Midleton GAA Club

06 March, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Severe Weather Disruption Last Tuesday evening a Siberian weather front hit the East and South of the country which was followed later in the week by Storm Emma up from the Bay of Biscay. This resulted in huge snowfalls the likes not seen since 1982, in parts of the south up to 50cm were recorded. All travel, work, schools and of course games were brought to a complete standstill, as a result the Club was completely closed, our Senior hurling & Intermediate hurling games were postponed, as was the Cork v Tipperary Allianz Hurling League game and the CBS’s game v Kilkenny CBS. Dates and times for all the above games will be advised in the coming days.

Fixtures Tuesday 6th March Junior Football League v Cobh away @ 8pm Friday 9th March Junior Football League v Castlelyons away @ 8pm Saturday 10th March Senior Hurling League v Ballyhea at home @ 4.30pm Sunday 11th March Premier 2 Minor Football League v Na Piarsaigh at home @ 12 Saturday 17th March Intermediate Hurling League v Barryroe away @ 12

50 Year’s ago In early April of 1968 our Intermediate hurlers had a hard fought first round victory over Carrigaline at the Cork Athletic grounds by 2-10 to 3-05. Unfortunately in the next round they lost a close match to Castletownroche by 6-08 to 5-10. Team v Carrigaline: Willie Glavin, Willie Hennessy (RIP), David “Dots” O’ Brien (RIP), Oliver O’Keeffe, Jim O’Brien, Eamonn Barry, Donie Lordan (RIP), Paddy Fitzgerald, Paddy O’Sullivan, Teddie O’Mahony, Billy Cody, Davy O’Brien, Paddy O’Brien, Willie Flanagan (RIP) & Paddy Kelliher (RIP). Against Castletownroche Billy O’Brien (RIP) and Noel Mulcahy replaced both Jim O’Brien and Teddie O’Mahony in a re shuffled team, Paddy Dunlea (RIP) replaced Willie Glavin during the game due to injury.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan) A decision will be made if training can go ahead on Monday 4th due to the recent weather. We ask that you keep an eye on all text messages, Facebook and twitter were we will post if training will take place. Registration is now due so please return all membership forms to your coaches or if you have not picked one up yet please ask for one. As Midleton Gaa is now One Club girls can play one or both codes - football and camogie for the fee of €90. We would encourage all girls to try out both. Keep an eye on our Facebook page Midleton Ladies Football or our Twitter page @midleton_LGFA

Camogie Training details are as follows; U7/U8: Friday evening 7pm- 8pm Midleton Community centre U9: Tuesday evenings 7.15pm – 8.15pm Midleton GAA Ball Alley U10: Return to training on March 2nd, venue to be confirmed... text will be sent to parents. U12: Tuesday evenings 8pm Midleton Hockey Pitch. U14 / U16: Tuesdays evenings at 8pm in Hockey Pitch and on Friday evenings at 7pm-8.15pm to Ballinacurra GAA Pitch. New players are welcome, if you would like to give Camogie a go come along to training at the times above or enquires to 0876822916. Follow us on Facebook Midleton Club and Twitter@Midletoncamogie.

Membership Registration On Saturday 24th of February our Club held its annual Membership Registration Day. This morning gave parents and adult members from all three Club’s, the Gaa, Ladies Football and Camogie the opportunity to pay their yearly membership fee. We would like to thank all those that came out in great numbers and to those who gave up their morning to help on the day. It is vital that membership is paid in order to be able to play and train with your team. For those who could not make it on the day please pick up a form from your team Mentors or you may download the form from the website- www.midletongaa.com/membership. Alternatively you may come to the Club Shop on Saturday Morning from 10-11.30am where Tracy Saunderson our Club Registrar will be on hand to receive forms.

Lip Sync Midleton Lip Sync training continued despite the recent bad weather. We would like to thank all our Acts for their commitment to this important Fundraiser. All money raised from this Event will go towards our New Development at the Old Youghal Rd. We hope that all our Club Members from Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football and Camogie will get behind our hard working Committee and our dedicated Acts form both the Gaa Club and the Rugby Club. Remaining tickets are now on Sale. Your Lip Sync Ticket will also give to access to our free draw. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Local Businesses who have donated some fantastic prizes for this draw. Tickets may be purchased from the Club Shop on Saturday Morning from 10-11.30am or you may also contact Tracy Saunderson 087-6625544 or Amy Quirke 086-2664659.

Midleton GAA “One Club” Lotto:

Current Jackpot is €6,400

5 Lucky Dip Winners Guaranteed each week

As we’re currently planning the development our new grounds at South Park on the Youghal Road, we’re ask-ing all current / ex-members and supporters of Midle-ton GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie to support our Club Lotto on an ongoing basis. As well as possibly winning €6,400 next week (9th March) there will be 5 definite winners of €40 each from our Lucky Dip Draw. You can support and win by playing weekly

· Online at www.midletongaa.com

o Play once for €2.00 or have 3 chances to

win for only €5.00

o Play as often as you wish by selecting

the “Number of Draws” (weeks) you

wish to play / support.

· Buy a weekly ticket at O’ Farrell Butchers, Wallis Bar, Niall Mac’s Bar, Teach

Beag Bar, O’ Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Bar, Frank Murphy Butchers, Chadwicks, Pat Walsh Paints or from any of our Club Sellers or at the Club Pavillion Bar.

· Play by Monthly Direct Debit……if you wish to play the same numbers each week, just contact midletongaalotto@gmail.com and we’ll ensure that your set weekly num-bers are included each week for just €8.00 per month by Direct Debit from your ac-count to Midleton GAA Lotto Account.

· Yearly in advance……….. Pay by cheque or Direct Debit in advance for 52 chances to win the Jackpot and 5 x 52 (260) chances to win a Lucky Dip prize of €40 for only €96.00.

For current Yearly in Advance supporters, please note that the yearly advance payment is due for the draw commencing from Fri 23rd March. Again payment can be made by cheque or directly to our Bank. Contact midletongaalotto@gmail.com for details. We’re encouraging all supporters / members of GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie to play Lotto with us and to sup-port Midleton GAA One Club.

Please also support our Lotto Retail Sellers, O’ Farrell Butchers, Wallis Bar, Niall Mac’s Bar, Teach Beag Bar, O’ Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Bar, Frank Murphy Butch-ers, Chadwicks, Pat Walsh Paints.

“Support Your Club Lotto” Due to the inclement weather unfortunately our Lotto was postponed last week, next week’s Jackpot will be €6,400

BINGO - BINGO is on each Friday at 8pm, Jackpot €1,000, everybody welcome, there will a confined raffle at bingo next Friday as a fund raiser for John O Connell who is doing Lip Sync on behalf of the Club. The Bingo group are looking for volunteers for Calling and Administration. The commitment involved is two hours once every 8 weeks. Volunteers, male or female must be over 18 years of age. To enquire further contact Seamus, Marianne or Frank any Friday night.

Condolences The Club executive would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of Cyril Garde late of Ballintotas and Midleton.

Juvenile

Child Protection & Welfare Training Course To facilitate the new coaches across the clubs Midleton GAA will host a Child Protection & Welfare Training Course on Wednesday the 14th of March from 6.15 to 9.15pm at Midleton GAA Club. To book your place on this course please email Ingrid Connaughton, on children-sofficermidletongaa@gmail.com or via text on 087 6374748.

Foundation Training Our Coaching Officer Martin Mc Sweeney has arranged a Foundation Training course for our new coaches and those involved who have yet to obtain their coaching certificate. Training will take place in Midleton GAA Club Ball Alley on Saturday March 10th. Contact Martin to book your place. Child Protection & Welfare Training together with Garda Vetting and Foundation Training certification are mandatory requirements to be involved in Coaching within the GAA.

St Patrick’s Day Parade All Juvenile members and in particular our younger players across all clubs are invited to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday the 17th of March. The Parade is set to commence at 3pm from Distillery Lane and will carry on up the main street, with the viewing stand on the left outside Midleton Book Shop. All entries with children and walkers will turn down right after the viewing stand and children can be collected by their parents/guardians outside Midleton Garda Station or continue on up to the GAA club where refreshments will be served. A text will be issued by your child’s team manager confirming the assembly time nearer the time. All players should wear their Club gear to walk in the Parade.

Easter Camp & Summer Cul Camps Midleton GAA Club will run an Easter Camp on the second week of the children’s Easter Holidays. Once dates and times have been agreed details will be posted on social media and a text issued out to all parents/guardians confirming the details. Our first Cul Camp of the Summer is set to commence on Monday the 2nd of July and run until Friday the 6th of July (5 days). Our Cul Camps are open to both boys and girls. Our second Cul Camp of the Summer is scheduled to take place from Tuesday the 7th of August and run until Friday the 10th of August (4 days). Online bookings for 2018 are expected to go live in March. Parents are reminded to book online early to avoid disappointment.