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.

Sky Sports Super Sports Day

A great day out for Hazelwood 2nd year students, pictured here with Liam Mc Carthy and Sam Maguire, while representing MUNSTER at the Sky Sports Super Games Day 2nd year hurling tournament in the GAA coaching Headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin.

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.

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.


G.A.A. News

Hazelwood College student Jamie O’Connor is pictured being congratulated by his Hazelwood College coach Mr Danny Sheahan (left) and Hazelwood College Head of Sport, Mr Conor Murphy (right) after he was part of the County Cork U14 team that recently won the U14 All-Ireland Hurling Final. Jamie is pictured with his All-Ireland medal.


Hazelwood College student Colin O’Brien is pictured being congratulated by his Hazelwood College Mr Matt Finn after he was part of the Cork U16 team that recently won the U16 All-Ireland Final.


Hazelwood qualify for Semi-Final of Limerick Colleges

Hazelwood qualify for Semi-Final of Limerick Colleges

Hazelwood College 5-11
Colaiste Ioseaf Kilmallock 0-01

Hazelwood College first year hurlers recorded back to back wins against St. Munchins College and Kilmallock this month, securing a successful start to the County Limerick First Year Colleges’ Competition. Hazelwood benefited from the accurate free taking of Michael Barrett on both matches, while the defence, led by Jack Walsh did very well clearing each and every attack from the Kilmallock players. The tight, competitive marking of the Hazelwood defenders really provided the platform for success, leading to scores from Jamie O’ Connor who scored 2-3 on the day. Hazelwood went through a purple patch midway through the second half meaning the match was over as a contest. Owen Finn wasn’t really tested in goals but did come to the rescue when Colaiste Ioseaf were awarded a close in free with 10 minutes to go. Other with very impressive displays on the day were James Molyneaux, Ben O’ Connor and Josh Moran.

Panel: Eoin Finn (Newtownshandrum), Kieran O’ Flynn (St. Kevin’s), Jack Walsh (St. Marks, Capt.), Fergal Lane (Killeedy), Michael O’ Callaghan (St. Mark’s), James Molyneaux (Drom/Broadford), Billy Ryan (Newtownshandrum), Ben O’ Connor (Newtownshandrum), Michael Barrett (Drom/Broadford), Brian Stack (Drom/Broadford), Jamie O’ Connor (St.Kevins), Colm Ryan (Feenagh/Kilmeedy), Josh Moran (Drom/Broadford), John Hennessy (Killeedy), Brian Ahern (Drom/Broadford), Conor Falvey (Drom/Broadford), David Condon (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Sean Broderick (St. Mark’s), Connor Davy (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Michael Quinn (Newtownshandrum), James Patrick Ryan (Deel Rangers), Conor Stack (Feohanagh /Castlemahon), Jack Harding, Daniel Cunningham (Killeedy)