Weekly Notes 14.04.19   16/04/2019

Fixtures & Results

On Saturday evening last, in wet and very windy conditions our Intermediates took on Tracton in the Intermediate hurling league at home in the Hill. The weather certainly wouldn’t have pleased the hurling purists but both teams served up a competitive and enjoyable game. The Hill got off to a great start, playing with the strong wind in the first half and we found ourselves 1-2 to no score inside the opening two and half minutes. The goal coming from Shane O Regan Og after great individual work. By the time Tracton got off the mark in the tenth minute the Hill had another point tagged on to lead 1-3 to 0-1, all three points coming from Patrick O Regan (2f, 1 play). For the next ten minutes both teams traded two points each and then on the twentieth minute, the Hill struck for their second goal, again coming from the hurl of Shane O Regan. Tracton would add a point from a placed ball shortly after and then just before halftime the home side struck for a third goal, which was somewhat fortuitous, coming from a long free from Patrick O Regan which somehow got passed a swarm of bodies and passed the Tracton goalkeeper to raise a green flag. Patrick would add another point from a free two minutes into first half injury time, to leave the scores at halftime 3-6 to 4 pts. Despite having an eleven point lead at halftime, the general consensus amongst the crowd at halftime was this game was far from over as the Hill did have the backing of a very strong wind and we knew the home side one need a strong second half performance to withstand the Tracton fight back. On the resumption, the Hill got off to a good start, getting the first score of the second half after great work from William Connolly. Tracton would then take the ascendency for a while on the scoring stakes at least, adding 4 unanswered points over the first twenty minutes, but the fact it was kept to four was in great credit to how hard the home side were working. Every one of the Hill lads put in a great shift, working tirelessly on and off the ball. For the last ten minutes of the game, Tracton would add on 1-3, the goal similar in many ways to Patricks in the first half coming from a long range free, wind assisted and finishing up in the net. The Hill for their part added three final points, two from Patrick O Regan, one free and one from play to bring Patricks overall tally to 1-6 and a lovely score from Anthony Cronin coming in from a tight angle on the righthand side. So in the end, a good first half performance aided by a strong wind followed by serious shift work-rate wise in the second half, saw the Hill run out winners on a score line of  3-10 to 1-11. Well done lads. We lost Dylan McCarthy, Aaron Ricken and Padraig O Leary to injury during this game, speedy recovery lads, hope to see you back for Friday night!

Earlier in the week, Tuesday 9th, the Intermediates played a deferred round 2 league game against Milford in Mourneabbey. Unfortunately in this one they came out the wrong side, losing 2-17 to 16pts. Trailing 2-6 to 6pts at halftime, they would regret some missed scores in the second half, including two good goal chances early on. Getting it back to a three point game midway in the second half would be as good as it got and Milford pushed on in the final stretch to take the points in this one. Hard luck lads.

The Tracton win is a timely one and hopefully the lads can bring the winning momentum into our first game in the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship against Inniscarra, this Friday night, April 19th (Good Friday) in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.45pm. We would love a big turnout to cheer on the lads for this one. Best of luck to all involved, Hon the Hill.

Juvenile Fixtures & Results:

Minors: Game Wednesday, April 17th @ 7pm, away to Youghal.

Under 16’s: Game Monday, April 22nd @ 6.45pm, away to Fermoy

Under 14’s: Game Tuesday, April 16th @ 6.30pm, home to Kilara Og.

Under 12’s: Blitz Thursday, April 18th in Croke Park (yes Croker!).

Under 12’s: Game Monday, April 22nd @ 6.30pm, home to Killeag/Ita’s

Under 8’s: Blitz Saturday, April 20th, @ 10.30pm, in Blackrock.

Our U7’s headed to take on our near neighbours Bride Rovers this morning. We had 17 hardy young fellas who took on the blustery conditions with great gusto. We played one game of football and one game of hurling and the boys did brilliantly. There was great skill shown in both codes and it was great to see them showcase what they are being coached every Wednesday/Saturday. Thanks to all the parents who came to watch on, I think you’ll agree it was a great entertainment. Thanks to our hosts Bride Rovers also.

2019 Squad: David Hyland, Evan Joyce, Mikey McCormack, Ben Wains, Darragh McHugh, Paddy Moynihan, Sonny Crowley, David Hayes, Micheal Roche, Luke Neylon, Ronan Cahill, Aaron O'Mahoney, Alex Varian, Cormac Fahey, Denis Buttimer, Fionn Bowe, Luke McCarthy, Sean Og Russel, Rory McHugh, Ryan O'Neill, Micheal McGonigle, Lee O'Mahony, Xavier Mannion, Tommy O'Callaghan, Oisin Sheehan

Coaches: Noel McCarthy, Tommy Bowe, Padraig McHugh, Eanna Neylon, Mary Collins, Sean Russell, Jerry McHugh, Wayne Sheehan, Liam Fahey, Conor Mannion & Paud O Neill.

Our U10's had a run out in Cobh yesterday evening. We had 19 boys split into two teams. We played four games in total, winning one but coming up short in three. Lads once again put in a great effort, fair play to them. With Easter holidays on the horizon we want all the boys practicing on their holiday, so Mom's & Dad's please encourage them to practice at home, let them break the odd window sure. Thanks to Sam O Leary and Cormac McCarthy from our U8's team and Darren Cahill, Matthew Counihan & Shane Kroll from our U9's who travelled with us, you were all great boys, well done. Speedy recovery also to our talisman Tadhg McCarthy who is out injured at the moment, we luck forward to having you back fit Tadhg. Hill Abu

Our U11’s made the trip to Carrigtwohill Saturday last, to take on the hosts in what was an excellent game of hurling. With a strong breeze blowing solid throughout, our lads led at halftime on a scoreline of 2-2 to 1-2 playing into the breeze. The game was characterised by great moments of skill, coming from lads still so young, it’s a joy to watch. Some of the blocking, hooking, pick-ups and passing you wouldn’t see from fellas a lot older. The second half was a real ding dong battle and Carrigtwohill like us in the first half played well against the breeze and moving into the dying minutes, the game was all square at 2-3 to 2-3. But then the Hill worked the ball out of defence and Jack Counihan picking it up in the middle of the field worked himself into a scoring position and fired over a lovely point, which turned out to be the last score of the game and the Hill won this on the narrowest of margins 2-4 to 2-3. Great performance lads.


Congratulations to Fionn Fitzgerald on securing his place as Goalkeeper in the Primary Games. Cork play Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Sunday, May 19 and Fionn will represent Cork, Watergrasshill and Glenville on the day.
Fionn is a superb goalkeeper with our U13s and U14s. He is hugely popular with his teammates and coaches in Watergrasshill Hurling and Glenville Football. U13 Bainisteoir Ger O'Brien said Fionn rightly deserves the honour of being selected and has been one of the most consistent hard-working players since under-6.
It's a great honour and recognition for Fionn, his mom Catherine and sister Clara who are great supporters of his team and club.

Best of Luck

Best of luck to two clubmates currently involved in Cork teams. Daire O Leary is training with the Cork minors, who are preparing to meet Tipperary on the 12th May as a curtain raiser to the senior game, while Shane O Regan is with the Cork U20s who play Limerick on Wednesday 3rd of July.

Sciath na Scol

The Watergrasshill NS  Sciath na Scol Boys team have been busy the last number of weeks. In their 1st game they played Gaelscoil Uí Choráin away and played some great hurling to come out on top comfortably.  In the 2nd game they played their close neighbours Glenville. The opposition were a little sharper on the day and won in the end in what was a very competitive game. It was a great day for Watergrasshill hurling club with so many young hurlers from the area in opposition and augurs well for the future of the local club.  In their final game they played Ballinora and in the end only lost by 2 points. What was very evident over the 3 games was the great attitude and workrate on the field displayed by all the players. Thanks to everyone for their commitment and to the teachers for looking after them and giving them words of encouragement and advice along the way. In years to come they will cherish those memories of playing with their friends in school.

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 5, 6, 16 & 25. €30 lucky dip winners are Rose Barrett, Patrick O Sullivan, Nora O Connor & Domi Cronin. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €13,750 and draw will take place in O’Mahonys. 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

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!

Thank You

Thanks to all who supported the Feile Fundraising Table Quiz on Friday night. A great night enjoyed by all. The winning team were Brian O’Leary, Pa O’Neill, Tommy Bowe and Emmet Fennelly with a score of 119 points. They narrowly beat the Glenville ladies of Mary O’Callaghan, Gillian Collins, Denise Sheehan and Clair Hegarty by one point who scored 118 (and with one of the questions asked -what Watergrasshill club member played hurling for Laois and with the answer being Tommy Bowe, this gave them the win). Thanks to Martin O’Riordan for organising the night and the Fir Tree for facilitating the quiz.

Pictures below the winning team, Brian O Leary, Emmett Fennelly, Tommy Bowe, Pa O Neill.


Club Lotto