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.


Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Winners

We are delighted to hear that Hazelwood College has won the Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools store competition in the Charleville Lidl store.

As part of the prize the school Ladies Football Team will shortly receive the following:

  • A full set of team Jerseys + substitutes (25)
  • 10 training footballs
  • Stirrup Pump
  • Chin Piece Water Bottles + Holders X24 Bottles
  • Full Sized Kit Bag
  • Training Cones Sets
  • Training Bibs X2 sets (Different Colours)

Thank you to all of the families and friends of Hazelwood College who took the time to vote for us in the Charleville Lidl Store.

A prize-giving will take place during the month of May where the school will be presented with the kit and equipment.

Hazelwood advance after epic battle.

Hazelwood advance after epic battle.

On Thursday last Hazelwood’s Junior Ladies’ Football team maintained their unbeaten record for the year and also advanced to the Munster Junior Ladies’ Football Colleges’ Competition semi-final thanks to a 5-4 to 2-5 win over Kilrush Community School of Clare.

However the score line doesn’t reflect how much Hazelwood had to work for this victory. The game took place in Old Christians’ GAA grounds in Limerick City. Conditions underfoot were very heavy and wet, and combined with a very strong breeze overhead, circumstances were not ideal for a game of football. With these conditions a physical battle was in store. Hazelwood’s captain Norma O’ Sullivan decided to play against this wind in the first half and this decision proved pivotal as they could work harder early in the game and keep the Kilrush forwards at bay. Kilrush got off to a better start with an early goal against the run of play. Due to the wind in their faces, the Hazelwood forwards had to seize upon every half chance they got. Hazelwood’s style of play was exemplified by a brilliant goal from the individual brilliance of Laura Stack and a well worked point from Katie McCarthy. Kilrush finished the first half with only 1-3 thanks to fantastic defensive performances from all the backs especially Meabh McCarthy, Ide Cunningham and Ava Mullane. The half time score read Hazelwood 2-2 to Kilrush’s 1-3.

After some inspiring words from Hazelwood’s manager, Ms.O’Connor, and with the wind firmly behind them, the girls found another gear and scored another two goals from Laura Stack and Sarah Sheehan. However Kilrush did not go down without a fight and threw everything at Hazelwood in the second half and forced some fine saves from Rebecca McGuiness. In the final ten minutes Hazelwood’s desire for possession showed and with Cathy Foley and Brid Flanagan sweeping up in midfield victory was assured. Hazelwood now progress to the Munster Semi Final after a well-deserved Christmas Break.

Junior Ladies Football

Pictured are Back Row (from left to right) Shauna Cunningham, Niamh O’Brien, Nigel O’Callaghan, Sarah Sheahan, Katie McCarthy, Cathy Foley, Meadbh McCarthy, Ava Mullane, Mary Kate Fehin, Shannon Buckley, Aoife McMahon, Jessica Roche and Brian Murphy.
Front Row (from left to right) Bríd Flanagan, Aisling Cunningham, Tara Reidy, Rebecca Mc Guiness, Laura Stack, Norma O’Sullivan and Emily-Rose Mulcahy