Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, September 5th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 4, 16, 32 and the bonus ball was 13.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Mike O’Sullivan, Callinfercy
€50 – Bridget Prendiville, Lispole
€25 – Shane Hayes, Milltown
€25 – Lorna Roche, Milltown
€25 – John Quirke, Castlemaine
€25 – Karen O’Connor, Keel

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 19th 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.

Annual Invitational: U-11 Boys and U-10 Girls Blitz
On behalf of Milltown/Castlemaine GAA we would like to thank each club that participated in our U-11 Annual Invitational Blitz. It was a very busy day on Sunday and all the spectators were treated to exceptional games of football. The blitz has been run by our local volunteers for 15 years raising thousands of euros for many different groups and charities. The club was delighted to resume this event following the postponement of the blitz due to Covid over the past two years.

A massive thank you for the support and generosity given towards our blitz, with all funds raised today going towards our GAA 4 All group. It was a day full of fun and laughter and we were blessed with the weather.

Pictures will be posted on our club social media accounts as the week progresses.

Molyneaux Cup: Quarter-Final Result and Shield Semi-Final Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘B’ team came up against Dr. Crokes at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown last Friday in the Quarter-Final of the Molyneaux Cup. After an end to end contest it was the Killarney men who advanced to the next round after a 3-11 to 3-08 victory. Hard luck to our players and management who put in a great performance on the evening but just came up short.

The team will now take on Kerins O’Rahillys ‘B’ at 6:30pm on Friday, September 9th at Strand Road, Tralee in the Molyneaux Shield Semi-Final. The winners will take on either Laune Rangers ‘B’ or Austin Stacks ‘B’ in the final next week.

Kerry Coiste na nÓg Lee Strand U-15 County Football Championship: Shield Final Result
Hard luck to the Mid Kerry U-15 football side and their management who came up just short after a pulsating County U-15 Championship Shield Final against West Kerry in Austin Stack Park, Tralee last Wednesday evening which went all the way to extra time before the West Kerry men triumphed. Milltown/Castlemaine had no fewer than 10 players on the panel and Stephen Roche was involved in the management team.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Club Football Championship: Round 1 Result and Semi-Final Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Minor side (U-17s) were back in action last Saturday for the first time in a number of weeks. They travelled to Farranfore to play Firies in Round 1 of the Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Club Football Championship and came away with a very impressive 4-13 to 2-03 victory.

In the upcoming Semi-Final which is scheduled for this Sunday, September 11th the team will make the long journey to Gallarus where they will meet An Ghaeltacht at 12 noon. All support is welcome.

U-9s: Blitz and Upcoming Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-9 boys and their management braved the elements on Friday evening as they made the journey to Churchill GAA where they took part in a mini-blitz. In very challenging weather conditions, the boys and their parents/guardians still travelled in strong numbers to their immense credit. The team had two exciting and equally enjoyable games against the hosts Churchill and also against our near neighbours Laune Rangers before they headed for home to dry off!
The team will be back in action on Tuesday, September 6th (today) when they welcome Firies to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown at 6:15pm.

U-10s: Challenge Match
Milltown/Castlemaine have a challenge match scheduled for this Thursday, September 8th against Firies in Farranfore at 6:30pm. This is for players born in 2012.

Our U-11 side completed their Central Region campaign recently as they finished their round robin series of games with an away trip to Laune Rangers.

The Mid Kerry fixtures are due out shortly which should mean that there is a game this weekend for the lads but we are awaiting confirmation.

The club would like to take this opportunity to wish Darragh Burke a speedy recovery for the injury he received at the blitz on Sunday in Milltown. No doubt he will be back out playing in the Green and White of Milltown/Castlemaine shortly.

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-13 Green and White sides have no training scheduled for this coming week.

The group were delighted to have Kerry Senior Football Manager, Jack O’Connor present at a training session recently where he passed on his knowledge of the game and practiced some important skills with all the players. An occasion that was very much enjoyed by both the players and management.

U-15s: Central Region Division 2 Semi-Final Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-15 side make their long awaited return to action this week as they take on John Mitchels at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 7th (tomorrow) at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown in the Central Region Division 2 Semi-Final. All support is most welcome for the lads.

GAA 4 All: Training
GAA 4 All training sessions will take place on Wednesday evening, September 7th from 5:45pm – 6:30pm at the club grounds.

U-8 Girls:

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-8 Girls have no training this week due to the inclement weather. It was scheduled to take place as usual last Monday evening at 6:15pm but was postponed until next week.

U-10 Girls:
Our U-10 Girls will continue their training schedule at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown this Thursday evening, September 8th at 6:45pm.

U-8 and U-10 Girls: Challenge Matches
Our U-8 and U-10 Girls teams were busy in action on a beautiful sunny Thursday evening last week at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown as they welcomed Scartaglin U-8 and U-10 for two challenge matches. It was a thoroughly enjoyable outing for both sets of players, thanks to the visitors for travelling back for what was a very well organised evening by the respective management teams.

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 Challenge match vs Firies on Tuesday, September 6th in Milltown at 6:15pm.

U8 Girls No training scheduled for this week due to the inclement weather. Resumes next Monday, September 12th at 6:15pm.
Born 2014 & 2015

U10 Girls Training on Thursday, September 8th in Milltown 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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