Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

Our next club lotto draw will take place tonight, Monday March 7th at The Paddy Burke Memorial Park 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.

Club Visit:
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA were delighted to welcome Government Chief Whip and Minister of State with Responsibility for Sport, The Gaeltacht and Defence Jack Chambers T.D and Minister for Education Norma Foley T.D to our club grounds on Sunday, March 6th following on from the recent €150,000 announcement under the Sports Capital Programme. Our club committee and representatives of GAA4All met both Ministers and were happy to show them of the improvements made to the facility in recent years whilst also discussing future plans to cater for our growing community. It was also an opportunity to express our gratitude for the recent Government grant award which will enable us to carry out further works in the time ahead.

Mid Kerry Senior Football League: Result
Our Milltown/Castlemaine Senior ‘A’ side who are kindly sponsored by Almas Takeaway and Bathrooms4U travelled to Cromane on Saturday last, March 5th for Round 5 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League and came away victorious on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-07. There was just one score between the side at the half time interval at 1-5 to 0-5 but Milltown/Castlemaine produced a very commanding second half performance, outscoring the hosts 0-12 to 0-2 in the process to run out thirteen point winners. They now have two wins from their opening three competitive fixtures in the 2022 season.

Mid Kerry Senior Football League: Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine will host Laune Rangers ‘B’ in Round 6 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League on Sunday next, March 13th at 11:45am at The Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League Division 4A: Result
In a rescheduled Round 1 fixture of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League Division 4A on Sunday, March 6th, Milltown/Castlemaine had a good victory at home to Kerins O’Rahillys, winning on a scoreline of 5-10 to 0-06.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League Division 4A: Fixture
In Round 2 of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League next weekend, Milltown/Castlemaine will take on Northern Gaels at 4:00pm on Saturday, March 12th.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club Membership 2022

Membership Due

Membership fees for 2022 are now due. Club membership is open to Adult Players, Adult Non-Players, Juvenile Players and Families and New Members are always welcome.

Membership can be paid online at the following link:

https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2602&intMF_ID=9476&fbclid=IwAR0TifngeTCFZ_TKbKjBeMj1nzJATqvxM-2B3q2-QmsZbn7sSyAVRWeV67I#Anchor

The monies received is funnelled towards the maintenance of facilities, playing equipment, affiliation fees, insurance, utility bills, team preparation and other administrative costs. Our GAA Club is reliant on all members paying their subscriptions to cover these running costs as the GAA at Central Level (Croke Park) or County Level do not provide grants, finance, or assistance to cover these general running costs.

The membership fee rates for 2022, as set by the Club Executive, are detailed in the attachment.

Why has the membership price increased?

Our membership rates have not increased in a couple of years, while in the interim, the running costs of the club have increased significantly on items like utility costs, affiliation and registration fees, referee fees, team preparation, equipment, and insurance, as part of the day-to-day running costs of the club. We are also conscious that further costs increases are extremely likely in 2022.

In addition, our club developments at Paddy Burke Memorial Park are continuing and we want to ensure as much of our fundraising activities goes towards the development rather than the day-to-day costs of running the club.

Finally, while we are delighted to see so many people using our walking track facility as it provides an excellent safe and illuminated amenity for the community. We do require walkers to be Walking Track Members to help cover the maintenance, lighting and associated costs required to sustain the facility.

Walking Track Membership is automatically included as part of your 2022 GAA Club Membership benefits.

Membership Day – Sunday, March 20th, 2022

We plan to have a Club Membership Day at Paddy Burke Memorial Park on March 20th, 2022; the day of our first home County League game. People will be able to join in person on that day by cash, cheque or card.

Online Renewals

If you are renewing your membership on-line via ClubForce, all of your details are already on the system; simply use the same email address you used last year when purchasing your membership or logging into the ClubForce app. The form will be pre-populated with your details which you should check and update if required.

If you cannot remember your password, please use the “Forgot Password” facility on the ClubForce App or the ClubForce Website.

Membership Rights

Please note: To be eligible to vote at our Club AGM and to be entered in any club draws for tickets, you must have your club membership paid no later than 30th April 2022. Any membership received after this date will be accepted but will not entitle the member to voting rights at the Club AGM or gain entry to any club ticket draws that may be run during the year.

Questions or Queries?

If you are still unsure on how to register or need any further assistance or details on the various membership packages, you can contact our Club Secretary (Secretary.milltowncastlemaine.kerry@gaa.ie) or Club Registrar (mcgaaclubregs@gmail.com) for advice.

Again, we thank you for your support during 2021 as we look forward to a successful 2022 season.

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