18th November, 1999
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

There has been significant activity during the last two weeks. Virtually all club teams have seen action, with varying results.

The Seniors' form continues to be inconsistent - the side has taken the lead in both of their recent fixtures, but have been unable to maintain their lead. They went ahead last Sunday against Tralee Dynamoes, but were hauled back for a 2-2 draw. The scorers were Paul Quirke and Kieran Olliffe, in a reshuffled team, which well merited their draw. Previously, Carrigaline Utd. emerged 3-2 winners, despite our goals from Aidan Cotter and Brian McSweeney.
The MSL Juniors have taken on the mantle of high scorers in the club, with a thumping 8-0 win over Wembley, followed by a narrow 4-3 loss against Cobh Wanderers. The scorers in this second match were Mark Barriscale, Terry Cussen and Ronan Guilfoyle. In the Wembley match, Barry O'Shea struck a hat-trick, Michael O'Connor and Brian Foley had 2 each, with the final goal from Dave Cussen.
The AUL Juniors went out of the Corinthians Cup, following a 2-0 reverse against Brooklodge Utd. This followed their 3-2 league win over Killowen. In this match the goals were from Brendan Crown, Joe and Willie Murphy. This league success means that they remain well in contention in the league.
The Over 35's lost their unbeaten record, when Tramore Athletic proved too strong, with a 2-0 win. However, the 'Hall failed to capitalise on second half opportunities to at least secure a draw. The Youths travelled to Ballincollig on Sunday, and sparkled in a 7-2 win.
The Under 15's maintained their smashing league record, with a 2-0 win over Richmond. This side are really on fire in the league, and goals from Donal Moynihan and Darren O'Connor secured this latest success. Their league form has been terrific and they now have 7 wins out of 7 in the league.
The Under 14's, following recent good form were optimistic travelling to play Cobh Ramblers. However, Ramblers, who have been a bogey team for out 14's in recent years, again proved too strong. The final result, 3-0, did our lads no favours, who created chances themselves, but failed to get on the scoresheet. The best of luck to this team in their National Cup outing next Sunday.

Fixtures:
Saturday 20th
Under 14 National Cup: Away v. Nufarm Ath, 2:30
Sunday 21th
Senior League: Home v. Mayfield Utd, 2:30
AUL Junior AOH Cup: Away v. Togher Rovers, 10:45
Youths League: Home v. Wilton, 2:30
Under 14 National Cup: Away v. Nufarm Ath, 2:30
Thursday 25th
Senior League: Away v. UCC 7:30


DOUGLAS GAA

Douglas GAA Under Age Section
Douglas clinched their place in the U14 A grade league final by virtue of a victory over Mayfield in the semi-final. Douglas played well in the opening quarter, Ray Keating opened the scoring from a well taken free, Kenny Barry added a goal from a good ground strike. Mayfield rallied and scored two points - but a very solid half line of Frank Tobin, Thomas Cotter and Seamus Crowley prevented the northsiders from getting any further scores before the interval. The half time score was 1-4 to 0-2, in favour of Douglas.
James Moylan made some telling runs after the break which results in well taken points. Mayfield improved and had the Douglas goal under pressure, but again the Douglas full and half back lines were excellent. A second goal from Kenny Barry sealed victory for Douglas.
Ballincollig defeated U13 Douglas in the opening round of the football championship. The mid-Cork boys led 1-1 to 0-1 at the break. In the opening seven minutes after half time Ballincollig scored 1-3 without reply. Douglas upped their performance - 1-1 from Stephen Bermingham in the space of two minutes reduced the deficit. The next eleven minutes were scoreless. Kevin Mulcahy added a goal and a point for Douglas, but Ballincollig held out under immense pressure to win by the narrowest of margins, 2-4 to 2-3.

Fixtures:
Football League semi-final -
20/11/99 - U14 Douglas v Ballinora (a) 3pm
Football Championship final A grade -
U15 Douglas v Bishopstown (h) 3pm

Hurling U14 A grade League Final
Douglas v Glen Rovers at Redmonds Pitch @ 1.30pm.


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

Last week was very busy for the club with almost all teams playing in the Cork County League.
The Division 1 mixed team was delighted to win away against a very strong Carrigtwohill team. The 4-3 result came from wins in the three mixed games and excellent play by Shane Thompson against Peter Marks to win the men's singles 15-6, 10-15, 17-15. The Division 1 team: Shane Thompson, David Thompson, Declan Brown, Mairead Ni Bheara, Karen Cinnamond and Betty Thompson.
The Division 2 mixed team had a great 6-1 win at home against Ballinora but lost 5-2 away to Castlemagner later in the week. The Division 2 team: Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows, Tony Brooks, Billy Cantwell, Michelle Hayes, Mairead Ni Bheara, Barbara Jeffrey and Jo Fitzgerald.
The Division 2/3 Men's team - Ron Thompson, Joe O'Sullivan, Joe Angelini and Billy Cantwell - lost 4-0 at home to a very strong Kinsale team.
What a disappointment for the Division 4 Ladies team - Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Bernie Hayes and Phil Mc Carthy - who lost at home to Mitchelstown by 2 aces. However, the Division 6 ladies team - Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Ann Moran - took revenge by winning away to Mitchelstown by 11 aces.
11 year old Laura Thompson did the club proud yet again at the Ulster Open in Lisburn at the weekend. In the U13 category she won both the singles and the mixed titles, partnered in the mixed by Scott Evans from Dublin. Congratulations on another fine performance.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.

Tip of the week:
Borrow the small ones skipping rope and get skipping for 10/15 minutes every day. This increases stamina and keeps you on your toes, which is where you want to be during a game. Try it!


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Sat 13th - Christmas Fayre
Winners: Pamela Lombardi, Tony Noonan and William Mc Carthy - 39 & 2/3
Sun 14th - Turkey f/ball
Winners: 1st Nett: Tony Duggan and
Donal Murphy - 14up
1st Gross: Robert O' Donoghue an
Michael Quirke - 42
Hole in One's: Peter Gregson, Michael Quirke, Denis Cashman and John Brohan
Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn - 4,16,23 - No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
K. Desmond c/o Dan Desmond
David Gregson c/o club
Luke Lombardi c/o Pamela Lombardi
Next Week 1,400 @ The South County
Committee 1999/2000
Chairperson - Susan Gregson, President - Phil O' Brien, Captain - Denis Cashman, Secretary - Tony Noonan, Treasurer - Brian Downey, Registrar/Comp. Secretary - Jim Elley, Juv. Officer - Liam Quirke, PRO - David Gregson, Lady Captain - Pamela Lombardi, Jamie Fahy, Norma Kelleher

Web site:
http://homepage.eircom.net/~douglaspitchandputt/index.htm


GRANGE VALE AFC

WE travelled to Passage on Saturday and defeated them by 2 goals to 1. No score until the 30 mins, we were awarded a penalty as one of their backs handled in the box. Jason Martin took the spot kick and put us one goal up. Early in the second half Passage equalised. In the 75 min spot we got a chance on the left, Liam Murphy volleyed home to put us 2 goals to 1 up. We pressed them hard in the last 10 minutes looking for that third goal, but the Passage goalkeeper denied us. He made some great saves, only for him we qould have doubled our score. Best for us were John Kenneally, Paul Horgan and Robbie Bermingham.
The club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the Murphy family on their recent bereavement.


TREBLE SUCCESS FOR NEPTUNE

It turned out to be a very successful weekend for Neptune Basketball Club, having won their two ESB SuperLeague games, the division one side also had a derby victory over Blue Demons on Saturday. Now both the SuperLeague team and the Division One team are on top of their respective leagues.
At the live television game from Neptune Stadium on Friday night, Neptune had a hard fought victory over Kerry Spring Killarney; this was followed on Saturday night with a similar tough game against Burgerking Limerick.
The Division side had an equally tough game against local rivals Blue Demons. Trailing by eight points at the half time break, Neptune dug deep and good performances by Alan Kelly and Ronan O’Sullivan gave the home team the lead and Neptune survived the final onslaught form Demons to win by seven.
ESB SuperLeague: Neptune 70 Kerry Spring Killarney 60
Neptune 81 Burgerking Limerick 78
ESB Division One: Neptune 57 Blue Demons 50


DOUGLAS RUGBY

Sunday saw Douglas having UCC for breakfast and Fermoy for lunch. It was a good day for results but not for sparkling rugby. The Fouglas second team easily beat UCC in a friendly with scores from Diarmuid Quinn , Derry McCarthy,and Ian Yaughan to name but a few. Douglas started well scoring
early in the first half but once again took the foot off the gas ,too many mistakes left Douglas feeling they will have to do a lot better to beat Clonakilty next weekend in the first round of the cup .
Douglas had a late set back in the game when they lost one of their players. Donal Delany, with five players on his outside chose to cut back inside to try and score , he obviously didn't see the smallest player on the UCC side in front of him and was swallowed whole. He hasn't been seen since. The final score was Douglas 35 UCC 7.
The Douglas first team beat Fermoy in the league by 28 points to 0. Once again it wasn't the very best of performances but it was good enough to earn Douglas two valuable points. Willie Lehane, John Coughlan, Noel Swanton and Pete Seymor all scored tries and Ger Glavin kicked two penalties and converted one try . Several personal changes due to injuries may have left douglas a little ragged but they were never in any danger of losing the game let alone conceding scores. It was just one of those days where they scored 28 points,and you felt they should have scored 40.
The Douglas rugby club still need the support of the local people. We had a good turn out on Sunday but would love more next Sunday .Douglas play Clonakilty in the cup at 2.30pm. Follow the signs on Maryborough Hill.
FAO SMUDGE the 22m line is directly behind you when you face the dead ball line .(its a small detail but it helps when you know it ). New players: 087 2536820.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS

Following the adventures of the previous week the Corinthians Senior Team were once again asked to travel to Dublin for a second replay of their third round Immediate Cup Clash with current Leinster Senior League Leaders TEK Utd. It looked a daunting task on paper but Corinthians responded to the challenge and came home with a magnificent 2-0 victory, goals by Dave Morley and Willie O'Keeffe coupled with a magnificent goal keeping performance by Eric Barrett provided decisive. All credit to Manager, Fergus McDaid and his players on a fabulous result, their reward is a home draw in the fourth round against Mullingar Town next Sunday afternoon, kick off 2.30pm.
It was a very successful weekend for the Club's Underage Section with four wins and a draw from the five games played. Funnily enough the draw was earned by our Under 11 second string Douglas Corinthians, who up to the weekend were the only team in the Club with a 100% record. They travelled to Ballyphehane Park last Sunday for a League clash with Casement Celtic and having completely dominated the match they were fortunate in the end to come away with a share of the spoils. In a rare attack Casement snatched the lead with five minutes to go but John O'Brien proved the saviour smashing home a free kick with time almost up. David Meyler, Daniel Horgan, Colin Hammond and Theo Cullinane did well for Corinthians.
The Corinthians Under 13 side progressed to the third round of the National Cup following a well deserved 3-1 victory over Cobh Ramblers. Managers, Aidan Logan and Kieran Granger are well pleased with the progress of their new look squad and on Saturday three of those new signings, David Dorgan, Jonathon Galvin and Roy Daly were on the scoresheet, while David Costelloe, David Fitzgerald and Mark O'Donovan played well.
The performance of the weekend came from our Under 17's squad who are now only one of four Cork teams left in the FAI National Under 17 Cup, thanks to an excellent 2-0 away win in Bandon last Saturday. Tony Hegarty scored the vital goals whilst Aidan O'Mahony, Tadhg O'Connell and Brian Ring played well.
Our Under 11 Premier Division side travelled to Ballyvolane to take on unbeaten Leeds and came away with an excellent 1-0 victory. Stephen White, Brian Wade, Kevin O'Mahony and Brian Kavanagh were the pick of the Corinthians side. Our Under 15's were involved in a nine goal thriller against Nufarm scraping home on a 5-4 scoreline, Kevin Walsh (3), Donal Coughlan and Joe O'Donovan scored Corinthians goals while Dave O'Connor and Derek McClafferty played well.
Parents Information Night: The Schoolboy Section's Information Night for parents was postponed last Monday night, November 15th and will now take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel next Monday Nov. 22nd with a start time of 8.30 p.m.
Fixtures
Saturday 20th November: Under 12 away to Maymount Celtic kick off 2.30 p.m.
AUL 1 at home to Everton kick off 2.30 p.m. / FAI Junior Cup at home to Park Utd. kick off 2.30 p.m.
Sunday 21st November: Under 12 at home to Bandon kick off 11.00 a.m. / Under 14 away to Ballincollig kick off 2.30 p.m.
FAI Immediate Cup at home to Mullingar Town kick off 2.30 p.m. / FAI Junior Cup away to Greenmount kick off 10.45 a.m.


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