11th November, 1999
Weekly Sports


Douglas GAA Under Age Section

The U 14 Douglas team continues to set new records and this week it was the footballers who won the County A Grade Trophy - having won the City Trophy last week. The hurlers won the City/County Championships five weeks ago - thus the team has now completed the Double/Double. To the game itself Youghal played with the wind in the first half. It was Douglas who took the game to their opponents from the throw in. Playing some very good combination football Douglas led 1 - 4 to 0 -0 after ten minutes. Youghal rallied and scored two points. The Douglas defence had to be very sharp to help the East Cork forwards at bay. David M O'Sullivan was rock solid at full back.
Douglas having survived this ten-minute period scored the goal of the game. An excellent ball was put through the Youghal defence - Mark Harrington flicked the ball passed his marker and then rolled the ball past the goalkeeper into the net. This score gave Douglas a 2 - 6 to 0 - 4 interval lead.
Thomas Cotter and Colin Doyle monopolised the play at midfield after the break thus giving the forwards a plentiful supply of the ball. The result was never in doubt as Douglas played exhibition football Stephen Barry scored five points from play and set up many more scores - Kenny Barry also plated well. Overall on the day Douglas were superb, Youghal had a young team and I'm sure their day will come.
Douglas and St Michael's played a most exciting game of football in the semi - final of the U 15 championship. St. Michael's scored two goals in the first in the first three minutes. Douglas replied with two points before the interval. Points by Fergal O'Sullivan, Richard Harris and Damien McNamara reduced the lead. A Nial O'Donnell goal gave Douglas the lead for the first time - St. Michael's equalised on the stroke of full time. So to extra time the sides were level after the first period. Douglas scored two points in the second period to win on a scoreline of 2 - 4 to 1- 8. Best for Douglas were Paul Kelly, Andrew Shinnick and Nial Crowley.

Results Hurling;
U 13 A Grade final: Douglas lost to Glen Rovers
U 14 B Grade S, final: Douglas lost to St. Vincent's.
Results Football;
U 12 Section Final: Douglas defeated Nemo Rangers

Fixtures: U 13 Football Championships
13 / 11 / '99 Douglas v. Ballincollig away 2pm
U 14 Hurling League S. Final
13 / 11 /'99 Douglas v. Mayfield 2.30 home.



Douglas Gymnastics Club is once again back on the move.
Dara Kelleher (15) will be travelling to Wales to compete in the Northern European Championships on the 26th of this month. Also travelling from the club that weekend are Debbie McDonnel (Irish Coach) and Mairead O’ Callaghan (Irish judge). Dara is presently Irish Junior Champion and is showing promise to follow past members of the club. In the future her sights are set on the European Championships next May in Paris.
On the men’s side, the club is being represented by Tim O’Donovan who is travelling to England, also on the 26th of November, as an Irish judge, to the British N.P.D’s (National Development Plan).
Douglas Gymnastics Club is starting of their busy competition season on the 14th of this month. Two young gymnasts from the club Katie Murphy (11) and Sarah Wedel (9) are representing their region at the National 4 Piece Set competition in Dublin. The following weekend they will compete again, along with other gymnasts from the club, at the Southern Region Young Gymnast of the Year. The competition is being held in Douglas Gymnastics Club on the 21st of November starting at 10am. The girls and boys from the club will be hoping to qualify for the National Young Gymnast final, which is being held on the 12th of December at the Basketball arena in Dublin.


The Seniors travelled to Dublin at the weekend for the replay of their third round FAI Immediate Cup clash against TEK Utd. Having drawn 2-2 in Cork, Corinthians faced an extremely difficult task against the current Leinster Senior League leaders, however the Club has had an excellent record in Dublin over the years and the team travelled with a certain degree of confidence. The game was a tight one from the very start with defences generally on top. Chances were few and far between with Noel Healy and Martin Higgins excelling at the back for Corinthians, while Captain, Dave Ahern, in mid field was an inspiration throughout. After the ninety minutes the sides were still level so the game went into extra time, however early in the first period of extra time a Corinthians player suffered what appeared to be a very serious injury this resulted in a lengthy delay while the player was treated and the referee was left with little option but to abandon the game due to fading light. So the tie will now have to go to a third match with Corinthians more than likely having to travel to Dublin.
On the Schoolboy front our Under 12 Premier Division side travelled to Clonakilty at the weekend for a National Cup Fixture. On a very heavy pitch they struggled for a long time before pulling away in the closing stages and recording a 5-1 victory. Ricky Kenny (2), Garry Coughlan, Peter O'Connell and Darren Fogarty were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while Ian Nolan and David O'Mahony played well.
There was disappointment for our second Under 12 side, Douglas Corinthians who despite dominating most of their match went down 4-2 to Blarney. The concession of some soft goals early on proved their undoing, however they can take great encouragement from their second half performance. Aidan Lehane and Barry Ronayne were on the scoresheet while Richard Walsh, Ronan O'Murachu and James O'Mahony impressed.
Our Under 14's now face a battle for survival in the Premier Division following their 3-1 defeat by Mallow last Sunday. Again it was a game they could easily have won but when you are struggling the breaks generally go against you. Barry O'Shea, Alan O'Dwyer and Peter O'Keeffe played well for Corinthians.
Corinthians Boys Parents Information Night
The Club is holding and information night for parents in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Monday Night November 15th starting time 8.30 p.m. The presentation will look at the current status of the schoolboy section as well as taking a look at the Club's plans for the future, hopefully all the parents will make the effort to come along for what should be a very informative evening.

Saturday November 13th
Under 11 away to Leeds 2.30pm
Under 13 at home to Cobh Ramblers 10.45am
Sunday November 14th
Munster Junior Cup away to Ballyvolane 10.45am
St. Michael's Cup away to Maymount Celtic 10.45am
Under 11 away to Casement Celtic 11.00am
Under 15 at home to Nufarm 2.30pm


Two weeks ago, the Dublin Open Championships were held in Terenure College. In the U-13 age group Laura Thompson from Carrigaline Badminton Club reached the final in the girls singles. Having beaten strong opposition from Wales in the semi-final Laura was once again up against a very strong opponent in Rachel Medeley from Wales. Laura took the first set 11-5. Rachel came back in the second to take it 11-5. Laura got off to a great start in the 3rd set but unfortunately lost 11-9. However, Laura took the mixed title partnered by Scott Evans from Dublin. Congratulations on a fine performance.
Our division 2 team enjoyed a great weekend at the All Ireland Club Championships held in Gormanstown. The event was very well organised and facilities were excellent with 16 courts available. Hopefully it will become an annual event.
The Butterfield Cup will be held in Limerick on the last weekend of November. Top players in the county are currently training for this Senior Munster Inter-County Cup at Carrigaline Badminton Club on Thursday nights. The Carrigaline players in the County Training Squad are: David Carroll, David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Karen Cinnamond, Valerie Power and Michelle Hayes
The Cork County League is starting this weekend and the fixtures are on the notice board at the club. Good luck to all those taking part. The ladies and men's ladder will be starting soon. Contact your team captain for details.
Juvenile coaching is on Tues 5.45 - 6.45 and Wed 6.30 - 7.30. Beginners' coaching is now on Sunday night 8pm with Kah and Ron. Besides being a good laugh its great for you're game so make it if you can.
New members, whether beginners or old hands, are still very welcome. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.
Tip of the week:
A bit more psychology for you. Think of a good badminton player that you admire. Then imagine that you are that person when you are playing. All the top sports people in the world use these kinds of techniques to improve their game. Try it!


Sat 6th - Chrismas Fayre
Winners: 1st Nett - Robert O' Donoghue & Patrick Noonan - 38 and a 1/3
1st Gross - Denis Cashman, John Brohan & Dan O' Sullivan - 42

Sun 7th - Turkey 4-Ball
Winners: 1st Nett - Brendan O' Callaghan & Brendan Lenihan - 48pts
1st Gross - Aaron O' Callaghan & Michael Quirke - 45

Weekly Lotto Results
No's Drawn 2, 5, 21 - No winner
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The Douglas first team had a disappointing day on Sunday, they lost in the first round of the cup against Nenagh-Ormond. Douglas had been drawn against a team in a division above them but there was little evidence of Nenagh being a better team. Douglas were unlucky enough to have three players retire through injury in the first half. Douglas lost on a score line three tries to one, but can take comfort from the fact that division one teams are not all they are built up to be. Next year in division one they will play these teams every week.
Douglas's second team once again won by 45 points to 3 against Ballincollig. A month without a game seemed only to make Douglas (2) more hungry to win. Two tries from Derry McCarthy, Ray Mulanaffy one from Steven O'Conner and Dan Markem earned Douglas the match.
Next Sunday Douglas (1) play Fermoy at home in the league @ 2.30pm. While Douglas (2) play Transport at home @ 12 noon.
New and old players call 087 2536820 now.


We advanced to the next round of the A.O.H. Cup be defeating Ballinhassig 3 goals to 1 goal after extra time. We took the lead after 12 minutes Jason Martin scored. Ballinhassig equalised after 20 minutes. Still all square after 90 minutes. Our manager made a few changes in extra time, we went ahead in the first half of extra time, Alan Sorenson 'Super Sub' hit a great shot, the Ballinhassig goalkeeper failed to hold his shot and Alan slotted home the rebound. We got our 3rd goal in the second half of extra time; some slack defending by Ballinhassig let in Jason Martin for his second goal. Best for us? Alan Sorenson, James O'Callaghan, Peter Noonan.
Next Fixture; away to Passage on Saturday 13th November. B Team away to Coachford on the same date


Ladies Singles Championships. (Golden Charter)
Section One Semi-finals: M.Kelleher (DCS )beat Angela Farrell (Cobh)
Section Two: A. Stockley (Nemo) Beat V.todd (Carrig.Comm)
Section Three: V. Swanton (St.Finbarrs) Beat N.Stafford (C.P.)
Section Four: T.Burke (Carrig.Comm) Beat N.O'Shaughnessy (DCS)
Ladies Fours Championships (golden Charter)(last 8)
Wilton (E.Kiely) Beat St.Anthony's (M.Lynch)
Mitchelstown (P.Lawnton) beat Douglas Comm.(N.O'Shaughnessy)
Grange/Frankfield (E.Swanton) Beat Carrigaline Comm.(T.Burke)
ICI (P.Lane) Beat Douglas Comm.(M.Kelleher)
Mitchelstown (P.Lawton) Beat Wilton (E. Kiely)
Grange/frankfield (E. Swanton) And ICI(P.Lane) To be arranged.
Douglas Community School Bowls Club Open Licenced Fours Tournament:
Quarter-finals:Ballincollig Comm.(D.Twohig) beat Carr.Comm. (M.O'Mahony)
Brookfield (F.Corkery) beat Sylvan (H.Foley) Ballincollig Comm (T.Crowley)
Beat DCS.(D.Ppapazian) Conna (A.Feeney) Beat Ballincollig GAA (M.Sisk)
Semi-finals:Ballincollig Comm.(T.Crowley) Beat Brookfield (F.Corkery)
Conna (A.Feeney) Beat Ballincollig Comm.(D.Twohig)
Final: Conna B.C.(A.Tanner, D.Feeney, Der.Feeney & Alan Feeney) Beat Ballincollig

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