Parnells GFC Club Notes

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Parnells GFC Club Notes

May 08, 2017

The Senior Mens team saw a deserved win in the Tipperary Cup last Tuesday and featured a mixture of youth and experience which blended well culminating in a good final result.  The half time score was TCG 0 – 6 to Parnells 1 – 05.  The second half saw gritty football from both sides but Parnells kept their lead.  Scores by S Stenson 0-6 (3f), D O’Sullivan 3f, C Spinks 1 – 01, R Forde 0 – 01 and S Devine 0 – 01.  The League game on Saturday saw another closely contested game but unfortunately Parnells lost by a single point, Tara 4 – 07 to Parnells 1 – 07.  Training at Northwick Park for the Seniors is going well on Tuesdays from 7.30 – 9.00pm.  Always happy to welcome new players to an established and sociable club.  Please contact Senior Secretary Dennis Diggins on 07768352680.  Lifts can be arranged.  Next Sunday (14th May) Parnells Men meet Neasden in another Tipperary Cup Game. 

The Parnells Golf Classic 2017 was a fabulous day, good weather, great golf and camaraderie at Mill Hill Golf Club.  Many thanks to the golf club, all the golfers, sponsors on the day and friends of Parnells who made it all such a great success.

This last week saw the U18’s in action again and continued their winning form with a win over TCG/Tara 4-04 to 0 – 06.  The U14’s played a tough game against Tara where two very skilful teams had a close contest.  A rush of goals towards the end of the game saw a win for Tara 6 – 11 to 5 – 05.  Fiona Corrigan reported that the Quiz night in Ruislip went very well.  Although numbers could have been a bit higher which would have made a big difference, over £400.00 was still raised for girls development which is brilliant.  Another positive step is that it has been arranged that U12 girls will now play at all U10 Blitz's so we are hopeful that a lot more game time will now be played.  Congratulations to all the Parnells players (a total of 10) who were named in the London U16 Blitz Squad:  Michael Walsh, Lewis Dickinson, Patrick Peach, Luke McHugh, Ciaran Griffin, Eamonn Kane, Jojo Thabo, Niall Twomey, Eoghan Reilly and Niall Bradshaw.  The London tam travelled to Pairc na hEirearn on Saturday 6th May. 

Training for the Youth section remains unchanged as the season gets underway.  The u6/8/10 have sessions on a Wednesday from 6.30-7.30/7.45pm. The U12 Girls and their programme ‘Gaelic 4 Girls’ also taking place on a Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm.  U12 Boys-Thursday’s 6.30-7.45pm, U14’s-Tuesday 6.15-7.30pm, U16’s-Tuesday 6.30 – 7.45pm.  Minors linking up with the Seniors for their training sessions.  To attend any of the above training sessions contact Youth Club Secretary, Colin Corrigan on 07917729411 or Fiona Corrigan for the girls on 07940 568702.  A great response to the handing in of membership forms to date but a gentle reminder for all those still outstanding, forms and payment are now due, please complete and pass to your manager as soon as possible. 

Forthcoming Events:  A get together for the Senior and Minors of the club is in the diary for the 19/5/2017 at Buckley’s in Queensbury.  This is to formally present the new training jerseys to the Senior section by Noreen Buckley who has kindly sponsored them and also for the Minors to present some outstanding winners medals from previous years competitions. It would be great to see ‘everyone’ there.  ‘Race for Sam & Liam’- Entries by envelope (available from committee members), £10 ea. with a cash prize of £500.  The youth section is making plans for the holding of ‘Go Games’ Blitz at Northwick Park on the 14th of May for U6/8/10 and U12 girls.  Always an enjoyable event! Clubs are requested to respond to the email circulated by the 9/5/2017.  Registration at 10.00am and games start at 11.00am.

Next Youth meeting on the 24th May April 8.15pm at The Green Man in Kingsbury.   

We wish all players good luck in the forthcoming games and for all Parnells Club activity, please visit our website www.parnellsgaa.com where further details and information is published.