John Mitchels GAA Club News

Posted by


We played An Gaeltacht away last Saturday evening. Conditions were blustery with a strong wind favouring An Gaeltacht in the 1st half. Jack Myers replaced Dan Kerins in the starting 15 for John Mitchels before the throw in.

An Gaeltacht opened up the scoring with a point from a free in the 1st minute by their free taker Sean M O Conchuir. Alan O’Donoghue levelled the match with a point from play.

Gaeltacht responded with 2 points from play. Alan O’Donoghue converted a point from a free which was followed by a converted Gaeltacht free leaving the score after 15 minutes Gaeltacht 0-05, John Mitchels 0-02.

Gaeltacht scored two further points before half time and Alan O’Donoghue scored a point from play just before half time leaving the score An Gaeltacht 0-06 John Mitchels 0-03.
With the wind in their favour, Mitchels quickly levelled the game with 3 Alan O’Donoghue points, 2 from play and 1 from a free.

An Gaeltacht responded with a point from play followed by 2 excellent long range points from Shane O’Connor leaving Mitchels 0-08 to 0-07 going into the last quarter.

An Gaeltacht scored 2 points from play giving them a 1 point lead heading into the last 5 minutes. Conor Hurley levelled the match once more with a point from play.

Gaeltacht forged ahead again with a converted free. Lawrence Bastible scored a point from play in the 30th minute. Just when we thought it was going to be a draw An Gaeltacht converted a long range free in the 31st minute giving them a 1 point victory.

Our lads will take great encouragement from their display and were very unlucky not to Draw the game. Final score An Gaeltacht 0-11, John Mitchels 0-10.

We are away to Castleisland Desmonds in Round 6 next Saturday June 17th at 7.30 p.m.


Round 7: Home to Kerins O’Rahillys (July 1st)
Round 8: Away to St Marys (July 16th)
Round 9: Home to Templenoe (July 23rd)
Round 10: Away to Dingle (Aug 13th)
Round 11: Home to Miltown/Castlemaine (Aug 27th or Sept 24th)

We continued our winning run in Round 3 of the Co League with a hard earned victory away to Na Gaeil on Monday June 5th. We started brightly with all our half back line of Graham Higgins, Oliver Coffey and Darcy Sullivan getting forward to kick good points. A goal from Peter Murphy saw us lead at the interval by 1-6 to 6 points.

We again started the 2nd half well and a goal from Cian O’Brien and further points from Cian Holden and Ciaran Killeen saw us lead by 7 Points with 15 minutes left. Na Gaeil finished the stronger but we held out to record a 2-11 to 1-10 win.

Team: Peter Nammock, Jordan Bowler, Brendan O’Mahony, John Maher, Darcy O’Sullivan, Oliver Coffey, Graham Higgins, Frank O’Donnell, George Bastible, Peter Murphy, Cian Holden, Jarlath Carney, Cian O’Brien, Conor Hurley, Ciaran Kileen, Paul O’Connor, Eoin Barden, Dylan Burns, Stephen Reidy, Owen Breen.

Round 4 Fixture Friday June 23rd @ 7.30 p.m.
John Mitchels v Moyvane

Round 5 Fixture Friday July 7th @ 7.30 p.m.
St Pats v John Mitchels

Coiste Thrá Lí Junior Town League Fixtures 2017:
Rd 1 John Mitchels v Kerins O Rahillys June 12th @ 7.30pm
Rd 2 Austin Stacks v John Mitchels June 26th @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 3 Na Gaeil v John Mitchels July 10th @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 4 St. Pats v John Mitchels July 31st @ 7.30 p.m.
Rd 5 John Mitchels v Ballymac August 7th @ 7.30 p.m.

Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Championship 2017
Preliminary Rd & Rd 1 Draw 1st named = home venue – Extra Time

Preliminary Rd ​-​Thurs 29 June
Shannon Rgs​​ v​ Kerins O’Rahillys​​ (A)

Round 1​​ Tues/Wed 4/5 July
South Kerry ​​v ​Firies
Kenmare District ​ v​ Austin Stacks
East Kerry ​​v​ St Kierans
Mid Kerry ​​v​ Dingle
(A) ​​v ​Laune Rgs
Dr Crokes ​​ v ​Feale Rgs
West Kerry ​​ v​ St Brendans

Please notify and advise all team managers both in the Senior and Underage structure of the importance of passing on the below information to their players.

It is vital that ALL players both Underage & Senior wear mouth-guards while playing/training.
If no mouth-guard worn and a player receives a dental injury then the Player Injury Scheme Claim will be declined.

Our under 14 team are on a break from games for a few weeks while the
Under 14 Championship takes place.
We are training on Tuesday evening from 5.30 to 7p.m. at the moment.

The fixtures for the Central League are out and are as follows:
June 19th Milltown(away)
June 26th Kerins O Rahillys (home)
July 3rd Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane (home)
July 10th An Gaeltacht (away)
July 17th Churchill(away)

U10 Ladies:
The annual U10 North Kerry Ladies blitz takes place on Saturday June 17th in
Ballymac GAA Grounds starting at 10 a.m.
This is a fun, non competitive blitz and is the first of U10 Blitzes for the

We played our last Co league game away to Kerins O’Rahillys on Tuesday
13th June. The result of this game will determine who we play in the league

The County League is now finished and we will train for North Kerry League,
U13 and U 15 County Championships and Town League and U 13 Sandra Keane
Blitz. Training continues every Monday and Thursday. Teamers will be sent

We have a break now from matches until after the Junior Certificate.
Training will continue every Monday and Thursday for the North Kerry
League, Town Championship and U 15 Championship which will take place over
the Summer. Teamers will be sent out.

Club Membership of John Mitchels for 2017 is now due
Membership fees are as follows:
Patron Membership €160
Ex-Pats €160
which includes
– Adult Membership
– Entry to the weekly Lotto and
– Free Admission to all home County League Games

Adult membership €60
O.A.P €20
Students/Juveniles €30
Family – 2 Adults with 2 Children €150

Club Registrar George Lowe will be available to collect Membership Fees between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Ballyseedy Complex. Alternatively George can be contacted on 087 2743161 or

Please note that registration fees are now overdue for both Boys and Girls.
It is essential that every Juvenile is registered to cover them for Medical Insurance while participating in Club activities and games.

Please note that Juvenile Training will continue next Sunday June 17th.

Training continues next Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

John Mitchels U8 boys had a good training session on Sunday despite the bad weather. We started as usual with a good warm up followed by some drills and finished with a game. Our next outing will be the GO GAMES this Wednesday 14TH of June at NA GAEIl PITCH. Players meet at 6.15 p.m. games start at 6.30 p.m. sharp GUM SHIELDS ESSENTIAL!!

U10 Boys:
Training continues next Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

John Mitchels are commencing their Clothes Collection again for 2017 so please donate any unwanted Clothes and Textiles (clean re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys are accepted) Where possible please donate at least 3+ bags – this really does raise much needed funds for our Club. Please drop items to the the Complex, Ballyseedy.

06/06/2017 Numbers drawn 10 ,18 , 23 , 28
Jackpot €2,500 No Winner
€100 – Fergus Mc Carthy c/o Patrons,
€25 – The Barrett Kids c/o Catherine ,
€25 – K Kelliher c/o Mickey
€25 – Pat Mc Auliffe c/o Patrons.
Next draw 13/06/2017 Jackpot €2,500

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.

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.

Please note that all club merchandise is now available for purchasing only through Henneberys Sports Shop, Ashe St, Tralee and is no longer for sale at our complex in Ballyseedy.
Please also note that our Club colours are – Green and Gold Jerseys, White togs and Green and Gold socks.

The Chairman and Officers of John Mitchels Club wish to offer their deepest sympathy to Conor O’Donovan, his mother Maura and family on the recent death of Michael O’Donovan.
Michael’s Father Michael O’Donovan (Senior) was former Chairperson and Trustee of the Club. Funeral arrangements later.
Ar Dheis De go Raibh a anam Dilis.

To the family of John ‘Slasher’ Flynn, Caherina and late of Mary St, Tralee
To the family of Ainsley Martin, Lisanearla, Abbeydorney, Co Kerry
To the family Michael Collins, Monksfield, Salthill, Galway and formerly of Tralee
To the family of Mary Kelliher (nee Mahony), Lohercannon, Tralee
To the family of James Griffin, St John’s Park, Tralee
To the family of Joseph Gamble, Moyderwell, Tralee and formerly of Antrim
May they Rest in Peace

If anyone has anything of particular interest in relation to the Club and its surrounding Community which you would like to have included in the notes please email .

Comments are closed.