Weekly Notes 19.09.2021   20/09/2021

Well Done to our U-12 boys

Rebel Óg East – Fé12 League Semi Final: Watergrasshill 4-9 St. Colmcilles 0-3

A great team performance once again from our U12’s who progress to a league final decider overcoming St. Colmcilles last Wednesday evening. The lads worked their socks off from start to finish. Showing great hunger, they laid down a marker early on and never relented throughout, making our opponents work very hard for possession. Great credit to St. Colmcilles who tried extremely hard to get back into the game, but they came up against a red wall. Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support. The lads have a final now to prepare for and look forward to, and we wish them the best of luck in that game where they will face Kiltha Óg who overcame Killeagh in the other semi-final.


Remembering Eamonn Ryan

                We had some welcome visitors to Watergrasshill last week with a TG4 documentary film crew visiting the village. The TG4 crew were filming in and around the village, Watergrasshill National School & Felix Sarsfield Memorial Park as part of a Laochra Gael documentary due to air later this year on TG4, documenting the life and times of the great Eamonn Ryan. The documentary visited Watergrasshill National School where Eamonn was principal and also Watergrasshill GAA where Eamonn’s love for GAA was evident. Indeed it is Eamonn’s legacy and impact on our community which will feature prominently in the program, many of his past pupils contributed to the program who not only have children of their own attending Watergrasshill National School now, but who, as boys and girls also played Sciath Na Scoil under Eamonn’s guidance, many of who are now also playing and coaching in both Glenville and Watergrasshill at adult level. A number of Eamonn’s friends were also interviewed and throughout the day, from young to old, the love and respect for Eamonn was evident for all to see. We look forward to remembering Eamonn and marking his legacy when the documentary goes to air in December.


Hard Luck to our U-15 team

                Rebel Óg East Fé-15 Final: Watergrasshill 4-09 (21) St Colman's 3-18 (27).

Well done to our U-15s who unfortunately came up short in the Rebel Óg East Fé-15 Final in Ballinacurra on Saturday 18th September.

A draw at the first water break (WGH 1-1 to Colman's 0-4), the game turned in the second quarter where Colman's outscored the Hill by 2-5 to 0-2, leaving us trailing by 9 points at the break.

The Hill were chasing the game from half-time and worked hard to reduce the margin Rebel Óg East Fé-15 Final to 4 points but a strong Colman's final six minutes saw them win out as worthy winners by a margin of 6 points.

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, Shane O'Callaghan, Leon O Se, Cathal Sheehan, Billy Ryan, Eoghan Forde, Dara O'Neill, Donnacha O'Leary, Jack Counihan and David Barry.

This has been a very good year for the U15s with a long winning streak in Championship and Féile and are unlucky not to finish the year with silverware. The learnings from the 2021 season will stand to these fine hurlers in the years to come.

Huge thanks to the coaches Darragh O'Callaghan (who brought so much extra to the coaching this year), to Ger O'Brien, Martin O'Riordan and Derek Casey who have given so much time to the lads this year and over all the years since U-6.

Thanks to Dermot O’Mahony and Michael Bowman for their help in so many ways throughout the 2021 season and to all the parents for their support to the team and coaches.


Intermediates pipped in final quarter

Co-Op Superstores Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2: Watergrasshill 2-17 (23) Inniscarra 4-13 (25)

Our intermediates were pipped at the post last weekend by Inniscarra in a titanic battle in Grenagh on Saturday evening. The teams were level at the first water-break 0-6 to 1-03, but we edged ahead to lead by 1-10 to 1-07 at the half time break. Having lead from the 16th minute, we went into the final period of the game leading by 2-14 to 1-10, however Inniscarra finished very strong, outscoring us 3-3 to 3 points in that final quarter to win on a score line of 2-17 to 4-13.

Scorers for Watergrasshill: S Óg O’Regan (1-0 pen, 0-10 frees) 2-10, S Desmond 0-3, C Roche, P O’Regan, A Cronin, C Cronin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Inniscarra: S O’Donoghue (0-2 frees) 2-4, F O’Leary (0-3 frees) 1-3, C Casey 1-0, S O’Mahony 0-4, J Harrington, O McCarthy 0-1 each.



There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 5, 14, 16 & 22. Lucky dip winners are Darragh O’Callaghan, Shane O’Regan, Jim/Joe/Bob/Donie x2 – Hut, Tommy Bowe. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a cool €9,900 and draw will take place Monday 27th September. Tickets are on sale in some of the village businesses, like The Hut Bar, The Fir Tree, 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:


Sunday 26th September

Rebel Óg East – Fé12 D3 League Final

Kiltha Óg V’s Watergrasshill, in Castlemartyr at 12:00 noon


Saturday 2nd October

Rebel Óg East – Fé17 D1 Championship Plate Play-Off

Youghal V’s Watergrasshill, in Youghal at 11:00am


Sunday 3rd October

Rebel Óg Coiste – Fé13 Premier 2 – Shield Semi-Final

Watergrasshill V’s Valley Rovers, in Watergrasshill at 11:00am


Results Roundup:


Wednesday 15th September

Rebel Óg East – Fé12 D3 League Playoff

Watergrasshill 4-09 V 0-03 St. Colmcilles


Saturday 18th September

Rebel Óg East – Fé15 D2 Championship Play-Off Final

St. Colemans 3-18 V 4-09 Watergrasshill


Saturday 18th September

Co-Op Superstores 2021 Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2

Watergrasshill 2-17 V 4-13 Inniscarra


Sunday 19th September

Rebel Óg East – Fé17 D1 Championship Section 1

Watergrasshill 1-12 V 1-15

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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