John Mitchels GAA Club News

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60 little heroes trained on Munster final Sunday in glorious sunshine.  Lots of improved skills were evident and indeed the standard is improving week on week.  Well done to everyone for delaying beach trips etc to make the effort to train.  Looking forward to next Sunday and as ever new boys and girls are very welcome at 11am in our complex in Ballyseedy

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


John Mitchel’s u8 and u10 girls were delighted to welcome our neighbours St Pats, Blennerville to Ballyseedy on Sunday for some challenge matches.

The weather was fine, and the teams divided up into an u8 and a u10 team were very evenly matched with the St Pats teams, ensuring very competitive games throughout.

The u8s saw some excellent performances from Micaela, Ally, Brooke, Aine, Nicole, Siun, Ava, Aideen, Lucy, and Roisin, as they kicked some excellent scores, worked well defensively, and gave their all on what was a very hot day.

Both teams worked hard throughout, and it was very pleasing to see the work that had been put in on the training ground coming out during a competitive game.

The u10s put in no less an effort, working very hard against a strong St Pats team and the game ebbed and flowed, with each team having periods of dominance. Maddison, Ava, Millie, Aine, Emma, all stood out, with Roisin, Alannah, Ella, Sophie, Amberleigh, and Aeibhin working hard throughout.

Many thanks to St Pats for coming over for a very competitive morning’s games and we look forward to the return visit in a few weeks.

Training continues next Sunday at 10.15 and it is important to get as many players as possible to training over the coming weeks.

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


U12s are training hard with eyes on a county league clash with Finuge/ St.Sennans this coming Wednesday in Finuge.

Training continues Wednesday 6.30m, all welcome.

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

Under 14/16 girls

U14s training continues Wednesdays and Sundays as they prepare for the upcoming North Kerry League, a competition that this group hope to compete strongly for in their division.

All newcomers welcome.

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


Ballymac came calling to our club this beautiful Sunday morning for non-competitive go games

We set up three pitches with go-games going on in two pitches and small sided games for our subs on a third pitch.

The action was fierce from the get-go with both teams moving the ball brilliantly coupled with some lovely scoring from close range and from out the field.

The last game of the day was for our older u9s v Ballymac older u9s and sufficed to say Kerry football is in good hands with some of the skill and bravery on display from both sides in what was a hum dinger to finish off a great morning of football.

We say a huge thanks to Ballymac for coming in to play us and we hope to reciprocate soon thank you

Also, a huge thanks to our young referees Sean Corkery and Dean Dillane for officiating and thanks to the mentors who helped set up the pitches

Training continues every Wednesday 530 and Sunday mornings 10.15am and all Welcome to come and check it out in a fun and safe environment

Well done again boys

Up the Mitchel’s 💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛

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


On a beautiful balmy yesterday evening, our u11 boys were in action, at home, in the County League Go Games against Laune Rangers

Our squad was split into two teams and games were played on two pitches with 3*13-minute games.

Both Mitchel’s teams served up some brilliant football. The football at times was scintillating coupled with tough and tenacious tackling making it a fantastic evening of football from both Mitchel’s and Laune Rangers.

Special mention to some of our u9s who made their County League debuts. They were not found wanting any of them, so well done to our u9s

Also, thanks to the mentors and referees and those who set up the pitches

We also thank Laune Rangers for coming to Tralee to play us

Well done boys

Training continues for U11 Boys every Sunday Morning from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome!!

Up the Mitchel’s

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


Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45pm

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Our u15s are waiting on Central league fixtures so training as usual Monday and Friday @ 6-45pm we had a few of our boys involved in the Kerry development squad with some really good performances from every one of them in the trial games Sean Og Brosnan advanced to the u15s so we wish him all the best goings forward still waiting on the u14 development results where we had 4 lads involved I’d be very surprised if they aren’t selected when the selections are made well done lads  you have done John Mitchel’s very proud💚💛

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

UNDER 17 Boys Training continues Mondays and Fridays at 6. 30pm.All newcomers welcome. Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


Senior ladies played yet another difficult game on Monday night against a very strong Cromane Team. The weather had affected both teams and made conditions very difficult for playing. The ladies put up as best defence as they could but with no subs, they found the game difficult to control.

Cromane had great scores and took their chances every time. The ladies tired out quickly in the second half but by then the game was over. The ladies finished strong didn’t give up and keep going until the final whistle. The ladies next game is home to Currow on Monday 26th at 7.30pm. Please show your support

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.


Training continues Tuesday evening in preparation for their next run out away to Dingle date to be confirmed. 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.



It is the news we have all been waiting for!!! John Mitchel’s bingo is back!!

We will be running a drive-in bingo in our Ballyseedy Complex on FRIDAY 30TH JULY!!!! EYES DOWN 7.30PM

Fantastic prize money to be won on the night!!

**Limited number of walk ins will be accommodated on the night**

Club shop and split the bucket also will run on the night €5.00 for 3 tickets last winner went home with€300.00 from split the bucket you can’t win if you’re not in.

Dust off those clipboards and shake up those dabbers!!! We are back bigger and better!!!


Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

PM for all enquiries!

**All COVID safety guidelines must be followed! **

More info to follow.


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, 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 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 had a great week in our coffee shop with the weather being so nice the ice pops and ice creams were going down a treat. The shop is only a small part of fundraising for the club, so any purchases are welcome and are greatly apricated. Sonya and Tanya had plenty of ice pops for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to St Pats and Ballymac for also showing support in our mini shop.

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 for as 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 Frank King
Blennerville, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Mairead Gregory (née O’Shea)
Highfield Grove, Tralee, Kerry / Annascaul, Kerry / Greystones, Wicklow

The death has occurred of Yvonne Blennerhassett (Née Mason)
‘Manderley’, Farmer’s Bridge, Ballyseedy and formerly of Caherleaheen, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Christina Obilana-Oluwadare
Rath Óraig, Rathass, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Margaret (Peg) O’Connell (née Dillane)
Rathscannell, Abbeydorney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Tom Bailey
Tonevane, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Sr. Bridget Kelly
Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee, Kerry / Dublin 7, Dublin

The death has occurred of Myra Horgan (née Mc Caffery)
Mitchel’s Avenue, Tralee, Kerry

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