John Mitchels GAA Club News

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After our third week back training all the boys and girls are in full swing and showing great promise. With even bigger numbers this year we are guaranteed to have a fantastic season. Last Sunday we concentrated on the basic skills of the game. Among those to impress were Noah, Ben Lauren, Nancy, Geremi and Mia. Keep up the good work and we will see you all next Sunday. Anymore newcomers very welcome


John Mitchel’s Sunday Morning Juvenile Academy returned last week & despite the bad weather numbers were strong.

All juvenile age groups were in doors in the safety of our sports hall where all age groups were raring to get going. John Mitchel’s U8 Boy’s training continues every Sunday morning from 10.00am to 11.00pm in our sports hall, All newcomers welcome.


While the Kerry senior footballers were playing later in the day in Fitzgerald Stadium, there were plenty of skills on offer in Ballyseedy on Sunday morning from the John Mitchel’s u8/10 girls.

Once more there was an excellent turnout and the girls had clearly been practicing their skills at home during the week.An early warm-up was followed by some competitive drills, including running with the ball, hand passing and other games.

These are all designed to get the players more comfortable using the ball in crowded situations, simulating games. The session finished with a lively game, with all the girls showing off their competitive nature.

Training continues on Sunday morning from 10-11am.


Our boys are tough out & the first chance they got after the recent storms they were outside on the astro pitch last Sunday morning. They were put through their paces with some pickups, hand passing & soloing by the coaches which was followed by a game. Hopefully the weather will improve enough to let us go on the astro pitch every week so bring boots & another top just in case.

Training continues every Sunday morning from 10am to 11am. All new players are very welcome to come up & give it a go; everyone has to start somewhere & you’re guaranteed to have fun & make new friends.

UNDER 12s & U14s

Training continued for the John Mitchel’s U12s and U14s girls last Sunday afternoon. Great training again by all the girls with the new girls settling in really well and new faces arriving again this week.

Despite a really terrible week of weather, we had perfect training conditions due to the availability of the Astro pitch at the complex. The girls were positive and energized, and U12s are looking forward to their season opener at the end of March against Churchill in the North Kerry League.

Next training for both groups is this Thursday evening, 27th Feb at 6pm-7pm, All girls are welcome to come along.


Our Senior team make a welcome return to the County League Div. 1 with a Rd 1 home game on March 8th v Spa in Ballyseedy

In Rd 2 on March 15th we are away to Legion

Senior County League D6. We will again have a second team in the 2020 County League Div. 6

Where we start our first league game on March 8th away to Beaufort B.

Our senior team have 2 rounds of the Senior town league played with a win and a loss

We play Austin Stacks this Friday 21st Feb at 8.,15pm in Ballyseedy. All support welcome.

Minor 2020:

Our first-round game away to Kilgarvan/Tousist was called off due to Storm Dennis

Reschedule will be sent out this week. In rd. 2 we are at home to Gneeveguilla on Feb 29th


Senior Ladies: Our Senior Ladies will play Ballymac away on March 1st in the first round of the county league. We are fielding a very young side this year with

A lot of leaving cert girls playing. Our second co lge game is at home to Beale Ballyduff W/e 15th March

U 16 Ladies: training has started indoors and our county league is due to start in March

All new players welcome.


In association with saint Vincent de Paul, there is now a clothes collection bin on site at John Mitchel’s Complex in Ballyseedy so please donate any unwanted clothes and textiles (clean re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, curtains, and towels). All donations are much appreciated.



Jackpot €2,700 Not Won

Numbers Drawn 18, 22, 25, 26

Next Draw 25-02-2020

Jackpot €2,700

€50 Winner Aoíbhinn O’Reilly c/o Donal. €25 each to Leah O’Sullivan c/o Brendan, Frances Locke c/o Bingo and Thomas Bastible c/o Patrons.




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.



Paddy Brosnan, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee

Sean Murphy, Castlecountess, Tralee

Sr. Finian Kearney, P.B.V.M. Presentation Sisters, Castle St., Tralee

Miriam Frances De Regibus, Shanakill, Tralee

Kathleen Daly (nee Doran), Cloghereasta, Hawley Park, Tralee

Tadhg O’Shea, Meadowlands, Oakpark, Tralee

May they rest in peace

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