Midleton Ladies Football Club were delighted to welcome Waterford Inter County Hurler Austin Gleeson to Midleton Gaa Club on Friday. The Club recently won a set of playing Jerseys from Balon Sports which were kindly sponsored by Murphy’s Gloves and Sliotars. Austin very kindly took time out from his busy training schedule to travel up from Waterford to present our U14 team with the fantastic gear. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to him and wish him all the best in this year’s Championship with his Club Mount Sion and Wateford.
Our Fé 12’s were out on Thursday evening for a practice game away to Ballyphehane LGFA. It was a lovely bright evening for a game of football. The girls played well. And took full advantage of this practice game to hone their skills. They came away with a win on the night. The team on the night were: Roisín McManus, Cáit O’ Leary Hayes, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly, Caoilinn Fraser, Hannah O Brien, Rebecca Ryan, Leah Costigan, Ciara McGrath, Emma Keeshan, Emma Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Cronin, Sheila O’ Leary Hayes, Nora O’ Leary Hayes.
In the U16 B East Cork League our girls travelled to Shanagarry on Saturday morning last. In a terrific game of football in sun drenched Shanagarry, Midleton came out on top on a score line of 4:15 to 2:4. To put it simply a fantastic game of ball from two very committed teams. The score not doing justice to the gallant efforts of the St Coleman’s girls. Unfortunately for the St Coleman’s girls, they came up against one of the best performances that this bunch of girls have produced this year.
The game started with us winning the ball from the throw in and stormed into a 1:2 lead. We camped in St Coleman’s side of the pitch for the first 10 minutes. It took a while for St Colemans to get into the game, but when they did, they stormed into the game, and owned the middle 10 minutes, scoring 1:2, and from then it was relentless stuff from one end of the field to another. Great pace from both sets of girls. However 5 minutes before half time Midleton with good passing movement stormed into a half time lead of 3:8 to 1:2.
The second half was a carbon copy of the first with St Colemans commanding the middle 10mins and Midleton the first and last 10 min periods.
Final Score Midleton 4:15 St Colemans 2:4
Great credit to both teams who fought for every ball and served up a great entertaining game for the large crowd that came out to support the girls. Well done to the Midleton girls on a deserved win.
Panel: Leah Hogan,Megan Kelly, Jodie Keegan O’Connell (0-3), Caoimhe Cronin, Emma O’Sullivan, Ella Quirke (3-1) & Grace O’Leary, Jill Connaughton. Saoirse Ni Theangana, Aisling McCarthy (0-1), Aoife Fitzgerald, Grainne Finn (0-1) Rachel Quirke (0-7) Denise Collins & Mischa Daly Harkin (1-2)
We wish all the U14 girls the very best in the County Feile on Bank Holiday Monday in Mallow GAA complex.