Return to Caherslee
With the return of the long evenings, training will resume at Caherslee GAA grounds (V92 X025) from Friday of this week. Please check our blog page and social media where the full training schedule will be pubished. We are looking forward to seeing everybody back and new players at all age groups are always welcome. Equipment will be available to borrow from the club for those who want to try it out.
U7 Boys and Girls
Our under 7 boys and girls had their final indoor hurling session in MTU last Saturday. With new players again joining the ranks all participants enjoyed a great hour of hurling. It ended as always, with a mighty hurling match. A special thanks to our youth coaches who support us every week to pass their skills onto these young players. Congratulations to this weeks player of the week Oisín Leen, well done Oisín. The U7s will be moving to outdoor training in Caherslee from next Friday from 6-7pm.
Our U9s finished their pre-season training on astroturf in the Sports Complex on Friday night and are raring to go for their return to grass in Caherslee next Friday. Great skills displayed were by all the boys. Thank you to our youth coaches Shauna, William and Donnacha for helping with the session.
We wish our adult Camogie team the very best of luck as they embark on their first ever venture into the Limerick Camogie league this Wednesday. After a several weeks of training and a couple of challenge matches, the players are looking forward hugely to this next step in the development of Camogie in Tralee. This will be no easy challenge as the Limerick clubs have a well established tradition and plenty of experience. However, the visitors will not be lacking in enthusiasm and energy. The first fixture is away to Mungret St Pauls on the 30th.
Tralee Parnells would like to say a special thank you to Rory Kerins of Pro-Plan Property Management, for the generous sponsorship of the bus for this fixture. Travelling outside the county is an ambitious initiative and very worthwhile as a next step for this young developing squad, in terms of player and club progression. But it of course incurs extra expense for our club. It would not be possible to undertake this big step, without the support and generosity of our sponsors. Rory Kerins and Pro-Plan Property Management have been very loyal and generous in support of our young and growing club over the years and we thank them for coming to our assistance again on this occasion
We have further league fixtures coming up in the next few weeks, but for now all thoughts are focused on Wednesday in Mungret. Best of luck to all of the travelling contingent.
On a beautiful afternoon for hurling last Saturday, Tralee Parnells played out an exciting and entertaining draw with the home team in round three of the Division 1 Hurling league. Playing with the aid of the wind in the first half, Parnells got off to a great start with a goal from Cillian Litchfield after the Lixnaw keeper had misjudged his speculative shot from midfield. This was quickly followed by a point from play by full forward Darragh Reen. Another point from Reen after 4 minutes had Parnells 5 points up. Lixnaw eventually found their stride and hit 3 unanswered points. Reen, who was a handful for the Lixnaw fullback line all day, hit another point from play after 12 minutes. Lixnaw responded with 3 further points, 2 from frees, to level the match. After 20 minutes, some excellent combination play from the Parnells lads ended with Reen outpacing the Lixnaw defence and scoring a great goal. Another point from Litchfield stretched the Parnells lead, but Lixnaw got a goal of their own after 27 minutes when a mishit free dropped short and the full forward was quickest to react and finish the sliotar to the net. With Mark Ryall combining well with Luke Barrett at centre back from the puckouts, Parnells continued to work good ball into Reen and just before half time, he had added another 1-1 to leave Parnells with a 3 point lead to defend for the second half.
Half Time: Tralee Parnells 3-5 Lixnaw 1-8
Facing a strong wind, Parnells needed to get off to a good start, but Lixnaw hit the first 2 points of the second half. Parnells replied with 2 frees from captain Gearoid O’Doherty. Lixnaw had a point from play, but tenacious defending particularly by the young corner backs Jack Doyle and Darragh Moloney was keeping the dangerous Lixnaw attack at bay. Reen had another point after 10 minutes to maintain the Parnells lead. At this stage, the Parnells battling qualities were there for all to see, particularly from Andrew Morrissey who played through the pain barrier after picking up a hand injury in the first half. Lixnaw however wouldn’t lie down and struck for another goal to level the match, when it looked like Parnells had cleared the danger. At this stage, it was end to end, but with 2 minutes of normal time left, Lixnaw edged ahead. With Barrett and Cathal Dunne driving on the Parnells lads, the ball was worked again to Darragh Reen, who beat 3 defenders and batted the ball to the net to put Parnells a point ahead with time running out. Lixnaw responded with a pointed free but an excellent pointed score from Litchfield in the 32nd minute put Parnells back in the lead. Though it seemed time was up, Lixnaw had one more attack which resulted in a free which they duly converted. This was a super performance by the Parnells lads, who can be very proud of their effort. Next up is a home match vs Ballyduff next Friday night in Caherslee.
Final score: Tralee Parnells 4-11 Lixnaw 2-17
Mark Ryall, Darragh Moloney, Tim Kelliher, Jack Doyle, Stephen Morrissey, Luke Barrett, Ciaran Breen, Cathal Dunne, Cillian Litchfield(1-2), Barry Lyons, Niall Cassidy, Andrew Morrissey, Donal O’Brien, Darragh Reen(3-5), Gearoid O’Doherty(0-4f). Substitute used: Johnny Downey (for Barry Lyons)
The club will hold a table quiz on Friday, April 15, starting at 8pm in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The entry fee will be €40 per table of four. There’ll be lots of raffle prizes on the night, so everyone is invited to come along for what should be a fun but competitive night’s entertainment. All money raised will go towards the running of the club.