Club Notes 27th February 2023

Irish Life Spring Step Challenge 2023

Lets put a spring back in your step this march!

We know that regular physical activity has immediate benefits to your overall wellbeing including improved sleep and reduce stress so lets 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

Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.

Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am. 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.

Senior Men 

Our senior men captained by Michael Walsh played their 3rd game in town league home to Na Gaeil under lights on Friday night at 8pm.

Conditions were great for a game of football where it saw Mitchels take the lead 16 mins in to a score line of 1-04 to 0-02. Some fantastic football was on display by both teams and John Mitchels going into the dressing room at half time level on the score board.

Some great scoring was had in the second half and the crowd enjoyed watching until the end. Final score saw John Mitchels come out as victors with a score line of 2-12 to 2-09.

Well done to our senior men on a great performance. Stay tuned for details on their next fixture.

Senior County League Fixtures 2023 – Division 3

Round 1 – 19th March – Away to Skellig Rangers

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

Intermediate Championship 2023

We have been drawn in group 4 with Austin Stacks, Castleisland Desmonds and Ballydonoghue. We will play Castleisland Desmonds at home in Round 1.

Senior Ladies

Senior ladies  are continuing with their Strength and conditioning for another week and will be on the pitch to get into the ball work.

Training is as follows and may change so always check in.  Thursdays 8pm-9pm and Sundays 12pm-1pm.

If you are aged 16 years or over,  you are more than welcome to join, just come along and have a go.


Our Minors had a long trip away to St Michaels / Filmore on a fabulous Saturday afternoon. They travelled by bus and once arrived got stuck into their warm up.

It was a fantastic day for a game of football as the weather was just right. Unfortunately the minors didn’t come out victors and also suffered a few more injuries everyone gave it their all and never gave up.

Thanks to all supporters who made the long journey also.

Minor County League Fixtures 2023 – Division 4 B

 Round 1 – 18th February – Home to Moyvane

Round 2 – 25th February – Away to St Michael’s-Filmore

Round 3 – 4th March – Home to Currow

Round 4 – 11th March – Away to Dingle

Round 5 – 18th March – Home to Churchill

Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages


Super session Monday, 20th February 22 girls at training worked on Fitness, soloing and keeping possession.

Friday pitch session attendance was poor worked with what turned up focusing on shooting, added challenges and competition.

Turnout for S & C has been great and both beneficial and motivating for the girls.


Last week on Wednesday saw the u15 panel back on the pitch for training which was headed by Alan O’Donoghue we had good numbers for the first night with a really good session.

On Friday evening we had a low enough turn out but  the session was taken by senior player Tomas Kearns who put the boys through their paces. We need all players to attend training going forward as we prepare for the season ahead.

We train every Wednesday and Friday evening 6-7 try and get there about 10min before training starts to ensure we get the maximum out of each session.

There are plenty of coaches involved this year with the u15’s so the variety of sessions will benefit every squad member going forward.

Training continues Wednesday evening 5-50pm full attendance required bring gum shields and water.


Training is continuing for the John Mitchels u14 girls twice a week on the Club astro pitch, with a great turnout on both nights.

The work put in by the players over the winter months at the Strength and Conditioning sessions has really paid off, with the players very sharp and at an advanced level of fitness for this time of season. In addition, it helped to bring the new players who came up from u12 to settle in with the group.

The plan for the next couple of weeks is to continue training and to arrange some challenge matches ahead of the start of the County League.
Given the numbers attending training we are planning on entering 2 teams in competitions this year.
New players always welcome.


Our u13 boys have been out training the last week and enjoying every moment.  All skills being worked on at the moment to get them into action again.
Numbers have been fantastic and we are looking forward to a great season ahead. New players always welcome come


Sunday Training for our Under 12 Girls has returned to the Normal Time of 12pm to 1pm.
We had a good outdoor session on the Astro Turf Pitch with the girls practicing hand passing, core fundamental movements and we finished the session off with a mini game to test their skills.
Training continues Every Thursday from 7-8pm and Sundays 12-1pm. All Newcomers Welcome!


A fantastic turn out for our first training session of the year. All the boys brought great energy and showed great skills in what turned out to be a fun filled hour.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next week. New players always welcome.


Our u8 & u10 girls returned to training today in cold but dry conditions. The girls showed great enthusiasm and great skill for our first day back. A great training session was had and all are looking forward to next Sunday morning again with coaches John, Mike and Dave.

Training next Sunday at 9-45am sharp. New players always welcome.


John Mitchels U9 Boys had their first session of 2023 on Sunday last.
We had a fantastic turn out for our first day back & it was great to see such an exciting bunch of young lads mad for football & raring to go from the start.
We started the session with a good warm up & then we practiced our skills which were very good by all our boys even after the winter break.

Training continues next Sunday from 9.45am to 10.45am

All Newcomers Welcome & please don’t forget to bring water & Gumshields.


Our under 7s were back to training Sunday morning, indoors, in our Ballyseedy complex. It was brilliant to see our all young footballers again and indeed we were joined by some new faces which was great to see.
The boys and girls got back to basics and it was as if they had never been away.
Some superb displays of the solo and kick passing were demonstrated and it’s fair to say  that everyone has made significant improvements since last year.
Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex.  As ever, new players are welcome to attend


Our under 6s returned to football Sunday morning and wow had we fun.
Over 60 boys  and girls were joined by many new faces and everyone went at it with great energy and enthusiasm. We had great fun as we all got back into the routine.  Lots of fun football and laughs  were had by both the boys/girls and the coaches.
We will continue to train at our Ballyseedy complex on Sunday mornings at 11am.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we are always looking for new members


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.

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

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 membership is also available which includes one adult membership and weekly entry to our Club Lotto €170.

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

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

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 March 31st 2023.


Bingo continues 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 26th February 2022.

This week’s Lotto numbers are 4, 11, 22 & 26. The numbers today were drawn by Rory Kilgallen and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3.000.00

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

  • €25.00: Sinead Corkery
  • €25.00: Helen Burman Roy
  • €25.00: John O Halloran
  • €25.00: Tomas Casey

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,050.00 and the draw will take place Live on Facebook on Sunday 26th February 2022 at 11am.

Ticket sales close at 9amsharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: or by calling to the complex at Ballyseedy.

Lotto tickets can also be bought in Foleys Spar on the Castlemaine Road and in O’Donoghues Chemist, Boherbee. 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 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.

Alison O’Halloran, Tallaght, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Áine Curtin (née Healy), Boston and formerly of Ballinorig Road, Tralee, Kerry

Eileen O’Halloran, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry

Stanley Horan, Riverstick, Cork / Tralee, Kerry

Catherine Moran (née Collins), Oakpark Demesne, Tralee, Kerry

Frank O’Sullivan, Ballyard and formerly Upper Castle Street., Tralee, Kerry