Weekly Notes 16-3-22

St Patrick’s Day Parade:

After two years of a virtual parade Parnells are really looking forward to marching on the streets of Tralee in this years St Patrick’s Day Parade.  If any of our musicians are interested in playing some music as we march please contact Damien Kissane on 083 0486976. We hope that all club members will join us behind the club banner. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the exact time and meet location.
Scór na nÓg
Congratulations to Dan Maloney, Brian Reidy, Donnacha Buttimer and Oisín O Sullivan who won the County Final of the Scór na nÓg Tráth na gCeist team competition in Currans Centre of Excellence last Friday night.  The team had an excellent score of 56 out of 60. Congratulations also to their coach and Scor Officer Damien Kissane. The team will compete in the Munster Final on April 3rd.
Tralee Parnells Scor Officer Damien Kissane with team members Dan Maloney, Brian Reidy, Donnacha Buttimer and Oisín O Sullivan who won the County Final of the Scór na nÓg Tráth na gCeist team competition
Easter camp
Parnells will host an Easter Hurling and Camogie Camp for 5 to 13 year old club members and any other boys or girls looking to try out Hurling or Camogie for the first time. Training equipment will be available to borrow. The camp will run from Monday 11th of April to Wednesday the 13th of April 10am to 1pm.  The club would like to say a special thank you to CLD Accountants Ltd who are sponsoring the camp.  To help the organisers to plan the event, parents are asked to use the online form to book a place.  Details are available on Clubforce and social media. For any queries contact David Brick 085 135566

Community Enhancement Grant

The club are grateful to Kerry County Council who awarded the club a grant under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2021.  As a result, we have been able to purchase a sliotar holder for each and every team. The holders make it much easier to sanitise the sliotars and are also a useful way of keeping count of them after each session. Thank you again to Kerry Co Co.

U7 Boys and Girls

The boys and girls had another great training session last Saturday in the MTU Sports Hall from 3 until 4pm. The players were guided by their coaches through their drills and ended the session as always with an extremely competitive match.  The determination and improvement in the players was evident to all.  Congratulations to this weeks players of the week: Jack Whelan and Evan Lucid.  There will be no training next Saturday.  New players are always welcome.  Equipment is available to borrow and membership is not required while trying it out for a few weeks.
Senior Hurlers
Tralee Parnells 0-07 Crotta 2-20
Last Sunday afternoon in Caherslee, Tralee Parnells senior hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to a strong Crotta side in Round 2 of the Co. Senior Hurling League. Missing six of their starting players, who were all on duty with the Kerry hurlers earlier in the day, this was always going to be a tough ask for Parnells and so it proved. In very heavy underfoot conditions, Crotta were on top in most areas of the field, keeping the scoreboard ticking over, despite some good defending from Parnells. Crotta had the only goal of the half, scored by corner forward Sean McGrath. Parnells response was two pointed frees by team captain, Gearoid O’Doherty (Doc).
Half Time: Tralee Parnells 0-2 Crotta 1-9
The second half went very much the way of the first half with Crotta emphasising their superiority with some good point scoring, though Parnells were guilty of conceding a lot of needless frees which were converted by Crotta. Parnells did keep battling and threatened the Crotta goal on one or two occasions. Parnells added 5 points in the second half, 4 frees from Doc and a great score from Cillian Litchfield which was deflected over the bar. Following some good defending by Parnells and a goalmouth scramble, Crotta hit the net again with what was to be the final puck of the game. This was a tough result to take but credit must be given to all the players who stood up on the day and played their hearts out.
Final score: Tralee Parnells 0-7 Crotta 2-20
Scorers for Parnells: G. Doherty (0-6f), C Litchfield (0-1)
Team as they lined out: Mark Ryall, Darragh Moloney, Tim Kelliher, Tadhg Reen, Stephen Morrissey, Ciaran Breen, Luke Chester, Andrew Morrissey, Cillian Litchfield, Jack Doyle, Niall Cassidy, Paul Daly, Donal O’Brien, Barry Lyons, Gearoid O’Doherty. Substitutes used: Graham Sheehy for Paul Daly, Ronan Gilsenan for Barry Lyons.