14th October, 1999
Weekly Sports


Douglas GAA Under Age Section

Douglas and Ballincollig met in the opening round of the U 15. A Grade Football championship. Douglas atarted well with three points in the opening ten minutes. The mid Cork boys wind assisted began to settle and scored 1 - 4 without reply. Douglas weathered the storm and were back in the game when Damien McNamara scored a fine goal. Two further points by Douglas gave them a 1 - 6 to 1 - 5 interval lead.
Douglas started the second half in fine fashion with four well taken points. By the 15th minute Douglas were in a very commanding position following another well taken goal by Damien McNamara. Fergal O’Sullivan’s free taking was excellent - in all he contributed 0 - 5 from free’s . Ballincollig scored 1 - 1 in the closing four minutes. Final score Douglas 2 - 11 Ballincollig 2 - 6 . Others to impress for Douglas were Ml. O’Sullivan and Martin Black.
Douglas and Mayfield met in the first round of the U 14 A Grade Football Championship. Douglas wind assisted got a goal after five minutes, the scorer was Kenny Barry. At the end of the first quarter Douglas led 1 - 4 to 0 - 1. Mayfield dominated the rest of the half. Douglas can be thankful to goal keeper David Dorney who brought four excellent saves - one from a penalty before the break. Douglas led 1 - 4 to 1 - 3 at the break. Douglas raised the level of their game after the break.
Goals by Seamus Crowley (1) and Kenny Barry (2) sealed victory for Douglas. Others to impress were Frank Tobin and Stephen Barry. Prior to the game Joe Deane (Cork Hurler) visited the Douglas dressing room and congratulated the team on it’s success in the County Hurling Championship.

Result U12 Hurling
Douglas lost to Bishopstown.

U13 Hurling Championship
16/10/’99 Douglas or St. Vincents home 3.30
U14 A Grade Football Championship Semi-final
16/10/’99 Douglas v. St Michaels at Nemo’s pitch 4pm.
U14 B Grade Hurling Semi-final
16/10/’99 Douglas v. St Vincents Douglas 2.15


Our Under 12 Premier Division side maintained their 100% record when they proved much too strong for Rockmount. Playing with a strong wind in the first half they quickly got on top and goals by James Malone (2), Mark Murphy, Darren Fogarty and Shane Horgan saw them 5-0 ahead at the break. Rockmount to their credit battled hard in the second half but tired near the end and conceded three further goals with Shane Horgan and Mark Murphy scoring their second of the match and David Kearney completing the scoring. Ian Cullinane, Eoin Cotter, Alan Barry and Ricky Kenny were the pick of the Corinthians side. Our Under 14's after a difficult week put up a very brave performance against Douglas Hall before going down 2-1. Two down at half time they reduced the arrears when Gary Drennan was on hand to knock home the rebound after a fine strike by Alan O'Dwyer, but as hard as they tried they just could not force an equaliser. Second half substitute Richard Arnopp deserves special mention for a gutsy performance. Our Under 12 second string Douglas Corinthians suffered their first defeat of the season when they went down 5-2 to Clonakilty. Patrick McCarthy and Aidan Lehane were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while Frank Carley, Barry Ronayne and Ronan O'Murachu played well.

Under 7 to Under 10's
Coaching takes place every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park for the younger members of our Club. Schoolboys are coached in the basic skills of the game by over twenty skilled coaches. Sessions for the Under 9 (1990), Under 10's (1989) age groups, take place from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and for the Under 7's (1992) and the Under 8's (1991) from 12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m. Anyone seeking further information should contact Ger Kilcommons at 363456.

Saturday October 16th
Under 13 First Division at home to Tramore Athletic kick off 12 noon
Munster Junior League v Leeds (H) kick off 3.00pm
AUL at home to Hibernians kick off 2.30 p.m.
Under 17 away to Leeside kick off 2.30 p.m.
Sunday October 17th
Munster Senior Cup v Midleton (A) kick off 10.45
Under 11 at home to Cobh Ramblers kick off 10.45
Under 11 at home to Ballincollig kick off 12 noon


Last weekend had a very restricted fixture list, with only two matches involving club teams taking place. For a variety of reasons, only the Under 14's and AUL Juniors were in action.
The AUL Juniors travelled and found Dunbar Celtic too hot to handle in the FAI Junior Cup. Indeed, the final result, a 6-1 defeat, was flattering in the extreme to Dunbar. That being said, they were the better team on the day, and despite good performances from Stephen Carroll and Cormac Cahill, we were well beaten. The goal scorer was Willie Murphy.
The Under 14's also travelled - this time the short journey to College Corinthians for their league match. After a terrific game, the 'Hall emerged 2-1 winners. Top performers for the 'Hall were Seamus Long and Graham Coughlan, with the goals scored in the first half by Stephen Barry and Mark Harrington. The 2-0 half time lead just proved enough, given the
strong wind blowing straight down the field. This gets the 14's league campaign back on the rails - proving that with a full side, they are a match for anyone.

Friday, 15th: Over 35 League v. Corinthians A, the Mardyke, 7.00
Saturday, 16th: AOH Cup: Home v. Doneraile, 2.30
MSL Junior League: Away v. Mayfield Utd., 3.00
FAI Under 17 Cup: Home v. Castleview, 4.30
Under 11 League: Away v. Midleton, 11.00
Under 15 League: Home v. Greenwood, 3.00
Sunday, 17th.: Senior League: Home v. Killarney Celtic, 12.00
Murphy Youths Cup: Away v. Richmond, 3.00
Under 13 League: Home v. Midleton, 11.00


F.A.I. Junior Cup
Grange Vale 1 - 3 Glenvale

We went out of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday going down to Premier opposition Glenvale by 3 goals to 1. They took the lead after 10 minutes, we equalised in the 78 minute, John Kenneally scored. However, our defence failed to clear the ball and they got a second goal. With time running out they got their third goal.
Best for range Vale were Alan Hegarty, Ray O’Mahony and Seamus James O’Callaghan.
We would like to thank T.S.B. Bank who sponsored the match..


A big welcome to all the new members who joined in the last couple of weeks. It's great to see all the new faces. Those of you who have never played before or are feeling a bit rusty will be glad to hear that free coaching will be starting within the next couple of weeks. Avail of it if you can. A little bit of coaching can go a long way towards improving your game.
For anyone thinking of joining, club night is Wednesday 8-11pm. You can contact Ron Thompson on 021 372705 or call in on club night. Beginners are very welcome.
The badminton leagues will be starting next month. Teams for all divisions have been selected so all members who have elected to play on a team will get the details this week. Check the notice board at the club.
Good news for the division 2 team who have been invited to compete at the All Ireland Club Championships. These will be held on the October bank holiday weekend in Gormanstown, Dublin. Those selected are: Alan Burrows, Martin Hanley, Billy Cantwell, Shane Thompson, Adrian Furey, Michelle Hayes, Mairead Ni Bheara, Ann Angelini, Barbara Geoffries and Jo Fitzgerald
Tip of the week.
Get your brain into gear. Before every match say to yourself "I am an excellent badminton player". Repeat this several times and preferably out loud. You will be surprised by the results. Try it!


Christmas Fayre - Sat Oct. 9th: 3-Ball Scramble winners: Susan Gregson, Conor O' Brien, Paul Cashman 38 1/2
Turkey 4-Ball - Sunday Oct. 10th: Winners: 1st Nett: J. Fahy, K O' Callaghan 11up
1st Gross: R O' Donaghue, R. Brohan 45
Fixtures - Sat. 16th 2.30pm - Christmas Fayre
Sun 17th 11am - Turkey 4-Ball
Weekly Lotto Results - No’s Drawn: 13,14,26
No winner, Next week 800 @ The Grange bar
CAB Sponsored 10 winners
Susan O' Connell c/o D. Gregson, Stephanie Coughlan c/o Touchdown Tavern, Richie c/o J. Calnan
Please support our Lotto draw.


After two games in the ESB SuperLeague, Neptune remain unbeaten. After a home victory over Glare Jets, Neptune travelled to Killester last weekend for what was sure to be the best tie of the weekend. Killester started strongly, getting second chance baskets from offensive rebounds. Neptune trailed by nine at one stage in the second quarter and cut the deficit six at the half time break. Neptune started the third quarted with an amazing defensive display. Ricardo Leonard and Rasuel Mc Kune went to work inside and scored some important points. Early in the fourth quarter Neptune took a five point lead and went on to stretch it to win by ten in the end. Newly returned Stephen McCarthy and Douglas man David Downey played key roles in the closing minutes, each making very important free throws as the game wound down.
Neptune face Dungannon in Neptune Stadium on Saturday night at 800pm. A big crowd is expected as Neptune strive to maintain their unbeaten record. On Sunday Neptune travel to Waterford to play league runners-up Waterford Crystal. Although confident of a win, this promises to be another tough game for Neptune.

Neptune v. Dungannon, Neptune Stadium, Saturday 16th, 8.00pm
Waterford Crystal v. Neptune, WIT., Sunday 17th, 3.30pm

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