Milltown / Castlemaine GAA Club News

Cómhbhrón: Saddness at the passing of the late Frank Twiss

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

It was with great sadness that the Milltown/Castlemaine GAA club heard of the death of former chairman Frank Twiss from Callinafercy. Frank was a club stalwart in administration and fund raising for nigh on four decades. We extend our sympathy Frank’s wife, Eileen, to his sons: Ian and Derek, daughters-in-law Evelyn and Gillian, grandchildren and to his extended family.
May Frank enjoy everlasting happiness and peace.
 First Holy Communion
We wish all the young boys and girls from our community every blessing on Saturday when they will receive their First Holy Communion.
Please note: all players and mentors must be members of the club.
Membership form/money can be given to your trainer or any member of the executive.
Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship
Relegation Playoffs Round 1 involves Kerins O’Rahillys v Milltown Castlemaine in Farranfore on Sunday May 1st at 2.30pm. We need you to come along and support our senior team to help them to reach the second round of the senior club championship.
U-6 and U-8
Training continues every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.15 sharp. Boys and Girls – Don’t forget your gum shields please!
Tea and coffee facilities are available up-stairs for any parents who stay around for the duration of the training session.
So you can head up there and enjoy a nice cuppa – and a biscuit – and watch your child’s training session in comfort!
Training Gear
Following many requests, the club is presently sourcing training gear for our underage players U-6 and U-8.
Samples of the tops and shorts will be available in the upstairs room in the clubhouse, on one of the nights of training. You can use this opportunity to get your child fitted for their gear and to complete an order form. Please note it is not compulsory to purchase these.
The training/playing gear of tops, shorts and socks will be available for purchase for €30-approximately.
We will let you know the date for fitting/ordering in advance. Payment must be made at the time of ordering. So now is the time to start saving!
U-10 Girls: Training on Thursday’s Also-6.15 To 7.15 Sharp. Don’t Forget Your Gum Shield!
 U-10 Boys: Training continues on Fridays at 6-7 at Milltown Castlemaine GAA Pitch.
Milltown Castlemaine U-16
Following our victory over Annascaul / Lispole last Monday, on a score line of 1-7 to 0-12 we are now in the semi-final and this is fixed for Monday May 2nd. Opposition to be confirmed after back games have been played this week. Well done to all the panel and management on reaching the semi-finals. Best of luck to you all.
Cúl Camps
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. To book your place, please complete the Cúl Camps application form and return it to your child’s coach.
Email Addresses:
We are in the process of updating our contact details, which includes e mail addresses of all the new children and adults who joined our club this year. We hope to be able to e mail our notes to all of you all in the coming weeks. If you have new contact details, or if you are not receiving the notes and would like to- you can private message me (Deirdre O’ Sullivan) on my Facebook Page with the new details or email me at
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Lá Na gClub
As part of Lá Na gClub 2016 celebrations, the club is organising a get together to celebrate the achievements of the 1988 to 1996 teams. In that eight year period they had phenomenal success, winning Division 3 and 2 of the county league, thus gaining promotion to Division 1 for the first time ever.
They also won the County Junior Championship and contested four County Intermediate finals in six years-winning two and narrowly losing the other two.
That successful period in the club’s history certainly laid the foundations for where the club is today. To recognise that success the club has organised a reunion buffet with live music and late bar on Saturday, May 7th at Faha Court Hotel at 8pm.
If you have any memorabilia -photographs, match reports, programmes etc., from any year, we would be very grateful if you forwarded them to us. We hope to put a slideshow together for this momentous occasion. Please contact Mike Carroll on 087 22 56 548 or All memorabilia will be returned to you on the night.
Club Lotto A Whopping €7,000 at The Plough
Our re scheduled Lotto jackpot draw for €7,000, is on this Friday night, April 29th in The Plough Bar. Just €2 a ticket or three for €5 can win you the lotto jackpot or a share in it. One can also avail of a yearly ticket for just €50 or three-yearly tickets for €100.