John Mitchels GAA Club News

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A magnificent Sunday of football games and training was had by all in our ballyseedy complex.
Sincere thanks to St Pat’s for visiting for go games and it was a joy to watch all the games played with joy, enthusiasm and no little skill.Outside of this we continued training on the Astro turf where catch the coach was the stand out game along with stuck in the mud. Special mention for Siun, Mia, Nancy, Orlaith, Amy and Aoibheann who played with our under 8s girls today against stacks.  Well, done to all.
Training continues next Sunday at 11 and as always, we welcome new members.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


U 8 girls who faced Austin stack Sunday morning in Connolly park

Last Sunday morning saw the John Mitchel’s u8 and u10 girls on the road, as we made the short trip to Connolly Park to play our close neighbours and rivals Austin Stacks. Both teams gave fantastic performances and it is really heartening for the coaches to see the girls use the skills they practised in training, on the field of play. As ever, these competitive games against other teams really bring on the players, building up teamwork as they see the benefit of the drills that they have been doing during the training sessions.

The u8 team were very evenly balanced against a similarly skilled Austin Stacks team, and as a result, it was a closely contested battle throughout the game. We were delighted to welcome up some of the u7 girls from the Academy, who will be with the u8s next season, and it was clear that Siún, Aoibheann, Orlaith and Nancy will not be out of place, as they contributed well during the game in both defence and attack.

From our rotating cast of goalkeepers, including Ava, Peggy, Siún and Aoibheann, through the rest of the team, including Orlaith, Caoimhe and Nancy, Siún, Mia and Micaela, the team gave absolutely everything, ferocious and disciplined in the tackle, with some excellent teamwork and great scores kicked.

The u10s had a tougher game against a strong Austin Stacks team, but even though it was another step up, allied to a number of players who weren’t available, the team worked well together, and they will have learned a lot from the game.

There was some great defence shown by the Mitchel’s players, with the emphasis on tackling. This was seen by the amount of times they dispossessed the Stack players and even when they lost the ball, they stole it right back.

Importantly, they worked great as a team helping each other out especially Nicole, and Natalia in defence. Emma and Caoimhe held midfield and did a lot of running with the ball also Sophie did fantastic in goals in first half and Aishling in second half.

Brooke had a few chances at goals but goalkeeper was out to collect each time and had to be in good form to deny Brooke her scores.

Congratulations to all the players for their efforts and the parents for their support, and many thanks to Austin Stacks for hosting us. Next weekend sees training back at Ballyseedy from 10.15am. All welcome.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

U12 girls Town league game vs KOR blues was postponed this week. The girls face Austin Stacks B at home this Wednesday evening at 6pm. Best of luck to all involved. Training Sundays at 12.30.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls
Mitchel’s u14 girls enjoyed an emphatic win away to Currow in the north Kerry league this Wednesday with a final score line of 3-04 to 8-10 to the visitors. Back to winning ways the girls will look to make it 2 in a row when they face Na Gaeil Bs this coming Friday in Mitchel’s at 6pm. Best of luck to all involved.
Training continues Sundays 12.30.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Our u9 boys travelled to Ballymac on this soft September morning to play non-competitive go games Ballymac had two pitches set up and we were ready to rock after coach marks warm up drills. We split the teams into two even teams and the football was immense from both teams from the get go. Some lovely goals and points scored and the hand passing has come on an awful lot since the start of the year Well done to all of our boys Training continues this Wednesday 530 Up the Mitchel’s
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Under 11 Boys

U 11 boys who played Na gaeil Sunday

Well, done to both our U11 teams who played Na Gaeil this morning at Ballyseedy , we had a great turnout with 28 players. Both teams played fantastic football and the improvement shown by all the players was a joy to watch. We will train again next Sunday morning at 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

U13 Town League Division
Postponed from the weekend due to Confirmation, we instead faced Austin Stacks in Round 2 of the Town League on Tuesday Night. We ran out comfortable winners in the end after a close first half, with all the panel contributing to the effort on the night

John Mitchel’s 2-11
Austin Stacks 1-05

Our final game in the group saw us away to Na Gaeil on Sunday evening. Our town neighbours were a bit of an unknown quantity and as is always the case, they came at us tenaciously from the start, scoring an early goal. We found our range with some nice points and a well worked goal but Na Gaeil struck for a goal again close to half time to leave only 6 points between the teams at the break. Our lads put on a big effort in the 3rd quarter though tagging on some great scores, and this was maintained right to the end – with all players who came on maintaining the effort gone before.

John Mitchel’s 2-23
Na Gaeil 2-07

We now qualify for the Town League Final but must await the completion of outstanding fixtures before we know who we will face. Training continues this Thursday 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.

Training continues Monday Wednesday and Friday for the u15’s not sure of what competitive fixtures remain for the rest of the season but will keep ye all updated as soon as we know more full attendance required for training to remain fit and sharp
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

UNDER 17 Boys
Our Minors season unfortunately ended in the Semi Final of the County League on Monday night when we were beaten by Rathmore in Extra Time after a very tough physical game, Mentors would like to thank players and parents for everything all year, Pre-Season training will start soon to be ready for next year.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

The senior ladies were to face Cromane on Sunday last but could not go ahead with the game due to unforeseen circumstances. The ladies are due to play the next round of the Junior B Championship on Sunday 26th of September at 12.00 away to Annascaul/ Castlegregory, best of luck ladies. Training continues on Thursday at 6.45.
Anyone interested in joining should come along and give it a go. If you are 16 and over, you are more than welcome to join. Great way to meet new people and keep active also.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Senior men could not fulfil the latest fixture of the Intermediate club championship due to unforeseen circumstances so the game will now be played on Sunday 26th at 2.30pm home to Kilcummin. All support welcome. Training continues Tuesday at 8.00pm in preparation for this game.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

We have joined up with St Vincent De Paul to rise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. By donating your second-hand clothes and unwanted items, not only will you be freeing up space in your home, but you will also be making a difference to people in need, in your community. We now have an SVP clothes bank in our car park at our state-of-the-art sports facility in Ballyseedy.

A fantastic new facility has now been added at our grounds in Ballyseedy.
A new walkway/jogging path approx. 1km long has been laid, complete with bollard level lighting.
Come and enjoy a fabulous experience in a safe and healthy environment.
This community facility is open to all and is free for a limited opening period. A reasonable membership fee may apply at a later date.

A hearty, healthy John Mitchel’s welcome awaits you.

Big news
Our weekly bingo is changed to Saturday 25th of September we will have a weekly drive-in bingo with socially distance seating in the hall in our Ballyseedy Complex
New start time of 7.00pm
Prices and prizes with roll over jackpot are back
Double €10.00, Single €6.00, Pink sheet €2.00, Blue sheet €2.00 Yellow sheet €1.00
Any line €30.00 Full House €70.00 Rolling jackpot starts at €500.00 on 44 calls or less!
Spread the word! Bring a friend!! Meet old friends or make new friends

We are delighted to announce that our sports hall will be available for bookings starting from 20th of September. If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball or indoor dance and fitness classes please contact immediately as spaces are filling up fast
Our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the All-Weather pitch also. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.

Hi folks we are now taking membership for player’s & patrons for 2021all you need do is click on the link below.
Now more than ever we need everyone’s help in this folk as we had 0 fundraising or income in 2020 & yere help is badly needed so please click & help our great club.
Thanks, in advance.…
Grounds Committee
We would like to thank all who helped in our maintenance of the club ground the last few weeks. We meet every Thursday at 7.00pm to cut grass weed and upkeep of our amazing grounds. If anyone could help, please come along and bring your own lawnmower or strimmer’s if possible.
MERCHANDISE: New John Mitchel’s Training Gear
Please use the link below to see all the new merchandise available to purchase but please be quick as they will sell out rapid!!
Happy shopping and we look forward to seeing you all at the club over the coming months and looking good in your Mitchel’s Green and Gold
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We would like to thank everyone who supports our mini shop every Sunday all funds go to the running of the club and equipment needed also. Everyone looks forward in visiting the shop after training. We would also like to thank our Volunteers Sonya, Abigail, Ava, Linda Maureen Joan and Alanna who serve you all with a smile
Enjoy a tea or a coffee while your child is at training. Looking forward to seeing you all every Sunday from 10.00- 12.00

Block 11 Gym
Anyone wanting to do a bit of exercise while the kids are training on a Sunday morning, or any evening can avail of the on-site gym for as little as €5.00 each time or €40.00 per month. It would be a great way to stay fit, especially in the cold wet weather. There is a huge range of equipment to avail from and help is always on hand. Please contact Oliver for more information.

Boot Club
Boot club is still going strong, and parents and players are finding it great as a backup if boots are forgotten or on the way out as all teams have been training so hard lately. Feel free to take a pair when needed. Thanks to all who have passed on their boots.

Help our Club to win a cash prize! Please nominate our club when you buy your ticket online for the Kerry Gaa house draw. Support the club support the County. Buy online at #YourKeyToTheKingdom
Win a house in Killarney with Kerry GAA
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Kerry GAA are also running numerous other promotional draws throughout the fundraising campaign. The earlier you purchase your “Win a House in Killarney” ticket (or tickets!) the more draws you will be entered into. Remember all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered into all promotional draws thereafter.
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The death has occurred of Bertha McCullagh – Ó Briain (née Ní Churtaín)
Limerick / Tralee, Kerry / Dublin

The death has occurred of Dusan Husar
(Formerly Czech Republic) Cois Coille, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Nadette King (née Walker)
Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry / Dublin

The death has occurred of Joan (Johanna) Kelly (née Mahony)
Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Niamh O’Sullivan (née Murray)
Rockpark Avenue, Tralee, Kerry

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