Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Most Entertaining Entry, Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017:

On Monday night the 27th at The Abbey Inn, the organisers of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee presented awards to the parade’s best participants.  Prizes were presented to three groups who were the Most Colourful, Most Entertaining and Most Topical in this year’s parade.

The Most Topical award went to the Darkness Into Light group. Tralee Parnells were deemed the Most Entertaining and the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts won the prize for Most Colourful.  Well done to all the Parnells organisers and marchers who made this award possible.

Danny Leane, John Drummey, Johnny Wall, Rick Leonard and Martin Brosnan, Michael Gaffney awarding Ruari Reen and Dermot Reen, Tralee Parnells, the Most Entertaining at the St Patrick’s Day Parade Awards at the Abbey Inn on Monday last. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony.

Fri 07 Apr Launch Night :
On this Friday April 7th our under 6s will join all other age groups in restarting training.  See you there, our Tralee Parnells 2017 season Official Launch Night, Caherslee Road GAA grounds on Friday evening the 7th of April.
Camán to Munster Under 12 Camogie Blitz 2017:

Our Parnell’s U12 Camogie team took part in Camán to Munster 2017, which was held in Mallow this year.  Our group consisted of Clare, Cork and Tipperary clubs.

This was exciting outing for this group of girls which contained two of our new girls Mia Hanafin and Eda Stewart who both stepped in to show that have what it takes to compete and block any potential threat of a back who wants to clear the ball. Lead by these two girls the other team mates did what they do to make themselves competitive for the coming season of games to follow which will start soon and end in the County League Final at the end of the year.

Thank you to the following: Luke O’Loughlin our club Ref and is aiding our coaching team and Ailisha Daughton who passed over her captain’s duty to her team mate as it was her birthday (a nice surprise) also as her parents had traveled to support us on the day along with a few other parent supporters.

Concussion Talk Wed 05 Apr 730 @Na Gaeil:

As part of Tralee Parnells healthy club project we are asking Kerry clubs and schools to send at least one coach/teacher to a talk on concussion. This is a free event and is designed specifically for GAA coaches at all levels and anyone involved in coaching children in schools.

The talk will be held Wednesday 5th April, 7:30 – 8:30 at Na Gaeil GAA Club.  The talk will provide up-to-date information on how to appropriately identify, respond to and address concussion injuries in athletes.

It will also cover the short and long-term health consequences of concussion, coaches role in concussion assessment, return-to-play guidelines and how coaches can communicate to their athletes about concussion.
Parnells  Easter Camp:

Once again this year, Tralee Parnells will hold and Easter Camp for 7 to 14 year olds. This will be during the Easter Holidays.   Tue 11th to Thu 13th April, 10 am to 1 pm each day at Caherslee, only EUR25 per player, open to members and  non members.

Under 12 Boys:

Our under 12’s were beaten in rd 1 of the County league by Ballyheigue Friday evening in Caherslee.

This was our first games of the year and some of the lads looked a bit rusty. We played well in patches and battled hard from start to finish but the North Kerry team had too much for our young team.

There was some good performances and heroic displays from Cian Harris and Andrew Kerins making their debut at under 12s.  We need a good turn out at Tuesday and Friday training sessions and we’re expecting gable end of houses to be tattooed in the next few weeks.


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