John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Can everyone who is Marching in the St Patricks day parade meet in Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee on Friday morning at 11am.

Senior Men

Tralee/St Brendan’s Group B Senior League Final V Austin Stacks was due to be played Sunday in Blennerville was postponed due to the pitch being unavailable. The Senior County League Round 1 takes place on Saturday March 18th when John Mitchels make the journey to play Skellig Rangers with throw in at 3.30 pm. Best of luck to the team and management and all support is welcome.

Senior Ladies

Senior ladies trained on Sunday with a great pitch session. A huge effort was made by the group so well done. Training will take place on Thursday (March 16th) with strength and conditioning in the hall from 7pm-8pm and again Sunday 19th March on the field at 11am. Fixtures for 2023 will be out next week and will be circulated on receipt. Any players 16 years and over are more than welcome to join our Senior Ladies team so please come along to any of our training sessions.

Under 6 Boys and Girls

The boys and girls were full of energy and enthusiasm as we had our third training session of the season on March 12th. We practiced our hop and pick-ups among other skills. Favourite with the players today was catch the coach. Training continues Sunday mornings at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex. Everyone welcome.

Under 7 Boys and Girls

Magnificent training this morning from our under 7s with special emphasis on the hand pass, solo and kick pass. We finished off with some fun 3v3 games, which were keenly contested. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display. Well done to everyone. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex. Everyone is welcome

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our u8 & u10 girls continued training today. We started with a warmup and progressed to picking, blocking and tackling skills. A short piggy in the middle game and match followed, where the girls put their skills into practice. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display and we are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s training. Special thanks to two of the senior ladies Shauna and Shannon for helping out on Sunday morning also. Training next Sunday at 9. 45am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 12 Girls

Unfortunately due to weather conditions our Thursday training session could not take place, but the girls had a great training session on Sunday facilitated by our Coaching Games Development Officer and Senior Player Thomas Kearns. Training continues every Sunday from 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New comers always welcome .

U14 and u16 girls enjoying their training session Friday evening.

Under 14 Girls

The John Mitchels u14 players, coaches and club wish send their deepest condolences to U14 coach John McCannon and his family on the sudden passing of his brother David last week. David’s nieces, Ella and Nicole line out for our club teams.

Training for the u14s continues this week, with training on Mondays from 6-7 and Thursdays 7-8. The girls joined up with the u16 team for an inter-club challenge game, last Monday night which proved to be a tough game in wet conditions, but proved to be very helpful in getting up to match fitness.

A challenge game against Kerins O’Rahillys last Thursday was postponed due to the bad weather conditions, but it is hoped to reschedule it this week.

Under 16 Girls

The under 16s started the week off with an internal challenge game mixed with U14’s & U16’s Monday night from 7-8. The conditions were wet and windy but that didn’t stop the girls from showing a display of talent, skill execution and the inter linking of players moving the ball up and down the pitch.

The girl’s are really settling into the routine of training with two sessions a week out on the pitch Monday 7-8pm & Friday 8-9pm. We welcome & encourage any new or past players to come along and give it a try. Overall the group are all progressing well both individually and as a team.

Under 9 Boys

John Mitchels U9 Boys had another great training session on Sunday. It was outdoors again in our Astro Pitch thanks to the mild weather conditions. This week our lads practiced hand passing & catching in group’s of 3. We are only back 3 weeks & it is incredible to see improvements already but like our coaches keep saying practice, practice, practice!! Our next meeting is Friday for our Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade! Everyone Welcome in what’s always a great family affair. Full details to follow during the week.

Under 11 Boys

Sunday was a great morning seeing great numbers again. The boys started off with a warm up and then practiced the core skills of the game. They finished off with a 3 small sided games to which the coaches saw great skills and determination. Well done to all.

Under 13 Boys

The U13 Green team got their second win of the Season with a 1:14 to 2:07 win over Ardfert away from home. The weather was poor causing a slippy ball and made handling difficult. Calvin was imperious from dead balls and kept the score board ticking over when the game was getting close.

All the forwards chipped in, and the midfield and backs worked tirelessly to keep Ardfert honest. Congratulations to both teams and the referee on a great display of football.

The U13 gold team fell to a strong Ballymac outfit in Division 3 of the town league by a scoreline of 2:07 to 3:15. A young Mitchels team fought hard, but the weather made it difficult for the younger boys to compete for a wet ball while trying to play through the lines. Congratulations to both teams and the referee on a great display.

Under 15 Boys

The boys trained last week on Tuesday and Friday with a good turn out on both evenings. We play Stacks in a challenge match next Wednesday evening time to be confirmed. Further details to follow and please bring gum shields and water


Our Minors had no game last week due to fixture changes. We face Dingle at home Monday night 7pm and Currow at home Wednesday night 7pm. Please show your support.

Scór na nÓg 2023

The Tralee District Final of Scór na nÓg will be held in the Na Gaeil club hall on Wednesday the 15th March starting at 7.30pm.

Áine Dowling from our U 14 ladies team will represent John Mitchels on the night at solo instrumental performance and at Scéalíocht, a discipline that Áine won a silver medal in at the All Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar last Summer. Best wishes to Áine from all of us in John Mitchels.

Irish Life Spring Step Challenge 2023

We know that regular physical activity has immediate benefits to your overall wellbeing including improved sleep and reduce stress so lets get out there and get active. The Goal of this challenge is to track 300,000 steps in 30 days (10,000 steps per day). Everyone who achieves the target will be

included in a prize draw for 1 of 2 €5,000 holiday vouchers. Track your activity with a fitness wearable (e.g., Fitbit) Samsung health for android or apple health for iPhone) connected to MyLife app. Track your performance along the way through the MyLife board. Our Club Walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and use this amazing facility

Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.

Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am and avail of our free strength and conditioning classes being facilitated by George Bastable. All you need is motivation, an exercise mat and water. Open to all 18-year old’s and over.


Bingo is on Wednesday and Friday nights. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp at Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee. Please note that only patrons 18 years and over are eligible to play bingo and proof of age will be required on request. Any persons under 18 years of age cannot unfortunately attend bongo.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 12th March 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 11, 23, 25 & 27.

The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott & Aisling Foley.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,100.00.

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

· €25.00: Joan O’Sullivan

· €25.00: Kieran O’Donoghue

· €25.00: Rory Kilgallen

· €25.00: Donna Monson

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,150.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 19th March 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here : We thank you for all your support.

Clothes Collection

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.

John Mitchel’s Sports Complex & Chamfers

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.


John Mitchels Membership for 2023 is Now Open! Membership is a vital part of ensuring the clubs continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all members at John Mitchels. Our membership

offer linked to Paul Galvin merchandise is now closed, however you can still take out your membership through our website or by calling to Ballyseedy any Sunday morning from 10.30 until 12 where Club Registrar Georgie Lowe will be available to take payment.


The Boherbee community and all in the John Mitchels GAA Club were saddened to hear of the passing of former John Mitchels player Billy Kerins.

A born, bred and proud Boherbee man, Billy played with the club for a number of years and was a member of the John Mitchels five in a row team, playing at number 5.

Billy won 6 county championship medals with the club from 1959 – 1963 and again in 1966. Billy was also a renowned handballer, winning 2 junior All Ireland titles, 18 masters titles (from 1964 – 1983) and one 40*20 Inter Club All Ireland in 1981.

In 2019 Billy was presented with a Handball All Star Handball Hall of Fame Award.

We send our sincere condolences to Billy’s wife Mary, sons and Daughters, Tommy, Anne-Marie, Billy, Noreen, John, Joan and Mary, his brothers Andy, Tommo, Nicholas, Peter, Kevin and Brendan and sister Joan Sheridan) and all Billy’s family and extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

We also send our sympathies to the McCannon family on the sad passing David McCannon. We extend our sympathies to his mother Greta, father John, his son Cian, his brothers John, Jason, Brian and Kevin.

We also extend our sympathies to Ella and Nicole, Davids two nieces who play football with the club and to his sister-in-law Marie. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John Mitchels also extends its sympathy to:

Michael Kearney Doon, Tralee, Kerry / Killarney, Kerry

Liam Brick Caherbreagh, Tralee, Kerry

Sally Smith (née Hickey) Carrigadav, Castlegregory, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry / Little Island, Cork

Mary McManus (née O’Neill) Soran, Ballinalee, Longford / Tralee, Kerry

John Nolan The Spa, Fenit, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Ruth Mahadeva (née Talbot) Farmhill, Athy, Kildare / Tralee, Kerry

David McCannon St. Joseph Est, Spa Road, Tralee, Kerry

Maurice (Moss) Crowe Chute Hall, Tralee, Kerry / Ballymacelligott, Kerry

PJ (Patrick Joseph) Clifford 13 Cahermoneen, Tralee, Kerry, V92 D7YY / Cahirciveen, Kerry



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