GAA Under Age Section
and Bandon met in the quarter final of the U12 county football
championship at the West Cork venue last weekend. The West Cork
boys played with the aid of the wind in the opening half. Douglas
got the opening scores a goal and a point - the opening goal was
scored by Gary Coughlan. The Bandon boys replied with a goal
within a minute. The teams exchanged points. Bandon had two very
tall midfielders who made some telling solo runs and were most
unlucky not to score a goal. After the first quarter a point
separated the teams. Douglas began to play the ball quickly into
their forwards, and forward division began to take advantage and
scored three goals and five points in the last fifteen minutes to
lead comfortably at the break. The goals were scored by Philip
Holland (free), Padraig Martin and Gary Coughlan. During this
period Stephen Moylans distribution was excellent. The
second half was a very low scoring affair but Douglas were never
in any danger of losing. Michael ODonoghue was very solid
in goal, others to impress were Gavin Griffen and Shane Horgan.
This was a much improved display from last weeks. It now appears
the semi final will be played next week - see club notice board
Douglas and Mayfield played in an U11 hurling tournament in Douglas. The first quarter was a very even affair. Douglas with some fine first time hurling gradually began to dominate - goals by Jonathon OConnell, Brian Collins and Eoin Cotter gave Douglas a three goal lead at the interval. Douglas completely dominated the second half and ran out convincing winners. Oisin McGrath, Brian Collins, Kevin Murphy and Jonathan OConnell played well.
Congratulations to Ronan McCarthy who gave a very solid display with the Cork Senior footballers in their victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland semi final.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Last Saturday morning saw
the start of the Clubs coaching, training and Street Leagues for
young boys between the ages of six and ten. As in recent years
the schoolboys were separated into their own age groups and were
coached in the various skills of the game. Sessions for the Under
Nine and Under Ten age groups start at 10.00am and finish at
11.30am, while the Under Seven and Under Eight age groups start
at 12.00 noon and finish at 1.30pm. If you would like more
information about the Club or the Saturday sessions then please
contact Terry 0Donovan at (891257) or Ger Kilcommons at
The benefits of these Saturday morning sessions can be seen in the success which Corinthians has enjoyed at underage level in recent years particularly in the Southside League and indeed only recently one of the first youngsters to attend our Saturday sessions, Raymond Lally travelled to England for trials with English First l)ivision side Nottingham Forest.
It was a particularly memorable summer for the players and mentors of our various Southside League teams with our underage teams reaching five finals. Our Under Eight squad under the guidance of Joe 0Connell, Ger Kilcommons and Gerry McAnanny had a magnificent season winning the league title after a fabulous 6-0 win over Lakewood and suffering their only defeat of the season in the Cup Final when they went down 3-2 to Kilreen Celtic.. In all they played fourteen matches scoring seventy five goals and conceding just eleven. The Under Eight squad pictured below was as follows, John Forest, Gearoid Cullinane. Shane Twomey, Robert OConnell. Daniel Mc Whinney, Christopher Fox, Robert Waters. Eoin Kilcommons, Ciaran OShaughnessy, Barry ODriscoll, Eoin Buckley, Stephen Murphy, Robert Ryan. Eoin Keating and Ian Flanagan. Congratulations to all concerned.
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
After an extremely short closed season, the 1999/2000 season
kicked off last week with matches for a number of teams. The
Seniors have now played two matches in the Keane Cup, losing
both. After a promising opener against Cork City, where they were
unflattered by a 4_2 defeat (both goals from Billy ONeill
penalties), their match on Sunday morning against Mayfield Utd.
was a real disappointment. Concession of goals of the softer
variety meant that they were fighting an uphill battle. Aidan
Cotter was on the scoresheet with a fine free kick, but this was
not enough to prevent a 3-1 defeat.
The MSL Juniors have also played two matches in their league cup. Short a few regulars, they were heavily beaten by Tramore Athletic in their opener. However, on Saturday, they had a battling 2-1 win over Carrigaline Utd. Making a welcome return to the scorers list here was Brian Martin, who scored the winner _ the other from Michael OConnor. The AUL Juniors recovered from a 2 goal deficit to gain a deserved 2-2 draw against Lough Celtic.
The Under 15s have also got off to a winning start. Here, they were much too strong for Park Utd., winning 6-1. The scorers were Anton Leong (2), Martin Black, Greg Owens, Shay ODonoghue (penalty) and an own goal. The Under 13s got their league campaign underway with a 1-0 win over Ballincollig. Ronan Stanton got the all-important goal in this match.
Fixtures for the coming week:
AUL Juniors: AOH Cup, Away v. Inishannon, Sunday 3.00
Youths: League, Home v. Midleton, Sunday, 3.00
Under 17, League Cup, Away v. Bellmount Rovers, Tuesday, 31st., 6.30
Under 16, League, Home v. Leeds, Saturday, 11.00
Under 15, League, Home v. Crosshaven, Friday, 6.30
Under 14, League, Away v. Mallow Utd., Saturday, 11.00
Under 13, League, Away v. Wilton Utd., Tuesday, 31st., 6.30
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
CLUB JUVENLE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROB ODONOGHUE ON WINNING THE MUNSTER JUVENILE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
SATURDAY 28th AUGUST.
CLUB OUTING TO FERNHILL.
F/BALL SUNDAY 11A.M.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
GREEN FEES AVMLABLE.
RESULT OF LOTTO 26th AUGUST
NUMBERS DRAWN. 15 / 27 / 29
NO WINNER. NEXT WEEK £1000 AT THE SOUTH COUNTY LOUNGE.
CAB SPONSORED £10 WINNERS.
MARY MILLS C/O GRANGE BAR
BRIAN DOWNEY C/O GRANGE BAR
ROLF OMAHONY C/O GRANGE BAR.
ACADEMY OF FUNAKOSHI SHOTOKAN KARATE DO
The Academy (AOFSKDI) is based at the Ursuline Convent Assembly Hall Blackrock. Its proper title is O-Ri-Dankan Karate Dojo which means The ORiordan Great Hall of Training. Tony ORiordan is the chief instructor and a third degree Black Belt, his son David is also a third degree Black Belt, daughters Linda and Ann are second degree Black Belts. The Academy recently bestowed Lord Mayor Damian Wallace with the title of Honoury Shotan meaning first Degree Black Belt. The Academy has proven its high standards at international tournament level, by competing in the U.K., Europe, Eastern Europe and the U.S.A. and winning many gold, silver and bronze medals every year since 1993. The Academy is directly affiliated to Master Kenneth Funakoshi 8th Dan based in San Jose California. Master Funakoshi is a direct decendant of the old Okinawian school teacher Gichen Funakoshi who introduced modern day Karate to Japan in 1923 and formed the J.K.A. Kenneth Funakoshi visits the Blackrock Academy once a year to conduct seminars, and Colour and Black Belt gradings. The Academy is currently preparing its members to compete at the Funakoshi World International Challenge at Crawley in London first week in November. Twenty competitors age six to sixteen will take part. The Club is now open again for beginners and any newcomer that can pronounce 0-Ri-Dankan properly will get £10 worth of training absolutely free. For directions and training times phone 358539.
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