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County League  – Division 2
We played Spa Killarney last Saturday  night In the 3rd Round of the County League. We started strongly and added two scores from Alan O’Donoghue. Spa to their credit rallied and drew level after 10 mins. For the rest of the half both teams traded scores with our points coming from Sean Moloney (2) and Alan O’Donoghue(3) to leave half time score John Mitchels 0-07 Spa Killarney  0-07.

We started very strong in the second half and added three points from Alan O’Donoghue and points from Shane O’Connor and Jonathan O’Halloran. Spa got a goal leaving only 2 points  between the teams.

Mitchels dug deep and rallied by scoring a further 4  points finishing out the game with points from Alan O’Donoghue (2) and Sean Moloney (2). A special mention has to go to Alan O’Donoghue who kicked 10 points for us in a marvellous performance.

Final score.  Mitchels 0-16, Spa Killarney 1-08

Team: Dermot Raggett, Dan Kerins, Brendan O’Mahony,  Cian Sheridan, Stevie O’Mahony, Lawrence Bastible, Ciaran Deane, Mike Wrenn, Shane O’Connor (0-01) Ollie Coffey, Wayne Conway, Jonathan O’Halloran( 0-01), Alan O’Donoghue (0-10), Mike Deane, Sean Moloney (0-04).
Subs used: Jake Moran, Jared O’Sullivan, Akeem Molloy.

Round 1 – Mitchels 0-10  –  Templenoe, 0-06
Round 2 – Tarbert​   0-08  –   John Mitchels 0-14
Round 3 – Mitchels 0-16. –  Spa Killarney 1-08

Intermediate Club Championship
Round 1. John  Mitchels. V. Finuge Saturday 18th April @ 6.30pm
Extra time will be played in the event of sides finishing level at normal time.

The Officers, Managers, Mentors and Supporters of the Club would like to congratulate Eoin Kelliher, Senior Selector and his wife Anne on the birth of their beautiful daughter Olivia.

Well done to our Minor team on winning Division 2 Of the Coiste Tra Li League.

County League Fixtures 2015
Round 1 – John Mitchels 0-9 Beaufort 1-12
Round 2 – Away to Keel/Listry,
Round 3 – Away to Desmond’s,
Round 4 – Home to Glenflesk,
Round 5 – Away to Laune Rangers, 17 April at 6.45 pm

County League Fixtures – Round 5
Mitchels v Abbeydorney

The ladies team were victorious when they played Abbeydorney in the final round of the County League on Sunday last.

This was a one sided affair with the Mitchels ladies in control from start to finish. This Victory has ensured a place in the County League final. This game will be played in the coming weeks.

The Mitchels team included Andrea O’Connor, Tanya O’Connor, Kayleigh McCarthy, Diana O’Keeffe, Patriz Brosnan, Anna Murphy, Ashleigh Murphy, Ariane Finnegan, Jane Carmody, Shauna Hanafin, Cliodhna Hayes, Tasha O’Sullivan, Niamh Myers, Carron O’Brien, Tara Fitzgerald, Catherine O Shea, Erris O Carroll and Claire O Sullivan.
Training continues on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 8pm

County league
Rd 1  John Mitchels 6-08 to Milltown/Listry/Firies  3 – 03
John Mitchels girls got off to a great start in the Co League beating Milltown/Listry/Fires by  6-08 to 3-03.  Player of the Match was Leona O’Shea

Training continues every Thursday 6-7 pm new players welcome.

County  League Fixtures  –   Div 2
Away to Southern Gaels 12/4
Home v Abbeydorney 10/5
Home v Duagh  24/5
Away  V Glenflesk 31/5
Home v Listowel 7/6

North Kerry League Fixtures
Round 1: Away to Listowel Emmets, 30th August
Round 2: Home to Ballyduff, 6th September
Round 3: Away to Na Gaeil, 13th September
Round 4: Home to Ballymac, 27th September

U12 Girls
The girls played Away to Castlegregory Home to Na Gaeil in the preliminary rounds of the County League over the past week.These games are giving the girls valuable game time and experience and at the end of this phase of games all the teams in the County will be regraded into their correct Divisions. The Co League proper will start in May.
The girls that played last week were as follows; Tara Field, Elizabeth O Connor, Eimear Murphy, Emma O’Donnell, Erica O Connor, Caoimhe Leahy, Kerry Oba, Amee & Ciara Kerins, Lauren Smullen, Katie Ross, Taylor Rodgers, Angel Quilligan, Molly & Emily Brosnan, Lynda O Connor, Dawn McLarnan, Molly Duggan, Emma Lynch, Lilly Collins, Emily & Ciara Poultney.

Next up we meet Moyvane in the North Kerry Shield Final – at time of print this game is fixed for Ballyduff on Sunday the 19th of April at 6.30pm.Travel details will be confirmed during the week and all support is very welcome.
Training continues on Wednesday evenings at Camp Ballyseedy from 6.00pm to 7.00pm – any new players welcome

County League preliminary Fixtures Phase 1.
April 21st John Mitchels – BYE
April 28th Corca Dhuibhne v John Mitchels. 6.00pm
May 5th John Mitchels v Finuge St Senans. 6.00pm

Under-16 BOYS

U16 Central Region – Round 3

Castlegregory 4-9 Mitchels 3-14

This was a very entertaining close encounter played in perfect conditions  in Castlegregory. We travelled out there missing a few key players but an outstanding performance from all players saw us travelling home with the points.

It was a very attacking first half where the game was end to end until a perfect placed penalty from Jack Myers put us 2 points up at half time.

Michael Kelleher and Ryan Ward were picking off scores for us while Jack buried another brilliant penalty to put us 5 points up with 10 minutes to go.

We held out to win due to top class defending led by Eoin Barden and Mark Ryle. We lined out as follows Shane McCarthy, Eoin Barden, Tagdh Broderick, Johnny Downey, Mark Ryle, James O’Connor, Shane Doyle, Jack Myers(2-0), Ryan Ward(1-4), Graham Hudson(0-1), Aaron Pitman, Mikey Kelleher(0-7), Conor O’Brien(0-2) Subs: Kenny Foran, Darrion Hurley, Dylan O’Shea, Gerald Tobin, Sean Gannon.

We wish Gerald Tobin a speedy recovery after fracturing his collarbone after coming on during the second half.

Next for us is the Fourth Round match v Austin Stacks B on Tuesday next April 13th at Home –  throw in 6:15pm

Rd 5 Home to St Pats Blennerville April 20th. –  7.00pm
Training continues Mondays at 7.00 p.m. and Thursday at 6.30 p.m.

Rd 1 Templenoe/Sneem 2-03.    Mitchels. 8-12
Rd 2 Home to Milltown/ Castlemaine
Rd 3 Home to St Marys/ Renard  April 15th. –  7.15pm
Rd 4  Bye April 22nd
Rd 5  Away to Glenbeigh/Glencar April 29th. –  7.30pm

Under 14 Brendan’s League
John Mitchels 6-9.        Ardfert.        5-9
John Mitchels 4-4.        St Pats.  7-7
John Mitchels 3-4.        Na Gael 2-12
Training this week is on Monday from 6-7 on All weather pitch.
​Please note that Gum shields to be worn for training.

Rd1 Away to An Ghaeltacht  April 12th –  6.00pm
Rd 2 Away to Kerins O’Rahillys  April 19th  –   6.00pm
Rd 3 Bye  April 26th
Rd 4 Home to Glenflesk  May 3rd –  6.00pm
Rd 5 Home to Kenmare  May 10th  –   6.00pm
Training will continue Mon and Wed evenings 6-7 on the all weather pitch

John Mitchels are running two new weightless and conditioning classes,
weight loss classes on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm, €6 pay as you go or €36 for seven weeks
Couch-to-5k on Sundays from 10.30 to 11.30, €6 pay as you go or €36 for seven weeks
Join up for both sessions for €70 and get a personalised gym programme to help you achieve your goals.
Contact Mike on 0872919107 for more information.


Training continues on Sunday next from 10.30am to 11.30am Don’t forget your gum shields.

U-8 & U-10 GIRLS
The girls had another good session learning the skills of ladies football and having fun. They worked on there soloing, hand pass and kick pass. Girls that impressed this week were Kaydence, Roisin, Vanda, Alannah and Jane . It really showed the girls that practiced during the week. Again they all made a promise to practice during the week.
Training will now start from 10-30 am to 12 every Sunday morning.
It is great to see numbers increasing and girls bring a friend as we continue to learn the rules of football, have fun and meet new friends.
All new members welcome to the Centre of Excellence .

Training continues on Sunday next from 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

There was football basics today with fun games and races. Great day had by all. The following were enthusiastic in today’s training session.
Patrick and Nikolem Sweyczek
Hugo Logins
Jack Collins
Jack Daly
Sean Murphy
Caoimhe Somers
Ceelan Dennehy
Riobaird Foley
Fionan O’Callaghan
Training continues on Sunday next from 11 am to 12 noon.

Keep up to date by checking Club Notes, Website and Facebook.

Thanks to Horans Fruit & Veg for sponsoring the fruit on Sunday mornings in the members lounge.

The Officiers and Mentors would like to thank everyone who took part in the weekend bag packing in Tesco.

Coffee/Tea Club
Thanks to all involved with the refreshments committee who once again looked after the parents so well and provided some top notch home baking.

This is a great opportunity for all parents to meet up and have a chat and cuppa.  All monies collected will go directly back to develop and support the Juvenile teams in the Club and your support is very much appreciated.

Our Bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. Bingo is a vital fundraiser for the Club and all funds raised from the Bingo goes directly back into the Club and all support is greatly appreciated.

Any member who wishes to volunteer can do so by giving their details to any club officer.

Bookings for Parties etc. can be made by phoning 066 7197070

07/04/2015 – Numbers drawn: 12, 18, 21, 22
No winner
Consolation prize winners:
€100 – Shane McMahon c/o Juveniles
€25 – Helen Coffey c/o Helen
€25 – Rory O’Mahony c/o Patrons
€25 – Henry Burrows c/o Paddy
€25 – Buddy O’Grady c/o Paddy
Next draw – 14/04/2015 – Jackpot €1,000

A full range of Tracksuits, Tops and shorts for all age groups are available at John Mitchels Complex.  Great value on offer and ideal for anyone at home or abroad.

Tralee Parnells are training every Friday evening from 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. in John Mitchels Complex for U6 – U14 Boys and Girls for the next few weeks.  Tralee Parnells would welcome any New players to join them.
Our Sports Complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the Sports Hall and All Weather pitch. The Complex is also open for children’s parties.  Further information contact the Club reception on 066 7197070.

John (Jack) Moriarty 1963 – 2015
It was with deep sadness that members and supporters of John Mitchel’s Club learned of the passing of Jack Moriarty. Surrounded by his loving family Jack passed away on Friday 10 April in Beaumont Hospital.

Jack was born in 1963 and resided in the family home in Garryruth, Tralee.
In 1974 Jack along with his team mates joined what became one of the great club sides of the 1980’s.

His team won the under 14 County Championship in 1977 and went on to win the Div1 Minor County League in 1980. In 1982 Jack joined the senior ranks and played in a position he was to dominate at right half back. He was on the winning John Mitchel’s team that defeated Spa Killarney/Glenflesk in the final of the under 21 County Championship in 1983.

Jack featured greatly throughout the match marking Mickey McAuliffe who played minor, under 21 and senior for Kerry. Jack was also a member of the team that was defeated by Laune Rangers in the 1989 Senior County Championship final.

All associated with John Mitchel’s club in Jack’s era agree that he brought a certain flare, class and dedication to his team and club.

In 1989 he took up a position as an Eircom Technician in Limerick and continued to play senior football for John Mitchel’s until his retirement in 1990. He played inter-firm Gaelic football in Limerick City and became involved with Clonlara GAA club Co. Clare where the family home is situated.

Jack is laid to rest in Donass Cemetery near Clonlara Village Co. Clare
We at John Mitchel’s GAA club Tralee extend our sincere sympathy to Jack’s wife Mary his sons Sean, Cian and Aidan, brother Kieran and sister Mary, his nieces, nephews, uncle, aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives and his many friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

To the family of Kathleen O’Connor, Knockmoyle, Tralee and formerly of Knocknagoshel Village
To the family of  Michael Moriarty, Curraheen, Tralee
To the family of Ena O’Sullivan, (nee Spring), Kevin Barry’s Villas, Tralee
To the family David (Sonny) Fitzgibbon, Rathonane and formerly of Marian Park, Tralee
To the family of Eric Leahy, Pembroke Court, Tralee
To the  O’Mahony Family whose son Patrick passed away in London recently.  Patrick’s parents Sophie and the late Garry O’Mahony who played football for the Mitchels
May they Rest in Peace

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