Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, May 29th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 30 and the bonus ball was 8.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Kenny O’Neill, Milltown
€50 – Mary T Cooper, Milltown
€25 – Anthony O’Carroll, Milltown
€25 – Jamie O’Sullivan, Castlemaine
€25 – Jim Stephens, Milltown
€25 – Eric Flynn

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 12th 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 8 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine 3-10 (19)
Ballymacelligott 3-13 (22)

Venue: Ballymacelligott

Referee: Fergus Clifford (Listry)

Hard luck to our Senior side and management who narrowly lost out on Sunday afternoon to Ballymac in Round 8 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League.
Ballymac had a dominant first half and led 2-8 to 0-6 at the half time interval with the goals coming from Aidan Breen (Penalty) and Daire Keane.

Eanna O’Connor kept the scoreboard ticking over at the other end for us along with Jonathan O’Sullivan but the momentum was very much with the home side whose direct running was causing huge issues for Milltown/Castlemaine

The second half was a much different story as our lads showed massive courage to battle their way back into the contest.

Three goals including two from the penalty spot by Cathal Moriarty and a point attempt which dropped into the net from Eanna O’Connor saw us take the lead as we headed for injury time in the 2nd half but a late goal from Ballymac deep into stoppage time saw them run out three point winners. A tough defeat for our lads after their second half efforts but plenty of learnings to be taken ahead of next weekend’s fixture.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 8 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ 2-07 (13)
Beaufort ‘B’ 3-12 (21)

Hard luck to our Junior side last Wednesday evening who went down against Beaufort at a sun soaked Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.

In what was our lads second outing in a matter of days, the visitors lined out the stronger of the two sides this evening and had a 1-7 to 0-3 lead built up by the half time interval with the aid of the breeze. Our three points scorers were Linus Óg Burke, Donal Kelliher and Anthony Barrett.

A strong start to the second half which saw the away side bag two further goals and a couple of points had them 3-11 to 0-4 ahead by the 45th minute, Donal Kelliher grabbing our only point of the half at that juncture.

Credit to our lads however who never dropped the heads and two goals from Jeremiah Hayes and Donal Kelliher in the final quarter aligned with pointed efforts from Liam Roche and Jeremiah Hayes saw us cut the deficit in half the full time whistle as we ended up going down by eight points.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1, Round 9 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘A’ side will welcome Austin Stacks to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park on Sunday, Jun 11th for Round 9 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League. Throw-in is at 2:00pm.

Kerry Minors: Electric Ireland Munster Minor Final Result and All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final Fixture
Huge congratulations to Dara Hogan who played corner forward on Friday evening for the Kerry Minors and scored a crucial first half goal as they emerged victorious against Cork in the Munster Football Final. Well done also to David Heasman who was part of the management team. A fantastic evening for both lads, their families, county and the Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club. The final score was 2-10 to 0-11 in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Ciarraí Abú 

Best wishes to Dara Hogan and management team member David Heasman who are part of the Kerry Minor side that will take on Kildare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Final on Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm in UPMC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. The match will also be shown live on TG4.

Match tickets are available to purchase at the following link:

Kerry Seniors: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, Group 1 Round 3 Fixture
Kerry’s Senior Mens side will be on the road in less than two weeks time for Round 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Group Stage. They take on Louth with date, time and venue to be confirmed.

U7 Boys: Go Games Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U7 Boys will be away to Keel on Sunday, June 11th at 11:00am in the next round of the Go Games Series.

U9 Boys: Go Games Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U9 Boys will take on Rathmore this evening, Tuesday June 6th at 6:30pm in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.

U10 Girls: Challenge Match
Well done to our Milltown/Castlemaine U10 Girls and management team who took part in our challenge game against Castleisland Desmonds on Sunday, May 28th.
The girls played some fantastic football 
Special thanks to Castleisland Desmonds for hosting us and for all the families who travelled to cheer on the players.
It was the girls first time having their very own set of jerseys to wear.
Sincere thanks to our own club for supplying the jerseys . The team and management are looking forward to more matches over the coming weeks and months.

U13 Boys: County League Results
Well done to our U13 Green and White teams who welcomed near neighbours Laune Rangers and Killarney side Dr. Crokes to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown on Sunday evening for the County League. Both sides came away with brilliant victories to continue their good form so far in the competition and qualify for their respective finals next week.
The Green side had a 5-11 to 1-07 win in Division 3 of the County League against Laune Rangers to make it 4 wins from 4 games. Great performances all over the field and a well deserved result for the players and management who are putting in sterling work on the training field weekly.
The White side, not to be outdone, were involved in an end to end contest with Dr. Crokes which resulted in a 5-14 to 5-11 victory. The team led by 8 points at one point but the visitors fought back to cut the margin to 1 point with the last quarter looming. Our lads regained their composure however to hold out with 3 points the difference at the final whistle. The team has 3 wins from 4 games.
The two teams have qualified for County League Finals now next weekend. The Green team will meet Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane whilst the White team are awaiting confirmation of their opponent but it is likely to be Ballyduff or Keel/Listry.
Congratulations to the players and management involved. Keep up the good work 

Congratulations: Athletics Success
Cian O’Brien who represents Milltown/Castlemaine GAA at Minor level switched codes once more at the weekend following his recent success which saw him finish 1st in the Munster 200m competition in a time of 22.61 seconds.
On Saturday last in Tullamore Cian competed in the 200m National Final and finished 3rd. All at the club would like to congratulate him on his recent achievements, a terrific athlete who has a bright future in store on the sporting front. Keep up the great work!

Féile Lughnasadh:
Want to support the 2023 Féile Lughnasadh Festival in Milltown? All entertainment is entirely free to people of all ages. You can make a donation through our fundraising page at the following link:

GAA 4 All Group:

Can you spare 45 mins every Wednesday evening  ?
We are delighted to be back in training with our amazing GAA 4 ALL Group on Wednesday evenings, providing fun, football training for children in the Mid Kerry Area with additional needs.
We would love to take on more and as many players as possible but to do this we need plenty of coaches to join our already amazing team 
Please contact our clubs Inclusion officer Stephanie Dinham on (086) 124 8368 for further details 

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA: 2023 Club Membership Information – Deadline June 1st 2023
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 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. All club teams are now back on the field training and playing matches.

Contacts for the various teams are as follows:

MC Minis: Contact Colin McKenna (087 068 7653)
GAA 4 All: Contact Danny McClure (087 653 6631)

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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