Wednesday 20 September 2017

Friday night lights come to Midleton

Tonight, Midleton host Sundays Well in the All-Ireland League – in the club's first game under lights.

Club president Andrew McCarthy said: "As a club we are developing and growing; we now have 25 squads from U-6 to seniors competing for scarce resources, so the addition of floodlights to our facilities is going to revolutionise how we operate.

"I am delighted and would like to thank Sundays Well for agreeing to be our first senior opponents in a what is not just a local derby in the AIL, but will be part of our club history as our first night-time fixture.

"It is important to also thank everyone who made this possible: the support of members, volunteers and over 100 local businesses and the 400 people who supported our main fund-raiser in October which gave the final push to make the whole project possible.

"It is humbling to see that, in these economic times, the community can come together to make this a success, and for that we are very grateful."

Irish Independent

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