Club Notes 17th April 2023

Senior Men

Senior men are due to play Knocknagoshel at home in round 4 of the County League on the 23rd of April with a throw in time is at 2pm. Please show your support.

Senior Men Development League

The senior development squad faced Ballymac B under lights on Friday evening at home at 8pm. Great football was on display throughout and our boys came out on top on night also. Great win for the team and well done to players and coaches. Details to follow for the next round.

Senior Ladies

John Mitchels 1-06 Kilcummin 3-10

Round 2 of the Donal Curtin Cup ended in a home defeat to Kilcummin last Sunday.  Kilcummin were quicker into their stride and opened up a 3-point lead in the opening minutes before a pointed free from Diana O’Keeffe settled the home side.

Ava Buckley then put John Mitchels in front with a well taken goal but Kilcummin responded in kind to go 2 points up before Diana O’Keeffe reduced the lead with a point from play and then both teams traded points, Ava Buckley scoring for the home side to leave the scores 1-.4 to 1.03 at half time.

The backs battled hard in the first half keeping the score line tight. Kilcummin started the second half as they had started the first with 3 quick-fire points to stretch their lead to 4.  Points from play from both Lily Parker and Rachel Kilgallen reduced the lead to a manageable 2 points but then Kilcummin hit for their second goal with an excellent finish.

The backs were kept going and battled well to put Kilcummin at a standstill for a good bit of the game. A lot of defensive work was needed to keep the score as tight as possible This score seemed to unsettle the home side and Kilcummin then tacked on 3 further points to move into an eight-point lead.

Lily Parker reduced the arrears with a well taken point from a long range free but just before full time Kilcummin added their third goal to put a perhaps flattering 10-point margin between the sides at full time.

Despite the result John Mitchels can take a lot of positives from the day.  The club had 20 players at their disposal and this is a huge positive for the promotion of the game for the club at a senior level. Following on from a hard-earned draw against Finuge St. Senans a fortnight ago the club will resume training on Thursday night in preparation for Round 3 of the competition.

John Mitchels Squad. Kayleigh Collins, Julie Foley, Tanya O’Connor, Emma Carmody, Lucie O’Donoghue, Shannon Martin, Erika O’Connor, Sarah Kilgallen, Ashleigh Murphy, Rachel Kilgallen, Diana O’Keeffe, Lily Parker, Ellie O’Rahilly, Ava Buckley, Grace Hamilton, Emma Lynch, Eabha Mullen, Lily Silong, Ava Sharma, Aoife O’Brien.


Monday night the minors played Glenflesk in a county league semi-final away. After the first half Mitchels were trailing by a few points but with a strong second half performance they got back into the game, but unfortunately it was not enough.

The boys did the club proud as usual. Our Central Region campaign starts 24th of April. Further details to follow.

Under 16 girls

The girls had two training sessions this week despite the weather, with one of the sessions focused on speed & endurance. The girls did very well and pushed past their comfort zone finishing with mobility session upstairs in the club.

Friday evenings session was pitch based, working on hand-passing & kick-outs. We are down to play Duagh/ Moyvanne at home next week time and date to be confirmed. Training Monday 7-8 all new players welcome.

Under 15 Boys

On Wednesday evening last our Gold team made the journey to Kenmare to face what was to be a very strong Kenmare side.

At half time our Gold team stepped up their game and picked off some beautiful scores with a final score of Mitchels 4-10 to Kenmare 7-15, Well done lads massive effort as usual. Training Monday 7-8 full attendance required. Na Misteallaig Abu

Under 14 Girls

Training continues for the John Mitchels u14 team this week on Tuesday and Thursday. The players will be taking part in the Gaelic4Teens tournament in Dublin next weekend, one of only 2 teams from Kerry who are involved in this initiative, which aims to keep teenage girls involved in sports for longer.

Sincere thanks to the coaches and volunteers who are travelling next weekend. We wish all the girls the best and hope they have an enjoyable day in Abbotstown.

Under 13 Boys

The U13 Gold team won convincingly in the first half and led by 1:07 to no score. The backs were well on top, and the forwards took the necessary scores to draw the half to a close, the second half was a different story and Laune Rangers found their scoring boots, to ratchet up 3:06.

The Mitchels forwards came through again with a very young team and a kept the score board ticking over with a final score-line of 2:12 to Mitchels and 3:06 Laune Rangers. Thanks as always to our U11’s who formed part of our squad.

The Green team with a few absentees sent out a much-changed team. We had a debut in goals for Shane Roche and he was as rock solid as ever. Our scores in the first half came with a good spread of players and we lead by 4 at the break.

We went score for score in the second half and battled hard with our younger boys playing out of their skin. Our free taker Ronan Harrington O’Callaghan was imperious for us and our midfield covered acres of ground to support both halves of the pitch.

We nicked a win by two points after a late goal from Laune Rangers.

Final score-line of Mitchels 2:10 2:08 Laune Rangers.

Under 12 Girls

The U12 girls arrived very excited to training Thursday with the confirmation of their first game in the North Kerry League next Tuesday night away to Finuge/St Senans.

The U12 coaches have worked very closely with Thomas Kearns the Coaching & Games Development Officer and have devised a great session plan for the season.

The coaches are delighted with the amount of players committing to training sessions and skill levels are improving every session.

Best wishes to the girls on Tuesday night on their trip to Mountcoal for their first match with a throw time of 7pm. Please come and support the girls. Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New comers always welcome.

Under 11 Boys 

This week our U11 boys were at home to Killarney Legion. It was great to see all our skills on show but what pleased the coaches the most was our huge work rate off the ball. Thanks to Killarney Legion for a very sporting game. Next week we are away to Milltown Castlemaine.

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for Sunday morning training on grass for the first time this year. A quick warm-up 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. Training next Sunday at 10:30am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 Boys

John Mitchels U9 Boys hosted Ballymac on Sunday Morning last for some non-competitive Go Games. Both sides displaying some fantastic passing & defending skills in what was 2 highly contested games! Well done to both sides.

It was fantastic to see all the training paying off. Next week see’s our U9 Boys travel to Kerins O’Rahilly’s. Parents will be notified of times during the week. Until then keep on practicing!

Under 6 & 7 Boys and Girls

Ciaran O’Brien took the lead Sunday morning at our under 6 & 7s training.

The boys and girls really enjoyed the session and really got stuck in.  Skills was the theme of the session and the young and enthusiastic players really adapted well to the challenge. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am and as always, we welcome new members.

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 16th April 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 9,13,14 &17 .The numbers today were drawn by Peter Nammock and Dan O Donoghue. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,050.00. Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Henry Burrows

€25.00: Donnchadh Noonan

€25.00: Sinead Corkery

€25.00: Thomas Kearns

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,400.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 23rd 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 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 John Mitchels we also extend a sincere sympathy to Gail and Georgie Lowe on the passing of Mary Doody, Gail’s sister. We also extend our sympathies to the families of the following:

Eddie McQueen, Rock Street & The Spá, Tralee, Kerry

Kathleen (Catherine) McGuire (née Hartnett), Racecourse Road, Tralee, Kerry / Listowel, Kerry

Eileen Ryan (née Moriarty), Tralee, Kerry / Kildare

Ina Mulhall (née Carroll), The Kerries, Tralee, Kerry / Cork City, Cork

Jerry Godsell, Aperee Living, Tralee, Kerry / Dublin

Christopher Robbins, ‘Windy Ridge Farm’ Ashill, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Kerry

Eileen Walsh (née Healy), Toureen, Kilflynn, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry