John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Round 4: Home to Dr Crokes (June 3rd)
Please note that this match has now been rescheduled to take place on Saturday June 3rd at the earlier time of 6.30 p.m.


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)

Our juniors continued their good start to the County League with a win away to Listowel on Friday night. Listowel were the better team in the first half but a Graham Higgins goal just before half time kept us in touch as Listowel led 1-7 to 1-4 at half time.

Mitchell’s played excellent football throughout the 2nd half and further goals from Jarlath Carney and Peter Murphy saw us run out deserving winners on a final score of 3-11 to 2-10.

Team: Paul O’Connor, Jordan Bowler, Brendan O’Mahony, Eoin Barden, Peter Murphy, Oliver Coffey, Graham Higgins, John Maher, Frank O’Donnell, Jarlath Carney, Cian Holden, Kieran Killeen, Cian O’Brien, Peter Nammock, Dylan Burns, Darcy O’Sullivan

ROUND 3 – Na Gaeil v John Mitchels Monday June 5th @ 7.30 p.m.

Coiste Thrá Lí Junior Town League Fixtures 2017:
Rd 1 John Mitchels v Kerins O Rahillys June 12th @ 7.30pm
Rd 2 Austin Stacks v John Mitchels June 26th @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 3 Na Gaeil v John Mitchels July 10th @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 4 St. Pats v John Mitchels July 31st @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 5 John Mitchels v Ballymac August 7th @ 7.30 p.m.

Kerry U 17 Competition 9 a side – ROUND 2:
Division 2A (On Tuesday 30th May) Kerins O Rahillys (Host)
7.00 p.m. Kerins O’Rahillys v John Mitchels
7.40 p.m. Kerins O’Rahillys v Moyvane/Tarbert
8.20 p.m. John Mitchels v Moyvane/Tarbert

Please notify and advise all team managers both in the Senior and Underage structure of the importance of passing on the below information to their players.

It is vital that ALL players both Underage & Senior wear mouth-guards while playing/training.
If no mouth-guard worn and a player receives a dental injury then the Player Injury Scheme Claim will be declined.

Our under 14 team are on a break from games for a few weeks while the
Under 14 Championship takes place.
We are training on Tuesday evening from 5.30 to 7p.m. at the moment.

The fixtures for the Central League are out and are as follows:
June 19th Milltown(away)
June 26th Kerins O Rahillys (home)
July 3rd Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane (home)
July 10th An Gaeltacht (away)
July 17th Churchill(away)

We played our Round 2 game at home to Castleisland Desmonds last Monday evening in windy Ballyseedy. This was a very tight match with both teams contesting every ball and it ended all square on a score of 1-5 to 2-2 a draw 1st point on the board. We now play Glenflesk on May 30th at home and hopefully will continue to impress.

Last Thursday evening we played Kerins O Rahillys in the Div 5 A final at windy Ballyseedy with warm evening sunshine. Sometimes we say that a match had everything certainly this game had with wonderful scores, passing and blocking.

Mitchels played with the wind in the first half and raced into an early lead notching up 2-2 before Rahillys got off the mark.

We continued to press for scores and had 3-4 on the scoreboard at half time with Rahillys keeping in touch with 1-4, would this be enough against in strong wind in a very fast end to end game.

In the second half we let Rahillys in for an early goal and the game ebbed and flowed for the next 20 mins or so with Rahillys reducing our lead bit by bit.

Entering the last 5 mins Mitchels were a point up when Rahillys struck for the killer goal and despite every effort Mitchels were unable to get another score and went down 3-4 to 3-6 on the night.

The girls never gave up and were out on their feet at the end of a very good game of football with the crowd kept on their toes until the final whistle. A very tough game where our players gave it their all and can be very proud of their performance. Keep the heads up girls there will be another day.

The County League is now foinished and we will train for North Kerry league, U13 and U 15 County Championships and Town League. Training continues every Monday and Thursday.

We have a break now from matches until after the Junior Certificate. Training will continue every Monday and Thursday for the North Kerry League, Town Championship and U 15 Championship which will take place over the Summer..

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

Please note that registration fees are now overdue for both Boys and Girls.
It is essential that every Juvenile is registered to cover them for Medical Insurance while participating in Club activities and games.

Please note that Juvenile Training will continue next Sunday May 28th.

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

John Mitchels U8 boys were in Austin Stacks this week to take part in U8 GO GAMES blitz. We had 2 teams entered and had 3 x 20 minute games. The hot weather had no effect on our boys they played very well with some excellent passing and scoring well done to all. Training continues next Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12.00pm until then KEEP ON PRACTICING!!

U 10 Boys:
Another great Sunday morning training at Mitchels with another big turn out with Nathan, Cody, Jack, James and Paschal doing good work. We worked hard on the skills we needed to improve on and at the end we had a great competitive game. All the lads put in a session and worked hard with the tackle bags. Next Saturday John Mitchels seniors are playing the Crokes in our own pitch and the under 10 are doing a guard of honour for the great “Gouch” and putting on an exhibition game at half time so we would like to meet at 6.00 on Saturday evening and make sure you have your gum shields. At this stage I would like to thank the parents who took part in the bag packing it was a great success. Training again next Sunday and have a good week.

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.

23/05/2017 Numbers Drawn 1 , 4 , 11 , 13
Jackpot €2,400 Not Won
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 – K Kelliher c/o Mickey,
€25 – Brendan O’Mahony c/o Brendan,
€25 – Keith Roche c/o Sportsfield Bar
€25 – R Aherne c/o Bertie
Next Draw 30/05/2017 Jackpot €2,400

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 Mary Doyle (nee Rex), Pembroke Square, Tralee and formerly of Ardfert
To the family of Patricia (Pat) O’Donoghue (nee Forde), Ashgrove, Ballyvelly, Tralee
To the family of Gerald O’Mahony, Mitchels Court, Tralee
To the family of Francis Galvin, Beenoskee, Ballyard and formerly of Ballyseedy, 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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