Well done to the u17 ladies football team who got to the final in the Limerick County u17 Ladies Football Competition Blitz but just lost out to Abbeyfeale
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 Ladies Crowned Munster Champions
Meanscoil San Nioclás: 1-04
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
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
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.
Hazelwood College senior ladies footballers overcome overcome, St John Bosco College, Kildysart, in a thrilling quarter final encounter.
Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ footballers have continued their march toward Senior Ladies’ Football Munster Championship glory after a decisive win against a spirited west Clare side, coached by their mentor Mr. Tom Halpin. The first half was one sided as Sarah Shanahan took advantage of a gap in defence in the first two minute to hammer home an early goal for the Hazelwood side. Scores from Ellana Mulcahy (2 goals), Aine Cunningham (3 goals), Donna Mulcahy (4 goals) Katie McCarthy (1goal) and two points from Laura Stack allowed Hazelwood College to create a decisive lead in the second half, which was hard for Kildysart to come back into the game, as they only managed to score ten points in the first half to Hazelwood’s 9 goals and five points.
The first few minutes of the second half were more tightly contested with both sides exchanging points. At the halfway point in the second half an inspired John Bosco side raised an offensive on the Hazelwood full back line, but stern defending from Hazelwood’s Ciara McCarthy soon stemmed the flow of the west Clare attacks. The Hazelwood full-forward line took advantage of the stretched John Bosco backs. In the closing stages of the game, the girls played some extremely good football based on the team’s strength up the middle of the field. In the end it was a decisive win for Hazelwood College on a score line of Hazelwood 10-12 John Bosco 1-11.
Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Football team who recently won their match comprehensively.
Pictured are back row (left to right) Briana O’Connor, Megan Fitzgibbon, Claire Sweeney, Sharon Carmody, Tara Fitzgibbon, Rebecca McGuiness, Meave McCarthy, Cathy Foley, Roisin Cunningham, Bríd Flanagan, Emma Sheehan and Cliodhna O’Callaghan.
Pictured, front row, left to right, Donna Mulcahy, Áine Cunningham, Sarah Shanahan, Alannah Mulcahy, Laura Stack, Ciara McCarthy, Chloe O’Brien, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Katie McCarthy and Norma O’Sullivan.
Senior Ladies Football Defeat CTI Clonmel
Hazelwood College 7-16
CTI Clonmel 2-6
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
(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.