Midleton GAA Club

23 July, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Senior Hurling In Phase 2 of the Hurling League we defeated Newcestown well last Sunday at home by 2-22 to 0-17. Cormac Beausang’s early goal was the difference between the sides at halftime when the score was 1-09 to 0-09. Referee was Patrick O’Driscoll of Bride Rovers. Team: Tommy Wallace, Seanaidh Smyth, Alywin Kearney, Declan Ryan, Eoin Moloney, Killian Burke, Luke Dineen, Cormac Walsh (0-04, 2 frees), Paul Haughney (0-05), James Nagle (0-02), Padraic Nagle (1-00), Padraig O’Shea (0-01), Patrick White (0-02), Luke O’Farrell (0-05) & Cormac Beausang (1-00). Sub used Aidan Ryan (0-03), Darren Quirke, Cillian Hurley, Padraig O’ Farrell, Sean O’ Meara, Padraig O’Brien & Billy O’Shea.

Munster & All Ireland Hurling Championships Best wishes to Seanaidh Smyth with the Cork U21s on Wednesday next in the Munster final against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds and to our representatives with the Cork U17s in the All Ireland semi final against Galway in Thurles on Thursday next.

Reopening of Pairc Ui Chaoimh Last Wednesday the 19th saw the re opening of Pairc Ui Chaoimh take place with an Intermediate Hurling Championship game between Valley Rovers and Blarney before a record crowd of over 11,000 which Valleys won easy. The last game played in the old Pairc in December 2014 was a Cork Colleges hurling clash between Midleton CBS and Rochestown College. The now floodlit Stadium has a capacity of 45,000 with two covered stands and incorporates a Centre of excellence for the Inter County teams. Last weekend saw the All Ireland quarter finals both take place there with Tipperary defeating Clare on Saturday and Waterford defeating Wexford on Sunday. Ladies Football Best of luck to our Junior Ladies who take on Aghada on Monday at 7.30pm in their Championship fixture in Rostellan. All support for the girls would be very much appreciated. Training continues for all age groups at the Tech pitch from 6-8pm. Many thanks for all the support our Club has received in the Super Valu Kits for Kids. Please continue to put your receipts into the Midleton's Ladies Club box. New players are always welcome to come and join our teams. Why not come along to one of our training sessions and join in. Learn to play football in a fun environment while making new friends. Keep up to date with all details of our club on Facebook and Twitter. Our Club Phone is (087) 348 1925

Camogie U14C County League Final July 22nd Midleton 3-09 v Butterant 1-05. At 11.30 on Saturday morning last 25 players, their mentors and families gathered in Midleton and left in convoy for Ballinlough for a 2pm throw in our Clubs first ever County Final. We got off to a great start with three early points followed by a goal, Buttevant came back strong with two well taken points from play. We responded with another point and a goal before Buttevant scored again, half time finished on a score of 2-05 to 0-05. In the second half the ante was upped driven on by player of the match Jodie Keegan O Connell ably assisted by excellent mid fielders Vivienne Gleeson and Caoimhe Murray and the very hard working Leah Hogan at centre forward we began to exert a strong grip on the game.

With a resolute defence led by Orla Evans, and a flawless performance from goalie Jill Connaughton meant Buttevant put only one score on the board in the second half. The tireless efforts of the forwards with the ever threatening Chloe Garde posing a serious danger on the inside line resulted in another goal and four points to the tally to finish on a score line of 3-09 to 1-05. Joint Captains Hannah Wall and Orla Evans lifted the cup in front of a large contingent of very proud family, friends and supporters on this historic occasion ... Midleton Camogie’s first County Final. The celebrations continued with a motorcade through Midleton and concluded with well earned refreshments in the club. Panel: Hannah Wall and Orla Evans (Joint Captain) Jill Connuaghton, Rachel McSweeney, Mischa Daly, Ruthi Hennessy, Jodie Keegan O'Connell, Caoimhe Cronin, Caoimhe Murray, Vivienne Gleeson, Megan Kelly, Leah Hogan, Mia Tarrant, Abbie Foley, Chloe Garde, Aoife Fitzgerald , Abby Purcell, Theresa Geary, Emma Domeney, Kim Moran, Emily Lamb, Emma O'Sullivan, Ellie Collins, Rebecca Crowley , Holly Duggan, Emma Lynam & Aisling Kelleher.

U15 – A strong Midleton team overcame Erins Owns on Monday evening last in Ballinacurra in the U15 Imokilly league playoffs. Next outing: U13 Semi- Final v Sars Tuesday 7.30pm in Ballinacurra.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €13,800, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Evan / Oran Sheedy, Leo Hennessy, Denis Lynch, Alex Aherne & Jim O’Brien, next week’s Jackpot will be €14,000 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 Bar & Wallis’s Bar. 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 15 In our third League outing we were at home to St Finbarrs last Monday evening. The game was closely contested until we struck with a goal ten minutes before the end of the first half. Brion made a super save from a Barrs penalty shortly thereafter. We remained in control for the remainder of the game after that in a good display of hurling by the lads. Final score 2-14 to 0-09 Panel: Brion Saunderson, Ciarmhac Smyth, Charlie Walsh, Fintan Greenwood, Patrick Kane, Jack Fitzgerald, Evan McCarthy, Leo Hennessy, Alex Quirke, Nicky Hayes, Daragh McCarthy, Daragh Crowley, Luke Deane, Ryan Cahill, Conor Fitzgerald, Alex Pranger, Chris Leahy & Trevor Shine.

Fe 16 We travelled to Brinny last Thursday to take on Valley Rovers in the Premier 1 Hurling League. This was our second visit to Brinny this year and we were hoping for a better result than the loss in the Premier 2 Football League previously. From the off it was a strong performance from us with points and a fine goal in the first half where we led by 1-07 to 0-02 at the break. The second half was more of the same with our lads proving too strong for their opposition on the night.

Our forwards scored heavily and with the assistance of some hard work in mid field our backs frustrated the Valley Rovers attacks. In the end it was a comfortable win for us on a scoreline of 4-13 to 0-07. Thanks as always to the Fe15's who helped out on the night. Team: Alex Quirke, Leo Hennessy, David Scanlon, Patrick Kane, Jack Fitzpatrick, Christian Murphy, Charlie Walsh, Samuel Quirke, Ethan Daly, Gary Carroll, Aaron Mulcahy, Dan O'Sullivan, Tim O'Sullivan, Adam Meade, Cian Crowley, Paul Connaughton, Ben Cummins, Daragh Crowley &, Ryan Cahill.

On Saturday last our Fe16's welcomed Grangemockler Ballyneale from Tipperary for a challenge game before the Premier boys trip to the newly opened Pairc Ui Chaoimh. As it turned out it was to be a good run out for us without too much pressure. We got to swap around some positions, use a good sized subs bench and we won handily in the end. Thanks to the Tipp lads for the challenge, the Fe 15's for their efforts and to the parents a big thanks for the food they brought for after the game. Team: Alex Quirke, Leo Hennessy, Dave Scanlon, Patrick Kane, Dan O'Sullivan, Christian Murphy, Charlie Walsh, Samuel Quirke, Ethan Daly, Gary Carroll, Aaron Mulcahy, Cian Crowley, Paul Connaughton, Adam Meade, Tim O'Sullivan, Tony Carey, Ben Cummins, Conor Hayes, Ryan Cahill, Conor Fitzgerald & Daragh Crowley.

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