Club Notes 6th March 2023

Senior Men 

Friday under lights saw a challenge game against Ballymaclligott with some great football on display.

We would like to thank Francis Galvin and the team at Gallys Bar and Restaurant staff for ongoing support on the Senior Mens Team.

Our Senior Team play Austin Stacks in the Town League final (Group 1) next Sunday at 12.30 pm in St. Pats in Blennerville. All support would be welcome.

Senior County League Fixtures 2023 – Division 3

Round 1 – 19th March – Away to Skellig Rangers

Round 2 – 2nd April – Home to Renard

Round 3 – 9th April – Away to Annascaul

Round 4 – 23rd April – Home to Knocknagoshal

Round 5 – 14th May – Away to Listry

Round 6 – 21st May – Home to Fossa

Round 7 – 4th June – Away to Brosna

Round 8 – 11th June – Home to Churchill

Round 9 – 25th June – Away to Dromid

Round 10 – 9th July – Home to Ardfert

Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages

Senior Ladies 

The senior ladies had their first field session Sunday in glorious weather. A huge effort was made by the group so well done.

Training will take place on Thursday (March 9th) with strength and conditioning in the hall from 7pm-8pm and again Sunday 12th March on the field at 12 noon. Fixtures for 2023 will be out next week and will be circulated on receipt. Any players 16 years and over are more than welcome to join our Senior Ladies team so please come along to any of our training sessions.


Our minors had a tough trip to St. Michaels Foilmore last week with a lot of injuries we accounted for ourselves well. This week we had no game as Currow had a number of players playing school’s football. Our next game will be another tough trip away to Dingle next Saturday. Throw in at 3pm Please show your support for our minors

Minor County League Fixtures 2023 – Division 4 B

 Round 1 – 18th February – Home to Moyvane

Round 2 – 25th February – Away to St Michael’s-Filmore

Round 3 – 4th March – Home to Currow

Round 4 – 11th March – Away to Dingle

Round 5 – 18th March – Home to Churchill

Times will be confirmed on John Mitchels social media pages

Under 16 Girls  

Great week overall with high numbers. At Monday night’s training the team worked on fitness, soloing more of a skill-based session back to basics style. The club is delighted to welcome coach Ava Buckley who has joined our Under 16 Management Team. Ava is also a senior player with John Mitchels and took her first training session Friday night.

Under 15 Boys  

Last Wednesday evening we were back on the pitch for our 3rd training session with Alan O’Donoghue leading the coaching session. We had very good attendance and a great session to follow covering a number of skills. We would ask all players to make an extra effort to make u15 training as we prepare for our competitions starting at the end of March. Training details to be issued via parents whatsapp group.

Under 14 Girls  

Training for the John Mitchels under 14 girls continues with a strong turnout from the players every night. With the benefit of the winter programme of Strength & Conditioning apparent, the girls are now concentrating on ball-work and replicating match-play scenarios during training.

It is refreshing to see the quality and skills being shown by the u12 girls who have come into the u14 ranks for the first time this year and there is a determination by all players to progress, as individuals and as a team.

The bond and team spirit between the players is excellent as well, and training sessions have been focused, but with plenty of laughter and enjoyment as well. Training times for March have changed, with the u14s now training on Monday nights 6-7pm and Thursday nights 7-8pm. The coaches will be organizing challenge games over the coming weeks in preparation for the County League.

Under 13 Boys  

Our U13 Green team put an impressive score line on the board with Na Gaeil struggling to cope with a dominant Mitchels backline, with a commanding performance by our midfield and forwards.

The full backline got on top early and never let up and the half backline was a launch pad for our forwards who were imperious to a man. The midfield offering support going both directions topped off a great day for the boys.

Congratulations to Ahmed and Marcus who made their debut for the club. There was a spirited and determined performance from our U13 Gold team against Na Gaeil where both teams battled hard.

There was a good performance from the entire team with a special mention to thirteen of out U11 boys who battled hard. Thanks to our Na Gaeil neighbours for the challenge games which were played with great spirit and sportsmanship by both teams. Training continues again on Friday at 6pm. New players always welcome.

Under 12 Girls 

U12 girls had a great turnout at their two sessions this week. The girls have settled in well for their new season and are showing great enthusiasm and willing to learn, working hard on their skills and working well as a team. The girls are looking forward to commencing their matches in a few weeks’ time. Training every Sunday 12-1 & Thursdays 7-8

Gum Shields Mandatory. New players are always welcome.

Under 11 Boys

There was a huge turn out this morning for our U11’s training session where players worked on the core skills of the game and our buys showed great skill and determination. Fun was had by all which is really encouraging for the year ahead.

Under 8 and 10 Girls  

Our under 8 and 10 girls continued training today. We started with a warmup and progressed to picking, passing, soloing and kicking skills. A short match followed where the girls put their skills into practice and showed great enthusiasm. A great training session was had. Training next Sunday at 9-45am sharp. New players are always welcome.

Under 9 Boys  

This week once again saw fantastic numbers for John Mitchels under Boys. With the weather being so good meant we could train on our Astro Pitch giving our young stars loads of room to move around. It’s fantastic to see our young stars

improving each week already. Training for John Mitchels U9 Boys continues every Sunday from 9.45am sharp Gumshields & water essential. Any new players are very welcome.

Under 7 Boys and Girls  

Magnificent training this morning from our under 7s with special emphasis on the hand pass, solo and kick pass. We finished off with some fun 3v3 games, which were keenly contested. Everyone had great fun with some fantastic skills on display.  Well done to everyone. Training continues next Sunday morning at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex. Everyone is welcome.

Under 6 Boys and Girls

The boys and girls were full of energy and enthusiasm as we had our second training session of the season on March 5th. We practiced our hop and pick-ups among other skills.  Favourite with the players today was catch the coach.

Special thanks to Simi and Julie from the senior ladies and Brian from the senior men for helping out today. Training continues Sunday mornings at 11am in our Ballyseedy complex.  Everyone welcome.


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. For 2023, there are a number of membership options available to members.

An exciting development for the club has resulted in partnering with Fashion Designer Paul Galvin who has designed a John Mitchels Jersey and Training Top. The opportunity to purchase one of these tops is available as part of our 2023 membership options. For 2023 membership rates are as follows:

– Juvenile Membership €30
– Juvenile Membership with John Mitchels Jersey €55
– Adult Membership €70
– Adult Membership with Jersey or Training Top €100
– Adult Membership (Students/OAP/Seeking Employment) €40

– Adult Membership (Students/OAP/Seeking Employment with Jersey or Training Top) €75

– Family Membership (2 Adults and 2 Children) €170
– Family Membership with Juvenile Jerseys €220*

* Additional juveniles €20 membership and €45 to include a top

Club Patron membership is also available which includes one adult membership and weekly entry to our Club Lotto €170. You can include a jersey for a total cost of€200. Membership can be paid online by clinking this link by calling to Ballyseedy any Sunday morning from 10.30 until 12 where Club Registrar Georgie Lowe will be available to take payment or please visit our website for more details. If you register online, please email confirmation of your payment and the size required for the jersey and/or training top to

Irish Life Spring Step Challenge 2023 

We know that regular physical activity has immediate benefits to your overall wellbeing including improved sleep and reduce stress so lets get out there and get active.

The Goal of this challenge is to track 300,000 steps in 30 days (10,000 steps per day). Everyone who achieves the target will be included in a prize draw for 1 of 2 €5,000 holiday vouchers. Track your activity with a fitness wearable (e.g., Fitbit) Samsung health for android or apple health for iPhone) connected to MyLife app.

Track your performance along the way through the MyLife board. Our Club Walkway is open for everyone to enjoy so come along and use this amazing facility. Thanks to James O’Donoghue who donated two lovely prizes to our previous steps challenges Leaders Donal O’Sullivan and Trish Hurley.

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 Bastable. 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.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 5th March 2023. This week’s Lotto numbers are 1, 5, 13 & 23. The numbers today were drawn by Shannon Martin & Emilia Obrusnik. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,050.00.

Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week:

€25.00: George Lowe
€25.00: Catherine Dempsey
€25.00: Mark McEvoy
€25.00: Helen Burman Roy
Next week’s Jackpot is €3,100.00 and the draw will take place Live on Facebook on Sunday March 12th at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: or by calling to the complex at Ballyseedy. Lotto tickets can also be bought in Foleys Spar on the Castlemaine Road and in Donoghues Chemist, Boherbee. 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.


On behalf of all in John Mitchels we extend a sincere sympathy to the family of the following.

May Toal (née Nunan), Seafield Road, Blackrock, Louth / Tralee, Kerry

Mark O’Brien, Ebony lodge, the Spa, Tralee, Kerry / Fenit, Kerry

Patricia (Pat) Healy, Listellick, Tralee, Kerry

Mary (Mai) Carroll (née Breen), Árd na Lí, Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry

Arthur O’Brien, St. Michael’s Road, Killarney, Kerry / Tralee, Kerry

Brad Duffy, Racecourse Heights, Tralee, Kerry

Paul Dennesen, Cockleshell Road, Tralee, Kerry