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traleeparnells 2Monster Blitzes Day on the 26th

The extreme rain on the 11th caused us to reschedule.  So now we will hold our Monster series of Parnells invitational blitzes next Saturday the 26th in John Mitchels GAA.

Times and schedules from team managers at Friday training.  Parents needed to help on the day with a few jobs, please contact any mentor to volunteer.

All-Ireland U14 camogie blitz

Over 1,200 girls participated in the national under 14 Blitz competition in Dublin on Saturday the 12th of September.
The Kerry girls defeated all of the other 3 counties in their group matches to advance to the division 4 playoffs.  At that point the 5am start from North Kerry was taking it’s toll by their 4th game, but overall what a great performance by these Kingdom girls.

Well done all.  We are extremely proud of the 7 Tralee Parnells players on the panel: Clodagh Begley, Katie Dwyer, Saoirse Maloney, Lia O’Connell, Ruth O’Connell, Hannah Sharkey and Yasmine Sultan.

Mark Doe Cookery night

Before the year draws to a close (for the outdoor hurling anyway) Parnells have organised another fundraiser for the Friday 9th October in the Meadowlands Hotel with a cookery demonstration from Mark Doe and a guest speaker on sports injuries in the young hurler.

This night proved to be very successful last year. We hope parents will be able to support this fundraiser as it will prove to be a good night with tea/coffee or something stronger available to enjoy during the demo. It is also a chance to treat your significant other to a night out with a friend in a relaxed atmosphere which will make you very popular!

There will once again be great spot prizes, including cases of wine (very nice ones might we add), Nadur voucher and so on.  We will have the tickets at the next few training sessions for sale. They will also available to buy online, details to follow on Parnells facebook.

Under 12 Camogie B final

Well done to the Parnells under 12 girls in a fantastic determined performance in the under 12 B Camogie final in Causeway.  Killarney have been showing great form against Tralee this season and it was a daunting prospect to face them in this final.

The Parnells girls however, played out of their skins in both halves and when presenting Killarney with the trophy, David took time to congratulate Parnells in the huge improvement they have achieved this season.

From Daniell in goal, through Anna, Saoirse and Clodagh in defence, on to Jessica and Caoimhe Donnelly in the middle and up to Emma, Caoimhe Lyons and Ciara in the forwards, there was super commitment on display.

These girls battled for each other and for every ball.  With Killarney two points up with under 5 minutes to go, Parnells were unlucky not to go into the lead.  Unfazed by the intensity of the play, they continued to press right to the end.

Carmel told them all they should be proud that so many of them put in individual best ever performances, in a thrilling match with end to end drama.  Keep training together girls and the future looks bright for you all.

South Kerry under 14 game

Parnells under 14s played Rathmore away in a full on away encounter on Friday the 18th.  The home side had a dream start with 2 very early goals and 2 more in a first half that they dominated.

After the initial shock, Parnells settled a bit but were still well behind at half time on a scoreline of 4-6 to 2-2.  With some regrouping and positional switches, Parnells started the second half much improved and were fairly evenly matched with the physically stronger  Rathmore as the half progressed.  Growing in confidence, the visitors began to have some dominance and took some well worked scores.

Devon, Ruarí and Darragh all scored from distance, while Luke Chester was in great finishing form, with a tally of 3-1.  The cushion Rathmore had earned in the early stages stood to them and they ran out winners 5-9 to 4-7.  However, more important than the score, Parnells work rate and commitment of the second half, is the kind of display we hope to see replicated in the future for the full two halves.

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