Parnells are proud to congratulate their youth and adult men players on their achievements with their respective London county teams and development squads this season.
From very early in the year the following players were involved in the squad winter training with the London Senior team: Josh Obahor, Connor Spinks, Darragh Griffin and Eoghan Reilly. It was Josh that remained when the League games started and went from strength to strength in his development and was recently the focus of a feature article in the Irish World, ‘Obahor proving he can make the step up’ . Josh showing that over the years, his hard work, taking opportunities and dedication enabled him to move from youth to Senior county level.
Equally talented and an integral part of the Junior London team are Ryan Forde, Connor Spinks, Darragh Griffin, Eoghan Reilly, Tighe Barry, Jamie Murphy and Frazer Beckles. The London Junior team features players born in here England and Parnells are delighted that so many of our players having played their youth football with us and again have developed over the years representing their county and youth and adult level, a pinnacle for anyone’s gaelic career.
After winning the Provincial Championship in 2022, London narrowly lost to Warwickshire after extra time in this year’s final.
In the younger age groups, the club also has several players selected to represent their county this year. An amazing achievement and hopefully the start of a their journey in to adult county football.
U17: John Rattigan and Michael O’Brien
U15: Aaron O’Donavan and Lorcan Moriarty
U15 Girls: Sorcha Hanbury
U14: Joe McGuinness, Shane Walsh, Taigh O’Sullivan, Finn Steward and Joseph Mawn.
All of the above are to be congratulated on their dedication to training and their part in very strong London sides. All the teams have been involved in various inter county challenges. The Junior Men now travel to Ireland and play Kilkenny in the semi-final of the All Ireland Junior Championship (14/7) and if successful, play the winners of New York v Warwickshire on Sunday (16/7).
The U15 and U17 have both been in action in Ireland in two different locations: the Connacht Centre of Excellence, Co Mayo for Feile and an International tournament respectively. The U17’s did really well, beating Sligo in the Shield Final and the U15’s gave a good account of themselves.
Well done all and we wish you all continued success and enjoyment in the game.