Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Senior Camogie  

On Monday 22nd Tralee Parnells traveled to Causeway to take on the home side in the  County Junior Camogie competition round 2 game.
As the game went on Parnells grew in confidence and while the early scoring went to the home side, Parnells were continuing to mount attacks and showed great teamwork and work rate all over the field.  In the second half the foundation laid down before the break began to yield results and the fitness of the Parnells players allowed them to convert a number of attacks into scores.
The experience of the Causeway players and the lead they had built up in the opening period were the difference between the teams, along with the numbers that allowed Causeway make substitutions from their larger panel on the night.  We look forward now to the upcoming historic County Junior Camogie final on September the 6th, between these 2 same teams, in what is already a historic season in the growth and development of adult Camogie in The Kingdom.

U12s Camogie 
Thursday 27th Aug was a very busy day for our u12 (Royal blue) camogie team, with the majority of them returning to school after nearly 6 months before heading to Causeway for their Round 2 Co. League game.

Unfortunately the early morning seemed to have taken its toll and they got off to an uncharacteristically sluggish,disjointed start. ( Captain Anna was heard encouraging her team mates with “come on lads we’re better than this” –  a perfect assessment at the time!)

Half time Parnells 1-00 Causeway 2-04.
The early second half followed the same frustrating pattern and we trailed 2-00 to 3-04 when absolutely torrential rain stopped play.
Our girls took to the pitch after the drenching with the energy and drive we are accustomed to and began to show what they could do. They began to move the ball more freely and started to get results from their possession. It was great to see the girls dig deep and increase the work rate and actually pull ahead by a point with only a few minutes to go. Unfortunately Causeway struck for goal again and with it the game. Final score Tralee Parnells 5-02 Causeway 5-04

This was a mixed display, highlighting the benefits of a good night’s sleep and the sharpness that comes from regular training. It’s great to see the progress being made by this team and wonderful to see them bonding as a team and forging friendships. Next match Wed Sept 2nd at 7pm in Caherslee vs CillArd.

Tralee Parnells U12s that played Crotta in the Co. League last Friday 28th August in Caherslee

U12 Hurling
In Round 2 of the U12 County Hurling League on Friday evening, Tralee Parnells hosted Crotta and Crotta B in Caherslee.

In the A game, Crotta raced into a early lead with three goals in the first 5 minutes. It was a pace they managed to maintain for most of the match in what was a very strong performance by the away team.

While Crotta B were equally on top on pitch 2, the fact Parnells were able to field two U12 teams will be certainly help with the development of the squad. We are once again grateful to the U10 squad for helping us to put a second team. While the results were not in our favour, we are all very proud of the manner in which both teams kept fighting right until the final whistle.  Well done boys for never giving up.
Tralee Parnells  3-00  Crotta   6-14
Tralee Parnells B 1-01 Crotta B 7-03

Round 3 of the U12 hurling league takes place next Friday when Parnells host Ballyduff and Ballyheigue B

Tralee Parnells U14s that defeated Kenmare in the County League last Saturday 29th August

U14 Hurling
Having suffered two defeats in a row, Parnells U14s were looking to get back on the winning trail again in Kenmare last Saturday evening. They certainly did that with a comprehensive win against the home team. After a slow start and a number of wides, Parnells gradually began to get on top. A goalkeeping error resulted in our 1st goal and that gave the boys confidence to push on and by half time had 3-3 on the board and restricted Kenmare to a single point from a free. Kenmare did get a goal back after half time, their only score from play, but Parnells kept the scoreboard ticking over and by the second water break, with Sean Barrett completing his hat trick and a brace each from Andrew Kerins and Eoghan Costello, the game was over as a contest. However, the Parnells subs wanted a piece of the action so the green flag was raised again when Jack Barrett scored and Tomás O’Connell rattled the net with a great ground strike. This was the confidence boost the boys needed ahead of another meeting with St. Brendans next Saturday, against whom they under-performed the first day out. Final score Tralee Parnells 12-11 Kenmare 1-3

Tralee Parnells U16s that defeated Abbeydorney-Causeway in Caherslee last Thursday 27th August

U16 Hurling
Tralee Parnells 1-10 Abbeydorney/Causeway 1-04
After suffering a comprehensive defeat to the same opposition in Causeway 3 weeks ago, Parnells U16s bounced back with a great victory in last Thursday’s Plate 1/4 final.

This was a real team performance with great determination from 1 to 15. Parnells welcomed back Edward Sheehy and he showed no sign of rustiness with a great performance at fullback.

In fact, the boys were strong right down the middle and gave as good as they got. After a low scoring first quarter, where it was 2 points each at the 1st water break, Parnells trailed at half time by 2 points 1-4 0-5 but were still well in the game.

Parnells made a few changes at half time, and the fresh legs gave the team the impetus they needed. With Andrew Kerins clinical from frees, and some great scores from play by Darragh Moloney and Colm Browne, Parnells drew level and slowly pulled ahead.

With the game in the balance and Parnells 3 points ahead, Sean Barrett scrambled a goal over the line just before the final whistle. Abbeydorney/Causeway failed to raise a flag in the second half, primarily due to a great rearguard effort by our defence. Next up a semi-final on Thursday vs South Kerry.

Senior Men
We wish our Senior Mens team the best of luck in their County Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final vs Kilgarvan next weekend.

Hurl with me
Tralee Parnells is organising a Munster Camogie initiative program “Hurl with me” which is aimed at getting parents involved with helping to coach your own girls. NO CAMOGIE/HURLING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY just lots of enthusiasm! It is a four week program for parents/guardians (1hr session/week) coached by an experienced Hurler to introduce you to the basic Camogie/hurling coaching skills with aim of getting comfortable helping out with coaching. There will be further coaching courses run over the winter months in preparation for the coming 2021 season. If you are interested in giving it a go, please contact any member of the Executive or any of the coaches.

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