Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, July 10th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 2, 18, 28 and the bonus ball was 1.

Congratulations to our Match 3 winner: Ray Flannery, Annascaul who wins €200.

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 24th 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 11 Result

Milltown/Castlemaine 1-09
Dr. Crokes 0-12

Venue: Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown

Our Senior ‘A’ side welcomed Dr. Crokes to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown last Sunday afternoon for the penultimate round of the 2023 Credit Union County Senior Football League.

There was plenty riding on the result of this and many other Division 1 fixtures at the weekend and many permutations at the bottom and top of the table depending on other results.

Milltown/Castlemaine were fastest out of the blocks as early scores from Gavin Horan, Eanna O’Connor and Sean Hogan had us 0-3 to 0-0 ahead after a blistering opening spell. Dr. Crokes were back on level terms within a matter of minutes however and showed their class in doing so as scores from Liam Randles, Brendan Falvey and Billy Courtney made it 0-3 apiece.

Daithi Casey knocked over the visitors last three points of the half as Jonathan O’Sullivan and Eanna O’Connor registered two for Milltown/Castlemaine and it was the Killarney side who retired to the half-time interval with a narrow lead at 0-6 to 0-5.

The second half followed a similar enough pattern although Dr. Crokes did step it up for a period and showed why they were top of the table coming into the contest.

They kicked the opening point of the half as Daithi Casey added his fourth point in succession to leave it 0-7 to 0-5 and they also led 0-8 to 0-7 after 45 minutes with Eanna O’Connor and Jonathan O’Sullivan keeping us in touch.

We took the lead in the next few minutes as points from Eanna O’Connor and Jerome Flynn edged us ahead at 0-9 to 0-8 in front of a raucous home crowd.

The visitors responded as one would expect though and kicked the next three points with that man again Daithi Casey, Mikey Casey and Kieran O’Leary leaving the Killarney men with a two point advantage at 0-11 to 0-9 as we headed down the final stretch.

Milltown/Castlemaine rose again however and after Sean Hogan made a superb catch near the Crokes goal, he was hauled to the ground and referee Eamonn Moran had no choice but to award a penalty which was expertly dispatched underneath the Crokes goalkeeper by who else but Eanna O’Connor to give us the lead once more by the narrowest of margins at 1-09 to 0-11 as the clock headed towards injury time.

The visitors would have the final say however when Billy Courtney who had a fine game around the middle third, landed a long range point from all of 45 metres to leave the sides level at 1-09 to 0-12 at the final whistle.

On the balance of play one would have to say it was the fairest result given the efforts of both teams.

Well done to the Milltown/Castlemaine Senior ‘A’ team and management who secured Division 1 football for the club again next season after a very creditable return of 11 points from eleven rounds.

This was the teams 8th result from 11 games (5 draws, 3 wins and 3 losses) which shows the very competitive nature of top division football. Eyes will now inevitably turn to the Intermediate Club Football Championship which will take place in August.

We are grouped with Gneeveguilla, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Beaufort in the initial stages and dates and times are to be confirmed for these matches in the coming weeks.

A word of congratulations to Dr. Crokes also who were crowned Division 1 Champions on Sunday after finishing 1st place on 17 points.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 10 Result

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘B’ side took on Kilcummin ‘B’ in Kilcummin last Friday night but despite putting in a gallant effort in very challenging weather conditions, our lads went down by the narrowest of margins on a score of 0-10 to 0-09.

Mid Kerry Junior Football League: Round 1, 2, 3 and 4 Results
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ are also involved in the Mid Kerry Junior Football League presently and have played four matches thus far in the competition amassing two wins and two losses.

The team have so far had victories at home against An Ghaeltacht and Glenbeigh/Glencar but have had less luck on the road with two away defeats to Laune Rangers and Beaufort.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 11 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ will welcome Killarney Legion ‘B’ to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown this Friday, July 14th for Round 11 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League. Throw-in will be at 6:45pm. All support is welcome.

Mid Kerry Junior Football League: Round 5 Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ will conclude the round robin stage of the Mid Kerry Junior Football League next Tuesday night, July 18th when they host Keel ‘B’ at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. Throw-in is scheduled for 7:30pm

U8 Girls:
Well done to our U8 girls who visited Fossa on Monday evening and played some superb football, showcasing all the skills they learn weekly. A huge thank you to all the coaches, and to Fossa for facilitating the matches.

U9 Boys:
Congratulations to our U9s who put on an exhibition of football on Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd at half time of the Credit Union County Senior Football League clash between Milltown/Castlemaine and Dr. Crokes.
Well done boys and thank you to all the coaches for facilitating the action which was enjoyed by the spectators.
A particular mention also to our Under 9 Boys who visited Laune Rangers last week for a series of challenge games.
Massive improvement weekly with these young lads, and great team spirit and skill shown. Keep up the great work lads!

U12 Girls:
A spirited performance by our Under 12 girls last Wednesday evening at home in 3rd round action of County League. Unfortunately it was not to be our evening as the girls faced a strong Shannonside/Tarbert team.

Well done to all the girls for battling until the final whistle.
The team will play Dingle at home this Wednesday 12th July in the 4th round. All Support Welcome.

U15 Boys:
Well done to our U15 team and management who played the first round of the Central Region last Wednesday evening in Division 2 against Templenoe/Tousist/Sneem/Derrynane.

Our lads came out victorious on a scoreline of 2-11 to 3-5 in a game that went right down to the wire and both teams must be commended on an excellent display of football.

Kerry GAA Development Squads: U14, U15 and U16 Club Representation
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA were very well represented in the Green and Gold of Kerry last weekend. The Kerry South U14s were in Skibbereen on Saturday and our club had Donnacha Lynch, Jan Ziober and Donnacha Quirke lining out. Charlie Griffin was with the Kerry South U15s as they took on Galway North in Tuam Stadium, our own Cathal Moriarty is involved in the management.

Meanwhile at Kerry South U16s level the club was represented by Michael Lynch, James Dempsey and Sean Griffin on Sunday as they took on Galway in Currans, Ian Twiss is involved in the management team here.

Fantastic to see so many faces lining out on the pitch and involved in the management of the various county sides. A great recognition and acknowledgement of the hard work being put in by all the players and coaches involved in the Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: Semi-Final Match Ticket Information
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club have been provided with the following ticket details for the All Ireland Football Semi Final vs Derry:
This is a reserved seating fixture.
Tickets are now on sale through the usual online channel (link below) and in selected Supervalu/Centra stores.
Ticket Link:
Ticket prices are:
Adult: €50
Student/OAP: €45
Juvenile: €10
Hill 16: €35
Juveniles and Student/OAP Tickets are available in the Cusack & Davin Stand only.

We would like to wish the Kerry team and management the very best of luck this weekend and hope everyone travelling has a safe journey.

Milltown Tidy Towns: Volunteers Needed

Join Milltown Tidy Towns – We need your help. Meeting every Thursday at 6.30pm at The Old Milltown Community Hall. This is an opportunity for local businesses, families and anyone with an interest in creating ” a sense of place” in Milltown.  All welcome, no experience required.  Please call Therese on 089-4767279 for further information or log onto Milltown Tidy Towns Facebook page.

Féile Lughnasadh: Festival Launch!
Féile Lughnasadh- launch of the 2023 festival will take place in Denny’s Bar, Milltown on Friday, July 14th at 9pm. All welcome for a song or a tune, where the full programme will be announced and we’ll get a taste of the music and fun ahead, with four nights of festival music on the August weekend.

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:

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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