lotto is now available, logon to the Club homepage www.midletongaa.com to purchase your ticket. BINGO takes place next Friday evening @ 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.

Juvenile

Fe 11 On Saturday last we hosted Blarney in the Football League, we had 24 players but unfortunately Blarney could only manage 16 so it was two teams of 8 a side in a sometimes feisty affair, none the less it was high scoring with plenty of goalmouth action. After and hours football the teams ended level and as of now we remain unbeaten in the League. Well done to all the players involved. Training continues on Wednesday 6pm at St Colman’s and next Saturday on the main pitch.

Fe 12 On Friday evening we travelled to Douglas where we displayed some great team work. The halftime score was four points in favour of the home team. In the second half the magpies fought back with great honour. Unfortunately Douglas proved too strong in the end with their free taking abilities proving very costly for us. Our scorers were Evan Mc Grath 1.01 and Darragh Scanlon with a fine point. Well done lads keep up the training and commitment.

Fe 15 We travelled north side to Delanys to take on St. Finbarrs in the first round of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship last Saturday. We got off to a good start looked stronger and were quicker to the ball. Dominating the first half with some good scores and led at the break Midleton 1-11 v Barrs 0-4. The second half was a more even affair with both teams working hard. The Barrs looking to get back into the game but our the lads still had plenty in hand and closed out the game with a great win. Well done lads. Midleton 1-15 v St. Finbarrs 0-08. Team: Brion Sanderson, Ciarmhac Smyth, Charlie Walsh, Patrick Kane, Gavin Reddy, Jack Fitzgerald, Conor Hayes, Leo Hennessy, Alex Quirke, Daniel Cagney, Darragh McCarthy, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Connaughton, Ryan Cahill, Darragh Crowley, Luke Deane, Ben Cummins, Nickey Hayes, Christopher Leahy and Trevor Shine.

Fe 16 For the second year in a row we welcomed Sarsfields to Clonmult Memorial Park for a Premier 1 Hurling League game. Last year it was a tight game with Sars coming out on top by a point. As far as tight games was concerned this years fixture was to be another. Sars scored first and looked strong all over the pitch. Our lads obviously didn't pay much heed to this as they hooked blocked and forced their way into the game. For the full 60 minutes both teams worked to their limit and showed the commitment required to take the win. However despite a late scoring attempt by us the game finished as a draw . Team: Alex Quirke, Patrick Kane, Christian Murphy, Leo Hennessy, Charlie Walsh, Jack Fitzgerald, Dan O'Sullivan, Samuel Quirke, Ethan Daly, Gary Carroll, Aaron Mulcahy, Charlie Walsh, Tim O'Sullivan, Cian Crowley, Paul Connaghton, Ryan Cahill & Conor Hayes.

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