Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, August 8th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 22 and the bonus ball was 7.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Eileen Daly, Ballyfinnane
€50 – Amanda Keane
€25 – Mike Masterson
€25 – Eileen and Luke Twiss, Callinafercy
€25 – John and Theresa Foley, Milltown
€25 – Breda Keating, Skellig Rangers

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 22nd (tomorrow) at 8:00pm in the Clubhouse 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.

Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Round 3 Result

Milltown/Castlemaine travelled to Rathmore on Saturday evening, August 21st for Round 3 of the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship and after a pulsating contest, our lads emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins, winning 1-10 to 0-12 in Rathbeg.
A late Eanna O’Connor free off the ground from 45 metres got us over the line in what was a real high intensity championship match.
Rathmore led by two at half time, 0-10 to 1-05 but our lads battled back hard in the second half and took home what was a well earned victory against the East Kerry men.
Milltown/Castlemaine Scorers:
Eanna O’Connor 0-6
Kieran McKenna 0-3
Cathal Moriarty 1-0
Jerome Flynn 0-1
Rathmore Scorers:
Chrissy Spiers 0-5
Shane Ryan 0-3
Paul Murphy 0-1
Brendan O’Keeffe 0-1
Andrew Moynihan 0-1
Brian Friel 0-1

The group stage has now finished with Milltown/Castlemaine finishing in 3rd place. Rathmore topped the group on 4 points with Glenflesk coming 2nd (finishing ahead of Milltown/Castlemaine on score difference) and St Mary’s were 4th so will now enter the relegation playoff with the bottom team from the other three groups. Our lads had 1 win, 1 draw and 1 defeat from the group stage games. The top two sides, Rathmore and Glenflesk will now advance to the Quarter-Finals.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football Championship: Semi-Final Result and Final Fixture
The Mid Kerry Minors advanced to the County Championship Final after defeating South Kerry 2-07 to 0-11 last Monday evening, August 15th at Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Congratulations to everyone involved!
They will take on North Kerry in the final on Monday, August 22nd at 7:00pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. All support would be most welcome for the lads.
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: Cup and Shield Teams
Both Mid Kerry’s U-15s sides continued their County Championship campaign in recent days as the team involved in the cup competition took on Castleisland District but unfortunately it wasn’t to be on the evening and they fell to a defeat in Milltown. Milltown/Castlemaine had 5 players on this panel with James Dempsey, Michael Lynch, Sean Griffin, Eoin Corbett and Diarmuid Quirke all involved, Stephen Roche of our own club is part of the management team too for this side.

The Mid Kerry shield side have advanced to the semi-final of their competition where they will take on South Kerry on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:45pm in Foilmore GAA Grounds. Milltown/Castlemaine are represented on this side by Dara Spillane, Cathal Spring, Conor Giles and Charlie Griffin. Best wishes to the team and their management this week as they look to progress further in the competition.

Our U-7 Boys team were out basking in the sunshine bright and early on Sunday morning at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown as they took on near neighbours Laune Rangers. There were 3 brilliant games played with the boys having a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-9 Boys team were in Connolly Park, Tralee on Thursday evening as they took on Austin Stacks. There were three fifteen minute games played with all players enjoying themselves immensely whilst showing constant improvement in their skill levels. Thanks to the boys and their parents for travelling and to Austin Stacks for hosting us. Well done to the management for their ongoing hard work on and off the training field.

U-11s: Central Region Round 4 Fixture and Jerry Foley Invitational Tournament Report
Our U-11s have had three games so far in the Central Region over the past number of weeks, they faced John Mitchels in Round 1, Keel in Round 2 and Na Gaeil in Round 3.

They will continue their campaign this week in Round 4 as they take on Austin Stacks on Thursday, August 25th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with a throw-in time of 7:00pm.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-11 boys team also participated in the Jerry Foley Memorial Blitz on Saturday in Farranfore (Firies GAA), where they were victorious after some great games of football. They took on Gneeveguilla, Kilcummin & Fossa to come out top of their group.
They then advanced to the latter stages of the tournament where they played Currow in the quarter finals, Ballymac in the semi-finals, and defeated Kilcummin in the final. Very impressive indeed!
Captain Donnachadh Leane accepted the trophy on behalf of the team and gave a wonderful acceptance speech where he thanked all those involved. Thank you to Firies GAA for hosting such a well run day, and all the competing teams. Great memories have been made.
U-13s: Training Details and Fixtures

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-13 Green and White sides will both continue training on Friday of this week at 6:00pm at the club grounds. The Green team will welcome Austin Stacks to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown on Tuesday, August 23rd with a throw-in time of 5:45pm.

Both the Green and White sides are in action together next Sunday, August 28th when they make the short journey to Killorglin where they will meet Laune Rangers at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-15 side have no game this week in the Central Region Division 2.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-17 side will be training this week on Tuesday and Friday at 6:00pm at the club grounds. The team were drawn away to Firies on Saturday, September 3rd in the County Minor Club Championship so that is their next fixture.

GAA 4 All: Training
GAA 4 All training sessions will take place on Wednesday evening, August 24th from 5:45pm – 6:30pm at the club grounds.

U-8 Girls:

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-8 Girls have training tomorrow evening, Monday August 22nd from 6:15 – 7:15pm at the club grounds.

The team have plenty of action on the horizon as they will take on Laune Rangers in Killorglin on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm and there is another challenge match pencilled in for Thursday, September 1st when Scartaglin will visit the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with the game getting underway at 7:00pm.

U-10 Girls:
Our U-10 Girls training continues this week on Thursday evening, August 25th at 6:45pm at the club grounds.

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
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 22nd at the club grounds at 6:15pm.
Born 2014 & 2015

U10 Girls Training continues on Thursday evening, August 25th 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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