Club Notes 23rd May 2023

Senior Men
Our senior men faced Fossa at home on Sunday afternoon in front of a great crowd. Fossa started the bidding with a point from play 1.43 mins in and a second in under a minute later. It took Mitchels until the 17th and a half minute to get onto the score board with a fine free by James Duggan.

By then the score was 0-06 to 0-01 in favour to Fossa. Mitchels dug deep and chipped away at the score board with two more points from James Duggan brining Mitchels gap down to 5 by half time with a score of Mitchels 0-03 Fossa 0-08.

After the break Fossa came out with another 2 points to add to their tally but Mitchels didn’t give up hope just yet as James had a few points added to the score board once again. Fossa struck with a goal at the 17th minute of the second half adding more pressure to the game. Luckily Mitchels responded with the next few scores keeping Fossa at bay points coming from James Duggan and Cian Holden.

The next point from Mitchels edged wide of the posts and two minutes later Paudie White was in on goal to tighten up the scores with the ball rattling the back of the net. Unfortunately, 3 minutes later Fossa rattled the Mitchels net with a goal of their own making the score 1-09 to 1-11 in favour of the visitors.

Fossa went on to pop one more point over the bar making the full time score 1-12 to 1-09 to Fossa. Well done to our senior players, coaches and management you all did the club proud.

Senior Men Development League.
Our senior development team will play Dingle at home on May 28th. Time to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more information.
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Senior Ladies
The Senior Ladies continued their preparations for the next round of the Donal Curtin Cup with a further couple of training sessions on Thursday and Sunday last.  Again, Thursday’s session varied with fitness work and some skills of the game while Sunday’s session concentrated on both the fitness side and some tactical game awareness.

The players put in a huge effort at both training sessions which augurs well for the remainder of our season.  We also welcomed back another of our injured personnel at Sunday’s session so things are starting to take shape very nicely.

As always, all new members are welcome where they will get to improve their fitness levels, improve their football and most importantly make new friends.

Training continues on Thursday evening at 7.15and we face an Annascaul/Castlegregory combination team next Sunday at home in the next round of the Donal Curtin Cup where we hope to build on our first 3 games in the competition.

Unfortunately our minors were beaten by 1 point in a tough game Thursday v Castlegregory away and that concluded our Central League campaign. We send our well wish to Ben Cullihane and Darragh O Callaghan who both went off injured. Next up is the Town League with dates to be confirmed.

Under 16 girls
We are so grateful to Manor West Hotel for sponsoring the U16’s John Mitchels Girls jerseys for the season ahead. On Monday evening the girls headed to Manor West Hotel to show off their new Jersey kit and get some photos done with Colin Boyle & Duty Manager Sarah Carey.

Under 15 Boys
On Monday evening last the gold team played Listowel Emmets in the league semi-finals. Listowel lined out a very strong team on the evening winning out by a couple of points as we prepare for the central league we’ll need to train as often as possible.  We had a very valuable session at 9am on Sunday morning with Tomas Kearns & Sean Field. A good number togged out which is great to see we’ll be in touch about further training sessions through whatts app. Na Misteallaig Abu

Under 14 Girls
John Mitchels U-14 Girls Teams were in action in league finals in Ballyseedy in Sunday evening and we were delighted to take victory in both games. The first game against Dr. Crokes saw a dominant performance through-out with our defence restricting Dr. Crokes to very few efforts on goal while our attack was in sharp form particularly Kerri Falvey who scored a whopping 8 points from play.
While Crokes attempted a comeback in the second half further scores from John Mitchels as well as a tightening up of defence saw Mitchels as comfortable winners.
Our gold team had a much tighter affair against St. Pats with a goal from Ella Dennehy proving crucial in sending the game to extra time.
The game was tightly balanced but critical scores from Chloe O’Brien and 1-1 from Anne-Marie Perkins saw Mitchels take victory in an exciting finish.

Under 13 Boys
Both the Green and Gold teams are off the back of good wins against Na Gael last weekend and came into this week energised for training.
We had a really good session on Wednesday night and head into a rest this weekend where we will recover and prepare for Austin Stacks, who we play in Ballyseedy on Wednesday evening the 24th of May

Under 12 Girls
The girls arrived to a beautiful sunny John Mitchels on Wednesday evening to be presented with brand new footballs for training.
The girls worked on fundamental movements, skills & finished with a game.
Training continues every Sunday 12-1 & Wednesday 7-8pm, new comers welcome

Under 11 boys
With no matches this week we trained on Thursday evening, concentrating on the core skills of the game. We also conditioned our skills session to allow the boys develop their skills under pressure from their teammates. On Sunday we had the honour of being able to play an exhibition game at half time of our Senior Men’s home game against Fossa. We had a great turn out and the boys performed brilliantly. They also got a great reception from the crowd as they came off the pitch. Well done to all our U11 players.

Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for Sunday. A quick warmup followed by kicking, tackling and soloing drills, and a short competitive game.

We are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s training at 10:30am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys play Na Gael at home next Sunday May 28th. As we did in on Sunday all players are to practice their kicking, Hand-passing & pick up’s through-out the week only when it’s safe to do so. Parents will be notified regarding games during the week until then players Keep on practicing.

Under 6s and 7s boys and girls
We had a fantastic morning training in our Ballyseedy complex. The under 6 were joined by the under 7s  and both groups trained together.
Some of the under 15 squad turned up to help and they were of huge benefit. Catch the coach was particularly interesting.

We had an information morning upstairs for parents while training continued downstairs.
Tea/ coffee and sandwiches were onsite while the parents were addressed by our chairperson Brid McElligott, vice chairman Mark McEvoy and under 6/7 coach Fergus Foley.
Training continues this 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 persons under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bingo.

John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 21st May 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 8,11,14 & 31. The numbers today were drawn by John Reidy  and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,600 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Nora Kelly
€25.00: Barbra Costello
€25.00: Patrick Moriarty
€25.00: Diarmuid Cunnane

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,650.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 28th May 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:
We thank you for all your support.

Clothes Collection
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:
Denis Peter Slattery, Raheny, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry
Josephine (Josie) O’Brien, Lissanearla, Abbeydorney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
Noel Kelter, Killerisk, Tralee, Kerry
Thomas Coffey, Oakview, Killarney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry
Jane (Janie) Tobin (née Brosnan), Gallowsfields, Tralee, Kerry
John Cantillon, Dundrum, Dublin / Monkstown, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry