John Mitchels GAA Club News

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Senior Men

Our senior men faced Ballydonoghue away on Saturday evening at 7pm. Ballydonoghue got the score board going 1.28mins in from play followed a minute later with Mitchels first score coming from James Duggan with a free.

There was a couple of wide’s from play on both sides, but Mitchels scored some fabulous points from play by Cian Holden and James Duggan.

Defense held strong as it took Ballydonoghue to score again 10 mins in with a free. Both teams receiving a yellow card in the first half but there was only one point in it by the half time whistle. Mitchels were outscored at the start of the second half with 3 points and a goal within the first 10 mins.

Mitchels spent the next 10 minutes chasing the game but got back scoring again in the 20th minute of the second half with another excellent score from James Duggan. Unfortunately, due to too many wide Mitchels had run out of time but put up a great battle.

Final Score John Mitchels 0-11 Ballydonoghue 1-12

Senior Men Development League.
Seniors are away to Kenmare on Saturday 6th of May a 7pm

Senior Ladies
Donal Curtin Cup Round 3.

John Mitchells travelled to Abbeydorney last Sunday to play their third-round game in the Donal Curtin Cup.  On a beautiful sunny morning the home side started in blitzkrieg fashion with a couple of early goals and a few points.

Points from Lily Parker and Aoife O Brien helped John Mitchells to steady the ship and with Sarah Kilgallen and Simi Ogubesa getting on top in midfield they reduced the leeway with further points from Ava Buckley and another from Lily Parker.

Abbeydorney added a few more scores but great work by goalkeeper Emma Lynch and Emma Carmody and Julie Foley in the full back line helped to relieve the pressure.

John Mitchells playing into a stiffish breeze in the second made a few changes and the introduction of Tanya O Connor seemed to organize the side whose half back line of Lucy O Donoghue, Shannon Martin and Clara O Dowd began to push the Abbeydorney side on the defensive.

Aoife O’ Brien added 2 quickfire points as did Ava Buckley and Emelia Brusnik was then fouled following a great solo run to allow the accurate Diana O’Keeffe to reduce the arrears still further with a pointed free.

Mitchels kept on the offensive and were again rewarded when Diana O’Keefe was fouled, and Lily Parker scored a point from the resulting free.  Abbeydorney kicked a few late scores to run out worthy winners in the end.

Plenty positives to be taken from the game from the John Mitchells point of view and we will now move on to round 4 of the competition where we look forward to a trip away to Southern Gaels in a fortnight’s time.

Training continues on Thursday night at 7.15, can as many players as possible attend training and as always new members are always welcome.

Under 6 and 7 boys and girls 

The Smallies had a break from training this weekend so everyone could enjoy the long weekend. Training continues again next Sunday 07th May.
New players always welcome.

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our u8 & u10 girls had a well-deserved break this weekend as they have been training hard the last few weeks. Training commences again on Sunday May 7th from 10.30am-11.30am.
New players always welcome.

Under 12 Girls
Our U12 Girls had their first home game of the season at 7pm on Tuesday evening . We welcomed Dingle to the club for Rd 2 of the North Kerry League lead by Captain of the match Mia.
Well done to our goal keepers on the night who were well supported by our backs who were under pressure from Dingle early on.

Our forwards & mid field played a vital role and the huge effort put in by all 19 players who secured victory . Coaches are extremely proud of the girls.

Training continued on Thursday & Sunday in preparation for our trip to Beale next Tuesday night at 7pm for Rd 3 of the North Kerry League.
Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursday 7-8 pm, newcomers always welcomed .

Under 14 Girls
John Mitchels u14 girls put in plenty of effort in training this week, with the next round of games coming up next weekend.

In order to keep the girls up to speed after being without a game for a number of weeks, Austin Stacks agreed to a challenge match against the Green team. This turned out.

The Gold team are in action on Monday night against Inbhear Sceine Gaels at home, with the Green team in action next Friday, again at home, against Dr Crokes.

Under 16 girls
The girls had a relaxed week with two training sessions Monday & Friday evenings . Friday’s session we worked on team bonding exercises. Training next week Tuesday 7-8 & Friday 7-8 newcomers welcome.

Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels U9 Boys enjoyed a well-earned break from training this weekend. Training resumes for our U9 Boys this Wednesday May 3rd parents will be notified via text during the week so until then make sure everyone keeps practicing.


Under 11 boys 
This week our U11 boys were away to Laune Rangers. The game was played in great spirit by both sides and produced some of best football of the year. Both sides had their purple patches but when we put our minds to moving the ball fast, we got plenty of scores. Thanks to Laune Rangers for hosting us and next week will be last game in Phase One of the County Leauge at home to Rathmore.

Under 13 Boys

The U13 Gold team fell to a strong Stacks team, this was our first defeat in the Championship for the boys, Stacks took an early lead with some excellent shooting, but their defense was well on top also and kept us scoreless for most of the first half. We rallied well in the second half and got close, but Stacks pulled away at the death. Final score of 3:07 to 3:14 in Stacks favor.

The U13 Green team were a pleasure to watch as the shackles came off, some excellent points were taken and two superb goals early on by Liam Corkery which saw us leading by 6 at the half.

Stacks came out strong in the second half and got within 3 points, but the lads turned it on again late on and pulled away with Ronan, Eddie, Calvin and co tapping over scores. Final score line of 3:14 to 2:07 in Mitchels favor.


Under 15 Boys

On Wednesday evening last we made the short trip to Killeen to face a strong Na Gaeil side in what proved to be a very tough test for us.

Having already qualified for the semifinal the result was irrelevant, which ment everyone got a run out on the night.  School football, and other commitments gave everyone valuable minutes on the field losing out on a final score of Na Gaeil 3-11 John Mitchels 0-08pts.

We will continue to train next week evenings and times to be confirmed. Parents will be notified through whatts app. With the Feile qualifier fast approaching we will need everyone at training. We would like to wish Calvin O’Sullivan a speedy recovery from a recent injury he picked up with the u13s it will give him a very well-earned rest and hopefully come back stronger.

Our minors play Na Gael tomorrow evening 7pm in the first game of the Central League away

Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.
Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6amand avail of our free strength and conditioning classes being facilitated by George Bastible. 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 bingo.

John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 16th April 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 8, 11, 18 & 27 .The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Mark Noonan. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,450.00. Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Grace Falvey
€25.00: Ross O Sullivan
€25.00: Joan O Sullivan
€25.00: Anthony Cliffird

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,500.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 07th May 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. 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.

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

John O’Mahoney
The Spá, Tralee, Kerry / Blackrock, Dublin
Noel Keane
Cloughduv, Cork / Tralee, Kerry
Margaret (Pearl) Fitzgerald (née Joy)
Leith West, Tralee, Kerry / Dingle, Kerry
Maurice Roche
Blennerville, Tralee, Kerry


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