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A great night had last night with the Beamish Stout Munster Senior League celebrating 100yrsin football, congratulations to all in the league and past committee members who have done some Trojan work to create the product we have now.
A 2nd Rnd cup win in a reversed fixture, a two-goallead through Dean O Connell and Jack Lowney, a defensive mistake from Midletonfrom a simple free kick left Kilworth back in the game, Dean O Connell made it3-1, Midleton introduced the young guns at this moment and really added energywith Darragh O Brien and Cian Lambe both U18 players making their debut, reallyadding impetuous to the game and high energy to see out a 3-1 win.
Congratulations to both Darragh and Cian afantastic moment for player and family.
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Well done to Sara Cahill who is part of the Cork U12 squad
Well done to our players Faye and Olivia who are part of the Cork U16 team. great win today
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Thanks to all who took part and to all club coaches for making it enjoyable for all the boys and girls. Congratulations to Pablo our penalty shootout winner
Well done Kevin
Cork CSL Manager Paul O Brien presented U13 Munster and All Ireland winning medals to Artan Iliukovic, Jack Mills, Ben Dumigan and Edward Pidoyma at our training session this evening Congratulations Boys!
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Lorcan Evans, Cathal Lynch and Jack Twohig, played in a 3-0 victory over Limerick on Sunday. Well done boys 👏
Thank you kindly to Stryker Careers for supporting our club and kids in our town with this lovely new playing kit .
Means a lot to have your continued support .
Former players Shauna Cashman, Kiera Sena and David Pidoyma, U14G coach (part of Cork City women's u17 coaching staff) pictured following the U17 WNL Cup final. Unfortunately,Cork lost 1 -0. Congratulations for reaching the final.
Welcome to our Club Mid Term Soccer Skills Camp for Boys & Girls 6 - 12 years on 3rd & 4th November 10 am -1 pm. Camp open to all who would like to take part in learning more about football skills and having fun doing it. Please use link to register online.
Camp open to all who would like to take part in learning more about football skills and having fun doing it. Please use link to register online.
This program is aimed at young people who are involved in sports at all levels. It will develop skills that will improve total well being and enhance the capabilities and performance of young athletes.
This program is a blended learning program of classroom and physical activity. Participants will leave with skills, knowledge, and materials for future learning to enable their own development. Please use link to register for Football Fitness & Wellness Camp.
Huge Congratulations to Kiera Sena who was Player of the Match yesterday in the WU17 game v Finland. Photo shows her being presented with pennant by Irish Women's U17 Assistant Coach Chelsea Noonan.
Picture include team players Cathal Coffey & Finn Herlihy and team coach Martin Herlihy and Susan Herlihy .
Goal scorer: Tijani Aibor
Midleton advance to the next round of the Munster senior cup this morning after a tussle in the picturesque Madden Park. TJ with the all-important goal.
Where do we even start with this, only to say a real cup tie, with 2 teams going all out to win it in the 90. Went one down after a mix up between the two Craig's allowed their center forward to nip in to score. Lost Griffin to injury (Sean Morrissey) and in the next play equalized, when a quality corner from Patrick saw Josh arrive to thunder home a header, for his first of the season. Conceded again just before half time from a well worked set piece. Three changes at halftime,with Stuey, Charlie and Luke Smith (for Craig, Tristan and Tom, all in) and we started to get a foothold, with the final ball just eluding us. Twenty minutes left,last throw of the dice, saw Stephen (Jimmy) Griffin enter the fray, (Patrick),with him on the right and Charlie moving to 10. Drew level when Jimmy delivered a super corner for Charlie to head home. Straight from the kick off we conceded again, big shout for offside on this one, nothing given, and up against it again.With someone like Charlie in the side, there’s always a chance of something special,and when Mark rolled a pass to him 30 yards out, there didn't seem to be much on.He let fly right-footed, and the ball sailed into the top left hand corner for a absolute worldy.All to play for now, both sides had chances, with Riverstown clipping the bar, and Stuey pulling off a super save from a free kick. Crossbar at the other end denied Charlie the perfect hat trick, when his left foot shot just clipped the top of it. Just when it looked like extra time was looming,James played a super through ball for Jimmy to race onto, slide rule pass across the area, and Shane arrived to finish a cracking move.
Came from behind 3 times,never gave up, only downside is the injuries starting to mount.
MOTM James Crowley.
Played the last 20 minutes carrying a knock, solid at right full and always a threat going forward.Has it all.
First home league game next Friday night vs Douglas Hall.
Some of the Midleton lads who won the Football For All Clubs Interprovincial Youth Cup Leinster pictured with Chairman Mick Kirby & supporters Jack Cotter, and Matthew Collins. Team: Stephen Callaghan, Cian Cotter, Daniel Carey Power, Jack Fletcher, Ben Donovan and Matthew Hanley. Missing is Cian O Connell.
Well done to all & Ken O Connell for coaching & travelling with these lads.
More new signings today as we welcome girls to The Denise McArdle Moore Girls Football Academy. Saturday morning academy is for girls and it starts at 9am to 12 covering U6 - U10 ages If you are interested come along on Saturday and talk to the coaches or go to our website under contacts and check out who to contact.
Best of luck to all players and new coaches.
Magpies launch new senior team home and away kit for the new season. Home kit is kindly sponsored by Midleton Distillery and away kit by Midleton Park Hotel. Club chairman Mick Kirby said we are delighted to have such strong support from the business community and appreciate very much Midleton Distillery as our main club sponsor and Midleton Park Hotel both very much part of our club for many years. In attendance Jamie Jordan manager of Midleton Distillery and Cian O Callaghan manager of Midleton Park hotel very happy to support the Magpies and wished them well for the new season.
Midleton FC U12 team overcame Springfield Ramblers to win Midleton FC 1st ever new pre season tournament with the cup called The Teddy Lambe Perpetual Trophy. Carrigtwohill & Youghal also took part in the 4 team match competition. Club Chairman Mick Kirby said it was another special day in the history of the club when we honor one of our own, Teddy Lambe for his outstanding contribution to schoolboys football over many years.
Our 1st Senior matchball sponsor of the season versus Leeside on Friday night, is kindly sponsored by Redwood powertools in knockgriffin. Thank you for supporting our club for the new season.Redwood supply all ranges of workwear, power tools & hydraulics, be sure to pop in and support your local.
Next Sunday we will kick off a new pre season competition for U12 teams. The cup will be called the Teddy Lambe Cup. We have invited Carrigtwohill, Springfield Ramblers and Youghal to play a match competition. The Teddy Lambe Invitation Tournament at Knockgriffin Park will kick off at 10am with the final at 11.30am
Also at the presentation we will honor Teddy Lambe for his long service to the Magpies over many years as a founder of Schoolboys Football in our Club, former coach, club secretary, league delegate, member of our management committee, club fundraiser and great supporter our club. So come along and support The Teddy Lambe U12 Boys Tournament.
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All at Midleton F. C. are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie O Brien. A former player and lifelong supporter of our club with son Stephen ever present player on our club teams. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his wife Marie, Kevin, Stephen, Peter and Claire. May he rest in peace.
All at Midleton F.C. are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Groarke. Jim is the farther of Fergus Groarke our long serving club official and Coach of our U13 Schoolboys teams Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Fergus and his family at this time. May he rest in Peace.
Sometimes not seen, Thanks to our ground staff Alan, Martin & Kevin who looked after the wear & tear on pitches from matches played over the season with re-soding and top dressing of pitches.In three weeks time pre season will start back for our adult teams. Thanks guys for all the work done as look forward to next season.
Another moment for our U14A receiving their league trophy tonight.Finished off our season with presentation of our league Shield and medals. The boys enjoyed Pizza from Cornerstone Pizza who are fantastic supporters of our club , thanks guys always appreciated
MIDLETONF.C. Adult Players Season 2021-22 Having seen the number of teams increase at all levels and membershipnow over 830 playing members, it was time for our adults to have their ownplayer awards presentations. Our club Chairman Michael Kirby address all inattendance at Molly’s. Looking back Knockgriffin Park has seen many majormatches played by adult teams over the past season. We have very young adultteams in the club and its great seeing player’s progress from U19 to senior level. The future looks bright with some exciting talented players making great progress.
We had a fantastic year in competitions. Seniors finished fourth in the Premier League. Our Junior 1 team won promotion to Premier League Our Junior 2 team finished six place in the League U19 Won Munster Cup & runners up in the Premier league.
The awards were presented by new senior manager Kevin Murray.
Chairman thanked all team managers, Trainers,Coaches, back-room team who gave so much of their free time and attention to Club teams. So many hours given to planning coaching sessions making sure all players are ready on match day. To all the ground staff at Knockgriffin Park for keeping pitch and facilities in top condition. Big Thanks to Main Sponsor to Midleton Distillery and all who supported us over the past season.
Founders Cup Final
Midleton U14A 2-1 Midleton U14B
A thrilling cup final by both sides who left it all out on the pitch in knockgriffin park, this game started and both teams tried to get on the front foot, but not a inch was given, with a strong wind the A side had two quick fire chances on 15 min and B side keeper Gregory produced two excellent saves . It remained a tight affair but 5 min before HT Owen Noonan struck the opener from edge of the box into the bottom corner. Ht 1-0.
2nd half begun and the 1st 10 min remained a cagey affair but the B side began to grow in confidence and really took the game to the A side with the Aid of the strong wind. A good spell with some slick passing but the final shot was just evading the target, but with 10 min remaining they got a deserved equaliser through a well struck shot that was saved well but Alan O Reilly reacted quickest to the rebound and level matters, great reaction from the crowd and it was game on . The A side never dropped there heads and reacted well within two minutes were level once again James Lambe striking a second for the A side, once again the crowd erupted, brilliant entertainment, the B side rallied once again but the elusive equaliser never came, the final whistle was blown heartbreak and joy all in one night. Brilliant game played in a sporting manner from start to finish. Well done to both sides again and Congratulations to the A side on securing the Cup , making it a double success .
Thank you to the Cork Schoolboys League to bring the final to knockgriffin and making it a occasion for players family and the supporters.
Midleton crowned champions tonight with a well-deserved victory. We started the game with great intensity with Ciaran O’Brien brilliantly finishing after 1 min. We doubled our lead with another cracking finish from Ciaran O' Brien again, he was a handful for the Corinthians defense all night. After 15 min we got our third through Conor O’ Brien with a clinical finish when put through. Corinthians battled hard and pulled a goal back from a corner kick. We bounced back straight away with an own goal from the Corinthian defender after being put under real pressure from Ciaran O’Brien.
4-1 up at half time the second half was an even effort affair Corinthians pulled a goal back from a free kick, we sealed the games after a brilliant finish from Michael Bertocci. Finished 5-2 winners with great celebration from the lads. Went unbeaten in the league all season, a great group of kids deserved the league win.
Thanks to Mike for presenting a cup to the team at the end of the game.
MIDLETON F.C. UNDERAGE & YOUTH PLAYER AWARDS 2021-22 It was a fantastic night and congratulations to all our boys & girls from U12 to U17 years who received awards. With an attendance of over 250 people it was a special night for so many present. Our club Chairman Michael Kirby address the big turn covering all aspects of a growing & exciting club. Its great to be back again together for an occasion like this. It was a night to celebrate a season full of great satisfaction and achievement by so many players and teams. The highlight been U13 Team reaching a National Cup Final and winning the Cork Premier League. MC for our awards was Paul Kent who did an excellent job covering 80 awards that were presented to exciting boys & girls. Awards were presented by Club President Eddie Allen, Club Chairman Michael Kirby, Club Secretary Denise McArdle Moore, club Treasurer Mossie Horgan, Club Schoolboys Sec Mike O Leary & Team Coaches. Thanks to all who attended and those that helped to made the night a great success, Thanks also to Stephen Horgan Dj & Midleton Park Hotel
Congratulations to our U8’s who had a great day in Carrigaline United today. Two teams entered and both teams won their group’s and semi finals to make it the “ The Battle of Knockgriffin” final.Well done to all the lads and coaches today. First trophy for this crew today 😀👍
Midleton Lotto Jackpot...No Jackpot Winner...Next week lotto €11,800
St Bridget Primary School Midleton 5th Classes visit Knockgriffin Park for football event
Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Noel Collins. He was a friend and wonderful generous person. You did so much for Midleton and also the Simon Community. In the club earlier years Noel was so helpful trying to find land for playing pitches and always remembering every year to send us grant application. He was so dedicated to helping everyone and he will be missed by so many in the community. May he rest in peace. On behalf of all at Midleton F.C. Michael Kirby Club Chairman.
U13 TEAM ARE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
CSL U13 Premier league
Midleton 5 Springfield Ramblers 0
A comprehensive win against a battling Ramblers side secured a well deserved u13 Premier league title for the boys tonight! Despite scoring early through a fine Shay Forde finish the first half was tense and in truth we didn't really create enough clear cut chances.The 2nd half proved much better and when top scorer for the season Alex Wilson bagged his first to make it 2 nil we never looked back. Alex doubled his tally before Shay added his second. The excellent Ben Dumigan scored a lovely 5th goal from distance to put the cherry on top of a very successful campaign. The boys have been unbeaten at home throughout the league, scored over 100 goals in all competitions and have won back to back league titles (u12/u13) at Premier level. A fantastic effort from the entire squad throughout a long season and every member of the squad played their part. Congratulations and well done boys!! ⚽👍
Christian Brothers Primary School 4th & 5th Class visit Knockgriffin Park for football event.
Munster final this weekend for the club. Come along and support the U17 girls at Turners Cross. 1pm Saturday June 18th 2022
Midleton FC Underage & Youth Player Awards Night, Midleton Park Hotel, Friday June 17th 2022
Congratulations Colm Smyth, Eoin Linehan, Steve Cahill Wayne Kirby & Shane Mackessy. Welcome back to Midleton FC - Midleton Distillery Person of the month awards. This award is a recognition of volunteers in our club who make an outstanding contribution in many ways to the development of our club. In attendance were chairman of Midleton FC Mick Kirby & Paul Wickham Production Manager of Midleton Distillery who are kind sponsors of Midleton F.C.January - Colm Smyth – Coach for many years and now works on club communications and particularly on our 300 fundraising draw that has proved to be a great success.February - Eoin Linehan - Has played a very big part on overseeing the development of Girls football at all levels.March & April - Steve Cahill & Wayne Kirby - Both coaches with U14 teams who have the coached players since they joined our academy and their work has seen great progress and success over the years.May - Shane Mackessy - Coach to our U13 team since they joined our academy at 5 year old and had a most exciting year reaching a National cup final, This is a massive achievement for our club at this level.Congratulations to all
THANK YOU JOHN 👏Our senior season came to a end last week, after a very impressive season as a whole, finishing 4th in a competitive league and a new team coming together over the last season.Our senior manager John Ryan has decided to step down and take a break from football. John has been involved for many years in the club, he was head coach to the senior team that won the MSL Premier Division in 2017/18.He took over as manager in 2018, unfortunately Covid interrupted this term, but started the work of rebuilding the team over the last few years. He has put in a huge effort into working with so many young players that have come through the club and also joined us from the east cork area. His focus was always to further develop players and encouraging them to reach senior league standard. We thank John very much and wish him the best on his break from football and hope someday to see him back at Knockgriffin Park.
Best of luck to all the magpies who are starting their exams today, stay calm and take your time, it's all in hand.
Remember all you can do is your best.
Midleton v Shamrock Rovers, Sat May 21st,Turners Cross Stadium 1:30pm
This was a real team performance from everyone tonight best performance all season never looked like losing.1 nil up at half time when it could easily have been 3 only for the Douglas GK who was in fine form throughout the game and was awarded MOM at the end.2nd half was of similar pattern lots chances being created but our goal machine Dera scored 2 more another hat trick 3 in 3 games..In fairness the starting 11 played some terrific football throughout and gave Dera great service throughout We had 6 subs tonight and all got game time and added that freshness when required.Every year we lose players of the highest quality but the core of this team keeps producing results like tonight.We are very proud of the whole squad congrats again girls
Midleton A through to the next round after a win at home to Douglas Hall B.Highlight was 4 goals from Rory O Riordan.
A great season for the U13 girls with some great performance on the way. A special thanks to David Pidoyma team coach for all the work over the season.
No winner tonight so we go again for €11,200 next week.
Our second 300Club Syndicate Draw has started and a special thanks to all those who have rejoined and also a welcome to some new members. Congratulations to Donal Cronin winner of our Loyalty draw prize of 43" Smart TV & Soundbar which was kindly sponsored by Cornerstone Pizza Midleton. Our 300Club Draw fundraiser is helping us to build a full size all weather playing pitch to cater for increase membership in our club and community.
Congratulations to all our cash winners in our 300 Club Syndicate Draw and Best of luck for 2022 300Club Draw
Congratulations to Susan Daly and Jennifer O Regan who won our prizes for a free place on the FAI Summer camp at Knockgriffin Park. Thank you to all who entered. Bookings now open to book your FAI summer camps
Our U12 girls celebrating after beating kinsale 6-0 to reach their shield final. Great performances from all the squad, and superb goals from Neasa Cronin (2), Nora O'Leary Hayes (2), Sara Cahill and Ellody Devery. Looking forward to the final in St Coleman's, Cobh in two weeks time. Thanks to all our families for their strong support.
U19 League St.Mary's 0-2 Midleton Solid away performance from the lads today against a well organised St. Mary's, Eoin Brenner got the first reacting quickest from a knockdown from Dylan O Halloran at the back post. Midleton kept the pressure on but some good goalkeeping and wayward finishing kept it at 1 nil. Midleton started very brightly in the 2nd half keeping up the pressure and Sean O Connor got up the highest to score a great header from a corner. Game finished 2 nil. Sean and Eoin in picture above, goal scorers today.
A feast of schoolboys football in Carrigaline yesterday in the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland Munster Inter League Finals at U12 and U13. The Plate Finals in both age groups kicked off at 11am with Clare beating West Cork at U12 and Cork Athletic beating Clare at U13. The Shield Finals were next at 1pm with the Volkswagen sponsored Cork Athletic coming out on top against Limerick County in the 12s and Limerick Desmond shading it over West Cork in the 13s. Both Cup Finals kicked off at 3pm and the Volkswagen sponsored Cork Athletic beat Limerick District in a cracker at U12 and Cork United beating Limerick County
Great excitement for our U6 Boys playing in a blitz for the first time against Cobh. Our new future stars are on the way......
To mark the launch of the FAI Summer Schools, we are giving away 2 prizes of a free Camp place. Like, Share and Tag someone on this post to enter the draw before Thursday 5pm. T&C's Apply. Camp registration opens at 2pm on Tuesday May 3rd.
Tonight's Goalscorers were Leon Hennessey x 3 and Christian Daly. This was a fine win away from home. Going a goal down after 2min from a set piece wasn't ideal but the magpies' heads didn't drop and took the game to St.Mary's from then on. There were ots of chances and good saves giving a vibe that Midleton was somehow going to get that equalizer. Leon Hennessey finally found the net to make it 1-1 at half time. Midleton started the 2nd half in the same manner on the front foot and were awarded a penalty at 55min but a fine save kept it at 1-1 The 2nd did come 10min later with Dylan O Halloran hitting the post before Christian Daly tidied up matters with a easy finish to make it two. Leon Hennessey added a third goal of the game with 5min to go , his 3rd and Midleton's 4th with a mazey run beating 3 and chipping the ball over the keeper to rap up a fine win. Congratulations to Niall Corcoran on making his Senior debut tonight and we wish all the U19 squad the best of luck on there showdown with College Corinthians on Saturday. Q-final clash will be away to Douglas hall .
Great hard fought win tonight against a strong Ringmahon team. Both goals coming from frees. The 1st goal in the first half from Darragh O' Brien and the 2nd goal came in the 80th min from Jake Fahy. Man of the match this evening went to Dylan Maher Hayes who was outstanding at left back.
New all weather plan for Knockgriffin Park.
Football Stands Together
A whopping 260 people have rejoined The 300 Club for our second year. This means there a few places open for grabs. If you are interested in being part of the biggest syndicate in Cork then get in touch with Mick Kirby 086 3807174 or Mossie Horgan 086 464 5441. So, there is room to add some new players this year.
Congratulations to Midleton U15 Girls