Weekly Notes 08.09.19   11/09/2019

North Cork Final beckons for our U14’s

Our U14’s progressed to the Rebel Óg U14 North Cork Hurling Championship Division 1 Final, with a hard fought, five point victory over Clyda Rovers in the Semi-final. With Watergrasshill playing against a very strong wind in the first half, Clyda got the first point before Ciarán O’Leary replied with point for the Hill. This set the tempo for the first half, where it was every second score for the 30 minutes. Ciarán O’Leary replied to Clyda’s second point with a well struck goal. Clyda’s third point was matched by a point from Cian Cronin-O’Neill. Clyda responded with their fourth point and Cian Cronin-O’Neill drove a long-range ball from a free into Shane O’Callaghan who put in in the back of the net. Clyda scored their fifth point which was negated by a superb long-distance point by Liam Foley. Clyda then scored their sixth point and Shane O’Callaghan added to his scores with a point from a free. Clyda’s seventh point was rebuffed by another Ciarán O’Leary point. Clyda finished the first half with a further point to see Watergrasshill lead by three points 2-05 to Clyda Rovers 0-08. Sam Dennehy opened the second half with a point. Clyda responded with another point before Liam Foley score a goal and a point. The Hill now led by seven points but Clyda weren’t finished and responded with a goal and a point, bringing the game back to three points. Shane O’Callaghan scored a point from a free, Clyda responded with another point before Sam Dennehy produced two excellent points to safeguard the victory on a final scoreline of Watergrasshill 3-10 (19) Clyda Rovers 1-11 (14). Watergrasshill now play St Catherine’s in the Final on September 15. Thank you to the parents and families who gave great vocal support to the team.
Scorers: Liam Foley 1-02, Ciarán O’Leary 1-02, Shane O’Callaghan 1-02, Sam Dennehy 0-03 and Cian Cronin-O’Neill 0-01.
Squad: Conor Hurley, David Moore, Darragh Collins, Ciarán O’Leary, Rory Leahy, Michael O’Driscoll, Cian Cronin-O’Neill, Liam Foley, Sam Dennehy, Shane O’Callaghan, Conor Krol, Conor O’Mahony, Liam Casey, Ryan Loftus, Donnacha Forde, Bobby Kelleher, Billy Ryan, Coran O’Neill, Ciarán O’Riordan, Dean Field, Donagh Burke, Cathal O’Brien, Darragh Ó Bric, Ciarán Linehan and Mike O’Riordan. Coaches: Martin O’Riordan, Ger O’Brien and Mike Moore.

Important Upcoming Fixtures

This week all roads and eye’s turn to Sunday 15th as our Intermediates play in the Quarter Final of the Premier Championship, opponents are Fr O Neills, throw in 2pm in Midleton. Then it’s to our Under 14’s, who play in the Division 1 North Championship Final, opponents are St Catherine’s, throw in there 6pm in Ballygiblin. We would love a big turn out of support for both teams so hope to see you there cheering on the Hill.

Juvenile Activity This Past Week

The U7’s had a great mornings hurling at the Rebel Og Monster Blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last Saturday. We had three teams in action and the boys were brilliant throughout. The improvement levels are great to see and testament to the work done by a great team of coaches. The future is bright when you see the skill levels already developing in this age group. Well done to all involved and thanks to the support shown in the Pairc. Great stuff boys, keep it up.

The U8’s made a trip to Buck Leary’s Cross on Saturday morning to play in a blitz organised by Sars. A great mornings hurling and great fun had by all. With a turnout of 26 players we had four teams who competed very well in every game, playing great hurling and working really hard for each other. These bunch of lads and lady have a great future ahead playing for the club. Thanks to Sars for the invite.

Our U9’s played host to Cobh in the Hill last Saturday morning. We played two great games which were competitive and enjoyable to watch. The lads put in a great effort and had fun throughout. Thanks to the coaches for the hurling development done with this group every week and to those who come out to support. Well done boys, keep up the great work.

Our U10’s were in Killeagh last Saturday for an invitational tournament. We entered two teams and played eight games in total against, Youghal, St. Colman’s, Bride Rovers, Mallow & Kilmallock (Limerick). The boys acquitted themselves excellently putting in some great performances. Great credit goes to coach Brendan Duffy who is putting in huge work with this group and the improvement was certainly seen today. The boys should be proud of their performances and with only 14 players across two nine a side teams they all put in great shifts throughout the days hurling. Great stuff today boys well done to you all.

The under 12’s had a great day out at the Colman Dillon tournament in Erins Own, last Saturday. We were unlucky to be beaten by Carrigtwohill in our opening game, followed by a good win over Lisgoold in our second match. Our third match saw us beaten by a very good Erins Own team which left us in a plate final again against Lisgoold. It was a very close fought game but the lads dug deep to see us over the line winning 2-4 to 2-2. Many thanks to Erin's Own GAA for the invite to a very well run tournament. Well done lads and congrats.

Watergrasshill u16s were second best against a strong Fr. O Neills team in Aghavine, losing out on a score of 2-09 to 6-10. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half, Fr. O Neills led at half time despite two goals from Ian O Callaghan and Andrew Chandler on a shoreline of 2-05 to 4-06. The second half proved to challenging for the team, who only managed 4 points in the second half despite several good scoring opportunities as the Fr. O Neills full back line stood firm against the Hill attacks. The final score was Fr. O Neills 6-10 : 2-09 Watergrasshill. As an aside, no referee turned up from the board so agreement was reached for each team to referee a half. Ger O Brien stepped up from his usual coaching duties with the u13s and 14s to make his debut behind the whistle. Best of luck to Fr O Neills in the final.


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 15 & 26. €30 lucky dip winners are Andy Cope, Bernie O Connell, Pam Murphy & Anna Zaszcyrynska. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €16,900 and draw will take place in The Hut Bar. 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.


Congrats to Brian Buckley from Watergrasshill AC on an incredible achievement. Brian won the Kerry Way Ultra Marathon covering 200K through tough terrain day and night and absolutely smashing it with a winning time of 25 hours, 23 minutes, 28 seconds. Yes you did read those numbers correct, absolutely amazing. Well done Brian.

Club Shop

If you would like any club crested gear you can order anytime by contacting Adrienne on 087-7589139. We are currently placing orders for replica navy Jerseys as worn by the Intermediates. These are proving very popular as are the training tops, shorts, socks 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. Also keep an eye on our club Facebook page where new club gear can be seen.


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