Midleton GAA Club

12 August, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Fe 21 Our hurlers kicked off their Championship campaign last Wednesday evening on a perfect Castletownroche surface with a fine victory over Shandrum on a scoreline of 3-19 to 2-09. We led at the break by 1-12 to 1-06 but a series of bad wides on the restart had us frustrated for a period of time but we eventually pulled away in the last quarter for the win. Well done to all the players and management. Team: Alan Power, Adam Daly, Sean O’Sullivan, Cathal Gunning, Eoin Moloney, Sean O’Leary Hayes (0-01), Seanaidh Smyth, Cormac Beausang (0-01), Kian Farmer (0-02), Kevin Finn (1-02), Sean O’Meara (0-01), Tommy O’Connell (2-05, 4 free’s), Padraig O’Brien, Ross O’Regan (0-02) & Shane Finn (0-04). Sub used Cian Crowley. Referee Justin Murphy of Castletownroche. Minor Hurling Best of luck to our players and management who play Inniscarra on Monday night in the Premier 1 Hurling Championship in Ballygarvan @ 6.15pm.

Intermediate Hurling Best of luck to our players and management in their Championship game against Ballincollig on Friday next in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7.30pm Fixtures Monday 13th Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship v Inniscarra @ 6.15pm in Ballygarvan Wednesday 14th Premier 1 Fe14 Hurling Championship v St Finbarr’s @ 7.30pm at home Friday 17th Intermediate Hurling Championship v Ballincollig @ 7.30pm in P Ui Rinn (Please note these games may change and will be updated on our website.)

Field Fixture On Sunday last we hosted the Senior Hurling Championship Rd2 double header between Killeagh v St Finbarr’s and Bride Rovers v Na Piarsaigh. Before a fine crowd the Barrs defeated Killeagh by 2-15 to 2-13 and Bride Rovers were impressive winners over Na Piarsaigh by 2-24 to 0-17. Thanks to the Board for allowing us to host these games but a special thanks to all our members who helped out both in the build up to the game and for the many hours throughout the games, it’s very much appreciated, well done to everyone..

Camogie (Camógaíochta) U11: We travelled to Fr O’Neill’s on Saturday last to take part in an U9 blitz, we played St Finbarrs, Killeagh and the hosts. The girls played really well in all three matches. It was a great afternoon of camogie despite the odd shower. Thanks to Fr O Neill’s for the invitation.

U12: Our U12 blacks met St Finbarrs on Saturday last in Ballinacurra it was a mighty performance against the traditionally strong camogie club. There were great battles all over the pitch but we just came out on the right side of the result. We would like to thank the Barrs for a great game and thank to family and friends for the wonderful support our girls received on the day which they enjoyed and was well deserved.

U15/16: We played a challenge match last Friday evening v Dungourney in preparation for our upcoming matches, despite being low on numbers it was a well worth exercise with the girls putting in a great performance. Upcoming Fixtures; U12 whites league match v Kilworth Tuesday 14th August 6.30pm in Ballinacurra U13 Imokilly Semi-Final v Youghal Tuesday 14th August 7.30pm in Ballinacura U15 Imokilly Semi-Final v Castlelyons Thursday 16th August 7pm in Castlelyons U16 round 1 Championship v Rockban Monday 20th August 7.30pm Ballinacurra Follow us on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club and twitter@midletoncamogie any enquiries to 087 6822916

Ladies Football We made it two wins out of two games in the East Cork Minor football league with a hard fought game against Watergrasshill last Tuesday evening in Midleton. We had only 13 girls available on the night and in fairness to WGH they matched our 13. This made the game a very open game of football and the referee on the night AJ Cronin allowed the game to flow and flow it did from one end to the other and both ways. A very entertaining sporting affair, we went in at the break one goal up, 1:4 to 0:4. A few positional switches at half time resulted in us taking control of the game and put in a fantastic rear guard performance and made work very difficult for the WGH girls who just could not break down our defence. Unbelievable way ward shooting from our forwards was another talking point but in fairness they got it right in the last eight mins to put over three unanswered points and close out the game. A great sporting running game by two fantastic teams, final score Midleton 2:11 v Watergrasshill 1:7. Team: Clodagh Finn (0-1), Rhea Buckley, Claudia Kearney, Katie Horgan, Deirdre Corcoran, Roisin O'Callaghan, Abby Quirke (0-1), Lucy Wallace (0-1), Molly Beausang (1-4), Laura O'Leary, Lucy Kenneally, Aoife Franklin (0-2) & Sadhbh Beausang (1-2). Well done to the Healthy Club Initiative within our Club who had a very successful afternoon at the club today. A special thanks to our Young players Ellen, Kate, Eva and Ciara who were on hand to help out. Training this week: U8’s are on a break and will return next week & U10 - Junior are at the Tech Pitch from 7-8pm

Healthy Club The Healthy Club Project currently in Phase 3 is a GAA initiative backed by Irish Life and Healthy Ireland. It is focused on improving the health of the nation by transforming GAA clubs into hubs for health. It capitalises on the key role played by GAA clubs in local communities and empowers clubs to deliver health and wellbeing information and programmes directly to their members and to the wider communities that they serve.

On Sunday afternoon we collaborated with St Finbarrs & Killeagh Healthy Clubs to showcase a little of what each club has achieved Prior to the St Finbarrs and Killeagh Senior game children from each of the clubs took centre stage with their respective flags earned from engaging with partners in the community to promote a health message to our members. Midleton had their RNLI Water Safety Flag, St Finbarr’s with their Pieta House Amber Flag and Killeagh with their Healthy Club Flag which recognises their success in achieving a completely Smoke Free GAA Grounds. We were very fortunate to have Lord Mayor Mick

Finn in attendance together with Tracy Kennedy Chairperson Cork County Board, our own John Fenton, and Charlie McCarthy from St Finbarr’s. The Healthy Club Showcase finished at half-time in the St Finbarrs and Killeagh game when the children from across the three clubs took part in Novelty Obstacle Course. We would like to thank Hurley’s SuperValu who sponsored the fruit that was available to match attendees. We would to also thank the GAA Executive Committee for their support with today’s showcase in particular Coleman Quirke who was a great help to the HCP Committee. Special thanks to our wonderful young members Kate Saunderson, Ellen O’Neill, Ciara Murphy and Eva Saunderson who were flag bearers for today – well done girls! If you would like to become involved in our Healthy Club or have any ideas please contact any member of the Healthy Club Committee – Vincent Reddy, Paul O’Meara, Ingrid Connaughton, Triona Scully, Diarmuid O’Dalaigh, Cian McCarthy & Mairéad Beausang.

Gaa Golf Society Our away outing will take place at Cork Golf on Thursday 23rd of August, tee time from 4-5pm, this event is limited to just 24 people and costs €50 including food, payment must be made in advance to any committee member.

Lotto (An Lató) Our Lotto Jackpot was €3,200 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Margaret Murphy, Fr Denis Kelleher, Adrian Hickey, Paul Spillane & Margaret/Majella, next week’s Jackpot will be €3,400. 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 – Congratulations to our green sheet winner € 830 last Friday. Next session is Friday at 8 pm. everybody welcome.

Juvenile Fe 6 Our youngest members of our GAA club braved the bad weather conditions on Saturday for our first football training session. Lots of fun and learning was had by all. We will be doing another few week's of football and back with the Hurling in September.

Cul Camp Last Friday 10th August at 2pm brought to a close our second Cul Camp for this summer. It was a fantastic week with just under 200 girls and boys participating. While not as warm as our first week in July we were again spoiled with fine weather and managed to escape with only one small rain shower during the week. The young people themselves had a ball and were a credit to their clubs and families. Its really encouraging to see so many young people interested in Gaelic games from the town

and its immediate surrounds however on this occasion we also welcomed a few young people from as far away as Monaghan, Meath and Kerry who were holidaying in Midleton for the week visiting relations. One of the highlights of the camp is how committed our own Magpies are and this year again we received huge help from our players across the codes from 15 to Minor. Without their enthusiasm and assistance we would not be able to run such a large camp. We are very grateful to them for making themselves available. These young players are the future of our club and we hope that their involvement will encourage their interest in becoming the volunteers of the future that keep the club running smoothly and successfully. Special thanks also to the camp coordinator Ingrid Connaughton, the Rebel Og coaches who facilitated the groups and our own Tommy O Connell and Amy Quirke. Thanks to Paudie O Brien, our Juvenile Chairperson for his assistance along with Shane Supple our regional GDA and Sean Crowley for his daily attention to detail. Behind the scenes there’s a lot of work that needs to happen in order for camps like this to work. Many parents and officers of the club assisted with supervision during the week along with other necessary jobs to keep everything in order. Thanks to Mairead Beausang, Shelia Kelly, Ruth Walsh, Tracy Saunderson, Lisa Stewart, Tara Cahill, Mary Quinn & Marcella O Neill. Also thanks to our own coaches who loaned us their footballs and sliotars for the week, fingers crossed they got everything back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally no camp would be complete without a Cork star. We are very grateful to Mark Coleman who visited us on Thursday morning; he chatted with the groups, signed hurleys and jerseys and answered many difficult questions.

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