Weekly Notes 9/3/22

U7 Boys and Girls 

The Tralee Parnells under 7s completed their fifth week of indoor hurling on Saturday, the excitement and enthusiasm from these young players was great to see and the training session was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  A special thank you to the volunteer parents and youth coaches who work with the coaches to make it run all the more smoothly. Congratulations to this week’s player of the week Aoife O’Gorman and last week’s player of the week Mattie Quill, well done to both players.  The group continue to meet on Saturday at 3pm in the MTU Sports hall.  New players are always welcome to come along.  The club can provide a hurley and helmet and it is not necessary pay the membership fee while trying it out for a few weeks.

Senior Hurling 

On a lovely fresh spring day in ideal conditions for hurling at this time of year, our Senior Hurlers started their league campaign with a comprehensive win away to Dr Crokes of Killarney on Sunday. The backbone of the team consisted of our six county representatives together with our young academy players who were the heroes of that famous U21 North Kerry victory a few months ago made up a young and fit Parnells team. The team had the better of the exchanges throughout the first half but failed to convert a lot of good play into scores. The score line at half time didn’t reflect their strength on the field with Parnells leading 0.06 to 0.03 at the break. 

The second half was a different story as Parnells began to find their range and knocked over some excellent scores from all over the field, the pick of them was a wonderful goal from Daragh Reen, a move that started from our corner back Tim Kelliher and was worked up the field with pace and precision.  The contest all but ended on fifteen minutes when Crokes were reduced to 14 men after a poor tackle on Cathal Dunne who was thankfully able to carry on afterwards. 

Crokes showed their competitive spirit fighting all the way to the final whistle as they knocked over a few points near the end of the game but it was in vain as Parnells ran out winners on a score line of 1.14 to 0.08.   It was difficult to pick out a stand out performer on the day as it was an excellent team performance but a huge well done to all the young debutants who really shone on their first day out at senior level.

Team as they lined out: Mark Ryall, Tim Kelliher, Tadhg Brick, Tadhg Reen, Stephen Morrissey 6. Luke Barrett, Morgan Madden, Cathal Dunne, Cillian Litchfield, Darragh Maloney, Andrew Morrissey, Brian Lonergan, Jack Doyle, Darragh Reen, Luke Chester. Subs used: Gearoid O’Doherty (for Luke Chester); Niall Cassidy (for Darragh Maloney); Sean Urquhart (for Andrew Morrissey); Barry Lyons (for Stephen Morrissey); Tommy O’Connor (for Tadhg Reen)

Round two will take place next Sunday 13th March when Parnells will be at home against Crotta O’Neills.

Tralee Parnells Senior Management team for 2022. 

L to R Ollie Broughton, Stephen Buttimer, Kevin O’Mahony, David Doyle 


Weekend Results 

It was a mixed weekend of results for Hurling and Camogie in Kerry. Congratulations to the County team who had a comprehensive win over Meath at Austin Stack Park in the League.  Parnells were again well represented with five players named on the team sheet. Unfortunately, we pass on commiserations to Clanmaurice on loosing the Junior A Camogie All Ireland final by the narrowest of margins against Eoghan Rua from Derry.