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Club News: Ballymac GAA and John Mitchels


Michael Enright and Darragh Murphy, St Pats, who played with the U14 North Kerry Development Squad at the weekend against Kildare.

Michael Enright and Darragh Murphy, St Pats, who played with the U14 North Kerry Development Squad at the weekend against Kildare.

John Mitchels U 9 boys who played against Currow on Sunday morning

John Mitchels U 9 boys who played against Currow on Sunday morning

John Mitchels under10 girls who played St Pats of Blennerville on Sunday morning at the John Mitchel's complex in Ballyseedy.

John Mitchels under10 girls who played St Pats of Blennerville on Sunday morning at the John Mitchel's complex in Ballyseedy.


Michael Enright and Darragh Murphy, St Pats, who played with the U14 North Kerry Development Squad at the weekend against Kildare.



Clothes Collection

Ballymac GAA are organising a clothes collection to raise funds for the club, a great excuse to do a clear out, thanks to everyone who dropped bags this morning

Date and time: Wednesday 15th June 7pm to 8pm, Sunday 19th June 11 am to 12 noon. Drop off Point: Ballymac Training Pitch

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What can I put into the bags: Re-wearable items of clothing, Paired Shoes, Handbags and Belts towels and Blankets, Curtains Soft toys. Please no duvets, pillows, ripped, soiled clothes or single shoes

We appreciate your Support and would be grateful if you can spread the word throughout your families and the community.


Club PRO Joanne Long and Jer Lynch, Lotto Committee Chairman drew the numbers for Bank Holidays Monday’s Lotto Jackpot of €14,400. This week’s Lotto numbers are 1,16,23 and 31 There was no winner of the Jackpot of € 14,400

We had a special, Bank Holiday draw, with extra lucky dips tonight. This was our way of saying thanks to everyone who has supported us with our club lotto since we went online just over a year ago. The lotto supports our club in so many ways and we appreciate our club and community support.

Congratulations to our lucky dip winners: €100.00 Conor Leen €50.00 Brid O’Donnell €50.00 Ann Marie Healy €30.00 Brian Brosnan €20.00 Bernard Collins €10.00 Yvonne Culloty

Next week’s Jackpot is €14,500.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 13th June 2022 after 6 pm Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. or via our mobile app and our sellers are Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The HalfWay Shop. The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4pm on Monday next to facilitate the draw.


Under 7 Boys & Girls

We had a fantastic session Sunday morning with the highlight being dodgeball with some of our senior players volunteering to be the targets! Certainly it was a winner with the boys and girls. We has particular emphasis on our skills today with some excellent solos and kicking evident. Training continues next Sunday at 10.30am and new members are more than welcome.


We continued our mid week sessions on Wednesday last. The girls were outstanding as we focused on kicking for the session and the girls improvement is obvious. We ended with a very well contested game where the tackling and team work on show was very pleasing for the coaches. Keep up the good work girls!

The Mitchels U8 girls played 2 x 6 sided matches against St Pats of Blennerville.

All the girls put in very strong performances. A few of the U7 girls helped out in the matches also. The drills in the training sessions are definitely evident and the team work was excellent. Keep up the good work and attendance. Thank you to everyone involved.

The U10s hosted St Pats on Sunday on a perfect morning for football. Our girls took a few mins to settle but soon got going in a very evenly contested game. All the girls played really well and it is great to see the hard work in training paying off. There was some great football on show and the coaches are very proud of all the girls who are a credit to the club.

U12 Girls

The John Mitchel’s under 12 girls played their fifth game in this season’s County football league against a very spirited and tough Southern Gales team last Friday evening.

The wind made playing conditions very difficult but the girls managed to go in at half time one point up after playing against a very stiff breeze in the first half.

We began the second half very brightly and scored a goal and three points without reply, which put us into a commanding lead which we would not relinquish. Congratulations to all the girls for a great performance. The coaches are extremely proud of you all. We play Na Gaeil next Wednesday evening away from home.

The game throws in at 7 PM and we will gather in Na Gaeil pitch at 6:30 PM. Please remember to bring water and gum shields are mandatory. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. U14 GIRLS

After a successful previous weekend where the John Mitchel’s u14 girls team defeated Firies, the spirits were high when training resumed on Thursday. Resplendent in their new training tops, the girls put in a tough session, ahead of their trip to Kenmare on Monday evening to play Inbhear Sceine Gaels B.

Thursday night was also the last training session for one of our stalwarts, Isabel Tynan Daly, who is moving to Athlone with her family. Isabel is a key player for the team and everybody will miss her, both on and off the field.

We wish Isabel and the family all the very best into the future and look forward to them visiting us again in John Mitchels.

U16 Girls

Training for U16 ladies continues this Monday evening from 6.00-7.00pm in preparation for upcoming North Kerry League. All newcomers welcome.

Under 9 Boys

This week saw John Mitchel’s U9 Boys welcoming Currow for some challenge games.

Both sides had good numbers & were able to put out 3 team’s in what turned out to be a great mornings football with some great scoring & defending from both sides!! Our thanks to Currow for being great opponents & we look forward to meeting again later in the summer.

Training continues for John Mitchel’s U9 Boys this Wednesday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. All Newcomers Welcome.

Under 11 Boys

Our U11 teams travelled across town to our friends in Strand road on Thursday night on the County League. Both our teams struggled in the windy conditions and took their time to find there feet against a very skillful and strong Strand road outfits . However the lads attacked from the offset in the second half which saw both teams get on top and finish out strongly . Big thank you to our U9 boys who stepped up and they did not look out of place with the U11s.

Special mention for Jack Houlihan who played in goals for the older boys and played a blinder. Thanks to Paul and all the Strand road mentors. Training Sunday morning 10.30 am in Ballyseedy.

Fixtures: We play at home to Laune Rangers on Thursday 16 June at 6.30 pm

Under 13 Boys

Training continues Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 8pm. We await confirmation of county semi final division and opposition which will be played Sunday next, June 19th

Under 15 BoyS

With the central league due to start in the coming weeks we train as normal Monday and Thursday evening. This Wednesday sees us at home for a challenge match v Tarbert details announced at training full attendance required Na Misteallaig Abu

Under 17 Boys

Minors Training continues Tuesday and Friday Evenings 6pm.

Senior Ladies

Our senior ladies travelled to Ballybunion on bank holiday to take on Beale in our Donal Curtin Cup back game, a heavy shower before the game made conditions slippery but we coped well with early points from Rachel Kilgallen and Niamh Myers, a goal by Niamh and points from Ava Buckley brought us 1-7 to 0-1 halftime. With our defense holding out wave of Beale attacks and midfield on top we continued To dominate the game with 2 goals from Ava Buckley. Team. Kayleigh Collins, Tanya O’Connor, Emma Carmody, Rachel McEniry, Lauren Smullen, Shannon Martin, Sarah Kilgallen,Simi Ogungsbesan,Ava Buckley, Niamh Myers ,Rachel Kikgallen ,Jamie Finnegan, Lynda o Connor, Lucie O Donoghue.. we have to play Kerins O Rahillys in a back game and we are due to play a Glenflesk on June 26th.

Senior Men

John Mitchel’s played table toppers Milltown Castlemaine in Ballyseedy Sunday 12th June. Halftime score played on a windy surface was six points a piece. The second half started lively with a penalty awarded to Milltown for a foot block. Final score Milltown 3-9 John Mitchel’s 12pts Next game sway in two weeks to Templenoe and final game home to Listry.


Training continues for the next round of the development league. Stay tuned more details to follow.


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.


John Mitchels GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 12th June 2022 This week’s Lotto numbers are 4, 9, 10 & 25 The numbers today were drawn by Rory Kilgallen & Declan Connolly There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,150.00 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week: €25.00:Paul O’Donoghue €25.00: Orla Broderick €25.00: Niall McAuliffe €25.00: Barbara Costello Next week’s Jackpot is €1,200.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 19th June 2022 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am on the day of the draw. 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 Mitchel’s and SVP. All donations welcome.

Club Walkway

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. BOOT CLUB 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.

Sunday morning for club members and supporters

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.

Sports Complex & Chamfers

If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball etc or our Astro turf please contact club reception. 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.


On behalf of all in John Mitchel’s we extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following: Angela Fitzgerald (née Enright) Oakpark, Tralee; Mary Horgan (née Blennerhassett) Lisanearla East, Abbeydorney and formerly of Clounalour, Boherbee, Tralee; Anne Mulroney (née O’Sullivan) Killeen, Oakpark, Tralee,