Sep 232015

Midleton RFC 43

Dundalk RFC 0

1st XV 2015/2016

1st XV 2015/2016

On Saturday September 19th at Towns Park, Midleton RFC 1st XV comprehensively outplayed and outscored Dundalk RFC to record a 43 – 0 bonus point victory in our first home game of the season.

Midleton’s Stuart Lee ran in the first of the game’s seven tries with the side conceding none, in a performance that will surely help restore confidence following the last-minute two point loss to Boyne RFC the previous week.

The scores were spread evenly throughout both halves and reflected Midleton’s supremacy in all facets of the game. Backs and forwards contributed equally with a largely blemish-free performance. The Dundalk pack were effectively dominated in the scrum and suffered at the hand of their own indiscipline which saw referee Ken Imbusch send two of the Leinstermen to the bin.

Although Dundalk put up a valiant front, Midleton’s defence was only seriously tested on a couple of occasions. Any foray into Midleton’s 22 was summarily dealt with and play swiftly returned to the Dundalk half. Stuart Lee would go on to secure a brace of tries, converting 4 with the additional tries scored by Dave Smyth, Rob Smyth, Aidan McCarthy, Rob Carey and Captain Darren O’Keeffe.

This emphatic victory will stand Midleton in good stead as Division 2C table-toppers, Wanderers RFC visit Towns Park on Saturday, September 26th This should be a thrilling encounter and one not to be missed, kick off is 2.30pm.

MIDLETON RFC: K.Brierley, D.O’Sullivan, C.Condon, A.McCarthy, M.Coakley, S.White, R.Carey, D.Smyth, R.Smyth, S.Lee, R.Mitchell, A.Long, D.O’Keeffe (Captain), D.O’Sullivan, D.Murray, M.Sinclair, G.McIntyre, D.Gee, R.Lehane, W.O’Flaherty.

DUNDALK RFC: S.McGee, M.Rowntree, C.Scully, S.Murphy, O.McNally, J.Williams, D.Conroy, C.McNally, J.Grey (Captain), R.Farrell, E.Murphy, V.Ball, T.Gonnelly, J.McConnon, D.Whately, R.Williams, J.Smith, C.Lennon, R.Shields, D.Williams.

Aug 182015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely and unexpected passing of Mick Cullinane. We extend our most heartfelt sympathies to Colette, Róisín and Paddy, to his parents Michael & Frances, brothers, sisters, extended family, friends and team mates at Midleton RFC. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam, RIP.

Reposing at his parents home in Gurtstoke on Thursday August 20th from 5pm with prayers at 8pm. Reception into Church of The Most Holy Rosary Midleton on Friday for 2pm Funeral Mass, followed by burial in St.Colmans Cemetery Ballintotis.


Jul 242015


This year we are again holding our annual golf classic at the East Cork Golf Club and we would like to invite you to participate by either providing a team or sponsoring a tee-box at the event. The costs are:

  1. A Team of 3 will cost €120

  2. A tee box advertisement will cost €50

For those participating on the day there will be barbecue food on the course, and a meal in the clubhouse for prize giving.

Each day will be a shot-gun start at 4pm.

For further information, you can contact the club house on 021 4633808, Andrew McCarthy on 087 9384903, Paul FitzPatrick on 087 2610834 or any committee member