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Tralee Parnells U7 Boys and Girls after a fantastic game against Kilmoyley

U7 Boys and Girls
After a preparation training session on Friday night Tralee Parnell’s Under 7’s welcomed Kilmoyley to Caherslee on Saturday morning.

The young Parnell hurlers put on a fantastic display against an equally strong team and they left the pitch with pride in their hearts.  Such was the roar of “Come on Parnells” we’ve no doubt they will be saying it in their sleep.  Congratulations to our newest players of the week: Daniel Casey & Darragh Campbell.  Well done boys.

U8 and U10 Girls
Our U8 and U10 girls hosted their final round of matches for this season.  This time they played against Cillard. Once again both groups of girls put in a fantastic performance with a noticeable improvement in skills. The girls really enjoyed the games and the coaches were delighted with the performance.  Thank you once again to Saoirse Maloney for refereeing for the U8s.

U12 Girls

Tralee Parnells U12 Blue Camogie Team who Defeated Causeway in the County League Semi Final

The U12 Blue Camogie team have qualified for the county League Cup final after a great win away to Causeway on Monday night. The girls showed great work rate and battling spirit.  Every player gave 100% and put the skills they’ve been practicing at training to good use. The coaches and girls will have a busy few weeks preparing for the cup final.  Well done and best of luck.

U12 Boys

Tralee Parnells U12 Boys Who Played Their First Round Match in the U12 County Competition

The U12 boys played their first round in the South Kerry group of the county U12 competition against Dr Croke / St Pats in Killarney on Wednesday evening. Played in warm evening sunshine, Parnells had the better opening period and raced into an early 5 point lead.

The hosts came back into the game with two goals just before the break. At half time Parnells lead 2-8 to 2-1. After the break Parnells took control of the game and despite constant pressure from the home team, Parnells kept pushing forward to seal the win.

The boys played their second round of the competition away to Kilgarvan on Saturday. Played in a mixture of sunshine and rain, Parnells had the upper hand from the start. A few young Kilgarvan team members kept playing right to the final whistle and always looked dangerous on the break. However, Parnells kept focused throughout to secure a second win.

U14 Boys
The U14 boys competed in the U14 North Kerry League Division 1 home to Lixnaw last Saturday evening. With only eight of the players U14, the team that lined out did themselves proud. Parnells started off well with a brace of first-half goals from Eoin Costello. Lixnaw attacked well but with some strong defending from the backs and goalkeeper Christian Kennedy, they kept Lixnaw forwards to a single goal.

Despite heavy pressure, Kyle Benson, Sean Michael Redican and Luke Hannifin all worked hard to clear the ball out of the full backline. Parnells were leading at half time 2-06 to 1-07 following a number of scores from Tomas O’Connell, Dan Maloney and David Sargent.

After the interval, the game was increasingly played in the middle of the field. Possession was even but Linxaw had made the most of the early opportunities in the second half resulting in a goal and four points in the third quarter.

Parnells responded well with a third goal by Eoin Costello to cut the deficit to three points midway through the last quarter.  Parnells attacked well and scored three points but couldn’t find a fourth goal to get back in the game. Both teams served up a very high standard of hurling in challenging conditions. Final score: Lixnaw 2-17 Tralee Parnells 3-09

U15 Girls
Congratulations to Shauna Harris, Grainne Diggin and Jessica O’Loughlin who represented their county at an All Ireland blitz in Abbottstown in Dublin at the weekend. The Kerry team reached the Cup final only to loose by three points in the end. Well done girls.

On Friday evening in Caherslee the club launched the Run4Pieta fundraiser.  The club are very proud to be involved in this initiative where half of the funds raised will go directly to Pieta.  Pieta provide an invaluable service to our community in providing support and raising the awareness of mental health.

This was especially evident during the pandemic when over 30% of all attendees to Pieta were under 18. The event will take place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd October when we ask everybody to run, walk, roll or push for a 30 minute period at any location over the weekend and make a donation online.

This will be our main fundraising initiative for this year for the day to day running of the club so we hope that as many people as possible will get involved. We ask everybody to spread the word far and wide.  The donation page can be found at  Keep watching our social media pages in the coming days and weeks for further updates.

On behalf of Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club, we extend our sincere sympathy to Mike McGrath former club member and coach, on the recent passing of his sister Betty.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís

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