Club Notes 17th July 2023

Congratulations – All Ireland Competitions

On behalf of all in John Mitchels congratulations to the Kerry Senior Men and Kerry Senior Ladies teams on their victories at the weekend.

Wishing the Kerry Senior Men, the best in the All-Ireland final against Dublin. Best of luck to the Senior ladies against Mayo in their All-Ireland semi-final.

Senior Men

Our Senior Men’s team will play Ardfert in the last round home game of the County League. We await the date for this fixture.

Senior Men Development 

Our Development Team played Austin Stacks at home last Tuesday evening, with Stacks winning by 3 points. We play Kerins O Rahilly’s away on Thursday 20th at 7.30pm. Please show your support for our development squad.

Senior Ladies

After a great run of football our Senior Ladies face play Firies on Monday 17th in Farranfore at 8.00pm in the next round of the Donal Curtin Cup. All support is greatly appreciated.

Mother and Others
We welcomed everyone back on Wednesday July 12th at 8pm after a well-deserved break the week before.  If you are 25 years and over and currently not playing adult competitive football come along and give it a go. Training continues next Wednesday 19th at 8pm

Stay tuned for training details as we await Town league fixtures.

Under 16 Girls

Super work put in by the girls this week with plenty of good spirit from all. Training this week was based on attacking drills and taking the opportunity to score when it’s on. Plenty of kicking & hand passing over the bar style drills. We have updated our training days to Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7-8. We look ahead to our next fixture at home V MKL Gaels with a throw-in fixed for 7:00pm on Wednesday, 19th July. Training Monday time adjusted to 6-7pm.

Under 15 Boys
On Wednesday evening last we made the short trip to Ballymac to play the 3rd round of the Central League. We got off to a slow start conceding a couple of points without reply but we soon settled into the game with some great open play. We dominated midfield throughout the game with a great work rate.

We put quick ball into the forwards which paid dividends with Mitchels, running out winners on a score line of John Mitchels 1-16 to Ballymac 1-8. We await the semi-final draw and will continue to train details through whatsapp. Well done mentors and players on a fantastic victory.

Friday evening saw Team Gold in action against local rivals Austin Stacks on a desperate evening weather wise. We got off to a flying start with some well taken early points and very brave defending, playing against a strong wind in the first half, saw us work the ball very well through the lines and have a narrow lead at half time.

The second half was a very well contested match with both sides scrapping for every ball with Mitchels running out eventual winners on a scoreline of John Mitchels 4-8 to Austin Stacks 5-3. Well done players and coaches.

Under 14 Girls 

John Mitchels under 14 girls Green team travelled to Killorglin last Monday night to take on Laune Rangers in Division 6 of the County League.

On a very poor surface, it was always going to be a challenging game and so it proved, as Mitchels had the better of the exchanges, but the home team stuck in there.

The Mitchels star of the show was undoubtedly Anna Marie Perkins, who grabbed 3-1 and was on fire in the corner forward position.

Her threat was so much that the Rangers eventually put a second marker on her to try and stop her scoring. An early point from Kerri Falvey was followed by Anna Marie’s first goal, picking up the rebound after a shot from Ciara Harris was saved.

Anna Marie’s second goal followed shortly after and while Rangers came back with 3 points, her third goal followed midway through the half. Rangers came more into the game with a goal, and another on the stroke of half time to leave it 3-3 to 2-4  at the break.

Rangers came out strongly in the second half scored 2 early points. However a free from Kerri Falvey steadied the ship and substitutes Nicole McCannon, Natalia Hennig and Ava Byrne brought fresh energy to the team. In particular Ava Byrne intercepted some dangerous ball while Nicole and Natalia shut down their markers.

A late goal from the impressive Ella McCannon and a point from Amy Noonan settled matters late on, in what was an exciting finish. Next up for the Green team is a home game against Beale on Tuesday, while the Gold team are at home to Inbhear Sceine Gaels on Monday night.

Under 13 Boys

The Green team played Ardfert in Division 1 of the Central league where we played a very competitive Ardfert team who pushed us extremely hard in the first half, with little between the teams at the break.

We pulled away in the second half and won out convincingly. Speedy recovery to the Ardfert player who got injured towards the end of the game.  We played Churchill in Division 4 of the Central League at home with the point awarded to Churchill.

Under 12 Girls 

The U12 girls welcomed Tarbert to the Mitchels on Wednesday evening, led by Captain Margaret Coffey. Tarbert had a very strong side and despite the best efforts of the girls, it was not our night. Massive thanks to Sharon Mc Donnell Harris who is stepping down in her role as a coach for the u12 girls.

On behalf of all us in the Club we would like to express our thanks for Sharon for her tremendous commitment and hard work. Training continues every Wednesday & Sunday.

Under 11 Boys

No game this week so our under 11 boys will train this coming Thursday at 6.15pm and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. We are hoping to kick off our Central League campaign in the coming weeks. All new players are very welcome.

Under 9 Boys
John Mitchels under 9 Boys had a fantastic turn out on Tuesday evening last away to Milltown/Castlemaine. Both team’s displayed fantastic skills with some brilliant defending & scoring from both sides.  Our thanks to Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club for being so well organized and we look forward to having their return visit to us in the near future. Well done again both sides

Under 6s & 7s Boys and Girls and Under 8 and 10 Girls

We gave the players a weekend off so they could support both Kerry Senior teams. Training continues again next Sunday 23rd from 11am-12pm. New players are always welcome.

Golf Classic
The annual John Mitchels Gold Classic takes place in Beaufort on August 25th. This is a really important fundraiser for the club. A four ball costs €300 and a tee sponsor is €75. Please support this event and tee times/tee box sponsorship can be booked by contacting 066 7197070.

John Mitchels Summer Camp

The John Mitchels Summer Camp takes place from July 24th to the 28th at a cost of €50 for one child and €30 for each subsequent child registered. It takes place from 10am to 2pm. Booking forms are available at reception at the complex in Ballyseedy.

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 Draw is postponed until Monday 17th of July. Stay tuned for more information. We thank you for all your support.

John Mitchel’s Sports Complex & Chamfers
If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball etc. or our astro turf pitch please contact club reception on 066 7197070.

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

Donal Shanahan, Rathmines, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Sandra Eastwood (née Healy), Gort na Gréine, Tralee, Kerry

Seán Donoghue, The Spá, Tralee, Kerry

Jimmy Brosnan, Harbour Hill, Cobh, Cork / Tralee, Kerry

John Martin, Hazelwood, Monavalley, Tralee, Kerry / Fethard, Tipperary

Máiread Fernane, Caherslee, Tralee, Kerry