GRENAGH GAA Club U14 and U16 county winning teams are the worthy winners of the January Rebel Óg Monthly Award.
These monthly awards are sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, main sponsors, and Cummins Sports (award sponsors) in association with The Echo and RedFM (media partners).
The club was founded in 1934 and is based in the village of Grenagh in the Muskerry division of Mid Cork. It draws its players from the Grenagh village, Rathduff and the surrounding areas. 2013 was a wonderful year for the club, winning the County Intermediate Football title along with the County Junior A hurling title. Since then it boasts a magnificent extra new pitch, astro pitches and hopes to see a ball alley in the not too distant future
Last year was a wonderful year for the juvenile section of the club. The U14s ended up being crowned County Division Two hurling champions and the U16s won the County Division Three hurling championship along with the County Division Two football championship.
There is great work going on in the club at the moment with huge commitment and dedication shown by the club officers and mentors across all ages.
Playing in the North region the U14 hurlers had a remarkable championship beating Buttevant 0-17 to 1-1, Ballyhea 5-12 to 2-2, Kilavullen 2-13 to 2-5 and then a narrow one point win over Ballygiblin in the semi-final 0-12 to 1-8. They met Kilavullen again in the final coming out on top 2-13 to 2-5 to win the North Championship.
In the county semi-final they got the better of Cloughduv 2-15 to 2-9 which set them up for a county final against Fr O’Neill’s at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Great defensive play and some opportune scores at the right time gave Grenagh a foothold and they withstood a great fightback from Fr O’Neill’s to take the title.
The U16 hurlers had wins against Raonaithe na nGael 1-17 to 1-11, Diarmaid Ó Murchús 4-13 to 3-4, winning the final against Mayfield 2-17 to 0-2, before beating Kilshannig in the county semi-final 3-21 to 5-7.
The county final was against Ballyhea and in a great game they took the title by 2-16 to 3-7.
In the Division Two football championship, Grenagh had wins against Raonaithe na n Gael 3-13 to 2-10, Donoughmore 1-11 to 1-3 and Whitechurch in the final 4-12 to 1-8.
In the county championship semi-final a win against St Colum’s, 4-9 to 1-10, set up a final against Killeagh/Ita’s.
Grenagh started well to lead at the break 0-10 to 1-4, but survived an injury time scare when Killleagh/Ita’s came close to a fourth goal to take it to extra-time but Grenagh held firm and were deserving winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-7, making it a great year for the club.