Club Notes 2nd May 2022


We had a great training session Sunday.  The boys and girls trained with great enthusiasm and all had a very enjoyable session.  The emphasis today was kicking. The day was rounded off with ice cream for the boys and girls as part of our Pieta House Fundraiser.


We had another great turnout on Sunday morning in Ballyseedy. The girls took part in some great drills practising there handpassing, tackling, and soloing. It is clear to see the girls are practising at home each and every girl is showing great improvement which is delighting the coaches.

Keep up the good work girls. The girls enjoyed a much-deserved ice cream after training as registration was taking place for the upcoming walk for Darkness into Light. Please show your support for this great cause. Training continues next Sunday at the new time of 10.30.


U12 girls had a great match vs Duagh during the week, following a slow start we had a very good second half, just coming up short on the night. We now play our old rivals Kerins O’Rahillys in a final at home on Wednesday 4th at 7pm. We had a very good turnout at training on Sunday great to see all the effort at training.


After finishing the League campaign with a loss to Spa in the quarter-finals, the John Mitchels girls U14 team are busy preparing for their next competition. This included taking part in the Feile u15 competition, on Bank Holiday Monday, with the Mitchels team taking part in the Division 2 competition which was hosted at home in the Mitchels complex in Ballyseedy. Training continues for the team on Thursday in Ballyseedy from 6-7pm.


Some of our u16 ladies will be in action this bank holiday Monday for u15 Féile 2022 at John Mitchels complex. Registration is at 9.30am and Mitchels are competing in the B division. Good luck to all the girls involved.

Training continues for U16s also this week ahead of Div 5 county league game against Castlegregory scheduled for May 3rd @ Mitchels.

Training times:

Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm

Friday 7.00-8.00pm

All newcomers welcome


There was a fantastic morning’s football played here in John Mitchels on Sunday last. John Mitchel’s U9 Boys played Listry in what were 2 fantastic games with great skills & scores from both sides

Well done to all involved & don’t forget kids to keep on practicing!!!!. John Mitchels Sunday Morning Juvenile Academy continues every Sunday Morning from 10.15am All Newcomers Welcome.


We travelled to Killorglin on Thursday evening to play Laune Rangers in Round 3 of the County League. Both teams put in their best display of the year and played outstanding football. There were some fantastic individual and team scores from both teams. Well done to all players and big thank you to parents for taking the time to get their kids to Killorglin.

Big thank you to Colm and all the Laune Rangers players for 2 very sporting games. We play out town rivals Austin Stacks in Ballyseedy on Thursday night at 6.30, all support greatly appreciated.


Our u13 A team faced off against Dr Crokes in Phase 1 of Division 1 of the County League on Sunday. Following a heavy defeat for our Bs against the same opposition the previous week, we were expecting a tough challenge this week.

In spite of playing with the wind in the first half, we struggled to find our groove and went in only 3 points to the good following a determined display by the men from Killarney and some sloppy play in admittedly tough conditions.

Our lads knew they had to up it for the 2nd half and up it they did in fine style, picking off some great scores even playing against the wind. A good display overall, getting our lads back on track and ready for the final game in Phase 1 next Sunday vs Keel/Listry. A great win for John Mitchels. Well done to all.

Training continues Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 8pm. Full attendance required


John Mitchels B vs Keel Listry B @ 5.30pm, Sunday May 8th in Ballyseedy

John Mitchels A vs Keel Listry A @ 7pm, Sunday May 8th in Ballyseedy


On Wednesday evening last we played An Gaeltacht in our final game of Division 1. We were up against a physically stronger team but our boys stuck with the task in hand and played some excellent football losing out by a couple of scores 2-12 to 12pts with an overall great team effort.

Saturday brought us to Listowel for the Féile qualifiers. In our first game we lost against Churchill by 4pts and in the second game Listowel Emmets won, again by a four point margin. Well done to all the players on the day. We train again Monday and Friday 5-45pm to 7pm. We have Firies way Wednesday evening in the shield semi-final. Na Misteallaig Abu


Our U 17 Boys face Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane at home Monday evening at 7pm

Please show your support.


Our senior ladies have taken a well-earned break this week and continue training again during the week in preparation for their next game home to Southern Geals in the Donal Curtin Cup on Sunday 8th May at 12.00pm. The Ladies would like to congratulate Coach Rory Kilgallen and the Kerry minor ladies on winning the Munster B Championship where they defeated Waterford. Kerry 2-07 Waterford 0-07. Please show your support for the ladies.


We played Annascaul last Sunday in the county league. We started off strongly and hit the front with excellent scores from Alan o Donoghue and Cian Holden as well as an excellently taken goal from Alan O’Donoghue to lead by 5 points after 10 minutes. We continued to play excellently throughout the first half and the highlight was the score getting from Shane O Connor who got 6 excellent points from play. We lead at half time 1-10 to 0-05.

We continued excellently in second half and added good scores from Pat Kearney and Mikey Walsh and ran out easy winners 1-16 to 0-11. It was good to see young lads getting their debut and to see Jonathan O Halloran making his comeback on the field. Well done to all involved.


Juniors are training in preparation of the next round of league. Fixtures to follow.


On Sunday morning the club hosted a fundraiser for Pieta House. Those who wished to register for the Darkness into Light Walk which takes place next weekend also had the opportunity to do so. There was a great atmosphere at the club and parents enjoyed complimentary tea and coffees while the children enjoyed some Ballymac Dairy Ice Cream, courtesy of John Healy.

A special word of thanks to those who made the day possible – Marillyn, Brid, Sonya, Alanna, Aisling and Fiona. Thanks to Brian Nammock for supplying us with great music throughout the day and again a special word of thanks to John Healy for his generous support. In total €750 was raised for this worthy cause. Well done to all involved.



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.


The John Mitchels Lotto is now online. First live draw takes place on Sunday May 22nd at Ballyseedy at 11am. You can now play our lotto by visiting:


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.


Please use the link below to see all the merchandise available to purchase.

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

Nora McCarthy (née O’Connor), Upper Strand St., Tralee, Kerry

Jurgen Gross, Tralee, Kerry / Dublin / Ballyvaughan, Clare

James P. (Jim) Thornton, Ballymah, Waterfall, Cork / Tralee, Kerry

Nora Halstead (née Sweeney), Fenit, Tralee, Kerry

Ann WARD (née Dunne), Rathfarnham, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

Con Flynn, Curraheen, Tralee, Kerry

Joe Hanley, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

Mary Griffin (née Daly), Tralee, Kerry