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County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi Final:
Tralee Parnells vs Kilgarvan, Tuesday the 6th of August at 7 pm in Lewis Road, Killarney.
When it was all over in Killarney it was a win for Kilgarvan in the intermediate semi final.

We were down 0-12 to 0-02 at half time but battled back to 4 points down with 15 mins to go. We conceded a soft goal however and the momentum was gone. However, despite a disappointing result after a hugely encouraging first adult season, we are all very proud of our lads who battled to the end.

Final score 2-17 to 1-11. Well done to Kilgarvan who are fine team with some seriously talented players. We wish them the best of luck in the county final.
The following account came from the opposition and shows how much of a contrast there was between the first and second half, where a 10 point lead was reduced down to a tantalizing 4 point margin.

Our senior hurlers took on Tralee Parnells this evening in Lewis Road in the semi final of the Intermediate hurling championship.

Kilgarvan played with the wind in the first half. It took 10 minutes for the first score to be registered and it was a fine point from Kilgarvan’s Donal O’Sullivan, this was followed by another point on the 15 minute mark by Donal.

Parnells saw a free going wide before our own Sean Godfrey pointed 2 frees in a row, followed by a point from Conor Shorthall and another well taken free by Sean Godfrey to put Kilgarvan 0-06 up after 24 minutes and before Parnells registered their first point from a free. Another Sean Godfrey free and super points from Daniel Casey, Donal O’Sullivan and Keith Harrington had Kilgarvan 0-12 to 0-02 ahead at half time.

Parnells had the wind in the second half and scored a free in the first minute, Kilgarvan’s Donal O’Sullivan replied with a super goal to put it 1-12 to 0-03, Parnells hit a purple patch and scored the next 5 points, 3 from play and 2 from frees before Sean Godfrey and Donal O’Sullivan put Kilgarvan back on the scoreboard.

Parnells scored a goal in half way through the second half to put just 5 points between the sides with 15 minutes to go.

Kilgarvan’s Sean Godfrey pointed a free and Parnells scored a further two points before Kilgarvan’s Conor Shorthall shot lobbed the Parnells keeper and hit the back of the net!

Parnells were awarded a penalty with a few minutes to go but Kilgarvan keeper Flor O’Brien pulled off a great save to deny Parnells another goal. Another point from a free from sharp shooting Sean Godfrey and Donal O’Sullivan put Kilgarvan deserving winners on a final score line of Kilgarvan 2-17 Tralee Parnells 1-11.

The following comment on our socials by one of our stalwart players, shows the spirit across the whole club and the enthusiasm for this new team in their debut season.

Thanks to Carmel for organising the bus to bring such wonderful support to the game. We are sorry we couldn’t get the results on the day but to walk off the field to cheers and support like that it really did mean a lot to all the players and management. United we stand!

For Tralee Parnells our only course of action now, is to put this match and this season down to learning experiences and seek to drive on in 2020 stronger and more seasoned. The losing dressing room after a big match is always a somber place to be.

But despite the genuine deep disappointment on the night, we have to acknowledge we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Brian, Mark, David and all the mentors and back-room team who did an incredible job this season, melding together our Parnells academy graduates from the last few years, the lads who joined them from Stacks and the other players who came on board to Tralee Parnells during 2019.

Together they forged an enthusiastic and dedicated combination of youth and experience, a team that overcame Abbeydorney and Ladys Walk and finally fell at the high hurdle of taking on the reigning county champions. Lots there to build on for the coming year and beyond. Go deimhin, beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach.

Kerry Camogie U16s Semi Final:
Tralee Parnells wished best of luck to the Kerry Camogie U16 team who were playing at 2.30 pm in on Sunday. A very important game, playing Mayo in the All-Ireland U16C Championship Semi-final at Fr. McNamara’s Ennis, with Katie Dwyer, Saoirse Maloney and Saorlaith Moore representing Tralee Parnells Camogie on the Kerry team.

On the day Kerry Camogie beat Mayo 2-9 to 3-8, so Kerry will face Roscommon in All-Ireland U16 C Camogie Championship Final on 25 August. Congratulations to Team and Management.

Well done U16 Boys:
U16 had a well deserved win against Crotta in the Championship Plate quarter final Friday evening. Best overall team performance of the year and even more impressive as were missing some key players. Semi-final next Friday.  Team as follows, Edward Sheehy, Nathan Heffernan, Jamie Fitzgerald, Rory Reen, Cathal Concagh, Tadhg Reen, Jack Doyle, Luke Benson, Graham Sheehy, Gary Lynch, Níall Cassidy, Jack Savage,Conor Kirby, Conor Brick, Mark Brick, Subs, David Chute, Dylan Cunningham, Liam Kingston.

Camogie Munster Club 7’s Finals 2019:
Held near Thurles, the Munster Club 7’s Summer Series Finals, Sun Aug 11, Holycross Ballycahill GAA, Tipp. Bus left 645 AM, for a long day of matches from 10 AM to 2 PM. We wanted to put our best foot forward for these final day of the series and were delighted to have our numbers strengthened by a Killarney contingent.

It turned into a great day of matches in Tipp. A total of 9 games between our under 17s and juniors, a huge blitz of Camogie.  We faced opposition including Roscrea, Holycross, Ballina, Nemo, Ballygran and other teams from Tipp, Cork and Limerick.

In game 5 our under 17s were drawn against a Nemo Ranger selection and played out a keenly fought encounter that saw Parnells take their points and goal well and finish winners in that encounter.

Our hosts Holycross gave us our final under 17 game and even after all the Camogie played all day, it was great to see the enthusiasm, teamwork and skills of our players on display.  This one went down to the wire.  With a couple of minutes left, it was all tied, but Holycross  found a couple of late scores to finish ahead.

Well played everyone, super efforts and from the sidelines we could see the improvement in your play and teamwork as the day progressed. Great day out for Tralee Parnells Camogie junior women and under 17s squads.

Many thanks to Loretto who traveled to help on the trip, Pat who organised the Killarney crew and mentored on the day and finally a huge shout out to Carmel who organised the day, mentored the juniors and then made a mad dash to Ennis to get the KY U16 game with Saoirse, Katie and Soarlaith lining out from Tralee in the green and gold.

All-Ireland U15 Series: 
Congratulations to our own Garry Lynch and Jack Savage and their KY teammates who beat Down 3-12 to 2-13 Saturday at Abbotstown in the quarter-final of the All-Ireland U15 series. Onto the Semis (and maybe even a Final??) on Aug 31. Ciarraí Abú!

Under 13 Hurling: 
U13s secured another win in NK Championship Friday, though before any ball was pucked. Lixnaw only had 11 players so conceded the match. 3 of our lads agreed to play a half with Lixnaw and all players got a good competitive match. Semi-Final secured with 1 match to spare. Home vs Firies next Friday.

U12 Poc Fada: 
Well done to our U12 Poc Fada team of Cian, Dan and Eoghan in successfully defending their St Pats Poc Fada title. From the coaches and U12 panel.

Kerry Minors: 
Their hurling teammates and all in Tralee Parnells wished best of luck to the Kerry minor footballers in the All Ireland semi final and to our own hurlers Devon Burns, Luke Chester and Enda O Connor.

Under 12 Camogie:
Great day for U12 Camogie in Limerick Saturday, we had 3 great matches.

Under 10 Boys:
Our U10 boys traveled to Killarney Tuesday evening to play a combined Crokes / St Pats team in advance of Intermediate semi final. The lads also played a half time exhibition game against Kilgarvan.

Well Done Kerry Camogie Premier Junior:
Kerry have made it through to the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship Final. This is after they beat Clare Saturday afternoon in Cusack Park on a score of 1-13 to 0-06. The Kingdom dominated Clare for the duration of the match, which was reflected in the final score.

Under 21 Hurling: 
Co. Under 21 Hurling Championship dates: Round 1 – Saturday, 31 August or Saturday, 14 September.  Semi-Finals – Saturday, 28 September.  Final – Saturday, 12 October.

Tralee Cúl Camp :
Good numbers are expected at our local Parnells Cúl Camp. It takes place in Caherslee GAA grounds from the 12th August to the 16th of August.

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