Hazelwood College Win 1st round of Munster U16.5 Football Championship
Hazelwood College 3-15
St. Caimins, Shannon 2-3
The Astroturf in Mick Neville Park played host to this entertaining encounter on a very wintery day last Friday the 19th of January. Hazelwood got out of the blocks early with a flying start scoring 1-5 without reply in the opening quarter. Brian Ahern outstanding at centre forward had scored 3 points, only bettered by Colm Ryan at wing forward scoring 1-1 with Jamie O’ Connor scoring the remaining point. St. Caimins rallied briefly scoring 1-1 in the next 5 minutes. However, Hazelwood once again wrestled back control scoring 3 points before half time. Two through Jamie O’ Connor with Colm Ryan adding another. The score at half time was 1-8 to 1-1. The Second half began as the first one ended, Colm Ryan scoring a brace and Jamie O’ Connor adding another. St. Caimins responded with a goal and a point of their own. Though Hazelwood were dominating, they struggled to shake a dogged St. Caimins off. Colm Ryan scored 4 more points, 2 through frees but St. Caimins responded with a point of their own. Hazelwood finally pulled away with a Jamie O’ Connor wonder goal into the top corner with 2 minutes remaining, this was followed quickly by a last minute goal by raiding centre back Brian Stack, to leave the final score line reading 3-15 to 2-3. The next round is not for another 5 weeks as students break for the pre exams.