Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, schoolmates, and club mates at Killarney Legion of Niall McGillicuddy who passed away on Friday morning. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

Lotto Jackpot Draw:

We were delighted to make presentations of winnings to our two most recent match 3 winners – Eileen Sugrue Lissivane and John/Teresa Foley, Milltown on Wednesday evening last. They both received €375.

Our lotto Jackpot is now at €5,200 with €200 for match 3 winners along with our 6 consolation prizes.  What would you do with €5,200? Tickets for our lotto are available in all local shops, pubs and businesses for only €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. For just €50 (with an annual ticket) you are guaranteed to be entered into every draw for the year – please contact Lotto co coordinator Eileen Spring on 086/ 3136001 for further information or any member of the executive.

The next draw is on this Friday 19 Th October in The Shanty Bar, Ballyfinnane. So make sure to buy your ticket to be in with a chance of being our next lucky Lotto Jackpot winner!

Kerry Manager:

Comhghairdeas to Peter Keane from our neighbouring club/parish, Listry, on his recent appointment as Kerry senior manager. We wish Peter and his management team every success in the future. We hope you will have a fulfilling and rewarding experience at the helm.

New Pitch Development:

Since September 2018, Allman Construction has been working hard on our pitch to get the final ground works complete on site.  In a short few weeks, our new sand based playing pitch will be turning green and we will be in a position early next year to see our club training on it. The days of pitch closure, due to bad weather and muddy playing surfaces will soon be a thing of the past for us here in Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club.

Much of the work to date has been completed underground.  We have been future proofing the site with extensive drainage and site services. Much of this work is hidden from view now but the weather has been great and the much progress has been made.

The pitch is open every day and the public is more that welcome any time- to come and see this exciting pitch development.

This phase is now complete and with Training Area 1, we will have to wait until May 2019 for Phase 2 to commence. This will consist of developing the current playing pitch and the construction of a new 170 seater stand.

The seeds have been sown so all that’s left now is for the grass to grow!

Videos are available on social media and on our new club website if you wish to keep updated on progress.

Seniors-sponsored by Larkins Bar and Resttaurant and Kellys Londis-Topshop

Clinical Glenbeigh Advance To Mid Kerry Final Meeting With Laune Rangers

Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final

Milltown/Castlemaine 0-4 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-13

Venue: Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown

Referee: Paul Hayes (Kerins O’Rahillys)

By Dara O’Connor

Glenbeigh/Glencar advanced to the Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship Final for 2018 today after travelling to Milltown and dispensing of the opposition with little trouble over the sixty minutes.

A more experienced and wily Glenbeigh/Glencar side who competed in Division 1 over the past two seasons eventually wore down a Milltown/Castlemaine side who battled hard all throughout but were shorn some key players today from the panel such as Cathal Moriarty, Kieran O’Carroll, Ciaran O’Connor, Shane Murphy & Jonathan O’Sullivan amongst others but this is by no way in taking away from a much deserved win for Glenbeigh/Glencar on the afternoon as their forward play was sublime all through and their ruthlessness in front of goal was something Milltown/Castlemaine simply were unable to match on this occasion.

Glenbeigh/Glencar kicked 0-10 from play whereas all Milltown scores came from frees another decisive statistic today in the grand scheme of things.

Tommy Cahill started the game as he wished to go on with two points in as many minutes at the start of the 1st half both from play and both splendidly taken off his right leg to push the visitors into an early lead.

This was soon followed by a surging run from County man Darran O’Sullivan who fired over when it looked as if he was about to rattle the net, 0-3 to 0-0 after 5 mins.

Milltown/Castlemaine knew already at such an early stage that the next score would be important and after David Roche was pulled around the neck, Jerome Flynn slotted over a free from 14 yards on the left to make it 0-3 to 0-1.

This was followed by a great goal chance for the home side but despite a brilliant run Gavin Horan seen an effort sail marginally past the far post of Donal O’Neill’s goal.

Kieran Courtney with the first of three outstanding pointed efforts for Glenbeigh/Glencar on the day exchanged a score with Jamie O’Shea of Milltown who put over a free from the right to leave it 0-4 to 0-2 after 15 mins.

Milltown/Castlemaine essentially will feel looking back that the final quarter of the opening half was their undoing as despite creating quite a number of opportunities, they failed to add to their tally despite efforts from Jerome Flynn, Donal Dennehy & Gavin Horan. Glenbeigh/Glencar made the home side pay for the missed chances and Tommy Cahill with 2 frees in the 20th and 28th minutes and another terrific score on the run after a one-two pass from Kieran Courtney had the away sides support roaring in approval heading into the break with Glenbeigh/Glencar leading by 0-7 to 0-2 and in pole position.

The 2nd half was more of a slow burner but again Glenbeigh/Glencar won the half with a bit to spare and ultimately the game as a whole.

Caolim Teahan got the first point of the half on 38 mins from all of 45 yards with an effort showing the confidence now well and truly flowing through the away side.
Milltown/Castlemaine substitute Jack McCarthy pointed from a free on 42 mins to reduce the arrears to five at 0-8 to 0-3 but despite the game not being over on the scoreboard, it was hard to see the game swinging in the home sides direction unless they could raise a green flag, which failed to materialize.

Keen to kill the game off and make sure there would be no late rally by the home side, Tommy Cahill with his 3rd free of the afternoon and Kieran Courtney’s 3rd from play on the turn shooting back against his body in a sharp movement extended Glenbeigh’s lead out to 0-10 to 0-3 by the 47th min.

Jack McCarthy with his 2nd free after being introduced brought the visitors lead back to six but there was to be no late comeback as Glenbeigh/Glencar finished strongly, controlling possession and the pace of the game impressively with some good game management from all the team using their numerical advantage in their favour after Damian Murphy was sent to the line after receiving a second yellow card with ten minutes remaining.

Darran O’Sullivan after a run along the end line seen an effort sail between the posts and this was followed by efforts from Daniel Griffin off his right boot & a fisted Tommy Cahill point to round off an impressive days work for Glenbeigh/Glencar who adapted well to tricky conditions.

A disappointing end undoubtedly to the season for the Milltown/Castlemaine lads but with so many young players being integrated into their panel this season and many lads making championship débuts in 2018 along with many to return from injury, brighter days lie ahead & 2019 is only around the corner!
We wish Glenbeigh/Glencar all the best in the Final

Scorers: Glenbeigh/Glencar
Tommy Cahill (0-6, 0-3 from play), Kieran Courtney (0-3 play), Darran O’Sullivan (0-2 play), Caolim Teahan (0-1 play), Daniel Griffin (0-1 play)

Scorers: Milltown/Castlemaine
Jack McCarthy (0-2 frees), Jerome Flynn (0-1 free), Jamie O’Shea (0-1 free)

Communion/Confirmation Enrolment:

Congratulations to all the boys and girls from our club who have participated in their enrolment ceremonies in recent weeks. They will receive the sacraments in May 2019.

Under 10 Blitz:

A huge thank you to all our Under 10’s, under the guidance of Garry Murphy, who participated in the inaugural ‘St. Francis Special School’ blitz on Saturday last at the Centre of excellence in Currans.

Despite the weather, great fun was had by all and much money was raised for a very worthy cause.

Well done to all involved.

Under 6’s:

Our Under 6’s had a wonderful celebratory party at their medal presentation ceremony on Saturday evening last. Sincere thanks to all those who helped out in many ways to make it a memorable evening for our underage players.

Super Touch Under15’s Blitz:

There was much jubilation on October 12th last, when the boys from our club emerged winners and now proceed to the County Final. Their first game ended with a 6 point victory over Keel/Listry on a score line of 2/11 to 1/08. Their second game was again a victory over Beaufort on a score line of 3/07 to 1/06. A huge thank you to David Heasman, Mike Burke and their coaching team for all their work with this group of players. Thanks also to Beaufort for hosting the competition and to PJ Reidy for organising the competition. We look forward to the County finals on Thursday next. Updates can be got on social media.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to Gavin Wrenn one of our former players on his marriage to Sarah Twohig in Portugal last week. We wish you many happy times together.

Milltown Listry Senior Ladies:

Congratulations to the Milltown Listry Senior Ladies-trained by Damian Murphy and Nigel Wrenn who are County League Champions -after defeating Fossa in a thrilling game on Sunday morning.   These girls and their trainers have put in tremendous work over the past year. Well done to all.

Old photos:

If you have any photographs relating to our club from the past years, we would be delighted if you could email them to us for our website. This is the email address:

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