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The John Mitchels U8 team at the John Mitchels blitz on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

U8 & U10 BLITZ:
On last Saturday we held our annual U8 and U10 blitz. This was the 17th year we have held this tournament. Over 450 children took part with 12 clubs playing in both age groups.

In the U8 age group there was 30 games played with each team having 5 games. It was played in a total non-competitive format with every child getting plenty of playing time.

The U10 teams were split into 2 groups with 6 teams in each group. Each team had 5 games in the group stage. It was great to see all the Clubs giving plenty of playing time to all their squads.

Our own team came out on top in their group with Churchill winning their group. It a good competitive final, Churchill proved a bit too strong and were eventual winners. Churchill have taken part every year since the tournament started and this is the first year that they have won it outright. A huge congratulations to the Churchill players and mentors.

The club would like to thank all those who helped make this another great success. To Humphrey and his team who looked after the traffic management, for those who got the pItches ready, the volunteers in the shop who kept us all well fed and to the referees who gave up their time to help us and in particular those who came from the other clubs.

It was great to see all the skills of the game on show by the youngsters which shows the future of football is looking good.

Molyneaux Cup -Final:
John Mitchels were defeated by Dr Crokes in the Molyneaux Cup Final on a scoreline of
0-16  to 1-07.

Munster Chimney Solution Tralee Town Junior League – Semi-Finals:
Ardfert  v  John Mitchells @ 1.30 pm on next Sunday September 23rd

Lip Sing – Sunday October 28th

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.

U16 & U14 LADIES:
U14 and U16 ladies will start their North Kerry League shortly with fixtures on North Kerry Ladies Football webpage.
Training continues  on Thursdays at 6.30 p.m.

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

ALL roads led to Ballyseedy on Saturday last for the annual Kevin McMahon Blitz. Our boys and girls were drawn in a tough group against some old foes and new. First up were neighbours Austin Stacks and after a hard fought game we came out on top by the bare minimum. Next up was Miltown/Castlemaine who were very skilful but again our little band of warriors had enough in hand for a four point win. We followed with wins over Firies and St Pats Blennerville which guaranteed us a place in the Final. Our last group game against Cordal was another close match but again our boys and girls proved equal to the challenge. With five wins from five we were on a high going to the final in which we faced a likewise unbeaten Churchill team. Although we battled hard, earlier efforts took their toll on a tired team and Churchill proved too strong for us in the end. Our u10s put in some great performances and should be very proud of their efforts in the tournament, playing and behaving impeccably throughout.
Squad – Nathan Sharma, Ava Sharma, Sean Murphy, Èanna Ryle, Jacob O’Donnell, Jack Collins, Brogan Hurley, Lisa O’Shea, Daniel Farmer, Jack Noonan, Gearoid White, Jim O’Dowd, Jack Donovan, Ben Murphy, Tomas Rumpler Foran, Cody Shanahan, Darragh Field, Jack Daly, Paschal Buckley

Last weekend was probably our busiest of the year so far. Saturday saw us enter our 2nd year U8s into our annual Kevin McMahon Blitz which we played 5 games and we’re happy to report our boys did very well in all their games. Sunday we entertained Clare side Lissycasey for a few challenge games.  Both sides gave a great display of football and were all treated to goody bags afterwards. Training continues next Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12.00pm until then kids 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.

11/09/2018 Numbers Drawn  3 – 8 – 9 -12
Jackpot €1,000 Not Won
€100 –  Joan O’Sullivan c/o Patrons
€25 –    Erica O’Connor c/o Juveniles
€25 –    Mary Clifford c/o Juveniles
€25 –    Mary Kerins c/o Bingo
Next Draw 18/09/2018 Jackpot €1,000

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 Sheila McCannon, Shanakill, and formerly of St Brendan’s Park, Tralee
To the family of Bernie Creagh (née Horan), Ballinorig, Clash East and Ballymac Bar, Boherbee, Tralee
To the family of Michael (Mike) Dunne, Shanavalla, Gortalea, Tralee
To the family of Denis Walsh, Ballinorig South and formerly of Mitchels Avenue, Tralee
To the family of Ann Moran (née Lucey), Castlebar, Co Mayo and formerly of Tralee

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