A loss today but to be fair what a turnaround from last week’s dismal performance against Desmond’s
Wind assisted in the first half we put some good ball in to our forwards to give the Stacks defence plenty to ponder as we kicked some great scores, Alan Donoghue and Mikey Kelliher doing the damage winning plenty frees and converting some great scores.
Great to see Pat Kearney back out the field again carrying ball after ball and setting up some decent attacks. Our backs tackled hard turning over some great ball and our midfield competed very well and possibly just about shading the exchanges here. Stephen bowler going off was a huge loss in the second half which hindered winning primary possession from kick outs but we stuck to our task regardless and worked hard out the field.
We had a healthy lead at half time but the second half had a different story to tell and not being able to produce even one score put pay to any hopes of winning today. Stacks won a penalty and converted some easy scores to pull away and win the day.
Without doubt one that we could have won had we held our nerve in the second half but it’s a performance we can be proud of none the less.
Next up Ballydonoghue at home next week
Up the Mitchels
Senior ladies are training on Thursday at 7.30 and in preparation of the first round of championship. Can all players please attend as its vital preparation going into the championship. First game is Sunday 27th at home to Annuascaul/Castlegregory at 10.45am. Please show your support.
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.
Under 6s & Boys and Girls
Training for our under 6s went indoors Sunday. 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 11amand as always new members are always welcome
Stay tuned for training details as we await Town league fixtures.
Under 16 Girls
U16s have had a down week this week with 2 light training sessions. No training next week for U16s.
Under 15 Boys
With the central league on hold and the district championship taking up most of the month we train away Monday 6-7 in preparation for the semifinal of the Central league congrats to the lads involved with the Kerry u15s on their recent success in the all-Ireland fantastic achievement Na Misteallaig Abu.
Under 14 Girls
County League Division 6 Final
John Mitchels 0-13
In what proved to be a thrilling and tightly contested game, John Mitchels u14 girls took victory in the County League Division 6 Final in Milltown on Sunday, adding the County League title to the Non County Player County League title that they won earlier in the season.
It was a tight affair throughout and both sides gave their all, but Mitchels scoring power in the final quarter told the difference as they outscored the Killarney team by 0-7 to 0-1 in the second half.
Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Mitchels looked to stay in touch and started brightly with an early free from Ella McCannon. However, Legion came back and with the wind behind them, scored two scores before Ciara Harris levelled matters.
The teams swapped scores, Caoimhe Nammock scoring Mitchels, and it was tit for tat throughout the half, with further points from Ciara Harris and Kerri Falvey levelling matters. Legion scored three in a row before Amy Noonan brought the gap to 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.
Just before the half-time break, Mitchels suffered a heavy blow when joint captain Sadhbh Corkery had to go off with an ankle injury.
Mitchels regrouped in the second half and with Nadya Rivas McHugh filling in well at full-back, Mitchels started to eat into the Legion lead. Ciara Harris opened the scoring in the second half and after Legion scored their only point of the half after three minutes, Mitchels took over.
Points from Kerri Falvey and Caoimhe Nammock levelled it and in a tightly contested game, Mitchels defence dominated the Legion attack. With Ciara Harris and Kerri Falvey dominating matters, and Kelly O’Sullivan, Hannah Roche and Claudia Duffin pushing forward, Mitchels had the upper hand.
And so it proved, as Legion began to concede frees to prevent Mitchels breaking through on goal Frees from Kerri Falvey and Ella McCannon pushed Mitchels ahead and they were not to be stopped.
A terrific performance from the players who have made huge strides this year and have really gelled as a unit.
Under 13 Boys
Our Gold team finished up the season with a hard-fought loss to Foilmore in the central league, we were caught cold in the first half and fell behind but battled on and hit some excellent scores in the second half and lost by a late goal.
The Gold team have improved no end this year and will be fighting hard on the Green team to get us over the line in the Central league semifinal versus Ardfert next Sunday the 27th of August.
Under 12 Girls
County u12 girls final
MITCHELS 4-12 KILCUMMIN 5-9.
What a great game that ended in a very exciting draw. Both teams to be congratulated for all of their efforts. Training this Sunday and then next Wednesday we are back in Mitchels against our neighbours Ballymac stay tuned for more information.
Under 11 Boys
We played Miltown Castlemaine last Thursday in a very good high scoring game. Both sides had their periods of dominance and our lads made it count on the scoreboard in the first half. Miltown Castlemaine came back into it in the second half but we were delighted with battling of our lads. Huge thanks to our hosts for a very sporting game. Next Thursday we are at home to Austin Stacks. Throw in 7pm
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a reasonable turnout for Sunday morning training. A quick warmup followed by picking, kicking, hand passing and soloing drills, and a short game. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display. There be training again next Sunday @10:30, new players are always welcome.
Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys training continues every Sunday Morning from 10.15am to 11.30am All Newcomers Welcome. We have games coming up & parents will be notified during the week regarding same. Enjoy the Festival.
U7 boys and girls
We had a great training indoors Sunday morning 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
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.
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 persons under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bingo.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 20th August 2023.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 06 ,07 ,10 & 30.
The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe, Shane Roche & Robaird Foley.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,400.00
Congratulations to our three lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Marie Morris
€25.00: Tomas Casey
€25.00: Niall Roche
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,450.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 27th 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:
Eileen O’Shea (née O’Shea) Casements Avenue, Tralee, Kerry.
Maurice (Mossie) Kelly The Kerries, Tralee, Kerry.
Eileen Dillane (née O’Donnell)Blennerville, Tralee, Kerry