13th January, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS GAA

We are just two weeks into the New-Year and already we have had two Committee Meetings. Presentation night is on Friday 28th January. Medals will be presented to all our successful teams. Player of the year awards will be given to a hurler and footballer from each team. Photographs of the various teams will also be taken. Finally a Disco will take place for 11 - 15 year olds -- further news of the Disco will be published over the next few weeks.
Training will commence for all age groups within the next few weeks. This section will look after those boys born in the years1985 - 1989 inclusive.
For any further information please contact Christy O'Mahony 021 895559 0r Pat Harrington 021 361439
May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored Prizes for the Christmas draw.
Last but not least I would like to thank Douglas Weekly for the space given to the coverage of our under age games. I know that our young players like to read about their matches and it is marvellous for the promotion of our games, both inside and outside the three parishes and even further afield.
Pat Harrington
P.R.O.
Douglas G A A


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Football activity over the Christmas period was significantly curtailed by the severe weather conditions, but a semblance of normality returned last weekend with a number of matches.
The Youths take pride of place this week following their qualification for the Murphy Youth Cup Final. They advanced to the final with a 1-0 win over Ballincollig with a Gerard O'Donovan goal. Truth to tell, this was a hard fought victory, with top notch performances from Barry O'Shea, Joe McSorley and Colm McCarthy who secured a deserved clean sheet.
The Seniors also impressed, winning 5-1 against Mallow Utd. This was a very good performance, indicating their improved form. There were also five different scorers - Brian McSweeney, Gavin Roche, Alan Bateman, Derek Remington and sweeper Aidan Cotter from a penalty.
The MSL Juniors also continued their decent league run, with a 1-0 victory over Ringmahon Rangers. Penalty ace Mark Barriscale did the trick here, with a late winner. Dave Kilgannon kept an impressive clean sheet.
In the AUL Junior League, the last match was last Sunday week, when the 'Hall recorded a 1-1 draw against Ard Na Laoi. John Carroll was the scorer of the 'Hall goal, when we were unlucky not to record the win.
The Under 17's great league run came to an end against Rockmount, when the 'Hall were dominant but failed to make the goal scoring breakthrough. Rockmount emerged 3-0 winners.
In the Over 35 league, the 'Hall got back on the winning trail, with a 2-1 victory over Carrigaline Utd. The scorers were Aidan Cotter, displaying his versatility playing in a forward role, and Sean Murphy.
Under 8 Coaching
Taking advantage of our all-weather facilities, coaching sessions for the Under 8's (those born in 1991 and later) will begin next Sunday morning at 11.00 a.m. All youngsters eligible for this grade will be welcome at Moneygourney on Sunday - more information will be provided in these notes in coming weeks.

Fixtures:
Senior League: (A) v. Casement Celtic, Sun.16th., 10.45
MSL Junior League (A) v. Crosshaven, Sat.15th., 2.30
AUL Junior League (A) v. Dunbar Celtic, Sun.16th., 2.45
Under 17 League (H) v. Millstreet Celtic, Sat.15th., 2.30
Under 14 League (H) v. Mayfield Utd., Sun.16th., 11.00


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Saturday 8th - 3 Ball Scramble
Winners: Grace Brohan, Jim Elley
& Jamie Fahy - 36
Sunday 9th - Sunday 4 Ball
Winners: 1st Nett: Aaron O' Callaghan
& Donal Murphy - +15
1st Gross: Cathal Foley & Jim Hanover - 41
2nd Nett: Joe O' Sullivan &
Denis Dennehy - +13
Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn: 8, 16 & 19
No Winner
CAB Sponsoer Winners
Colette O' Regan
Mary Cody c/o Denis Cashman
J.P. Foley c/o The Grange
Next Week 700 @ The South County
Thanks for your support

Web Site
http://homepage.eircom.net/~douglaspitchandputt


NEPTUNE BASKETBALL

Neptune consolidated their position on top of the ESB SuperLeague last weekend when they had two strong victories over Waterford Crystal and Killester. Friday'win over Waterford was the first time that Neptune won since Waterford entered the league in 1998. The win over Killester on Sunday was exhibition stuff with all players putting on a superb show for the large crowd in attendance. Neptune travel to the North to take on Dungannan but return to Neptune Stadium on the 22nd to face Team Sligo Dairies.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

The Corinthians Senior Team travelled to Limerick last Sunday for a second round FAI Senior Cup clash against Fairview Rangers. It looked like a very difficult assignment against a side, which has won the FAI Junior Cup for the last three years. On a perfect day for football both sides served up a very enjoyable contest, which surprisingly given the number of chances created ended in a scoreless draw.
The better football was undoubtedly played by Corinthians and for a 30 minute period in the second half they dominated their opponents, but several miss chances and two disallowed goals left Corinthians vulnerable in the last quarter when Fairview came back into the game and they very nearly snatched the spoils in the last minute when a powerful header from a corner flew just over the crossbar. Ronald Collins, Andrew Monaghan and Dave Morley were the stars for Corinthians in what was overall an excellent team performance.
The replay has been fixed for next Sunday with a 1.30 p.m. kick off in Corinthians Park, hopefully a large home crowd will turn up to support the team. They certainly deserve your support.

Corinthians Boys Underage Section
It was Cup weekend for our schoolboy teams with our two Under 11 teams travelling to Midleton and Riverstown respectively for local cup games, while our Under 13's travelled to Waterford to play Valley Rovers in a fourth round National Cup game.
Goals by Jamie Drennan, Colin Hammond and David Meyler gave Douglas Corinthians, our Under 11 First Division side a fine 3-1 victory in Riverstown. Centre backs Richard O'Donovan and Conor O'Reilly and mid-field general, John O'Brien were the pick of the Corinthians side. Corinthian Boys, our Under 11 Premier Division side progressed to the third round of the cup after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Midleton. Michael O'Reilly (2) and Craig Neville scored the goals, while Cian Cummins, Kevin O'Mahony and Brian Lombard played well.
There was disappointment for our Under 13's however who went down 1-0 to Valley Rovers in Waterford. Our lads played well below par on the day but they can take comfort from the fact that they have had a fine run in the competition. Ian O'Callaghan and Denis O'Mahony were the pick of the Corinthians side.
Our Under 17's maintained their unbeaten league record when they picked up three points over the weekend following a 6-4 victory over Dunbar Celtic in what was a highly exciting contest. Goals by Alan Crowley (4), Tony Hegarty and an OG made sure the points went to Corinthians. Aidan O'Mahony and Keith O'Donovan were outstanding for Corinthians.

Club Calender
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.

Fixtures
Saturday January 15th
Under 14 away to Hibernians kick off 2.30pm
Munster Junior League away to St. Marys kick off 2.30pm
AUL Division One at home to Greenmount kick off 2.30pm
Sunday January 16th
Under 12 at home to Tramore kick off 10.45am
Under 12 at home to Ballincollig kick off 12.00noon
FAI Senior Cup at home to Fairview Rangers kick off 1.30pm
AUL away to Mallow Celtic kick off 2.15pm


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS

Douglas Hall Girls U 12 - V - Wilton Girls U 12
Recently our under 12 league started. Our first game was on Monday 3 January against Wilton. They got their campaign off to a great start with a 2 - 1 Win. With goals from Emma Hughes, Mary Barret. A very good performance by the team with Anna Gould (goalkeeper), Kate Delaney, Louise Martin, played excellent. Mary Barret who dominated mid field from start to finish was exceptional.

Douglas Hall Girls U 12 - V - Carrigaline U 12
The girls came up against difficult opposition from Carrigaline. The girls fought hard for a 1 - 1 draw. Emma Hughes came up trumps with a left foot volley early in the second half; they defended well until the dying seconds of the game when Carrigaline equalised. Great performance from Christine Turner, Robin Lynch, Laura Carroll, Karen O'Niell, Catherine Hayden and Sarah McCarthy. So far so good! More match reports to follow.


DOUGLAS RUGBY CELEBRATES 21 YEARS

Douglas Rugby Club has been playing for the last 21 years. As this year will be special for us, we are holding a Gala Dinner Dance at the Rochestown Park Hotel on Feb. 4th, 2000. We hope to get all the past players to attend a great night. Tickets are on sale for 25.00, so if you ever played with the club or support us we would like to see you on the night. You can contact any committee person, phone 364375,
Email tonyoflynn@eircom.net.
Our Website is
http://homepage.eircom.net/~dglasrfc


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