Senior Club Championship Round 2
Austin Stacks 1-15 Kerins O Rahillys 1-14
Sunday evening in Connolly Park brought last year’s county finalists together again, with the men from Strand Road hoping to avenge that defeat and continue their recent good form. However that was not to be as the home side showed far greater purpose and determination throughout and overall Stacks deserved the win given they played better for longer as a unit; they got at least one score from play from their six starting forwards; and they showed greater nerve ,resolve and desire to recover from a late, lead-grabbing O’Rahillys goal after the home side had led for most of the contest.The O’Rahillys goal arrived in the 55th minute from Gavin O’Brien, set up by Tommy Walsh, and thrust the Strand Road men into a 1-13 to 1-12 lead in a game they had trailed in up to then. But they could only muster one more score after that a point from sub Ben Hanifan, which was the very last play of the game. In the meantime, Stacks reeled off three late scores to regain the lead and ultimately the win that sees Group 2 wide open heading into the third round of matches next weekend.In a lot of the key match-ups of the day, Stacks had the upper hand, none more so than centre-back Jack O’Shea who was excellent in launching several attacks from deep, and contributed three points from play while also having a hand in the hosts first half goal.
That goal would prove to be a decisive score and came in the fourth minute. Stacks midfield pairing of Joe O’Connor and Michael O Donnell were both very influential even though David Moran fought hard and had an impressive first half, again the lack of hunger in winning breaking ball was significant, with Stacks scrapping for and winning the lions share, which gave them a great platform to launch several attacks. Strand Road looked quite unsettled and nervous in the first quarter as Stacks ran hard at them, but eventually gained more possession with Moran putting a lot of ball through his hands, with the inside line not functioning at all , it was left to Tommy Walsh to provide an outlet inside when we opted to go direct to him. David Moran kicked a wonder score, to keep us in touch . But we were struggling to get any cohesion in our forward line and the majority of our scores coming from close in frees and a ‘45 from Jack Savage. Walsh won and converted two marks to leave the teams level at the break 1-5 to 0-08. The large travelling support would have been happy at this point, with the team clawing their way back into the contest after a poor start, with hope of a significant second half improvement.
The third quarter was a tight affair: Greg Horan, O’Gara, O’Shea and Shane O’Callaghan raising flags for Stacks while Jack Savage converted three close in frees for O’Rahillys. Armin Heinrich and Cormac Coffey then traded scores, but by the 53rd minute Stacks still led by that early goal, 1-12 to 0-12, and looked in control, Tommy Walsh won and converted his third ‘mark’ before Walsh sent O’Brien through for a well taken goal that put us ahead for the first time.But no sooner had Strand Road wrestled the lead than Quilter nailed an equalising free, and Mannix and then sub Cian Purcell added the insurance scores to secure a crucial win.O’Rahilly were left once again to ponder the what if’s , but overall a disappointing performance where few played up to the standard required. With Tommy Walsh the only real threat in a malfunctioning forward unit we never really looked to capitalise enough on the ‘route one’ option in the second half, something they might reflect on with regret, allied with some very poor unforced turnovers and the aforementioned issues with winning breaking ball , these were the main reasons we came away empty handed.What it all means is that Templenoe sit top of Group 2 with 4 points, with Stacks and O’Rahillys next on 2 points each, and Dr Crokes without a point from their two games. Next weekend Stacks are away to Dr Crokes, while O’Rahillys host Templenoe, where wins for both Tralee clubs will force a three-way play-off with themselves and Templenoe, while defeat for both would bring Crokes into a three-way play-off with the Tralee sides.
AUSTIN STACKS: Wayne Guthrie, Colin Griffin, Barry Shanahan, Niall Fitzmaurice, Conor Jordan, Jack O’Shea 0-3, Greg Horan 0-1, Joe O’Connor, Michael O’Donnell 0-1, Michael O’Gara 0-2, Shane O’Callaghan 0-1, Armin Heinrich 0-1, Sean Quilter 0-2 (1f), Gearoid Fitzgerald 1-0, David Mannix 0-3 (2f). Subs: Jordan Kissane for G Fitzgerald (47), Cian Purcell 0-1 for S O’Callaghan (56), Adam Curran for A Heinrich (56), Conor Horan for G Horan (inj, 60), Luke Chester for C Griffin (inj, 66).
KERINS O’RAHILLYS: Shane Foley, TJ Heaphy, Ross O’Callaghan, Cormac Coffey 0-1, Darragh McElligott, Shane Brosnan, Padriag Neenan 0-1, Sean Walsh, David Moran 0-1, Tom Hoare, Jack Savage 0-6 (4f, 1 ‘45’), Gavin O’Brien 1-0, Gearoid Savage, Tommy Walsh 0-3 (3m), Barry John Keane 0-1. Subs: Ben Hanifan 0-1 for Heaphy (47), Darragh O’Connor for S Walsh (50), Diarmuid O’Sullivan for G Savage (55).
Referee: Eddie Walsh (Rathmore)
Senior Club Championship Round 3 Fixture: Kerins O Rahillys v Templenoe Sunday August 21st @ 2.30pm
Nótaí na mBan
Champo season is upon us! Great excitement for our U13s, U15s, U17s and Senior ladies. Huge thanks as always to parents, guardians and family members who continue to support our ladies and mentors by attending games week in week out and for bringing the girls to training.
It’s wonderful to see the next generation coming on , the wheel keeps turning thanks to everyone! Our young ladies are thriving from this support and encouragement.
U12 GIRLS - An enjoyable training session had by all last Monday followed by a little treat to quench the thirst. Well done to everyone ! U13 GIRLS An early start for us last Sunday morning...Cars on the move, parents being dragged back West and all of our girls having fun while playing lovely football.
Congrats to our young ladies captained by Caragh Houlihan who were all in full throttle on such a warm day.
They say a good start is half the battle and we got off to a flying start. Togging out on the day were Molly Casey, Sennait Forster, Niamh Lynch, Olivia Crean, Caragh Houlihan (Capt), Erika Slattery, Lily Breen, Lily Mae Bowler, Allie Kerins, Taylor Kate Leane, Kelly Hayes, Aoife O’Connell, Lexi Keane and Ruby Foley.
A lovely gesture by Dingle who treated the team to ice cream after the game. Thank you! Huge thanks also to Eleanor and Roy in Sandy Feet Farm who brought the girls and their families back afterwards for ice cream, coffee and a tractor ride around the farm. A wonderful finish to a fantastic morning. Thank you! We are playing Na Gaeil in the semifinal. Details to follow.
U13 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - The time and venue for U13 PDP will be sent out on receipt of confirmation from the county board.
U14 GIRLS - We had a BYE in round 1 of the North Kerry league . We have home advantage in the next round v Beale. We will be playing Knock / Brosna after round 5.
U15 CHAMPIONSHIP - Best wishes to our U15s and management who are away to Dr. Crokes this Thursday. Throw in will be at 7p.m. in Lewis Road.
Great excitement in the build up to this match and looking forward to seeing lots of skill on show as our young ladies will give it their all on the day.
U15 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - U15 PDP for all clubs was held in John Mitchels last Saturday morning. . Venue and time will be forwarded during the week once confirmed by the county board.
DISTRICT - North Kerry are hoping to run the U13 and U15 District in early September.
The draw will be made on August 20th.
U16 GIRLS - An enjoyable training session had by all last Tuesday evening. Our round 1 North Kerry league match was postponed. In the next round we play Corca Dhuibhne and have home advantage.
U17 CHAMPIONSHIP - We play MKL Gaels in the quarter final. More details to follow!
SENIOR LADIES - Our senior ladies are scheduled to play Glenflesk in round 1 of Championship this weekend . Messages will be sent.
Then: 28/08 Beale v KOR 04/09 Rathmore B v KOR 11/09 KOR v Bye 18/09 KOR v Churchill/ St. Pats All TBC
Greyhound Night Fundraiser
Our ‘Buster Race Fundraiser’ scheduled for last Saturday evening had to be postponed as racing was cancelled due to the warm weather. The good news is that it is now rescheduled for next Saturday afternoon 20th August with the first race at 2.45pm.
The even better news is that the Roses will be in attendance, so it will be a chance for all of our boys and girls to show off their skills and get their photo taken with the Roses.
All tickets purchased will be valid for entry at the new date and time and tickets are still available to purchase during the week. Please contact any member of the organising committee or Executive for a ticket - €10 will get you entry to the track, where there will be lots of spot prizes on offer and a possibility of winning €500 in the Buster Race. Kids under 14 go free. This is a family fun event and we invite everyone to what should be a fantastic day in Kingdom greyhound track.
Tickets on sale for our Lotto draw. 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 lucky dip prizes of €25. Play via the Clubforce app or follow the link at https://traleeparnells.gaa.ie. All support is greatly appreciated, thank you.
Thanks to all those that contributed to our ‘Clothing Collection’ last Friday. Your contribution was greatly appreciated.
U7s and U9s
Last Monday evening, with the sun soaring down on them our under 7’s and under 9’s travelled to Crotta for a few fantastic games of hurling. The display of hurling put on by these players was a beauty to behold as they flew the flag for the mighty Parnells, well done boys we are very proud of you all.
Well done to all participants and coaches who attended the Parnells Cúl camps in Caherslee last week. Over 80 boys and girls were registered and it was great to see all the skills on display, even with the hot weather conditions. Maith sibh go léir.
Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Kevin Hannafin and his partner Aoife on the recent death of their baby daughter Éabha. Ar dheis Dé go raibh bhúr aingeal álainn Éabha.
Tralee Parnells 3-12 Lixnaw 5-15
Our U18 team played their second match in the North Kerry League last Sunday morning in Caherslee. In warm conditions, both sides served up an entertaining match. As Lixnaw were short on numbers, Parnells agreed to play 13-a-side. This actually worked to Lixnaw’s advantage in the first half as the extra space gave their speedy forwards plenty of room to run at the Parnells defence. Parnells opened brightly with a couple of points and a goal from Dylan Cunningham, but Ivan Conway and Keltan Molloy were causing all sorts of problems for Parnells and they were combining well to score 3 goals of their own and had built up a healthy lead at half time.
Some astute changes at half time resulted in Parnells owning the play before the second water break. Two goals from Cillian Litchfield, including a well-struck penalty, had the margin down to 5 points. Unfortunately, Parnells momentum was interrupted and Lixnaw found their rhythm again to score another goal and a few points before the full time whistle. Well done to both teams on a great match and in particular to the Parnells lads who fought until the final whistle.