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South Kerry U16 Final

The U16s had their last game of the season in the South Kerry U16 Hurling Final played last Saturday in Lewis Road. Unfortunately, though they battled well, they came up short against a physically stronger Kenmare side. Kenmare were faster out of the blocks and the concession of 2 soft goals in the first half made it an uphill struggle for Parnells for the second half.

However, Parnells never let the heads drop and finished strongly, registering some great scores of their own. It was great to see 19 players togged out on Saturday, given other sporting commitments at this time of year, so thanks to all the players for making the effort.

This team were unlucky not to win any silverware this year, as the performances weren’t translated into results, but it bodes well for 2020. Thanks to Micheal and his management team for their work in 2019.

Kerry Development squads

A number of our U14 panel are busy training on Friday nights and Saturday mornings with the Kerry U14 Development squads (North and South). This will hopefully give them a great foundation when we start back club training in January. We also have players at other age groups up to minor training with Kerry at the moment. Good luck to all the Parnells players involved and we wish them well as the squads are finalised in early 2020.

Congrats to Clanmaurice

Congratulations to Clanmaurice on winning the All Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship last Sunday, beating Raharney of Westmeath in Nenagh. This is a fantastic result for Camogie in Kerry and follows on from Kerry’s All-Ireland Junior success earlier in the year.

The future is definitely bright for Camogie in Kerry. Clanmaurice have now emulated Ballyduff who were the last Kerry club side to win an All-Ireland back in 1891 (when they represented Kerry in the All-Ireland series and won Kerry’s first and only All Ireland Senior Hurling title).

Trath na gCeist

Best of luck to the Parnells team competing in the Munster Final of Tráth na gCeist in Mallow next Wednesday. The top 3 teams will qualify for the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on December 14th.

Club Social Night 7th Dec:

Time for the senior Hurlers and Camogie players, Club Managers, Coaches and Parents to let their hair down and enjoy a night out on the 7th of December. Names can still be given to Ronan Gilsenan (Tech Co located just off the square in Tralee).

Tralee Schools Senior Hurlers:

On a scoreline of Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai 5-17 V 5-16 Mount Sion CBS Post Primary, in their Quarter Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a second Kerry school made it through to the final four of the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools E competition.  Along with Mercy Mounthawk and Tralee CBS, There are Tralee Parnells minors and under 16s playing across all 3 panels and we as a club wish them all the Best of Luck.

The Munster Under 19 E Hurling Cup Competition began in the 2017/2018 season and has been hugely beneficial for the ongoing development and progress of hurling in Tralee town and the surrounding areas where these players are drawn from.

The 2018 final saw an unprecedented lineup of 2 Tralee schools playing a Munster Final as a local derby, with Mercy Mounthawk facing off last year against CBS The Green.  CBS went on to win in 2018 while the 2017 winners were Mount Sion of Waterford.  Both of these past winners are again involved in the 2019 later stages.

The next scheduled fixtures are:-

Fri 29th Nov 19 at 12:30, Mercy Mounthawk V Waterpark College Waterford.

Semi Final 1, winners of above vs Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai.

Semi Final 2, Wed 4th Dec 19 at 12:30, Coláiste Mhuire Cobh V Tralee CBS.

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