Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Tralee Parnells Family Fun Fair 2019:

A family friendly fundraising night in Caherslee.

Friday the 27th, the final night in Caherslee for many of the younger panels.

Arm bands will be on sale to allow participation.
On the gravel, there will be a hospitality area with a Bake Sale and Crisps/Bars/Minerals.

Loads of fun participation events including

Space Hopper Race

• Tug-o’-War

• 3-Legged Race

• Egg & Spoon Race

• Welly Toss

• Cross-bar Challenge

• Ground Strike Challenge

On the Training Pitch will be a Poc Fada challenge.
Further details to follow.

Under 13 Hurling:
Congrats to our U13s who defeated Crotta in the North Kerry U13b final Tuesday evening in Kilmoyley.

This was definitely a game of two halves as Crotta playing with the aid of a strong wind led 1-06 to 0-02 at half time. The introduction of Andrew Kerins at half time gave our lads a major boost and we came flying out of the blocks at the start of the second half and scored 1-02 in the first few minutes.

We kept the score board ticking for the remainder of the game to ensure we retained the Michael O Connell trophy. Final score 3-12 to 1-11.

Hard luck to Crotta who battled to the end.
It was a nice moment when our captain Sean Barrett was joined by teammate Thomas O Connell (Grandson of Michael O Connell) in collecting the trophy.
Well done to Emanuel Brankovic who was selected as man of the match.
Match report, Parnells 3-12 Crotta 1-11. Our U13s retained the NK U13 B championship in Kilmoyley tonight with a gritty and skillful performance against a strong Crotta team. The boys played into a strong wind in 1st half and defended really well, initially restricting Crotta to shots from out the field and frees.

Crotta started to find their range and had got the scoreboard ticking over by half-time, though Parnells had got a few crucial scores against the wind. HT Parnells 0-3 Crotta 1-7. With the wind at their backs, Parnells took the challenge to Crotta immediately and had a goal of their own after only 90 seconds.

A number of quick points followed and another goal had the boys level. From then on there was only going to be one winner. When Crotta did attack, they were dangerous, but our defence was resolute and held firm. Driven on by man of the match, Emmanuel, the forwards added on another goal and a few points to seal a great victory.

The Michael O’Connell shield was presented to Captain Sean Barrett and Michael’s grandson, Tomas by his grandmother. Well done to all the boys on a great win!

Minor Camogie County League:
Well played Parnells Camogie minors Monday night in Causeway.
This was our first match of the long-awaited and much-needed inaugural U18 County League.
Plenty of possession and for long periods our lads put it up to a strong home team loaded with county players.

Good performances across all the lines and some great individual tussles.  Fantastic to get the scores that were well deserved from repeated attacks.  Fair play to the county board for facilitating this competition, following the great development groundwork laid by Carmel and all on the Kerry County Camogie Board fixtures CCC committee.

So now, good luck to Tralee Parnells Minor Camogie who next face CillArd away this Monday evening in Kilmoyley.

County Under 21 Hurling:
After a decent performance from our underdog Under 21s a few weeks ago in the North Kerry Championship against St Brendan’s Ardfert, we were then drawn to face the same opposition at home in Caherslee last Friday.

The visitors had a dream start, netting seconds after the throw-in from a surge that caught the Parnells flat footed.  Parnells steadied the ship, put together a number of attacks and were rewarded with some well taken points.

However, it was obvious as the first half went on, just as it had been in the NK fixture between the same teams, that Tralee Parnells in their first ever Under 21 Championship, are still a work in progress and have a player profile much more biased towards minors, in comparison to the older average age in established clubs like Ardfert who deservedly continued to pull ahead on this occasion.

Having said that, the only way to develop as a club, is to take that challenge and give our younger players the experience at the demanding levels that they need, if they are to progress this year and again next season.

Unfortunately at half time the referee had to abandon the fixture, due to the unexpected failure of the floodlighting.  The game now needs to be rescheduled, once the lighting issue has been rectified.

Under 10 Hurling:

Well done to our Under 10s who were outstanding at the Jack Moriarty Memorial Tournament in Clonlara, Co Clare Saturday. We won 2 out of our 3 group games beating the local team and Ballina from Tipperary, we lost to good Clarinbridge team from Galway. We then faced Clarinbridge again in the B final and despite an heroic performance we lost by 2 points. Without doubt this was the lads best performance of the year and all we were short was a single goal.

Parnells Luke Hanafin was the worthy winner of the player of the tournament award.

Well done to the players and thank you to the coaches and parents. Many thanks to Clonlara for the invitation to this wonderful tournament. Looking forward to next year already.

Kerry U14 Camogie:

Tralee Parnells were delighted to have Alice, Aoife, Emma, Gráinne, Jessica, Lana with their Kerry teammates on the panel that went on to win the final against Armagh last weekend.
Well done to the Kerry team and manager Kevin Sullivan and hos management team including  our own Ann O’Loughlin.  The victorious team then were able to display the cup as they paraded it  around Croke Park during the Camogie All Ireland Finals the following day, where they witnessed Kerry taking the Premier Junior crown at the second time of asking.
Our Camogie mentors for the younger ages said Friday, Many thanks to the Kerry U14’s girls for popping into training this evening to inspire our U8’s and U10’s girls for future!!

Under 12 Hurling:

Hard luck to our U12 boys who lost to Kenmare/Kilgarvan in the South Kerry Div 1 final Thursday evening in Farranfore. A belter of a game that finished level at the end of normal time, 2-05 to 3-02. Kenmare/Kilgarvan got off to the better start in extra time scoring 3 crucial goals. As usual out lads never gave up and battled their way back into the game but we ran out of time and Kenmare/Kilgarvan held on for the win. Final score at 6-04 to 4-09.
Well done to Paudie O Sullivan and the South Kerry board for a well run competition and congrats to Kenmare/Kilgarvan on the win.

Under 12 Camogie:
Good luck to Tralee Parnells in the under 12 County Finals.
Venue : Abbeydorney.
C Final @ 3.00pm : Sliabh Luachra -v- Causeway White
B Final @ 4.30pm : Tralee Parnells -v- Cillard
A Final @ 6.00pm : Killarney -v- Causeway Maroon.

Under 8 Hurling:

We fielded two teams in the latest South Kerry U8 blitz this week in Kilcummin.  Both teams played 3 games and competed very well. Thanks to the coaches and parents who traveled with the kids.
Great work as usual by the South Kerry GDA Colm O Brien.

Parnells Under 10 Luke Hanafin Player of the Tournament:

Our Under 10s were outstanding at the Jack Moriarty Memorial Tournament in Clonlara, Co Clare Saturday.  Parnells Luke Hanafin was the worthy winner of the player of the tournament award.

Camogie Under 16 County League: 

Good luck to Parnells under 16s who next face CillArd away Friday 20th

Thank You Laois Hire:

Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club would like to acknowledge the generous support of Laois Hire. The new jerseys by the much appreciated support of Laois Hire were on show when they were work by our Under 21s on Friday when they faced St Brendan’s Ardfert, in round 1 of the  County Kerry GAA under 21 Hurling Championship.

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