Weekly Notes 09.08.2020   09/08/2020


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 9,23,29,31. €20 lucky dip winners are Ger Sweeney, Barry Curtin, Karen Corkery and Orla All. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €4,100 and draw will take place Monday 17th August. Following the Covid lockdown we have moved our lotto ticket sales  to  on-line however a small amount of tickets are now available to  purchase in some of our village outlets . Details of how you play on line  are as follows: Step 1: Visit our Club website (

or indeed look at our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages and you can click on the Lotto links. Step 2: Choose if you want to buy for yourself or buy for a friend. Step 3: Choose how many draws or plays you want (various options available, from €5 for three lines, right up to the annual ticket for €80 which gets you 52 weeks for the price of 40 (12 free)). Step 4: Select your numbers. You can also select a quickpick option and numbers will be randomly picked for you. You can add a line to select different numbers from here. Step 5: Enter your card details (Debit or Credit). There is also an option to auto renew to ensure your ticket and numbers are renewed after all draws on the current ticket have expired. This makes certain you never miss another draw and also don’t have to follow steps above again. Step 6: Confirm you purchase. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and supporters of the Watergrasshill GAA Club Lotto. The Club Lotto is a vital source of income for the running of all our teams within the Club and for future development of our facilities, so we ask you to please support it if you are in a position to do so. We do very much intend to restart ticket sales from our local village outlets in the near future, but for now its done via on-line. Remember, if you’re not in you can’t win.




Pitch Signage & Advertising Opportunity

As we enter a new decade, we do so with great optimism and excitement here at Watergrasshill GAA Club. Later this decade we will celebrate our centenary year, which will be a special milestone. While its important to celebrate the past and the history of the club, its also important we look forward to the future.With this in mind, the club will shortly be undertaking a development project, to prepare the club for the future and further position ourselves at the centre of our community. Part of this project, will be the development of our existing club grounds. To that end we will endevour to raise a revenue stream from advertising, while giving businesses the opportunity to advertise their services and reach a wider audience within our community. With the playing numbers on the increase our facility will be a busy spot over the coming years and we would love to have your name and business positioned in the hearts and minds of all those who visit on a weekly basis. We are offering advertising space via pitch signage, 3000mm wide x 750mm high. These are a 5 year gloss laminate, flash mounted to 0.2mm skin diabond sign. If you would be interested in this opportunity to advertise and support our club, please contact Claire O Leary on 087-6239297 or any member of the club who can provide assistance. 




Club Shop

If your noticing a dramatic growth spurt in your kids (or indeed yourself!) over the past few months, maybe its time to update the wardrobe. Well fear not as our summer collection of Watergrasshill GAA club clobber has just been launched and we are here to help you. Our club shop is opened, here you can get yourself the latest club fashion must have's for summer 2020. Club crested clothing is available to buy, from shorts to 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. Also keep an eye on our club Facebook page where new club gear can be seen.

Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire Club Loyalty Scheme 

Can you help us win a share of €30,000? Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire continuing in their efforts to Champion Green and support local, have launched the Ryan’s Local Loyalty initiative. This is aimed at local GAA clubs and offers us a great opportunity to get much needed financial support to run the club. Over the coming week we will distribute the loyalty card and we hope you will consider using it and support Watergrasshill GAA by joining us in this great campaign from Ryan’s SuperValu. Thank you for your support if you can. 



Members & Trips Abroad: 

We would ask playing and non playing members returning from trips abroad over the coming weeks, of all ages, not to attend the pitch, training or matches for a period of 14 days after your return as per Public Health Guidelines. We would encourage all members to download the HSE covid tracker app and maintain the guidelines around social distancing, hand washing etc Thank you" 

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

8th August in Inniscarra

Watergrasshill 2-17

Ballinhassig 1-13

Our Intermediate team continued their winning streak last Saturday evening when defeating Ballinhassig in another thriller of a game .

The first five  points for The 'Hill were clocked up within ten minutes of the game which were provided by both Shane O Regan and Shane óg O Regan. Watergrasshill meant business and carried on their tally with further scores from Sean Desmond and Dan Dennehy. Sean Desmond scoring the goal for the Hill in the tenth minute after Shane óg O Regans shot on target was saved.

Just before the half time mark there were further goals on both sides.  Ballinhassig managed to obtain a penalty and banged the sliotar in the back of the net while Shane óg finished well at close range and scored the second goal for the Hill. Half time score left the Hill leading 2-11 to 1-3.

The second half saw Ballinhassig close the gap with a tally of points to leave only 3points between the teams. With a sending off for the Hill in the back line panic set in but true to their nature they upped the anti and fought to the bitter end with their second game with finishing with only 14 men .The Hill widened the game with further points from Daire O Leary , Desmond and Shane O Regan.

Final score , Watergrasshill 2-17 ,Ballinhassig 1-13.

The final series of group games will see The Hill go up against Valley Rovers.

Team: D O Callaghan's Cronin,A Ricken, S Field, D Dennehy,G O'Kelly Lynch,B Fenton,A Cronin,P O Regan,P O Leary, K O'Neill, D O'Leary, S O'Regan, S ó O Regan, S Desmond . 

Subs: C Cronin for P O Regan and D O'Farrell for P O Leary

Juvenile Updates 


Our U9 Hurlers travelled to Youghal on Saturday 8th and what a morning it was to be down by the coast in the glorious sunshine . They played three competitive games and played exceptionally well. A huge thanks to Youghal for the invitation and to the parents for making the journey. This bunch of players have increased their work rate tenfold and really enjoying being back after the lockdown.

Rebel Og East Fe 18 Hurling Championship:

Watergrasshill  .15pts

Fr O Neills  1 -9pts

Our Minors were in action last night in their second championship game of the season, with Fr O’ Neill’s our visitors to the Hill. Played in lovely conditions on a balmy summers evening in the Hill, this was an eagerly anticipated game for the home supporters following an impressive opening day showing by this team in Aghada two weeks ago.

This was a sterner test and the game was pushed right to the end. The first half was tit for tat with Fr O’ Neills having the best of the opening minutes on the scoreboard, taking a 3 point to 1 lead inside the opening five minutes. The home side settled into the game however, and some nice scores from Daire O’ Leary (65), Colm O’ Regan (from play) & Cael Guichard (play) levelled up the scores. Cael’s score came from a lovely passage of play, where Daire O’ Leary commanding at centre back, played a ball upfield into space to full forward Joe O’ Riordan, who off loaded to Colm O’ Regan, Colm had a quick look at the posts but spotted Cael in a better position and fed him a quick ball and Cael coolly sent it between the posts for the Hill’s third score of the game. The game was tied as the ref blew for the first half water break. The resumption of play definitely saw an increase in the intensity and it was the Hill who got the first score with a lovely taken point by corner forward Cian Cronin O’ Neill, out on the right hand touch line. However Fr O’ Neill’s were quick to respond and did so with the games opening goal. A long ball dropped into the Hill square and goalkeeper James Barry had a lot of company for the aerial battle and the sliotar somehow deceived all and dropped into the goal, Fr O’ Neill’s now led 1-3 to 4 points, twenty minutes on the clock. The remainder of the half belonged to the Hill and they would register four points without reply. It was noticeable how hard our backs were working and a lot of the scores were coming from solid work in defence putting pressure on our opponents and keeping their scoring threat at bay. Joe O’ Riordan was unlucky for a goal with the O’Neills keeper saving, putting it out for a 65 which Brendan Lehane dispatched. Despite a few wides from both teams the score at halftime was Watergrasshill 8 points, Fr O’ Neills 1-3. 

The Hill started the second half where they left off and substitute Ian O’ Callaghan got off the mark inside the opening minute with a nice point from play. Brendan Lehane, covering a lot of ground in the middle two thirds, added another from a placed ball to have us lead 10 points to 1-3 after 4 minutes of the restart. Both teams then traded scores before James Barry was called into action stopping a Fr O’ Neills goal chance, showing great presence in the Hill goal. Despite having the lion’s share of possession in the third quarter, we were missing scorable chances and were leaving our opponents in the game. They sensed this and added a score just before the second half water break to leave the scoreboard read, Watergrasshill 11 points, Fr O’ Neills 1-5. The last quarter really showed the character of this team. It was a warm evening and many of these lads already had games played this week and tiredness was showing, yet the lads dug in. Fr O’ Neills added two points and one stage the game was back to a two points deficit but Brendan again from a dead ball and another nice point form Ian saw our three point lead restored. The last ten minutes saw some spurned changes on both sides but our lads remained solid and in control and traded two points to Fr O’ Neills two points the last score coming in injury time from the impressive Brendan Lehane to put the score at 15 points to 1-9. This was how it finished and the lads once again came away with a good win and a good team performance. Well done to the panel of players and team management. 

The panel was: James Barry, Cormac Lenihan, Cathal Fitzgerald, Dylan Roche, Donal Sheehan, Daire O’ Leary, Andrew Chandler, Brendan Lehane, Mark O’ Donoghue, Liam Foley, Cael Guichard, Michael O’ Driscoll, Colm O’ Regan, Joe O’ Riordan, Cian Cronin O' Neill, Ian O’ Callaghan, Dylan Field, Ryan Murray, Eoin Fitzgerald.


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