Club Notes 22nd August 2022


The senior men played legion away in latest round intermediate.

Legion raced into a two-point lead but we added great scores from James Duggan and competed well to go in at half time trailing on score line 09pts to 05pts

We exchanged scores but struggled to get the goal needed and legion added late scores to win on score line of 14pts to 07


Senior ladies are due to play Ballymac away in the first round of the championship on Monday 22nd at 7.00pm.

The ladies are also waiting to reschedule the Beal game that was due to be played last Tuesday evening.The games are coming in thick and fast and we wish the ladies the best of luck  for the season. Please stay tuned for more fixtures and training Please show your support for the ladies on Monday evening.


Group A town league v stacks away august 30th At 7 pm

Please show your support


Minor training continues Tuesday and Thursday 7pm, County Championship and Town League Final coming up. New players always welcome.


Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00-7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League

All newcomers welcome.


As we still await the central league u15 semi-final fixture to be set we continue to train every Thursday for the next week or so to accommodate the district competition which is at the semi-final stage we want to wish all the Mitchels players involved the best of luck In the semi finals


What a difference a few days make! On Friday of last week the John Mitchels u14 girls travelled to play Ballymac in the North Kerry League, with discussions between  both teams about about the heat.

Fast forward three days later and our home game against Currow had to be abandoned due to thunder and lightning and torrential rain.

That game has to be refixed, but this week sees John Mitchels host Duagh on Tuesday night at 7pm.

This will be followed the following Tuesday by an away trip to Listowel to play Listowel Emmets at 7pm.


On Wednesday there was another good win for our U13 B team against Austin Stacks in the Central League on a scoreline of 5-7 to 0-8.

Our Bs remain unbeaten in the central league going into the final round of games and are now guaranteed a semi-final spot.

On Saturday, the focus was firmly set on the Rose Cup, which made a welcome return following a Covid enforced hiatus with teams travelling from Cork, Limerick and Waterford as well as the home representatives. First up for us was Churchill and this proved to be a tough battle as always.

The concession of an early goal wasn’t a deterrent as we came back well to secure a 4-point victory. Our next group game was versus Ballyduff Upper from Waterford which resulted in a comfortable victory for our lads but full credit to the Deise lads who fought hard to the end. The final group game was a straight shoot out with Cordal to decide who qualified for the Shield or Cup.

Our boys were really hitting their groove now and ran out convincing winners to top the group and set up a clash with Legion in the Cup Semi Final. Playing with the wind in the first half, the boys built up a nice lead but the concession of two goals in quick succession just before half time saw us level at the break.

The lads knew they had to up it for the 2nd half and in a fantastic display of football ran out 6-point winners in the end in what was a brilliant game of football by both sides.

Ardfert lay in wait in the final, very much an unknown quantity but who had qualified impressively from the other side of the draw. Some great football in the first half saw us build up a comfortable lead by half time.

Ardfert came out like men possessed after the break though, and reduced the deficit to a single point. The game was now very much in the melting pot but our lads showed true character to turn the momentum back our way again and run out victors by a 7 point margin.

All credit to Ardfert who played some fantastic football throughout the competition and contributed to a high class and dramatic final!

Cody Murphy accepted the cup as captain of the team from the reigning Rose of Tralee Sinéad Flanagan to the great joy of his teammates, parents and supporters alike.

It was a brilliant day out and kudos to the Rose Cup organisers for putting on a superbly run tournament. Well done to all our lads on a well-deserved victory. They represented John Mitchels fantastically on the day and are great ambassadors for the club.

Many thanks to Mark McEvoy for supplying well deserved treats for the team after the final. In an apt footnote, coach Sean Field was celebrating a 2nd Rose Cup victory having previously captured a winner’s medal as a player in the inaugural competition.

He couldn’t/wouldn’t tell us what year though and we won’t mention what club he played for either!! Next Sunday sees us play our final group games in the Central Region League vs Na Gaeil, time to be confirmed. Training continues Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 8pm.

U12 Girls

The girls had two really contrasting sessions in Ballyseedy this week, Wednesday night in the rain and Sunday morning in the blistering heat. The girls have shown great commitment this summer and the energy levels and intensity has been a joy to watch.

Thanks to the parents and guardians for bringing the girls to training every week, it’s great to see friendships growing which will hopefully last for years to come. We will train on Wednesday evening at 7 and Sunday morning at midday.


We welcomed the Rockies to Ballyseedy on Thursday night in Round 3 of the Central League.

What a performance by both our U11 teams against two strong Rock teams. Our boys showed their dedication, heart and no little skill and put on an exhibition of football in both games. Great to see all those smiling faces after the game, the future is bright.

Training continues Sunday morning at 10.30. We are away to our friend in Na Gaeil next Thursday night at 7pm. All support greatly appreciated.


The girls enjoyed a training session on a fabulous August morning. Numbers were small enough but the girls got stuck in with hand passing drills and kick passing. The girls took some much-needed water breaks as it was very humid but got stuck into the training session and had a much-needed game at the end.

The under 10s have a Blitz next Sunday away in Milltown and the under 8s will have their training session. We will send  all  formation out to parents in due course.


John Mitchels U9 Boys were invited out to Churchill on Sunday morning last to take part in mini-Blitz. There were 3 teams involved Churchill, Castlegregory & ourselves. Each team played 3 very competitive games with some fantastic displays of tackling defending & scoring from all teams.

Our sincere thanks to @churchill_gaa for inviting us & well look forward to meeting up again in the next few weeks.


We will take a little break for a few weeks and resume training in September.

As always new members are very welcome



Bingo continues every Wednesday and Friday night. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. So come along to Chamfers John Joe Sheehy Road Tralee and enjoy the fun.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results

Sunday 21st August 2022. This week’s Lotto numbers are 6, 8, 22 & 26. The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott and George Lowe.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,650.00

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Paddy O’Mahony

€25.00: Marie Morris

€25.00: Gerald Casey

€25.00: Donal O’Sullivan

Next week’s Jackpot is €1,700.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 28th August 2022 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.


We welcome all our club members, supporters and parents/family members to our lounge room every Sunday where they can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while training takes place. Take the opportunity to catch up on club matters and enjoy some conversation in a relaxed and welcoming setting.


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


Our membership is now reopened again for the coming season. Sign up through the following link…

Club Registrar Georgie Lowe is also at Ballyseedy every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon to take membership if this option works better for new and existing members..


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

Josephine Stack (née Lyons), Connolly Park, Tralee, Kerry / Ballyduff, Kerry

Séamus Kennedy, Old Marian Park and formerly of Mitchels Avenue, Tralee, Kerry

Caroline Donovan, Ballyrickard Close and formerly of Mitchels Crescent, Tralee, Kerry

Brendan Coghlan, Beaufort, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Donal O’Connor, Lohercannon, Tralee, Kerry

Norah Condon (née Houlihan), Park Lane, Tralee, Kerry / Kilflynn, Kerry

Noirín Walsh (née Scanlan), Killeen, Tralee, Kerry / Listowel, Kerry

Sr Columbanus Quirke, Presentation Convent, Tralee, Kerry / Killarney, Kerry