John Mitchels GAA Club News

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We played St Mary’s at home in Round 2 of the Intermediate Championship last evening.

The evening remained dry and calm for the duration of the match and the pitch was in good condition considering the heavy rainfall in the previous 48 hours.
Mitchels started well with points from play from Alan O’Donoghue and Lawrence Bastible and continued to dominate the first quarter with Alan O’Donoghue and Niall Sheehy points from play.

In contrast St Mary’s scored 1 point from a free from Daniel Daly. Mitchels domination continued with a converted free from James Duggan and a point from play from Shane O’Connor. St Mary’s hit a purple patch in the last 5 minutes with points from play from Bryan Sheehan and Daniel Daly and an all important goal from Sean Cournane.

Even though Mitchels  dominated most of the 1st half, the half time score was
John Mitchels 0-07,   St Mary’s 1-03
St Mary’s levelled the game in the 1st minute of the 2nd half with a point from play from Conor O’Shea.

James Duggan put us ahead again with a point from play. The lead swung back and forth between both teams in the 3rd quarter leaving the scoreline John Mitchels 0-11, St Mary’s 1-07.

St Mary’s went ahead with points from play and Mitchels levelled play with a Shane O’Connor point in the 20th minute. St Mary’s forged ahead again with a point from play from Daniel Daly.

A point from play from James Duggan levelled the game once more. St Mary’s scored a further 2 points , 1 from play by Darragh O’Sullivan and a long range free from Bryan Sheehan. With St Mary’s now 2 points ahead a James Duggan point from play put the minimum between the teams. In the 28th minute a Ronan O’Shea goal put St Mary’s ahead by 4 points.

Mitchels rose their game again with a Bryan Costello goal putting the minimum again between the teams. A further Bryan Costello effort was deflected out for a 45.

The resultant 45 dropped short but Mitchels regained possession and a last valiant attempt from Alan O’Donoghue for a point came off the post and went wide. Final score John Mitchels 1-14 St Mary’s 2-12 It was heartbreaking for Mitchels after such a great display which surely deserved a draw.

Intermediate Championship Round 3:
Dromid Pearses v John Mitchels Saturday April 14th at 6.30 p.m.

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.

U 14 Ladies:
We played Listowel in our first game in County League on Sunday in Listowel.
Our ladies put in a big effort despite being short a few players and battled to the
End. Final score Mitchels 1-01 Listowel 5-06. Next game at home to Corcha Dhuibne on Snday April 15th. Teamers will be sent out. New players welcome. Training will be confirmed

U 16 Ladies:
We start our  Div 3 County League campaign this Thursday April 12th.
With any away match to Kilcummin bus leaving Mitchels at 6 pm
Teamer will be sent out with details.

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 want to say a big thank you to all who were able to make the Kerry GAA Easter blitz on Wednesday last. The coaches were very proud of your performance – well done.
Training continues next Sunday morning from 10.00am to 11.00am we’re hoping to be outdoors in our all weather pitch depending on the weather until then everyone KEEP ON PRACTICING!!!

Last Thursday we played in a Blitz on the main pitch against many teams from all over Kerry, and we got on very well. Lisa, Cody, Joey and Conor played great games and made some vital interceptions. Eva, Sean, Enda and Jack showed great skill and tremendous tackling to help us win the ball and get some great scores. Ben, Luke, Conor, Eanna and Brogan worked their socks off and made excellent passes to help our defence and set up great scores. The rest of the team played really well and we were the best teams on show, well done to all. On Sunday it was back to training and a great effort was put in by all, great stuff everyone, training again 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.

03/04/2018 Numbers Drawn 5 , 11 , 14 , 27
Jackpot €3,500 Not won
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 –  Martin Hurley c/o Paddy
€25 –    Diarmuid Murphy c/o Juveniles
€25 –    Shirley Mc Evoy c/o Mark
€25 –    Mary+ Louise c/o Brendan
Next Draw 10/04/2018 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.

The Chairman, Officers and members of the Club wish to extend their sincere sympathy to Tom Bastible on the death of his mother Nora Bastible. Both Tom’s sons George and Laurence play with our Senior Men’s team.

To the family of Peter Denis Shea, Churchill, Fenit, Tralee and formerly of Surrey, England
To the family of Joe Murphy, Cockleshell Road, The Kerries, Tralee
To the family of Fidelma Noonan, Tralee and formerly of Dublin
To the family of DD (Deirdre) Horan (née Sheehy), Beenoskee, Ballyard and formerly of Racecourse Lawn and Clonmore Terrace, Tralee
To the family of Patrick McKenna, Meadowlands Estate and formerly of Kilflynn

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