Midleton GAA Notes
IN THE RED OF CORK
A big well done to Tommy, Conor (pictured above thanks to George Hatchell), Cormac, Sean and Sam who were part of the Cork panel who defeated Limerick in the Munster Hurling League at Pairc Uí Rinn on Sunday last.
This win qualified Cork for the final of this competition on this coming Sunday against Tipperary in Pairc Uí Rinn at 3pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the following link: http://www.universe.com/events/co-op-superstores-munster-hurling-league-final-cork-v-tipperary-tickets-YGQ8V5
Best of luck to all our lads, all the Cork players and management.
The very best of luck to all the Midleton GAA players and all the players and management of Midleton CBS ahead of their Dr Harty Cup semi-final on this coming Saturday in Mallow at 3pm against Thurles CBS. Tickets must be bought in advance at: http://www.universe.com/events/munster-pps-tus-corn-an-artaigh-12-final-midleton-cbs-v-thurles-cbs-tickets-F7SRWQ
On Friday last our two under 14 teams gathered to celebrate a tremendously successful 2022 season. Medals were being awarded to groups as 2021 East Cork Champions, 2022 East Cork League B Champions, and 2022 East Cork Development League Champions.
This was an opportunity to acknowledge and thank each and every player on the panel and to enjoy some food and other goodies together. Every single one of them played a part in the teams’ success. We are very proud of them all. Special mention to the newer players that joined us in recent years.
We are delighted to see your talents develop and strengthen week on week. We are delighted with our more experienced players; their leadership and confidence has brought a depth and strength to the team. Some players will remain at U14, and others will advance to the U16 group. We hope that the success we enjoyed in 2022 will be a sign of things to come in 2023 for the players and the club.
Midleton Camogie Club are looking for a new PRO to join this expanding and thriving club.....plase see the details below.
WELL DONE KATE
Everybody in Midleton Camogie Club would like to congratulate Kate O'Sullivan on being selected for the 2023 Cork U-16 2023 panel. Well done Kate and best of luck for the year ahead.
Best of luck to our players, Abbie, Yvonne, Elle, Muireann, Laura and Roisin in the senior B Munster final colleges final against Nenagh on Sunday at Castle Road.
Congratulations to the following girls that have been selected for the U-14 Imokilly Panel
Leah Griffin, Sarah Goulding, Gabrille Smith, Amy O'Connell, Ciara Hynes and Aoise Woods.
MARTING FOGARTY COACHING WORKSHOP
Martin Fogarty, former National Hurling Development Manager, is doing a "Youth to Adult Workshop" on Wednesday next, January 25, at 7pm at the Lisgoold Astro pitch. Cost is €10 per person and all Midleton GAA coaches are welcome to attend.
Covered on the night will be the Magnificent 7 skills of Hurling... Rising, Catching, Hooking, Blocking, Striking, Hand-pass and First Touch.
Also, on the night Martin will cover, using the ball wall and finding and identifying those hidden skills
For booking WhatsApp Mike O'Shea on 0872264848. Places are limited, so booking will be taken on a first come, first served basis. (I spoke to Mike on Thursday morning and there were still places available so book as soon as you can if interested).
As always, the cost will be refunded by the club.
Midleton Valentine's Disco at Midleton GAA Club is on Saturday, February 18 from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite and on the following link http://tinyurl.com/midletonvalentines… Looking forward to a great night!....Don't miss out and spread the word. For first and second years.
REBELS' BOUNTY DRAW
Tickets are now also on sale for the 2023 Rebel's Bounty draw. We are aiming to sell 500 tickets this year which would net us a wonderful €40,000 which would do so much for our club. We think this figure is very attainable but we need everyone's help. The prizes are fantastic so we would appeal to everybody to reach out to family members, neighbours, work-mates to support this vital fundraiser for our club.
You can buy tickets a the link below but make sure that you enter Midleton in the section that asks for your club.You can also sign up online for a direcct debit of €10 a month for ten months.
MIDLETON GAA MONDAY CLUB
The first meeting of the 'Midleton GAA Monday Club' will take place in the Midleton GAA clubhouse on Monday, January 30 from 10.30am to 11.30am. It is hoped that this gathering will take place on the last Monday of every month and is open to anyone who wished to meet up for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and is open to anyone who would like to drop in.
SIGN OF THE WEEK
This week's sign of the week is East Cork Oil who have been great supporters of Midleton GAA club for many decades and continue to do so. We are extremely grateful for their great support and for sponsoring two signs at Clonmult Memorial Park.
Pictured with one of East Cork Oil's signs at Clonmult Memorial Park is our Chairman, John Fenton, with Ian Fraser, originally from Elsinore, who has recently joined the company and we wish him the very best for the future. Ian and his family have very strong connections to this club for a very long time and continue to do so.
If you require oil then please give Ian a shout.....086-0318151
The numbers drawn this week were 3, 14, 15. The bonus was 9.
There was no Jackpot or winner this week or Match 3 jackpot winner.
The €25 Lucky Dip Prize Winners were: Brian McCarthy, Michael Cunningham, Veronica Kennefick and Damian Devlin.
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).
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.
The very talented Colm Aungier makes his first ever appearance at Midleton GAA Club this Saturday night, January 21. Dancing starts at 9.15pm and a great night of dancing is assured!!!
MIDLETON HEALTHY CLUB
The Irish Life Healthy Clubs Every Step Counts Challenge is still ongoing until February 15th 2023. We would love it if all our members, families and friends young and old, both near and far got involved in this challenge to hit a target of 4,000KMs (roughly the distance around Ireland). At the end of the challenge our club will be in a draw in Munster to win one of three O'Neills vouchers valued at €2500, €1500 or €1000. After Christmas the Every Step Counts Challenge will be a great way to get fit coming into the Spring....challenge your friends or team mates to see who gets the most steps in!
Just download the My Life by Irish Life App. Register and then go to social and then challenges and select Munster and then Cork and then Midleton.
We're going ok but we could do with a few more to join our team to make sure we get enough steps to get into the draw for O'Neills vouchers.
The club shop will reopen on Saturday, February 4.
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.