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INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP – Round 1 Ardfert​​​ v ​​John Mitchels​​​:
We played Ardfert in Round 1 of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening with throw in at 5.00 p.m.

It was a dry and sunny evening with a strong wind blowing from the Mitchels end to the Horans side. Ardfert played with the wind in the 1st half.

This was a close and tight encounter where both defences dominated and it took 11 minutes for the 1st point from play by Lawrence Bastible.

This was followed by a point from play by Seanie Moloney leaving the scoreline John Mitchels 0-02, Ardfert 0-00.

Ardfert levelled the game with points from play by Bobby O’Regan and Fionan MacKassey. It was the final 5 minutes of the 1st half that proved decisive in the final outcome of the game. James Duggan scored a goal which was followed by a Wayne Duggan point from play.

In the final action of the 1st half a free to Ardfert was converted by Damien Wallace leaving the halftime score John Mitchels 1-03, Ardfert 0-03.

More of the same in the 2nd half with defences dominating. Niall Sheehy converted a free and Ardfert scored 2 from play, one by Bobby O’Regan and Sean Lyons. Mitchels 1-04 Ardfert 0-05 heading into the last quarter.

Alan O’Donoghue stretched our lead to 3 points with a well taken point from play. Ardfert brought it back to a 1 point game with points from play by Brandon Barrett and David Griffin. Mitchels boys held out and our defence stood solid to give us a 1 point victory over Ardfert. Final score John Mitchels 1-05, Ardfert 0-07.

We now play St Mary’s at home in Round 2 next Saturday evening April 7th at 6.30 p.m. AGAIN WE ASK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

Co League 2018 – remaining Fixtures:
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

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.

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

Just to remind you that Kerry GAA are holding non competitive Go Games for U8 boys & girls this Wednesday April 4th in John Mitchels Complex between 4.15pm to 5.30pm.
We have 2 teams entered so we are hoping for a big turn out. Parents please note all players must have GUM SHIELDS!! Hope to see you all Wednesday at 4.15p.m.

It was a cold morning on Mitchel’s  astro turf but we had a good turn out with Darragh, Kelly and Enda passing well and getting into great positions. Sean, Eva and Jack concentrated hard on the passing drills and this paid off during the game with some excellent passes. Fionnan, Kaydence, Gearoid, Joey and the rest of the boys and girls trained hard and at the end of the session were rewarded with something in the hall, I hope you all enjoyed it!  There is a blitz at Mitchels on Thursday 5th, with teams from all over Kerry and our games start at 4pm sharp so we will all meet at 3.30 to pick the teams, remember if you don’t have a gum shield you cannot play, see you Thursday.

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.

27/03/2018 Numbers Drawn 3 , 12 , 19 , 24
Jackpot €3,400 Not Won
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 –  Erica O’Connor c/o Juveniles
€25 –    Bernie Kearney c/o Juveniles
€25 –    Michael Culloty c/o Paddy
€25 –    Noreen O’Sullivan c/o Helen
Next Draw 03/04/2018 Jackpot €3,500

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.

To the family of Patrick Kelly, Croghan, Caherslee, Tralee
To the family of Elizabeth (Liz) Sugrue, Oakpark Demesne, and formerly of the Square, Tralee
To the family of Philomena (Mena) O’Donnell, Ballyenaghty, The Kerries, Tralee
To the family of Joe Power, Tobar Naofa, Deans Lane, Tralee and formerly of Kilflynn

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