Club Notes 5th June 2023

Senior Men

Mitchels 1-12
Brosna 0-11

A melting hot day for a game of football as we travelled to Brosna for what turned out to be two very important points in our race for promotion.

The weather had a big part to play as fatigue set in but both teams went at it none the less.
Alan Donoghue with five points and James Duggan with 1-3 lead the scoring charts for us who spear headed attack after attack.

Cian Holden scored two with Mikey Kelliher and Peter Murphy with a point each ensuring we came away with the victory.

Nice to see three fisted points today as our forwards were composed in front of goal. Brian Nammock in goal saving mode with a couple of one on ones and steady under the high ball.

Well done to subs coming on and again Brian O Donnell winning his duels and picking up breaking ball in the square ensuring Brosna were without goal chances.

Well done to squad and management on a much needed win .. on we go.

Senior Men Development League.

Our senior development team await the Junior Town League fixtures. Stay tuned for more updates.

Senior Ladies

Our senior ladies had the week off to enjoy the glorious weather. The ladies next game is away to Dingle on June 25th and then home to Beale on July 2nd in the league. Training continues again on Thursday time to be confirmed.

Mother and Others

John Mitchels ‘Mothers and Others’ had a fantastic turn out for the first session. The ladies were greeted by Thomas Kearns and Tanya O Connor who made them feel at ease and our chairperson Brid McElligot welcomed them all to our club. Great fun and craic was had by all and we welcome everyone back again on Tuesday 06th 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 await Town League fixtures.

Under 16 girls

The u16 girls took a break last week from training as exams season is upon us. Next training will be confirmed and sent out to parents.
Stay tuned for more updates. Best of luck to all starting their Junior and Leaving Cert this week.

Under 15 Boys

We had no training last week due to school exams and gave the players a well deserved break to enjoy the sunny weather. We will resume training next week time and days to be confirmed we will be in touch through whatts app

Under 14 Girls

It was a quiet week for the John Mitchels u14 girls who had the week off from training and games due to exams, the weather and the end of school.
As we are between competitions, the break was welcomed. We will be back training this week.
A big thanks to all the players who came up to take part in the Mitchels 7s on Friday and Saturday last.

Under 13 Boys

The U13 team Green team played in the Division 1 County semifinal on Sunday evening. The weather was glorious, and the boys put on a first half performance to match. We took an 11 point lead into the break, knowing Kilcummin would turn up in the second half and so they did.

We went score for score and goal for goal, but our defense and forwards were determined not to let the lead slip. As we approached the second half water break and the sides remained separated by the 11 points.

To be fair to Kilcummin they never wilted and battled to the final whistle. It was a pleasure to play against a team who fought so hard and be able to come out the right side. The final score was 5:17 to 3:12 in our favor. We have a county final to look forward to in Division 1 over the coming weeks and our Gold team play a semifinal this Wednesday at 6pm in Ballyseedy where we will entertain Firies, all support welcome.

After the game the players had pizza and treats and medals from the three competitions (County League, Central League and Town League) our players won in 2022 were given out.

Thanks to senior players Peter Murphy and Wayne Conway for giving out the medals and also to the other members of the senior panel Pat, George Bastible, Thomas, and Cian who were also there on the night.

Thanks to Club Chairperson Brid and Juvenile Chairperson Mark for organising the evening and for all those who helped out on the night.

A special word of thanks to the U13 2022 Management team Sean Field, John Collins, John Creagh, Eoin O Callaghan and John Clancy for their work with this team and to the current 2023 Management Team who are continuing on the great work – the time and commitment you give, like all our mentors in the club, is very much appreciated. Best of luck with the Division 1 final. Details to follow.

Under 12 Girls

The U12 girls arrived to training Wednesday nightunder glorious sunshine to find they had a guest coach U14 coach Denis O Regan. Denis put the girls through their paces and a brilliant time was had by all.

On Saturday the u12 girls attended the new initiative by the club called the Mitchels 7s . There was plenty of football played by everyone, which saw U12 girls mixed with first year U14 girls.

They played a total of 6 matches each with every player getting plenty of football.
On Sunday morning at the earlier training time the girls have gotten back to preparing for their trip to Limerick this Saturday where they will face Ahane LGFA Club in a challenge match.
Training continues every Wednesday 7-8 & Sunday 12-1. New comers always welcome.

Under 11 boys

This week we welcomed Keel to John Mitchels for our latest County Go Game. The sun was high in the sky and we were treated to some great football from both sides. It was definitely a game of two halves as there was a nice breeze blowing. Both sides took advantage of it which led to a high scoring game. After a tough first half our lads rallied and put up a big score in the second half. In the end there was only a kick of a ball in it. Thanks to Keel for a very sporting game of football. Next Thursday we are away to Killarney Legion at 6.30 sharp.

Under 8 and 10 Girls

Our 8s and 10s girls had a much-deserved break this week to enjoy the fine weather. The girls are back in action again on Sunday 11th KOR at 10.15am
Please arrive at 10am so teams can be organized.

Under 9 boys

Our u9 boys had Sunday off to enjoy the Sunshine. They train again next Sunday 11th at 10.30 sharp.
New players always welcome.

Under 6s and 7s boys and girls

The boys and girls had a break last week from football to enjoy the hot weather. Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday off.
Training commences again on Sunday 11th of June from 11am.
New players 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 28th May 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 23,24,30 & 31. The numbers today were drawn by Clubforce. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,700 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: Stephen Reidy

€25.00: Bertie Flynn Senior

€25.00: Ciaran O Brien

€25.00: Rory Kilgallen

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,750.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 11th June 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:

Bridget (Bridie) Geaney (née Finnegan), Huddersfield, England and formerly of Brosna, Tralee, Kerry

Liam Lynch, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Kerry

Anne Lynch (née Quinn), Ballyard, Tralee, Kerry

Sophie O’Mahony (née Lydon), Our Lady of Fatima Home and formerly of Tobar Naofa and James Street, Tralee, Kerry

Arthur Townsend, Tralee, Kerry

Eileen Revington (née O’Connor), Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry / Castlegregory, Kerry

Sharon O’Shea (née McCarthy), Lohercannon, Tralee, Kerry / Portlaw, Waterford