Club Notes 27th March 2023

Senior Men 

The next round of the County League takes place at Ballyseedy on the 2nd of April at 2pm against Renard. Please come along and support our senior team.

Senior Men Development League 

Our development league team had their first game home to Spa at home on Sunday at 2pm.  Final score line of 5-11 to 2-6 in favour of Mitchels. Well done to all involved.

Senior Ladies 

Our senior ladies played Ballymac in a very competitive challenge game on Sunday with both teams using this game for field time and preparation for their round of competitive games starting next weekend.  Sunday April 2nd see us play away to last year’s Senior Co Championship runners up Finuge / St Senans with a throw in time TBC.


Our Minors play Dingle Monday evening 6:30 in Dingle away in what is a must win game to keep us in the County League support much appreciated.

Under 16 Girls 

The girls had a great session this week focusing on game play scenario’s switching with backs & forwards working the ball both out of the backs and working the ball in for a score. We go again this week with Training Monday 7-8 & Friday 8-9.

We welcome new comers & past players to come give it a try.

Under 15 Boys 

This week sees the start of the County League with an away game v Laune Rangers on Thursday at 7pm. Players meet in Killorglin at 6.15pm.

Full attendance is necessary. We train Monday and Friday times to be confirmed and we will contact everyone during the week.

Under 14 Girls 

Laune Rangers B U14 0-03

John Mitchels Gold 5-05

The John Mitchels Ladies U14 Gold team took to the field in Killorglin to face Laune Rangers in what was their first outing in this year’s county football league Div. 8.

Conditions were good in spite of the heavy rain over the past few days and again we were delighted to have such a large panel of dedicated girls to wear the green and gold.

It was a very tentative start to the game with both defences making some really impressive interceptions and scores were hard to come by early on.

Kelly and Caoimhe raised two white flags in quick succession and this seemed to clear what ever nerves were there.

By the 15th minute of the first half the girls had really clicked in to gear. Claudia and Tara were working tirelessly and provided some great balls in to the full forward line where Chloe, Ella and Dionne were beginning to turn the tide in our favour.

Our defence was outstanding with Hannah, Alannah, Nicole, Katelyn, Anna Marie and Ava, solid and working tirelessly for each other.

This made life really difficult for the girls from Killorglin and a well taken goal by Chloe just before the short whistle gave us a foothold in the game that we would not relinquish.

The second half began as the first ended with 2 quick goals from Caoimhe and Kelly and when Ella and Dionne raised two more green flags the game was ended as a contest. Grace was outstanding in her distribution again and we finished out the half with Aisling and Kayla continuing the solid defensive performance and Caoimhe L keeping the Laune Rangers defence on their toes.

We face St Pats Blennerville in our next county league Div. 8 match, at home this weekend – date and time TBA.

The Green team, fresh off their first round won, take on Austin Stacks B in Ballyseedy on Monday.

Massive thanks to Mairead Hurley from ABC Cleaning who presented our U14 Ladies Green and Gold teams with two brand new sets of Jerseys.

The Hurley family have always been great supporters of our juvenile teams and we are so appreciative of their support again this season. We encourage all members of the club to support ABC Cleaning.

Under 13 Boys 

The U13 Gold team won, with an outstanding first half performance, against a much more physically imposing Killarney Legion team.

The young team finished four excellent goals and kept Legion to 2 points in the first half. We made lots of changes at half time, and Legion closed the gap, but we saw out the game and won the game.

The U13 Green team fell to an excellent Legion side who punished us with goals early on. The boys fought hard to stay in contention, but Legion kept the scoreboard ticking over as we narrowed the gap. Well done to Legion who were victorious on the evening.

Under 12 Girls 

The girls arrived very enthusiastic for training Thursday night as the wind howled around the grounds of John Mitchels. The weather did not dampen their spirits as the team prepared for their upcoming fixtures. We welcomed Courtney to the team.

The girls enjoyed a day off training Sunday as their coaches attended a juvenile coaches meeting. Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8. Gum Shields Mandatory. New players are always welcome.

Under 11 Boys 

The u11 boys had their first game in the Tralee District League away to Kerins O Rahillys on Thursday. The boys showed great determination to win the ball, show their skills and support their team mates. There were some mighty scores on display as well. A great all-round display. Next up in Na Gaeil at home next Thursday evening.

Under 8 and 10 Girls 

Our u8 & u10 girls training today had smaller number because a Basketball blitz. A warmup with the U9 boys was followed by kicking and passing drills, and mini 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 9-45am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 Boys 

John Mitchels U9 Boys enjoyed another outdoor training session on Sunday last in our Astro Pitch. Our Boys are training hard for the U9 non-competitive Go Games due to start in April. John Mitchels U9 Boys training every Sunday Morning from 9.45am All new players are welcome to attend.

Under 7 Boys and Girls 

We had a great session on Sunday morning indoors in our Ballyseedy Complex.  Our senior captain Mikey Walsh joined in and it was great for the boys and girls to have him there.  Skill emphasis was on the hand pass and the pick up today. We finished up with some small sided games and of course catch the coach. Training continues next Sunday at 11am.  New members are always welcome.

Under 6 Boys and Girls 

Another huge turnout from the boys and girls on Sunday morning.  Alan oversaw the session and was joined by members of our senior team: Graham Peter, Rory and Mikey. A fun packed session was had, the highlight which was the obstacle course.

Alan put everyone through the full repertoire of skills development.  Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex. New members are always welcome

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 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 26th March 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 3, 12, 19 & 28. The numbers today were drawn by George Lowe and Mikey Walsh. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,200.00. Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Niall McAuliffe

€25.00: Rory Kilgallen

€25.00: Mark McEvoy

€25.00: Sharon Clancy

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,250.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 2nd April at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:

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.


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.


All of us in John Mitchels would like to extend our deepest sympathy to John Reidy, Senior Ladies Mentor on the very sad passing of his mother Martina Reidy, Knockeen, Castleisland. We also extend our sympathies to juvenile players Ellie and Brooke on the passing of their grandmother.

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

Ruth Mahadeva (née Talbot), Farmhill, Athy, Kildare / Tralee, Kerry

Bebe Long (née Flaherty), St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

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

Mary Carmody (née Kelly), St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry / Fenit, Kerry

Mary Kinch (née McCarthy), 27 Cloondara, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry

Michael Horgan, Scrahan Place, Killarney and formerly of Woodlands, Oak Park, Tralee, Kerry / Killarney, Kerry

Johanna (Hannie) Burke (née O’Shea), Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry / Dunmanway, Cork

Carol Stokes, The Grove, Dingle, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Maureen Roche (née O’Meara), Stacks Villas, Tralee, Kerry

Abbie Moriarty (née Carey), Hawley Park, Tralee, Kerry / Farranfore, Kerry

Michael Spring, St. John’s Park, Tralee, Kerry / Ferrybank, Waterford

Diarmuid Glavin, Riverside Close, Abbeydorney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Joe Corrigan, O’Rahilly’s Villas, Tralee, Kerry