22nd December, 1999
There were three games fixed for
last weekend. Two were cancelled due to waterlogged pitches - the
U13 football semi-final was one, the other was the U12 Southside
The U14 B Grade Football League final was played at Our Lady's Hospital grounds. There was a lot of surface water on the pitch. Credit must be given to both teams for very committed performances in such trying conditions. St, Vincent's our opponents were the favourites having already won the City and County B Grade Championships.
The Northsiders were first to settle and enjoyed a two-point lead after 10 minutes. Douglas with some clever play from Mark Maher and David O'Regan drew level after fifteen minutes. St Vincent's regained the initiative and kicked over three points. These scores settled the Saints who also scored a goal just before the interval to lead 1 - 5 to o - 2 at the break. There was little between the sides for the first ten minutes of the second half, each team scored a point. With the aid of the wind the Northsiders took control and kicked some excellent points to finish well in control. Shane Forde's handling in goal was very good, whilst David O'Donovan also showed some fine touches. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New - Year
Pat Harrington, Douglas GAA Under Age Section
Despite the inclement weather last weekend it was
still a very busy one for the Club with the excellent drainage in
Corinthians Park ensuring that three games went ahead. Meanwhile
our younger members settled for the comforts of the indoor hall
in Harlequins Hockey Club and the Annual Christmas Party.
The Corinthians Senior team stretched their unbeaten run to eleven matches following their hard fought 1-0 victory over Everton. A youthful and very committed Everton side put up brave resistance and it took a fine strike from Willie O'Keeffe to decide the issue. There was good news also off the pitch with the Seniors chosen as the Munster Senior League Team of the Month for November. Congratulations to all concerned.
On the Schoolboy front our Under 16's are beginning to show improved form and last Sunday they picked up three very useful points following a 2-0 victory over Ringmahon Rangers. Shane O'Shea and Keith Stanton grabbed the goals for Corinthians, while Mark Murphy and Keith Thornhill were outstanding at the back. Life was not so good for our Under 12 second string Douglas Corinthians who found Passage too strong in the Under 12 Cup. Aidan Lehane was on the scoresheet for Corinthians, while Peter O'Sullivan and David Kilcommons played well.
Millennium Club Calendar
A special Club Calendar has just been finalised for the new Millennium and is available to all members at a very affordable price of £3. This high quality production is chock-full of photographs of teams and squads, young and old, and is a must for everyone associated with the Club. Don't miss out on this one-off publication. Order your copy now from one of the Club Coaches/Managers or from Terry O'Donovan @ 891257, or Ger Kilcommons @ 363456.
I would like to thank all those who gave a hand in organising the Annual Christmas Party. Over 200 children between the ages of 6 and 9 were treated to a range of activities including puppet shows, magic show, face painting and many other Christmas treats. A special thanks to the ladies committee of Kay Waters, Mairead McIlwhinney, Celiosa Murphy, Maeve O'Shaughnessy and Jenny Twomey as well as Ger Kilcommons, Dan Cronin and MC for the day, Paul Seymour who ensured that the schoolboys all had a great time.
I would also like to thank anyone who supported the Clubs Superdraw by either buying or selling tickets. The top prize for the month of December was won by Mr. Michael Harte of Maryborough Court who is now the proud owner of a Ford Focus Ghia. I would like to express our thanks Douglas Weekly for all their support during the year which is much appreciated.
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