2012 Provincial Final October 6th
Parnells head for Birmingham on October 6th to defend their Provincial title, undefeated in 2012 they remain cautious in their approach to dealing with a strong FR Murpys side.
A big commitment to training and consistant results throughout the year have helped the club prepare well for the opportunity of winning a 3 in a row Provincial championship.
2011 Provincial Final October 9th
The journey to Birmingham and the task of retaining the Provincial took place on October 9th with our bus and small convoy leaving London, knowing we had a job on our hands there was however a cool confidence among the squad and support.
Overcast conditions in Birmingham did little to lower the mood and from the start Parnells set about dismantling the ambitions of the strong and fancied team of Oisins of Manchester.
The opening two scores came from the efforts of Parnells forward players following smart deliveries by their settling half-backs, a period of resistance by Oisins was rewarded by their scoring of a brilliant goal after escaping a siege of their own goalmouth, on the kick out Oisins gained possession but were unable to keep the ball which moments later was collected from the back of the Oisins net following a daring raid by Parnells.
There then began a long period of dominance by Parnells with only the occasional reply from Oisins, Parnells completed the first half a comfortable margin ahead however they knew Oisins were capable of strong play and capable of a comeback.
The second half was a more evenly balanced affair with the defending players of both teams demonstrating incredible actions, fielding, interceptions and blocking along with a furious pace brought a new tension to the game and was much appreciated by the large attendance.
Both sides relied on regular substitutions to cope with the pace of the game and in efforts to make a clear break for the title, with about Ten minutes remaining Parnells began adding to their score and following some predatory goals complimented by long distance points the final whistle announced Parnells Ladies as Provincial Champions of Britain.
Keeping it in the family, stars of the moment, stars of the future.
Some of the many "Mums" and daughter pairings of the Parnells Ladies team who won the Provincial championship.
Provincial ticket September
Parnells Ladies made their way to
the Provincial Championship final by defeating a strong Tara team
in the semi final at Greenford in a game that revealed growing ability
and confidence among the girls in blue.
Some early scoring allowed
Parnells to settle their defence and centre field areas, in so doing
they made it difficult for their opponents to build scores.
Determined efforts by Tara's brought rewards of points in
the first half while vigorous back lines made it difficult for Parnells
to find comfort in the Tara end of the pitch.
The first half
finished with Parnells in front but with plenty to do.
half brought some quick points from Parnells however a well worked
goal by Tara's ensured that some hard work would be needed to take
this game and following some positional changes Parnells replied
with a goal of their own.
Parnells then dominated the game with
points from every angle and distance with only the occasional breakthrough
The oucome sees Parnells playing Oisins of Manchester
in the Provincial final on October 8th in Birmingham.
to this result is the success of the Parnells Senior Men's team
who topped their group by defeating Kingdom Kerry Gaels and gaining
a semi final place in the London Senior football championship.
Provimcial Semi Final played at Greenford
Down to the last 4 September
Parnells Ladies continued their journey towards
their retention of the UK Ladies championship in Birmingham on Saturday
Facing John Mitchells Ladies of Liverpool is always
a testing time and on this occasion the ever threatening Lancashire
side put Parnells under heavy pressure from the moment the game
Parnells took the first point of the day which was followed
five minutes later by a second.
There then followed a series
of raids by John Mitchells which despite gallant defensive efforts
by Parnells earned a long distance point against a strong wind,
another point from a free offered further proof that Parnells would
have their hands full if they were to take anything away from a
game where tension began to take a steely grip on players and those
End to end efforts by both sides did little to break
the deadlock with the occasional point being quickly cancelled out
by the other side however a well worked goal by Parnells just before
the break gave them a 4 point lead as they took to the field for
the second half.
had to work against a strong wind and it took some time before answers
were found to some well delivered points from John Mitchells however
once defences were in place Parnells took charge of the game and
after scoring 2 more points they then added another goal to their
list of scores, further attacks yielded more rewards with Parnells
emerging as winners and earning a place in the championship semi
Parnells next game is the championship semi final against
local rivals Tara Ladies on Saturday September 10th in London.
The magnificant 7's
Parnells Ladies retained their London 7 - a side title at Greenford
on Saturday August 27th, regular rain squalls did little to dampen
the enthusiasm of a side determined to hold this prestigious honour.
competition from Seven London sides created a tension that lead
to frequent nail biting finishes throughout the day, local rivals
Holloway Gaels proved a real handful when in the qualifying stages
they beat Parnells with a flurry of attacks that earned them their
Parnells overcame a difficult and up to then unbeaten Kingdom
Kerry Gaels team in the Semi final and following a short break found
themselves pitted against Holloway for the second time only this
it was the final.
In the final Holloway got off to a quick start
with a long range point in the first minute, this was followed with
an equaliser from Parnells, this was the pattern of the first half
and with both sides trading scores the scene was set for an intense
Parnells got off to a great start in the second
half with some crisp points being followed with a goal, undaunted
Holloway replied with a goal of their own, there then followed a
siege of the Holloway goal area which resulted in Parnells winning
the game with several punishing scores.
There were no injuries
throughout a day where regular substitutions contributed to our
a think about things Heading
You need all the help you can get during a 7 a side
Parnells Ladies are currently going through the
2011 Championship campaign which this year is being run on a
teams from throughout the Uk are competing in one of the closest
championships for several years, our next championship game is on
September 3rd at Birmingham against John Mitchells of
This is the first year where all UK clubs are competing for the
same prize and has resulted in many more games for clubs than the
traditional county by county format.
We are also competing in a London only championship where the
colour and ahmosphere of local rivalries are on full display
by all clubs involved.
London also runs a league competitions that includes all London
clubs of all grades and offers games every week or two for most
teams, additionally there are other cup competitions, 7 and 9
a-side competitions and national 9 a-side competitions to keep our
Our games are generally played at venues where other games are
being played and where the character that accompanies Gaelic games
everywhere in the world can be enjoyed by visitors and club members
Parnells playing local rivals
Holloway Gaels at Tir Chonaill Park in Greenford Northwest