The Donal Power Cup in Midleton CBS

The first Donal Power Cup PPS U14 Hurling  tournament took place in Midleton CBS today the 16th May.

Donal, a past teacher in Midleton CBS was a fan of all sports, but he loved all things hurling and GAA games. In a fitting tribute his wife Maura, and his daughters Niamh & Ailish were present to present the Cup at the end of the proceedings in Midleton CBS. Teacher Seamus Murphy from Midleton CBS spoke about Donal and the work he had done in the school and that today was a fitting tribute to the man and his family to see all the young hurlers from the different schools take to the pitches and play fast, intense and exciting hurling.

At the end of the day the overall winners were Midleton CBS in holding such a fantastic day of hurling on the school grounds. The school who took home the trophy for 2019 were the eventual winners on the field of play, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG. Maura Power presented the cup to the captain and celebrations quickly followed. 

Ailish, Maura & Niamh presenting the Donal Power Cup to winners Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG

A big well done  must go to Sean Crowley GDA who organised this competition and to all the pupils, teachers and staff who made the day run smoothly. With older pupils acting as referees, linesman and umpires as well as score keeping and time keeping the blitz ran smoothly from start to finish. 

For the two teams that were not playing games there was a side competition where each player took 5  penalty shoots at goal trying to hit various targets to reach a high score the player who had the most at the end of the day won a Cork Jersey. well done to the lads who took part in this fun competition on the day.

Midleton CBS PPS Hurling Tournament The Donal Power Cup in Midleton CBS.
Group 1 – 1st game 10.30am
Pitch 1 – Midleton CBS 1 2-2 v 2-2 Midleton CBS 2
Pitch 2 – Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1 4-6 v 2-7 St Colmans CC Midleton 1


Group 2 – 2nd game 11.00am
Pitch 1 – Midleton CBS 3 2-8 v 3-3 Midleton CBS 4
Pitch 2 – Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 2 2-6 v 1-7 St Commans CC 2


Group 1 – 3rd game 11.30am
Pitch 1 – Midleton CBS 1 2-2 v 4-5 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1
Pitch 2 – Midleton CBS 2 3-7  v 2-6  St Colmans Community College 1


Group 2 – 4th game 12.00
Pitch 1 – Midleton CBS 3 3-2 v 2-6 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 2 
Pitch 2 – Midleton CBS 4 2-2 v 4-3 St Colmans Community College 2


Group 1 – 5th game 12.30pm
Pitch 1 – Midleton CBS 1 0-1 v 0-0 St Colmans Community College
Pitch 2 – Midleton CBS 2 3-3 v 3-2 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1

Group 2 – 6th game 1pm
Pitch 2 – Midleton CBS 0-1 v 4-3 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 2


Donal Power Cup Final

Pitch 1 1.30pm
Midleton CBS 0-7  v 4-1 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 2

Maura Power presenting the Donal Power Cup