Midleton GAA Club Notes
MIDLETON TOGETHER MUSIC FESTIVAL
After a couple of weeks of planning by a very committed organising committee, the Midleton Together Music Festival took place at Midleton GAA Club on Sunday last and what a day it was.
The tickets sold out early in the week and a huge crowd turned out to support the families that were affected by the recent floods in our town.
There are so many Thank Yous that I'm sure to leave people out so I'll keep it general.
First of all a huge thank you to all the superb artists who gave their time and talents for free on the day and entertained the big crowds superbly.
Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and who turned up on the day to support this great event.
Thanks to everyone who helped put this event toghether in a short space of time. Great job guys.
Thanks to everybody who helped out on the day, stewards, sound and lighting people, DJs, MCs, bar staff etc etc.
And thanks to anybody who provided equipment, staff etc, it is much appreciated.
Thanks to RED FM for teaming up with us to promote this event.
Thanks too to all who supported our Go Fund Me Page which ran in conjunction with the gig.
We are still waiting on a final tally raised but we will let you know asap. All funds will be distributed through local charities including St Vincent de Paul.
One of the stars of the day, Paddy Casey, with our hardworking bar staff.
All the following pictures were very generously sent to us by the excellent Chani Anderson. Check out her work on Instagram - @capturesbychani.
Hannah Speight (10), Kate Bane (11), Sofie Cotter (10) and Méabh O’Dwyer (11) pictured enjoying the Midleton Together Festival.
The day was enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages.
John Spillane performing with the help of some girls from the audience.
Paul Fitzpatrick and Sinead Dunlea.
Tony Keohane, Liam Murphy, Emmet Bowan and Ben Fitzgerald (all 12) pictured enjoying the Midleton Together Festival.
Sadie (9) and Robbie Tobie (6) and Olivia Ring (8) pictured with Jamie from Emerald Ices.
Dena Ahern, Megan Leahy, Ger Ahern, Carmel Pol and Franco Alle.
Paul from The Frank and Walters in full flow.
Meg and JJ Hennessy.
Katie Hynes and Libby Fitzgerald.
What a day it was!
Mickey Joe Harte went down a storm.
The Hollyz entertaining the crowd.
Stephanie Rainey belting out one of her songs.
Cormac (7), Adrian and Fódhla Beirne (3).
Our Camogie AGM will take place in the club on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30. All are welcome to attend.
Our last outing for the year was a C3 Football league cup final v Erins own.
The lads were looking to repeat the C3 Hurling league cup final win last month v Ballincollig.
A league topping finish gave us home advantage, with St Colmans being the selected venue.
Heavy ground with some surface water meant tough conditions for both teams.
Midleton took an early lead and despite a good second half fight back from Erins own, managed to hold their lead and take the game on a score line of Midleton 4-7 Erins Own 3-2. Well done boys.
Midleton captain, Conor Power, receiving the trophy from Michael Carroll.
Midleton captain Josh Foley with the Youghal captain and referee before the game on Saturday.
On Saturday morning last, we began our U-16 P1 hurling championship campaign in Clonmult Memorial Park. On a rain-soaked morning we took on Youghal for a place in the semi-final of this year’s championship.
Missing several key players through injury, we fought extremely hard in tough conditions. Our opponents started brighter and were clearly looking to make up for the league defeat earlier in the year. On the 15 minute mark it was three points apiece, with Nicky Coughlan, Josh Foley, Senan Carroll leading the forwards charge.
A determined Youghal battled hard but could not find a way through our solid defence lead by Eoin Ahern, Matthew McSweeney, Darragh Cronin to mention a few. As the half-finished, we went in the bare minimum in front, 0-6 to 0-5.
On the resumption it was our opponents who struck for a goal, despite the best efforts of Conor Finn. It was game on. Our workrate increased and with in a few minutes thanks to good work from Josh Hogan and Sean Crowley in the middle of the field, Josh Foley manged to squeeze the ball past a resolute Youghal defence to put us back in front.
With scores hard to come by for us, we kept moving forward as Ryan Fitzsimmons, Cian Stack grew more into the game. The backs to were busy with Lochlann Stewart, Rian O Driscoll and Max Murphy battling for every ball to keep Youghal at bay. As the final whistle blew we had a hard earned victory on a scorline of 1-9 to 1-7. We now play Sars in a semi-final with the date, venue and time to be confirmed.
Our minor footballers are in action this coming Sunday when they take on St. Colmcilles in the Rebel Og East Fé17 Football Championship Division 1 Shield Final in Carrignavar at 12 noon. Best of luck lads.
Our U-10s finished up their season with a fantastic session in Pairc Uí Chaoimh followed by some delicious hot chocolate. Thanks to the U-10 coaches for organising. See you all in the new year. Enjoy the break!
BEST OF LUCK
Best wishes to our U-16 team and their management as they play their East Cork final next Tuesday. Please come along and show some support for the ladies.
ORLAGH FARMER'S KENYA TRIP
Later this month, a group of Irish GAA stars (including our own Orlagh Farmer) and musicians will travel to Kenya as part of a Warriors for Humanity campaign in aid of Self Help Africa.
This group of GAA players will take part in only the second ever All-Star, Male and Female game in Africa. The target is for each participant to raise €10,000 by November. The goal is to plant one million trees in Africa in partnership with Self Help Africa who have spent decades working closely with local farmers, communities and experts to be the best at what they do. Each tree we plant will represent a livelihood for an African family.
'An integral part of the project is to train farmers on managing their trees for this purpose. As a result, we know that the trees are looked after and cared for over the years. We want the impact of our work to be felt for many years to come, benefitting future generations and leaving a legacy we can all be proud of.
You can donate at: http://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/OrlaghFarmer
UNDER 21 FOOTBALL
Our U-21 A Football team opened their championship campaign on Sunday morning last at Clonmult Memorial Park against Aghada in front of a big crowd.
Aghada, who were already after a game in this championship, having drawn with Cobh, were much quicker out of the blocks than our lads who were having their first game of the season, and they raced into a 2-4 to 0-0 lead after 17 minutes.
Not the start we wanted but in fairness to our lads they dug in and never let the lead increase from that margin from here to the final whistle. Points from brothers Evan (2) and Liam McGrath saw the half-time score read 2-5 to 0-3 in Aghada's favour.
We got game time into a host of players and three second-half points from Sean McSharry saw the final score read, Aghada 3-7 to Midleton's 0-6.
MIDLETON: Ben O'Neill, Adam Fay, Darragh Codd, Ben Keneally, Jack Fitzgerald, Ciarmhac Smyth, Evan McCarthy, Brion Saunderson (Captain), Tadhg Bohan, Cathal Beausang, Liam McGrath, Evan McGrath, Nicky Daly Hayes, Gavin Reddy, Mikey Finn. Subs used: Tadhg O'Leary Hayes, Daniel Garde, Paddy Walsh, Colin Sunderland, Sean McSharry, Daire Mooney, Callum O'Brien and Darragh Egan.
This team travelled to Sallybrook on Wednesday night for their second game in a few days to take on Glanmire. The final scoreline was: Glanmire 5-12 Midleton 1-2.
UNDER 21 HURLING
Our U-21 C hurling team will open their championship campaign on this coming Saturday in Midleton against Sarsfields at 2.30pm.
Don't forget our Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, November 30 at 8pm. Nomination and motion forms must be returned to the secretary by next Wednesday, November 15.
MINOR TO REVERT TO U-18 IN 2024
The minor grade will revert from U-17 to U-18 for Cork county competitions from 2024 following a vote of delegates at Tuesday night's Cork County Board meeting.
Players may line out for their clubs up to Junior A level in the year they celebrate their 18th birthday but not at a grade higher than that i.e. Premier Junior to Premier Senior and every grade in between.The motion was passed by 139 votes to 65 with one spoiled.
At the same meeting, John Meyler and Micheál O’Sullivan were confirmed as the respective Cork minor hurling and football managers for 2024.
MIDLETON GAA MONDAY CLUB
Next gathering is on Monday, November 27 at 10.30am at Midleton GAA Club. All Welcome!
The Jackpot was €15,000 for last Friday night's jackpot and the numbers drawn this week were: 5, 9, 26 and the bonus number was 3.
There was no jackpot winner or match three winner.
The €25 Lucky Dip Prize winners were: Fr. Colie O'Donovan, Anthony Cody, Patrick Kelly and Claire Linehan.
Remember you can play anytime 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 great night out? Why not give our Bingo a go?
It kicks off at 7.30pn every Friday night and is over by 9pm. A single book is €6. A double book is €12.
Thanks to everyone for coming in such big numbers, it is much appreciated. New players are always welcome....
No social dancing this Saturday night, November 11.
Mary and the Club Shop will be open for business this coming 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 11am. Thank you.
Cork GAA High-Performance Dept. is hosting a Strength & Conditioning Conference for Club coaches. Registration is NOW OPEN! It promises to be a great day of learning and growth.
Get all the details at: http://gaacork.ie/conference23/
GAA LEARNING PORTAL
We have been asked to remind members and especially our club coaches that the GAA Learning Portal is a great resource which is free to use. Please check it out at http://learning.gaa.ie/about.
We recently took part in a Safe Club audit conducted by Croke Park and they have recommended that no member should use our club gym on their own. They should only use the gym with at least one other member.
We have a smashing club house, bar and hall, at Midleton GAA Club and don't forget that these are available to hire for functions....see below for details....
PLEASE PLAY YOUR PART
Unfortunately there has been a rise in the amount of dogs being walked in Park South recently, especially during matches and training sessions. Please spread the word that only assistance dogs are permitted in both of our club grounds at Park South and 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.