Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Sad Passing of our Club President:
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our Club President Eileen Cotter (née O’Connor) who passed away peacefully in the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. Eileen had been our Club president since 2012 and as well as being a great supporter of the current Parnells club Eileen’s father (Jerry ‘Unke’ O Connor) was part of the Parnells team that won county hurling championships almost a century ago.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Tralee Parnells were honoured to have members of our Club Executive provide a Guard of Honour at the funeral, in recognition of the strong links between our club and the Cotter and O’Connor families.  Our club will remember Eileen Cotter at our upcoming awards night and AGM this month.

Awards Night This Fri 17th : 
The Tralee Parnells awards night 2017 will take place at the Rose Hotel Tralee.  For all our hurling and camogie teams on Friday the 17th November 7 pm.  All Parnells players and families are cordially invited to attend.

Parnells AGM Fri 24th:
The AGM of Tralee Parnells will take place on Friday the 24th of November 2017 at KOR GAA. Officer reports for the year to be forwarded to the secretary as soon as complete.

Tralee Parnells amongst first official GAA Healthy Clubs to receive national recognition: 
· The award winning Healthy Clubs Project (HCP) aims to turn clubs into hubs for health in their communities
· With almost the same number of GAA clubs as GPs across Ireland, the project offers a new setting in which to deliver health promotion and interventions
· Leading GAA ambassador Seán Cavanagh strongly commends the club for their leadership
A special ceremony with governmental representation in Croke Park recently saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland.
Thirteen Munster GAA clubs, including Beaufort and Tralee Parnells in Kerry, can now proudly fly a flag above their grounds (endorsed by both Healthy Ireland and the Public Health Agency in NI), letting their members and communities know that they value health and wellbeing as much as leagues and championships.  See full story online at

Tuesdays Under 5 to Under 12s:
Our Parnells winter hurling for boys and girls started Tue 7th of November and goes on for 5 week in the Complex Tralee. Great to see a fine turnout last Tuesday.  Cost €10 per child.  These sessions are open to existing members and new players.  Indoor sessions for those born 2010/2011/2012 6 pm to 6.45. Girls and boys born 2009/2008 6.45 to 7.30. On the Outdoor Astro 6 to 7 for all born 2007/2006/2005. Equipment available to borrow.  All boys and girls welcome.

Parnells Anti-Bullying workshop: 
This is important for all Tralee Parnells coaches/mentors/adults working with children under 18 years of age in keeping with our good reputation for implementing best practice in how we safeguard all minors and keep abreast of current legislation and changes in this area.   At Na Gaeil clubhouse On Wednesday 22nd November at 730 pm. Please submit names to Agnes Sheehy Childrens Officer Tralee Parnells if interested in attending at 087 8377969.

Workshop For U14, U16 Club Coaches: 
Athletic Development Coaching Workshop for U-14, U-16 club hurling coaches in the Green CBS Hall, Tralee on Monday 20th November from 7 to 8 pm, further details available from David O Dea, Games Development Administrator for Hurling in South Kerry.

Clanmaurice March On: 
Clanmaurice Camogie Club will now face Kilmessan Camogie in the AIB All Ireland Junior Club Final in two weeks time . Time and Venue TBC.

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