Club Notes 3rd July 2023

Senior Men

Senior men face Ardfert in the last round home game, date TBC. Stay tuned for more information.

Senior Men Development League.

Development league final Mitchels play Kenmare in the final on Friday 7th July at 7 pm venue TBC.
Junior town league we have Stacks, Rahilly’s and Ballymac in our group fixtures to follow.

Senior Ladies

Dingle 0-06   John Mitchels 0-10.

John Mitchels continued on their winning run with a hard fought but fully deserved 4-point win in Dingle on Monday evening.  John Mitchels won the toss and decided to play with the aid of the breeze in the opening half but it was the home side that settled the better and opened the scoring with a point in the fifth minute.

John Mitchels responded with points from Grace Hamilton and Ava Buckley and then Ava saw her goal bound shot just clear the crossbar to put the visitors 2 points in front.

Some staunch defending by Tanya O’Connor and a wonderful save by goalkeeper Kayleigh Collins helped maintain the lead and Emelia Brusnik extended John Mitchels lead with a well taken point in the 25th minute following some great approach work by Jamie Finnegan before the home side reduced the advantage to just 2 points on the stroke of half time.  Half Time Score Dingle 0-02 John Mitchels 0-04.

Facing into the breeze in the second half with only a 2-point advantage, John Mitchels defence really stepped up with some solid defending by Eabha Mullen, Emma Lynch, Shannon Martin superbly marshalled by the impervious Ashleigh Murphy at center half back.

At this point the visitor’s midfield partnership of Aoife O’Brien and Simi Ogungsbesan began to get the upper hand on their midfield rivals which resulted in points from Emilia Brusnik and Grace Hamilton and two from Diana O Keeffe, one a delightfully judged free into the town end to push them into a six-point lead midway through the second half.

Dingle had their best spell of the game and reeled off 3 quickfire points to leave just a goal between them with ten minutes remaining.  John Mitchels didn’t panic, however, and following some good approach play by Sandra Marshall, Simi and Diana O Keeffe, Ava Buckley kicked a superb long-range point into the teeth of the breeze.

A couple of minutes later a great run by Grace Hamilton ended with Aoife O’Brien being fouled and up stepped Diana O’Keeffe to nonchalantly split the uprights and push John Mitchels into an unassailable 5-point lead.

Virtually on the call of full time, Dingle added their sixth and final point but it wasn’t enough to deny John Mitchels victory after a very entertaining game which was excellently handled by referee John Ross.

John Mitchels now look forward to their next game in the league a home encounter v Beale before they turn their attention back on the Donal Curtin Cup following a recent break from that competition.

Mother and others

John Mitchels mothers and others had a fantastic turn out for their fifth session with George Bastable. The ladies got stuck into a fun session. Great fun and craic was had by all and we welcome everyone back again on Wednesday July 5th at 8pm. So, if you are 25 years and over and currently not playing adult competitive football come along and give it a go.


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

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.

Under 16 girls

The U16s girls played Round 4 of the County League away to Beaufort Wednesday evening. The girls had a tough start with plenty of defending to keep the scoring down. Was a tough Game with the score not going our way. The girls never gave up the fight with some fabulous movements of the ball to get our own well worked and deserved scores on the board.

Under 15 Boys

On Wed last team green hosted an Gaeltacht in the first round of the central league, conceding 2 goals in the opening minutes of the game seen us play catch up for a spell eventually we got a firm hold of the game and played some very attractive football with some great displays all over the pitch running out winners on a score line of John Mitchels 5-19 An Gaelteacht 5-6

this Friday sees the gold team at home to Ballymac throw in 7pm full attendance required support greatly appreciated we’ll sort out training times and days through whatts app

Under 14 Girls 

John Mitchels u14 Gold 2-03

Austin Stacks U14 B 1-03

Our U14 Gold girls team began their County League Division 8 campaign with a hard fought, but well-deserved victory over Austin Stacks in a game that was played in ideal conditions on a perfect pitch at home in Ballyseedy on Sunday evening.

Stacks began the game very well and we found ourselves a goal behind after 2 minutes and the girls from the Rock added a point to make the deficit 4 points with 10 minutes gone.

The Mitchels girls showed great character and we quickly brought the contest to parity. Tara Dowling breaking through the stacks defence with an unstoppable finish and a fine point from Ella Dennehy left the score Austin Stacks 1-01 John Mitchels 1-01 after 25 minutes.

The visitors scored a point just before the short whistle and we went in at half time a point behind but extremely satisfied knowing that we would have the aid of a nice breeze in the second half.

We began the second half well and used the long ball and the breeze to our advantage. Our defence was outstanding, Anna Marie, Faye and Robin kept things tight inside and Natalia , Nicole and Katelyn were outstanding, keeping the Stacks girls under pressure and ensuring the supply of ball to our forwards was readily available.

The contest was extremely close and It looked as though it may end all square until a long ball played out of defence by Ally was expertly controlled by Ella Dennehy and she placed the ball high in to the back of the Stacks net.

Chloe added a fine point from a 30-meter free shortly afterwards and the girls were delighted when the whistle blew and the two points were in the bag. The girls were outstanding,

Ava and Tara gave us the foothold at midfield that we needed and Áine, Dionne, Kayla, Caoimhe L, Chloe, Ally and Ella who finished up with a fine 1-02 played with great courage.

It’s gave us great satisfaction also to see our U12 girls Maddison and Courtney come it to the game and perform so well.

A massive mention must go to Roisin Locke who played her first game in goals and gave a fine display of accurate kicking.

They followed that up with a home game on Sunday evening against St Pats.
The Green team also had an impressive victory over Ballyduff in their first-round game, winning by 2-4 to 1-3. Their second game was on Monday night away to Legion.

Under 13 Boys

Our U13’s had no game this weekend, we played Austin Stacks in Connolly Park last week and fell to a very strong Stacks team.
We in a very good first half performance and came in separated by the minimum but Stacks got off to a great start in the second half and got some early scores, we lost our shape and Stacks ran out comprehensive winners.
Both teams trained well midweek in anticipation of our Central League campaigns.

Under 12 girls 

The U12 girls had a break from the County League which allowed them to train on Wednesday evening & work on some core fundamental movements.
On Sunday concentration again resumed for the County League as the girls are away this Tuesday 4th July to Kilcummin throw in 7pm.
Training continues every Wednesday from 7-8pm & Sunday 12-1pm.

Under 11 boys

We had no game this week, so we trained on Thursday and Sunday. This week we have Cul Camps so we will not train on Thursday night but we will continue training next Sunday at 10.30in Ballyseedy.
Huge congratulation must go to two of our own this week. Tommy and Conor Moynihan competed in the National Track and Field on Saturday 1st July. They were competing in the high jump and placed 3rd and 8th in the country!! Well done boys. The John Mitchels club is very proud of you.

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our u8 & u10 girls had a small turnout for Sunday morning training. A quick warmup followed by kicking, tackling and soloing drills, and a short 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 10:30am sharp. New players always welcome.

Under 9 boys

John Mitchels U9 Boys had a great training session on Sunday last despite a lot of families away on holidays. First up were sprints with coaches Mark & John also partaking which was great fun.

The boys then practiced their kicking & went straight into a highly competitive game in which to show off their skills. Training continues this Sunday Morning coming & the second round of our Go Games will be starting shortly so busy few weeks ahead.

Under 6s and 7s boys and girls

The u 6s and 7s boys and girls had a fantastic session on Sunday morning on the Astro.
It was back to basics with a bit of hand-passing and kicking skills with some fun along the way. Training continues again next Sunday 2nd July from 11.00am. New players always welcome.


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 25th June 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 8, 13,30 & 31 The numbers today were drawn by Brid McElligott and George Lowe. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,050 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00:  Niall Roche

€25.00:  Sinead Corkery

€25.00:  Thomas Kearns

Next week’s Jackpot is €1,100.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 09th July 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:

Michael Moran, Rock Street, Tralee, Kerry / Brandon, Kerry
Kitty Flynn, Manor Lawn, Manor Village, Tralee, Kerry / Kilworth, Cork
Patrick (Pat) McMahon, Gortbrack, Tralee, Kerry / Limerick