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Club News: John Mitchels and Kerins O’Rahillys


Kerins O’ Rahilly U12s and Cumann na mBunScol champions Niamh Lynch, Sennait Forster and Lily Hussey

Kerins O’ Rahilly U12s and Cumann na mBunScol champions Niamh Lynch, Sennait Forster and Lily Hussey

Kerins O’ Rahilly U12s and Cumann na mBunScol champions Niamh Lynch, Sennait Forster and Lily Hussey

Kerins O’ Rahilly U12s and Cumann na mBunScol champions Niamh Lynch, Sennait Forster and Lily Hussey


Kerins O’ Rahilly U12s and Cumann na mBunScol champions Niamh Lynch, Sennait Forster and Lily Hussey



Under 7 Boys & Girls

There was no training on Sunday due to a Club Coaching Course. Next training session will be Sunday June 5th. New players are always welcome.


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We had a great turnout for our 1st midweek session on Wednesday. We started with kick passing and moved onto hand passing and tackling drills before a very well contested game. Keep up the good work girls. The improvement from all girls is there to see. A special thanks to all the parents for bringing the girls to training . The girls had no training on Sunday and got to have a well-deserved lye in.

Next training is Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm

U12 Girls

We played against Spa at home last Wednesday evening without a number of our regular players who were unavailable due to illness and the scheduling of the Cumann na mBunscoil Schools Division 1 final which was played in Austin Stacks Park at the same time. We defended bravely and showed tremendous character against a very strong Killarney outfit and when the final whistle blew the girls from Killarney were ahead. The girls should be very proud of how they are performing in the green and gold jersey this season. They have a never say die attitude and the commitment they show every week is admirable.

We are scheduled to play Currow away this Wednesday evening the 1st of June. Throw in time is still to be confirmed. The coaches would like to thank all the parents and guardians who help out every week, washing jerseys or being the female liaison officer at games. Every little helps and we are very grateful.

U14 Girls

The new County League competition began last weekend and John Mitchel’s first game was away to Listowel Emmet’s B on Friday night. There was a full turnout and thankfully we had Nadya back after a collision midweek in training. It was a comprehensive victory for the Mitchel’s team. Solid at the back with Eabha, Sadhbh and Gia in the full back line, while Laoise, Isabel, Ava and later Nicole kept the Listowel forwards out. Midfield saw Nadya, Ellie and Brigid rotating, while up front Kerri at full forward was a major focal point, scoring 2 goals and causing no end of bother, ably assisted by Ellie Reidy, Ella and Dionne, while the rest of the players, including Katelyn, Megan and Kelly, all worked hard when they came on. A great start to the competition and next week sees the team play Firies. Training continues during the week and coaches are looking for a full turnout.

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

Training took a break on Sunday due to a club coaching course and of course the Kerry V Limerick Final. Training commences again on Sunday June 5th. All Newcomers Welcome

Under 11 Boys

Our U11 boys trained on Thursday evening in the sunshine . We had a bit of fun and craic with the boys and also focused on reaction and speed. We had 2 very competitive games with a strong emphasis on movement. Fixtures: Phase 2 of the County League will resume this Thursday evening 2 June when we are away to Keel with throw in at 6.30 pm.

Under 13 Boys

Training continues Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 8pm. Phase 2 of the county league is underway so we’d like to see as many as possible at training.

Under 15 Boys

John Mitchel’s u15 training continues Monday and Thursday with no fixtures released yet for the central league. We will train away until the start of competition we need as many training as possible going forward to be competitive

Under 17 Boys

Our 17s had another great win Thursday night at home against Miltown/Castkemsinr 2-12 to 1-8 in the central region to top the league. We had a lot of injuries but a powerful performance again by a great panel of lads. We have Ballymac next at home Monday night throw in at 7.00pm Please show your support.

Senior Ladies

The girls next game is June 26th away to Glenflesk . Training Continues on Sundays at 12pm. All new players welcome

Senior Men

Training Tues and Thursday. All preparation going well for next important home game to Listowel Emmets Sunday 5th June Please show your support.


Our juniors played Friday night against Listowel in the development league. Listowel hadn’t been beaten yet in this league, who are a very strong side . We were up by 9pts up at half time, a typical game of 2 halves. We ran out of steam and had a few injuries which changed the game . We were beaten by 5pts in the finish. We are learning more at every game. More Fixtures to follow stay tuned.


John Mitchel’s GAA Club Lotto Results: Sunday 29th May 2022 This week’s Lotto numbers are 9, 14, 19 & 28 The numbers today were drawn by Robáird Foley There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1,050.00 Congratulations to our four lucky dip winners this week: €25.00: David O’Sullivan €25.00: Georgina O’Sullivan €25.00: Rory Clifford €25.00: George Lowe Next week’s Jackpot is €1,100.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Sunday 5th June 2022 at 11am. Ticket sales close at 9am sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here: We thank you for all your support.


On behalf of all in John Mitchel’s we extend a sincere sympathy to the families of the following: Oliver White, Market Court, Tralee/Birr, Offaly; Sandra O’Connor (née Kirby), Ballymacelligott, Tralee; Seán Geary, Ballyroe, Tralee; Pádraic Ó’Confhaola (Pat Conneely) Derroe, Ballinahown, Galway/Tralee; Joseph Brosnan, Connolly Park, Tralee; Tom O’Flaherty, Malahide, Dublin/Tralee; Fr. Joe McCarthy Sacramento, California/Racecourse Road, Tralee; Eileen McAvoy (née Hayes) Hammersmith, UK and Marian Terrace, Fenit, Tralee; Alice Frampton (née O’Connor), Caherslee, Tralee.


Nótaí na mBan

Behind the scenes our Lidl’s ‘One Good Club’ committee are working hard to embrace this wonderful programme to bring fun and positivity to our club members and community of all ages.

The five step programme was developed using the ‘ 5 a day for your Mental Health,’ a framework made up of simple actions aimed at boosting your mental health and well-being.

Last Thursday we held a bake sale. Our U12s baked and donated a whopping €200 to Animal Help Kerry. Wendy O’ Connor was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of our young ladies and also watched their game v Corca Dhuibhne.

On bank holiday Monday we will have a Family Fun Day for our club and community, check out our social media for more details during the week.

Gaelic4Girls - We decided to take a break last Saturday because of the double header in Fitzgerald Stadium. Instead we are going to have fun, games and a bite to eat this Thursday . Looking forward to seeing everyone at 5.30p.m.

U12 Girls - We are so proud of these girls and their kindness. Not only do we have wonderful footballers but we also have great bakers.

We raised €200 for Animal Help Kerry with our bake sale... this will be put toward feeding many homeless animals or toward necessary surgery. Well done to everyone who donated and supported.

Strand Road Blues Team - We had a BYE in round 3 . This week we host Laune Rangers in Ballyrickard pitch. Throw in will be at 7p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st. Best of luck to everyone!

Kerins O’ Rahilly Team - This game was always going to be a tight affair we thought...we were the first to put the ball over the bar and played very well in the first half. Corca Dhuibhne started the second half as they intended to finish We pressed their defence but were tired as many of our girls had played the night before and have had a lot of football at school also.

Unfortunately it was the team from back West who proved stronger in the finish.

Final score: Kerins O’ Rahilly 4-02 Corca Dhuibhne 5-03 It was great to see so many supporters as always at the game.

In round 4 we are away to Churchill . Throw in will be at 6.30p.m. in the Spa pitch on Wednesday, June 1st.

Best of luck to everyone!

U14 Girls - Our U14 team played Duagh last Sunday morning in Strand Road pitch in round 1 of the Co. League. Despite the warm conditions, each team gave it everything for an hour . Welcome to our two new recruits for the year Lily Breen and Aimee Turner. Our management was well impressed with the team’s performance. Well done! Final Score: KOR 4 -12 Duagh 4 -06 In round 2 we are away to Ballyduff. Details to be confirmed.

Féile - Congrats to our U15 ladies and their management team who qualified for division 3 regional Féile which takes place in Mallow next Saturday, April 4th.

Again a big thank you to Darren Horan of Stoves4U who kindly sponsored a set of jerseys for the team and won’t they be looking well as they represent their county ! Our first game is at 11.40a.m. in Mallow GAA Complex. Many thanks to everyone who has supported the team in their venture. The very best of luck to you !

U16 Ladies - Things will be quietening down shortly for this age group as many of the players prepare for their Junior Cert in June.

Next Tuesday, May 31st we play the final round of the Co. League when we host Rathmore in Ballyrickard pitch at 7.30p.m.

Best wishes to the team and management.

Minor Ladies - No competitive games for this age group until July... some are sitting their Leaving Cert. in June.

Senior Ladies - We are awaiting confirmation of a back game. Details will be sent out soon.

Cumann na mBunscol - Only one team could win and it was Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn who came out on top under the management of our club coach and joint Kerry ladies manager Declan Quill.

Congrats to both teams on reaching the final, a great achievement!

REGISTRATION - Thank you to everyone on completing their registration and to Karon also for her hard work.

Senior Division 6A County League Fixture

Sunday June 5th @ 2pm Kerins O Rahillys B v Gneeveguilla B


Our academy continued last Sunday with the sun shining high in the sky and smiles of the pitches shining even brighter. Most age groups trained as normal kicking off at 10am in Ballyrickard while the others had games in different locations. U5s, U6s and U7s enjoyed their training sessions having great fun with their coaches and developing their skills along the way. Every player showed how much they have learned over the past few months from their fantastic coaches and enjoyed their session.

U8 Girls - Our U8 Girls had their first Go Games against Stacks in Connolly park last Sunday morning. They had A very competitive match against Stacks. All the hard work on their skills at training was on display and they were very impressive. Every girl got to play and show their skills to all those who were watching. Everyone was very impressed by the girls skill set and the team work they showed throughout the game. Thank you to Stacks for an enjoyable game and having us up to play with them. We look forward to them coming to play us at home in Ballyrickard soon. A great day was had by all.

U9 Boys - U9 Boys had a great session with their coaches. They worked on their kicking and tackling skills and Finished with small sided games which everyone enjoyed.

U10 Girls - What a fantastic first game our U10 girls had today. Every girl showed their true ability throughout the game. From our mid field winning possession and feeding it into our forwards, to our backs turning the ball over when the opposition were on the attack to our forwards getting through the defence and clocking up the scores and not forgetting our amazing goalie saving on target goal opportunities and her fantastic kick outs. The girls showed that all their training is paying off and how much their skills have come along. They showed fantastic team work working the ball up and down the pitch and supporting each other all the time. Their coaches and parents were very proud of all of them. Thank you to Stacks for hosting us and for a competitive game. We look forward to playing Ye again soon.

U13 Boys - Our U13 boys played Tarbert in Ballyrickard last Sunday afternoon. Every player showed great determination and ability throughout the game. The boys never gave up and played their hearts out but Tarbert has a very strong team and clocked up the scores with a score line of 1-8 to 5-14. Well done to Tarbert on their win and we look forward to playing you again in the future. U17 Boys Progress, progress progress.

Kerins O’Rahillys/ St. Pats made it 2 wins in a week as the hard work on the training pitch is showing signs of moulding the team into a formidable cohesive unit. Our forwards had raised the standards very impressively against Skellig/Valentia the previous week and the defence was challenged to match them. They matched and surpassed expectations, limiting Castlegregory to shots from difficult angles. Of particular source of pride was regaining pocession from our own kickout, where we won 15 of 16. Our midfield continue to work themselves into the ground, moving the ball quickly into our free scoring forwards. Our team must continue working hard if they are to continue their progress. The attitude appears to good, but tougher challenges await. Kerins O’Rahillys/ St. Pats 4-10 Castlegregory 0-11 Man of the match was Jake Hoare.


Congratulations and best wishes to all who graduated from the class of 2022 especially the students from Kerins O Rahillys. Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday at 10am in Ballyrickard we look forward to seeing you all then. And remember new members always welcome so bring a friend along too.

Lotto Co-ordinator

Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,If you are interested in helping out,please reply to Tony Corridon at

Lotto Results May 23rd 05,10,23,26 Winner of Jackpot €2,800 Liam Griffin Match 3 winners €25 Michael McMahon DD Draw for 4 €250 December 2022 William Daughton DD; Jim O Shea c/o Rock St PO; Tommy Cantillon c/o Rock St PO; Jennifer Conway c/o Philip; Philomena Moriarty c/o Shop.

Next Weeks Jackpot €2,000


Condolences to the family of Pat Conneely formerly of Knockmoyle Tralee, May he rest in peace.