Parnells has seen a week of highs and lows. First and foremost the club suffered another blow with the sudden passing of Brendan Lynch on the 16th June. Totally unexpected and has therefore left the club in shock. Brendan was a long serving member to the club and latterly was Vice Chair to the Ladies. His enthusiasm, dedication and support in all areas will be missed terribly and our sympathies lie with his wife, Josephine and family. A funeral mass will be held on the 26th June at Our Lady of the Visitation R C Church, 358 Greenford Rd, Greenford, UB6 9AN. This will be followed by an invitation to all to celebrate Brendan’s life at the Ruislip GAA Sports and Social Club, West End Rd, South Ruislip HA4 6QX. Brendan will return to Ireland for burial which will take place on Saturday 29th June at 12pm at St Patrick’s Church, Trim, Co Meath, Ireland. May He Rest in Peace.
The club featured in 3 finals this week as well as other competitions. The first took place at Ruislip (17.6) where the U15 boys won the Div. 2 League Final beating TCG 5 – 06 to 4 -06 in an excellent close game. Then the Junior Men played Dulwich Harps in the Mullarkey Cup Final and lost by just 1 point. This was a marvellous achievement in their first season after only 10 games together with an average age of 20.8 years. The future looks very promising for this young team and plenty more to play for this season. Last but not least the U13 Boys played in the League Div. 1 Final against TCG and were very unlucky to lose by two goals in the last minutes of the game after leading in the first half; Parnells 1 – 3 TCG 3 – 03. Both teams put 100% in and lovely to see them and the supporters socialising afterwards. Reports and more photos on all to follow.
The youth U6 – U10 section and U12 girls participated in the Tara Go Games Blitz on a sunny Saturday where the football was as sizzling as the weather! Many thanks to the hosts and for a great event. With the exams over now, the boys and girls can focus on football and fun. This weekend the London Feile football teams will be travelling to Ireland. An exciting time for all and we wish them all good luck, especially to our club players and mentors involved.
Parnells welcomes new players across all age groups and ability. For U6-17 please contact Colin McGuinness (07779 340398) or Veronica Bailey (07768 635534) and for the Senior/Junior teams, please contact Tony Griffin (07966 160999) or Dennis Diggins (07768 352680).