4th November, 1999
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS GAA

Douglas GAA Under Age Section


Douglas and Bishopstown played in the U 14 A Grade football Championships final at wind swept Bishopstown on Saturday. The Town played with the aid of the wind in the opening half. ML O' Mahony gave Douglas a dream start with a goal in the opening five minutes. After this score Bishopstown took control and scored three points to draw level. Bishopstown had most possession but failed to capitalise on the many chances created. There was no pattern to the game as the gusting wind made it difficult for the players. The sides exchanged scores - a speculative lob by Mark Harrington ended up in the Bishopstown net to leave the half time score 2 - 1 to 0 - 6 in favour of Douglas.
Douglas got three points in the opening ten minutes of the second half. The town worked very hard and made life very uncomfortable for the Douglas defence. It was not until the final minute of the game that Douglas sealed victory with a goal. James Moylan and David Downey were outstanding in defence, whilst Mark Harrington and Kenny Barry were the pick of the forewards. The result means that this Douglas outfit created history by winning the Football/Hurley Championship Double.

U 13 Hurling
Glen Rovers played with the aid of a gale force wind in the first half. After fifteen minutes they led by just two points. In the final ten minutes of the half they scored 3 goals to lead 3 - 2 to 0 - 0 at the break. Douglas fought bravely to save the match. Goals by Brian O'Connor and a Stephen Birmingham free left a goal between the sides with three minutes remaining. Douglas were awarded a free, Ronan Griffen despatched the ball to the net and so the sides finished level in this championship final. Best for Douglas were Ronan Griffen, Stephen Birmingham and Eoin Heffernan.

Fixtures Football 6. 11. '99
U 15 S-Final Douglas v. St. Michael's - Home (noon) prov.
U 12 Final Douglas v. Nemo - Away (noon)
U 14 County Final Douglas .v. Youghal (no venue, at time of print)

Hurling 6.11.'99
U 14B (S-final) Douglas v. St. Vincent's - Home (noon)
U 13A Final Douglas v. Glen Rovers - Redmonds 12.30


N.B. see club notice board for details of County U 14 Final arrangements.

Congratulations:
Well done to the U 11 Camogie Team who defeated Na Piarsaigh to win the city division Shield Final and also to their hard working


NEMO RANGERS

U13 HC Replay.
Nemo Ranger 2-3 v Ballinhassig 2-2.
This was played in Pairc Ui Laoire on Bank Holiday Monday and what an exciting final it turned out to be. It was very even in the first half with Nemo’s scores’ coming from Michael Burke. Nemo gradually got on top in the second half with a goal from Ian O’Connell. With Nemo well on top and a further goal from Eric O’Sullivan and a point to leave seven points between the sides. Ballinhassig finished strongly with 2 goals in the last 3 minutes, but time ran out leaving Nemo deserving winners by just one point. Best for Nemo were Richard Hogan in goal, Thomas Martin, Gearoid O’Shea, Eric O’Sullivan and Ian O’Connell.

U16 ‘A’ City FC Final Replay.
Nemo Rangers 0-11 v Bishopstown 0-10
Nemo began this match aided by a very strong wind and completely dominated the opening 20 minutes scoring a total of 8 points. Stephen Heaphy’s display of free taking was matched by a totally disciplined display from all players. Bishopstown were allowed to come back into the game and before half time had scored 2 points from play. Bishopstown will definately regret not having a penalty taker - having been awarded two penalties in the game, sent the first one wide and scored just a point from the second one. A great point from centre back Brain O’Regan just about kept Nemo in front and when the final whistle blew, Nemo had won by the narrowest of margins. They now go on to play Erins Owen in the County Final.

Fixtures:
7/11/99 - SFC Final Nemo v UCC at Pairc Ui Chaoimh @ 3.00pm


We wish our Senior Footballers the best of luck in the County Final.


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

There were plenty of goals all round last weekend, but unfortunately not all on our side. There was a mixture of wins and losses, mixing the good and the bad.
The Seniors performed well enough, but late goals from Fermoy gave them a 4-2 win. The 'Hall battled back from 2-0 down to level the match, with goals from Ray O'Connell. However, Fermoy scored twice late in the game to take the points. The MSL Juniors continued their good form of late, with a 3-1 win over Mayfield Utd. in the league. The scorers were Barry O'Shea, Steve Notley and Graham Power. They have shown improved form in recent matches, and this result will be a further encouragement.
The AUL Juniors were comprehensive winners over Doneraile in the AOH Cup. The team won 4-1, spearheaded by a fine hat trick from Brendan Crown. John Carroll scored the fourth, in a fine team performance. Not to be outdone, the Over 35's were also big winners, 5-0 against Everton. Showing that he has not yet (!) lost the goalscoring touch, C.J.Harrington also notched a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Anthony O'Sullivan and Paddy Carroll.
The Under 17's were up against the top side in Cork at present, Castleview, and were very unflattered to lost 6-1. However, the scoreline doesn't tell the full story,as the 'Hall only trailed 2-1 with 10 minutes to go. Colm McCarthy's goal had sparked the fightback, and it looked as though the honours would be shared. Castleview made the most of late chances, to
get the win. The Under 15's were also in Cup action, away to Tramore Athletic in the National competition. Here, the Tramore side proved too strong, winning 3-0. However, this should not detract from our team's smashing league form.
The Under 13's were far too strong for Casement in the National Cup, running out 6-0 victors. Robert Rose (2), Jonathon Lane, Richard Cronin, Gordon O'Donovan and Brian O'Connor were our scorers. The Under 11's lost their unbeaten record, losing 2-0 to Riverstown Boys. However, they were competitive throughout, and will remain upbeat, despite this slip up.

Fixtures:
Saturday, 6th: Senior League: Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 3.00
Sunday, 7th: MSL Junior League: Home v. Wembley, 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Killowen, 10.45
Youths League: Away v. Leeds, 10.45
U14 League: Away v. Cobh Ramblers, 2.30


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

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!


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Sat 30th - Christmas Fayre
Winners: David Gregson, Tony Noonan and Michael Quirke - 38 nett

Sun 31st - Turkey 4-Ball
Winners: 1st Nett: Mick Daly and Denis Dennehy - 11up
1st Gross: Aaron O' Callaghan and William Mc Carthy - 46 gross

Weelky Lotto Results
No's Drawn: 18, 19, 27 - No Winner
CAB sponsored winners
Dylan Quinlan c/o Cathleen Quinlan
Phyllis c/o Brian Downey
F. Twomey c/o The Briar Rose
Next Week - 1,100 @ the Touchdown Tavern
Thanks for your support
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DOUGLAS RUGBY

Douglas first and second teams both won their respective league matches last weekend. Douglas first team played Ennis at home in a UN compromising, bruising encounter. Ger Glavin kicked three penalties to win the game 9-3. The score line was close but Douglas were by far the better team on the day. Troy Weldon had an outstanding game at wing forward, winning most of the line out ball on both sides, Martin Pinfield, Noel Swanton and Stuart Philpott all had good games in the forewards while Enda O'Mahony was the pick of the Douglas backs.
Douglas seconds were in Old Christians last Sunday they won 26 - 3 in a very one-sided affair. Derry McCarthy scored two tries, while Karul Behan scored a try in his first match with Douglas. Steven O'Connor kicked one penalty and John Caddigan kicked two penalties and converted one try. Apparently Donal Delaney scored a try in the last minute3 of the game, but no one can remember it. He may well have, or it may have been a dream considering he slept for most of the second half!
There was only one game this weekend, Douglas first team travelled to Crosshaven to play a league match. Despite hostile weather conditions, referee touchjudge etc. Douglas won by a point. Gary McPoland and Enda O'Mahony both scored supers tries and once again Ger Glavin had his radar turned on to convert both tries and kick one penalty. Thefinal score was Douglas 17 Crosshaven 16.
Douglas play at home on Sunday in the first round of the junior cup against Nenagh, this should be one of the best matches of the season. Please come and support Douglas . If anyone can help us find opposition for our second team please let us know. They have been without a game for 4 week's. It seems Dan Harman and Jonathan Payne's reputation precedes them in the front row. New players ring 087 2536820.


GRANGE VALE AFC

Last Sundays game provided great excitement in the Munster Junior Cup, we travelled to Mahon to play Albert Rovers. The high winds did not help. Good football was out of the question. We took the lead in the 50th minute, a cross from the left by John Kenneally, and Barry Twomey put us 1 goal up. This was his first goal in two years. Albert Rovers equalised in the 85th minute. So it went to extra time still all-square. Then came that dreaded penalty shoot out. We eventually came out on top, winning 5 - 4 on penalties. Best for us Alan Hegarty goalkeeper, Damien Lynch and Roy O'Mahony.
Next Fixture; at home to Ballinhassig, A.O.H. Cup, Sunday 7th November @10-45am.
Grange Vale B away to Ardmanning Celtic Sat. 6th November @ 2.30pm.
The Club would like to send a speedy recovery to Johnny Burke who is in hospital at the moment.


DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB

U11 Seandun Final
Sat. 30th Oct. was a very successful day for Douglas Camogie Club. For the second time in four years the U11 Seandun title foes to Douglas. A huge crowd travelled to St. Finbarrs to see Douglas be crowned champions over Na Pairsaigh. The ful time score read Douglas 3-1 Na Piarsaigh 1-3. While he entire panel worked extremely hard throughout the year, special mention must go to Jenny O’Donovan who opened the scoring with a fantastic goal. Deidre Murphy added to this with a point from a free. Lavina O’Mahony was on target as usual with another goal before half time. Against a strong gale the Douglas girls gave it their all and an Emma Heffernan goal against the run of play surely secured victory. A big thank you to all the parents who transported the girls to venue after venue throughout the year.

U18 Championship
A very exciting game was played in Douglas on the Monday of the October Weekend which saw underdogs Douglas draw against a fancied Bishopstown side. Anne-Marie Downey was in fine form as was Fiona McSweeney. Michelle O’Donovan was excellent in goal. Ashling Vaughan tried hard in the forward line scoring a goal for her efforts. Amanda O’Regan played very well. Congratulations to Amanda who currently represents Douglas Camogie club on the Cork U18 Team.

U16 Championship
Sunday 31st October saw Douglas in the quarter final of the county against Newcestown. On the day Newcestown were too strong for Douglas but it is important to point out that many of the Douglas girls are still U15 and U14 and should do very well in the future. Douglas were led by Captain Emma Downey who was very solid at full back. Louise O’Regan showed fine form in the half back as did Elish Murphy in the middle of the field. Mention should also go to Ciara Kennefick and Fiona O’Donovan in the forward line.

U13 Seandun Championship
Douglas faced St. Finbarrs in the first game of this competition. St. Finbarrs got the victory after a few lucky scores. Despite being all over them in the second half Douglas could not get the ball in the back of the net. Captain Helen O’Mahony was inspired in the middle of the field. Kate Barry showed great form as did Elaine O’Shea.
The next match of this competition was against Mayfield and Douglas emerged winners. Valerie Downey and Michelle Barry did very well out the field while Andrea Walsh was excellent in goal.
Douglas Camogie Club would like to wish St. Columba’s girls school the best of luck in their forthcoming Sciath na Scoil Football Final.


NEPTUNE BASKETBALL CLUB

Neptune ready for Local Derby
With the dissapointment of last weekends cup loss behind them, Neptune face into their first meeting with local rivals Esat Telecom Demons. With a fully fit squad Neptune are hoping to continue their very successful league run. Neptune have only lost one league game to date and are one game ahead of their closest challenger, Demons. Last weekends loss to Denny Notre Dame was very dissapointing for all that travelled to Dublin especially considering that Neptune led by two points early in the last quarter. However rising star Ciaran Dempsey put on a great performance and led the Dublin side to victory. For Neptune Rasuel Mc Kune finished with 23 points, Ricardo Leonard with 20, and Jon D'Orlando with 13.
Next Week (week commencing 8/11/99)

Neptune in Live T.V. Clash
Neptune play in their first live television game of the season on Friday night, when they face Kerry Spring Killarney. The game will be shown live from Neptune Stadium on TG4. The ESB Super League organisers promise a great nights entertainment with the 1,000 super shot the highlight for the spectators. The game starts at the later time of 9.00pm and all are welcome to Neptune Stadium.
On Sunday Neptune have another home fixture, this time the y face Burgerking Limerick. Limerick have had a tough start to the season and Neptune will be looking for a victory to keep their league hopes alive.


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