John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Co League 2018 –
Round 4 John Mitchels v St Mary’s Saturday May 12th @ 7.00 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 Beaufort 2-14  John Mitchels 0-13
Round 2 John Mitchels 1-13 Dingle 0-09
Round 3 Templenoe 0-12 John Mitchels 1-09

Co.  Junior Football Leagues 2018
Group 1   Fixtures @ 7.30 pm (First named = Home Venue)
Round 1. 18th May     Glenflesk​   v​   John Mitchels                                                                                                                 Round 2.  1st June       Spa ​  v  John Mitchels
Round 3.  8th June      John Mitchels  v  ​Killarney Legion​
Round 4.  22nd June   John Mitchels   ​v​ Glenflesk
Round 5. 6th July         John Mitchels​​  v. Beaufort     ​

U14 Ladies:
Our next County League game is away to Ballymac time and date to be confirmed.
Training Thursday May 10th at 6.30 p.m.
Registration now due immediately.

U16 Ladies:
Our game v Dr Crokes is to be refixed as it clashes with school tour.
Training continues on Thursday May 10th at 6.30p.m.
Registrtion now due immediately.

Congratulations to Rachel Kilgallen who played with the Kerry U16
and won a Munster U16A Championship last Saturday.

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.

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

Last Thursday evening John Mitchels U8 boys and girls were in action at the Kerins O’Rahillys GO GAMES.  We had 2 teams entered and all coaches were very proud of how all the players are coming along with their skills and great team work. We’ll be taking a break from training this Sunday May 6th & we’re back as normal on Sunday morning 13th of May 10.30am to 12.00pm until then KEEP ON PRACTICING.

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.

01/05/2018 Numbers Drawn 01 , 02 , 04 , 14
Jackpot €3,600 Not Won
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 –  Mary Kerins c/o Bingo,
€25 –    Eoin O’Callaghan c/o Juveniles,
€25 –   Joan O’Sullivan c/o Patrons
€25 –   Paul Coffey c/o Helen
Next Draw 08/05/2018 Jackpot €3,600

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. 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 the family of Robert O’Dowd who passed away last Monday after a brave battle with cancer. Robert was a staunch John Mitchels footballer and supporter of the Club.

As a player with John Mitchels, Robert played at Juvenile, Minor, U21 and Senior level. He was a member of the Mitchels U21 team that won the County Championship in 1983 and played with the Mitchels Senior team at half back from 1982 to 1990.

John Mitchels lost Robert due to immigration to America in 1990. However he returned to Tralee in the 2000s and joined the Club as a volunteer and mentor with teams of all grades. He managed the Junior team that won the Molyneaux Cup in 2011.

His passing is a huge loss to his wife Sandra and children Ciara, Eimear and Fiona and the O’Dowd family.

As a mark of respect to Robert, the John Mitchels Club formed a Guard of Honour from the funeral home to St John’s Church and again after the funeral mass to Chamfers Club House, John Joe Sheehy Road and as the cortège moved on the Club members gave Robert a poignant round of applause as Robert made his final journey to his resting place in Meath. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

To the family of Robert O’Dowd, Lee Drive, Ballinorig and formerly of Marian Park Tralee and Moynalt, Co Meath
To the family of Dan Harris, South Douglas Road, Cork and late of Churchill. Tralee

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