Senior Camogie Munster Champions 2017

Hazelwood College Senior Camogie Munster Champions 2017

On a cold bright Saturday morning, Hazelwood College Senior Camogie side engaged in a tough and exciting encounter with Scariff Community College. Hazelwood started well and an early goal by Laura Stack and a point by Sinead O’Donnell gave the Limerick side a dream start against the Clare opposition. Throughout the first half, play was tight and frantic with both sides giving it their all. Scores were exchanged but Hazelwood’s lucky early break was the real difference between the sides at the half time whistle with a score line of 1.4 to 3 points.

Scariff started the second half with vigour with a goal from their first attack and they continued to dominate for the next 15 minutes. Despite their upper hand Scariff failed to convert their opportunities due to the resilience of the Hazelwood backs. The teams were level at 1-4 each as the game entered the final quarter. Unrattled by the Scariff onslaught, Hazelwood’s character shone through as they outscored their opponents 3 points to 1 in the remaining period. As Scariff fought hard to try conjure a late attack, they were met with a solid Hazelwood outfit who were now playing full of fire and belief.

When the final whistle was finally blown it was greeted to the delight of Hazelwood team and supporters. Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher were crowned Munster Senior Camogie Champions for 2016/17 on a score line of 1-7 to 1-5.

Picture a: Back row (left to right): Ms Martina Matthews, Ms Julie Corkery, Aoife Murray, Emma Enright, Aisling Cunningham, Orlaith Hennessy, Caitlin O Connor, Valarie Shanahan, Ide Cunningham, Megan Nolan, Abbey Mcdermot, Shauna Cunningham, Ide Collins, Ave Mullane, Mary Kate Fehin, Sarah Mcdermot, Shauna Kenneally, Danny Corkery (Coach). FRONT ROW: Brid Stack, Sinead O Donnell, Niamh O Brien, Laura Stack, Holly Hennessy, Meave Mccarthy, Chloe O Brien (captain) , Aoife McMahon, Katie Carroll, Sarah Sheehan, Anna Walmsley

Picture b: Hazelwood College Captain Chloe O’Brien pictured after leading her side to Munster glory with the cup and her mother Fiona.

Picture c: HAzelwood College and Milford GAA Club players (from left) Sarah Sheehan, Brid Flanagan, Mary Kate Fehin and Laura Stack after their success in the Senior Camogie Colleges’ Munster Final.

Hazelwood Heroines Golden Victory

By Katie Ryan, Transition Year

Recently, the Senior Hazelwood College Camogie team placed against Scariff in the Senior Camogie Munster Colleges’ Final at home in their local pitch.

There was a biting cold wind in the air that both camogie players and spectators alike could feel as they stamped their feet to regain some warmth from standing still for so long. However it was evident that once the match started, this did not affect Hazelwood Colleges playing chances at all.

Laura Stack scored the first goal against Scariff within ten minutes of the match and many of the girls on the team followed her lead enthusiastically so that by the end of the first half Hazelwood College was drawing with Scariff 1-3. At the start of the second half the girls came back so strong and determined scoring 4 more points, securing them a win in the Munster Camogie Final 1-7 to 1-5. It was a tight match but a well deserved win as the winning team crowded into the pitch to celebrate their victory and hard work.

Senior Camogie Munster Semi-Final

Victorious Hazelwood College Senior Camogie Munster Semi-Final Captain Chloe O’Brien (right) is pictured with Aislin Power captain of Blackwater College Lismore and referee Mike Sheahan before the Munster B Semi-Final, which Hazelwood won 6-15 to 1-4.

Hazelwood College Senior Munster Camogie Semi-Finalists are pictured after defeating Blackwater College, Lismore to secure their Munster Final spot. Pictured are back row (left to right): Ms Julie Corkery Orlaith Hennessey, Ashling Cunningham, Bríd Flanagan, Niamh O’Brien, Sarah Sheehan, Laura Stack, Aoife McMahon, Ciara McCarthy, Mary Kate Fehin, Megan Nolan, Abbey McDermott, Katie Carroll, Íde Collins, Aoife Murray, Ms Martina Mathews, and Mr Danny Corkery (Coach). Front row: Holly Hennessey, Sarah McDermott, Ave Mullane, Shauna Cunningham, Anna Walmsley, Sinead O’Donnell, Íde Cunningham, Caitlin O’Connor, Valarie Shanahan and Chloe O Brien (Captain).

Senior Camogie Munster Semi-Final Replay

Recently the Hazelwood College Senior Camogie team took to the pitch against Secondary School Clonakilty at Castle Road Camogie Grounds, Cork.

Hazelwood started with determination and three minutes into the first half Aisling Cunningham scored the opening point for Hazelwood. Sacred Heart quickly recovered with a long range point. Clonakilty took advantage of the bad puck out of Hazelwood and easily tapped it over the bar. Hazelwood conceded a free from a Hazelwood 65, when Tara Fitzgibbon hit into Laura Stack’s who quickly tapped over the crossbar in the seventh minute of the game. Clonakilty took a quick puck out which was caught by Laura Stack who took her second point in the game. Aisling Cunningham got a goal from the rebound of Laura Stack in the tenth minute of the first half. After a bad puck out from the Cork side, Chloe O’ Brien regained possession, which she passed off to Aoife McMahon to get her first point of the game. Hazelwood kept on scoring, thanks to the accuracy of Chloe O’Brien, Íde Cunningham and Elanna Mulchay. Clonakilty scored another point from a 65 just before the half time whistle, which left the score at Hazelwood 1-8 to Clonakilty 0-3.

In the second half, Hazelwood started the half off with heart and determination wanting to win. They quickly took off, getting scores off their main scorers, Laura Stack, Bríd Flanagan and Chloe O’Brien. Clonakilty conceded a goal coming from their skilled half forward. Hazelwood fought on, as Katie Carroll got a cracker of a goal during half way through the second half. Clonakilty quickly fought back to get their second goal. There was no looking back for Hazelwood as they secured four more points from Íde Cunningham, Bríd Flanagan, Elanna Mulchay and Katie Carroll.

The score finished Hazelwood College 2-17, to Sacred Heart, Clonakilty 2-3. This was enough to secure Hazelwood their place playing in the Munster Senior Camogie Final.

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Hazelwood March on to Munster Final

Hazelwood March on to Munster Final

Hazelwood College 4-11
St. Anne’s 3-06

Martinstown was the venue for this Senior Ladies’ Football Munster Colleges’ Semi-Final on 8th December 2014. Cold, wet and windy conditions proved a challenge for both teams, and a physical battle was in store.

Hazelwood started the brighter team going two goals ahead inside the opening 8 minutes after Sarah Shanahan and Cliona O’ Callaghan found the net, taking the St. Anne’s defenders by surprise. After the Tipp side’s slow start, they began to find their feet, putting two points on the board. After 16 minutes, Sarah and Ellanna Mulcahy scored a point each after good passages of play. The St. Anne’s girls entered a purple patch for 10 minutes in the middle of the half, taking advantage by putting 2-02 on the board after finding gaps in the Hazelwood defence. However, the Limerick side put themselves in a more comfortable position for half time, after a point from centre back Megan Fitzgibbon, and Cliona and Áine Cunningham put a goal each past the St. Anne’s goalkeeper. The half time score read 4-03 to 2-04 in favour of Hazelwood.

After the interval, St. Anne’s came out all guns blazing, scoring two points in the half’s opening 10 minutes. With this leaving only 3 points between the sides, and St. Anne’s beginning to dominate in the middle third of the field, Hazelwood were under pressure to retain their lead. A pointed free from Katie McCarthy helped Hazelwood find their feet again, and points from Cliona and Tara Fitzgibbon stretched the lead to 6 points to put Hazelwood in a comfortable position again. The lead could have been more, but for the woodwork blocking a bullet from the boot of Donna Mulcahy. Hazelwood started to pull away in the last quarter, with points from Katie, Ellanna and three from Donna. St. Anne’s never gave up, and were rewarded with a late goal, but it was too little too late for the gallant Tipp side. Hazelwood ran out winners on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-06. Hazelwood now progress to the Senior Ladies’ Football Munster Final, while St. Anne’s are out of the competition.

by Laura Stack and Jack Hennessy TY1

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Hazelwood College’s Senior Ladies Football team who recently secured a definite victory in the Senior Ladies’ Football Munster Colleges’ Semi-Final. Pictured are back row (left to right) Sharon Carmady, Claire Sweeney, Roisin Cunningham, Emma Sheehan, Cliona O’Callaghan, Brianna O’Connor, Rebecca McGuinness, Sarah Shanahan, Tara Fitzgibbon, Megan Fitzgibbon and Katie McCarthy. Front row (left to right) Ciara McCarthy, Bríd Flanagan, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Ellannah Mulcahy, Donna Mulcahy, Medhbh McCarthy, Chloe O’Brien, Áine Cunningham and Norma O’Sullivan.