Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Milltown:Castlemaine 1Sympathy:
Our club extends sympathy to Anne and Padraig along with Dara and Seán Hogan- (two of our underage players) on the death of their mother/mother-in-law/ nana -Eileen recently.R.I.P.

The Lotto Jackpot Draw for €10,200 ( generously sponsored by Mike O’Shea and sons- Builders – Farran) will be held on this Friday night July 29th in ‘The Plough Bar’.
What would you do if you won the jackpot ?? Go on that much needed sun holiday or upgrade the car. There are so many things you could do if you won! So head out and buy that lotto ticket now -available from local businesses and regular ticket sellers.
Match 3 could give you a win or share of €200. There are also six wonderful consolation prizes. Remember – if you’re not in you can’t win …Good Luck !

Blitz Milltown Castlemaine U10

Milltown Castlemaine U10 at a blitz at John Mitchels GAA on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Willie the Postman:
While none of us are over enthusiastic about the mail in the letter box (especially the bills!) we all looked forward to the cheerful voice of Willie Murphy, when he dropped by with the post- always with a smile and ever so obliging. After 40 years plus of delivering the post,Willie has decided to retire.
We wish you many days of health and happiness in your retirement Willie.

Under 12’s:
Well done to the Under 12 B team who beat Laune Rangers on a scoreline of 5/06 to 4/04. All the players played outstandingly well.  Míle buíochas to Tom and John in the management team.

A great afternoon was had at the Munster blitz in Fitzgerald Stadium on Monday last with our U12’s. The team played four games and got a tour of the stadium from Kerry senior player -Fionn Fitzgerald.
Thanks to all involved for a fantastic day of football and fun.

Underage kits:
For those who have pre ordered kits, it is anticipated that we will have these for training on Thursday evening.

Fun football:
Looking forward to seeing all the young boys and girls on Thursday evening at 6.15 in Milltown Castlemaine GAA Pitch for some more fun football.

Under 14’s
Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee Central Region Div 3 Back Game.

Milltown/Castlemaine will play Austin Stacks on Wednesday July 27 th at 7 pm. Please give them your support.

Under 16’s:
The boys from MC -under David Heasman, will take on Firies on Wednesday July 27th in Farranfore. Throw in is at 7.
The management and panel have been working really hard -so please go along and support them.

Well done to the Minors who came away from Churchill with a hard fought draw during the week. The final score was 4/06 to 3/09.Well done to Paul and the management team.
Keep up the good work lads!

Kelliher’s Toyota Central 
Minor Division 2:
MC are away to Ardfert on Thursday July 28th next.
Please head along and support our minor boys and their management team. ]


County League: Milltown Castlemaine 2:12  Kerins O’ Rahilly’s 2:12

Despite both teams lining out without a number of regulars, this turned out a lively entertaining affair with both sets of players giving it their all. Rahilly’s were quickest out of the traps with two early points through Gearóid Savage and Tommy Walsh who was having a great tussle with Milltown Castlemaine’s Dónal Kelliher.  Dónal was deputising at full back for the absent Damian Murphy.

By the quarter hour mark, Milltown Castlemaine had pegged it back and gone into a 4 points to 3 lead. Then Kerins O’ Rahilly’s struck for a goal -after a sweet pass from corner forward John Ferguson found Eoin Carroll who then crashed the ball to the roof of the net -despite the tight angle.

This gave them a 1:04 to :04 lead. A couple of Cathal Moriarty frees kept Milltown Castlemaine in touch but the pendulum swung in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s favour when Donal Kelliher had to leave the field due to a hamstring injury and Tommy Walsh proceeded to have a purple patch, scoring one point and playing in the inform Ferguson for their second goal and his sixth in four games.

Unfortunately this was his last major contribution to the game as he was unable to resume for the second half. Rahilly’s went in at the break with a comfortable 2:06 to :07 lead.

The introduction of a number of the youngsters for MC (all U21) in the second half namely Donal Dennehy, Ciarán O’ Connor and Tadhg McCarthy along with the first half substitution of Gavin McKenna for the unlucky Kelliher, seemed to energize the Milltown Castlemaine side.

With points from Cathal Moriarty(2), Shane Murphy and Ciarán O’ Connor, along with a peach of a goal from David Roche set up by the fleet footed Eoin O’ Brien( two more of the U21 brigade) they played themselves right back into the game.
Rahilly’s rallied with a couple of points and looked to be in for a goal to kill the game off when Tadgh McCarthy got back to clear the lines and start a move that finished with the ball in   Rahilly’s net – courtesy of Ciarán O’ Connor. The Strand Road men weren’t finished yet and regained the lead again by 1.

Milltown Castlemaine finished strongly and levelled the match 2:12 to 2:12 despite having what looked a perfectly good point ruled wide by the umpire earlier.
Spoils shared by two teams fielding a number of youngsters who didn’t seem out of their depth in the top tier especially Ciarán O’ Connor who came in to score 1:01 on his debut.

Well done to Mike Hickey, Mike Carroll, Timmy Teahan and the entire panel of players. A great team effort.
Next outing for our seniors is on August 14 th when they are away to Castleisland Desmonds.

Keanes Super Valu Minor Championship:

The next round sees  Mid Kerry v Kenmare District Board on August 3rd at Beaufort Gaa Grounds. Best of luck to all especially our club players Cormac Leane,(captain) Pádraig O’ Brien, Ciarán O’ Connor, Cain Bradley and Craig Counihan.
Kerry U 16 Girls:
Our good wishes to the Kerry Under 16 girls who will play Dublin in the All Ireland in Nenagh on Wednesday evening next.
Ciara Murphy, from our ladies club, is part of the Kerry team who are going for 2 in a row. Ciara has worn the Number 7 with pride over the past two years but unfortunately injured her collarbone in the All Ireland semi final.

Ciara O’ Brien from Laune Rangers will captain the team.

Laune Rangers are hosting a Welcome Evening for the Kerry U16 Girls on Thursday, 28th of July.

Win, lose or draw -Laune Rangers hope to go ahead with this event to honour the achievements of the Kerry U16 girls in 2016.
It is hoped that the girls will gather at The Fishery and will be led up the town by the Killorglin Pipe Band-meeting at Library Place @ 8pm for introductions of the team & mentors.

Kerry minors and seniors

Best of luck to Peter Keane and the Kerry Minors as they take on Derry on Sunday next. Our senior keeper – Cormac Leane is part of the panel.
We also wish Eamonn Fitzmaurice and the senior panel every success in their All Ireland Quarter Final versus Clare on Sunday next also -in Croke Park.

Revised dressing room / sideline 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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