Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Sympathy: We extend sympathy to the Hanafin family, Kilcolman, Milltown on the death of Jackie Hanafin. Two of Jackie’s grandsons Ciarán and Cathal O’ Connor are part of our senior panel. May Jackie enjoy eternal peace and happiness.

Mother’s Day:

We wish all the mothers in our community a wonderful mother’s day. We are very lucky to have some amazing mothers who volunteer in our club in so many ways. We hope you will be well spoiled on your special day!

Our thoughts are with those who have been bereaved since Mother’s Day last year.

St.Patrick’s Day Parade:

Well done to all the committee who organised such a fantastic parade. We are very fortunate to have our own parade here in Milltown. So much work goes into organising the parade and as a club we sincerely thank all those people who volunteered in any way. Thank you to those who walked with our club and to our members who were part of various other floats in the parade.

All Ireland Club Champions:

Comhgairdeas to Dr. Crokes on their super victory in Croke Park on Friday last. A wonderful achievement for all involved. Enjoy the well-deserved celebrations.

Registration:

Closing date for registration is fast approaching: March 31st2017. All officers, players and mentors need to be registered for insurance purposes with Croke Park. Our registrar John Murphy will be delighted to facilitate anybody who wishes to join our club.  (Registrations after March 31st will not be issued with a registration card-something that is necessary to gain your free entry to home county league games)

Email addresses:

We are in the process of updating our contact details, which includes e mail addresses. If you have new contact details, you can private message me (Deirdre O’ Sullivan) on my Facebook Page with new details. Some emails are coming back with an un-delivered status.

Sacrament of Confirmation: Best wishes to all our young players who will be making their confirmation on Tuesday March 28th. We hope the Holy Spirit will guide and protect you throughout your lives.

Senior League: Division 1:

Milltown Castlemaine took on Castleisland Desmonds in the first round of the County League on Sunday  in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park. MC  played with a strong breeze in the 1st half and had a lead of 5 points at the interval. Score 0/08 to 0/03.

Desmonds found it difficult to claw back that lead against a stiff breeze -despite a goal chance at the end but they were deprived with a super block down by Jeramiah Hayes.

Final score:MC-10 CD 0-08.
MC scorers Cathal Moriarty 0-5, Jerome Flynn 0-2, Jonathan O’Sullivan, Shane Murphy, Pa Wrenn 0-1 each. Well done to all.

Our club is away for Round 2, to Kerins O’ Rahillys, in Healy Park,Ballyrickard on March 25th next- with a 3 p.m. start.

Minor League:

Milltown Castlemaine minors are at home to Kilcummin on March 31st with a 6.30 p.m. throw in. They will be looking for their 3rd victory in a row so head along and give them your support.

Our Under 14’s are at home to Kilgarvan/Tousist on March 29th with a 6.30 start in the 2nd Round of the County League.

Under 6 fun football continues in Nagle Rice Community hall on Saturday mornings-11.30 to 12.30.

Lotto Jackpot Draw:

Would you like to head away to the sun at Easter time? Then why not try your luck in our next lotto jackpot draw for €13,600. This draw will take place in The Plough Bar on next Friday night-March 24th. Match 3 and you could win or share €550. We will also have our 6 consolation prizes on offer. So head out and buy that lucky lotto ticket-available from the usual sellers and local businesses. It could be you !

Revised dressing room/side-line guidelines:

Please note that under age players are NOT permitted inside the dressing rooms prior to or after a SENIOR game or inside the surrounding fence wire when a senior game is ongoing.

This is to protect all parties involved. We ask parents and guardians to continually remind their children of this rule which will be strictly enforced. We appreciate your on- going support and cooperation.

Appropriate Football Gear:

Can all underage team managers, trainers/coaches please ensure that all players representing Milltown /Castlemaine are dressed in club colours (Green and White socks and togs.)   This is to avoid any inconvenience prior to games.

We would also ask parents/guardians of players to inform their children of this County Board Rule.

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