Weekly Notes 13.09.2020   15/09/2020

Intermediates bow out of the Championship at Quarter Final stage 

On Saturday last our Intermediates made their Championship exit at the hands of Courcey Rovers. After three group wins from three and narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot on scoring difference, we found ourselves with a tricky assignment in the quarter finals. The management and players went in confident after three good team performances and hopes were high.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be our day and Courcey Rovers the 2018 defeated finalists got the better of us. To be fair they were full value for their victory and put in an impressive display. It was a game where we simply never got going and our shooting betrayed us at critical times. In the opening quarter we had two very good goal chances and instead of registering scores here we fell behind to a clinical and lively Courcey forward line that put the deficit at 1-11 to 3 points at the break. It appeared an uphill battle for the Hill in the second half but those goal chances couple with some scorable misses, and the fact we only had two scores from play (from Shane Óg O’Regan) gave hope if the lads could play to their obvious potential, we may draw back the deficit. On the restart, we started well with Shane Óg putting the sliotar in the net, after he doubled first-time on a cross from Kieran O’Keeffe. Through the accurate free taking of Shane O’Regan, we clawed back the deficit and two more goal chances went a begging which on another day would have fallen for us. However, the nearest we could get was five points. 

A second yellow card for Courcey’s wing-back at the death failed to upset their momentum and they hung on for a deserved victory on the day and now a semi-final meeting with Castlelyons.  Final score Courcey Rovers 1-21, Watergrasshill 1-15. Hard luck to our lads on the day. You boys gave us a great few weeks hurling entertainment. We look forward positively to a bright future ahead no doubt. Keep the heads high, everyone associated with the club are very proud. 

WATERGRASSHILL: D O’Callaghan; K O’Keeffe, A Ricken, S Field; P Cronin, G Kelly Lynch, B Fenton; A Cronin, P O’Regan; P O’Leary, K O’Neill, S O’Regan; D O’Leary, S Óg O’Regan, S Desmond. 

Subs: C Cronin for A Cronin (45), A Foley for P O’Leary (48), W Connolly for K O’Neill (53). 


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 13 & 28. €20 lucky dip winners are Darragh O'Callaghan, David Welsh, Karen Corkery & Richard Murphy. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is €4,600 and draw will take place Monday 14th September in The Fir Tree. Tickets are now once again on sale in some of the village businesses, Centra, Johnny's Shop & The Fir Tree. 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, its 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 centre of our community. Part of this project, will be the development of our existing club grounds. To that end we will endeavour 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. 



Club Shop

Our club shop is always open where club crested clothing is available to buy, from shorts to 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.

Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire Club Loyalty Scheme 

Can you help us win a share of €30,000? Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire continuing in their efforts to Champion Green and support local, have launched the Ryan’s Local Loyalty initiative. This is aimed at local GAA clubs and offers us a great opportunity to get much needed financial support to run the club. Over the coming week we will distribute the loyalty card and we hope you will consider using it and support Watergrasshill GAA by joining us in this great campaign from Ryan’s SuperValu. Thank you for your support if you can. 

Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Glenville NS who made their Holy Communion last Saturday. This Saturday and Saturday week it's the turn of the boys and girls in Watergrasshill NS. Have a great day all.



Club Lotto