Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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traleeparnells 2Busy times for under 14s:

Our u14s had a busy and successful weekend ending the 17th. On Sat we had a comprehensive win over the newly formed St Pats, East Kerry. This fledgling club remind us of where we were at a few years ago and we wish them well.

On Sunday we traveled to Kilmoyley and in a tight match recorded a one point win 5-1 to 3-5. It was particularly pleasing to see new boy Shane Donnellan from Castlegregory play his first match and net a fine goal. It was also great to see Mark Roche make his comeback and come away with a hat trick.
Thanks to Scór quiz volunteers:

Thanks to all the parents and coaches and most importantly the children who participated in the quiz last week. The result was amazing and a tribute to the work that Darragh, Katie, Alisha and Anna put into the quiz.

On behalf of the club thank-you all, for your effort and enthusiasm, this was very much appreciated. It might have been torturous at times for all, but it was always enjoyable.  For anyone not aware, we were 1 point shy of the tiebreak round to decide 1st place, which we could have won, the winners got 2/3, our guys knew 3/3.

Anyway this is how we finished after 10 rounds:  Rathmore – 25/30 Milltown / Castlemaine – 25/30 Tralee Parnells – 24/30.  Rathmore won the tiebreak round by getting 2/3 v Milltown / Castlemaine’s 1/3. A total of 34 teams participated in the competition. The bar has been set high for next year, onwards and upwards for 2017!!
Under 16s:

We played Kenmare/Kilgarvan in Caherslee at 7 pm on the 21st. There were some good individual contributions, but Parnells need to get back missing players if we are to compete properly and do ourselves justice.  Now that Kerry Féile is played, we may be able to draw on some of the older under 14 panel.  Many thanks to Mike McGrath who gave up some of his family confirmation evening to manage the team on the day, great dedication to the club.
Post Primary Hurling Blitz:

On Thursday April 14th in IT Tralee, the first year hurlers of the CBS The Green Tralee, Mercy Mounthawk Tralee, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Tralee and Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra,Rathmore took part in a 9 a side blitz.  There was some great skill shown from all players on show and some expertly taken scores were produced by the sides.

A big thank you is due to the teachers and mentors who brought the players to this blitz and for all their hard work in keeping hurling going strong in these post primary schools.  These schools will meet again on the week of the 16th of May, with the definite time, date and location to be confirmed closer to the time.
Féile in Ballyduff:

Parnells under 14s faced Crotta, Lixnaw and Kilmoyley in Ballyduff.  We were within a goal of Crotta, but an out of steam in the second half against Kilmoyley. Well done to Lixnaw and Crotta for qualifying for the National finals.


Parnells minors with manager Mike McGrath who played Ballyheigue in the North Kerry league, are pictured on Parnells Facebook page this week.

Not a bad effort from the lads and if our finishing was better our final score of 2-06 would have been much closer to the opposition.  Final game v’s Ballyduff next week and then its the County League in June.

Enjoyable 1916 Fair Day Event:

Parnells enjoyed participating in the 1916 Fair Day event in the Square Tralee on Saturday at the kind invitation of Tommy Collins. The léiriú, vintage steam engine, music and other family friendly exhibits went down well with the onlookers.

It was great to see so many of the passing children take our challenge and try a shot against one of our young goalies. Many thanks to Emma, Clodagh, Cathal, Aoife, Ruarí and Richard for helping make this Parnells presence possible.

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