24th February, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB

THE junior "A" footballers restored some lost pride last Sunday when they held a highly rated Na Piarsaigh side to a draw in the city football league played in Kilbarry. Fielding a very strong side on this occasion, our lads, aided by the strong wind forced the pace from early on and playing some delightful football led 06 to 2 at halftime. It should have been a lot more but faulty shooting cost us at least a goal and three points, and one wondered if the four point lead would be good enough for the second half. Our lads continued to enjoy a lot of possession on the change over and when newcomer Sean Murphy goaled late in the game it looked as if we were heading for a deserved victory. However in a last gasp effort Piarsaigh grabbed the equalising goal to earn a share of the spoils on a 19 apiece scoreline. There were a number of very pleasing aspects to our team on this occasion. The team was strengthened considerably from the previous week by the availability of everyone who was eligible to play. If the team could be kept together it would be more than a match for the best of the other sides, but with the senior league about to commence next Sunday, the junior team for the home game against St. Vincents next Sunday morning is going to be very depleted again.
Excellent performances by David Bermingham, Ronan Wade, Joe Larkin, Gary Wade, Pat McSweeney and Tomas Sheehan contributed to the share of the points with Na Piarsaigh.
The first three league games for our seniors are at home to Clyda Rovers next Sunday, away to St. Finbarrs and at home t Dohenys. Results will be hard to come by in all three but a lot of preparations have been put in and the signs are hopeful for a good run.
For the second week in a row our minor "A" footballers lost a game they should have won, this time to Mayfield by a goal, 16 to 06. After being level at 02 apiece at half time, our lads battled bravely in the second half and looked to have earned a share of the spoils, until a rather dubious goal in the closing minutes earned the visitors the two points. David O'Connor, John O'Keeffe and Brian Boyle were excellent players for our lads. Our "B" minor team found the going very tough against Carrigaline and were well beaten at the finish.

FIXTURES
Sunday, February 27
At Douglas "A" JFL v St. Vincents, 11 a.m.
At Kilbarry "A" MFL v Delanys, 11 a.m.
At Douglas SFL v Clyda Rovers, 3 p.m.

Brendan Larkin (PRO Adult Section)


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

The highlight of the weekend was the Under 13's qualification for the open stages of the National Cup, in which they will now host Malahide Utd. next weekend. In addition, the Seniors and Over 35s both drew, while the AUL Juniors exited the City Challenge Cup.
The Seniors and Carrigaline Utd. were unable to make any break throughs on Sunday, playing out a scoreless draw. Despite plenty of possession and a number of chances, the 'Hall did not reflect their superiority with a victory. Gerry McGreevy was between the posts, and earned another clean sheet.
The AUL Juniors were defeated 4-2 by Knocknaheeny Celtic in the City Challenge Cup. This was a little disappointing, and the side has been showing good form. The scorers were John Carroll and Mark Hackett.
The Over 35s continued their topsy turvy form in the league, drawing 1-1 with College Corinthians B. The scorer was Tony Hurley, in a match where, again, the 'Hall could not convert chances into goals.
On Sunday morning, the Under 13's earned their passage out of Cork with a hard fought 3-0 win over neighbours, Tramore Athletic. They were made to fight all the way and needed to be in top form to get the win. Kevin Mulcahy, with a brace, and Ronan Stanton were the 'Hall scorers, while Stephen Bermingham kept a good clean sheet. They now face Malahide Utd. in Moneygourney on Sunday afternoon (27th.) and a big turn out will be expected for this game.
The new address for the Douglas Hall web site is:
homepage.eircom.net/~douglashall, and the e-mail address is dhafc@eircom.net.

Fixtures:
Senior League, Sun. 27, (A) v. Mallow Utd., 10.45
MSL Junior League, Sat. 26, (H) v. Mallow Utd., 3.00
AUL Junior League, Sat. 26, (H) v. Killowen, 2.30
Youths League, Sun. 27 (H) v. Richmond, 3.00
Under 13 National Cup, Sun. 27, (H) v. Malahide Utd., 2.30


CARRIGALINE TENNIS CLUB

Open Day Sunday 5th March

Carrigaline Tennis Club is holding an Open Day on Sunday 5th March from 3.00-5.00pm at the club facilities on the Crosshaven Road, behind the GAA Club. All are welcome to come along and have a look at the club facilities, try their hand at tennis and find out about club activities. Tennis rackets will be provided and adults and children, beginners and 'experts' are welcome. An information pack on club activities will be available to all those who drop in.
If you can't make it to the open day, drop by any Thursday night to our Club-night, which runs from 8.00 to 10.00pm.
Activities planned by the club for the coming year include:
Tennis Coaching for juniors and adults
Participation in Summer and Winter Munster Leagues, The OK Cup and the Casey Cup competitions for juniors, A Grade 4/5 Spring Open Competition and a Grade 3 Open in July, Friendly matches against other clubs, An annual Veterans Competition and a Husband and Wives Tournament, A weekly Clubnight/Blitz every Thursday, Outings to the Tennis Village at Christmas and Easter, Monthly Round Robins for doubles and singles, and A ladies morning
Annual memberships are due before the beginning of April. Existing members will be receiving their renewal forms shortly. New members wishing to join can pick up registration forms on the Open Day or any Thursday night during March, from 8.00 pm at the clubhouse. As a special offer for the Millennium new members will be exempt from the 'new members levy'.

Casey Cup
The final of the Casey Cup was held in Carrigaline Tennis Club two weeks ago. The event, for young people under 14 and under 12, was won by St Michaels, runners-up were Bishopstown B, Bishopstown A were in third place, while Douglas came fourth. Our thanks to sponsors, the Casey family for their support. Unfortunately, the Carrigaline teams did not feature in the finals this year, but there's always next year!


DOUGLAS PITCH AND PUTT

Saturday 19th
3 Ball Scramble
1st Nett: David Ryan, Denis Cashman and Michael O' Brien
Score: 37 1/2
1st Gross; David Gregson, Des Quinn and Donal Murphy
Score: 41
Sunday 20th
Cork Leagues
Senior 'A' beat ESB 'A' : 5 1/2 - 3 1/2
Senior 'B' beat Fermoy 'B' : 5 - 4
Intermediates beat Lakewood : 6 -3
Juniors beat Collins ; 7 1/2 - 1 1/2
Next Week
Sat: 3 Ball @ 2.30pm
Leagues Fixtures
Senior 'A' V Rocklodge @ St Stephens
Senior 'B' V Lakewood @ The Ranges
Intermediates V ESB 'A' @ St Annes
Juniors V ESB @ Crosshaven
Weekly Lotto Results
No's Drawn: 4, 6, 10
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CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

We had a quiet week in the League with only two results to report.
The Div 3 Mixed team travelled to Garyduff to meet Kilshannig last Sunday for the group semi-final. This strong team is the hot favourite to win their group and true to form, they came away with a 4-0 win when Kilshannig threw in the towel after being defeated in the Ladies and Men's Singles and Doubles games. Good luck for the final. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
The Div 6 Ladies team travelled to Cloona to meet Bride last week and they were expecting some tough opposition, having heard that Bride had been beaten only once so far in the League. However, the Carrigaline ladies were on top form and won 4-0 without losing a set. This was a great boost for this as yet undefeated team who are looking good for the finals. The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Patricia Nagle and Heather Hegarty.
Good news for the Cork Class 4 Inter County team. As reported last week, they narrowly lost to Tipperary however, they have qualified as best runner up and will travel to Galway for the Inter County finals. Well don to Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows, Mairead Ni Bheara and Patricia Hurley from Carrigaline Badminton Club who are on the team.

New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


DOUGLAS GAA UNDER-AGE

Douglas overcame the challenge of St. Nicks at the Glen field in the U 15 League. Douglas were the dominant team in the opening twenty minutes. Seamus Crowley got the goal to give Douglas a 1-4 to 0-0 lead. St. Nicks rallied and got two points before the interval.
The Northsiders reduced the deficit after twenty minutes. Douglas lifted their game and Paddy White scored a goal after 16 minutes. Further goals by Mark Harrington and Seamus Crowley sealed a fully deserved victory for a much-improved Douglas outfit
David O'Regan who has graduated from the B team gave an outstanding performance at full back, as did James Moylan at centre back. Andrew Hunt was very workmanlike at corner back, as was Michael O'Mahony in attack.
Douglas B defeated Blarney by 1 -0 to 2 -6 in the U 15 League. This was a pulsating game from the start to finish. Vincent Kiely with a well-taken goal gave Douglas a 1 -3 to 0 - 3 interval lead.
The second half was a very tight affair with Blarney scoring two goals to lead by two points with 10 minutes remaining. Douglas rose their game to Trojan heights and points by Kiernan Keoghane, Vincent Kiely and a magnificent winner from Mark Maher sealed victory for Douglas by a point.

Fixtures; 26 / 2 / '00
U 15 B Grade Football Douglas V Carrigaline @ Moneygourney
U 14 A Grade Football Douglas V St. Nick's @ Moneygourney 4PM


DOUGLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS

The U16 Basketball team was in action recently in the All Ireland play-offs which were held in Sexton St., Limerick. DCS had to play three games in all, beating Rockwell in the first, CBS Kilkenny in the second and Sexton St. CBS in the third. Victory in all three qualified DCS for the All-Ireland final on March 9th, to be held in the National Arena in Tallaght. Outstanding performances were given by all members of the squad especially Colm Watkins in the third game where he completely out marked the 6'6" opponent from Sexton St. Best of luck to DCS in the final.


GIRLS U-12 LEAGUE

Douglas Hall 1 Carrigaline 2

This scoreline did not do the girls justice as they battled very hard in very bad weather conditions. Carrigaline took the lead in the first 15minutes, Douglas struck back with a great strike from Karen O'Neill, and to everyone's amazement the referee disallowed it. The first minute into the second half Aoife Hynes hit an excellent equaliser. Douglas had chance after chance but lady luck did not shine on us on the day. Carrigaline hit the winner in the last minute of the game. Best for Douglas, Aoife Hynes, Megan Shannon and an outstanding display from Alison Kennedy


NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE

The Nemo U-14's had their first outing of their league campaign against Carrig Geals on Saturday 19th in Trabeg. Nemo played with a slight wind in the first half which they used to their advantage and went in on the half-hour 3-4 to 0-0. In the second Nemo continued their excellent display adding 2-3 to their tally. Carrigaline started to claw their way back into the game and they scored three unanswered points but they failed to get to grips with some outstanding play from the Nemo backs. The final result was 5-7 to 03 which was, obviously, an impressive start to the league. The best for Nemo on the day were Thomas Martin, Micheal Burke, Frank Mullins, Eric O' Sullivan, Christopher Madden and Sean McKeown.
Bellair (U-15) also played a match last Saturday against Sallybrook (Glamire) in a very closely contested game. Nemo started poorly in this game and were fortunate to go in at half-time only six points down. In the second half Nemo looked a different team and Fought bravely to get back into the game which, much to their credit, they did. However fortune was not on their side and with almost the last kick of the match Glamire got the deciding point. Nemo were unluckly not to have earned a draw but they must be congratulated on their gutsy preformance.
The U-11's also had a match over the weekend against Carrigaline but were short a number of regular first team players and despite a good second half preformance they were beaten on a scoreline of 5-2 to 2-2.
FIXTURES
SATURDAY 26th
U-15 League v's Blackrock @ Church Road 4:15
U-14 League v's Paddy Kidneys @ Trabeg 4:00
U-13 Challange v's Mayfield @ Trabeg (Both Teams A+B)
U-12 League v's Douglas @ Ballyorbin


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

So near and yet so far was definitely the expression which probably best summed up the feelings of Corinthians players and supporters as they trundled out of Bluebell's home ground last Sunday afternoon. For 45 minutes Corinthians had looked the better side but lapse of concentration in the first minute of the second half allowed Bluebell in for the lead goal and changed the entire complexion of the game. Forced to push on in search of an equaliser Corinthians found it difficult to penetrate the well organised Bluebell defence and as the game wore on Corinthians were forced to push more and more players forward in search of the equaliser. However, on the break Bluebell looked the more likely side and sure enough with five minutes remaining, a quick Bluebell counter attack led to the killer second goal.
While obviously disappointed Manager, Fergus McDaid and his players can hold their heads up high, they have had a magnificent run in such a prestigous competition and there was no disgrace in losing to a side of the calibre of FAI Senior Cup quarter finalists, Bluebell.
Corinthian Boys Underage Section
It was a good weekend for our two Under 11 teams as they recorded two fine away victories.
Mayfield Utd. 0 Corinthians Boys 3.
Our Under 11 Premier Division side are through to the quarter final of the local cup following a comfortable 3-0 victory over Mayfield Utd. To win up in Mayfield is never easy and Manager, Brendan Manly was well pleased with his charges. Michael O'Reilly (2) and Brian Wade were on the scoresheet, while Brian Kavanagh, Kieran Manley and Cian Cummins played well for Corinthians.
Midleton 0 Douglas Corinthians 3.
Douglas Corinthians are still unbeaten in the Under 11 First Division and even though not at their best they were still too strong for a brave Midleton side. Stephen Good, Jamie Drennan and Eoin McCarthy scored for Corinthians with Eoin's effort a particularly memorable one. David Bevan, David O'Sullivan, Ian Turner and Jamie Drennan were the pick of the Corinthians side.
There was disappointment for our Under 15's who went out of the local cup going down 2-0 to a very talented Tramore Athletic side. Alan O'Dwyer, Thomas Cotter and Richard O'Sullivan played well for Corinthians.
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.


DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB

The Douglas Camogie Club held there AGM on Friday 4th February, 2000 in the GAA hall. The meeting was well attended by players from the age group of 14 upwards and Parents. The Camogie Club would like to extend their thanks to the Club President Mr. Billy McCarthy and Club Chairman Mr. Der O'Regan for their attendance on the night.
Registration took place on Monday night 7th February for all players. If your child was unable to register on the above date they may do so on there next training night.
The Douglas Camogie Club would like to extend there congratulations to the girls of St. Columbus National School on winning the 7 a side indoor Sciath na Scoil, the teams they beat were, Passage, Churchfield, Bishopstown, Ballinspittle, well done girls.
The committee would like to inform parents that the year ahead is going to be a more action packed year. As well as training and matches there will be an information night on the forthcoming events i.e. fund-raising and social events. The committee would appreciate the attendance of one or both parents on the above night (date to be confirmed) - Watch this space!!!


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