Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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The club’s Traditional Music group and their mentor prior to their performance in the Mid Kerry Scor Na bPaisti Competition.

Scór Na bPáistí:

Comhghairdeas to our traditional music group-Pat Murphy, Liam O’ Dowd, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Gearóid Quirke and Donnachda O’ Sullivan who represented our club on Friday night last in the Mid Kerry Scór na bPáistí competition, in Killorglin. They gave a truly wonderful performance of ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ and ‘Britches full of Stitches’. The five boys received extremely positive comments from the adjudicator- Rosie Healy. Special thanks to first year student Sarah Leane from our club, who gave of her time and expertise over the past few weeks mentoring the boys. Maith thú Sarah.

Mary Clifford and her team are to be commended also for all their work in keeping Scór Na bPáistí alive. A tremendous amount of time and work goes into this, much behind closed doors. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to keeping Irish music and culture to the fore in Mid Kerry.

Quiz Team:

Our quiz group of Conor Giles, Seán O’ Sullivan, Grace O’ Sullivan, Abbie O’ Reilly, Diarmuid Quirke and Hannah O’ Sullivan have been busy practising for the up- coming Scór na bPáistí County Final. This will be held on Sunday April 22nd in the ISK. Special thanks to Caroline McCarthy and Danny McClure for all their work with this group of children.

Senior County League-Round 2

After a pulsating game, played in sunny conditions, our seniors, sponsored by Larkins Bar and Restaurant and Kelly’s Londis, Topshop, came away with a draw against Ballymac on Sunday last. Cathal Moriarty and Jamie O’ Shea both notched up 1/01 in the first half along with 3 points from Jack McCarthy and a point from Brendan Delaney giving the home side a 3 point lead at the interval.

Against a strong breeze in the second half, Gavin Horan and Cathal Moriarty added 2 further points early on but Ballymac got their scoring boots on and took the lead in the 43rd minute, leaving a score line of 2/08 to 1/12. Jamie O’ Shea added another point for M/C but this was cancelled out by a Ballymac free. In the 53rd minute Ballymac had established a 3 point lead (1/15 to 2/09). Another Jack McCarthy point reduced the deficit. Ballymac quickly cancelled that out once again. A Derek Twiss free in injury time reduced the deficit to 2 points-1/16 to 2/11. Another pointed free by Derek Twiss deep in injury time brought the MC side to within a point of Ballymac. As the final whistle neared, with experience and skill personified, another massive score by Derek Twiss from 30 yards out levelled the sides. Fantastic character shown by the entire panel.

Final score MC 2/13, Ballymac 1/16.

Cul Camps:

The above camp will take place during the week of July 9th to 13th. Further details available in the coming weeks or on the Cul Camps website.

Get well wishes:

We extend get well wishes to all those in our community who are sick at this time. In particular, we think of those from our club who are recovering from illness. We sincerely hope you will make a return to full health in the not too distant future.

Lotto Jackpot Draw: sponsored by Mike O’ Shea and sons, Building Contractors, Farran, Milltown.

We had no winner or match 3 in our recent Lotto draw held in The Plough Bar on Friday night last. Drawn numbers were 6, 7, 8 and the bonus was 26. Our six lucky consolation prize winners were €50 each to Gerry/Mags Corkery and Liam Griffin, Ballyfinnane (Yearly).

€25 each to: Paul Fitzmaurice, Dingle, Hugh Gleeson, Orchard View, Linda McCarthy, Ardmelode and Eugene O’ Doherty, Listry.

Congratulations to you all and many thanks for supporting our fund raising Lotto.

Why not try your luck in our next lotto jackpot draw for €20,000?

Closing date for registration: Saturday March 31st 2018.

This is the final call for anyone wishing to register with our club for the coming year.

All officers, players and mentors need to be registered for insurance purposes with Croke Park. Registrations after this date will not be issued with a registration card-something that is necessary to gain your free entry to home county league games.

Appropriate Football Gear:

Can all underage team managers, trainers/coaches please ensure that all players representing Milltown /Castlemaine are dressed in club colours (Green and White socks and togs.)   This is to avoid any inconvenience prior to games.

We would also ask parents/guardians of players to inform their children of this County Board Rule.

Revised dressing room/side line guidelines:
Please note that under age players are NOT permitted inside the dressing rooms prior to or after a SENIOR game or inside the surrounding fence wire when a senior game is ongoing.

This is to protect all parties involved. We ask parents and guardians to continually remind their children of this rule which will be strictly enforced. We appreciate your on- going support and cooperation.

Castlemaine St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

Well done to all the Castlemaine committee who organised such a great parade for the residents of and visitors to Castlemaine. Thank you to those from our club who participated in it. A wonderful afternoon of children’s activities and music was enjoyed by one and all.

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