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Kids Easter Camp

Milltown GAA will be running a Kids Easter camp from the 2nd to the 5th April. It's open to all primary school club members.

Costs are detailed below, and payment can be made through Klubfunder (under the events tab).

Places are limited. Full details will issue closer to the camp. Contact Siobhan Gunning 087 7923943.

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Hanlon Cup 2024

There were a few sore heads at this years Hanlon Cup, coming, as it did, the day after the dinner dance. However, there were smiles all round as we continued this great tradition while raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Well done to all our senior ladies and men who took part, and to Grace Donohue who accepted the cup on behalf of her team.

Thanks, as always, to the Hanlon family for their ongoing support of this wonderful event.

Dinner Dance

Milltown Gaa Dinner Dance and Awards night was held on Friday February 2nd in Hotel Keadeen.

 

We had a lot to celebrate. 135 years, Dowling Cup winners, Division 4 winners, Junior and Leinster Champions, Ladies All Ireland Champions, Leinster Intermediate Champions and Division 3 Winners, 1st hurling titles for Club, Kildare Club of the year with Scór and 1st time to have a Milltown Gaa representative on the County Executive to name a few. So it was no wonder that almost 300 supporters and members attended on the night.

It turned out to be a brilliant night with good food, good beer and good music ensuring everyone had a good time.

Congratulations to all of our award winners, and here's to further success in 2024.

 

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Fran In The Media....

Well done to our Iar-Cathaoirleach, Fran O Sullivan, on being acknowledged in a January edition of the Leinster Leader. Fran has been a pivotal figure in the club for many years, so it's nice to see an article like this pointing out all the hard work he has put in to bring the club to where it is today.

Míle buíochas Fran!

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2023....What a Year, What a Village!

LEINSTER CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Unbelievable scenes greeted the final whistle in Hawkfield on 3rd December, when Milltown were crowned Junior Champions of Leinster for the first time in their long and storied history. Santy definitely came early this year to the lads in greed and red. As the huge crowd streamed onto the pitch to hail their heroes, grown men could be seen with tears in their eyes on what was a magical day for our proud club.

To the management team and players.....well done!! We are so incredibly proud of you!!

Now......onwards in search of an All Ireland!!

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Senior Scór Success

Friday 13th October 2023 saw the county final of Scór Sinsir take place in Allenwood. Milltown had a strong field, with participants in Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Novelty Act and Quiz Time.

A strong Milltown support (many with hats and flags straight from supporting our county finalist football teams) really helped to lift the atmosphere and spur on our competitors.

Alan Davoran led the way, with a powerful rendition of Dublin In The Rare Aul Times in the Solo Singing. As usual in the Solo Singing competition, there was strong competition, and it took a former All Ireland champion to narowly beat Alan into 2nd position.

Following Alan was Mary Stewart in the Recitation. Mary did a brilliant performance of The Bean an Tí, and was so unlucky to also lose out in 2nd place.

From here on though, our luck changed. Our Ballad Group was up next, and they stormed to victory with stirring renditions of Spanish Lady and Neidín. It was noted that this may have been our first county title in Ballad Group in Senior Scór. If not the first ever, we certainly have to go back many decades to the last win.

Our Novelty Act never disappoints, and they produced a really funny piece based on the TV show, Gogglebox. Certainly, judging by the laughs from the crowd, they were worthy winners.

Rounding off the night was our Quiz Team, who were defending their crown. As usual, they were neck in neck with Allenwood. However, there was a surprise challenge from Clogherinkoe. Heading to the stage section, Milltown were in 3rd spot, but only 2 points behind. A storming stage performance saw Milltown take the crown once again.

Well done to all!

Solo Singing: Alan Davoren

Recitation: Mary Stewart

Ballad Group: Alan Davoren, Owen Fogarty, Eimear Shannon, Therese O Reilly & Michelle Egan

Novelty Act: Michelle O Hara, Enda Dowling, Breda McHale, Shane Shannon, Tom Malone, Emmet Mulhall & Paul Delahunty

Quiz Team: Mary Byrne, Noel Dunne, Noel Shannon, Ronan Byrne & Paul Delahunty

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County Final Fever

County Final fever has gripped Milltown. On Sunday 8th October, Milltown won the Junior A championship against our neighbours from the other end of the parish, Robertstown. Huge Milltown support in Hawkfield saw Milltown deservedly take the title.

Our Senior Ladies played Carbury in the Junior A final on Saturday 14th October in Ballykelly. Despite the huge support, and brilliant performance from our girls, they came up just short, losing out by 1 point. Getting to the county final in their first year at this grade was an incredible achievement.

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Conlon Cup - 2023

This years Conlon Cup will be held on Sunday 15th October. It promises to be another great day out, so mark it in your calendars. More info to follow soon.....

The Golf Classic Returned

Scoil Bhríde Milltown and Milltown GAA Club joined forces this year to host a joint Golf Classic fundraiser.

 

The event took place on Friday 15th September in Newbridge Golf Club, and was followed by a social evening with live entertainment and raffle in the Inn @ Milltown.

 

We would like to thank everyone involved in organising the Golf classic and Social Night on Friday. Both events were hugely successful. Although the weather was not on our side for the golf, we had a massive 30 plus teams take to the course. Again a huge thanks to the teams who supported the event and braved the elements, and also to teams who had pre-paid but could not make it.

We had great support from club members, family members

and local businesses, as always. It was also a great opportunitiy

to work with our local school, Scoil Bhríde and the Parents

Association, without whom the even would not have been a

success.

 

Míle buíochas gach éinne.

 

Full list of winners:

1st - Ed Donnelly & team
2nd - Alan Dignam & Team
3rd - John Whelan & team
4th - Scoil Mhuire Allenwood 
5th - Tadhg o’Neill & team 
6th - Brian Campbell & team


Men’s:
Closest to the pin - Kieran Burke 
Longest drive - Didier Cordonnier


Ladies: 
Longest drive - Deirdre Garret 
Closest to the pin - Deirdre Garret

Eamon Reddy Tournament - 2023

What a brilliant day our club had at at the Eamon Reddy tournament, the weather added to the occasion! Big thank you to all those involved in making it so successful. Thanks to all the clubs who joined us today Suncroft GFC Kilcullen GAA Moorefield GAA Club. A special mention to our own u13 team who played well and made it to the final. 
 

Thanks to the Reddy Family and especially to Gemma Reddy for attending today's celebration.
Thanks to Kyle Donoghue and Dylan Conlon-Casey for officiating at all the matches. Well done lads. 
Congratulations to Kilcullen on being 2023 winners of the Eamon Reddy cup. Great to have Eamons grandson collecting the trophy.


Thanks to the u13 mentors for organising the event and to those that sponsored the day.
Looking forward to next year already.

Kildare Ladies Are All Ireland Champions

A huge congratulations to the Kildare Ladies Football team, who have won a nail-biting All Ireland final, beating Clare on a scoreline of Kildare 2-11, Clare 2-10.

There was a large Milltown contingent on hand in Croke Park to support our 3 stars, Grace, Lara and Lauren. It's an amazing achievement to have 3 players from a club our size on an All Ireland winning county panel.

We're all very proud of you.

 

Watch out Seniors! Here we come! Cill Dara (agus Baile an Mhuilinn) abú!

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Senior Men Clinch Div 4 League Title

Our Senior mens team won the Division 4 League dinal on 23rd June in Hawkfield, beating Suncroft 1-13 to 10 points. On the back of the team winning the Dowling Cup in March, this team advanced through their league campaign unbeaten.

A huge congratulations to the players and management.

 

We now look forward to an exciting championship. Milltown start their Junior A Championship campaign on 8th July in Hawkfield v Grangenolvin at 3:30pm.

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U13 Ladies - League Champions

Huge congratulations to our U13 Ladies who won their league after a tough final v Ballymore. The girls dug deep and pulled off a great, and deserved victory.

 

Many thanks to Aidan and Sandra for hosting the team in The Inn @ Milltown for victory celebrations.

 

Baile an Mhuilinn abú!

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Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative

The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative is being run in Milltown GAA again this year from July 10th to July 14th.


This programme is for young people aged 15-18 years old. It is designed to include a variety of activities to develop leadership skills, confidence, and communication skills.


Last year we had 8 amazing young people from Milltown take part in 2022 and this year we hope to build on this.


Anyone interested please get in contact or you can express your interest here: https://forms.gle/1AvKAN1QGme4Zaaw7

Children In Sport Seminar

Milltown GAA was delighted to welcome Michael Gerard Doherty to our club on Sunday, the 14th of May 2023.


Michael Gerard is a teacher, coach and author specialising in Children's Sport. His Twitter page is a go-to reference for juvenile coaches from all over Ireland for all sports, including the GAA. His belief is that children involved in sports lead to benefits in children's social and emotional well-being.


We were delighted to see such a good turnout from our juvenile coaches. Judging by the laughing and messing, I think they had a good time :)

Fundraiser Table Quiz!!

On Thursday 4th May, we held a table quiz in aid of our All Ireland finalist Scór na nÓg Quiz Team.

The final is in Killarney, so we really wanted to give them a good send off. It's not every day we get to an All Ireland final.


We were bowled over with the level of support received. There was hardly a seat left in The Inn, and the competition was fierce. After 8 rounds, we actually had a 4 way tie for 1st position. Fortunately, only 1 tie-break round was needed for 1 team to come out on top. Congratulations to our victors Róisín, Clíodhna, Kevin and Anne.


A huge "thank you" to our Máistir na gCeisteanna, Ronan, for making it an enjoyable workout for the brain :) And to all the other organisers and helpers on the night (Siobhán, Mary, Pearl, Niamh, Eimear....I'm sure I've left some people out). A huge "thank you" also to our venue, The Inn @ Milltown, who are always so supportive of our club.


The club presented the 5 team members with special Scór na nÓg 2023 tops. Ádh mór libh.

Scór na nÓg All Ireland Finalists!!

Huge congratulations to our Scór na nÓg team who have qualified for the All Ireland finals.


The team travelled to The Downs GAA club in Westmeath on 2nd April and made a storming second half comeback to clinch a top 3 finish and make it to the Leinster final. The Leinster final was held in the National Opera House in Wexford on Sunday 16th April. On the day, despite doing the best out of the 3 teams, they were pipped by just 1 question out of 2nd place. A top 3 finish, however, still means they will travel to the All Ireland final in the INEC Killarney on Saturday 6th May.


Well done to our team of Anna, Patrick, Daniel and Robert and sub Eoghan, and, of course to their super mentor, Noel.


Baile an Mhuilinn abú!

Dowling Cup Champions!!

Saturday 18th March 2023 saw Milltown collect the Dowling Cup for only the second time in our history.


The cup, named after  a Milltown legend, Tommy Dowling, is one that is close to the hearts of all Milltown people, and it was a lovely touch to see the cup being presented to the Milltown captain by Tommys grandson. So, it was with great joy and pride that it was brought back to the village on Saturday evening.

It was an entralling contest, with just a goal between the 2 sides in the end. Well done to Grangenolvin on making it a very enjoyable contest.


Well done to the whole squad. Baile an Mhuilinn abú!

Annual Dinner Dance

For the first time since COVID, our annual Dinner Dance was back!

On February 24th, the great and good of Milltown gathered in the Keadeen Hotel for a celebration of GAA in Milltown.


A huge thanks to all our sponsors and supporters who made it a night to remember.

Thanks also to Mag O Neill (Kildare LGFA Chair), Sinéad Brereton (Kildare LGFA Secretary) and Christine Murray (Kildare GAA Secretary) for joining us on the night and presenting some of our awards.

We had a very busy night presenting awards to our Ladies League and Championship double winning team, as well as Leinster and All Ireland winner medals. Well done also to our Players and Persons of the Year winners.

Congratulations to our Ladies Championship and League double winning team. Photos below of the ladies being presented with their medals by Kildare LGFA Chair, Mag O Neill.

Brian Cody Visits Scoil Bhríde, Milltown

What a wonderful day in Scoil Bhríde today (21st Feb 2023).

A huge Míle Buíochas le Brian Cody on his visit to the school to present the winners of Cumann na mBunscoil hurling with their medals. He was so generous with his time.

A huge thank you to Scoil Bhríde for the wonderful reception and their continued support in generating young footballers, hurlers and camógs.

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Congratulations Erika!!

A huge congratulations to Erika Long who was presented with the LGFA Young Volunteer of the Year Award by LGFA President, Micheál Naughton.


"There's so much more to helping your club than just playing..."

Erika was told to stop playing at the age of 16 because of injury. But that didn't stop her from giving back to the club she loves!

See her intoerview in Croke Park with Mark Quinn here: https://fb.watch/i-9bcqwdIO/ 


A big Congratulations and Thank you to Erika for everything she does in our club!

The Hanlon Cup 2023

Saturday February 4th saw the return of the Hanlon Cup with The Millers v The Townies.


What a tremendous tribute to the people of Milltown who in 1888 set up our wonderful club. Pride kept us playing even when we struggled to field teams. It is with a thankful heart to those who have gone before us that we remember them last Saturday, as we switched on the lights on our new development. What a better way to celebrate this than with the Hanlon Cup to remember one of our greats Mick Hanlon.


Thank you to Mick and his family who gave and continue to give so much to our club. So many have gone before us in the last 135 years and everyone’s contribution was honoured and remembered.


Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to our chosen charity. A total of €857.92 was collected and will be forwarded to the Irish Kidney Association. Thank you everyone.

AGM

Milltown GAAs Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Thursday 19th January at 8pm in the clubhouse.

The AGM turned out to be one of the best attended AGMs in years, and the general consensus was that we were all happy to be able to meet in person again.


A huge than you to all who worked so hard for the club during the past year, and to all of the supporters, sponsors and well-wishers.


Congratulations to the new Committee. 2023 Committee can be found on our Contacts page.


Your club, your voice.

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Brian Kennedy Fundraising Concert

We kicked off the year with a special social occasion for our members and the wider community, with the world renowned Brian Kennedy coming to play a special show for us.


Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising event.

Brian was supported by Mairead Carroll (whose children attend Milltown School). It was a wonderful night of music.


And, of course, a big thank you to Richard Meehan for organising the event. 

Santy Comes to Town!!

The sun shone brightly on the frosty ground on Saturday 17th December 2022 for Santys arrival. Despite his very busy schedule, Santy took time to visit all the boys and girls of Milltown.


And...the good news it....EVERYONE is on the Good list! (Phew!!)


Buíochas an-mhór to The Inn @ Milltown. for helping to organise Santys visit and for sponsoring the ice-cream truck. A lovely way for the younger members of the community to spend an afternoon together.


Nollaig shona gach éinne.

Senior Scór All Ireland final!

For the second year in a row, our Quiz team reached the All Ireland final.

Hopes were high after a strong showin in the Leinster finals, where they finished 2nd to the reigning champions, Offaly.


So....all roads led to Castlebar.


With Mary Byrne coming in as a strong substitute for the unavailable Andrew Cody, the team gave it their all. While not reaching the podium, they did the parish and county proud, finishing 7th in Ireland.


Maith sibh!


Baile an Mhuilinn abú ❤️💚

County Champions!!

Congratulations to our Senior Ladies who were crowned Kildare LGFA Junior B County Champions last Saturday (24th Sep 2022) in Hawkfield.


The girls saw off a spirited challenge from Two Mile House, with only 2 points separating them at half time. However, whatever was said at half time worked, as the girls put in a sensational first 10 minutes of the second half to put themselves into a commanding lead they never relinquished.


The victory added the championship crown to the league title won back in May, to give the girls a clean sweep.


Upwards and onward now to Junior A. And there's no reason we won't be celebrating a Junior A title this time next year.


Baile and Mhuilinn abú.

❤️💚

Milltown Take Gold in the 2022 Camán Chill Dara Awards

Wednesday 30th November 2022 was a proud day for the club as Chairperson Fran O Sullivan collected a Gold Camán Chill Dara Award from Cathaoirleach Laighean CLG, Pat Teehan (along with County Chair, Mick Gorman and Kildare Hurling Chair, John Burke).


This was the second 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 had the honour of achieving a Gold award for the second year in a row.


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.

The 2022 Conlon Cup - 1st October 2022

The start of October saw the return of the Conlon Cup once again. And, once again, the weather gods smiled down on us, and we were blessed with a wonderful day.


Our U6-U8 footballers started off the day with a very entertaining display of football. At the same time on pitch 2, our U10-U13 hurlers and camógs played out a cracking exhibition match.


The main event started at midday, and 8 evenly balanced teams battled it out. Well done to the winning teams. The weather really made the day.


Thanks to all the committee for the hard work behind the scenes, and thanks to the Conlon family for being there to present medals and cups.

Maith sibh go léir.

U11 Hurlers Win in Kilkenny

Our U11 Milltown Sarsfields hurlers travelled to Kilkenny (Ballyragget) on Saturday (June 11th 2022) for an inter-county blitz.

The tournament is extremely competitive and is invitational only.

Only ourselves and Naas from Kildare were invited to take part, with teams from Kilkenny (Ballyragget, Dicksboro), Carlow (Carlow Town), Wicklow (Éire Óg Greystones), Cork (Blackrock) and Offaly (St. Rynaghs) also invited.

 

Milltown Sarsfields got off to a great start with an 8-01 to 1-00 win over Greystones. They followed up that with a 5-02 to 0-01 win over our hosts Ballyragget, which certainly raised a few eyebrows. Our final match was a 3-01 to 0-01 win over Carlow Town, which meant we reached the semi finals as group winners.

 

The semi final turned into a derby, as we were up against Naas. It was a tough game, as expected, but our lads came out on top on a scoreline of 1-03 to 1-00. The final saw us face Offaly hurling powerhouse, St. Rynaghs. In a highscoring game, Milltown Sarsfields ran out 8-06 to 4-01 winners.

 

This was a huge achievement for our young hurlers. To go to Kilkenny and face some of the biggest hurling clubs in the country and win is a massive marker to lay down, and will serve these player well into the future. To be the best, you need to beat the best.

 

Maith sibh gach éinne.

U17 Boys - Division 1 Final

Our U17 boys suffered heartbreak by losing out to an injury time penalty in the Division 1 final.

It had been a brilliant match, with the lead exchanging hands several times throughout. Milltown got off to a blistering start with 1-02 on the board before Sarsfields got their first point.

As the clock stretched into injury time, Milltown were 1 point up and had one hand on the cup. However, it was not to be.

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of this team, so hold the heads high and keep the chests out lads!

Baile an Mhuilinn abú!

A huge thanks to our supporters who turned out to cheer the team on!

Senior Ladies Crowned Div 4 Champions

Congratulations to our Senior Ladies who have been crowned Div 4 League Champions after a well deserved victory over a good Kill side.


Milltown ran our 2-10 to 5 point winners over Kill, who battled all the way.


A huge thanks to all our supporters who turned out to cheer the team on. Baile an Mhuilinn abú!

Scór na Óg - Table Quiz Fundraiser

A huge THANK YOU to all who turned out for our Table Quiz fundraiser on Thursday 28th April 2022. It was wonderful to see so many people out supporting the 4 lads. So much so that the problem at the start of the night was finding enough tables for all the teams!!!

Thanks also to The INN @ Milltown for hosting.

Well done on reaching an All Ireland final, and on bringing honour to the club and parish, to Conor, Andrew, Cormac and Karl, and thank you to their mentors Ronnie Byrne and Noel Shannon who have helped them all the way. ❤️💚

All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finalists

Our All Ireland Scór na nÓg Quiz finalists presented with their Milltown tops for the final. L-R: Conor Sheerin, Andrew Shannon, Cormac Byrne, Karl Heuston.

Gear Up For The Future

The club is encouraging all its members to invest in club gear, especially our younger playing members.

It's always wonderful to see young players in club gear, and it gives a wonderful sense of belonging.

Over the past number of weeks, we have been working behind the scenes to develop a more focussed set of gear options for our members, and have also been working with O Neills to get the best value possible.


We have succeeded in getting an excellent, limited time, offer from O Neills.

Please download the full information leaflet with options and prices here.

Milltown Host U10s Hurling 7s Blitz

It was heartening to see our club full of hurlers on the morning of Saturday 6th Nov (2021). We had eight U9 and U10 teams in total...2 from each of Milltown, Rathangan, Kilcullen and St. Killians (Dublin).

Over 70 kids all our enjoying our ancient game.


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped. To Fran, Arthur and Paul on great traffic management...to Pauline and Anne Marie on the teas and refreshments...to Annabel and Shane on coordinating the refs and teams...to our refs, Brian, Shane, Joe and Pól.

But most of all to Patrick Keogh and Céire Cash on seeing the day through from inception to execution.


A number of the teams mentioned how well the day was organised. To me, it was a real meitheal, and showed how a small club all pulling together can achieve great things.


Maith sibh go léir!


U16 Leinster Champions!

Congratulations to Grace Murtagh and selector Caitríona Kaye on their parts in a superb Leinster final victory for the Kildare U16 ladies! Great to have more Leinster medals coming back to the village.

Friends of Milltown

Milltown GAA is undertaking a significant land purchase and ground development project that is envisioned to take 6 years. We are in the 4th year now.

To facilitate this huge project, we are asking the people of Milltown to become Friends of Milltown, and join a very exclusive group of people who want to drive on the development of our club and community. As of mid-2019 there are 62 members of Friends of Milltown.

We are currently trying to call into every house in the parish or with a connection with Milltown. If you haven’t been approached, please let us know:

  • Fran O Sullivan – 086 859 7133
  • David Kelly – 086 385 3401
  • Andrew Coady – 086 257 8252

To join the Friends of Milltown;

  • You can contribute an annual lump sum of €250, €300, €400 or €600 each year for two years or any amount that you are comfortable with. The club sincerely appreciate any contribution that can be made
  • You can contribute by Standing Order
  • We are requesting €25, €30, €40 or €50 per month for two years
  • You can use the IBAN and BIC below to fill out a standing order online or through mobile banking
  • Please do not forget to put your name as ‘payee’ so we know who the contribution is from
  • You can also donate directly here

Note’s;

1. If possible, please make the contribution from a PAYE person in your house. As an ‘Approved sports body’ Milltown can claim tax relief on a contribution > than €250. This is not possible if the contributor is self-employed.

2. Please fill out details for any family, friends or diaspora that you may have, that you think might be interested in contributing to Friends of Milltown.

If you wish to know more about our development plans, please click here.

U21 County Champions - Men

Not to be outdone by our ladies, our U21 mens team brought yet another county title home to the little village on 10th November.

In a hard-fought win over Ellistown, the lads brought home the title for the 2nd time in 3 years.


Maith sibh lads!!

U15 League Champions - Girls

Our U15 girls have continued the winning streak for our Ladies, with a great Division 5 League Final win over Rathangan on the 28th October. Maith sibh, a chailíní.


A huge thank you to our main sponsor The Inn @ Milltown for the wonderful reception for our victorious U15’s. They have come up trumps after every final this year and I know all our players and their families young and not so young really appreciate the wonderful hospitality A huge thank you to Aidan, Sandra and everyone at The Inn.

Senior Ladies League Champions

Senior league Div 5 Final

Round Towers v Milltown

 

The Division 5 final between Round Towers and Milltown was contested in very extreme weather conditions with howling wind and rain from start to finish and a huge congratulations must go to the players from both teams who managed to give us an end to end performance.

Round Towers opened the scoring in the first minute of play with a point from Leah Hayes. Milltown cancelled this out with a fine point from Chloe Byrne followed by a pointed free from Lara Curran. Conditions were difficult throughout the game and the first of 3 penalties awarded went Milltowns way and Lara Curran had no difficulty finding the back of the net. Milltown went on to score two more points from Anne Sweeney and Chloe Byrne to give them a comfortable lead. Hannah Wilson and Lisa O’Dwyer responded with points for Towers before Milltown responded with the games seconded goal, Chloe Byrne from play. 

The games 3rd goal went Towers way via Lisa O’Dwyer and this was followed by a point scored by Leah Hayes as they fought hard to get back into the game.

Milltown rallied and followed up with 1.02 with points from Curran and Byrne and captain Lisa Murphy with a goal from play. Both sides traded points again via Jackie Kelly for Towers and a pointed free from Chloe Byrne to bring the half to a close with Milltown leading 3-07 to Round Towers 1-05.


With a very strong crosswind and driving rain continuing in the second half Round Towers were again first off the mark with a great score from Jackie Kelly. Milltown replied with a point followed by a goal from play from Lara Curran. Jackie Kelly was working hard for Towers and scored 2 great points from play. The conditions on the day contributed greatly to the penalties being awarded and the next two scores were from penalties the first awarded to Milltown scored by Lara Curran and the second to Round Towers and scored by Lisa O’Dwyer.

Great credit must go to the Milltown goalkeeper Cliodhna Malone who denied Round Towers goals on several occasions. Milltown then responded with a point from Chloe Byrne before Hannah Wilson scored a great goal from play. Milltown’s Louise O’Doherty scored the next point before Chloe Downey who came on a a sub buried Round Towers chances with 2 quick goals sealing victory for Milltown.


The final score was Milltown 7-10 Round Towers 3-08


A huge thank you to the referee, lines-people, umpires, to all the supporters who came to support both teams in such horrendous weather and to the tremendous effort of both teams who despite the extremely difficult conditions gave it their all in a very entertaining match.


Scorers for Milltown:

Chloe Byrne 1-06, Lara Curran 3-02, Anne Sweeney 0-01, Louise O’Doherty 0-01, Lisa Murphy 1-00 and Chloe Downey 2-00