Club Notes 13th February 2023

Irish Life Steps Challenge returns!

The Steps Challenge started on January 11th and runs till February 15th. We continue to have fantastic numbers on week four and would like to thank all who took part. We are currently ranked in 6th place out of over 210 clubs.

Keep up the great work. We will reconvene again on Thursday evening at 7pm sharp. The club will be entered into a draw to win O’Neill’s vouchers as we have collectively hit 4000km in steps. You must download the Irish Life app, and register for John Mitchels Kerry as outlined below.

Can we ask everyone to start registering on the “My Life” app. Once downloaded and you’ve completed your profile go to

1: “Challenges”

2: Click into “Munster GAA – Every Step Counts”

3: At the top you will see leader board tap into this and scroll down until you see John Mitchels Kerry

Please spread the word these walks are for our entire community not just members.

Don’t forget to refresh your app to ensure that your steps are counted.

Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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-olds and over.


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. For 2023, there are a number of membership options available to members. An exciting development for the club has resulted in partnering with Fashion Designer Paul Galvin who has designed a John Mitchels Jersey and Training Top. The opportunity to purchase one of these tops is available as part of our 2023 membership options.

Club Patron which includes one adult membership, weekly entry to our Club Lotto Employment with Jersey or Training Top) €200

For 2023 membership rates are as follows:
• Juvenile Membership €30
• Juvenile Membership with John Mitchels Jersey €55
• Adult Membership €70
• Adult Membership with Jersey or Training Top €100
• Adult Membership (Students/OAP/Seeking Employment) €40
Adult Membership (Students/OAP/Seeking Employment with Jersey or Training Top) €75

  • Family Membership (2 Adults and 2 Children) €170
  • Family Membership with Juvenile Jerseys €220*
  • •Club Patron which includes one adult membership & weekly entry to our Club Lotto €170.

*** additional juveniles €20 membership and €45 to include a top

Membership can be paid online by clinking this link by calling to Ballyseedy any Sunday morning from 10.30 until 12 where Club Registrar Georgie Lowe will be available to take payment or please visit our website for more details.

If you register online, please email confirmation of your payment and the size required for the jersey and/or training top to Closing date for receipt of membership is Friday February 17th 2023.


All teams have now started their strength and conditioning for the 2023 season ahead. Fantastic work underway by all teams taking part.

Senior Men 

Tralee St Brendan’s Board

It was a lovely day for football where John Mitchels seniors took on Ardfert away at 12pm. Mitchels started with a high tempo and kept it up throughout the game.

Great defensive work coupled with accurate kick passing ensuring our forwards got plenty of supply, with James Duggan in particular shining, kicking with some lovely scores from play and from offensive marks.

It was great to see some of last year’s minors (Jack, Rory and Darragh) coming on for their senior debuts and scoring some points also. Well done to all who played and to all supporters who went along for the first victory of the season.

Next game is home to Stacks on the 19th February at 12 noon. Stay tuned for more information.

Senior Ladies

Senior ladies and U16 girls Strength and Conditioning is on Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and Sundays from 11am-12pm. New players always welcome.


Our u17s played their first game on Monday 6th of February in the first game of the town league. They faced Na Gaeil at home at 2pm.

There was nothing between the two sides and it could have gone either way right down to the end. The final score was John Mitchels 0-10 Na Gaeil 1-07. County league next fixture is in two weeks stay tuned for more information.


Returns on Sunday February 26th from 9.45AM

We cater for all boys and girls from 6 years of age to under 11.

Due to high demand, we will also have a junior infant boy’s and girl’s academy catering for boys and girls from 4 years of age to 6 years of age and all this under one roof in our fantastic facilities here in Ballyseedy.

All our coaches are currently doing coaching workshops for the season ahead and they literally cannot wait for February 26th!!!

For any inquiries, please phone our front desk on 0667197070 or you can call Mark on 0863595581.

We cannot wait to see you all again soon.


Bingo continues on Wednesday and Friday nights. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 12th February 2023.

This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 13, 17 & 20.

The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Denis O Regan

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €2,900.00.

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Kieran O Donoghue

€25.00: Pat Costello

€25.00: Mark McEvoy

€25.00: Joanne O Regan

Next week’s Jackpot is €2,950.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 5th February 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp.

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.


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


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

Kay Duggan (née O’Leary), Hollyhill, Cork / Tralee, Kerry

Mary Daly (née Murphy), Santa Maria, Kearney’s Road, Tralee, Kerry / Killarney, Kerry

Michael Brosnan, Kerins’ Park, Tralee, Kerry / Lixnaw, Kerry

Derek (John) Blennerhassett, Monkstown, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Marjorie O’Shea (née Boylan), Glenview, Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry / Ballymacelligott, Kerry

Michael Fitzgerald, Kilmore, Ballyduff, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Joe Madden, Tobar Naofa, Tralee, Kerry / Kilgarvan, Kerry

John Hayes, Tiduff, Ballyheigue, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Denis Switzer, Lisdara, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry