Midleton GAA Club

11 November, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Fe 21 On Monday the 5th we lost disappointingly to Charleville in the County Football Championship semi final played in Mallow by 1-11 v 1-04, they went on to win the final this weekend defeating Duarigle Gaels. Well done to the players and management on their effort throughout the year. Team: Artnur Nganou, Cormac O’Brien, Eoin Mitchell, Conor Evans, Mark Daly, Sean O’Meara, Shane Finn, Eoin Moloney, Tommy O’Connell, Cathal Gunning, Cormac Beausang, Padraig O’Brien, Garan Manley, Sean O’Leary Hayes & Loic Gefang. Subs used Cian Crowley, Christian Murphy & Christopher Power. We play Na Piarsaigh on Sunday 18th at Pairc Ui Rinn in the quarter final of the Hurling Championship @ 2.30pm.

Junior Hurling Congrats to our Junior C’s who defeated Sars in Round 3 of the East Cork Junior C Championship on Thursday last by 1-07 to 0-09 in Riverstown. Team: Brian Behan, Jerome Curtin, Eoin Ferriter, Conor O'Farrell, Mark Daly (0-01), Barry Fitzgerald, Ronan Lynch, Fergus Wade, Luke Smith, Davy O'Brien (0-01), Christopher Power (0-02), Declan Mc Inerney, Shane Goulding (Captain), Willie O'Brien (0-02), Robbie Barry (0-01). Sub Aidan Moloney (1-00).

Munster Post Primary Colleges Hurling Well done to club players Cormac O’Brien, Sam Quirke, Kian Farmer, Ross O’Regan, Arthur Nganogu and Gary Carroll who were all involved with Midleton CBS when they drew 2-10 v 1-13 with De La Salle in the Harty Cup hurling last Wednesday in Bushy Park.

Fixtures (Cluichí) Sunday 18th Fe21 County Hurling q/final v Na Piarsaigh in P Ui Rinn @ 2.30pm (Please note these games may change and will be updated on our website.)

Camogie (Camógaíochta) U14 League final v Erin’s Own We played the league final v Erin’s Own last Saturday morning in Ballinlough. After a lot of rain the day before conditions were not ideal with the ground very wet making it very heavy underfoot. This was a hard battle from start to finish with both teams looking to finish their league campaign with a County Medal. Erin’s Own started the scoring with a point from a free. We had scoring chances in the first half but they fell just wide of the mark and at the half time whistle we were down by four points. This team have showed great strength of character and pride in their jersey throughout this season and this was another day where they had to dig deep and fight hard to come home with the cup. We went out in the second half with our heads up determined to get back into the game and that’s exactly what we did. They gave us nothing easy and we had to fight for every ball from start to finish. We slowly clawed back the 4 points with some great scores from play and frees and went ahead by 1 point. The game drew twice in the second half and scores were level going into injury time when we got a free just inside the 45 yard line which sailed over the bar to put us 1 point ahead. With a

quick puck out from the Erin’s Own goalkeeper the ball ended up in their half forward line and they were given a free to draw the game once again. However a strong Midleton defence denied them a score and the final whistle blew to the supporter’s relief and we had a County medal to bring home. This team have had a long and successful season and deserve to have some silverware to show for it. After reaching both the ‘Feile’ and Championship ‘B’ semi-finals this year only being defeated by two points and one point respectively this was their day to succeed and win a well earned League County Title for the second year in a row. Panel: Jill Connuaghton, Tori Buckley, Mia Tarrant, Laura Goulding, Ruthi Hennessy, Yvonne Abernethy, Aoife Fitzgerald, Emma O’Sullivan, Emily Lamb, Saoirse Twomey(0-1), Abbie Foley(0-4), Elle McManus, Holly Duggan, Chloe Garde(0-2), Ellie Collins, Lora Dineen, Rachel Mc Sweeney, Ella Murphy, Emma Domeney, Anna Sheehan, Rebecca Crowley & Rachel Ryan. U16: League Quarter Final v Kilbree Saturday 17th @ 12 in Kilbree. .

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan) Midleton v Youghal Minor Final fixed for Sunday 18th November @ 14:00. Venue TBD. Training for this week: U8 indoors at the Community Centre from 6-7pm, U10 upwards at Ballinacurra Pitch from 7-8pm. Please note this is weather permitting. A text will be sent if we have to cancel. Dates for your diary: 1) Wednesday 28th November Ladies Football AGM at 8pm in the Club all welcome and Friday 30th November Juvenile Social U8 to U12's in the Club Lounge from 7pm to 9pm. Keep up to date with all things Club related on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Lotto (An Lató) Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,200 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Cairen Keohane, Liz Warne, Mary O’Sullivan, Pat Irwin & Ciara Lomasney, next week’s Jackpot will be €2,400 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 – 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.


Fe 7 On bank holiday Monday last we travelled to Pairc Ui Chaoimh for a rearranged hurling blitz. We had 28 young magpies togged into four teams of seven a side and each team played three matches of 15 mins duration. These games were our last games under the umbrella of U7s and on the day we played matches against Erin’s Own, Whitechurch, Aghada, Passage and Valley Rovers, a great time was had by all. Throughout the year we played in four Blitz’s, two hurling and two football and in addition to this we played many challenge games against such teams as Kitha Og, Youghal, Sars and the Barrs to name a few. We have now moved onto under 8s and have started back training in the Community Centre on Saturday mornings where last weekend we had 40 young magpies togged and ready for action.

Fe 9 For the second week in a row, we were delighted to be hosted by St Finbarr’s GAA club to take on the Senior Football County Champions 2018 in our final Football blitz of the year. As has been the case all year, we travelled with consistent and significant numbers to our hosts to take on the County Champions and also Macroom in a number of hotly contested encounters. On the day, we fielded six different teams with 37 players on what was a blustery day with some heavy down pours. We were delighted with the efforts and the skills the lads showed throughout all their matches. We were extremely encouraged that the skills we had focused on in trainings, showed a marked improvement and will stand us in good stead as we work to improve into the future. As always, a big thank you to the parents who also braved the elements to support our future stars and a big thank in particular Derek McCarthy and his fellow selectors, for the wonderful organisation and warm welcome we received on the day!

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 Midleton GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie club will again this year hold a Christmas food appeal. NON PERISHABLE food items can be dropped to the club at any of the below collection times. All donations will be given to St Vincent de Paul for distribution to local families in need. Collections times: Sat Dec 1st / Sat Dec 8th / Sat Dec 15th at the Club Shop from 10am to 11.30am or at any of the club end of year socials: Camogie: Nov 25th 5-8pm, Ladies Football: Nov 30th 7-9pm, Juvenile : Dec 1st 3-5pm / Nov 8th 6-9pm.

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