Club Notes 16th January 2023

Annual AGM

We held our Annual AGM last Saturday Above in Ballyseedy complex, in a well-attended meeting Chairperson Brid McElligott welcomed everyone to the annual review of club activities in 2022.Our President Ted Fitzgerald spoke about the huge amount of work that it takes to run a club in this day and age. All out going officers were re-elected and Brid encouraged everyone to keep the work that had started in 2022 into 2023 with all committee s working hard, Brid said we all looked forward to getting back into playing action and wished all teams , club members and supporters’ success in 2023.

Irish Life Steps Challenge

The Steps Challenge started on January 11th and runs till February 15th. We had fantastic numbers on the first night and would like to thank all who took part. We will reconvene again on Thursday evening at 7pm sharp. The club will be entered into a draw to win O’Neill’s vouchers once we 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

In addition, our Ireland Lights Up weekly walk, in collaboration with “Operation Transformation” will return on Thursday 12th January at 7pm on our Club walkway. Please join us!

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


From everyone here in John Mitchels Gaa club we would like to say a huge congratulations to Fossa Gaa and Rathmore Gaa on the winning of their club All Ireland Finals in Croke Park yesterday. Well Done.


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.
Come along to the Astroturf and take part in a one-hour session with George Bastible. Open to all club members, players and parents from minor upwards. If you have the desire to be the best version of yourself, come to John Mitchels at 6pm on Monday and 8pm on Fridays and increase your fitness levels


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.

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 and weekly entry to our Club Lotto €170

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

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

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

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 completed their season for 2022 and we wish all players well on their strength and conditioning programs


Bingo is 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 15th January 2023

This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 4, 8, 20. The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Brid McElligott. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €2,700.00.

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Sharon McElligott

€25.00: Stephen Brosnan

€25.00: Grace Falvey

€25.00: Bertie Flynn Snr

Next week’s Jackpot is €2,750.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 22nd January 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 Mitchel’s 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:

Brigid Agnes Swayze, Farranfore, Currans, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Kathleen  (Kitty) Clifford (née Teahan ), Woodbrook Court & Croughmore, Tralee, Kerry / Firies, Kerry

Mary O’Dowd (née Enright), Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry / Ballyduff, Kerry

Tommy LEEN, Philadelphia, USA, Enniscorthy, Wexford / Tralee, Kerry

Tom McSwiney, Clahane, Ballyard, Tralee, Kerry