9th September 1999
Weekly Sports


Douglas GAA Under Age Section

Douglas and Carrigaline produced a very high standard of hurling in the Lord Mayors Shield Final (U15) played at Douglas on Friday last. The South-East boys dominated the early sequences of play and led by two points after the opening quarter. The Douglas mentors made a number of positional switches and these helped to be beneficial as the team responded in a very positive fashion. Andrew Shinnick scored a goal to give Douglas the lead. The highlight of the first half was the excellent free taking of Fergal O’Sullivan - Douglas led 1-8 to 0-5 at the break. Whilst Carrigaline had the lions share of the play after the interval it was Douglas who got the vital scores. Thomas Cotter scored 1-1 in a five minute period. The Douglas defence was outstanding in particular Denis O’Riordan in goal, Frank Tobin, David O’Connor (Capt.) and Richard Harris. Douglas got a third goal through Paul Kelly to seal an excellent victory. This was a marvellous team performance.
Douglas under 12 footballers qualified for the county final by virtue of their fine victory over Valleys
Rovers. Brian Carroll, Adrian Stanton and Kenny Hurley tried very hard for Douglas. This victory sets up a most interesting County Final - our opponents will be Nemo Rangers. This game will be held next weekend - see club notice board for details.
Douglas U11 hurlers were most unlucky to lose out to Blackrock on a scoreline of 3-4 to 3-1. Paul Calnan, Ian Birmingham and Jonathon O’Connell played well.
Douglas defeated Bishopstown in the U13A grade Hurling League on a scoreline of 4-3 to 2-6. Brian O’Connor scored 2-1 from play, others to impress were Alan Murray and Eoin Cadogan.
Douglas easily overcame the challenge of the Barrs in the U12 football league. Thomas O’Dwyer scored some excellent points - others to play well were Michael O’Donoghue and Ronan O’Murchu. Result U15 (a) Football League Douglas 3-11 St. Finbarrs 3-7.

Fixtures Hurling league Sat 11/9/99
U 15(a) Douglas v Ballincollig Home 3pm.
U 13(a) Douglas v St. Vincents Home 2pm.
U12(a) Frankfield Gaels v Douglas Home 2pm (prov).
U12 Tom Duleas v White Church (a) 3pm.


The Cork Schoolboys League is now back in full swing and several of our teams were in action last week. The top performances came from our two under 11 teams who were making their debut in schoolboys league football.
This year Corinthians decided to enter two teams in the Under 11 League. Corinthian Boys in the Premier Division and Douglas Corinthians in the First Division. Corinthian Boys travelled to Mayfield to take on the locals and came away with a 6-0 win, Craig Neville (2), Michael O'Reilly (2), Brian Wade and Brian Lombard were on the score sheet for Corinthians and they had fine performances from Nicky Flanagan and Brian Kavanagh.
Douglas Corinthians travelled to Avondale Park for their first match of the season and what a thriller it turned out to be. Having gone behind early on they took control of the contest with David Myler and Eoin McCarthy outstanding in the middle of the park and Ian Turner and Colin Hammond prominent on the flanks, the goals had to come. Two fine strikes from Eoin McCarthy and a third from Stephen Good left Corinthians 3-1 ahead with ten minutes remaining. Avondale to their credit fought back and reduced the arrears to 3-2 but in a grandstand finish Eoin McCarthy turned in a Jamie Drennan cross to complete his hat trick.
Coaching and training continues every Saturday morning for the younger members of the schoolboys section, the Under 9 (1990) and the Under 10 (1989) are on from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., the Under 7's (1992) and the Under 8's (1991) are on from 12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m. anyone seeking further information should contact Terry O'Donovan at 891257.


The bright opening to our season continues, with results all round generally impressive. The Under 15’s and 17’s maintained their 100% records while the 13’s and 14’s remain unbeaten.
The Seniors opened their league campaign with a visit to Ballincollig. After a hard fought encounter, the match ended scoreless, with defences generally on top. Chances were scarce, and the ‘Hall are reasonably satisfied to secure an unbeaten start to the league. Not so fortunate were the MSL Juniors, whose trip to Everton ended in a 4-1 defeat. The goalscorer was Graham Power. The side battled hard, but could not match the home team.
The AUL Juniors had a difficult assignment in Northvilla Park, where the home team progressed in the Saxone Cup following a 3-2 extra time victory. This was a good performance from the Wanderers, playing higher ranked opposition, and putting them to the pin of their collars to get the victory. The Youths travelled to Everton last Thursday, but, like the MSL Juniors, found the home side too hot to handle. The final score was 3-1, with Derrick Bowen scoring our goal.
The Under 17’s have been busy in the last week, recording a 6-0 win over Bellmount and a 3-2 result against Millstreet. The scorers against Bellmount were Roger Barrett (2), Deccie O’Connell, Jack O’Connell, Derrick Bowen and Brian Wilkinson. Their win over Millstreet, in which Deccie O’Connell (again), Colm McCarthy and Damien O’Callaghan were on the scoresheet, on Saturday sets up a crunch clash against Tramore Athletic, which was played last Tuesday evening. Here the teams played to decide the group outright winners.
The Under 15’s bright start continued with a hard fought 1-0 win over Mallow Utd. Martin Black scored our winner here. They now have three wins out of three, and maintaining this form will have them chasing honours at the latter part of the season. The Under 14’s were unfortunate not to gain a win against Leeds in the league. Shane Kennedy was our scorer in a
1-1 draw.
The Under 13’s have also been busy, with two matches during the week. First they were too strong for Wilton Utd, winning 7-3. The scorers were Ronan Stanton 3, Robert Rose 2, Alex Kelleher and Eoin Burke. Following this win, they played a cracker against Greenwood, where six goals were shared in a 3-3 draw. The scorers here were Robert Rose, Kevin Mulcahy and Brian O’Connor. So far, so good for the 13’s who are maintaining their position close to the top of their league.
The Under 11’s made their schoolboy debut at the weekend, and recorded a smashing 6-1 win over Cobh Ramblers. The scorers were Ronan Tolman, Alex Rose and Eoin O’Leary with 2 apiece. As they begin their footballing careers at Under 11 level, we wish these boys the very best of luck during their time with Douglas Hall - enjoy your time playing schoolboy football.

AUL Juniors, AOH Cup, Home v. Strand Utd., Saturday 11th., 2.30
Youths, League, Away v. Richmond, Saturday 11th., 6.00
Under 15 League: Away v. St. Marys, Wednesday 15th, 6.15
Under 13 League: Home v. Blarney St. Utd., Tuesday, 14th., 6.15
Under 11 League: Home v. Casement Celtic, Thursday, 9th., 6.15


Last weeks results;
1st Division League
Greenwood 0-0 Grave Vale

We travelled away on Saturday to play Greenwood and the game ended in a nil-nil draw. It was one of those days where our shooters left their shooting boots at home. We had some great chances but failed to convert them into scores, so we had to settle for a point. Players outstanding were James O’Callaghan, Robbie Birmingham and Roy O’Mahony. We would like to send our good wishes to Keith Troy and a speedy recovery, as he broke his leg during a challenge match recently.

Next fixture:
Sunday, 12th September 10.45pm A.O.H. Cup
Grange Vale v Ardmanning Celtic.


Leprechaun and Underage Rugby last Saturday morning Sept 4th, saw the start of this seasons training for underage rugby in Douglas. We cater for boys and girls from age 8-16 yrs. Training takes place on the back pitch of Douglas Community school at 11am each Saturday morning and fully qualified coaches are in attendance. New members are always welcome. The league matches will be commencing shortly. Fixtures will be printed as they become available to us. If you would like to know more about the club on Saturday training sessions please contact Frank Caul at Tel:374520 or 086 2577295.


Junior ‘A’ Football Championship Final Nemo Rangers v Brian Dillon.
This final took place on Saturday last in Ballinlough and was a repeat of the 1998 final. This year however Nemo took the honours on a score line of 1-9 to 1-8 in a hard fought contest, Nemo started reasonably well and were 5 points ahead heading into half time, but in a three minute spell Brian Dillons had scored a goal and 2 points leaving the sides level at half time. Nemo playing with three of their Minor team in the forward line continued to take the game to Brian Dillons in the second half and went on to record a good victory by just the narrowest of margins. Best for Nemo on the night were Eddie O’Leary, who was named Man of the Match, and Dylan Meighan, Michael Kearney and Alan Hogan.

Under Age

Under 12 County Championship
Nemo Under 12’s have successfully advanced to the County Final having beaten Beara, Ballincollig and Carrigaline on their way. Nemo beat Beara in a very exciting match at Kilmurray on the score 1-15 to 1-12 after extra time. They then overcame Ballincollig very convincingly by 6-4 to 0-7. In the semi final they played Carrigaline at home. This game was played at a very fast pace with Nemo taking their chances much better than their rivals. The half time score of 1-7 to 0-2 did not reflect the Carrigaline efforts. Outstanding in defence for Nemo were Robbie Allen, Eoghain O’Leary and David O’Mahony, while Graham Cummins dominated the midfield. Nemo scored quickly on the resumption to put the game beyond the reach of their opponents. Ricky Kenny, Mark Hayes and Philip Hogan were very impressive in the half forward line while the full forward line of David Kearney, Shane Horgan and Ian Potts took their scores well. The final score was Nemo 2-10 to Carrigaline 0-2. Nemo now look forward to the final where they will play strong favourite. and near neighbours Douglas.

14/9/99 U16 ‘A’ FC Nemo v Delaney; at Church Road at 6.00 p.m.
16/9/99 U16 ‘B’ FC Nemo v Church Cross at Nemo 6.00 p.m.
1419199 Seandun Cup Nemo v Mayfield - Home at 6.30 p.m.
15/9/99 J(3) FL v Rathpeacon - Home 6.30 p.m.
15/9/99 M (I) FL v Douglas - Away at 6.30 p.m.

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