Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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The most recent fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, April 15th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 2, 21, 28 and the bonus ball was 1.

Lucky Dip Winners were as follows:

€50 John Foley
€50 Daire Cleary, Killorglin
€25 Joan O’Shea, Kilderry
€25 Jamie O’Sullivan, Brackhill
€25 Michael Joseph Quirke, Milltown
€25 Kieran Woods, Callinafercy

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 29th 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.

Special General Club Meeting: Notice

A chara,

A Special General Meeting of the Milltown/Castlemaine Club will be held on Friday 26th April 2024, in Nagle Rice Community Centre, starting at 7.30pm.

This meeting is called pursuant to Rule 8.7 Appendix 4, Club Constitution. Official Guide 2024.

The sole item on the agenda will be the following:

Consideration of proposal agreed by Kerry County Board GAA (acting on behalf of the Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club) and Representatives acting on behalf of local groups/associations within the Castlemaine Community.

Said proposal agrees to the disposal of any interest the Club may have on lands at Meanus, Castlemaine (Registered on folio KY 24138 & known as the ‘Sports field’) to a Company Limited by Guarantee whose directors shall consist of representatives of local groups including Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club.

Please see below Rules 9.1 & 6.2 Appendix 4, Club Constitution. Official Guide 2024 which governs voting at Club Special General Meetings.


9.1 Only Full Members, whose membership fees are paid up to date in accordance with article 6.2, and who are not suspended or disqualified under this Constitution, Rules or the Official Guide and Codes, shall be eligible to vote at a General Meeting. The onus shall be on the member to prove that the member has paid their subscription.

6.2 The determined Annual Subscription shall be payable on election and thereafter annually, in advance of the date and in the manner decided by the Executive Committee. The date set shall be on a date on or before March 31st each year.

Members must be over 18 to vote.

As this is a very important decision for the Club, I would encourage all Members to attend.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others: Returns for the 2024 Season! 

Milltown-Castlemaine Gaelic 4 mothers and others are back again! We are hosting two sample training sessions for anyone interested in joining. One was held on Monday, April 15th and the second sample training session will be on next Monday, April 22nd from 8:00pm – 9:00pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. If you want to play football, get fit, learn new skills & do it all in a fun relaxed environment, then this is the group for you! Please share this update with anyone you think would be interested.  For more information message our Club Facebook page or WhatsApp Caitlin at 0872471416.

We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Football Championship: Group Stage Draw

The draw has been made for the 2024 Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Football Championship.

We have been paired with Dingle, Na Gaeil and Dr Crokes.

Our first fixture will be against Na Gaeil. Dates, times and venues to be confirmed in due course.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1, Round 4 Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘A’ side are back in action this weekend for Round 4 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League against Kerins O’Rahillys on Sunday, April 21st at 3:00pm in Healy Park, Ballyrickard, Tralee. All support is welcome.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6B, Round 1 Backgame Result and Round 4 Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘B’ side welcomed Dr. Crokes ‘C’ on Sunday afternoon to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown for a Round 1 backgame in the Credit Union County Senior Football League and they picked up their second win of the campaign following a 2-09 to 1-10 victory. A great win by the squad so well done to all involved.

Round 4 will take place on Sunday, April 21st when Milltown/Castlemaine travel away to take on St. Michaels at 1:00pm in Foilmore. All support is welcome for the players and management.

County Senior Football Development League: Division 1, Round 2 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘C’ were away to Rathmore ‘C’ last Friday evening in Round 2 of the County Senior Football Development League. After a high scoring contest between the two teams, it was the home side who emerged victorious on a final score of 4-14 to 1-15. Hard luck to the players and management.

Kellihers Toyota Central Region Division 3, Round 1 Result and Round 2 Fixture: Minors (U17s)

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Minor side (U17s) got their Kellihers Toyota Central Region campaign underway on Monday evening at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown. Following a very enjoyable game of football, it was Milltown/Castlemaine who took home the victory on a final score of 3-09 to 2-06. Well done to the players and management.

Round 2 will take place on Monday, April 22nd when Milltown/Castlemaine take on St. Michaels Foilmore at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with a throw-in time of 7:00pm. All support is welcome.

Munster Senior Football Championship: Semi-Final Fixture – Cillian Burke Represents Milltown/Castlemaine GAA

Kerry will meet Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday, April 20th at 4:00pm in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney following Cork’s Quarter-Final victory against Limerick last weekend.

All involved in Milltown/Castlemaine GAA would like to send the very best of luck to the squad and management and especially to our own clubman Cillian Burke as he bids to make his first championship appearance for the Kerry Senior Footballers. We would encourage all our club members to get behind Cillian at the weekend in Killarney.

Match tickets are on sale online at the following link:

EirGrid GAA Football U20 Munster Championship: Round 1 and 2 Results and Semi-Final Fixture

Congratulations to the Kerry U20 squad and management who have had two victories over the past week in the Munster Championship. On Wednesday last they travelled to Quilty where they defeated Clare 1-13 to 0-05 and they backed that up tonight at Pairc Ui Chaoimh with a 1-12 to 0-11 win against Cork.

Kerry will now meet Tipperary next week whilst Cork will meet Clare with the winners on either side meeting each other in the Munster Final in two weeks time.

U12 Girls: Go Games Update

A hearty performance by our Under 12 girls in the second game of their Go Game series against Cordal LGFA on Tuesday evening at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. An entertaining game for the supporters on the sidelines with some excellent football & team work on display by both sides. Well done to both teams, and thank you to the coaches and supporters as always for your support.

U7 Boys: 

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U7 Boys are back training at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown on a weekly basis. Trainings take place at the moment on Saturday evening’s at 5:00pm. For more information please contact Colin McKenna on 087-0687653.

GAA 4 All:

Milltown/Castlemaine’s GAA 4 All will be returning on Wednesday 17th April at 5:45pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. For more information please contact Danny McClure on 087-6536631.

MC Minis:

Training commenced on Saturday 6th April in the Nagle Rice Community Centre at 9:30am and will continue weekly at the same time. This age group would be for boys born in 2019 and 2020 (Parent/Guardian required to be in attendance to assist) and for girls born in 2018, 2019 or 2020 (Parent/Guardian required to be in attendance to assist). For more information please contact Caitlyn Corkery on 087-2471416.

U8 Girls:

Training has already commenced for the 2024 season on Saturday mornings at 9:15am at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. This age group is for girls born in 2016 and 2017. For more information please contact Derry O’Sullivan on 087-7550401.

U9 Boys:

Training has already commenced for the 2024 season on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. This age group is for boys born in 2015 and 2016. For more information please contact Garry Murphy on 087-9432746.

Well done to our U9 Boys who had 3 teams out and played some brilliant football against Kerins O Rahillys on Wednesday evening at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown. Keep up the brilliant work 👏👏👏👏

U10 Girls:

Training has already commenced and takes place on Monday evening’s at 6:00pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. This age group is for girls born in 2014 and 2015. For more information please contact Tommy Cronin on 087-1227099.

U11 Boys: Training and Go Games County League Update

Training has already commenced for the season and takes place on Monday and Thursday evening’s at 6:10pm at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. This age group is for boys born in 2013 and 2014. For more information please contact Liam Doherty on 086-0413593.

Our U11 footballers kicked off their Go-Games County League programme on Thursday night with two excellent games against very good Laune Rangers GAA teams at Paddy Burke Memorial Park.
In what were challenging conditions for both teams, the boys played some tremendous football, playing great as a team, with excellent scores taken.

We would like to thank the parents for always supporting the boys, embracing the ‘Silent Sideline’ concept and bringing them to training and matches during the busy season.
We would also like to thank Laune Rangers GAA for travelling and participating in such great games.
Finally, we would like to thank the two referees, Adam & Linus, without whom there would be no games.

Our next game is against Na Gaeil, on Thursday evening, April 18th (TOMORROW) @ 18:30, at home in Paddy Burke Memorial Park. Training as usual, on Monday at 18:10. All support would be most welcome tomorrow evening for the match.

U13 Boys:

Training and matches have commenced for the 2024 season for both the Green and White teams. For more information or if you are new to the area and would like to join please contact Haulie Clifford on 087-6932126.

U13 Boys: County League Round 4 Results

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U13 Boys Green team came up against against Austin Stacks on Monday night at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown and had a brilliant win on a score of 2-8 to 1-8 after a very tight encounter between two evenly matched sides. The White team were also in action against The Rockies but they went down to the visitors on a final score of 3-13 to 4-02.

U14 Girls: Update 
A busy day for the female members of our club on Sunday evening with our Under 14s away to Glenflesk in Barradubh in a challenge match. A strong team performance, showing how much these young ladies have improved so far in 2024, a special mention to our sponsor Clendennen Electrical Services for our new set of jerseys.
Thank you to Glenflesk for the competitive game.
We look forward to beginning our campaign at home to Currow next weekend.

Senior Ladies: Donal Curtin Cup Result 
A proud day for our club on Sunday afternoon fielding the first competitive LGFA side in the Dónal Curtin Cup. A hearty & brave performance by our ladies, in poor conditions against Currow. As a club we couldn’t be prouder to see these ladies don the club colours and leave it all on the field. 🇳🇬

Against a strong wind in the first half, we held the majority of possession but were unfortunate in our efforts to convert, hitting the crossbar twice in quick succession, with us trailing at the break.

It was Currow who came out of the blocks in second half stronger with Tanya Joy stopping a rocket of a shot soon into second half, our girls rallied and soon took advantage of the strong wind, with some well taken points by Paige O’ Connor, Eileen Mangan, & Nicola Kerins with Tina Galvin finding the net with a move that could only be described as straight off the training ground.

Unfortunately it was not our day, but we wish to thank Currow for a competitive game and onwards and upwards for these ladies in 2024. Thank you to Linus, and all the supporters who travelled for the game.
Thank you to our sponsor South West Social

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1

Round 1 – Glenflesk (Home on Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00pm)

Round 2 – Ballymacelligott (Neutral on Saturday, March 30th at 5:00pm in Caherslee, Tralee)

Round 3 – Laune Rangers (Home on Sunday, April 7th at 2:00pm in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown)

Round 4 – Kerins O’Rahillys (Away on Sunday, April 21st at 3:00pm in Healy Park, Ballyrickard)

Round 5 – Killarney Legion (Home)

Round 6 – Kilcummin (Away)

Round 7 – Rathmore (Away)

Round 8 – Spa Killarney (Home)

Round 9 – Dingle (Away)

Round 10 – Dr. Crokes (Home)

Round 11 – An Ghaeltacht (Away)

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6B 

Round 1 – Dr. Crokes ‘C’ (Home on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm – Rescheduled Fixture This Weekend)

Round 2 – Beaufort ‘B’ (Away on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm, Finished a draw)

Round 3 – Kenmare Shamrocks ‘B’ (Home on Saturday, April 6th at 6:30pm, Won the match)

Round 4 – St. Michaels/Foilmore ‘B’ (Away on Sunday, April 21st at 1:00pm in Foilmore)

Round 5 – John Mitchels ‘B’ (Away)

Round 6 – Spa Killarney ‘B’ (Home)

Round 7 – Ballymacelligott ‘B’ (Away)

County Senior Football Development League:  

Group 1:

Austin Stacks ‘C’

Beaufort ‘C’

Fossa ‘C’

Laune Rangers ‘C’

Milltown/Castlemaine ‘C’

Rathmore ‘C’

All Welcome To Join In: 

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA are continuously looking for help within our club and at this time of year we would like to invite more coaches to come on board for the 2024 season. Parents’ involvement in their child’s sport increases the likelihood that they play sport and enjoy involvement for life. Don’t just drop and go, be a part of their journey. You may be able to help coach, hand out bibs or organise a social outing for the team. You may be able to keep track of any information that the coach needs. If you are interested in any voluntary role within the club just send us a message on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter/X) or text Coaching Officer Ian Twiss on 0872521053.

Milltown Bowling Club:

New Year, New hobby.
Want to try something new and fun then come along to Milltown Nagle Rice community centre and have a go at short mat bowls.
All you need is just a pair of comfortable shoes for two hours of gently rolling bowls along a 1.8 meter wide x 12 meter long mat.
A timber block is placed midway along the mat and the aim of the game is to roll a bowl along the mat, avoiding the block and touching a yellow ball called the “Jack” at the opposite end.
A wooden fender is placed at both ends to keep the bowls from rolling off the mat end.
Nearest bowl to the Jack after 9 ends scores, the more of your bowls closer than your opponent the more you score.
All training and guidance will be provided along with the use of club bowls to get you started.
Once you get going then we have league and cup competitions, friendly individual and group matches along with the opportunity to play other clubs within Kerry.
Sounds simple!!!
Well the only way to find out is to come along and have a go.
First night is free and it’s only a fiver then per night for two hours of fun and learning to play one of the fastest growing indoor sports for all age groups in Ireland.
Milltown bowls club looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8pm.

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 still 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:

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA club gear and merchandise is now available to buy online from the Club Shop.

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.

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
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 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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