Midleton GAA Club

22 October, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Re Opening of Pairc Ui Chaoimh Last Sunday afternoon saw the re opening of Pairc Ui Chaoimh coinciding with the County senior Football and Hurling County finals. President of the Gaa Aogán O Fearghail performed the official opening along with members of the Government. In the Football final Nemo Rangers defeated St Finbarrs after a reply by 4-13 to 3-13 and in the Hurling final congrats to Imokilly who defeated Blackrock by 3-13 to 0-18.

Post Primary Schools Hurling Midleton CBS will play Round two of the Harty Cup on Wednesday the 25th against Charleville CBS and CBC play St Flannans @ 1.30pm, venues to be confirmed. Best of luck to the CBS Dean Ryan team who play the semi final against St Flannan’s on Thursday next the 26th in Charleville @ 1.30pm.

Senior Hurling / Shinty International Last Saturday afternoon Conor Lehane represented Ireland in the annual Hurling/ Shinty game at Bught Park in Inverness, Scotland were unfortunately they lost to the hosts by 2-12 to 0-15. Conor scored four points in a team which also included Tipperary hurlers James Barry & John Mc Grath and Wexford’s Lee Chin.

Main Field Restrictions Please note that due to severe damage done to our goal nets at the Railway Terrace end of the grounds caused by storm Ophelia the pitch is closed for all Hurling games. Football games may take place and hurling training only at the Super Valu end.

Youghal Road Devlopment We are currently carrying out studies in relation to the new land. These studies being carried out by Corcoran Engineers & Architects relate to the potential best use of the land and will dictate our planning submission which we hope to complete in the coming months.

Blood Donor Awareness by Patrick Dunlea As some of you may or may not know my Dad Paddy is currently fighting Leukaemia and as part of his ongoing Chemotherapy treatment he also receives blood and platelet donations. Next Sunday the 29th of October I'm running the Dublin City Marathon and instead of asking for sponsorship I want to raise awareness of the shortage of blood and platelet donors in the country. Only 3% of the population donates blood and there are only 2,400 platelet donors in the country. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in the Midleton Park Hotel on Wednesday the 1st and Thursday the 2nd of November for regular donors and new donors are always needed and welcome. You really will be saving someone’s life by giving up an hour of your time for this great cause. Thank you in advance.

Ladies Football Please note there will be venue changes for training for all groups in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye on text messages and the Facebook page for details. Our U8 group will return indoors to the Community Centre from 6-7pm while all groups from U10s Upwards will go to the Hockey Pitch from 7-8pm. All Parents will be notified.

Camogie Schedule for the coming week: Training for U8/U9/U10 Friday 6.30pm Ballinacurra pitch – weather permitting. Training for U11/U12 Friday 6pm -7pm Midleton GAA club. Training for U14 /U16 will be communicated to patents during the week.

U16 v Mallow cancelled last week due to weather conditions now rescheduled for Monday 23rd October in Mallow at 7.45pm. Best wishes to Ingrid Connaughton our clubs Child Welfare Officer on her trip to Kolkata this week, she travels with a group of post primary students from Terence Mc Sweeney Community College to work with the Hope foundation for the week in the local orphanages

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,400, the numbers were 5, 13, 17 &22, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Carol Fitzgerald, Ann Lynch, Laura Walsh, Ciara Murphy & Jim Cagney, next week’s Jackpot will be €2,600. 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 each Friday evening @ 8pm in the GAA Pavilion with a weekly guaranteed Jackpot of €1,000.

Juvenile

Club Shop The Club Shop is closed this coming Saturday due to the Bank Holiday weekend.

Dancercise Class details supported by our Healthy Club
Fe12s 1981 from last weeks Midleton News