Rebel Óg Fé17 C3 League Final
Midleton 1-15 Kiltha Òg 1-14
After two Round Robin stages the competition eventually came to a conclusion with a knockout stage culminating in an all East Cork final against a very strong Kiltha Óg side played in Dungourney in very challenging weather and underfoot conditions on Sunday last.
The game got off to a fairly even start with a Conor Morley point and a Jack Foley free sandwiching two Kiltha points, from here however Kiltha went on a bit of a scoring spree playing with the aid of a strong wind scoring 1-4 without reply and the game looked like it was slipping away from Midleton until Darragh Egan popped a point from play to steady the ship. The pivotal point in the game came a couple of minutes later when Jack Foley picked up the ball on the 45, broke past his marker and delivered a ball into the square which the keeper failed to deal with and Oscar Brennan pounced to bury the ball in the Kiltha net. This gave Midleton a massive boost and Niall Lang scored a superb long-range point and Jack Foley scored another free to bring the game back to the minimum. Kiltha got the last two scores of the half to leave it 1-8 to 1-5 at the break.
The second-half started as the first did with a Fionn Kelly free and Conor Morley point from play matched by two Kiltha frees followed by two more Kiltha frees to leave the hosts five points up 10 minutes into the second-half, Midleton introduced Odhran “Ger” Rabbitte for Eoin Higgins at this stage and it had an immediate effect with a superb display of fielding in the middle of the pitch that tipped the balance in Midleton’s favour and bar a Darragh Egan point from play and two points from Kiltha we were treated to a superb display of free taking from Daniel Garde who scored from seven placed balls the best of which were his final two frees, the first from his own 65 to level the game and the final score from the sideline on the 21 after being fouled he had the composure to slot home the winner right on 60 minutes.
The game was not done yet as Adam O’Connor and Yohannis Mehigan defended superbly for four minutes additional time and that defensive effort was epitomised by their captain Darragh Ahern who won and cleared the final ball of the game. A game of great drama and excitement in the balance right up to the final whistle played in front of a large boisterous crowd that added to the occasion, a fitting finale for the Fé17 players who were playing their final game as juveniles.
MIDLETON: Zac Smith, Yohannis Mehigan, Adam O’Connor, Darragh Ahern, Odhran Dennigan, Fionn Kelly (0-1(f)), Rory Lester, Patrick Dooley (Niall Lang (20mins) 0-1), Tomas Dunlea, Darragh Egan (0-2), Higgins (Odhran”Ger”Rabbitte (40mins)) Evan McGrath, Jack Foley 0-2(f), Daniel Garde (H/T) 0-7(f)), Conor Morley 0-2, Oscar Brennan(1-0), (Paddy Walsh (50mins), Tadgh Bohan, Alex Howard, John Paul McManus, Callum McSweeney, Callum O’Brien, Alex Cahill, Shane McNamara, Sean McSharry.
Darragh Ahern receiving the cup from Paudie O'Brien of Rebel Óg. Photos: Andrew Foley.
The Fé14s travelled to Pairc Uí Chaoimh 4G pitch last Saturday to compete in a six team sectional finals for a Super 10's tournament. This 10 aside shortened pitc and game times was a very enjoyable end of season event. Our lads adapted very well to the format with victories over Bride Rovers and St Colmcilles in the group stages and coming out on top in a cracking final by the bare minimum over Killeagh.
For their efforts, they won Munster tops as well as qualification to a Munster finals event for it to be held in Mallow on Saturday. Thanks to GDA Sean Crowley for co-ordination of the tournament. Squad on the Day: Michael Allegrini, Scott Dunlea, Jason Morley, Cuan Twomey, Max Murphy, Cian Lawton, James Carey, Senan Carroll, Patrick O Dowd, Harry Watermann, Jack Walsh, Shane O'Mahony.
There was also great support from other members on the Fé14 squad on the day too.
The Midleton team with their winners' tops.
Hard luck to our Fé16s losing out to Sarsfields in the Premier 1 championship in Riverstown by a score of 1-14 to 1-11 bringing a long Fè16 season to a close. Time now to recharge the batteries and go again in the new year. Photo: Andrew Foley.
JUNIOR C FOOTBALL
On Friday night last we travelled to Rostellan to play Aghada in the East Cork division three football final. On the night we had over 30 players togged out which was fantastic. We started the game very well and owned the ball for the first 15 minutes and took some good points. We made a few great goal chances but the ball just wasn't going in due to some strong defence from Aghada and a few great saves from their goalkeeper. This was our first time having to negotiate a blanket defence, not something you see at this level very often. The half-time score read Midleton 0-4 Aghada 0-5.
Having played into the breeze we had hoped to put on more scores in the second period but they were difficult to come by. Entering injury time, we earned a long range free which we worked very smartly into a very good position and Christian Daly duly obliged to level the game. The full-time score read Midleton 0-10 Aghada 0-10. On to extra-time we headed and again played some great football but were two points down at half-time. Aghada extended their lead to five points with a well taken goal but as always, we are never easily beaten. A point from play and a well taken penalty after some very cynical fouling left the bare minimum between the sides. Try as we might we just could not find the equalising score one more time and Aghada took the win. Full-time after extra-time Midleton 1-12 Aghada 1-13.
Overall, this has been a really good league campaign, reaching our first league final in recent memory and we will aim to maintain that positive trajectory in 2023. A huge thanks to Eoin, Brendan and Liam for all their efforts throughout the season. We aren't finished yet however and have our junior C championship semi-final to play on Tuesday next, November 8, in Sallybrook versus Glanmire at 8pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
MIDLETON: Adam Meade, Brendan Ferriter, Sean Corcoran, Daniel Wathen, Fergus Wade, Barry Fitzgerald, Conor Evans, Evan McCarthy, Dan Cagney (Capt), Alan Power, Kieran Denihan, Brion Saunderson, Tom Scanlon, Christin Daly and Charlie Walsh. Subs: Padraig Dunlea, Gavin Reddy, Colin Sunderland, Micheal Keohane, Dan O'Sullivan, Daire Mooney, Jack McKay, Ben O'Neill, Jan Haandrikman, Leonard Saunderson, Ryan Cahill, Chris Power, Luke Deane, Coleman Quinn, James Condon, Eoin Ferriter and Jerome Curtin.
On Friday we held our last session of the year for our Fé6s, and it was a spooky one at that. Thanks to All-Ireland U-16 winner Isabelle Nestor for taking time out and presenting the girls with their medals. Thanks to all the girls for coming in fancy dress tonight and to all the parents for their continued support throughout the year! Finally thank you to all the coaches for their dedication and hard work! Roll on 2023! Please see our social media channels for all photos on the night.
It was a home win for our minors on Saturday last as we defeated Rockbán in Clonmult Memorial Park 4-9 to 1-6 . Next up is our county Quarter final away to Na Piarsaigh.
Our AGM will take place on Tuesday, 15th November @ 8pm at Midleton GAA. We encourage all our members and coaches to attend on the night. If you would like to volunteer within our club you are also most welcome to come along.
Wishing our minor players and management the very best of luck this Saturday as they take on Banteer in the County quarter-final in Clonmult Memorial Park at 2pm.
Hard luck to our U16 girls who lost out to Nemo on Wednesday evening in their County semi final.
Midleton Ladies Football AGM Wednesday November 9th at 7.30pm Midleton GAA Club. Please support.
MAGPIES ALL STARS ON TOUR
The Magpies All Star team marked the end of the 2022 season with an afternoon of fun activities at the wonderful Trabolgan on Sunday last.
Míle Buoíchas to Barry and Siobhan and all the team in Trabolgan for facilitating this fantastic day out.
The Midleton GAA club shop is back up and running for the 2022 season but please note that it’s still online with collection only at the club on a Saturday morning.
All you have to do is go to the Klubfunder website (www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Midleton%20GAA/ShopItems) and you will see the full range of what’s available to buy. You can shop away to your heart’s content, pay for it online and then collect your purchases at the club shop on Saturday morning between 9.30am and 10am. Thank you.
I know it’s a bit early for the C word but after the brilliant success of last weekend’s sold out Halloween disco, tickets are now on sale for the next disco on Thursday, December 22. They can be bought at the link below....
Midleton GAA Christmas Disco December 22nd Tickets, Thu, Dec 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite
REBELS’ BOUNTY DRAW
Congratulations to Vincent O'Neill who won €150 in the latest Rebels’ Bounty draw. Thanks to everyone who supports this important fundraiser.
The numbers drawn this week were 20, 28 and 29. The bonus was 9.There was no Jackpot or Match 3 jackpot winners.
The €25 cash Lucky Dip Prize Winners were:
Geraldine Lane, Carmel Daly, Ann Ryan and Christy John.
Play 24/7 at: http://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Midleton%20GAA/lotto
In total Midleton GAA will give out local business vouchers to the value of €3,800 every year as part of our “Shop Local, Buy Local” campaign.
How to play: tickets are on sale at Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Frank Murphy Butchers, Murphy’s Pharmacy, Crowley Butchers, or buy online (see above).
The Lotto yearly renewal has come around again. You could win our Jackpot of €20k or drive away in a Blackwater Motors VW Golf. Last year we’ve had over 200 Lucky Dip Winners and 6 x €400 Match 3 Winners.
Support the Club by playing online at http://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Midleton%20GAA/lotto
Place the number of draws at 50 and pay €100 and be signed up for every draw for the next year
Play, Win & Support this important fundraiser for your Club. Thanks to those who already paid their annual Lotto renewal for the year ahead.
Fancy a good night which also benefits Midleton GAA club...what about bingo on Friday nights?
It kicks off at 7.30pn every Friday night and is over by 9pm. A single book is €6. A double book is €12. The numbers have been really good of late it would be brilliant to keep it going as it really benefits the club.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
1. Paul O’Meara’s band BAD REPUTATION will play a complimentary gig in the GAA Club for all members, selectors, officers, players and sponsors on this Saturday night, November 5 from 9pm. We look forward to seeing you all there for a great night.
2. The Midleton GAA Club AGM will take place on Wednesday, November 30
No dancing this weekend.
Want to learn to jive? Here's your chance, starting this Sunday at Midleton GAA.
PLEASE PLAY YOUR PART
We are asking all players, mentors, parents, supporters and neighbours to please play their part by playing ball on the following.....
Please slow down entering and leaving Park South.
No dogs, except assistance dogs, are allowed at Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.
Please do not bring single-use plastic bottles to either Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.
Please put your rubbish in a bin or bag and please bring your gear home with you.
And always be aware of the open water surrounding the pitches in Park South.
If you are a coach, please pass on these simple messages to players and parents.
All members are asked to respect referees and their officials at all times.
Also if you are a coach, last person out locks the gate, toilet and container.
TED DOWNEY TO BE HONOURED THIS WEEK
This coming Tuesday, a bus load of Midleton GAA members will depart the town and head to Glasnevin Cemetary for the unveiling of a headstone to the late Timothy 'Ted' Downey who was a member of the Midleton team that won the All-Ireland football title for 1890. The event will be attended by GAA President Larry McCarthy and members of Ted's Dublin club Ballymun Kickhams.
John Fenton and Vincent O'Neill in particular have put huge work into this so we wish them well for what should be a great day.
Please read the attached article from John Harrington of the GAA.ie.
We would like to extend our condolences to the Allen and Tobin families at the untimely death of Jenny Allen (nee Tobin) of Tallow last weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.