29th July 1999
Douglas GAA Under Age Section
On Monday, 19th of July, Douglas U12 hurlers won the B grade
South East League. For the benefit of those people who would not
be familiar with the workings of the South East B grade it is the
highest grade in that division. This squad had played seven
matches and were successful in all seven. The team gave a very
polished display in this game and finished convincing winners.
With this victory, the team completed the double of hurling and
football titles. Eoin Cotter, Stephen Hanrahan, Aidan Menton and
Stephen Moylan played well. Congratulations also to their hand
working mentors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank
one of their mentors Fr. Liam Hodnett for the time he gave to
this team and wish him every success in his new parish in
Carrigaline and Douglas met in the Lord Mayors Shield (U15 B grade hurling). Douglas played against the wind in the opening half and led by four points thanks to a Kenny Barry goal. Carrigaline hurled with a greater determination in the second half and won the game by a point. This was a very poor display from Douglas. James Moylan, Denis ORiordan and David OConnor played well.
Our under 11 footballers defeated St. Michaels in a most exciting game during the week on a scoreline of 5-6 to 5-4. Shane McCarthy, Aidan Kelly and Paul Calnan played well. The under 11 hurlers lost to Bishopstown by a point. Best on the night were Ian Bermingham, Darren Hickey and Jack OConnor.
Our U15 hurlers defeated Nemo Rangers in the Lord Mayors Shield and thus qualified for the semi-final of the competition.
Our U12 hurlers qualified for the semi-final of the A grade County Championship with a win over Aghaballague. The team gave a very consistent performance throughout the hour and now go forward to meet either Sarsfield or Newtown. Ronan OMurchu, Gavin Griffen, Alan Barry and Stephen Moylan played well.
Congratulations to Pat Barry who won a Munster Intermediate Championship medal last week whilst playing with Cork against Tipperary.
DOUGLAS RUGBY CLUB
CLUB WILL BE STARTING TRAINING NEXT TUESDAY
27 OF JULY AT BALLYORBON AT 8.00PM WE ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS
FROM 18 YEARS +. ANY ONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO START
TRAINING WILL BE MORE THAN WELCOME YOU CAN CONTACT THE CAPTAIN
MARTIN PINFIELD AT 892921 OR BILLY HARRIS 892975
DOUGLAS ARE A MUNSTER JUNIOR 1 CLUB COME FOR THE RUGBY,
STAY FOR THE CRACK.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Congratulations to Michael Quirke, Rob ODonoghue and Aaron OCallaghan
on qualifying for the Irish Juvenile strokeplay dinals.
RECENT CLUB WINNERS IN OPEN COMPETITIONS
JAMIE FAHY, DONAL MURPHY, LIAM OBRIEN, MICHAEL QUIRKE,
CLUB JUVENILE STROKEPLAY THURSDAY 29th JULY AT 2.30pm
SCRAMBLE SATURDAY 2pm / F/BALL SUNDAY 11am
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.
CLUB OPEN. 9th TO 15th AUGUST.
PRESIDENTS PRIZE. 19th TO 22nd AUGUST.
OUTING TO FERINHILL. 28th AUGUST.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. GREEN FEES AVAILABLE.
CAB SPONSORED £10 WINNERS.
JAMIE FAHY C/O GRANGE BAR
LIAM MURPHY C/O St. COLUMBAS HALL.
JANET MURPHY C/O GRANGE BAR.
FORMULA 1 - Eddie Irvine
Eddie Irvine out Shumachered Michael Shumacher by his skilliful winning of the Austrian Grand Prix last Sunday. Eddiehas always been a character since he first raced in Formula Ford in the mid-1980s.The late Ayrton Senna took exception to this cocky Irishman on his Grand Prix debut in the 1993 Japanese Grand Prix. When Senna lapped Eddie, Eddie immediately took him back. A famous argument and a punch from Senna followed in a post-race confrontation. However there can be no denying that Eddie is quick. British Formula Ford champion and Formula Ford Festival winner in 1987, he shone in Formula Three in 1998, then graduated to Formula 3000 with Pacific Racing in 1989.Picked up by Eddie Jordan for 1990, he won at Hockenheim and ended up third overall behind Erik Comas and Eric van de Poele. With no Formula One drive in the offing, Eddie raced sports cars and Formula 3000 in Japan for the next three seasons, before Jordan invited him to make that Formula One debut at Suzuka, where he claimed sixth place. In 1994 he was teamed with Rubens Barrichello at Jordan, but he suffered by being involved in a huge accident in the opening round at Interlagos that saw him banned for a race. Eddies nonchalant attitude at the hearing led to this ban being extended to three races. Once back aboard, he often outpaced his Brazilian team mate. By 1995,Eddies bad boy reputation was behind him, and he not only qualified well but made the most scorching starts. Mecganical failures restricted his points scoring, but a third place in the Canadian Grand Prix made him smile. Eddie spent a troubled season at Ferrari where he was very much Michael Shumachers number two in 1996, endless mechanical failures and next to no testing hampering his chances. But it all started to come good in 1997, with second place in the Argentinian Grand Prix and four third places en route to leading the Japanese Grand Prix and securing seventh place overall. Now lying two points behind Mika Hakkinen in the Championship, next Sundays German Grand Prix the eyes of the world will be on Eddie Irvine. Michael Shumacher says If you talk the talk you must walk the walk. Go for it Eddie.
AN OIGE DIARY
Meet Opera House 7pm.
Tel. Liz. 021-274143
Bring pump, spare tube
(or repair kit) and rainwear.
Carrigaline Family Cycles
every Thursday. Meet at the Owenabue car park 7pm.
Membership of An Carrig Health & Leisure Club is now open for An Oige members with a saving of £50 to £200 to members.
For booking and Info
Tel. Michael 021-372552.
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