Bon Secours County Championship Round 4.
Glenflesk 1-10 John Mitchels 2-07
Our Senior Ladies continued their county championship group game where we were away to Glenflesk on Saturday evening,
Played in very warm conditions Mitchels played with the breeze and made a good start with some excellent t passing through the lines and Jamie Finnegan finished with a point, Mitchels continued to press and a move from Grace, Diana and Rachel fed the ball through to Ava who made no mistake and scored a goal.
Glenflesk with a quick kick-out moved the ball through the lines but Ashleigh at centre back intercepted to pass to Shannon who found Grace with a crisp pass and Grace finished over the bar for a point.
On the restart Glenflesk now coming into the game scored 2 points before Ava had our 3 rd point before the water break, we seemed to lose our stride and Glenflesk pressed hard but excellent defending by Julie, Erica and Lucie aided by Sarah and Aoife and Clara kept us in the game we scored 2 more fine points from Grace with assists from Shauna and Diana to leave half time Mitchels 1-5 Glenflesk 0-4.
Second half and Glenflesk with the breeze attacked in waves with our defence under pressure we dug deep to minimise the scores,
Kayleigh in goals pulled off some excellent saves to keep us in the match coming into the last quarter, Grace hit a further point and then Glenflesk Goaled to leave us 4 points down,
Tanya came on for Rachel (injured) and with time running out Ava struck for a late goal to leave the minimum between us with light fading we managed to draw the energy from somewhere and a foul on Ava Mullin gave Diana a chance to score from a free which she duly did to level the match.
Glenflesk attacked again but great defending by Lorna and Ashleigh cemented a draw and now puts us in the quarter final of the Championship. Great performance well done to the squad who put in a tremendous effort. Final Score Mitchels 2-7 Glenflesk 1-10
Mothers and Others
Training continues on Monday evening from 7pm-8pm. If you are 25 and over not playing senior football and want to try some non-competitive football please come along and give it a go.
Our u17s played St Senans in Mountcoal in the club championship on the Saturday 9th September. A fabulous team performance saw us win by 6pts. It was a very hot day and victory was well deserved. We are in the semi-final now awaiting to see who we have in the next round.
Under 16 Girls
Training continues on Weekend evening at 7pm. New players are always welcome.
Under 15 Boys
On Wednesday evening they made the short journey to Connolly Park to take on our town rivals Austin stacks on a perfect evening for football. The boys were slow to get going conceding a few early scores order was restored by half time as they took a slender lead into half time.
Early scores settled us well in the second half and they pulled away by 5 or 6 points. Half way through the second Stacks back into it with 2 goals to level things up with 10min to play. Our boys showed fight, heart and great character for the final 10 minutes and pressed the opposition all over the field with some brilliant late scores.
They ended winning on the night on a final score of Austin stacks 3-10 John Mitchels 3-15. Well done to the team and management on a fantastic victory away from home we will be in touch through the whatts app group about training times and days well done Mitchels.
Under 14 Girls
A terrific win by the u15 girls in the County Championship quarter final against Shannon side Tarbert last Tuesday has put us into a semi-final.
Our opponents will be Beale, who we have played twice this year at u14 level, so it promises to be a very evenly balanced game.
The Mitchels controlled the first half, leading by 2-4 to 0-1 and despite making a number of substitutions, they ran out comfortable winners by 4-10 to 2-4.
The semi-final against Beale is at home this Tuesday evening 12th September at 7pm. All support is welcomed. The u13s are out in their Championship opener against Finuge St Senans on Friday night, at home in Ballyseedy at 7pm.
Under 13 Boys
The entire U13 squad is training very hard with 2 more finals to come. Training details to follow.
Under 12 Girls
Last Sunday we had a very competitive match
V Annauscaul in Camp. The girls showed great spirit in a very physical affair.
Great numbers turning up for training on Wednesday and Sunday despite extremely warm weather. We are now waiting for fixtures for Tralee Town league. These matches should be played over next few weeks so keep up the good work.
Under 11 Boys
Training continues Thursday at 6.30 and Sunday at 10.30.
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for this Sunday morning match against Kerins O’Rahilly’s. In hot conditions we had a fantastic turnout. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display.
There will be a match again next Sunday vs St. Pats Blennerville new players are always welcome.
Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys had a fantastic morning’s football away to @stpatsgaaclubblennerville. There was a great turnout from both side’s which meant everyone got plenty of football with small sided games being played.
Both teams put on a fantastic display of football in front of a great crowd & atmosphere.
Our thanks to St Pat’s for the invite & being so well organised.
Training continues this Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in our Astro Pitch & don’t forget to keep practicing!!
Under 7s boys and girls
We trained on the astro turf Sunday morning with beautiful sunshine to our backs. On a hot morning we gave the boys lots of breaks as they practiced the various skills. We finished with some small sided go games. Many thanks Brian and Alan for helping out
Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am and as ever new members are always welcome
Under 6’s Boys and Girls
We trained in glorious sunshine Sunday morning at our Ballyseedy complex. The boys and girls had great fun with multiple water breaks. Many thanks to Mikey, Peter, Graham and Ava for helping out. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am and as always new members are always 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 continues 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 person under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bingo.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 10th September 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 02 ,11 ,12 & 27.
The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Eabha Mullen.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,550.00
Congratulations to our three lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Pat Keohane
€25.00: Mark Noonan
€25.00: Seamus Roche
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,6000.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 17th September 2023 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.
On behalf of all in John Mitchels we also extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following:
Eileen Tansley (née Sheehy) Racecourse Road, Tralee, Kerry
Francis O’Sullivan Camrose, Killerisk, Tralee, Kerry
Julieanne McLoughlin (née Conway) Formerly of Mitchel’s Road, Tralee, Kerry
Phimomena Cahill (née O’Connor) Lisardboula, Tralee, Kerry / Killorglin, Kerry
John Hallissey, Tralee, Kerry / Ballinasloe, Galway
John Hallissey formerly of Mitchels Crescent and Ballinasloe, Galwa