John Mitchels GAA Club News

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A quick reminder that there will no training for U6 U8 & U10 Boy’s & Girl’s this August Bank Holiday, training will resume the following week as normal.


Our U6s train every Sunday at 11.00am. Last Sunday they had a great session and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We concentrated on basic ball handling skills which proved to be a great success with everyone improving by the minute. Things were so good that the parents couldn’t resist joining in and our session ended on a high. A well-deserved break now for all our boys and girls for the month of August. See you all in September and keep practising your skills


The John Mitchels Boys U10 team that won the A final of the Miltown / Castlemaine u10 blitz held on Sunday July 28th.

On Sunday we took part in the Milltown Blitz and were in a group of 4. Our first game was against Keel and with Jack, Darragh and Luke putting in a huge effort we won well on a score of 2-4 to 0-1.

Our second game was against Listry and this proved to be the closest game with Sean, Cody and Adrian getting on a lot of ball and making great use of it. With a couple of minutes to go we were down 3 points to 5. Under massive pressure Calvin got on the ball and sent a rasper of a shot goal ward on in it went.

We held on for a great victory 1-3 to 0-5. Our final game in the group was against Glenflesk 2, David, Donncha, Tomas and Ethan played an important part in our win and we progressed to the A semi-final on the score of 4-3 to 0-2.

The semi Final saw us up against a fancied Firies team, Adam, Adrian, Dylan and Jack played their hearts out and by the final whistle we were deserving winners. Now the final against Kilcummin, the first half was tight as we played against the wind but still managed to be in front by 1-3 to 0-3 with all the Jacks giving us a huge game.

The second half gave us a chance to show some spectacular football with Luke, Rory, both Seans, Cody and Calvin impressive.

We ran out deserved winners at 4-3 to 0-4. Well done to all the players it was really a team performance, ye should all be proud of your play and how ye conducted yourselves.

Thanks to all the parents who were there, it was hard to tell who was more nervous child or parent but it was great to have ye there with your constant support throughout the year.

Well done and congratulations to the mentors it has been a long wait but I’m sure they enjoyed it as well.

No training next Sunday as it is the bank holiday but we will be back at it again the Sunday after that. The U9s have games in Currans at 6.30


Once again there was an impressive turnout for training in Ballyseedy on Sunday morning. Coaches Padraig and Sean brought out the tackle bags and there was great excitement as the girls got to grips with tackling. Other drills involved hand passing and kick passing with Ciara, Courtney, Jenny, Sophie and new team member Emily showing their talent.

This was followed by a game where Grace, Leila, Ella, Gia and Millie were tenacious in defence. While Aeibhin, Hannah, Ella, Nicole and Madison worked hard in attack.

Due to the Bank Holiday there will be no training next weekend.


Training for Senior Ladies continues on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.


We will be playing North Kerry League in August.

Training continues on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm New players welcome.


A new fund-raising initiative, known as ‘Split the Bucket’ has begun on Sunday Mornings at Juvenile training. You quite simply put €2 in an envelope with your name and phone number and place in the bucket. The winner gets 50% of the total collected, with the other 50% going to the Clubs juvenile development fund.

Looking forward to your ongoing support.


Oliver Coffey has now taken over the running of the Gym at John Mitchel’s Sports Complex. For more details regarding facilities, membership options, and fitness programs to suit all, contact Oliver on 086 1939534.


We have joined up with St Vincent De Paul to rise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. 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.


Numbers Drawn 6, 7, 13, 16

Next Draw 30-07-2019

Jackpot €2,000

€50 Winner Cathy O’Connor c/o Slieve Mish Bar. €25 each to Patsy Hobart c/o Rossa, Michael Costello c/o Patrons and Fergus Foley c/o Patron

Thank you for your continued support.


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.


Michael O’Donnell of Glencairn, Caherslee, Tralee

Theresa O’Sullivan (née Mc Caffrey) Spa Road, Tralee

Elizabeth Sweeney (nee Coffey), Connolly Park, Tralee

Roseanne O’Brien of Kevin Barry Villas, Tobar Naofa and St. Louis Nursing Home, Tralee

The Club wish to extend condolences to the family and friends of:


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