John Mitchels GAA Club News

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57 boys and girls braved a poor weather forecast on Sunday but thankfully we remained dry for the most part.  It was a great session with everyone getting really stuck in.  Super fun and no little fun was had.

Next Sunday is teddy training Sunday so all teddy bears are invited to football training.  New members are more than welcome Sunday mornings at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex.  New members always welcome

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


The first training session of the season to be held in the rain meant that we have been very lucky so far, but despite smaller than hoped for numbers, the John Mitchel’s u8 and u10 girls still enjoyed a productive session.

Out on the main pitch, there was plenty of room for the group who jumped straight into a game after a quick warm up.

The hope was that the skills and drills picked up over the past few sessions would come out during the game. And the coaches were not disappointed as there was some excellent action, great passing, strong defence and good teamwork.

We were delighted to welcome two guests to training, Isla and Erin from Bredagh GAA Club in Belfast, with close links to John Mitchel’s.  They are 2 fine footballers, and we will keep an eye on their progress.

Our own girls showed their skills, with Caoimhe, Millie, Saoirse, Ava, Nicole, Ellie Mae, Amelia, and Roisin, all standing out.

Our best wishes also go out to Aebhín who injured her ankle during the week and we look forward to having her back.

Training continues next Sunday at 10.15am. All are welcome.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


Great numbers at training this week again, a small side that keeps growing and showing great promise for the future. Away game against local rivals Kerins o Rahilly’s this week in North Kerry league. Both sides looking to get a win late in the competition with an eye on the finals.

Training continues Wednesday 6.30m, all welcome.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls

Girls continue training hard as usual. Thanks to an away defeat to a strong Abbeydorney has notdented the girls hopes of getting a win in Division 2 of the county league as they entertain Rathmore next weekend in Ballyseedy.

Training continues Wednesday 6.30pm, all welcome.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


John Mitchel’s U9 Boys first away game of season against Listry. The coaches from both teams were delighted with the football on display from both sides. Our thanks to Listry for being well organised & hopefully we can do it again soon.

Training for John Mitchel’s U9 Boys continues this Wednesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm see you all then.

All Newcomers welcome

Up the Mitchel’s💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


We welcomed Kerins O Rahilly’s last week for two very competitive matches in the Coiste Na Nog go games. There was some great skill & scores on both sides in what was a very enjoyable evening of football. This week we are away to Listowel on Thursday July 08th at 6.30pm sharp. There was a good number at training again on Sunday & this continues every Sunday morning from 10.15 to 11.30. The coaches are on site from 10.00 so there is no problem if parents want to drop off early, new players are always welcome. Please bring your gum shield & water.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.


The Gold team continued their ascent with another great performance this evening. All 14 of our lads put in a quality 50 minutes of play leaving us resounding victors in the end.



John Mitchel’s Gold 5-11

Firies 2-10

Green Team

The Green team were looking to bounce back and did so in style against a strong Firies team.


John Mitchels Green 3-10
Firies 1-11
Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45pm

Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.


John Mitchel’s u15’s travelled to fossa Wednesday evening for their 3rd game in the division with the weather perfect for football Mitchel’s got off to a good start maintaining the high level of football throughout the game yet again everyone performed to a high standard and work rate not giving fossa any momentum to get going.

Mitchel’s were merciless from the get go with some beautiful football played and top class scoring it’sgetting harder every game to name a man of the match with every individual in great form James Roche took all the pressure off our defence with he’s huge kick outs midfield we’re outstanding paddy mc was subbed at half time with a thumb injury but nothing too serious thank god, all our forwards got on the score sheet with a final score of Mitchel’s 9-16 Fossa 1-3 we continue training every Monday and Friday @6-45 a big thank you to the parents that travelled with their players to the game next week sees us away to Templenoe and hopefully we’ll have the same support as the last away game hopefully we can keep this winning run going it’sgreat for team morale

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Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session. New players always welcome.


Our U17s Central League game during the week was called off, playing Skellig Rangers/Valentia Monday night away 7:30pm , training continue Wednesday and Friday 7pm.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


Senior ladies had their first-round game ofthe Donal curtain cup, and it was played in fabulous conditions at home to Laune Rangers. The ladies were up against very tough opponents and were scoreless coming into half time. John Mitchel’s picked up a good few injuries along the way but managed to get on the score board after a much needed break. Mitchel’s chipped away at the score board, but Laune rangers had control by then. Next game is away to Legion Monday 5TH July at 7.30. with training to follow on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining should come along and give it a go. If you are 16 and over,you are more than welcome to join. Great way to meet new people and keep active also.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


On Saturday, the senior men played home to Spa in the 3rd round of the county league on warm but dull evening. Mitchel’s worked hard throughout the game but late bursts from spa saw them the victors. Spa were first off, the mark but Mitchel’s responded with three points in a row in quick succession from James Duggan (2) and Thomas Keirns. Spa replied with two more scores to make it even but quick responses from George Bastible and Michael Wren put Mitchel’s in the lead at the water break. The game was levelled off again with a point from Spa who then shot and landed one at the back of the net. However, it was short lived when Alan and James levelled the game off once more to a half time score of Spa 1-06 John Mitchel’s 0-9. The third quarter was very nip and tuck once again although Spa were winning a lot of possession down the middle but had several passes turned over when moving the ball into the forwards. Two more scores for John Mitchel’sfollowed by two for Spa was anyone’s game from then and the crowd were kept entertained. Mitchel’s gained the advantage,and the score was now at 1-08 to 0-13 in Mitchel’s favour. When play resumed spa levelled the game for the eight time with points from Niall McCarthy and Liam Kearneymaking it 1-10 to 0-13. A superb point from Mitchel’s Michael Wren edged them in from once again but only momentarily as spa made their scores count and added to the score board. Mitchel’s were kept at bay by a very defensive Spa team and were overturned to leave the game very close going into injury time. Mitchel’s kept spa under sever pressure but time had run out for the boys. Final score Spa 1-14 John Mitchel’s 0-14.

John Mitchel’s division 6 team had a walk over on Sunday when on short notice Beaufort could not field a team. They Play Tuesday evening at home to Kerins O Rahilly’s in a semi-final at 7.30pm winners of that game progress to the final of the town league.

Training continues Tuesday evening in preparation for their next run out on July 18th away to Stack. More details to follow.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


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, but 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.


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 Mitchel’s welcome awaits you.


Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to hold any bingo.  We look forward to holding outdoor drive-in bingo in the near future.


Our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the All-Weather pitch. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.


Hi folks we are now taking membership for player’s & patrons for 2021all you need do is click on the link below.

Now more than ever we need everyone’s help in this folk as we had 0 fundraising or income in 2020 & yere help is badly needed so please click & help our great club.

Thanks, in advance.…

Grounds Committee

We would like to thank all who helped in our maintenance of the club ground the last few weeks. We meet every Thursday at 7.00pm to cut grass weed and upkeep of our amazing grounds. If anyone could help out, please come along and bring your own lawnmower or strimmer’s if possible.

MERCHANDISE: New John Mitchel’s Training Gear

Please use the link below to see all the new merchandise available to purchase but please be quick as they will sell out fairly rapid!!

Happy shopping and we look forward to seeing you all at the club over the coming months and looking good in your Mitchel’s Green and Gold

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We will have our little coffee shop open every Sunday for teas coffees and little treats. Allmoney raised goes to the upkeep of the club and for equipment for the juveniles. We would like if all parents could support this as with no fundraising we are limited to funds. We introduced ice-creams and ice pops to the shop this week and they were a big hit. Everyone was kept cool after a lovely ice-cream after training Thanks to Hugh Maureen Linda Ava and Sonya for running the shop so smoothly each week. We also welcomed another helper to the shop this week Abigail O Shea, its fantastic having so many volunteers to step in. If you would like to help out in any way, please make contact with Tanya or any coach or mentor on the premises.

Enjoy a tea or a coffee while your child is at training. Looking forward to seeing you all every Sunday from 10.00- 12.00

Block 11 Gym

Anyone wanting to do a bit of exercise while the kids are training on a Sunday morning, or any evening can avail of the on-site gym foras little as €5.00 each time or €40.00 per month. It would be a great way to stay fit, especially in the cold wet weather. There is a huge range of equipment to avail from and help is always on hand. Please contact Oliver for more information.

Boot Club

Boot club is still going strong, and parents and players are finding it great as a backup if boots are forgotten or on the way out as all teams have been training so hard lately. Feel free to take a pair when needed. Thanks to all who have passed on their boots.


The death has occurred of Elizabeth Ann(Betty) O’Driscoll (née Dennehy)
Strand Road and Clash East, Tralee, Kerry


The death has occurred of Tom Seymour
Spá Road, Tralee, Kerry


The death has occurred of Dorothy (Dorrie) King (née McBride)
Ard na Lí, Tralee, Kerry / Howth, Dublin


The death has occurred of Mary Carroll (née O’Sullivan)
Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry / Ferbane, Offaly


The death has occurred of Patrick (Pa) (Paddy) O’Shea
Lohercannon, Tralee, Kerry


The death has occurred of John ‘Junior’ Moriarty
Old Marian Park and formerly of Stacks Villas, Tralee, Kerry


The death has occurred of Joan Hennessy (née Conroy)
Strand Street, Tralee, Kerry


The death has occurred of Michael Noel Fitzgerald
Connolly Park, Tralee, Kerry


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