Midleton GAA Club

25 November, 2018

Midleton Gaa, Ladies Football & Camogie Club News

Junior Hurling Last Sunday morning our Junior C hurlers took on Bride Rovers in the East Cork Championship semi final at home and we came away with a great win by the narrowest of margins 1-08 to 0-10, we now play Carraig na Bhfearr in the final. Team: Brian Behan, Jerome Curtin, Eoin Ferriter, Conor O'Farrell, Mark Daly, Barry Fitzgerald, Ronan Lynch, Fergus Wade, Sean O’Sullivan, David O'Brien, Peter Smith, Christopher Power, Andrew Rea, Willie O'Brien & Robbie Barry. Subs used Evan Rowlands, Christian Daly & Patrick Dunlea, not used Ryan O’ Riordan, Shane Goulding & Coleman Quinn.

Fe 21 Hurling We are fixed to play Douglas in the Premier 1 County Championship semi final next Saturday the 1st of December in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 3.15pm, please note that this game is part of a double header. Best of luck to the players and management.

Minor Hurling Last Saturday afternoon we had a deserved but a hard earned win over Blarney in the semi final of the Premier 1 Hurling league at home by 1-15 v 0-12 having led at the break by 0-08 to 0-06. We now face Sars in the final which is provisionally fixed for Sunday 2nd. Team: Alan Power, Cormac O’Brien, Christian Murphy, Mark Daly, Sam Quirke, Sean O’Sullivan, Leo Hennessy, Kian Farmer, Aaron Mulcahy, Gary Carroll, Tommy O’Connell, Kevin Finn, Arthur Ngangou, Evan Rowlands & Cian Crowley. Sub used Paul Connaughton.

Post Primary Hurling Congrats to our Club players both with Midleton CBS and CBC who both won comfortably last Wednesday in the penultimate group games in the Munster Colleges Harty Cup. Midleton overcame St Flannans and CBC defeated Thurles CBS. Both teams sit on top of their groups and will play the runners up, dates and venues tbc.

Hurling & Football AGM Ahead of the above AGM which will be held on Tuesday the 4th of December at 8pm in the Gaa Club we would like to remind all Officers and Team Managers that reports are due with the Secretary before this coming Monday so we can go to print in the coming week.

Team Mentor Selection 2019 All members will receive an email in the coming days regarding Team Mentor Selection for the coming year, if you don’t receive it please contact Vincent Reddy @ midletongaacdpc@gmail.com for further details.

Camogie (Camógaíochta) U14 Autumn League v Carrigtwohill - We played the semi-final of the last Wednesday night on a cold, damp evening for camogie. They opened the scoring with a point from play and even though we had plenty of chances it took twenty minutes before we got our first score with a goal from a 45. Carrigtwohill responded with a point from a free just before the half time break to make it 1-0 goal to 0-2 to us at halftime. After the half time break the girls flew

into action and despite Carrigtwohill getting the first point again from a free we responded quickly by scoring two goals in quick succession to put us into a 6 point lead. In the closing ten minutes Carrigtwohill fought hard to get some more scores however a strong defence and some outstanding goal keeping denied them any goals. Their final score was another point from a free. After a quick puck out from our goal keeper the ball was driven into the forward line from midfield and we scored our final point from play. This was a tough match between two skilful and hardworking teams. We now go on to play Erin’s Own in the final next Saturday in Castle Road at 11am.

AGM We held our AGM on Wednesday evening last, the meeting was well attended and we would like to thank those present for their support. 2108 was a long, busy and successful year for the club. Training began back in January and has continued for all groups into November. With our U8/U10/U11’s participating in Go Games and training twice a week. Our U12 played their way to a League Final. The U13’s reached the semi final stages of the Imokilly league. Our U14’s have had a great year getting to the Feile B Semi Final, the B Championship Quarter final and for the second year in a row winning the U14C League Final, but these girls are not done yet, with a win over Carrigtwohill this week they play Erins Own on Saturday next in the Autumn League Final. Our U15’s reached the Imokilly League Plate Semi Final and won the Clonmult Tournament, Our U16 played in championship and league reaching the quarter final of the league. We have also had club representation on the Imokilly U13 and U15 panels the Cork U14 & U15 and Minor panels. But success is not measured by silverware alone but by participation and our numbers continue to grow year on year, in 2018 we catered for players from under 6 to under 17 and in 2019 we will for the first time field a minor team. The club would like to acknowledge the contribution of our older players who have throughout the year supported the club and the younger girls through refereeing Go Games, assisting with the Cul Camps, attending matches carrying water/hurleys and providing plenty of support from the side line or anything else that is asked of them, they have proved themselves to be wonderful role models for the younger girls. We would like to thank all out mentors for giving of their time and energy and enthusiasm, without them we would have no club. Thanks to Midleton GAA for their ongoing support of the camogie club. We wish to acknowledge outgoing officers Shirley Garde and Brian McCarthy and thank them for their hard work and contribution to the club. The following officers were elected for 2019: Chairperson: Eoin Kennedy, Vice Chairman: Brian Gleeson, Secretary: Darina Foley, Assistant Secretary: Anita Hennessey, Treasurer: Rachel Walsh, Child Welfare Officer: Ingrid Connaughton, PRO: Sinead Garde, Registrar: Sheila Kelly and County Board Rep: Keith Griffin.

Training for all groups has now to an end for this year our last group standing were our U6/U7 who finished up indoor training last Friday evening. Midleton Camogie wish all our players, mentors, officers and supporters a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year, after a busy year on and off the field we look forward to doing it all over again in 2019.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan) Dates for your diary: Wednesday 28th Nov. Ladies Football AGM at 8pm in Midleton GAA Club. All welcome to

attend. Friday 30th Nov. Juvenile Social U8 to U12's in Midleton GAA Club Lounge from 7pm to 9pm. Please RSVP to 087-6625544 for social as we need to know numbers.

East Cork U16 Championship Final - Come out and support our U16 girls who play Erin’s Own in the East Cork Championship Final Thurs 29th Nov @ 07:30pm in Killeagh. This is our final game for 2018.

This Monday is our last training evening for all teams for 2018. Our U8 girls will train in the Community Centre from 6-7pm while all other teams will train at Ballinacurra Gaa Club from 7-8pm.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal Midleton GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie Club will again this year hold a Christmas food appeal. We are asking our members to support this very worthy cause by donating NON PERISHABLE food items which 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 of help for Christmas. All support appreciated. For any further information contact Ingrid on 087 6374748 or Sheila @ 087 6822916. 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 / Dec 8th 6-9pm.

Annual General Meetings The following dates have been confirmed for the various AGM’s; 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 €2,600 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Lynda Quirke, Marion Ryan, Niamh Cooley, Ciara Lomasney & Finbarr Griffin, next week’s Jackpot will be €2,800 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 - Friday at 8 pm. Everyone welcome with a possible pay out of over €4,500. Usual confined raffle for Super Valu vouchers.

Juvenile

Juvenile AGM The AGM for the Juvenile Club took place last Wednesday evening before a nice attendance when the following Officers were elected for the coming year:

Chairman: Padraig O Brien, Vice Chairman: Willie Lawton, Juvenile Secretary: Michael Carroll, Treasurer: Mary Quinn, Coaching Officer: Martin Mc Sweeney, Child Welfare Officer: Ingrid Connaughton, Registrar: Tracy Saunderson, PRO: position to be filled. Ruth Walsh who spent the last three years as PRO has stepped down and will be greatly missed, Ruth covered many duties outside of her role and will be very hard to replace.

Juvenile Christmas Draw 2018 It’s that time of year again and we are looking for support for our Christmas Draw which is a vital fundraiser for the juvenile Club. Team Managers have provided tickets to all players. Additional tickets can be purchased from the Club bar or by contacting team managers or Juvenile committee members. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our prize sponsors and ask all our club members to support these businesses. The draw will take place in the club Lounge at 9pm on Saturday December 8th. All are club members and supporters are welcome to attend. Prize winners, if not in attendance on the night will be notified by text. Prizes can be collected from the Club Shop on Saturday December 15th.

Christmas Socials With large player numbers we split our Juvenile players into two groups for their Christmas parties. The first party on Saturday December 1st will take place at the GAA club from 3-5pm and is for our new Junior Infant players to our Fe9’s. All players, their parents and families are invited to attend for some end of year fun! Our second social is for our Fe10-16 players. For those that haven’t attended previously this social is a chance to get all teams, coaches and team managers together to celebrate the teams efforts throughout the year and present medals won to the various teams. The format of the evening is players are asked to arrive for 7pm. Food and refreshments will be served to players on arrival. Once players take to their seats each group manager will say a few words about their team, present medals and get a team photograph taken. Once all teams have concluded everyone is invited to join us in the lounge for our Christmas Juvenile Draw.

Club Shop We now have New 1/2 zip tops in stock for Christmas, there will be a sale on selected items on Saturday 1st from 10 to 11-30.