History of Our Club
In 1991, Niamh McGaley and Ger McDonnell took over the roles of coaches.
In 1993, Seamus McCarthy from Killarney took on the job and eventually handed over the reins to Theresa Murphy in 2000 when the club was still based in the Sports Complex. The club became Tralee Gymnastics Club and expanded to use the old Balloonagh Secondary hall for some classes. Eventually, the club moved entirely to Balloonagh and operated there till 2013.
In 2013, the club opened its own premises in Clash Industrial Estate. This was a major move for the club, particularly financially. Because the club had full time access to the premises, it was able to increase the number of classes. It didn’t take long for the classes to fill and sometimes the waiting list equalled the total number of members. Our membership extends from Dingle to Limerick to Caherciveen and Killarney.
More coaches were required to cope with the number of classes and, over the years, we have had parents of gymnasts, past gymnasts, students from the Tralee Institute of Technology and those just interested in sport or helping out with the gymnasts. They have all added to the development of the club and their input was much appreciated.
We have a great team in place now and we look forward to continuing for many more years.
The club is indebted to the Sports Capital Grant scheme which has awarded funding for additional equipment on a few occasions. We now have a sprung floor, carbon fibre tumbling track, air track, additional bars, beam, pommel horse and other bits and pieces all funded by the Capital Grant scheme.
We would like to express our appreciation to Kerry County Council for their enterprise grants to help with restarting the club after the Covid 19 lockdown.
We look forward to many years of continued success and being able to provide the people of Kerry with a first-class club.