Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club

Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown, V93 F884, Kerry

Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club

Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club

Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown, V93 F884, Kerry

Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club

Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown, V93 F884 ,
Kerry, Ireland.

Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club

March 13 2024

MC GAA Club Notes - March 12, 2024

Milltown/Castlemaine Club Notes 12th March 2024



Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown 

The most recent fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, March 4th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 11, 28, 29 and the bonus ball was 13.

Lucky Dip Winners were as follows:

  • €50: Norma McKenna, Milltown
  • €50: Stephen Mangan, Callinafercy
  • €25: Paudie Kennelly, Killarney
  • €25: Maire Twiss, Callinafercy
  • €25: Donal Leddin, Castlemaine
  • €25: Peter Twiss, Killorglin

Our next club lotto draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 18th at 19:30pm in the Clubhouse where the jackpot will be €13,000. Get your draw tickets or renew your yearly tickets online on Clubforce or get your tickets for the next draw from all the usual local outlets. Mile búiochas do gach duine for playing Milltown/Castlemaine Clubs Fortnightly Fundraiser, the money raised is vital to the day to day running of our club and your support is sincerely appreciated.



Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club Membership: Now Due For 2024! 

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club Membership is now due for the 2024 season and is open to Adult Players, Adult Non-Players, Juvenile Players and Families. New Members are always welcome too.


To join the club, please click the following link:


For FAQ’s on membership or registering with ClubForce; please click the link below:

There will also be in-person opportunities to pay your membership in the coming weeks at the club grounds and these will be communicated to members in advance.


Should you have any questions or queries on membership, or whether you are a member currently, please contact your teams’ head coach or send an email to



Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Football Championship: Group Stage Draw

The draw was made last Thursday night for the 2024 Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Football Championship.

We have been paired with Dingle, Na Gaeil and Dr Crokes.

Our first fixture will be against Na Gaeil. Dates, times and venues to be confirmed.


Mid Kerry Senior Football League: Final Result and Match Report

Match Report by Dara O'Connor (Club PRO)

Beaufort 1-17 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-18

Venue: Pete Coughlan Park, Beaufort

Referee: Daniel Clifford (Laune Rangers)

The 2024 Dermot Twiss Memorial Cup Final took place on Sunday afternoon at Pete Coughlan Park in Beaufort before a sizeable attendance. In conditions that were conducive to an open and free-flowing game of football, both sides played their part in what was a terrific match with no less than 36 scores during the contest. Beaufort made a blistering start in the opening quarter and built up a strong lead with early points from Ciaran Kennedy, Fergal Hallissey and Mark Neary giving the hosts a 0-3 to 0-0 lead. Brothers, Sean and Dara Hogan got Milltown/Castlemaine off the mark with a point each to leave the scores at 0-3 to 0-2 inside ten minutes. The home side went on a scoring spree of 1-5 without reply between the 10th and 20th minutes respectively with pointed efforts from Ethan Coffey (0-1), Darragh Dennehy (0-3), Liam Carey (0-1) and a superbly taken goal from an in-form Ciaran Kennedy which opened up a nine point gap between the sides with Beaufort now leading 1-8 to 0-2. Dara Hogan and Cathal Moriarty started the revival for Milltown/Castlemaine soon afterwards with a point each but Fergal Hallissey replied with a converted free to keep the lead at 1-9 to 0-4 by the 25th minute. A five point surge from the visitors before the interval ensured it was very much game on as points from Dara Hogan (0-3) and Cathal Moriarty (0-2) made it a one score game at 1-9 to 0-9. Darragh O’Connor did manage to stem the tide for Beaufort in injury time as he converted a free from an acute angle to give the hosts a four point lead at the interval, 1-10 to 0-09.

Beaufort emerged the brighter of the two sides following the break and Darragh O’Connor who converted the last score of the first half continued his rich vein of form and popped over the first two points of the second half from play to extend the home sides lead back out to six points at 1-12 to 0-09. Dara Hogan and Cathal Moriarty responded in kind for Milltown/Castlemaine with a point each to cut the deficit to four at 1-12 to 0-11 before a Fergal Hallissey free from distance made it 1-13 to 0-11. Much like the first half, the away side kept plugging away and grew into the final as the contest wore on, and five more unanswered scores between the 40th and 53rd minutes respectively seen the two teams on level terms as points from substitute Eanna O’Connor (0-3) and Sean Hogan (0-2) left the sides evenly poised at 1-13 to 0-16 and it was very much game on in Beaufort as we entered the final quarter. A sign of a good team is always how they respond when faced with adversity and Beaufort stepped it up a notch when it mattered most as they hit four of the final six scores. Ciaran Kennedy and Mark Neary made it 1-15 to 0-16 but Pa Wren kept Milltown/Castlemaine in the running with a well taken score from play to leave it a one-point game at 1-15 to 0-17. As the clock ticked into injury time, Fergal Hallissey with another finely taken free from distance and Darragh O’Connor with his fourth point of the day put the hosts into a three point lead at 1-17 to 0-17. Milltown/Castlemaine kept going and tried hard to find that all important green flag to bring the sides level again but try as they might, the best they could manage was a Sean Hogan fisted point as a dangerous ball landed into the square and referee Daniel Clifford blew the full time whistle in the 64th minute and it was Beaufort who were crowned Mid Kerry Senior Football League Champions for 2024 after a very sporting final between two sides who contributed in equal measure to a fantastic game of football. Man of the Match was awarded to Darragh Dennehy after the contest. Congratulations to Beaufort and hard luck to Milltown/Castlemaine.



County Senior Football Development League: Round 1 Fixture 

Milltown/Castlemaine 'C' will welcome Beaufort 'C' to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown on Saturday, March 16th for a 1:00pm throw-in as the 2024 season gets underway. All support is welcome for the lads.



Keane's Supervalu County Minor Football League: Division 3B, Round 4 Result and Round 5 Fixture

Milltown/Castlemaine's Minors took on Glenflesk on Saturday afternoon at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown in Round 4 of the Keane's Supervalu County Minor Football League. Unfortunately the East Kerry side proved to be too strong on this occasion as our lads went down on a final score of 1-12 to 0-08. 

Round 5 takes place this weekend when Milltown/Castlemaine host Kilcummin on Saturday, March 16th at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown. Throw-in is down for 3:00pm. All support is welcome as always for the lads.



Congratulations: All-Ireland Winning Coach - Cormac Leane 

Massive congratulations to Tarbert Comprehensive and in particular to Milltown/Castlemaine's Senior Goalkeeper Cormac Leane (Part of the Management Team) who were crowned Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Dr. Eamonn O'Sullivan Cup Champions on Saturday afternoon following a 3-19 to 4-13 victory over St Malachy's Castlewellan in Carlow. Well done lads and enjoy the celebrations!



U12 Boys: Trip to Croke Park - Please Support

Every dream starts with a single step ......And on Monday April 1st, 2024, our U12 footballers get to fulfil their dreams, by playing in Croke Park, as part of the Munster Go-Game Blitz 2024. It is impossible to understate the importance of this day in their football development. It is a huge day for the players, their coaches, their families and indeed our club; We know that this is a day that will last long in their memory and may play a small part in retaining these players for the club long into the future. It is always truly wonderful to witness the excitement on the players faces as they get to run out on the same field as their heroes; however, it does take fundraising to make this dream a reality. As a club, we would appeal to you, our members, patrons, and sponsors, to get behind the team and support them, if you can, as they strive to represent the club, in Croke Park, on April 1st.

To help this journey to Croke Park, please click on the link, and support them in any way you can:



St. Patrick's Day Parades: Club Participation 

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club will be taking part in the Milltown and Castlemaine St. Patrick's Day Parades on Sunday, March 17th 2024. The Milltown Parade will take place at 10:00am. Club members interested in partaking are asked to assemble from 9:30am at The Mart Car Park with club colours and plenty of green!  The Castlemaine Parade will take place at 11:15am. Club members interested in partaking are asked to assemble from 10:45am at Flynn's Yard. We encourage all our players to walk behind the club banner in the parades, and why not encourage them to bring a ball to show off their fantastic skills. We would love as many coaches and parents as possible to walk with their teams as well. We can't wait to see you all there. Wear as much Green & White as you can and most importantly plan to make as much noise as possible! Your support would be very much appreciated for what always promises to be a fun-filled morning. Please spread the word to all friends and family as the more the merrier.


Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 1

Fixtures Confirmed (Commencing March 23rd/24th 2024)

  • Round 1 - Glenflesk (Home) 
  • Round 2 - Ballymacelligott (Away) 
  • Round 3 - Laune Rangers (Home)
  • Round 4 - Kerins O'Rahillys (Away) 
  • Round 5 - Killarney Legion (Home) 
  • Round 6 - Kilcummin (Away) 
  • Round 7 - Rathmore (Away)
  • Round 8 - Spa Killarney (Home) 
  • Round 9 - Dingle (Away) 
  • Round 10 - Dr. Crokes (Home) 
  • Round 11 - An Ghaeltacht (Away)

Round 1 is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 23rd against Glenflesk at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with a throw-in time of 2:00pm. 



Credit Union County Senior Football League: Division 6B

Fixtures Confirmed (Commencing March 23rd/24th 2024) 

  • Round 1 - Dr. Crokes 'C' (Home) 
  • Round 2 - Beaufort 'B' (Away) 
  • Round 3 - Kenmare Shamrocks 'B' (Home) 
  • Round 4 - St. Michaels/Foilmore 'B' (Away) 
  • Round 5 - John Mitchels 'B' (Away) 
  • Round 6 - Spa Killarney 'B' (Home) 
  • Round 7 - Ballymacelligott 'B' (Away)

Round 1 is confirmed to take place on Sunday, March 24th against Dr. Crokes 'C' at the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown with a throw-in time of 11:30am. 



County Senior Development League: Groups 1

Fixtures Confirmed (Commencing 16th March 2024) 

Group 1: 

  • Austin Stacks 'C' 
  • Beaufort 'C' 
  • Fossa 'C' 
  • Laune Rangers 'C' 
  • Milltown/Castlemaine 'C' 
  • Rathmore 'C'

Round 1 will see Milltown/Castlemaine 'C' host Beaufort 'C' on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00pm in the Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown.



U9 Boys: Training Weekly 

Milltown/Castlemaine's U9 Boys are enjoying their spring football indoors. Training continues every Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Nagle Rice Community Centre Milltown. If anyone is interested in joining us please contact Garry on 0879432745.



Help Wanted: Videoing Games

If you are available to assist in the videoing of club games, then please contact Liam Doherty on 086 041 3593. Full training and support will be provided and it will take approximately 10 minutes per match. No previous experience necessary.



Coaches Wanted for 2024 Season:

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA are continuously looking for help within our club and at this time of year we would like to invite more coaches to come on board for the 2024 season. Parents' involvement in their child's sport increases the likelihood that they play sport and enjoy involvement for life. Don't just drop and go, be a part of their journey. You may be able to help coach, hand out bibs or organise a social outing for the team. You may be able to keep track of any information that the coach needs. If you are interested in any voluntary role within the club just send us a message on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter/X) or text Coaching Officer Ian Twiss on 0872521053.



Milltown Bowling Club:

New Year, New hobby. Want to try something new and fun then come along to Milltown Nagle Rice community centre and have a go at short mat bowls. All you need is just a pair of comfortable shoes for two hours of gently rolling bowls along a 1.8 meter wide x 12 meter long mat. A timber block is placed midway along the mat and the aim of the game is to roll a bowl along the mat, avoiding the block and touching a yellow ball called the “Jack” at the opposite end. A wooden fender is placed at both ends to keep the bowls from rolling off the mat end. Nearest bowl to the Jack after 9 ends scores, the more of your bowls closer than your opponent the more you score. All training and guidance will be provided along with the use of club bowls to get you started. Once you get going then we have league and cup competitions, friendly individual and group matches along with the opportunity to play other clubs within Kerry. Sounds simple!!! Well the only way to find out is to come along and have a go. First night is free and it’s only a fiver then per night for two hours of fun and learning to play one of the fastest growing indoor sports for all age groups in Ireland. Milltown bowls club looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8pm.



Milltown Tidy Towns: Volunteers Needed

Join Milltown Tidy Towns - We need your help. Meeting every Thursday at 6.30pm at The Old Milltown Community Hall. This is an opportunity for local businesses, families and anyone with an interest in creating "a sense of place" in Milltown.  All welcome, no experience required.  Please call Therese on 089-4767279 for further information or log onto Milltown Tidy Towns Facebook page.



Milltown Castlemaine GAA Clothes Recycling Collection:

Our clothing recycling collection is still happening so we urge you to clean out your wardrobes of all unwanted clothes, sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, shoes etc and drop them to the Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown. This is a wonderful way of doing your bit for the environment and raising much needed funds for our club at the same time.



Club Merchandise:

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA club gear and merchandise is now available to buy online from the Club Shop. The Club Shop contains details of the large amount of branded Milltown-Castlemaine & Kerry stock we have available within the club, for immediate delivery, please use the link to check stock levels and sizes.

The link for the club shop is as follows:

The link for purchasining club playing jerseys, directly from O'Neills, is as follows:



Items for the Club Notes

If you have any items for inclusion in the weekly notes, then please contact the club's PRO Dara O'Connor on 086 268 8674 before 20:00 on Sundays.



Team Updates

For anyone New to the Area, who would like to get involved with the club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the county, please contact Ian Twiss on 087 252 1053.



General Enquiries

For any other queries, please send an email to our Secretary or Chairperson at the following addresses: or

For emergencies, please call 087 409 3530 (Club Mobile Phone).

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