Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Tralee Parnells CrestParnells Club Strategic Development Plan:
The progression of the 5 sections of the Tralee Parnells Club Strategic Development Plan has been devolved to 5 committees of volunteers in dedicated working groups. All groups are to report back to the Club Executive meeting, on Monday the 29th of February.
Seeking Family Members of Parnells 1918 Team:
Parnells have a colorized version of the original black and white photo of the Parnells teams that won the Kerry championship in 1918 and again in 1919.
We are now asking anyone who is related to any of those players to please get in touch with us via our Facebook page at and tell us who your relative is. We have already had some great feedback, with people locally and overseas commenting on striking family resemblances.

Dates for Parnells Families:

Some dates to note for families with players in the various age groups. Under 12 Girls will have their Training Launch Night on Friday 04 March at the Ballymac Ball Wall. Friday night training for Parnells boys under 14/16/18 starts 19th Feb in Caherslee at 7 pm. Finally, training for all ages up to 12 will have launch night Friday 01 April 7 pm at IT Tralee North Campus.

Scór na bPáistí Quiz:

The Tralee Parnell’s Scór na bPáistí Quiz (primary school age children) will take place on Wednesday 17th February at Collis Sandes House at 7:45 pm sharp. The Quiz will consist of 40 questions in total. Including 4 questions from each of the 10 categories as outlined in the Scór Rules.
The quiz will be “test like” with each competitor completing an answer sheet, no conferring. A trophy will be presented (at a later date) to the competitor with the highest score on the night, this individual will be the “Tralee Parnells Scór na bPáistí Champion 2016”. The aim of the night is form a team of 6 individuals, who will go forward to prepare to represent Parnells in the the Tralee district competition.

Foundation Coaching Course:

Parnells Officer David O’Dea is organising a Foundation Coaching Course for our mentors. The plan is to do two 2 hours sessions over two days. Dates to follow. This will be a refresher for anyone that has completed the Foundation course before and a great introduction to coaching for any new mentors. Kerry County Board will issue certificates to all volunteers who complete this very worthwhile training.

Jigsaw Event:

Details to follow of an upcoming Jigsaw event to take place in March.

Motion of Sympathy:

The recent meeting of the Parnells GAA Club Executive passed a motion of sympathy on their recent sad loss, to the Thornton Family Lixnaw and to Lixnaw GAA Club.

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