John Mitchels GAA Club News

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John Mitchels had a great turnout in St Patrick’s Day parade and full credit to the players, parents and mentors for showing their support to the Club.

Div 1 County League Fixtures 2017 Round 1:
We played Glenbeigh/Glencar away last Sunday. This was going to be a difficult encounter for Mitchels as Glenbeigh/Glencar are reigning All Ireland Junior Champions. The day was dry with a very strong cross field wind which was of no benefit to either team.

We started off at a blistering pace with Niall Sheehy scoring two goals in the first 7 minutes of the game. Kieran Courtney scored a point from a free which was followed by a Mitchels point from play by Alan O’Donoghue. Glenbeigh dominated the remainder of the 1st half scoring a further 1-02, leaving the half time score Glenbeigh 1-03, Mitchels 2-01.

At the opening of the 2nd half Glenbeigh scored 2 points from play leaving them a point ahead of Mitchels. Mitchels levelled the match with a point from play from Niall Sheehy. Glenbeigh hit a purple patch scoring 5 points without replay 4 from play and 1 from a free. Leaving the score line Glenbeigh 1-10 Mitchels 2-02 going into the last quarter.

Niall Sheehy narrowed the margin to 4 points with a well taken free but Glenbeigh followed up with a further 2 points leaving a 6 point margin with 10 minutes remaining.

Mitchels fought back bravely with a point from play from Alan O’Donoghue and 2 converted frees, one from Niall Sheehy and one from James Duggan.

With only 3 points in it, Mitchels pressed hard for an equalising goal and came very close in a last gasp effort by George Bastible, which was deflected over the bar leaving the final score Glenbeigh 1-12, John Mitchels 2-07.

Round 2: Home to Austin Stacks (Mar 26th)
Round 3: Away to Rathmore (April 9th)
Round 4: Home to Dr Crokes (June 4th)
Round 5: Away to An Ghaeltacht (June 11th)
Round 6: Away to Desmonds (June 18th)
Round 7: Home to Kerins O’Rahillys (July 1st)
Round 8: Away to St Marys (July 16th)
Round 9: Home to Templenoe (July 23rd)
Round 10: Away to Dingle (Aug 13th)
Round 11: Home to Miltown/Castlemaine (Aug 27th or Sept 24th)

Mitchels Minors continued on their winning ways with a hard earned victory over a dogged Spa In tricky conditions in Killarney.

We played against a stiff breeze in the first half and went in trailing by 4 points at the interval on a score 2-03 to 0-05. Mike Kelleher scoring three from frees and 2 from play by Cian Holden.

On the resumption we enjoyed our best spell tacking on 1-04 without reply to put us in the driving seat. To be fair to Spa, they rallied and only for a late goal from impressive Darren Hurley we secured our third win on the bounce.

Final score Mitchels 2 -14 Spa 3 -07

Team: Dylan O Shea, Mark Ryle, Jack Myers, Sean Gannon, Darren Hurley, Shane McCarthy, Graham Hudson, Ryan Ward, Dominic Craig, Padraig White, Cian Holden, Ciaran Cilleen, Dylan Burns, Mike Kelleher, Conor O’Brien, Subs used Eoin Breen, Daniel Ianko, Tadgh Broderick, Eoin Barden

Club Membership of John Mitchels for 2017 is now due
Membership fees are as follows:
Patron Membership €160
Ex-Pats €160
which includes
– Adult Membership
– Entry to the weekly Lotto and
– Free Admission to all home County League Games

Adult membership €60
O.A.P €20
Students/Juveniles €30
Family – 2 Adults with 2 Children €150

Club Registrar George Lowe will be available to collect Membership Fees between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Ballyseedy Complex. Alternatively George can be contacted on 087 2743161 or at

Our Juvenile Registrar Stephen Brosnan will be available for registration on Sunday March 26th from 10.30 a.m. To 12.00 noon to facilitate any unpaid Juvenile membership fees. It is essential that every Juvenile must be registered to cover them for medical insurance while playing for the Club. Closing date for registration is March 31st.

Please note that Juvenile Training will continue next Sunday March 26th:

Training continues next Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

John Mitchels would like to thank everyone involved in the parade this year even though the weather was crap the kids were brilliant and never complained once and sang there hearts out for the whole parade well done to all. U8 boys and girls training continues every Sunday morning from 10.00am to 11.00am don’t forget gum Shields!!

Training continues next Sunday from 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.

John Mitchels are commencing their Clothes Collection again for 2017 so please donate any unwanted Clothes and Textiles (clean re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys are accepted) Where possible please donate at least 3+ bags – this really does raise much needed funds for our Club. Please drop items to the the Complex, Ballyseedy.

14/03/2017 Numbers Drawn 1 , 5 , 11 , 24
Jackpot €2,200 No Winner
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 – Adrian O’Sullivan c/o Bertie,
€25 – John Moynihan c/o Patrons,
€25 – Joan O’Keefe c/o Bingo ,
€25 – Darragh Mc Evoy c/o Mark
€25 – Brian O’Donovan c/o Rossa
Next Draw 21/03/2017 Jackpot €2,200

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.

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.

Please note that all club merchandise is now available for purchasing only through Henneberys Sports Shop, Ashe St, Tralee and is no longer for sale at our complex in Ballyseedy.
Please also note that our Club colours are – Green and Gold Jerseys, White togs and Green and Gold socks.

To the family of Philomena (Ciss) Kerins, St Johns Park, Fatima Home and formerly of Blennerville
To the family of Donie Houlihan, Connolly Park and formerly of O’Rahillys Villas, Tralee
To the family of Denis O’Connor, Connolly Park, Tralee
To the family of Sarah (Sally) Spring, (nee Donovan), Manor Coirt and formerly of Mary St, Tralee
To the family of Kathleen Hurley Maher (nee Kelly) Railway Terrace, And formerly of Caherina, Tralee
May they Rest in Peace

If anyone has anything of particular interest in relation to the Club and its surrounding Community which you would like to have included in the notes please email .

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