Digital Age Talk for Parents in Milltown

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

Children Of The Digital Age
On this Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 7.30pm Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club in conjunction with Milltown Listry Ladies GAA and Nagle Rice Primary School will facilitate a comprehensive talk for parents on the use of modern technology.
The talk highlights the many serious issues such as a child’s Digital Fingerprint, Screen Addiction, The concept of ‘friends’, Cyber Bullying, The stages of grooming, Sexting, Sextortion, and many more matters that children are exposed to online. A nominal charge of €5 applies. Visit
Club Lotto Jackpot Swells to €7,400
The recent lotto draw for €7,200 was not won. Numbers drawn were: 4,6,14 and 29.
Our lucky consolation prize-winners were: Two x €50 each to Gene McGillicuddy and Gavin Miller, Faha. Four x €25 each to: Connie Hayes, Lyre; Pat O’ Shea, Basinstoke; Sheila Hurley, Callinafercy and Jerry Fitzgerald, Larkins. Congratulations to you all and thank you for supporting our Lotto Draw. Tickets for our next lotto jackpot for €7,400 in Knightly’s Bar – on Friday May 20th, are on sale in the usual outlets and from our regular ticket sellers. Míle buíochas to Mike O’ Shea and sons- Builders, Farran for generously sponsoring our Lotto.
First Communion
Congratulations to all the young boys and girls who made their communion in Castlemaine on Saturday last. We hope you all enjoyed your special day!
Under 6/8
Training continues every Thursday at 6.15 for in the Milltown Castlemaine Gaa Pitch.  Don’t forget your gum shield!
Under 10s
Training continues on Friday evenings at 6.15. Don’t forget your mouth guard!
Under 12 Lee Strand County League Phase 2-Division 2A and 2B
Our U-12s acquitted themselves very well at the weekend with the 2A Team having a comprehensive victory over Moyvane on a score line of 4/14 to 2/07.
The 2B Team tried really hard and ended on a score line of 0/04 to 1/06, with Moyvane emerging victorious in that one. Well done to all the panel and to their dedicated coaches.
Under 14 County Championship
Well done to the Under 14 boys and their management team on a fine victory over Castleisland district on Sunday last. They now play Kenmare District away on this Wednesday at 7 pm.
Garvey’s SuperValu Senior Football Championship

The battle to lift the Bishop Moynihan Cup is well underway ©Photograph: John Reidy
The battle to lift the Bishop Moynihan Cup is well underway ©Photograph: John Reidy

The first round of the championship between Milltown Castlemaine and Killarney Legion -last year’s beaten finalists, took place on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Killorglin.
Milltown were delighted to have their goalkeeper Cormac Leane back from injury but were very unfortunate to be without Cathal Moriarty – who is recovering from surgery, John Blennerhassett who picked up an injury in a club championship game two weeks ago and Jonathan O’ Sullivan who sustained an injury at training during the week.
It was the fourth minute before the first score of the game was registered. Legion led with a pointed free from Conor Keane followed by a Jamie O’ Sullivan point in the sixth minute. Legion quickly established their dominance in centre field and this paid dividends in the seventh minute when MC were caught by a deceiving hop of the ball and Jonathan Lyne reaped the rewards for Legionwith a smashing goal.
Punished on the Scoreboard
It was the eighth minute before Jack McCarthy gave MC their first score – a point from a free. Legion’s ability to clean up in centre field made it very difficult for Milltown Castlemaine to create an attack and Legion continued to punish hard on the scoreboard with points in the 11th. and 15th. Minutes followed by a goal in the 16th to give a score line of 2-04 to 0-01 point after the first quarter.
MC did create some nice passages of play but Legion and Kerry goalkeeper, Brian Kelly, made some fine saves and particularly in the 20th minute from a Mike Burke shot. MC eventually scored a second point in the 26th minute from a free by Jack McCarthy.
Disaster struck in the 29th minute with a third goal by Donal Lyne followed by a consolation point for MC on the short whistle. Half time Score: MC 0-3 points, Killarney Legion: 3-4.
Uphill Battle
There was an uphill battle ahead for MC in the second half but they did have a good breeze to their backs to aid them.
Legion came out guns blazing and by the fourth minute they had notched up 1-1. A point by Donal Lyne and a converted penalty by David O’Sullivan. This left the score at 4-4 to 0-3.
A further point by Legion in the sixth minute gave them a 16 point margin. Both teams introduced fresh legs with Ciarán Kelliher coming in for Brendan Delaney (MC) and Mike O’Sullivan replacing goal scorer Donal Lyne.
Jack McCarthy reduced the deficit in the eight minute with a pointed free. Further changes with Cathal O’Connor for Stephen Roche were made but the excellent kick passing of the Legion team was again rewarded with a fifth goal in the 12th. minute from David O’Sullivan.
Some Good Work
Some good work by David Roche, Eoin O’Brien and Marcus Mangan created scoring opportunities for MC and Jack McCarthy popped over two points at the end of the first quarter of the second half.
Alan Looney and Donal Dennehy replaced Mike Burke and Dónal Kelliher in the 16th. minute for MC. Despite their best efforts, MC could not get past the Legion defence. Jeremiah Hayes made way for Séan O’Dea and Thady O’Sullivan was introduced for Paul Carroll in the MC team. Legion brought Alan Moriarty and Denis Sheehan off the bench and they continued their dominance with four unanswered points in the final quarter.
MC had no answer for Killarney Legion as they ran out comprehensive winners and look set to progress well in the championship. Final Score: Killarney Legion 5-11 Milltown Castlemaine: 0-7 points. MC will have another chance in the losers round and they’ll be facing East Kerry on a double header next weekend.
Memberships Due
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.
Cúl Camps in July
Cúl Camps will take place in our club from July 1th. 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.
John West Féile Peil Na nÓg 2016
Time is fast approaching for our Féile competition. We are hosting Fenagh GFC from Carlow and we look forward very much to welcoming them to our club for the weekend of June 24th to 26th 2016. John West Féile Na nÓg is a Club festival for Gaelic football and Ladies Gaelic football at U-14 level, involving teams from across the association.
With just a few weeks to go the club is very busy getting organised for this wonderful event. If anybody would like to volunteer to help out with the Féile event, please contact Damian McCarthy or any member of the club executive. Milltown Listry Ladies are hosting St. Rynaghs of Offaly- so it will be a huge community event.
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