2nd December, 1999
Weekly Sports


Due to severe weather conditions last weekend many outdoor sports fixtures were cancelled. Therefore we have fewer results this week.


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Last Sunday's fixtures were decimated by the appalling weather over Saturday night, with only one match surviving. However, there were a number of fixtures fulfilled.
The Seniors travelled last Thursday to play UCC under floodlights in the Mardyke. Despite a good first half performance from the 'Hall, the students proved too strong in the end, winning 2-0. The team is still showing signs of competing with the best, but need to string consistency to their performances.
The MSL Juniors have been enjoying a good run of late, and continued with a 3-1 win over Wilton Utd. Scorers were Dave Cussen, Ronan Guilfoyle and Damien McSorley. If the team can sustain this form, they will get well into contention in their league.
The Over 35's caught a real tartar in Ballincollig in the league last Friday. Ballincollig were in really top form, and handed out a 4-0 beating to the 'Hall. The 'Hall team have now played four of the top sides in the league, and despite some bad results, they should be strong enough for a good finish.
The Under 17's continued their terrific league form, with a 9-0 win, overwhelming Glen Celtic in the league. This now move the team onto the top of the league table - long may it continue. Deccie O'Connell and Lee Maher struck two goals each, Damien O'Callaghan, Eddie Fitzgerald, Kevin Clancy and Brian Wilkinson also scored. The final goal was an own goal conceded by Glen Celtic.
Finally, the Under 11's were too strong for Springfield in the league.

The 11's powered to a 5-2 win, which gets them back into league contention.

Fixtures:
Saturday 4th
AUL Junior League: Away v. Hibernians, 2:30
Local Cup U14: Away v. Leeds 12:00
Sunday 5th
Senior League: Away v. Fermoy, 10:45
MSL Junior League: Home v. Rockmont, 10:45


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, which prevailed last Sunday morning, it was great to be in Corinthians Park as for the second week in a row the Corinthians Senior Team did the Club proud. This time they progressed to the second round of the FAI Senior Cup when they got the better of local rivals, Temple Utd. 2-1. The Seniors now go into the hat with the big League of Ireland Clubs, Cork City, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne etc. So who knows we may be entertaining one of the above in Corinthians Park in the new year. The draw for the second round takes place on Monday December 13th. Live on the RTE 6.00pm News.
The pitch was in superb order for Sunday's game, but unfortunately the gale force wind made good football almost impossible. The break through did not come until mid way through the second half when Dave Morley applied the finishing touches to an Ollie Nagle cross. Martin Higgins made it two from the penalty spot five minutes later before Temple reduced the arrears with ten minutes remaining, thereby ensuring a grand stand finish which Corinthians just about survived. Great credit is due to all concerned with the team for a tremendous effort.
Our Under 13's also progressed in a National Cup competition when they got the better of Brideview Utd. This was another close encounter and it took two extra time goals to give Corinthians a 3-1 victory. Alan Eaton, Jonathon Galvin and David Costelloe were on the scoresheet for Corinthians, while Denis O'Mahony was outstanding in the middle of the park.
Douglas Corinthians had a comfortable 7-0 win over Glen Celtic in the Under 11 First Division. Stephen Good (3), Jamie Drennan (2) and David Meyler (2) were on the scoresheet, while Patrick O'Brien and David O'Sullivan played well.
Corinthian Boys our Under 11 Premier Division side were also in action and they had to settle for a share of the points after a 1-1 draw with Greenwood. They played some great football and were a little unfortunate not to take all three points. The back four of Cian Cummins, Cian Hill, Terry O'Connell and Ciaran Manley were excellent all through, while Michael O'Reilly was on the scoresheet for Corinthians.

Fixtures
Saturday December 4th
Under 12 Cup away to Cobh Ramblers kick off 11.00 am
Under 16 League away to Springfield kick off 11.00 am
AUL Division One at home to Mayfield kick off 2.30 pm
Munster Junior Cup at home to Park Utd. kick off 2.00 pm
Munster Senior League away to Cork City kick off 2.30 pm

Sunday December 5th
Under 12 League away to Nufarm kick off 11.00 am
AUL Division One away to Ballinhassig kick off 10.45 am


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

At the Connaught open in Galway last weekend Laura Thompson showed yet again what an excellent young player she is, winning the U13 singles, doubles and mixed titles. She has had a great season so far having also won titles in the Ulster and Dublin Open within the last several weeks. Well done again Laura.
Old rivals Riverstown were met twice last week by our Division 4 and 5 teams. The Division 5 Mixed team - Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and David Stynes - travelled to Riverstown on Monday night and came away with a win by 20 aces. Our Division 4 Ladies team - Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil Mc Carthy and Bernie Hayes - met Riverstown at home on Tuesday night. Tensions were high with most games going to 3 sets but Carrigaline won again by 10 aces.
Our Division 2 team - Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows, Tony Brooks, Billy Cantwell, Michelle Hayes, Mairead Ni Bheara, Barbara Jeffrey and Esther Hickey - lost at home 4-2 to Castlemagner in the Cup. The teams had 2 games each going into the mixed doubles but Castlemagner took both mixed games, the last mixed game going to 3 sets. It was a very close match so better luck next year Div 2.
Congratulations to the Cork team who won the Butterfield Munster Inter County Cup last weekend. David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Declan Brown and Karen Cinnamond from Carrigaline Badminton Club were on the winning team who won by 1 game against a very strong Kerry team. Waterford Crystal sponsored the beautiful 10" vases was presented to each player on the winning team.
Anyone interested in watching some great badminton should make their way to Nagle College in Blackrock on Saturday. The Munster U17 Open is taking place and the best in the country will be taking part. Michelle Hayes from Carrigaline Badminton club will be competing as will Avril Buckley from the Carrigtwohill Club. Both girls will be hoping to secure a place on the Irish team so good luck.
Don't forget members to keep Saturday 11th December free for the clubs Christmas party which will be held at The Owenabue in Carrigaline. You'll be fed a light buffet and wear you're casuals for a nights boogying to disco music. Tickets will be around the 10 a head mark (to be confirmed). A night not to be missed. Contact Ron for details and tickets.
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: Many players are caught flat-footed on the court. The remedy is to stand on the ball of your feet especially when receiving serve. Try it!


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Sat 27th -Christmas Fayre
Winners: Denis Cashman, Denis Dennehy and John Brohan - 41 1/3
Sun 28th - Turkey Competition
Winners: Brian Downey, John Jones and Brendan O' Callaghan - 40 5/6

Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn - 1,16 and 20
One Winner
Phyl O' Brien - Pinecroft, Grange
CAB Sponsored Winners
John Brohan c/o Club
Lorraine Foley c/o Cathal Foley
The "2" Angels c/o Brian Downey
Next Week - 300 @
The Touchdown Tavern
Thanks for your support

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ST. COLUMBA'S

St. Anthonys (Ballinlough) 1-5
St. Columba’s (Douglas) 0-7

The final of the Sciath na Scol (Roinn I) was played in Pairc Ui Rinn recently in a welter of excitement. The standard of football was excellent throughout and the game was regarded as one of the best schools finals seen at the venue in years. The Ballinlough side were first to score but the sides were level at 0-2 each at half time. It was nip and tuck in the second half a fortuitous goal put the Ballinlough side into what seemed to be a comfortable 4 point lead with minutes to go.
It was then that Douglas boys dug deep, realising that their quest for six wins in a row in Sciath na Scol finals was in jeopardy. Showing outstanding bravery, commitment, and playing some classy football, points from Gavin Griffin, Shane Horgan and Phillip Holland brought St. Columba’s to within a point. The moment of truth came when Gavin Griffins piledrive from 20 yards hit the crossbar and rocked the goalposts. but rebounded back into play.
St. Anthony’s held on tenaciously to the final whistle and emerged victoriuos by the narrowest of margins.
Douglas GAA and Eddie Murphy in p-articular can take heart from the fact that over 20 players on the field are all playing with the Douglas club. Well done to all.


INDOOR BOWLS

National Triples Championships (Golden Charter)
Section One Semi-Finals: St. Vincents (G. Keane) beat DCS.(M.Mohally) and Carr.GAA (M. Hayes) beat Ballinlough C.A.(D. Fitzgibbon)
Section One Final: St.Vincents (G. Keane) beat Carrigaline GAA (M.Hayes)
Section Two Semi-Final: Kinsale (T. Bamford) beat Iona (M.Carroll) and Kinsale (T. Duggan) beat Ballincollig S.C.(Joe Butler)
Section Two Final: Kinsale (T. Duggan) beat Kinsale (T. Bamford)
Section Three Semi-Final:Nemo (B.Maloney) beat Ball.GAA (D.O'Mahony) and Nemo (P. Healy) beat Wilton (D. O'Leary)
Section Three Final: Nemo (P. Healy) beat Nemo (B. Maloney)
Section Four Semi-Final: Mitch.(D.Cahill) beat Little Island (J. Kirby) and
DCS (L. Lynch) beat Mitch.(F.Lawton)
Section Four Final: Mitchelstown (D. Cahill) beat Douglas Comm. School (L. Lynch)
Cork Zone Junior Singles: Semi-Finals: St. Vincents (D.Foley) beat Crosshaven (S. McGrath) and Mitchelstown
(A.Quinlan) beat Crosshaven (Conor Middleton) Final to be played in St.Anthonys on the 16th January 2000.
T.S.B. League: DCS (Blue) 2Pts. Douglas GAA (BLUE) 1Pt.
One of the most exciting games played over the week end was in the final of Section Two between two teams from the Kinsale Club with Tony Duggan and Trevor Bamford as Team Skips. Both finished level (10/10) after 10-ends and Tony secured victory in the sudden death extra end.
Fixtures: Friday, 3rd December at St. Anthonys: National Singles, Ladies Singles, National Pairs and Ladies Pairs at 7-00pm.
Sunday, 5th December at Douglas Community School: National Fours at 2pm


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