Shane Connor 1-1, James Duggan 0-4 (1F), Wayne Conway 0-2, Cian Holden 1-1
Alan Donohue 0-2 (2F), Peter Murphy 1-0
Great to see an attacking display today! Our forwards moved brilliantly, opening holes in the Churchill defence which created a lot of scoring opportunities throughout the game.
Work rate was excellent epitomized as Peter Murphy went sprinting to the corner, after a lost cause pass, and coming out with ball in hand to set up another attack.
Shane O Connors goal was well taken after a brilliant move down the right flank creating the opening for Shane to finish well after 12 minutes.
Pat Kearney carried a lot of ball and was a nuisance for the Churchill defence when running from deep and creating overlaps and distributing the ball well.
Some good ball into our corner forwards Alan and James, made sure we kept Churchill on their toes and with the runners coming through we tormented their defence time and time which lead to our second goal, Peter Murphy with a great run through the middle, caught a hand pass and brilliantly finished to the top corner without breaking stride. Half Time 2-6 to 0-6.
The second half was predictable with Churchill wanting to start strong and they did going straight through from the thrown in and popping over a point after a foul on the edge of the square.
This should have made us wary but it didn’t stop there as they went through the middle again and we conceded a penalty. Churchills Joe Lenihan, who impressed for them, stood over the ball, however keeper Peter Nammock dived to the right and clutched the ball in his arms and hand passed out of defence to safety, straight away we attacked and scored from this .. the fine margins !!
Cian Holden was as industrious as ever constantly probing the Churchill defence and was a constant thorn but he got his just rewards kicking 1-1 in particular a well taken daisy cutter to the net being the highlight of his day.
A first County League start for young Brian o Donnell at corner back meant we had plenty of youth in defence but he was sturdy whilst also offering an outlet at kick out time.
John Carmody came on and added some pace to our attack and Wayne Conway showing signs that the old dog still has a few tricks with a brilliant outside of the boot point in the first half and a defensive interception late in the second half to frustrate Churchill once again.
Conor Hurley was immense today. He defended ferociously and assisted our attack at every opportunity, making important tackling contributions around the D and close to goal. His work rate was exceptional today and helped create the platform for the win.
Another valuable two points in the push for Div 2. Well done management and squad
Senior Men Development League.
Our senior development team await the Junior Town League fixtures. Stay tuned for more updates.
Our senior ladies are in preparation for their first game in the county league, where they face Ballyduff away on Sunday 18th June at 5.00pm.
Please come along and support.
Mother and others
John Mitchels mothers and others had a fantastic turn out for their second session with 30 attendees. The ladies got stuck into a fun session with Thomas Kearns. Great fun and craic was had by all and we welcome everyone back again on Tuesday 13th 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
U16s have had a quiet week with one session Friday evening with good numbers. Focusing on fitness & game play scenarios.
Under 15 Boys
Training continues next week days and times to be confirmed through whatts app as we prepare for the central league we’ll need everybody training to insure a proper session going forward Na Misteallaig Abu
Under 14 Girls
As the John Mitchels u14 girls teams are between competitions, we are continuing to train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Preliminary fixtures have been released for the County League and based on our success in the last competition it looks like we will be moving up a division. The fixtures will be finalised during the week and the first round is due to start shortly.
Under 13 Boys
U13 Division 1 County League Champions
A brilliant performance from our young guns who were expecting a huge black lash from legion after we defeated them in Killarney two weeks ago
Every single player played their part in this victory – backs midfield and forwards worked hard all game to negate the Legion threat – Congratulations to squad and to the management
Our U13 Gold team played in the semi-final of the Championship on Wednesday evening in the summer sun, Firies were our opponents and both teams battled hard for the early dominance. We went in a point down at the first half water break and the boys came out fired up for the second quarter taking some lovely scores with a great team goal.
We went in all square at half time on a scoreline of 1:05 apiece, the heat didn’t slow us down and we turned up the temperature ourselves.
The second half saw our bench bring fresh legs and energy to the occasion, helping us get in front. Our U11’s did themselves proud with great performances from all, our more experienced boys kicked some scores and defended bravely seeing us home with a 2-point win and on to a county final.
Final scoreline of 1:11 to 1:09
Under 12 Girls
What a week it has been for the U12 girls, on Wednesday the girls arrived for their final training session before we embarked on our trip to Limerick, the excitement Wednesday with the girls were surreal.
On Saturday morning the girls landed bright and early for the bus to Limerick. They set off with a great sing song, they arrived at Ahane LGFA club where we were hosted by enthusiastic Ahane LGFA, the girls took park in 4 challenge matches and both teams were presented with unique medals to mark the day .
The girls then went on a short trip down to Arena 5 where a bowling party was laid on for them. A massive thank you to Grainne Foley from CLD Accountants for sponsoring the trip.
The girls next match is Tuesday 13th against Currow throw in 6:30pm, all support would be welcomed in the first round of the County League
Training continues every Wednesday from 7-8 & Sunday 12-1
Under 11 boys
This week we travelled to Killarney Legion for our most recent County Go Game. Another fabulous night for football and we had a storming first half with plenty of scores. There was a lot of miles in the legs with a lot of our boys involved in a lot of sports this week so the energy dipped in the second half and Legion took over the game in the third quarter.
But credit to our lads who never gave up and put in a fine display in the last 10 minutes. Thanks to Legion for a very sporting game. Next up for us is Austin Stacks next Thursday at home.
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for the second of the Go Games against Kerins O Rahillys. Some brilliant individual football and teamwork was on display. The Girls and Coaches were delighted with their performance.
We are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s match. New players always welcome.
Under 9 boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys put in another fantastic session on Sunday Morning last. First our lad’s did some physical work, Running & Stretching etc. then we did some football fundamentals before picking 4 even team’s & playing some highly competitive non competitive Go Games between ourselves.
Great to see such huge improvement in our young superstars each week. So keep up the good work & don’t forget to keep on practicing!! John Mitchels U9 Boys training continues every Sunday Morning from 10.15am coaches on site from 10.00am.
U7s boys and girls
We had a wonderful mornings football on the main pitch at our ballyseedy complex Sunday morning. Na gaeil came to visit as part of the county board go game program.
We had 5 pitches going and the players put in great effort and displayed no little skill.
Thank you to na gaeil for participating. And also to Declan, Peter, Peter and Alan for each taking a team.
Back to training next week. As always new members are always welcome. 11am next Sunday in our Ballyseedy complex. See you then
Under 6s boys and girls
We trained in glorious sunshine on Sunday mourning. Thomas took the session and put the boys and girls through their paces.
It was a busy morning on the AstroTurf and the boys and girls went through their various drills.
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 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 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 persons under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bingo.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 11th June 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 10,20,22 & 32. The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott and John Reidy . There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,750 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Kieran Connolly
€25.00: Joanne O Regan
€25.00: Conor Donovan
€25.00: John Creagh
Next week’s Jackpot is €3,800.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 18th June 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:
Larry Mc Caffrey, Mitchels Avenue, Tralee, Kerry
Paul Cantillon, Dundrum, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry
Elizabeth (Betty) O’Sullivan, Glenview Park, Kilpedder, Wicklow / Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow / Tralee, Kerry
Hannah Hennessy (née Crean), Knockglossbeg, Camp, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry