Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the Hickey and Doyle families on the recent deaths of Doreen Feeney and Peter Doyle. Doreen is the mother of Orla, Parnells volunteer, and grandmother of U16 Camogie player Caoilinn Hickey. Peter is the father of Ger, Parnells supporter, father-in-law of Camogie mentor Katie and grandfather to Parnells hurling & Camogie players Jack, Peter, Avril and Philip. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílís.

On Field Activities
In preparation for the resumption of competitive action, some of our teams have arranged challenge matches over the past week. Our U14 hurlers played Crotta last Saturday in Dromakee. In perfect conditions and on a wonderful surface, both teams served up a very competitive and entertaining match. It was great to see the boys back on the pitch in what was their first match of the year. They showed some great skills and no little determination as they got the better of a good Crotta side by a few points. Last Monday, 6th July, our U16 hurlers had a good workout against a stronger St Brendans team in Caherslee. They also took to Banna Strand last Friday for their training session followed by a welcome warm-down in the sea. They certainly picked a great day for it.


Phase 1 of the 2020 Coiste na nÓg hurling competitions are due to start very soon. The U12s are drawn in a group with Lixnaw, Kilmoyley and Abbeydorney and are due to have their first match next Friday 17th July. The U14s are in a group with Ballyduff, St. Brendans, Crotta and Lixnaw and are due to play their first match next Saturday 18th July. The U16s are in a group with St. Brendans and Abbeydorney/Causeway with their campaign kicking off on Thursday 23rd July. As of time of writing, there are still no details of the actual fixtures so please keep an eye on the WhatsApp training groups and the mentors will be in touch as soon as the club is notified of the fixtures.

U6s & U8s

It was great to see our younger members return last Friday night to their first training session of the year. Our U6s and U8s hurlers and camogie players enjoyed their first visit to grass of the year under the watchful eyes of their coaches. Everything was well organised and though there were quite a number of teams training at the same time, all teams had sufficient space to ensure they were kept apart from other age groups, with plenty hand sanitising stations available. Thanks also to all the Covid Supervisors who helped out on the night.


Our Senior Hurling team are busy training and arranging challenge matches as they eagerly awaiting the draw for the Intermediate Championship to see who they will be pitted against in the first round. They had a wonderful run to the semi-final last year, so hopefully they can go one step further this year and make the final and who knows what might happen after that!

Membership and Registration

All hurling and camogie players must be registered and have paid membership so if there are still some players who haven’t registered they are asked to do so immediately via the online registration form and pay the membership via bank of credit union transfer. The registration form is available at Please submit one form for each person you are registering.

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