Intermediate Club Championship Ardfert v John Mitchels:
We played Ardfert away in Round 1 of the Championship. Ardfert at home are a difficult proposition for any team and they proved this again on Sunday.
Throw in was at 2.30 p.m.on a dry day but a gail force cross field wind made conditions difficult for any team. This was going to be a low scoring affair and with 20 minutes played Ardfert was 4 point up scores from John Egan and Brandon Barrett against Mitchels with no score.
Mitchels tagged on two point before half time points each from Sean Moloney and Shane O’Connor both from play leaving half time score Ardfert 0-04, John Mitchels 0-02.
Ardfert opened the scoring in the 2nd half with a point from a free by John Egan. Mitchels dominated the 2nd half but with the strong cross field wind only managed to score 3 points and missed several opportunities.
The 3 Mitchels points were scored by Frank O’Donnell from play, James Duggan from a free and a point from play by Sean Moloney to level up the match to 0-05 all resulting in the match going to extra time.
Ardfert scored the 1st two points in extra time by Egan and Moloney but Mitchels pulled one back from a free by James Duggan leaving the score line 0-07 to Mitchels 0-06 at half time.
Mitchels levelled the game with only 2 minutes remaining with a point from Niall Sheehy. It was now heading for a replay when John Egan put Ardfert a point ahead. With the game nearly over, Mitchels had one last chance to equalise but unfortunately went wide leaving Ardfert the winners by a point.
Mitchels played their hearts out and just fell short in defeating a strong and tough opponents in Ardfert.
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)
We play kilcummin at home in round 2 of county league on weds 19 th at 7 pm. Training continues on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30 pm.
Our next county league game is on Thursday April 20 th away to kilcummin. Time tbc. Training continues on Mondays and Thursdays up until end of junior cert.
An Gaeltacht 4-11 John Mitchels 2-10
On Wednesday last we made the long journey to Gallarus for Round 3 of the County League. We travelled with a very understrength team because of injuries and Easter holidays . However on the night we put in a very spirited performance against a strong Gaeltacht team who have some wonderful young talent in their ranks .
We played with the wind in the first half and with some great forward play from Martin Laucher, Dan Fisher and Dean Farrell we scored 7 points to Gaeltacht’s 3-6.
In the second half we upped our game with Jack O Donoghue providing the platform with some great runs and with goals from Dan Fisher and sub Darragh Cunnane we gave our hosts plenty to think about.
This was a heartening team performance minus 6 first team regulars and a special thanks to the 5 under 12’s Ciaran, Rory, Brian and Darragh for making the journey to help us out on the night .
Best on the night were Sean Broderick, Darragh Murphy, Jack O Donoghue, Dan Bowler, Martin Laucher and Dan Fisher.
Panel for night was Sean Broderick, James Moran, Ciaran White, Cormac Clifford, Jack O Donoghue(0-2) Conor Kerins, Darragh Murphy, Dan Bowler(0-1) Dan Fisher, Dean Farrell(0-2), Martin Laucher (0-3) Mikey McCarthy, Cody O’Brien, Cian O Shea, Ciaran Foran, Rory Clifford(0-1) Darragh Cunnane(1-1) Brian O Donnell.
Next Wednesday night we have the Feile Qualifiers which will consist of us taking part in our 3 team group playing 2 matches on the night both 15 mins aside. As of yet, time, venue and opposition is not to hand but will be put up on Facebook when we hear.
We would encourage as much support as possible on the night for what is always great entertainment .
Club Membership of John Mitchels for 2017 is now due
Membership fees are as follows:
Patron Membership €160
– Adult Membership
– Entry to the weekly Lotto and
– Free Admission to all home County League Games
Adult membership €60
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Juvenile Training will continue next Sunday April 16th.
Training continues next Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
There was a lot of happy faces on Sunday last at John Mitchels when the Easter bunny rewarded all our juveniles with an Easter egg after their hard training session, Also Kerry GAA are holding their annual U8 Easter blitz this Wednesday 19th of April in John Mitchels. U8 boys and girls to meet at 2.45 p.m. games starts 3.00pm finish at 4.00p.m. DON’T FORGET GUM SHIELDS!!!!
Training continues next Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.
SPRING CLEANOUT – CLOTHES FUNDRAISER:
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.
11/04/2017 Numbers Drawn 11 , 14 , 23 , 27
Jackpot €2,300 No Winner
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 – Terry Nammock c/o Bertie,
€25 – Amy O’Mahony c/o Brendan,
€25 – Nelius Lyons c/o Mark
€25 – Joe Mc Donnell c/o Patrons
Next Draw 18/04/2017 Jackpot €2,300
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.
JOHN MITCHELS SPORTS COMPLEX:
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
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 Eileen (Ellen) Fitzgerald(nee Moriarty), Heirhill, Ballyheigue and formerly of Annagh, Tralee
To the family of William (Billy) Foley, Casements Avenue and formerly of Blennerville, Tralee
To the family of Mary Maughan (nee McQuaid), Shanakill, Tralee
To the family of Matthew Hewitt, Upper Rock St and formerly of Castleisland
May they Rest in Peace
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