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Under 14’s

Best of luck to our Under 14’s in their Division 3 County League Semi Final versus Na Gaeil in Milltown Castlemaine GAA Grounds on this Wednesday May 16th with a 7 pm throw in. Ian and his team have done tremendous work with this young group of players and their victory last week over Ballyduff gives them a semi-final place.  Please head along and give your support.

Chapter 23, Irish League of Credit Unions

Kerry County Senior Football League.

Round 4 –Division 2 of the above competition saw Na Gaeil take on Milltown Castlemaine on Saturday evening last, May 12th, in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.

Na Gaeil (sponsored by Terry’s Butchers, Tralee) were nursing their wounds after being narrowly beaten the previous Sunday by Beaufort (in extra time) in a thrilling Junior County Final. The Milltown Castlemaine side (sponsored by Larkins Bar/Restaurant and Kelly’s Londis, Top Shop) were also in recovery mode, having been beaten by Keel on Monday night in the Mid Kerry League. Both teams were eager to get back to winning ways. Conditions were ideal, with the sun beaming down and the very slightest breeze blowing. Na Gaeil had the breeze to their backs and so started the stronger with M/C’S keeper being called on in the 3rd minute for a super save. The first score came in the 5th minute with a pointed free from Na Gaeil’s Ian McCarthy. Cathal Moriarty levelled with a point immediately afterwards.  A further pointed free followed in the 7th minute. M/C put up a strong defence, in particular Ciarán O Connor to keep Na Gaeil at bay. A block by Brendan Delaney for M/C in the 10th minute prevented the green flag being raised and so Na Gaeil had to settle for a point from Andrew Barry. Dan O’ Connor pointed for the visitors again in the 12th minute. Both sides were guilty of errors in passing and so it was M/C who were next to score. Some excellent link play in the 14th minute between Shane Murphy, Cathal Moriaty and Gavin Horan, saw the latter beating the Na Gaeil keeper, for a perfectly taken goal. Nigel Wrenn popped up with an excellent point, following a passing movement involving Jerome Flynn and David Roche.

This left a score line of M/C 1-03 to Na Gaeil’s 3 points after 15 minutes of play.

M/C were guilty of a few wides which at the end of the game proved very costly indeed.

Na Gaeil went on a scoring run with four unanswered points in the next ten minutes. Two of these came from Jamie Lowham and Stefan Okunbor who was playing in a mid-field role, despite wearing the No.3 jersey. Dara Devine accounted for the other two points.

Both sides continued to battle hard for their kick outs but Na Gaeil seemed to be winning most of them. Na Gaeil’s Diarmuid O’ Connor- an All-Ireland winning minor in 2016 and 2017, was having a particularly fine game around the mid field/half forward line.

Just before half time, Derek Twiss scored a pointed free off his left boot with Na Gaeil’s Kieran O’ Donovan pointing for the visitors in the 28th minute giving a score line of Na Gaeil:0/08, M/C: 1/04 at the short whistle.

The second half commenced with the home side now having the aid of a slight breeze. Derek Twiss opened the scoring with a pointed free in the first minute. However, it was Na Gaeil’s Dara Devine’s turn once again to pop over another free.

Two more points in the 6th and 7th minute saw Na Gaeil stretch their lead to two points. M/C responded with a Cathal Moriarty pointed free to give them a score of 1/06 to Na Gaeils- 11 points. Na Gaeil introduced Dan Goggin for Diarmuid Herlihy in the 11th minute to give them fresh legs and added strength.

Diarmuid O’ Connor, went on a solo run up the field and slotted a brilliant point over for Na Gaeil in the 12thminute. In a game which was marred by frees, there was also a fair share of cards displayed to both sides, keeping the Annascaul referee, Tim Falvey busy with the paper work!

A mark by Diarmuid O’ Connor on the 45 set Na Gaeil up for another fine point, this time from Ian McCarthy-establishing a 4 point lead for the visitors after the 3rd quarter. M/C introduced Jamie O’ Shea for Derek Twiss in the 17th minute.

They went on to score three unanswered points with two from Cathal Moriarty and a superbly taken point by Donal Dennehy,  which brought the home side back to within 1 point of their opponents. The lead resumed to 2 points almost immediately with a pointed free by Dara Devine.

Stephen Roche made way for Damian Murphy, in the 24th minute. Substitute Jamie O’ Shea sent over a point for M/C in the 25th minute. Fergal Barry came in for Kieran O’ Donovan for Na Gaeil with Jeremiah Hayes and Jack McCarthy coming off the bench for M/C. Diarmuid O’ Connor, who had a man of the match performance for Na Gaeil, popped over another great point giving Na Gaeil a 2 point margin at the long whistle.

And so Na Gaeil went away with two valuable County League points. Well done to both panels and their management teams.

Next up for M/Cis an away encounter with Castleisland Desmonds on Sunday May 27th at 2 pm    while Na Gaeil are at home to Currow -same day/time.

Report by Deirdre O’ Sullivan

Mother’s and Others:
Registration for Mother’s and Others(Gaelic Football) is on this Thursday 17th May between 6.30- and 7.45 (while under age academy is going on)
Please contact Adele on 086 0721847 if you have any questions.

Milltown Listry Ladies:

Well done to Milltown Listry Senior Ladies who had a great win over Fossa on Sunday. This was an exciting and entertaining game with great football played by both sides. Victory went to the Milltown Listry Ladies. Thanks to Nigel Wrenn Damien Murphy from our men’s senior panel and Phil Tangney of Listry for all their work with this great bunch of Ladies. Thanks to all supporters who came along to the game. Well done to all involved

Under 14’s:

After a great effort last week that produced no points on the board at home to Ballymac the Milltown/Castlemaine U14 White came away with a great victory away to the Killarney Legion on Wednesday last. Some great play & determination all over the pitch saw our visiting team come away with a great victory by the narrowest of margins. The final score line read Milltown/Castlemaine U14 White Team 2-04: 0-09 Legion U14. The lads just miss out on qualifying through to the knock out games but have done their club proud in the league this year with some fantastic performances.

A great win against Ballyduff in Milltown saw our Milltown/Castlemaine U14 Green Team through to the Semi Finals of the County League Division 3. The attacks poured forward in the second half as our home team stretched into a good lead. After just missing out on the points the previous week against Firies, the Green Team got over the line to claim a semi -final spot.  Well done to the team and their mentors. Thank you again to our Coiste Na nÓg sponsors Foley’s Spar and Burke’s Butchers.

County Junior League:

Our first outing will be away to Castleisland Desmonds on May 18 Th with a 7.30 throw in.

Please head along and give your support.

Senior Mid Kerry League-

Our seniors (sponsored by Larkins Bar and Kelly’s Top Shop) were defeated by Keel in Round 4 of the Mid Kerry League.

First Communicants:

Congratulations to all the children in our parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last. The sun shone beautifully on your special day. We hope you had a wonderful time.

Kerry Minors:

Comhgairdeas to Peter Keane (Keane’s Supervalu, Killorglin) and his Kerry Minor panel on their victory over Cork by the narrowest of margins-but a win is a win! Well done to you all.

Ciarraí Abú

Fundraising Lotto Jackpot Draw:

Our Jackpot is now €19, 600 with €200 for Match 3. Sincere thanks to all who continue to support our Fundraising Lotto in so many ways.  Your contribution to our club is much appreciated. Next draw is on Friday May 18Th, in Langford’s Bar, Milltown.

Kiltallagh N.S.-Celebrating 80 years.

September next marks the 80th anniversary of the enrolment of the first pupils in Kiltallagh National School, Castlemaine and so there is much to celebrate in both the last 80 years and the present healthy state of the school.

Preparations are now in full swing for the 80th Celebrations to mark the opening of Kiltallagh School, in September 1938.The commemorative event will take place on Saturday September 22nd-commencing with a service in the school at 12 noon- led by Bishop Kenneth Kearon. Afterwards, all guests will enjoy a BBQ and light refreshments.

It is hoped to have many photos and memorabilia on display for all to browse. A book will be also be published to mark this very special occasion. The pupils in Kiltallagh School have been busy writing their narrative stories for this book.

In the coming weeks, they will also write a little story about their favourite memory of their time in Kiltallagh. It is also hoped that some past pupils may write a brief paragraph recounting a memorable moment they had in years gone by.

I’m sure there will be some very funny and interesting scéaltaí to be written and read!! If you know of any past pupil, we would ask you to encourage them to write a few lines about their time in Kiltallagh.

All written pieces should be emailed to before May 31st 2018. A warm invitation is extended to all past and present pupils, teachers, principals, parents, Board of Management members, clergy, parishioners and the many friends of Kiltallagh. Bígi ann, Bígi linn.

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