20th January, 2000
Weekly Sports


The old order has finally changed in the Douglas GAA Club.
After over 20 years involvement Matt Twomey stepped down as chairman at the club's AGM last Sunday. Glowing tributes were paid to Matt who has overseen some of the club's most outstanding achievements, i.e. present club premises, second playing field and county intermediate football championship title in 1997. While one-era ends another begins. Der O'Regan steps into the breach for the coming season. And in his address to the AGM accepted that Matt Twomey will be a hard act to follow but added that he is looking forward to bringing the club on a couple of stages further.
Indeed the AGM was a day for change as club President Liam Bennett stepped down after serving three years and he was replaced by Mr. Billy McCarthy who had given tremendous service to under age affairs before serious illness forced him to retire. Billy deemed it a tremendous honour to be asked and gladly accepted the position.
In his report to the meeting Secretary Eddie Murphy gave a comprehensive review of the playing activities, while Treasurer Sean Downey reported on an excellent financial year despite many demands.
The great work of Der Keane who organised the County Board draw which raised £13.000 and Matt Twomey and his sub committee who generated a profit of £18.000 from the Corporate dinner, helped enormously in keeping down the ever increasing costs of running the Hurling and Football side of the club.

Election of officers for 2000
President Billy McCarthy
Chairman, Der O'Regan
Vice-chairmen; Derry Holland and Tom Dwyer
Secretary, Eddie Murphy
Assist. And PRO, Brendan Larkin
Treasurer, Sean Downey
Joint Registrars: Der Keane and Tony Kenneally
Representatives from the various teams will join the above at weekend meetings.
Other committees elected on Sunday for the coming year were:
Minor - Chairman, Tony Murphy
Vice-chairman, Finbarr Fitzgerald
Secretary, Jerry Murphy
Treasurer, Dermot Long
Finance- Chairman, Martin Heffernan
Secretary, John Griffin
Joint Treasurers, Sean O'Callaghan and Maurice Kelly


A collection of mixed results from last weekend, with the Seniors suffering a particularly disappointing defeat. The weather again took its toll, with a number of fixtures falling by the wayside.
The Seniors travelled to Casement Celtic for their league match and fell 2-0 behind following a poor first half. However, they battled back to level terms, with goals from Ray O'Connell and Stephen Devereux. Casement threw everything into attack and scored the winner in the last minute. Overall, this was a disappointing performance and an improvement will be needed next Sunday in Tralee.
The MSL Juniors maintained their challenge in the league. They travelled to top team Crosshaven and inspired by a terrific goalkeeping performance from Dave Kilgannon to secure a 0-0 draw. This keeps them in touch in the league, within striking distance of the top of the table, and continuing their good form will ensure that they will be well involved.
The Under 17's recovered from their setback against Rockmount, to bounce back with a 2-0 win over Millstreet Celtic. This was a competent performance, and the goals were scored by James O'Leary and Gerald McSorley. Colm McCarthy was again in unbeatable form between the sticks, enhancing his goalkeeping reputation.

Under 8's
The Under 8 coaching sessions will continue next Sunday morning at 11.00 a.m. at the all weather pitch. These sessions are for youngsters who were born in 1991 or later and all will be welcome at Douglas Hall.

Finally, fixtures are:
Senior, League Away v. Tralees Dynamoes, Sun. 23, 2.00 p.m.
AUL Junior, League Home v. Inishannon, Sat., 22, 2.30 p.m.
Over 35 League At the Mardyke v. Mayfield Utd., Fri., 21st., 9.00 p.m.
Youths, League Home v. Leeside, Sun., 3.00 p.m.
Under 17 League Away v. Buttevant, Sat., 2.30 p.m.
Under 15 Local Cup Away v. Kilreen Celtic, Sat., 2.15 p.m.
Under 13 National Cup Home v. Mayfield Utd., Sun., 10.45 a.m.
Under 11 League Away v. Avondale Utd., Sat., 10.45 a.m.


Sat 15th
Winners: R O' Donoghue, D. Ryan,
D Dennehy - 36 1/6
D Gregson, L O' Brien, E Ryan - 37
Sun 16th
Winners: R O' Donoghue, P Murphy - 51pts
G Neiland, L O' Brien - 44
S O' Leary, D Dennehy - 49pts
League Teams
Senior 'A': D Murphy, J Fahy, C Foley, J Hanover, E Ryan, M O' Riordan, M O' Brien,
L O' Brien
Senior 'B': G Neiland, D Gregson, B Downey, D Ryan, J Murphy, W Mc Carthy, G O' Connell,
M O' Regan
Inter: D Quinn, J Brohan, R O' Donoghue, D Clifford, D Dennehy, M Daly, P Cashman,
T Sheehan
Junior: T Noonan, P Murphy, P Gregson, B Lenihan, K O' Callaghan, T Duggan, J O' Sullivan, S O' Leary
Juvenile: A O' Callaghan, M Quirke, L Quirke, P Noonan, S Noonan, M Dennehy
Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn: 16, 18, 19 - No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
Ger Hennesy c/o D. Gregson
Norma Kelleher c/o The Club
Pádraig O' Shea c/o The South County
Next Week £600 @ The Briar Rose

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Neptune continued their good league form with a win over Dungannon last weekend. Although under pressure in the first half, the Cork side dug deep and put on a great second half performance to win by 11. This win leaves Neptune four games clear a the rop of the ESB SuperLeague, with only nine games left to play. Holders Star of the Sea lost again over the weekend and this loss leaves them five games behind, and out of contention.
Attention now turns to Neptunes next home game on Saturday night in Neptune Stadium. Neptune face Sligo Dairies for the second time having beaten them comprehensively in the opening round of league games. Sligo are currently on the bottom of the ESB Mens SuperLeague table so a home win is expected.


1st Division League

We were defeated by CASEMENT Celtic by 2 goals to 1 goal on Sunday. It was the worst display since the start of the season. Half time 0 - 0. However in the 55 minutes they scored from a corner after 60mins they went 2 goals up. We scored in the 70th minute. A free taken by Damian Lynch, then Ray O'Mahony scored with a great header. Our forwards missed some great chances near the end. But we could not get the equaliser. Players to shine were Liam Murphy, Peter Noonan and Ray O'Mahony.
Next fixture at home to Kinsale on Sunday 23rd.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the Hegarty family on the death of their father


It's been another quiet week in the league with many matches cancelled due to the flu bug that's circulating. Our Division 3 Mixed team were fighting fit however, with two wins under their belt last week. On Thursday they met Kilshannig away in the league and won 5-2. Then on Sunday they met Kilshannig again in the Cup and won by an impressive 4-0. This team has yet to be beaten this season so well done. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy, Billy Cantwell and Adrian Furey as sub on Thursday.
The Division 5 Mixed team lost 5-2 away to Whitegate last week in the league. They got off to a great start with Maggie Morris and David Stynes both winning their singles games. The doubles and mixed games were very close with most going to 3 sets but Whitegate were the stronger team on day. The team: Maggie Morris, Phil McCarthy, Angela Kelly, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and David Stynes.
The Cork team travelled to Tralee last weekend for the Class 3 Inter County Irish Championships. David Thompson, Shane Thompson and Michelle Hayes from Carrigaline Badminton Club were on the Cork team and they all played very well. Having won their first two matches 5-4 they met the favourites Limerick and although they were beaten 6-3 it was a very close match. A special mention for Michelle who can be proud of her performance as this was her first time playing adult Class 3 Inter County. She played her best game of the weekend against the Munster singles champion. The Munster Open U15 Championships were held at Nagle School in Mahon last weekend. Although there were no Cork finalists, Caroline Hayes partnered with Pamela Lynch from Clonmel reached the semi-finals of the doubles.
Details of teams for the Club Ladder are on the notice board. It is up to you to contact your partner and arrange your games. Anyone not on the list but wishing to play can contact a committee member. Juvenile coaching has restarted on Tues 5.45pm, Wed 6.30pm and Thurs 6pm.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.

You are a Badminton Fanatic if: You "chasse" instead of walk. You know exactly how many cross and main strings there are in a racket. You know exactly how many feathers there are in a shuttle. Whenever you hear the word "defend", you unconsciously jump to the open defence stance. Your racket arm is noticeably bigger than the other. When someone mentions "single", you think of badminton instead of a marital status. You have a shuttlecock as a desk/car decoration. Your car's trunk is stuffed with badminton gear. When you bought your VCR, you made sure that it had a good slow motion to replay those great shots. You accidentally smashed your bed partner on the head in your sleep.


It was a strange week for the Club with most of the attention focused on matters off the field rather than on it. The subject of all the discussion and debate of course was the decision of the FAI, that the original second round FAI Senior Cup match between Fairview Rangers of Limerick and College Corinthians, which had finished in a 0-0 draw the previous Sunday was now null and void. As a result, the scheduled replay, which was fixed for Corinthians Park was cancelled and the game was refixed for Limerick. The decision was so bizarre that the Club was left with little option but to appeal. The appeal, will be heard by the FAI on Tuesday January 18th and hopefully common sense will prevail and the game will be fixed for Corinthians Park for next Sunday.
On the field it was a good weekend for our two Under 12 team with both recording fine league victories. Corinthian Boys our Under 12 Premier Division side, though well on top for most of the game found Tramore Athletic difficult to break down and the vital breakthrough did not arrive until ten minutes into the second half when Gary Coughlan finished off an excellent through ball from Mark Murphy. They doubled their advantage ten minutes from time when Peter O'Connell put Ian Cullinane through and he scored with a fine strike from the edge of the area. The 2-0 victory maintained Corinthian Boys 100% league record. For Corinthians, Alan Barry and Eoin Cotter were very strong at the back, while Ian Cullinane was very prominent in mid-field.
Douglas Corinthians, are having an excellent season in the Under 12 First Division and they made it seven wins from nine matches when they defeated Ballincollig Athletic 5-0. Aidan Lehane (3), Patrick McCarthy and new signing Darren Kirwan were on the scoresheet while Richard Walsh, James Grant and David Kilcommons played well.
The news was not so good for our Under 14's who went out of the local cup following a 4-2 defeat by Hibernians, Neil Burke and Richard Arnop scored for Corinthians.

Under 7 to Under 10's
Coaching takes place every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park for the younger members of the Club. Schoolboys, are coached in the basic skills of the game, by over 20 skilled coaches. Sessions for the Under 9 (1990) and the Under 10's (1989) take place from 10.00am to 11.30am and for the Under 7's (1992/93) and the Under 8 (1991) from 12noon to 1.30pm. Everybody is welcome. Anyone seeking further information should contact Ger Kilcommons at 363456or Terry O' Donovan at 891257.
Street Leagues
Over the next few weeks we will be taking names for the Club's Annual Street Leagues. This year the leagues will once again cater for Schoolboys between the ages of 6 and 11 with the final scheduled for the end of May.

Weekend Fixtures
Saturday January 22nd
Under 11 away to Lakewood kick off 10.45am
Under 13 away to Hibernians kick off 2.30pm
Under 15 away to Blarney Utd. kick off 2.30pm
Munster Junior League at home to Glasheen Utd. kick off 2.30pm
AUL Division One at home to Churchvilla kick off 2.30pm
AUL Division One away to Greenmount Rangers kick off 2.30pm
Under 17 away to Ballincollig kick off 2.30pm


Hello from the Under-Age section of Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in Douglas Weekly for their continuing support and I would like to praise them for their outstanding coverage of local events.
Last year was a very successful year for the Under-Age section of Nemo Rangers. The minor team preformed extremely well winning both the League and County titles in Football and the League title in Hurling. In doing this, they succeeded in winning the first two titles of the new year. With more than half the panel under age again this year, hopes are high.
The U-16's were victorious in their pursuit of the Football County Championship and as most of these players will be sitting their Junior Certificate this summer, we must applaud the commitment of the players and the support of all involved.
Also, a hearty clap on the back must go to the U-12's who played extremely well in winning the Canada Life Shield.
Training for all under age teams will commence within the next few weeks and all team members will be notified by their managers.
In concluding I would like to congratulate the Nemo Rangers Bowls team on their recent success.


Results and Fixtures:

The Irish Indoor Bowling Association (Golden Charter) National, Ladies and Junior Championships Finals (Cork Zone) were played last Sunday (16th) in St Anthonys Hall.
National Fours Final: Ballincollig Community (D Twohig, M Buckley, K Buckley & A Twohig ) beat Little Island (J.Kirby,J Long,M Coughlan & P Long)
Ladies Fours Final: ICICYMA (P Lane, H De Pius, B Shellard & F Kiddle beat Mitchelstown (P Lawton,V Caplice,B Murphy & M Walsh).
National Pairs Final: Wilton (P Mc Carthy & K Mc Carthy) beat Douglas Community (G Allen & E O'Shaughnessy)
Ladies Pairs Final: Brookfield (J Williams & E.Corkery) beat Grange Frankfield (E Swanton & E O'Sullivan)
National Triples Final: Mitchelstown (D Cahill,T Lawton & P Lawton) beat St. Vincents (G.Keane, M Murphy & D.Keane)
National Singles Final: Nemo (P Moynihan) beat Conna (A Feeney).
Ladies Singles Final: Nemo (A Stockley) beat St Finbarrs (V Swanton)
Junior Singles Final: St Vincents (D Foley) beat Mitchelstown (A Quinlan). Congratulations to the Nemo Bowls Club on winning both the Ladies Singles and the National Singles Championships for the second year in succession

Fixtures: St Marys Licenced (3-Bowls) Triples Competition starting on the 20th January 2000

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