27th January, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS GAA

Players are asked to note that the new season will commence on the weekend of February 16th next with games in the city minor and junior football leagues.
For the coming year we will enter two minor football teams, two junior teams, two hurling teams as well as senior football and intermediate hurling. It should again be a busy year.
The death of Bertie Clark last week removed yet another long serving member from our midst. Bertie was a regular in the club and enjoyed his few pints with a lot of his own cronies.
The late Mr. Clarke's two sons Louis and Wallie, played with the club in the 1960's and 1970's, while Louis's son Albert is currently maintaining the family tradition.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Clarke family on their sad loss.
An interesting visitor to the club last week was Cork senior hurling star Seanie McGrath who was there at the invitation of the under age section. McGrath who dazzled Kilkenny with his pace and skill in the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final, brought his All-Star award with him and delighted the youngsters and older members as well with his patience and wisecracks.
What a magnificent ambassador he is for the game.
The City Division Board has taken a giant step to improve the lot of minor teams by amalgamating with the Caggighdhoun Division for the coming season,
This coming together will be for league games only but it's a step in the right direction. Both divisions and their teams should benefit enormously by the extra matches and new opposition. Could it be the beginning of a beautiful friendship I ask myself.
In the 1930's and 1940's, Douglas played entirely in the South Division before moving into the city in the 1950's.
Brendan Larkin.


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

There was a great flurry of activity last weekend, with 8 of the club's teams in action. Top billing for the weekend to Derrick Bowen, who struck four times for the Youths, the three Rose brothers who all scored for their teams and Paddy Carroll whose double was the highlight of the Over 35s victory.
The Seniors travelled to Tralee to take on the League leaders. They returned with a very creditable 1-1 draw, with the goal scored by Aidan Cotter. Overall, they certainly deserved the draw, but a little more calmness in front of goal could have secured all three points.
The AUL Juniors continued their quest for league honours, recording a fine 3-2 win over Inishannon. The scorers were Brendan Crown, Willie Murphy and Paul O'Mahony. The side's league form has been pretty consistent, and more of the same will get them right in touch with the leaders.
The Over 35's scored a good 3-0 win over Mayfield Utd. in the league. Paddy Carroll scored two fine goals (rumoured to be headers!) with the third from Sean Murphy. Pat Cotter was in terrific form in goals, keeping his first clean sheet of the season.
The Youths were dominant against Leeside, with a smashing 5-0 victory. Derrick Bowen was the star of this show, with his 4 goal haul. The fifth goal in this match was scored by Cathal Hipwell, while Colm McCarthy was unbeatable in goals.
In the Under 17 match, the 'Hall got a real fright, going 2-0 behind, and needing a late rally to defeat Buttevant 3-2. Brian Dwyer, Kevin Clancy and substitute, Paul Rose were the scorers. This keeps the 17's at the top of the league and their form to date has been impressive.
The Under 15's were most unlucky to bow out of the local Cup against Kilreen Celtic. They gave a terrific performance, and looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw, through Gavin Draper's goal. However, in the last minute, Kilreen broke through and scored a flattering winner.
The Under 13's progressed in the National Cup, but not without a real battle against Mayfield Utd. They won 3-1, with goals from Robert Rose, Kevin Mulcahy and Ronan Stanton, but needed to call on all their reserves to secure the victory.
In the Under 11 league, Avondale proved too strong for our lads, with a 2-1 win. The 'Hall scorer was Alec Rose and they were most unlucky not to earn a draw.
Under 8 Coaching
There has been a terrific response to our Under 8 coaching sessions on Sunday mornings. The group attending is growing steadily and all newcomers will be most welcome. Make a date - Sunday at 11 at Moneygourney (those born in 1991).
International Honours
Congratulations from everyone in Douglas Hall to Brendan Sweeney who made his International debut for the Irish Youths team during last week. The feedback on Brendan's performance was extremely good and his call up to the National team is just reward for his years of dedication and hard work.

Fixtures:
Senior League: (A) v. Ringmahon Rangers, Sun, 10.45
MSL Junior League: (H) v. Crosshaven, Sun, 10.45
AUL Jun. City Chall. Cup: (H) v. Blackstone Rovers, Sat, 2.30
Youths League: (H) v. Leeds, Sun, 3.00
Under 14 League: (A) v. Kilreen Celtic, Sun, 12.00 noon


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Saturday 22nd
1st Nett: David Ryan and
Brendan O' Callaghan
Score: 37 and 2/3
1st Gross: Aaron O' Callaghan, John Brohan and Jamie fahy
Score: 40
Sunday 23rd
1st Nett: David Aherne and Pamela Lombardi
Score: 40
1st Gross: Mark O' Regan and
Martin O' Riordan
Score: 45
2nd Nett: Peter Gregson and
Stephen O' Leary
Score: 40
This Sunday @ 2.00pm St Columbas Hall will be invited to the course. All members are invited to attend.

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn : 13, 19 & 20 - No Winner
CAB Sponsored Winners
Mary O' Cannor c/o Brian Downey
Dermot Hickey c/o David Gregson
Maura O' Callaghan c/o The Briar Rose
Next Week 700 @ The Touchdown Tavern
Thanks for your support

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INDOOR HURLING SEASON

Douglas GAA -Street Leagues
Registration for our Indoor Hurling will take place on Saturday January 29th. Registration is open to boys & girls born between 1990 and 1994 inclusive. These will be broken into three age groups. Numbers are strictly limited so please register early.


GRANGE VALE AFC

We went under to Kinsale by 4 goals to 2 goals. Kinsale went ahead after 6 minutes. We equalised in the 10th minute; Barry Twomey sent a 30-yard free. All the way to their net. After 30 minutes Kinsale got their second goal. They got their third goal after 38 minutes. We got a corner in the 40th minute. Peter Noonan scored our second goal with a powerful header. Half-time 3 goals to two in favour of Kinsale. We missed some chances in the second half, after 72 minutes Kinsale got their Fourth Goal, one of our backs defected the ball into his own net.
Players to shine were Barry Twomey, Robbie Bermingham and Paul Horgan.
We would like to thank Centra Douglas who sponsored this Match.
We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Clarke Family on their recent bereavement


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

We had some great wins last week in the league and the cup.
The Div3 Mixed team travelled to Donoughmore on Sunday to meet Kinsale in the final of the Cup. This team had yet to be beaten but was facing a very strong Kinsale team. Carrigaline won the 1st and 2nd Ladies games, lost the 1st Men's but won the 2nd Men's. At this stage, they only needed one set to clinch the match. The 1st Mixed was lost 2-0 but the 2nd Mixed pair took a set and Carrigaline travelled home with the cup. A great win for the Div3 team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
Having lost against Mitchelstown at home a few weeks ago by 2 aces, the Div4 Ladies team met them away last week and they certainly had their work cut out for them. They not only had the psychological disadvantage of having lost to them at home but also had to contend with Mitchelstowns low ceiling. The first two games didn't go well, with Carrigaline winning only one set. This left them with an uphill battle but these ladies were equal to the task and took the next two games 2-0 2-0 thus winning the match. That's what I call a fighting spirit. Well done to Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil McCarthy and Bernie Hayes.
The Div5 Mixed team met Whitegate at home last week having lost away to them the previous week 5-2. Maggie Morris and David Stynes repeated their excellent form and took both singles games for Carrigaline by an impressive 2-0. Then came the ladies doubles that went to 3 very hard fought sets, but Patricia Nagle and Angela Kelly reversed the previous week's defeat winning 2-1. The men's doubles were lost but then David and Patricia took the 1st mixed which clinched the match with the final result 4-3. A special mention for Patricia who played like a woman possessed and was a great inspiration to the team. Div5 team: Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Angela Kelly, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and David Stynes.
With the good comes the bad and we did lose a few matches last week. Div 1 Mixed lost 5-2 at home to Melbourne and only just lost away to Castlemagner 4-3 in what has to be said is a difficult hall to play in. The team: Shane Thompson, David Thompson, Declan Brown, Mairead Ni Bheara, Karen Cinnamond and Betty Thompson. The Div 3 Men's team met Kinsale away and lost 4-0, although the two Joe's did take a set. Ron reported that they are all in tiptop mental condition but they might have to do some work on the physical bit. Div3 team: Ron Thompson, Joe O'Sullivan, Joe Angelini and Kah Leong.
The Graduates and Seniors Tournaments were held in Tralee at the weekend. Congratulations to David Thompson partnered with Tom Ahern from Melbourne who won the men's doubles. Well done to Club Captain Adrian Furey who reached the final of the Graduates Singles and narrowly lost after two tight sets. We also wish the best of luck to Laura Thompson who will be travelling to Belfast for the Irish U13 championships.
Time is running out on the doubles ladder so don't forget that you have to be finished the first round by the 6th February.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U-12

Cobh Ramblers V Douglas Hall

This match was played at St Colman's Park. A great boost for girls at this age and another great win alongside a performance to match. Our girls scored in the first 10 minutes with a goal from Karen O'Neill, which was set by Emma Hughes after a great run from mid-field. In the first half mid-field ran the game. Thought out the match Emma Hughes and Mary Barrett put the Cobh defence under a lot of pressure.
Goalkeeper Anna O'Riordan did not have much to do, but when called upon she did it well. Manager Chris O'Mahony brought on 4 subs to replace the hardworking and tired girls and they slotted in well. And in the second half the back four did an excellent job and stood firm until the final whistle.

Ballincollig 2 - Douglas Hall 2

This top of the table clash was played at the Regional Park Ballincollig; this was the toughest match to date. In the first half, Ballincollig took the lead after 15 minutes but our girls fought back to level with a goal 5 minutes before the break.
After a half time team talk from manager Chris the girls went in front in the 45 minutes. But they left their guard down and Ballincollig equalised a few minutes later.
The girls did very well to get a point out of this match. Both goals came from Emma Hughes.
Players to be mentioned were Megan Shannon, Robin Lynch, Danielle Healy and sub Christine Turner who gave it her best.


NEMO RANGERS UNDER AGE

As many of you will already know plans are underway at Nemo Rangers to move our clubhouse from its present location at the South Douglas Road to our recently acquired premises at Trabeg.
At Trabeg we have approximately 19 1/2 acres of land bordered on the south by the Tramore River, the west by Tramore Park, the east by the city landfill site and the north by a large community of housing estates. Of the 19 1/2 acres available to Nemo Rangers at the moment 11 acres are being developed for playing and training which will hopefully compromise of 2 full pitches and a specially designed underage pitch. 4 dressing rooms are presently under construction and this will include various storage rooms and a specially built referee's room. In addition to all of the above there are plans afoot to build a hurling alley which, given the current strength of Cork hurling and the fact that Nemo Rangers are often viewed as a predominately football club, it will be a major asset not only to our senior players but more importantly to our under age players. Finance for such a large venture is, of course, extremely high and we in Nemo Rangers extend our sincere thanks to both the Lotto and to the various County Council and Cork Corporation committees who have provided us with the assistance.
Heartfelt congratulations goes to the successful U-13 hurling team from every member of the club. Despite all the odds they were victorious in both the League and Championship. The most outstanding players for this team were Eric O'Sullivan, Paul Kerrigan and captain Gordon Higgins. Best of luck to the U-16's on Saturday.

Fixtures:
U-16 County Final
Nemo Rangers vs. Erins Own
Watergrasshill 14.30 29th January 2000.


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

Grange Frankfield Bowling Club Open Draw Licenced Fours Competitions:
Quarter-finals: (Cup) Team 11 (P Moynihan) beat Team 17 (M Deady), Team 39 (K Cronin) beat Team 31 (B Keneally), Team 58 (J O'Keeffe) beat Team 53 (C Middleton) and Team 74 (A Swanton) beat Team 81 (M Fitzgibbon).
Semi-finals: Team 74 (A Swanton) beat Team 58 (J O'Keeffe) and Team 11 (P Moynihan) beat Team 39 (K Cronin)
Final: Team 11(M Scannell, STA, P Collins, DGAA, M Courtney, C P, & P Moynihan, Nemo) beat Team 74 (Ml Hallissey, BCA, C O'Sullivan, MGAA. F O'Sullivan, BCA & A Swanton, Rockies)
Quarter-finals: (Plate) Team 9 (M Cooney) beat Team 20 (N Stafford), Team 45 (B Feeney) beat Team 34 (M O'Regan), Team 51 (B Egan) beat Team 60 (T Keneally) and Team 65 D Twohig) beat Team 89 (P O' Reilly).
Semi-finals: Team 45 (B Feeney) beat Team 9 (M.Cooney) and Team 65 (D Twohig) beat Team 51 (B Egan)
Final: Team 45 (P Murphy, X-H, M Farrell, DGAA, V Stredwick, K, & B.Feeney, Wilton) beat Team 65 (M Curtin, STV, T Geary, Glo, E Mills,ICI & D Twohig, BCOM)
The above competition was played in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, for the third year in succession and it coincided with the Club's 10th Anniversary. The Grange Frankfield Bowling Club had the honour of being the first organisation to use the Hotel's new magnificient National Events Centre. Congratulations to Eddie Cooper and his team for arranging a fantastic week end.
Trustee Savings Bank League: (Round 7)
Section One: Barr's (Red) beat St Lukes, St Mary's beat Mallow and Crosshaven beat Grange Frankfield (Blue)
Section Two: Ballincollig Snr Cit beat Cathedral, Kinsale beat St Vincent's (Blue) and Blarney Street beat St Lukes (Douglas)
Section Three: Ballincollig Community (Blue) beat Iona (Blue), Ballinlough Comm (Red) beat Barr's (Blue), Grange Frankfield (Red) beat Nemo (Blue) and ICICYMA (Blue) beat Mitchelstown (Blue).
Section Four: Rockies (Blue) beat Ballincollig GAA (Blue), Conna (Blue) beat Carrigaline Comm (Blue),Wilton (Blue) beat Middleton GAA (Red) and Highfield (Blue) beat Ballinlough Comm.
Section Five: Nemo (Red) beat Brookfield (Blue), Douglas Comm (White) beat Iona (Red), St Anthony's (Blue) beat Pfizers and Little Island beat Middleton GAA (Blue)
Section Six: Cathedral (Red) beat St Finbarr's, Ballincollig GAA (Red) beat Aghada, Sylvan beat St Michael's and Douglas GAA (Red) beat South Parish
Section Seven: Cobh beat Douglas Comm (Red), Brookfield (Red) beat Highfield (Red), Rockies (Red) beat Glounthaune and Wilton (Red) beat St Anthony's (Red)
Section Eight: Bandon beat Carrigaline Community (Red), Douglas GAA (Blue) beat Ballincollig Community (Red), Douglas Community (Blue) beat ICICYMA (Red) and Conna (Blue) beat St Vincents (Red)
Fixtures: St Mary's Licenced (3-Bowl) Triples Competition, Thursday 27th January at 7-00pm, Friday 28th January at 7-00 pm and Saturday 29th at 2-30 pm


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

The crowds flocked to Corinthians Park last Sunday for the second round FAI Senior Cup reply between College Corinthians and Fairview Rangers and they were not disappointed as they witnessed a highly charged and incident packed contest. Sadly, it was Fairview who were to prove the stronger side and after a titanic struggle. Two goals in the second period of extra time guaranteed Fairview's progress to the next round and a home draw against FAI Cup holders, Bray Wanderers.
Corinthians had taken the lead in the 26th minute through Dave Morley and held the advantage until nine minutes from time, when Fairview scored to force the game into extra time. Fairview superior physical presence eventually told in extra time as Corinthians tired and they took control to score twice for a 3-1 victory.
The result may have been a disappointment, but nevertheless, it was a great occasion for the Club, when young and old came to Corinthians Park to support their local team. Special thanks must be given to everyone involved in the organisation of the day including schoolboy coaches who controlled the car park, the schoolboys who sold the programmes, the facilities committee which had the grounds in superb condition and finally a special mention for John O'Regan who planned and co-ordinated the days proceedings.
Finally, Corinthians striker Ollie Nagle suffered a serious leg injury during the match and everyone involved in the Club would like to wish Ollie a speedy recovery.
FAI Immediate Cup
For the Senior's the attention now switches to next Sundays FAI Immediate Cup quarter final against Rockmount, kick off 10.45am in Corinthians Park. Rockmount became the first Cork side in fourteen years to win this National Cup Competition when they took the trophy last season. This is another huge game for the Senior's and hopefully Club members will turn out again in large numbers to support the team.
Corinthian Boys Underage Section
Douglas Corinthians maintained their unbeaten record in the Under 11 First Division with a 7-1 victory over Springfield. Patrick O'Brien (3), Eoin McCarthy (2), David Meyler and Stephen Good scored for Corinthians.
Our Under 11 Premier Division side Corinthian Boys suffered their second defeat of the season when they went down 3-1 to league leaders Lakewood. Craig Neville scored for Corinthians while Cian Cummins and Stephen White played well.
Our Under 13's progressed to the second round of the local cup after a 3-0 victory over Hibernians. Roy Daly (2) and David Costelloe scored for Corinthians.
There was disappointment for our Under 17's who after a great run went out of the National Cup losing 4-2 to Ballincollig. John Rogers and Stephen Coverney 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. Sessions for the Under 9 (1990) and Under 10 (1989) take place from 10.00am to 11.30am and for the Under 7 (1992/1993) and the Under 8 (1991) from 12.00noon to 1.30pm, everybody is welcome. Anyone seeking further information should contact Ger Kilcommons @ 363456 or Terry O'Donovan @ 891257.

Weekend Fixtures
Saturday January 29th
Under 12 away to Casement Celtic kick off 3pm
Under 14 away to Leeds kick off 12.00noon
AUL at home to Mallow Celtic kick off 2.30pm
Sunday January 30th
FAI Intermediate Cup at home to Rockmount - f 10.45am
Munster Junior League away to Youghal kick off 2.30pm
Under 12 at home to Ballincollig kick off 11.00am
Under 16 at home to Passage kick off 2.30pm


CORK AUTOGRASS CLUB

The Club has ambitious plans for the coming season starting with a general meeting to be held at the Viaduct Bar on the 7th February @ 9 o'clock. All are welcome.
The racing season kicks off with a two day event at CastletownKenna on the 29th and 30th of April, up to a hundred cars have already entered and driver from Northern Ireland, the UK, Wales and our own locals will make this a date worth putting in your diary. On the subject of local drivers Dave Pinfield from Maryborough Hill has joined up and has already bought a motorbike-engined car. Richard Davis from Grange is also reappearing this season in a brand new Honda Blackbird engined special.
For more information contact Tom O'Reilly 087 2626864


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