Weekly Notes 02.01.2022   03/01/2022

Eamonn Ryan Documentary

On Thursday December 30th, TG4 aired their much-anticipated Éamonn Ryan:An Máistir documentary. What a fantastic programme and an amazing response from the sporting public from across the entire country, it was indeed a true and fitting tribute to a remarkable man. It captured the real Éamonn - the player, the coach, the teacher but most importantly, the family man. Well done to the club members who took part and it was great to see both the village and our grounds looking so well. Covid deprived us as a club and community the opportunity to give him the send-off he deserved but we will mark his remarkable life when safe and appropriate.

Eamonn leaves a legacy in our club, school, village and parish that is felt everyday - tá cónaí orainn faoina scáth.

We were honoured to have him in our lives.

St. Stephens Day - Puc Fada

Our annual St. Stephen's day Puc Fada went ahead this year with strict COVID protocols in place. It was a beautiful crisp day and a great opportunity to get some fresh air and support local woman Sheila Power. Sheila organised a fundraiser in aid of CUH whose staff were a huge to support to her husband Richie before he passed away in February 2021. The Puc Fada was won by The Lads (Aiden Foley, James McCarthy, TJ Forde & Mark Foley) with the Sweaty Bettys (Louise Carey, Rachel Carey and Edel Murphy) taking the Ladies Prize. The Doyle family won the family prize with Lisa Kroll, Emma O'Riordan and Eabha Curtin taking the juvenile prize.

A massive thank you to everyone who participated, contributing €1,155 towards an amazing community cause.

Reeling in the year 2021 

The fifth instalment of our Reeling In the Year feature brings us back to May 2021.

With the country slowly re-opening after our COVID induced slumber - Felix Sarsfield Memorial Park was alive with the sounds of fun, laughter and the clash of the ash with the return of our nursery (U-6, U-7 & U-8) teams and their U-9 and U-10 clubmates. Whilst there were still pods, sanitizer and limited contact training, it was great to see the youngsters back out on the pitch where spring had truely sprung.

May also saw the commencement of the Glenville to Croke Park challenge organised by our friends in Glenville. A 252 Km challenge over 15 weeks to run, jog, walk or cycle the distance from Glenville to Croke Park to co-incide with the All-Ireland footbal lfinal on August 29th. Well done to Paul Barry from Watergrashill AC who topped the leaderboard, completing the challenge in just 15h 11m.

Congratulations also to Minor player Darragh Casey who was part of the St.Colmans Collge Fermoy team who competed in the F1 in Schools Ireland competition in May. F1 in schools is a program which sets out to promote STEM & business skills in schools through the design & build of minature F1 cars, powered by compressed gas cylinders. Well done to Darragh and his team-mates who qualified from the national final to represent Ireland in the Schools World Championship in April 2022.


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 3, 8, 22 & 25. Lucky dip winners are Angela O'Connor, Jerry Cronin, Martin & Suzie Murphy and Rachel Carey. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a fantastic €11,400 and draw will take place Monday 10th January. Tickets are on sale in some of the village businesses like The Hut Bar, The Fir Tree, Johnny's Shop and our new Lotto stand in Ross's Centra. 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.

Bumper Christmas Raffle 

Our bumper Christmas Raffle took place on December 28th and the club would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who supported the raffle and also to the many local businesses who sponsored prizes. Top prize of match tickets, flights & accommodation to see Man. Utd. V Spurs went to Ronan Collins from Knockraha, Second prize (€500 cash) was won by Emma Fouhy and third prize (500L Home Heating Oil) went to Keela Enright. There were a further 25 prizes won, winners have been contacted and full details can be found on our website and Facebook page.

Your support is greatly appreciated and all proceeds go directly into supporting your club and your community, míle buiochas duitse go léir.

Happy New Year 

Finally, everyone involved with Watergrasshill GAA would like to wish all our members, families, supporters, sponsors and friends a safe, peaceful New Year and we hope to see you all on the playing fields again in 2022.


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