REPORT: Tralee Parnells Suffer Loss In Munster Junior Championship

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The Tralee Parnells team who were defeated on Saturday. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Mike O’Halloran reports on the AIB Munster Junior Hurling Club Championship, played in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Saturday…

Skeheennarinky 1-22

Tralee Parnells 0-08

A seventeen point loss to the Tipperary champions does not tell the whole story of this game, Parnell’s despite being behind from the third minute never gave up the ghost, they battled gamely to the end.

Up to the first water break Parnells could be well pleased with themselves as they were only one point behind four points to three.

In the next ten minutes Skeheenarinky added 1-04 without reply, the goal coming from Adrian English who grabbed the ball in the air behind his man and blasted to the net.

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Parnells added four points before halftime to Skeheenarink’s two, the halftime score read Skeheenarinky 1-11 Tralee Parnell’s 0-07.

The revival by Parnell’s towards the end of the first half must have given them some hope for the second half, but their start to the second half was not ideal as their keeper make two errors resulting in a free for Tomas Vaughan to push the score to 1-12 to 0-07.

Over the next eight minutes the Tipp boys added four more points before the Parnells captain Gearoid O’Doherty added a point from a free.


At water break two, Skeheenarinky led 1-17 to 0-08. Parnells were not to score in the final quarter but they fought right to the end against a much better side who are obviously operating at a much higher grade than the Tralee side.

Skeheenarinky added five points before the end, Tadgh Brick, Ciaran Breen, Andrew Morrissey, Darragh Reen were most effective for Parnells, but the stand out man for me was Cathal Dunne.

I don’t know how Luke Barrett was able to play on after the rather hefty challenge he was subjected at the beginning of the game and again after the first water break.

Tralee Parnells will have learned from this game and their longterm future is secure in the hands of their homegrown young talent especially their Under 21 team and their hardworking underage mentors.

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