Milltown/Castlemaine to Stick Together And Keep It Going

Milltown/Castlemaine Junior Player-of-the-Year, Jonathan O'Sullivan. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Milltown/Castlemaine Junior Player-of-the-Year, Jonathan O’Sullivan. ©Photograph: John Reidy

What a fantastic evening was had at our medal presentation ceremony in the Nagle Rice Community Centre last evening. Our special guests, David Moran and Tommy Walsh delighted the audience young and old with their presence.

By Deirdre O’Sullivan

David addressed the young footballers encouraging them to ‘stick together and keep it going’ and recalled the many great times he has had through football with his club. Tommy and David are both great ambassadors for ‘sticking with it’.

Resilience, Determination and Dedication

Both have been very unfortunate with injuries but their resilience, determination and dedication has ensured that they continue to play this great game. After the medal presentation, the boys posed for photographs and signed autographs for their many excited fans.

We sincerely appreciate them taking time out of their extremely busy schedule to join us. We also commend all the footballers for the respect they showed to our guests. You are a credit to yourselves, your parents/guardians and your mentors.

A Big Thank You

A big Thank You to all the wonderful ladies in our club for their tremendous catering at our medal ceremony.

From decorating the hall to serving all the delicious food which was so generously donated by parents and finally to the dreaded part of cleaning up afterwards.

We sincerely thank you all for giving up your Saturday afternoon/evening cooking and catering for our footballing community. Míle buíochas to the committee of the Nagle Rice Community Centre for giving us the use of their wonderful facility for the event.

Senior Player of the Year

Congratulations to Mike Burke who was awarded the Senior Player of the Year at the ceremony. Mike has been a truly loyal club player over many tears,giving 100% in every game. Well done Mike.

Junior Player of the Year

Congratulations to Jonathan O’ Sullivan who was chosen as Junior Player of the Year for 2016. Well done Jonathan on your well deserved award.

Club AGM Tonight

The AGM of our club will be on this Friday night, January 20th. 2017, at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. It will also incorporate the Coiste na nOg AGM.

Please note that there is a number of positions in which people are not seeking re-election. We are continually seeking volunteers to assist us in the running and management of our ever expanding club.

Getting involved in your local GAA Club is a wonderful way to form new friendships – as well as giving opportunities for skills and expertise to be shared -for the benefit of all in our community. Open Day/Registration Day/Open Fun Day/Registration Day takes place on Sunday, February 5th. 2017 in the Nagle Rice Community Centre. Further details in next weeks notes.

Lotto Jackpot at €12,000

Our next Lotto jackpot draw for €12,800 will be held in Killorglin Golf Club on Friday, January 27th. 2017.

There was no winner of our first jackpot draw in Larkin’s Bar on Saturday last. Joe Sheedy from Clogher, Kilmallock in Co.Limerick was the winner of the €100 Aghadoe Heights Hotel voucher. Our other lucky consolation prizewinners were: €50 each to Monty Heffernan, Kilderry and Irma Clifford, Tinahalla; €25 each to: John Casserly, Killorglin, John O’ Sullivan, Sunhill, Paddy Ashe, Milltown and Ted and Liz Murphy, Castlemaine. As always, sincere thanks to all those who continue to support our fundraising Lotto draw.

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