Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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The club extends sympathy to the O’Connor family, Chapel Road on the death of Tommy.

Tommy has been a long serving executive member down through the years and is presently our Vice President. Tommy also served as postman for many years in the village and beyond. May your soul rest in peace.

Primary Schools Mid Kerry U Can Skills:

Congratulations to all the footballers from our club who participated in the above competition on Friday last in Milltown Castlemaine GAA Grounds.

In particular, we say well done to the winning team from St. Joseph’s School, Castlemaine who were winners on the day. Two from that team were John and Dara Hogan are from our own club. Well done boys. Dara Hogan came second in the individual part of the competition. Comhghairdeas Dara!

First Communion:

We wish all the children from our club the very best on their First Communion Day on May 12th. We hope you will have a happy day with your families and friends.

Milltown Listry Comhaltas

County archaeologist Michael Connolly will make a presentation on Killaclohane Dolmen on Thursday night, May 3rd, at 8:30 in the old Community Hall. This local monument has been found to be possibly the oldest man-made structure in Ireland. Come along to this free event and learn more about exciting findings from recent excavations.

The final Comhaltas quiz will take place the following night in Faha Court, on Friday, May 4th at 8:30. Join in the fun with plenty novelty rounds and spot prizes.

“Walk into the past”- Family walk, commencing at 10.30 am at Nagle Rice Community Centre to Killaclohane on Monday, May 7th. All welcome to visit this remarkable site. You can give a contribution towards Fleadh 2018 at the start and all welcome for tea and snacks in Nagle Rice Community Centre afterwards.

Under 12’s:

After a fantastic and entertaining evening on home soil last week our U 12 sides headed for Firies on Sunday evening for the next round of their county league fixtures.

On this occasion the scores were once again close but our visiting Milltown/Castlemaine sides were to come up just short on this occasion.

Our U12 Green Team who won that enthralling contest last week were just edged out by Firies. The final score Milltown/Castlemaine 3-08 V 3-12 Firies.

Our U12 White Team who had a very convincing win last week also came up just short against the second Firies team. The final score in this match was Milltown/Castlemaine 2-08 V 4-06 Firies.

Next up this Sunday for both green and white teams is a trip to Moyvane. A big thank you to supporters and well done to the players, coaches and officials.

Thank you as always to our Coiste Na nÓg Sponsors- Foley’s Spar and Burke’s Butchers.

Senior County League-Division 2

Milltown/Castlemaine 5-11 Listowel Emmets 0-10

Venue: Pairc Mhic Shithigh, Listowel

Milltown/Castlemaine sponsorsed Kelly’s Londis and Larkins Pub, Restaurant, B & B.made the journey to Listowel yesterday for Round 3 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League.

Milltown/Castlemaine travelled in the knowledge that a victory would push them top of Division 2 after a victory against Currow in Round 1 and a Draw away to Ballymac in Round 2. Listowel Emmets were coming into the fixture on the back of a morale boosting championship win against Annascaul which helped them preserve their Junior Championship status.

It was to prove a game of two halves with Listowel Emmets leading at half-time but the visitors Milltown/Castlemaine strolled to victory and most importantly the 2 points in the second half after five goals seen the tie swing decisively in their favour.
There was two changes to the M/C side before throw-in as with Gavin McKenna and Gavin Horan absent both David Roche & Jeremiah Hayes came into the side from the last game when they defeated Glenbeigh/Glencar.

Jamie O’Shea through an early free after 2 minutes had M/C in front after Cathal Moriarty was fouled 14 yards out before David Keane opened his account for the home side with a close in free after Conor Cox was pulled down.

Conor Cox and Cathal Moriarty (a fascinating duel all day which would see both players accumulate 2-12 between them) exchanged points in the 4th and 6th minutes to leave it 0-2 to 0-2.

Listowel Emmets had their best spell of the match after this however as Conor Cox seen two points sail between the posts and Lorcan Moloney had one sandwiched in between the Cox scores from distance to leave the home side leading 0-5 to 0-2 at the halfway mark of the first half, the signs looking very ominous for the away side at this stage.

Moriarty from a 21 yard free and Cox from play once again exchanged scores in the 17th and 23rd minutes to leave the gap at three, before a strong finish to the half by M/C seen scores from Moriarty again (Free) and a beautiful point from play by Jack McCarthy from an acute angle left a solitary point between both sides at the interval as Listowel Emmets led 0-6 to 0-5.

The second half was to be one way traffic as Milltown/Castlemaine added 5-6 to their half-time tally and Listowel Emmets would only manage a further 0-4 in reply. Noel Kennelly emerged from the dressing room to go Corner-Forward after being Goalkeeper in the first half, with Keith Hughes taking up the mantle in goals for the home side.

Moriarty opened the half with 1-1 inside the opening few minutes and he paved the way for a second half onslaught on the Listowel goalmouth as a pointed free from the corner and a very well worked goal which seen some neat interchange play before a tidy finish had M/C in a commanding position at 1-6 to 0-6.

Two further scores in the 35th and 37th minutes from Jack McCarthy & Cathal Moriarty (Both from play) after an exquisite pass by McCarthy seen the away side extend their lead out to five points.

Conor Cox was doing his best to keep Listowel in the encounter and from play added his fourth of the game on the 38th minute mark to reduce the arrears and leave it 1-8 to 0-7.
M/C effectively wrapped up the match between the 44th and 53rd minutes as they added 2-1 to the scoreboard through goals by Shane Murphy & Cathal Moriarty (The first goal Jack McCarthy fed Moriarty who teed up substitute Murphy to bury to the corner, the second seen a role reversal as Murphy fed Moriarty to slot beyond the home sides keeper).

Cathal Moriarty from play also pointed during this golden spell after a tremedous run forward by David Roche whilst Conor Cox down the other end added a point from a free from 14 yards which almost hit the net after the free almost dipped into the net. The score now seen M/C lead 3-9 to 0-8 with only seven minutes remaining.

Jerome Flynn who worked hard all day and won an amount of ball, particularly when things weren’t going so well for the away side in the opening half got the next two scores as a point from 30 yards after a poor kickout followed by a brilliantly taken goal into the top corner of Keith Hughes net seen M/C go 14 points ahead at 4-10 to 0-8.

Listowel fought to the bitter end despite the result being increasingly inevitable at this stage and two points from play from David Keane and Bryan Sweeney brought the home sides tally to 0-10 in total.

It should also be mentioned that Cormac Leane made two fantastic saves in the 2nd half from goal attempts by both David Keane & Noel Kennelly to keep the home side at bay at a critical stage as a goal by either may have seen the game take a different turn.

Substitute Michael Dennehy and a superbly taken left legged point from Alan Hickey wrapped up proceedings on the scoring side of matters with the final act of the game as a surging run forward by another substitute Tadgh McCarthysaw him unselfishly pass to Dennehy who had a simple palmed finish into the corner of the goal to give M/C a 16 point victory.

Final Score: Milltown/Castlemaine 5-11 Listowel Emmets 0-10

Milltown/Castlemaine lined out as follows:
Cormac Leane, David Roche, Pa Wren, Ciaran O’Connor, Paul Carroll, Stephen Roche, Nigel Wrenn, Brendan Delaney, Donal Dennehy, Jerome Flynn (1-1), Jeremiah Hayes, Killian Kerins, Jamie O’Shea (0-1), Cathal Moriarty (2-6), Jack McCarthy (0-2)
Subs used: Tadgh McCarthy, Michael Dennehy (1-0), Alan Hickey (0-1), Kieran O’Carroll, Shane Murphy (1-0).

Report by: Dara O’Connor

College Students:

We wish all the college students in our club the very best in their exams. This can be a very stressful time for them and so they need much support and understanding. Remember: It will be all right in the end-so if it’s not all right -then it’s not the end!

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