Academy training for the younger age groups continued on Saturday afternoon at the Kerry Sports Academy at MTU. The U7s and U9s were on first from 3-4pm and then our U11s and U13s were on from 4-5pm. The U7 group in particular saw a great attendance. These young hurlers happily breezed through the stations set up by their coaches from duck, duck, goose to bean bag catching, dribbling and shooting practice just to name a few. A fantastic hour of hurling was had by all, we look forward to seeing all players again on the 18th February (reminder no training next week). Congratulations to this week's player of the week Cormac Hoffman, well done Cormac.
The Academy will continue every Saturday 3-4pm (U7s & U9s) and 4-5pm (U11s & U13s) unil the end of February. New players are always welcome to come along and give hurling a go. Equipment will be supplied.
Scór practise will get under way this week for the upcoming Scór na nÓg and Scór na bPaisti competitions which take place in early March. There is still time to join up for any club musicians or budding actors who might be interested in taking part and having the honour of representing the club. If interested please contact Damien Kissane on 083 0486976.
With less than a week to go excitement is building for our very first Annual Social at the Rose Hotel on Saturday 11th February 2023. This promises to be a glamorous and fun filled occasion where we can all celebrate all that has been achieved in the first 10 years of the club and enjoy a night of dining and dancing ‘til late. We hope that all parents and senior players will come along to support everything that is good about Tralee Parnells, and to dance the night away! Full details available on the Club website and on social media. Tickets at €50 each can be purchased from our Committee Members in the Reception Area of the Rose Hotel between 7p.m. and 9p.m. on Thursday night. A big thank you to Eamon Costelloe Kerry Ltd who are sponsoring this event.
The club will host a coaching course next Saturday 11th February. Training will be provided by the GAA game sense group. The course will be aimed at those who have previous coaching experience but also at beginners including those who would just like to help the coach. See https://gamesensecoaching.com/ for more information. We hope to see as many camogie and hurling coaches & players attend the course which is free for club members (10 EUR for non-members). Full details of time and venue will be published later in the week on our Social Media pages.
This year we will use the GAA Foireann application for registration and administration. The application has specifically been designed by the GAA. The registration fees for this year will remain the same as last year:
Nursery U7 Boys and U8 Girls - €30
Juvenile (U8 to U18) - €70
Adult players- €110
Student (over 18) - €80
Non-playing adult/coach - €40
Family membership - €200 (3 or more juvenile players, and non-playing adults incl. coaches, all from the same family)
Groups that have returned to action should now register at https://www.foireann.ie/. Many parents and players may already have an account as the application used to be known as Return To Play and was used to record players health status during Covid. Users can select the forgot username/password options if required.
Our Operation Transformation program continues every Wednesday evening at 6pm in Cuman Iosaf for circuit training and every Sunday morning at 9am, meeting at the beginning of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway opposite Dunnes Stores at Top Motor Parts. There is no charge to participate and new people always welcome. For the more energetic amongst us, the club is also encouraging people to participate in the Parkrun that takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30am in Tralee Town Park.