The John Mitchels GAA Club Social held on Saturday night October 8th was a sell-out success.
Guests at The Rose Hotel event were treated to a welcome drinks reception, followed by a four-course meal before a number of awards were presented to players from the male and female senior panels.
As part of the evening’s celebrations, the club paid tribute to the John Mitchels senior and minor players who were part of the 1962 All Ireland winning teams.
They were Seamus Roche, Sean Óg Sheehy, Niall Sheehy and the late Paudie Sheehy of the senior team and Jimmy O’Mahony, Ted Fitzgerald, Derry O’Shea, Seanie Burrows, and the late Bruddy Burrows and Roddy O’Donnell of the minor team.
There was also a special presentation to Buddy O’Grady of a Lifetime Commitment Award for his services to the club.
On the evening a Club Appreciated Award was presented to Gerry Gleeson
A raffle was also held on the evening with some tremendous prizes won, while stylish ladies and gents were in contention for the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Dressed Man’s Competition’, kindly sponsored by Weardrobe and Celsius Menswear. Natasha Ryle O’Connell and Jonathon O’Halloran won the respective titles.
Awards were presented to the members of the Male and Female Senior team members in addition to those senior players who represented John Mitchels at an inter-county level.
Men’s Senior Player of the Year: Pat Kearney
Senior Ladies Player of the Year: Rachel Kilgallen
Tim Broderick Mens Player for the Future Award: Ciarán White
Tim Broderick Ladies Player for the Future Award: Shannon Martin
Inter County Representation of the Club: Sean Broderick and Anna Murphy
Paul Galvin also attended on the evening and the new John Mitchels jersey designed by Paul was officially launched on the evening.
Entertainment from The Bansha Boys followed, and great fun was had until the early hours.
Overall, a great night was had by all. A special word of thanks to The Rose Hotel and the committee organisers – Claire Connolly, Paula Foley, Aisling Foley, Joanna Noonan, Brian Nammock and Brid Mc Elligott. Thanks to all sponsors who also made the event such a success. Also, thanks to Ger O’Sullivan for his support for the evening.
The Senior men are waiting to play the town league final V Keirns O Rahillys.
Stay tunes for further updates.
Our Senior ladies had a welcome break after 6 weeks in a row of very competitive games.
We have 15 games played this year so far and now we turn attention to the north Kerry league where we start away to Dingle on Sunday Oct 16th at 12.00pm, Please show your support.
Our Juniors have now finished their season and will reconvene again in due course.
UNDER 17 BOYS
The u17 boys are training again Thursday night 6pm to 7pm.
We were due to play Na Gaeil at home under lights at 7.30pm on the 3rd of October in the town league but that has now been postponed.
Tuesday evening saw John Mitchels u16s ladies take on Castlegregory under lights in Tralee for their final group match in North Kerry league Div 4.
Weather for the match was against both teams, as the girls had to battle against heavy rain and strong winds for the full duration of the game. In spite of the terrible conditions, the two teams played a great game and there were some great scores created and taken on both sides.
The home side got off to a great start, scoring a goal early in the first half.
However, the travelling team had the majority of possession and were more accurate in front of goal overall, kicking 9 points from play and scoring two goals.
The home side showed great resilience against a strong forward line and worked really hard in midfield to try to retain possession when possible and added a couple of well taken points to their tally.
But Castlegregory proved too strong for Mitchels on the night, taking the win with a score line of 1-02 to 2-09.
Best of luck to John Mitchels u16 ladies when they play in the NKL Div 4 plate final in the coming weeks. Date and venue for this final is yet to be confirmed.
UNDER 15 BOYS
On Sunday we played Churchill in the central league final in a very wet Na Gaeil pitch.
At half time we trailed by 2pts in very tough conditions, in the second half a few decisions didn’t go our way, but we played and fought hard for every ball.
The final score was Churchill 2-10 Mitchels 1-09 great team performance on the day.
After the game James O Dowd treated the team to a bit of food in Gallys so big thanks to James.
It is much appreciated. That brings our season to an end, a big thanks to all the players for their efforts during the year unfortunately no silverware but huge improvement football wise. We look forward to getting stuck in and preparing for next season.
New fixture to follow shortly.
The John Mitchels u14 girls’ team had a tough challenge against a strong Na Gaeil team, in Ballyseedy on Thursday night under lights.
Missing a number of players, Mitchels still worked hard against a Na Gaeil featuring a number of Kerry players.
And despite a strong performance, their strong defense was able to shut down the Mitchels attack.
Defensively the Mitchels defence worked hard throughout under sustained pressure during the game.
The team has 2 games left in the season, both finals, and will be looking to finish the season on a high. Training takes place on Tuesday with fixtures to be sent to parents early in the week.
UNDER 13 BOYS
Our U13Bs played their last match of the group phases of Division 3 of the Town League on Sunday evening.
It was a winner takes all clash against Ardfert to decide who would make the final of the competition.
Ardfert started well with an early goal and playing with the aid of a strong wind were good value for a 4-point lead at half time, with our lads kicking some nice points to stay in touch.
The visitors struck early for a green flag again in the 2nd half, but our lads didn’t panic and picked off some nice points to give us some momentum to get back into the game.
Out first goal followed, and it was definitely game on. Ardfert fought back but some great defensive work kept them at bay. At the other end our forwards were really rolling now, and another two goals followed to seal the deal.
In challenging conditions both teams put on a display of football and all credit to both teams for serving up such an exciting and skillful game. We now face Na Gaeil in the final – venue and date to be confirmed.
John Mitchels B 3-11
Ardfert B 2-6
Training also to be confirmed once we get word on the final
We will play Na Gaeil in the Tralee Town league final next Thursday night at home in Ballyseedy, under lights at 6:30pm.
We will gather together at 5:50 pm. This will be our last competitive fixture of the 2022 season. Thanks to all the parents and guardians for bringing the girls to training each week. The spirit and moral within the team is really good and the girls are really looking forward to playing the replay.
Please bring water and gum shields.
UNDER 11 BOYS
We had a week off from training for a well-deserved rest for all involved. Our annual Sylvie Mason blitz takes place this Sunday coming and this promises to be s fun day all round. This will be our last action in what has been a fantastic year for all involved.
The girls had a break this week but will be rearing to go next Sunday to take part in our Annual Sylvie Mason blitz.
Can all players be at the club for 10.00am sharp so coaches can get them into their teams. It’s a great outing for all the players.
UNDER 9 BOYS
The u 9 boys had a break this week and will be returning to training on Wednesday evening at 6.00pm again.
On Sunday the 16th sees our annual Sylvie Mason blitz take place and the boys are very excited. Further information will be given to parents in due course.
UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS
The u7 boys and girls had a much-deserved break this week and will be back training again next week. Training continues on Sunday 16th at 10.30am sharp.
All new players welcome.
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.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 9th October 2022.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 27, 30 & 32.
The numbers today were drawn by Clubforce. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €2,000.00.
Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Majella Milward
€25.00: Henry Burrows
€25.00: Pat Costello
€25.00: Emma Costello
Next week’s Jackpot is €2,050.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 16th October 2022 at 11am.
Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: https://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.
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.
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 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
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.
On behalf of all in John Mitchels we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following:
Maura Roche (née Tomkins), 52 Spa Road, Tralee, Kerry / Knockananna, Wicklow
Bridget O’Brien (née O’Driscoll), Rathass, Tralee, Kerry / Killarney, Kerry
Kitty Deane (née Fitzgerald), Glenfield, Camp, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
Regina (Julie) Fitzgerald (née Cotter), Ballinclogher, Tralee, Kerry / Togher, Cork
Patrick Costello, Lisduff, Urlingford, Kilkenny / Tralee, Kerry
Rosemary O’Shea (née Quinlan), Perth, W. Australia, late of, Tralee, Kerry / Wexford / Fethard, Tipperary
Teresa (Tess) O’Mahony, Woodlawn Road, Killarney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
David L. Slattery, Fenit, Oakview and Rock Street, Tralee, Kerry
Michael O’Brien, Cloghanesheskeen, Castlegregory, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry