The annual John Mitchels Gold Classic takes place in Beaufort on August 25th. This is a really important fundraiser for the club. A four ball costs €300 and a tee sponsor is €75. Please support this event and tee times/tee box sponsorship can be booked by contacting 066 7197070.
The first round out the intermediate championship got off to a start on Saturday 12th at 7.00pm in Ballymac. The first 10 mins was low scoring with one point to Desmond’s.
By half time scores were scarce on both sides with the game at a tie at half time at 4 points each. Desmonds started the better with a second half goal bringing the score to 1-05 to 5 points 9 mins into the second half.
Mitchels fought back with another point but was not to be. Full time whistle had Desmond the victors on a score line of 1-8 to 0-6. Thanks to all who supported the team and management. Stay tuned for the next round where we face stacks time and venue to be confirmed
Senior Men Development
Unfortunately the game town league game didn’t go our way and Ballymac defeated John Mitchels by 2 points. Hard luck to the players and management it was a tight game. Thanks to all who came to support.
Senior ladies are training on Tuesday at 7.45 and Thursday also in preparation of the first round of championship. Can all players please attend as its vital preparation going into the championship.
Mothers and Others
Training continues on Wednesdays from 8pm-9pm. If you are 25 and over and haven’t played before you are more than welcome to join in the fun.
Stay tuned for training details as we await Town league fixtures.
Under 16 Girls
The Girl’s had a busy week put down with an inhouse game Monday night in preparation for a challenge game Wednesday evening focusing on kick out possession / strategies and taking the opportunity to score when it’s on.
Wednesday the girls played a challenge game at home V Laune Rangers U16s which was a very physically demanding game with the girls playing with every ounce of energy in their bodies.
Laune Rangers were pushing through on the scoreboard as our defence tightened up throughout the game making it difficult for the opposition to score. Up front, the girls worked some lovely plays in turn delivering on the scoreboard. Ultimately, we held out strong to secure a 1point win. End score 2-3 to 1-5
Under 15 Boys
On Wednesday last we played St maurs from Dublin in a friendly match we were missing quite a few players due to county commitments the weather wasn’t too kind on the night either but we played some good football despite this and struck up some good friendships we’ll be in touch about training through whatts app na misteallaig Abu
Under 14 Girls
With a League Semi-final against Beale coming up this week, preparations for the game were very intense last week, as training sessions and challenge games were the order of the day.
We were delighted that the John Mitchels u16s were able to play us in a challenge game on Monday night. It was great to get a competitive game under our belts, and the girls never stood back in what was a tough game, with both teams looking to take the win.
On Wednesday night, we have the fortune of Kerry Senior Mens Football Trainer Arthur Fitzgerald taking the squad for a training session.
For almost 90 minutes, Arthur put the girls through their paces, with the emphasis on acceleration and ball retention. It was very useful and both players and coaches took something from it.
Our sincere thanks to Arthur for giving up his time and we would like to wish him the very best of luck on his upcoming nuptials.
We are down to play Beale in Ballybunion on Tuesday night in the league semi-final at 7pm. We have already played in the league itself and won out in a tough game at home, so this will be a difficult challenge. The winners get to play Legion in the Final, and we will also be looking to meet with them again.
Under 13 Boys
No games took place this weekend for either team, we trained extremely well midweek in anticipation of our last group game for the Gold team and a Central league semifinal with Ardfert this week.
Under 12 Girls
We had no training this All-Ireland ladies final weekend. We had many of our girls travelling in the Mitchels support bus to Croke Park. On Wednesday we have the last of our County league matches.
We are at home to Kilcummin match is at 7o’clock. It should be an exciting game as the previous match ended with a nail-biting draw. Support on the day would be greatly appreciated.
Under 11 Boys
We had a solid training session last Thursday and Sunday when we concentrated on kicking and passing. The boys put in a great effort which will stand to us as we go into our next few matches.
Next Thursday we have an away game against Milltown Castlemaine at 7pm and the following Sunday we will train in Ballyseedy at 10.30.
Under 8 and 10 Girls
The girls had a break from training so they could show their support to the Kerry Senior ladies who face Dublin in the all-Ireland final.
Under 9 Boys
The u9 boys played St Pats on Sunday morning in what was a fantastic display and show of football from both sides. All teams were very eager to display and show off their skills in what was a fantastic morning of football.
Coaches from both sides were very proud and happy and the tough training is paying off with all players putting in a great shift. Well done everyone and we look forward to heading to Blennerville in the next few weeks for a return game.
U7 boys and girls
We had a great training indoors Sunday morning indoors in our Ballyseedy complex.
The boys went through the full repertoire of skills and are improving at a tremendous rate.
The session finished with some small sided go games.
Training continues next Sunday at 11am and as ever new members are always welcome
Under 6s & U-8 Boys and Girls
Training for our under 6s went indoors again Sunday due to the weather. The boys and girls were excellent and went about their business with great enthusiasm.
Stuck in the mud was game of the day.
Kicking was the skill of the day and there was huge improvement visible in all the skills of the game.
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 6th August 2023.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 06, 09, 13 & 17.
The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott & Ashling Foley.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,350.00
Congratulations to our three lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Claire Connolly
€25.00: Pat Costello
€25.00: Kieran O Donoghue
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,4000.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 13th August 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:
Sr. Benedict O’Connor Castle Street, Tralee, Kerry / Knocknagree, Cork
Martin Byrne Ballinorig East, Tralee, Kerry, V92 V9D7 / Tinahely,
Denise McCann (née O’Neill) Leith West, Tralee, Kerry
Maureen Connor (née O’Neill) Main Street, Castlegregory, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
Mary Collins (née Rusk Kerins’ Park, Tralee, Kerry