Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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National Cub Draw,
Our top sellers in the National Cub Draw, Natalie Hennessy and Diarmuid Brennan were presented with two tickets for Sundays All Ireland hurling final by Development & Facilities Officer Carmel O Shea.

Carmel OShea (Development & Facilities Officer) presenting the Top Sellers Prize in the National Club Draw to Natalie Hennessy and Diarmuid Brennan

Thank you to Diarmud and Natalie for all your hard work, we hope that you enjoyed enjoyed the game.  A special thank you to the anonymous donor of the two All Ireland tickets. This fundraiser was a great success for the club and we were the top selling club in Munster. The draw raised in excess of seven thousand euro which has been lodged to the clubs capital account which will be used for the future development of the club. Many thanks to all those that bought and sold tickets.

U7 Boys and Girls
Our U7’s had a very energetic training session in Caherslee on Friday evening, we are very proud of the level of skills displayed by these young players. Some old faces returning which is great to see. Congratulations to our newest players of the week: Míchéal Raggett and Patrick O’Connor. Well done boys.

U8 Girls
Our under 8 girls had an excellent training session last Friday in Caherslee.  The coaches are delighted with the great level of progress in every player.  Keep up the good work girls.

U9 Boys
While our Intermediates were battling away against Ardfert last Tuesday our U9 boys met St Brendans in Caherslee. The club fielded four teams and the lads played some brilliant hurling. This group are showing huge improvements all the time and the coaches are delighted with their progress. A special thanks to Declan Quill and Danny Maguire for reffing the matches.

U11 Boys
Our U11s travelled to Kenmare on Saturday evening. It was another super performance by this young team. It was a very competitive, fast paced game played at times in torrential rain. Well done to team captain Conor Reidy who battled hard throughout. Thank you to our U9 players Ryan Hanafin, Ruairí O Callaghan and Adam Quill, who put in a massive performance.

U13 Boys
The U13 boys played a challenge match away to St Brendans on Saturday. The holidays season once again impacted on numbers but with assistance of the U11s we were able to field 15 players. In a very competitive first half, Parnells dominated possession and lead 3-3 to 1-3.

In the second half the rain ceased, the clouds cleared and pace of the game increased considerably. After an early period of pressure from the home team, Parnells once again regained control of the midfield. The home team were dangerous on the counter attach throughout but Parnells never let their grip on game ease off. The Final score was St Brendans 2-5 Tralee Parnells 6-5. Well done boys and thank you to St Brendans for hosting the game.

Camogie Feile Competition
The details of the Camogie Feile competition were announced during the week. Tralee Parnells are in Division 1 along with Causeway Maroon, Cillard and Killarney. Games have been scheduled for three consecutive weekends with the semi-finals and finals to take place on the weekend of 18th/19th September.

Parnells played Cillard in round 1 on Saturday morning. It was a good game with both teams battling hard in the second half. Congratulations to Cillard on their win.  Next weekends game will be against Causeway.  Thank you to Caitriona Sargent for arranging the healthy snacks after the game, much appreciated by all.  Thank you also to All Real Nutrition for the protein bars supplied to the Feile team.

Minor Camogie

Tralee Parnells Team who met Causeway in the Minor Camogie County League

Our Minor Camogie team put in a strong performance on last Monday night in Tralee where they faced an experienced and talented Causeway side in the Minor County League.  Causeway started strongly, had the better of the opening exchanges and took their scores well.

However the home side were not letting them have it all their own way and challenged for possession up and down the field.  Parnells backs and midfield were tireless and prevented the Causeway dominance from converting attack after attack.  As the opening half wore on Parnells grew in confidence, created plenty surges forward and took some fine scores of their own.

There were strong individual performances across the squad and some great examples of teamwork and support play.

We had several contenders for Parnells Player of the Match, including Róise, Saoirse, Ellen and Aoife who played the game of her life and was still full of running in the closing minutes.  It was Causeway who took the points in the end, but it was great to see an array of Parnells players scoring goals and points, with Clodagh, Katie, Saoirse and Ilona all raising green flags.

Tralee Parnells Minor Camogie players on the night: Ilona Sheahan, Ellen Cooke, Katie Dwyer, Saoirse Maloney, Aoibhín Corridan, Eugenie Kerins, Síle Lynch, Saorlaith Moore, Grace O’Brien, Róise O’Donnell, Aoife O’Sullivan, Clodagh O’Sullivan, Gráinne Leahy, Alice O’Connell.

Tralee Parnells Intermediate Team who played St Brendans in the Preliminary Round of the Championship

Intermediate Championship
The spectators on the grassy viewing bank at Ardfert had a cloudy but dry evening Tuesday to enjoy the Intermediate County Championship preliminary round match in which Parnells were drawn to play away to St Brendans Intermediate team. A light variable breeze blew across the field, favouring neither team.

Parnells started brightly, with Gearóid Doc Doherty forcing an early goal chance that was put out for a 65. The teams then traded points, with a free from Doc, followed by a ball worked from the back that Ruarí O Sullivan fed to Darragh Reen who pointed the chance, followed by another ball worked through the lines by Richie Whelan, and Doc to Reen who pointed his second, followed by a pointed free by Doc. The first quarter scoring ended well for the visitors with a mobile Luke Chester finding the net leaving Tralee Parnells ahead on a scoreline of 1-4 to 0-3. Stephen Morrisey came on for the injured Ciarán Breen and we wish Ciarán a speedy recovery.

The momentum in games can often swing after the water break and that was the case here too. While Darragh Reen raised a green flag and points were struck by Tadhg Reen and Doc, Parnells also had a number of wides and it was St Brendans (hitting 7 points in this period) who surely went in happier to the half time break, on a closer scoreline of 2-7 to 10 points.

The pendulum swung again at the restart and it was Richie Whelan who opened the second half with a point, followed by Darragh Reen who was on fine form raising another white flag. Luke Barrett, who along with Darragh Reen was a contender for man of the match, found space and took a lovely long range point, with Darragh Reen again beating the keeper to leave it 3-10 to 0-11 at the final water break when Tadhg Brick (recovering from injury) was introduced.

During the final quarter St Brendans were unable to stay with the townies, with Doc and Cillian O Riordan pointing and Darragh Reen rounding out a fine contribution when he converted a Luke Chester pass into a final goal.  Team: Mark Ryall, Tim Kelleher, Luke Barret, Enda O Connor, Tadhg Reen, Ruarí O Sullivan, Andrew Morrisey, Ciarán Breen, Cathal Dunne, Cillian O Riordan, Richie Whelan, Niall Cassidy, Gearóid Doherty (Captain), Darragh Reen, Luke Chester. Subs used: Stephen Morrisey, Tadhg Brick.

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