Weekly Notes 22.08.2021   23/08/2021

Successful Féile for Watergrasshill

              As predicted it certainly was a whirlwind of hurling action during this past week. The weekend ended with disappointment for the Cork senior hurlers against Limerick in Croke Park but for Watergrasshill we had plenty to cheer about.

On Wednesday 18th we had Seán Desmond and Dáire O’Leary involved with the Cork U-20’s which saw Cork beating Galway in the All-Ireland final. This was Dáire’s second win with the U-20’s having just won the delayed 2020 final in July defeating Dublin where Shane O’Regan was also involved for Watergrasshill.

On Saturday 21st we had Brendan Lehane and Michael O’Driscoll involved with the Cork minor team who defeated Galway in the All-Ireland final in Thurles. That’s a tally of 6 All-Ireland medals returned to Watergrasshill in just 6 weeks. Everyone involved with Cnocán Na Biolrai would like to extend our congratulations to all 5 lads and to their families on their achievements. Not only were the lads focusing on All-Ireland finals – they also helped out with Cúl Camp duties in Watergrasshill, which is testament to the character of all these boys who are inspiring the next generation of kids to strive to achieve their potential.


In club underage action – the highlight was the much anticipated return of Féile. Postponed in 2020 and change in 2021 to U-15 to ensure that last year’s teams were accommodated, this years format was a little changed to previous years. Gone was the much anticipated player exchange and trip to counties afar, replaced by local tournaments against Cork opposition with every club encouraged to send a team in alignment with the No Player Left Behind ethos of this year’s competition.  Our boys were based in Mayfield for their round-robin games facing opposition from

Their first game was against Aghabullogue and the Hill won on a scoreline of 3-05 to 2-01. The second game was against Mayfield and the Hill won this game 3-06 to 0-04. The third game was against Erin's Own and the Hill lost this game 1-05 to 0-02.

The combination of games resulted in 3 of the 4 teams in our section finish with 2 wins each, so the rules stated that the team that conceded the least over their 3 games would determine the winner. Watergrasshill had conceded the least and were declared the winners of our side of the competition.

Crosshaven won the other half of the competition and the Hill played them in the Quarter Final. The Hill started strongly and held the advantage for most of the game and won the Féile Quarter Final on a score line of 4-10 to 0-07. They now proceed to the Semi-final which will be held in September.

Thanks to Glenville GAA for the jerseys which we used in a colour clash with Mayfield.

Squad: Fionn Fitzgerald, Ciaran Linehan, Darragh O Bric, Donnacha Forde, Conor O'Mahony, Darragh Collins, Ethan Bowman, Coran O'Neill, Bobby Kelleher, Cathal O'Brien, Dean Field, Ryan Loftus, Mike O'Riordan, Luke Doran-Good, Shane O'Callaghan, Leon O Se, Cathal Sheehan, Billy Ryan, Richard Kelleher, Eoghan Forde, Darragh O'Neill, Donnacha O'Leary, Jack Counihan and David Barry.

Coaches: Darragh O'Callaghan, Ger O'Brien, Martin O'Riordan and Derek Casey. Thanks to Michael Bowman (Covid Officer and substitutes co-ordinator) and Dermot O'Mahony for their help on the day as well as those who did umpire and sideline duty for us. Thanks to the parents for their support over the 4 games.



There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 3, 19, 20 & 32. Lucky dip winners are Helen Walsh, John O’Regan, Finbarr Murphy & Shane McCarthy. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a cool €9,500 and draw will take place Monday 30th August. Tickets are on sale in some of the village businesses, like Centra & Johnny's Shop. Tickets can also be purchased on-line via our club website ( 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. 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 it's important to celebrate the past and the history of the club, it’s 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 center of our community. Part of this project will be the development of our existing club grounds. To that end we will endeavor 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.


Upcoming Fixtures:


Monday 30th August

Rebel Óg East – Fé12 D3 Hurling League

Watergrasshill V’s Cobh in Watergrasshill at 7:00pm


Tuesday 31st August

Rebel Óg Coiste – Fé15 C3 Hurling League

Watergrasshill (2) V’s Grenagh (2) in Watergrasshill at 7:30pm


Friday 3rd September

Rebel Óg Coiste – Fé13 P2 Hurling League

Watergrasshill V’s Blackrock (1) in Watergrasshill at 7:00pm


Saturday 4th September

Rebel Óg East – Fé15 D2 Championship Playoff

Watergrasshill (1) V’s Erin’s Own in Watergrasshill at 12 noon



Results Roundup:


Saturday 21st August

John West Féile – Group Stages

Watergrasshill 3-05 V 2-01 Aghabullogue

Watergrasshill 3-06 V 0-04 Mayfield

Watergrasshill 0-02 V 1-05 Erin’s Own


Saturday 21st August

John West Féile  - Quarter Final

Watergrasshill 4-10 V 0-07 Crosshaven


Wednesday 18th August

Rebel Óg East – Fé18 Hurling League

Carrigtwohill 1-21 V 0-20 Watergrasshill

Club Shop

We are delighted to announce that our club shop has now gone on-line. We have partnered with O’Neill’s sportwear to provide an on-line shop for all of our club merchandise and training apparel. Club crested clothing is available to buy, from shorts to jerseys to training tops and tracksuit bottoms, for adults and juveniles in various sizes. The on-line shop is available at or through the “SHOP NOW” button on our Facebook page.

Of course you can always contact any of the club officers, team trainers or committee members if you need to purchase items such as helmets or hurleys, if you need assistance with the on-line shop or would like to speak to someone about what is available and sizes, contact Adrienne on 087-7589139 or reach out through any of our social media channels.


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