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Div 1 County League Round 1: John Mitchels v Templenoe

John Mitchels welcomed Templenoe to Camp Ballyseedy for the 1st Round of the Division 1 League. Templenoe gained promotion to Division 1 last season as did John Mitchels. Templenoe are also All Ireland Junior Chmpions and were welcomed onto the pitch by the Mitchels Senior Team. It was a perfect day for the game with dry and calm conditions. The game kicked off at 2p.m.

In the 1st half Templenoe played into the Complex end of the pitch. Templenoe started the game at a blistering pace and were 2-01 up after 5 mins of play. Mitchels to their credit fought back and scored 3 points in succession followed by a Templenoe point from play. Wayne Duggan in the 13th minute scored a well taken goal and this was quickly followed up by a Templenoe point leaving the score line

John Mitchels 1-03 Templenoe 2-03.

Mitchels followed up with three points one each from Niall Sheehy Alan O’Donoghue and Ciaran Deane which levelled the teams to 2-03 to 1-06 . With 5 minutes left to go at half time, Templenoe scored three points in a row leaving the half time score John Mitchels 1-06 Templenoe 2-06.

Mitchels started well in the 2nd half with a quick point from Jake Moran narrowing the gap to 2 points. Templenoe scored a further 2 points followed by a Niall Sheehy point from a free leaving the score line 2-08 to 1-08. Templenoe and Mitchels exchanged points leaving the 3rd quarter score 1-09 to 2-09 in favour of Templenoe.

Templenoe scored a point from play in the 19th minute followed by a point from play to Mitchels. Templenoe dominated play for the next period scoring 4 points in a row without reply. Mitchels got a free near the Templenoe 13m line which Michael Deane took quickly scoring a well taken goal. Mitchels followed with a point leaving the score 2-14 to 2-11 in favour of Templenoe. The game was now back in the melting pot again with only a goal between them but it was Templenoe that scored the following points leaving the final score John Mitchels 2-11 Templenoe 2-16.

Round 2: Away to Milltown/Castlemaine (3rd April) @ 2.00 p.m.
Round 3: Away to Dr Crokes (10th April)
Round 4: Home to Castleisland Desmond’s (5th June)
Round 6: Away to Glenbeigh/Glencar (12th June)
Round 7: Away to Kenmare (19th June)
Round 8: Home to Legion (2nd July)
Round 9: Home to Austin Stacks (24th July)
Round 10: Home to Dingle (14th August)
Round 11: Away to Kerins O’Rahilly’s (4th or 25th Sept)

Intermediate Championship:

Home to Spa (17th April)

St Brendan’s League

John Mitchels 3-10 v Na Gaeil 2-13
John Mitchels 0-10 v Ardfert 1-10
John Mitchels 3-13 v St Pats 1-12

Coiste Tra Li league

John Mitchels 1-10 v Austin Stacks 0-16
John Mitchels 3-09 v Ballymac 0-08 (double up)
John Mitchels 0-11 v Kerins O’Rahillys 0-07


Congratulations to the Senior Ladies who won their match today against Laune Rangers. Final score John Mitchels 6-16, Laune Rangers 2-02. They now play Listowel Emmets next Sunday March 27th. Time to be confirmed.

Training continues on Tuesday from 6 – 7 (indoors) and on Sunday morning from 10.00 to 11.00a.m.


John Mitchels 2-08 Castleisland Desmonds 0-07
John Mitchels 1-08 Tarbert/Moyvane 4-10

Town League:

Round 1 John Mitchels 8-8 v Churchill 1-7
Round 2 John Mitchels 1-13 v Ardfert 1-13
Round 3 John Mitchels 2-13 v St Pat’s 1-6


Round 1, John Mitchels v Beaufort Thursday April 7th, 7pm
Round 2, John Mitchels v Legion Thursday April 14th, 7pm
Round 3 Listowel Emmets v John MitchelsThursday April 28th, 7pm


The first and second rounds of fixtures are as follows:

Div 3B Rd 1 John Mitchels. BYE. March 20th
Div 3B Rd 2 John Mitchels v Firies March 27th


Training Wednesday and Friday nights.

County League fixtures are as below

Wednesday 30/3 Gneeveguilla (Away)6.30pm
Wednesday 6/4 Listowel (home) 7pm
Wednesday 13/4 keel/Listry(away)7pm
Wednesday 20/4 Knock/Brosna(away)7pm
Wednesday 274 Currow (home) 7pm

U12 Ladies Co League Preliminary Rounds:

GROUP A – Round 1 John Mitchels v Castlegregory April 15th @ 7.00 p.m.
GROUP A – Round 2 Na Gaeil v John Mitchels Tuesday April 12th


Please note that a Referee’s course will take place in Austin Stacks Park at 8.00p.m. 23rd, 29th, and 31st.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

John Mitchels had a great turnout in St Patrick’s Day parade and full credit to the players, parents and mentors for showing their support to the Club.

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Club members at the St Patrick’s Day parade.


Parents who wish to register their children can still do so by dropping in their forms to Reception at the Ballyseedy complex or giving them to any Officier of the club. It is essential that all Juveniles are registered for Health & Safety and Insurance purposes. Closing date for registration is March 31st.


Membership of John Mitchels for 2016 is now due.
2016 Membership fees are as follows:
Patron membership €150 ( this includes adult membership, entry to the weekly lotto and free admission to all County League games which can be paid by direct debit),
Adult membership €40,
Students/O.A.P €20,
Juvenile boys and girls €20.
Club Registrar George Lowe will be available to collect membership between

7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Ballyseedy Complex

Alternatively George can be contacted on 087 2743161 or at

Our Bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. 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.

Follow all our Bingo news on our newly launched Facebook page.
Any member who wishes to volunteer can do so by giving their details to any club officer.


Juvenile training for 2016 continues on Sunday, 27th March in John Mitchels Centre of Excellence, Camp, Ballyseedy. Juvenile registration forms are available from the club reception. Membership fees for boys and girls for 2016 remains at €20.

U-6 Boys and Girls

Indoor training from 11.00 to 12.00 in our sports hall. (boys and girls born in 2010, 2011 & 2012).

U-8 Boys

Indoor training for this age group takes place from 10.00 am to 11.00 a.m. (boys born in 2008 & 2009).

U-10 Boys

We had a great training session last Sunday on the astro turf. There was a great turn out with Dan leading the training. Darragh, Aisac, James, Sean Og and Sam all putting in great effort. Ben, Ted, Luke, Andrew and Reece all worked hard and showed some great touches of skill. Paddy, Mark, Killian, Jack and Ben showed that everyone is improving and that if we keep practicing we will be a force to be reckoned with. Well done to everyone, training next Sunday and a game the Sunday after that April 3rd.

U-8 & U-10 Girls

Training for this age group from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. in the club sports hall.


15/03/2016 – Numbers drawn: 9, 18, 23, 26
No winner
Consolation prize winners:
€100 – Anne Lynch c/o Donal
€25 – Tom Walsh c/o Paddy
€25 – Pauline & Martin O’Shea c/o Bertie
€25 – Theresa Deane c/o Patrons
€25 – Fergus Foley c/o Patrons
Next draw – 22/03/2016 – Jackpot €1,000


A full range of Tracksuits, Tops and shorts for all age groups are available at John Mitchels Complex. Great value on offer and ideal for anyone at home or abroad.


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. Further information contact the Club reception on 066 7197070.


To the family of Emer O’Sullivan (nee Hutchinson), Killeacle and Brandonwell Ardfert and formerly of Ashe St, Tralee
To the family of Nora McNamara (nee Hickey) Caherslee and formerly of Edward St, Tralee
To the family of John P (Johnny) Houlihan, MA, USA and formerly of Cahills Park, Tralee
To the family of Lynda McSweeney, St Brendan’s Park, Knockanish West and Currow Village
To the family of Mary Barrett (nee Ryan), Shanakill Tralee and formerly Tipperary
To the family of Anthony (Tony) O’Connor, London and late of Mitchels Crescent, Tralee
To the family of Kit Hennessy (nee O’Connor), Manor Grove, Tralee and formerly of Caherciveen
To the family of Susan Curran (nee Lonergan), The Meadows, Oakview Village, Tralee
May they Rest in Peace

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