Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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€11,000 Lotto Jackpot:

Our lotto jackpot was not won on Friday last. Drawn numbers were 3, 26, 27 and 8 was the bonus number. Here are the lucky consolation prize winners from last Friday night’s draw.

€50 each to: The Golden Girls, Killarney and Norma Walsh, €25 each to Paddy Lawlor, Castlemaine, Liam Kelliher, Castlemaine, Donal Kennedy, Dingle and Pierce Tyther, Milltown. Congratulations to you all .Sincere thanks for supporting our fundraising lotto, Next draw is on Fri. 29th Nov 2019 in Knightley’s Bar, Castlemaine.

Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final:

Milltown Defy Pre-Match Underdog Tag to Book Mid-Kerry Final Spot’

Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-9. Report By Dara O’Connor

Milltown/Castlemaine journeyed to Glenbeigh today to take on the hosts in the Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, with the winner facing into a meeting with Laune Rangers in the final in 2 weeks’ time. Glenbeigh/Glencar who were the reigning champions were looking to add their fifth Mid Kerry title this decade by securing this year’s Championship but they were met by a young, energetic and hungry Milltown/Castlemaine side eager to also advance to the 2019 showpiece in the District. It was a game where the hosts only led twice all through but Milltown/Castlemaine finished strong to ensure the victory.

Dylan O’Neil opened the scoring within the first few minutes with a superb score off the ground, Jonathan O’Sullivan who put in a huge performance followed this up to give to give Milltown/Castlemaine an early 0-2 to 0-0 lead. Donal O’Neil who was called into action twice in the opening half saved brilliantly from attempts by both Pa Wren & Gavin McKenna to keep the hosts in the reckoning.
Tommy Cahill through two pointed frees & a young yet developing Adrian O’Connor put Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-3 to 0-2 ahead by the halfway mark of the opening half. Jonathan O’Sullivan & Cathal Moriarty both notched up superb scores on the turn from play to extend Milltown/Castlemaine’s lead prior to the half time interval.

Glenbeigh/Glencar were back on level terms soon after the interval when firstly Caolim Teahan followed by a Tommy Cahill free had matters tied up at 0-5 to 0-5 on 35 minutes.

Jonathan O’Sullivan who kicked 0-7 all day and was fully tuned in proved very hard to mark as a hugely talented footballer & never missed the target all afternoon. Jonathan’s scores along with superbly executed efforts from a hugely impressive Kieran O’Carroll who landed a beauty late on & Jerome Flynn who landed the clincher seen the visitors advance to a Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship meeting with Laune Rangers on Sunday, December 1st.

Progressive 31 Card Drive:

Continues every Tuesday night @ 9 pm in Nagle Rice Community Centre.

Here are last weeks lucky winners.

Joint 1st: Dan & Mary O’ Connor :John Langford & Denis Carroll,  Kathleen O’ Shea & Peggy Leane
2nd: Nancy Murphy & Mary B O Sullivan,  Peig & Pat Foley
Ladies: Mai McKenna & Margaret Coakley
Mixed: Patsy Dooley & Mike Kissane
Gents: Timmy Moriarty  & Patsy Shea
Raffle Winners:
1st Nuala Corbett,2nd Tony Marshall ,3rd Dan O’ Connor and 4th Eileen Roche
Rockin It!!

Students from 6th class in Nagle Rice Primary School, Milltown came 2nd place in the National SOPHia physics science competition in the University of Limerick on Friday last. Diarmuid Quirke, Sean O’ Sullivan, Chloe McHugh and Sarah Heasman submitted their project named ‘ROCK-IT’, which studied the physics of rockets, in October. They were delighted to be selected for the finals of the competition which were held in UL on Friday last to mark science week.

The students were up against some very stiff competition but they held their own and spoke confidently whilst presenting their project to the judges. They are thrilled to gain 2nd place in the junior category of this competition.

Their mentor was Cliodhna McCarthy Quirke, teacher of Science and Physics at Presentation Secondary School, Milltown and director of whos4science. Cliodhna is extremely proud as the students worked ‘hard and relentlessly on this project – we all had great fun!’ Well done to all! Why not check out Cliodhna’s FB page on

Medal Presentation:

A medal presentation for our u12, u14 and u16 teams will take place next Sunday Nov 24th, at 6pm in the Nagle Rice Community Centre.

Home baking would be very much appreciated. When dropping home baking to the hall, please do so between 5pm and 5.45pm on the 24th. If there are any volunteers available to help with serving tea etc. please contact me during the week.

Many thanks, Philip O’Reilly: 087/7743717.

Mile Buíochas do gach duine:

We will have an informal gathering for all coaches and parents of our juvenile teams for the end of the year on next Saturday night, November 23rd, starting in Larkin’s at 7.30pm.

We would be delighted if all our coaches and parents could make it, gathering together and celebrating a great year for all of our players which involved a lot of fun, football and hard work by all. Whether training the kids, helping in all sorts of other ways or bringing the players to training/matches throughout the year. Well done to everyone, it takes a team to make a team.

Hope you can make it next Saturday…….

Milltown Listry Comhaltas
Thanks to Listry Community Council, sponsor GMHD and all who supported our wonderful Rambling House. It was a brilliant night and helps to keep the tunes ticking over till the ‘3 in a row’ Fleadh next June!

Important Announcement:
Great news today for the Club with Minister Griffin’s allocation of €75,000 of Sports Capital Funding towards our Field Development, making us one of the top beneficiaries in the County .This announcement is much welcomed and appreciated and now means we can proceed with the 2nd phase of the project which is bringing our main playing pitch up to the standard of our recently developed training area. We look forward to the ongoing support of all our ‘Friends of Milltown Castlemaine GAA’ and we hope to have many more new ‘friends’ contributing to this wonderful and exciting project. A lot done…A lot more to do!

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