Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Tuesday, November 1st at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 31 and the bonus ball was 15.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Joe Daly
€50 – Susan Sheehan
€25 – Cliodhna Quirke
€25 – Kathleen Coffey
€25 – Liam Doherty
€25 – Vincent Flynn

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 14th 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.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Fundraising Table Quiz:
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club will host a fundraising table quiz in Griffin’s Bar and Restaurant, Castlemaine on Friday, November 25th at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Tables of 4 are priced at €40. Raffle, Spot Prizes and Finger Food on the night.
We would be delighted if any parents/guardians would be able to donate any items that could be used to make hampers.
Our organising team will be in the social area on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November from 7:00 – 8:00pm to collect any items that you might like to donate towards the raffle.
This promises to be an excellent night with all funds raised staying in the club to help us to continue providing excellent training facilities for our players.

Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship: Quarter-Final Result/Match Report
Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior side travelled to Cromane last weekend for the Preliminary Round (Quarter-Final) of the Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship.
The hosts made a brighter start with some lovely scores from Sean O’Sullivan (two frees into the breeze) and Darragh McKeefry (one from play, and one from a mark) seeing Cromane open up a 0-4 to 0-1 inside ten minutes.

When Donnchadh Walsh rounded goalkeeper Cormac Leane to raise a green flag in the 15th minute Cromane had a 5-point lead at 1-4 to 0-2 with Eanna O’Connor (free) and Cathal Moriarty from play keeping us in touch.
Our lads dug in and showed great resilience after a sluggish opening quarter to tag on the last four points of the half through Eanna O’Connor (1 free, 1 from play), Cathal Moriarty and Pa Wren to trail by just one at the break at 1-4 to 0-06.
Despite the hosts leading at the interval and having the strong wind at their back for the second half, they were unable to assert themselves in the opening quarter with Milltown/Castlemaine now well and truly in the ascendancy. Milltown/Castlemaine hit the first three points of the second half, two from substitute Jonathan O’Sullivan and one from Cathal Moriarty to hit the front for just the second time all day at 0-9 to 1-4.
A very well taken long-range free from Darren Houlihan cut the gap back to the bare minimum at 0-9 to 1-5 but this was the home side’s first score in twenty-five minutes, showcasing the firm grip Milltown/Castlemaine had taken of the game. When a fortuitous Pa Wren pointed effort dropped under the crossbar it pushed the away sides lead out to four at 1-9 to 1-5 as we approached the final quarter of the contest.
Milltown/Castlemaine controlled the latter stages with points from Gavin Horan, Eanna O’Connor, Kieran O’Carroll and substitute Cian O’Connor giving our lads a seven point victory and a place in the Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final where we will now meet Laune Rangers (away) in two weeks time. Time and date are to be confirmed at a Mid Kerry Board meeting this week.

Child Safeguarding Course: For Coaches (ONLY 6 PLACES LEFT)
In collaboration with MKL Gaels there is a face to face Safeguarding 1 Workshop provisionally booked in Keel GAA Clubhouse on Thursday 17th November. The certificate lasts 3 years and it is mandatory for all coaches and mentors of any U-18 team to have completed a workshop if you have not attended one previously. For those who have completed a workshop in the previous 3 years an online refresher is available. Please contact Mr. Shane Dinham (Club Childrens Officer) for further details/questions regarding safeguarding and or the vetting process.

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

GAA 4 All – Finished for the season.
MC MINIS – Finished for the season.

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

U7 Boys Finished for the season.

Born 2015 & 2016

U9 Boys Finished for the season.

U8 Girls Finished for the season.
Born 2014 & 2015

U10 Girls Finished for the season.
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).

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