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U14 Camogie

Tralee Parnells victorious U14 Camogie team and mentors that defeated Sliabh Luachra in the U14B Championship final in Killarney last Sunday

Pride of place this week goes to our U14 Camogie team who were crowned U14B County Champions last Sunday.

The final was played in glorious sunshine in Spa, Killarney against Sliabh Luachra. From the throw-in the girls showed grit and determination to win each ball against a physically stronger Sliabh Luachra team. Lana O’Connell made some fast, mazy runs resulting in 2 top class goals.

This was followed by a well taken goal by Shauna Harris. Sadbh Cadogan was proving a handful and added a further 2 goals just before half time, ably assisted by Kate O’Loughlin and Grace Hamilton.

A well taken free by Jessica O’Loughlin added a further point. Jessica McGibney and Anna O’Sullivan were creating havoc in midfield and any ball lost here was quickly picked up by the half back line of Jessica O’ Loughlin, Abbie Canty and Faye Diggin. In the second half, Mary-Angela Lynch and Maeve Trant pucked some great balls into the forwards, one of which was finished to the net by Rachel Sargent.

Jessica McGibney added a further goal after taking a lovely hand pass from the roving Orla Costello. Grainne Diggin, Caoilainn Culloo and Rachel Falvey proved a nightmare for Sliabh Luachra as they harried, hooked and blocked everything.

Unfortunately for Sliabh Luachra, they came up against a very determined Parnells team, comprising of u14s and u12s who have gelled very well together as a team, winning on a scoreline of 9-3 to 0-0. Joint captains Jessica O’Loughlin and Shauna Harris accepted the winners shield.

U16 Camogie

On Tuesday 15th of September, our Tralee Parnells under 16 Camogie Team hosted Sliabh Luachra in Caherslee in the County League.  An early score by the home side was quickly replied to by a goal at the other end in short order, heralding a match that was a keenly contested end to end encounter where both teams took plenty scores and provided a very entertaining spectacle of Camogie played in a sporting spirit.

Sliabh Luachra had strong players along the spine of their team, from goalkeeper, full back and through midfield and there was no shortage of tussles and turnovers in both directions as the home side endeavored to contain the Sliabh Luachra threat all over the field and outdo them in the scoring stakes.

In goal Saorlaith was tested repeatedly and made some fine saves and clearances.  In the defence Síle, Grace, Danielle, Emma, Aoife and Caoilinn O’Brien were kept busy and all got on a good amount of ball as the play surged back and forth.

Around the middle and in the forwards Anna, Alice, Aoibhin, Shona, Gráinne, Nóra, Caoilinn Hickey, Caoimhe, Clodagh and Ailisha worked well in their teamwork, repeatedly working the ball to players in scoring positions and creating plenty of opportunities to take shots from well timed passes.  A large number of our players were listed as scorers and credited with assists and this is something we would like to see this team continue to work on and improve.    As the match progressed in the later stages, Parnells work rate and combination play reaped deserved rewards.

Each time we play this Sliabh Luachra side they have improved further and they well deserved the scores they earned on the day.  This gallant developing side and their dedicated volunteer coaches deserve great credit for driving Camogie on in mid Kerry and we wish them every success as they continue their progression.  We now look forward to the final league round proper and hope our work so far might gain us a semi final slot in the playoffs once all the results are in.  On a final note, we wish Róise a speedy recovery from her footballing injury and look forward to seeing her back with us before long.

Team:- Aoibhin Corridan, Caoimhe Donnelly, Anna Kerdzaia, Síle Lynch, Saorlaith Moore, Clodagh O Sullivan, Grace O’Brien, Shona O’Connor, Aoife O’Sullivan, Nóra Cadogan, Ailisha Daughton, Danielle Griffin, Caoilinn Hickey, Gráinne Leahy, Emma McCluskey, Alice O’Connell, Caoilinn O’Brien.

On Tuesday the 22nd, Tralee Parnells journeyed to the home of the new Senior Hurling county champions to take on a CillArd home side blessed with a strong contingent of intercounty players.

Undaunted, the travelling panel faced this stern test with vigour and battled for possession from first to last.  Our defenders were under strong pressure from the outset but they continued the chasing, blocking and harrying that was required of them and that should stand to them in upcoming matches.

A forward surge by Tralee in the first quarter led to several tussles in around the danger area but CillArd ended up clearing the threat.  With fresh legs in the later stages of the game Parnells continued to mount attacking moves and got a well deserved score from sustained effort inside the opposition 45.  After this fixture all eyes now turn to the league table and we anxiously await the final state of play that will decide which teams progress to semi finals on Tuesday the 29th of September.  On the field for Parnells on the night we had Aoibhin Corridan, Síle Lynch, Saorlaith Moore, Clodagh O Sullivan, Grace O’Brien, Shona O’Connor, Aoife O’Sullivan, Nóra Cadogan, Danielle Griffin, Caoilinn Hickey, Gráinne Leahy, Alice O’Connell, Emma McCluskey, Anna Kerdzaia, Ailisha Daughton, Grainne Diggin, Shauna Harris, Lana O’ Connell.  Well played all.

U8 Camogie

Tralee Parnells U8 Camogie team that played Causeway last Friday night

Last Friday night, our U8 camogie team travelled to Causeway to face the local side. The team was strong throughout with the defence playing exceptionally well. Every player put in 100% and the team really gelled well together. Great progress is being made at this age group and the mentors were really proud of the display of skills. Well done to all the girls. The future is certainly bright for the future of Parnells camogie.

U10 Camogie

Our U10 girls hosted Ballyduff in Caherslee last Friday evening for their last challenge match of the season. It was a very physical game from start to finish but the girls displayed some great camogie, winning on a scoreline of 5-2 to 2-0. Well done girls!

U10 Hurling

Tralee Parnells U10 hurlers that defeated Ballyduff by a point in a challenge match last Friday night

Our U10 boys had a great 1 point win in Ballyduff last Friday evening against the home side. In a brilliant, 15 a side game of hurling, the boys showed how much they had improved in the space of 8 weeks. Final score Parnells 4-3 Ballyduff 3-5. Next match away to Lixnaw on Thursday night.

U12 Hurling

Tralee Parnells U12s that played St Brendans in a challenge match last Friday night

Our U12s played a challenge match against St Brendans in Ardfert last Friday evening. A very entertaining game saw St Brendans shade the first half and lead by 1 point at half time. Two goals in quick succession shortly after the restart swung the balance in favour of Parnells. St Brendans fought back to within 3 points but Parnells held strong in the last quarter. Final score Tralee Parnells 4-4 St. Brendans 1-10.

Parnells Street League

​The club is proposing to run a ‘Street League’ for the month of October for our older hurlers and camogie players. This will be played on astroturf over 4 Saturdays. Details to follow from mentors.

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