John Mitchels GAA Club News

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UKRAINIAN APPEAL – Abbey of the Benedictine Nuns in Poland.

We would like to say a huge thanks to all who donated to the Ukrainian appeal held last Saturday and Sunday at Ballyseedy. It was great to see the John Mitchels Community Community coming together to support this worthy cause. Many thanks to all.


Fabulous morning training was had by all the under 7s in glorious sunshine.  The boys and girls put in a great session in warn conditions.  All skills were gone through and some great games were played.  Well done to everyone.

We are welcoming new members every Sunday at 11am at our complex in Ballyseedy. So, to all the moms and dads out there, why not come up on Sunday and see what we’re all about?


It’s was a really beautiful morning in Ballyseedy last Sunday morning when training resumed for our u8s and u10 girls. Thomas Kearns put the girls through their paces with a fun filled session, focusing on the core principles of Gaelic football, catching, passing and kicking.

We have a really attentive group of girls this year and the effort given by all was fantastic to see. The girls were in fantastic form and we would like to thank all the parents and guardians for taking the time to bring the girls to each session.

The improvements are visible week on week and the future looks bright as we have a group of superstars training each Sunday morning. Training resumes next Sunday morning at 11 am. Please bring gum shields and water to each session and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in Ballyseedy again.


Our U12 girls had a really positive training session last Sunday morning as we prepare for a very busy week ahead with 2 matches this week. We begin on Wednesday evening, April 6th with an away fixture against Kerins O’ Rahilly’s at their Ballyrickard pitch (V92E264). We will be meeting there at 6:15 pm with the match throwing in at 6:40 pm.

It would be great to begin with a good performance and hopefully we will have plenty of family and friends there to cheer on this great bunch of girls. All support would be really appreciated. Then on Sunday afternoon April 10th we face Knock/Brosna at home in Ballyseedy.

We will meet at 12:30 pm with the game throwing in at 1pm. The improvements are there for all to see since the start of the season and we really have a great bunch of girls representing John Mitchel’s U12s this year, let’s hope that we can follow up on the success of 2021 with two good performances this week.

Our club colours are white shorts and green and gold socks and it is vital that all the girls have gum shields for matches as they are not permitted to play without them.We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday evening.


With a number of free weeks from competition, a challenge game was arranged for the John Mitchel’s u-14 girls on Monday night 28th March, with Laune Rangers travelling to Ballyseedy for the game.

As it was only the second game of the season for our team, it was important that we worked hard on our tactics and ensuring that the girls were comfortable working together.

With coaches Denis, Padraig, John, Eric and Karen looking on, the girls played some excellent football throughout, and enjoying a comfortable win. Playing at full-forward, Chloe grabbed 2 early goals and they really set up the team to build on their success.

With a strong back line, anchored by Eabha, Sadhbh and Gia in the full back line and Nicole, Ava and Laoise in the half backs, the Killorglin team struggled to make an impact.

At midfield, Ellie and Brigid, helped by Ella, had a strong platform to attack, where Kelly, Ellie and Kerri were very strong, and assisted the full forward line of Chloe and Dionne. When the changes were made, they didn’t weaken the team, with Katelyn, Tara, Megan, Ella, Claudia and Isabel all assisting when they came on.

With a League game taking place on Monday against Listowel Emmets B, the team held training sessions on Thursday and a light session on Sunday morning with the emphasis on team-shape and tactics. All the sessions were well attended and the commitment from the players has been terrific.


Mitchel’s u16 girls we’re in county league action on Tuesday, away to Finuge/St.Sennans.

After a close game, the home side edged a narrow 2-point win, 1-09 to 1-07.

Well done to all involved. Tuesday 5th sees Mitchel’s u16 ladies host Currow in round 3 of Div 5 county league. Throw in at 7pm @ Mitchel’s GAA complex. Training for U16s is Friday 7.00-8.00pm.

As always, newcomers are more than welcome.


A great morning was had while putting in a great effort with the drills and skills. Please make sure to keep up the good work as we have games coming up in the next week and need to be at  our best and also  keep up the practice at home after school and in the  evenings just for 10 minutes.16 superstar showed up today and played great matches ,keep up the good work and see ye all next week, thanks again mark


We hosted Ballymac in the Town League on Thursday night and had 31 kids togged out which is amazing. Both teams put in huge performances and it was fantastic to see such a huge improvement on the previous weeks. What a brilliant bunch of kids who are eager to improve and learn every week. We are due to play Na Gaeil this week in the final Town League game- we will contact parents in due course as game is to be refixed due to Cumman na mBunscoil finals.


Both U13 teams had this weekend off as the A game against Spa was postponed and the B team had a ‘ bye’. Training continues Wednesday & Frday evenings (time will be confirmed by text).

It’s important all attend training as we have some tough games coming up. Our next game for both teams is away to Killarney Legion on Sunday 10th April.


Last Tuesday evening we played legion away we started fairly well picking off a few nice scores and putting together a few good passing moves. We missed 3 goal opportunities in the first half which would prove costly in the finish up legion went on to win comfortable enough in the finish training continues Monday and Friday 5-45pm to 7pm. Looking forward to a full attendance required


Our Minors faced Milltown Castlemaine in the third game of the County League Monday night away in Milltown. A spirited performance by our lads missing a few players saw us lose by 7points . Next game is in the County League tomorrow Monday at home v Northern Gaels 7pm.


The senior ladies are training in preparation for the next round of the Donal Curtain cup where they face Keirns O Rahilly away on Sunday 10th of April time TBC. Please show your support.


On the day where John Mitchel’s prided itself with drive and determination for the Ukraine appeal.

John Mitchel’s came from 7 points deficit to achieve a vital point in round two of the county league.

Played in front of home crowd and into the wind Mitchel’s went into half time a point down at 5-6.

Team on the day

P Nammock

Cian Sheridan, John Horgan, Paudie White

Pat Kearney, Mikey Walsh, Thomas Kearns

Shane O Connor, Jack Myers,

Cian Holden, James Duggan, Akeem Molloy,

Mikey Kelliher, Peter Murphy, Alan o Donoghue.


Second half prove challenging with Glenbeigh scoring two fortuitous goals.

However, Mitchel’s rallied and leaders steeped with fantastic goal from Cian Holden

Match finished with great energy and spirit. John Mitchel’s 1-11 Glenbeigh 2-8

Next game Away to Beaufort Saturday 9th @ 6:30pm


Stay tuned for training details in the next few days.


We have a clothes bank on site having joined up with St Vincent De Paul to raise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. All donations welcome.


Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle. Please respect the rules of the walkway being a smoke free zone, with no cycling, studded boots or dog walking. Many thanks to the users of this facility for respecting these rules.


Our boot club is now back if you want to drop off your old boots so they can be reused, feel free to drop them to reception.


Bingo continues every Wednesday Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee and enjoy the fun. This week we will also have bingo on Friday evening April 8th starting at 8.30pm. Please come along and enjoy this extra night.


We welcome all our club members, supporters and parents/family members to our lounge room every Sunday where they can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while training takes place. Take the opportunity to catch up on club matters and enjoy some conversation in a relaxed and welcoming setting.


If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball etc or our Astro turf please contact club reception on 066 7197070. We are also hiring out our old clubhouse on the John Joe Sheehy Road. You can hold dance classes, meetings, fitness classes, book clubs you name it we can cater your needs. For more information, please call us on 066 7197070 and we will be glad to assist.


Our membership is now reopening again for the coming season. Sign up through the following link…   Club Registrar Georgie Lowe is also at Ballyseedy every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon to take membership if this option works better for new and existing members.


Please use the link below to see all the merchandise available to purchase.

Na Misteallaigh Abu…/john-mitchels-gaa-kerry.htm


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.


Help our Club to win a cash prize! Please nominate our club when you buy your €100 ticket online for the Kerry GAA house draw. Support the club support the County. Buy online at #YourKeyToTheKingdom


Kerry Coaching and Games Development are delighted to announce we are taking names for an Introduction to Coaching Gaelic Games course which will be run in April. This is the first such course in Kerry.

When – April 13th and 14th 7pm – 9pm

Where – Kerry Sports Academy in MTU

Who – New coaches that have not completed a foundation award


On behalf of all in John Mitchel’s we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following:

Bridie Carroll (née O’Callaghan)
20 Gleann Scotia, Ballyard, Tralee and formerly of Cahermoneen, Tralee, Kerry, V92 TH7

Myles Cronin
Woodbridge, Suffolk and formerly of Kilflynn, Tralee, Kerry

Joan Lynch (née O’Shea)
Manor Court, Manor Village, Tralee and formerly of Curraheen, Tralee, Kerry.

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