Club News: Na Gaeil GAA and Tralee Parnells
All roads lead to the Mallow GAA Grounds on Sunday January 16 for the Munster Intermediate Club final. We’re up against Clare Corofin’s champions and the launch time is 1:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online and are currently on sale on the Munster GAA website. Adults: €20; Students and OAP: €15; Children under 16 are €2. Tickets will not be on sale on site on match day. It will be a historic day for the club, so don’t miss a great opportunity. We expect a huge cohort of Na Gaeil supporters to converge on Mallow GAA Grounds on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there!
Pom Pom Hats
Another batch of Na Gaeil beanies has been ordered and should arrive before the weekend. They will be on sale at the clubhouse and at Byrnes Spar, Oakpark. Car flags and braids are also on sale.
Women’s circuit classes are held at 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am on weekends at Na Gaeil Gymnasium. These courses are provided free of charge to Club Na Gaeil GAA members. New members are welcome and all fitness levels are catered for. Please contact Helen Tansley on 087 7631977 for more information.
We congratulate Kilmoyley on their historic win in the Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship final on Sunday at the Gaelic home ground in Limerick. They beat Cork champions Courcey Rovers from four points down to force extra time and win by three in the end. Well done to everyone involved and good luck in the All Ireland series.
While we wish Na Gaeil good luck on Sunday, we also wish our close neighbors Austin Stacks good luck in their Munster Senior Club football final, also on Sunday at Semple Stadium where they will face St. Finbarr’s of Liege. We also send our best wishes to Gneeveguilla, who will face Ballina of Tipperary in the Munster Junior Club football final at Mallow on Saturday. We have great memories of our Junior campaign in 2019/2020. It’s great to see so many Kerry club teams involved in the Munster finals.
As the Covid 19 Omicron virus is still prevalent in our community, Na Gaeil CLG will hold its AGM virtually on Thursday, January 20 at 8 p.m. If you are a club member and would like to attend this AGM, we ask that you send your email address to our club secretary John Keating at email: [email protected] here on Monday, January 17. We appreciate that this is not ideal for some members, but we ask players and young members to help their parents and friends join us. Nominations for positions or motions must be submitted by December 30.
Our Loto draw took place on Tuesday January 4 at the club house at 7:30 p.m. The numbers drawn were: 4, 9, 17, 25. There was no winner. The €20 Lucky Dip winners were: Denis Dillane, Mary O’Mahony, Colm O’Conchubhair, Sheila & Bill Looney, Honor & Pat O’Riordan. Next week’s jackpot is €6,150.
Due to the new closing time of 8pm for bars and clubs, we have no choice but to cancel our Monday night bingo until restrictions are eased and things get back to normal. to normal. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. The Na Gaeil Bingo committee wishes all its customers a very happy new year.
Win a house in Killarney
Win a house in Killarney with Kerry GAA. For £100 you could win a stunning brand new A rated 3 bedroom house, superbly located just off Park Road in Killarney. Kerry GAA also holds many other promotional raffles throughout the fundraising campaign. The sooner you buy your =93 Win a House in Killarney=94 ticket (or your tickets!), the more raffles you will be entered into. Remember that all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered in all subsequent promotional draws. Support your club and support your department. Go to kerrygaa.ie and buy your ticket today. If you’re not in, you can’t win!
Last man standing
The club holds a Last Man Standing competition to raise funds for the Intermediate Hurlers. To participate, select the winner of a Premier League game each week. If your selection wins, you move on to the next week. Lose or draw and you’re out of competition. Entrants must choose a different team each week and must make their selection by 9 p.m. each Thursday. There will be a cash prize for the winner. Registrations cost €10 each, contact David on 085 1355566 to participate.
Every step counts
The Club entered the Irish Life/GAA Every Step Counts Challenge from January 19th to February 23rd. Like last year, the objective is to collectively cover four thousand kilometers since the club will then be entered into the provincial draw of three O’Neills vouchers for the club (€2,500, €1,500 and €1,000).
The steps are tracked via the Irish Life app, MyLife, which can be downloaded for free. The app can be linked with fitness tracking apps like Fitbit=85etc. Join the Munster GAA Challenge under the Challenges option in the app and select Tralee Parnells.
While users of the Irish Life app must be 18+, we would really like to see the whole family get involved and start the New Year off on the right track.
Remember to follow the latest Covid-19 government regulations when doing your activities.
Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to offer their sincere condolences to Paul and the extended Daly family on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílí.
High School Camogie Tournament
Looking back to 2021, a highlight was the very successful first edition of the Tralee Parnells Annual Secondary Schools Camogie Tournament.
The competition took place on Saturdays in June and July 2021 and was organized in a league format. Congratulations to all the teams and players from the Gaelcholáiste, Presentation and Mercy Mounthawk schools. When a generous sponsorship donation from Fexco made the organization of this tournament possible, it was originally planned for 2020. However, like many other plans, it had to be postponed due to unforeseen restrictions imposed by the global pandemic. So it was fantastic to see the dream finally come true in the summer of 2021.
Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club President Stephen Buttimer of Fexco presents the perennially winning school trophy to Gráinne Leahy wearing the Mounthawk uniform. Also pictured are tournament organizer Carmel O’Shea Maloney, Tralee Parnells Camogie President Suzanne Chute, players Ella Breen, Eugenie Kerins and Katie Dwyer.
Congratulations to our players who have won numerous awards. Róise O’Donnell, was voted by the players as the winner of the Player of the Tournament award. In the voting, members of all teams gave examples of the qualities and attributes Róise displayed throughout the Tralee Parnells Camogie Secondary Schools Summer League Weeks. It was clear from these quotes that his colleagues had selected a very worthy winner.
Saoirse Maloney won the tournament’s most skilled player award. Saoirse got the highest skill ratings during the matches. In a highly competitive category, marks were awarded for a range of skills demonstrated during play, including hooking, blocking, defensive play and strong supporting play. The referees were very impressed with the number of players who scored well in the different skill categories, across all league games.
Katie Dwyer won the tournament’s perpetual top scorer trophy. Katie’s precision shooting was a key ingredient in Mounthawk’s performances that helped them lift the overall tournament trophy.
This annual tournament for the development of Camogie in the Tralee area was conceived by Camogie’s Senior Manager, Carmel O’Shea Maloney. Huge thanks to Carmel for organizing this very successful inaugural league. It was a hugely useful competition which proved to be a great opportunity for all of our players to get some match practice at the top of the county leagues where our junior and minor teams play against other Kerry clubs. We saw the very first very deserving winners of the team and individual trophies.
All that silverware will be up for grabs again in the summer of 2022 when we continue this annual contest. The players all seemed to really enjoy having so many league matches over the weeks of June and July and it was a joy to see the displays and the levels of skill and teamwork improve in the group as they went on. as the tournament progresses. It’s great to be able to look forward to enjoying this competition every summer in Tralee, as new cohorts of girls progress through the age groups, to swell Camogie by playing the top ranks of local secondary schools.
Thanks to Tommy Guerin for refereeing all league games. A special thank you to Fexco for sponsoring all the perpetual trophies that helped launch this fantastic tournament.
We wish our club players Na Gaeil and Austin Stack the best of luck in the upcoming Munster Intermediate and Senior Football Finals this weekend.
Congratulations to Kilmoyley Hurling club on their phenomenal win in the Munster Intermediate Final. A fantastic achievement and a huge boost for hurling in Kerry. Congratulations to all participants. Kerry Senior Pitchers
Congratulations to Kerry senior pitchers on their fine win over Tipperary in the Munster Hurling Cup quarter-final this weekend. Parnells was well represented with Brian Lonergan coming off the bench and with Tadhg Brick, Cathal Dunne and Luke Barrett on the matchday panel. Kerry will face Limerick this weekend at the Gaelic Grounds.