Rochestown College and Coláiste Choilm honoured with Rebel Óg monthly awards

The February and March Rebel Óg awards were presented at the Clayton Hotel, Silversprings.
The February winners were Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Junior A camogie team who won the All-Ireland championship.
March winners were St Francis College, Rochestown, who won the O’Callaghan Cup, defeating CBC in the final.
Two quickfire goals from Leah Hannigan in the 26th minute turned the Allianz Corn Gobnait All-Ireland Junior final in favour of Coláiste Choilm, who collected their first ever title in the 50th final of the competition. Hannigan had already scored a goal after nine minutes when Emily McGrath took two defenders out with a hand-pass from a move on the right wing.
But Hannigan’s two goals ensured her side came out on top by 3-8 to 0-13 against St Patrick’s Maghera. It was a superb win for the school with their goalkeeper Tara O’Donoghue, being name Player of the Game.
In winning they became only the second Cork school to ever win this competition, St Mary’s, Charleville, being the other. In the O’Callaghan Cup final Rochestown College got off to the perfect start with Ronan Dooley grabbing their first goal after two minutes and a minute later he got their second, to make it 2-0 to no score.
From here they drove on to victory with impressive displays from the likes of Dooley, Liam Kelleher, Mark O’Brien and Charlie Lucas.
CBC recovered from the slow start but in the end Roco won by 2-15 to 2-9 after a top-class game of hurling.
Michael O’Mahony, chairman of Rebel Óg congratulated the two winners on their success and wished those facing exams in the next few weeks the best of luck.
He said to be only the second Cork school to win that particular All-Ireland competition was a major honour and one all involved with Coláiste Choilm should be proud of.
Michael said the same of Rochestown College, winning the O’Callaghan Cup is never easy and it was great to see the school win the title for the first time in a number of years.
Rory Noonan, on behalf of the judging panel, also congratulated both schools on their wins and said that success at schools’ level was vital to the future of both hurling and camogie for Cork inter-county sides.
To nominate a team, club or person for a monthly award email: stating who and why you are nominating them. All nominees are passed on to an independent judging panel.