Midleton GAA Club

30 October, 2017

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Post Primary Schools Hurling In round 2 of the Harty Cup Midleton CBS had a comprehensive win over Charleville CBS last Wednesday in Mallow by 5-19 to 2-11 and CBC defeated St Flannans by 2-17 to 0-11 in Killmallock. The third round of games will take place on Wednesday 15th when Midleton will play Ard Scoil Rís and CBC take on Castletroy College, both games are at 1.30pm with venues to be confirmed. Congrats to the CBS Dean Ryan team who defeated St Flannans in the Dean Ryan semi final last Thursday in Ballyagran by 2-17 to 2-16, they now face formidable opposition in Thurles CBS in the final on Wednesday the 8th, time and venue to be confirmed.

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.

Cork Clubs Draw The first two draws (September & October) in the 2017/18 Cork GAA Clubs draw take place next Friday night 3rd November. If you are interested in partaking in this please contact Steve Sheehan, Pat O’Brien or John Fenton as soon as possible please. You can also log online and enter the draw this way. There are great prizes on offer and the club gets €45 from every ticket sold.

Gaa Golf Society Results from Youghal 16/9/17 1st Anthony Wall, 2nd Pat Hayes, 3rd Tim Crotty, Front 9 Mick Hennessy, Back 9 Hans Bauman, Visitor Mark Crotty

Results from Waterock (Paddy Hayes Memorial Trophy) 1st Liam Williams, 2nd Bernard Cashman, 3rd John Droog Front 9 Tim Kennedy, Back 9 Paudie O Keeffe, Visitor John McGrath

Christmas Hamper results 28/10/17 (Kindly sponsored by Patrick O Farrell) Winner; Jerry McCarthy Category 1: 1st Cian McCarthy, 2nd Robbie Fitzgerald, 3rd Francis Maher Category 2: 1st Michael Crotty, 2nd Martin Greaney, 3rd Paudie O Keeffe Category 3: 1st Tim Kennedy, 2nd Mick Hennessy, 3rd Tom O Halloran Back 9: John Droog, Front 9: Liam Williams, Visitor John Moloney

Golfer of the year---- Tim Kennedy (kindly sponsored by Ken Murray) Captain for 2018------Liam Williams

Ladies Football Our Annual AGM will take place at Midleton Gaa Club on Thursday November 9th at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. Training will return on Monday Nov 6th for all age groups. Our U8 girls will go indoors to the Community Centre from 6-7pm. Please bring €2 to cover Hall Rental. U10 upwards will go to the Hockey Pitch from 7-8pm.

Midleton to contest East Cork Junior A Championship Final After a pulsating semi-final against Rockban played in Carrignavar lastSaturday, the Midleton girls overcame a tough challenge from a very good Rockban footballing team, final score Midleton 9:10 v Rockban 5:12. The pitch was heavy under foot that made running difficult and great credit must be given to both teams for their attitude and determination in making this a fabulous game of football. Both teams gave it their all and was much closer than the score line suggests. We stormed into an early lead playing some great attacking football and went ahead by 1:3 to 1 point in the first fifteen minutes. As the game progressed Rockban began to find their way and started to get a hold on the game. But we remained in control for the half with some sterling defending and off the shoulder attacking went in at half time leading on a score line of 4:4 to 0:3. The second half was very much nip and tuck with Midleton dominant in the first ten and the last ten minutes with Rockban controlling the middle ten. In Rockban's period of dominance they brought the score back to a few points when they scored an unanswered 3:4. The girls never panicked and completely dominated the last ten minutes taking the game beyond Rockban's reach. This was a game played in a very sporting competitive manner with both teams giving it their all. The reward for Midleton is a place in this year’s East Cork Junior A final where we wait for the winners of Aghada and Watergrasshill in the other semi-final. Having previously fallen to both of these teams in the County Championship, the final is going to be a huge ask but we will put one foot in front of the other and keep going, this team doesn’t give up. But one never knows how a final goes. It will be a good way to end the season. "It always seems impossible until it's done." – Nelson Mandela Panel: Kate-Mary Cullinane, Caoimhe Morrison, Ciara McGrath (3:1), Claudia Kearney, Deirdre Kenny, Roisín O'Callaghan, Lucy Lawton, Deirdre Corcoran, Claire O’Brien (0:2), Lucy Wallace (2:2), Molly Beausang (1:2), Sadhbh Beausang (1:0), Amy Quirke (1:3), Rayanna Power, Alice Reddy (1:0), Laura O'Leary, Ali Smith, Clodagh Finn, Orlagh Farmer, Rhea Buckley, Abby Quirke, Elaine Seacy, Ruth Goulding, Aoife Franklin & Aoife Madden.

Laura O Leary and Aoife Franklin are both members of Midleton Ladies Football Minor Team. Next April both girls will travel to India with Hope. As part of this the girls must raise funds to bring with them to donate to the street children that the Hope Foundation support in Kolkata. On the 6th of November at 8p.m. in Wallis Bar in Midleton the girls are holding a table quiz. The would be very grateful to the GAA and wider community in Midleton for their support on the night. Tables of 4 are €40 and there will be prizes for the top 2 teams as well as a raffle (kindly sponsored by local businesses) on the night. All are welcome on the night and all the proceeds will go to this very deserving charity.

Camogie U13 - Inaugural Clonmult U13 Blitz 29th October 2017 We hosted our inaugural U13 blitz on Sunday morning welcoming Rockban and Millstreet to Clonmult Park. Winning two hard fought games against Rockban and Millstreet we qualified for the final and yet another tussle with Rockban. Unfortunately we came up just short in the final, the girls gave it their all but three games in a row took its toll. Congratulations to Rockban on their deserved win - and big thanks to them and Millstreet for coming to play. It was a great mornings Camogie and our girls gave it their all and can be very proud of their efforts and we can look forward to next year with great confidence. Thanks to everybody who helped out on the day to make it such an enjoyable morning for all the girls. Magpies Abu

U16 – We played Mallow last Monday night under lights in Mallow for a place in the Championship quarter final. This game turned out to be a brilliant game of camogie between two evenly matched sides. We were led by Lucy Wallace and started very strong but fell behind to two quick Mallow goals. Once the girls settled down we began to play ourselves back into the game and quickly got a goal back. Unfortunately Mallow pulled away again and at one stage we were ten points down but credit the credit of our girls they never gave up and got some great scores. We got to within a point of Mallow but we just couldn't push on from that, eventually losing by two points on a score of 4: 10 to 5:09. All 17 girls who travelled were excellent and in particular the 3 girls up to the age: Lucy Wallace, Áine O Neill and Rayanna Power. Well done again girls. All groups will receive confirmation of training times by text/ teamer during the week.

Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,600, the numbers were 1,14,27 & 28, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Brian O’Sullivan, Gearoid Murphy, Jim Furlong, Muriel Mc Cann & Billy/Teresa Whyte , next week’s Jackpot will be €2,800. 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 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 Up and Coming Events Indoor Training Schedule - Indoor Training will commence on Saturday November 11th at the Community Centre Midleton. Fe 8’s from 10-11, Fe 7’s from 11-12 and Fe 6’s from 12-1. The annual Juvenile AGM will take in Midleton GAA Club on Wednesday the 29th of November at 8pm.Juvenile Christmas Underage Social dates; Fe6 – Fe9 Players Saturday December 2nd, Midleton GAA Club from 4 – 6pm, Fe10 – Fe16 Players Saturday Decmeber 9th, Midleton GAA Club from 7pm followed by the Juvenile Christmas Raffle Draw in the Club Lounge at 9pm.

Club Shop The Club Shop is open this Saturday from 10 to 11.30am.