The senior men played Dromid Pearses in first round of intermediate championship in glorious conditions in Glenbeigh on Saturday 06th of August.
The boys played glorious football in first half with great scores from James Duggan and we raced into a half time lead of 10 points to 1-4.
The team continued with the great work rate and Alan O Donoghue and Shane o Connor added on great scores to leave us winning on a score line 0-20 to 1-08. The seniors now play Laune Rangers next Sunday 14th at home at 2.30pm throw in.
Donal Curtin Cup final played in Cromane last weds night v Southern Gaels B, played in dull windy conditions this was always going to be a big ask against the Kerry ladies kingpins southern Gaels.
We opened brightly keeping Southern Gaels to just 4 points in the first quarter through solid defence and marking. In the second quarter the gaps began to open and southern Gaels opened up a 9-point lead at half time.
After the break Mitchels reorganized first to injury and positional changes which certainly improved our lot and we were most unlucky not to have had 2 goals in the 3rd quater.
Entering the final quarter, we continued to give it our all and a late penalty to us helped raise the spirits but eventually we were beaten by a very good team, but never gave up and fought to the final whistle.
It was a great achievement to make the final with such a young team.
Well done ladies we are proud of your never say die approach, next up we play Beale on Tuesday 9th August at 7.30 pm in Mitchels in the north Kerry league.
Please show your support.
Awaiting the next fixtures. Stay tuned.
UNDER 17 BOYS
Training continues on Tuesday and Friday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
New players always welcome.
Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00-7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League
All newcomers welcome.
UNDER 15 BOYS
While we still await the central league semi-final fixture time and date, we continue to train every Monday and Friday evening @ 5-30pm. A thank you to Thomas Kearns, Club Coach and member of our mens senior panel who is helping with training. The assistance is much appreciated.
John Mitchels girls u14s had 2 tough training sessions last week in advance of the start of the North Kerry League this week.
Our first game is away to Ballymacelligott, which is likely to take place on Friday and the training sessions saw some intense training games played.
Thursday saw the John Mitchels u16s take on the u14s in a very competitive challenge match with the game benefitting both sides in advance of their forthcoming league games.
Training continues this Tuesday at 6pm.
UNDER 13 BOYS
Round 2 of the Central League saw both our u13s teams line out against Laune Rangers. The Bs were first in action and maintained a fine run of form with a comfortable win over the men from the Laune, in the process picking off some fine scores. This team is improving all the time and its highly encouraging that the majority are under 13 again next year, indeed a good deal who are currently U11 have two more years at this age!!
FINAL SCORE; John Mitchels B 4-15 – Laune Rangers B 3-3
The As were next up against a club we have had some great battles with over the previous few years. This was to be no different with very little in it at half time with the As facing into the wind in the 2nd half. The blues picked off some great scores to level the game midway through the half but our lads knuckled down to pick off some great scores on the break following strong pressure. Our defence was resolute with a few great saves and a goal line clearance getting us over the line.
John Mitchels A 3-12 – Laune Rangers A 2-7
We face Austin Stacks A and B in the next round of the Central League in Ballyseedy next Sunday, B game at 5pm and the As at 6.30pm. Training continues Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 9pm.
There is a consistent great turn out for training on Sundays and Wednesdays. The benefits can be seen in how the girls are playing with confidence and skill. There is a great bond within the team. It’s great to see our new recruits Sophie and Maya settling in so well. Congratulations to John Mitchels U12 girls star Aine Ní Dhubhlainn who took second place in Scéalaíocht U12 competition at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar yesterday.
UNDER 11 BOYS
We had our first outing of the Central League away to Milltown Castlemaine on Thursday evening; our older boys went toe to toe against a very skilful and physical Milltown team but the hosts eventually pulled away in the second half .
Our younger boys showed great heart and determination and put in their best performance of the year so far.
Well done boys.
Training at 6pm Thursday.
Upcoming fixtures: Home to Laune Rangers Sunday 14th @ 11am.
A turnout of 18 on a lovely Sunday Morning in Ballyseedy. The girls went straight into some drills including kicking hand passing and scoring. The girls are so much improved and all the coaches are very proud of you all. We would like to welcome Taylor who joined up with the u 10s on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed her first training secession. Training continues On Sunday 07th August
UNDER 9 BOYS
John Mitchels U9 Boys had a great turnout on Sunday last despite a lot of families being away on holidays.
We all welcomed two new players Patrick & Ethan into our group & then we got stuck into what was a great training session despite the heat.
We started out with light strength & conditioning followed by a group coordination drill which was great fun.
As usual we finished up with 2 highly competitive games which gives all players the chance to display their skills.
Parents, please note there will be no training on Wednesdays for the month of August training will be every Sunday Morning from 10.15am & as usual All Newcomers Welcome.
UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS
We had a wonderful session Sunday morning in glorious sunshine. The boys and girls put in a great effort in the sun. Their skills are improving weekly and it is a joy to watch their enthusiasm. We will take a little break for a few weeks and resume training in September. As always new members are very welcome
Bingo continues every Wednesday and Friday night. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee and enjoy the fun.
John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 7th August 2022
This week’s Lotto numbers are 5, 10, 18 & 26.
The numbers today were drawn by Mark McEvoy and John McEniry.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,550.00
Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Emma Costello
€25.00: Mary Kerins
€25.00: John Joe Sheehy
€25.00: Paddy O’Mahony
Next week’s Jackpot is €1,600.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 14th August 2022 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.
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.
Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle. Please respect the rules of the walkway being a smoke free zone, with no cycling, studded boots or dog walking. Many thanks to the users of this facility for respecting these rules.
Our boot club is now back if you want to drop off your old boots so they can be reused, feel free to drop them to reception.
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
Our membership is now reopened again for the coming season. Sign up through the following link https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp…
Club Registrar Georgie Lowe is also at Ballyseedy every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon to take membership if this option works better for new and existing members..
On behalf of all in John Mitchels we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following:
Seán Seosamh Ó’Conchubhair, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry / Kilmoyley, Kerry
Hannah Fitzgerald (née Hurley), Spa Road, Tralee, Kerry / Cromane, Kerry
Colin Burke, Leixlip, Kildare / Tralee, Kerry
Jerry O’Sullivan, The Bungalow, Ballyseedy, Tralee, Kerry
William Fitzgerald, Cahermoneen, Tralee, Kerry
Paddy Garvey, Saint Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry / Charleville, Cork
John Fitzell, Kilmoyley South, Tralee, Kerry