Midleton Ladies Football
Annual General Meeting
Midleton Ladies Football Annual General Meeting was held last Thursday at Midleton GAA Club. Even though attendance was poor it was a very constructive positive meeting with the following officers elected:
Chairperson: Paddy Corcoran
Vice Chairperson:Ger Collins
Secretary: Mairéad Beausang
Assistant Secretary: Mags McEvoy
Treasurer :Martin Carr
Assistant Treasurer:Carol Franklin
Registrar: Tracy Saunderson
Development Officer : Paddy Corcoran
Child Welfare Officer:Ber Kelly
Midleton GAA Club:Paddy Corcoran, Mairéad Beausang
East Cork Board:Paddy Corcoran
County Board:Tracy Saunderson, Mairéad Beausang
Reports from U8 to Junior were read to the meeting from all that was reported a successful year for Midleton Ladies Football. Our U14’s won the East Cork Championship against Cloyne.Our Junior competed in a Junior 7’s which Lisgoold Club organised it was a fantastic day out with great football played we won this competition which was a great boost to the girls and the club. All teams participated in league and championship and conducted themselves in an exemplary fashion this is proven by the fact that the Chairperson has heard from many other clubs that they enjoy playing our teams as we are welcoming and fair. The U10 and U8 teams played in many blitzes over the year and were extremely successful while having fun too!
The Chairman also thanked Midleton GAA Club for the use of their facilities. Sincere thanks and appreciation to Midleton Rugby Club who allow us use their facilities over the summer for training, U8 and U10 football games without their support the girls would not have had regular weekly training from April to September.
Vincent Reddy from Midleton GAA spoke briefly to the meeting.He wanted to put on record Midleton GAA’s Club thanks to Ladies Football and particularly to Mairéad and Tracy for their work on the Development Plan Steering Committee. He said he wished both ladies would come work for Midleton GAA! He wished the club every success both on and off the field in 2016.
The meeting concluded with the Chairman congratulating everyone on another successful year within the club. Not much silverware but it was an absolute pleasure to be in the Rugby Club in the height of summer to see so many girls from 6 to 18 playing football and enjoying It. Long may it continue!
East Cork Minor Plate Semi Final
Carrigtwohill 1-4 Midleton 3-6
Carrigtwohill, playing with a strong wind, opened brightly against Midleton scoring the opening point after five minutes in the minor plate semi-final played in Carrigtwohill today. Midleton were defending well and counter-attacking at pace. Ciara O’Doherty found space and fired over an equalising point after nine minutes, having been unlucky with an earlier effort. Midleton were tigerish in defence with Lucy Lawton superbly marshalling the full back area and getting strong support from Roisin O’Callaghan, Caoimhe Morrison and Claudia Kearney at different stages. Midleton kept ball in hand with Aoife Madden linking in well with Niamh O’Farrell and Meg O’Regan in midfield and Chloe Sigerson and Molly Beausang offering outlets for the attacking defenders. Having kicked a number of wides, Carrig retook the lead on 15 mins when they raised a second white flag. Kate Mary Cullinane was rock solid in goals and was finding Midleton players on her kick outs with Deirdre Corcoran and Clare O’Mahony showing well in front of their opponents.
On the twenty fifth minute, another fine kick out from Kate Mary found Meg O’Regan on the 40. Following a quick one-two with the tenacious Deirdre Corcoran, Meg laid off a lovely ball to Sadhbh Beausang who turned her marker as she won the ball before setting up the inrushing Charley Moore to fire an unstoppable shot to the back of the net. Ciara O’Doherty was creating openings at full forward and was unlucky when two passes were intercepted when she had an open path to goals. However within three minutes of the goal, Carrig had capitalised on a misplaced hand pass to score their third point. Midleton went into the half time break leading 1-1 to 0-3 despite playing against the strong wind.
Carrigtwohill were quickly into the game and equalised within two minutes of the restart, following a misplaced short pass from the edge of the Midleton square. However, within two minutes, a Charley Moore run at the heart of the Carrig defence created space for Laura O’Leary whose quick hands set up Dionne Carroll to fire into an open net. Almost immediately, Midleton had a disallowed goal for a square ball. Following a short kick out, Meg O’Regan, who was a commanding figure throughout the game, won the subsequent clearance and travelled 20m before putting the ball over from c. 30m out. By now, the Midleton half back line of Claire O’Mahony, Aoife Madden and Deirdre Corcoran were attacking from deep and creating overlaps only to see stout defending and great blockdowns from a gallant Carrig team to keep Midleton from adding to their score. With Rhea Buckley putting her body in the line, Midleton were now getting on top in all areas of the field. In the next six minutes Chloe Sigerson scored two fine points, one on her supposed weaker left foot from 35m, and set up a further point for Dionne Carroll. Carrig’s character shone through and they scored a fine goal after good movement from their full back line resulted in a beautifully place ball into the bottom corner of the Midleton net. Within a minute Deirdre Corcoran won another dirty ball, laid it off to Molly Beausang who found Chloe Sigerson with a 30m cross field pass and Chloe slotted coolly over the bar. The best wine was kept to last when another Stephen Cluxton like kick out from Kate Mary found Aoife Madden near the half way line. Having eaten up ground Aoife parted to Sadhbh Beausang who played team captain, Niamh O’Farrell, into space before she draw two defenders and passed to Dionne Carroll to fire home another well taken goal. A fitting finish to a fine team performance.
Midleton will be away to the winners of the other semi-final between Inch Rovers and Mayfield. This is being played this weekend.
Midleton Panel : Kate Mary Cullinane, Roisin O’Callaghan, Lucy Lawton, Caoimhe Morrison, Claire O’Mahony, Aoife Madden, Deirdre Corcoran, Niamh O’Farrell, Charlie Moore, Megan O’Regan, Chloe Sigerson, Molly Beausang, Laura O’Leary, Ciara O’Doherty, Dionne Carroll, Claudia Kearney, Sadhbh Beausang, Rhea Buckley, Abby Quirke.
East Cork Minor Plate Final Nov 29th
The Final of the minor plate competition is fixed for Sun 29th November. It was good to see the injured Abby Quirke being able to attend the match and we all wish Abby a speedy return to action.