28th October, 1999
Weekly Sports


Douglas GAA Under Age Section

Douglas and Ballincollig met in the semi-final of the U 12 football league at Ballincollig on Sunday. The pitch was in excellent condition despite heavy rain that fell during the previous 36 hours. The Mid-Cork side played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the opening half. Thomas O’Dwyer got the opening point for Douglas. The Ballincollig lads replied with a 1 - 1 from play. Shane Horgan got a second point for Douglas. The Douglas defence was very poor and conceded a second goal after 15 minutes. Douglas began to settle and points by Stephan Moylan and Gavin Griffen left three points between the sides. These scores were followed by an opportunist goal from Gavin Griffen - the sides were level. Five minutes before the interval the Mid-Cork side got through for a third goal to lead 3 - 1 at the break.
Three points by the Douglas boy in the opening ten minutes had the sides level. Both teams had their periods of dominance and also had scoring opportunities. With eight minutes to go Shane Horgan scored a point to give Douglas the lead. After this the Douglas boys hit the upright and missed two other goal scoring chances but eventually held out for victory on a score line of 1 - 8 to 3 - 1. Eoin Cotter was outstanding at wing back, whilst Ian Culinane was very dominant at midfield. Thomas O’Dwyer played well in both defence and attack.
The same squad of players won the St. Nicks Tournament on Bank Holiday Monday. Each division in the county is represented in the competition. It is a very prestigious festival of football. Douglas overcame the challenge of Dohenys, St.Nick’s and Kilmurry to finish top of their group. Bishopstown were defeated in the quarter-final and Ballincollig in the Semi-final. The team gave an exhibition of football in the final to overwhelm Clonakilty.
Douglas U 13 hurlers defeated Inniscarra to qualify for the A Grade final. Wind assisted Douglas led 2 - 3 to 1 - 0 at the interval. The final score was Douglas 2 - 7, Inniscarra 3 - 1. Finbar O’Donovan played very well in attack, others to impress were Stephen Bermingham, Ronan Griffen and Peter Casey. Result U 14 Football A Grade Championship S-Final, Douglas defeated St. Michael’s.

U 13 A Grade Hurling Championship Final.
30/10/99 Douglas V Glen Rovers Redmonds Pitch 2pm
U 14 Championship Final Football
30 /10/99 Douglas V Bishopstown (away) 3pm
U 15 A Grade Championship Football S-Final
30 /10/99 Douglas V St. Michaels 4pm (prov) home.


Last weekends games certainly provided plenty of excitement and goals with the performance of the week coming from the Club's Under 17 team who shared 10 goals with Everton in their National Cup clash before eventually getting through on penalties. The team showed great character and spirit throughout coming from behind on several occasions against their higher ranked opponents before eventually clinching victory when goalkeeper Robert Jeffers produced a fine save from an Everton penalty. Aidan O'Mahony (2), Tony Hegarty, John Rogers and Alan Crowley were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while Stephen Coveney and Alan Collins turned in fine displays.
Our Under 12 First Division side, Douglas Corinthians had a good weekend picking up six points after two hard fought victories. A late goal by David Scannell gave them the points against Lakewood and they followed up with a good 2-1 victory over Midleton with Aidan Lehane and Patrick McCarthy on the scoresheet. Defenders Barry Hodnett, James O'Mahony and Sean Grant were outstanding in both games.
It was a profitable weekend also for our Under 12 Premier Division side who proved much too strong for Wilton, taking the points on a 8-1 scoreline. Darren Fogarty (3), Mark Murphy (2), Gary Coughlan, Peter O'Connell and David Kearney were on the scoresheet, while Ian Cullinane, Ricky Kenny and Chris Drennan played well.
The individual performance of the week came from Samus Clinch who scored four times for our Under 14's as they overcame Carrigaline 5-1 in the National Cup. Gary Drennan was also on the mark while David Waters, Ian O'Callaghan and David Lewis played well.
Under 7 to Under 10's
The weather has not been very kind to our Underage Section over the past few weeks. However bad weather or not the show has gone on, thanks mainly to the Cub's new all-weather pitch. Hopefully the elements will be a little kinder between now and Christmas. Training times are for those born in 1988, 1989 and 1990 from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and for those born in 1991, 1992 and 1993 from 12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m.
Immediate Cup
TEK Utd. from Dublin are visitors to Corinthians Park next Sunday afternoon when they take on our Senior team in a third round Immediate Cup clash. Having reached the final twice in the 90's the Immediate Cup has a special place in the hearts of Corinthians members. With the Seniors suffering a disappointing reverse away to Everton last week, they will be hoping for a big improvement against TEK. The game has a 2.30 p.m. kick off and should provide plenty of excitement and entertainment.
Besides the Seniors defeat against Everton, last weekends action also saw the First Juniors going out of the FAI Junior Cup as they lost out on a penalty shut out having drawn 3-3 with Pearse Celtic. However our Second Juniors made sure the Club still had a presence in the competition when they defeated Casement Celtic 3-0, John O'Regan, Damian Huggins and John Turner were on the scoresheet.

Saturday 30th October
Under 13 home to Cobh Ramblers 11.00 a.m. kick off
Under 17 away to Bandon 2.30 p.m. kick off
M.J.L. home to Crofton Celtic 3.00 p.m. kick off
A.U.L. home to Greenmount 2.30 p.m. kick off
Sunday 31st October
A.U.L. away to Cobh Town 10.45 a.m. kick off
Under 15 away to Rockmount 3.00 p.m. kick off
Intermediate Cup home to TEK Utd. 2.30 p.m. kick off


Top billing this week to the Under 14's who advanced in the National Cup, while the Youths also emerged victorious. The Seniors and MSL Juniors both showed better form, securing deserved draws.
Highlight of the 14's 7-0 victory over Lakewood Athletic was a terrific individual performance from Shane Kennedy who struck a hat-trick, one of which goals was a lovely overhead kick. They dominated this game and converted their dominance into goals. Sean O'Connor scored twice, Stephen Barry and Patrick White contributed the other goals. David Dorney, in goals, gets the clean sheet and the team now look forward to the next round of the cup.
The Seniors showed an improvement, getting a draw against Cobh Ramblers in the League. The side battled right to the end and were well worthy of a share of the spoils. The final score was 1-1, with our goal scored by Keith Riordan. Gerry McGreevy gave another terrific goalkeeping performance, with good support from Ken Crowley and Ray O'Connell.
The MSL Juniors entertained Ringmahon Rangers on Saturday, and were held to a 1-1 draw. Graham Power was the goalscorer in a solid team performance. Shane Gannon and Brian Foley were the pick of the team, who could make a significant impression as the season progresses.
The Youths travelled to Richmond and returned with a 3-1 victory.

Friday, 27th.: Over 35, League at the Mardyke v. Everton, 7.00
Saturday, 28th.: MSL Junior League Away v. Mayfield Utd., 3.00
Under 17 League: Away v. Buttevant, 2.30
Sunday, 29th.: Senior League Home v. Fermoy, 10.45
AUL Junior, AOH Cup Home v. Doneraile, 3.00
Under 15 National Cup Away v. Tramore Athletic, 11.00
Under 13 National Cup Away v. Casement Celtic, 11.00
Under 11 League Home v. Riverstown Boys, 3.00


The club selectors had quite a task picking the players for the forthcoming Cork County League. We hope to do even better than last season where the highlight was our Division 2 Mixed Team reaching the All-Ireland Finals. After much discussion the selection committee have agreed to enter six teams in '99/'00 league campaign. We will have representation in:
Division 1 (Mixed League), Division 2 (Mixed League), Division 3 (Mixed League), Division 3 (Mens League), Division 5 (Mixed League), Division 6 (Ladies League)
Club Selectors: Ron Thompson, Adrian Furey, David Carroll, Susan O'Reilly, Maggie Morris, Kah Leong.
We have just re-started the Juvenile coaching sessions on Tuesday (5.30 - 6.30pm) & Wednesday (6.00- 7.00pm). Again, we had a very successful Juvenile League campaign last season and our Juveniles will without doubt do the club proud again this season.
As the season is beginning to go full steam ahead, we are still open for new members. Just turn up on our Club night, every Wednesday 8-11pm, for a try out or contact Ron at 021-372705.

Tip of the week.
Always warm up before a match. Begin by performing joint rotations to lubricate the joints. Start at your toes and work your way up to your fingers with slow circular movements. Then do five minutes aerobic activity e.g. jogging to get the blood pumping. Finally, stretch your muscles, particularly those you will be using most. This routine not only helps prevent injuries and aches but will also improve your performance. Try it!


Sat 23rd - Christmas Fayre
Winners: Robert O' Donoghue & Michael Quirke - 41 and a 1/2
Sunday 24th - Turkey 4-Ball
Winners:1st Nett: Pamela Lombardi & Tony Duggan - 15up
1st Gross: Robert O' Donoghue & Aaron O' Callaghan - 43
Monday 25th - Turkey 4-Ball
Winners: 1st Nett: Paul Cashman & William McCarthy - 38 and a 1/2
1st Gross: Liam O' Brien & Cathal Foley - 43
Hole in one: Paul Cashman - 3rd
Weekly Lotto Results
No's Drawn: 1, 23, 30 No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
Lee c/o The South County
The "2" Angels c/o Brian Downey
Betty & Tony c/o Norma Kelleher
Next week - 1,000 @ The Briar Rose
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The girls kicked off with a pre-season friendly against London University Student Team in February which ended in a draw, which was a very good result with the team playing very well. This gave coach Alfie McCarthy a chance to pick his team for the forthcoming season.
The season started in March and ended in September with some excellent results, and a couple of new signings. The team went from strength to strength and improved their league position over the 1998 season. The club have high hopes for ‘silverware’ in the year 2000.
The demand for girls soccer in the community is so great that a junior team has been formed which is coached by Chris O’Mahony. Many thanks to Eddie McCarthy of Blarney Wholesale who sponsored the new kit.
Best of luck for the Millennium, Una Moore, Manager.


Registration for our Indoor Football season will take place next Saturday 30/10/99 between 10am and 1pm at the indoor hall. The cost os 2 and there is no weekly charge. There will be no registration after next Saturday as numbers are limited.


Neptune rearing to go for cup clash
Neptune Basketball Club are relishing their cup fixture against Denny Notre Dame next weekend. Neptune have to travel to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Saturday to face holders Notre Dame. After two important league wins last weekend, confidence is high and Neptune are very optimistic about booking their place in the second round. Doulgas player David Downey is filling a very important role in the team and is central to Coach Gerry Fitzpatrick’s plans. After the cup clash Neptune face local rivals Esat Telecom Demons in Parochial Hall the following weekend. As both |Cork clubs are on top of the E.S.B. SuperLeague, it promises to be an exciting match.

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