Midleton Ladies Football Club News

U16 East Cork League Midleton v Rockban
Venue : Whitechurch

At long last we were able to kick off the 2016 East Cork League Campaign with a journey to Whitechurch on a cold but sunny Sunday Afternoon.
This was actually a Round 3 fixture in the East Cork A football league. First 2 rounds had to be deferred to a later date due to pitch closures.
Even though we were missing a few from our panel we travelled with 18 players. We started brightly attacking the Rockban goal from the throw in. Points from Kari (4), Orla(1), & Clodagh(1) were the fruits of our hard working efforts in the first half. We were very unlucky not to get the ball over the goal on a number of occasions, hitting the upright on one of these. On the other side of the pitch Rockban were more productive with their efforts. ending the first half with 3:6.
The second half the Midleton Girls improved greatly and after one great passage of play starting with ball from Claudia’s kick out finding its way onto Abby’s boot to be rifled into the back of the net.
This was our first outing and the first time we played on grass on a big pitch for 2016. This was our undoing. Not used to the big open spaced meant that our positioning was off and for most of the game we were on the back foot trying to turn over the Rockbans strong off the shoulder running game. The positives were that each of the girls put in a great effort and never gave up. The 5 U14 girls, Sadhbh, Clodagh, Ali, Lucy, and Ellen, all played and accounted for themselves very well. As this was our first game most of the girls found themselves in unfamiliar positions. Two to Mention, Deirdre & Claudia who performed very well in goals. First game down, a lot to work on but the girls are enthusiastic and their ‘Give it a Go’ attitude means we are in a good place. Great efforts girls, This result didn’t go our way but we don’t worry about things like that…..
Final Score Midleton 1:06 Rockban 4:10.
Midleton Panel: Abby Quirke(1-0), Ciara Stack, Claudia Kearney, Deirdre Corcoran, Erin Nagle, Kari McEvoy(4pt), Kate Dineen, Laura O’Leary, Lizzie Phiri, Lucy Wallace, Molly Beausang, Orla Fleming(1pt), Rayanna Power, Rhea Buckley, Sarah Murphy, Sadabh Beausang, Clodagh Finn(1pt), Ali Smith, Lucy Kenneally, Ellen Ryan.

Annual Social
On Saturday Midleton Ladies Football Club held their Social Night. On the night medals were presented to the various teams who were successful during the year. First up were our super U8 girls who had an amazing year. They are a great group of girls who performed so well at all their matches and won at every Blitz they attended. They were followed by the U10 girls who were presented with the Plaque that they are sharing with Lisgoold. These girls drew after extra time in the East Cork League final so it was decided to Share the title between the two clubs. The U12 girls received medals for being Runners Up in the East Cork Championship and the U14 girls were also presented with medals for winning the East Cork Championship. Our successful Junior Ladies were presented with the winning Plaque for the 7’s tournament which they won in Lisgoold.
The Player of the Year Awards for the U14 and U16 were presented to Lucy Wallace (u14) and Deirdre Corcoran (U16).
We would like to Thank the Club for the use of the Lounge on the night and a special Thanks to Mary Quinn for all her help on the night.

Well done to the Cork Senior Ladies and our own Orlagh Farmer who had a very comprehensive win over Monaghan on Saturday. The Final Result was Cork 5-16, Monaghan 1-03