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Co. League Round 3 John Mitchels v Dr Crokes
We played Round 3 of the Co League against Dr Crokes last Saturday evening. Crokes came out tops being the stronger and more experienced team.

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:

We are now play Spa at Home next Sunday April 17th at 2.30 p.m. in the 1st Round of the Intermediate Championship.


The ladies game which was due to be played on Sunday last was cancelled due to the weather. This game will be rescheduled as soon as a date becomes available. Training continues on Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m.


Please note that a meeting will take place at Ballyseedy next Wednesday April 13th at 7.00 p.m. All interested are welcome. If you cannot make it, please text John at 085 7209986.


We had a good draw away to Churchill on Tuesday last (5th April) in our final round of the Co League on a score of 2-11 to 2-11. We had the advantage of a strong wind in the opening half but only went in at half-time leading by 2-5 to 2-3. Our goals were both well taken by Gary Howard and Conor Hurley.

We looked to be facing a difficult task after Churchill drew level in the opening minutes of the 2nd half, but we played some great football into the strong wind for the remainder of the game to secure an important draw. Pat Kearney had an outstanding game and was well assisted in the backline by Mark Ryle and Eoin Barden. Conor Hurley and Jack Myers were hugely influential in midfield, while up front Gary Howard, Mikey Walsh and Ger Tobin impressed.

Team: Dylan O Shea, Mark Ryle, Darren Daly, Aaron Pitman, Eoin Barden, Pat Kearney, Conor Hurley (1-2) Jack Myers, Darcy O’Sullivan, Mikey Walsh (0-5), Johnny Downey, Gary Howard (1-1) Owen Breen (0-1) Ger Tobin (0-1) Joe Griffin (0-1) Darrion Hurley

We have now qualified for the semi-final of the Co League where we will be away to Churchill, date to be confirmed.


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


Remaining fixtures
13/4 Keel/Listry (away ) 7pm
20/4 Knock/Brosna (away )7pm
27/5 Currow (home) 7pm


We began our U14 Co League last Sunday v Firies in Ballyseedy last Sunday. Played in ideal conditions our first game of the year in the Co League started off at a fast pace and 4 points from Rachel Kilgallen gave us an early lead. Both teams exchanged scores and half time score Mitchels 0-4 Firies 1-2.
Second half Mitchels pushed hard and were rewarded with 2 goals by Ruth Moriarty. Firies pushed hard for scores but excellent defending by captain Julie Foley and Erica O Connor and great goalkeeping by Kerry Oba kept Firies at bay. Late in the game we conceded a goal after intense pressure. Final score Mitchels 2-4 Firies 4-2. Well done girls you never stopped trying.

Next game Sun 10th April v Beale Ballyduff.

Training continues on Thursday at 6.00 p.m. Best wishes to Clara Callaghan on a speedy recovery after last Sundays game.


Our ladies U14 team have been drawn in Div 4 as host of Louth champions in this years Feile in Kerry. Loads more to come on Feile over coming weeks. The official launch of Feile 2016 will take place in Brosna GAA Club on May 9th.


Phase 1 of the County League began on Sunday last April 3rd with a home game against Cordal. The Mitchels boys gave a great display of football and had a good win on the night. Final score John Mitchels 4-10 Cordal 2-2.
James and Darragh M gave great displays in goals, Ciaran W, Jack O’D, Brian, Ciaran F, and Conor all put in a fantastic effort and played very well in the backs. Cian J, Jack F, Cathal, Austin and Jessie worked very hard throughout the game, and Sean, Kian, Darragh, Rory, Shane and Cian D all had a great influence on the game. Well done to all the team.

Round 2 against Gneeveguilla was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions

Fixtures are as follows:

Round 3: Away to Tarbert, 17th April
Round 4: Home to Beale, 24th April
Round 5: Away to Asdee/Ballylongford, 1st May
Round 2: Away to Gneeveguilla, to be re-fixed

U12 Girls:

Mitchels first game of the County League in which all girls were outstanding. Scorers for Mitchels were Mollie Duggan (2-0), Sophie Reidy (3-0), Linda O’Conner (0-02) Ciara Poultney (0-01). Well done to all the girls.

John Mitchels 5-3 Castlegregory 0-4

U12 Ladies Co League Preliminary Rounds:

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


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


05/04/2016 – Numbers drawn: 1, 2, 12, 13

No winner
Consolation prize winners:
€100 – Alison McEvoy c/o Mark
€25 – Mossie Carroll c/o Patrons
€25 – Kaelen Dunne c/o Sportsfield Bar
€25 – Jamie Power, Bishopstown Gaa, c/o Juveniles
€25 – Claire Connolly c/o Paddy
Next draw – 12/04/2016 – jackpot €1,100

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 next in John Mitchels Centre of Excellence, Camp, Ballyseedy.


Training will take place on Sunday next from 11.00 12.00 noon. If weather permits, training will take place outdoors.


Training continues on Sunday next from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m.

U-8 & U-10 LADIES:

Training continues on Sunday next from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m.

U-10 BOYS:

Training continues on Sunday next from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.


29/03/2016 – Numbers drawn: 11, 13, 25, 28

No winner
Consolation prize winners:
€100 – David Fitzgerald c/o Paddy
€25 – Donal Houlihan c/o Bertie
€25 – Vincent O’Mahony c/o Vincent
€25 – Denis Fitzgerald c/o Patrons
€25 – Mike Locke c/o Paddy
Next draw – 05/04/2016 – Jackpot €1,100


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 Helen McSwiney (nee Milner), Oakview Tralee and formerly of O’Connors Terrace and The Courthouse Tralee
To the family of Terence (Terry, Phil) Healy, Connolly Park and formerly of Mitchels Rd and the ESB Tralee
To the family of Catherine (Kit) Brosnan (nee McMahon), Knockanish, Tralee and formerly of Garryduff, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick
To the family of Josephine O’Rourke, (nee Burkett), Fairway Heights, Tralee
To the family of Fr Denis Leahy, Knockmoyle Tralee and formerly of Reacashla and Brosna
May they Rest in Peace

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