Midleton GAA Club

25 March, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Senior Hurling Last Saturday afternoon we had a very impressive win over Sars at home in the League by 2-21 to 1-20 having led at the break by 0-12 to 0-10. Two second half goals from Sean O’Meara and Paul Haughney proved to be the difference in the end. Team: Tommy Wallace, Seanaidh Smith, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Elliot Mulcahy, Eoin Moloney, James Nagle, Padraig O’Keeffe, Paul Haughney, Cormac Walsh, Aidan Ryan, Sean O’Meara, Conor Lehane, Patrick White, Luke O’Farrell & Cormac Beausang. Subs used Ian Kennefick, Padraic Nagle, Adam Daly & Luke Dineen. Next fixture is Saturday 31st March Senior Hurling League v Newtownshandrum at home time TBC

Intermediate Hurling On Sunday morning last we got our League campaign off to a start with an away game against Sars in Riverstown, unfortunately we came up against a very strong home side and lost heavily by 4-19 to 0-09. Team: Bryan Rossiter, Cathal Gunning, Luke Dineen, Ryan Mc Conville, Padraig O’ Keeffe, Adam Daly, Eoin Moloney, Niall Walsh, Luke Finnerty, Conor O’ Neill, Padraic Nagle, Ian Kennefick, Padraig O’Brien, Peter Dowling and Cormac Beausang. Subs Kevin Finn, Harry Wall, Conor Evans, Damien Daly, Kian Farmer, Sean O’ Meara & Evan Rowlands.

Fe 21 Our footballers had a great win in the semi final of the East Cork Championship on Wednesday last over Castlelyons by 4-08 to 1-07 in Castlelyons, having led at the break by 1-05 to 0-03. Team: Arthur Nganou, Cormac O’Brien, Eoin Mitchell, Conor Evans, Shane Finn, Seanaidh Smith, Adam Daly, Sean O’Meara, Eoin Moloney, Cathal Gunning (0-01), Sean O’Leary Hayes (2-00), Kevin Finn, Harry Wall (1-00), Cormac Beausang (0-6, 0-4fees) & Padraig O’Brien (0-1). Subs used Kian Farmer, Luke Finnerty (1-00), Eoin Collins, Ronan Lynch, Cian Murray & Mark Daly. Well done to all involved, we are now in the East Cork Final where we await the winners of St Colmans or Castlemartyr.

Minor Last Friday evening our footballers travelled to Togher to take on St Finbarrs in the League and despite a very brave effort lost out by 0-16 to 2-06. Team: Jake Shanahan, Dan O’Sullivan, Jack Fitzgerald, Cian Crowley, Mark Daly, Kevin Finn (-2), Sam Quirke, Kian Farmer (-2), Ross O’Regan (-1), Aaron Mulcahy, Arthur Nganou (1-00),Evan Rowlands, Loic Ngufang (-1), Adam Meade & Ronan Lynch. Subs Paul Connaughton, Tim O’Sullivan (1-00), Ethan Daly Harkin, Fergus Wade and Patrick Kane. We play Premier 2 Football Championship v Ballincollig next Saturday, time & venue TBC.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan) Training this Monday night is as follows; U8's are at the Community Centre from 6-7pm, U10's,14,16,Minor and Juniors are at the Hockey Pitch from 7-8pm. Our U12 girls are to attend the Ball Alley tomorrow night with Orlagh Farmer. Please be there for 6.45pm. Our Under 8 team are in need of help. We are looking for new coaches to come on board. It is vital going forward for this team that we have backup each week at training. There is an LGFA Fundamentals Course taking place next Saturday 31st in Killeagh Gaa Club from 10am-3pm.The cost of the course will be covered by the Club. Please let Tracy know (087-6625544) if you might be interested in taking a place. It is important to note that coaches must have the relevant courses done in order to train a team. These courses are hard to come by and especially harder to attend so locally. Registration is now due. Please ask your Team Mentor for a membership form or you can download one from the website- www.midletongaa.com/membership. Congratulations to Billie Jean, her Dance Company and our Club Members involved on their Fantastic win on Irelands Got Talent. You have made Midleton so Proud.

U12 League Midleton v Lisgoold On a most beautiful sunny Sunday at Páirc Clonmult Mainistir na Corann our U12 Ladies began their league campaign for 2018.Conditions were perfect, the girls were eagerly anticipating a competitive game to start our season off. Lisgoold delivered and we were treated to an outstanding display from both teams. Great skills a most enjoyable game.Comhairdeas to both teams on a fantastic exhibition of football, Mainistir na Corann got the win on the day. Team: Rachel Ryan, Amy Keeshan, Isabelle Nestor, Alannah Magan, Róisín Crotty, Saoirse Ní Theangana, Ava Mc Auliffe, Sheila O'Leary Hayes, Katie Tarrant, Gráinne Finn, Kate O'Sullivan, Kate Saunderson, Lily Kelly, Katie Smith, Kelly Quirke, Alicia Cope, Kelly Murphy, Áine Ryan, Cara Foley and Ellen O'Neill.

Camogie Our U14’s have earned a place in the Féile U14B semi-final winning four out of four matches over the weekend. On Saturday we travelled to Fr O’Neill’s for the group stages playing Douglas, Fr O’ Neill’s and Brian Dillon’s winning all matches which put us top of the group and into a quarterfinal. We would like to thank all teams for three very sporting matches and Fr O’Neill’s for the warm hospitality. Last Sunday we were on the road again this time to Castle Rd to meet Blackrock , this was a very competitive game against a strong team, our girls had to dig deep to stay on top, showing tremendous heart and determination. Blackrock threw everything at us in the second half but our resolute defence held out for what was a fantastic victory on a score line of 2.04 to 0.05 to put us into a Féile semi final for the first time in the clubs short history. Well done to all involved.

Training: U7/U8: Friday’s 7pm- 8pm Midleton Community centre.

U9: Tuesday 7.15pm – 8.15pm Midleton GAA Ball Alley & Friday in Ballinacurra 6.15pm-7.15pm. U10: Friday evening Ballinacurra 6.15pm -7.15pm.

U12: Tuesday evenings 8pm – 9pm Midleton Hockey Pitch & Friday in Ballinacurra 6.15pm-7.15pm U14/U16: Tuesdays 8pm - 9pm in Hockey Pitch & Friday 7.15 pm-8.30pm Ballinacurra GAA Pitch.

New players are welcome.... enquires to 0876822916.

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Membership Your Club Registration is now due. Please download a form from the Club website www.midletongaa.com/membership or ask your Team Manager for one. It is vital that you pay your membership by March 31st in order to be able to Play and Train with your team. Tracy Saunderson our Club Membership Officer will be at the Clubhouse on Tuesday Evening from 6.30-7.30pm to receive Membership Forms.

Lip Sync Midleton Gaa and Midleton Rugby Club would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported them in their recent Fundraising Event. It was a massive undertaking which started back in November. To the Committee who have worked so hard behind the scenes to ensure the Event was as successful as it was; Noel Bransfield, Carol O’ Leary, Amy Quirke, Tracy Saunderson, Niamh O Connell, Ber Cotter, Pearce Dunlea, Jason Boyle, John Silke and Rosari Griffin. To our MC on the night Fanta (Mark O’Sullivan), thank you for all your help and for entertaining the audience on the night. To our Fabulous Judges; Orlagh Farmer, Aidan McCarthy and Diarmuid O Sullivan, you gave such positive feedback to all the Singers and ensured their efforts were praised. To the Radisson Hotel thank you for your help in running the event, anything we asked for we received. To the Midleton Gaa Club and Midleton Rugby Club for allowing our singers some valuable practice times at your venues. To Naomi and Kate our fabulous choreographers and to our wonderful backing dancers, Molly Beausang, Kari McEvoy, Laura O Leary, Abby Quirke and Deirdre Corcoran. Thank you to all the local businesses who placed adverts in the event Programme or provided a spot prizes. Finally to all the acts, the event could not have taken place without you, thank you for your dedication in the time you gave to training and fundraising for your Club.

Gaa Golf Society Midleton GAA Golf Society, Easter Hamper takes place next Saturday March 31st at East Cork Golf Club with a Tee time from 1pm to 2pm. This event is very kindly sponsored by Philip O Brien, O Brien Car Sales. The society would like to take this opportunity to thank Bernard Cashman for his support and very generous sponsorship for the past number of years. We look forward to seeing all our existing members back again for 2018 and would appreciate if you could perhaps encourage a new member to come along and try out the society for the year. Our second outing is Mr. Liam William's Captains prize on Tuesday May 22nd in East Cork.

Lotto (An Lató) Our Lotto Jackpot was €6,800, there was no winner, the Lucky Dip winners were Louise Dunlea, Brendan Wolohan, Eddie Bannon, Laura Walsh & Bridie Milward, next week’s Jackpot will be €7,000 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.

Please highlight at your next meeting and ongoing thereafter the need for a cohesive effort towards increasing our Lotto participation each week. When texting parents / adult players ask that they would support the Club by playing Lotto online at www.midletongaa.ie. Can this be a consistent and regular message at all meetings and when texting / Whats apping" parents / players. "Support your Club...Play Lotto online at www.midletongaa.ie " We need to put a big focus in all 3 Clubs on engaging with Parents / supporters to play Lotto each week. Any ideas on how we can increase Lotto participation, please let us know.

BINGO - BINGO is on each Friday at 8pm, Jackpot €1,000, everybody welcome. REMINDER - Bingo will be held on March 30th. (Good Friday.)


Fe 11 On Sunday morning last our Fé 11’s took to the field for the first time in 2018. On a beautiful sunny day we played Douglas in three very competitive games. Although it’s early in the year the improvement on last year was very evident. All three teams performed excellent on the day. With some excellent individuals on show the teamwork from the lads was superb. Thanks to Douglas for hosting us with the pitch in very good condition for this time of the year. Training continues this week as we turn our attention to the small ball. Well done again lads on a great effort. Magpies ABÚ

Fe 12 On Friday evening last in what can only be described as very challenging conditions more a kin to survival training than to an U12 football match we travelled to Cobh to play the locals. In driving rain and very strong winds great credit is due to both teams for serving up some excellent passages of football. We played with the wind to their backs in the first half and managed to grab two goals and a point, while try as they may Cobh failed to register against a strong breeze. The second half began with the hosts piling on the pressure assisted by the driving wind they scored two early points but great credit due to the magpies work rate only conceding one goal mid way through the second half, shortly thereafter we broke away for and excellent point, this proved to be the last score of the game but the match continued at a frantic pace till the final whistle. Final Score Midleton 2.02 v Cobh: 1.02. Our football league campaign will continue over the next two weeks v St Michaels and Mallow. Special thanks to the parents who provided as usual invaluable support.

Fe 15 Our football panel played their third Fe 15 P2 Football League game at Copper Alley GAA field in Youghal last Sunday morning. Overhead conditions were perfect, the pitch, as is understandable with the recent amount of rain fall was a bit soft but it held up very well for the duration of the game.

We started well and the game was not long on when our full forward Brion Saunderson dispatched the ball, with much aplomb to the back of the Youghal net. Darragh Codd then tagged on a neat point. This start gave our boys a good foundation to build their first half performance on. Ben O’Neill was next to slot over a point from twenty five meters out. Our defence of Rory Hartnett, Shay Bohan and James Condon were dominating. The midfield pairing of Alex Quirke and Adam Fay were winning most of the possession around the

middle of the field. Brion Saunderson’s next score was our third point of the day. Evan McCarthy then kicked over two points in a row. One of his points was a cracker that came

from an acute angle 30 meters from the Youghal goal’s. A Brion Saunderson point made the score line Midleton 1-06 v Youghal 0-00. Just before half time Cian Murray kicked a point after a short solo run and the final score of the half for us was an Evan Kelly point which came from a flowing movement all the way out of our defence.

Half time Score: Midleton 1-08 (all from play) v Youghal 0-01.

Youghal came more into the game during the second half but the spine of our defence were formidable: Niall Corcoran in goals, Darragh McCarthy full back and Ciarmhac Smyth at center back. A point from a free from Evan Kelly was added to by two points from Brion Saunderson. Liam McGrath was next up to open his account for the Magpies with a point from in front of the goals. John Spellman’s eye for a goal delivered the Magpies their second goal of the day when he was on hand to fist a ball, that broke from the Youghal keeper, to the back of the net. Our final three scores came from Evan Kelly (2 points from frees) and a point from play from Alex Quirke. Final Score: Midleton 2-16 v Youghal 0-02

Midleton Panel: Niall Corcoran, Shay Bohan, Darragh McCarthy, Rory Hartnett, Darragh Codd (0-01) , Ciarmhac Smyth, James Condon, Adam Fay, Alex Quirke (0-01), Cian Mur-ray(0-01), Evan Kelly (0-04), Evan McCarthy (0-02), Ben O’Neill (0-02), Brion Saunderson (1-04), Liam McGrath (0-01), Neil Fitzgerald, Phelim Magann, John Spellman (1-00), & Daire Mooney.

Foundation Training On Saturday last March 24th the Juvenile Club ran its second Foundation Course at the Club. We would like to pay particular thanks to Paudie O’ Brien for facilitating this course. In attendance on Saturday to complete the training were; Tom Scanlon, Justin Dunlea, John Murray, Ed Cronin and Sean Corcoran.

Easter Camp Midleton GAA Clubs Easter Camp is taking place in Midleton GAA on Wednesday the 28th of March from 10am to 1pm. The Camp is open to boys and girls from Fe6 to Fe12. The cost of the camp is €10.00 per child. To book a place at the Easter Camp please text your son or daughters team manager. We have currently over 70 children booked in to attend.

Juvenile Flag Day On Saturday next Midleton Juvenile GAA Club will be collecting in Hurley’s Super Valu. We are very grateful to Super Valu for affording our Juvenile Club this opportunity. We will be collecting from 10am until 4pm. We would be very grateful to parents from our Fe6 to Fe16’s if they would be willing to assist with the flag day and volunteer an hour of their time. If you would be willing to help your son’s team with the collection please text your son’s team manager and advise which hour you could assist with.

Summer Cul Camps 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 now open, parents are reminded to book online early to avoid disappointment.

Club Shop Our Club Shop is open each Saturday from 10 to 11.30am



Midleton GAA “One Club” Lotto:

Next Weeks Lotto on 30th March is €7,000

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 asking all current / ex-members and supporters of Midleton GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie to support our Club Lotto on an ongoing basis. As well as possibly winning €7,000 next week (30th 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


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 numbers are included each week for just €8.00 per month by Direct Debit from your account 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 support 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 Butchers, Chadwicks, Pat Walsh Paints.

“Support Your Club Lotto”