John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Huge congratulations to John Mitchels U13 Boys on their Tralee/St Brendan’s Div 1 Final against Churchill on a score line of 2-12 to 0-7.

We had 30 of our older under 7’s group train Sunday morning under the watchful eye of their coaches and parents. The focus for the session was on kicking and it was encouraging to see the improvement in this group from week to week.

To finish the groups were divided into teams of five where they played games against each other with the focus on team work.
Following this we had 26 of our under 5’s train with a combination of skill games and fun games on the menu for the morning.

Dodgeball and ship to shore proved to be the most popular with all the children contributing. At times the coaches were struggling to keep pace with the children due to their strong energy levels but thankfully there was just enough in the tank to complete the session!

Training next week indoors for all in our fantastic indoor facility (new joiners always welcome):
Age: 6/7 years @ 10.15am
Age:  4/5 years @ 11.00am
Until then keep practising at home.
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 autumn sunshine brought another super turnout in Ballyseedy on Sunday morning for the u8 and 10 girls training. Spirits were high again this week and the girls got stuck in with great gusto to the drills and particularly in the training game which brought the fun filled session to a close.

Over the past few weeks, the coaches have been working hard on sharpening up the core skills and week after week the improvements are visible on the field.
There has been great emphasis on communicating, hand and kick passing and shooting, and the girls again showed great focus and brought great intensity to the session.

The players are really working hard on their game and the coaches are extremely proud of the effort they bring every Sunday morning. Thanks also to the wonderful parents who bring the girls to training. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

After a well-deserved rest this week, training continues next Sunday in Ballyseedy at 10.15. Again, all are welcome.
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.

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.
The season is now finished but we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls
Girls u14 North Kerry League
Our girls travelled to Crotta to play St Senans and were unfortunately beaten on a score line of 1-8 to 2-9
Unlucky girls. We look forward to seeing you all again for next season.

John Mitchel’s U9 Boys had a busy training session on Sunday last. The session started with some cardio running & sprints quickly followed by some ball work & skills practice. Training continues next Sunday from 10.15am until then kid’s keep on practicing!!
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Under 11 Boys
John Mitchel’s U11 had great numbers again on Sunday morning last for training which a real credit to the coaches so well done everyone. This Sunday’s session started with some ball skills & then some kicking practice. Great improvements being made all round, training continues for John Mitchel’s U11 Boys every Sunday Morning from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

The U13 year finally came to a close on Sunday evening and what better way than to close out with a final. Churchill were our opposition in the Tralee and St Brendan’s League final, a mouth-watering prospect with these two sides having served up some great tussles the past few years and both sides having footballing talent in abundance.

The first half was a tight affair, both sides tenacious in the tackle while still managing to serve up some great football. The sides were level at half time at five points apiece, although our boys would have been value for a few points of a lead having missed some good opportunities

The 3rd quarter is often known as the Championship quarter, and Mitchel’s came out with a purpose, striking for two great goals in quick succession. Undeterred, Churchill continued to press hard but our backs defended well and limited Churchill to just two more scores.

The final whistle sounded to jubilant scenes for players and supporters alike, with David Sargent accepting the Shield on behalf of the club (and showing he has a real future in public speaking as well as Football!).
John Mitchel’s 3-12
Churchill 0-07

A great season overall for this team with two titles captured and high hopes for the future for a great panel of players. On behalf of all the mentors, a special thanks goes to all the parents who ensured their young lads were at training and games all year. Without your support the team could not function.
Finally, apt acknowledgement of the commitment of Team Manager John Brosnan and mentors Sean Field, John Collins and Rodney Breen. The coaching and guidance given to the players through the year was second to none and motivated our lads to great performances from start to finish of the year.

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.

Our senor ladies are awaiting fixtures for the next game in north Kerry league.
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’s Play Off
Mitchel’s 1-19
Currow 1-16
Speedy recovery to the injured Currow player
Well, done lads on retaining he intermediate championship status for 2022

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 €15.00, includes sheets 1 pink 1 blue and 1 yellow. Single €11.00, includes sheets 1 pink 1 blue and 1 yellow. Extra sheets sold separately pink sheet €2.00, Blue sheet €2.00 Yellow sheet €1.00
Any line €30.00 Full House €60.00 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 thinking of running a Christmas Market this year in our complex in Ballyseedy . It will be €25.00 per day and you will need your own table also. The dates will be 12th and 19th   both Sundays in December and will only go ahead if we have 50 tables per day also. Payment for your table will also be taken when booking your spot. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Tanya on 0876258737 or message us on Facebook for more information.

If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball or indoor dance and fitness classes please contact immediately as only a few spaces available
Our Astro in our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.

We are also hiring out our old clubhouse on the John Joe Sheehy Road. You can hold dance classes, meetings, fitness classes, book clubs you name it we can cater your needs. For more information, please call us on0667197070 and we will be glad to assist.

Hi folks we are now Closing membership for player’s & patrons for 2021 we will inform you when it re opens for next season. We are great full to all who availed of the memberships. It is vital for our club to have as many members as possible so we can give players of all ages the best training and facilities possible.
Thank you from all here at John Mitchel’s.…

Grounds Committee
We would like to thank all who helped in our maintenance of the club grounds the last few months. We have now finished for the season and hope to have as many helpers for next year. It is vital that we get as many volunteers as we can as the upkeep of the grounds is a lot of work. Hope to see you all involved again next season.

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!!
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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 has been a fantastic sucess and most of the boots have gone to new homes. Both parents and players are finding it great as a backup if boots are forgotten or on the way out. Feel free to take a pair when needed. Thanks to all who have passed on their boots. We will continue this initiative for next season also.

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 Mary Collins (née Breen)
St. John’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Ita Ryall (née McElligott)
The Kerries, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Jolene Quilligan (née Hanley)
Tralee, Kerry / Lucan, Dublin

The death has occurred of Mary O’Donnell (née Riordan)
Ashill, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Kerry / Firies, Kerry

The death has occurred of Mícheál Ó Sé
Ballygriffey, Ruan, Clare / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Liam Mc Ilroy
Caheranne Village, Tralee, Kerry / Antrim

The death has occurred of Patsy Corcoran (née Blennerhassett)
Clarinbridge, Galway / Tralee, Kerry

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