Midleton GAA Club

29 August, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

All Ireland Minor Hurling Final Pride of place next week goes to Sean O’Leary Hayes who captains the Cork minor hurlers in the All Ireland final against Galway in Croke Park at 1.15pm. We wish Sean, his team mates and the management the very best of luck in trying to secure Corks first minor title since 2001.

Senior Hurling Championship The draw for the remainder of the Championship took place last Wednesday evening in Pairc Ui Rinn when we were drawn to play UCC in the fourth round.

Intermediate Hurling IHL V Aghabullogue Result Mid 3-18 to 0-16 Team J Loftus (0-01), A Daly, D Ryan, C Hurley, E Mulcahy (0-01), L Dineen, E Moloney,E Walsh (0-02), D Quirke (0-02), J Comer (0-02, S O Meara (0-04), I Kennefick 1-01,K Mulcahy 1-01, P Dowling , M Abernethy 1-04. Subs Used Bryan Rossiter and Gavin Bagnell Harnett

Senior Hurling Challenge v Sixmilebridge on Sunday 27th of August . Midleton 2-20 to Sixmilebridge 0-23. Halftime score was 2-10 to 0-10.

Junior Hurling Last Monday we travelled to Copperalley, Youghal to take on our hosts in the League and came away with a fine victory 1-20 to 1-18. Team: Byran Rossiter, Pat Stack, Eoin Ferriter, Brendan Ferriter, Conor Evans, Josh Deady, Mark O’Keeffe, Shane Ryan, Lochlinn Mc Carthy, Niall Walsh, Brian O’Sullivan, Andrew Rea, Eoghan Collins, Sean Corcoran & Declan Mc Inerney.

Minor Hurling Championship We have been drawn to play Duhallow in the semi final of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship on Wednesday the 6th of September with the winners facing either Douglas or Glen Rovers in the final on the 11th.

Midleton to host East Cork Junior Hurling Final We have been given the honour of hosting this year’s final of the Jamesy Kelleher Cup sponsored by East Cork Oil. The game will take place on Saturday the 9th of September between last year’s beaten finalists St Catherine’s and Russell Rovers. We would appreciate any help from our members both in the build up to the game and also on the day..

Ladies Football Girls Fe 12 East Cork League Final: Midleton V Bride Rovers:

Midleton’s Fe 12 Girls played in their East Cork Football Final on Saturday last August 26th at Lisgoold. These girls have been playing outstanding football all year and were looking forward to the experience of a final. There were some great performances on the day. Jill Connaughton brought off some wonderful

saves. Isobel Nestor, Clara Collins and Sadhbh Hartnett were all rock solid for the full hour. Shelia O’Leary Hayes, Saoirse Ni Theangana and Ava McAuliffe dominated around the half back line. Aisling McCarthy, Selena O’Riordan Hernandez ran their legs off and supplied some great ball to our forward line. Ellen O’Neill, Amy Murray and Kelly Quirke contributed handsomely to Midleton’s game. Katie Smith, Aoife Fitzgerald and Rachel Ryan had lots of shots on goal. Rosin Crotty, Lily Kelly, Cara Foley and Eva McSweeney when they got their chances proved very worthwhile contributors to a gallant effort from the Midleton girls on the day. Unfortunately we came up just a little short but this game is really going to stand to us as we progress through the age groups.

Final Score Midleton 1:01 Bride Rovers 0-06. Midleton Scores: Kelly Quirke 1:00 Aisling McCarthy 0:01. Thanks to Lisgoold for providing their pitch and referee Niall Barrett for his excellent handling of the game.

Next game is in beautiful Rosscarberry on Sunday September 3rd of September for the first round on the County Championship. Details will be supplied to parents via text during the coming week.

Cork County Junior Football Championshipagainst Glanworth

Midleton 2-21 , Glanworth 2-7

On Friday evening our Junior Girls travelled to Glanworth to take on Glanworth in Round 4 of the Junior A Cork County football Championship. The last time these teams faced each other was last years Intermediate league game which Glanworth won by 2 points. A lot can happen in a year and the midleton team that travelled on Friday had no resemblance to that team last year. This year we are down ten starters from that team for various reasons and struggled this year in the grade. To still to be able to put out a team at this level is an achievement in itself. On the back of two defeats against Aghada and Douglas we needed something badly from this game. On a lovely afternoon for football on a great pitch we started spritely and from the throw in attacked the glanworth goal. Before Glanworth could settle we had four balls over the bar. The girls came with a different approach for this game, we were more focused and tuned in, and we played football. Our link up play was fantastic and our defence were ferocious in the tackle and the fight for the break away ball. After about 10 minutes Glanworth settled and came into the game, and the next 20 mins was end to end stuff with Midleton being the most accurate in front of Goal. Score at half time, Midleton 1-8 to Glanworth 0-3 We were the dominant team in the first half and that was reflected in the score line. We started the second half full of confidence and started with another point. But then for the next 10 mins we completely lost our way and just could not get the ball out of our defence. Glanworth completely took over and brought the score line back to 1 point. However even with our backs to the wall the girls didn’t panic, even though the same could not be said about certain mentors. Fifteen minutes to go it was only a one point game when Kate Marys kick out found Roisin and this started a fantastic team run up field that resulted in a point. For the kick out we pushed up and found ourselves 4 points to the good. The girls work rate was phenomenal, they literally ran their socks of and attacked the glanworth forwards in packs and defended as if their lives depended on it. They didn’t allow the glanworth girls the same time and freedom on the ball and we started to pick off some great scores. Midleton finished very strongly in a very enjoyable competitive game. This team have fantastic Individual players but when they play as a unit they are unstoppable. Final Score; Midleton 2-21 , Glanworth 2-7 Panel: Kate-Mary Cullinane, Ruth Goulding, Claudia Kearney, Deirdre Kenney, Roisín

O'Callaghan, Lucy Lawton (0-1), Deirdre Corcoran, Claire O'Brien (0-3), Abby Quirke, Molly Beausang (0-1), Orlagh Farmer (1-12), Rhea Buckley, Amy Quirke (0-2), Sadhbh Beausang (0-1), Alice Reddy, Laura O'Leary, Ali Smith (1-1) Unfortunately this ends our involvement in the Cork County Championship but sets us up in a good position for our upcoming clash in the East Cork Junior Championship where we have qualified for the Semi Final against RockBan. Well Done to all Players, Great Result, Great Win.


U 7/8

We hosted our first U7/U8 blitz on Saturday afternoon last, the sun was shining and some great fun was had. Our young magpies were out in huge numbers, we fielded three teams playing against some fine opposition from Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Carrigtwohill, and Castlelyons. Each team played 2 matches with all girls showing great skill, determination and gamesmanship throughout. We would like to thank firstly the girls themselves who are showing huge improvement week on week the three U16 referees Lucy Wallace, Rhianna Power and Ellen Ryan who did a great job and thirdly all the parents and friends who helped both on and off the pitch, your continued support is very much appreciated.


The knockout round began for our U12 girls after the Summer recess with a difficult draw against Douglas. The match was played on Wednesday 23rd August in Ballinacurra on a beautiful evening with big support for the girls. We lead by the bare minimum a single point at half time having exerted a lot pressure but with little return. Midleton got off to a flying second half to increased the lead 2-2 to 0-1. Douglas launched a strong comeback to level matters at 2-2 each close to the final whistle, however with the last attack of the game Midleton scored the winning point. All roads now lead to Sliabh Rua for a much anticipated quarter final showdown.


We began our U14B championship campaign last Saturday in Buttevant. It was always going to be a difficult assignment as having beaten Buttevant already in the county league final they were not short of motivation. Once Midleton overcame the first 10 minutes of a very determined and physical Buttevant side they settled into their game and the girls led 2. 2 to 0. 1 at half time. It was a great team effort from all the girls with some superb defending and some great scores taken. The girls ran out winners on a scoreline of 2 .7 to 1. 2. All girls available on the day contributed to what was a historic victory in our first U14B championship. We now move onto the third round. Meanwhile many of these girls will be out next weekend in the U16 championship versus Clonakilty in Midleton.

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Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €14,800, the numbers were , there was no winner, the Lucky Dip

winners were , next week’s Jackpot will be €15,000 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.


Fe10 On Saturday morning last our Fe 10's were back in action. This week we travelled to Ballincollig in the next round of Rebel Og hurling and football league. We had 3 teams in action in a very competitive mornings hurling . With some hard and questionable tackling at times. The boys stood up to everything that was thrown at them. All players once again did us very proud and stuck to what was asked of them. Our next match Vs Bishopstown in football is on Saturday morning next TBC. Also I would like to wish the U16’s best of luck on Tuesday in the County Hurling Final at Pairc U Rinn. Magpies ABÚ.

Fe 11 We resumed our hurling league programme on Saturday last with a game V Cobh, fielding two teams it was a very impressive Midleton team that took to the field. In near perfect conditions for hurling there were some fine performances from our lads, losing one match and winning the other earned us a draw. This was our first time playing in the two team format, previous to this we have always fielded three teams. As a bonus on the day Cobh had organised a blitz so we also got to take on Youghal and Carrigaline it was nonstop action with the matches coming thick and fast which made for a very exciting few hours of hurling. In total we won 4 out of the 6th matches narrowly losing out on the trophy to Youghal, never the less it was very encouraging to see the performances rewarded with runners up medal. Thanks to Cobh for hosting a very well organised blitz and thanks again to the parents who travelled to offer their much appreciated support.

Fe13 Hurling Our u13 hurlers participated in the Dungarvan GAA tournament on Saturday last, played three games and won all three. Competing against Portlaw, Dungarvan, and St Pats, we played some great hurling and took our scores when presented. The competition allowed some players to be tried in different positions and all contributed but every player enjoyed their day out. Special thanks to Rowan Spillane, John Spellman, and Ben O’Neill for making themselves available at short notice. Our thanks to Dungarvan for inviting the lads, and for their generous hospitality at the end of the day. Our attentions now turn to preparing the lads for the Donie Cremin tournament in St Finbarrs, which is a prestigious event and one that Midleton would dearly like to compete in. Panel in Dungarvan from: Brian O’Connell, Riain de Barra, Fionn Dalton, Ben Kenneally, Tiarnán Roche, Michael Roe, David Cremin, Cathal Beausang, Sean Fraser, Dara Fitzgerald,

Odhran O’Mahony, Dara Scanlon, David Green, Niall Lang, Mikey Finn, Rowan Spillane, John Spellman, and Ben O’Neill.

Rebel Og Fe 14 Hurling Premier 1 Championship semifinal: Midleton V Ballincollig

The Mardyke hosted our U14 P1 semifinal last Wednesday evening 23rd August. We had a full turnout of players. Midleton have played Ballincollig twice so far this year. There has never been much between these teams, a draw and a Midleton win by only a few points hinted that this was going to be a ‘tough hur-dle to negotiate’. Midleton’s first scores came from two Alex Quirke pointed frees and a David Cremin point from play. Fintan Greenwood. James O‘Sullivan and Ciarmhac Smyth were dominating the Ballincollig forward line. Midleton held a little bit of dominance in the middle 10 minutes of the half but failed to really capitalize on it. Their only rewards was a point from the very influential David Cremin and a further two from Alex Quirke. Half Time Score Midleton 0-06 Ballincollig 0-08. Ballincollig started the second half strongly and went four points clear. This was now ‘backs to the wall’ stuff for the young Magpies. But once again they were able to show that they are made of stern stuff. Scor-ers in chiefs Alex Quirke and David Cremin added two invaluable goals (one each). Alex also notched a further three points when this game was really in the boiling pot. A Darragh McCarthy point and a crack-ing goal from Ronan Gies after some great work from Mikey Finn gave Midleton a little bit of breathing space for the first time in the game. Brion Saunderson was solid in goal. The Midleton backs Evan McCar-thy, Liam McGrath and Adam Fay eclipsed the Ballincollig forwards. Cian Murray and Darragh McCarthy were having an impact in the forward line. Before the game finished there were further scores from David Cremin and Alex Quirke and the cheery on the cake was a second goal from the ever improving Ronan Gies. Final Score: Midleton 4-15 Ballincollig 2-12. Midleton Panel: Brion Saunderson, Lam McGrath, Fintan Greenwood, James O’Sullivan, Adam Fay, Ciarmhac Smyth, Evan McCarthy, Evan Kelly, Darragh Codd, Kelvin Barry, David Cremin (1-04), Ronan Gies (2-00), Mikey Finn, Alex Quirke (1-10), James Condon, Darragh McCarthy (0-01), Cian Murray, Ben O’Neill, Rory Hartnett Neil Fitzgerald, Niall Corcoran, Phelim Magann, Craig Collins, Rowan Spillane, Shay Bohan, John Spellman, Ben O’Neill, TJ Murphy, Michael Roe.


Our Fe 16 hurlers take on Sarsfields in the final of the Premier 1 Hurling Championship.

The match will take place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Tuesday 29th August at 8.15pm.

Best of luck to all concerned.

Cork Development Squads U14 A Cork 0-10 v Galway 1-10

Cork 4-9 v Wexford 2-4 Cork V Clare Cork exit at group stages on points conceded Midleton Players: Brion Saunderson, Alex Quirke, Darragh McCarthy

U14 B Cork 6-10 V Dublin 0-6 Cork 2-5 v Offaly 1-6 Cork 0-14 v Tipperary 1-7 Sonny Walsh Final Cork 2-11 V Clare 1-6 Midleton Player: Ciarmhac Smith

U15A Cork 5-10 v Limerick 2-10 Cork 1-8 to v Tipperary 1-7 Cork in Cup final against Galway Cork 4-13 Galway 3-3

Midleton Player: Jack Fitzgerald

U15 B Cork 1-14 V Kerry 2-4 Cork 1-11. v Limerick 0-9 Final Cork 1-19 v Galway 1-11 Cork win cup final after extra time. Midleton Player: Paul Connaughton

U16A Cork 0-9 V Waterford 0-15 Cork 1-6 v Galway 2-13 Cork exit at group stages Midleton Players: Christian Murphy, Aaron Mulcahy, Gary Carroll

U16B Cork 3-10 V Waterford 0-6 Cork 1-9 V Kilkenny 0-9 Cork 0-13 v Galway 1-9 Semi-Final Cork v Tipperary draw at full time 0-13 0-13- Cork won 1-0 in penalties. All-Ireland U16 final Cork 2-9 v Kilkenny 1-8

Midleton Players: David Scanlon, Cian Crowley

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