Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Under 11 Boys SK Champions:
U11 South Kerry Division 2 final and Division 1 final were played, Thursday at 6:30 and 7.30 pm in Currans Centre of excellence.  First up were our division 2 panel, with lots of under 10 and some under 9 players.

Showing good teamwork and skills, Parnells were able to build up a lead in the first half and needed this buffer in the second period when Firies battled back and took several scores.  In the end, Tralee Parnells prevailed, to secure the South Kerry Division 2 title for 2019.  Next fixture of the evening was the South Kerry Division 1 final, between Kenmare Shamrocks and Tralee Parnells.

The 11 who started were mostly under 11s and like  the earlier game, Parnells skills, teamwork and work rate put them ahead early in the first half when a 2 point lead for the South Kerry side was overturned by a Tralee goal.  Both sides put together plenty of attacks, but the Parnells defenders held their ground well, while the Tralee attack were more efficient and took some good scores including a bullet of a goal from Ryan Sheehy and points from a range of players.

By a score of 5-7 to 2-3 Parnells are South Kerry u11 A cup winners 2019.
All, a magnificent evening for the U10s & U11s in the South Kerry League @ The Centre of Excellence. Parnells on their displays this evening are justifiably U11 South Kerry Div 1 & Div 2 champions.

Many thanks to Brian, Paudi & Brendan for organising the Div 2 team and having the boys in top form. This team was mainly made up of U10s, with a few U11s to bolster it up and showed great skill,  team work and determination to secure the win over Firies, who mounted a second half comeback.

Many thanks to Morgan and Agnes who prepared the Div 1 team for the final v Kenmare. This team is made up of our U11 boys, who in this case were bolstered up by some U10s, who have played with us all year when called upon. These boys are improving with every outing and showed tonight that they have skill to burn, but mostly great spirit and team work. Every time Kenmare mounted a comeback, Parnells defended stoutly, built on this and worked themselves into scoring positions. Availing of these we ran out winners to a massive cheer from our travelling support.

Many thanks to all the parents and Club Officers who attended this evening, giving Parnells a proverbial “extra player”. Im sure I speak for all the coaches when I say I’m immensely proud of all our 10s and 11s boys, who are a credit to the club.
The evening was topped off with a few words from and photo opportunity with the one and only Marty Morrissey (fellow clubman of mine).
To repeat Morgan, the future is bright, the future is blue and white. Go on Parnells.

Under 16 Boys:
Parnells had a hard fought victory over Abbeydorney in the U16 Championship plate Semi final Friday evening.   Parnells played with a strong wind in the first half but had a lot of wides and finished the half 9 points to 1 up.   Abbeydorney took full advantage of the wind in the second half with 2 quick goals but the Parnells defence settled and managed to keep Abbeydorney at bay. A nail biting finish with a converted penalty by Abbeydorney and a few crucial points from Parnells saw Parnells finish with 1 point win.
Great display by both teams with only a puck of the ball to separate them.
Final score 0-14 to 3-04.

Under 13 Boys:
On a great night for Parnells, the U13s preceded the U16s great win with a comprehensive win over Firies in NK Championship. Great skills and scoring shown by all players and we also welcomed back Emmanuel from his summer break in Croatia. He showed he had been practicing while he was away with a commanding performance in full forward, topped off with a few goals. Next up a semi-final in 2 weeks time, with our opponents as yet unknown.

Camogie Beach Training:
A hardy crew of adult and over 14 Camogie players too to the back beach at Fenit for their training session this Friday.  Some of the panel had come prepared and despite the fresh breeze were off for a quick swim before the first drill.  There were skills based beach games including a special adaptation of rounders focused on Camogie fielding, as well as beach versions of penalty boxes.  After all the hard work by the players Carmel finished by bring the crew for a much a appreciated treat at the chipper.

Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament:
Parnells are looking forward to taking part in the Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament for the first time.

All-Ireland Camogie Finals, Sun Sep 8:
RSVP to Camogie mentors if you will join us for our annual club trip to the All-Ireland Camogie Finals, Sun Sep 8.
Train leaves Tralee 7 AM, back at 11 PM. Train-Luas-match ticket combo  exact price will be confirmed once we know the size of our group.
Players aged 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Kerry is favourite to win the Premier Junior Championship title this year so big support is needed

Tralee Cúl Camp :
With over 50 young players at our local Parnells Cúl Camp in Caherslee GAA grounds from the 12th August to the 16th of August, it was a great week for all involved.  See photos in Tralee Outlook and other local media.

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