Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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traleeparnells 2Bag packing day Sat Nov 28:
There will be a bag packing day in Garvey’s on Sat Nov 28th. The purchase of two (2) sets of Camogie jerseys has been approved; all funds raised will go towards those jerseys. Please contact any Camogie mentor if you can help us fill out this rota.

Weekly parkrun:
Parnells have been invited as a club, to join the weekly parkrun at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Contact any Parnells mentor for details.

AGM Camogie Report:
The following are some highlights and extracts, from the very comprehensive Camogie report, as presented to the 2015 Parnells AGM. Girls now make up almost one-third (1/3) of the players at the club; numbers increased by 70% from 2014 to 2015.

Under 10’s competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in various blitzes throughout the season, including Parnells-hosted events on April 4 (28 players) and June (45 players); U10’s participated in a blitz in Ballyheigue on April 11 in which Parnells were very competitive against 6 Cork teams, including Ballincollig, Sarsfields, St. Finbarr’s and Ballygarvan.

Our under 12’s competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in U12 County League and the Annual Causeway U12 tournament (Sep 5); U12’s participated in the Camogie Association’s Munster blitz, Camán To Thurles, at Semple Stadium on April 25 v. teams from Tipp, Clare and Cork; U12’s were filmed and interviewed by IrishTV during their participation in the Camogie Association’s All-Ireland blitz, Camán To Croker, on July 7 v. teams from Galway, Tyrone and Tipp. The Under 14’s competed v. Killarney in Féile B competition; U14’s competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in U14 County League; U14 Kerry Development Squad included 7 Parnells players, all 7 Parnells players were picked for the panels that played in the Munster U14 Camogie Blitz in Tipp (Aug 23) and the Cooper All-Ireland U14 Camogie Blitz in Dublin (Sep 12) when KY made it to the semi-final of Division 4. The club trip to the All-Ireland Camogie Finals on Sep 13 was a huge success.

For the first time, players saw the bigger picture: 16,500 camogie fans turned out to see the best adult players in the country. It was an added bonus to see a photo of themselves in the All-Ireland match programme (from the trip to Tipp in April)! The Camogie report concluded with an ambitious program of initiatives planned for 2016, details to follow in upcoming bulletins.

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