Senior men face Ardfert in the last round home game of the County League. Stay tuned for more information.
Senior Men Development League
The Development League final saw Mitchels play Kenmare on Friday 7th July at 7 pm away Fossa. Kenmare got the scoreboard ticking over and by the 18th minute Kenmare were on top with a score line of 04 to 01.
By half time Mitchels chipped away at the scoreboard and came back with another two points bring the score to 05 to 03 to Kenmare at half time. There was two goals in the second half with both teams taking a goal each.
Mitchels had some great points scored but it was not Mitchels day with a final score of 01-12 to 01-10 in favour of Kenmare. Well done to the team and management for reaching the final. Thanks to Fossa for hosting the game.
Corrib Oil Senior Club League.
John Mitchels 4-11 Beale 0-06.
John Mitchels recent run of good form in the Corrib Oil Senior Club League continued on Sunday with a great win at home against Beale in what could best be described as very mixed weather conditions.
John Mitchels, despite playing into the wind settled well and 2 good points from Grace Hamilton had them in front after 5 minutes.
Beale opened their account two minutes later and were immediately denied a goal by a wonderful save from John Mitchels goalkeeper Kayleigh Collins and then a sweeping move from Clara O Dowd to Lucie O Donoghue onto Diana O Keeffe and finally to Grace Hamilton resulted in Grace sending a rocket of a shot to the Beale net to put the home team 4 points in front.
Beale reduced the advantage with 2 pointed frees before the home side clicked into gear with points from Diana O Keeffe, Ava Buckley and Shauna Flynn. Beale added their 4th point of the half but just before half time a move involving Tanya O Connor, Julie Foley, Aoife O Brien and Lily Parker ended with Shauna Flynn blasting to the net to leave it 2-05 to 0-04 in favour of the home side at half-time.
With wind assistance in the second half and with Sarah Kilgallen, Simi Ogungsbesan and Ashleigh Murphy starting to dominate the middle sector of the field, John Mitchels began to take control of the game.
A point each from Simi and Diana and two from Grace increased the home sides lead 11 points by the tenth minute before Beale responded with a point.
Jamie Finnegan then got on the end of a great move involving Eabha Mullen, Ava Buckley and Lily Parker to end the game as a contest with an excellent goal and although Beale replied with another point, John Mitchels finished the game strongly with a goal from Ava and 2 points from Rachel Kilgallen to run out deserving winners against a very sporting Beale outfit who had fine performances from a number of their players. The game was excellently handled by referee Mike Hennessy.
This win moves John Mitchels to the top of the Corrib Oil Senior Club League and shows the improvement the squad is making since the beginning of the year.
As an aside the club wish to clarify that the competition is not in fact the County League but is the Corrib Oil Senior Club League and we wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused to anyone in our earlier reports for any inaccuracy which we may have included.
We now await our next opposition in the Corrib Oil Senior Club league and look forward to that fixture and also to continuing our campaign in the Donal Curtin Cup.
Mother and Others
The ladies took a break this week due to so many players and coaches on holidays. We welcome everyone back again on Wednesday July 12th at 8pm. So, if you are 25 years and over and currently not playing adult competitive football come along and give it a go.
Stay tuned for training details as we wait Town league fixtures.
Under 16 Girls
John Mitchels u16 ladies continue training this week in preparation for their next county league fixture (yet tbc). The team will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after their defeat to a strong Beaufort team last time out. Fixtures will be posted when confirmed, all support is gladly welcomed and appreciated. Training continues twice a week….
Monday 7-8pm & Friday 7-8pm and as always, all newcomers are welcome to join
Under 15 Boys
On Wednesday evening last team green played host to Laune Rangers in the third round of the Central League in what was to be an epic battle trailing by a couple of points at half time. We ended losing out in the finish on a score line of John Mitchels 1-16, Laune Rangers 2-15. We advance to the semi-final stage and await fixtures
Friday evening saw the gold team away to Laune Rangers where we played with an under-strength team on the night due to players on holiday and injuries but still battled hard and did the club proud with a superb effort on the night falling short by a couple of goals. Well done boys for a fantastic effort on both nights. Training schedule to follow via whats app.
Under 14 Girls
The u14 gold team welcomed St Pat’s to the Mitchels for the County League, led by match captain Ella Dennehy. In goals Caoimhe Lennon did a sterling job which she was well supported by the back line which included Robyn Sheridan, Katelyn Laide & Faye Maloney. Tara Dowling, Natalia Henning & Ava Byrne were outstanding in mid field.
St Pat’s kept the pressure on throughout the match but upfront Ella Dennehy leading by example finding points with Maddison O Meara.
The result didn’t go our way, but the girls should be very proud of their performance. Last Monday evening the green team travelled to Legion to play them in the County League division 6 3rd round game.
We started very slow in the first half and all girls put in a great effort but unfortunately things did not go our way with Legion dominating. The Mitchels girls regrouped at half time and in the second half put in a great performance led by our captain Ella McCannon, outscoring Legion 3-4 1-3 leaving the final score for 4-10 to 3-7.
All girls put in a huge effort in the second half after we regrouped and came back into the game.
Our midfielders Hannah Roche and Amy Noonan, our goalie Grace and our back line had a very solid second half performance led by Sadhb Corkery, and the half back line of Nicole and Natalia Henning with Ciara Harris and Ciara Falvey our main threats upfront.
Well done to all the U12 girls who came off the bench Our girls took defeat gracefully and we wish Legion the very best. Thanks to all parents who supported us in Killarney on Monday evening.
Under 13 Boys
Neither Gold or Green team played last week but they trained really well on Mon and Fri evening in anticipation of the Central League which starts this coming week.
Under 12 Girls
The u12 girls headed to Kilcummin last Tuesday night, where they were led by captain Sofiia Khomenko. After a nervous start the girls settled themselves & went on to have a wonderful display of all the hard training, they have been putting in over the last few weeks to see them come away with a draw.
The girls trained Sunday in preparation of their home fixture to Shannonside Tarbert next Wednesday evening at 6:30 when all support would be welcomed. Training continues every Wednesday from 7-8pm & Sunday from 12-1pm
Under 11 Boys
Boys U11s training continues on Thursday evening @ 6.15pm and Sunday mornings @ 10.30am. New recruits are always welcome. Full attendance is required as our next competition commences shortly.
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our U10 girls competed in a blitz in Ballyrickard on Saturday and played so well that the wanted to train again on Sunday. Brilliant exhibition of football to be seen. Medal presentation after the blitz was by Declan Quill. The Kerry ladies team are out this Saturday in the All-Ireland quarter final, it would be great to the U10 girls out supporting our seniors. See all new Sunday at 10:30 for training, new players are always welcome.
Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys trained hard today in preparation for their away game this Tuesday evening. We play Milltown/Castlemaine in Milltown and we would ask all players to meet out in Milltown pitch at 6.00pm. Gumshields & water essential & we look forward to seeing you there
U7s Boys and Girls
Training continued Sunday morning as normal at our Ballyseedy complex. The boys put in a fantastic effort and really went about their work. Skill of the day was kicking and foot passing.
Special mention goes to our captain of the day, Anthony, who requested a game of dodgeball and the half way line game. Training continues next Sunday at 11am. As always new members are always welcome
Under 6s Boys and Girls
We trained indoors this Sunday due to a bad forecast. The boys and girls put in a fantastic effort and trained with big smiles. Emphasis today was the solo and kick. Games of the day were stuck in the mud and dodgeball. Training continues next week at 11am. As always new members are always welcome
Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.
Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6amand 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 09th July 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 17,22,31 & 32. The numbers today were drawn by Cathal O Sullivan and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,100 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Mary Kerins
€25.00: Donnacha Noonan
€25.00: Henry Burrows
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,150.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 15th July 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 Mitchels and SVP. All donations welcome.
John Mitchels 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 Mitchels we also extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following:
Blanche Rutland (née Butler), Chapel Street, Tralee, Kerry
Phyllis O’Donoghue(née Power), Castle Demesne, Tralee, Kerry / Limerick City, Limerick
Gerard (Ger) Fenix, Ballinorig Close, Tralee, Kerry
Oliver Mc Govern, Kevin Barry Villas, Tralee, Kerry / Drogheda, Louth