Watergrasshill GAA

26 October, 2020

Hill duo shine bright for Cork
It was an exciting week for the Club with two clubmates, Shane Og O Regan & Daire O Leary, named in the starting fifteen, for the Cork U20 team. They took on Kerry in the opening round of the Munster championship and came through on a score line of 2-24 to 2-10 now setting up a Munster semi-final against Limerick. Shane Og is of course familiar to this set up having had a great year last year with Cork in their run to an All-Ireland final. Both lads made a big contribution on the night, with Daire hugely impressive in defence, contributing four points & Shane starting top of the right and nabbing three great points. It was a great honour for the lads and their families and a big night for the club having two players wearing the red of Cork. Congrats lads, everyone associated with the club is hugely proud. Best of luck for the reminder of the championship.  




There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 9, 17, 31 & 32. €20 lucky dip winners are Joe O Callaghan,  Angela O Connor, Shane Buttimer & Nora O Connor. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a cool €5,100 and draw will take place Monday 26th October. Tickets are now once again on sale in some of the village businesses,  like Centra & Johnny's Shop. Tickets can also be purchased on-line via our club website (www.watergrasshillgaa.​ie). 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.




It will soon be that time of year when the Club AGM comes around. Given the current situation, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to host a physical AGM this year, therefore, in keeping with Croke Park guidelines, we will host an “incorporeal” AGM on Sunday 29th November at 2.30pm. So, what does this mean? Each member will receive an email, containing the various reports from the year and any questions or queries are to be sent to the Secretary within a week of this date. The Executive will then have a two-week period to respond. The guidance from Croke Park is, where possible, current Club Officers hold their positions for a further 12 months. We will however accept nominations for Officers for 2021, from members, should there be any you wish to make. The Club appreciates this is unprecedented, we do however have to take the safety of all members into account and act in accordance with the guidance from Croke Park. More information will be sent to Club members in due course. 

Well done to Juvenile club players, Tadhg McCarthy, Jack Counihan and David Barry representing the Glenville U12s and winning the East Cork U12 kicking competition in Carrigtwohill last weekend, seeing off some very stiff opposition. Each of the clubs had a team of 3 representatives throughout the day which is a fantastic initiative and expertly organised under the guidance of Conor Counihan. The 3 lads finished top of the pile. They now progress to the County Final next weekend. Well done lads and to your club coaches .



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.



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 pro.watergrasshill.cork@gaa.ie ) 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. 



Throwback Thursday

The Gold Watch Tournament was a prestigious Junior A hurling tournament run annually by Midelton GAA Club as part of their Gaelic Week promotion. The Hill hurlers won their first tournament in 1999 beating Castlemartyr in the final. Manager: Denis Murphy, Trainers: Eamonn Ryan and Seanie Farrell.

Back l-r: Des Ryan, Jimmy O Leary, Michael O Riordan, Willie O Neill, Joe O Riordan, Jerome Buttimer, Jason Foley, Cathal Collins, Moss O Keeffe, Richie Cahill, Johnny Dorgan
Front l-r Frank Halbert, Bernard Kiernan, JJ Kearney, Denis O Leary, Brendan Kearney, Eamon Fitzgerald, Paudie Cahill, John O Keeffe, Ian Gardner, Willie O Leary.


Three great club men, picture taken by The Avondhu back in 2007.