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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

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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

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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

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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

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