Parnells Club Notes17-10-2017



In one of the closest games this season, Parnells secured the Senior Division 2 League Cup by beating Culculhans

0- 10 to 0 – 9.  The narrowest of victories with the game finely balanced point for point with neither team managing to take an extended lead.  The play flowed up and down the pitch with all our players winning excellent ball and defence making some decisive interceptions keeping the opposition at bay but also wasting possession when distribution was key and fortunately for Parnells, Culculhans didn’t capitalise on their point scoring opportunities.  By half time, Parnells had a lead of 0-4 to 0-3.  Although Parnells increased their lead by an additional point early on, Culculhans had more possession, winning kick outs and piling on the pressure which defensively Parnells soaked up.  Although they were behind in the latter stages of the game by one point; their commitment and heart did not fail them.  Every player put their body on the line and after much effort by the forwards whose movement was relentless, eventually an equaliser and then the winning point was scored.  With everyone’s heart in their mouths as to what would happen in the last few minutes, Parnells managed to keep their lead by cleverly retaining possession until the final whistle was blown.  A grounded out but well deserved victory.  This means promotion back to Division 1 League and maintaining Senior Championship Football for 2018 which the club is really excited about especially with more of our talented youth players able to join the senior ranks.

 

The U14 team lost the Conrad Ryan Cup final in Greenford; the team was somewhat depleted but a special mention for all the players who participated and made themselves available at the end of the season for this London competition.  The last competition that the Youth will be involved in is the Minor Championship Final and that will be played on November the 4th against St Kiernans.

 

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Philomena Donoghue of St Anthony’s Club and Parish who recently passed away.

 

The next main event for the club is the Annual Youth Presentation which is to take place on the 19th of November at Ruislip GAA Clubhouse.  Details available at a later date.

For all Parnells Club activity, please visit our website http://www.parnellsgaa.com where further details and information is published.