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Hurling & Camogie

Hurling/Camogie Player Pathway

Milltown GAA is delighted to promote its Hurling/Camogie Player Pathway.


A 'Player Pathway’ highlights the skills and characteristics that Camógs/Hurlers players can expect at each stage of their development, from a child’s early years right through to retirement.

It also contains ways for coaches and parents to help the players get the most from the game.


The model we've used takes some of the best out there from Hurling and Camogie at club and county levels.


The GAA is a family, and nowhere is that more apparent than here in Milltown. Our aim is to maximise participation and, very importantly, enjoyment of our games.


Please click here or on our Hurler (right) to download the Player Pathway.

In The News

Check out the write up we got on Today FM's website here.

Click here to see all the hurling greats who took time to wish our U12 hurlers all the best in their 2021 Shield League Final

Camán Chill Dara Awards 2021 - Milltown Take GOLD

Monday 8th November 2021 was a proud day for the club as Chairperson Noel Dunne collected a Gold Camán Chill Dara Award from Uachtarán CLG, Larry McCarthy (along with County Chair, Mick Gorman and Kildare Hurling Chair, Colm Nolan).

This was the first year of the event, which seeks to drive and reward excellence in hurling in Kildare. Each club was required to submit a detailed entry, giving evidence of how they met or exceeded each of the 30+ criteria. Based on that, clubs were awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. Milltown were one of only a handful of clubs who scooped the top award.

It's a testament to the hard work that has gone on over the past few years, but also to the way in which the club has embraced hurling.

We look forward to many more years of success.


Mycra Helmets can be ordered through the club for €50. Helmets come in Small, Medium and Large and can be ordered in any colour, including green and red with a Milltown crest. Please get in touch with any of the coaches.

Hurley Size

We get a lot of questions about how to figure out the correct hurley size. When many of us parents were growing up the rule of thumb was "measure to your hip". But, as the game has changed, so has this rule.

Now, as the game is much faster, a smaller, lighter hurley is recommended. An easy way to measure these days is to get your child to stand with the heel of the foot on the dominant side forward in line with the toe of the other foot. Hold the hurley at full length with the toe of the hurley in line with the toe of the forward foot. With the heel of the hurley resting on the ground, your child should be able to "shake hands" with the hurley.

If a child is between sizes it's preferable to select the shorter sized hurley.

Please see the infographs below for a good guide on how to measure your child correctly.


Of course, our coaches are always available each Saturday morning to help with tips and advice.


To see the difference a correct hurley size makes, have a look at these videos from one of the all time greats, Paudie Butler:

Importance of Hurley Size for Kids

More Insights into Hurley Sizing

Clare Coach, Peter Casey, also backs up this view:

Correct Hurley Sizing

Club & Parish Lotto

Please see go to "Home" for weekly results & numbers




Tickets available from:


  • David's shop in Milltown
  • John Murphy & Noel Dunne in the clubhouse each draw night 9pm
  • Any committee member
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