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Tralee GAA Clubs

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Just a query on GAA clubs in Tralee. I believed that there were 3 senior football teams in the Kingdom capital, John Mitchels, Austin Stacks, and Kerins O'Rahillys. However last year, I saw on a website that John Mitchels had dropped out of senior ranks, can some Kerry Gael confirm this, maybe some details on clubs, famous players etc. Just curious.
Many thanks

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 08/01/2015 20:45:35    1681617


Ya they have fallen from grace and now play intermediate level, they play senior county championship with St. Brendan's an amalgamation of other junior clubs on the Tralee outskirts, Pats [Blennerville], Churchill, Ardfert, Na Gael. They were the main club in tralee years ago with all the sheehy's and claimed 4 in a row county championships the full hog is on their webpage... one of the nest stories if the handing over of the captaincy to Moyvanes Con Brosnan as a peace offering during the Civil War... just proves in Kerry Football does come first .. but like I say.. check out their webpage..

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5002 - 08/01/2015 21:45:46    1681637


Thanks for that Horsebox. The mighty have indeed fallen,just like the famous Walsh Island in my own county,the Connors and O'Connorsetc , relegated to Senior B in 2015. I read that in Kerry football was a way of healing the post Civil War divisions, very laudable.
Will check out John Mitchels' website.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 11/01/2015 11:51:14    1682160


You could also check out a book which came out in 2013 called Forging a Kingdom, the GAA in Kerry 1884-1934 longbridge it goes into a lot of detail about the Mitchels origins and how they powered Kerry to their initial All Irelands.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5927 - 11/01/2015 20:12:53    1682343