Back in Action

“Mens sana in corpore sano” Healthy body, healthy mind.
It’s just fantastic to see the playing fields full once again and the students returning to class invigorated after an active lunch break.

The U15 football panel have certainly made their mark as they were the first to resume matches. They have two impressive victories over Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh and Glenstal already under their belts. Exciting times ahead !

U15 Football News

Hazelwood College U15 Football team that defeated Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh today by 3-16 to 0-05 in the opening round of the LIT Sports U15 Justin Herbert Football Cup played in Caherdavin

G.A.A. Results

Congratulations and well done to the boys U 15 footballers in a great performance and a comprehensive win over Beara Community College (6-10 to 1-14) in the first round of the Munster Colleges

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Congratulations to the U16 1/2 hurlers who had a great win over Crescent Comp in the Limerick B Post-Primary Championship on a score line of 3-21 to 0-02

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1st Round Win Munster Football

Hazelwood College Win 1st round of Munster U16.5 Football Championship

Hazelwood College 3-15
St. Caimins, Shannon 2-3

The Astroturf in Mick Neville Park played host to this entertaining encounter on a very wintery day last Friday the 19th of January. Hazelwood got out of the blocks early with a flying start scoring 1-5 without reply in the opening quarter. Brian Ahern outstanding at centre forward had scored 3 points, only bettered by Colm Ryan at wing forward scoring 1-1 with Jamie O’ Connor scoring the remaining point. St. Caimins rallied briefly scoring 1-1 in the next 5 minutes. However, Hazelwood once again wrestled back control scoring 3 points before half time. Two through Jamie O’ Connor with Colm Ryan adding another. The score at half time was 1-8 to 1-1. The Second half began as the first one ended, Colm Ryan scoring a brace and Jamie O’ Connor adding another. St. Caimins responded with a goal and a point of their own. Though Hazelwood were dominating, they struggled to shake a dogged St. Caimins off. Colm Ryan scored 4 more points, 2 through frees but St. Caimins responded with a point of their own. Hazelwood finally pulled away with a Jamie O’ Connor wonder goal into the top corner with 2 minutes remaining, this was followed quickly by a last minute goal by raiding centre back Brian Stack, to leave the final score line reading 3-15 to 2-3. The next round is not for another 5 weeks as students break for the pre exams.

Hazelwood Claim U15 Title

Hazelwood College 4-11
Salesian College 3-2

Hazelwood College extended their unbeaten run in Limerick College football to two years in claiming the Justin Herbert cup last Thursday. Both teams deserve great credit for producing a very sporting, entertaining contest despite wintery conditions at Mick Neville park. Hazelwood, aided by quite a strong breeze were quick to settle into the game and had three points on the board within five minutes. Kenny Lynch opened the scoring and the outstanding player on the day, David Boyce powered his way forward to kick a couple of inspirational points. Dromcollogher were dominating possession around the middle third of the pitch with Eamon Carmody, Stephen Long and Lee Foley well on top. Jack Condon and Ed Brennan were proving very effective in the half-forward line, creating further points for Kenny Lynch and David Boyce. Pallaskenry did counterattack to get a point on the board. However they were unable to score a much needed goal thanks to resilient defence from Cian Nash, Eoghan and Jack Shanaghan. Hazelwood really took control of the game ten minutes before the break. Ciaran O’ Sullivan was finally able to evade his marker and scored 1-1 in consecutive attacks. Stephen O’ Brien scored a well-deserved goal just before half time to leave the scoreline 2-8 to 0-1.

Pallaskenry started the second half in very determined fashion and scored two goals in as many minutes. Hazelwood responded well to this setback and found the net themselves following a determined move from David Boyce. The remainder of the match was quite an even contest with sustained attacks by Pallaskenry being repelled by Pat Curtin and Mark Kelly in Hazelwood’s last line of defence. Pallaskenry did score a third goal but Stephen O Brien showed his striking instincts once again to keep the lead a relatively comfortable one. Dromcollogher finished the match with points from Ed Brennan and David Boyce. This followed some good work from Ryan Reidy. Hazelwood overcame Kilfinnane, Rathkeale and Croom in the previous rounds of this competition. The focus now turns to hurling for this team after the Christmas break.

Panel: Mark Kelly, Eoghan O’Gorman, Pat Curtin, Cian Nash, David Boyce, Jack Shanaghan, Lee Foley, Stephen Long, Eamon Carmody, Jack Condon, Ed Brennan, Ryan Reidy, Kenny Lynch, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Stephen O’Brien, Jamie Reidy, Adam Cotter, Darragh Reidy, Darren Fehan, Kevin Normoyle, Robert McCarthy, Conor Heenan, Shane O’Riordan, Seamus O’Donnell, Thomas Sheahan, Oliver O’Dell

U18s Through Final

Hazelwood College 2-9
Scoil Pol,Kilfinane 2-8

Hazelwood U18s through to Limerick B football final in nail biting clash

Report by Sarah Sheehan, TY.

This game was played on a lovely dry morning in Martinstown. Hazelwood got off to a strong start, with James Molyneaux, Jamie O Conner, Jack Pierce and Brian Ahern all scoring points in the 1st 10 minutes. In this period of dominance Scoil Pòl only scored once so that left the score line with Hazelwood ahead 4 points to 1 at the ten minute mark.The rest of the half was dominated by both defences. Scoil Pòl scoring twice more and Hazelwood scored through Jamie O Connor.This meant the score at half time was Hazelwood 0-5 Scoil Pòl 0-3.

Scoil Pòl raced out of the blocks in the second half and within 3 minutes the score was 0-5 a piece. Once again,however, Hazelwood wrestled back control of the game,dominating the next 20 minutes scoring 2-3.Brian Ahern leading the way with 1-2,Killian Shine scored a super goal and Ronan Cahill chipping in with a point. All of this good work was undone however in a minute period starting on the 54th minute,with Scoil Pòl laying the Hazelwood goal scoring 1-3 of their own,to level it up in injury time.

Hazelwood managed to break out of their half for the first time in 10 mins and Jamie O Connor popped up with a great winning point. Much to the relief of Hazelwood, the final whistle blew shortly after. Hazelwood now play the winners of Desmond College and Copsewood, Pallaskenry in the final next Friday the 15th in Rathkeale.

U15 Footballers progress to Semi-Finals

Hazelwood College 6-9
Scoil Pol 2-1

This opening round game, played in Kilfinnane Friday morning was much more competitive than the final scoreline suggests. The victory was built on a very strong defensive display. Jack Shanaghan, Pat Curtin and Eoghan O’ Gorman were well on top in the central positions. Hazelwood were on the scoreboard early with points from Eamon Carmody and Darragh Reidy. Adam Cotter scored an opportunist goal before the home team answered back with a goal of their own. We responded well and stretched our advantage with goals from Shane O’ Riordan, Eamon Carmody and Adam Cotter.
The quality of the game improved hugely in the second half and the defenders were at their very best to withstand several promising attacks from Kilfinnane. Hazelwood found the scores easier to come by with further goals From Stephen O’ Flynn and Eamon Carmody. Edward probably had the best score of the game with a point from long range.

Hazelwood College 9-9
Colaiste Na Trocaire 2-5

Hazelwood maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a fairly comfortable victory over Rathkeale in Dromcollogher Tuesday morning. With a much-changed team from the previous game, Hazelwood took a while to get into their stride. However the Rathkeale defence was coming under pressure and conceded goals from Eamon Carmody(2) Kenny Lynch and Lee Foley. We also had points from Thomas Curran, David Boyce and Kenny Lynch. Rathkeale dominated the latter stages of the first half, scoring a goal and threatened to score another couple only to be thwarted with some excellent goalkeeping from Mark Kelly.
Hazelwood dominated the second half and found the net with regular frequency. Ciaran O’ Sullivan (3), Stephen O’ Flynn and Brendan Harding were on the end of some great moves. David Boyce kicked a superb point from 40 yards in between times.

Panel: Mark Kelly, Eoghan O’Gorman, Pat Curtin, Jamie Reidy, Darren Fehan, Jack Shanaghan, Lee Foley, Stephen Long, Edward Brennan, Kenny Lynch, Eamon Carmody, Jack Condon, Stephen O’ Flynn, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Thomas Curran, David Boyce, Oliver O’ Dell, Darren Reidy, Adam Cotter, Ryan Reidy, Thomas Sheahan, Cian Nash, Kevin Normoyle, Brendan Harding, Mark Buckley, Robert McCarthy, Sean Scanlan, Shane O’ Riordan, David O’ Riordan, Eamon O’ Kelly, Seamus O’ Donnell, Conor Heenan

Kerry Star Visits Hazelwood College

On Tuesday the 7th March 2017, Hazelwood College welcomed Kerry Senior Footballer James O’Donoghue to speak to the school community on health and nutrition. This was followed by a training session for students who use the BumbleBee Bank within the school. This initiative was organised by the Transition Year students who manage the BumbleBee Bank in the school as part of the AIB Build A Bank Challenge 2016/2017.

James delivered a very inspirational talk to the students on how to cope with the pressures of growing up, as well as keeping fit and staying healthy. This was then followed by a question and answer session where the students were given the opportunity to ask James all about his professional life as a Kerry footballer and his life outside of sport. James answered the questions very honestly and gave the students a great insight into his life. He spoke about the importance of keeping good role models in your our lives as they form the bedrock of his life. He also spoke to students about being ‘tough’ and not being afraid to say no to peer pressure. James was very down to earth and it was very easy for the students to relate to what he was saying.

After the talk James conducted a training session to a number of lucky students. Those students were randomly selected from account holders in The BumbleBee Bank. James was assisted in giving this training session by Limerick Hurler Gearoid Hegarty who is teaching in the school at present. The students really enjoyed the training session as they left the gym with smiling red faces!

James was very kind to pose for any photos with students and even visited The BumbleBee Bank and saw it in operation.
Overall the day was a great success and Hazelwood College would like to sincerely thank James for giving up his time to visit our school.

Hazelwood College BumbleBee Build-A-Bank group are pictured welcoming James O’Donoghue on his recent visit. Pictured are (from left) Ms Ciara Broderick, supervising teacher for the BumbleBee Bank, Eliza Reidy, James O’Donoghue, Ciara O’Flynn, Mary Kate Fehin and Edel O’Flynn.

James O’Donoghue (centre) with Mary Kate Fehin (left) and Eliza Reidy (right) with the product they created as part of their Transition Year Programme company, which recently was involved with Market Day in Hazelwood College.

James O’Donoghue (back row, centre) is pictured with members of the Hazelwood College Junior Ladies’ Football team.

James O’Donoghue (back row, centre) is pictured with Hazelwood College students at the start of the training session he held in the course of his recent visit.

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

G.A.A. News Roundup

Hazelwood College Under 15 Munster Schools’ team are pictured after their stunning victory over Árdscoil na mBraithre CBS, Clonmel on a scoreline of 6-6 for Hazelwood to Clonmel’s 2-7. Pictured are Back row (left to right) : Mr Noel O’Grady, Jordan Kirwan, David Galvin, Ben Mulcahy, Eamonn Carmody, Sean Madden, TJ Kelly, Eoin Enright, Conor Stack, Killian Cahill, Conor Broderick, David Boyce, Christopher O’ Riordan, Rory Hannigan, Daniel O’Connor, Euan Collins, Front row (left to right) : Shaun O’ Connor ,David Noonan ,Jamie Hennessy, Cian White Jack Brennan, Eoin Galvin, Brian Ahern, Ronan O’Connor, Tristan Sheerin, Graham Roche, Shane Hartnett, Jason Culhane


Hazelwood College’s Senior Hurling team are pictured after their recent victory over St. Mary’s Second School on a scoreline of Hazelwood College 3-26 to St Mary’s 2-19. Pictured are back row (left to right) : Jamie O’ Connor, Michael Ryan, Alan O’Leary, Cameron O’Flynn, Colin O’Brien, Cathal Finn, Evan O’Flynn, Darragh Lane, Jason Sheehan, Darragh Stack and Ben O’Connor, Front row (left to right): Dwayne Sheehan, Brian Murphy, James McDermott, Diarmuid Murphy, Brian Buckley, Dylan Hayes Daly, Cian Magner Flynn, Damien Burke and Eoin Finn


Hazelwood College Junior Girls’ Football team are pictured after their comprehensive victory over Laurel Hill Secondary School in the County Limerick Colleges’ Junior Ladies Football Competition on a scoreline of 4-7 to 2-6, under the management of Ms Aisling Culhane. Pictured are back row (left to right): Erin Lenihan, Muireann O’Callaghan, Caoimhe McCarthy, Chloe Fitzgibbon, Áine O’Sullivan, Shauna Cunningham, Sophie McAuliffe, Aisling, Magner, Yvonne Stack, Tara Kenneally and Ciara McCarthy. Front row (left to right) Clodagh Buckley, Niamh Mullins, Rachel Power, Meabh McCarthy, Maeve O’Connor, Yvonne O’Kelly, Sarah Sheehan, Íde Collins and Katie Burke.