Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Under 15 Hurlers:

On Monday night our under 15s faced St Brendan’s Ardfert in a very close competitive game at home in Caherslee Road Tralee.  This one went right down to the wire and in an intense finish it was the home side who prevailed  by a single point, on a scoreline of 1 goal and 5 to 1 goal and 4.

Our u15s then bowed out of North Kerry 24 hours later on the Tuesday night, losing to Crotta 0.15 to 3.8. The goals proved too much to get back. Also there was an element of tiredness having also played the previous night beating st Brendan’s 1.5 to 1.4.

This was the first time having a win over that particular team. The fixture congestion was most unfortunate, with St Brendan’s having facilitated us as scheduled match clashed with our Tralee Parnells intermediate match. Then u13s Kerry u14s and football took over until last Monday night was the only option.  Pity not to advance as it was an opportunity to keep hurling especially for some boys who have only returned to hurling.

Kerry In Under 16C Camogie Final:

We had loads of messages on our social media and group chats giving  Tralee Parnells players Katie, Saoirse and Saorlaith the very best wishes for their game in the Under 16 Camogie C Final 2019 at Sixmilebridge.

As posted online by Kerry Camogie, Kerry head to Sixmilebridge on Sunday to face Roscommon in the All-Ireland U16 C Camogie Final. Throw-in is at 3 pm. The teams met previously on 28 July and Roscommon emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-7. Kerry Management of Joe Walsh and John Sheehan are mindful of the athleticism and skill of The Rossies.

Both men mentioned the fact that Kerry put in a massive second half performance in the semi-final against Mayo but stressed that this will not suffice on Sunday and a strong performance from first to last whistle will be required. Joe added that he was very pleased with the commitment given by the players throughout the campaign.

John concurred with those sentiments and added that they were very grateful to all those who have come on board to support the team both in a logistical and financial capacity. The County Board are very grateful to Joe, John and their Management colleagues Gina O’Donoghue and Sheila O’Sullivan for their fantastic work this year.

We wish Management and Amy O’Sullivan and her team the very best of luck on Sunday and we urge Kerry Fans to get behind the girls as they seek All-Ireland honours. It is fantastic to see two Kerry Camogie Teams in All-Ireland Finals this year and this is a testament to the great work being done to promote the sport in Kerry.

Under 14 Kerry Camogie:

Congratulations Tralee Parnells players Alice O’Connell, Aoife Foran, Gráinne Leahy, Jessica O’Loughlin, Lana O’Connell and the Kerry U14 team and mentors on reaching the final of the Orla MacDonagh Cup Saturday. They lost to Cork having beaten Limerick, Offaly and Waterford. Ciarraí Abú!

Under 10 Hurlers:

Our U10 hurlers played the preliminary rounds of the Donie Brosnan Memorial Tournament Thursday evening in Dr Crokes, Killarney.

The lads first played Kenmare in game one and we ran out convincing winners. Our second game was against Firies and it was a cracker. The lads battled hard and played their hearts out but Firies had a little bit more on the evening and won out in the end by 3 points. The upshot was,Tralee Parnells to play Kilgarvan in the Div 2 final Sunday 25th in Fitzgerald Stadium at 11.30 am.

Well done to all and to the mentors.

On the Sunday, Tralee Parnells under 10 Boys won the Donie Brosnan memorial Shield in Fitzgerald Stadium. They had a convincing win over Kilgarvan with a score of 4-4 to 1-1.

Train to Camogie All Irelands:

Tralee Parnells will again this year travel as a club to the Camogie All Irelands in Croke Park.  This year there is special local interest, with the Kingdom facing off against Limerick in the opening game n the day on Sunday 1st of September.

Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament:


Parnells played in three matches at the Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament Saturday, participating as a club for the first time.  Our panel  were rotated through the 3 games, first vs Ballyheigue, then Kilmoyley and in the third game, against St Brendan’s Ardfert in the Shield final.  St Brendan’s ended the first half 6 points up, but a Parnells point, followed by a two-pointer from another successful Tadhg Brick sideline cut over the bar, reduced the margin to just a score.  The most intense period of the game followed, with both sides trading scores, but although Parnells had some good finishes, they were unable to overcame the deficit with Ardfert firepower securing the scores then needed to lift the Shield trophy.

Tralee Parnells Under 21s:

Parnells will play St Brendan’s in the first round of the U21 Championship.

North Kerry Hurling Board / Bórd Iomána Ciarraí Thuaidh


[Paddy Kelly Perpetual Cup]


[Saturday 31 August]

Crotta v Abbeydorney [A]

Lixnaw v Ballyduff [B]

Kilmoyley v Causeway [C]

Tralee Parnell’s v St. Brendan’s [D]

Semi-Finals  [Sunday, 8 Sept.] first named team at home for quarter & semi-finals.


Tralee Parnells would like to extend our sympathies to the Donovan, Reidy and Cooke families on their bereavement.

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