The summer is a busy time of year for both club and county. Parnells were very fortunate to have some fine young boys and girls to represent the club on the county squads and teams. The U14’s have been training for some time as they prepared to participate in the Feile in Ireland. The girls and boys were in different parts of the country. Involved in the management team for the boys was our youth chairperson, Tony Griffin.
BOYS: Parnells had 5 players that made the squad and the team; Beanon Corrigan (brother of Brea), Aiden Doran, Darragh Griffin, Ronan Hutchins and Patrick Murphy. The team won their group but were very unlucky to lose the quarter final to a team from Louth. The division they played in was tough and full of skilful competitive teams, just unlucky on the day.
GIRLS: The youth section had one u12 player selected to participate in the age group above, that honour went to Brea Corrigan who has been involved with the club for some years. Daughter to Fiona and Colin Corrigan who help manage teams and Colin is also the club secretary. The team went to Belfast and had a fantastic result; winning the Division 6 Shield beating St John Bosco (Newry, Co Down) 1 – 03 to 0 – 4. Amazing result which everyone was delighted with. Well done to Brea and the whole team of which also saw the following U14 Parnells girls playing as well: Millie Taylor, Aisling Fallon, Katelyn Roache, Larah Varlese, Emille Driscoll Mooney, Alice O’Brien and Elizabeth Peach. Many of these girls used to play with the youth section and now are developing their skills and talent as they move towards ladies football.
Parnells club would like to congratulate all the counties from outside Ireland who had some ‘massive’ wins. The ‘Exiles’ did brilliantly. Well Done to New York Div 1 Cup Winners, South London Div 2 Cup Winners and Warwickshire Div 9 Cup Winners. Please read the link to the GAA website which gives a fantastic account of the event.
Girls/Boys-if you put in the effort, are committed,train and listen to your mentors: dreams can become a reality.