Club Notes 10th April 2023

Senior Men

Senior Men County League Division 3:

John Mitchels 0-11
Annascaul 1-09

Our seniors made the journey to Annascaul on Saturday evening for a 6.30pm throw in. Mitchels didn’t get off to a good start and trailed 01- 1-01 in the first 10 minutes of the first half.
It took another 8 minutes for the next point to be scored which unfortunately was in Annascauls favour bring the score line to 0-01-1-02 at 22 minutes in.

A few more scores were added to the board which only saw a difference of 3 points by half time at 0-03 to 1-3. Mitchels narrowed the gap 10 minutes into he second half bringing the score line to 0-07 to 1-05 only a one-point game with some great football by our boys.

John Mitchels kept chipping away and the gap throughout the second half was only 1 to 2 points. Unfortunately, Annascaul kept on ploughing on and the final score was John Mitchels 0-11 Annascaul 1-09.

Well done to all players and management. Seniors play Knocknagoshel at home on the 23rd of April throw in time TBC. Please show your support.

Round 1 – 19th March – Skellig Rangers 0-05 – John Mitchels 1-10

Round 2 – 2nd April – John Mitchels 1-13 – Renard 1-12

Round 3 – 9th April – Annascaul 1-09 – John Mitchels 0-11

Round 4 – 23rd April – Home to Knocknagoshal

Round 5 – 14th May – Away to Listry

Round 6 – 21st May – Home to Fossa

Round 7 – 4th June – Away to Brosna

Round 8 – 11th June – Home to Churchill

Round 9 – 25th June – Away to Dromid

Round 10 – 9th July – Home to Ardfert

Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages

Senior Men Development League
The senior development squad faces Ballymac B home on the 14/04/2023 under lights at 8.00pm. Please show your support.

Senior Ladies
Senior ladies had a break from games this week and concentrated on training in preparation for the next round of Donal Curtin cup. The ladies next game is home to Killcummin in Sunday 16th of April in Ballyseedy. Please come along and show your support.

The Minors have a semi-final game away on the 10th of April against Glenflesk at 6.30. All support welcome.

Under 16 girls
The u 16 girls made the journey to Killarney on Monday evening where they faced a strong Legion Team. Conditions were ok and the game was very challenging.

Unfortunately, Legion proved too strong for our girls but they never game up the fight until the final whistle. After the game the girls went to the club to do a nutrition webinar with Gaelic for teens along with the u14s and senior ladies also present.

Training will be sent out to parents for next week so stay tuned as the girls prepare for the second round of the county league. Next game is home to Moyvane/Duagh on the 19th of April time to be confirmed so stay tuned. We ask all girls to make training in the lead up to these games.

Under 15 Boys

U15 County League Division 1 Round 2

A damp April Monday evening greeted both sides as we entertained Dr Crokes at Ballyseedy. We sprung from the traps again with an early goal to settle us followed quickly by another point.

Although we were enjoying plenty of possession, the Green team were a little wasteful in the first half with some poor shooting and over-elaboration resulting in missed opportunities. At the other the men from Killarney were keeping the score board ticking over to go in at half time only 5 points behind.

The half time instruction was clear, put the ball over the bar and the Greens obliged in kind, taking some impressive points and adding a goal to the tally. Dr Crokes never stopped battling to their credit and added a goal from a penalty near the finish but it proved to be just a consolation with the Greens running out comfortable winners at the end. The Greens now have a break, with a bye next week.


John Mitchels 3-17

Dr Crokes 1-10

U15 Division 9 County League

The U15 Gold team had their first start of the season Friday  evening in Ballyseedy, with Kerins O Rahilys/St Pats providing the opposition. Despite playing against the wind in the first half, we started brightly and were it not for some slightly wayward shooting, should have had a few more scores on the board.

At the other end, our backs defended stoutly to limit the oppositions scores.
The Golds kept the pressure up in the second half, picking off some great scores to run out comfortable winners in the end.

It was great to see some familiar faces from last year returning this evening to make their mark! Special mention also to the members of the u13 panel who made their u15 debut tonight and played their part in a great team performance.
Next game for the Golds is versus Kenmare away, date and time to be confirmed.


John Mitchels Gold 7-15

Kerins O Rahilys/St Pats 2-5

Our Gold team had their second outing of the season with Glenflesk making the journey up to Ballyseedy. With the benefit of a strong wind in the first half, the Gold’s had built up a good lead by half time. The second half continued in similar vein, with our lads always looking in control. All credit to Glenflesk who never gave up, despite fielding out a very young side due to absences.

Two wins from two now for the Gold’s with next up being an away trip to Kenmare on next Friday evening, time to be confirmed. We will be in touch regarding next training and arrangements for the game.

Under 14 Girls
After a hugely busy week last week with the Green and the Gold teams recording wins over Finuge St Senans and St Pats respectively, the Easter holidays has seen a break in fixtures, giving coaches and chance to work on tactics and other adjustments, based on the early games. Training continues next week, with plans to have a challenge game with our u16s on Tuesday night.

Under 13 Boys
No U13 games took place this weekend but both the Green and gold teams trained well off the back of a hard weekend last week, with mixed results.
The Gold team play this coming Tuesday evening and the Green team plays on Thursday evening, both games are away to Austin Stacks in Connolly Park.

Under 12 Girls
The U12 girls were able to use the main pitch at the complex on Thursday night. This meant the girls were able to practice their kicking skills with their goals . A very competitive match ensued.

On Easter Sunday morning the girls took to the astro pitch where we were pleasantly surprised to have such a good turnout considering the day that it was. We worked on our soloing & team building.
Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New comers always welcome.

Under 11 Boys
This week our U11 boys travelled to Austin Stacks for our last game of the Tralee District League. After a tough opening period we showed what we were made of in the second half by battling for every ball, supporting our team mates and taking some great scores. All round, a great start to our season. Next week be begin our County Games at home to Killarney Legion.

Happy Easter!!


Under 8 and 10 Girls
Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for Sunday morning training. A quick warmup followed by kicking, passing and possession drills, and shooting game. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display and we are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s training. Also the Easter Egg surprise went down really well.
Training next Sunday at 9-45am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 Boys
The u9 boys had a great session working on hand passing soloing and kick passing. At the end of their session on Sunday they were treated to an Easter egg by the club. Great to see so many players attending each week . The coaches and team would like to send on condolences to Mark Mc Evoy Ciarán and Kaylem on the sad passing of Lorraine Mc Evoy. May Lorraine RIP X.

Under 6 & 7 Boys and Girls
We had a fantastic Easter Sunday at our Ballyseedy complex on Sunday morning.
Our boys and girls at under 6s and 7s all joined together for a fun session this morning.

We had multiple fun games, dodge ball and stuck in the mud being the favourites.
Skill emphasis was on catching and kicking today and the boys and girls were fantastic.
The session culminated with the presentation of Easter eggs. An acknowledgement of their hard work.

We will train again next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex.  As always, new members are always welcome

Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.
Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am and 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 continues 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 2nd April 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 3, 4 & 16. The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,000.00. Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:
€25.00: Mike Bowler
€25.00: Stephen Brosnan
€25.00: Stephen Brosnan
€25.00: Niall Mc Auliffe
Next week’s Jackpot is €3,350.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 16th April 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 Mitchels and SVP. All donations welcome.

John Mitchels 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 the John Mitchels GAA Club we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to our Juvenile Chairman Mark Mc Evoy on the untimely passing of his sister Lorraine.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark, Lorraine’s Mother and Father Anne and John, her two sons Ciarán and Kaylem and her brother David.

Lorraine also volunteered at the Club helping on Sunday mornings. We will miss her bright and cheerful smile and her wonderful organisational skills.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Catherine (Kit, Kitty) Griffin (née McMahon), Lohercannon, Tralee, Kerry / Tullylease, Cork

John Browne, Ard na Lí, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry / Ballymacelligott, Kerry