John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Our brave under 7 boys and girls braved atrocious wet weather on Sunday and lined up ready for training. We had some great fun while facing terrible rain but everyone had a ball.
Training will continue again this Sunday at 11 and we look forward to welcoming new faces
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Finally, our luck ran out in relation to the weather at a damp, wet Ballyseedy on Sunday morning for u8 and 10 girls training. It didn’t impact on the mood though as there was plenty of activity among the girls who brushed off the wet conditions to take part in an energetic session.
After challenge games the previous few weeks, the coaches were anxious to work on a few key areas that had been identified as needing work.

So, there was an emphasis on communicating, direct crisp passing and shooting.  After a few quick drills to emphasise this, the girls went straight into a game on a small-sided pitch to work on the link-up play. And after a few stoppages for coaches to highlight what was positive and what was not, the play flowed with everyone getting stuck in and working hard.
The players really worked on their game and the coaches were hugely impressed with the effort. In particular Caoimhe and Karolina were marking each other and gave no quarter. Also impressing was Siún, Teagan, Aine, Roisin, Ava, Lucy and Aeibhin.
Training continues next Sunday in Ballyseedy at 10.15. Again, all are welcome.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


John Mitchel’s U12s made the short trip to Ballyrickard on Sunday afternoon to take on Kerins O’Rahillys in the Tralee Town League and came away with a six-point victory 3-9 to 3-3.
Weather conditions made ball control slippery, and in a very tight first half, there were only 3 points between the sides at the break. At midfield Laoise and Kelly were working hard, while at centre-back Zoe was in good form, with Alannah and Gia in terrific form in the two corner back positions, Hannah and Dionne also working hard in the half-back line.
There were some excellent scores in the first half, with Nadia goaling and at the break it was still a very tight contest, with Maddison, Claudia

The second half saw James and Denis make changes both in personnel and positional, and these paid off, particularly with Chloe playing at full-forward, and winning plenty of ball, either laying it off for scores or taking her own chances. The direct ball into the full-forward line gave Kerins O’Rahillys no end of bother, and led to 2 further goals, Chloe grabbing one of them.

Despite this, Kerins O’Rahillys struck back for 2 quick goals bringing lead down to two points, but the defence, with Grace in fine form in goals, steadied the ship and Mitchel’s gained further control of the game further out the field. Isabel, Kerri, Ella, Anne Marie, and Robyn ensured Mitchel’s controlled possession around midfield and in attack, and with Amy, Lily, and Grace making themselves available for passes and setting up scores in the last quarter, Mitchel’s gave an exhibition of point scoring in the closing stages of the game, to stretch the lead out to six points at the final whistle.

A fantastic performance from all the squad in difficult conditions, and the team-work and companionship among the players is fantastic to witness.
They will face St. Pats this week to determine the final placings. Well, done to the girls.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

u 12 girls who beat Stacks B. in town league on wednesday night

Under 14/16 girls
U14 girls enjoyed a home win this Wednesday against Na Gaeil B in division 4 of the north Kerry league. That’s 2 wins in a row, with Finuge/St.Sennans left to play this week.
Best of luck to the girls.
Well, done to the girls and coaches John and James.
Training continues Wednesdays at 6.30 and Sundays at 12.30
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

John Mitchel’s U9 Boys got stuck into training this Sunday with a quick warm up & then straight into games. Unfortunately, half way through the games the heavens opened & it started pouring rain but that didn’t deter our Boys they just kept going & never complained or asked to stop at any stage!! Well, done to all!! Training continues for John Mitchel’s U9 Boys 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 had great numbers again this Sunday morning 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.

Training continues Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 to 6.30
Awaiting completion of central league for town league final. More details to follow.
From our coaches’ players and all at John Mitchel’s we would like to congratulate our very own Jack Collins who lined up in the National Community Games finals in Carlow. Racing in the u 12 600m final jack faced formidable opposition from all over the country but in typically determined fashion, he hit the front with 200m to go and ended up a most impressive winner
Well, done Jack
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 senior ladies were due to play away to Annascaul /Castlegregory Sunday 26th at 12pm but game did not go ahead due to unforeseen circumstances. Next game is home to Dingle Sunday October 3rd at 12.00pm More details to follow.
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.

Our Senior men faced Killcummin on Sunday last at home in horrendous conditions. First 15mins were tricky with both sides slipping and losing possession with the downfall of heavy rain. The first 15 mins leading to the first water break had very low scoring on both sides with the score line of 0-01 John Mitchel’s 0-02 Kilcummin. There were some great scores on both sides coming up to half time with Kilcummin knocking in a goal to make the score line 1-07 to 0-05 to the visitors. The rain eased a little but the battle on the field kept going with Mitchel’s now trailing 1-12 to 0-07. 15 mins to go and Mitchel’s were creeping back in but it was too late in the game to even come level with the final score line John Mitchel’s 0-11 Kilcummin 1-17. Hard Luck Boys!!   Next outing is away to Dromid October 3s throw in at 2.30pm. Please show your support
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

Jack Collins.

John Mitchel’s very own Jack Collins from our U13s lined up in the National Community Games Finals in Carlow.
Racing in the u12 600m final, Jack faced formidable opposition from the rest of the country but in typically determined fashion, he hit the front with 200m to go and ended up a most impressive winner.
Well done to Jack from all at John Mitchel’s

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 on Saturday 25th of September at 7pm and a good crowd attended bingo will now be once again back in Chamfers next to Aldi on John Joe Sheehy Road on Wednesday 29th
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 Margaret Mary Connolly (née Fitzpatrick)
Sportsfield Drive, Ballyduff, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Kathleen Walsh (née Quill)
Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Maurice Wrenn
Basin View, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Paddy Prendergast
Ballinorig, Tralee, Kerry / Ballintubber, Mayo

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