John Mitchels GAA Club News

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57 boys and girls trained in glorious sunshine and sweltering heat on Sunday.  Great efforts were made in warm conditions.  Some lovely football was in evidence between multiple water breaks and one ice cream stop. It was richly deserved.  New members are always welcome, and we train again next Sunday at 11 am

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


The amazing weather at the weekend meant that Sunscreen and Water were the order of the day at the John Mitchel’s Girls u-8 and U-10 training.

Despite the soaring temperatures the girls lined up ready for action and with matches coming up in the coming weeks, the order of the day was game activity, with the emphasis on scoring and gameplay.

Plenty of water breaks were spread throughout the session, but we saw some excellent scoring from Caoimhe, Michaela, Ava, Millie and Aine. After yet another water break, a game broke out with the emphasis on keeping possession and finding a team-mate, while the opposition were working on marking tightly and disrupting the flow of the game.

The game gradually expanded with kick passing and working on passing patterns, with both Roisins, Siun, Lucy and Eva, the 2 Aine’s, and Nicole all working hard on getting those passing moves linked up.

Afterwards the club shop had a successful outing, with everybody lining up for a cooling ice cream.

It is hoped to play a challenge game against another club next weekend, and we will contact parents with details ahead of time.

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.


Under 12 girls ran out impressive winners this Sunday evening in the North Kerry league Division 5 trophy final against Kerins o Rahilly’s. The Mitchel’s girls put on a cracking display of football for the home supporters, giving the travelling team a lot to think about at half time. The home side dominated possession and scoring despite the brave and spirited efforts of the KOR team who showed some classy football at times. In the end Mitchel’s were comfortable winners and look forward to the upcoming county league. Well done to all involved.

Training continues Wednesday 6.30pm, all welcome.

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

Under 14/16 girls

U14s training continues on 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

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 had a fantastic session on Sunday last under the glorious sunshine in Ballyseedy. The coaches were not too tough on them this week due to the hot weather so let us just say a lot of fun was had!! As usual we finished up with two competitive games with all players showing off their skills. Training for U9 Boys continues this Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm All Newcomers Welcome.

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


John Mitchel’s U11 Boys had a busy session on Sunday last. The session started with 4 drill station’s practicing all the skills before the games started. Both training games were very competitive as always with all players showing improvement every week. Training for John Mitchel’s U11 Boys continues every Sunday Morning from 10.15am
All Newcomers Welcome. Please bring your gum shield & water.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.


On an evening only fit for the beach, our two U13 teams faced off against what have become familiar foes in Laune Rangers, this time in Killorglin in the first game of Phase 2 of the County League Division 1

Green Team

Our Green team were looking to continue their winning pahse but knew they would not have it easy against the men from the Laune. The first half was closely fought, the teams going in level at half time.

A few positional switches at half time saw us put some quick scores up and we played out the half in fine style to be victorious by 10 points at the finish


John Mitchel’s Green 2-13

Laune Rangers 0-9

Gold Team

Laune Rangers have proven to be the gold teams Bogey team the past two seasons but our lads were determined to put this to bed from the start. Two early goals served to settle our nerves and we held a five point advantage by half time.

The start of the second half again saw us strike for two goals in quick succession, leaving us with a nice cushion going into the final quarter. The Killorglin lads came at us hard but the Gold Team were determined not to let it slip and were excellent value for a nine point win on the night


John Mitchel’s Gold 4-08

Laune Rangers 1-08

A great start for both teams in Phase 2! We now have a well earned break next week from matches due to the Munster Final. Confirmation of training will be sent to parents in the coming days

Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45pm

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


On Wednesday evening last we played scart/cordal in the division semi-final in scart in what turned out to be a fine evening for football from the throw in we played some lovely football with top performances from Sean Corkery Sean òg Brosnan Luke O Sullivan Paddy McMahon to name a few we were behind at half time by 3pts but scartaglin/cordal upped their work rate in the second half and pull away by 7pts in the end the lads were disheartened in the finish but we’ve won 4 from our 6 games so it’s a work in progress going forward training continues Monday and Fri @6-45 as we prepare for the next round of games don’t forget ye’re return to play forms Na Misteallaig Abù 💚💛

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


On Monday night our Under 17s played Na Gaeil in the Central League in Ballyseedy. We came out powerfully victorious in a 11 a side game when we had 19 players and all players got a game and played very well. Great to get two wins on a bounce and build a bit of momentum before a very tough game v St Michael Foilmore Monday night at home 7:30pm.

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


Senior ladies played against a strong Clounmacken/Moyvane team on Monday at home. The game got off to a strong start for Clounmaken as they totted up the scores on the board. The Mitchel’s ladies battled hard but with so many injuries and missing players it was all one sided in the first 15 mins. Mitchel’s came into the game after the first water break to get a few scores of their own. Great teamwork was on display as the ladies got stuck In and fought hard for the ball every time. The score did not reflect in the end, but the ladies kept going until the final whistle. The ladies play their next game on Monday 19th 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.


The senior men played away to Stacks on Saturday evening under glorious weather. The heat was tough for both teams, but Stack came out the victors in the end. By half time John Mitchel’s were down to 0-9 -0-4 where the boys had a much better third quarter pulling the game back to a four point defecate, despite a hectic final quarter the boys were pressed hard in a series of wides that left us down by 3 points at the final whistle. The senior men are out again. Wides from frees and from play were by far the let down and hopefully will be worked on before their next outing. Final score Austin Stacks: 0-14(14) John Mitchel’s: 0-11(11)

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

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


Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

PM for all inquiries!

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 2021 all 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 & your 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 appreciated. Ava and Tanya ran the shop smoothly with a smile on their faces greeting all the excited kids getting their treat after training.

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 Dympna Risi (née O’Carroll)
Haig’s Terrace, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Gerard McSweeney
Trim, Meath / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Culloty (née Mansfield)
Arabella, Ballymacelligott, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of John Albert O’Brien
Doon North, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Jo Jo Barrett
Sandy Lane, Ardfert, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

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