Weekly Notes 17.03.19   19/03/2019

Fixtures & Results

Our Intermediates played Blarney in Rd 3 of the Hurling League last Monday, March 19th in Blarney. In what turned out to be a lovely afternoon for hurling both teams served up a very competitive and closely contested game. The first score of the game arrived after 4 minutes of play and went the way of the home team, but the Hill were soon on the scoresheet with a point from Shane O Regan after 7 minutes. The Hill wouldn’t fall behind from thereafter and a big moment of the first half came mid-way through, when Chris Healy struck a lovely goal, clinically despatching a shot low to the keepers right. Chris would add another two points onto the scoreboard as well as Shane O Regan adding 3 points to his opening score, to leave the score at half time, Blarney 6pts, Watergrasshill 1-6. As expected, Blarney came out in the second half determined to draw back the deficit and did tag on some scores early on. However, our lads should great bottle and team spirit and points from Shane O Regan, Don O Riordan and Anthony Cronin in the second half kept us out front. A big moment in the game came towards the end when Blarney got a goal after a fortuitous goal mouth scramble however not long after Watergrasshill worked a goal chance of our own which resulted in a penalty which Shane excellently despatched. So in the end, our 3 point lead at halftime was maintained and we ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-10. It was a great team performance and a deserved win in the end. Well done lads.  

Next up for the Intermediates is Ballincollig in the league. Its fixed for this Sunday 24th March, in the Hill at 2pm.  Looking a little further ahead, and a date for the diary, our first game in the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship against Inniscarra is fixed for Friday April 19th @ Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.45pm. We would love a big turnout to cheer on the lads that night, Hon the Hill.

2019 Membership and Registration

Final reminder to anyone yet to pay, please do so as soon as possible. All playing members need to be registered before they can play in any competitive games. Full adult membership €50, full student/AOP membership €25, social adult membership €25, juvenile membership €25. All membership and 2019 registration can be done on-line via our website or indeed paid through any club committee member. Thank you to all adult and juveniles who have already paid their 2019 membership.


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 4, 17, 20 & 31. €30 lucky dip winners are Angela Higgins, TJ Forde, Rose Murphy and David O Regan. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €13,150 and draw will take place in The Fir Tree. Tickets (€2) available to purchase locally at The Hut Bar, O'Mahonys Bar, The Fir Tree, Johnny's Shop and Restaurant and Ross’s Centra. You can also play on-line via our website at If you’re not in you can’t win.

Club Shop

Club crested clothing is available to buy. From snoods to beanies, jerseys to training tops and tracksuit bottoms, for adults and juveniles in various sizes. Hurling helmets also available to buy through the club. If you need anything or would like to speak to someone about what is available and sizes, contact Adrienne on 087-7589139.

Cul Camp 2019

Our Summer Cul Camp will take place this year from Monday 15th July. Please note, there will be NO on-line bookings this year but rather a registration evening, date and time to be confirmed. Bring on the summer!


Congratulations to all our players from Glenville who made their confirmation last week. I hope you and your families had a great day.

A trip down memory lane and where it all began:

In late 1928, the present Watergrasshill club was formed. It catered for both hurling and football. The first meeting was held in the band room across from the church. Simon Cotter was elected Chairman, John Sheehan as Secretary and Pat Scannell as Treasurer. A collection for a set of jerseys was taken up at the meeting. The first game of the newly formed Watergrasshill Club was a minor hurling challenge against Bride Rovers in Bartlemy. It was historic moment for the club. It would be the early thirties before the club would participate in the East Cork competitions and 1947 when the club wins its first East Cork title, defeating Dooneen Rovers (Lisgoold) in the final at Rathcormac on 26th October. The Hill had contested the final in 1945 and 1946 so this was a special win. On the celebrations, Donal O Callaghan, a member of that team recalls “We got a barrel of porter from John McHugh and we rolled it down to the hall. The barrel was dry when any late arrivals came”


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