1st Year Hurling

Well done to our first year hurlers who took to Mick Neville Park last week. Leaving nothing behind them they recorded three out of three victories over Tralee, Rathkeale and Glanmire to bring the Munster Shield home to Hazelwood. Captain Ethan Buckley is pictured receiving the shield

Annual First Year Reading Challenge

Hazelwood College 1B group with their teacher Ms Mairead Daly being awarded their certificates of recognition for participating in the Hazelwood College.

Hazelwood College 1C group after being awarded their certificates of recognition for participating in the Hazelwood College Annual First Year Reading Challenge.

Hazelwood College 1D group after being awarded their certificates of recognition for participating in the Hazelwood College Annual First Year Reading Challenge.

1st Years Defeat Coláiste na Trócaire

Recently, Hazelwood College’s first year boys’ hurling team defeated Coláiste na Trócaire first year team at home in Hazelwood College. The finale score was 7-6 to 0-2 points. Top Row (left to right): Pat Curtain, Jack Condon, Stephan Long , Robert McCarthy, Eoghan O’ Gorman, Ciarán O’ Sullivan(Captain), Ryan Reidy , Tomas Curran, Thomas Sheehan , Jack Shanahan, David O’ Riordan. Bottom row (left to right): Darragh Reidy, Kevin Normoyle, Mark Buckley, Conor Heenan, Ian Kelly, Stephan O’ Flynn, Jamie Reidy

First Year Hurling News

Hazelwood Colleges first year boys team played Coláiste na Trócaire first year team in a challenge match at home in Hazelwood College, which they defeated . The match was held on the Hazelwood hurling pitch. The finale score was 7-6 to 0-2 points. Top Row: Pat Curtain, Jack Condon, Stephan Long , Robert McCarthy, Eoghan O’ Gorman, Ciarán O’ Sullivan(Captain), Ryan Reidy , Tomas Curran, Thomas Sheehan , Jack Shanahan, David O’ Riordan. Bottom row: Darragh Reidy, Kevin Normoyle, Mark Buckley, Conor Heenan, Ian Kelly, Stephan O’ Flynn, Jamie Reidy.

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Hazelwood First Year Hurlers’ Heroics

By Oisin Brennan – Transition Year

Hazelwood College: 3-12
Crescent College Comprehensive: 2-04

Hazelwood College first year hurling team came out on top in this County Limerick First Year Colleges’ Competition encounter with Crescent College Comprehensive. Hazelwood dominated the entire game, except for brief spells of Crescent determination to impose themselves on the match were made.

In the first half Hazelwood came out strong and were 0-07 points to no score after fifteen minutes. David Boyce scored three of these without reply from the Crescent College Comprehensive. Crescent eventually scored two points and looked to eat into the lead. Hazelwood regrouped, putting the Crescent goal under constant threat, only to be met with a determined defence. A goal finally came after an Owen Hayes shot was well saved, but Ronan O’Connor slotted home the rebound. Hazelwood put up another two points before the half ended. Towards the close of the first half David Boyce was replaced by Tim Sheerin. Half-time arrived with Hazelwood 1-09 to Crescent’s 0-02 ahead.

A confident Hazelwood side started the second half firmly intending to maintain their dominance. It was Sheerin who scored the second goal for Hazelwood as they increased the pressure on Crescent in the early stages of the second-half. Another goal and three points were scored before tiredness began to show and Crescent began to have opportunities. Crescent’s impressive fightback saw them pick off 1-1 from frees and another 1-1 from play in the last quarter of the game, showing an impressive spirit. Thanks to a solid performance from Hazelwood College, they can now go to the next stage of the competition.

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Hazelwood College First Year County Limerick Colleges’ Competition team which was victorious in their recent match against Crescent College Comprehensive. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Jason Cullhane, Eoin Galvin, Cian White, Ben Mulcahy, Sean Madden, Eoin Enright, Killian Cahill, Eoghan Dore, Euan Collins, Shane Dillon, Cathal Broderick, David Galvin, Cian Donegan, George Fitzgibbon, Jordan Kirwan, Ruain Hannigan, Owen Hayes and Adam Whelan. Front row (left to right): Conor Shanahan, Tristen Shearin, Shane Hartnett, Daniel O’Connor, David Boyce, TJ Kelly, Sean O’Connor, Ronan O’Connor, Dylan Murray, Jamie Hennessy, David Noonan, Jack Long and Graham Roche.

Open Night Reminder

A reminder that our open night for incoming students takes place tomorrow Wednesday 14th October.

Principals address begins at 7.15pm.

A selection of student project work etc. will be on display.

All are welcome.

More details of the evening can be found …here…

Cappanalea 2015

Over 100 First years from Hazelwood College recently spent 3 days and 2 nights in Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre in Co. Kerry. As well as getting to know their new colleagues for their coming years in Hazelwood College, students experienced Hillwalking, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering and Team Building.

Here are some photos from the Trip, more to follow in a further post.

Picture 1: Hazelwood College students Eoin Galvin (left) and Eoghan Dore (right) prepare to go rock climbing at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre as part of their induction programme.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College first year students tackle the Orienteering Course during their induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre. Pictured are (from left to right) Rory Hannigan, Liam Power, Emma Enright and Sophie Sheahan.

Picture 3: Pictured are (from left to right) Anita Tynan, Rachel Power, Anna Walmsley and Valerie Shanahan, all first years attending Hazelwood College who are pictured about to scale the heights of the rock climbing course at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre in the course of their recent induction course there.

Picture 4: Cian Broderick, first year at Hazelwood College takes to the water during his recent induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 5: Pointing to the summit. First year students from Hazelwood College pictured here with their teacher Mr Des Lambe, back row far left, reach for the stars as they prepare to go rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre during their recent induction programme, we think they might have been a little confused though!!!

Picture 6: Hazelwood College first year Lauren Dowling prepares to set sail during her induction day at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre recently.

Picture 7: All Smiles: First year Kirsty Shields of Hazelwood College is pictured kayaking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 8: All of the first year Hazelwood College students attending their first year induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 9: David Boyce, first year attending Hazelwood College, is pictured here at his induction day at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 10: Hazelwood College first year students take to the water kayaking under the supervision of staff at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre during their recent induction programmme.

Picture 11: Hazelwood College first years tackle orienteering during their recent induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 12: Taking five! Hazelwood College first year students take a break from their rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre. Picture m: All Smiles: First year Kirsty Shields of Hazelwood College is pictured kayaking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Hazelwood Hoops Heroics-Dramatic Last Minute Win

Hazelwood Hoops Heroics-Dramatic Last Minute Win

On Wednesday 11th February, Hazelwood first year basketball team ventured to Croom Community Centre to play Colaiste Ciaran Croom’s talented first year team in the County Limerick First Year Basketball Competition. It was a slow start to the match with Ciara McCarthy scoring a lay-up in the last few minutes of the first quarter and great defence was mounted by Aine O’ Sullivan and Emma Healy. Croom’s team dominated in the second quarter even though our girls, such as Melissa Duggan, Lauren O Brien and Rachel Doody made a great effort. This left the score 18-10 in favour of the home side. In the third quarter, Hazelwood’s girls bounced back with Aisling Shanahan scoring a lovely lay-up , Ellen Reidy scoring another lay-up and Evelyne Mancasola scored a free shot. The score by the end of the third quarter was 20-15 to Croom. In the last quarter our girls came back fighting with Evelyne Mancasola scoring another free shot aswell as a lay-up. There was another score by Ellen Reidy and Sarah Enright saved the match by scoring the winning basket. It ended on a score line of 21-20 a dramatic narrow win by Hazelwood. It was an excellent game and Mr.Halpin definitely brought the luck with him!

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Hazelwood College Basketball Success

Hazelwood College Basketball Success

Recently, Desmond College and Hazelwood College played an exciting first year basketball match in the County Limerick First Year Girls’ Basketball Competition. Desmond began with a flying start, with Breda Magner scoring twice for Desmond. However, in the second quarter, the home side took off with 2 points each by Sarah Enright and Ellen Reidy, 4 points by Chloe Farrell and 6 points by Evelyne Mancassolla which included perhaps the best baskets of the day.

In the third quarter Hazelwood continued to keep the pace with 4 points each by Rachel Doody and Ciara McCarthy. This was teamed with excellent defence by the rest of the girls. But Desmond kept Hazelwood within reach, thanks to a superb defence and Latina Massey scoring 2 points for the visitors. The final quarter was concluded with three wonderful baskets by Hazelwood’s Chloe Farrell, Sinead Wright and Melissa Duggan. Unfortunately for Desmond, they were outplayed on the day, with a final score of 29-06 to Hazelwood College.

Referee on the day was Ellen Condon. Hazelwood College’s coaches were Ali Purcell and Ms Noreen Daly. Desmond College’s coaches were Catherine Creed and Sarah O’Grady. Score and Time keepers on the day were Grainne Ahern and Dwayne Sheehan.

By: Grainne Ahern and Dwayne Sheehan TY.

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The Hazelwood College First Year Girls’ Basketball team who recently defeated Desmond College. Pictured are (left to right) Back Row: Ellen Reidy, Elaine Kennedy, Sinead Wright, Chloe Farrell, Lauren O’Brien and Aisling Shanahan. Front Row: Sarah Enright, Rachel Doody, Ciara McCarthy, Niamh Mullins, Emma Healy, Evelyne Mancassolla, Áine O’Sullivan and Melissa Duggan.