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Div 1 County League Fixtures 2017 Round 2:
We played Austin Stacks at home in Round 2 of the Co League. Before the match commenced there was a Minute's silence for the late Denis (Dinny) O'Connor, Austin Stacks Club. It was a beautiful sunny day with a very strong wind blowing into the complex end of the pitch. Stacks played with the wind in the 1st half but it was Michels who scored first with a point from play from James Duggan. This was followed with 3 points by Stacks David Mannix (2), Shane O'Callaghan(1). Mitchels were next to go on the score board with a well taken goal by Niall Sheehy leaving the score at 1-01 to 0-03 in the 1st quarter.
Points from Shane O'Callaghan and Sean Dukes of Austin Stacks put Stacks a point ahead. Michael Wrenn scored a wonderful long distance point from play. David Mannix scored a further point from play which was cancelled out with a point from Alan O'Donoghue. Sean Dukes put Stacks 2 further points ahead. Niall Sheehy replied with a point from play for Mitchels and the last score of the 1st half was from Shane O'Callaghan point for Austin Stacks. The half time score John Mitchels 1-04, Austin Stacks 0-09.
Mitchels Sean Moloney scored a point from play reducing the deficit to 1 point. Stacks dominated the play for the next 10 mins with points from David O'Sullivan, David Mannix, Shane O'Callaghan and Mike O'Donnell. Mitchels then hit a purple patch with scores from Alan O'Donoghue (1-01), Niall Sheehy(1-0), George Bastible (0-01), James Duggan(0-01) leaving the score line John Mitchels 3-08, Stacks 0-13 heading into the last quarter.
With Mitchels back in the lead the pace was fast and furious and it was Stacks who went on to score 1-02 giving Stacks a1 point lead. Mitchels levelled the game again with a Shane O'Connor fisted point. David Mannix scored another point from a converted free to give Stacks the lead. Shane O'Connor levelled the game with a point from play and Mitchels struck a well taken goal by Lawrence Bastible. The last score of the game was left to Greg Horan Stacks with a point from play leaving the final score Mitchels 4-10,
Stacks 1-17. This was a great performance by Mitchels against our neighbours Austin Stacks. Both teams served up a wonderful game of football and kept all present entertained for the duration of the match.
A speedy recovery to our own Michael Wrenn who went off with an injury early in the second half.


Round 3: Away to Rathmore (April 9th)
Round 4: Home to Dr Crokes (June 4th)
Round 5: Away to An Ghaeltacht (June 11th)
Round 6: Away to Desmonds (June 18th)
Round 7: Home to Kerins O'Rahillys (July 1st)
Round 8: Away to St Marys (July 16th)
Round 9: Home to Templenoe (July 23rd)
Round 10: Away to Dingle (Aug 13th)
Round 11: Home to Miltown/Castlemaine (Aug 27th or Sept 24th)

U14 LADIES:
Training continues on Thursday evenings at 6-15 pm in Ballyseedy in preparation for the upcoming County League. All players are asked to attend training and new players are always welcome.

U16 LADIES:
We are drawn at home to Beaufort in the 1st round of the Co League on Thursday April 6 Training continues every Thursday st 6.15 pm. All players to attend and new players are welcome. Registration is now open.

U14 BOYS:
Our under 14 season kicked off on Saturday evening when we fielded an understrength team and were beaten comprehensively by Ballymac in the Town League. Best on the night were Dara Caplis, Cormac Clifford and Sean Dillane.
Our Co league starts this Wednesday 29th March at home to Ballyuff at 7pm.
We compete in Division 3 of the Co League this year and our remaining fixtures are as follows
April 5th. Kilgarvan/Tuosist (home) 7pm
April 12th. An Gaeltacht (away) 7pm
April 26th. St Senans (away)7pm
May 10th. Milltown Castlemaine (away) 7 pm
Training continues on Mondays and Friday at 7pm

CLUB MEMBERSHIP:
Club Membership of John Mitchels for 2017 is now due
Membership fees are as follows:
Patron Membership €160
Ex-Pats €160
which includes
- Adult Membership
- Entry to the weekly Lotto and
- Free Admission to all home County League Games

Adult membership €60
O.A.P €20
Students/Juveniles €30
Family – 2 Adults with 2 Children €150

Club Registrar George Lowe will be available to collect Membership Fees between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Ballyseedy Complex. Alternatively George can be contacted on 087 2743161 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

It is essential that every Juvenile must be registered to cover them for medical insurance while playing for the Club. Closing date for registration is March 31st.

JUVENILE TRAINING:
Please note that Juvenile Training will continue next Sunday March 26th:

U6s:
Training continues next Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

U8s:
John Mitchels U8 boys & girls had their first outdoor session of the season on Sunday last and what a fantastic day it was!! As usual we started off with a good warm up and continued with a few drills and finished with 2 games. Great to see all players improve every week. Training continues Sunday morning at 10.00a.m. Until then keep practicing!!!!

U10s:
We had lovely weather for our training session on Sunday and a great tour out. We started out with a warm up with Cody, Justin and Killian and more concentrating and working hard. During our skills section Enda, Alannah, Jack, Katie and Caoimhe put in a great effort to show how well they have progressed. At the end of the training we had a game and Conor, Oisin, Fionnan, Nathan and Nadal showed great courage and skills to have a great impact on the game. The rest of the squad also trained very hard and impressed the coaches. Well done to everyone and see you next Sunday, remember your gum shields and make sure you are registered.

SPRING CLEANOUT - CLOTHES FUNDRAISER:
John Mitchels are commencing their Clothes Collection again for 2017 so please donate any unwanted Clothes and Textiles (clean re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys are accepted) Where possible please donate at least 3+ bags - this really does raise much needed funds for our Club. Please drop items to the the Complex, Ballyseedy.

LOTTO:
21/03/2017 Numbers Drawn 4, 5, 19, 21
Jackpot €2,200 No Winner
Consolation Prize Winners
€100 - Sean Og Sheehy c/o Patrons
€25 - Diarmuid Cunnane c/o Patrons,
€25 - David Fitzgerald c/o Patrons
€25 - David O'Brien c/o The Club
€25 - Norma Purtill c/o Patrons
Next Draw 28/03/2017 Jackpot €2,200

BINGO:
Our Bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. Bingo is a vital fundraiser for the Club and all funds raised from the Bingo goes directly back into the Club and all support is greatly appreciated.
Any member who wishes to volunteer can do so by giving their details to any club officer.

JOHN MITCHELS SPORTS COMPLEX:
Our Sports Complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the Sports Hall and All Weather pitch. The Complex is also open for children's parties. Further information contact the Club reception on
066 7197070.

MERCHANDISE:
Please note that all club merchandise is now available for purchasing only through Henneberys Sports Shop, Ashe St, Tralee and is no longer for sale at our complex in Ballyseedy.
Please also note that our Club colours are - Green and Gold Jerseys, White togs and Green and Gold socks.

SYMPATHY:
To the family of Ellen (Nell) O'Keeffe (nee O'Sullivan) Ballinorig Estate and formerly of Listowel, Co Kerry
To the family of William McCord, Connolly Park and formerly of Marian Park, Tralee
To the family of Christina (Chrissie) Carroll (nee Hoare), Kevin Barry's Villas and formerly of Dean's Lane, Tralee
May they Rest in Peace

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
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