Hazelwood College’s U19 soccer team which drew 2-2 with Desmond College in the Munster Schools’ U19 Soccer League. Pictured are back row (left to right) Mr Dan Sheahan, William Quaid, Nigel O’Callaghan, James Molyneaux, Sean Kelly, Donal Molyneaux, Andy Quaid, Cameron O’Flynn, Darragh Lane, Timmy Larkin, Dylan Daly and Jack Roche. Front row (left to right) Darragh Lynch Linehan, Adam Sheahan, Connor McCarthy, Sean Madigan, Eoin Enright and Jack Pearse.
Only one thing comes to mind to describe the recent performance of the Hazelwood College Senior Camogie team in the Munster Camogie Championship League. Magnificent.
On a bleak Tuesday morning the ladies of Hazelwood College set out for Tipperary in their upcoming match against Templemore. Upon arriving at the destination, they were greeted with a biting wind and a blanket of grey clouds looming in the sky overhead. The ladies however, endured the cold with a steely determination and did not let it distract them from what they were their to do, which was win.
Victory was predicted to be in the hands of Hazelwood College within the first five minutes of the match when Aoife Murray scored the first of what would be many goals for the team. This goal was the catalyst that Hazelwood College needed in order to give them the courage to work harder and push the boundaries, if possible, even more. The results were satisfactory as within the next fifteen minutes of the game, Ide Cunningham scored not one, but four points for the team and secured them the upper hand in the match.
And so the first half came and went. The girls of Hazelwood college were tired and both the team and spectators alike wondered if they would perform just as well in the second half of the game or would Templemore make a comeback. Our wondering was laid to rest as Hazelwood College played just as well, if not better, with Chloe O Brian scoring the team a goal that was followed by Sarah MacDermott who finished with burying a goal in the bottom left corner of Templemores’ net. The whistle blew and Hazelwood had won 4-13 to 0-1
Hazelwood College’s Senior Munster Championship Camogie team are pictured after their comprehensive win over Our Lady’s Secondary School. Templemore. Back row (left to right) Abby McDermott, Sarah McDermott, Sarah Sheehan, Shauna Cunningham, Aisling Enright, Brid Flanagan, Íde Cunningham, Megan Nolan, Aisling Cunningham, Ava Mullane and Mary Kate Fehin. Front row (left to right): Sinead O’Donnell, Anna Walmsley, Katie O’Carroll, Niamh O’Brien, Aoife McMahon, Chloe O’Brien, Aoife Murray and Caitlín O’Connor
Hazelwood College ‘Build-a-Bank’ team who were winners in the ‘Build-a-Bank’ regional final are pictured here after their win secured them their place in the ‘Build-a-Bank’ National Final, which take place in the RDS on 21st April next. Pictured are (from left to right) Hazelwood College Business Studies teacher Ms Ciara Broderick, Fionn Roberts, Kennedy O’Sullivan, Áine Bennis, Amy Buckley, Letitia Cotter, Aoife McMahon and AIB Student Officer Michael Twomey.
Hazelwood College’s Senior Munster Championship Camogie team, which recently drew 0-8 to 1-5 with Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty in the Senior Camogie Munster Semi-Final. Pictured are back row (left to right) Nicola Madden, Aisling Cunningham, Emma O’Callaghan, Bríd Flanagan, Aoife McMahon, Noirín Collins, Megan Fitzgibbon, Niamh O’Brien, Tara Fitzgibbon, Sarah Shanahan and Aoife Murray. Front row (left to right) Laura Stack, Lauren O’Brien, Emily Rose Mulchay, Roisín Cunningham, Chloe O’Brien, Tara O’Leary, Shauna Cunningham and Sarah Sheehan.
Hazelwood College’s Junior Munster Championship Camogie team that recently defeated Blackwater Community School, Lismore on a scoreline of 5-6 to 2-8. Pictured are Back row (left from right) Aisling Cunningham, Mary-Kate Fehin, Meadbh McCarthy, Aoife McMahon, Megan Lenihan, Sarah McDermott, Caitlin O’ Connor, Leah Downes, Anna Walmsley, Katie O’ Carroll and Sinead O’ Donnell. Middle row (left to right) Ms Geraldine Reilly, Bríd Flanagan, Sarah Sheehan, Shauna Cunningham, Clodagh Buckley, Tara Kennelly, Emma Browne, Aisling Enright, Abby McDermott, Ava Mullane, Grace Donegan and Ms Sarah Ryan Front Row (left to right) Nicole Murphy, Carla Donegan, Aisling Magner, Melanie Gilbourne, Meadbh O’ Connor, Holly Hennessy, Ella Noonan, Juliet Nolan, Yvonne O’ Kelly, Katelyn Davis, Sarah Farrissey
Leaving Certificate Applied students (from left to right) Stephen Coughlan, Alan Murphy, Darren Geary. Padraig O Kelly, Conor Begley, Tara O Leary, Georgina O Sullivan, Chloe Sheehy, Emma O Callaghan & Chloe Sexton on a recent visit to in Mallow. Munster Driving Campus is the only off-road driving campus in Ireland that gives the student all the challenges which they will encounter on our country roads, minus the traffic.
LCA1 students Alan Murphy, Padraig O Kelly, Conor Bagley, Darren Geary, Stephen Coughton, Emma O Callagjan, Chloe Sexton, Chloe Sheehy, Tara O Leary with their certificates having completed an intensive safety awareness course with Munster Driving Campus
Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied I students, as part of their Enterprise task, invited a guest speaker Mr Paudie Walsh (third from left, seated) to discuss how to establish and run their own businesses. Paudie, a Hazelwood College graduate, set up his own company Munster DJ Hire and was able to draw on his own experiences for his presentation to Leaving Certificate Applied students.
On 17th January 2015, the Hazelwood Senior Ladies’ Football Team were crowned Munster Champions after a tough battle with Meanscoil San Nioclás from An Rinn, Waterford. The match was played in Glanworth, Co. Cork, and heavy underfoot conditions and bitter cold proved challenging for both sides.
From the whistle, it was clear that both teams had similar intentions, and it took 12 minutes for the first score to be registered on the board, after Laura Stack finished a good passage of play from Hazelwood forwards with a point. It wasn’t long before Meanscoil levelled the score after a pointed free. Hazelwood pulled away in the next 10 minutes with points from Tara Fitzgibbon and Laura Stack, and Cliona O Callaghan found the net to give Hazelwood a five point lead. Meanscoil responded well and scored two points in reply. With 5 minutes left in the opening half, both sides were pushing for scores before half time and Hazelwood were rewarded for their efforts with a point from the left boot of Cliona O Callaghan and a goal from Emily Rose Mulcahy giving them the advantage at half time. The half time score read 2-4 to 0-3 points in favour of Hazelwood.
After being refreshed at half time, both sides took to the field for the second half. Meanscoil had a better start to this half, and began putting pressure on the Hazelwood girls. However, having failed to convert all of their chances they only scored one point in their 10 minute purple patch. Hazelwood found their feet again after points from Katie McCarthy and Tara Fitzgibbon, but Meanscoil quickly responded with a well taken goal after dividing the Hazelwood defence. This left 5 points between the sides, and Meanscoil had the crowd’s support and the momentum entering the final quarter. The Waterford side had several chances to reduce the deficit, but missed frees as well as two top drawer saves from Hazelwood goalkeeper Rebecca McGuinness prevented them from clawing their way back. Hazelwood took advantage of Meanscoil’s inaccuracy, and with 8 minutes left on the clock, Hazelwood hit 3 goals in 3 minutes to finish the game as a contest, one from Katie McCarthy and two from Laura Stack. As the Meanscoil girls’ heads dropped, Hazelwood thoughts turned to celebrations as Laura Stack pointed from play and Chloe O’Brien finished the game with a superb point after an individual run of the length of the field. When the final whistle blew Hazelwood players and supporters rejoiced, with the Munster title heading to Dromcollogher. The final score read 5-08 to 1-04.
Cliona O Callaghan was awarded Player of the Match and Jerome Casey, Munster Treasurer, presented the cup to Hazelwood Captain Ciara McCarthy. On behalf of the team, Ciara thanked referee Shaun Cronin, manager Tom Halpin, coach Moss McCarthy and assistant coach Siobhán McCarthy. This was a well-deserved win for the girls, as they trained very hard, even twice over the Christmas holidays! Hopefully more silverware will come their way throughout the year.
Scorers: Laura Stack (2-03), Cliona O’ Callaghan (1-01), Katie McCarthy (1-01), Emily Rose Mulcahy (1-00), Tara Fitzgibbon (0-02), Chloe O Brien (0-01).
Team: Rebecca McGuinness, Claire Sweeney, Ciara McCarthy, Meadbh McCarthy, Cathy Foley, Chloe O Brien, Norma O Sullivan, Bríd Flanagan, Megan Fitzgibbon, Sarah Shanahan, Tara Fitzgibbon, Cliona O Callaghan, Katie McCarthy, Laura Stack, Emily Rose Mulcahy.
Subs Used: Áine Cunningham, Ellanna Mulcahy, Briana O’ Connor, Aoife McMahon, Marie Danaher.
Subs: Donna Mulcahy, Sharon Carmody, Emma Sheehan, Sarah Sheehan, Róisín Cunningham, Ava Mullane, Laura Enright.
Picture 1: Back Row (left to right): Mr Tom Halpin, Roisin Cunningham, Sarah Sheahan, Laura Stack, Bríd Flanagan, Cathy Foley, Emma Sheehan, Sharon Carmady, Rebecca McGuinness, Claire Sweeney, Katie McCarthy, Medhb McCarthy, Cliona O’Callaghan, Norma O’Sullivan, Laura Enright, Donna Mulcahy, Moss McCarthy, holding Muiris McCarthy aloft. Front Row (left to right): Briana O’Connor, Marie Danneher, Ava Mullane, Tara Fitzgibbon, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Ellana Mulcahy, Áine Cunningham, Chloe O’Brien, Ciara McCarthy, Sarah Shanhan, Megan Fitzgibbon and Aoife McMahon
Picture 2: Pictured from left to right Ciara McCarthy, Mr Tom Halpin coach of the Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Football team and Sarah Shanahan.
Picture 3: Hazelwood College’s Cliona O Callaghan being presented with her Player of the Match trophy by Paul Murphy
Picture 4: Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Football captain Ciara McCarthy (left) being presented with the cup by Jerome Donovan
Picture 5: Pictured from left to right Hannah dePaor, captain of Mean Scoil, referee Mr Sean Cronin and Ciara McCarthy, captain of the Senior Ladies’ Football team