All Ireland Football Final and Club Draw
Best of luck to Kerry as they face Dublin next weekend in Croke Park. Safe travels to all making the journey to Dublin. Sincere thanks to Kaleli Kebabs who sponsored 2 All Ireland tickets which will be raffled next Wednesday evening at 7.30 PM. Tickets cost €10 each and are available at reception Ballyseedy. Best of luck also to the Kerry Senior Ladies who play on Saturday.
Our Senior Men’s team will play Ardfert in the last round home game of the County League. We await the date for this fixture.
Senior Men Development Team
We played Kerins O Rahillys away on Thursday 20th at 7.30pm. It was a fantastic performance from the team, where Mitchels came out the victors on a score- line of 3-11 to 2-10.
Donal Curtin Cup Round 5 – Firies 2-10 John Mitchels 2-03.
John Michels put their adventures in this years Corrib Oil Senior Club League behind them on Monday night when they travelled to Firies for the fifth round of the Donal Curtin Cup.
On a night more akin to December than mid-July, John Mitchels won the toss and elected to play with the slight wind in the opening half. Firies started the stronger and had 2 points in the opening five minutes one from a close in free and the other from open play.
The John Mitchels response was immediate and a sweeping move from Julie Foley to Shannon Martin onto Linda O’Connor who released Ava Buckley to play a pinpoint pass into full forward Shauna Flynn who turned and blasted the ball to the Firies net to put the visitors a point in front in the seventh minute.
The home side responded with three quickfire points before a great move between Tanya O’Connor, Aoife O’Brien, Diana O’Keeffe and Emelia Obrusnik ended with Grace Hamilton dissecting the posts to reduce the advantage to a point with ten minutes remaining in the first half.
Firies responded with their sixth point of the half before Kayleigh Collins found Jamie Finnegan with an accurate kick out and Jamie played a superb pass into Grace Hamilton who added her second point from a very acute angle.
Just as the half time whistle approached Firies struck for a goal slightly against the run to play toleave the half time score 1-06 to 1-02 in favour of the home team.
With conditions deteriorating, possession was at a premium and Sarah Kilgallen, Simi Ogungsbesan and Lucie O’ Donoghue really began to push John Mitchels forward.
Rachel Kilgallen reduced the lead to three points five minutes into the second half before Fires made a quick response with three points to push them six points clear midway through the second half.
John Mitchels then emptied the bench and introduced Ellie O’Rahilly, Ellie Reidy, Sandra Marshall, Emma Lynch and Sophie O Donoghue and the move worked a treat when shortly afterwards Diana played Rachel in for a wonderful goal to cut the deficit to a single goal with ten minutes remaining.
Firies increased the lead to four points with five minutes left and added a late goal to see them run out deserving winners by 2-10 to 2-03 in a very entertaining encounter in spite of the difficult conditions.
The game was excellently handled by match referee John Purcell. As an aside it was heartening to see Erica O’Connor back in the fold and hopefully, we can look forward to having Erica back on the field very shortly.
Training continues Thursday night at 7.15 and as always, all new players are more than welcome as we prepare for our 6th round game in the Donal Curtin Cup which will be a home fixture v Listowel Emmets.
Mother and Others
Training continues Wednesday July 26th at 8pm. 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 await Town league fixtures.
Under 16 Girls
The U16s had a great turnout for training Monday prior to home game Wednesday V MKL Gaels. There was plenty of work put in working on scoring and attack-based drills. The Girls lost out narrowly V MKL Gaels on Wednesday evening. From start to finish the girls held strong got scores on the board from play.
Midfield played some fabulous ball linking with the backs moving the ball onto the forwards ending in scores. There were some serious standout performances by all. They all stepped up the mark and really showed how far we have come throughout the season to date. Ending score line 2-08 John Mitchel’s v 1-14 to MKL Gaels
Under 15 boys
On Wednesday evening last we made the short trip to Kileen to face Na Gaeil in the fourth round of the Central League.
With ideal conditions on a sunny evening the Mitchels boys were well up for this game. We got off to a flyer with some well taken scores and fine passages of play on display eventually running out winners on a score of John Mitchels 2-15 Na Gaeil 13pts. Training details to follow in WhatsAPP.
Under 14 Girls
John Mitchels u14 green team had a tough challenge at home to Beale in the second last round of the County League on Monday last, and after a physical game, they came out on top. An early goal from Ciara Harris set the team on the way to victory, Kelly O’Sullivan and Claudia Duffin adding points, before Beale kicked their first point.
Further scores followed from Ciara and Kerri Falvey (f) before Beale got 2 points to pull themselves back into the game. However, Mitchels defence was working hard, with Natalia Hennig in particular standing out, along with Gia Sharma both of whom limited the chances of the Beale team.
Mitchels kicked on with goals by Caoimhe Nammock and Anna Marie Perkins, her fourth in 2 games and at the end of the break it was 3-6 to 0-3 to Mitchels, with further scores from Claudia Duffin and Kerri Falvey. Mitchels continued to push in the second half, with an early score from Kerri Falvey, and a comeback goal from Beale was responded to by one from Mitchels, with Ciara scoring a second goal.
Beale tried hard to come back but with Amy Noonan in flying form at midfield, Mitchels kept popping points and had a comfortable 4-10 to 1-6win.
The previous evening, the Gold team had a tough battle against Inbhear Sceine Gaels C, but the South Kerry team were just too strong in the scoring stakes and we wish them well in the rest of the competition. This week, the Green team are away to Dr Crokes, while the Gold team are away to Castleisland Desmonds.
Under 13 Boys
The U13’s had no competitive games last week due to the All-Ireland semifinal. Both teams trained really well in anticipation of a busy week where the Greens will face local rivals Austin Stacks and the Golds will face our other local rivals Kerins O Rahilly’s,
Under 12 Girls
The under 12 girls had a great attendance for their Summer Disco. Thanks once again to John and Sharon for organising a fantastic night. Some girls had very fancy dance moves and we must try to transfer that movement on to the field. Our next match is Wednesday 26th at 7.00 PM home to Milltown/ Castlemaine All support would be greatly appreciated.
Under 11 Boys
This week we start a new series of matches in the Central Region. On Thursday evening we play Keel at 7pm. This is a home game and everybody is to be at Ballyseedy at 6.30. Next Sunday we will not train due to the All-Ireland Final. Wishing the Kerry team, the very best of luck
Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys are away in Killorglin this Tuesday evening. All players to meet in Laune Rangers football pitch no later than 6.15pm.
Gumshields and water essential & full attendance required where possible. Parents will be notified as normal beforehand. Best to luck to everyone doing the 2023 John Mitchels Summer Camp and wishing you all the best for the week. See you all on Tuesday evening.
Under 6s & u7s Boys and Girls
Due to less-than-ideal weather conditions, both our under 6s and 7s trained together Sunday morning indoors in our sports hall. We went through all the fundamentals and emphasized the hop and solo.
The older under 7s finished the session with a small, sided go game. The under 6s finished with some obstacle course relay games. Training continues on Sunday the 6th August as we take a break next week due to the All-Ireland. Best of luck to the Kerry senior team from all the under 6 and 7 boys and girls
U8 & U10 girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a reasonable turnout for Sunday morning training. A quick warmup followed by kicking, hand passing and soloing drills, and a short game. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display. We are looking forward to next Saturday and Sunday matches where our Kerry Senior Ladies and Men’s team will be representing Kerry.
There be no training next weekend.
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.
John Mitchels Summer Camp
Wishing all those who are taking part in the John Mitchels ‘All Rounders’ Summer Camp the best for the week. It takes place from 10am to 2pm.
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 16th July 2023.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 7, 11, 16 & 29. The numbers today were drawn by Brid Mc Elligott and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,200.00. Congratulations to our three lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Catherine Walsh
€25.00: David O Sullivan
€25.00: Rory Kigallen
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,250.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 30thJuly 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.
John Mitchels Sports Complex & Chamfers
If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball etc. or our astro turf pitch please contact club reception on 066 7197070.
On behalf of all in John Mitchels we also extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following:
Brendan Costelloe, Castlecountess, Tralee, Kerry.
Jimmy Quirke Tobar Naofa, Tralee, Kerry
Catherine O’Connor Coad, Castlecove, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry