Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown

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.

GAA Football Review Committee: Survey 

A survey is being shared with the wider GAA membership relating to the work of the Football Review Committee.

The committee, led by Jim Gavin, is evaluating the current rules and regulations of Gaelic football.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club Members are encouraged to participate in the survey before it closes on June 30, 2024.

Survey Links are as follows:

English Version –

Nasc don suirbhé as Gaeilge / Irish Version –

Kerry Minor Football Squad Announced: Michael Lynch Represents Milltown/Castlemaine – Congratulations

Congratulations to Michael Lynch on making the Kerry Minor Panel which was announced in recent days. All involved in Milltown/Castlemaine GAA are very proud of his achievement and look forward to supporting him in the Green and Gold as the season progresses.

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 Result and Match Report and Round 5 Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘A’ side travelled to Strand Road, Tralee on Sunday afternoon to take on Kerins O’Rahillys in Division 1 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League.

Both sides came into the contest searching for their first win of the competition with the hosts losing their first three matches whilst Milltown/Castlemaine fared slightly better with one draw and two defeats.

Kerins O’Rahillys started much the brighter of the two teams and had a 0-4 to 0-0 lead built up by the 10th minute thanks to scores from Tom Hoare, Darragh O’Connor and Daniel Bowler.

Eanna O’Connor finally managed to get Milltown/Castlemaine off the mark after 12 minutes with a free from an acute angle but this was cancelled out moments later when Kerry U20 footballer, Darragh O’Connor kicked his third point to leave it 0-5 to 0-1 after 15 minutes.

The turning point in this game, however, was undoubtedly what occurred next as Jake Foley, playing midfield for the home side was shown a straight red card after catching David Roche high in the tackle.

Centre-Forward Shane McElligott also left the play for O’Rahillys through what appeared to be an ankle injury so all of a sudden they were down two key players in central positions and the momentum shifted to the visitors.

Pa Wren and Darragh O’Connor exchanged points from play to leave Rahillys ahead 0-6 to 0-2 after 20 minutes but that would be the hosts final score for the remainder of the half as Milltown/Castlemaine hit 2-1 without reply before the break with the goals coming from Eanna O’Connor and Gavin Horan and O’Connor raising a white flag also to leave the half-time score 2-3 to 0-6.

Kerins O’Rahillys through an in-form Darragh O’Connor up front, notched the opening point of the second half to take his tally to five for the afternoon and then Eanna O’Connor and Barry John Keane exchanged points from play to leave it 2-4 to 0-8 after 37 minutes.

Milltown/Castlemaine put their foot on the gas however for the next five minutes with another 2-1 unanswered with the goals coming from Brendan Casey and Jerome Flynn and Pa Wren notching his second score of the afternoon from full-back.

The away side had now opened up a commanding 4-5 to 0-8 lead by the 43rd minute and it looked to be game over at Strand Road.

To the home sides great credit, they rallied for the remainder of the contest and buoyed by a black card being shown to Milltown/Castlemaine’s David Roche, it was 14 on 14 for the next ten minutes.

The hosts made inroads during this spell as the visitors retreated with O’Rahillys scoring 1-3 without response. Daniel Bowler with his second of the day and a fisted point from substitute Conor Hayes had the lead cut to 4-05 to 0-10 by the 50th minute and a penalty kick was awarded in the 52nd minute which was dispatched to the corner of Cormac Leane’s net despite his best efforts to almost keep it out.

Than man again, Darragh O’Connor landed his sixth and final point of the game in the 59th minute and suddenly it was game on as we headed for injury time with lead cut from 9 to 3 points in the space of fifteen minutes, Milltown/Castlemaine now leading 4-05 to 1-11.

Kerins O’Rahillys threw the kitchen sink at the away side in injury time but the only scores that materialised in a six minute period were an exchange from Eanna O’Connor and Conor Hayes at either end to leave the final score 4-06 to 1-12 in Milltown/Castlemaine’s favour.

Well done to the players and management who now have 1 win, 1 draw and 2 defeats from their opening four fixtures in Division 1.

Round 5 will take place on Sunday, April 27th when Milltown/Castlemaine host Killarney Legion at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park at 6:30pm. All support is welcome.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6B, Round 4 Result and Round 5 Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Senior ‘B’ side were also on the road last weekend as they travelled to Foilmore to take on St. Michaels Foilmore ‘B’ in Division 6B of the Credit Union County Senior Football League. The lads put in a very workmanlike effort but unfortunately were on the losing side with the final score 2-10 to 0-10, the goals proving to be the difference on this occasion. Hard luck to the players and management.

Round 5 will take place on Sunday, April 28th when Milltown/Castlemaine travel away to take on John Mitchels ‘B’ at 4:00pm in Ballyseedy, Tralee. All support is welcome for the players and management.

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

Milltown/Castlemaine’s Minor side (U17s) welcomed St Michaels Foilmore/Skellig Rangers to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park on Monday evening for Round 2 of the Kellihers Toyota Central Region and in what was a thoroughly entertaining game of football in near perfect conditions, nothing could separate the sides in what can only be described as a goalfest! The final score was Milltown/Castlemaine 7-09 St Michaels Foilmore/Skellig Rangers 6-12. This makes it 1 win and 1 draw from the opening two rounds for the players and management.

Round 3 will take place on Monday, April 29th when Milltown/Castlemaine are away to Ardfert St. Michaels Foilmore at 7:00pm. All support is welcome.

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

Congratulations and well done to Milltown/Castlemaine’s Cillian Burke who was in action for the Kerry Senior Footballers against Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday evening. It was Cillian’s first championship appearance for Kerry at Senior Inter County level. Kerry were victorious on a score of 0-18 to 1-12 with Cillian registering a point in the first half.

They will now meet Clare in the Munster Final on Sunday, May 5th at 1:45pm in Cusack Park, Ennis. Tickets will be available online at the following link in the coming days:

Tickets will also be available in Supervalu and Centra shops across the county.

EirGrid GAA Football U20 Munster Championship: Round 3 Fixture

Kerry will meet Tipperary on Wednesday, April 24th (tomorrow) at 7:00pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee whilst Cork will meet Clare with the winners on either side advancing to the Munster U20 Football Final.

Tickets are available to purchase online for tomorrow’s game at the following link:

U7 Boys: 

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U7 Boys are back training at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown on a weekly basis. Training takes 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 training commenced last week for 2024 and will continue weekly on Wednesday’s 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.

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: Go Games County League Update

Our U11 footballers had their second Go-Games County League fixture on Thursday night with two excellent games against very good Firies GAA teams at Paddy Burke memorial Park
In what were strange conditions for both teams ☀️ (no wind or rain for the first time this season), the boys played some tremendous football, and got some great scores.
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 Firies Football, Hurling & Ladies Football Club 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 away to Na Gaeil, in Tralee, on Thursday evening, April 25th @ 18:30. Training as usual, on Monday at 18:10.

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 5 Result and Conclusion of Phase One Fixtures

Milltown/Castlemaine’s U13 Boys White team travelled to Ballyseedy in Tralee to meet John Mitchels on Sunday evening and they came away with a very good win on a score of 5-13 to 3-05. Well done lads, keep up the great work. The Green team was not in action last Sunday.

Phase one will conclude in the coming days for both the Green and White teams. The Green team will play their rescheduled fixture against John Mitchels on Friday, April 26th at 6:45pm in Ballyseedy, Tralee. This was the game that didn’t go ahead last weekend.

To wrap up Phase One then on Sunday, April 28th, The White team will take on Na Gaeil at 5:30pm whilst the Green team will play Na Gaeil. Both games will take place at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown and all support would be most welcome for the boys and their management teams.

U14 Girls: Update 
Beautiful conditions for our Under 14s who took on Currow in the first round of the county league at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park on Sunday, April 21st. Not to be our evening but some excellent performances all around from our girls who are navigating their way through the initial stages of this campaign. Thank you to coaches, families & supporters as always for getting behind our girls.

U15 Boys: Lee Strand County Football League – Division 3B, Round 4 Result and Division 3B and 9A Round 5 Fixtures
Milltown/Castlemaine’s U15 ‘A’ side travelled to Pete Coughlan Park in Beaufort last Wednesday to take on the hosts and our lads put in a scintillating performance to run out deserving 5-8 to 1-3 winners.

They are back in action again in Round 5 on Wednesday, April 24th (tomorrow) when they take on Cordal at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. Throw-in is at 7:00pm.
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ will take on John Mitchels ‘B’ on Friday evening, April 26th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown in Division 9A. All support would be most welcome for the two sets of squads and management teams.

Senior Ladies: Donal Curtin Cup Round 2 Result 

In conditions which are unfamiliar to us this year (sunshine ) we made the trip back west on Sunday to face Dingle in the second round of Dónal Curtin Cup to face a strong & established Dingle team.

The first 10 minutes were an even affair, both teams sounding the other out before Dingle made the breakthrough with a well taken point, this opened up Dingle to notch on a few more scores before our girls found their groove with Tina Galvin fresh off the back of last weeks heroics coming close a goal as it whispered  passed the post, and Tanya Joy relishing goals at the moment with another point blank save for the second week in a row as our defence came under pressure from a solid Dingle forward line.

In blistering heat we attacked the second half with more determination and ferocity notching up with 2 quick scores through Tina Galvin & Maeve O’ Connor, keeping Dingle to shooting from far out with some solid defence shown by Aileen Courtney, Nicola Kerins & Breda Moran.

Some valiant efforts by our midfielders Paige O’ Connor & Evelyn Twiss, Angela Griffin stepping up with some lovely ball into our forward line.

Missing a few players through injury we always knew our trip back west would be a difficult one but the girls gave it their all and again for a second week in a row left it all on the field.
Thank you to Dingle for hosting today’s match in beautiful conditions.

As always thank you to our coach Linus, supporters and families who came to support our senior ladies in what is their inaugural year of senior football.
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) – Lost 1-17 to 1-08

Round 2 – Ballymacelligott (Neutral on Saturday, March 30th at 5:00pm in Caherslee, Tralee) – Drew 1-8 to 1-8

Round 3 – Laune Rangers (Home on Sunday, April 7th at 2:00pm in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown) – Lost 0-7 to 0-4

Round 4 – Kerins O’Rahillys (Away on Sunday, April 21st at 3:00pm in Healy Park, Ballyrickard) – Won 4-06 to 1-12

Round 5 – Killarney Legion (Home on Saturday, April 27th at 6:30pm in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown)

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) – Won 2-09 to 1-10

Round 2 – Beaufort ‘B’ (Away on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm, Finished a draw) – Drew 1-08 to 0-11

Round 3 – Kenmare Shamrocks ‘B’ (Home on Saturday, April 6th at 6:30pm, Won the match) – Won 2-6 to 1-5

Round 4 – St. Michaels/Foilmore ‘B’ (Away on Sunday, April 21st at 1:00pm in Foilmore) – Lost 2-10 to 0-10

Round 5 – John Mitchels ‘B’ (Away on Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm in Ballyseedy, Tralee)

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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