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We played Kerins O’Rahillys last Saturday evening in Round 7 of the Co League. This was a vital game for both teams as Kerins O’Rahillys were on 5 points and John Mitchels on 6 points.

KOR started well with 4 points from Tommy Walsh and a goal from Cian Sayers within the first 10 minutes of play. Mitchels dominated the remainder of the 1st quarter with 2 points from Alan O’Donoghue, 1 point from James Duggan and a well taken goal from Peter Murphy leaving the score line to 1-04 to 1-03 in favour of KOR.

KOR followed up with a point from play from Tommy Walsh. John Mitchels finished the stronger in the end of the 1st half  with an Alan O’Donoghue point from a free and a successfully taken penalty by James Duggan.

Shane O’Connor scored a long range point from play finishing off the scoring in the 1st half. Half time score Kerins O’Rahillys 1-05 to John Mitchels 2-05.

Once again it was KOR who dominated the start of the 2nd half scoring 3 points from play in quick succession to level the game. Alan O’Donoghue eased Mitchels ahead with a converted free.

Tommy Walsh put over 2 more points to edge Rahillys ahead. Sean Moloney put Mitchels ahead again with a well taken goal and Tommy Walsh scored a point from play leaving the score at the end of the 3rd quarter KOR 1-11 John Mitchels 3-06.

The game was in the melting pot heading into the last quarter. KOR levelled the game with a converted free.

James Duggan edged Mitchels ahead with another point. With KOR scoring two points in succession which gave them a one point lead going into injury time. Peter Murphy was heading for a goal when he was pulled down in the square.

Lawrence Bastible came forward to take the resultant penalty and with calmness and composure struck it into the net giving a 2 point victory to John Mitchels in a final score line
Kerins O’Rahilly 1-14 John Mitchels 4-07.

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 had a good win at home to Moyvane last Monday in Round 4 of the Co League. We started slowly and were 4 points behind before Cian O Brien kicked some good points to leave us level after the opening 15 minutes.

We finished the half strongly and goals from Conor Hurley and Peter Murphy saw us leading at half time by 2-7 to 7 points.  Moyvane again started the 2nd half well and had an opportunity to close the gap to 2pts but a fantastic penalty save from Peter Nammock proved to be a turning point and we went on to add further goals through Mark Ryle and Ciaran Killen to run out convincing winners on a final score of 4-10 to 1-8.

Team:  Peter Nammock, Eoin Barden, John Maher, Jordan Bowler, Darcy O’Sullivan, Pat Kearney, Graham Higgins, Cathal O Sullivan, Oliver Coffey, Peter Murphy, Cian Holden, Ciaran Kileen, Cian O’Brien, Conor Hurley, Mikey Walsh , Paul O’Connor, Akeem Mulloy, Mark Ryle, Dylan Burns, Robert Sullivan, Clive Callaghan, Darren Burns

Round 5 Fixture Friday July 7th @ 7.30 p.m.
St Pats v John Mitchels

Congratulations to Our Club for being selected as the Kerry representatives for the
Cailini Oga Exhibition game at half time during the Munster Senior Ladies Football Final in Mallow on July 8th. Edward Duggan and Tony O Shea will be coaches for the day.

John Mitchels Official  Summer camp 17th to 22nd July 2017 – 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Fee is €50. Fun and Games for all for Boys and Girls between 5 – 12 year olds.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience the excitement of a Summer Camp, meet new friends and have great fun. Among the activities that will be experienced will be – Football, Arts & Crafts, Obstacle Course, Treasure Hunt and many more.
Application forms are now available at Reception in Ballyseedy or by request a PDF copy may be emailed to

Kevin Mc Mahon Blitz
On Saturday July 22nd John Mitchels are holding their Annual Tournament for the U8 & U10 age groups. The games run from 10.00 a.m. until 2.30p.m. with each  team getting 5 games. All games are 11 aside. If your club wishes to take part please email or phone him on  087-2874427 no later than tomorrow Monday July 3rd.
There is no entry fee for the Tournament. Please do not enter unless you are 100% sure that your club will have the numbers on the day because if a team does not turn up it ruins it for the other clubs.

Coiste Thrá Lí Junior Town League Round 2:
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.

Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Championship 2017
Preliminary Rd & Rd 1 Draw 1st named = home venue – Extra Time
Round 1     Tues/Wed 4/5 July
South Kerry           v   Firies
Kenmare District   v   Austin Stacks
East Kerry             v   St Kierans
Mid Kerry             v   Dingle
(A)                      v   Laune Rgs

Dr Crokes             v   Feale Rgs
West Kerry           v   St Brendans

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.

We took on Strand Road in Round Two of the County League last Monday
at home. The game was played on a very wet night and conditions were tough for both sides.
Strand Road got off to a flyer and bossed the first half, we went in at half time trailing by 2-8 to 1-1 with Conor Commane’s goal on the stroke of half time whistle giving us a bit of hope.
We started the second half with much more purpose and quickly clawed back the deficit helped by a Hat trick of goals from Darragh Caplis and found ourselves in front coming in to the closing stages. Credit to Strand Road they got two late points to equalise and a breath-taking second half finished in a draw
with the final score of Mitchels 5-8 Strand Road 2-17.
Best of the night were Sean Broderick, Darragh Murphy, Mikey Moriarty, Conor Commane, Darragh Caplis and David Callaghan.
Teams and scorers were
Sean Broderick, Ciaran White, Mikey Moriarty, Dan Bowler, Jack O Donoghue, Darragh Murphy ,Conor Kerins, Darragh Caplis(3-2), Dan Fisher, Martin Laucher(0-1), Conor Commane(2-2),  Dean Farrell, David Callaghan, Cody O Brien, Jessie Duggan(0-1), Cian O Se(0-2), James Moran, Bryan O Donnell, Ciaran Foran.

We play Glenbeigh Glencar/Cromane at home next Monday July 3rd at 7.00 p.m.
July 10th Gaeltacht (away)
July 17th Churchill (away)

The County League is now finished and we will train for North Kerry League,
U13 and U 15 County Championships and Town League and U 13 Sandra Keane
Blitz. Training continues every Monday and Thursday. Teamers will be sent

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. Teamers will be sent out.

Traing will continue as normal next Sunday July 9th.

Traing will continue as normal next Sunday July 9th.

U10 Boys:
Traing will continue as normal next Sunday July 9th.

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.

27/06/2017 Numbers Drawn  5 , 10 , 12 , 19
Jackpot €2,500 No Winner
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 – Robert O’Dowd c/o Paddy,
€25  –  Tim Leahy c/o Mickey,
€25 –   Stephen Brosnan c/o Patrons
€25 –   Martin Hurley c/o Paddy
Next Draw 04/07/2017 Jackpot €2,600

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 Patrick Gerard Leyden, Ballinasare, Tralee and formerly of Doolin, Co Clare
To the family of Dr Bernard Francis, Dublin and formerly of Tralee
To the family of Patrick (Paddy) Hobbert, Spa Road, Tralee
To the family of Bryan Kelly, Lee Drive, Tralee and formerly of Fenit, Co Kerry
To the family of Breda Dineen (nee Walsh), Cluain Árd, Ballyvelly, and formerly of Lohercannon, Tralee
To the family of Margaret (Peggy) Creagh, ‘Roncali’, Clash West, Tralee
To the family of Maria Scannell, Clonmore Grove & late of Murphys Terrace, Tralee
To the family of May Fitzgerald (née Boyle), Ballyroe Cottage, Tralee and formerly of Omeath, Co Louth
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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