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County League – Division 2
Round 1 – Mitchels 0-10 – Templenoe, 0-06
Round 2 – Tarbert​ 0-08 – John Mitchels 0-14
Round 3 – Mitchels 0-16. – Spa Killarney 1-08

Intermediate Club Championship

Round 1 John Mitchels V Finuge

We played Finuge in the 1st Round of the Intermediate Championship Saturday evening last at Ballyseedy, Tralee. Finuge got the first point of the match. Mitchels followed by points from Shane O’Connor (2) and Stephen O’Mahony (1). Alan O’Donoghue added a further 3 points and an opportunist goal from Jonathan O’Halloran. Finuge added a further 2 points leaving the Half time score
Mitchels 1-06 Finuge 0-03.

Mitchels started strongly in the 2nd half with Mike Deane scoring 2 points from play against a strong wind. Finuge responded by scoring 0-03 and quickly added a goal by way of a Penalty. Mitchels responded scoring a further 2 points from frees from Sean Moloney leaving a final score
Mitchels 1-10. Finuge 1-06

Team Dermot Raggett, Dan Kerins, Brendan O’Mahony, Cian Sheridan, Stevie O’Mahony (0-01)Lawrence Bastible, Ciaran Deane, Mike Wrenn, Shane O’Connor (0-02), Ollie Coffey, Mike Deane (0-02) Jonathan O’Halloran(1-0), Alan O’Donoghue (0-03) Wayne Conway, Sean Moloney (0-02)
Subs used: Jake Moran, Ciaran Singleton,

Round 1 Mitchels 1-10 Finuge 1-06
Round 2. Mitchels. V. An Gaeltacht. Sunday 26th April Home at 2.00 pm


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the preparations for the Finuge game, who had the pitch and the club grounds in tip top condition.


County League Fixtures 2015
Round 1 – John Mitchels 0-9 Beaufort 1-12
Round 2 – Away to Keel/Listry,
Round 3 – Away to Desmond’s,
Round 4 – Home to Glenflesk,
Round 5 – Away to Laune Rangers,


Congratulations to CBS,The Green who captured the Russell Cup when they defeated Pobalscoil Corcha Dhuibhne.
The team was Captained by Kevin Williams, with Michael Kelleher and Graham Hudson playing active roles in the victory. Well done to all involved.


The Ladies team play Causeway in the Final of Division 3 of the County League on Friday next, April 24th. Venue to be confirmed.

Training continues on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 8pm


Please remember that mouthguards for all players under the age of 18 are now compulsory for both training and games. Referees have been directed to not allow any player not wearing a mouthguard to play. Any player who suffers a dental injury in training when not wearing a mouthguard will not be covered by the Injury Fund


We played Legion in our 3rd Round of Co League in Killarney. Mitchels were short a number of regulars and i was always going to be a big challenge. The girls gave a great account of themselves in the second half and can only learn from these games.
Our next outing is against Abbeydorney on May 10th in Mitchels.
Keep up the training and practicing.
Training Thursday 6-7 pm unless otherwise notified.


Away to Southern Gaels
Home v Abbeydorney 10/5
Home v Duagh 24/5
Away V Glenflesk 31/5
Home v Listowel 7/6

North Kerry League Fixtures

Round 1: Away to Listowel Emmets, 30th August
Round 2: Home to Ballyduff, 6th September
Round 3: Away to Na Gaeil, 13th September
Round 4: Home to Ballymac, 27th September

Best wishes to all the players and their families who are making their Confirmation next week.

U12 Girls
We meet Moyvane in the North Kerry Shield Final – for Ballyduff on Sunday the 19th of April at 6.30pm.
Training continues on Wednesday evenings at Camp Ballyseedy from 6.00pm to 7.00pm – any new players welcome

County League preliminary Fixtures Phase 1.
April 21st John Mitchels – BYE
April 28th Corca Dhuibhne v John Mitchels. 6.00pm
May 5th John Mitchels v Finuge St Senans. 6.00pm

Under-16 BOYS
John Mitchels 5-13 Austin Stacks B 1-5
A massive performance from everyone on the team proved us too strong for our opponents. We got off to a great start scoring 2-8 without reply which included another great penalty from Jack Myers and a superb team goal finished by Ryan Ward. At half time we were ahead 2-8 to 1-4. Once again we started the second half very strongly after a slow finish to the first half which saw us get some great scores from Gavin O’Brien,Darrion Hurley and Shane McCarthy.
The team was Shane McCarthy(0-1) , Eoin Barden, James O’Connor, Jonathan Downey, Darragh Hurley, Graham Hudson ,Aaron Pitman, Jack Myers(1-1), Eoin Sugrue(0-1), Daniel Molloy(0-1), Ryan Ward(2-0), Gavin O’Brien(0-2),Conor O’Brien, Mark Ryle, Michael Kelleher(1-6).
Subs- Dylan O’Shea, Darrion Hurley(1-1), Sean Gannon, Kenneth Foran, Donal Dillane, Alex Rowan, Kevin Williams.
Next for us in St.Pats at home on Monday @6:15pm

Training continues Mondays at 7.00 p.m. and Thursday at 6.30 p.m.

We had no Co League game last Wednesday and this game has been rescheduled to this Wednesday 22nd April at 7.15 at Home to St Mary’s/Renard.
This is a vital game for us after winning one and losing one so far in the Co League.
All support greatly appreciated.
Training continues this Monday at 7.

Rd 1 Templenoe/Sneem 2-03. Mitchels. 8-12
Rd 2 Home to Milltown/ Castlemaine
Rd 3 Home to St Marys/ Renard April 22nd – 7.15pm
Rd 4 Bye April 22nd
Rd 5 Away to Glenbeigh/Glencar April 29th. – 7.30pm

Under 14 Brendan’s League
John Mitchels 6-9. Ardfert. 5-9
John Mitchels 4-4. St Pats. 7-7
John Mitchels 3-4. Na Gael 2-12

Our under 14 boys took part in the Feile B qualifiers last weekend and performed with great credit just losing out in the group final to Beaufort.

Rd1 Away to An Ghaeltacht April 12th – 6.00pm
Rd 2 Away to Kerins O’Rahillys April 19th – 6.00pm
Rd 3 Bye April 26th
Rd 4 Home to Glenflesk May 3rd – 6.00pm
Rd 5 Home to Kenmare May 10th – 6.00pm
Training will continue Mon and Wed evenings 6-7 on the all weather pitch

John Mitchels are running two new weightless and conditioning classes,
weight loss classes on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm, €6 pay as you go or €36 for seven weeks
Couch-to-5k on Sundays from 10.30 to 11.30, €6 pay as you go or €36 for seven weeks
Join up for both sessions for €70 and get a personalised gym programme to help you achieve your goals.
Contact Mike on 0872919107 for more information.


Training continues on Sunday next from 10.30am to 11.30am Don’t forget your gum shields.

The girls had a match last Sunday against a strong Austin Stacks team. The girls gave it their all out and tried hard all the way through the game. This was their first match of the year. Great performances was given by all but standout players were Sandra, Saibh, Aoife Megan, Lisa Nora and Valda.

Training continues from 10-30 am to 12 every Sunday morning.

It is great to see numbers increasing and girls bring a friend as we continue to learn the rules of football, have fun and meet new friends.
All new members welcome to the Centre of Excellence .

Great win by the under ten girls v the Stacks. Score 4-7 to 3-0.
Best for Mitchels Linda O’Conner, Mollie Duggan, Ciara Kerins and Lilly Collins.
Training Sunday morning @10.30 all welcome

Training continues on Sunday next from 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

Fantastic turn out on Sunday. We had almost 40 enthuastic young players learning the basics of football and having loads of fun and laughter with coaches Padraig, Eoin, Steven, Cian, Caroline, Tim, John and Mark. There was a fantastic atmosphere and all players got stuck in to the fun, games, drills and matches
Players that impressed were:
Aoibheann O’Sullivan, Roanna O’Sullivan, Cory murphy, Tomas Dennehy, Finn Hannah, Leon Healy, Daniel Farmer, Ruairi O’Callaghan, Fionan O’Callaghan,
Jack Collins, Moriarty Brothers.
Great craic was had by all on a beautiful Sunday morning!
New players welcome every Sunday morning at 10.30am at the Mitchels field Ballyseedy.

Thanks to Horans Fruit & Veg for sponsoring the fruit on Sunday mornings in the members lounge.

Coffee/Tea Club
Thanks to all involved with the refreshments committee who once again looked after the parents so well and provided some top notch home baking.
This is a great opportunity for all parents to meet up and have a chat and cuppa. All monies collected will go directly back to develop and support the Juvenile teams in the Club and your support is very much appreciated.

Our Bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. Bingo is a vital fundraiser for the Club and all funds raised from the Bingo goes directly back into the Club and all support is greatly appreciated.
Any member who wishes to volunteer can do so by giving their details to any club officer.

Bookings for Parties etc. can be made by phoning 066 7197070


14/04/2015 – Numbers drawn: 13, 15, 18, 24
No winner
Consolation prize winners:
€100 – Brendan Moynihan c/o Paddy
€25 – Caroline Lynch c/o Juveniles
€25 – Henry Burrows c/o Paddy
€25 – Dick O’Sullivan c/o Paddy
€25 – John Roche c/o Patrons
Next draw – 21/04/2015 – jackpot €1,000

A full range of Tracksuits, Tops and shorts for all age groups are available at John Mitchels Complex. Great value on offer and ideal for anyone at home or abroad.

Our Sports Complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the Sports Hall and All Weather pitch. The Complex is also open for children’s parties. Further information contact the Club reception on 066 7197070.

Name: John Joe Sheehy

Senior John Mitchel’s player from/to: 1982 -2000

Kerry: 5 Senior Appearances 1988

Playing position: Midfield

(Q): What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as a Mitchel’s player?
(A): “For me it was my final match as a Mitchel’s senior player because I got to play with my two sons Mark & Niall. All three Sheehy’s made up the full forward line on the day and also got the majority of the scores. It was a great honour to play with my two sons and a cherished memory that I’m very proud of”.

(Q): Which players in the Club would you have looked up to?
(A): “I have always called Martin Dennehy the greatest.
He was the most complete footballer I have ever played with.
Martin was brave he had great peripheral vision he was great in the tackle, great finisher
and had great football intelligence. When I was growing up Mikey Sheehy was the player that inspired me. I was glad to have had the opportunity to play on the same team with him in the Nationl League with Kerry.

(Q): Who was the most difficult opponent that you had to mark/play against?
(A): “The most difficult player that I marked was in training against Timmy O’Dowd.
At the Thursday training sessions we would play a match. I usually marked Timmy which was extremely difficult as he was such a great footballer.

(Q): Can you tell me what is satisfying about your sport?
(A): “The most satisfying aspect for me was the lifelong friendships that I have made.
Not only in my own Club but people that I would have played against from around the County became very good friends”

(Q): What other sports have you been involved in?
(A): “I play a lot of golf and in the past number of years mainly due to our Club Vice Chairman, Noel O’Connor I do a lot of cycling. In my playing days I was also into surfing as a result I missed one or two training sessions which didn’t go down to well with the team management”.

(Q): What was one of your biggest disappointments as a Mitchel’s player?
(A): “The greatest disappointment for me was in my time as Senior team Captain.
I believe that I should have been more assertive and decisive when tough decisions had to be made”. Looking back I also regret that I didn’t listen and take the advice given to me by my Dad. He was very patient and understanding with me when it came to my commitment to football. It was later on that I realised how right he was”.

(Q): If you could change a rule(s) in Gaelic football what would that be?
(A): “I believe there should be a financial reward/payment for players especially
Inter-county players. All players nowadays have to be so committed that it has a huge impact on their family and social life. I also believe that Referees should be consistent in their interpretation of the rules of the game. Presently various referees can dictate how games are played this is not right. The Rules of the game are clearly defined and should be adhered to strictly by all Referees”.

(Q): What are your thoughts on the present and future of the club?
(A): “I believe the wonderful facilities and the juvenile membership we have in the club now will be the catalyst needed for success in the future for the club.
I look forward to the senior team in 20 years’ time winning county titles with a full forward line of Kelleher, Dennehy and keohane that been of course Olivia Kelleher, Laura Dennehy and Jessica Keohane”.

To the family of Joan Ward (nee Curtin) Dromtacker, Tralee, Co Kerry
To the family of Rachel Horan, Beenoskee, Ballyard and formerly of Racecourse Lawn, Tralee
To the family of Teresa (Tess) Murphy, Castlecountess, Tralee
To the family Hannah Falvey (nee Kerins), The Kerries, Tralee
To the family of
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May they Rest in Peace

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