Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Fantastic U12 Boys Trip to Croke Park:

The under 12 boys and their family and trainers who traveled to Croke Park on Friday the 6th had a fantastic day at HQ. Check out the excellent photos on our social media at

There is one great photo of the screen in Croke Park with a message welcoming all the Tralee Parnells under 12 players by name.

On site, GDA David O’Dea was on hand to make sure the players were settled in to the auspicious surroundings for their 3 matches. Well done all on representing Tralee at the Munster section of the Go Games Blitzes.

These were some of the updates spotted on social media on the day; Fantastic day out for our under 12’s in Croke Park. The lads played some great hurling and were a credit to the club throughout the day.

Thanks to all for organising such a memorable day for the boys. Well done to Ger Donnellan and his mentors for organising a great trip. Thanks for a fabulous day Donncha had a great time and will have the memory always thanks to everybody for organising the trip.

Return to training in Caherslee:
Following the clearing of the rainy weather last week, the following teams return to training in Caherslee GAA grounds this Friday, new players are welcome; boys and girls under 6: 7 -8 pm, Hurling Under 8/10: 7 to 8, Camogie Under 8/10: 7-8, U12 up: 7-8.30 pm.

Camogie Spring 7s for players born 2001-03:
Invitations are going out for Tralee Parnells’ Spring 7’s, for players born 2001-03, afternoon of  Saturday, April 21, Caherslee GAA Park, Tralee. Teams will play 7-aside, with a maximum panel of 12. Clubs are welcome to bring more than one panel. Panel sizes are limited to ensure that all players get plenty of game time and to cater for clubs with smaller numbers.

A panel of 20 of our minors traveled to the NK league match away to Kilmoyley Tuesday 3rd Apr. This was a big step for our still young club, a minor team playing a competitive competition fixture on their own for the first time as Tralee Parnells.

On the night the young home side had 13 who started including some skillful young under 16s, but were hampered when one player had to go to the line with an injury for a spell of treatment. As the game went on, the ability of the visitors to use their bench began to tell and Parnells ran out comfortable winners in the end, against a gallant Kilmoyley who showed skill and determination throughout. Next fixtures; North Kerry Minor Round 2 Parnells v Ballyduff , Sunday 15th of April 11.30 am. North Kerry Minor Round 3 Lixnaw v Parnells, Sunday 22nd April 11.30 am.

U8, U10 Camogie Spring 7s:
Tralee Parnells’ Spring 7’s, for U8 and U10 players, Saturday morning, April 21, Caherslee GAA Park, Tralee.  Teams will play 7-aside, with a maximum of 10 players per panel. Clubs are welcome to bring more than one panel at each age group. Panel sizes are limited to ensure that all players get plenty of game time.

Invitations say please ask your players to name their panel; there will be a prize on the day for the most creatively-named panel at each age group, to be decided by a neutral judge!  We will be inviting out-of-county clubs with the aim of having 8 panels per age group, and 4 matches each.

Special Announcement:
Can all under 14 panel Camogie players please make every effort to attend training on this coming Friday at Caherslee. There will be a special announcement to the girls, about a major development that promises to have a huge effect on our season in 2018.

Camogie Congress:
Some info regarding motions at Congress. Skorts will remain as motion to replace with shorts failed. Goalkeeper will continue to wear same colour jersey. Deliberate shoulder will still be illegal. Motion to get rid of hand-pass was defeated.

Hurling Cúl Camps 2018:
The 2018 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for Hurling is at Tralee Parnell’s – Caherslee (13 – 17 August).
Cost for 2018 remains at €60 per child with reductions for additional members of families. Open to primary school children, boys and girls between 6 and 13 years of age. Monday’s to Friday’s, 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. daily. Further details at website.
GAA Cúl Camps
Official website of the GAA Cúl Camps for girls and boys aged 6-13

Jigsaw Kerry Announcement:
For the next few weeks Jigsaw Kerry will based out of the back of St John’s Parish Centre in Tralee (a few 100 meters from the old Jigsaw Kerry hub).  Our phone number and email is still 066 7186785 and

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