Midleton GAA Club

04 November, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Fe 21 Best wishes to our Fe21 players and management when we take on Charleville in the County Football Championship semi final this coming Monday 5th in Mallow @ 8pm. Following on from our quarter final win over Ballygarvan back in May I’m sure we didn’t expect to be playing the semi final almost six months later but that’s fixtures for you! We will play Na Piarsaigh in the next round of the Hurling Championship.

Junior Hurling Best of luck to Junior C’s in Round 3 of the East Cork Junior C Championship on Thursday next against Sars at the Pike Sallybrook @ 7.30pm.

Munster Post Primary Colleges Hurling Good luck to all involved with Midleton CBS when they take on De La Salle in the Harty Cup hurling on Wednesday in Dungarvan @ 1.30pm. CBC are not playing this week but they had a comprehensive win in round one over Castletroy College by 6-19 to 0-10 with Kevin Finn at midfield. Fixtures (Cluichí) Monday 5th Fe21 County Football s/final v Charleville in Mallow @ 8pm Thursday 8th Junior C Hurling Championship v Sars in the Pike Sallybrook @ 7.30pm (Please note these games may change and will be updated on our website.)

Camogie (Camógaíochta) Our U10’s played our U11’s in end of season challenge match on Saturday afternoon at home. It was a fitting end to a busy season for both groups and a very entertaining game. Thanks to Keith Griffin for refereeing and as always to all the parents for continues support.

We played the U14 league semi-final v Ballinhassig last Saturday afternoon at home. The weather had picked up after a very wet morning and both teams came out fighting looking for a place in the County Final. It took almost ten minutes for the first score which was a goal for us after a lot of hard work to get the ball into the forward line but a great finish sent it flying into the back of the net. After the first score we started to settle and the scores started to come with another goal and three points for us in the later part of the first half. The rain started to fall again towards the end of the first half but we battled away denying Ballinhassig any scores before the half time whistle. Even though we were ahead at half time Ballinhassig were working hard all over the pitch sending the ball into our back line on numerous occasions only for it to be cleared with relative ease. Another goal early in the second half put us even further ahead and our confidence started to build. This team have shown great determination, teamwork and pride in the jersey throughout a very long and successful season and were not going to give up their goal to get to a County Final easily. We went on to score another two goals and a point to secure a comprehensive win and a well-deserved place in the league County final v Erin’s Own. Panel: Jill Connuaghton, Laura Goulding, Mia Tarrant, Tori Buckley, Ruthi Hennessy, Yvonne Abernethy, Aoife Fitzgerald, Emma O’Sullivan, Abbie Foley (0-2), Holly Duggan,

Emily Lamb (1-1), Elle McManus, Saoirse Twomey, Chloe Garde (3-1), Rebecca Crowley, Anna Sheehan (1-0), Rachel Mc Sweeney & Rachel Ryan. Congratulations to Midleton Camogie coaches Dan Twohig and Kevin Smith who completed marathons in Dublin and Frankfurt respectively on Sunday last both recording personal bests.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan) Midleton v St Colman s U16 Ladies Football East Cork League semi final. Final score 6-16 to 1-01. A great display of football from a team who haven’t had too many matches playing together. The team work was great and it was obvious that the training is paying off. We will play either Cobh or Erins Own in the Final. Team: Diane Perkins, Leah Hogan, Denise Collins, Megan Kelly, Jodie Keegan O’Connell, Vivianne Gleeson, Caoimhe Cronin, Clodagh Finn, Rachael Quirke, Lucy Kenneally (c), Katie Horgan, Amy Murray, Mischa Daly Harkin, Aoife Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Beausang & Orla Evans. Training for this week; U8's are back indoors at the Community Centre from 6-7pm. All groups from U10 upwards will now train at Ballinacurra Pitch from 7-8pm. Please note new venue and please keep an eye on texts as all training for the coming weeks is weather permitting. Many thanks to Ballinacurra for providing us with a training venue. Keep up to date with all news regarding the Club on Facebook and Twitter.

Bilingual Drama A Bilingual workshop for children 7+ years starts this Tuesday 6th November from 4pm - 5.45pm. Creative Ireland and Comhairle Chontae Chorcaí funded Bilingual drama workshops with Lantern productions over next three weeks in Gaa Club to produce a short drama on children of Lir which will be performed for older people and go on YouTube. Ceardlann Drámaíochta dátheangach - Páisti 7bl + chun Dráma gearr ar Chlann Lir á léiriú ag Eoin O hAnnracháin, Lantern, agus é a chur ar YouTube I gcomhair le Naíonra OAK , Montessori Churchtown South agus Tigh altranais Oaklodge le cabhair CLG, Glor na nGael agus Comhairle Chontae Chorcaí / Éire Cruthaitheach. Fáilte roimh chách. Tel. Diarmuid @ 086 2340932.

Condolences The Club Executive would like to express their sympathy’s to Padraig Dalton whose father passed away recently and to the Murphy family Ballinacurra on the recent death of Michael. To the Crowe family and Cobh Gaa we extend our condolences on the passing of George who gave a lifetime of service to his Club as a player, coach, Chairman and referee. Ní bheidh a leitheid arís ann.

Annual General Meetings The following dates have been confirmed for the various AGM’s; Wednesday 14th November Camogie AGM Wednesday 21st November Juvenile AGM Wednesday 28th November Ladies Football AGM Tuesday 4th December Hurling & Football AGM There are a number of current officers across the various clubs standing down in the coming year so it will be important that others make themselves available.

Gaa Golf Society The final outing of the year will take place next Saturday 10th of November at East Cork Golf Club from 12-1.30pm, this is a re fixture of the twice cancelled outing and it’s also for the Paddy Hayes Memorial trophy.

Lotto (An Lató) Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,000 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Sarah Nagle, Mary Cody, Pauline Mc Carthy, Joan Thurley & Sharon O’Driscoll, next week’s Jackpot will be €2,200 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 – BINGO at the club @ 8 pm every Friday, everybody welcome. Jackpot * €1,000. Sheets*, Green € 380. Blues €500. Pink € 710. Serious prizes to be won. * T& C’s apply.

Juvenile

Fe 6 The big day finally arrived last Saturday for the new group of very excited Fe6 boys that commenced hurling training with Midleton GAA. The new magpies and their coaches will train indoor every Saturday at 12 noon at the Community centre. New players and helpers are always more than welcome.

Fe 9 On a wet and windy Saturday morning we travelled to the home of newly crowned Cork Senior Football champions St Finbarr's for our last Hurling Blitz of the year. We had a panel of 31 strong on the day, fielding two teams of eight and three teams of five. All teams played two matches v teams from St Finbarr's, Na Piarsaigh and Laochra Og. Despite the unfavourable conditions our boys showed amazing heart and teamwork and no shortage of skills. With a never say die attitude and some fine score taking we more than equipped ourselves versus some very strong opposition. Well done to the boys for their performance on the day and once again representing the club with pride. Thanks also to the parents for turning up in their numbers to support The Magpies. A thank you also to Derek McCarthy and his fellow coaches in St Finbarr's for hosting us on the day in what was a very well run blitz. We return to Togher on Saturday for our final football blitz of the year.

Junior Infants We wish to extend a very warm welcome to our new Junior Infants who commenced training on Saturday in the Community Centre from 12-1. We thank you for choosing Midleton GAA club. Indoor Training also commenced on Saturday the 3rd of November for our Fe 8’s from 10-11 and our Fe 7’s from 11-12. New members at all age groups are always welcome. If interested in joining please come along to the Community Centre on Saturday mornings to find out details about how to register.

Christmas Parties and Draw Our Christmas Parties for our Junior Infants and Fe6 – Fe9 Players and their families will take place in Midleton GAA Club on Saturday December 1st from 3-5pm. The social for our Fe10 – Fe16 Players and their families will take place on Saturday December 8th at 7pm followed by the Juvenile Christmas Raffle Draw in the Club Lounge at 9pm. The Juvenile Christmas Draw tickets are now available and will be handed out to players by their team managers. Tickets can also be purchased at the Club Bar. We would ask all our members for their support as this is a vitally important fundraiser for the Club.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Food appeal Following on from the success of our previous Christmas Food Appeals the Midleton Hurling & Football Club, Juvenile, Ladies Football & Camogie are once again going to run a food appeal in aid of St. Vincent De Paul for families within our community. This year’s food appeal will be coordinated by the Camogie Club.

Club Shop The Club Shop will be open each Saturday from 10 to 11.30am.