Club Notes 29th May 2023

Senior Men

Our senior men are to face Brosna next Sunday the 04th of June away at 2pm. Please come and show your support.

Senior Men Development League.

Our senior development team played An Daingean on Saturday evening the 27th in the next round of the Credit Union Kerry County Development League, under the glorious sunshine to a home crowd. It was a very high scoring game which saw our Seniors come out victors with the final score of John Mitchels 6-17 An Daingean 4-06. Well done to all players coaches and mentors. Fantastic effort by all.

Senior Ladies new jerseys kindly sponsored by Foleys Spar many thanks for continued support.

Senior Ladies

Donal Curtin Cup Round 4.

John Mitchels  0-08  Annascaul/Castlegregory  1-11.

John Mitchels continued their Donal Curtin Cup campaign with a home defeat in a very competitive encounter to Annascaul Castlegregory last Sunday, Eabha Lyne opened the scoring with a point for the visitors before Rachel Kilgallen levelled matters from a free after 8 minutes. Rachel added a second free two minutes later to put John Mitchels in front.

Lauren Goodwin was then adjudged to have been fouled in the penalty area and picked herself up to blast the resultant penalty past Kayleigh Collins in the John Mitchels goal.  Finola Casey then pushed the visitors further ahead with a well taken point from play before Rachel Kilgallen added her third pointed free just before half time to leave the half time score John Mitchels 0-03 Annascaul/Castlegregory 1-02.

Two early points from Finola Casey and one from Eabha Lyne pushed the visitors 5 clear before a Rachel Kilgallen free and a point from play by Lily Parker reduced the arrears to a goal.

Two points from Eabha Lyne, one from a free and a point each from Siobhan Goodwin and Orlagh Clifford eased Annascaul/Castlegregory into a 7-point lead but John Mitchels stuck to their task and 2 further pointed frees from Rachel Kilgallen and an Ava Buckley point from play reduced the lead to 4 points with 5 minutes remaining.

The visitors weren’t to be denied, however, and points from Brenna O’Neill and the impressive Finola Casey saw Annascaul/Castlegregory run out winners by 1-11 to 0-8.Despite the defeat this was a very encouraging display by the John Mitchels Ladies.  Apart from anything else, it is very encouraging that we had 20 players available for the game.

As well as all the players mentioned above, Tanya O Connor was very dominant in the art of blocking while Lorna Moriarty on her return to action can be very happy with her performance.  Julie Foley, Shannon Martin, Ashleigh Murphy and Aoife O’Brien were their usual dependable selves in defence.

Sarah Kilgallen and Simi Ogungsbesan more than shared parity in the midfield battle while in attack, Diana O Keeffe, Grace Hamilton and Emelia Brusnik won a lot of primary possession and always looked a threat.  Clara O Dowd, Ellen O’Brien and Ellie O’Rahilly all made telling impacts from the bench.

Training continues on Thursday night at 7.15 as we prepare to continue the remainder of our Donal Curtin Cup games, the County League and of course the County Championship.   As always, all new players are more than welcome to join the club, to have some fun, make new friends and who knows improve their mental and physical fitness and the skills of the game. The senior ladies would like to thank Foleys Spar who sponsored their new jerseys.

Mother and others

John Mitchels is starting a mothers and others team this year in the hope of getting ladies out and active. You need to be over the ae of 25 and not currently playing competitive football. Our first training session is on Tuesday evening at 8pm please come along and join in the fun


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

Under 16 girls

The Girls had a great turnout Monday evening for training which allowed for plenty of skill-based drills throughout the training session. Training Monday from 7-8 new comers welcome.

Under 15 Boys

As we prepare for the upcoming central league competition, we’ll need everybody training times and dates will be sent out by whatts app

This Wednesday we play Austin stacks in a friendly match in Connolly Park at 7pm

Under 14 Girls

A quiet week this week for John Mitchels u14 girls after the excitement of 2 County finals the previous weekend.

It is fair to say that the club and player, coaches and parents got a huge boost after winning both games. In particular, the second game was a tense affair, going to extra time and credit must go to both our opponents, Dr Crokes and St Pats for two well contested games on the day.

After the finals, the player, parents and coaches ducked out of the rain and went upstairs to the meeting room for presentation of medals to the Green and Gold teams.

Great credit is due to the parents who helped out with the food, and preparations, and particularly to James O’Dowd for sponsoring pizzas for the teams after the game. It was a lovely finish to a terrific day.

The players got a well-deserved break during the week, but the Green team were on call again on Thursday when they hosted Castleisland Desmonds in a challenge game.

It was a tough task against a very strong team, but our girls gave a good account of themselves and the lessons learned will surely stand to the team during the season. Many thanks to Desmonds for travelling and to George O’Donnell for refereeing the game.

Under 13 Boys

The U13a had a busy week with 4 games between both teams.

The Gold team lost in Division 9 on Wednesday evening to a much-improved Stacks team, from the one we faced earlier in the season, the Green team played afterwards and ran out comprehensive winners against Stacks, this secured a County semi-final with a game to spare, our semi-final opponents are still unknown at the time of writing,

The boys played the final group game on Friday night against Legion, with the result set to determine first and second in our group, although the result wouldn’t matter to progression it would determine if we meet the form team in the other group.

The boys kicked some great scores, in the first half and we came in with a 12-point lead at the break, Legion turned it on in the second half and narrowed the margin to 2, the defence came alive and shut up shop and the forwards sprung to life again pushing the margin out to 6 before the final whistle.

Our Gold team went out on Sunday evening on a lovely pitch in Legion played in glorious weather, we were able to call on some of our U11 boys to bolster the squad knowing a win would send the boys into a county semi-final in division 9 which is the highest league they could enter.

The game was very even up to half time, with the scores 1:6 apiece going into the break. Legion pulled away in the second half and we had no answer, we battled hard to the end but just couldn’t close the gap. Final score 3:16 to 1:13 defeat.

Under 12 Girls

The U12 girls trained under fabulous sunshine Wednesday & Sunday . The girls welcomed Sophie to the team & are starting to prepare for the upcoming county league. Huge congratulations to the U14 girls on their tremendous success last Sunday in the county league which included some of very own u12s, your coaches are extremely proud of you all. Training continues every Wednesday 7-8 & Sundays 12-1 , newcomers always welcome.

We are so grateful to Manor West Hotel for sponsoring the U16’s John Mitchels Girls jerseys for the season ahead. On Monday evening the girls headed to Manor West Hotel to show off their new Jersey kit and get some photos done with Colin Boyle & Duty Manager Sarah Carey.

Under 11 boys 

Our U11 Boys had the first game of Phase 2 of our County Go Games last Thursday. We played Laune Rangers at home under the glorious sunshine and what an evening of football we got. Our lads worked especially hard and supported their teammates with some hard running off the ball. We have worked hard on the core skills of the game and it really showed tonight as we passed the ball when it should have been passed and we took some fantastic scores. We would like to thank Laune Rangers for a very sporting game.

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our u8 & u10 girls had a good turnout for the first of the Go Games against Austin Stacks. Some brilliant individual football and teamwork was on display.

The Girls and Coaches were delighted with their performance.

We are looking forward to next Sunday morning’s training at 10:30am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 boys 

John Mitchels & @nagaeilgaa U9 Boys played some fantastic football on Sunday Morning last in John Mitchels. Both sides had a great turnout which meant more team’s & most importantly every player getting involved & getting plenty of ball!!

Our thanks to @nagaeilgaa for being well organized & their teams playing great football & we look forward to a return visit in the near future.

John Mitchels U9 Boys training continues every Sunday Morning from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome.

Under 7s boys and girls
We moved our under 7 outside onto the AstroTurf on Sunday morning in glorious sunshine. The boys put in a fantastic session under the watchful eye of our senior men’s captain Mikey Walsh.  Skill emphasis today was kicking and all put in a great effort.
We finished with some some sided 3v3 games.
Training continues next Sunday at 11am.
As always new members are always welcome

Under 6s and boys and girls 

We had a terrific turnout for training on Sunday morning.  Our under 6 boss and girls trained in glorious sunshine on the astroturf. Special thanks to some of the senior players for coming down to help out with training.
Everyone had great fun and highlight of the day for this group was catch the coach with our senior men’s captain Mikey Walsh proving most difficult coach to catch.
Training continues again next Sunday at 11am.
As always new members are always welcome

Full Body Strength & Conditioning Classes Free for All Members.

Come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6amand 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 28th May 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 10,19,20 & 29. The numbers today were drawn by George Bastible and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,650 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Paul Barden

€25.00: Kieran O Donoghue

€25.00: Catherine O Mahony

€25.00: Jonathan O Halloran

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 04th May 2023 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:

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.


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. 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.


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

Neasa Ní Mhóráin, Ballinknockane, Camp, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Deirdre (Derry) St. John (née Peavoy), Brighton (UK), California & Texas (USA)., Drumcondra, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Dora Smith (née Fitzgerald), Aughacasla, Castlegregory, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Jerome Bourke, Dunwall, Patrick Avenue, Portarlington, Offaly / Tralee, Kerry