Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners

Picture 1 is of the 3B CSPE class, who, as part of their CSPE Action Project, travelled to Cork Penny Dinners in order to present a cheque raised by the students. Pictured are Betty Cotter, Catriona Twomey (of Cork Penny Dinners), Dylan Hennessy, Conor Long, Cian Magner Flynn, Ben Long, Noelle Lenihan, Cathy Foley, Eimear Lenihan, Nicola Madden, Brid Flanagan, Shauna Kiely, Kasey Farrell, Daragh Lane (presenting the cheque), Tara Barrett, Aiden Murphy, Ethan Evans, Stephan Dunleavy and Declan Leahy. Front row (left to right) Robert Leavitt, Connor McCarthy, Aoife Kiely, Tara Hartigan, Shauna Kennelly, Bridget Foley, Amy Farnan, Eamonn Forde, Dean Falvey and Sean Madigan.

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Picture 2 is of 3B CSPE students during the visit to Cork Penny Dinners, as part of their CSPE Action Project. Pictured are (from left to right) Cathy Foley, Shauna Kennelly, Bridget Foley, Tara Hartigan, Shauna Kiely, Amy Farnan, Ben Long, Robert Leavitt, Eamonn Ford, Conor Long, Ethan Evans, Dean Falvey, Declan Leahy, Kasey Farrell and Connor McCarthy.

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Berlin Trip 2014

Berlin Trip 2014

Bright and early on Thursday the 23rd of October, thirty-seven students and four teachers left Hazelwood College to travel to Dublin airport to begin our historical school trip to Berlin, led by Mr Farrell.
Undoubtedly, the trip was jam packed with historical outings, from Checkpoint Charlie to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Of course, we did allow time for fun, with visits to Berlin Zoo and BunteSchokoWelt Chocolate Factory.

Our tour commenced with a visit to Checkpoint Charlie, followed by the Berlin Wall Museum. Each and every student was immensely interested in the information showcased in the museum as events involving the Berlin Wall were brought before our eyes.

The following morning began with a tour of Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, now home stadium to Hertha BSC, of the Budesliga. The tour involved viewings of the dressing rooms, VIP lounges and also, the remains of the balcony where Hitler addressed the crowd during the Berlin Olympics in 1936. We then went on to visit the Jewish Museum, where we viewed various exhibitions, educating us on Jewish culture.

Saturday began with a long-awaited visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Without a doubt, this was the most eye-opening aspect of our trip. This revealed to us the true horror of the Holocaust, and brought to life these horrific events.

That evening, we travelled to the DDR museum, which showed us everyday life in East Germany throughout its existence. Afterwards, we headed for the Reichstag, where we saw a birds-eye view of Berlin as we scaled the dome.
Thankfully, each and every student and teacher thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the trip.

By: Gráinne Ahern, Patricia Galvin & Sarah Harnett.

Picture 1: Sixth Year Hazelwood College students on tour in Berlin are photographed at Checkpoint Charlie. Pictured are (from left to right) Chuck, one of the guides at Checkpoint Charlie, Peter Gilmore, Tadhg O’Sullivan, Padraig Lordan, John Ahern, Mairead Lordan, Kelly Buckley and Frank, another guide at Checkpoint Charlie.

Picture 2: Fifth Year History students open the iron curtain. Pictured (from left to right) Checkpoint Charlie guide Chuck, pictured with Mr Ronan Farrell, Siobhan O’Callaghan, Kate Farrissey, Janice Reidy, Niamh Enright, Paul Kirwan, Darragh Lynch Linehan, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Jack Carroll, Sarah Lynch, James Curtin, Liam Doody and Checkpoint Charlie guide Frank.

Picture 3: Hazelwood College Transition Year students take Berlin. Pictured are (from left to right) Chuck, James Guidera, Quentin Reidy, Chloe Reidy, Ellen Ryan, Emma Stone, Sarah Hartnett, Dwayne Sheehan and Frank.

Picture 4: James Guidera, Dwayne Sheehan and Patricia Galvin pictured with the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, during their recent tour to Berlin.

Picture 5: Ellie Stone, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Cathal Murphy, Jack Carroll, Ellen Ryan and Grainne Ahern with some of the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.

Picture 6: Kate Farrissey investigates some of the methods people used to escape from the former ‘East’ Germany at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Picture 7: David Simcox reviews some of the exhibitions at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Picture 8: Hazelwood College Transition Year Students outside of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Picture 8: Hazelwood College Transition Year Students outside of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Picture 9: Pictured are (back row left to right) Gearoid Matthews, Dwayne Sheehan, Quentin Reidy, Diarmuid Murphy, Patricia Galvin and Sean Twohig. Pictured front row (left to right) Emma Stone, Ellen Ryan, Chloe Reidy, Grainne Ahern, James Guidera, Jennifer McCarthy and Sarah Hartnett.

Picture 9: Transition Year students (from left to right) Grainne Ahern, Sarah Hartnett and Patricia Galvin pictured with the 2006 World Cup Bear outside the Olympic Stadium.

Picture 10: Hazelwood College students pictured outside the Olympic Stadium, from left, Patricia Galvin (TYP), Darragh Lynch Linehan (Fifth Year) and Grainne Ahern (TYP).

Picture 11: Hazelwood College students pictured during their tour of the Olympic Stadium outside Berlin. Pictured are (standing from left to right) John Ahern, Padraig Lordan, Tadhg O’Sullivan, Sean Twohig, Gearoid Matthews, Peter Gilmore, Dwayne Sheehan, James Guidera, Liam Doody, Quentin Reidy, David Simcox, Chloe Reidy, Jerry O’Brien, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Sarah Lynch, Sarah O’Callaghan, Ellie Stone, Niamh Enright, Evan Coleman, James Guidera, Jack Carroll and Alison Mulqueen. Pictured in front row (left to right) Kelly Buckley, Kaileigh O’Brien, Mairead Lordan, Emma Stone, Ellen Ryan, Paul Kirwan, Jennifer McCarthy, Janice Reidy, Grainne Ahern, Darragh Lynch Linehan, Patricia Galvin, Sarah Hartnett, Kate Farrissey, Cathal Murphy and Diarmuid Murphy.

Picture 12: Talking to the Animals: Hazelwood College students get up close to one gorilla during their school tour to Berlin. Pictured are (standing from left to right) Patricia Galvin, Jerry O’Brien, Liam Doody and Peter Gilmore as well as Grainne Ahern (foreground).

Picture 13: Sean Twohig (left) and James Guidera (right), both TYP Hazelwood College students, get a novel means of transport around Berlin Zoo during their visit there as part of their History Tour to Berlin.

Picture 14: Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Evan Coleman, Gearoid Matthews and Diarmuid Murphy take a break in the course of their visit to Berlin Zoo during their History Tour to Berlin.

Picture 15: Hazelwood College students Darragh Lynch Linehan (left) and Jennifer McCarthy (right) at the start of their visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, during their History tour to Berlin.

Picture 16: Hazelwood College students view one of the interactive exhibits at the DDR Museum during their History tour to Berlin. Pictured (left to right) Tadhg O’Sullivan, Liam Doody, Dwayne Sheehan, Jennifer McCarthy, Darragh Lynch Linehan and Peter Gilmore.

Picture 17: Sean Twohig TYP student at Hazelwood College with one of the interactive exhibits at the DDR Museum during the Hazelwood College History tour to Berlin.

Picture 18: Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Gearoid Matthews, Evan Coleman and Diarmuid Murphy try out the East German ‘Trabby’ car, in the DDR Museum during the Hazelwood College tour to Berlin.

Picture 19: Hazelwood College students Sarah Hartnett, Patricia Galvin and Alison Mulqueen settle in to the replica East German apartment at the DDR Museum during their History tour to Berlin.

Picture 20: Hazelwood College students who participated on the History tour to Berlin are photographed before the Brandenburg Gate during their recent tour there.

Picture 21: Hazelwood College students on their recent History tour to Berlin also visited the Reichstag. Pictured are (back row left to right) Paul Kirwan, John Ahern and Tadhg O’Sullivan as well as (front row left to right) Mairead Lordan, Kayleigh O’Brien and Kelly Buckley in the glass dome of the Reichstag during their evening visit there.

Picture 22: Hazelwood College students, who participated in the recent History Tour to Berlin, in the glass dome of the Reichstag during their recent visit there.

Picture 23: Paul Kirwan (left) and Kate Farrissey (right) with the Ritter Sport Bear in the Ritter Sport Chocolate shop in Berlin during their recent History tour to Berlin.

Picture 24: Niamh Enright (left) and Janice Reidy (right) in the Ritter Sport Chocolate shop during their recent visit to History tour to Berlin.

Picture 25: Hazelwood College Fifth Year students pictured in front of the Berlin Concert House. Pictured are back row Paul Kirwin (left) and Mr Donal McCormack (right). Third row (from left) David Simcox, James Curtin, Evan Coleman, Ellie Stone and Jack Carroll. Second row (from left) Kayleigh O’Brien, Liam Doody, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Sarah Lynch, Cathal Murphy and Alison Mulqueen. Front row (from left) Kate Farrissey, Darragh Lynch Linehan, Jerry O’Brien (seated), Niamh Enright, Janice Reidy and Sarah O’Callaghan.

Picture 26: Hazelwood College TYP students on their recent History tour to Berlin pictured with Ms Sarah Fogarty (back). Students pictured (front row from left) Patricia Galvin, Emma Stone and James Guidera. Second row (from left) Sarah Hartnett, Ellen Ryan and Emma Stone. Third row (from left) Jennifer McCarthy, Grainne Ahern, Gearoid Matthews and Sean Twohig. Four row (from left) Dwayne Sheehan, Quentin Reidy and Diarmuid Murphy.

Picture 27: Sixth Year Hazelwood College students with their History teacher Mr Ronan Farrell. Pictured are back row (from left) Kelly Buckley, Mr Ronan Farrell and Peter Gilmore. Pictured are front row (from left) Padraig Lordan, Mairead Lordan, Tadhg O’Sullivan and John Ahern.

Picture 28: Hazelwood College students (from left) Tadhg O’Sullivan, Kayleigh O’Brien and John Ahern at the Kaiser Wilhem’s Church, which was bombed during World War II and remains in ruins to symbolise the destruction of war.

Picture 29: Hazelwood College students on their History tour to Berlin outside Berlin Zoo. Pictured (from left to right) are Niamh Enright, Kate Karrissey, Janice Reidy and Ellie Stone.

Picture 30: John Ahern (Sixth Year) and Kayleigh O’Brien (Fifth Year) photographed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during the Hazelwood College History tour to Berlin.

Picture 31: Kayleigh O’Brien (left) and Ms Sarah Fogarty (right) pictured at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during the recent Hazelwood College History tour to Berlin.

Picture 32: Kate Farrissey (left) and Kelly Buckley (right) pictured at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during the Hazelwood College History tour to Berlin.

Picture 33: Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Darragh Lynch Linehan, Dwayne Sheehan, Liam Doody and Jennifer McCarthy in a replica East German kitchen during their visit to the DDR Museum, part of the Hazelwood College History tour to Berlin.

Picture 34: Sweeter than the real thing! Hazelwood College students (from left) John Ahern, Kayleigh O’Brien, Kelly Buckley and Mairead Lordan stand before a chocolate version of the Reichstag during their recent History tour to Berlin.

Picture 35: The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Hazelwood College students (from left) Niamh Enright, Sarah Lynch, Janice Reidy and Kate Farrissey taste the chocolate version of the Berlin Wall, while n their recent History tour to Berlin.

Torc Challenge 2014

Images from the recent Climb of Torc Mountain by Transition Years

The four hour walk took the students from the base of the Waterfall at Torc in Killarney to the top of Top Mountain, a 5km climb of 535m (1755ft) in just over 2 hours. The walk took the steep tourist climb from the base of the waterfall to the top of the waterfall. They followed the Old Kenmare Road between Torc and Mangerton mountains until they reached the south face of Torc. From there it was a trek along the OPW constructed trail to the top where a fantastic 360′ panoramic view was to seen on what was a cold but clear day. In the artic wind it was a crisp 6′C at the top. Credit to this years walkers who knocked a full 30 minutes off the last years time returning to the bus 3.5 hours after first leaving.

Images from the recent Climb of Torc Mountain by Transition Years

Magnificent March in Munster Championship

Hazelwood Hurlers Magnificent March in Munster Championship


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CBS Tramore 4-10

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Hazelwood College’s Under 16½ hurlers got their U16½ Munster Championship campaign off to a winning start with a comprehensive victory over CBS Tramore recently. Hazelwood started well with a Stephen Coughlan goal, with points from Colin O’Brien, Luke Ryan, Dylan Hayes Daly and Damien Burke. Midway through the first half, Tramore settled, racking up several points and a goal. This was met with a sustained Hazelwood fight back, capped off before half time with a goal each by Coughlan and Hayes Daly, leaving the half-time score at 3-10 to 1-5.
After the restart, Hazelwood goals from Cian Magner Flynn and Dean Collins, with points supplied by Brian Buckley, opened a gap between the teams which Tramore were unable to bridge, despite their valiant efforts. Hazelwood College emerged with a commanding lead of 8-18 to 4-10.

Pictured are (back row, left to right) Mr Ronan Farrell (coach), Evan O’Flynn, Olan Collins, Dean O’Brien, Maurice Fitzgibbon, Brian Buckley, Dean Collins, Cian Magner Flynn, Luke Ryan, Stephan Coughlan, James McDermott, Cillian Shine, Dan Noonan, Jonathan Sheehan, Chris Hartnett and Darragh Stack. Front row (left to right) Darragh Lane, Micheál Begley, Micheál Ryan, Shane Ryan, Liam McDermott, Jack Sheehan, Colin O’Brien, Damien Burke, Dylan Hayes Daly, Oisín Brennan, Evan Murphy and Brian Murphy. Missing from picture is Mr Matt Finn (coach).

Croke Park Visit

Croke Park Visit

Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied Students recently visited Croke park as part of their Irish Studies


Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied students pictured with their teacher, Ms Gemma Curtain, visiting Croke Park, as part of their Irish studies for their Leaving Certificate Applied course. Pictured are Back Row (from left to right) Conor Begley, Padraig O Kelly, Steven Coughlan, Kevin Moore, Alan Murphy, Shaun Shannon, Ciaran O Sullivan, Michael Cotter and Aodan Brennan. Middle row (from left to right) Kevin Daly, JJ Sherlock, Charles Butler, Emma O’Callaghan, Tara Barrett, Rebecca Roche, Aine Cunningham, Sean McCarthy, Steven Dunleavy and Kevin O Connor. Front row (from left to right) Darren Geary, Chloe Sheehy, Tara O Leary, Georgina O Sullivan, Caitriona O Sullivan, John Larkin and Ms Gemma Curtin.

Picture 2 Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Alan Murphy, JJ Sherlock, Michael Cotter, Ciaran O Sullivan, Shaun Shannon, Rebecca Roche, Tara Barrett, Aine Cunningham and Caitriona O Sullivan in the dressing room in Croke Park, which they visited as part of their Irish Studies for Leaving Certificate Applied with their teacher Ms Gemma Curtin.

Picture 3 Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Kevin Daly, Aodan Brennan, Rebecca Roche and Tara Barrett seated in the Hogan Stand in Croke Park, during their visit there are part of their Irish Studies for their Leaving Certificate Applied Programme.

Picture 4 Hazelwood College students in Croke Park examine the dressing rooms used in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling and Football Championships. Pictured are (from left to right) Steven Dunleavy, Aodan Brennan, Kevin Daly, Kevin O Connor, Sean McCarthy, Charles Butler, John Larkin, Kevin Moore, Steven Coughlan, Darren Geary, Tara O Leary, Georgina O’Sullivan and Chloe Sheehy in the dressing rooms in Croke Park. The students visited the stadium as part of their Irish Studies for their Leaving Certificate Applied studies.


Hazelwood qualify for Semi-Final of Limerick Colleges

Hazelwood qualify for Semi-Final of Limerick Colleges


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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)

Regional Final of the CIMA Quiz

Regional Final of the CIMA Quiz

Hazelwood College Business Studies students participated in the Regional Final of the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Quiz, run in conjunction with the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland. Hazelwood College entered two teams into the competition. One team is pictured standing in the back row (Left to right) Fionn Roberts, Paul Power, Antony Mackenzie, Áine Bennis. They came second in the regional final and secured their position in the CIMA Quiz National Final, due to be held in Thurles. Hazelwood College’s other team pictured seated (from left to right) Gerard O’Donnell, Rachel O’Regan, Kennedy O’Sullivan, Kelly Doody came an excellent fourth in the regional final.

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Senior Ladies Football Defeat CTI Clonmel

Senior Ladies Football Defeat CTI Clonmel


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CTI Clonmel 2-6

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Hazelwood College Ladies’ Senior Football Team, who, after recently defeating Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West, in the first round of the group stage in the Munster Senior Ladies’ Football Competition, faced CTI Clonmel. Hazelwood’s Heroines emerged with a substantial victory, on a scoreline of Hazelwood College 7-16 to CTI Clonmel 2-6. Pictured are Hazelwood College’s Senior Ladies’ Football team. Back row (from left to right) Briana O’Connor, Medhbh McCarthy, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Laura Stack, Sharon Carmady, Cathy Foley, Rebecca McGuiness, Claire Sweeney and Katie McCarthy. Front Row (left to right) Emma Sheehan, Bríd Flanagan, Tara Fitzgibbin, Norma O’Sullivan, Alannah Mulcahy, Donna Mulcahy, Ciara McCarthy and Megan Fitzgibbon

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(left to right) Saoirse McKeever, captain of the CTI Clonmel Senior Football Ladies’ team, referee Mike Meade and Hazelwood College captain Ciara McCarthy before the match, where Hazelwood College secured their advance into the final group stage game of the Munster Senior Ladies Football Competition on a score line of Hazelwood College 7-16 to CTI Clonmel 2-6.

Final Cappanalea Gallery

Picture a Hazelwood College first year students receive instruction from their guide Micheál O’Sé at the start of their hill walking event at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture b Hazelwood College first students in the course of their hill walking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured are (left to right) John Hennessey, Jamie O’Connor, Josh Moran, Micheál O’Sé (instructor) Shane McCarthy, Chloe Finn, Sophie Harrold, Katie Carroll, Aoife O’Callaghan, Amy O’Sullivan, Lauren O’Brien, Orla O’Brien, Amanda O’Sullivan and Evelyne Mancassola.

Picture c First year Hazelwood College students get their sea legs as they learn how to surf at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Picture are James Molyneaux (back turned to camera), on the surf board Eoin Finn (left) and John Hennessey (right). In the water (from left to right) Jacqueline McCarthy, Kieran O’Flynn and Hannah O’Dell.

Picture d Hazelwood College students in the course of their hill walking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured are (from left to right) Cian Martin, James O’Connor, Emma Healy, Emma Kenny and James Molyneaux.

Picture e Making a night of it at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre! Hazelwood College first year students Ciara McCarthy (left) and Aoife O’Callaghan (right) enjoy the evening games during their recent induction days.

Picture f Shane McCarthy, first year student at Hazelwood College, gets to see the sights at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during the evening activities of his first year induction days recently.

Picture g Amanda O’Sullivan (left) and Melanie Gilbourne (right) are all smiles during evening activities at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during their recent first year induction days there with Hazelwood College.

Picture h Hazelwood College’s Ben McGovern, Lauren O’Brien and Áine O’Sullivan make waves while at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during their recent induction days there.

Picture j Hazelwood College’s (from left to right) Hannah O’Dell, Nicole Murphy and Emily McCarthy are all smiles in the course of their induction days at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre recently.

Picture l Hazelwood College first year students (from left to right) Ciara McCarthy, Roisin Normoyle and Tara Madigan enjoy themselves as they prepare to go orienteering at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture m Hazelwood College first year students Ben McGovern (background) and (from left to right foreground) Eoin Finn, Ben O’Connor and Jack Harding take a rest from their activities at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre

Picture n Hazelwood College’s Emily McCarthy (left) and Nicole Murphy prepare to go rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture o Emma Healy (left) and Niamh Mullins (right) grab the reins as they prepare to go rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture p Some of the Hazelwood College first year students at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre for their induction programme. Pictured are back row (left to right) Melanie Gilbourne, Aisling Enright, Áine O’Sullivan, Sarah McDermott, Elaine Kennedy, Ciara Heenan, Tara Madigan, Ciara McCarthy and Roisin Normoyle. Front Row (from left to right) Ben McGovern, Jack Harding, Eoin Finn, Ben O’Connor, James McCarthy and William Quaid