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Club News: Ballymac GAA, Na Gaeil and Tralee Parnells


Tralee Parnells U9 after a brilliant challenge match against Crotta

Tralee Parnells U9 after a brilliant challenge match against Crotta

Tralee Parnells U9 after a brilliant challenge match against Crotta



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Many thanks to everyone who dropped bags to our clothes collection, your support is very much appreciated.

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The numbers drawn on Monday 13th June, for a Jackpot of €14,500, were 9, 10, 15, and 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot. Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners: €30 Tommy Horan; €20 Neil Breen; €20 Brendan O’Keeffe.

Thanks to Jer Lynch, Joanne, and David Long for doing the draw live on Facebook on Monday evening. We thank those who supported us at the Ballymac Senior Game V Austin Stacks last Sunday and everyone who supports us every week. It is so much appreciated.

Next week’s Jackpot is €14,600.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 20th June after 6 pm Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on or via our mobile app and our sellers are Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Halfway Shop. The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Monday next to facilitate the draw.


Kerry v Mayo

Best wishes to Jack, Diarmuid & Stefan next Sunday in their All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo.

Hurling Féile

As winners of the Div 1 county Féile competition Tralee Parnells are representing Kerry in the National hurling Féile next Saturday in Stamullin, Co. Meath. Na Gaeil have 7 players involved namely Brian Reidy, Jeaic Canty, Karl Cronin, Ryan Sheehy, Cathal Fitzgerald, Liam Cooper and William Somers. We’d like to wish them the best of luck.

Kerry Ladies: Best wishes to Mary O’Connell and the Kerry Ladies team who host Westmeath in their second game of Group C in Fitzgerald Stadium next Saturday as they aim to reach the All Ireland quarter final. Throw in time is 1pm.

Lotto results

Lotto Tue 14th June. No winner. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 24 & 32. Lucky dip winners of €20 each were Declan Healy, Mark Hutchinson, Dick Carmody, Mick Warr, Geraldine Sheehan. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,300. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows: Gaeil CLG/lotto

Summer camp

Our week-long camp this year will start on Monday August 1st.

Cúl Camps 2022

A note for your diary if you have little footballers in your house ....Na Gaeil’s Cúl Camp will be held from July 4th-8th.

U14 girls

Hard luck to the U14 girls as they lost to Abbeydorney last week. Hopefully they’ll have better luck tomorrow, Monday, when they host Listowel Emmets.

U9 boys

Our under 9s headed to Listowel last Sunday morning and enjoyed a great morning of football. We fielded 3 teams and the boys played very well for all of their matches. Thanks to Listowel for hosting us and we look forward to them visiting us before the end of the season.

U11 boys

Fantastic performance by both u11 teams last Thursday night against Kerins O’Rahillys with some wonderful football played. The Younger group played glorious football at times. Still a few things they can brush up on, like marking but it’s next year it will benefit them by playing together and getting used to each other. Special mention to William, Harry and Jimmy who all took turns in goals. Also want to thank all the parents for taking photos and bringing in the flags and goals. Thank ye all.

U13 boys (White team)

Na Gaeil White team played Legion last Sunday evening and it was a very tough contest with every score having to be fought hard for. Na Gaeil had a great start with two early points and unlucky not to follow it up with a goal. Legion responded well with two points of their own and then nettted to go a goal up. Legion had some great movement and got some early goals to create a good lead. Our boys battled away and picked off some great points and also a goal and went in 7 points down at halftime. The second half saw Na Gaeil win the throw in and resulted in a great point. It was full pace for all the second half with both teams showing fierce determination and work rate. Na Gaeil’s defence worked really hard to try and curtail an impressive Legion forward line and did themselves proud. Midfield and Forwards were outstanding also and worked some brilliant scores and created loads of opportunities. Our goalie was great and showed great hands with solid catches and some fine saves. Final score was Na Gaeil 3-11and Legion 5-18.

U13 boys (Green team)

In blustery conditions Na Gaeil Green team took on Milltown/Castlemaine. Na Gaeil started with the aid of the wind. A bright start saw Andy Costello & Eoin Hannon open the scoring. As Na Gaeil kept the hosts pinned in, Jonathan Sheehy unleashed his left boot for a rocket of a goal. Aaron O’Donovan and Ethan Doyle with a touch of magic had Na Gaeil 1-10 to 1-2 up a half time. The second half was always going to be a different game and the hosts really upped the ante. Despite heroic defending from Ruadh O’Brien, Fionán Collins & Eoin Behan M’town C’maine heaped on the pressure and had the scores level with 4 minutes to go. With all the momentum with the hosts, Ben O’Sullivan through two fine saves and excellent kickouts set the key score in motion. Jake Barrett won the kick-out, delivered the ball to Eoghan Daly on the right wing who found O’Donovan who finished the ball to the net to the delight of the travelling support. This inspired the Na Gaeil men to finish the game with two more points. Philip Doyle anchored the team from centre back, while Luca Cronin and James Kelly worked tirelessly in the half forward line. Kieran Feely and Rory John O’Brien were always a threat. Well done to all the players and thanks to the parents for the continued support. Final score; Na Gaeil 2-14 Milltown Castlemaine 2-9. Team; Ben O’Sullivan; Eoin Behan, Fionán Collins, Ruadh O’Brien; Ethan Doyle, Philip Doyle, Jake Barrett; Andy Costello, Aaron O’Donovan; Luca Cronin, James Kelly, Eoghan Daly, Kieran Feely, Eoin Hannon, Jonathan Sheehy; Rory John O’Brien

U15 boys

Our Central Region campaign is due to start next Wednesday 22nd but this game with St Michael’s Foilmore will be postponed due to some of our lads being involved with Tralee Parnell in Féile. We are fixed to play Ardfert away on Wednesday 29th.


Our senior will play Listowel Emmets next Sunday in Listowel at 1pm in round 10 of the Co. League.


Every Monday evening in Na Gaeil clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Over €1,000 in cash prizes guaranteed every week, with an accumulator jackpot in play each week. Double book €10, Single book €6, Mini book €3. Jackpot Sheets €2 each. Bus service available on 087-2817577.

Na Gaeil cycle club

Cycle each Saturday at 9am from Na Gaeil club. Everyone is welcome to come for a nice friendly cycle.


The weekly 45 card game is back. Every Wednesday night, starting at 9pm sharp. Bring your own partner or come along and we will get you a partner.


If you’d like anything included in the club’s weekly notes please send it to me at before 9am on Monday and I’ll do my best to include it.


U7 Hurling

With almost 30 players in attendance it was a very busy training session for Tralee Parnells under 7’s last Friday evening. There was a buzz of excitement in the air with talk of their upcoming match against Crotta on Monday evening, these young players are definitely looking forward to showing their supporters the benefits of the hard work they have put in at training. Congratulations to this week’s player of the week Tomás Kelleher, well done Tomás.

U8 Camogie

The U8’s had a fantastic training session in Caherslee as there was a great display of skill by all of the girls. This week the coaches added an obstacle course which proved to be a big hit. Every girl gave 100 % in the training session. This weeks player of the week is Clara Kate O Connor, well done Clara Kate.

U9 Hurling

Our U9s played Crotta in Caherslee on Tuesday evening. It was great to see so many playing and enjoying themselves. Well done to all the boys who put in a great display of skill and effort.

U12 Camogie

Congratulations to the U12 Amber team who played a highly contested league game against Cillard on Monday night in Caherslee. It was a nail biting game which was hugely exciting. All the training and practice was very evident. Well done to all the players.

U14 camogie

Great effort by the Amber team against visiting team Ballyduff in Round 2 of the u14 County League. We battled hard from the very start, won some great balls and carried the ball forward putting pressure on the visitors. They were a stronger side but we can be proud that we worked hard as a team & succeeded in keeping the pressure on. Onwards & upwards to the next round!

Scór na bPáistí

The GAA Scór na bPáistí competitions for primary school children will soon get under way. We would like to hear from parents of any younger club members who would like to have some fun and represent Parnells in any of the competitions: Figure/Ceilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Storytelling, Ballad Group, Stage Presentation, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing or Table Quiz. If interested, please contact our Scór officer Damien on 083 048 6976

Summer Camp

There are still some places available for the club Summer camp for boys and girls aged 5 to 13. The camp will run from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st of July, 10 to 1pm. Non-members are welcome. Hurleys and helmets will be available to borrow from the club. Come along and give hurling a try. Check our social media pages for the booking link

Féile na nGael

The U15 boys will leave Tralee on Friday afternoon as they head for the Royal County for the Feile finals. The venue has moved to St. Patrick’s GAA Club in Stamullin. The group matches will take place on Saturday morning with . We hope that as many friends and supporters of the club can come along to support the boys on this momentous day for this group of players and for the club. Everybody at the club wishes the very best of luck to all the boys and to Brian and his management team next weekend. Parnells abu ! Remember, the gofundme page to support the cost of sending the team to Meath for the weekend is still active. Anybody who would like to show their support can do so at:


It was another busy week for club members representing our county. Well done to the Kerry U14 academy squad who had wins over Wicklow and Laois at the weekend in O’Moore Park, Laois. Parnells were represented by manager Brian Sargent and players Kyle Benson, Christian Kennedy, Luke Hanafin and David Sargent.

The Kerry U15 hurlers were also in action and had a comprehensive win over Westmeath in Laois. Parnells were represented by Cian Harris, Eoghan Costello, William Somers, Dan Maloney, Thomas O’Donnell and Jack Canty Our U14 camogie players were also busy as Anna o Sullivan, Eimear Dillane, Jessica Leen, Orla Costello, Caoilinn Culloo, Anna Chute and Georgia Kennedy lined out for Kerry in a Munster development blitz against Cork, Waterford and Tipperary. The blitz took place at the WIT sports arena at the weekend.


Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to extend our sincere sympathies to club treasurer Ger O’Connell on the recent passing of his uncle Canon Moss O’Connell. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílís.