John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Our older under 7’s group welcomed Ardfert Sunday morning for some non-competitive Go Games. Both clubs put on an exhibition of free-flowing football in sunny conditions with an array of skills on view for their parents to witness. Great credit due to all the coaches and parents who helped out and thanks to Ardfert who travelled in great numbers.
In the hall, the under 5’s trained at the later time of 11 to facilitate the above Go Games. Great fun was had by all and next week we look forward to more football and games when they return to their 10.30am slot.
Training continues next week indoors for all in our fantastic indoor facility (new joiners always welcome):
Age: 4/5 years @ 10.30am
Age:  6/7 years @ 11.15am
Until then keep practising and as always please complete the Covid questionnaire.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

The weather was surprisingly dry and warm in the middle of October as the pitches in Ballyseedy filled up for juvenile training on Sunday morning.
And with the girls u8 and 10 sessions in the AstroTurf pitch, it meant that conditions underfoot were dry and firm, perfect for a training session with dedicated, energetic young players.
Right from the off the session was competitive, with some tackling and shadowing drills, to ensure that the girls got their tackling and marking techniques right. This was carried over into the next drill, a two-on-two passing session with the teams attempting to dispossess each other.
Finally, the session ended with a tough-tackling game, with the girls encouraged to try out what they had picked up in the drills. There was no quarter given, with Sophie, Caoimhe, the 2 Evas, Natalia, Nicole, Siún, Aeibhin and Ali all standing out, with Ali’s scoring in particular looking impressive.
Training continues next Sunday morning in Ballyseedy at 10.15 with newcomer’s welcome.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


U 12 Tralee Town League Division 2A final winners who beat Austin Stacks B.

The u12 girls season finished on a high Wednesday evening when the won the Tralee town league division 2 A final against Austin Stacks B. Conditions were terrible, but despite the driving rain, all girls involved put on a real display of skill and great determination to entertain the crowd. John Mitchel’s came out on top in the end, but huge credit issue to Austin Stacks Bs who gave them a great game and are improving week on week. Congratulations to our girls, and to everyone involved in the running of the league this year.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls
Mitchel’s u14s are training in preparation for their upcoming Division 4 North Kerry league Shield final against Finuge/St.Sennans on Sunday 17th Oct in Crotta at 4.30pm. These two sides met 2 weeks ago in an epic clash in Mountcoal where the home side won by just two points. The repeat fixture will undoubtedly prove to be another tight affair. Best of luck to all.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

John Mitchel’s older U9s played against St Joseph’s Doora Barefield on Saturday last in some challenge games. Our boys found the Clare very skilful but they kept the fate & got stuck in & played fantastic!! Well, done Boys & thanks for stepping up.
Meanwhile our U8 Boys trained as normal on Sunday. The session started with a quick HIT session followed by some ball work & then they had a great training game. Training continues for U9 Boys every Sunday Morning from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome & don’t forget kids to. KEEP ON PRACTICING!!
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Under 11 Boys
The Banner roared at John Mitchel’s GAA club grounds today when former John Mitchel’s man Aidan Moynihan brought an army of St Joseph’s Doora Barefield finest academy footballers to Tralee to take on Mitchel’s u10s and u11s boys.
Better known as a hurling stronghold, there was no doubt as the cars started to arrive that football is flourishing in Doora Barefield.
The weather was glorious and also the Pieta House cycling event DJ also gave great atmosphere to the day at John Mitchels. The recent inclement weather meant the ground was a touch on the soft side but in fairness overall the pitches were in great nick. Teams were split evenly into four and our u10s played in the floodlit whilst our u11s played on our main field.
Some of the football on display was exceptional and we expected nothing less from the boys of ‘The Parish’ – the tackling was tough and some of the points scored from out the field were absolutely outstanding. The games lasted for over an hour and by the end all of the players had literally left it all out there, definitely some tired bodies heading back across the Shannon and likewise our boys will sleep soundly tonight!!!

Huge thanks to Joanne, Shirley, Maggie, Megan Sadbh and Hannah for doing the goodie bags and the Sambos. Tanya for doing the shop, the referees Mark Clive Brendan and Pat and of course to the mentors who set up the pitches and who looked after the teams
Finally, a massive thanks to St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield for making the trip to Kerry. It was a pleasure to host ye and we hope to reciprocate next year
St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield GAA Club
No u11 training tomorrow of course, a lie in for our boys 😉😉😀😀
Up the Mitchels
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Training continues Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 to 6.30
Awaiting completion of central league for town league final. More details to follow.
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 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.

Our senor ladies were due to play Fossa away on Sunday but due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control the game had to be postponed. The ladies are hoping to refix the game in due course. Next game is preparation for north Kerry.
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.

The senior men are busy training in preparation for their next game away in Castleisland on Saturday 16th at 4pm in the Intermediate club relegation semi-finals.
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 was back to its roots this week as it was held in our old club grounds Chamfers next to Aldi on John Joe Sheehy Road on Wednesday 29 was fanatic to see everyone enjoying the evening.
New start time of 8.00pm
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
For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3-bedroom house superbly located just off the Park Road in Killarney, Co Kerry.
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 Patrick Tierney
Lohercannon, Tralee, Kerry / Birr, Offaly

The death has occurred of Zelda Condon
Balloonagh Estate, Tralee, Kerry / Cahersiveen, Kerry

The death has occurred of Mary O’Sullivan (née Breen)
Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of P.J. McCrohan
Doon, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Julia Horgan (née Ryder)
United Kingdom and Ballymacthomas, Ballyseedy, Tralee, Kerry / Westport, Mayo

The death has occurred of John Lambe
Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Emmet Lucey
Liosdara, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry

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