Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Last Man Standing

The club are running a Last Man Standing competition to raise funds for the Intermediate Hurlers. To enter, select the winner of one Premier League match each week. If your selection wins you progress to the next week.

Lose or draw and you are out of the competition.  Participants must pick a different team each week and must make their selection by 9pm each Thursday.  There will be a cash prize for the winner.   Entries cost €10 each, contact David on 085 1355566 to enter.

Every Step Counts 

The Club have signed up for the Irish Life/GAA Every Step Counts Challenge from the 19thJanuary to 23rd February.  Like last year, the aim is to collectively cover four thousand kilometres as the club will then be entered into a provincial draw for three O’Neills vouchers for the club (€2,500, €1,500 & €1,000).

Steps are tracked through the Irish Life, MyLife app, which is free to download. The app can be linked to fitness tracking apps like Fitbit…etc. Join the Munster GAA Challenge under the Challenges option in the app and select Tralee Parnells.

While users of the Irish Life app must be aged 18 and over, we would really like to see all the family getting involved and start the New Year off on the right track.

Remember to follow the most recent Government Covid-19 regulations while undertaking activities.


Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to extend our sincere sympathies to Paul and the extended Daly family on their recent bereavement.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílí.

Senior Schools Camogie Tournament  

Looking back at the year that was 2021, a definite highlight was the very successful first running of the Tralee Parnells annual Senior Schools Camogie Tournament.

The competition was run off over the Saturdays in June and July of 2021 and was organised on a league format.  Well done to all the teams and players from the Gaelcholáiste, Presentation and Mercy Mounthawk schools.

When a generous sponsorship donation by Fexco made the organisation of this tournament possible, it was initially envisaged for 2020.

However, like many other plans, it had to be deferred due to the unforeseen restrictions imposed by the global pandemic. So it was fantastic to see the dream finally become a reality in the summer of 2021.

Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club Chair Stephen Buttimer of Fexco, presents the perpetual winning school trophy to Gráinne Leahy wearing the Mounthawk uniform.  Also pictured are  Tournament organiser Carmel O’Shea Maloney, Tralee Parnells Camogie Chair Suzanne Chute, players  Ella Breen, Eugenie Kerins and Katie Dwyer.

Congratulations to our players who won a number of awards. Róise O’Donnell, was voted by the players as winner of the Player’s Player of the Tournament award.

In the voting the members of all the teams gave examples of the qualities and attributes Róise displayed throughout the weeks of the Tralee Parnells Camogie Senior Schools summer league.  It was clear from these citations that her colleagues had selected a very worthy winner.

Saoirse Maloney won the Most Skillful Player of the Tournament award.  Saoirse gained the highest skill marks over the course of the games.

In a very competitive category, marks were awarded for a range of skills demonstrated during the games, including hooking, blocking, fielding, and strong support play.

The adjudicators were very impressed by how many players scored strong marks across the different skills categories, during all of the league games.

Katie Dwyer won the overall Top Scorer of the Tournament perpetual trophy.  Sharpshooting by Katie was a key ingredient in the Mounthawk performances that saw them lift the overall tournament trophy.

This annual tournament for the development of Camogie in the Tralee area, was the brainchild of senior Camogie manager Carmel O’Shea Maloney.   A massive thank you to Carmel for organising this very successful inaugural league.

It was a hugely worthwhile competition which proved to be an excellent opportunity for all our players to get valuable match practice, in the lead into the County Leagues where our Junior and Minor teams play against other Kerry clubs.   We saw very deserving first ever winners of the team and individual trophies.

All this silverware will be up for grabs again in the summer of 2022 when we continue this annual competition.  The players all seemed to really enjoy having so many league matches over the weeks of June and July and it was a joy to see the displays and levels of skills and teamwork progress across the group as the tournament unfolded.

It is great to be able to look forward to enjoying this competition every summer in Tralee, as new cohorts of girls move up through the age groups, to swell the Camogie playing senior ranks of the local secondary schools.

Thank you to Tommy Guerin for refereeing all the league matches.  A special thank you to Fexco for sponsorship of all of the perpetual trophies that allowed this fantastic tournament to be launched.

Best of luck 

We wish the Na Gaeil and Austin Stack players from our club the best of luck in the upcoming Munster Intermediate and Senior Football finals at the weekend.


Congratulations to Kilmoyley Hurling club on a phenomenal win in the Munster Intermediate final. A fantastic achievement and a huge boost for hurling in Kerry. Well done to all involved.

Kerry senior hurlers  

Congratulations to the Kerry senior hurlers on a great win over Tipperary in the Munster Hurling Cup Quarter-Final at the weekend. Parnells were well represented with Brian Lonergan coming off the bench and with Tadhg Brick, Cathal Dunne and Luke Barrett on the match day panel.  Kerry will face Limerick at the weekend in the Gaelic Grounds.

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