Training continues on Thursday evening at 7.00pm in preparation of the next round of championship. The ladies will have a quarter final v Southern Gaels B next Sunday at home throw in at 12.00pm Please show your support.
Mothers and Others Training continues Monday evening from 7pm-8pm. If you are 25 and over not playing senior football and want to try some non-competitive football please come along and give it a go.
Our Minor team have finished their season. Our thanks to the players who have gave everything since we commenced the 2023 season. The support for this team all season was much appreciated.
Under 16 Girls
The U16 girls had their first Round of U16 Division 2 Thursday evening away to Beale. We kicked off well with our defence holding strong getting quick ball into our forwards adding to the scoreboard.
Into the second half once again we managed a few scores with Beale always returning a score. Towards the last quarter our girls fought hard with some work ons coming from the game.
Beale took the win. We go again Monday evening away to Kerins O’Rahillys in Ballyrickard pitch Throw in 6:30pm.
Under 15 Boys
On Wednesday last the 20th Sept we faced Austin stacks in the semi-final of the Central League at home in Ballyseedy on a fine evening for football we got off to a good start racking up some early scores to and really top class defending to see us lead by a couple of points at the break the second half started lively and we soon took control of the game and were well in control throughout the half our forwards combining well to find the net on 3 occasions finally running out winners on a score line of Mitchels 3-8 Austin Stacks 1-4.
We now progress to the final in a couple of weeks training. Well done team and mentors on a fantastic result Na Misteallaig Abu.
Under 14 Girls
It was a proud moment for the John Mitchels u15 girls team when they came out onto the pitch in Austin Stack Park on Tuesday night last, to take on local rivals Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the u15 D Championship Final.
After a long season, which has already seen the u14s capture 3 trophies between their Green and Gold teams, it was hoped that they could add another trophy to the cabinet.
It was always going to be a difficult task against the Strand Road club who had a number of strong players, and the team were well warned about their threat.
Conditions were horrible though, with driving wind and rain, which made playing ball difficult, and the Mitchels struggled to impose themselves in the game, with O’Rahillys getting early scores and a well worked goal when Mitchels failed to clear.
The second quarter of the game saw Mitchels really come into the game, with Laoise O’Sullivan, Ava Sharma, Amy Noonan and Hannah Roche working hard, but despite a few missed chances, a goal and a point from Lisa O’Shea left just six points in it at the break, with Mitchels also a player up due to a red card for a Kerins O’Rahilly’s player.
The second half had Mitchels against the strong wind though and combined with direct running from the O’Rahilly’s key players, the game went away from us.
A number of injuries to key players also affected us at the wrong time, and as the game moved on, Kerins O’Rahilly’s were deserved winners on the day. A disappointing result, but the team has been excellent all year and will take the learnings from it.
There was better news for the u13s as they won their u13 Championship semi-final against Dr Crokes on Friday evening and they won through to their final, joining the u15s in reaching a County Championship Final. They will face either Austin Stacks or Fossa in the Final, with the other semi-final played on Sunday.
North Kerry League: The u14 Gold Team will take on local rivals St Pats in their first game of the North Kerry League when they play in Ballyseedy on Tuesday next, at 6pm in the floodlit pitch.
Under 13 Boys
All players trained extremely hard in anticipation of the Division 1 town final, the game was postponed due to inclement weather, and we now await the re-fixture
Under 13 Girls
We faced Dr Crokes at home in Ballyseedy on Friday evening in the County Championship Semi Final.
The game was played in ideal conditions and in front of a large crowd of supporters who came to support both sides.
We began the game brightly and points from Hannah Roche, Caoimhe Nammock and a Ciara Harris free and a goal from Amy Noonan had us ahead leading up to the short whistle only for a fortuitous Crokes goal right on the stroke of half time, reduced their deficit to 3 points.
The second half began well and our fullback line of Alannah Doody, Aisling Kelliher and Roisin Locke were defending well under immense Crokes pressure and it paid dividends as a Caoimhe Nammock goal after 13 minutes put some daylight between ourselves and the Killarney side.
The forward line was working hard, Caoimhe Lennon, Kayla Kirwan and Áine Dowling never stopped running.
Grace O’Regan’s kick outs were the springboard for all our attacks and our defence was working non stop and our halfback line of Natalia Hennig, Ava Byrne and Nicole Mc Cannon who were resolute and ensured that our lead was protected.
We finished out the game very strongly and it took the crossbar on two occasions to prevent Anna Marie Perkins from adding to the scoreboard.
As the final whistle approached Millie O Mahony after some great work by Sophie Maloney and Maddison O Meara finished off an extend period of pressure with a fine goal.
Final Score John Mitchels 3-04 Dr Crokes 2-03. Our girls can be extremely proud of how they played and great credit is due to all 20 girls who lined out. Congratulations to the girls for making the final.
Under 12 Girls
Thanks to Brian Nammock for taking last week’s training. We have consistently good numbers at training and this has helped to form a great team spirit. We have only a couple of weeks left and we must thank Abbeydorney for inviting us to their Blitz Sun October 1st. It will an opportunity to show off our hard work in training.
Under 11 Boys
This week the Under 11 boys had two challenge games. We hosted Ballymac on Thursday night and we visited Kerin O Rahilly’s on Sunday morning. It was great to get games at this time of the year and on both occasions, we had a fantastic turn out. The coaches were very proud of the boys as they played some great football. Many thanks for Ballymac and Kerin O Rahilly’s for two very sporting games. Training continues next Sunday at 10.30
Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for Sunday morning training in wet conditions.
A quick warmup followed by a 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 had their training session cut short on Sunday Morning last due to the bad weather. In fairness to the Boys we got about 40mins in but unfortunately it just got too bad. Training continues this Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in our Sports Hall.
Under 6s and 7s Boys and Girls
Our under 6s and 7s trained indoors together this Sunday morning past at our Ballyseedy complex. The weather was too extreme to be outdoors. The boys and girls had a great session full of full and laughter.
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 24th September 2023.This week’s Lotto numbers are 10 ,18 ,21 & 27.The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Aidan Kelliher. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,650.00. Congratulations to our three lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Anna O Shea
€25.00: Dara Fitzpatrick
€25.00: George Lowe
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,7000.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 01st October 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.
Cycle for Martin
John Mitchels provided the base for the Manor West Cycle Club for their end of year Cycle titled “Cycle for Martin”.
Two routes departed from the Club – a 40km and 70km with a large number of cyclists partaking. It was great to welcome Martins family to the club and all of us in John Mitchels were proud to be able to support the event.
Well done to the Cycle Club for such a well organised cycle and a special word of thanks to Brian Nammock, Claire Connolly, Georgie Lowe and Joanne Noonan for their help on the day.
On behalf of all in John Mitchels we also extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following:
- Catherine (Kate) Maguire (née O’ Connor).
- Pat (Patricia) Boyle (née O’Sullivan) Rahoonane, Tralee, Kerry.
- Michael Rohan Killmurry, Cloghane, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry.
- Mary O’Sullivan (née O’Connor) Tonevane, Tralee, Kerry.
- Denis (Dee Butcher) O’Regan The Kerries, Tralee, Kerry / Limerick.
- Florry O’Carroll, Caherslee & Rock Street, Tralee, Kerry / Ardfert, Kerry.
- Timothy (Timmy) Sheehan, Clahane, Ballyard, Tralee, Kerry.
- Joan Murphy (née O’Sullivan) Árd Na Lí, Oakpark, Tralee, Tralee, Kerry / Lispole, Kerry.
- Theresa Kelly (née Murphy) Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry.
- Tom Dowling Stradbally, Castlegregory, Kerry, V92RY27 / Tralee, Kerry.
- Bridget Clifford Ross Tobar Naofa and formerly of Rahoonane, Tralee, Kerry.
- Mary (Mai) Buckley (née Culloty) Church Street, Castletownroche, Cork / Tralee, Kerry.