John Mitchels GAA Club News

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We had a huge turnout for football this Sunday.
36 of our young boys and girls were playing Na Gaeil up in Killeen. Great fun was had by all and there were several keenly contested matches.  The boys and girls were terrific. Much thanks to Na Gaeil for hosting and organising.
Meanwhile over 40 other boys and girls were training at the same time at our Ballyseedy complex. Lots of fun and football were on display. Much credit goes to the parents as the level of improvement at our training and games is evident for all to see. Keep up the practice!
As always it would be great to see new members. Training continues Sunday at 11am.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

After a break from training last weekend and the rest of the week to get over the disappointment of Kerry’s defeat to Tyrone, there was another really good turnout at Ballyseedy on Sunday morning for the John Mitchel’s u8s and u10 girls training session. Welcome to Alannah and Natalia who joined the group this week.
After having a break from training last week, it was important to get back on the training pitch to sharpen up the skills that we have been focusing in on this summer. It was a session filled with good intensity and all the drills were carried out with great energy and great spirit.

The competitive nature of the drills was evident to see and the sprints between the girls were very tightly contested. This was followed by some drills designed to get the girls to communicate better and improve their ball skills and tackling.
Following some tackling drills, the session ended up with a long game between the players. It is clear to see that the girls are improving week on week and that they are developing into a really good group of footballers. The training game was filled with great point scoring, terrific defending, blocking down and tackling.
During the game, Caoimhe, Roisin, Áine, Peggy, Ava and Siún worked very hard, with Roisín D, Sophie, Lucy, Tegan and Ally all showing great skills.
Training resumes next Sunday at 10:30 am but with good weather forecasted, if you get a chance to practice the core skills of kicking, catching and hand passing during the week it will really help.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

U12s girls face Spa in the County league Division 7 A final this Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Mitchel’s have home advantage in the final having topped their group with a 100% winning record in their county league campaign. Best of luck to the girls.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls
North Kerry league is underway and Mitchel’s u14s narrowly lost to a good Ballyduff side in Tralee on Thursday night. A close contest throughout with just 4 points separating the teams at full time.
Currow next for the Tralee side where they will look for a much-needed away win.
Training continues for both groups on Sunday afternoons, 12.30-1.45pm, all welcome.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

John Mitchel’s U9 Boys entertained Na Gael on Sunday last for some challenge games. A good attendance from both sides meant we could each put out 4 team’s ensuring everyone got plenty of ball. Our thanks to Na Gael for coming to us & we look forward to a return game soon. John Mitchel’s U9 will train again this Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm All Newcomers Welcome.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Under 11 Boys
John Mitchel’s U11 Boys had a great training session on Sunday last. Great to see the lads raring to go after our weekend off. We will be playing Go Games every week for September parents will be notified by coaches when & where. Training for U11 Boys continues every Sunday in our Academy from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome!!
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

u13 Division 1 County League
John Mitchel’s 5-11
Keel/Listry 1-7


Another big night for our u13s as, like the green team last Sunday, the Golds were playing for a County League title. Facing Keel\Listry again, a tough battle was anticipated.
Keel\Listry had the better of the early exchanges, combining well in their forward line and picking off a number of great points. The Golds hit back though with a goal, after a goalmouth scramble saw the ball finish in the Keel\Listry net.

This helped to settle our lads down and from there to half time we were on top, a period of dominance which saw the Golds score another goal but also miss a number of scorable chances. At the other end Keel\Listrys dangerous forwards were continuing to cause trouble, striking for a goal of their own to leave only 3 points between the teams at the break.

The Golds knew that they needed to up the effort in the second half and they certainly did that, striking for 3 more goals to put us in a commanding position. Keel\Listry tried valiantly right to the final whistle but some tigerish defending from our backs kept them at bay. In fact, the defending and effort from all 15 was a sight to behold, putting Keel\Listry under constant pressure.
The final whistle blew to jubilant scenes as  John Mitchel’s u13 Golds were crowned the County League Division 1 Winners!!!!


Well, done to all players involved, who have trained hard all year and got their just rewards this evening for their skill, determination and dedication. It was brilliant to see all 30 u13 players present this evening to cheer on the golds, a great reflection on the character and togetherness within the group. For both u13 teams to win their divisions for the 2nd year running is a huge achievement and bodes very well for the future.

To head coach Johnny Brosnan and his management team, a big well done and thank you – success like this does not happen by chance and reflects the meticulous preparation and time dedicated to the team on their part.

Tralee and St Brendan’s League

No time to rest on our laurels our u13s were out again on Sunday evening, this time in the first round of Division 1 of the Tralee and St Brendan’s League. Old and familiar foes lay in wait in Churchill, who themselves were also on a high having recently captured the Division 2 County League Title. It was a tight low scoring game but we eventually came out on top by a margin of 4 points
Final Score
John Mitchel’s 1-8
Churchill 0-7

We were to face Austin Stacks next Sunday but this fixture will need to be reset due to Confirmation. No training this Tuesday as the lads get a well-earned break. We resume with a challenge game against Cork opponents next Thursday evening in Ballyseedy, time to be confirmed
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 you 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.

Last Monday we played away to Firies in the first round of the Junior B Championship and unfortunately despite great efforts Firies were way too strong on the night, we now play at home this Monday the 6th of September V Currow at 7.15pm best of luck ladies.
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 have been training hard in preparation for the first round of the championship where they face Ballydonoghue at 2.30 pm on Sunday 12th at home. Please show your support.
Training continues Tuesday and Friday evening at 7.30pm
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 back from Friday 3rd 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 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 James Cotter
St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Donal Moriarty
Kilfinny, Adare, Limerick / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Chris Foley
Sunday’s Well, Lisloose, Tralee and formerly of St John’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Billy Revington
The Spa, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Elaine Dunne (née Quinlan)
Rathasker Road, Naas, Kildare / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of James (Jimmy Sparks) Cotter
USA San Francisco and late of Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

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