25th November, 1999
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Following a number of close calls, the Seniors recorded their first league win of the season last weekend. They have been showing improved form in recent weeks and finally got their reward against Mayfield Utd. last Saturday. The final score was 2-1, with our goals from Raymond O'Connell and Brian McSweeney. Their next fixture is under floodlights on Thursday evening against UCC.
The AUL Juniors bowed out of the AOH Cup, losing out 4-1 against Premier opposition, Togher Rovers. All the same, the team gave a good account of themselves, and were unlucky not to be closer at the end.
The Youths and Under 17's both showed smashing form in their league matches. The 17's travelled to Kanturk and proved much too strong for the home side, recording an 8-1 success. Colm McCarthy notched a fine hat-trick, Brian Wilkinson and Deccie O'Connell scored a pair apiece, with the final goal an o.g.
On the following day, last Sunday, the Youths were also successful, with a fine 4-2 win over Wilton Utd. Brian Wilkinson again scored twice, with the other two from Derrick Bowen. Other good news on the Youths front is the appointment of Billy O'Neill as Vice-Captain of the Cork AUL Youths side, which were successful in the first round of the Inter-League competition last week. The other 'Hall player who is a member of the panel is Gerard O'Donovan, who unfortunately missed out through injury.
Finally, the under 14's were unsuccessful in the National Cup, away to Nufarm Athletic. The home side won 3-1, with our goal from a Seamus Long penalty. This was a disappointing result for the team, who were approaching this fixture with optimism.

Fixtures:
Thursday, 25th: Senior League Away v. UCC, 7.30
Friday, 26th: Over 35 League at the Mardyke v. Ballincollig, 9.00
Saturday, 27th: Under 17 League Home v. Glen Celtic, 2.30
Under 11 League Away v. Springfield, 11.00
Sunday, 28th.: Senior League Home v. Ringmahon Rangers, 2.30
MSL Junior League Away v. Wilton Utd., 10.45
AUL Junior League Home v. Ard na Laoi, 10.45
Murphy Youth Cup Home v. Temple Utd., 2.30
Under 15 League Away v. Riverstown Boys, 2.30
Under 13 National Cup Away v. Mayfield Utd., 2.30


COLLEGE CORINTIANS

Douglas Corinthians our Under 12 first division side picked up three very useful league points over the weekend when they defeated Bandon 1-0. With five wins out of seven league games played they have made a very promising start to the season. Aidan Lehane grabed the vital winning goal while Peter O'Sullivan, David Kilcommons and Richard Walsh played well.
The story was not so good for our Under 12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys who lost their unbeaten record when they went down 2-0 to Maymount in the National Cup. It was a disappointing result for our lads but in truth there was little between the teams with the game swinging on a couple of crucial incidents. Hopefully our lads will learn from the experience and put this minor set back to good use. David O'Mahony, Eoin Cotter and James Malone played well for Corinthians.
Our Under 16 squad suffered a very disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds Utd. They played well below par with only William St. Ledger, Keith Stanton and Shane O'Shea playing up to standard.
The dream lives on for the Seniors as they progressed to the quarter final of the FAI Immediate Cup following a 3-1 victory over Mullingar. Encouraged by a good home support, they started brightly and playing some very attractive football they created and missed several chances and paid the price, when in a rare attack just before half time Mullingar snatched a shock lead. Thankfully, nerves were calmed early in the second half when Ollie Nagle took advantage of some hesitancy in the Mullingar defence to nip in for the equaliser. It was a crucial score and with the pressure lifted Corinthians took control again and despite a missed penalty they eased their way to the quarter finals with goals by Ronald Collins and Dave Morley.
The attention will switch to next Sunday mornings FAI Senior Cup clash with Temple Utd. kick off 10.45. Again a large home support could make all the difference, so hopefully everyone involved in Corinthians will get behind the Senior Team. A victory would see Corinthians qualifying for the open draw and a possible clash with the likes of Shamrock Rovers, Shelborne Cork City etc.

Weekend Fixtures
Saturday November 27th
Under 11 First Division at home to Glen Celtic kick off 10.45am
Under 13 Cup at home to Bridgeview Celtic kick off 12.00 noon
Munster Junior League away to UCC kick off 2.30pm
Sunday November 28th
FAI Senior Cup at home to Temple Utd. kick off 10.45am
AUL Division One at home to Passage kick off 10.45am
AUL Division One away to Leeside kick off 10.45am
Under 11 at home to Greenwood kick off 2.30pm
Under 15 away to Bandon kick off 2.30pm


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

It was a quiet week for the club in the Cork County League with only Division 5 and 6 results to report.
The Division 5 Mixed team lost away to a strong Centenary team by 6-1. Better luck next time! The team is: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and David Stynes.
The Division 6 Ladies team - Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Ann Moran - had a comfortable win at home against Knockraha 3-1. Keep up the good work ladies!
The Butterfield Cup will be held this weekend in Limerick. Representing Cork from Carrigaline Badminton Club are David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Karen Cinnamond and Michelle Hayes. Also this weekend, 11 year old Laura Thompson, who has had a very successful season so far, will be travelling to Galway for the Connaught Open. Good luck!
On Sunday night our novices had a friendly match at the club against the novices of Carrigaline Community School. A fun night was had by all and we hope to arrange another friendly before Christmas.
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:

Poor serving will result in giving your opponents some easy points in most games. Before a match, go to the service line and practise your serve several times. Don't forget to follow this up during your club practice. Would the outcome be different if you had not given 2 or 3 service points away in some of the games you have played? Try it!


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Sat 20th - Christmas Fayre
1st Nett: Jamie fahy, Robert O' Donoghue & Patrick Noonan - 37 and a 1/2
1st Gross: Liam O' Brien, Ellis Ryan & Tony Noonan - 38 and 2/3
Sun 21st - Turkey 4-Ball
1st Nett: Dan O' Sullivan and Ger Neiland - 41
1st Gros: John Brohan and Des Quinn - 46
Weekly Lotto Draw
No' s Drawn 10, 14, 27 - No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
B. Mc Carthy c/o Donal Murphy
D. Mc Carthy c/o An Post
R. Mc Carthy c/o Frank Burns
Next Week - 1400 @ The Briar Rose
Thanks for you support

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NEPTUNE BASKETBALL CLUB

TV ACTION NEPTUNE STADIUM
The TV cameras are back in Neptune Stadium on Friday night as the hosts Neptune face Dublin side St. Vincent’s. IBA Beo, TG4’s Basketball programme, will be shown live from Neptune Stadium on Friday night. League leaders Neptune left it until the last two seconds to win last weekend’s game against Tolka Rovers. The sides were tied but a quick pass from Gordon Fitzgerald to Jon D’Orlando let Neptune in for an easy layup to win the game.
Friday night promises to be an action packed night with the Superleague game starting at 9.00 p.m. Also, there will be ESB 1,000.00 Supershot for one lucky spectator, as well as the ESB dancers and a chance to get to an NBA game next season.
After Friday Neptune must turn their attentions to Sunday’s home clash against Hibernian UCD Marian. This game tips off at 3.15 p.m. in Neptune Stadium and promises to be another exciting ESB Superleague game.


INDOOR BOWLS

National Pairs Championships: (Golden Charter)
Section One Final:DCS (E.O'Shaughnessy and G.ALLEN) Beat I.C.I.C.Y.M.A. (C.Heaslip and T.Prendeville)
Section Two Final:Cobh (D.Carley) beat Rockies (J.O'Sullivan)
Section Three Final: Wilton (P.Mc Carthy) beat Mallow (G.Ahern)
Section Four Final:Conna (A.Feeney) beat Nemo (P.Healy)
Section Five Final:Iona(B.Noone) and G/F (D.O'Sullivan) to be arranged.
Ladies Fours Champ:Semi-Final:I.C.I.(P.Lane) beat G/F (E.Swanton)
Peg Tucker Perpetual Trophy:
Grange/Frankfield beat Ballinlough Comm.
Ballincollig Comm. beat St.Michaels.
Nemo (J.O'Keeffe) beat DCS (N.O'Shaughnessy) (15/14)
Fixtures:26th,27th,and 28th,November National Triples Championships in St.Anthonys.


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