Club Notes 11th July 2022


The senior men played Listry in the final round of the county league on Friday 08th July at home.

The played several panel players who made their debut and performed very well.

The highlights of the first half were the performances from Niall Sheehy and Bryan Costello.

We led at half time 03-03 01-08.

Second half was tit for tat and we added great scores from Niall Sheehy and Shane O Connor which we raced into a 2-point lead with two minutes to go.

Listry attacked and they were awarded a penalty which they converted to rub out victors on a score line of 04-09 to 02-16.


Our senior ladies have a number of North Kerry league games to play  over the coming weeks with the county Championship which will start on August 8th.
We play rathmore B in the semi-final of the Donal Curtin Cup fixture details to be finalised this week.


We had our first game in the St Brendan’s league against strand road at home on Tuesday night.

It was a great team performance from start to finish great mixture of youth and experience and we won by three points.

Mitchels 1 goal 9pts to 9pts.

We play Stacks next Tuesday night in Connolly park 7.30

Please show your support.


Our u17s had their semi-final replay in Cromane Monday night.

The boys played their hearts out in perfect conditions but it just wasn’t to be on the night.

These boys have made the Mitchels club proud this season and the outlook with this group of players moving forward is bright.

The still have the town league final against Na Gael to come, further details to follow.


Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00 7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League

All newcomers welcome.


On Wednesday last we were scheduled to play Kerins O Rahillys/St Pat’s at home in Ballyseedy. As this game did not go ahead we trained instead putting in a good session with lots of kicking and defensive work covered. Next week we are away to sneem/Derrynane on Wednesday evening so an early departure needed. Details will be given at training Monday.


John Mitchels 7-8 Ballymacelligott 1-5.

After a break of a week, the John Mitchels girls were back in competitive action on Saturday night when they made the short trip out to Ballymacelligott for a local derby.

With a number of players missing, it meant that our panel strength was tested and they came through in colours, with a 7-8 to 1-5 victory.

The platform for success was laid at midfield, where Ellie Rahilly and Amy Noonan worked like engines throughout, closing down the opposition, carrying the ball deep upfield and setting up our forwards.

Our deadly duo of Kerri Falvey and Lisa O’Shea in the full forward line were lively throughout and couldn’t be stopped.

In the opening half it was the Kerri Falvey show, as she opened the scoring with a point, before fine teamwork set her up for three goals in a row.

This settled the team, with Lisa O’Shea and Kerri adding further points before Ballymac opened their account. Two late points from Ellie Rahilly and Kerri made it a 3-5 to 0-2 half time lead.

This wasn’t to say that the Mitchels defence had nothing to do. Time and again they had to be sharp to stop dangerous Ballymac attacks, with Eabha Mullen, Ava Sharma, Nicole Hennig, Sadhbh Corkery and Gia Sharma rock solid.

And when Ballymac broke through that, captain Grace O’Regan was super cool in goals, with some important blocks.

The second half saw Ballymac up their game and they grabbed 2 early points before Kerri scored her fourth goal. Lisa O’Shea scored a Mitchels point, but it wasn’t the end of the scoring as she grabbed a further 2-2 in the final quarter, the half forward line of Brigid Stewart and Ella McCannon using a huge amount of ball.

A further goal from Ellie Reidy settled the game comprehensively in Mitchels favor.

Given the warm weather, it was important to give players a rest and the substitutes played their part, with Kelly O’Sullivan, Rhianna O’Brien, Chloe O’Brien, Katelyn Laide, Ciara Harris, Ella Dennehy, Ella O’Brien and Laya Bauschlicher all coming on during the game and ensuring the tempo never dropped.

The results to date should bring us close to reaching through final of the competition with our game this week at home to Laune Rangers very important.

Training continues during the week and players will be contacted about training and game times

The John Mitchels GAA Club would like to express our sympathies to one of our own players, Claudia Duffin, whose mother Naomi passed away during the week. We also extend our sympathes to Claudias Dad Eric and all of Naomi’s family. Our thoughts are with them and their families during this difficult time. May Naomi rest in peace.


Following the completion of the County League campaign, the U13s have been enjoying a well-earned break.

However, it’s back to training this week!

Details of training times will issued via whats app parent group.

U12 Girls

On Wednesday evening the u12 girls had an intense but fun training session. The turn out of players was very good considering most of the players were involved in the Cúl Camp which was taking place during the week

The competitive nature was very clear to see from the girls.

The girls worked on several drills but the highlight would have to have been the orange  v yellow bib match where both teams played excellently.

The girls were able to demonstrate all they have learned throughout the year.

There was no training this Sunday as it was the girls first break from training and matches since the start of the year.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday evening at 7pm until 8pm. Gum-shields are mandatory.

New players always welcome.


We took a well-earned break from training this week as all the boys where enrolled in the Mitchels Cul Camp.

We will train again Thursday night at 6pm.


The girls had a rest last week due to participation in the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps being held in John Mitchels and to also support the Kerry team who faced Dublin in the semi-final on Sunday.

Training commences again on Wednesday 13th from 6.30pm-7.30pm

We look forward to seeing you all there

New players always welcome.


John Mitchels U9 Boys took a break from training on Sunday Morning last to cheer on Kerry in their semi-final, training continues this Wednesday evening 6.00pm to 7.00pm Gumshields & water essential.

Fixtures:  Out older U11 boys will participate in the Milltown Castlemaine Invitational blitz on Sunday 17th July at 11am


The under 7s had a break this week so they could support their county team

Training commences again next Sunday July 17th from 10.30am-11.30am

New players always welcome


JOHN MITCHELS GAA CAMP will take place on August 2nd until August 5th at our club grounds with a full packed, and varied week of games assured.

To Book your Childs place.

Step 1: Fill out the application form that will be given to members at training or collect at reception

Step 2: Return application form to reception in the John Mitchels complex no later than July 29th

Limited spaces available

Step 3: Payment of €50.00 per child and subsequent children €30.00 to reception in the John Mitchels complex.


Bingo continues every Wednesday and Friday night. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee and enjoy the fun.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto

Sundays draw was postponed until Monday evening at 7pm due to the Kerry v Dublin match

Jackpot of €1,350.00 not won.

Lucky Dip Winners

€25 – Henry Burrows

€25 – John McEniry

€25 – Majella Milward

€25 – Kieran O’Donoghue

Next Sunday’s Jackpot – €1,400.00

Ticket sales close at 9am sharp ton Sunday morning 17th July 2022.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:

We thank you for all your support.


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.


Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle. Please respect the rules of the walkway being a smoke free zone, with no cycling, studded boots or dog walking. Many thanks to the users of this facility for respecting these rules.


Our boot club is now back if you want to drop off your old boots so they can be reused, feel free to drop them to reception.


We welcome all our club members, supporters and parents/family members to our lounge room every Sunday where they can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while training takes place. Take the opportunity to catch up on club matters and enjoy some conversation in a relaxed and welcoming setting.


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


Sign up through the following link…

Club Registrar Georgie Lowe is also at Ballyseedy every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon to take membership if this option works better for new and existing members..


On behalf of all in John Mitchels we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following:

Noela Reynolds (née Long), Rathcoole, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

John Neil Steuart McAloon, Deelis, Camp, Tralee, Kerry

Naomi Curtin, Shanbally, Knocknagree, Cork / Tralee, Kerry

Nora King (née Walsh), Clash West, Tralee, Kerry

Chris (Christy) Cummins, An Cillin,Killeen Road, Tralee, Kerry / Murroe, Limerick

Joan Murphy (née O’Shea), Skehanagh, Tralee, Kerry / Castlemaine, Kerry

Eileen P O’Flaherty, Derrymore East, Tralee, Kerry