Visit from the past & future

Its always great to welcome back past pupils but even more exciting when they arrive through the doors with an armful of cups. Thanks to past students Seamus Flanagan and Padraig Ahern who called to the school with the All-Ireland and Munster Cups that they won in 2017 as part of the Limerick U21 Hurling team.

Terrific ‘Troy Test

Hazelwood College U15 Final Spot Secured in Terrific ‘Troy Test

Hazelwood College 2-13
Castletroy College 3-7

Last Wednesday, Hazelwood College U15 team faced off against the mighty Castletroy College in the U15 Limerick Colleges’ Semi Final. In the eleventh minute, a Tristan Sheerin goal laid down a marker of Hazelwood’s determination to progress to the final. Hazelwood built on this with seven unanswered points, including four frees by David Boyce. After the restart Castletroy managed, through Diarmuid Hegarty and Ronan Lyons to take 3-1 in a purple patch for Castletroy, leaving just two points in the difference. Despite a concerted Castletroy siege on Hazelwood’s goal line, Hazelwood were able to take important points from centre forward, Ciaran O’Sullivan and a long range free by Conor Shanahan, which ultimately secured their passage to the final.

Hazelwood College U15 County Colleges’ Semi-Final Winners are pictured after their recent victory over Castletroy College. Pictured are back row, left to right : Daniel O’Connor, Tristin Sheerin, Eamon Carmody, Sean Madden, David Galvin, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Eoin Galvin, Thomas Sheehan, Shane Dillon, Ruairi Hannigan, David Noonan, Killian Cahill, Conor Shanahan, Eoin Enright, Conor Stack, Dylan Murray, Sean O’Connor, Jordan Kirwan.

Front row left to right : Ian Kelly, Cian White, Ben Mulcahy, Ronan O’Connor, Jamie Hennessy, Mark Buckley, TJ Kelly, Cathal Broderick, David Boyce, Brian Ahern and Shane Harnett.

Young Scientist 2017

Best of Luck to our 13 students taking part in this years BT Young Scientist Competition.

This year 5 group projects from our students qualified for the prestigious national competition.

The titles of this years entries are:

An Exploratory Investigation into the Acoustical Conditions Experienced by both Primary and Second Level students in County Limerick – Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Group

An investigation into the use of various manures from different animals to determine which has the greatest energy supply to farms – Technology Group

An investigation into the production of Selenium-enriched dairy products with commercial potential. – Biological and Ecological Group

MIGRAINE – IT’S NOT JUST A HEADACHE!! – Social and Behavioural Sciences Group

Accents – The Unspoken About Prejudice – Social and Behavioural Sciences Group


Entrants of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, in the Behavioural Science category, are Mary Kate Fehin and Ava Mullane, pictured at Hazlewood College, Dromcollogher
Source Credit: Limerick Leader

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Hazelwood Heroines Secure Senior Camogie Final Place

On a cold Monday the ladies of the Hazelwood College Senior Camogie team set out on what they knew would be a very challenging Camogie Semi-Final match against Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick. The girls knew it would take such determination and team effort to beat Laurel Hill, but that did not faze them.

The Hazelwood side started off a great game, despite the harsh cold weather, by scoring the first point of the match. Laurel Hill came back moments later to score a goal but that didn’t throw the Hazelwood ladies off. The game went on and Hazelwood ladies were leading by one point at half time.

As the second half began the Hazelwood ladies got right back into the game and started pouring in the points ahead of Laurel Hill. The girls had a great finish to the game by beating Laurel Hill by nine points on a score line 3-11 to 2-5. This was a great win for the ladies who are now through to the Limerick A Division final.


The Final itself will take place this Saturday 17th December in Dromcollogher at 12.00, all support greatly appreciated.


Apprentice Chef


APPRENTICE CHEF is cookery competition organised by chefs in Tralee Institute of Technology. It focuses on making healthy food choices ‘Good Mood Foods’

The Involvement in The Apprentice Chef is the top Home Economics achievement in Hazelwood College, where Healthy Eating is a priority. Students love to participate in cook-offs in school and they really benefit from the Tralee workshop where they can experience a professional catering environment.

Participating student chefs are linked to a chef mentor who advises them on their dishes.

Apprentice Chef has raised the standard of skills in our school and inspired students and their families toward healthier food choices . In Hazelwood College EVERYBODY learns about ‘good mood food’ from Tralee’s Apprentice Chef Event.

This year is our 4th year competing the The Apprentice Chef. Hazelwood’s Julia O’Doherty won 1st prize in 2012. the competition’s first year. Then, in 2015, Laura Stack came 3rd in the final. We have four Home Economics Teachers in our school and we teamwork towards better food choices. Home Economics student numbers are growing and we are happy to be adding a new kitchen this year.

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Billy Ryan, our 2nd year finalist, who is using locally sourced beef from O’Connor’s butchers, Dromcollogher, pictured with Ciaran O’Connor, craft butcher. Ciaran taught Billy how to butcher beef fillets into even-sized cubes for his dish.


This is Orlaith Hennessy’s dish of Fish Curry and rice with crostini and green salad. This was her original dish idea. With the help of her chef mentors Orlaith has developed this dish to an even higher standard. Check out The Apprentice Chef Facebook page to follow our successful students.


BSTAI CIMA Regional Business Studies Quiz Final

Third Year Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Caroline Ahern, Aaron Shanahan, Lorna Mulqueen and Debbie Lynch who are pictured holding their prizes for their second place finish in the BSTAI CIMA Regional Business Studies Quiz Final, which secured them qualification for the national finals. The regional final took place in LIT on Wednesday, October 7th last.


Hazelwood College third year students who participated in the CIMA Regional Business Studies Quiz. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Ciara O’Flynn, Katie Ryan, Caroline Ahern, Aaron Shanahan, Lorna Mulqueen, Debbie Lynch, Chris Boyce and Ava Mullane. Front Row (left to right) William Geoghan, Ciara O’Callaghan, Orlaith Hennessy and Jack McCarthy.


Business Quiz National Final

Hazelwood College Business Studies quiz team at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants / BSTAI Junior Certificate Business Quiz National Final which was held in LIT Thurles recently. Pictured are (from left to right) Hazelwood College Business Studies teacher Ms Margaret Griffin, Paul Power, Kennedy O’Sullivan, Emma O’Driscoll of RTE fame who acted as MC for the event, Áine Bennis, Gerard O’Donnell, Mary Higgins President of the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland and Hazelwood College Business Studies teacher Mr Noel O’Grady.