John Mitchel GFC

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John Mitchel GFC
Mistéiligh an Iúir
Founded: 1956
County: Down
Club colours: Red and White
Grounds: Gerry Brown Park
Coordinates: 54°09′10.30″N 6°19′25.95″W / 54.1528611°N 6.3238750°W / 54.1528611; -6.3238750Coordinates: 54°09′10.30″N 6°19′25.95″W / 54.1528611°N 6.3238750°W / 54.1528611; -6.3238750
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Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Ulster
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Down
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John Mitchel GFC is a Gaelic Athletic Association club, established in Newry, County Down, in 1956, and is called after the Irish Patriot John Mitchel. The Club had the audacious ambition of winning the Down Senior Football Championship in five years and actually succeeded in four years, winning its first in 1960 and repeating the feat three more times in that decade in 1964, 1967 and 1968. Newry Mitchels star forward Sean O'Neill also won 3 All-Ireland Senior Football Championships with Down and was picked on the Gaelic Athletic Association's teams of the Century and Millennium. Mitchels home pitch is Gerry Brown Park, Greenbank, Newry. The grounds are named after Gerry Brown, founder member. Gerry managed the Down Senior football team to All-Ireland success in 1968. The club also has club rooms in Kilmorey street, Newry. Mitchels currently compete in the Down Junior Championship. Club colours are red and white. The club hosts an annual under 10 tournament, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Ireland. The tournament is also known as 'The Mitchels Blitz' and 'The under ten All Ireland'.

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