A feeling of huge pride in where we come from and a great love of our Irish games and culture drives all involved in the promotion of our games at all levels. What else would drive such a large number of people to voluntarily give up so much of their time. Whether its as an officer, club member, player, coach, trainer, car driver, ticket seller, supporter, the list goes on, I would like on behalf of the club to say thanks for your support during 2013.

On the field of play our intermediate team reached the county semi-final and lost out to Castlelyons. Well done to captain Noel O’Riordan, coach Pat Heffernan and his able co-conspirators Brendan Kearney and Ciaran O’Neill. But pride of place must go to the U21 team led by Pa Cronin who won the East Cork and narrowly lost the county final a few weeks ago. Well done lads, and well done to the 4 wise men, Jason Foley, Paddy O’Regan, Eoin Barry and Jimmy O’Leary, who guided the young lads so well. Our junior team went down narrowly to Ballinacurra  in round 3. This was a very young team well stewarded by Brian O’Leary Jimmy O’Leary and Eddie Hogan. The Minor team was very competitive in all league fixtures and beat Kiltha Og in the first round of the championship. Unfortunately we were asked to play the next round less than 48 hours before the intermediate round 4 against Mallow and we asked for another date. The board refused and we were thrown out which was totally unfair to the players and to Danny O’Farrell and Willie O’Leary who did huge work with this squad.

During the year we fielded teams in league and championship at all ages from 6 up to 16 and all these teams were handled by our juvenile sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Donal Lehane with a helping hand from secretary Ber Ricken and  treasurer Joe O’Leary. The work put in voluntarily to keep this most important part of our club running so well is tremendous. The club recognises and appreciates your efforts.

The club wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports our weekly Lotto. As its our main source of income, its success is vital to the clubs success. We are also held a fun night in Cork dog track on Saturday night 29th of October. A special thank you to all who supported us especially the race sponsors and those who took adds in the programme. It takes a lot of money to keep the club running and the facilities updated. Every year we  spend a considerable amount of money improving the playing surface and this year we have set up a development fund to help us improve the dressing rooms, car park and lighting. We are grateful for the support of the community as we go forward. The hurling wall is there for use at all times, any parent can take their kids at any time, you don’t need permission, just use it. It is a great way to develop the skills. Every team that plays hurling in “The Hill” compliments the surface. Thanks to Charlie Maher for keeping the grass cut in both the pitch and the school field.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The G.A.A. in this parish in conjunction with the Community Council intend to hold an information meeting on Drug and Alcohol abuse on Friday night January 31st in Watergrassshill hall. It is hoped to have expert speakers on the night, and it will be open to everybody parents, guardians and children from 6th class upwards. Anybody with ideas to promote this event contact Jim O’Callaghan on 087 7499243. Further details will be postered up after Christmas.

It is with deep sadness that in 2013 Watergrasshill hurling club saw the passing to their eternal reward of our President, Jim Sarsfield, and our Vice-President, Josie Curtin. Both great clubmen may they rest in peace. Holy Mass will be offered shortly for them and all deceased members and supporters of the club.

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 Club Officers; Chairman, Jerome Buttimer. Vice-Chairman, Eddie Hogan. Secretary, Jim O’Callaghan. Asst-Secretary, Siobhan Curtin. Joint Treasurers, John O’Neill and Donal Lehane. P R O, Noreen O’Callaghan. Cultural Officer, Lizzie O’Leary. Coaching Officer, Andrew O’Callaghan. County board delegate, Dan Kearney. East Cork Board delegate, Eddie Hogan. I.T. Officer, Elma Fenton. Executive Committee, Jerry Fenton, Sean O’Callaghan, Eoin Barry, Willie O’Leary. Stephen Cronin, Liam Griffen, Timmy O’Farrell, Joe O’Leary, Bernadette O’Callaghan and Ciaran O’Neill.                                                                                                      


Seamus O’Ceallachain



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