Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, September 18th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or Match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 3, 28, 30 and the bonus ball was 32.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – John Joe Harmon, Milltown
€50 – Tony and Margaret O’Malley, Milltown
€25 – Chippy O’Connor, Killorglin
€25 – Margaret Griffin, Milltown
€25 – Gene and Madeleine Kelly, Tralee
€25 – Josephine O’Connor, Castlemaine

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 2nd 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.

Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Final
Milltown/Castlemaine will take on Fossa in the 2023 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Final.

Date, time and venue have yet to be confirmed for the final. Stay tuned for further updates.

McElligott Cup: Round 1 Result 
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ hosted Fossa ‘B’ last Saturday evening in Round 1 of the McElligott Cup at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. Fossa led 1-6 to 1-3 at the half-time interval before running out convincing winners in the end on a final score of 5-10 to 1-07.

McElligott Cup: Shield Fixture 
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ will take on John Mitchels ‘B’ on Saturday, September 23rd at 4:00pm in Ballyseedy, Tralee in the McElligott Shield competition. All support is welcome.

Keane’s of Killorglin Supervalu County Minor Club Football Championship: Group A, Semi-Final Result
Milltown/Castlemaine’s Minor side fell to a 3-17 to 0-09 defeat against Laune Rangers in the Keane’s of Killorglin Supervalu County Minor Club Football Championship Group A Semi-Final at J P O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin last Saturday afternoon.

U7 Boys:
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U7 Boys team and management travelled to take on Fossa on Sunday morning for a challenge match. The teams played some fantastic football with a wide variety of skills on show.
They were also providing a dress rehearsal and getting familiar with each other ahead of the Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Final when the two clubs at senior level will meet in a few weeks time.
Well done lads, another very enjoyable outing for the group. Thanks to Fossa for hosting the contest.

U8 Girls:
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U8 Girls played host to neighbours Laune Rangers last Monday evening at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in a challenge match.
Both teams had a thoroughly enjoyable evening of football with all the skills being acquired at training sessions during the year with their coaches on display for all to see. Keep up the great work girls!

Milltown Town Centre First Masterplan: Public Consultation
Kerry County Council is commencing the preparation of a Town Centre First Masterplan for Milltown.
As part of the process they want to hear from you: Your valuable ideas will help shape this Masterplan.
🛑This will assist the local community of Milltown to secure funding and attract investment into the town🛑
Have your say! Tell us what you think 🗣️ follow the link below to complete the online survey. ⬇️

Milltown Town Centre First Masterplan

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Night at the Dogs Fundraiser – Overview
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club held our Family Fun Night at the Dogs on Saturday, September 16th at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee.
It was a wonderful occasion with many of our club and community members in attendance.

The evening stayed dry thankfully and the children were kept entertained with a bouncy castle and face-painting to add to the excitement of the races. The aim of the fundraiser was to maintain the superb standard of facilities that currently exists at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown whilst striving to develop them further moving forward.

A full race card kept all in attendance on the edge of their seats throughout the evening with the first race taking place at 7:45pm and concluding shortly after 10:00pm. There was also a raffle with some lovely spot prizes on offer to add to the buzz and atmosphere. Milltown/Castlemaine GAA would particularly like to thank all those who purchased tickets for the evening, sponsored races/advertisements in the race programme, donated spot prizes, purchased raffle tickets and of course to our hosts at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium who left no stone unturned in providing a great evening for all the family.

Well done also to the race committee behind the fundraiser who put in a huge effort and ensured that it ran seamlessly.

We hope all our members enjoyed the evening and thank you as always for your unwavering support which is massively appreciated. Finally just a note of congratulations to the race winners at the track on the evening.

Our Race Sponsors were as follows:
Foley’s Spar, Milltown
Burkes Butchers, Milltown
Tool Line, Castlemaine
Griffins Bar & Restaurant, Castlemaine
Cronins Mace, Castlemaine
The Plough Bar, Milltown
Paud Hogan
Mike Casey – Ross Building
O’Neills Power Equipment, Milltown
Creative Bathrooms
Dave Freitag

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.

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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