Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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traleeparnells 2Well Done Quiz Team:

Well done to the quiz team (Alisha, Anna, Katie and Darragh) who came 3rd in Kerry Scór county finals. Well deserved after all the hard work.

And to the mentors Ger Reidy and gang who prepared them so well.  A nice photo of the team is on Parnells Facebook page.

Comhghairdeachas le Tralee Parnells…..the club’s quiz team were 3rd in the Tráth na gCeist(eanna)…..a mark behind the winners, An Ráth Mhór (they pipped Milltown/Caisleán na Mainge in a tie-breaker!). 24 as 30! Mighty!

Successful and Enjoyable Race Night 

Many thanks to all who attended and supported our race night in The Rose hotel.  A great night was had by all (especially the hardy crew who were rumoured to be off to hit The Basket after). The hard work in selling horses, getting sponsors on board and organising the event paid off as the club hit our target for funds raised.

Under 14s Win:

Two wins for our under 14s this past  weekend, Saturday we beat a gallant St Pats East Kerry team and Sunday morning a win over Kilmoyley.

Volunteers for 1916 Fair Day Sat 23rd:

Parnells have been invited to participate in a 1916 Fair Day event in the Square Tralee at 2pm on Saturday the 23rd.  This will be a non-political event with stands including a vintage steam engine, music and other family friendly exhibits.

We plan to bring along our portable goals as used on St. Patrick’s Day and have a few of our players exhibit some of the skills of Hurling and Camogie.  Any mentors and players who are available to help for an hour or two, please contact Parnells PRO Mike Roger.

Busy Camogie Schedule:

Parnells under 14 girls played in the Féile B against Killarney in Caherslee. The visitors were successful but there were lots of positives for Parnells, with 3 goals scored and an encouraging turnout of players. Four of the under 12s played with our under 12 B mixed team in the away victory over St. Pats East Kerry.

On Saturday the mentors were delighted to see 14 players get great game time at the 2 games in Crokes versus Causeway and Cilard. Lining out for Parnells were Aoife Moynihan, Caoilinn Hickey, Caoimhe Donnelly, Clodagh O Sullivan, Emma McCluskey, Danielle Griffin, Sadhbh Cadogan, Lana O’Connell, Nora Cadogan, Ailisha Daughton, Anna Kerdzaia, Aoife O’Sullivan.

Congratulations to veteran Parnells player Clodagh Begley on her call up to the Kerry Camogie minors.

Under 12s:
There is a report from our under 12 b game against St Pats, on their Facebook page. Well done to the St Pats club for getting the game fixed in Fitzgerald Stadium. We had a great game between St Pats and Tralee Parnells Under 12s this evening (Fri Apr 15th) in Fitzgerald Stadium in the County League.

It was a close game with great defending and great scores by both sides. There was never more than 2 points between the sides. At half time Tralee led 2-1 to 1-3. In the second half both sides scored 3-2 and at the final whistle Tralee Parnells were the winners by a single point on a score of 5-3 to 4-5. Well done everyone.

Under 16 Season Underway:

Our Under 16’s were beaten by Crotta by two points Thursday evening in Caherslee in the County U-16 Hurling League Div 1 on a scoreline of 4-09 to 5-08 .

Both teams were missing a number of key players but our lads played well and were unlucky to lose.  A big priority for this panel is to get all their comrades from last year back training and playing with Parnells to keep our numbers up.

Future of the Ash:

The GAA is at the forefront of the fight against ash dieback disease — the scourge that is threatening to wipe out up to 90 per cent of the ash tree population on the island of Ireland.

Ash has been used to make hurleys for thousands of years — far longer than the country of Ireland or the GAA have been in existence.

Other woods aren’t suitable for the job as they aren’t as supple so without ash the game of hurling could be changed irrevocably. It’s reckoned that Chalara Fraxinea, to give the disease it’s latin name, existed for centuries in eastern Russia and parts of China.

Trees imported from those regions into Europe brought the problem to these shores and since 2012 it has spread through the country’s ash plantations like wildfire. Mar a deirter ins an sean amhráin Cill Chais, cad a dhéanfaimid feasta gan adhmad?

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