John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Both our U12 Teams were in action last Monday night in the first round of the Central League. We travelled to Barrow to play Churchill in very challenging conditions, however in testament to all the boys, we had a turnout of 32 players. We recorded fantastic wins in both games against a very strong Churchill outfit. Special mention to Jack Daly, Darragh Field & Jack Noonan who stepped up from the U10s to give fantastic performances. The future is bright with this talented bunch of players! Both Green & Gold teams are out against Laune Rangers on Thursday 15th August at 7pm in Killorglin.

Training continues Monday and Wednesday nights at 7pm.


Despite the heavy rain that fell throughout the week, leading to a heavy training pitch, there was no shortage of enthusiasm for the John Mitchels u-8/u-10 girls in Ballyseedy on Sunday morning.
With a Munster LGFA blitz on the horizon in Fossa next Saturday, it was important for the girls to get in some valuable match practice on grass, and the muddy knees after the training session showed that everybody got stuck in.
Emily and Grace’s athleticism and ability on the ball was once again to the fore, while Ciara showed her passing vision and ability to fight through crowded areas of the field. With both Millie and Sophie grabbing some excellent scores, the girls showed a lot of grit when looking to gain possession. Hannah, Courtney and Maddison were able to find team-mates with some excellent passes, while Ava was in the middle of everything, sneaking in to gain possession in criticism situations.

Coaches Caroline and Padraig were very happy with the commitment shown by all the players and are looking for them to practice their hand passing and kicking over the week

Next Saturday sees the players travel to Killarney for a Munster LGFA blitz in Fossa. All parents will be contacted during the week with more details about the blitz.


Our U16 lads are in the middle of what is quickly becoming a very impressive County League campaign. This team have won all of their 4 group games so far in both good and bad conditions with Ballyduff their last group game to secure a home semi-final hopefully. Training continues every Monday and Saturday. Our Under 16 Boys face Churchill in the County League Final Wednesday Night 7pm @Connolly Park, support much appreciated.

After winning all 5 group games we faced St. Senans in the semi-final at Ballyseedy and we came out comfortably on top after a powerful performance from all the team. The team have been training all year for the County Final and it would be great if we could do the double after already winning our Central League Division.


Senior ladies away to Dr Crokes on weds 14th Aug in the Junior A cship best of luck to the team,
North Kerry ladies Senior county league starts shortly with a home game to Strand Rd. More details to league. we have qualified for county league semi-final full details to follow …training continues in Monday’s and Thursdays at 7.30 pm


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 2, 3, 11, 19

Next Draw 13-08-2019

Jackpot €2,100

€50 Winner Seamier Burrows c/o Patrons. €25 each to Kay Mannix c/o Bingo, The Barrett Kids c/o Vincent and Joe Mc Donnell c/o Patrons

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.


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

Francie Walsh Latchford’s Terrace Ballymullen, Tralee

Tom McCarthy of Staughton’s Row, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
Dersie O’Sullivan of Rae Street Bungalows, Tralee.

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