John Mitchels GAA (Kerry)

John Mitchels GAA
Na Mistéalaigh
Founded:1927
County:Kerry
Colours:Green and gold
Grounds:Ballyseedy
Coordinates:52°14′55.32″N 9°40′43.80″W / 52.2487000°N 9.6788333°W / 52.2487000; -9.6788333Coordinates: 52°14′55.32″N 9°40′43.80″W / 52.2487000°N 9.6788333°W / 52.2487000; -9.6788333
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John Mitchels GAA are a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. They are based in the Boherbee and Camp area of Tralee. They play in Division 1 of the county league and in the Kerry Senior Football Championship.

Club history[edit]

Before 1927 only one team represented Tralee in the Kerry Senior Football County Championship and they were Tralee John Mitchels. As this team was so successful the Kerry County Board requested that it should be divided into three individual teams representing, Boherbee, Rock St. and Strand St, this is where the John Mitchels, Austin Stacks and Kerins O'Rahilly's clubs came from. The John Mitchels club since 1927 are thought to be one of the most successful clubs in Kerry.

Between 1959 and 1963 they won five Senior Football titles in a row, the only team to do so in the history of the Kerry County Championship. John Mitchels Club are holders of 10 Senior, 1 U-21 and 3 Minor County Championships.

They have also played in 3 Kerry Senior Club Hurling Championship finals in 1927 and 1928 losing both to Austin Stacks and 1936 they lost to St. Brendan's, Ardfert.

Success has been limited of late, although John Mitchels player Brien Costello, captained Tralee CBS to Munster Colleges Senior 'A' Corn Uí Mhuirí Glory and in the All-Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup Final loss to Omagh CBS in 2007. In 2008 for the first time in the club's long history they dropped out of the Senior County Championship to the Kerry Intermediate Football Championship.

In 2014, the club moved to a new ground outside of Tralee, in Ballyseedy. [1]

Honours[edit]

Kerry Senior Football Championship: 10

  • 1929, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966

Team Captains

1929 – John Joe Sheehy (Captain),

1937 – Bill Kinnerk (Captain),

1947 – Joe Keohane (Captain),

1952 – Michéal "Haulie" Lynch (Captain),

1959 – Niall Sheehy (Captain),

1960 – Paudie Sheehy (Captain),

1961 – Fred Lynch (Captain),

1962 – Teddy O’Dowd (Captain),

1963 – Brian Sheehy (Captain),

1966 – Seamus Roche (Captain)

Finalists (6) – 1931, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1989

Semi-finals (11) – 1928, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1969, 1991

Kerry Under 21 Football Championship: 1

  • 1983

Captain

1983 – Jim O’Donnell,

Finalists (2) – 1985, 1995

Kerry Minor Football Championship: 3

  • 1954, 1958, 1961

Team Captains

1954 – Fred Lynch (Captain),

1958 – Philo. Healy (Captain),

1961 – Jimmy O’Mahony (Captain)

John Mitchels Kerry Captains to win the All- Ireland

Senior

1909 – Tom Costelloe,

1926 – John Joe Sheehy,

1930 – John Joe Sheehy,

1962 – Sean Og Sheehy,

Junior

2015 – Alan O'Donoghue

Minor

1931 – Jimmy O’Gorman

1962 – Jimmy O’Mahony,

U-21

1962 – Dom O’Donnell

1964 – Dom O’Donnell

48 players wore the Kerry jersey in Championship (1928–2010) and National League (1950–2014)

PAUDIE SHEEHY 87 Senior Appearances Career: 1949 – 1961 Munster Senior Medals: 8 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 4 National Football League Medals: 2 Munster Minor Medals: 2 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 35 Senior League Appearances: 52 Scored: 6–56 in Senior Championship. 9–88 in Senior League. 
NIALL SHEEHY (SNR) 67 Senior Appearances Career: 1958 – 1965 Munster Senior Medals: 6 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 2 National Football leagues: 3 Munster Junior Medals: 1 (Hurling) All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1(Hurling) Championship Appearances: 26 League Appearances: 41 Scored: 1–2 in League. 
ANTHONY GLEESON 45 Senior Appearances Career: 1989 – 1996 Senior Championship Appearances: 10 Senior League Appearances: 35 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 Scored: 0–2 in League. 
JOE KEOHANE 44 Senior Appearances Career: 1936 – 1948 Munster Senior Medals: 10 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 5 Championship Appearances: 44 Scored: 
MICK MORRIS 43 Senior Appearances Career: 1963 – 1969 Munster Senior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 2 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 All-Ireland U-21 Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 16 Senior League Appearances: 27 Scored: 
TIMMY DOWD 43 Senior Appearances Career: 1980 – 1987 Munster Senior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 3 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 1 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 12 Senior League Appearances: 31 Scored: 1–11 in Championship. 3–22 in League. 
JOHN JOE SHEEHY (SNR) 37 Senior Appearances Career: 1919 – 1930 Munster Senior Medals: 6 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 4 Nation Football League Medals: 2 Senior Championship Appearances: 37 Scored: 4–22 in Championship. 
JOHN HIGGINS 35 Senior Appearances Career: 1983 – 1987 Munster Senior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 3 National Football Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 5 Senior League Appearances: 30 Scored: 
TADGH HEALY 34 Senior Appearances Career: 1937 – 1945 Munster Senior Medals: 4 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 4 Senior Championship Appearances: 27 Senior League Appearances: 7 Scored: 0–1 in Championship. 0–2 in League. 
WILLIAM “Bruddy” O’DONNELL 23 Senior Appearances Career: 1941 – 1951 Munster Senior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 18 Senior League Appearances: 5 Scored: 8–23 in Championship. 1–8 in League. 
SEANIE BURROWS 22 Senior Appearances Career: 1965 – 1968 Munster Senior Medals: 2 Munster U-21 Medals: 3 All-Ireland U-21 Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 2 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 2 Senior Championship Appearances: 10 Senior League Appearances: 12 Scored: 2–1 in League. 
GARRY O’MAHONY 21 Senior Appearances Career: 1954 – 1956 Munster Senior Medals: All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 7 Senior League Appearances: 14 Scored: 
PADDY WHITTY 19 Senior Appearances Career: 1928 – 1936 Munster Senior Medals: 4 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 2 National Football League Medals: 4 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 19 Scored: 0–6 in Championship. 
BILL KINNERK 19 Senior Appearances Career: 1928 – 1938 Munster Senior Medals: 5 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 2 National Football League Medals: 4 Munster Junior Medals: 2 All Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 19 Scored: 
CON GEANEY 15 Senior Appearances Career: 1931 – 1938 Munster Senior Medals: 5 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 3 National Football League Medals: 2 Senior Championship Appearances: 15 Scored: 2–9 in Championship. 
SEAN-ÓG SHEEHY 14 Senior Appearances Career: 1962 – 1963 Munster Senior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 7 Senior League Appearances: 7 Scored: 1–0 in Championship. 0–4 in League. 
DOM O’DONNELL 12 Senior Appearances Career: 1962 – 1969 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 2 Munster Junior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 2 All-Ireland U-21 Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 5 Senior League Appearances: 7 Scored: 4–1 in Championship. 2–4 in League. 
DERRY O’SHEA 11 Senior Appearances Career: 1963 – 1966 Munster Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 All-Ireland U-21 Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 1 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 5 Senior League Appearances: 6 Scored: 3–5 in Championship. 1–3 in League. 
BRIAN SHEEHY 11 Senior Appearances Career: 1959 – 1961 Munster Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 2 Munster Junior Medals: 4 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 3 Senior League Appearances: 8 Scored: 1–0 in Championship. 3–3 in League. 
DONAL MC EVOY 11 Senior Appearances Career: 1988 – 1988 Senior Championship Appearances: 1 Senior League Appearances: 10 Scored: 1–1 in Championship. 1–6 in League. Munster u-21 medals: 2 
JOHNNY RIORDAN 10 Senior Appearances Career: 1928 – 1931 Munster Senior Medals: 5 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 4 National Football League Medals: 3 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 10 Scored: 
TEDDY DOWD 10 Senior Appearances Career: 1961 – 1961 Munster Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 3 Senior League Appearances: 7 Scored: 0–1 in Championship. 3–1 in League. 
FRANK O’KEEFFE 9 Senior Appearances Career: 1946 – 1950 Munster Senior Medals: 3 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 7 Senior League Appearances: 2 Scored: 5–1 in Championship. 1–0 in League. 

ALAN CONWAY 8 Senior Appearances Career: 1961 – 1962 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 2 Senior Championship Appearances: 1 Senior League Appearances: 7 Scored: 
SEAMUS ROCHE 7 Senior Appearances Career: 1962 – 1963 Munster Senior Medals: All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 3 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 Senior League Appearances: 4 Scored: 1–0 in Championship. 1–0 in League. 
JOHN "Thorney" O’SHEA 7 Senior Appearances Career: 1965 – 1967 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 3 Senior League Appearances: 4 Scored: 0–10 in Championship. 0–4 in League. 
JOHN JOE SHEEHY (JNR) 5 Senior Appearances Career: 1988 – 1988 Senior League Appearances: 5 Scored: 
Jackie Ryan 4 Senior Appearances Career: 1924 – 1934 Munster Senior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Medals: 6 National Football League Medals: 4 Championship Appearances: 4 Scored: 0–6 in Championship. 
BRENDAN GALVIN 4 Senior Appearances Career: 1952 – 1952 Munster Junior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 2 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 1 Senior League Appearances: 3 Scored: 0–1 in Championship. 1–1 in League. 
MICHEAL “Haulie” LYNCH 4 Senior Appearances Career: 1953 – 1953 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 2 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior League Appearances: 4 Scored: 
TOMMY DOWLING 3 Senior Appearances Career: 1950 – 1950 Senior Championship Appearances: 1 Senior League Appearances: 2 Scored: 
HARRY BOURKE 3 Senior Appearances Career: 1963 – 1967 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior League Appearances: 3 Scored: 
EDDIE DUNNE 3 Senior Appearances Career: 1944 – 1945 Munster Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 3 Scored: 2–2 in Championship. 
TED FITZGERALD 3 Senior Appearances Senior Career: 1967 – 1967 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals: 1 All-Ireland U-21 Medals: 1 Munster Minor Medals: 1 All-Ireland Minor Medals: 1 Senior League Appearances: 3 Scored: 
JOHN “Cinders”s O’CONNOR 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1928 – 1933 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 National Football League Medals: 4 Senior Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 1–0 in Championship. 
MICHEAL Ó’RUAIRC 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1929 – 1930 Munster Senior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Medals: 2 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster Junior Medals: 2 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 1–1 in Championship. 
TOMMY MURPHY 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1937 – 1938 Senior Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 
EUGENE POWELL 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1938 – 1938 Munster Junior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Junior Medals: 1 Senior Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 0–3 in Championship. 
PADDY O’DONOGHUE 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1942 – 1944 senior Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 2–1 in Championship. 
D J MC MAHON 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1950 – 1950 Senior Championship Appearances: 2 Scored: 1–0 in Championship. 
JOHN DOWD 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1983 – 1983 Senior League Appearances: 2 
RORY KILGALLEN 2 Senior Appearances Career: 1984 – 1984 Senior League Appearances: 2 National Football League Medals: 1 Munster U-21 Medals; 1 Scored: 
BRENDAN O’MAHONY 2 Senior Appearance Career: 2004 – 2014 Senior League Appearances: 1 Mc Grath Cup Appearances: 1 
MICHAEL O’GORMAN 1 Senior Appearance Career: 1937 – 1937 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Medals: 1 Championship Appearances: 1 Scored: 2–1 in Championship. 
JOHN MC CARTHY 1 Senior Appearance Career: 1939 – 1939 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 
JAMES PIERCE I Senior appearance Career; 1941 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 
CARL O’SULLIVAN 1 Senior Appearance Career: 1946 – 1946 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Championship Appearances: 1 
NICHOLAS O’DONOGHUE 1 Senior Appearance Career: 1946 – 1946 Munster Senior Medals: 1 All-Ireland Senior Medals: 1 Championship Appearances: 1 

Notable players[edit]

- John Reardon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bold new era for Mitchels". Irish Examiner. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.

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