16th December, 1999
This year has once again proved to
be most successful. In all the under age section was involved in.
20 finals with three more competitions to be completed.
U15 This group of lads after very indifferent form in the League played exceptionally well in the Championship and reached the final. On the day Bishopstown were the better team and deservedly took the honours. The Hurlers won the Lord Mayors Shield playing very direct hurling.
U14 Our A Grade squad reached eight finals. They were victorious in the County Feile Football Final. Success followed in both the City and County hurling and football championships. Five trophies were won in an historic year at this level.
The clubs second string, whilst not winning any trophies as yet, were defeated in the hurling league decider. The boys have also qualified for the football league final. A very satisfactory year by this particular group.
U 13 The panel of players reached the A Grade hurling Championship Final and were defeated by Glen Rovers after a replay. The footballers have qualified for the semi-final of the League.
The clubs second string (U13) got to a football league decider. After a very spirited performance Douglas lost to a physically stronger St. Nick's team.
U 12 our U12's had a very eventful and rewarding year. They won their section of the league in hurling/football in the South East. The panel also won the St. Nicks Tournament in football. The boys reached the County deciders in hurling/football. They were beaten by a point in both finals. The league final has yet to be played against Ballincollig.
U 11 teams representing the club finished top of the South East League winning two competitions.
There is great credit due to all the mentors of the various teams. Also the under age committee deserves great praise for all the hard work done during the year.
Both finals last weekend were cancelled.
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
Fixtures have been curtailed over the last couple
of weeks because of poor weather conditions. None the less, there
have been a number of important wins for club teams.
Man of the moment is Gerard O'Donovan, whose smashing hat-trick gave the Youths a notable win in the Murphy Youth Cup against Temple Utd. The 'Hall were full value for their 3-1 victory, gaining some revenge for earlier league set backs.
The Seniors were also successful in their last outing, recording a 3-1 win over Fermoy. The scorers here were John O'Sullivan, Steve Devereux and Brian McSweeney. This win reinforces their improved form in recent matches.
The MSL Juniors came a cropper against Rockmount in the league, going down 2-1. This was a good performance by the team, who were most unlucky not to secure a better result. The AUL Juniors proved too strong for Hibernians, where goals from Brendan Crown and Mark Hackett were enough for a 2-1 win.
The Under 11's also continued their good form, with a 2-1 win over Rockmount in the Local Cup. The goals were scored by Adam Doyle (penalty) and Brian Derham. This win reflects the form they have shown in the league.
The atrocious weather of last weekend led to the cancellation
of a number of our fixtures, but two very important adult games
did beat the weather with the Seniors and Second Juniors in
The performance of the weekend once again came from the Club's Second Junior Squad. They faced Donegal side, Clonmanny Shamrocks in a fifth round FAI Junior Cup match and played superbly to record an excellent 2-0 victory. John Turner and Caleb Sheehan were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while goalkeeper Dave Soden, Paul O'Callaghan and Gus Bowen turned in eye catching performances. The victory put Kevin Smiths side into the sixth round and the last 32 in the country which is a terrific performance. With many of the squad in the twilight's of their career, they deserve great praise for their efforts.
One can only feel a certain sense of sympathy for the Donegal side, having to travel a round distance of nearly 700 miles in very difficult weather conditions and unfortunately from their point of view going home empty-handed.
Not to be outdone the Corinthians Senior Team are also going great guns and they picked up three very valuable league points at the weekend when they defeated Cobh Wanderers 3-1. Dave Ahern, Willie O'Keeffe and Martin Higgins were on the scoresheet for Corinthians.
FAI Senior Cup
Last Monday night live on RTE television, the draw for the second round of the FAI Senior Cup took place and unfortunately lady luck was not on our side as we were drawn away to Fairview Rangers from Limerick. This looks like a very difficult match against a side, which has won the FAI Junior Cup for the last three years.
Meanwhile in the quarter final of the FAI Immediate Cup we will have home advantage against current cup holders, Rockmount. It certainly promises to be an exciting start to the New Year.
The big news on the schoolboy front was the announcement by the club that they will be taking three schoolboy teams to Liverpool next year, during the Easter holiday period. Two under 10 teams and an under 11 side will compete in the Solar Travel World Cup which will feature top schoolboy teams from England and Ireland. The trip will also take in the Liverpool v- Aston Villa Premier League Clash it should be a memorable experience for all concerned.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Sat 11th - Christmas Fayre
Winners: David Gregson, Dan O' Sullivan and Aaron O' Callaghan - 42
Liam O' Brien, Robert O' Donoghue and Tony O' Riordan - 39 1/6
Sun 12th - Turkey Fourball
Winners: Brian Downey and
Kevin O' Callaghan - 47pts
Aaron O' Callaghan and
William Mc Carthy - 46
Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn: 8, 10, 11 No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
Mary Judge c/o David Gregson
Michael O' Shaughnessy c/o An Post
Timmy Hurley c/o Martin O' Riordan
Next week - £500 @ The South County
Christmas Social Night
This Friday @ 9pm in the Clubhouse
Web site: http://homepage.eircom.net/~douglaspitchandputt/index.htm
CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB
The Munster Closed Championships were held in
Limerick last Saturday and once again our Junior players did the
club proud and showed what excellent young players they are.
Competing in the U15 category from Carrigaline Badminton Club
were Tony O'Sullivan, Caroline Hayes and Laura Thompson. Tony won
the Singles and Doubles titles and partnered with Laura was
runner up in the Mixed. Caroline won the Doubles and Mixed titles
and was runner up in the Singles. Shane Thompson who competed in
the U19 category won the Doubles title and was runner up in the
Singles and Mixed. Very well done to them all.
In the League our Division 3 Mixed team won 4-3 at home against Kinsale. After the win against Mitchelstown that's 2 out of 2. Keep it up Div 3. Team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy & Billy Cantwell.
Our Div 4 Ladies - Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil McCarthy, Bernie Hayes - are still on top form with a smashing win 4-0 away to Kilshannig.
The Div 5 Mixed team lost away to Bartlemy in the cup last week. Having lost the first 2 doubles games Carrigaline's Maggie Morris and Angela Kelly were looking promising in the 2nd Ladies doubles having won the first set 15-5. They were well on their way to winning the second set when disaster struck and Angela had to be bodily removed from the court suffering a calf injury (thanks to Brian for providing the shoulder). Carrigaline threw in the towel at this stage. It has to be said that playing on Bartlemy's court is an experience never to be forgotten, so any Bartlemy folk with a few quid to spare take note - a bit of local fundraising to raise the roof and move the walls a bit further than 2" from the court wouldn't go astray. However, the clubs welcome and hospitality is second to none so thanks for an enjoyable evening. The Div 5 team: Maggie Morris, Phil McCarthy, Angela Kelly, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and David Stynes.
The Div2/3 Mens scored their first win in their league campaign with a handsome 3-1 win at home to St. Colman's from Dunmanway. Ron, who was playing out of skin in the last match, decided to keep his outfit on and duly won both his games. This team, with a wealth of experience between them, is beginning to motor and should be the team to watch after the festive break. Team : Billy Cantwell, Joe Angelini, Ron Thompson & Kah Leong
Last Saturday Christmas party at the Owenabue in Carrigaline was a great night out. Thanks to all the members and friends who joined in the festivities. The turnout could have been better but all the more food and elbowroom on the dance floor for those of us who made the effort.
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:
'Badminton' elbow is the result of a combination of several factors and the two main factors are: a) Racket Grip too small. Remedy: Make the grip bigger. b) Holding the racket too tightly. Remedy: Loosen your grip on the racket.
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