Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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traleeparnells 2Parnells Mystery Bus Tour:

Mystery tour organisers pulled off another surprise last night and had the bus tourists guessing all the way.

When we headed for the bypass, the bookies favourite was a North Kerry destination, with Kilflynn, Lixnaw and Causeway all mentioned as likely runners. This gave way to confusion as the bus circled back to the south of Tralee and on through Blennerville.

Thirsts were building and it was a relieved crew that finally dismounted at the secret location, none other than the Railway Bar in Camp.

John, Dermot and Seamus had a few other surprises up their sleeves and no sooner had we settled in to enjoy the excellent live music, than we found ourselves unsuspecting participants in a pub quiz, complete with dingbats and movie picture round.

With plenty of banter between the competing teams, this turned out to be an excellent way to kick off the night and the great variety of spot prizes, for the likes of lowest quiz score, went down very well with the audience.

Plenty of positive comments on Facebook next day confirming that all the parents of Parnells players, enjoyed another good night out together. Now the only question is, will the dedicated organising committee be able to top this next year.

Tralee Parnells Monster Blitz Acknowledgement:

Following the very successful Tralee Parnells Monster Blitz in September, the club received a very warm and complimentary email from all Ireland hurling medal winner Mike O’Halloran of the visiting Sixmilebridge club in Clare.

O’Halloran won two All-Ireland titles and two Munster titles with Clare in 1995 and 1997. In his email on behalf of Sixmilebridge, Mike thanked our under 12 manager Ger and all his Clubmates for a fantastic day’s Hurling in Tralee.

He says from the moment they turned into John Mitchel’s complex and saw the amount of cars plus the very helpful stewards they knew they were part of a special event.

Sixmilebridge hadn’t realised that we were running such a huge event involving all age groups from u6 right up to u16.

Mike went on to say, “As someone who has been involved in organising blitzes for just one age group- and knowing the work that goes into that – I have to take my hat off to ye for pulling off such a feat of logistics and co-operation. I’m sure yourselves are tired but delighted today, to have ran an event like this with such aplomb. While I know it’s a lot of work, it probably also helps to build a bond around a new Club like Parnells and helps build a profile for yourselves … Our lads were delighted with their day out and the chance to play Hurling in a place like John Mitchel’s state of the art complex.  We look forward to being able to invite Tralee Parnells up to our own u12 blitz next year.”

Note of thanks:

The organising committee of the Tralee Parnells Hurling Club 2nd annual Pilgrimage to Camp, would like to say a very warm thank you, to our welcoming hosts Mike and Anne O’Neill of The Railway Tavern Bar in Camp, our caterers Siobhan and Alyssa and of course Tralee Parnells answer to Magnus Magnusson, compere extraordinaire of the very enjoyable pub quiz.

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