Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Senior Hurlers

Tralee Parnells are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Brick as the intermediate hurling coach for 2021.  The former Kilmoyley and Kerry hurler is the current Kerry camogie manager and has been involved with Kerry hurling teams at all levels winning multiple All Ireland titles. We are delighted to have a coach of Ians calibre on board and we wish him the best of luck in his role.

Training for Coaches

The Kerry GAA online Foundation Level Coaching Course continues this Wednesday January 27th at 7pm – 9pm.

Lockdown Activities

While we wait for lockdown restrictions to be eased, keep an eye on our Facebook page and also where we will post some drills and activities.  There should be something to suit all age groups.

Healthy Clubs

As a member of the GAA Healthy Club initiative, Caroline Somers our Health & Wellbeing Officer attended a national conference on Saturday 23rd.  There was an update on some healthy clubs initiatives throughout Ireland, from nutritional workshops, breast screening and healthy checks for men, to 5k walks/runs. A big focus within these clubs is within the community, The Naomh Mártin GAA Club in Co Louth organised a day trip to Croke Park for the older generation.

Everybody had a quick energiser session with Irelands Fitness Family referee Paul O Donovan who set us on our paces with burpees, squats, plank and even a wall sit, Paul even turned into the famous Davey Fitzgerald.  We then had a wonderful bodyscan with the Waterford Legend Diarmuid Lyng. After a quick break the discussion continued with Diarmuid speaking about social games.

Paul Nash from St Colmcilles GAA Club in Co Meath spoke about how they have implemented social games into their club and including Gaelic for Moms & Others and Dads & Lads.  We also had a discussion about youths in the GAA and a discussion on the Dermot Earley youth leadership programme, two amazing young ladies spoke about their involvement in the GAA, one being Sally Fox who is the creator of the GAA Solo Challenge.

Finally, we listened to Aisling Nig Ruairc from Cuala who spoke about the importance of keeping girls in GAA.  Joanne O Riordan was inspirational in every way and left plenty of food for thought about inclusion and diversity and had an inspiring closing address.  When available, we will post additional information on Facebook.

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