Club Notes 20th March 2023

St. Patricks Day Parade 

Thanks to all of the players, their parents and our supporters who took part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. There was a fantastic turnout from the club and it was great to see the club profiled on RTE. A special word of thanks to all who were involved in organising the parade on behalf of the club, especially Club Juvenile Chair Mark McEvoy.

Senior Men 

John Mitchels 1-10

Skellig Rangers 0-05

The Senior County League Round 1 took place on Saturday March 18th at 3.30pm when John Mitchels made the journey to play Skellig Rangers in Portmagee.

John Mitchels played with a strong wind in their favour for the first half with some great football on display, despite the challenging playing conditions.

We would like to thank everyone who made the journey to support the Seniors. Round 2 is a home game to Renard on the 2nd of April. Time to be confirmed.

Senior County League Fixtures 2023 – Division 3


Round 1 – 19th March – Skellig Rangers 0-05 – John Mitchels 1-10

Round 2 – 2nd April – Home to Renard

Round 3 – 9th April – Away to Annascaul

Round 4 – 23rd April – Home to Knocknagoshal

Round 5 – 14th May – Away to Listry

Round 6 – 21st May – Home to Fossa

Round 7 – 4th June – Away to Brosna

Round 8 – 11th June – Home to Churchill

Round 9 – 25th June – Away to Dromid

Round 10 – 9th July – Home to Ardfert

Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages

Senior Ladies 

Senior ladies trained on Sunday with a great pitch session. A huge effort was made by the group so well done.

Training will take place on Thursday (March 23rd) from 7pm-8pm on the pitch and again Sunday 26th March challenge match time to be confirmed.

Donal Curtin cup is Sunday 2nd April and full fixtures to follow.  Any players 16 years and over are more than welcome to join our Senior Ladies team so please come along to any of our training sessions.


The minors played Currow on Thursday at home, where the pitch was very heavy and tough on the legs, but a great team performance seen us win by a single point for the first 2pts in the county league.

We played Saturday at home against Churchill which was a tough ask 2 days after the Currow game. The legs were heavy and despite a great effort by the team, it was Churchills day. Our next game is against Dingle on Monday 27th March. Further details to follow.

Under 16 Girls 

The girls had a great session this week focusing on game play scenario’s switching with backs & forwards. We go again this week with Training Monday 7-8 & Friday 8-9. We welcome new & past players to come give it a try.

Under 15 Boys 

Training continues every Wednesday and Friday evening 6-7, with any changes to be notified via the parents whatsapp group. With the league starting the 29th of March preparation by all of the team is vital. Our first game sees us away to Laune Rangers in Killorglin.

U14 Girls

John Mitchels 6-9
Spa 1-0

John Mitchels u14 girls had their first competitive game of the season in Ballyseedy last Sunday at 1pm, when they took on Spa of Killarney in a damp day, in the u14 County League.

We are delighted to have enough players to be able to enter 2 teams in this league and it was the Division 7 team in action on Sunday, with the Division 8 team having a bye this week.

It turned out to be a strong team that took part and after some early efforts went astray, the pressure began to tell when Ciara Harris goaled, and this was quickly followed up by a point from Kerri Falvey and another goal from Amy Noonan.

Our defence was operating strongly, with our half-back line in particular pushing up hard and shutting down space for Spa to work the ball out of defence.

Laoise O’Sullivan, Rhianna O’Brien and Nicole Hennig were outstanding on the day, and made life much easier for our full-back line of Katelyn Laide, Sadhbh Corkery and captain Gia Sharma.

Spa rallied and after a goal from Claudia Duffin for Mitchels, they put us under some pressure, scoring a goal of their own before Hannah Roche rounded off the half with a point to make it 3-2 to 1-0 to Mitchels at the break.

The second half saw a number of changes made, but it continued to be Mitchels dominating, especially around midfield, where Ella McCannon, Amy Noonan and later on, Natalia Hennig were dominant on the ball.

Two early points from Caoimhe Nammock stretched the lead, with another form Ciara Harris before three goals in a row, one from Kerry Fialvey and 2 from Caoimhe Nammock, pushed Mitchels into a strong lead.

The half-forward line of Tara Dowling, Kerri Falvey and Claudia Duffin were proving to be a complete nuisance, winning ball, pressing forward into attack and really attacking the Spa defence and gave them no rest.

The players continued to push and late points from Kerri Falvey, Caoimhe Nammock (2) and Dionne Rogers ended the game with a comfortable Mitchels win.

It was a well-deserved win and the benefits of the Strength and Conditioning program run by the club over the winter months were shown today, with the girls first to the ball, full of running and determined to see the team to victory.

Team: Grace O’Regan, Katelyn Laide, Sadhbh Corkery, Gia Sharma, Nicole Hennig, Rhianna O’Brien, Laoise O’Sullivan, Amy Noonan, Ella McCannon, Tara Dowling, Kerri Falvey, Claudia Duffin, Dionne Rogers, Kelly O’Sullivan, Ciara Harris

Substitutes: Hannah Roche, Faye Moloney, Alannah Doody, Caoimhe Lennon, Caoimhe Nammock, Aine Dowling, Kayla Kirwan, Natalia Hennig

Under 13 Boys 

Congrats to John Mitchels on a hard-fought win against Austin Stacks team in terrible conditions. A final score of 2:07 to 0:08 does not reflect the efforts of both forward lines as there was no easy ball won.

Our midfield battled from start to finish and kept the team moving forward, and our backs kept us in contention when scores were hard to come by for the forwards.

The whole team should be proud of themselves because a hard-fought win will serve them more in the challenges to come. Sunday 26th of March sees the Gold team in division 9 are away to Legion followed by the Green team division 1 at 7pm

Under 12 Girls 

A great turn out again at our 2 sessions this week, where we welcomed Mairead , Jessica, Emma and Zoe to the team.

The team have been working hard on their soloing and kick passing. Congratulations to the girls on the team who have recently made their Confirmation.

Well done also to girls who took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade representing the Club. Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New players are always welcome.

Under 11 Boys 

Even with the bad weather we had a great turn out this Sunday morning for training. All the boys are showing great improvement in the skills and looking forward to our first game of the year next Thursday 23rd March away to Kerins O’ Rahillys at 6pm.

Under 8 and 10 Girls 

Our u8 & u10 girls braved the weather at training today. In cool and damp conditions, the girls did their best in picking, passing and kicking drills. Thanks to Senior Ladies footballers Julie and Sarah for their help.

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 9.45am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 Boys 

John Mitchels U9 Boys trained on Sunday last under the supervision of Club Coach Thomas Kearns. Thomas set up some fantastic fun games for our young lad’s to get warmed up & then straight into skills training.

We would also like thank everyone who joined us on our annual St Patrick’s Day Parade march which was a huge success again this year well done everyone. Training for U9 Boys continues every Sunday Morning from 9.45am All Newcomers Welcome.

Under 7 Boys and Girls 

We had a great turn out on Mother’s Day for training for our young super stars.

Despite the wet weather outside, we had 2 tremendous sessions indoors in our Ballyseedy Complex.  The under 7s put in a tough skills session with some great fun games.  The coaches had great fun with the multiple skill stations!

Under 6 Boys and Girls 

The under 6s as always were full of energy, full of laughter and eager to play football. Game of the day as picked by the boys and girls was ‘flush the toilet’ closely followed by ‘dodge ball’. Training continues next Sunday at 11am. And as always new members are always welcome


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.

Our membership offer linked to Paul Galvin merchandise is now closed; however, 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.

Scór na nÓg 2023 

Áine performed in the senior Scór and gave two really lovely performances. She now turns her attention to the Scór na bPáistí heats which are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

Irish Life Spring Step Challenge 2023 

We know that regular physical activity has immediate benefits to your overall wellbeing including improved sleep and reduce stress so let’s get out there and get active.

The Goal of this challenge is to track 300,000 steps in 30 days (10,000 steps per day). Everyone who achieves the target will be included in a prize draw for 1 of 2 €5,000 holiday vouchers.

Track your activity with a fitness wearable (e.g., Fitbit) Samsung health for android or apple health for iPhone) connected to MyLife app.

Track your performance along the way through the MyLife board. Our Club Walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and use this amazing facility.

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 Bastable. All you need is motivation, an exercise mat and water. Open to all 18-year old’s and over.

Bingo is 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 19th March 2023.

This week’s Lotto numbers are 14, 26, 27 & 29.

The numbers today were drawn by Mark McEvoy and Brid McElligott.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,150.00

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

: €25.00: Thomas Locke

: €25.00: Kieran Connolly

: €25.00: Kieran O’Donoghue

: €25.00: John Creagh

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,200.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 26th March 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:

We thank you for all your ongoing support for our bingo and remember tickets can by bought at our complex in Ballyseedy, the Slieve Mish Bar, O’Donoghues Chemist and Foleys Spar on the Castlemaine Road.

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 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.

Darren Thibeaud, Cloonbeg, Tralee, Tralee, Kerry

Agnes Keogh (née Lehane), Park Lane, Tralee, Kerry

Liam Kearns, Mount Catherine, Clonlara, Clare / Tralee, Kerry / Limerick

John (Garry) Murphy, ”Tree House” Kylebeg, Tralee, Kerry / Rathcoole, Cork

Norrie Cox (née Scanlon), Renmore, Galway / Tralee, Kerry

Eileen McKenna (née Shanahan), Inchincummer, Currow, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Kathleen (Kay) McGlynn (née O’Connor), Castleknock, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Gerardine Galvin (née Dowling), Finuge, Listowel, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Aileen Kennelly (née McCarthy), Staughton’s Row, Tralee, Kerry

Josie Dee (née O’Leary), Ballyroe, Ballyheigue, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry