Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Happy Birthday Tralee  Parnells:

The official launch of the Parnells club took place 5 years ago on July 20th 2012 in Austin Stacks park.

We have still have our fantastic sponsor in Pro Plan Property management in place but we have moved on from one under 13 team in 2012 to now fielding boys and girls teams from under 6 to minor. We plan to field a senior hurling team in the next few years but to accomplish this we need the support of the parents, kids, businesses and various organisations in the area.   Keep the kids playing hurling and Camogie and keep supporting the club

U12 Camogie:

Well done to our U12’s on their best performance this season v. CillArd on Saturday. While they didn’t win, they raised their game to a new level, and played an extraordinary 2nd half. Onwards and upwards!

Kerry vs Roscommon:

Tralee Parnells Camogie players were honoured to play at half-time at KY v. RN on Saturday. Well done to everyone who helped create a super atmosphere at Austin Stack Park. Let’s all get out again to support KY v. CE, Sat July 29, venue TBD.

Under 16 Boys to Play Ballyduff:

Having narrowly overcome Kilmoyley recently, Parnells will next face Ballyduff.  The tentative datye is Friday the 4th of August, stay tuned to texts and Tralee Parnells Facebook as usual for confirmation of details.

U14/12 Camogie Squad:

Thank you to John Sheehan of Cillard Camogie Club for putting together a sporting match for our U14/12 mixed squad. Game-time is everything! See photo online at

Summer Break: 
Tralee Parnells are taking their usual Summer break.  The dates are from Friday 28th July through  Friday 4th of August inclusive.  We will be back on Friday 11th of August – for under 6s/8s/10s and all Camogie ages.  Some teams have fixtures, so mentors of those teams will communicate the details of training directly to affected panels.

Camogie Fixtures for Under 14 and 16:
By special arrangement with Avondhu Camogie division in North West Cork, our Tralee Parnells under Under 14 and 16 girls have some fixtures to look forward to shortly.  Details when available from mentors.

Online Registration for Parnells Cúl Camp:
In Tralee 18-18 August 2017 at Caherslee Road GAA Grounds. To celebrate the return of this summer’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, Kellogg’s are giving you the chance to win €5,000 worth of training gear for your team plus a €500 voucher to spend on your family.

Everyone who registers for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp can enter the competition. To enter, pick up a promotional pack of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies in stores from March 1st. You will need the last 4 digits of the barcode from your Kellogg’s promotional pack and to answer a simple question. Details online at

Dual Players Study:

Dual players are less likely to pick up injuries compared to those concentrating on one code only, according to Tipperary’s former All-Ireland-winning trainer Liam Hennessy.  Hennessy, the head of Setanta College in Thurles and a close associate of professional golfer Pádraig Harrington, acknowledged that the findings are at odds with public perception that dual players have a greater chance of getting injured.

Two Setanta College researchers, Luke Jordan and Ronan Hogan, completed a one-year study looking at underage players in Tipperary.  And Hennessy explained how their work produced a ‘paradoxical’ result.

He said: “They compared the dual player workload with the single code player, either hurling or football.  “Ironically, it’s come up as a kind of paradox. Because the workloads of dual players are greater than either of the codes individually, they may be less likely to incur an injury, simply because they have a greater workload.

“That’s a paradox because we have always thought that we have to be very careful with workload, and can’t have it too high.”  Hennessy, speaking on the latest RTÉ GAA podcast, added: “This is not giving licence to teams, managers and coaches to flog players but the tolerance levels of players seems to be a lot higher than we give them credit for.

“Work carefully to that tolerance level and they’re less likely to incur injuries during the ‘in season’, they are there for more games and there are less injury instances.

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