Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday last, February 21st in the social area of our club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 16, 17, 19 and the bonus ball was 29.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Noirin Ni Ghairbhí
€50 – John Riordan
€25 – Seamus Burke
€25 – Roseanne Daly
€25 – John and Ester Cronin
€25 – Breeda Carey

Our next club lotto draw is next week (Monday, March 7th, 2022) where the jackpot will be €12,600. Get your draw tickets or renew your yearly tickets online on Clubforce or get your tickets for the next draw from all the usual local 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.

Upcoming Fixtures:
Milltown/Castlemaine Seniors (Sponsored by Almas Takeaway and Bathrooms4U) will travel to Cromane on Sunday next, March 6th for Round 5 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League with throw-in at 2:00pm.

On the same day (Sunday, March 6th) in a rescheduled fixture, the Milltown/Castlemaine Minors will host Kerins O’Rahillys in Round 1 of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League Division 4A at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.

Sports Capital Programme:
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA were delighted recently to hear the very positive news that we have been allocated Government funding of €150,000 under the latest round of the Sports Capital Programme. The funding will be used for the completion of our field development plan which has seen us make tremendous improvements over the last number of years to the club grounds. This application was submitted under the heading of ‘A Future for All’ which places a big emphasis on inclusion in our club as our community continues to grow.
Well done to our club committee members who submitted a very detailed application to secure the funding and also a particular word of thanks to Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley and Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin TD for their support throughout the process which was vital.

Well done to club player Cillian Burke on his recent appearances for the Kerry U20 side against Cork and Galway in the John Kerins Development League. Kerry have racked up two convincing wins thus far, beating Cork 3-16 to 0-13 and Galway 0-13 to 0-06.

Operation Transformation:
Our collective efforts saw us walk from Milltown to Cape Town in South Africa with over 1000 kilometres to spare.
A big well done to absolutely everyone who walked and a special mention to Lorraine O’Sullivan finishing top of the pile pushed all the way by a fantastic effort from Colin Sweeney just behind. Lorraine walked approximately the equivalent of from Paddy Burke Memorial Park to London in the space of only 5 weeks with Colin just 10 km behind incredible stuff. And John O’Neill completing the podium too with plus 600km walked.
We will have one more walk and final weigh in on Wednesday night for those who would like to partake.
The weather hasn’t always been the best and we have had some interruptions with Covid and the likes but most importantly you all got out there to walk.
The aim at the start of this was to get people meeting each other and walking in pairs, trios, groups and I think we achieved that together. Well done everyone and keep up those groups throughout the year.

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