Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Under 6/8/10/12 Coaching Workshop: 
It was great to see a strong turnout of coaches to day at the under 6/8/10/12 Coaching Workshop with Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club and Tralee Parnells Camogie very well represented.

Some age groups are back training already and these will be joined by the others in the coming weeks. So it was good to see some familiar and some new faces, preparing the for the 2017 season, including Deirdre, Stephen, Ger, Richard, Eoin and Mike, being put thought their paces by hurling development stalwart Maurice Leahy.

Scór Na bPáistí Club Quiz:
There was a good turnout at Collis Sandes house for the Tralee Parnells club quiz night.  Well done to all those who took part on the night. Special congratulations to under 14 Camogie player Anna Kerdzaia, who won the award of Tralee Parnells quiz champion 2017.

The players who performed best in the club quiz will represent Parnells in the county final of Scór na bPáistí. These four are Anna Kerdzaia, Donnacha Buttimer, Ailisha Daughton and Oisín O’Sullivan. So we wish this team the best of luck in representing your club.  Thank you to the parents who helped in the marking and special thanks to Ger Reidy who organised the event.

Register Now for 2017:
Thank you to the parents who came along to the Parnells club registration Friday evening in Kerins O Rahillys clubhouse.  For anyone who couldn’t make it on the night, please register online for Tralee Parnells 2017 season.

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Promoting Positive Mental Health:
Tralee Parnells came in for special mention in the recent update on the activities within the of the Healthy Clubs initiatives in our county.

As well as offering opportunities for enhancing member’s physical fitness, Tralee Parnells GAA club in Kerry are just as concerned with promoting members mental fitness. The club adopts a holistic approach to health and prides itself in offering opportunities to support member’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

The club have built a solid relationship with their local Jigsaw Kerry through their involvement in the GAA’s Healthy Clubs Project and their vision to provide information/support around mental health to both players and individuals within the local community. Jigsaw Kerry provided two educational talks, “It’s time to start talking” aimed at players 12+ and “Supporting young people’s mental health”, a separate talk for parents/mentors and coaches involved with young people.

These talks were also open invitation to clubs and people within the area.  Following on from this success the club invited Jigsaw Kerry to their Big Blitz day (September 2016) where over 400 children from four counties (Clare, Limerick, Cork, Kerry) took place in a camogie/hurling blitz.

Jigsaw Kerry provided short 5 minute talks to teams promoting positive mental health and the ways we can look after our mental health as well as acknowledging the positive aspects sport has on our mental health. Jigsaw provided wrist bands on the day which were a huge hit as well as cards outlining five key take home points to look after our mental health.

These events increased awareness of the local Jigsaw team within the area and the services they provide for young people. This also raised awareness across counties who were enquiring as to whether there is a local Jigsaw within their county/area.  Quotes from a visiting clubs “Fantastic event, very impressed with healthy food promotion displays and talks held from Jigsaw on positive mental health”.

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