Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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GET WELL WISHES:

We wish all those in our community who are ill- a speedy return to good health.

ALMAS TAKEAWAY AND PIZZERIA: NEW LOTTO SPONSOR

The club wishes to acknowledge the continued sponsorship by Alan from Alma’s Takeaway and Pizzeria. Alan has continued to be a wonderful financial sponsor to our club here and is always more than willing to offer any assistance he possibly can. Our young and not so young players are often treated to complimentary food after a great win and equally after a disappointing defeat. Alan’s delicious food always seemed to hit the right spot! Mile buíochas arís Alan agus go neirí go gheal leat!

TABLE FOR THADY:
The Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club is running a Table Quiz on THIS Friday 13th March in Griffins Bar, Castlemaine. All monies raised on the night will go towards cancer treatment for our senior player Thady O’Sullivan. It is a worthy cause and we hope the proceeds will greatly help Thady on his journey to full recovery.

Tables of 4 are €40 (€10 per person) and there will also be a raffle on the night.
While teams are most welcome on the night, the club would appreciate if people who wish to participate would contact the club beforehand if they wish to enter a team. This is to facilitate the smooth running of the Quiz and to maximise team entry. You can contact the following via call or text to book your table —
Paud Hogan — 087/2704436
Linus Burke — 086/1544905
Brendan Dennehy — 087/6969841
Mike Carroll — 087/2256548

TAKING THE MIC:
And the final group for TAKING THE MIC has been announced… it’s the Senior Ladies Club. These athletic and fun loving ladies are sure to bring something special to Ballygarry House on Easter Sunday night. Tickets for the event will go on sale in the coming week or so. There will be much demand for tickets as all of the 10 participating groups having a very large fan club!  Choreography sessions commenced this past week and it is rumoured that there are a lot of tired weary limbs in the community as I write! I can personally confirm that! But as the old saying goes “No pain-no gain”.

Our club here in Milltown Castlemaine is extremely grateful to all the contestants for their commitment. We are sure that this will be a wonderful night of fun, entertainment and laughter in the luxurious surroundings of Ballygarry House Hotel. We hope all in the community and beyond will show their support for our fundraiser by purchasing tickets and attending the production. Likewise, you can show your support by placing an advertisement in our TAKING THE MIC programme, which is currently being produced. Keep an eye on our website and FB page for details.

PROGRESSIVE 31 CARD DRIVE:

Continues every Tuesday night @ 9 pm in Nagle Rice Community Centre. If there is anybody in the community that would like to help out on a Tuesday night at the cards, please contact Deirdre on 086/1703332. It is a lovely social occasion and is an ideal opportunity to meet new people.

On a sad note, we send our sympathies to the family of one of our card players-David Nash, who was buried on Sunday last. David was a very regular card layer on a Tuesday night and he will genuinely be missed by all his friends here in Milltown. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

MILLTOWN TOWN PLAN

Have your say Milltown Community & Chamber Alliance invites all those who live and / or work in Milltown to have their say in shaping the town’s future. Consultation workshops on March 26 and 27. …give your views. Please take a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire to help identify priorities and to make suggestions about the issues that matter in Milltown. The survey is available on: https://forms.gle/b3SDGK7C4j1SRAsUA OR go to the Milltown Community & Chamber Alliance Facebook page OR get a paper form at Londis Top Shop, Post Office, Spar or Murphy’s. Return paper questionnaires to Londis Top Shop, Post Office, Spar or Murphy’s. Survey closes Fri 20th March.

ATHLETICS:

Comhghairdeas mór to Jim O’ Shea, from our neighbouring club Listry who competed in the British Masters in Lee Valley Stadium, in London at the weekend. He came 1st in the Men’s 75 long Jump (3.80 m) and 1st in the High Jump ((1.20m). What a fantastic achievement Jim!  And I thought I did well jumping out of bed!

KERRY SENIOR LADIES: LIDL NATIONAL LEAGUE

On a cold and windy Sunday morning, Kerry senior ladies made it five out of five with a brilliant win–this time over Monaghan. It was a very exciting game from start to finish with some fantastic football played by both teams. Kerry at one stage had an 8 point advantage but the Northern girls came back to go 2 points up. However, Kerry dug deep and against a strong wind sealed a four point victory. Well done to the managers Darragh Long and Declan Quill and to Ciara Murphy and Caoimhe Evans from our own club who are part of the panel.

COUNTY MINOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

Milltown/Castlemaine 3-08 Annascaul/Lispole/Dingle 0-04 Well done to our Minor team and management along with the supporters who journeyed back west on Saturday evening last and played in very testing conditions to take home the two points associated with victory. They are home to Finuge on Saturday March 14th.

FIXTURES:

Our minors are at home to Finuge on Saturday March 14th.

Our seniors are away to Churchill on Sunday March 15th and will play their rescheduled First round game versus Currow on March 22nd.

Our senior B are away to Rathmore B on Sunday March 15th also.

Please keep a close eye on our FB Page and Website for updates/changes due to weather. We would also appreciate if you could inform those who do not have access to the internet or social media of any changes.

FUNDRAISING LOTTO JACKPOT-€12,600: MATCH 3- €350

Our fundraising Lotto Jackpot is now: €12,600

Our next Lotto draw will take place on Friday March 20th in Knightly’s Bar, Castlemaine with €11,600 on offer. We will also have €350 for a Match 3- along with our 6 consolation prizes. Huge congratulations to last week’s consolation prize winners:

€50 each to Anthony Leen c/o EIR,Tralee, and St. Joseph’s Primary School, Castlemaine .€25 each to Jonathan Bowler,Glenflesk,Eileen Bell, Kilderry South,Riain Foley,Curraghmore West, Firies and Sean Courtney,Ballyoughtragh. Drawn numbers were 12, 19, and 29 with 26 being the bonus number. Sincere thanks to all those who continue to support our GAA Fundraising Lotto. We really appreciate your generosity. There is a lot of expense involved in the day to day running of a club such as ours. As our community grows in population, so too do the numbers in our club. To facilitate this growth, we are always trying to improve, develop and expand our facilities. Your support of our fundraising lotto helps us to alleviate some of the expenses involved. Míle buíochas as bhur tacaíocht.

CORONA VIRUS:

The GAA has been asked by the HSE to follow all of their guidelines and recommendations in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As part of this policy, all clubs have been instructed that anyone with queries regarding COVID-19 should contact the HSE directly.

A detailed HSE website with recommendations can be found at: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Please also see ‘Guidance to organisers and attendees of mass gatherings’

The purpose of this approach is to ensure that there is one version of official communication rather than multiple statements and possible conflicting advice for members of the public.

Our club here in Milltown Castlemaine wishes to commend all those in the healthcare service for their work in these very difficult circumstances.

ITEMS FOR NOTES:

If you would like anything included in our notes, please contact me, Deirdre, on 086/1703332 or email any information to navillusodeirdre@yahoo.ie   (before 6 p.m. on Sundays) and I will do my best to facilitate you.

THANK YOU!

Sincere thanks to all those who assist me in my role as PRO of the club, particularly Danny McClure and Dara O’ Connor. Like all roles in the club, it is a very busy one. If you would like to help out in the club in any way, we would be most grateful.

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