Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

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Some nice recent photos on our Facebook page at including Kerry hurler Tweek Griffin showing the locals how to hurl on the All Star tour in Texas.

Scór na bPáistí:

Parnells are hoping to enter Scór na bPáistí for the first time ever in 2016.  We have a volunteer who is willing to help us take this step, but help will be needed.  Anyone who would be willing to assist in any way, please contact a Parnells club officer and make yourself known to us.

Camogie County Board:

Parnells submitted a comprehensive report to the 2015 AGM of The Kerry Camogie County Board.  Some of the encouraging areas covered included sections on our under 10, 12 and 14 teams and a general section.

Under 10 team:- Managed and coached by Séamus Cadogan, Richard McCluskey and Ann O’Loughlin.  Competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in various blitzes throughout the season, including Parnells-hosted events on April 4 (28 players) and June 13 (48 players).

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.  Played Parnells U10 boys in 2nd Annual All-Ireland Hurling Final Weekend friendly, complete with pre-match march behind the flag, bagpiper and Amhrán na BhFian! u10s were invited to compete in all U12 fixtures.

Parnells U12 team:- Managed by Mike Roger O’Sullivan and trained by guest coach, Richard Keane.  Competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in U12 County League and the Annual Causeway U12 tournament (Sep 5).  Participated in the Camogie Association’s Munster blitz, Camán To Thurles, at Semple Stadium on April 25 v. teams from Tipp, Clare and Cork.

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.

Competed on a mixed team with Parnells boys v. Causeway in the U12 County Hurling League on Aug 28.  Under 12’s were invited to compete in all U14 fixtures.  Our Under 14 team:- Managed by Aisling Sharkey and Gerry Creechan and trained by guest coach, Richard Keane.

Competed v. Killarney in Féile B competition.  Competed v. Killarney, Causeway and CillArd in U14 County League.

U14 Kerry Development Squad included 7 Parnells players: Clódagh Begley, Katie Dwyer, Lia O’Connell, Ruth O’Connell, Saoirse Maloney, Hannah Sharkey, Yasmine Sultan.  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.

For 2016:

Tralee Parnells wish all our members and supporters a very Happy New Year.

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