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UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS

We had a dry morning training on Sunday.  The boys and girls put in a great  effort  and great fun was had. We had great fun with our core skills while catch the coach was particularly competitive.  Training continues on Sunday mornings at 10.30am and as ever,  new members are always welcome

U8/U10/GIRLS

We had a excellent turnout on Wednesday night as our mid week training continued.

The girls got stuck straight in to some drills where we focused mainly on kick passing and scoring we then had a very competitive game where we worked on postional play for upcoming games.

The girls are showing the benefit of the extra sessions keep up the good work girls.

U12 Girls

The u12 girls trained on Sunday morning, they   may have had a low number turnout for training due to the Kerry match, but they didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits as they were eager to continue with training in preparation for their upcoming county final against duagh.

The improvement in the girls is very clear to see as they grow with confidence with every training session & competing in matches. The bond they have formed as a team is incredible to see. The coaches are extremely proud of all the girls in everything they have achieved so far and have no doubt there is still more to come.

Sunday saw the girl’s face Duagh in the county final .Grace O Regan captained the girls . Unfortunately it wasn’t Mitchels day. The girls put in a tremendous effort but duagh was too strong. Congratulations to Duagh girls.

Training continues Wednesday 7-8

U14 GIRLS

John Mitchels u14 girls were due to play Legion in the County League on Friday last in a rescheduled game.

However, Legion were unable to field a team and conceded the points leaving the team in a good position going into the last 2 games of the League.

Next up for the team is a game away to Ballymacelligott on Saturday next at 6pm.

U16 GIRLS

Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00-7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League

All newcomers welcome.

UNDER 9 BOYS

John Mitchel’s u9 boys were full of enthusiasm this week after Kerry great win over Mayo.

For this week’s session we concentrated on movement and fitness before jumping into 4 highly contested small sided games.

Training continues for u9 boys every Sunday from 10.15am

All Newcomers Welcome.

UNDER 11 BOYS

Our U 10/11s teams  put up fantastic performances on Thursday night  away to Rathmore given we were down a good few bodies.

A masterclass in tackling and blockdowns on show and were something to behold.

Lots of younger boys stepping up levels and comfortably at that.

Massive thanks again to Jonathon and Padraig for helping out with both teams .

This was our final game in the County League phase 2.

Training continues Sunday morning at 10.30 am.

Fixtures – Our older U11  boys have been invited to Miltown Castlemaine Annual U11 Invitational  Blitz on the 17th July. Details to follow .

UNDER 13 BOYS

On Tuesday our U13 A Team lined out against Keel/Listry in the County League Div 1 Final. The game was held in the Austin Stacks Park in front of a large crowd who witnessed two teams going at it hammer and tongs from the first minute to the last. We had three goals in the first half courtesy of Calvin O Sullivan (2) and Adrian Molloy, but Keel Listry never panicked and kept chipping away at our lead.

The second half saw us with plenty of scoring opportunities, but the goals and points were just not happening for us, as Keel Listry’s defence held tough to win the day. In the end it was absolute heartbreak for our boys as they were defeated by Keel Listry 3-9 to 3-7.

However, the boys should take heart in the fine display of football they gave, in what was a pulsating game played by two fine teams.

It was also a pleasure for everybody in the club to see the Green and Gold of John Mitchels play in a League Final in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park – it’s a night that will live long in the memory of those who were in the stadium that evening!

Following the heartbreak of Tuesday evening’s loss, the U13 B Team took to the field in Milltown the following Sunday to contest the County League Div 13 Final against Laune Rangers.

The opposition were out of the blocks very quickly banging in some early goals leaving us somewhat shell-shocked and at one stage 10 points down!

Despite this, we kept our composure and our players didn’t panic. We chipped away at the Rangers lead with vital goals coming in each half and some lovely point scoring, together with some absolutely superb defending by the Mitchel’s backs in the second half. Both teams gave it everything but Mitchels came on top by the narrowest of margins: 1 point.

The final score was John Mitchels 3-15 Laune Rangers 5-8. There were jubilant scenes after the match as captain Dylan Sheridan accepted the League trophy on behalf of the team.

Sunday’s game marked the end of the County League campaign for the U13 teams. We still have the completion of the Town League, as well as the Central League,  to look forward to.

We are currently waiting on the details of these two competitions, so we will give the boys some well deserved rest over the next week or two. However, we will get back to training soon, so keep an eye out for times and dates.

In the meantime, enjoy the rest – both teams deserve it! All the boys have trained very hard since last February and the Club is very proud of what they have achieved. Congratulations as well to all the boys’ families, and thank you for your patience and help throughout the two league campaigns!

UNDER 15 BOYS

This Wednesday we were down to play Churchill but with the u13 final clashing we decided to reschedule this fixture for a later date training continues Monday and Thursday evening numbers have been good up until now so full attendance required next Wednesday evening we host Kerins O Rahillys at Ballyseedy @7,pm meet @6-15pm see ye all at training.

UNDER 17 BOYS

Our minors had their Central League Semi Final Monday night at home v Glenbeigh Glencar Cromane which ended in a draw.

Two points down at half time in terrible conditions our lads did very well in the second half against the wind to force a draw and replay 7pm Monday night in Glenbeigh.

Please show your support!

SENIOR LADIES

Our senior ladies completed there last round game in the Donal Curtin Cup last Monday night v Glenflesk in ballyseedy

This was in fact a quarter final game

To describe the conditions as a deluge is fairly close to the weather conditions but to be fair to both teams they played

With total commitment in extremely difficult wind and rain, Mitchel’s started brightly with the strong wind and  an early point from Rachel Kilgallen followed by a Goal from Ava Buckley

With further points from Linda O Connor and Rachel, Ava and Emma Lynch kept the score moving, with Ashleigh Murphy and Sarah Kilgallen doing Trojan work at midfield we lead at the

Short whistle 1-8 to 1-1. Facing into a now gale force wind we dug deep from Kayleigh Collins in Goals very sharp, Tamya O Connor and Emma Carmody steady at full backs we continued to press

And a further point from Emma Lynch pushed out our lead , Glenflesk never gave up and added a second goal mid way through ,Lucie O Donoghue ,Shannon Martin and Lauren Smullen were now on top in the half back line  Ably assigned By Sophie O Donoghue and Lilly Silong. Glenflesk added 2 more points but Mitchel’s held out heroically

To win by 1-12 to 2-3. Full credit must go to both teams for giving a top display in atrocious conditions,

Mitchel’s now qualify for the Semi Final v Dingle or Rathmore we are awaiting confirmation of same.

Well done to all and referee Mike Walsh.

We have a number of North Kerry league games to play as well over the coming weeks with the county Championship

Starting on August 8th.

SENIOR MEN

Last game is at Home to Listry on Saturday 8th July at 7.30pm

Please show your support.

JUNIORS

The juniors face Keirns O Rahilly’s B at home on Tuesday 05th July throw in at 7.30pm.

Please show your support.

BINGO

Bingo continues every Wednesday and Friday night. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee and enjoy the fun.

LOTTO

John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results:

 

Sunday 3rd July 2022

 

This week’s Lotto numbers are 7,17,22 & 28

 

The numbers were drawn by George Lowe and David Leahy.

 

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,300.

 

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

 

€25: Orla Broderick

 

€25:Karen Rowe

 

€25:Joan O ‘Sullivan

 

€25:Pat McCaffery

 

Next week’s Jackpot is €1,350 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3LIAIYu

 

We thank you for all your support.

CLOTHES COLLECTION

We have a clothes bank on site having joined up with St Vincent De Paul to raise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. All donations welcome.

CLUB WALKWAY

Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle. Please respect the rules of the walkway being a smoke free zone, with no cycling, studded boots or dog walking. Many thanks to the users of this facility for respecting these rules.

BOOT CLUB

Our boot club is now back if you want to drop off your old boots so they can be reused, feel free to drop them to reception.

SUNDAY MORNING FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS

We welcome all our club members, supporters and parents/family members to our lounge room every Sunday where they can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while training takes place. Take the opportunity to catch up on club matters and enjoy some conversation in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

JOHN MITCHEL’S SPORTS COMPLEX & CHAMFERS

If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball etc or our Astro turf please contact 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 on 066 7197070 and we will be glad to assist

MEMBERSHIP

Our membership is now reopened again for the coming season. Sign up through the following link  https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp…
Club Registrar Georgie Lowe is also at Ballyseedy every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon to take membership if this option works better for new and existing members..

SYMPATHY

On behalf of all in John Mitchel’s we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following:

Mary Scully (née Browne)
Ballyrickard, Tralee, Kerry / Cappawhite, Tipperary

Shivaun (Johanna) Barnes (née Kelter)
St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

Kathleen Spaight
St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry / Ardfert, Kerry

Noela Reynolds (née Long)
Rathcoole, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Edward (Eddie) O’Brien
Clúain Árd, Ballyvelly, Tralee, Kerry

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