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Mitchels Notes 14 April 2002
By Noel Byrne
15, Apr 2002 - 08:52

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Castlebar Mitchels Notes - 14/04/02

Coaching Development

As a follow up to the discussion session with Eugene Lavin, the Co Coaching Games Coordinator and Joe McCabe, a practical session will take place in McHale Park on Mon next 22 Apr at 7 pm. The purpose of these work-ins is to coach the coaches, through developing coaching skills and thus developing the available talent in order to better bridge the gaps between various stages of football. The ultimate goal will be to produce a comprehensive plan to enable a continuation of development of players and teams from under age right through to adult football. All who are involved in ant aspect of management, coaching or development are particularly asked to attend. Indeed anyone who is interested in staying abreast with current trends in the games development are very welcome to attend.

Executive Meeting

A recent executive meeting of the club confirmed the following appointments:

  • Head Coach Joe McCabe

  • U10s Mgr Ger Murphy : Assts Brendan Byrne, John Hyland, Paddy Gannon, Pauric Costello, Willie Thornton, Harry Canning, Matt Flynn, Tom Carolan.

  • U12s A Mgr Wally Flynn, B Mgr Dwayne Flynn Assts : Pat Dixon, Des McGowan, Finian Joyce, Denis Ahern, Philp Heneghan, Joe Cuddy , Colin Dawson, Michael Diskin.

  • U14s Mgr Jody Munnelly : Assts Matt Flynn, Adrian Gavin, Michael Carroll, John Loftus, Donal Fitzmaurice,

  • U16s A Mgr Jimmy Feeney B Mgr Brendan O Dowd Assts : Seamus Marrinan, Joe Fenton, Jo Gibbons, Gerry Joyce, Dave Lyons, Gerry Henry, Johnny Farragher, Martin Moran, John Golden, Michael Tiernan

Town League:

A list of over 95 players has been drawn up from which 4 teams will be selected. Golden oldies mixed with babes in arms, watch this space for more details re teams, management, times etc. Secret training is taking place as surprises are at least on the cards. Anyone not already included should now hand in their names (not their boots ) to Martin Moran.

Co Board Draw.

Time is running out for those who have yet to hand in their cards. Remember it is the objective for each member to buy one and sell one. This is a vital source of revenue to the club as well as to the Co Board. A final effort is required by all. Please show your support for the club by returning your cards to James Rocke immediately.

Div 4

Castlebar Mitchels 1-3 Cill Common 1-8

The Mitchels suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Cill Comain on Sat last in McHale Park. It was obvious from the start that the Mitchels were in boxing parlance ring-rusty. A sharper and fitter Cill Comain soon had the Mitchels under pressure. Kevin Mullaghy, John McShary and Ian Walsh were very much to the fore in trying to stem the tide, while Brian Regan put in a lot of work at midfield. Up fro front a lot of the ball was going through Fintan McHale. A goal for Cill Comain in the 22nd min seemed to be a body blow to the Mitchels as Cill Chomain then added two unanswered points to lead at half time by 1-4 to 0-2.

Mitchels made a number of changes and seemed to be getting back into the game, particularly after Mark Moore made three excellent saves. With confidence rising it was Fintan McHale who finished off a good move to the net with 5 mins remaining to leave just 3 points between the sides. But it was Cill Comain who scored the last two points to end the game 1-8 to 1-3. Mark Moore made some excellent saves while the full back line of Kevin Mullaghy, John McSharry and Eoin Kane never gave up. Colman Keane and Noel Kearney tried hard in the half back line. Ian Walsh had a particularly good game especially when moved to mid-field. Eamonn Shaughnessy will have gained a lot from the game while Brian Regan did a lot of good work. Declan Reilly and Damien Melvin were tightly marked. Up front Michael Durkan, Ger Noone and Stephen Murphy tried to use their experience. While the result was disappointing, the fact that a large panel made themselves available speaks well fore the future. With some little effort and a sense of management, the season could yet be exciting.

Castlebar Mitchels

Mark Moore, Kevin Mullaghy, John McSharry, Eoin Kane, Colman Kane, Noel Kearney, Ian Walsh, Eamonn Shaughnessy, Brian Regan, Declan Reilly, Fintan McHale, Damien Melvin, Michael Durkan, Ger Noone, Stehpen Murphy

Bord na nOg

U16 Co League Div 1 Rd 2

Castlebar 4 -12 Kilmaine 1-5

Castlebar Mitchels overcame a spirited Kilmaine team at McHale Park on Thu last. After a very poor performance in the first half, the sides were level at 1-4 each at half time, with only Alan Joyce, Daire Conway and Dominic Conway showing any real appetitive for the game. From the restart, playing into the wind, Castlebar kicked into gear. An early goal by David Hopkins settled the team and players began to believe in themselves and upped their commitment for the remainder of the game. Castlebar finished strongly with some fine performances from all the Mitchels players in the 2nd half.

Castlebar : Alan Lyons, Daire Conway, Padraig Healy, John Munroe, Keith Lyons, Alan Joyce (0-2), Nigel Byrne, Adrian Roache (1-0), Enda Murphy (0-2), Ronan Henry, Emmet Feeney ()-2), Kieran Hopkins (0-1), Donal Coleman (1-4), David Hopkins (2-0), Eamonn Conway. Subs Sean Keane for Byrne, Kevin Hyland (0-1) for Conway, Brendan Connor for Henry.

Div 4 Rd 2

Castlebar Mitchels 1-5 Davitts 2-12

Bord na nOg would like to thank the U16 management team, especially Jimmy Feeney and Brendan O Dowd for their help and assistance to Joe McCabe, Martin Carney, and John Maughan during the Easter week intensive coaching programme with the U16 players.


Castlebar U16A Away to Ballina Thu 18 Apr
Castlebar U16B Home to Kilmovee Thu 18 Apr
Castlebar away to Ballinrobe Sun 21 Apr
Castlebar Jnrs Away to Kilmovee 21 Apr

Please check with team management for alterations

Noel Byrne
PRO Castlebar Mitchels
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