UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS
We had a fabulous Sunday morning when Na Gaeil came to visit for some go games. The boys and girls had great fun and the games were played in a great spirit. Training continues every Sunday morning in our Ballyseedy complex at 10.30 a.m. As always new members are most welcome
We had another fantastic turn out on Sunday morning. We got straight into a good warm up followed by a hand passing drill and kicking all of which are coming on very well. We then had a very good game which was as ever keenly contested with all the skills practiced on show keep up the good work girls. New players are always welcome.
Our U12 girls turned in their best performance of the season last Wednesday evening against local rivals Na Gaeil. The game was played in perfect conditions for football and the girls in the green and gold turned in a scintillating performance on the night. It was an brilliant overall team performance , and every one of the girls played exceptionally well. We defended excellently and kicked the ball with great fluidity. The numbers and attitude at training has been excellent and we are extremely proud of the girls who give so much time and dedication to the Jersey. The effort at training is really being reflected on the recent performance on the pitch. We play our final county league game next Wednesday evening at home to MKL Gaels. The game throws in at 7pm and we will gather at 6:30pm in our complex in Ballyseedy.
Congratulations also to all the girls who begin their summer holidays from school. Have a great summer and enjoy the break. Reminder to bring gum shields and water on Wednesday. John Mitchel’s 3:09 Na Gaeil 0:08
There was the long trip to Kenmare to take on Inbhear Sceine Gaels on Monday night and the bus journey proved to be successful with a 4-8 to 1-5 victory. Goals from Ellie Reidy (2), Kerri Falvey and Ciara Harris proved the difference between the teams, with strong defense led through the center by Sadhbh Corkery and Ava Sharma kept the Inbhear Sceine scores to minimum. The squad played their part, coming on to give players a break and leave Mitchel’s unbeaten after 3 rounds of the league. This was followed up by a slightly shorter trip to Killarney on Sunday to play Dr Crokes.
Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00-7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League All newcomers welcome.
UNDER 9 BOYS
John Mitchel’s U9 Boys has good training session on Sunday last. We had a great turnout & we split the team into 4 groups & the coaches had 4 stations set up with different drills in each one. Great to see kids improving every week but as we keep saying!! You have to practice during the week as well. Parents will be notified via text regarding training etc. until then everyone keep on practicing.
UNDER 11 BOYS
Our U11 boys put up 2 fantastic performances on Thursday V Laune Rangers in Ballyseedy on a balmy evening . Both our teams played brilliant football against 2 very skillful Laune Rangers teams.
Our boy’s dedication in training is paying off and they are making huge strides every week. Big thanks you to Laune Rangers and their mentors. Onwards and upwards lads!! We train Sunday morning @ 10.30 am to 11.44 pm. Fixtures: We play at home V Na Gaeil next Thursday night 24 June at 6.30pm
UNDER 13 BOYS
A busy week for our u13s with two games for both teams On Sunday week last, we again hosted Keel\Listry in the last game of Phase 2 of the County League. For both teams the pathway to a county semi-final was to be decided. First off, our Bs had a great tussle with Keel\Listry B. After finding ourselves behind by 5 at half point, we came out of the blocks like a rocket in the 2nd half to hit the lead by 4. Keel/Listry to their credit rallied and equalised with a fine goal but we regained the initiative to win by the finest margin - 2-10 to 3-6. This result saw our lads top their group which was a great achievement and confirmed us for a big town derby versus Austin Stacks
In the 2nd game, our A’s were on a retrieval mission following defeat to Firies in the previous round. Knowing that nothing else but a win would suffice, our lads played with great determination from the off and held a healthy advantage by half time. Keel/Listry were far from done through and a goal followed by some well taken points brough them back into the game. The A’s came again though, responding well to the pressure to end up deserving winners in the end on a score line of 4-13 to 1-11. A huge win and enough to guarantee our place in the Division 1 semi-final against the men from the Rock also. With the A’s and B’s both having Austin Stacks as their opponents a huge night of Football lay in wait in Connolly park last Sunday evening.
The B’s were first in action and with Stacks electing to play with the wind in the first half, the rockies got off to a great start with a goal. Our boys responded immediately with a goal of their own which helped to settle us down. Exchanges were tight for the remainder of the half but our lads were picking some nice points to give us a 3-point lead at half time. The 2nd half was again tight for long periods but pressure told in the end and the Bs were convincing winners to book their place in the B final.. Delight all around for this team who are mainly composed of U11s and have done nothing but improve all year. Laune Rangers B await us in the final - date and venue to be confirmed. Final score John Mitchel’s B 3-13 Austin Stacks B 2-4
Our A’s were next up and were ready for a tight battle against a Stacks A team who had been very impressive in topping their group in Phase 2 to make the Division 1 semi-final. Again, Stacks were fast out of the blocks, scoring a good point from the throw in and looked to get their dangerous forwards in possession from early. Our backs were up to the task though, restricting time and space on the ball while our midfield started to gain a grip on the game, resulting in three great goals and some great points taken also. We held a commanding lead at half time but having played with the wind in the first half we knew this game wasnt over. Stacks put on the pressure at the start of the second half but again our backs held firm in company with some outstanding goalkeeping to restrict the rockies to points. At the other end pur forwards picked off some more scores to allow us see out the game comfortably. A great achievement for this team, who now look forward to a Division 1 final against Keel-Listry - date and time to be confirmed. Final score John Mitchels A 4-10 Austin Stacks A 0-9 Training continues this Wednesday at 7.30pm and Friday at 8pm. Full attendance required
UNDER 15 BOYS
This week we trained Monday and Friday to accommodate our Kerry development players great to see Conor Dennehy back in action our next training session will be Sunday morning @11-30am our first game of the central league throws in next Wednesday evening at 7pm in Ballyseedy v Milltown/Castlemaine all support greatly appreciated Na Misteallaig Abu.
UNDER 17 BOYS
Minors Training continues Tuesday and Friday Evenings 6pm.
John Mitchel’s 3-6 Kerins ORahillys 2-2 Our senior ladies made the short trip across town to play Rahillys in Strand Rd, Mitchel’s made a good start and an early point by Niamh Myers followed by goals from Sarah Kilgallen and Niamh Myers gave us a solid foundation .. with Ashleigh Murphy and Rachel kilgallen working tirelessly aided by an Ava Buckley point Mitchel’s added to there lead , some excellent defense from Lauren Smullen , Simi Ogugsbesan ,Shannon Martin and Tanya O Connor kept the blues at bay leaving us 2-4 to 1-1 up at the short whistle.
The second half was a tight affair with both teams guilty of wide’s but a penalty to Mitchel’s converted by Ava Buckley put a bit of daylight between the teams , Kayleigh Collins in goals pulled off some top saves as Rahillys pushed for scores , Jamie Finnegan was flying at corner back ably assisted by Linda O Connor, Sophie O Donoghue & Grace Myers Mitchel’s Rachel Kikgallen added a point from a free followed by Ava Buckley converting a point from a second penalty , Rahillys pushed for a goal and we’re rewarded with same . Ruth O Neill came on for Sophie. Mitchel’s held out for a very good victory well done to all .On behalf of the senior ladies we pass on our very best wishes to our own Anna Murphy who is getting married next Friday to Martin Stack have a wonderful wedding and the very best for the future.
Training continues in preparation for the next round, round 10 of the league. Next game is away to Templenoe on Saturday 25th with a 7.00pm throw in. Please show your support a must win encounter.
The juniors traveled to Killarney where they faced Spa in a very high tempo game where they battled until the very end and came away shy. Great football displayed by both teams Final result John Mitchel’s 1-11 Spa 2-13 Stay tuned more details to follow for the next fixture.
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 19th June 2022 This week’s Lotto numbers are 9, 21, 26 & 28 The numbers today were drawn by Brian Nammock and Thomas Kearns. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,200.00 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week: €25.00: Mary Kelleher €25.00: Niall McAuliffe €25.00: Roland O’ Mahony €25.00: Mark Noonan Next week’s Jackpot is €1,250.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 26th June 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 With Thanks We would like to thank Pa and everyone from Cara Credit union who supported us this week for our Autism inclusion for all here at John Mitchel’s Gaa.
We have a clothes bank on site having joined up with St Vincent De Paul to raise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s 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.
SUNDAY FOR CLUB MEMBERS/SUPPORTERS
We welcome all our club members, supporters and parents/family members to our lounge room every Sunday where they can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while training takes place. Take the opportunity to catch up on club matters and enjoy some conversation in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
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 Mitchel’s we extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following: Patrick (Pat) Stuart, Carrickmines, Dublin Tralee; Joan O’Byrne (née Garvey), Alderwood Road, Tralee/Mayo; Maurice (Mossie) Kelliher, Woodlands, Oakpark, Tralee/Listowel; Eamonn O’Connell, Knockawaddra, Tralee; Eileen Downes (née O’Connor), Oakview, Tralee; Kathleen Collins (née Noonan), Ballyard, Tralee/Limerick; Teresa Carey (née Hand), Lios Rua, Tralee/Limerick.