Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

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Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown 

The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, March 20th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 28 and the bonus ball was 8.

Lucky Dip winners were as follows:
€50 – Derry and Susan O’Sullivan, Milltown
€50 – Eileen and Nicole Twiss, Callinafercy
€25 – Shane Dinham, Milltown
€25 – Jimmy Boyle, Castlemaine
€25 – William Burke, Castlemaine
€25 – Donal Murphy

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3rd 2023 at 19:30pm in the Clubhouse where the jackpot will be €13,000. Get your draw tickets or renew your yearly tickets online on Clubforce or get your tickets for the next draw from all the usual local outlets. Mile búiochas do gach duine for playing Milltown/Castlemaine Clubs Fortnightly Fundraiser, the money raised is vital to the day to day running of our club and your support is sincerely appreciated.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1, Round 1 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11

Dingle 1-08

Our first time back in the top division of the Credit Union County Senior Football League in seven years sees us take a share of the points away from Dingle after a very workmanlike performance in challenging conditions.

We led 0-8 to 1-3 at half time with Eanna O’Connor, Cathal Moriarty and Jonathan O’Sullivan tagging on 0-2 each in the opening half and the other two points came from Jerome Flynn and corner back Anthony Kelliher. Milltown/Castlemaine had a goal chance from Jerome Flynn also well saved by the Dingle goalkeeper.

At the other end Tomas Sheehy and Dylan Geaney registered all Dingle’s scores with the goal coming in fortuitous circumstances when an effort for a point hit the upright and landed into the arms of Sheehy who made no mistake and raised a green flag for the hosts.

The second half was nip and tuck but Milltown/Castlemaine kept their noses in front up until the last few minutes as pointed efforts from Cian O’Connor, Sean Hogan and Eanna O’Connor kept the scoreboard ticking over.

Dylan Geaney was Dingle’s go to man as they tried hard to reel the visitors in and he levelled the sides after 58 minutes from a close range free. There was a late opportunity for both sides to win it with Michael Geaney pulling his shot wide of Cormac Leane’s goal for Dingle and Donal Dennehy was denied by the upright down the other end.

An action packed game which seen both sides take a share of the spoils when Donal Casey blew the final whistle.

Well done to the players and management team on a very positive start to the County League. They will take on Castleisland Desmonds in Round 2 at home in two weeks time. Fixture details to be confirmed.

A special mention also to Senior Player Pa Wren who we are reliably informed celebrated his 30th birthday at the weekend. Pa put in a sterling performance on Friday afternoon in defence as he always does. Happy Birthday from all at Milltown/Castlemaine GAA and we hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6, Round 1 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine ‘B’ 1-06
Firies ‘B’ 1-11

Hard luck to our Senior ‘B’ side who fell to a five point defeat against a strong Firies ‘B’ team on Sunday morning at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.
We trailed 1-04 to 0-03 at half time with Colin Callaghan raising the green flag for the visitors.

We had the gap reduced to the bare minimum midway through the second half when Killian Kerins rattled the Firies net with a brilliant finish which hit the underside of the crossbar before crossing the line.

Patrick O’Sullivan then seen a goal chance superbly saved by Cian O’Callaghan at a critical stage and Colin McKenna seen a chance cleared off the line by a Firies defender. Firies seen out the contest however with some good points from the likes of Connall Murphy and Dylan Callaghan to leave them victorious at the end on a score of 1-11 to 1-06. A great effort by our lads on the day and it could so easily have been a different result on another day.

Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship: Group Stage Draw
Milltown/Castlemaine will take on Beaufort, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Gneeveguilla in Group 1 of the 2023
Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship.
The draw took place in recent weeks. Milltown/Castlemaine will face Gneeveguilla in a neutral venue in Round 1 with fixture details to be confirmed in due course.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League: Division 2B, Round 5 Result
Milltown/Castlemaine 4-15 (27)
Kerins O’Rahillys/St. Pats Blennerville 1-05 (8)

Venue: Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown

Well done to our Minor players and management who made it four wins from five games on Saturday afternoon with a commanding nineteen point victory at home against Kerins O’Rahillys/St. Pats Blennerville.

They will now advance to the semi-final next week where they will take on Kilcummin on Monday, March 27th in Kilcummin with time to be confirmed.

Keane’s Supervalu County Minor Football League: Division 2B, Semi-Final Fixture
Milltown/Castlemaine have concluded their group stage in Division 2B and have finished in 2nd place with four wins from five games. They have secured a place in the semi-final on Monday, March 27th where they will travel to take on Kilcummin away with the time yet to be confirmed.

Club Condolences:
All at Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to club member and underage coach Haulie Clifford and his entire family on the passing of his mother Mary Clifford (née Lyne) of Riverview Terrace, Cahersiveen in recent days.

Haulie is a very active and dedicated coach with our U11 Boys, U12 Girls and U13 Boys club teams so all the thoughts and prayers of our club community is with the entire family at this most difficult time. Haulie’s four children have also represented Milltown/Castlemaine GAA and we think of them too as they mourn the passing of their late grandmother, Mary.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

St. Patrick’s Day Parades: Milltown and Castlemaine
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA had a fabulous morning last Friday taking part in the Milltown & Castlemaine St. Patrick’s Day Parades. We would like to say a sincere thank you to all the participants from our club community and to the organising committees for both parades which were very well ran, had plenty of colour on display and seen terrific attendances. We are looking forward to next year already!

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA: Walkathon Fundraiser
Walkathon 2023 – Milltown/Castlemaine Walking Together
The iDonate website for the 2023 Walkathon is now live.
You can support the various club teams or the individual senior players via the following link:
⚪️ The walkathon, like our walkway, is open to everyone in the wider Milltown/Castlemaine community, so please come & join us on the day
Your support for this wonderful event would be greatly appreciated as we are constantly striving to improve our facilities to ensure they are both safe and of the highest standard for the enjoyment of all our Players, Members and Guests.
IT’S OUR CLUB!! Let’s make it the best it can be…….so join us, as we walk away the afternoon, in aid of Milltown/Castlemaine Gaa Club
⚪️ Bígí linn le haghaidh spraoi agus airgead a bhailiú don chlub ar an 8ú Aibreáin.

Note: We hope that our Special Guest at the event, will be SAM MAGUIRE, who will have a front row seat in the Fr. Joe McCloskey stand. This represents a wonderful opportunity for individuals, teams & families in our community, to get a much-treasured photo, ‍‍‍, with the most iconic trophy in Irish sports, from the presentation area of our wonderful new stand.

GAA 4 All Group: Coaches Needed!

GAA 4 ALL Group seeking coaches⭐️

Do you have 45 mins to spare each Wednesday evening to help coach an amazing group of footballers and have a whole lot of fun

We are very lucky to have had an fantastic group of coaches over the past two years but as with all teams we need to recruit extra coaches

Our sessions are fun and easy to manage so no experience necessary however we have great news we will be organising training in the coming weeks in conjunction with other CARA sport inclusion. So all coaches will receive inclusion training this season in both theory and practical.

Please contact Danny on 0876536631 if you would like to get involved.

Referees Course:
It is that time of year again where we are looking for people who are interested in becoming a referee.

Candidates should be at least mid-twenties, preferably not playing with your first team, with a grasp for the rules of game and a good level of the fitness.

Anyone younger than mid-twenties can take up the U11 course later in year.

Kerry GAA will be running face-to-face Modules in Austin Stack Park, Tralee on the following nights

Friday 24th March 19:30pm
Friday 31st March 19:30pm


Before you attend these nights, you have to have registered and completed the first Modules on line.

If you are interested in becoming a referee please contact our Club Secretary Susan Sheehan ( before March 23rd.

Milltown/Castlemaine – Gaelic 4 Mother’s and Others
Sample Training session 8PM Monday 17th April! ALL WELCOME –
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA field 8pm!
Come join our team for some fun, fitness and a little bit of football! Open to ladies over 25s and caters for all abilities.
Contact Maeve: 0877546571 or private message our Facebook page ‘Milltown/Castlemaine 4 Mother’s and Others’ for further details.
Please, spread the word to anyone from the area who wish to join our fantastic group! The more the merrier!!
Plenty of football & fun.
A great way to get out, exercise, learn new skills and meet like minded people in a fun and social environment
Look forward to seeing everyone.

Scoláireachtaí Chumann Lúthchleas Gael 2023: GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships 2023

Application Forms for 2023 Part Gaeltacht Scholarships to Colaistí Chorcha Dhuibhne are now available from Runaí of relevant District Board.

43 Ciarraí students / Club youth members were offered Part Scholarships to attend Colaistí Chorcha Dhuibhne in the Dingle Gaeltacht in 2022.

“The promotion of our culture and heritage is central to the aims of the GAA”

District Boards have in the past contributed €30 per student to this scheme (along with Coiste Ciarraí and Comhairle na Mumhan) and it is envisaged that similar arrangements shall continue for 2023.  Total contribution / part scholarship value to student = €170.

Note: Part Scholarships are only offered to GAA members of relevant club – age 12 to 18 and attending Post Primary School – Third level not included.

Clubs/Applicants must obtain application form from Runaí of relevant District Board, complete all details (Name, Address, D.O.B., Club and Membership No., Reference No. where available) and return to District Board Runaí for signing off.

Some applicants may have already enrolled / booked their place with Coláistí Chorcha Dhuibhne and received a reference number.

Completed forms signed by District Runaí to be returned to Kerry County Board, Austin Stack Park, Tralee for my attention for further processing/administration.

Closing date is Friday 31st March 2023.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Scór na bPáisti Tráth na gCeist 2023 (Quiz):
A Chairde, Scór na bPáisti is back! The club will hold this years Tráth na gCeist/Quiz in the Clubhouse on Sunday, 26th March at 6:00pm. We welcome entries from primary school students of all ages who are club members. If you have any queries or would like to register your child’s interest please contact Catherine Dennehy on 085-1584456.

Milltown Listry CCE are accepting entries for Fleadh Cheoil 2023 in Ballybunion. If you’re learning an instrument, get involved and give the fleadh a go. Emails to before April 7th, registration can be arranged if you haven’t joined the branch. Also, Fleadh Cheoil 2023 Church Gate collection will take place this weekend, March 25th and 26th. All support would be much appreciated.

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA: 2023 Club Membership Information
Club membership is open to Adult Players, Adult Non-Players, Juvenile Players and Families and New Members are always welcome.
Membership fees for the 2023 season are now due and can be paid online by clicking the registration link below:

Milltown/Castlemaine Cul Camp 2023:
Save The Date – July 24th to July 28th, 2023
The dates for the Cúl Camp have been confirmed. However, the website is not open yet to register players for the camp, this will hopefully happen in a few weeks.
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
The link below can be used to register when the portal opens:

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Clothes Recycling Collection:

Our clothing recycling collection is now happening so we urge you to clean out your wardrobes of all unwanted clothes, sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, shoes etc and drop them to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.
This is a wonderful way of doing your bit for the environment and raising much needed funds for our club at the same time.

Club Merchandise & Club Shop

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA club gear and merchandise is now available to buy online from both the Club Shop and direct from O’Neill’s.

The Club Shop contains details of the large amount of branded Milltown-Castlemaine & Kerry stock we have available within the club, for immediate delivery, please use the link to check stock levels and sizes.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the club store, then club gear is also available to purchase online in our dedicated O’Neill’s club shop. This site has everything from jerseys to playing gear to wet gear for supporters.

Items for the Club Notes
If you have any items for inclusion in the weekly notes, then please contact the club’s PRO Dara O’Connor on 086 268 8674 before 20:00 on Sundays.

Team Updates
Our club teams are busy preparing for the 2023 season. Some have already started and the remainder will commence shortly.

The following teams are yet to start back training but will be on the following dates:

GAA 4 All: Starting back on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm at the club grounds.
MC MINIS: Starting back on Saturday, March 25th in Nagle Rice Community Centre, Milltown at 9:30am. Boys born 2018 (and 2019 if accompanied by an adult)
Girls born 2017 and 2018 (and 2019 if accompanied by an adult)
U7 Boys: Starting back on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the club grounds. For players born in 2016 and 2017.
U8 Girls: Starting back on Monday, March 27th at 6:15pm at the club grounds. For players born in 2015 and 2016.
U9 Boys: Starting back on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the club grounds. For players born in 2014 and 2015.
U10 Girls: Starting back on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00pm at the club grounds. For players born in 2013 and 2014.

The following teams have commenced training:

U11 Boys: Contact Liam Doherty (086 041 3593).
U12 Girls: Contact Adele O’Dwyer (086 072 1847).
U13 Boys: Contact Haulie Clifford (087 693 2126).
U15 Boys: Contact Sean Hogan (087 721 7875)
Minors: Contact Garry Murphy (087 943 2746)

For anyone New to the Area, who would like to get involved with the club, please contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053.

Team Enquiries
If you want to join your local club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county, please contact one of our members below:

For GAA-4-All 4 players; contact Gillian Twiss on 0877678108
For MC Mini players (U6); contact Colin McKenna on 087 068 7653.
For U7 to U11 players; contact Liam Doherty on 086 041 3593
For U-13 & Older players; contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053
For anyone New to the Area, who would like to get involved with the club, please contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053

General Enquiries
For any other queries, please send an email to our Secretary or Chairperson at the following addresses:
For emergencies, please call 087 409 3530 (Club Mobile Phone).



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