2nd March, 2000
Weekly Sports


THE weather proved a real spoilsport last weekend with all but one of our games cancelled due to ground conditions.
The minor "A" footballers were the only team in action and they travelled to Kilbarry on Sunday morning and came away with their first brace of league points at Delanys expense.
Douglas dominated the exchanges right from the throw in and with Gary McLoughlin playing the proverbial blinder, our lads led 0-8 to 0-3 at halftime.
Our lads continued to dictate matters for most of the second half but became a bit complacent in the closing minutes and let Delanys in for two late goals which only served to put a more respectable look on the final scoreline, 016 to 28.
David O'Connor, John O'Sullivan, David Butler and Robert Butler were others to play well for our lads. Next outing for this team is a home game against Nemo Rangers on Sunday next at 12 noon.
Brendan Larkin (PRO Adult Section)


Last weekend's fixtures were completely wiped out by the inclement weather.
Next weekend sees a full fixture list, but there is a possibility that the Under 13 National Cup match v. Malahide Utd. will be refixed for next Sunday. The details of this will be included on our website as soon as information is available - http://homepage.eircom.net/~douglashall.

Friday, 3rd.: Over 35 v. Cobh Ramblers, 7.00
Saturday, 4th.: MSL Junior League away v. U.C.C. Academicals, 3.00
AUL Junior League, Home v. Dripsey Celtic, 2.30
Under 17 League, Away v. Bandon, 2.30
Under 15 League, Away v. Blarney Utd., 3.00
Under 13 Local Cup, Away v. Lakewood Athletic, 12.00 (provisional)
Sunday, 5th.: Senior League (H) v. Castleview, 10.45
Youths League Home v. Ballincollig, 3.00
Under 11 League Home v. Everton, 11.00


The extremely wet weather of recent weeks forced the cancellation of all but two of our fixtures last weekend, with only the Senior's and the Under 16's in action.
The Senior's recovered well from the disappointment of the previous weeks Intermediate Cup Semi-final defeat as the picked up three valuable league points courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Youghal Utd. The victory keeps the Seniors well in the hunt for the league title but with only seven league games played out of 22 they face a major backlog of fixtures. Willie O' Keeffe, Martin Higgins and Brendan O' Connell were on the scoresheet on Sunday.
The Under 16's travelled to North Villa Park to take on Dunbar Celtic and came away with the points following a 4-0 victory. Goals by Michael Kenny, William St. Ledger, Neil O'Brien and Robert O'Donoghue as well as good performances from Mark Murphy, John O'Sullivan and Keith Staunton proved too much for a hard working Dunbar side. With four wins out of the last five matches the Under 16's have moved rapidly up the table.
Street Leagues
Preparations are now beginning in earnest for this years Street Leagues. This year the Club will be running Street Leagues for the Under 7 to Under 11 age groups. Over the next few weeks names will be taken on Saturday mornings. Last year over thirty teams and three hundred schoolboys took part in the Street Leagues with the leagues running from early March until the end of May. If you would like to get involved come along to Corinthians Park on Saturday morning, training times for the Under 7 and Under 8 age groups, that is those born in 1991, 1992 and 1993 takes place between 12noon and 1.30pm, while for the Under 9 to Under 11 age groups, training starts at 10am and finishes at 11.30am. If you would like further information please contact Terry O'Donovan 891257 or Ger Kilcommons at 363456.
UK Trip
Plans are now been finalised for the Club's trip to Liverpool over the Easter holiday period. Two Under 10 teams and an Under 11 team will travel to Dublin on Easter Saturday morning, playing friendlies against crack Dublin side, Belvedere Boys before travelling across to Liverpool. In Liverpool they will participate in the Solar Travel Holiday World Cup taking on teams from all over Ireland and the UK. It should prove a wonderful experience for all our lads.
However, such a trip does cost a great deal of money and the School Boy Committee has been busy making preparations for three major fund raising events, which hopefully will help to reduce the cost involved for all our squad members. A Soccer Marathon has been organised for Saturday March 25th and a Music Table Quiz for Thursday March 30th. However the first event on the agenda takes place next Tuesday night when in conjunction with Bord Gais a Cookery Demonstration has been organised.
Cookery Demonstration
The Club is holding an extraordinary cookery demonstration on Tuesday March 7th in the Rochestown Park Hotel, start time 8o'clock. Tickets are priced at £5 each and can be acquired on the night. The night's entertainment will also include a cheese and wine reception.
Saturday March 4th
Under 11 Premier away to Carrigaline - kick off 3pm
Sunday March 5th
Munster Senior League at home to Glasheen - kick off 10.45am
Munster Junior League away to Crofton Celtic - kick off 10.45am
AUL away to Hillington - kick off 10.45am
AUL at home to UCC - kick off 3pm
Under 11 Cup at home to Ballincollig - kick off 1.45pm
Under 15 at home to Crosshaven - kick off 11.00am
Under 13 at home to Cobh Ramblers - kick off 3pm


Saturday 26th
3 Ball Scramble
1st Nett: Jim Elley, William Mc Carthy and Robert O' Donoghue
Score: 40
Sunday 27th
Cork County Leagues
Senior 'A' beat Rocklodge : 5 - 4
Senior 'B' lost to Lakewood : 6 - 3
Intermediates beat ESB 'A' : 6 - 3
Juniors lost to ESB : 5 - 4
Next Week
Saturday 4th March
3 Ball @ 2.30pm
Sunday 5th March
Senior 'A' V Castlelyons @ Lakewood
Senior 'B' V Dunlops @ The Ranges
Intermediates V Crosshaven @ St Annes
Juniors V Lakewood @ Collins
Weekly Lotto Results
No's Drawn: 7, 11 and 25
CAB Sponsored Winners
Pádraig O' Shea c/o The Club
Donal Murphy c/o An Post
Ger Kelly c/o The Touchdown Tavern
Next Week £1,300 @ The Grange
Go Visit Our Website


March 6th. Golf-Frankfield Driving Range. 7.45pm. Tel. Michael 021-372552. Golf dates for March 20th.

March 13th. Swim-Mayfield Swimming Pool 8.45pm. Tel. Ken. 021-504042
Swimming dates for March 27th.

March 17th.Family Walk meet Owenabue car park Carrigaline 12am.
Tel. Michael 021-372552.


Congratulations to the Division 3 Mixed team players who are on their way to Limerick for the Munster Finals in the League. Last Sunday they met Kinsale in Garyduff for the Cork County finals, having been narrowly beaten by this team only two weeks earlier. Tensions were high and it was neck and neck right to the end with the score at 3-3 when Tony O'Loughlin and Idoia Murphy played the last mixed game of the night and won 2-0 for Carrigaline. The best of luck for the Munster finals Div 3. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
The Division 4 Ladies met Whitegate at home and won by 1 set. This team are winning most of their games and we will doubtless be seeing them in the finals. The team: Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil McCarthy and Bernie Hayes.
The Div 6 Ladies team are on a high having played 3 matches at home in the last week and winning all three very convincingly. They beat Pfizers 4-0, Bride 4-0 and Carrigtwohill 3-1. With only one match left to play, and having won all 9 matches played so far, this is another Carrigaline team who will be a strong contender in the finals. The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Patricia Nagle and Heather Hegarty.
Cork County is running a Juvenile course this weekend at Nagle School in Mahon for non-squad players. This course will run for four Saturdays with U12 at 12.15pm and O12 at 2pm for all clubs.
There is also a CCBA Open Doubles Play Day being held in Mahon that is open to all 5th and 6th Division players. Men's Doubles will be held on Sat 4th and 18th March from 3.30-8pm and the Ladies Doubles will be held on Sun 5th and 19th March from 3.30-8pm. This is not a tournament and you are not required to stay for the full duration. Come with your partner or on your own for a fun day.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


The under 14's had a good win against St. Nicks in section 1. Douglas were always in control in which they enjoyed good patches of football in very poor conditions. The half-time score was 2-5 tom0-1 in favour of Douglas and they continued to follow the trend in the second half and ran out comfortable winners. Barry Firzgerald, Ronan Griffen and scorer in chief Stephen Bermingham were a pick of good team performance. It argues well for the year ahead.
In the under 14 section 2 Paddy Kidneys and South Douglas Road met in the football league in Trabeg. Although fielding only 13 players throughout the whole match the Douglas lads never gave up. South Douglas Road ran out easy winners in the end on the scoreline of 6-8 to 0-1. Players to shine on the day were Kevin Higgins, Diarmuid Murphy and Timmy Linehan.
In the U-11 challenge game against Nemo a good game of football in poor conditions ended up in a win for Nemo. The team is one of the youngest teams in the club and on this performance they have a bright future ahead of them, with the coaching skills of Tim Sullivan, Colm Drinan and Tim Hickey. The final score was Douglas 4-4 to Nemo's 6-3. Players to play well on the day were Patrick Scannell, Theo. Culane, Colm Lucey and Ian Turner.

Douglas G.A.A. Underage Fixtures for the coming weekend
U15 Section 1 at Moneygourney @ 2pm - Douglas V Mayfield - Sat4th march
U15 Section 2 at Trabeg @1pm - Nemo V Douglas - Sat. 4th March
U 13 Section 1 at Mayfield @ 4:30 PM - Douglas V Mayfield - Sat 4th March
U 14 Section 2 at Moneygourney @ 3:15pm - Douglas V Mayfield - Sat 4th March
U 13 Section 2 at Moneygourney @ 4:30 PM - Douglas V Riverstown - Sat 4th March.

Please check notice boards for any changes in venues etc.


The Nemo U-14's played their second league game of the season in Trabeg last Saturday 26th against Paddy Kidney's in appalling conditions. Credit must go to both teams for putting up such a good display of football. On the day, the Nemo lads proved far too strong for their opponents. Nemo worked tirelessly in the first half and their efforts were rewarded when they went in at half time with a good lead. Douglas tried very hard in the early stages of the second half to get back in the game but Nemo weathered the attacks on their goal well and re-established their grip on the game. Nemo eventually ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 6-7 to 0-2. On the day Paul Kerrigan and Gearoid O' Shea were excellent for Nemo but Man of the Match goes to David Dunne in goal for Nemo who had a complete blinder. Well done David and keep up the good work.
Bellair , the Nemo U-15's, were supposed to play against Church Road on Saturday but the game was called off due to the condition of the playing surface, as were the two games that both U-13's teams were expecting to play. It is commen opinion that schedulaling under-age games at a time of the year when pitches are heavy going and quite often water-logged is pointless especially when very few games are played during the summer , when the ground would be far more suitable to under-age players.
The Nemo U-11's also played against Douglas, again, in very poor conditions. This was a very closely contested match with both teams fighting tooth and nail to gain the upper hand. Douglas started the better and for much of the opening stages Nemo were put to the pin of their collar to even stay in touch. Nemo eventually rolled up their sleeves and at half time they had draged themselves back into contention. The second half was almost a carbon copy of the previous half with both teams going full tilt to gain an advantage and it was Nemo who fortune smiled upon as they came out winners on a scoerline of 7-5 to 5-5. Best for Nemo on the day were Steven Goode, David Bevin and Aiden Long.
Congradulations to Noel Dorgan who won this weeks Bonus Ball competion. This Sunday Stevie Goodman will be compering a sing-a-long in the club pavilion at 8.30pm and all are welcome. Registration for this year's street leagues will take place in the club pavilion on 31st March. Boys and Girls who were born between the years '89 to '94 are all welcome.
Fe 15 v's Mick Mackeys @ Trabeg 13.00
Fe 13 v's Farranree @ Trabeg 12.00
Fe 11 v's Brian Dillions @ Tankfield 12.00

I.I.B.A. Short Mat Indoor Bowls

Douglas G.A.A.Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the Douglas Credit Union Perpetual Cup Quarter -finals: Douglas GAA (P Doyle) beat Ballincollig Comm (D O'Mahony), Ballincollig Comm (D Twohig) beat Carrigaline GAA (M Hayes), Ballincollig GAA (G O'Donoghue) beat Pfizers (T Punch) and Ballinlough Comm (D Fitzgibbon) beat St Vincent's (G Keane)
Semi-final: Ballincollig Comm (D Twohig) beat Douglas GAA (P Doyle) and Ballinlough Comm (D Fitzgibbon) beat Ballincollig GAA (G O'Donoghue)
Final: Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon, S Mullins & N Fitzgibbon ) beat Ballincollig Community (D Twohig, M Buckley & A Twohig) (6/6/9 ends)

The final was a close fought affair with both teams playing exceptionally well and they finished level (6/6) after nine ends However, in the S.D. extra end Ballinlough Community managed to score the vital shot to take the title Congratulations to Ballinlough Community on winning their first Open Licenced Competition.
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Results:
(Round 10)
Section One: Mallow beat Barr's (Red), Crosshaven beat Mitchelstown (Red) and Carrigaline GAA (Blue) beat St Lukes
Section Two: Carrigaline GAA (Red) beat St Vincent's (Blue), Blarney Street beat Ballincollig Snr Cits, Cathedral (Blue) beat Dunmanway (Parkway) and Kinsale beat Douglas (St Lukes)
Section Three: Grange Frankfield (Red) beat Ballincollig Comm (Blue), Mitchelstown (Blue) beat Barr's (Blue), Ballinlough (Blue) beat Iona (Blue) and Nemo (Blue) beat ICICYMA (Blue)

Section Four: Ballincollig GAA (Blue) beat Midleton GAA (Red), Conna (Red) beat Highfield (Blue), Rockies (Blue) beat Carrigaline Comm (Blue) and Ballinlough (Blue) beat Wilton (Blue)
Section Five: St Anthony's (Blue) beat Brookfield (Blue) and Douglas Comm (White) beat Nemo (Red)
Section Six: Cathedral (Red) beat St Michael's, South Parish beat Aghada, Ballincollig GAA (Red) beat St Finbarr's and Sylvan beat Douglas GAA (Red)

Section Seven: Douglas Comm (Red) beat Rockies (Red), Wilton (Red) beat Highfield (Red), Cobh beat Brookfield (Red) and Glounthaune beat St Anthony's (Red)
Section Eight: Douglas Comm (Blue) beat Carrigaline Comm (Red), Douglas GAA (Blue) beat St Vincent's (Red), Ballincollig Comm (Red) beat Bandon and Conna (Blue) beat ICICYMA (Red)

Fixtures: Martha Treacy Plate,Sunday March 5th 2000 at Douglas Community.

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