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Early Years

Prior to 1927, one team represented Tralee in the Kerry Senior Football County Championship namely Tralee John Mitchels. As this team was so successful the Kerry County Board requested that it should be divided into three individual teams representing, Boherbee, Rock St. and Strand St. The area of the town which these clubs would represent were based on the formation of the three I.R.A companies which operated in Tralee during the War of Independence. This decision brought into being the three clubs now known as Boherbee John Mitchels, Austin Stacks and Kerins O'Rahilly's.

The Boherbee John Mitchels in the intervening years since 1927 have been regarded as one of the most progressive and successful clubs in Kerry. While of late success on the playing field had eluded Mitchels their past achievements hasd given them a unique place in Kerry G.A.A history books most notably their record breaking five Senior Football titles in a row, 1959-1963. It is believed by many Kerry G.A.A observers that this record is very unlikely to be emulated in the future.

The Boherbee John Mitchels Club are now the holders of 10 Senior, 1 U-21 and 3 Minor County Championships. The Club has given great players to the County Teams over the years winning a huge number of All Ireland medals in all grades. The Club has also given many outstanding officials to the G.A.A at County, Provincial and Central Council level. One such man was Jerry Myles. In 1986 the Club opened their Bar and Pavilion which has added to the social side of activities with the Club and it has also given local residents a focal point within the John Mitchels area.
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