16th March, 2000
Weekly Sports


The Division 2 Mixed team continued on winning ways recently with comprehensive wins over Skibberreen and Kinsale. Having defeated Skibberreen 7-0 a tougher contest against Kinsale was expected. The match finished 6-1 to Carrigaline but the match was much closer than the scoreline suggests. This places the team at the top of the table with only one league match remaining. The team was: Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows, Gavin Jeffrey, Jo Fitzgerald, Mairead Ni Bheara, Esther Hickey and Michelle Hayes. The next match is away on Tuesday Carrigtwohill.
The Division 3 Men had a very enjoyable outing in Macroom last week and although they lost 3-1, they reported this to best match of the season so far. The team: Ron Thompson, Kah Leong, Joe Angelini and Billy Cantwell.
Revenge was had by the Div 5 Mixed team beating Centenary away 4-3. This was a great result for the team having been beaten in the home leg by 6-1. 6th Division player Maggie Morris played a blinder, winning the Ladies Singles 11-5, 11-1 against a Div 5 player. Well done Maggie! Also, thanks to Dermot Lucey who filled in for David Stynes and did a great job. The team: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, Paul Harrington and Dermot Lucey.
The Cork team travelled to Limerick last weekend and came home with the Brewster Munster Inter County Cup. This excellent team proved too strong for the opposition with 33 points to runner up Tipperary's 29 points. Well done to Mairead Ni Bheara, Adrian Furey and Shane Thompson from Carrigaline Badminton Club who were on the team. The best of luck to our Junior players Caroline Hayes and Laura Thompson who are travelling to Dublin this weekend for the Spring Open.
The second stage of the ladder competition is now underway with games starting on February 28 for four weeks.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


IT'S been a busy week on the games front with all teams in action. Results were excellent with only the junior "A" footballers failing to register a win. They wasted numerous chances against Bishopstown and paid the price, losing out on a 18 to 16 scoreline. Despite having plenty of possession, our lads found themselves two points down after 20 minutes but a Sean Murphy goal a few minutes later gave our lads the lead, however they failed to build on that goal and found themselves four points in arrears at the break. A stern talking to by team coach Eddie Forde had the desired effect and for most of the second half they were camped in Bishopstown's half but again poor finishing cost them dearly and in the end had to give way to the home side. Ronan Wade, Niall Gannon and Conor McGuinness were best for our lads. Next outing is a home game against St. Nicks on Sunday morning at 10.45 a.m.
Our senior footballers got off the mark with a 1-10 to 0-8 victory over Aghada last Sunday. On top for most of the first half, a marvellous John Farrell goal helped our lads to a 1-6 to 0-3 halftime lead. Farrell might have had a second goal in the second half but the crossbar denied him as Douglas remained well in control to record their first win of the season. Barry Finn, Killian Hogan, the Coveney brothers, Paddy Barry and John Farrell were very impressive.
The minor "A" footballers claimed a notable scalp in St. Finbarrs winning 1-9 to 1-8 after being five points down early in the first half. A marvellous goal by Fergal O'Sullivan got the Douglas challenge off to the perfect start in the second half and our lads went on to record a splendid victory. David Butler, Barry Hanrahan and David O'Connor also made important contributions to the win.
The "B" minor team found the going extremely difficult against Lough Rovers and were well beaten at the finish.
At a pleasant function in the club for minors and juveniles, The minor player of the year (1999) went to Thomas Sheehan; Under-16 award went to Conor Donnellan, and the Minor Club man of the year went to Paul O'Sullivan.
The intermediate hurlers had a useful workout against Inniscarra last Saturday and emerged winners at the end of a lively contest. They open their league account next Sunday with a home game against Milford, at 3 p.m.


The improvement in the weather conditions resulted in a full programme of matches last weekend. Results were mixed with the Senior's suffering only their second league defeat of the season, while our four schoolboy teams were unbeaten over the weekend.
The Corinthians Senior Team depleted by injuries found old rivals Rockmount too strong on Sunday morning going down by 1-0. There was better news however for the Clubs First Junior Team who got back into the league race as a result of a hard fought 1-0 victory over UCC.
Underage Section
The performance of the week on the schoolboy front was provided by the Club's Under 12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys who travelled to Riverstown to take on league leaders, Riverstown Boys and came away with an excellent 2-1 victory.
Corinthians Boys 2 Riverstown Boys 1
This top of the table clash certainly lived up to it's billing, with excitement and thrills all the way. Having conceded a lead goal after only 15 seconds, Corinthians showed great character to battle their way back into match, before eventually taking the spoils. Dominant in mid-field throughout, with Ian Cullinane, Ricky Kenny and Stephen Moylan in terrific form, it looked for a while as if all their pressure would come to nothing until eventually with 20 minutes remaining Gary Coughlan was on hand to turn in a Ricky Kenny corner. Boosted by the equaliser, Corinthians applied further pressure and with 5 minutes remaining Ian Cullinane thundered home a 20 yard free kick to give Corinthians the points. The management duo of Patrick Cotter and Ricky Kenny were delighted with their team's performance, which now leaves their side in an ideal position to challenge for league honours.
Our Under 12's second string, Douglas Corinthians played out a 2-2 draw with Everton over the weekend. Jamie Owen was on the mark twice for Corinthians while David Kilcommons and James O'Mahony played well.
Our Under 14 Premier Division side picked up a vital win when they defeated Bandon 1-0. The only goal of the game, was scored by Mark Maher. The victory was well deserved with Thomas Cotter, Alan O'Dwyer and Gary Drennan in great form.
Our Under 16's travelled to Mallow and came away with a fine 1-0 victory. Regular marksman, Shane O'Shea was once again on the scoresheet. This was the Under 16's fifth victory in the last six games and they are now sitting comfortably in the top half of the table. The centre back pairing of Keith Thornhill and John O'Sullivan were outstanding throughout.
Dinner Dance
The Club's Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday April 1st in the Maryborough House Hotel, tickets are priced at 20 for what is sure to be a very enjoyable evening. Anyone looking for tickets should contact Declan Farmer at 891073 or Billy O'Connor at 962238 or alternatively contact your own team manager.
Music Table Quiz
On Thursday March 30th the Club is holding a Music Table Quiz in the Rochestown Park Hotel, tickets are priced at 5 per person or 20 per table of four. This event is always one of the highlights of the social calendar and should not be missed. Tables can be pre-booked by contacting Terry O'Donovan at 891257 or John Turner at 361393.


Saturday 11th
C Foley, S O' Leary, M Lynch - 38
P Cashman, M O' Riordan, E Ryan - 41
Cork County Leagues
Juveniles beat Dunlops 6 - 3
Sunday 12th
Cork County Leagues
Senior 'A' beat St Annes: 6 1/2 - 2 1/2
Intermediates beat Majestic 'B': 8 - 1
Juniors lost to St Annes: 5 - 4
This Week
Friday 17th
Senior 'A' V Collins @ Rocklodge
Senior 'B' V Templebreedy @ Castlelyons
Intermediates V Rocklodge @ Collins
Saturday 18th
3 Ball Scramble @ 2:30pm
Juveniles V Lakewood @ ESB
Weekly Lotto Draw
No's Drawn: 6, 24 & 29
CAB Sponsored Winners
Larry c/o St Columbas Hall
Dave, Cab 19 c/o Ger Neiland
M Kearney c/o Marie Kelleher
Next Week 1,400 @ The Briar Rose
There will be a mass for the deceased
members at Douglas on April 8th
Check out our website


On Sunday, 12th of March, Douglas Gymnastics Club rewrote the history books yet again. A team of 6 girls walked away with the National Team title under their belts, giving Douglas their sixth title in ten years. The team members are Dara Kelleher, Sara Callan, Martha Halbert, Chloe Hegarty, Sile Quinlan and Katie Murphy, and they are coached by Debbie McDonnell and Mairead O'Callaghan.
The competition was held in Dublin and teams from all over the country came to compete for the title. However it was to be Douglas's day as the girls finished well ahead of the rest.
Douglas Gymnastics Club has a great tradition in the competition. Since 1991, Douglas has won the competition a record six times. The club has had numerous International gymnasts pass through its doors and nowadays holds no exception. In May, Dara Kelleher will represent Ireland in the European Championships in Paris. In June, Dara, Sile Quinlan, Sara Callan and Sarah Wedel hope to represent Ireland in the Celtic Cup. This competition will be held in Neptune here in Cork.
As you can imagine, international travel is very expensive which the girls must fund themselves, so sponsorship would be very welcome.


Douglas Hall 1 V Ballincollig 2

The girls came up against tough opposition in this game. Ballincollig scored the first goal ten minutes into the match and Douglas fought hard to get back into the game but could not break through. In the second half Ballincollig scored another early goal, again the girls fought hard to get back, and with about 15minutes to full time, Aoife Hynes got a goal from a super strike. This gave the girls a lift; they attacked Ballincollig defence with some excellent strikes from Mary Barrett and Loise Martin, but could not put the ball in the net.
Outstanding for Douglas Christine Turner, Alison Kennedy, goalkeeper Anna O'Riordan and super-sub Emma McCarthy.


Last Saturday Nemos U-14's (Bellair) played their third league game against an up and coming Delanys team in glorious sunshine in Trabeg. Nemo started the better and thanks to the tireless work of Frank Mullins and Gearoid O' Shea in midfield the scores weren't long in coming. A well worked ball up the field, where the ball passed through at least seven pairs of hands, resulted in an excellent goal for Micheal Burke from well over twenty yards from the goalmouth. Nemo went in at half time 1-4 to 0-2 up and in the second half they continued to pull away with Eric O' Sullivan enjoying a purple patch. Nemo ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-4. Best for Nemo were Gearoid O' Shea, Paul Kerrigan, and Eric O' Sullivan.
The U-13's (Greenhills) played against local rivals Donal Downeys (Douglas) on last Saturday afternoon. Nemo were unfortunately short a number of players for this game, although Nemo battled tenaciously in the first half. However in was Nemos inability to put away scores that told against them. Even still at half time there was only one score in it, but in the second Douglas pulled away and won on a scoreline of 4-4 to 0-2, Nemos scores coming from Andrew Morrissey and Glen O' Connell. The best for Nemo were Shane McCarthy, James O' Mahony and Eoghan Hearne.
Nemos U-12's (Trabeg Rangers) played a highly entertaining game against St.Vincent's over the weekend. These young lads played some great football and raced into an early lead. St.Vincents fought back well but they were thwarted by the excellent Drew Murphy at full back, who rallied those around him to up their game. Up front Vincent Twomey and Shane Duncan provided a host of excellent scores with Eric Dilloughery and Colm O' Shea also contributing to Nemo's tally. Ian Madden, Kieran Cooke, Colm Dinenn, and John Cowhig were the best for Nemo as they ran out easy winners in the end.
The U-11's played a repeat of last weeks fixture against Brian Dillons this time with a fuller panel of players and these extra players made a huge difference to this thoroughly enjoyable game. Nemo were very impressive and the off the ball running was extraordinary for such young players. David McCarthy and Steven Goode got a lot of very good scores and Ciaran O Donovan Richard Barrett, Aiden Hickey also played extemely well
The Street Leagues will take place soon and a Registration Night will be held in the clubs' pavilion on the 24th of March for all boys and girls born between 1989 and 1994, ALL ARE WELCOME. A presentation night will take place in the club pavilion for last years victoriuos teams which will begin at 7:00pm and some of the teams are the U-16s, Minors and the U-21s.
U-15 v's Dillons Cross 4:00 Trabeg / U-14 v's Bishopstown 4:15 Bishopstown
U-13 v's Ballincollig 12:30 Trabeg / U-13 v's Carrigaline 3:00 Carrigaline


Under 13's into National Quarter Final
The big achievement over the weekend saw the Under 13's deservedly advance to the Quarter Finals of the National cup. They travelled to Waterford Bohemians and emerged with a terrific 2-1 win. The 'Hall took the lead early in the second half, through a Ronan Stanton penalty. Following this goal, Waterford put on great pressure and got an equaliser with 10 minutes to go. However, showing great spirit the Douglas lads battled on and were rewarded with a late winner, again from Ronan Stanton. This was a smashing team performance, the side's reward is a home Quarter Final against either Newcastle (Galway) or Evergreen (Kilkenny). This match is fixed for Sunday, March 26th. at Moneygourney. More details next week.
Elsewhere, the Seniors continued their winning ways, the MSL and AUL Juniors both drew, while the Youths kept up their good form in the League Cup.
The Seniors travelled to Mallow, which is always a tough fixture. They earned a hard fought 2-1 win, with goals from Tom Houlihan and Stephen Devereaux. Their recent form has been more consistent, and if this can be maintained, they will climb the league table significantly.
The MSL Juniors also played Mallow Utd. This time, the 'Hall were the home side, and a share of the spoils was the result, following a 1-1 draw. The 'Hall again had occasion to rue missed chances, with the goal coming from Barry O'Shea.
The AUL Juniors travelled to Lough Celtic and in another close match, defences were totally on top. The final 0-0 scoreline tells the story of the game - neither side able to penetrate. The 'Hall goalie, earning another clean sheet was James O'Brien.
Also earning a clean sheet for last weekend was Colm McCarthy, for the Youths. They had a convincing 5-0 win against Blarney Utd. in the League Cup. Scorers for the 'Hall were Derrick Bowen, Gerard O'Donovan, Brian Wilkinson, Declan O'Connell and Damien O'Callaghan. This form augurs well for upcoming, tougher matches.
The Under 14's poor run of form continues. Last Sunday they found Ringmahon Rangers too hot to handle, and went down to a 4-0 defeat.
There is a huge fixture list for next weekend:
Friday, 17th.:
AUL Junior League: Away v. Dripsey Celtic, 10.45
Over 35 League at the Mardyke v. Glasheen, 9.00
Under 17 League Away v. Wilton Utd., 3.00
Under 13 Local Cup Away v. Lakewood Athletic, 10.45
Saturday 18th:
Youths League Cup Home v. Temple Utd., 2.30
Under 11 League Away v. Douglas Corinthians, 10.45
Sunday 19th.:
Senior League Home v. Ringmahon Rangers, 3.00
MSL Junior League Home v. Wilton Utd., 10.45
AUL Junior League Home v. Glencairn Celtic, 10.45
Under 17 League Home v. Rockmount, 3.00
Under 13 League Away v. Youghal Utd., 11.30


Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Results (Round 11)
Section One: St Mary's beat Barr's (Red), Crosshaven beat Carrigaline GAA (Blue), Grange Frankfield (Blue) beat Mallow and Mitchelstown (Red) beat St Lukes.
Section Two: Carrigaline GAA (Red) beat Kinsale, Cathedral (Blue) beat Blarney Street, St Vincent's (Blue) beat Douglas (St Luke's) (2/1) and Dunmanway (Parkway) beat Ballincollig Snr Ctn

Section Three: Ballincollig Community (Blue) beat Nemo (Blue), Mitchelstown (Blue) beat Ballinlough (Red), Grange Frankfield (Red) beat ICICYMA (Blue) and Iona (Blue) beat Barr's (Blue)
Section Four: Ballincollig G A A (Blue) beat Wilton (Blue), Carrigaline Community (Blue) beat Highfield (Blue), Ballinlough (Blue) beat Midleton GAA (Red) and Rockies (Blue) beat Conna (Red)
Section Five: Brookfield (Blue) beat Pfizers, Douglas Community (White) beat Midleton G A A (Blue), Little Island beat St Anthony's (Blue) and Nemo (Red) beat Iona (Red)
Section Six: Sylvan beat Cathedral (Red), South Parish beat Ballincollig GAA (Red), Douglas G A A (Red) beat St Michael's and St Finbarr's beat Aghada

Section Seven: Douglas Community (Red) beat Glounthaune, Brookfield (Red) beat Wilton (Red), St Anthony's (Red) beat Rockies (Red) and Cobh beat Highfield (Red)

Section Eight: ICICYMA (Red) beat Carrigaline Community (Red), Ballincollig Community (Red) beat St Vincent's (2/1), Douglas Community (Blue) beat Conna (Blue) and Bandon beat Douglas G A A (Blue)
Martha Treacy Cup: Semi-finals: Grange Frankfield (E Cooper) beat Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) and Brookfield (F Corkery) beat ICICYMA (M Bracken)
Final: Grange Frankfield (E Cooper, G Swanton,R Connole & E Swanton) beat Brookfield (F Corkery, C Eadie, J Williams & E Corkery) Martha Treacy Plate: Semi-final: Mallow (G Ahern) beat Ballincollig GAA (PJ Hagen) and Douglas GAA (M O'Brien) beat Nemo (D Deady)
Final: Mallow (G Ahern, E O'Callaghan,S Ahern & H O'Sullivan beat Douglas GAA (M O'Brien, P Cotter, P Barry & M Corbett)
Congratulations to Grange Frankfield on winning the "Cup" for the third time with the same team and also congratulations to Mallow IBC on winning their first Open Licenced Competition ("Plate")
C I S A Award: At a recent Delegate meeting of the Cork Zone clubs, Jack Lynch the St Anthony's Captain and founder of that club was voted "Bowls Personality of the Year 2000 " Jack will be presented with an award by the Cork Indoor Sports Association at their annual awards ceremony on 5th May Jack served the Cork Zone as Convener for nine years until he retired from the position in 1998. He helped many clubs get started and during his years in office the Cork Zone grew from five to forty five clubs Jack still plays bowls with Douglas Community the club he started with in 1985 and also runs bowls classes throughout the season with the help of fellow Zone members under the Adult Education Scheme of that School He is also a member of the Cork Zone Committee with responsibility for coaching This is the first time that a member of the Cork Zone has been honoured with a C I S A Award.

Fixtures: Wilton Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Fours Competition 18th & 19th March 2000 - Ballincollig Senior Citizens I B C Open Licenced Pairs Competition, 24th, 25th & 26th March 2000 -I I B A (Cork Zone) Annual Challenge Match County Ladies & Gents versus City Ladies & Gents on 28th May 2000 at Little Island Community Centre.


Under 15 - Section 2
Mick Mackey's continued on their winning ways with a hard earned and exciting hour of football against Knockrea Rockies. Playing with wind advantage the Douglas boys raced into a 3 points to nil lead. As the half wore on the St. Michael's outfit began to raise their game and gradually began to peg back the lead. The Douglas boys led 5pts to 2pts at the break. The second half was an exciting affair as both sides swapped points. With 10 minutes remaining and the sides delicately balanced, the opposition took the lead with a goal. But this team and their fitness proved crucial as they wrapped up the game with two goals from James Barrett.
Other excellent performances came from Gary Drennan, Colm O'Sullivan, Mark Maher and Edwin McCarthy. Well done lads! Keep up the good work.
Final score Mick Mackey's 2 -7 V Knockrea Rockies 1 - 7

Douglas - Under 13 --Section
Donal Downeys 4 -4 V. Nemo Rangers 0 -2
This was a good performance from the Douglas lads once they took control of the game after 10 minutes. The opening score of a point came from the Nemo boys but this was cancelled by a Stephen Moylan point and a further goal from Tommy Kelleher and Ian Cullinane helped to strengthen their position and were always on course for their victory. The second half took a similar story with a further goal from James Malone. Others to impress were Thomas O'Connor in goal, Mark Lucey, Padraig Martin and Philip Holland.

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