Weekly Notes 27.05.19   28/05/2019

Fixtures & Results

Intermediate Hurling League Rd 8: Thursday May 30th @ 19.45, home to Mayfield. Mayfield currently sit top of the Division 3 league table with 6 games played. Our lads are in 5th, 5 pts behind with an extra game played. It’s a tight competitive league this year with all teams capable of taking points from each other. Only two teams remain unbeaten so far, Mayfield and Inniscarra and we hope to change that and take the points this coming Thursday night. Please come out and show your support. Hon the Hill.

Juvenile Fixtures

Under 11’s: Game Monday, June 3rd @ TBC, home to Sars

Under 12’s: Game Tuesday, May 28th @ 7.30pm, away to Kiltha Og

Under 13’s: Game Monday, June 3rd @ 7.30pm, home to Cobh

Juvenile Activity

Our U11’s made the trip to Ballincollig last Saturday and played two games against a strong Ballincollig side. We won one and lost one but once again the boys played excellently. The skill level already developed within this group is testament to the coaching they are getting but also the effort and application this group put into their hurling. A great bunch of boys and an exciting team for the future for sure. Well done all. Hon the Hill

Pictured: U11 team and their coaches, Turlough Duggan, Alan Long, Paul Casey, Shane McCarthy & Eamonn Counihan.

Our U10’s had a great run out last Saturday morning in the Hill playing four games against our visitors Kiltha Og. All four games were evenly matched, competitive and highly enjoyable to watch. The boys put in a great effort and once again put the skills being coached on display. A big thanks to the parents, supporters and coaches of both teams, who observed the Rebel Og silent sideline initiate this morning. It’s great to watch kids just play, enjoy the game of hurling and have fun. A notable feature was to hear the kids themselves encourage and instruct each other, this can often get lost with noise coming from the sidelines. A great morning of hurling, thanks to Kiltha Og for travelling, I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of each other in years to come. Well done boys, Hon the Hill.

Both these U10 & U11 games were run under the Rebel Og supported and encouraged initiative Silent Sideline. Silent Sidelines has been used at youth sport worldwide and proved successful. This is a chance for adults to see that children do not need to be constantly instructed on the field of play. It is a chance for adults to actually sit back and watch the games without worrying about what to say next. It is a chance for children to make decisions without worrying about what Coach/Parent might say. An environment free from criticism and critique. Simply put, the initiative is all about just “Let Them Play”. A chance for the kids to just play without adult interference. All parents and coaches have the best intentions when they instruct kids from the sideline during matches. However, sometimes all the coaching/instructing can get overwhelming for the children. Coach says one thing, Mam or Dad says a different thing. Who should they listen to? Why are they spending a lot of the match looking at an adult giving them instructions?


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 22 & 32. €30 lucky dip winners are Fiona O Keeffe, Alan O Mahony (on a hot streak, second week drawn out in a row), Margo Philips & Catherine Williams. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €14,650 and draw will take place in O’ Mahonys. 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 The club lotto is an important revenue stream for the club and all monies collected get put straight back into the club. Please support if you can and remember, if you’re not in you can’t win.

Cul Camp

Registration took place last week in the club rooms and the response and demand was phenomenal. The camp is now sold out and we already have a waiting list. Apologies to those who we couldn’t facilitate.

Summer Competition:

This summer as you go on your travels around Ireland, Europe or far flung corners of the globe, we would love you to bring some club gear and take a picture of you wearing the Watergrasshill GAA gear on location. Be creative & have fun. Send your pictures in through Facebook Messenger or e-mail them to You can enter as many times as you like from as many places as you like, the more times you enter the more chance you have of winning. We will pick the best three and have a prize for each. Winners to be announced on Sunday September 1st. So whether it’s the summer holidays, a weekend away or a day trip to Kerry, pack your gear and a camera and have fun!. Please spread the word, open to all young and old!

Upcoming Events

This coming weekend was to have been our annual community ran HILLFEST. However, due to lack of financial sponsorship & resources support, the committee had to take the regrettable decision to cancel all activities due to take place on the Main Street Watergrasshill over the weekend. There is however lots of club activities that were planned to coincide with HILLFEST still on so hopefully you will support, get involved and enjoy over the bank holiday weekend. HILLFEST Soccer Tournament (Sat June 1st, U7-U8 @09.30am & U9-U10 @1.30pm), Duathlon (Saturday June 1st), Kids Movie on the Big Screen (First Fruits Arts Centre, Sunday June 2nd @ 2pm), Hill Harmonics Choir & The Lost Gecko (First Fruits Art Centre, Sunday June 2nd @8pm), Scouts Fun Run & Walk (Moanbawn Woods, Thursday June 6th @7pm).

Unwanted Football / Hurling Boots appeal

We are appealing for footballers, hurlers and soccer players in Watergrasshill and surrounding areas to donate their old football boots or astro shoes to the Solai Sharks and the Le Cheile Africa “Sport for All” program. Do you have any boots or astro shoes in the garage, shed, attic gathering dust?? In the bin?? If so, why not drop them off so that we can donate them to Le Cheile Africa so that children in Solai Africa can benefit? All donations should be clean and kept together in a plastic bag, bin bag or box. Donations of both adult and children’s kit and equipment are welcome. How to donate? Drop off at the Watergrasshill GAA clubhouse in the designated box during training or pass to any member of the club who will ensure they get looked after. Thank you in advance.


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