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Club News: Ballymac GAA, St Pats and Tralee Parnells


John Mitchels u9 boys who had go games against Na Gaeil on Sunday morning

John Mitchels u9 boys who had go games against Na Gaeil on Sunday morning

John Mitchels u9 boys who had go games against Na Gaeil on Sunday morning



Health and Wellbeing Committee

The Health and Wellbeing Committee invited the Cill Dubh Girl-guides for an afternoon of learning at our training field. Thanks to Sylvia Thompson for introducing us to lots of native wildflowers, trees and biodiversity. We hope to begin a biodiversity garden going forward.

We are in the process of planning a Memory Garden at the training pitch. Anyone with an interest in gardening or who would like to get involved is most welcome. Contact Oonagh 087-7532949.

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Bridget Leen who has 10 All Ireland Medals and Sean Hennessy Chairman of our Ladies Club, conducted the lotto draw last Monday night. Maureen O’Shea was on camera. The numbers drawn were: 6,26,14 and 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €2650. Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners: €30: James O’Donoghue €20.00: Michael Savage €20.00: Ruairi O’Rahilly. Thanks to everyone for your support and to Bridget and Sean for giving their time this evening. Next week’s Jackpot is €2750. and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday, August 1st.


Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €2400 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 11,15,21 and24. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to: Maura Murphy Derrymore West Janette Murphy Killelton Camp Eileen Keane Online Jim Hickson Rock Inn Rory Denn Cork Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2500 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 07/08/2022 at 9:15 PM club lotto can be played online through the club website,

Lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets: O’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville; Poff Motors Dingle Road; Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor; Noyeks Mile Height; Byrnesworth; Skelper Quanes; Keane’s Of Curraheen; Betty’s Bar; The Rock Inn.

Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize enough the importance of our members promoting the club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. The lotto is now a critical source of funds for the club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our Lotto at this time to ensure our club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.

Results of Lotto draw for the 24th of July, there was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €2300 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 19,23,24 and 30. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to: Rebecca O Connor c/o Maurice Hanafin Noreen Walsh c/o O Shea’s Gala Tom O Sullivan Curraheen Gracie Dennehy Beaufort Jackie O Sullivan Derrymore East

Annagh Mass

Annual Mass in Annagh Cemetery on this Friday 5th August at 7.30pm weather permitting.


If you haven’t completed registration, please do so now. Not being registered means your club membership has lapsed and participation in club activities will have to stop until registration is complete. Any difficulties with registration please contact any club officer or team coach. Membership for 2022 should be completed now via

Juvenile Academy

Juvenile Academy are on a two-week break keep up the practice at home.

U11 Boys

Twenty-two of our U11 boys made the trip to Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Thursday for the Munster U11 Go Games blitz. It was a fantastic day out for all the boys. We played four games against Nemo Rangers, Galtee Gaels, Doneraile and Bride Rovers. The venue and occasion inspired our lads as we played some of the best football all season with some great passing and score taking when in possession and superb tackling and work rate when we hadn’t the ball. After the games, the lads got a stadium tour from Cork senior footballer Rory McGuire where he was posed with some interesting questions from a bunch of proud young Kerry men. Let just say the current location of Sam Maguire was referred to on a few occasions!!

A food stop in Killarney rounded off what was a great day for the lads. Huge thanks to coaches John, Brian and Joe for Co-ordinating the trip and for parents Aidan and John in assisting with crowd control! The boys were also grateful of the great support we had from the parents and families of the players. We had no training this Sunday to give everyone a break for the bank holiday weekend. The U11 Central Region is due to start this coming Thursday. At the time of these notes being drafted, we have yet to receive fixtures, but these will be circulated on the WhatsApp group as soon as we receive them. Keep up the practice at home and we will see you all on Thursday.


Our U13 St Pats/ Kerins O Rahillys begin their campaign in the U13 Central Region Round 1 in Division 3 play against Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of August in Kerins O Rahillys Pitch in Ballyrickard.

Our U13 St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys Div 3 are scheduled to play in Round 2 against Annascaul/Lispole on 7th of August.

Our U13 St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys Div 2B are scheduled to play in Round 2 against An Ghaeltacht B on 7th of August. Time and Venue to be decided any changes will be sent through WhatsApp Group.


St Brendan’s Minors played North Kerry on last Monday Night, St Brendan’s played very well unfortunately the North Kerry side was too strong. St Brendan’s Minors continue their campaign in the Minor Football Championship Round 3 in Blennerville on Monday night 1st of August at 7pm against Rathmore.


Our seniors began their Kerry Petroleum Junior Premier Club Championship in horrible conditions, this game was quick from the very beginning. We had points from Luke Mulligan, Brendan Poff, David O Callaghan, and Jordan Conway. Churchill scored five points when the ball would not stay in St Pats hands. A superb goal from Gary Savage which stunned the Churchill goalkeeper as it hit the back of the net. Half time score St Pats 1-04 Churchill 0-05

With conditions deteriorating further as the second half opened, Churchill scored a point and goal within a few minutes of the start. Paudie Bailey stepped up to take St Pats free which sailed over the bar. Churchill led and added two more points, with the weather not in our favor and players trying hard to hold on to the ball. David O Callaghan added his own point with windy conditions causing its own problems. With the clock ticking down Kieran Hurley added two of his own points to draw the game. St Pats 0-08 Churchill 0-08

Seniors B

Our Round 1 backgame against Ardfert is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2nd of August in Blennerville at 7.30pm.


To Mr. Leon and Mrs. Evelyn O Donoghue on their wedding day at the weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of John Moynihan, Camp and Angela Fitzgibbon, Camp and formerly St Brendan’s Park, Tralee.


U7 Hurling

Our under 7’s experienced a slight change to schedule last week as they took to the pitch for training on Tuesday evening in Caherslee. Fortunately, the weather was with us as was the enthusiasm of our young players and an enjoyable training session was had by all. Congratulations to this week’s players of the week, Cian O’Carroll and Oran Hegarthy. Well done boys. U12 Camogie Our U12 Blue team had their best performance of the season so far against Cillard on Wednesday evening in Caherslee. All of the hard work and training is really paying off. Many thanks to Cillard for a very sporting game. Well done to both teams.

Junior Camogie

On Tuesday of last week it was the turn of Tralee Parnells to host Causeway in the Junior Camogie League. It was a baptism of fire in the first half for our squad who are missing some players and also in need of more regular training as a team. We were tight on numbers and trying to fill gaps from those unavailable, plus the lack of training together came against us big time.

However, the players didn’t give up and after getting a much needed breather at half time, they started the second half in brilliant form, with our new player Ciara O’Shea bolstering the back line. The battling Parnells side ended up winning the second half, scoring 9 points, plus Labhaoise was unlucky to have a ball scrambled off the goal line.

If we had not gone so far behind in the first half, who knows how it would have turned out. It goes to show there is serious potential in this squad if we can get everybody back and get into a routine of training regularly.

Over to the players now, to start driving the training schedule. On a related note, we wish a speedy recovery to team member Chloe and hope to see you back in a Parnells jersey soon. Players on the night: Jessica O’Loughlin, Rachael O’Sullivan, Ciara Casey, Labhaoise Mansfield, Nóra Cadogan, Saoirse Maloney, Alice O’Connell, Róise O’Donnell, Ella Breen, Eugenie Kerins, Ciara Moloney, Katie Dwyer, Shauna Harris, Gráinne Leahy, Ciara O’Shea.

Cúl Camp

There are still some places available on our club Cúl Camp which runs from Monday 8th to Friday 12th August at Caherslee GAA grounds. Go to to secure your place. Congratulations

Huge congratulations to Tralee Parnells own Kirby Anne Ryan who is back available to play with our Camogie minors, now as holder of double All-Ireland trophies. Kirby Anne won All-Ireland gold in both discus and shot put, representing Tralee Harriers AC, at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on July 3rd. Athletics Ireland reported that the U19 shot put competition saw an outstanding round of consistent throws from Kirby Anne Ryan (Tralee Harriers AC) who took gold with a best throw of 10.19m. Well done Kirby Anne, from all at Tralee Parnells.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to our adult Camogie player Chloe Sweeney, who is enjoying a very well deserved sun holiday, following her unfortunate recent involvement in a car accident. No better way to get some rest, recreation and heat to help the aches and pains, sounds like just what the doctor ordered. We look forward to seeing you back in a Tralee Parnells jersey very soon Chloe.

Buster Fundraiser

The Club will hold a Buster fundraiser on Saturday the 13th of August in Kingdom greyhound track. We are asking members and friends to purchase a Ticket for the Race Night. The money raised will go towards the maintenance of the pitch at Tralee Sports Complex which has recently been made available to the club.

Tickets cost €10 and each ticket gives one person entry to the track and a chance to win €500 in the main Buster race. A ‘Buster’ race is one where you have a 1 in 720 chance of your ticket number matching the winning combination of the Buster race.

Entry to the track is free for Under 14s but to enter the buster race you must purchase a ticket. Everyone that attends on the night will be entered into a raffle for a fantastic prize as well as the chance to win some spot prizes in our lucky dip.

Not only will we have some talented hurlers and camogie players but some of our club musicians will be present on the night to entertain the crowd. We’ll have some novelty events for the kids and it goes without saying that a night at the dogs promises to be a night of excitement and fun for all the family. Tickets are available to purchase on Friday evenings in Caherslee or by contacting David on 085 135 5566

Clothes Collection

We will hold a clothes collection on Friday morning the 12th in Caherslee. The club will receive money for the clothes collected. Please bring along any re-wearable Items of clothing and as well as paired shoes, handbags, belts, towels, curtains or blankets.


Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the van Deventer and Breen family, on the passing of Gerard (Pops) van Deventer, grandfather of our Camogie players Ella and Lily. RIP.


The lotto draw will place on Monday of this week at 8pm. Remember, the jackpot is €1000 and for just €5 you can be in with three chances of having the winning combination. You also have a chance to win one of the luck dip prizes of €25. Play via the Clubforce app or follow the link at All support is greatly appreciated, thank you.