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Round 2 – John Mitchels v Dingle

Before the commencement of the match a Minute’s Silence was observed on the recent tragic death of Aodhán O’Connor from Dingle.

We played Dingle at home in Round 2 of the Co League on  a perfect day for football with bright sunshine and a slight cross field breeze. Dingle opened the scoring with a point from play from Cathal O’Bambaire.

Mitchels levelled the game with a point from Wayne Conway which was quickly followed by a further point from Cathal O’Bambaire. Mitchels dominated the remainder of the 1st quarter with points from play from Lawrence Bastible and 3 points from frees from the boot of James Duggan and Niall Sheehy leaving the score line of 0-05 to 0-02 in favour of John Mitchels after the 1st quarter.

In the 2nd quarter Dingle scored 2 points from frees and Mitchels tagged on a point from play from James Duggan and a converted free from Niall Sheehy leaving a halftime score of 0-07 to 0-04 in favour of John Mitchels.

John Mitchels opened the scoring of the 2nd half with a point from play from Alan O’Donoghue followed by 2 points from Dingle.

Once more Mitchels dominated the remainder of the 3rd quarter with a point from play from Pat Kearney, 2 points from play by Mikey Kelliher just after being introduced off the bench and a great point from play from Seanie Moloney who soloed the length of the field leaving the scoreline Mitchels 0-12, Dingle 0-06 heading into the last quarter.

Dingle gave their all to narrow the margin scoring 2 points from play and 1 converted free. Mitchels matched them with a point from play from Alan O’Donoghue and a James Duggan goal at the end of the 4th quarter.

Final score John Mitchels 1-13, Dingle 0-09. Mitchels gave a much better performance and played an attractive attacking type of play at today’s match. Next up is Ardfert in the 1st Round of the Championship to be played next Saturday March 31st at 5.00 p.m. In Austin Stacks Park.

Round 1 Beaufort 2-14  John Mitchels 0-13
Round 2 John Mitchels 1-13 Dingle 0-09
Round 3 Templenoe v John Mitchels (deferred until further notice)
Round 4 John Mitchels v St Mary’s May 13th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 5 Kerins O’Rahillys v John Mitchels May 27th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 6John Mitchels v Killarney Legion June 10th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 7 John Mitchels v An Ghaeltacht June 17th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 8 Dr Crokes v John Mitchels July 1st @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 9 John Mitchels v Rathmore July 15th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 10 Spa Killarney v John Mitchels July 29th @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 11 John Mitchels v Glenbeigh/Glencar August 12th tbc
1st Team has Home advantage

Round 1 Ardfert​​​ v ​​John Mitchels​​​  Austin Stack Park Sat March 31 @ 5.00 p.m.

Senior ladies training Wednesday’s at 8pm and Friday’s at 7pm. If anyone would like to give it a go please contact Tanya on 0876258737. New members always welcome.

A wonderful night was had by all who attended the Table Quiz in Gallys last Friday night. The eventual winners after a three way play off were Sean O’Donnell, Killian O’Donnell, Brian O’Donnell and John Herbert.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for donating Spot Prizes: Gallys Bar & Restaurant, Dunnes Stores, Henneberys Sports Shop, Tralee Aquadome, Horans Fruit & Veg, Maria’s Hair Studio Market St, Gala Supermarket Blennerville, O’Keeffes Bar, Tanya and Anna. Last but definitely not least we would like to thank our Quiz master Kieran Moriarty and his backroom team and the Organising Committee headed up by George Lowe who gave a wonderful speech at the end of the night!

Club Membership of John Mitchels for 2018 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

George Lowe Registrar will be available to collect Membership Fees between 7.30-8.30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Stephen Brosnan, Juvenile Registrar will be available to collect Juvenile Membership Fees between 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon on Sunday Mornings.

It is essential that all Juveniles are registered. Unregistered Players are not covered by the GAA Insurance Scheme. Closing date for registration is March 31st 2018.

Minors Football League 2018:
An Gaeltacht v John Mitchels 6.30 p.m. April 13th

Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na bPáistí and Scór na nÓg, please contact: Paul Barden (087) 2125045
Also, any Adult interested in
Ø Singing
Ø Dancing
Ø Taking part in Quizes
Should also contact Paul The Group will endeavor to bring the Club back into the Scór Competition

Well this week John Mitchels U8 boys and girls had another great session practicing all the fundamental movements involved in playing football. It’s great to see all the players improving each week but it’s also important to keep practicing the skills. Training continues next Sunday morning from 10.00am to 11.00am in our sports hall & you never know the Easter Bunny might even pay a visit!!!

Sunday morning weather was wonderful and it was great to see that everyone remembered to put the clock forward and were on time for training. Darragh, Gearoid and Amber worked hard with the tackle bags and took great shots at goal. Ben, Eanna and Lisa put great effort into the passing drills and this really helped with the game. Jack, Luke and Eva worked well with their team mates during the game and had a great influence on some of the scores. Well done to the rest of the players it was great to see you all train so hard, see you all next Sunday.

U6 Boys and Girls (Born 2012 & 2013) Indoor Hall 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
U8 Boys and Girls (Born 2010 & 2011) Indoor Hall 10.00 am – 11.00 am
U10 Boys and Girls (Born 2008 & 2009) Astro Pitch) 10.00 am – 11.00 am

All children are invited to attend our Junevile training sessions. Even if they have never kicked a ball before the Club aims to give these kids fun, exercise, the skills to develop in football and also this training can be a fantastic confidence builder for kids from all backgrounds. They get to make friends outside of normal school circles and learn to become part of a team all under the supervision and encouragement of our Coaches and Mentoring staff. We at John Mitchels are planning a busy season for our Juveniles and we would ask parents if they have any feedback or suggestions. We are looking for parents to volunteer to give a handout on a Sunday morning and they can do so by contacting any of our Coaches or Mentors. All help would be greatly appreciated.

John Mitchels are commencing their Clothes Collection again for 2018 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.

20/03/2018 Numbers Drawn  5 , 15 , 18 , 25
Jackpot €3,400 Not Won
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 –  Ann Lynch c/o Donal
€25 –    P J Higgins c/o Donal
€25 –    Anthony Mc Donnell c/o Paddy
€25 –    Marie Brosnan Trant c/o Vincent
Next Draw 27/03/2017 Jackpot €3,400

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.

MERCHANDISE: 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.

The Chairperson, Officers and members of the Club wish to extend their sincere sympathy to Norma and Paul Barden on the death of Nora Dawson. The Bardens have strong links with the Club with Paul as an Officer and Eoin and Cian who play with the Club.

To the family of Bridget Jones, Gortalea, Tralee, Co Kerry
To the family of Stephen Murphy, Manor Drive, Tralee
To the family of Ena (Catherine) McCarthy, Ballyard House and formerly of Elm Court, Tralee
To the family of Petr Huser Laurel Court, Tralee and formerly of the Czech Republic
To the family of Nora Dawson (née Keane) Beaumont, Cork and Tralee
To the family of Luke Gleasure, The Kerries, Tralee

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