Congratulations to the 1st year Camogie team-Munster C Champions!!.
What a day for the U16 1/2 footballers who were finally crowned 17/18 county champions today beating Askeaton on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-06. Congratulations to the team, captain James Molyneaux , coach Mr Quinlan and to Michael Quinn and Eoin Finn who were a great help to the team throughout the year
Congratulations to the Hazelwood College team on winning the U14 B County Football Final playing in Mick Neviile Park in Rathkeale on Monday the 29th May at 12.00 pm in glorious sunshine. The final score was Hazelwood College Dromcollogher 4:22 Colaiste na Trocaire Rathkeale 0:5. The team and panel of players was as follows Mark Kelly (Killeedy) Pat Curtin (Drom/Broadford) Ian Kelly (Feenagh/Kilmeedy) Thomas Sheehan (Killeedy) Robert McCarthy (Drom/Broadford) Sean Scanlan (Drom/Broadford) Steven O’Flynn(Milford) Oliver O’Dell (Newtown) Steven Long(Feenagh/Kilmeedy) Edward Brennen (Drom/Broadford) Ryan Reidy Captain (Drom/Broadford) Kenny Lynch (Drom/Broadford)Thomas Curran (Milford) Ciaran O’Sullivan (Milford) Mark Buckley(Dromina)
Scorers on the day were Edward Brennen(1:6), Ryan Reidy(0:2) Kenny Lynch(2:5) Thomas Curran(0:5) Ciaran O’Sullivan(1:4)
Replacements/Subs: Cian Nash (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Fionn McCarthy (Drom/Broadford), Jamie Reidy (Newtown), Colm Tynan (Newtown), Seamus O’Donnell (Newtown), Eoghan O Gorman (Milford), Kevin Normoyle (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Darragh Reidy (Drom/Broadford), Jack Shanahan (Drom/Broadford), Eamon O’Kelly (Drom/Broadford), Adam Cotter(Drom/Broadford), Shane O’Riordan(Newtown), Darren Fehan(Newtown), David O’Riordan (Newtown). Conor Heenan (Feenagh/Kilmeedy)
Hazelwood College Senior Camogie Munster Champions 2017
On a cold bright Saturday morning, Hazelwood College Senior Camogie side engaged in a tough and exciting encounter with Scariff Community College. Hazelwood started well and an early goal by Laura Stack and a point by Sinead O’Donnell gave the Limerick side a dream start against the Clare opposition. Throughout the first half, play was tight and frantic with both sides giving it their all. Scores were exchanged but Hazelwood’s lucky early break was the real difference between the sides at the half time whistle with a score line of 1.4 to 3 points.
Scariff started the second half with vigour with a goal from their first attack and they continued to dominate for the next 15 minutes. Despite their upper hand Scariff failed to convert their opportunities due to the resilience of the Hazelwood backs. The teams were level at 1-4 each as the game entered the final quarter. Unrattled by the Scariff onslaught, Hazelwood’s character shone through as they outscored their opponents 3 points to 1 in the remaining period. As Scariff fought hard to try conjure a late attack, they were met with a solid Hazelwood outfit who were now playing full of fire and belief.
When the final whistle was finally blown it was greeted to the delight of Hazelwood team and supporters. Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher were crowned Munster Senior Camogie Champions for 2016/17 on a score line of 1-7 to 1-5.
Picture a: Back row (left to right): Ms Martina Matthews, Ms Julie Corkery, Aoife Murray, Emma Enright, Aisling Cunningham, Orlaith Hennessy, Caitlin O Connor, Valarie Shanahan, Ide Cunningham, Megan Nolan, Abbey Mcdermot, Shauna Cunningham, Ide Collins, Ave Mullane, Mary Kate Fehin, Sarah Mcdermot, Shauna Kenneally, Danny Corkery (Coach). FRONT ROW: Brid Stack, Sinead O Donnell, Niamh O Brien, Laura Stack, Holly Hennessy, Meave Mccarthy, Chloe O Brien (captain) , Aoife McMahon, Katie Carroll, Sarah Sheehan, Anna Walmsley
Picture b: Hazelwood College Captain Chloe O’Brien pictured after leading her side to Munster glory with the cup and her mother Fiona.
Picture c: HAzelwood College and Milford GAA Club players (from left) Sarah Sheehan, Brid Flanagan, Mary Kate Fehin and Laura Stack after their success in the Senior Camogie Colleges’ Munster Final.
Hazelwood Heroines Golden Victory
By Katie Ryan, Transition Year
Recently, the Senior Hazelwood College Camogie team placed against Scariff in the Senior Camogie Munster Colleges’ Final at home in their local pitch.
There was a biting cold wind in the air that both camogie players and spectators alike could feel as they stamped their feet to regain some warmth from standing still for so long. However it was evident that once the match started, this did not affect Hazelwood Colleges playing chances at all.
Laura Stack scored the first goal against Scariff within ten minutes of the match and many of the girls on the team followed her lead enthusiastically so that by the end of the first half Hazelwood College was drawing with Scariff 1-3. At the start of the second half the girls came back so strong and determined scoring 4 more points, securing them a win in the Munster Camogie Final 1-7 to 1-5. It was a tight match but a well deserved win as the winning team crowded into the pitch to celebrate their victory and hard work.
Recently, the Hazelwood College senior girls capped the perfect year when they secured the perfect double after winning the Limerick A Camogie Championship along with their Senior Cork Camogie Championship title earlier in the year. Hazelwood College are the only school to hold both a Limerick and Cork title in the same year in camogie.
The referee on the day was Seanie Hartnett and weather conditions were ever changing. Hazelwood started in bright sunshine and ended in a flurry of hailstones. People involved with Laurel Hill and Hazelwood camogie teams and understand the rivalry between them knew it was going to be a tough battle from the throw in and it was hard to predict who would come out on top.
The match began at a hectic pace Hazelwood securing position and eventually leading to Cliona O’ Callaghan throwing the first point over the bar. However, from the get go it was clear that Laurel Hills side was going to put up a fight.
There was a great performance from Cliona O’ Callaghan in our forward line who scored a total of 1-3 in the first half and 1-5 in the second half. Our captain Aine Cunningham also scored 1-1 in the second half and along with Donna Mulcahy’s point in the second half it brought the final score to 3-11 to Laurel Hills 2-6.
Hazelwood’s back line defended ferociously throughout, led by Tara Fitzgibbon and Rosin Twohill, who cleared every ball that came their way. Chloe O’ Brien’s impeccable delivery made the forwards’ job a lot easier, constantly running up and down the side delivering every ball she could into the forward line.
Mr. Tom Halpin was a very proud manager with two County A Championships delivered.
Hazelwood College Senior Camogie team who have added the County Limerick A Camogie Championship to their County Cork A Camogie Championship title from earlier in the year, winning a historic and unprecedented ‘double’. Pictured are the doubly victorious champions. Back row (from left to right) Rebecca Duggan, Laura O’Connell, Donna Mulcahy, Áine Fitzibbon, Cliona O’Callagan, Megan Fitzgibbon, Chloe O’Brien, Briana O’Connor, Bríd Flanagan, Emma Sheahan, Katie Carroll, Kasey Farrell, Aoife Murray, Abby McDermott, Mary Kate Fehin and Emily Rose Mulcahy. Front row (left to right) Orlaith Hennessy, Laura Stack, Tara Fitzgibbon, Áine Cunningham, Aoife McMahon, Sarah Shanahan, Ellana Mulcahy, Roisin Twohill, Medhb McCarthy and Aisling Cunningham.
Hazelwood Ladies Crowned Munster Champions
Meanscoil San Nioclás: 1-04
On 17th January 2015, the Hazelwood Senior Ladies’ Football Team were crowned Munster Champions after a tough battle with Meanscoil San Nioclás from An Rinn, Waterford. The match was played in Glanworth, Co. Cork, and heavy underfoot conditions and bitter cold proved challenging for both sides.
From the whistle, it was clear that both teams had similar intentions, and it took 12 minutes for the first score to be registered on the board, after Laura Stack finished a good passage of play from Hazelwood forwards with a point. It wasn’t long before Meanscoil levelled the score after a pointed free. Hazelwood pulled away in the next 10 minutes with points from Tara Fitzgibbon and Laura Stack, and Cliona O Callaghan found the net to give Hazelwood a five point lead. Meanscoil responded well and scored two points in reply. With 5 minutes left in the opening half, both sides were pushing for scores before half time and Hazelwood were rewarded for their efforts with a point from the left boot of Cliona O Callaghan and a goal from Emily Rose Mulcahy giving them the advantage at half time. The half time score read 2-4 to 0-3 points in favour of Hazelwood.
After being refreshed at half time, both sides took to the field for the second half. Meanscoil had a better start to this half, and began putting pressure on the Hazelwood girls. However, having failed to convert all of their chances they only scored one point in their 10 minute purple patch. Hazelwood found their feet again after points from Katie McCarthy and Tara Fitzgibbon, but Meanscoil quickly responded with a well taken goal after dividing the Hazelwood defence. This left 5 points between the sides, and Meanscoil had the crowd’s support and the momentum entering the final quarter. The Waterford side had several chances to reduce the deficit, but missed frees as well as two top drawer saves from Hazelwood goalkeeper Rebecca McGuinness prevented them from clawing their way back. Hazelwood took advantage of Meanscoil’s inaccuracy, and with 8 minutes left on the clock, Hazelwood hit 3 goals in 3 minutes to finish the game as a contest, one from Katie McCarthy and two from Laura Stack. As the Meanscoil girls’ heads dropped, Hazelwood thoughts turned to celebrations as Laura Stack pointed from play and Chloe O’Brien finished the game with a superb point after an individual run of the length of the field. When the final whistle blew Hazelwood players and supporters rejoiced, with the Munster title heading to Dromcollogher. The final score read 5-08 to 1-04.
Cliona O Callaghan was awarded Player of the Match and Jerome Casey, Munster Treasurer, presented the cup to Hazelwood Captain Ciara McCarthy. On behalf of the team, Ciara thanked referee Shaun Cronin, manager Tom Halpin, coach Moss McCarthy and assistant coach Siobhán McCarthy. This was a well-deserved win for the girls, as they trained very hard, even twice over the Christmas holidays! Hopefully more silverware will come their way throughout the year.
Scorers: Laura Stack (2-03), Cliona O’ Callaghan (1-01), Katie McCarthy (1-01), Emily Rose Mulcahy (1-00), Tara Fitzgibbon (0-02), Chloe O Brien (0-01).
Team: Rebecca McGuinness, Claire Sweeney, Ciara McCarthy, Meadbh McCarthy, Cathy Foley, Chloe O Brien, Norma O Sullivan, Bríd Flanagan, Megan Fitzgibbon, Sarah Shanahan, Tara Fitzgibbon, Cliona O Callaghan, Katie McCarthy, Laura Stack, Emily Rose Mulcahy.
Subs Used: Áine Cunningham, Ellanna Mulcahy, Briana O’ Connor, Aoife McMahon, Marie Danaher.
Subs: Donna Mulcahy, Sharon Carmody, Emma Sheehan, Sarah Sheehan, Róisín Cunningham, Ava Mullane, Laura Enright.
Picture 1: Back Row (left to right): Mr Tom Halpin, Roisin Cunningham, Sarah Sheahan, Laura Stack, Bríd Flanagan, Cathy Foley, Emma Sheehan, Sharon Carmady, Rebecca McGuinness, Claire Sweeney, Katie McCarthy, Medhb McCarthy, Cliona O’Callaghan, Norma O’Sullivan, Laura Enright, Donna Mulcahy, Moss McCarthy, holding Muiris McCarthy aloft. Front Row (left to right): Briana O’Connor, Marie Danneher, Ava Mullane, Tara Fitzgibbon, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Ellana Mulcahy, Áine Cunningham, Chloe O’Brien, Ciara McCarthy, Sarah Shanhan, Megan Fitzgibbon and Aoife McMahon
Picture 2: Pictured from left to right Ciara McCarthy, Mr Tom Halpin coach of the Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Football team and Sarah Shanahan.
Picture 3: Hazelwood College’s Cliona O Callaghan being presented with her Player of the Match trophy by Paul Murphy
Picture 4: Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Football captain Ciara McCarthy (left) being presented with the cup by Jerome Donovan
Picture 5: Pictured from left to right Hannah dePaor, captain of Mean Scoil, referee Mr Sean Cronin and Ciara McCarthy, captain of the Senior Ladies’ Football team
Hazelwood Crowned Cork Camogie Champions
On 4th December 2014, the Hazelwood Senior Camogie team came out on top in a tough battle with Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, securing the Cork Colleges Senior Camogie Championship. The match was played in Dromcollogher, with Hazelwood holding the advantage on home turf.
From the whistle, it was clear that both teams had similar intensions, and it took 6 minutes for the first score to be registered on the board. Ellanna Mulcahy won a loose ball and fired over the bar to put the home team in the lead. Points from Mary Kate Fehin and two from Cliona O’Callaghan put Hazelwood further in the lead. Bandon forwards were restricted to three points in the first half, due to consistent defending from the Hazelwood backs. The first half was a physical battle between the sides, and the game was score for score until, after a good passage of play between the Hazelwood midfielders and half forwards, corner forward Áine Cunningham received an accurate pass and finished a low shot to the net, giving the home side a four point lead at the interval. The half time score read 1-04 to 0-03.
Hazelwood started the better side in the second half, and began to dominate all over the field. Cliona O’Callaghan put the ball in the net in the opening 5 minutes of the second half, followed by goals from Áine Cunningham and Donna Mulcahy. Despite defensive mistakes that were the cause of conceding scores, Bandon continued to fight but failed to convert all of their chances, scoring just two points in the third quarter. With Hazelwood ahead entering the final quarter of the game, they pushed on with further goals from Donna Mulcahy and Áine Cunningham and points from Cliona O’Callaghan and Mary Kate Fehin. Team captain, Donna Mulcahy, leading by example, added a point to her tally, before Áine Cunningham handled a high ball in the square and palmed to the net. Deserving player of the match, Áine Cunningham added a point to her name before finishing as the day’s top scorer with 4-01 with a fine display of goal scoring ability. Bandon got a consolation goal towards the end, put it was too little too late for the gallant South Cork side, who, to their credit never gave up until the final whistle. Strong midfield pairing Chloe O’Brien and Ellanna Mulcahy scored a point each after making runs from the centre of the pitch to close out the game, the scoreboard reading 7-10 to 1-05 in favour of Hazelwood at the final whistle.
Referee Mike Sheehan presented the cup to Hazelwood captain Donna Mulcahy on behalf of her teammates. This was a well deserved win for the Hazelwood Senior Camogie team, and hopefully will not be the last of the year ahead for this talented group of players.
Hazelwood College’s Senior Camogie team, who recently secured the Cork Colleges’ Senior Camogie Championship. Back row (left to right) Aoife McMahon, Laura Stack, Nicola Madden, Bríd Flanagan, Mary Kate Fehin, Laura O’Connell, Kasey Farrell, Aisling Cunningham, Briana O’Connor, Cliona O’Callaghan, Aoife Murray, Áine Fitzgibbon, Megan Fitzgibbon, Rebecca Duggan, Ms Bernie Walsh and Brendan O’Connor. Front Row (left to right) Orlaith Hennessy, Abby McDermott, Aisling Enright, Emma O’Callaghan, Sarah Shanahan, Áine Cunningham, Donna Mulcahy, Ellannah Mulcahy, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Chloe O’Brien, Tara Fitzgibbon and Katie Carroll.