A Parnells side that were not at full strength took to the field of play against KKG in the Senior Championship. A bright start at the beginning of the game and an early lead 0-3 to 0-1 was soon overturned and KKG led at half time 1-8 to 0-4. Parnells returned to the field and with determination added scores and reduced KKG’s lead to three points. However, further injuries to players meant that the team struggled and eventually the game was won by KKG 1-13 to 1-5.
Team: Evan Byrne, Jason Maguire, Jamie Barry, Joe Fegan, Paul Jacobson, Brian Foody, Steve Devine, Martin Carroll, Jake Moran (1 – 0), Gearoid McCarthy, Seamus Stenson (0 – 1f), Greg Crowly (0-1), Keefer Roche, Connor Spinks, Dave Sullivan (0-2f). Substitutions: Alan Callanan for Seamus Stenson-black card, JP Roche for Brian Foody, Denis Twomey for Greg Crowly and Calum Diggins for Alan Callanan.
The Reserves played Round Towers the following day in a championship round robin game. A young team that lacked games and experience in this competition put in a 100% effort but lost narrowly by 4 points, 0-6 to 0-10.
With the Minor League final postponed, the action last weekend was all about the girls who participated in the J FFrench Tournament in Greenford. This tournament has grown and Tara GFC and the current Ladies Chairperson, Lucia Butler are to be congratulated on developing this day which was extremely well run and organised with participation at an all-time high. Parnells girls had a fantastically successful and enjoyable day. Congratulations to Parnells Blue who beat Dublin based Beann Eadair to win the U12 Cup for the third year in a row. Parnells Yellow also played and both teams performed brilliantly with tough opposition along the way. Well Done to Fiona Corrigan, her parents and players. Full report to follow.
We would like to wish the U16 team all the best in their League Final against St Kiernans this weekend in Greenford at 12 noon. As the season starts to draw to a close, there are lots of youth finals and go games taking place over the next few weeks, busy times for all ahead.
Training: Seniors training Tues and Thursday in Northwick Park, 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. All youth players are back at training. If anyone is interested in attending future training sessions, please contact Youth Club Secretary, Colin Corrigan on 07917729411 or Fiona Corrigan for the girls on 07940 568702.
The club are really looking forward to the Annual Youth Golf Day taking place on the 29th of September at Sudbury Golf Club (Wembley HA0 1AL). Tee off time between 12.00 and 1.30pm. Choice of attending the golf event and / or dinner in the evening. This has always been popular and enjoyable for all our club members, friends and sponsors. All details are on our website; please contact Tim Slattery (07719 513391) and Martin Reilly (07971 028771) for further information.
Next Youth Meeting to take place at on the 10th October 8pm at The Green Man in Kingsbury.