Hazelwood College First Year Hurling Teams continue Winning Streak

Hazelwood College First Year Hurling Teams continue Winning Streak

Following the large number of first years enrolled in the school there are now two first year hurling teams competing in this years competition. Both teams have got their campaigns off to a winning start with wins over Charleville CBS, Desmond College NCW and Croom.

The first match this week saw Hazelwood College A line out against Desmond College Newcastlewest. Hazelwood College came out deserved winners on an impressive scoreline of 9-17 to Desmonds 1-1. Desmond College got off to the better start and scored a goal within a few minutes of the start. However Hazelwood were quick to settle following this early set back. Kevin Coughlan opened the scoring for the Dromcollogher side, this was followed up with four great points and then a cracking goal from Ciaran Collins. Hazelwood continued to cause problems for the Desmond defense and by the half time whistle the score was Hazelwood 6-6 to Desmonds 1-1.

The second half was more of the same with Hazelwood driving home some great scores and Desmond struggling to keep the opposition at bay. Desmond College failed to score in the second half.
The final score was Hazelwood College 9-17 to Desmond Colleges 1-1.

Scores for Hazelwood were by, John O Gorman, Ciaran Mossissey, Darren Mulcahy, Kieth Lacey, Ciaran Collins, Michael Lenihan, Kevin Coughlan and Gearoid Sexton.

The following day saw Hazelwood B line out against Croom in desperate conditions with strong wind and heavy rain making things difficult for both sides. Croom started well but were unable to make any ground following some great clearances from Gary Hanley and Ryan Brennan. Eventually Croom managed a point from play. Hazelwood answered this with a goal and a point of their own. The half time score was Hazelwood 1-1 to Crooms 0-3. The second half saw a determined Hazelwood side put their mark on the game. The introduction of Patrick Finn made a great difference and he dominated centre-field for the remainder of the game. Hazelwood began to find their strength and pull away Croom side with some great scores.
The final score was Hazelwood 5-5 to Croom 1-3

Hazelwood College Hurlers Annihilate Charleville CBS

Hazelwood College: 4:16
Charleville CBS : 1:1

On Thursday last the first year hurlers from Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher met near neighbours Charleville CBS in the first round of the Championship. Charleville proved no match for the determined Hazelwood side who were eager to repeat last years Munster Final success.

Hazelwood made their mark early and opened the scoring with a good point and seemed not to be put off by the difficulty of playing into the wind in tough conditions. Charleville fought back with a goal. Hazelwoods Michael Nolan quickly put a stop to the Charleville advance and scored a great goal to put Hazelwood back into the driving seat. At the half- time whistle Hazelwood were up 1:3 to 1 goal.

The second half opened with Charleville scoring a point before Hazelwood set their minds to the task at hand. Kieth Lacey added to the Hazelwood scoresheet with two points from well taken frees and a further point from play. By the mid-point of the second half the Dromcollogher side were in command of the game. Further scores from Kevin Coughlan, Keith Lacey, Michael Nolan, Barry Breslin and John Barrett sealed the victory. Charleville had no answer for the skill and professionalism of the Dromcollogher side. The final score was Hazelwood 4-16 , Charleville CBS 1-1.

Hazelwood College: S.Watson, S O Carroll, C. Mc Carthy, S O Riordan, J O Gorman, P. Sheehy (capt), M. Finn, B Breslin, J Barrett, K Coughlan, C. Morrissey, M Nolan, M Lenihan, K Lacey and G. Sexton.

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Hazelwood College- Munster Hurling Champions for 2nd Year Running

Hazelwood College- Munster Hurling Champions for 2nd Year Running

On Wednesday last a determined Hazelwood College first year Hurling team set out to meet Clonakilty in the final of the Munster Championship in Millstreet. This was the third year in a row that the school made it to the final and the boys were hoping to make it two victories in a row and to get revenge for the 2003 final where they were defeated by Clonakilty. It was a hard fought match to the final whistle with neither side willing to give up without a fight.
Clonakilty settled quicker into the game and dominated most of the play in the first half. Hazelwood were feeling the loss of Patrick O Regan who had broken his hand in the previous match. But while Clonakilty tried hard they had a lot of wides and Hazelwood were lucky only to be down by two points at half time.
Some changes were made in the second half with Tadgh O Flynn being brought out to centre field and Stephan Kiely was moved to full back. This made a great difference and strong defending brought Hazelwood back into the game. They dominated play for the first ten minutes of the second half. It took Clonakility some time to recover but they regained their lead with a goal. At this stage captain Jamie Coughlan was moved to Corner Forward and he quickly put two goals into the back of the Clonakilty net. Jamies 2nd goal was sheer class as he rounded two players and scored a goal from 30 yards out. In the last three minutes Hazelwood turned up the heat on the Clonakilty side and pushed them out of contention. After a tough match between two determined sides Hazelwood were once again crowned the Munster Champions on a scoreline of 3-9 to 2-5.There were great scenes as Jamie Coughlan from Newtownshandrum accepted the cup on behalf of his team.
Best for Hazelwood College were Tadgh O Flynn, Padraig Nolan, Peter Irwin and Jamie Coughlan who was also man of the match.

Hazelwood College Team:
Darren Coleman, Stephan Kiely, Tadgh O Flynn, William Fitzgerald, Laurence Clarson, Padraig Cunningham, Tadgh Buckley, Jamie Coughlan, Peter Irwin, Ian Carroll, Padraig Nolan, Brian Hannigan, Timmy Carroll, Michael Brosnan, Peter Kirwin. Subs: Joe Bergin, Padraig Lane, Michael Brosnan, Paul Lucey, Damien O Riordan, Christopher Moxey, Liam Mulcahy, Colm Sheehy, Darren Sweeney, Conor Buckley, Paul Cantillon, Kevin O Callaghan, Stephan O Toole, Finbarr Fehin, Thomas O Sullivan, Seamus Sheehan, Patrick O Regan and Kieran Dore.

Picture 1 shows the Hazelwood College First Year Hurling Team who defeated Clonakilty in the final of the Munster Hurling Competition.

Picture 2 shows team captain Jamie Coughlan accepting the Munster Cup from Sean Cooney on behalf of his team

Picture 3 shows the team celebrating after the match with coach Mr Cregan and a group of parents who travelled to Millstreet to support the boys

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Munster handball Champions at Hazelwood College

Munster handball Champions at Hazelwood College

Pictured are Hazelwood College Handballers Pat Quaid, CJ Fitzpatrick and Padraig O Shea following their success in the Munster Handball Competition. Pat was the winner of the U18 competition, CJ was the winner of the U16 competition and Padraig and CJ were the winners of the doubles competition. The will now go on to play Connaught in the All Ireland semi-final which will take place in Ennis.

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Junior Camogie Munster Final

Shown below is a picture of the Hazelwood College Junior Camogie Team who will line out against Kinsale in the Munster Final on Wednesday next (April 27th) at 2pm in Dromcollogher.

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VEC Colleges County Final- Hazelwood College record yet another victory

VEC Colleges County Final- Hazelwood College record yet another victory

The U16 VEC Colleges County Final was contested between Hazelwood College Dromcollogher and Colaiste na Trocaire of Rathkeale recently. The match took place in Mick Neville Park in very wet and slippery conditions. It took both teams some time to settle into the game but once Hazelwood settled they were in full control to the final whistle. Despite being a hard and physical game it was joy to watch as the skills of hurling were well displayed from both sides. The man of the match was Jack Fitzgibbon who showed tremendous leadership throughout the game and scored some great points. At the end of the game Hazelwood were victorious on a decisive scoreline of 4-15 to 1-5.
Hazelwood College Team:
Henry O Gorman, Gavin Keane, Neilus Irwin, Shane Fitzgibbon, Pat Quaid, Liam O Gorman, Jimmy O Sullivan, James Hartnett, Benji Sheehy, (0-1) Timmy Fleming (0-1) Robert Watson (1-1) Jack Fitzgibbon(1-5) Derry Mc Carthy ( 1-4) Patrick Molyneaux ( 1-0) Shane Hehir( 0-2)Subs: John Nix, Pat Watson, Colin Lordon, Jamie Coughlan, Billy O Sullivan, Gerard O Gorman, Michael Whelan, Joe Cotter and Tony Murphy.

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Hazelwood College first year Hurlers continue on the road to the Munster title

Hazelwood College first year Hurlers continue on the road to the Munster title

Hazelwood College : 7-21
Nenagh: 1-02

Hazelwood College first year hurlers continued their winning ways this week with a crushing defeat over Nenagh in Rathkeale. Captained by Jamie Coughlan the boys dominated throughout the game leaving the opposition with little chance of adding to their scores. Early in the game Nenagh made a few attempts at staying in contention but the powerful Drom side broke away and Nenagh failed to score in the second half.Best for Hazelwood were Peter Irwin (2-8), Peter Kirwin ( 2-9) Jamie Coughlan (1-4) Tadgh O Flynn ( 0-1) Michael Brosnan (1-1) Patrick O Regan and Padraig Nolan. The team will now go on to meet Cahir in the Munster Semi-Final next week. The final score was Hazelwood 7-21 to Nenagh 1-2.

Picture shows the team which lined out on the day.

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Hazelwood College Senior Camogie Champions

Hazelwood College Senior Camogie Champions

Hazelwood College 4:4
Desmond College 0:3

Congratulations to all the girls on the Senior Camogie team who were victorious over
Desmond College, NCW in the Senior County Final recently. From the throw in Hazelwood were out to win, determined to be champions. Their will to win was increased following an early goal in the first ten minutes of play. At half time Hazelwood were leading by two goals and three points. Desmond fought hard in the second half but this wasn’t enough to stop the Hazelwood girls who were going home with the cup. The final score was Hazelwood College 4:4 to Desmond Colleges 0:3.

Picture 1 shows the Camogie team who defeated Desmond College. Back Row L-R: Una O Sullivan, Clodagh Reidy, Joanne O Gorman, Sinead Cronin, Niamh Cronin, Sarah Curtin and coach Miss. Maria Neville. Front Row l-r: Siobhan Enright, Claire O Regan, Jamie O Leary, Marie Galvin, Lorraine O Sullivan, Ciara Kelliher and Siobhan O Sullivan.

Picture 2 shows captain Ciara Kelliher accepting the cup on behalf of Hazelwood College.

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Junior Camogie Team through to Munster Final

Hazelwood College Junior Camogie Team through to Munster Final

Hazelwood College : 3-3
Ballincollig : 2-3

Hazelwood College Junior Camogie team continued their unbeaten spell on Friday last as they took on Ballincollig in the Munster Semi-Final. The girls were confident following their defeat of Nagle Rice, Doneraile and set out in good conditions, eager to secure a place in this years Munster Final. The Hazelwood girls, captained by Clodagh Reidy, were quick to settle and began to dominate the match from early on with some powerful play. Good team work meant that the Dromcollogher side were well ahead at the half-time whistle. However a determined Ballincollig fought back in the second half. Hazelwood fought hard to maintain their lead. Solid defense and good scoring meant that the Baliincollig effort posed no real threat. Hazelwood ran out deserved winners at the final whistle. Scorers for Hazelwood were Clodagh Reidy (2-1), Siobhan Enright (1-1) and Joanne O Gorman (0-1).

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