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