Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Tuesday, July 26th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 22 and the bonus ball was 28.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Brian O’Neill, Killarney
€50 – Bok My Chain, Cork
€25 – Catherine O’Connor, Castlemaine
€25 – Pat O’Connor, Firies
€25 – Margaret Harmon, Milltown
€25 – Norma O’Neill, Milltown

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 8th (tomorrow) at 8:00pm 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.

Camp for Future Stars 2022:
Final Call For Camp Registration

Registration for the Milltown/Castlemaine ‘Camp For Future Stars’ closes this weekend.
Registration available:
On-line via the following link (…) or
Currently, we are short of the minimum number of players required to run the camp. So if you wish your child to attend, please register this weekend.
The camp offers four fantastic days packed with GAA Skills, games and loads of fun.
Our camp will take place from Tuesday, Aug 16th to Friday August 19th, from 10:00 to 14:00 at our wonderful facilities in Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.
Each year, this camp gets better and better- with much fun to be had and friendships to be made.
For any questions or queries, please contact
Ian Twiss: 087 252 1053 or Liam Doherty: 086 041 3593
Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Round 1 Result and Round 2 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine took on Glenflesk on Saturday evening in Round 1 of the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship in Fossa. Glenflesk were quickest out of the blocks and had built up a five point lead at 1-04 to 0-02 by the end of the opening quarter with their goal being scored by Darragh Roche from the penalty spot. Milltown/Castlemaine, though slow to settle, gradually brought themselves back into the contest and had managed to level the game approaching half-time on a score of 1-6 apiece with our own goal scored by Eanna O’Connor from the penalty spot after Cathal Moriarty was adjudged to have been fouled. Patrick D’Arcy however through a fisted effort ensured Glenflesk would take a narrow one point lead into the interval at 1-7 to 1-6. The second half was a more tense affair as the half wore on with neither side wanting to get off to a losing start. Glenflesk opened the scoring through captain Daniel O’Brien to extend their lead to two but Milltown/Castlemaine fought back once more and took the lead for the first time all game with less than ten minutes remaining when substitute Jonathan O’Sullivan landed a peach of a point to make it 1-10 to 1-09. Glenflesk through two Darragh Roche superbly taken scores regained the lead however as we headed for injury time but cometh the hour, cometh the man as they say as the unerring accuracy of Eanna O’Connor ensured the teams would share the spoils as he knocked over a free off the ground in the 63rd minute to bring his own personal tally to 1-7 for the evening and it ultimately left the final score 1-11 to 1-11 which overall one would have to say was a fair result on the balance of play.

Round 2 takes place next weekend when Milltown/Castlemaine host St. Marys at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park. Date and time is yet to be confirmed. In the same group next weekend, Glenflesk will host Rathmore.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football Championship:
The Mid Kerry Minors along with Kenmare Shamrocks have received a Bye into the Semi-Finals of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football Championship. They won their 3 group games against West Kerry, Laune Rangers and South Kerry.
The Quarter-Final pairings drawn earlier in the week will see North Kerry take on Austin Stacks and East Kerry come up against South Kerry.
Milltown/Castlemaine are well represented with 8 players on the panel and Cathal Moriarty/Mike Burke are involved in the management team.

County U-15 Football Championship:
Mid Kerry’s U-15s side travelled to Spa GAA, Killarney on Wednesday evening for Round 1 of the County Championship where they met East Kerry.
Unfortunately despite a great effort, the lads didn’t return victorious. Milltown/Castlemaine have 4 players on the panel with James Dempsey, Michael Lynch, Sean Griffin and Diarmuid Quirke all involved, Stephen Roche of our own club is part of the management team too.

In Round 2 on Wednesday, August 10th, Mid Kerry’s U-15s will play Eoghan Ruadh at 7:00pm in Listry. We wish them the very best of luck.

U-11s: Central Region Round 2 Fixture
Our U-11s began their Central Region campaign on Thursday when they welcomed John Mitchels to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park. This week in Round 2, they will make the short journey to take on Keel on Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-13 Green and White sides will both continue training on Tuesday and Friday of this week at 6:00pm at the club grounds. The two sides will travel to Killeen, Tralee on Sunday evening next to take on Na Gaeil in Round 3 of the Kellihers Toyota Central Region. Times to be confirmed.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-15 side have no game this week in the Central Region Division 2 as the Mid Kerry U-15s are involved in the County Championship currently with our club having 4 players involved.
Training will continue this week at the same time as the U-13s on Tuesday and Friday evening at 6:00pm.

Our U-7s were due to play Laune Rangers this week but this has now been rescheduled and will take place in the coming weeks. The team will train as normal this week at the club grounds.

GAA 4 All:
Please note that GAA 4 All training sessions will now take place once weekly on a Wednesday evening (instead of Saturday morning) from 5:45pm – 6:30pm at the club grounds.

Thanks so much to Abbie, our coach who travels all the way from Knocknagree, just over the border in Co Cork to help our footballers in our GAA 4 ALL group at our weekly training sessions.
As a gift after enjoying her first year with us Abbie and her mom Claire bought water bottles for all our players with our club logo and team name on the front.
Thank you so much to both Abbie and Claire for a wonderful and kind gesture .
They would also like to thank for their help in making the bottles.
U-8 Girls:

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-8 Girls have training tomorrow evening, Monday August 8th from 6:15 – 7:15pm at the club grounds.

U-10 Girls:
Our U-10 Girls training continues this week on Thursday evening, August 11th at 6:45pm at the club grounds. The team will have a blitz in Tralee on Saturday, August 13th at Austin Stacks GAA Club Grounds, otherwise known as Connolly Park. The management are asking all players to be at the grounds for 10:15am. The organisers of the blitz aim to have it finished by 2:15pm.

Join your local club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county:

GAA 4 All – Every Wednesday evening at 5:45pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park (PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME)
MC MINIS – Every Saturday morning in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park 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 Training Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.

Born 2015 & 2016

U9 Boys Training Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.

U8 Girls Next training will be Monday, August 8th at the club grounds at 6:15pm.
Born 2014 & 2015

U10 Girls Training continues on Thursday evening, August 11th at 6:45pm.
Born 2012 & 2013

Any queries:
MC Minis contact is Colin McKenna 0870687653
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!

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