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traleeparnells 2Club Strategic Plan launch and Lá na gClubanna 2016:

Tralee Parnells healthy club launch and our club Strategic Plan launch will take place at 730 in Caherslee on this coming Friday 6th of May.  All welcome.

Spirited Display by Parnells u14/15 Camogie Team:

Report from Killarney Monday the 25th.  What an evening for a Camogie game, and a fine display of skill and commitment from both teams, Killarney and Tralee Parnell’s was shown.

Killarney were leading at half time with some great points from outfield and superb defending from the backs. However, the game wasn’t over, as Tralee Parnell’s raised the pace during the second half, running full speed through the Killarney backs and finding the net on numerous occasions. Both sides battled hard but it was Tralee Parnell’s that ran out winners. These two teams will have to battle it out once more to see who will be crowned Féile na nGael B winners 2016.

Well done Kenny, Cathal and Ciaran:

Well done to Kenny Foran and Cathal Dunne who played for the Kerry U16 hurlers Saturday and Ciaran Breen who played for the Kerry minor hurlers.

Féile 2016 report:

Unfortunately Parnells under 14s failed to progress beyond Kerry for the 2016 Féile. Our group was initially supposed to be held in Rathmore but a late change meant our venue was changed to Ballyduff where we battled it out with Crotta, Lixnaw and Kilmoyley.  We lost both our first matched by 3 points. Match 1. Crotta 2-1 Parnells 1-2 and match 2 Lixnaw 2-4 Parnells 2-1.

These were tight matches and the results could have gone either way. As qualification was beyond us for our 3rd match we used it for development purposes encouraging the younger lads to give it a go.  There was lots positive about the day – from failing to field a team a few short weeks ago and having to forfeit points we had a full team plus 4 subs. It was great to see Devon Burns return to the Parnells jersey after a recovering from injury.

In addition some players are showing real improvement Tom Walsh in goals; Tadhg Reen in the full back line, Johnathon Lowe continues to play superbly as does Luke Chester. However there is the feeling that there is more hurling in this team and that qualification was certainly a real possibility.

Congratulations Kerry Senior Hurlers:

Well done to Kerry who got their Leinster campaign off to a winning start, 2-19 to 0-17 the final score.  Kerry can expect another tough game next Saturday against Westmeath, once again the venue will be Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Under 16s:

Parnells under 16s traveled to take on Ballyheigue.  Once again this week we saw some good individual contributions, but the team overall has plenty room for improvement.  For the under 16 panel, the Parnells focus now is to get back some of the  players missing through injury and unavailable so far due to competing commitments. Now that Kerry Féile is played, we may be able to draw on some more of the older under 14 panel.

Tralee Parnells healthy club launch:

Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club are  celebrating their involvement in the award winning GAA Healthy Clubs project with a special event on Friday 6th of May – our  Lá na gClubanna.

Tralee Parnells is one of just 60 clubs nationwide participating in Phase 2 and the Club Executive and Healthy Clubs project team would like to invite all members of the community to help celebrate this achievement through our local launch.  We want to ensure that everyone who engages with our club benefits from the experience in a health-enhancing way – be they members, players, supporters’ or members of our community. The Healthy Clubs project will help us achieve this aim.  With your help we would like to identify priority health issues in the club and community that the club can support.

If you have an interest in health and wellbeing and want to get involved in some of our projects please join us on the 6th of May at Caherslee GAA grounds at 730 pm.  As well as our Club Strategic Plan launch, there will be what organisers describe as a fun and healthy participation event for all to try on the night.

The Healthy Clubs Project aims to support clubs in building healthy practices into their everyday activities while also responding to the health and wellbeing needs of their members and their communities.

The project involves an innovative partnership with the GAA’s Community & Health section, the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and is supported by Healthy Ireland, Sport Ireland, and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. Irish Life has delivered a three year CSR investment to help Phase 2 achieve its full potential in supporting the health of the nation in a very proactive way.

Clubs who participated in Phase 1 of the project benefited greatly from the experience, with evidence of increased memberships, a broadening of the volunteer base, improvements in health promoting activities, greater recognition for the clubs in their communities, and access to some new funding and sponsorship avenues.

Areas of work included physical activity, emotional wellbeing, health screening, anti-bullying, diet and nutrition, inclusion, drug and alcohol awareness, life skill and personal development, anti- smoking, facilities development, and engagement with older community members.

Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club are thrilled that our efforts to provide our members with opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional, and psychological health has been acknowledged and we intend to make the club a “healthier place for everyone to enjoy”.

We hope to see you on May 6th for a fun- filled day and we would love to hear your views. Beidh fáilte roimh cách.  For further information on Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club Healthy Club project please contact our Healthy Club Project Leaders Agnes Sheehy and Roz Fitzgerald, email or text 087 224 0437.

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