Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Great Parnells Cúl Camp:

A great week in Caherslee saw around 60 girls and boys participating in a week-long intensive hurling and camogie skills development course.  Photos on Tralee Parnells Facebook of the different age groups.

North Kerry Under 16:

The fixture list is at showing Tralee Parnells facing Causeway in Tralee on Saturday the 2nd of September qt 5pm at home in the North Kerry Under 16 B championship.  There follows Kilmoyley away the 16th and Abbeydorney home on the 23rd, both also at 5 pm.

Under 6 and 8 Trip To Abbeydorney:

Nice photos at of our under 6 and 8 players who traveled to challenge games at Abbeydorney last Friday evening. We’ll done to our under 6 and 8 kids who all played very well against Abbeydorney, thanks to the parents who traveled in good numbers. Keep it going for the rest of the year kids and parents. Thanks to Abbeydorney GAA for a great evening of hurling and for the healthy snacks after.


In the Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Minor Hurling Championship, Round 1 (Dates TBC by CCC), we will have Kilmoyley V Abbeydorney/Parnells.

Parnells Camogie at Buttevant:

Well done to the Tralee Parnells Camogie girls who traveled to Buttevant on Saturday the 19th and played their hearts out.

The home team showed from the throw in what a seasoned and experienced outfit they were compared to the travelling side and it was always going to be a tough task for a panel that have not played any recent competitive matches.

Buttevant camped in the Parnells half during the opening encounters and Yasmin and her back line had to battle had to keep the score down. Parnells showed great spirit in the face of adversity with Katie, Aoife, Clodagh and Caemnat digging deep and soaking up as much as they could of the home team pressure.

Again and again Yasmin pulled off fine saves and drove the ball forward out of danger. The midfielders were called on to support the defense, with Clodagh strong in the square and Lia repeatedly winning possession and driving back out to midfield.

Parnells settled better as the game went on but were definitely ready for the half time rest that was badly needed after an opening period filled with running for so many players. In the second half several players moved to new positions and this gave a number of several girls a chance to shine.

Ruth was strong in the tussle on the back line and thwarted a number of Buttevant attacks. Hannah and Yasmine did fine work bring the ball into the attack and the girls were given a glimpse of finally scoring early in the second half when Clodagh struck the right post with a low shot.

Spurred on by the prospect of scores, Parnells created the pressure to deliver more possession into the danger area and from several good attacks, hit the net a number of times including goals from Yasmine and Hannah.

From a free a fair ways out, Lia put over a fine point, just one example of her great all round performance. Overall Buttevant were too strong for the Tralee novices, but our girls got a great test and invaluable game time at a good challenging standard.

It was heartening to see how many of them as a result stepped up to a higher level of Camogie than they have performed at previously.

Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to thank James and his group of parents and mentors at Buttevant GAA for the fine sporting game they gave us and also for the generous hospitality after the game with tea, sandwiches and treats laid on in the club hall for all the Kerry girls and parents.

On the day Parnells lined out initially with Yasmine Sultan in goal, Katie Dwyer, Aoife O’Sullivan, Anna Kerdzaia and Caemnat Moore in defence, Lia O’Connell, Clodagh O Sullivan and Chloe Griffin across midfield, Hannah Sharkey, Ruth O’Connell, Caoimhe Donnelly and Shona O’Connor in the forwards.

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