Weekly Notes 07.04.19   09/04/2019

Fixtures & Results

Goals win games, and that was certainly the case in the 2018 Abernethy Cup Final, played last Friday 5th April, in Castlemartyr where our opponents were Cloyne. The Hill started off with great intent firing over the first score of the game inside the first minute from the stick of Shane O Regan Og but it didn’t take long for our opponents to equalize. The opening quarter was a start stop affair and this was visible on the scoreboard which showed the game all tied after 15 minutes at 6 points a piece. Within this time period, four of these points came from frees which Shane O Regan excellently dispatched, while Cloyne had 3 points from play and 3 frees of their own. The second period of the first half was a little more open but it was Cloyne who pushed themselves into the ascendancy firing over an additional four points and then in the 26th minute scored the first goal of the game to lead the game 1-10 to 6 points. The Hill would add two more points before halftime, one from Padraig O Leary who was extremely unlucky not to rattle the net with his effort and a lovely point from Shane O Regan, which came from a passage of play started back in our full back line and great work by Pa Cronin. At half-time the scoreboard read Cloyne 1-11, Watergrasshill 8 points. The second half resumed with our lads once again showing the fire in the belly, they so often show and we started to claw back the deficit on the scoreboard. After 12 minutes of the second half we had pulled the game back to 1-11 to 12 points. Within this period Shane O Regan struck over a sweet 75 yard free and we were extremely unlucky not to register goals of our own when in the 38thminute, Padraig O Leary rattled the post with the resulting spilled ball going over from Eoin O Reilly. Another goal chance unfortunately went a begging from the penalty spot, when and a good effort from Shane O Regan Og was stopped by the formidable Donal Og Cusack in goal. From then on we battled valiantly but could never got our noses in front. We did have the game back to a point difference in the 46th minute when the scores were 1-12 to 14 points, but two killer blows would follow. Firstly Cloyne struck for their second goal in the 52nd minute of the second half and again four minutes later, which at that stage had us trailing 3-14 to 16 points. Despite never giving up to the final whistle this is how it would stay and we lost out that this occasion 3-14 to 16 points. It was Cloyne’s goals that won it on the day and what if for our lads, and if we had taken some goal chances ourselves. Hard luck lads, onwards and upwards.

Next up, Tuesday 9th April, Intermediate Hurling League (deferred round 2 game) versus Milford, takes place in Mourneabbey @ 8pm

Saturday 13th April, Intermediate Hurling League versus Tracton, takes place in Watergrasshill @ 6.30pm

Looking a little further ahead, and a date for the diary, our first game in the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship against Inniscarra is fixed for Friday April 19th @ Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.45pm. We would love a big turnout to cheer on the lads that night, Hon the Hill.

Juvenile Fixtures & Results:

Minors: Game Wednesday, April 10th @ 6.30pm, home to Carraigtwohill.

Under 16’s: Game Monday, April 15th @ 6.30pm, home to Killeagh/Itas

Under 12’s: Game Tuesday, April 16th, @ 7pm, away to Kiltha Og

Under 11’s: Game Saturday, April 13th, @ TBC, away to Carraigtwohill

Under 10’s: Game Thursday, April 11th, @ 6.45pm, away to Cobh

Watergrasshill U16s started their East Cork Div 1 league campaign against St. Catherines away in Ballynoe last Monday evening. The spoils were shared in a very tight battle. Final Score St. Catherine's 2-12 : 2-12 Watergrasshill
Panel: Darragh Casey, Ryan Murray, Joseph O' Riordan, Cian Cronin O'Neill, Dylan Field, Donal Sheehan, Dylan Roche, Mark O' Donoghue, Ian O' Callaghan, Liam Foley, Brendan Lehane, Colm O' Regan, Andrew Chandler, Eoghan Knaap, Ciaran O' Leary, Ciaran O' Riordan, Conor Kroll.Mentors: Donal Lehane, Andrew O' Callaghan, Stephen Cronin, Aidan Foley & Derek Casey


It's been a great week for U15 hurling in Watergrasshill. Comhghairdeas mór to all Watergrasshill GAA club players and their St Colmans College Fermoy teammates, on their recent Munster final win, including our own Brendan Lehane, Donal Sheehan, Mike O Driscoll and Cian Cronin O Neill who started and also Darragh Casey, Dylan Roche, Eoghan Knaap and Ryan Murray on the extended panel. Another Hill player with an important role in this team is Mossie Barry who is one of the teams coaches. Full time score at the Corn Aodh Uí Dhudha Final (15A Munster Colleges) was St. Colmans College Fermoy 4-13 : 3-07 Midleton CBS

Comhghairdeas mór also to Watergrasshill player Colm O' Regan and his Gaelcholaiste Mhuire an Mhainistir team mates who won the Corn Réamoinn Uí Ógáin Munster Under 15 B Hurling championship against Christian Brothers College, Cork.Final Score Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 0-23 : 2-16 CBC Cork (AET).

On behalf of our club, we would like to congratulate St. Colmans College Fermoy students and staff on their incredible achievement through their "Colmans Stand Together" campaign. The school raised a whopping €51,132. Watergrasshill GAA has long, proud and close links to St Colman’s College - Congrats and well done! We’re proud of the little part we played by contributing the proceeds of the Christmas Púc Fada.

The Nursery

Calling all boys, born in 2013 & 2014 (even 2015 if you feel they would like to come and have a go). Our U6's are back in action for 2019 and get together every Saturday @10am in the Watergrasshill GAA pitch and every Wednesday @6pm in Glenville. We have some hurleys and helmets for kids who might want to try it out for a couple of weeks. Its €2 per child/family every training. For more information please contact Liam on 0867992132 or Noel on 0872479045. I would encourage all parents of boys in this age group to bring them along. Its great fun, they learn new skills, learn to be part of a team and they make friends for life. We would also love to see any parents willing to give a hand in any way they can, to come forward. It would be greatly appreciated and who knows you might make new friends along the way too. Hope to see you there.


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 4, 19, 22 & 28. €30 lucky dip winners are Mary McHugh (Main St), Matt/Pat Murphy, Larry O Connor & AnneMarie Gleeson. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €13,600 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 Yearly lotto can also be purchased and is now open. Please choose 4 numbers, from 1-32 and send them with a cheque, bank draft or postal order for €80 , made payable to Watergrasshill GAA , to  Richard Gardiner, Tinegeragh, Watergrasshill, before Friday 19th April. If you’re not in you can’t win.

Club Shop

A timely Spring reminder as you clean out your wardrobe, you will for sure want to replace it this seasons must haves. Well fear not as Watgrasshill GAA club clobber is the latest in spring/summers finest threads. To help you, our club shop is opened, here you can get yourself the latest club fashion must have's for 2019. Club crested clothing is available to buy. From snoods to beanies, 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.

Cul Camp 2019

Our Summer Cul Camp will take place this year from Monday 15th July. Please note, there will be NO on-line bookings this year but rather a registration evening, date and time to be confirmed. Bring on the summer!

Hard Luck

Hard luck to Glenville Intermediate Footballers who narrowly missed out on an opening day championship win against Mayfield. The final score was Mayfield 1-15, Glenville 2-9. Mayfield were a more seasoned outfit with Glenville having a lot of new faces this year. However, after a very slow start Glenvilles overall performance was good particularly with so many new young faces playing championship. It augers well later on in the year when championship resumes. Well done players and management and best of luck for the rest of the season.

Calling on The Hill Diaspora

Have you family or friends who once upon a time played GAA in the Hill but now live in some far flung corner of the world, like Australia or Leitrim? If you know of someone I’d love to get in touch (you can direct message through the club FaceBook page or drop me an e-mail ) to hear their story (if you don't mind sharing) and maybe bring them back closer to family and friends still living here in Watergrasshill. Keep an eye out in the club notes (posted on our club social media channels) in the coming weeks for some of our former club member's stories!

Upcoming Events:

Watergrasshill GAA are a host club for Feile 2019 in June. We are holding our first fundraiser, a Table Quiz in the Fir Tree this Friday, April 12 at 9:00 pm. You don't need a team to take part - come along and we'll sort a team for you. Open to everyone - not just club members. It's a fun night with craic, laughs and prizes. Come along for a great night

Watergrasshill Community Association will join with An Taisce Spring Clean national events next Saturday morning 13 April, meeting at the Community Centre @ 10am. Bags and gloves will be made available. All access roads into and around the village need to be cleaned of litter and are the main concerns and challenges. Now is the time when we all can take responsibility for cleaning your own road/street/park/estate etc. The collected litter can be brought to the Community Centre until 2pm on Saturday. Please note this is a street/road litter pick-up ONLY. Domestic rubbish will not be accepted. Please respect this.



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