Soccer News

Congratulations to the Under 19 soccer team on progressing to the Semi- final of the Senior Challenge Cup.

Here are some photos from the recent quarter final.

Basketball News

Hazelwood first and second year Basketball teams who both continued their winning streaks with comprehensive wins over Castletroy College recently.

The first year team winning on a scoreline of 38 -19

The second years winning 39-22

1st Round Win Munster Football

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.

Hazelwood Claim U15 Title

Hazelwood College 4-11
Salesian College 3-2

Hazelwood College extended their unbeaten run in Limerick College football to two years in claiming the Justin Herbert cup last Thursday. Both teams deserve great credit for producing a very sporting, entertaining contest despite wintery conditions at Mick Neville park. Hazelwood, aided by quite a strong breeze were quick to settle into the game and had three points on the board within five minutes. Kenny Lynch opened the scoring and the outstanding player on the day, David Boyce powered his way forward to kick a couple of inspirational points. Dromcollogher were dominating possession around the middle third of the pitch with Eamon Carmody, Stephen Long and Lee Foley well on top. Jack Condon and Ed Brennan were proving very effective in the half-forward line, creating further points for Kenny Lynch and David Boyce. Pallaskenry did counterattack to get a point on the board. However they were unable to score a much needed goal thanks to resilient defence from Cian Nash, Eoghan and Jack Shanaghan. Hazelwood really took control of the game ten minutes before the break. Ciaran O’ Sullivan was finally able to evade his marker and scored 1-1 in consecutive attacks. Stephen O’ Brien scored a well-deserved goal just before half time to leave the scoreline 2-8 to 0-1.

Pallaskenry started the second half in very determined fashion and scored two goals in as many minutes. Hazelwood responded well to this setback and found the net themselves following a determined move from David Boyce. The remainder of the match was quite an even contest with sustained attacks by Pallaskenry being repelled by Pat Curtin and Mark Kelly in Hazelwood’s last line of defence. Pallaskenry did score a third goal but Stephen O Brien showed his striking instincts once again to keep the lead a relatively comfortable one. Dromcollogher finished the match with points from Ed Brennan and David Boyce. This followed some good work from Ryan Reidy. Hazelwood overcame Kilfinnane, Rathkeale and Croom in the previous rounds of this competition. The focus now turns to hurling for this team after the Christmas break.

Panel: Mark Kelly, Eoghan O’Gorman, Pat Curtin, Cian Nash, David Boyce, Jack Shanaghan, Lee Foley, Stephen Long, Eamon Carmody, Jack Condon, Ed Brennan, Ryan Reidy, Kenny Lynch, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Stephen O’Brien, Jamie Reidy, Adam Cotter, Darragh Reidy, Darren Fehan, Kevin Normoyle, Robert McCarthy, Conor Heenan, Shane O’Riordan, Seamus O’Donnell, Thomas Sheahan, Oliver O’Dell

2nd Year Basketball

Hazelwood College Second Year Basketball team who defeated Laurel Hill on a scoreline of 30-25 in the Limerick Schools League

U18s Through Final

Hazelwood College 2-9
Scoil Pol,Kilfinane 2-8

Hazelwood U18s through to Limerick B football final in nail biting clash

Report by Sarah Sheehan, TY.

This game was played on a lovely dry morning in Martinstown. Hazelwood got off to a strong start, with James Molyneaux, Jamie O Conner, Jack Pierce and Brian Ahern all scoring points in the 1st 10 minutes. In this period of dominance Scoil Pòl only scored once so that left the score line with Hazelwood ahead 4 points to 1 at the ten minute mark.The rest of the half was dominated by both defences. Scoil Pòl scoring twice more and Hazelwood scored through Jamie O Connor.This meant the score at half time was Hazelwood 0-5 Scoil Pòl 0-3.

Scoil Pòl raced out of the blocks in the second half and within 3 minutes the score was 0-5 a piece. Once again,however, Hazelwood wrestled back control of the game,dominating the next 20 minutes scoring 2-3.Brian Ahern leading the way with 1-2,Killian Shine scored a super goal and Ronan Cahill chipping in with a point. All of this good work was undone however in a minute period starting on the 54th minute,with Scoil Pòl laying the Hazelwood goal scoring 1-3 of their own,to level it up in injury time.

Hazelwood managed to break out of their half for the first time in 10 mins and Jamie O Connor popped up with a great winning point. Much to the relief of Hazelwood, the final whistle blew shortly after. Hazelwood now play the winners of Desmond College and Copsewood, Pallaskenry in the final next Friday the 15th in Rathkeale.

Athletics News

Members of the Hazelwood College Athletics team who recently competed in the Nenagh Indoor Championships. L-R Megan Lenihan, Melissa Duggan, Ethan Kneipe and William Geoghan. Medalllists Megan, Ethan and William have now qualified to compete in the National Indoor Championships.

First Year Basketball

Congratulations to the first year girls Basketball team who took to the court for the first time today. A fantastic result for the girls as they beat Crescent Comp 20-12. Congrats also to their coaches Evelyne, Ciara, Ms Devine and Ms Cregan. Thanks also due to Emma Healy who helped out today.

U15 Footballers progress to Semi-Finals

Hazelwood College 6-9
Scoil Pol 2-1

This opening round game, played in Kilfinnane Friday morning was much more competitive than the final scoreline suggests. The victory was built on a very strong defensive display. Jack Shanaghan, Pat Curtin and Eoghan O’ Gorman were well on top in the central positions. Hazelwood were on the scoreboard early with points from Eamon Carmody and Darragh Reidy. Adam Cotter scored an opportunist goal before the home team answered back with a goal of their own. We responded well and stretched our advantage with goals from Shane O’ Riordan, Eamon Carmody and Adam Cotter.
The quality of the game improved hugely in the second half and the defenders were at their very best to withstand several promising attacks from Kilfinnane. Hazelwood found the scores easier to come by with further goals From Stephen O’ Flynn and Eamon Carmody. Edward probably had the best score of the game with a point from long range.

Hazelwood College 9-9
Colaiste Na Trocaire 2-5

Hazelwood maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a fairly comfortable victory over Rathkeale in Dromcollogher Tuesday morning. With a much-changed team from the previous game, Hazelwood took a while to get into their stride. However the Rathkeale defence was coming under pressure and conceded goals from Eamon Carmody(2) Kenny Lynch and Lee Foley. We also had points from Thomas Curran, David Boyce and Kenny Lynch. Rathkeale dominated the latter stages of the first half, scoring a goal and threatened to score another couple only to be thwarted with some excellent goalkeeping from Mark Kelly.
Hazelwood dominated the second half and found the net with regular frequency. Ciaran O’ Sullivan (3), Stephen O’ Flynn and Brendan Harding were on the end of some great moves. David Boyce kicked a superb point from 40 yards in between times.

Panel: Mark Kelly, Eoghan O’Gorman, Pat Curtin, Jamie Reidy, Darren Fehan, Jack Shanaghan, Lee Foley, Stephen Long, Edward Brennan, Kenny Lynch, Eamon Carmody, Jack Condon, Stephen O’ Flynn, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Thomas Curran, David Boyce, Oliver O’ Dell, Darren Reidy, Adam Cotter, Ryan Reidy, Thomas Sheahan, Cian Nash, Kevin Normoyle, Brendan Harding, Mark Buckley, Robert McCarthy, Sean Scanlan, Shane O’ Riordan, David O’ Riordan, Eamon O’ Kelly, Seamus O’ Donnell, Conor Heenan