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, April 4th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 18, 24, 25 and the bonus ball was 26.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Georgia O’Donnell
€50 – Paddy Browne
€25 – Niall Murphy
€25 – Carmel O’Connor
€25 – Jessica Mok Far Chain
€25 – Helena Lyne

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place next Monday, April 18th 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.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 2, Round 3
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘A’ made the journey to Templenoe last Saturday evening, April 9th for Round 3 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League. Templenoe had suffered two early defeats in this competition by narrow margins to Na Gaeil and Listowel Emmets but were bolstered by the return of two of their Kerry Senior Footballers in Killian Spillane and Gavin Crowley for last weekend’s clash. Milltown/Castlemaine on the other hand were coming into the tie on the back of two victories over Listowel Emmets and Annascaul respectively.

The hosts made a rip-roaring start as they raced into a seven point lead after 10 minutes following goals from Stephen O’Sullivan and Daniel Crowley. Milltown/Castlemaine started slowly but gradually dragged themselves back into the contest with Cathal Moriarty’s personal haul of 1-2 including a sublime goal and Eanna O’Connor with 0-4 in the first half leaving just four points between the sides at the half time interval with Templenoe leading 2-8 to 1-7.

In what was a wonderful game of open football which was end to end, the sides were level on no fewer than four separate occasions in the second half with Eanna O’Connor, Dylan O’Neil and Cathal Moriarty the away sides chief marksmen primarily from placed balls with the odd score from play.

Templenoe opened up a two point lead (2-10 to 1-11) heading down the home straight with pointed efforts from Brian Crowley and Killian Spillane but they couldn’t keep the visitors at bay as late scores from the aforementioned O’Connor who ended the match with a tally of 0-10 and a score deep into injury time from the talented Dylan O’Neil after he reacted quickest to a Cian O’Connor break in and around the square seen Milltown/Castlemaine win out by a solitary point on a score of 1-16 to 2-12 and make it three wins from three games in Division Two.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6A, Round 3

Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ 3-12
Fossa ‘B’ 1-08

Venue: Fossa

Our Senior ‘B’ side tasted victory on Sunday afternoon, April 10th as they made it 3 wins from 3 games in Division 6A.
First half goals from Jonathan O’Sullivan and Ciaran O’Connor seen Milltown/Castlemaine carry a 2-06 to 0-04 lead into the half time interval after playing against a strong breeze in the opening half. An own goal early in the second half sealed the deal for the visitors despite a spirited effort from the home side as the half wore on, Michael O’Keeffe raising a green flag for Fossa but points from Sean Hogan, Kieran O’Carroll, Jonathan O’Sullivan and a lovely score from Linus Óg Burke at the end seen Milltown/Castlemaine run out ten point winners.

Well done to the players and management.

Dara O’Connor, Patrick O’Connor, Tadgh McCarthy, Shane O’Connor, Kieran McKenna, Dwight Bacalso, Kieran O’Carroll, Jack Teahan, David Leane, Brendan Casey, Ciaran O’Connor, Patrick O’Sullivan, John Dennehy, Sean Hogan and Jonathan O’Sullivan.
Daire McCarthy, Linus Óg Burke, Adam Scanlon, Cathal Daly and Martin Foley.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League: Division 4A Round 5 Result and Semi-Final Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s Minor side suffered their first defeat of the 2022 season on Monday evening last, April 4th away from home as they went down on a scoreline of 5-11 to 4-10 after a pulsating contest against An Ghaeltacht in Gallarus.

Despite this defeat, Milltown/Castlemaine by virtue of their four previous competition wins have qualified for the County League Semi-Final against Annascaul/Lispole/Dingle which will take place tonight (Monday, April 11th) at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown with a throw-in time of 6:30pm. All support would be most welcome.

Mid Kerry Senior Football League: Round 3 Backgame
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘A’ will travel to take on Keel in the Mid Kerry Senior Football League on Friday, April 15th at 7:00pm. This is a rescheduled fixture which was called off a number of weeks ago and is the final round-robin game in this competition which has seen our Senior ‘A’ side pick up 4 wins from 5 games thus far.

County Senior Development League: Division 3, Round 2 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘C’ will make the journey to take on Cordal ‘B’ next Saturday evening, April 16th at 7:00pm in Round 2 of the County Senior Development League.

Lee Strand U13 County Football League: Round 3 Result and Round 4 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U13 side hosted An Ghaeltact on Sunday evening, April 11th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown. The White team lost out by two points after a cracking contest on a score of An Ghaeltacht 3-17 Milltown/Castlemaine 5-09 whilst The Green team drew with An Ghaeltacht 3-06 to 1-12.

Next Sunday evening in Round 4, Milltown/Castlemaine’s White and Green sides will take on Austin Stacks at home with throw-in times TBC.

Lee Strand U15 County Football League: Division 3B, Round 2 Result and Round 3 Fixture
Well done to the Milltown/Castlemaine U15s side and their management team who had a very good victory last Wednesday evening, April 6th against Glenflesk at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown in their opening fixture of the Lee Strand U15 County Football League.
They will take on Listowel Emmets at home next Wednesday evening, April 13th at 7:00pm in Round 3.

Lee Strand U11 County Football League – Go Games 2022:
Milltown/Castlemaine will play host to Ballymacelligott on Thursday next, April 14th at 6:30pm in Round 1 of the Lee Strand U11 County Football League.

U9 Blitz:
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U9 side will be playing Beaufort in a blitz on Tuesday evening at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with a start time of 6:30pm.

MC Minis:

Have you heard of MC Minis? A fun filled Saturday morning group, where boys and girls aged 4, 5 and 6 learn football skills as well as teamwork, fun games and functional movement skills.
With an emphasis on having fun, learning new skills and making friends, it’s the perfect activity to get active and be introduced to GAA at the same time.
Our sessions take place Saturday mornings 9.30am-10.15am in Nagle Rice Community Centre Milltown  and new members are always welcome. Come along and give it a try
Any questions contact Katie O’Sullivan on 0873205344

Well done to Daire Hogan who was part of Kerry South U16s victory over Tipperary and to James Dempsey and Sean Griffin who were part of Kerry South U15s win against Kildare last Saturday morning.
Our Senior ‘A’ manager David Heasman was manager of the Kerry South U16s so a word of congratulations to him also on the victory.

Birthday Wishes:
All involved in Milltown/Castlemaine GAA would like to wish the one and only Willie Hanafin a big happy birthday as he turns 70 later this week. We hope you enjoy the day.

Coffee Morning:
A coffee morning will take place on Saturday April 23rd between 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown for the Clifford family.
There will be a raffle and some lovely spot prizes to give away on the morning and all support would be very much appreciated for this most worthy cause.
Event link:

GAA4ALL: Update
We are excited for the new GAA 4 ALL season to start and are holding a small gathering and information evening at the social area in the GAA Grounds on Tuesday next the 12th April @ 6pm
Our GAA 4 ALL group focuses on providing an opportunity for our juvenile players with additional needs to attend a fun and inclusive football training sessions.
We would be delighted to welcome new members from the area and welcome back our players from last year. You will also be able to register on the night for the 2022 season and have a cup of tea or coffee with something nice while we chat.
We would ask for only adults on the evening please, however as that will be tricky for some to arrange please contact us separately if you’d like to hear about or discuss the year ahead we will be able to arrange an alternative time to meet up
Contact us on this Facebook pages for further details or to make an enquiry.
* Please note: The year will begin at 10am on Saturday the 30th April at the GAA grounds

Milltown/Castlemaine Cul Camp 2022 

Save The Date – July 25th to July 29th, 2022
The dates for the CUL Camp have been confirmed. However, the website is not open yet to register players for the camp, this will hopefully happen in a few weeks. 
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
The link below can be used to register when the portal opens:

Join your local club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county:
GAA 4 All – Returns April 30th at 10:00am
MC MINIS – Every Saturday morning in Milltown Community Centre at 9:30am

Boys born 2017 and (2018 if accompanied by an adult)
Girls born 2016 & 2017 and (2018 if accompanied by an adult)

U7 Boys – Wednesday evening’s at 6:30pm at club grounds in Milltown

Born 2015 & 2016

U9 Boys – Wednesday evening’s at 6:30pm at club grounds in Milltown
Born 2013 & 2014

U8 Girls – Monday evening’s at 6:15pm at club grounds in Milltown
Born 2014 & 2015

U10 Girls Start date TBC
Born 2015 & 2016

Any queries:
MC Minis contact is Katie O’Sullivan 0873205344
U7-U10 contact is Liam Doherty 0860413593
GAA 4 All contact is Gillian Twiss 0877678108
If you are new to the area and you wish to join an older group, contact Ian Twiss (0872521053).

New players welcome to try out to see how much they enjoy it!

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club Membership 2022

Membership Due

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

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.

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