Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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We hope all the mommies in our community had a Happy Mothers Day.

We especially commend all those working on the front line during this current Covid 19 pandemic…. your dedication and commitment is admirable and appreciated so much. When this medical crisis passes, we hope you will get a chance to be pampered. In the meantime… Let’s all play our part.” Ní neart go cur le chéile”


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

The Club would like to take this opportunity to especially acknowledge our many members who in their varying roles, are at the cold face in this current crisis. You are all heroes and deserve our undying gratitude and support.


During these trying times Milltown Castlemaine GAA would ask its members to remain vigilant regarding the needs of our most vulnerable in the community namely the elderly, sick or disabled and those living alone.

There maybe those who are isolated due to their location or just in need of a helping hand.

We offer our support as a club in assisting in any way, those individuals or groups providing services already and might be finding their resources stretched in the current circumstances.

Our club has also set up a group of volunteers who will deliver items like medication, groceries, fuel etc. to your door if needed and in strictest confidence. To avail of this service, please contact Podge 086/8398669, Mike 087/2615443 or Emmett 087/2205330.


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:

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.


Following a directive from Croke Park, Milltown Castlemaine GAA has CLOSED its pitch and facilities- until further notice.

UNFORTUNATELY, it has been brought to the attention of the Club Executive that some people are choosing to ignore the directive from Croke Park by accessing the pitch to play ball etc.

This shows a blatant disregard for the health of others, puts the lives of our most vulnerable at risk as well as disrespecting those on the frontline in the fight against Covid 19. I would again appeal to everyone to adhere to the measures taken in the best interest of everyone.

A message from Foley’s Spar –Coiste na nÓg sponsor of Milltown / Castlemaine GAA Club:

Norman Foley’s Spar in Milltown and Fossa have been quietly delivering groceries in our community with the past two weeks.

They will try and extend this service over the next few weeks and if you know someone who may need their assistance, please contact the store and they will try to deliver to you.

In order for this to continue to work, please only call if you need our help and can’t visit stores yourself.  These are the contact numbers: Milltown (066-9765607) Fossa (064-6633907)


A message from the Bishop of Kerry-Bishop Ray Browne:

Regarding Masses (daily and weekend) and other liturgies in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: NO public Masses with a congregation will be celebrated until further notice. Churches will be open each day for private prayer.

In attending church people are asked to follow all guidelines, including hand – washing before coming to church and on return home, keeping their distance from any person they meet, and also minimising their touching of hard surfaces.

These guidelines will endure until the Government indicate they are no longer necessary. Also many people have expressed their appreciation of their parish for prayer and for Masses. Many have joined in the Mass on-line or via parish radio (which is 106 FM for our community.)

There is also a 10.30am daily Mass on the RTE News Now channel. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (521), Virgin Media (200), Eir (517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and via RTÉ.ie/news.

This content will also be available on the RTÉ Player, both live and on catch-up. In the coming weeks members of our community may find certain aspects of life difficult.


Please note due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the outbreak of the Covid19, the fortnightly Fundraising Lotto Jackpot Draw, has been postponed. A new draw date will be confirmed shortly. At this draw, all tickets purchased, along with annual tickets, will be included.


In the Interest of the health and well-being of our patrons, Milltown Castlemaine GAA have taken the decision to postpone the Tuesday night’s Progressive 31 Card drive until further notice.

We will update you going forward and hopefully see you all again in the not too distant future. In the meantime -stay safe and well.

Please Note: ‘TABLE FOR THADY’ Quiz postponement:

Unfortunately, our Table for Thady Quiz night had to be postponed and it will now take place at a later date which will be confirmed here in the weeks ahead.

We still encourage those of you that can to support Thady’s treatment costs fundraiser online at the following link: The response has been terrific so far and all the support from the wider community and beyond is heartening.

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