Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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traleeparnells 2Under 15 Munster Blitz:

Good day out Saturday for our U15’s in Abbeydorney at the Munster U15 ten a side blitz qualifier. After a slow start we beat Lixnaw 4-07 to 1-02, Abbeydorney were clear favourites against us in the decider but we gave them a good aul fright and with Devon Burns and Donagh McMahon inspired we almost pulled off a time!!!! final score 6-03 to 4-04.

First u14 camogie league:

An encouraging evening Monday in Caherslee for Parnells under 14 team in our first ever county under 14 camogie league match.  Our girls hosted Killarney, these sides having meet once before several weeks ago in the Kerry Camogie Féile at Mitchells.

On that occasion there was a noticeable gap in skills and teamwork with Killarney easily taking the points. However this time Parnells started brightly and went ahead with a well worked early goal. Killarney responded strongly and went into a good lead by half time.

With a couple of half time positional switches, Parnells posed a greater attacking threat after the break. In some great competitive tussles, Ruth Katie and Lia did well clearing our lines, while Hannah, Clodagh O Sullivan and Ailbhe posed a threat to the Killarney goal, supported by our attacking midfielders Clodagh Begley and Saoirse who were strong in winning possession and feeding and leading our repeated surges forward.

There was good teamwork in keeping up sustained pressure on the Killarney defense, paying off when with Saoirse, Clodagh Begley and Hannah finished to the net for Parnells. The supporters of both teams agreed that Parnells had improved hugely in the weeks since the last game. Our girls should take great heart in their performance, which resulted in a very creditable final tally of Killarney 6-2, Parnells 4-0.

Not a bad scoreline at all, for a home side that had its fair share of under 12 contributors on the night.  If this Parnells under 14 panel keep up the good work of training together and working on their skills, we are confident their improvement in skills and as a team unit will continue. Team Ruth, Katie, Lia, Clodagh Begley, Saoirse, Ailbhe, Clodagh O Sullivan, Hannah, Emma.

Under 8s Blitz:

There was a great buzz Monday evening at Kilmoyley sports field in the first of three U8 blitzes organised by Coaching Officer Maurice Leahy. 9 clubs, 8 pitches and 16 teams all playing at the same time.

Cúl Camps:

Sign up now for week-long Summer Hurling skills camp.  These camps are an excellent opportunity for primary age players to get an unbroken week of skills improvement training with excellent GAA coaches.

Tralee Parnells (Caherslee G.A.A Grounds) / Tra Li.  Dates 10 – 14 August.  Contact David O Dea 066 712 7782.  To avail of family discounts (for 2nd and 3rd children), all bookings must be made in one transaction.  Sign up online at
Schools Outreach:

Nice photos on our facebook page at of Parnells coach and school liaison officer Joe Brennan showing the kids in CBS primary school a few hurling skills.  Great fun packed sports day lots of hurling done from 1st right up to 6th class and finally the sun shined down on it all on another great Parnells initiative.
Camogie Feile Skill Star:

U14 Feile Skill Star Competition: the County run-off to represent Kerry in the All-Ireland Competition in Portlaoise on Sat June 6th, scheduled for Mon June 1st, 7 p.m., Kilmoyley.
Primary schools skills:

Well done to Parnells U13 players Cian Cronin (individual competition), Devon Burns, John and Terence Carmody (team competition) on their great achievement in the primary schools football skills competition.  Skills Finals were held in Fitzgerald Stadium on Friday 22nd. Results and photos on Kerry G.A.A. website –
Good luck:

We wish all Parnells players and family members the best of luck in the Junior and Leaving Cert exams. Do your best!

Congratulations to Kerry:

Massive congrats to the Kerry senior hurlers on their devastating win against Kildare in the Christy Ring cup semi final.  Kerry who were playing the game in Kildare, missing one of their main men in Patrick Kelly and playing a team that fancied their chances won 6-27 to 0-09.  Best of luck to the lads in the final against Derry in Croke Park next week

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