Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of Elaine Clifford née Harrington this weekend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clifford Family Elaine’s husband Pádraig and their boys Patrick, Jack, Andrew and Conor as well as Elaine’s family, friends and neighbours at this sad time.

Elaine will also be dearly missed by everyone here at our club and our entire community, may she rest peacefully

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam


Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

Here are the results for the

Fortnightly Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club Lotto Draw

On Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Jackpot €12,600

Lucky Numbers: 11 – 14 – 26

Bonus Ball: 31


Unfortunately, there was no Jackpot or match winner
Congratulations to our Lucky Dip winners below
Lucky Dip Prize Winners:

€50 – Trish O Brien
€50 – Patricia Spillane
€25 – Eilish C (Ciaran O’Sullivan)
€25 – Brid Mckenna
€25 – John Quirke
€25 – Brid O Callaghan
Well done to the prize winners & best of luck to everyone in our next draw in two weeks’ time (Monday, September 9th, 2021) where the jackpot will be €12,600.


Get you tickets for this draw or renew your yearly tickets online with Clubforce or from one of our lotto teams. Weekly tickets are also available in all usual outlets.

Mile búiochas do gach duine for playing Milltown/Castlemaine Clubs Fortnightly

Fundraiser, the money raised is vital to the day to day running of our club and your

support is sincerely appreciated.

Field Development Project:

Thank you to all of our club’s volunteers….

A sincere thank you involved in last week’s pouring of concrete to finish off the terraced steps, the floor of the dugouts and many more finishing touches around the field. (Missing from the photo Johnny Murphy and Stephen Roche)

A huge thank you to each and everyone that helped over the past month with the three separate concrete pours, many hands make light work.

A sincere thank you to Field Development Chairperson Emmett Spring for coordinating these evenings and the huge activity that has seen our new facilities take shape of late. A big thank you to Ian Twiss also for his tireless work throughout this and many other aspects of the field development project.

Thank you also to David O’Conner, Kieran and Paud Hogan for their expertise in both planning and completing the terraced steps. Many thanks to Derek Twiss also for his expertise throughout this construction stage of the project.

A sincere thank you to the countless volunteers that assisted on several different evenings. Please check out our club social media pages for pictures of all our volunteers.

Another morning of work was carried out on Sunday in preparation for the completion of our community walkway. The photos of our volunteers will be up on our Facebook page soon and pictured below are one side of the completed steps. The work done this morning included the raking and seeding of the grass bank area behind the steps also.

Club Fixtures:


18.30: Minor V Moyvane (A) County League SF


19.00: U15 V Glenbeigh/Glencar (H) Central Region


10.30: U9 Boys V Laune Rangers (A) Central Region

* TBC – Subject to change

(Stay tuned to our social media pages and Clubforce for any additions or changes to the above fixtures)


MC Walkathon Coming Soon

Last year like many other events our annual fundraising nights which are so important to our club unfortunately had to be postponed.

This year and coming very soon we are delighted to announce our club fundraiser the ‘Milltown/Castlemaine 24 Hr Walkathon’ which will take place from noon on the Saturday 25th of September until noon on Sunday the 26th of September.

We will have 24 teams taking on the challenge of walking the continuous relay for our club and trying to raise funds towards our brand new community walkway.

The event will also act as the official opening of our walkway here at Paddy Burke Memorial Park and promises to be a fantastic event. More details will follow shortly but for now save the date and if you would like to get involved in anyway as a captain or to join a team, sponsor a prize, help out with he event on the day please contact our club secretary Susan on

Thank you all for your continued support.

Coiste na nÓg:

Sponsored by Foleys Spar, Milltown

This Week in the Coiste na nÓg:

Our U9s were first up this week on a busy evening for the club with three club teams playing. Our U9 Boys travelled to Rathmore and performed brilliantly against a good opposition showing some fantastic skill. There were some outstanding scores and passing to match, well done to our U9s and their opponents Rathmore.

On the same night our U15’s hosted Laune Rangers and unfortunately it wasn’t to be their night as our neighbouring club were to run out winners. Our U15s put in a fine performance and will go again next week against a team from slightly further out the road as they host Glenbeigh Glencar on Wednesday evening.

Finally our U13 White Team took to the field this evening to face Na Gaeil in their postponed game and the final match of their County League Phase 2. It was not to be our teams night but it brings to a close a fantastic run in the league for the U13s White Team, well done to all the players, coaches, covid supervisors again and to all the volunteers.

Best wishes to all the students, teachers, SNAs and other school staff returning to school this week and throughout the school year.

Senior Team:

Sponsored by Almas Takeaway & Bathrooms 4U

It was fantastic to have both our Senior Team sponsors with us last Thursday night at Paddy Burke Memorial Park as our Club Chairperson John Foley presented Alan O’Connor of Alma’s Take-Away and Alan Kelly of Bathrooms4U with these framed jerseys to thank both companies for their fantastic support

Everyone at Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club welcomes you both on board as our Senior Team Sponsors and wishes to thank both businesses sincerely for their fantastic support.

Senior Round Up:

Senior: No Senior game this weekend with the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday afternoon, unfortunately it was not to be the Kingdoms weekend. Hard luck to Peter Keane, his coaches and the players, we will be back again and hope to male it all the way next year.

Senior C: Our Senior C team were in action again last Wednesday evening with a short trip to Keel in the Mid Kerry C League. Unfortunately our Milltown/Castlemaine side fell short on the night but there was some great football played and lots of footballing action for all our players. A late goal from the opposition made the difference in the end with the final score 1-13 to 1-09.

Match Reports:

Mid Kerry Junior ‘C’ League

Keel 1-13 Milltown/Castlemaine 1-09

Venue: Keel

Referee: Daniel Clifford (Laune Rangers)

Our Senior ‘C’ side went down by four points this evening in an entertaining game of football played in lovely conditions. The field was looking very well by Keel so full credit on that front!

After a lively start by the hosts, they opened up a 0-3 to 0-0 lead after 5 minutes with points from Darragh O’Dowd (0-2) and Dylan Prendergast (0-1). Gradually our lads settled into the contest and by the first water break had edged in front on a score of 1-3 to 0-3 with the green flag being raised by Jamie O’Shea after a wonderful pass from Gavin O’Brien.

Keel had Ruairí Prendergast black carded and towards the end of the opening half Milltown/Castlemaine had Patrick O’Connor black carded but really it was a very clean and open game of football.

Padraig O’Brien was introduced for the away side at the water break and his introduction seen him land two super scores, kicking over his shoulder on the half turn each time. Keel used the extra man to their advantage towards the end of the half and a few scores from Killian Murphy and Cian Flynn seen the visitors take in a narrow one point lead at the interval with the scores at 1-5 to 0-7.

It was more of the same for the second half and there was little to separate either side with scores being exchanged at either end and goal chances aplenty.

Keel did start the half again the stronger and opened up a 0-10 to 1-05 lead but Jamie O’Shea kept the away side in touch and seen us go into the final water break holding a two point lead at 1-09 to 0-10.

It was to be the hosts who rallied however in the final quarter and a Lachlan Griffin goal was the main difference after a scramble on the 14 yard line whereby a number of players tried unsuccessfully to pick the ball up, it landed with Griffin and he made no mistake.

Further points from Eoghan O’Connor, Luke Flynn stretched the lead to three and in the final act of the game, Cian Flynn tapped over to leave the margin at four points when all was said and done. Both sides were guilty of missing some great goalscoring opportunities in the second half, however the away side will probably rue the missed chances a bit more as they all came when they were ahead around the midway stage of the half. It wasn’t to be however tonight but the effort couldn’t be faulted.

Congrats to Keel and we wish them the very best as the tournament progresses. Hard luck to our lads on the evening who put in a great effort all through the contest. It was great to see 19 players togged out and plenty of game time for everyone.

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