Milltown / Castlemaine GAA Club News by: Deirdre O’ Sullivan, PRO
Wonderful Response to Registration Evening
We had a wonderful response to our registration evening. Thank you so much to all the parents/guardians of the young footballers. Here’s to a great year of Friends, Fun and Football. These are the names of the lucky winners of our Easter Eggs. Congratulations to you all .
U-6:Ódhran O’Sullivan,Shane O’Neill, Rachel Enright,Eimear O’Sullivan, James O’Sullivan and Aishling Quirke.
U-8: Darina Ellen Burke,Ella Kate Halpin,Tomás Griffin,Sarah Hogan, Lucas Mekas O’ Carroll and James O’Reilly.
U-10:Adrian Flynn Connolly,Cian O’Brien, Diarmuid Quirke,Shane O’Sullivan, Gearóid Quirke and Damien O’Connor.
U-12: Ben Downes, Sarah Leane, Conor Spillane, Laura Scanlon, Maura Burke and Cathal Daly.
U-14:Jack Griffin, Aimee Griffin,Kelsey Kerins,Caoimhe Burke,Maggie O’ Dowd and Patrick O’ Sullivan-Langford.
The two club tops were won by Conor Giles and Aaron Dinham.
Family Draw: Padraig Hogan and family won the ‘Lily O’ Brien’ Easter Egg – which was kindly sponsored by PK’s SuperValu, Killorglin.
The next lotto draw for €6,600 will take place on Thursday, March 24th in The Castle Inn Bar, Castlemaine.
Numbers drawn in our last draw were 2:11:16 and 30.
Our lucky consolation prizewinners were: Two x €50 each to Ashleen Carroll, Kiltallagh and David Toche Callinafercy and Four x €25 each to Kathleen Counihan, Castlemaine, Gerard Murphy, Noreen Griffin, Croughmore and Rita Knightly, Annascaul.
Congratulations to you all and thank you for supporting our Lotto Draw. Tickets for our next lotto jackpot are on sale in the usual outlets and from our regular ticket sellers.
We are as always very grateful to Mike O’ Shea and sons- Builders, Farran for generously sponsoring our GAA Lotto.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Thank you to all the boys and girls who came out on St. Patrick’s Day and walked with our club in the parade. We appreciate your support.
Winter Fun Football
Training For U-10 and U-12 teams only will continue in the Nagle Rice Community Hall, on Mondays. Please remember your €2 to cover hall rental and don’t forget your gum shield.
U-12 and U-14 Winter Fun Football will be on Tuesdays at 6pm. Same requirements as above.
Please note that if a player gets injured at training or in a game, it is the players responsibility to inform the coach /trainer /referee AND club secretary / Insurance Officer Mike Carroll within 60 days of incurring the injury.
Furthermore all Physiotherapy sessions must be paid directly by the player to the therapist. On producing a receipt, the club will then reimburse you the agreed amount per session. This reimbursement is for up to a maximum of eight visits per injury. Please adhere to these guidelines as No Exceptions Will Be Made
U-12: Lee Strand County League Div 4 A and 4B
We had a great start to the County League with both green and white teams winning away to Glenbeigh/ Glencar.
On Friday 25th March , the UNDER 12’s are at home to Kerins O Rahillys. Throw in is at 5 p. m. Why not come down to the Milltown Castlemaine GAA pitch and cheer them on!
Under 16-Division Two Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee Central
We are away to Churchill on Thursday March 24th with a 6 p.m. start.
Please come along and support the boys and their management team, in their first competitive game of the season.
Cúl Camps – Save the Date
Cúl Camps will take place in our club from JULY 11th to JULY 15th. This is always a wonderful week of fun and activities for all who attend. Further details in the coming weeks.
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 undelivered status.
LÁ NA gCLUBANNA
In 2016, the GAA plans to celebrate the importance of your club in your community. Lá Na gClubanna will take place on Sunday, 8th May, 2016.
Counties have been asked to keep the morning and afternoon fixture free to enable all members to fully participate in this event.
More details in the coming weeks.
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 ongoing 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.
Our club defibrillator has now been relocated to outside the doors of the clubrooms and is available to the community.
As we are all aware, access to a defibrillator can save some one’s life.
Our club is compiling a list of qualified individuals who are competent in using a defibrillator. You never know that perhaps your own life or the life of your son/daughter/ mother / father/ brother/sister/granny or grandad may be saved some day by someone on this list.
Please contact Deirdre on 086 17 03 332, if you wish to place your name on the list or private message me on FB.
Well done to our Senior Football side who defeated Kenmare Shamrocks 1-13 to 0-14 on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Kenmare . It is encouraging to get an early two points on the board. Well done to all the panel and management involved.
MID KERRY LEAGUE
Seniors play Keel at home at 4 p.m. next Sunday. Please come along and support the panel and management team.
MINOR COUNTY LEAGUE 3B:
The full time score in Killcummin on Saturday afternoon was: Kilcummin 4-9 ,Milltown/Castlemaine 5-7. Well done to the players and their management team on their one point victory.