The club recently held a successful AGM and as 2020 begins, there are some changes in key positions.  Dennis Diggins stepped down from Secretary and Irene Sheridan was elected to this office with Dennis elected as Assistant Secretary and Kenny Ryan as Registrar.  With the role of PRO now vacant, Jamie Murphy was voted in unopposed.  The Youth sub-committee has been re shaped slightly with Laurence Wrenn assuming the role of Youth Registrar.  Many thanks to Tim Slattery who has handed over the reins after a number of years involved with organising the membership and it is great that he will remain a coach within the U13 age group for the new season.  Also stepping away from the Youth section is Irene Sheridan who has been involved with this committee for over 12 years.  She takes up the challenge of Club Secretary with the men’s section and looks forward to successfully moving the club forward.  A full list of officers and committee members will be posted soon as will details of the AGM.


Finalisation of plans are taking place for the club’s Annual Dinner and Dance which will be on the 28th March 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Wembley, from 6.30pm with 7.30pm sit down.  The move to the new venue was necessitated due to increasing numbers and popularity of this club event with all sections of the club now involved.  Tickets-£60pp, music by Barry Owen & Band.   All past and current members, players, friends and supporters are welcome.


This year’s youth club trip will be to our host club, An Riocht, Kilkeel in County Down, please note revised travelling dates of 29th May-31st May 2020.  Chief organiser is John Rattigan and more information and details to club players and families is being sent out for the age group concerned.


Winter training for some of the youth section has 4 weeks to go and has been really successful with over 100 children attending at times.  Taking place every Wed until the 18th March 2020 @ Preston Manor High School, Carlton Ave East, Wembley, HA9 8AE. 6.30-7.30pm. Age 5-15, boys & girls, all abilities and newcomers welcome.  Indoor and outdoor facilities.  A fun and inclusive activity and a great way to exercise, learn new skills and make friends. Contact Veronica Bailey 07768635534.  The men are also to begin pre season training on the 5th March at Whitmore School, time tbc.


Reminder that Feile 2020 trials will begin on Saturday 29th February, 7th & 14th March 2020 at Tir Chonaill Gaels (UB6 0NZ) from 2pm to 3.30pm; arrival no later than 1.30pm for registration.  Applies to players born 2006/2007.  Good luck to everyone and we hope they enjoy the experience.


Parnells are always happy to welcome new players at our bases, Harrow Rugby Club and Northwick Park, across all age groups and ability.  For U6-17 please contact Colin McGuinness (07779 340398) or Veronica Bailey (07768 635534) and for the adult teams, please contact Tony Griffin (07966 160999) or Dennis Diggins (07768 352680).