Celebrating 50 years of Midleton FC

To celebrate our 50th year we hosted a number of events throughout 2023

7th June 7th

On June 7th we launched the

Clubs 50th Anniversary Festivites on Corks Red FM

We are delighted to share with you our 50th celebration calendar of events.

We kicked off on

Saturday, the 10th of June at 3 pm

when we went back in history and visited

Fr Murphy's Y.C.

to erect a plaque to mark our birthplace.

We invited all team captains and team Managers

to be represented on the day to

show case the growth of teams in our club and a 50th birthday cake to enjoy.

On the same day our adult player awards

& coaches' night out

took place at O'Neills Bar

Awards presented at 6.45pm


Champions League Final at 7.45pm

Sunday 11th June

Super Sunday

We a hosted a big open day for all our members and supporters.

A day that was not to be missed, a visit to Knockgriffin Park,

with lots to see and do on the day,

- Food vendor's, 

- Fun & games,

- virtual reality,

- test your strike speed

and lots to do for all visitors

11am to 2pm

Academy boys & girls Mini World Cup Competition.

2pm to 3pm

Presentations of medals and the World Cup trophies to all age groups


Penalty competition for teams from 11 to 17

with three representing each team on the day from

3pm to 4pm

Photo shoot for all the coaches and volunteers

Plenty to see at Knockgriffin Park

as we showcased what Midleton FC is all about.

Photo history booth

and lots of memories to look back on

the success and development of Midleton FC.  

We also hosted our annual awards nights in June

with Junior and Senior members

along with special guests to present our awards.

Two fantastic nights were had by all.

July/ & August were two busy months organising

the 50th Anniversary Golf Classic

in East Cork Golf Club

and also saw us hosting the

Eddie Allen Senior Pre-Season Cup and

The Barry Wall Junior Pre-Season Cup.

September kicked off the busy 2023/2024 Season, our 50th season in Midleton.

October was a busy month preparing for the

upcoming celebratory 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance

in November which was a huge success and

a very enjoyable night was had by all.

Look forward to seeing you at all our remaining 50th year celebrations to come.

Mick Kirby

Club Chairman

50th Anniversary Events


50th Anniversary Dinner Dance

11th November 2023

Midleton Park  Hotel

We hosted our 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance on tthe 11th November in Midleton Park Hotel.

The festivities kicked off with a beautiful drinks reception followed by a wonderful meal with over 150 in attendance. Our MC for the night was Paul Kent who introduced our esteemed guest speakers for the night, FAI president Gerry MacAnaney & TD David Stanton. Our Chairman Mick Kirby spoke to the history of the club and the many memories and achievements over the years from the humble beginnings in Fr. Murphy's place to our wonderful club as it stands today - 50 year later with a clubhouse to be proud of and a great community of members that are like a big family.

Our Charity Draw raised a fantastic €1,510 Thank you so much to all who supported the draw with all funds going to The Midleton Hub, Bunny from the Hub was in attendance and gave a very hearttfelt thank you to the club and people of Midleotn for their support. A special thanks to Midleton park Hotel, Sound Store Midleton, International Hotel Killarney Midleton Distillery, FAI for donating prizes.

The party got into full swing with fantastic tunes by Jukebox Heroes. They had everyone on the dancefloor straightaway until the early hours. Thanks to everyone who made this night a huge succss.

To view all photos from the night click on this link.


Midleton FC Golf Classic

24th & 25th August 2023

East Cork Golf Club

Sposored by East Cork Oil

On the 24th & 25th August East Cork Golf club opened its doors to all the budding golfers in our club and beyond. The weather luckily was on our side and all the teams involved enjoyed two days of golf in the glorious sunshine. Surf & Turf provided some wonderful meals for the hungry golfers after their long day on the green.

Golf Classic Prize Winners

Tee Box Sponsors


Pre-Season Competitions
Main Sponsor Market Green Shopping Centre

Eddie Allen Senior Pre-Season Cup 2023

Winners of the Eddie Allen Senior Pre Season Cup 23 went to

Leeds after a very tight and exciting final between Midleton & Leeds.

Plenty of chances  on both sides to score goals

with the game finishing 1-1

Leeds came out on top winning 5-4 on penalties.

Congratulations to Leeds and thanks to

Avondale & St Mary's for taking part in our pre season tournament.

Special Thanks to Market Green Shopping Centre our kind sponsors of the

competition, your support is greatly appreciated

Barry Wall Junior Pre-Season Cup 2023

Winners of the 33rd Barry Wall Junior Pre Season Cup went to Springfield of Cobh

In an exciting final Springfield came out on top winning 2 v 1 Scorers James Stoat,

Jamie Britton for Springfield & Jake Mallon for Midleton

Congratulations to Springfield and thanks to Corkbeg, Cobh Wanderers, Bosco's,

Churchvilla & Riverstown for taking part in our pre season tournament.

Special Thanks Deckie Barry & Michael Wall for  present the Barry Wall Cup to Leon

Keating captain.

A big thank you to Market Green Shopping Centre kind sponsors of the

competition represented by Gavin Power, your support is greatly appreciated.

Thanks to our ground staff in having Knockgriffin Park in excellent condition,

Thanks to our Match officials for looking after all the matches and to Denise Moore,

tournament organizer who made sure competition was a success for all East Cork


Best of luck for the new season


Teddy Lambe U12 Invitation Tournament
Main Sponsor Trabolgan Holiday Village

A great day of soccer in Knockgriffin with the 2nd year of the Teddy Lambe tournament.

Players from Carrigtwohill Springfield Ramblers, Watergrasshill and

Midleton took part in this pre-season U12 tournament.

Two tight semi finals saw Midleton and Watergrasshill (on PKs) go through to the final.

Springfield overcame a plucky Carrig in the 3/4th place play off.

In the final Midleton proved to be a little bit stronger than Watergrasshill.

‍Thanks to all the players and coaches for a competitive and sporting tournament.

Good luck to all the teams in the upcoming season.

Thanks to our refs Don and Austin for great games.

Thanks to our sponsor for the tournament Trabolgan Holiday Village

(represented by Barry Fitzgerald).

A special thanks to the man the tournament is named after (and his family)

for being there and for doing the presentation.

School Boys/Girls Player Awards

23rd June 2023

Midleton Park Hotel

Our annual Schoolboy/Schoolgirls awards night took place in the Midleton Park Hotel on June 23rd 2023 where our Players of the Year, Most Improved and Top Goalscorers were recognised in each of the age groups.

Special guests on the night were Cork City Senior Womens Manager Danny Murphy  & Cork City Player Jesse Mendez.

Here are some Photos from the night

Photo Gallery of Awards Night

June 10th

Visit to our


Fr. Murphy's Youth Club

Photo Gallery from Visit to Fr. Murphy Youth Club

Club Plaque erected at our birthplace
Invitations to all former members of that time & present club members
Invitations to all present team captains, team managers from U12 to senior team
Birthday cake, teas & coffee
John Cahill from Cloyne building extension to Fr Murphy’s Youth Club Hall

Adult Player Awards Night

June 10th

Photo GalleryAwards Night


Midleton Distillery, Midleton Park Hotel, Supervalu, Centra, Market Green Shopping Centre, McDonalds

Event Sponsors