2nd September 1999
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS GAA

Douglas GAA Under Age Section

Douglas and Youghal played a most exciting hours hurling in the 12 county final on Saturday last. Shane Horgan made two fine saves in the Douglas goal in the opening five minutes. Garry Coughlan and Ian Birmingham got the opening two points. These scores were followed by an Ian Birmingham goal and a Stephen Moylan point. Youghal dominated the remainder of the half and scored 3 - 1 without a reply, to lead by four points at the break. Showing great heart and commitment Douglas rose their game to Trojan heights. The defence tightened up and a plentiful supply of ball was played into the forward division. Michael O’Donoghue and Carry Coughlan scored two points - these scores were followed by a James Malone goal. Douglas were a point up with fifteen minutes remaining. Ronan O’Munchu pointed before Youghal equalised with six minutes remaining. The tension was unbearable at this stage, the ball was swept up and down the field at great pace. Two minutes remained Youghal were awarded a 65 - up stepped the centre back to drive the ball straight between the posts for the winning score.
Congratulations to Youghal on their victory. Well done to the Douglas panel who have worked very hard and were most unlucky on the day - they have been a credit to the club. Also many thanks to the mentors who put a lot of time and effort into preparing the team. Final score Douglas 2 - 6, Youghal 3 - 4.
On Monday night Douglas and Ballincollig met in the U13 A Grade hurling league. Douglas kept in contention the first half with two Finbarr O’Donovan goals - the teams went in level at the interval. Douglas took control after the break. Gavin Blower and Eoin Burke scored a goal a piece with Finbar O’Donovan scoring another brace of goals. Stephen Bermingham played well in defence. This team has not enjoyed the best of luck this season but perhaps this victory will give them a boost for the championship.
Result: U 11 Football, Douglas 1-11, Memo 2-4.


Fixtures Championship;
2/9 (Thursday) Douglas v. Valley Rovers F/Ball S/Final home 6.45pm
3/9 (Friday) Douglas v. Carrigaline U 15 Hurling final home 6.30pm
6/9 (Monday) Douglas v. Bishopstown U 14 (B) Hurling Home 6.30pm
6/9 (Monday) Douglas v. NaPearsaig U 14 (A) Hurling Away 6.30pm


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

It was an outstanding summer for the Corinthian Boys Under Nine Squad under the guidance of dedicated coaches John Turner, Billy O’Connor and Mark O’Donovan, they had a magnificent season, winning all twelve matches played and capturing the Southside League and Cup double. They defeated Kilreen Celtic 2-0 in the league final with Colin Hammond and Eoin McCarthy on the scoresheet and they followed up with a 7-1 victory over Wilton in the cup final. Jamie Drennan (4).
Richard O’Donovan. Patrick O’Brien and Stephen Good grabbed the vital goals. They scored seventy seven goals and conceded just five in their twelve matches. Having won the double last season as well. They are now unbeaten in twenty seven games over a two year period. The Corinthian Boys Under Nine squad was (Bryan McPolin, Daniel Horgan. David Bevan, Ian Turner, Sean Grant, Richard O’Donovan, Theo Cullinane, David O’Sullivan, Stephen Good, David Meyler, John O’Brien. Colin Hammond, Jamie Drennan. Eoin McCarthy, Patrick O’Brien, Stephen Murphy and Stuart Depuis.)
Special mention also for the Clubs Under Nine second string who performed with great distinction winning six of their seven league matches before losing out in the semi finals. Players like William O’Connor, Coner Rigney, Ciaran O’Donovan. Gavin Dempsey and Jeffrey Abbot were outstanding all through their league campaign.
The search for the stars of the future continues every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park when the Club holds coaching sessions for young boys between the ages of six and Ten. Coaching sessions start at 10.00am and finish at 11.30am for the Under Nines and Tens while the Under Seven and Under Eight age groups are on from 12.00 noon until 1.30pm. If anyone would like some more information about the club they should contact Terry O’Donovan at (891257).


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Last weekend was successful for the 'Hall teams in action. All matches were wins for the club sides, with all teams performing well.
The AUL Juniors travelled to Inishannon to take on the locals in the AOH Cup. After a terrific match, they proved too strong for the home side, with a 3-2 win. Brendan Crown, just graduated from the Youths, with 2 and Cormac Cotter were the goalscorers. Next weekend, they are on the road
again, travelling to Northvilla for the Saxone Cup.
The Youths and Under 17s have both made bright starts in their competitions. The Youths hosted Midleton in the League and were decisive winners, 3-1, which does not reflect their superiority. None the less, they performed well with goals from Brian Wilkinson, Gerard O'Donovan and Derrick Bowen. Bowen was also on the mark for the Under 17's who opened their League Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over College Corinthians. The other goal was scored by Colm McCarthy.
The Under 15s scored their second league win, with a 5-1 result against Crosshaven. Anton Leong struck a fine hat-trick, with goals from Donal Moynihan and Martin Black. This team have had a good start, recording two wins in two matches. The Under 14s have also started well, winning 3-1 in Mallow against the locals in the league. Stephen Barry, with 2, and Shane Kennedy were the scorers.
The Seniors and MSL Juniors get their league season underway next weekend. Let's hope that they both discover consistent form in the league and get themselves into challenging positions in the league. The best of luck to both sides as they embark on their most important competitions.

The fixtures are:
Senior, League: Away v. Ballincollig, Sunday 5th., 10.45
MSL Junior, League: Away v. Everton, Sunday 5th., 10.45
AUL Junior, Saxone Cup: Away v. Northvilla, Sunday 5th., 10.45
Under 17, League Cup Away v. Bellmount Rovers, Tuesday, 31st., 6.30
Away v. Millstreet Celtic, Saturday, 4th., 6.00
Home v. Tramore Athletic, Tuesday, 7th., 6.15
U14 League: Home v. Leeds, Thursday, 2nd., 6.15
Under 13, League Away v. Wilton Utd., Tuesday, 31st., 6.30


GRANGE VALE AFC

Last weeks results;
Grange Vale 3 - 2 Pearse Celtic
Grange Vale 2 - 1 Bandon
Grange Vale 3 - 2 Ballyphehane
Grange Vale 3 - 1 Passage
We had another good win on Saturday. Passage took the lead after 30mins with a well taken goal. We were one down at half time, but after 50mins we were level, John Kenneally the scorer. Then after 62mins Paul Horgan put us ahead with a brilliant second goal. Our manager made a few changes and after 77mins Paul Horgan raced into their Penalty Box and was pulled down and with the resulting spot kick, Gavin Roche made it three goals to one goal in favour of Grange Vale, putting us into the next round of the ‘Cup’. Players that were outstanding were; Gavin Roche, Ray Horan and Barry Twomey.


DOUGLAS RUGBY CLUB

Its that time of year when the rugby season starts, Douglas plays two matches on sunday next the first 15 plays Youghal
At 3.00pm and the second 15 plays Crosshaven at noon. Both
matches are at Ballyorban - follow the signposts.
This is our 21st season playing rugby, we would like your support at our matches for the season. What better way to spend a sunday afternoon watching a good game of rugby


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

PRESIDENT’S (PADRAIGH O’SHEA) PRIZE.
WINNER.
KEVIN O’CALLAGHAN. 83.
0/A GROSS.
BRENDAN O’CALLAGHAN. 93
SNR NETT.
LIAM QURKE. 89.
INT. NETT.
TIM HARTNETT. 91
JUN. NETT.
SEAN QUINLAN. 95.
LADIES NETT.
PAMELA LOMBARDI. 90.
JUV. NETT.
MICHAEL QUIRKE. 79.
FIXTURES.
SATURDAY SCRAMBLE. 2.30. P.M.
SUNDAY. F/BALL. 11A.M.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
GREEN FEES AVAILABLE.

RESULT OF LOTTO 26th AUGUST
NUMBERS DRAWN. 2, 8, 24
NO WINNER. NEXT WEEK 1100 AT THE BRIAR ROSE LOUNGE.

CAB SPONSORED 10 WINNERS.
LIAM O’BRIEN. c/o SOUTH COUNTY LOUNGE.
JAMIE c/o TONY NOONAN.


DOUGLAS GAA STREET LEAGUES

Resuming after Summer break on Saturday 4th of September with hurling. Anyone registered before the Summer is still registered, while anyone else who wishes to join is more than welcome.
Times on Saturday: 10-11am (born ‘92-’93), 11-12am (born ‘90-’91), 12-1pm (born ‘89).
All enquiries to Alf Hanrahan @ 894538.


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