Senior Men County League Division 3:
John Mitchels 1-13
The John Mitchels senior men’s team won against a tough Renard team who made life very difficult for us.
Assisted by a strong breeze in the first half our first attack resulted in a brilliant offensive mark by Peter Murphy and this was our tactic.
Quick ball to our forwards netting us 1-3 after 15 mins. A well taken goal by young Jack Donoghue, who caught it on the half volley after a hand pass almost got away from him, was the highlight of the first half.
Renard kicked a few scores of their own and had a few wide’s also against a strong first half breeze and with a half time score of 1-6 to 0-7, we knew the second half would be tough going and so it proved to be.
They crept back in the game with some well worked scores using the wind to their advantage with their goal coming from a high lobbing ball punched to the net making it a one-point game.
Mitchels made some changes bringing in Shane Connor, Mike Wren and Alan Donoghue. Mike made a difference around the middle catching some nice ball which created good platform for our attacks.
Alan keeping their defenders on their toes and Shane driving forward at every opportunity. Our backs defended with tenacity and got a decent handle on their men.
Led by the White Brothers, we got good turnover ball in the tackle which made life very difficult or Renard especially in the last ten minutes when we really needed them to come through. James Duggan kicking 10 points today must get a notable mention.
Mikey Kelliher at corner forward, made some great runs with every ball sticking to his hands like glue with every pass finding it’s man. Pat Kearney also worked hard around the middle with Cian Holden always looking to carry ball to the opposition.
A little too close for comfort but a win is a win!! Thanks to Renard for a great game. Next up Annascaul
A special word of thanks to our under 9 boys who showed their excellent skills and talent at half-time with two exhibition games hosted. Thanks to our Juvenile Chair Mark McEvoy and the Under 9 mentors for organising. Na Misteallaigh Abu
Round 1 – 19th March – Skellig Rangers 0-05 – John Mitchels 1-10
Round 2 – 2nd April – John Mitchels 1-13 – Renard 1-12
Round 3 – 9th April – Away to Annascaul
Round 4 – 23rd April – Home to Knocknagoshal
Round 5 – 14th May – Away to Listry
Round 6 – 21st May – Home to Fossa
Round 7 – 4th June – Away to Brosna
Round 8 – 11th June – Home to Churchill
Round 9 – 25th June – Away to Dromid
Round 10 – 9th July – Home to Ardfert
Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages
Our Senior ladies started off their first competitive game v Finuge St Senans in Ballyseedy on Sunday at 12.155PM. Conditions were ideal with Mitchels playing with wind advantage in the first half where every score was hard earned as both defensive were giving nothing away, Diana from a free put us one up and further points from Rachel (2) and Lilly (2) put us 5-3 up at the short whistle.
The second half was again a very competitive affair with at times some heavy tackling but our ladies were determined in their first game against last years Runners up in the Senior Ladies County Championship not to go down easily.
A flurry of late scores from Ava and a last gasp free from Rachel left us all level at the end 8 points each a draw. Well done to all our players from Emma in goals right through the defence, midfield, forwards and subs who came on to boost the display. Our next game is home to Kilcummin details to follow. Well done everyone
Senior Men Development League
The senior development squad faces Ballymac B away on the 16/04/2023 time to be confirmed. Please show your support.
Our u17s played Dingle away Monday night. A great team performance saw the boys win 0 -07 to 02-0 6. This win qualifies us for a semi-final game on the 10th of April against either Na Gaeil or Glenflesk. All support welcome.
Under 16 girls
The girls had 3 sessions on this week – two training session and a Challenge Game V Ballymac on Wednesday evening. We had great numbers where the girls got stuck in getting their scores from both play and frees taken V Ballymac.
Where the girls came out on top and a well needed game before we kick off our County League Monday, 3rd April away to Killarney Legions with Throw In at 6:30pm. All support welcome.
Under 15 Boys
On Thursday evening the u15s were away to Laune Rangers in the first round of the country league. The boys got off to a really good start with an early goal to set the tempo and they dominated proceedings for the first half racing in to a 5pt lead at the break.
The second half was a different story when Laune Rangers rattled off 3pts in a row to bring the game to 2pts. John Mitchels added another point then a Rangers goal to level proceedings.
The John Mitchels boys dug deep and battened down the hatches tacking on 3 unanswered points rallying to a victory with a final score of Laune rangers 03-13 John Mitchels 04-12. Well done to all involved.
Under 14 Girls
John Mitchels Green 5-10
Finuge St Senans 1-0
John Mitchels kept their winning run going in Division 7 of the County League, with a comprehensive victory over Finuge St Senans on Sunday in Mountcoal.
With the Gold team playing in Ballyseedy, numbers were tight, but the players controlled matters from the off and an early point from Ciara, followed by goals from Kerri and Ciara (2) and another point from Kerri inside 10 minutes, put us in a controlling position.
Pressuring the kick outs from the opposing team worked well in securing possession and further points from Kerri and Ciara kept the pressure on.
Our defence was sharp, mopping up any attacks that came our way, with our half-back line of Natalia, Nicole and Laoise on top and moving the ball forward quickly.
Further scores from Caoimhe, who created a lot of chances for her teammates, Amy and Ciara were added to by a late goal from Ciara to leave it 4-7 to no score at the break.
The second half saw Mitchels continue to dominate, with Dionne opening the scoring from a free.
This saw Mitchels controlling the game, and a penalty from our goalkeeper Grace, left the result in now doubt before a brace of points from Kerri wrapped up the scoring for Mitchels.
Finuge had a late goal to get on the scoreboard, but the whole Mitchels panel can be very happy with how they played.
John Mitchels Gold 8-12
St Pats 4-8
Our Gold team welcomed St Pats to Ballyseedy for Round Three of the Division 8 County League, led by captain Faye Moloney who was outstanding on the day, winning ball in center-field and delivering it into our forwards.
St Pats came back before half-time but Mitchels rose to the challenge and had a very good second half to secure the win. Training continues during the week and parents will be informed of training times.
Under 13 Boys
The U13 Green team fell to a strong Na Gael side in a very hotly contested affair. Both teams fought hard and the early goals for Na Gael were the difference, final score of 5:10 to 2:10. All the boys gave it 100% but we just couldn’t get the necessary scores.
The U13 Gold team were stronger in every line and led by 0:04 to 0:03 at the break with both teams defending well. The second half was a one-way affair with our defence keeping the opposition scoreless and our midfield and forwards getting more joy from the nice conditions. Final score of 2:08 to 0:03
Under 12 Girls
The girls are eagerly awaiting their match fixtures and are putting in tremendous efforts at training. The weather held up Thursday night & Sunday for some intense training sessions. The girls were working on core fundamental movements and soloing. Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New players are always welcome.
Under 11 Boys
Our U11 boys welcomed Na Gaeil to Mitchels on Thursday night for our second game in the Tralee District League. We built on last week’s performance and both teams played fantastic football. Thanks to Na Gaeil for a very sporting game. Next week we are away to Austin Stacks.
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for Sunday morning training. A quick warmup followed by picking, passing and possession drills, and mini game. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display and we are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s training. Training next Sunday at 9-45am sharp. New players always welcome.
Under 7 Boys and Girls
Alan O’Donoghue oversaw the under 7 training on Sunday morning. The boys and girls had a great session. The basic skills of the solo and the pick-up were the emphasis. Some superb kicking was on display. The session finished with some go games amongst ourselves. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am. New members are always welcome
Under 6 Boys and Girls
A great morning’s football was had by our under 6s on Sunday morning. The boys and girls had a great session.
Kicking was the emphasized skill today. Game of the day was stuck in the mud closely followed by dodge ball. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex.
New members are always welcome
Under 9 Boys
As well as training on Sunday Morning last John Mitchels U9 Boys also provided the half time entertainment in our Senior Men’s home game. Numbers were great which enabled us to have 4 team’s for what was 2 highly contested matches!!
The boys performed brilliant to the crowds delight & got a huge round of applause at the end. Huge thanks to everyone who could make it & don’t worry we will definitely be doing this again soon!! Training continues next Sunday morning all Newcomers Welcome.
Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.
Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am and avail of our free strength and conditioning classes being facilitated by George Bastible. All you need is motivation, an exercise mat and water. Open to all 18-year old’s and over.
Bingo is on Wednesday and Friday nights. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp at Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee. Please note that only patrons 18 years and over are eligible to play bingo and proof of age will be required on request. Any persons under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bingo.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 2nd April 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 3, 4 & 16.The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,250.00. Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Brendan O’Mahony
€25.00: David O’Sullivan
€25.00: Martha Kilgallen
€25.00: Anthony Gleeson
Next week’s Jackpot is €3,300.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 9th April 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: bit.ly/3LlAIYu
We thank you for all your support.
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.
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.
John Mitchels Membership for 2023 is Now Open! Membership is a vital part of ensuring the clubs continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all members at John Mitchels. You can still take out your membership through our website or by calling to Ballyseedy any Sunday morning from 10.30 until 12 where Club Registrar Georgie Lowe will be available to take payment.
On behalf of all in John Mitchel’s we also extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following:
Gerard Nammock, Tobar Naofa and formerly of Mitchel’s Road, Tralee, Kerry
Michael Scanlon, Kilmore, Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry
Nora (Noreen) Moriarty (née O’Donnell), Connolly Park, Tralee, Kerry
Nora Leahy (née Ashe), Gallowsfield, Tralee, Kerry / Abbeydorney, Kerry
Eileen Canty (née Brosnan), Drumnacurra, Causeway, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
Sheila Cahill (née Flynn), Woodlawn Park, Killarney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
John Martin Connolly, Basin View, Tralee, Kerry