Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, April 3rd at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 21 and the bonus ball was 1.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Ashling Smith, Firies
€50 – Plough Bar, Milltown
€25 – Mary Murphy, Milltown
€25 – Charles O’Connor, Killorglin
€25 – Claire O’Sullivan, Callinafercy
€25 – Seamus Burke, Milltown

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17th 2023 at 19:30pm in the Clubhouse where the jackpot will be €13,000.

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 1, Round 2 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine 0-12
Castleisland Desmonds 0-11

Venue: Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown

Referee: Denis Kennelly (Moyvane)

Following the ‘B’ sides victory on Sunday morning, focus shifted back to the Senior ‘A’ side late in the afternoon for Round 2 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League in Division 1 as Castleisland Desmonds made the trip to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.

Castleisland Desmonds were coming into the contest on the back of a victory in the opening round against Senior Club Champions Kerins O’Rahillys whilst Milltown/Castlemaine travelled to Dingle to take on the reigning Division 1 County League champions and came home with a draw so a tight contest was expected with these two teams also drawing last year when they met in Division 2.

It was the visitors who were first to register a score, against the breeze when Graham O’Connor converted a close range free.

It was the only time they would hold the lead in the match as Milltown/Castlemaine held the lead for the majority of the contest. Five points on the trot, all from play from the home side through pointed efforts by Cathal Moriarty, Eanna O’Connor, Sean Hogan, Jonathan O’Sullivan and Pa Wren seen Milltown/Castlemaine lead 0-5 to 0-1 midway through the first half.

Mark Hickey took a mark and converted it to reduce Desmonds arrears but the relief from getting their first score in quite a long time was short lived as Cathal Moriarty and Eanna O’Connor from a ’45’ tagged on two more points to extend the lead to 0-7 to 0-2. Luka Brosnan and Desmonds goalkeeper Stephen Bartlett (likely the Man of the Match for scoring 0-4 in total and making three brilliant saves from goal chances) reduced the gap to 0-7 to 0-4 by the 25th minute with two points.

Eanna O’Connor with his impeccable accuracy from placed ball made it 0-8 to 0-4 soon after with a free off the ground before Graham O’Connor (free) and Conor Spillane exchanged points at either end to leave it 0-9 to 0-5 as injury time loomed.

Desmonds got the first score of the half and they finished similarly by kicking the last point of the half as Stephen Bartlett converted a free from distance to leave a goal between the teams at half time as Milltown/Castlemaine led 0-9 to 0-6.

The second half was more of a slow burner as Castleisland Desmonds looked to forge a way back into the contest with the elements in their favour.

Graham O’Connor with a close range free narrowed the gap to 0-9 to 0-7 and this was the way it stayed until midway through the second half when Eanna O’Connor got Milltown/Castlemaine’s first score of the half with a pointed effort from the ground to make it 0-10 to 0-07.

Stephen Bartlett and Denis O’Connor left the bare minimum between the teams following two points to make it 0-10 to 0-09 as we entered the final quarter.

Gavin Horan then landed a superb score from play which was also timely as the hosts scrambled to hold onto the lead they had worked so hard to build all game. This stretched the gap out to two but it was soon to be level pegging as Tomas Lynch made it a one point match before that man again Stephen Bartlett popped up with a free in injury time to make it all square at 0-11 to 0-11.

It was all set for a grandstand finish and that’s exactly how it materialised. First up with a chance to win the match was Stephen Bartlett for Castleisland Desmonds as he had a free from the ground about 45 metres out at an acute angle.

His effort came very close but dropped short and a free out was given for an infringement. This allowed Milltown/Castlemaine to break and have an opportunity. The hosts patiently worked the ball through the lines and cometh the hour cometh the man as Sean Hogan got on the ball 21 metres out, turned his man and under pressure got a shot off which whistled over the bar to give us the victory on a score of 0-12 to 0-11.

It isn’t the first time that Sean has came to the rescue as in the same fixture last season he got a late goal to ensure Desmonds would not emerge victorious on that occasion. Upon the resumption of play Denis Kennelly blew the final whistle and the valuable 2 points went in the home sides direction.

A brilliant victory on the day. Well done to the management team and all the players involved.

Round 3 takes place next weekend when Milltown/Castlemaine host Kerins O’Rahillys on Saturday, April 8th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 2 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ 3-08 (17)
Kerins O’Rahillys ‘B’ 2-07 (13)

Venue: Strand Road, Tralee

Well done to our Senior ‘B’ side who travelled to Tralee on Sunday morning for an early throw-in against Kerins O’Rahillys.

The hosts were the stronger of the two sides in the opening half and carried a commanding 2-05 to 0-03 lead into the half time break as two well taken goals seemed to have them well on the road to victory. Adam Lenihan tagged on our first half points.

Our lads never dropped the heads however and gradually reduced the eight point deficit in the second half as goals from Patrick O’Sullivan, substitute Colin McKenna and Linus Óg Burke seen us claw our way back into the contest.

Late points from David Leane, Adam Lenihan, Shane Murphy and substitute Donal Kelliher sealed the deal as our lads turned the game around to run out four point winners. A key factor in the victory undoubtedly was also keeping the home side to only two scores in the second half.

Well done lads, mighty stuff!

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1, Round 3 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine host Kerins O’Rahillys in Round 3 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League on Saturday, April 8th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with throw-in at 6:45pm.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 3 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ will host Valentia on Good Friday (April 7th) in Round 3 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League with throw-in at 7:00pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.

Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Group Stage Draw
Milltown/Castlemaine will take on Beaufort, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Gneeveguilla in Group 1 of the 2023
Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship.
The draw took place in March. Milltown/Castlemaine will face Gneeveguilla in a neutral venue in Round 1 with fixture details to be confirmed in due course.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League: Division 2, Semi-Final Result
Milltown/Castlemaine 1-07 (10)
Kilcummin 1-11 (14)

Venue: Kilcummin

Hard luck to our Minor players and management team who lost out this evening by four points in the County Minor Football League Semi-Final in Kilcummin after a close contest between two evenly matched sides.

Our lads trailed by two points at the half time interval at 1-6 to 1-4 and tried hard to narrow the gap further in the second half but despite a gallant effort it wasn’t to be as the hosts ran out four point winners to advance to the final.

U-13 Boys: Lee Strand County Football League
Well done to the Milltown/Castlemaine U13 White and Green teams who took on Dr. Crokes on Sunday evening in Round 2 of the Lee Strand County Football League at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.

The White team played some brilliant football all through the contest and there was little to separate either side at half time with Milltown/Castlemaine taking a two point lead into the break at 2-5 to 2-3, the visitors also playing their part in a very entertaining contest.

In the second half Dr Crokes tried hard to reduce the deficit further but the home side were up for the challenge and ran out 4-16 to 3-07 winners with top performances all over the field from back to front.

The Green team, not to be outdone, also put in a scintillating performance, showing all their skills which they have acquired at training over recent weeks. They defeated Dr. Crokes on a score of 5-08 to 2-08 to make it a good day at the office for players, management and supporters. Keep up the good work lads!

U11 Boys:
Well done to our U-11 footballers who had their first game of the season against Firies on Thursday evening. The first of many games in what promises to be an exciting season.
The team open their County League fixtures next week with a home game against our near neighbours, Laune Rangers.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA: Walkathon Fundraiser
We are really looking forward to our Walkathon which is now only five more days away, starting at 14:00 and finishing 3 hours later!

1. Our schedule – your team coach(es) will be in touch with you re when you are walking, and the schedule will be finalised over the coming days. If you are unable to make the time allocated to your team, feel free to join another time slot. If siblings/ grandparents or other family want to come along too, that is ok, the more the merrier!

2. Please arrive 15 minutes before you are due to walk, check in and make sure you get in your group photo with SAM MAGUIRE!! Please tag Milltown/Castlemaine GAA if you add any photos to social media and use the hash tag #mcgaawalkathon

3. Coaches & stewards will guide you around the track; please look out for the Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Steward(s) in hi-vis vests!

4. Sponsorship is at the core of the event; we are really appreciative of all monies raised and there are many ways to support the event; namely:
• Collection on the day,
• Sponsorship cards or
• On-line via our website (

5. Tea’s & coffee’s will be available for all walkers with the club shop open for treats.

6. Branded club merchandise will be on sale during the day (i.e., gloves, hats, socks, shorts); Please check the website for the items available (

7. Club registrations for the 2023 season can also be taken on-site during the day. You can pay your registration via cash or card, at the event.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Note: We hope that our Special Guest at the event, will be SAM MAGUIRE, who will have a front row seat in the Fr. Joe McCloskey stand. This represents a wonderful opportunity for individuals, teams & families in our community, to get a much-treasured photo, ‍‍‍, with the most iconic trophy in Irish sports, from the presentation area of our wonderful new stand.

GAA 4 All:
A big thank you to all who have supported our GAA 4 ALL Team over the past 2 years we can’t wait to get started for 2023

A big thank you to CARA who recently provided a box of equipment for our players including:

– A large colourful parachute
– Two footballs containing bells for our visually impaired players
– Some hula hoops and arrows for our obstacle courses

Our group is for children in our area with additional needs that wishes to take part in a fun and friendly weekly football training session.
Stay tuned for more updates and please contact 087 767 8108 or 087 6536631 if you would like to help out as a volunteer/ coach or if you know any players that would like to join Milltown/Castlemaine GAA 4 ALL team

GAA 4 All Group: Coaches Needed!

GAA 4 ALL Group seeking coaches⭐️

Do you have 45 mins to spare each Wednesday evening to help coach an amazing group of footballers and have a whole lot of fun

We are very lucky to have had an fantastic group of coaches over the past two years but as with all teams we need to recruit extra coaches

Our sessions are fun and easy to manage so no experience necessary however we have great news we will be organising training in the coming weeks in conjunction with other CARA sport inclusion. So all coaches will receive inclusion training this season in both theory and practical.

Please contact Danny on 0876536631 if you would like to get involved.

Milltown/Castlemaine – Gaelic 4 Mother’s and Others
Sample Training session 8PM Monday 17th April! ALL WELCOME –
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA field 8pm!
Come join our team for some fun, fitness and a little bit of football! Open to ladies over 25s and caters for all abilities.
Contact Maeve: 0877546571 or private message our Facebook page ‘Milltown/Castlemaine 4 Mother’s and Others’ for further details.
Please, spread the word to anyone from the area who wish to join our fantastic group! The more the merrier!!
Plenty of football & fun.
A great way to get out, exercise, learn new skills and meet like minded people in a fun and social environment
Look forward to seeing everyone.

Congratulations to Milltown/Castlemaine’s James Dempsey and Michael Lynch who lined out for the Green and Gold of Kerry on Saturday afternoon as the Kerry South U-16s emerged victorious against Offaly. Cathal Moriarty was also involved in the management team. Well done lads!

Also a word of congratulations for Setanta Hurley who played with Gaelscoil Faithleann, Killarney last week as they were crowned Cumann na mBunscoil Mini-7s champions in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Setanta recently joined Milltown/Castlemaine’s U-13 Boys Football team and is settling in really well at the club and enjoying his football. Keep up the good work!

Milltown Listry CCE are accepting entries for Fleadh Cheoil 2023 in Ballybunion. If you’re learning an instrument, get involved and give the fleadh a go. Emails to before April 7th, registration can be arranged if you haven’t joined the branch.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA: 2023 Club Membership Information
Club membership is open to Adult Players, Adult Non-Players, Juvenile Players and Families and New Members are always welcome.
Membership fees for the 2023 season are now due and can be paid online by clicking the registration link below:

Milltown/Castlemaine Cul Camp 2023:
Save The Date – July 24th to July 28th, 2023
The dates for the Cúl 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:

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Clothes Recycling Collection:

Our clothing recycling collection is now happening so we urge you to clean out your wardrobes of all unwanted clothes, sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, shoes etc and drop them to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.
This is a wonderful way of doing your bit for the environment and raising much needed funds for our club at the same time.

Club Merchandise & Club Shop

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA club gear and merchandise is now available to buy online from both the Club Shop and direct from O’Neill’s.

The Club Shop contains details of the large amount of branded Milltown-Castlemaine & Kerry stock we have available within the club, for immediate delivery, please use the link to check stock levels and sizes.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the club store, then club gear is also available to purchase online in our dedicated O’Neill’s club shop. This site has everything from jerseys to playing gear to wet gear for supporters.

Items for the Club Notes
If you have any items for inclusion in the weekly notes, then please contact the club’s PRO Dara O’Connor on 086 268 8674 before 20:00 on Sundays.

Team Updates
Our club teams are delighted to be back for the 2023 season. Most have already started and the remainder will commence shortly.

The following team have yet to start back training but will be in the coming weeks:

GAA 4 All: Starting back on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm at the club grounds.

The following teams have commenced training:

MC Minis: Contact Colin McKenna (087 068 7653).
U7 Boys: Contact Jason Giles (087 237 6862)

U8 Girls: Contact Susan Sheehan (087 942 6553).
U9 Boys: Contact Trevor Dunlea (087 948 8650)
U10 Girls: Contact Deirdre O’Sullivan (086 170 3332).
U11 Boys: Contact Liam Doherty (086 041 3593).
U12 Girls: Contact Adele O’Dwyer (086 072 1847).
U13 Boys: Contact Haulie Clifford (087 693 2126).
U15 Boys: Contact Sean Hogan (087 721 7875)
Minors: Contact Garry Murphy (087 943 2746)

For anyone New to the Area, who would like to get involved with the club, please contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053.

Team Enquiries
If you want to join your local club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county, please contact one of our members below:

For GAA-4-All 4 players; contact Gillian Twiss on 0877678108
For MC Mini players (U6); contact Colin McKenna on 087 068 7653.
For U7 to U11 players; contact Liam Doherty on 086 041 3593
For U-13 & Older players; contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053
For anyone New to the Area, who would like to get involved with the club, please contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053

General Enquiries
For any other queries, please send an email to our Secretary or Chairperson at the following addresses:
For emergencies, please call 087 409 3530 (Club Mobile Phone).


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