15th July 1999
Weekly Sports


Douglas GAA
Our three teams in the South East U.12 hurling league recorded victories on Monday July 5th. In section C Douglas 11 recorded a fine victory over Bandon. Douglas led 3-1 to 1-0 at the interval. The West Cork boys rallied in the second half but Douglas held out for a victory on a scoreline of 4-1 to 3-0. Anthony O’Leary ,Terry O’Connell, Cian Meade and Christopher Denis were impressive on the night.
In the same section Douglas 1 maintained their unbeaten record in a fine game of hurling with victory over Shamrocks on a scoreline of 5-1 to 1-3. Darren Hickey, Shane McCarthy, Colin O’Sullivan and John Harris played well.
In section B Douglas and Ballinhassig played a most exciting and enjoyable hours hurling. The Ballinhassig boys led 2-1 to 1-0 at the break. Five minutes into the second half Ballinhassig scored a third goal, Douglas showing great heart and commitment rose their game to Trojan heights and laid siege to the Ballinhassig goal. Eventually the vital scores came as Douglas went on to record a deserved victory. Philip Holland scored two goals whilst Stephen Moylan also got a brace of goals. Stephen Hannahan, Thomas O’Dwyer and Mark Lucey showed some fine touches.
Douglas and Bishopstown met in the Lord Mayors Shield U.15 hurling competition. This was a very solid performance from the Douglas boys. Colen Doyle was very commanding at full back whilst Richard Harris and David O’Connor were solid in the half back line. Fergal O’Sullivan and Ian O’Regan playing midfield gave the forwards a plentiful supply of the ball. In attack Mark Harrington and James Moylan took their scores well. This was a good win by this Douglas team, their next game is against Carrigaline.

Douglas had five players on the Seandun U.14 Football Team. David O’Sullivan and James Moylan played exceptionally well in defence. Thomas Cotter scored 0-1 and Cohn Doyle 1-1 both played at midfield whilst in attack Mark Harrington contributed 1-5 in the two games.



Saturday Scramble.
1st Nett.
Paul Cashman

Sunday Football.
1st Nett
Ger Neiland
Philip Murphy
2nd Nett.
Denis Cashman
Tony Noonan

1st Gross
Dan O’Sullivan
Kevin O’Callaghan

Congratulations to Tim Hartnett of winning the club handicap matchplay championship, beating Derek Clifford by a 3 and 2 margin in the final.

F/Ball Saturday 2 p.m.
F/Ball Sunday 11 a.m.

Club matchplay starting next Monday, 19th July.
New Members Welcome. Green Fees available.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Agnes Griffin, a former member of the Club, who died recently.

CAB sponsored 10 winners
M. Healy, c/o M. Kelleher, T. Duggan, c/o Briar Rose Lounge,
Tonto, c/o B. O’Callaghan.

St. Columba’s Hall Road Bowling Club

The standard has been set for next year. Start practising NOW if you want to be in the picture for taking ‘The Long Shot’ title from Der McCarthy. Many congratulations Der, winner of the club’s first Long Shot competition, your throw of 114 metres was truly outstanding. All placed bowlers (for results see the bottom of the page) threw a distance of over 90 metres, helped perhaps by the grassy bank to the right of the road, which did much to catapult the bowl onwards for another 30 metres! (Sure, it was the same for everyone.) ‘Hit that sod and I think ye’ll be alright’, was the cry that went up time and time again. I believe they were talking about the grass not the markers!

For those readers who couldn’t join us on Sunday, there were three tips A, B and C; each set back 10 metres from the last, thus we handicapped our strongest bowlers by 20 metres. I firmly believe that a few “Bs” will be “As” next year if they continue in their current form. To Ger (The Bird) McSweeney who came third in section (C) we appreciate his help for organising the lists of names

Our thanks to Heffo for the use of his tape rule, to Wally for his spray paint, to all those who held the clip board, to those who carry ‘Biros’ in their pockets (it’s strange how they keep getting lost just when you need one), to Georgie Delea who measured each distance and especially to those supporters whose shouts of encouragement filled the air, you would’ve had no doubt where we were.... you’d’ve heard us before you saw us! To Dennis Holland the winner of the highest shot and the biggest scatter I’ve seen up the road, you’re barred.

Back to base at 4 o’clock, we joined with many others for the Hall’s annual barbecue and to celebrate in time honoured tradition, with a few pints. Bobsy you’re a life saver to all Heineken drinkers. I’ve one serious question to several unnamed bowlers (they know who they are.) “Why is it that you feel the urge to take off your shoes to bounce around in a red castle after half a dozen pints? Might it be to build up more of a thirst, remember it was a very hot day!” St. Columba’s Hall chefs Martin & Rosarie Pinfield, Mr Tony 0 Flynn and others worked their socks off to keep everyone happy with the food, and the bar staff, well what can one say, you deserve every praise for the great effort put in by all. I think Marie Murphy was operating in second gear you worked wonders girl fair play to you. Pinfield learned a lesson in cooking and that is not to cook food in shorts, now you know what it’s like having a roast leg. An immense day was had by all the children as well. To all you wonderful robust parents hats off and we’ll see you next year.

Many, many sincere thanks to Mrs. Swanton and her family for their kind permission to name our trophy after their much loved and missed, son and brother, Brendan. Thank you Dinnie Carroll for donating the trophy, ‘tis a fine cup which we filled with a small drop (well a large one really) and drank to Brendan’s memory.

Congratulations to all participants in the Long Shot. Remember next year just follow the dark tar line down the road, hope the bowl veers to the right, it may then be helped by that sod again at the 50m. line.

I break with tradition by listing our results in full.

Section A:
Overall Winner D (return to sender) McCarthy 114 m.

1. Lesley Ring 98m.
2. Flor McCarthy 97m.
3. Mick Lynch 95m.
4. Georgie Delea 93m.

Section B:
1. Billy Domey 106m.
2. Donie Harris 103m.
2. Philip Kavanagh 103m.
3. Mick Lynch 95m.
4. Brendan Heffeman 94m.

Section C:
1. Carol Toal 98m.
2. Ian Lynch 95.5m
3. Ger McSweeney 93m.
4. Frank Murphy 91m.

We’ll be back bowling as usual next Sunday.

B52 Reporter

Thanks to those who gave spot prizes for “The Long Shot”

Michael Lynch, Daily’s Shop
Quigley’s Shop, O’Donovan’s Off Licence Eco Restaurant, Tesco Ireland, Keating’s Carpets, Michael Murphy Insurance, Leonard’s Hair - Douglas Shopping Centre
South County, Barry’s, John O’Sullivans, Douglas GAA, Whizz Wash, 4 Star Pizza, Centra Foods,
And to all others not mentioned, thank you so much


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