Midleton Notes (15th Mar)

  • Mar 15,2024


2024 membership for Midleton GAA One Club, which incorporates juvenile and adult hurling and football/Ladies Football/Camogie and the Magpies All Stars is now due.

With so many teams our club depends on your support in paying annual membership to support the running of the Club and the upkeep and development of facilities at Clonmult Memorial Park and Park South.

Even if you or a family member is not a player, you can still be a member. You can also be a member if you live away from Midleton, elsewhere in Ireland or abroad. We hope that our Diaspora Membership will encourage those living abroad to re-connect with Midleton once again and receive regular updates, weekly notes. There is strength in Unity..........Ní neart go cur le chéile.

The cut off date for the payment of membership is March 31. If you have not paid your membership by this date you will not be able to play or train with the club or vote at the AGM.

Thank you and Up the Magpies!!!!

You can pay now (in full our in instalments) at the following link: 




The Cork senior hurlers were in Offaly last Sunday, where Conor started at centre forward and Brion was amongst the subs as they had huge win over the home side. Best of luck to Conor, Tommy, Brion and all the Cork players and manaagement on Saturday when they head to Wexford. 



Midleton 1-17 Fermoy 1-8

Our senior hurlers got their Red FM Division 2 hurling league campaign off to a winning start in front of a fine crowd at Clonmult Memorial Park on a cold but dry Sunday morning last. 

Early points from Cormac Beausang (2) and Pa White saw us lead by 0-3 to 0-1 after nine minutes. Fermoy bounced back and the scores were level at 0-4 each after 22 minutes. We then hit three points in a row from Paul Haughney and Cormac Beausang (2) and at the half-time whistle we led by three, 0-8 to 0-5. 

An excellent start to the second-half really settled this game in our favour. Points from play from Kian Farmer and Aaron Mulcahy put us five clear before Alex Quirke found the Fermoy net to put us 1-10 to 0-5 in front before Cormac Beausang added a point from play. Soon after Cillian Hurley made a great save from a Fermoy penalty and with Cormac Beausang (3) and Pa White adding white flags we led by ten with five minutes before Fermoy got a goal back but we finished with points from Cormac Beausang and Pa White to get our first league points on the board after a good display. 

Scorers: Cormac Beausang 0-11 (0-3 play) Alex Quirke 1-0, Pa White 0-3, Paul Haughney, Aaron Mulcahy and Kian Farmer 0-1 each. 

MIDLETON: Cillian Hurley, Seannaidh Smyth, David Scanlon, Adam Daly, Rory Hartnett, Ciarmhac Smyth, Eoin Moloney, Paul Haughney, Sam Quirke, Aaron Mulcahy, Alex Quirke, Cormac Beausang, Paul Connaughton, Kian Farmer, Pa White. Subs used: Christian Murphy and Cian Crowley. 



Watergrasshill 2-27 Midleton 0-17

Our intermediate hurlers made the journey to Watergrasshill on Saturday evening last for their first outing of their Division 5 campaign. 

We trailed by 1-15 to 0-10 at the break and lost out by 2-27 to 0-17 in the end. 

Our scorers on the day were: Padraig O'Brien 0-11 (Frees), Evan McGrath, Gavin Reddy, Gary Carroll, Darragh McCarthy, Dan Cagney and Dara Scanlon 0-1 each.



Midleton 3-16 Dungourney 1-13

A good solid start to our league campaign in Clonmult Memorial Park on Saturday last. A couple of early goals settled us but to be fair Dungourney came back strong to level things. But a third goal had us ahead by five points at the break. We kept the scoreboard ticking over in the second-half and ran out comfortable winners.

Our next league fixture is against Russell Rovers in Park South on Saturday the 23rd of March at 5pm.

MIDLETON: Cillian Hurley, Rory Lester, Gavin Hurley, Kieran Lambert, Brendan Ferriter, Darragh Codd, Colin Sunderland, Dan O'Sullivan, Tim O'Sullivan (0-3), Tadgh Bohan, Ben O'Neill, Andy Rea (0-1), Christian Daly (1-0), Chris Power (1-3), Mark O'Keeffe (1-8, 5f). Subs: Colin Dowling, Eoghan Collins (0-1), Jerome Curtin, James O'Leary Hayes, Rory Donegan.



Midleton 1-15 Killeagh 1-14

A tough physical game in Killeagh last Sunday. It was very much tit for tat, they scored, we scored. At half-time we led by a point and while we went a couple of points behind a few times in the second-half the players showed great character and effort to get us over the line. Credit to the players that lined out for a second time this weekend but hopefully some others will make themselves available and get some minutes under their belt in the coming weeks.

Our next league game is against Bride Rovers in Clonmult on Sunday the 24th of March at 1.15pm. This follows the senior league fixture between the same clubs at 11.30 so a good double header for all.

MIDLETON: Kieran Mulcahy (1-0), Colin Sunderland, Aaron Coughlan, Alex Moloney, Charlie Walsh, Patrik Kane, Darragh Codd, Niall Lang (0-1), Alan Power (0-6f), Evan McGrath (0-2), Peter Dowling, Harry Wall (0-3), Tim O'Sullivan, Chris Power, Christian Daly (0-3) Subs: Adam Fay, Tadgh Bohan, Ben O'Neill.



The East Cork Championships were made this week and here's how who our teams will be playing in the various junior championships.....



Time is running out (closes at the end of March) for members and supporters of Midleton GAA to back our club by signing up for the Rebels' Bounty Draw for 2024.

This is a vital fundraiser for our club.

Just an extra incentive is that we will have two tickets for Bruce Springsteen in May to give away for everyone who has signed up for Midleton in the Rebels' Bounty draw by the end of March.....where would you get it?

You can support by paying a once off payment of €100 or 10 payments of €10 by Direct Debit (deadline is this Friday, March 1 for Direct Debit). The same link is used for both: 

Its easy to buy the tickets online at http://rebelsbounty.ergogroup.ie/prod/rebelsbounty/join-draw

This is a great draw with 12 monthly draws giving you 360 chances to win your share of the €500,000 in cash which has to be won during 2024.

If you've any queries, please contact David Codd our Rebels Bounty Co-Ordinator at midletonrebelsbounty@gmail.com.



To celebrate Seachtain na Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, we will hold a Lá 'le Pádraig Oiche Ghaelach agus Cultúir, Irish and Trad Night in club this Friday night March 15 from 8pm. 

8pm Youth Comhaltas music session and 9.15pm Adult session. Fáilte roimh chách. Lá le Pádraig shona daoibh go léir. #SnaG24



The St. Patrick's Day parade in Midleton is back this year and as always our young hurlers, camogie players and ladies footballers will be representing our club with gusto.

Midleton GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie juvenile players will meet in AIB CAR PARK at 2.15pm in your club gear. We ask parents to walk with us and help supervise the smaller boys and girls.

Children MUST be collected immediately after Parade on Distillery Lane Car Park.

Please come out and support them and the parade if you can at all and remember that our club house will be open for refreshments after the parade.....



As we did last year, we are holding a registration morning and swap shop on Saturday, March 23 in our club house at Clonmult Memorial Park from 11am to 1pm. If you want to pay your membership on the day or get any information about becoming a member of our club there will be representives there to help you from the hurling and football club, camogie club and ladies football club. 

We are also asking people to bring along hurleys, helmets, boots etc that might not be used any more and swap them for bigger sizes etc....All Welcome!!!!




Our Fé13s' first outing of 2024 was a victory over Watergrasshill last Saturday afternoon in Glenville GAA. Next up are Sars at home this coming Saturday for both teams.



Our minor footballers got their league off to a good start with a solid win over Ballincollig on Saturday last.

A very solid defensive display and a strong midfield and forward unit provided the platform for the victory. Callum O'Brien and Sean McSharry upfront tormented the Ballincollig defense while Adam O'Connor, Fionn Kelly and Daragh Cronin were ably assisted by the inventive Daragh Egan were strong in defence.

Eoghan Fraser and Carthaigh Cronin were also to the fore. However it was the overall team ethic on display which was most impressive.

MIDLETON: Josh Foley, Conor Morley (Capt.), Adam O'Connor, Eoghan Ahern, Fionn Kelly, Carthaigh Cronin, Darragh Cronin, Eoghan Fraser (0-1),  Luca Brodkorb, Odhran Rabbitte, Sean McSharry (3-7), Daragh Egan, Callum O'Brien (0-3),  James McSweeney (0-1), Jack Foley, Rian O'Driscoll, Thiago Fleming.

Our minors are in P1 hurling league action this Saturday (March 16) at 2pm at home (Clonmult Memorial Park) to Inniscarra. 




A massive congratulations to Sarah McConville and Robyn Keating who have been called up for the Cork U16 B squad. Also to Ciara Hynes who has been called up to the Cork U15 Development Hub. Well done to the girls and their coaches. Well done to all girls that give their commitment and continue to put themselves forward for these trials. The standard is really high and we are so very proud of each girl.




Former Cork Ladies Footballer Orlagh Farmer will be running a three-Day Skillz4Sport skills camp in Midleton this Easter for girls in the East Cork area. Dates: Monday to Wednesday, April 25-27. Time: 10am - 2pm. Venue: Midleton Rugby Club Girls: ages 6-13 years (participants do not have to be registered with a sports club to attend - all welcome! Cost: €60.

The camp will include a range of activities including: football, fundamental movement skills, fun team challenges and MORE! The coaches at camp are members of the Cork Senior Ladies Football team, a great opportunity for young girls to meet fantastic role models! Limited places available - please reserve a place for your daughter(s) by filling out the Online Registration Form (below). Contact (text or call) Orlagh at 0863509870 for any camp queries.




On Saurday, March 23 the GAA and Dublin City council will honour teams who won All-Ireland titles in Clonturk Park (pictured below) prior to the GAA purchasing Croke Park.

As we were one of these clubs Midleton GAA has been invited to the event at which the new GAA President Jarlath Burns will unveil a plaque to mark the event. If you are interested in attending this event please let me know. If we get 16 people interested (four are confirmed already) we will hire a luxury coach to  the event leaving Midleton at 7.45am. The day will include a tour of Croke Park stadium, museum, dressing rooms etc at 11.30am, lunch in Croke Park (not included in price), bus to Clonturk Park and back to the players lounge in Croke Park after the ceremony for refreshments.

We will leave Croke Park at approx 4.30pm and be back in Midleton at 7.30pm approx. Cost for the day €65. If you are interested please contact John Fenton.



Our next Monday Club takes place on Monday, March 25 at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome, members and non members of all ages. Come and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat, you won't regret it.



Here are the lotto results for the last two weeks.....

Thanks to everyone who supports our lotto. It is a vital weekly fundraiser for our club.

The jackpot is still €15k....wouldn't that be nice....

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 who has supported the bingo in such great numbers in 2023 and hopefully you can join us again for 2024.



No social dancing this Saturday night.



Our club shop is now back in action for the 2024 season.

The new shop times for 2024 are 9.30am to 10.30am.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the shop in such great numbers in 2023 and we looking forward to welcoming you all back again in 2024.

Check out what's on offer and buy at: 




On Monday night last our Healthy Club facilitated the Movember ‘Ahead of the Game’ workshop. 

'Ahead of the Game' is a youth mental health programme. It teaches players, parents, coaches, and volunteers to understand mental health, build mental fitness and strengthen resilience. Players learn how to deal with challenges in both sport and life.  The workshop was delivered by Saoirse McCarthy Cork Camogie Player and Conor Bohane Kerry Hurler to our U15 Ladies Football and Camogie girls. 

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and no doubt learnt a lot.  Afterwards Saoirse and Conor spoke to parents.  Many thanks to all those who attended on the night and to Barry Goulding, Gillian Murphy and Tracey Ryan for their help organising the event. 



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.




Cork GAA are looking for aspiring referees to join them for the Basic Level 1 Referee Foundation Course in March 2024 at Super Valu Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Learn from experienced referees and kick-start your officiating journey!
Register now at : http://gaacork.ie/2024/02/21/referee-foundation-course-march-2024/



Our friends at St. Colman's Community College have asked us to share the details of their upcoming Easter Camp

'East Cork Activity Camp provides a fun and enjoyable Easter experience from Tuesday, March 26 to Thursday, March 28 for pupils of all abilities from 4th Class (Primary) to 2nd Year (Secondary).

The camp runs from 9.30am to 2pm each day and is a chance for your child to experience the facilities of St. Colman's Community College, Midleton with all activities run by qualified teachers and SNA staff.

If your child wants to be active and try out a range of activities like soccer, basketball, badminton, dodgeball, athletics, ping pong and many many more then register now through the link below. 

Register for the Early Bird Special before March 10. One pupil is €70 or register two siblings for the special price of €120.'

Register Here: http://forms.gle/DRa1mkZmNMJxPf4R9



The first One Cork Dublin event, a 'Championship Overview' lunch will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road on Friday, April 26th next. 

We are very much looking forward to the day and are delighted to confirm that we will be joined by many of Cork's most accomplished GAA and business leaders. We have a very exciting programme for the afternoon and there will be plenty of opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

With the proceeds going towards the preparation of our County teams, this fundraising event is an important part of the journey to ensure all Cork teams are put in the best possible position to succeed. Your support is essential to achieve this goal.

Further information is available on our website... https://gaacork.ie/onecork/dublin/

This is a special event and your best endeavours to encourage colleagues, friends or acquaintances to purchase a table would be greatly appreciated. 

A table of 10 costs €1,750 and can be booked here... https://gaacork.ie/onecork/dublin/booking-form/

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is appreciated and will make a significant difference.

Corcaigh Abú. Rebels Abú.



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....



No dogs (other than assistance dogs) are allowed in our grounds at Clonmult Memorial Park or Park South. Please respect this and spread the word.....