17th February, 2000
Weekly Sports


OUR junior "A" footballers lost heavily to Nemo Rangers in the opening round of the City league played at Ballyorban last Sunday. The 3-10 to 0-7 final scoreline tells a story of almost total domination by the Capwell side who looked extremely sharp so early in the season.
The visitors led 18 to nil at half time and it might have been more but for a penalty save by Andrew Larkin. Douglas improved in the second half with Ronan Geary kicked some splendid points but they never looked like overhauling Nemo who won comfortably in the end.
Ronan Wade and David Larkin were others to catch the eye for Douglas, who will travel to Bishopstown next Sunday morning for their next outing.
The regular winter training our junior "B" footballers have engaged in paid off on Sunday with a 29 to 25 win over Ballinure. This team is an example to those in the higher grade that preparation must be underaken if you hope to succeed.
Our minor "A" footballers scored three goals and seven points against Bishopstown and still failed to win. Kicking 15 wides didn't help our lads cause one bit. A very young "B" minor team found the going extremely difficult against Fr. O'Callaghans and were well beaten.
The death of Paddy Carroll at the weekend has robbed the club of one of its oldest members. In his late 90s, Mr. Carroll was a lifelong follower and committee member of the club and all his sons were involved in one way or another also over the years.
Paddy also enjoyed acting as an umpire at games and earned himself a reputation for awarding scores were a bit "doubtful". It became a common cant in the club when there was a dispute about a score, that if Paddy Carroll was on the post it would have been allowed.
He was a smashing character and will be sorely missed by all of those privileged to have known him. The sympathy of the entire club goes to his sons and daughters and extended family.

Brendan Larkin (PRO Adult Section).


There was almost a full programme of matches, with some of Sunday's fixtures falling foul of the weather. The MSL Juniors and Under 17's both recorded wins and clean sheets; the Youths and Under 15's were also successful, with the Over 35's performing creditably.

However, mixed with this good news was another disappointing performance from the Seniors. They trailed 2-0 against Ballincollig, having played against a strong wind, and when Brian McSweeney scored an early second half goal, it looked like a possible victory. They failed to make another breakthrough and finished disappointing losers.

The MSL Juniors got their league challenge back on the rails with a fine 2-0 win over Fermoy. Brian Foley and Andy Lehane (penalty) were the scorers in a fully merited win. Gary Aherne, deputising for Dave Kilgannon, is credited with the clean sheet.

The Over 35's seem to have discovered a new scoring ace. Paddy Carroll, demonstrating deft touches in front of goal, was their scorer in a 1-1 draw against Crofton Celtic. The form which the 35's are showing at the moment is very encouraging and augurs well for the remainder of the season.

The Youths were given a huge fright by Grattan Utd. in the League Cup. Trailing 2-0 with fifteen minutes to go, they stormed to a late 3-2 victory. Damien O'Callaghan scored twice to bring the 'Hall back into the game, and Derrick Bowen moved his tally on to 18 with the winner.

The Under 17's were far too strong for Rathcoole Rovers, running up a 9-0 win. This consolidates their position at the top of the league. Their goals were scored by James O'Leary, Damien O'Callaghan (2 each), Paul Rose, Roger Barrett, Declan O'Connell, Kevin Clancy and Eddie Fitzgerald. Colm McCarthy was in goals, earning another clean sheet.

In the Under 15 league, the 'Hall got their campaign back on track with a 3-2 win over Nufarm Utd. There were good performances here from Colin Doyle in goals and Daniel Ryan. The goal scorers were Gavin Draper, Kevin O'Connell and Darren O'Connor.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Seamus Long, one of our Under 14's, who suffered a serious arm injury recently.

Senior League: Away v. Castleview, 10.45, Sunday
MSL Junior League: Home v. Everton, 2.30, Sunday
AUL Junior League: Away v. Dunbar Celtic, 3.00, Saturday
Youths League: Away v. Midleton, 3.00 Sunday
Under 14 League: Away. v. Blarney St. Utd., 1.00 Sunday


Saturday 12th
3 Ball Scramble
1st Nett: J Hanover, J Brohan and
B O' Callaghan - 36 5/6
1st Gross: M O' Brien, M O' Riordan and D Cashman - 39
Sunday 13th
Cork County Leagues
Senior 'A' beat ESB 'B' : 7 - 2
Senior 'B' lost to Fermoy 'A' : 6 1/2 - 2 1/2
Intermediates drew with Dunlops: 4 1/2 - 4 1/2
Juniors drew with Dunlops: 4 1/2 - 4 1/2
Next Week
3 Ball @ 2:30pm
Senior 'A' V ESB 'A' @ The Ranges
Senior 'B' V Fermoy 'B' @ Collins
Intermediates V Lakewood @ Rocklodge
Juniors V Collins @ Templebreedy
Weelky Lotto Results
No's Drawn: 1, 5 and 27
CAB Sponsored Winners
Donnacha O' Connell c/o The South County
Ken Alexander c/o Brian Downey
Noel Barrett c/o Pádraig O' Shea
Next Week £1,000 @ The Briar Rose

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National Veteran Cross Country Championship

Well known local bookseller John O’Leary of Bookdeal, Douglas East, competed in the National Veteran Cross Country Championship in Sligo, returning home with the Silver medal in his age group, bringing to number fourteen the number of National medals picked up by him in recent years.
There was other good news for the Leevale man the recently published VET. rankings in the British sports journal, Athletics Weekly, listed him having ran the second fastest 5 mile road race time in the British Isles in 1999.


Feb.21th. Golf-Frankfield Driving Range. 7.45pm.Tel.Michael 021-372552.
Golf Dates for March 13th, 20th.
Feb.29th. Swim-Mayfield Swimming Pool 8.45pm. Tel. Ken 021-504042
Swimming Dates for March 13th., 27th.
Feb. 26-27th. Cycle week-end Mountain Lodge. Meet Opera House 9.30am.
Tel. Kevin O`Flynn 021-962860.

Membership:- Adults £10, Under 18 £4, Family membership £20. Join at the An Oige Hostel 1/2 Redclyffe, Westetrn Road,Cork. Mon.-Sat. 9pm.-1pm. & 5pm.-9pm. or
Tel. Michael. 021-372552.


Nemo had expected a very busy playing schedule over the weekend but unfortunately no games were played due to the poor conditions, however training did take place for all teams.
Nemo recently held a presentation for all of the winning teams of last season. The first team to collect their medals were the U-13's who won the League by beating Delany's and who also won the Championship by beating Ballinghassig in a closly contested final. The captain for this team was Gordon "Shorty" Higgins and although this is an extreamly strong panel of players Eric O'Sullivan, Paul Kerrigan, Darren Dorgan and Supersub Barry Power were outstanding throughout.
The U-12's also collected their medals for their victory in the Canada Shield Tournament, were they had a closely fought match against Douglas. They were led by captain Shane Horgan and some players of note are Tom Falvey, Darragh Meeghan and Andrew Morrissey. This team also made a very touching presentation to their coach Sean Hayes who, unfortunately, due to work commitments is leaving the club and as a double blow Mark Hayes will be leaving with his dad. The entire club wish Sean, Paula, Mark and all the family the best of luck and we look forward to seeing ye again soon.
Some other results from the weekend are:
J1FL V's Douglas 3.18 - 0.5 / J3FL V's Ballyphehane 2.19 - 0.2
M1FL V's St Vincents 2.15 - 0.4 / M2FL V's Bishopstown 1.14 - 2.9
Training for the U-15's and younger takes place every Tuesday night at 18.30 at the main club grounds, ask for Joe O'Sullivan.

Saturday 19th
U-15's V's Sallybrook at Trabeg, 14.00 / U-14's V's Carrigaels at Trabeg 15.30
U-11's V's Carrigaline at Carrigaline 15.00


by George Thompson

For the past two racing seasons, Derek Wilson has come closer than close to winning Irish motorcycle racing’s prestigeous Production Championship.

Last seasons outcome was decided on the higher number of second place finishes as both Derek and Roddy Heyes (Meath) both finished the season on equal points and both had the same amount of wins but Heyes had one second place finish more than Derek which cruelly snatched the honours from the Grange man for the second year running. Now ex Irish champion and Honda Ireland boss, Eric Galbraith has rewarded Derek’s achievements by teaming him up with current Honda Irl. Rider, Barry Gill (Limerick) who was the 1998 Production champion.
Castrol Oil has come together with Honda Ireland to
form the team which will sport the Castrol Honda
colours so familiar on the international stage of World
Superbikes.While on the same team the riders will not
ride in the same championships. Derek Wilson will race the
Honda VTR 1000 Twin (which has also been introduced
to World Superbikes this year) in the Production C’ship,
while Barry Gill will race the Honda Fireblade in the
Irish Open C’ship aswell as some Road Events.

A new team, a new bike, the gloves are off and Derek
Wilson wants to put the gamesmanship which cost him
last seasons championship behind him and capture the

Douglas Community School Sporting Events

The school basketball teams were in action in Neptune Stadium on Friday Feb 2nd. The U16 team were successful against Crosshaven and the U19 team defeated Cobh. Both matches were well contested with excellent team work and determination resulting in victories for DCS. The have now qualified for the All-Ireland play-offs.
The U16 hurling team qualified for the county final by defeating St. Aidan’s 2-10 to 0-5 in a replay.
In soccer the U13 team qualified for the semi-final of the Munster Cup by defeating St. Brendan’s for Killarney on a scoreline of 3-1. The U18 team recorded a magnificent victory over St. Caimins, Shannon with a score of 4-1 to reach the final of the Munster Cup.


The Corinthians Senior Team covered themselves in glory last Sunday morning when they qualified for the semi-final of the FAI Intermediate Cup as a result of a fine 2-1 away victory over the holders Rockmount. It was an exhilarating contest played at a hectic pace with little to choose between two fine sides. Rockmount had taken the lead on the half hour mark but crucially Corinthians got back in the game almost immediately when Martin Higgins converted the first of his two penalties. Martin second penalty fifteen minutes into the second half put Corinthians in control and despite some late pressure from Rockmount Corinthians defence held firm.
The Senior's will now travel to Dublin next Sunday for a semi-final clash with the favourites for the competition Bluebell Utd. Hopefully a large crowd will travel to support the team, they certainly deserve our support. Anyone interested in travelling should contact Terry O'Donovan at 891257 or Ger Kilcommons at 363456. In the other big match played last weekend the Corinthians Second Junior squad put up a very brave performance against Evergreen from Kilkenny before losing out on a 2-0 scoreline.
Underage Section: Our Under 12 Premier Division side lost their unbeaten league record when they went down 2-0 to Lakewood. They dominated for long periods but could not find the net and Lakewood took full advantage scoring once in each half. Shane Horgan, Eoin Cotter and Ian Cullinane played well for Corinthians. There was disappointment also for our Under 12 second string, who suffered a major blow to their promotion hopes when they went down 1-0 to Greenwood. David Scannell, James Grant and Peter O'Sullivan did well for Corinthians.
Our Under 16's conceded a last minute goal in extra time against Avondale and so went out of the local cup on a 2-1 scoreline. William St. Ledger was on the scoresheet for Corinthians, while Jack O'Connell and Keith Stanton were outstanding.
Website: The Corinthians web-site is now available on the internet and can be accessed by typing in www.collegecorinthians.com
Under 7's and Under 8's: Coaching takes place every Saturday morning for the Under 7 and Under 8 age group, that is schoolboys born in the years 1991 to 1993. The sessions start at 12.00noon and finish at 1.30pm. Over the next few weeks names will be taken for the Club's annual Street Leagues which are due to start in early March. Finally it is sad to report that in recent weeks the Club's All Weather pitch has suffered badly from acts of vandalism. If anyone has any information regarding the above matter could you please pass details on to the Gardai in Douglas, it would be much appreciated.


Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows and Mairead Ni Bheara from Carrigaline Badminton Club, travelled to Tipperary last weekend as part of the Cork County team for the Class 4 Inter County Championships. Cork got off to a great start beating Kerry 5-4 and then Waterford 8-1. They then met Tipperary in the final with both teams equal on 13 points. Tipperary won the Men's Singles, Cork won the Ladies Singles, Tipperary won both Men's Doubles and then Cork came back to win both Ladies Doubles games. It was neck and neck when Cork then took the lead with a blistering win in the 1st Mixed. After such and exciting match, Cork were very disappointed to then lose the 2nd and 3rd Mixed. Better luck next time Cork who may still qualify as highest losers.
The Class 2 Inter County was held in Mahon at the weekend. Cork was beaten by Waterford 5-4 and drew with Kerry 4-4. Kerry qualified for the semi-finals. Playing for Cork from the club were Shane Thompson, David Thompson and Karen Cinnamond.
The Div 1 team had a disappointing week. They travelled to Killarney for the Munster Senior Cup and lost by only 1 set and then in the league they lost away to Melbourne 4-3. The team: David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Declan Brown, Betty Thompson, Karen Cinnamond and Esther Hickey.
The Div 3 Men's team had a very tough but enjoyable home game against Castlemagner, winning 3-1. With only 1 game left to play in the League, they may yet qualify as runners up. The team: Ron Thompson, Kah Leong, Joe Angelini and Billy Cantwell.
The Div 3 Mixed team wiped the floor with Mitchelstown at home in the League winning 7-0. Their unbeaten record this season came to an end however when they lost 4-3 away to Kinsale. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.


On Friday night last the underage held its annual presentation of their players of the year. A big crowd turned out to see the future stars of Douglas receive their awards.
U15 Hurler of the Year (St Columbas) Dave O'Connor
U14 Hurler of the year (Castletreasure) Raymond Keating
U14 Footballer of the Year (Castletreasure) Colin Doyle
U14 Hurler of the Year (Paddy Kidneys) Edwin McCarthy
U14 Footballer of the Year (Paddy Kidneys) Joe Lennon
U13 Footballer of the Year (Donal Downeys) Eoghan Heffernan
U13 Footballer of the year (Donal Downeys) Barry Fitzgerald
U13 Footballer of the Year (Pat Dwyers) Timmy Linihan
U12 Hurler of the year (Frankfield Gaels) Alan Barry
U12 Footballer of the Year (Frankfield Gaels) Eoin Cotter
U12 Hurler of the Year (Pat Swantons) Anthony O'Leary
U12 Footballer of the Year (Pat Swantons) Sean O'Mahony
U11 Hurler of the Year (Tom Deleas) Patrick Carroll
U11 Footballer of the Year (Tom Deleas) Shane McCarthy

The Committee would like to thank the sponsors ACC Bank, Maurice Kelly and the Lynch family.
Fixtures for the coming weekend:
U15 A Football St Columbas v Blackpool Away 12 Noon Sat
U15 B Football Mick Mackeys v John Hydes Home (Moneygourney) 3pm Sat
U14 A Football Castletreasure v Con O'Sullivans Away 3pm Sat
U14 B Football Paddy Kidneys v Leslies Cross Home (Moneygourney) 4.15 Sat (Provisional)
On behalf of the club I would like to wish Pat Harrington a speedy recovery.


" If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." The Douglas First and Second teams both suffered defeats this weekend. But for the second team there was a thistle in the kiss of promotion, they came second in the League and so go up in second place with Bantry to the next division.
They hadn't played as well all season, and were very unlucky not to win the match. They went down by thirteen points to ten. All the Douglas points came from Jonathan Payne, a Bantry old boy. Jonathan alleges one of the Bantry supporters said they had lost their best player in him when he left them! Coleman McCarthy also had an outstanding game, and it was good to have little Frankie Cummins back scooting around the field.
There was no joy or comfort for the First Team in the League. They were beaten by St. Mary's, who went on to Division One, leaving Douglas where they were. There were only two tries in the game, one for Ger Galvin of Douglas, and one for St. Mary's. The difference between the teams was the amount of penalties awarded within kickable distance of the Douglas posts. The other may have the huge support St. Mary's brought with them. None of us had seen so many Limerick people in the one place, even in Limerick. The only light of the day was Enda O'Mahony's tackle on the St. Mary's number 8. It was like something from a Western Samoa rugby textbook. Needless to say Enda won the exchange (BIG TIME).


Douglas hall 2 Wilton 0

This match took place on a lovely sunny day with a lot of support from the girls proud parents who saw the girls take the lead in the first ten minutes with a great goal from Emma Hughes. Ten minutes later Karen O'Neill struck from the penalty spot this was another great performance from the Douglas girls.
Best players to be mentioned, Kate Delaney, Louise martin and Chistine Turner who dominated the defence.


Over the last 2 weeks Douglas Gym Club has run its annual club competition. Every recreational gymnast in the club takes part in the competition. The gymnasts are split into groups according to their age and the time of their training session.
On Sunday the 13th of this month a group of boys from the club travelled to Port Laois Gym Club to compete in the National Novice Finals. In the Under 10 section Conan Kilcoyne took gold and AaronDaly took the silver. In the Under 16 section John Linehan also took the gold.
The girls National Novice Finals are being held next weekend in Douglas Gym Club. The competition will get underway at approximately 3.00pm on Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday.

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