Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club News

Deirdre O'Sullivan, Miltown/ Castlemaine GAA Club PRO.
Deirdre O’Sullivan, Miltown/ Castlemaine GAA Club PRO.

Compiled by Deirdre O’Sullivan

U-16 : Our U16 team went down to Churchill by a single point, in Churchill, on Thursday evening last- on a score line of 2-10 to 2-11.
It was a difficult loss to take, as a last minute goal by the opposition was the difference in the end.
It was their first outing this year- so great credit is due to every player given the very competitive performance in what was a very tight game.
The team will learn a lot from this game and no doubt improve as the year goes on. Well done to all the panel and to David Heasman and his mentors.
U-12: Our two Under 12 teams played really well against Glenflesk this evening in a challenge game. Well done boys and girls. Congratulations to Glenflesk who were victorious in both games

A last minute goal by Keel gave them a one point victory over Milltown Castlemaine on Saturday last. Final score was 1/05 to 1/06.
Milltown were without five of their senior panel through injury and were slow to get into the game. It took until the 11th.  minute until Jonathan O’Sullivan registered their first point – with two points already scored by the opposition. Keel quickly responded but in the 16th minute, Thady O’Sullivan slotted home a goal for MC to leave the score 1/01 to 0-3 after 16 minutes.
MC added two further points to leave the score 1/03 to 3 points. Two points from Keel just before the half time whistle gave us a one point lead at the shirt whistle and facing a stiff breeze in the second half.
Four substitutes brought fresh vigour to MC and a further two points were added by David Roche and Cathal Moriarty in the third and sixth minutes, to give a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-5. It took until the 25 th minute for the next score which came from Keel-1-05 to 0-6. With the final whistle looming and a two point margin by MC, an unfortunate stray pass handed Keel a golden opportunity and they made no mistake – a brilliant goal which gave them a one-point victory. Hard luck to MC and well done to Keel.

Exam Students
We wish all our club members the very best in their forthcoming oral and practical examinations in the Leaving Certificate. This can be a very stressful time for students, so let’s all do our best to support them.

The recent lotto draw for €6,600 took place on Thursday March 24th in The Castle Inn Bar, Castlemaine. The numbers drawn 6,9,25 and 31.
Our lucky consolation prizewinners were: twox€50 each to Mike Dowling, Ballyfinnane, and Sean O’ Sullivan, Curraghmore West, four x €25 each to John Murphy, The Cliff, Batt Moriarty, Larkins,Martin Murphy, Gortalea, Tralee and Margaret Moriarty, Clash, Castlemaine.
Congratulations to you all and thank you for supporting our Lotto Draw.
Tickets for our next lotto jackpot for €6,800 in Larkins Bar on Friday April 8th. are on sale in the usual outlets and from our regular ticket sellers.
We are as always very grateful to Mike O’ Shea & Sons, Builders, Farran for generously sponsoring our GAA Lotto.
Please Note: 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 immediately. Croke Park must be notified 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. -No exceptions will be made.
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.
Club Defibrillator
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.