John Mitchels GAA Club News

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A fantastic new facility has now been added at our grounds in Ballyseedy.
A new walkway/jogging path approx. 1km long has been laid, complete with bollard level lighting.
Come and enjoy a fabulous experience in a safe and healthy environment.
This community facility is open to all and is free for a limited opening period. A reasonable membership fee may apply at a later date.
A hearty, healthy John Mitchels welcome awaits you!


It was a great session on Sunday and good fun was had by all. The lads concentrated on passing tackling and scoring and did this very well. By the time for the game at the end almost everyone was tired but they all showed great heart to keep going. Training again next Sunday and there will be a blitz over Easter, we will let you know when we get more information.


Hi folks just a quick reminder about John Mitchel’s U8 & U10 Boys and girls training time’s!!

From next Sunday April 7th training for these age groups will be from 10.30am to 12.00pm outdoors in our astro pitch.

Coach’s will be on site from 10.15am. All players must have GUM SHIELDS & be REGISTERED to be allowed to take part in any training session or games. So, don’t forget folks next Sunday from 10.30am to 12.00pm Hope to see you all there, Thanks.


The beautiful weather saw the John Mitchel’s u-8 and u-10 girls head into the sunshine for their first outdoor training session of the year. With plenty of space in the AstroTurf pitch there was plenty of running and ball-skill sessions to keep the girls active.

Despite the weather and the Kerry game in Dublin, there was again a good turnout for training, and once more all of the girls showed that they had been practicing their skills at home during the week.

This week the emphasis was on improving hand-passing skills in competitive drills and game situations. With Go-Games matches taking place in April, it is critical that this fundamental skill is perfected. Millie and Sophie showed off their hand-passing prowess, while Gia and Ava were to the fore in all of the drills.

The group did plenty of running as well during the session, with Sophia, Jenny and Maddison working hard, while during the drills competition, Hannah, Karen, Courtney, Leila and Sophia showed their speed.

The final game saw all of the girls demonstrate their hand-passing in tight situations, with Jessica and Aebhín excelling.

Training will continue next Sunday at the John Mitchel’s complex in Ballyseedy at 10am. It is important that ahead of the Go-Games in April that all girls are registered as club members in order to be able to play.


U 16 Ladies played our first-round game of the county league on Thursday last v

Moyvane at home. We were down players due to confirmations and family outings, the referee also failed to show up but game

Went ahead and after a fine game played in a very positive manner Moyvane came out winners.

Our next game is home to Currow on April 11th. Training continues on Thursdays at 7pm.

U 18 Minor Ladies. Our next game is away to Dr Crokes on April 17th at 6.45 pm training continues at 7 pm on Thursdays.

Senior Ladies: Our County League game v Beale /Ballyduff due to be played on sun march 31st was postponed due to Kerry Ladies playing away to Wexford. Our next game is away to Fossa in the Mary Curran league on Sunday April 7th at 7pm.Training continues Thursdays at 7pm.

Intermediate Championship Rd 1 Grp 4. We travelled to Ballymac last Saturday evening in the first-round game v Desmonds. Mitchel’s got off to a flying start and led from the throw in to the end of the game. Final score Mitchel’s 2-14 Desmonds 2-3. We now play Beaufort in round 2, it’s a must win game at home on Sunday April 7th at 2.30 pm, full support appreciated for Clive and the team.


The annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part. Now in its seventh year and with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, the County Clean-up will take place on Saturday, 13th April. We at John Mitchel’s will be taking part in this initiative and we will be calling on members to volunteer a little of their time on the day….


We have joined up with St Vincent De Paul to rise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. Vincent’s charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

By donating your second-hand clothes and unwanted items, not only will you be freeing up space in your home, you will also be making a difference to people in need, in your community.

We now have an SVP clothes bank in our car park at our state-of-the-art sports facility in Ballyseedy.


Physical Activity for adults 50 years and over.

Go for Life Games continue at our sports complex in Ballyseedy on Friday April 5th and Friday April 12th from 10.00am to 11.30am. The Go for Life Games are designed for older adults in the local community to create opportunities to take part in health enhancing physical activities while also enjoying a fun social atmosphere. The games include favourite activities such as bowling, throwing and lobbing target games. Also included will be a range of strengthening and stretching exercises to keep you feeling fit and healthy. Just arrive on the morning to register. All are welcome, cost is €5 per session – pay as you go.


Jackpot €1,600 Not Won Numbers Drawn 8, 16, 19, 28 Next Draw 02-04-2019 Jackpot €1,700 €100 Winner Wayne Enright c/o Paddy. €25 each to John Brosnan c/o Vincent, Dominic + Anna + Maurice Roche c/o Sportsfield Bar and Margaret Lacey c/o Vincent

Your support helps fund our teams thank you


Our bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights @ 8.30pm in our premises on the John Joe Sheehy Road. 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. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.


Please note that all club merchandise is now available for purchasing only through Hennebery’s 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.


John Mitchel’s GAA would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Edmund ‘Ned’ Stack who sadly passed recently after a short illness.

In the early 60s Ned was an integral part of the minor county winning team and the famous senior team of that era winning a further two county titles with them – Ned also won many basketball titles with the FCA

Ned was also a hugely committed Mitchel’s man after he ended his playing days and was a member of the Lotto committee for over 20 years

He will be sadly missed by all here at the club … Rest in Peace Ned


Elizabeth Pauline Moriarty (nee Power), Stack’s Villas, Tralee

Patrick O’Doherty of Leedale, Caherslee, Tralee

Joan O’Connell nee O’Brien of Ballinalourth, Tralee

Jeremiah (Jer) Carroll, Knockmoyle, Tralee and formerly of Swindon, Wiltshire UK

John Daly, Hawley Park, Tralee, formerly of Balloonagh Estate, Tralee and Ballygamboon, Castlemaine

Sr. Catherine (Kitty) Daly late of Currovough and Castlemorris Terrace, Tralee

Edmund Stack of Westcourt, Caherslee and formerly of Castlemorris, Ballymullen, Tralee

Thomas O’Connor, Caherleaheen, Tralee

Breda Power of Meadowlands, Tralee, Co. Kerry and late of Clancy Strand, Limerick

Elizabeth (Betty) Molloy (née McElligott), Rathfarnham, Dublin and late of the Kerries, Tralee


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