23rd March, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB

THE club was a hive of activity over the weekend with most teams in action around the city.
Our intermediate hurlers got their league campaign off to the perfect start with a 110 to 16 victory over visitors Milford. There was little between the sides in the opening half and Andrew Larkin's goal in the 15th minute helped us to a half time lead of 14 to 12. The second half developed into a splendid contest with the teams matching each other point for point, but a combination of our fitness and the excellence of Wade brothers Gary and Ronan and 18 year old Brian Boyle ensured we finished comfortable winners.
Next out for the team is another home game against St. Vincents on Sunday, although there is a possibility this game may be played on Saturday. Check notice board for definite news of the fixture.
The junior "A" footballers got back on the winning train with a good victory over St. Nicholas played in Douglas. Our lads opened on a bright note and with Niall Gannon, Stephen Galvin and Donal O'Sullivan in sparkling form we led 08 to 12 at half time.
Douglas continued to dictate matters in the second half and when substitute Kevin McSweeney forced the ball over the line for a goal it looked as if we would win in a canter.
However Nicks refused to lie down and it took some great defending by goalkeeper Andrew Larkin, Kevin Spillane, Niall Gannon and John Paul Kiely to keep them at bay. In the end we finished deserved winners on a 113 to 26 scoreline.
There is one more league game next Sunday morning before we break for hurling when we travel to Whitechurch to take on the locals at 11 a.m. Another brace of points would put us midway in the league table which wouldn't be back considering the disastrous start the team had.
Yet again our minor "A" footballers flattered to deceive. They failed to build on their exciting victory over St. Finbarrs the previous week and went down to St. Vincents by a point in Douglas.
The "B" team found the going extremely tough against a Redmonds/Ballyphehane combination and were well beaten. However the lads are enjoying their football which at the end of the day is what it's all about.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

Last weekend was an extremely busy one from the Clubs point of view with several of our teams playing twice. While results were mixed, there were some excellent performances.
The Corinthians Senior team, despite being decimated by injuries maintained their challenge for the Munster Senior League title when they picked up four points from their two matches. A 2-2 draw with Midleton was followed by a fine 2-1 away victory over Avondale United with Willie O' Keeffe scoring the winner late on. The First Juniors also maintained their challenge for league honours with a fine 3-0 victory over Tramore Athletic.
Under Age Section
Our Under Eleven second string “Douglas Corinthians” maintained their unbeaten league record when they defeated Douglas Hall 1-0 last Saturday Morning. It was a typical local derby with exchanges tight throughout. The decisive goal came just before half time when Stephen Murphy applied the finishing touches to a good cross from Stephen Good. The victory puts “Douglas Corinthians” through to the semi-final of the First Division League. A fine achievement and great credit is due to all concerned.
It was a good weekend for our Under Thirteen's who picked up full points from their league matches against Leeds United and Tramore Athletic. Goals by Graham Dorgan (3) and Michael Burke gave them a 4-0 victory over Leeds and they followed up with a 2-1 victory over Tramore Atletic with Alan Eaton and Johnton Galvin on the score sheet. Life was not so good for our Under Fifteen's who suffered two defeats against Riverstown Boys and Richmond.
Street Leagues
Next Saturday will see the start of this year's Under Seven Street League. The League is open to schoolboys born in the years 1992 and 1993 and will take place mainly on Saturday mornings between 12 noon and 1.30pm. This year's league will feature ten teams and the captain's are as follows:
Alan Cronin (Barcelona)
James Furlong (Liverpool)
Ciaran Twohig (Man Utd)
Cian Macilwhinney (Chelsea)
David Hanrahan (Bayern Munich)
Kevin O' Connor (Real Madrid)
Mark Parks (Juventus)
David O' Donovan (Arsenal)
Cian Hammond (AC Milan)
Brian Forde (Ajax)

If anyone would like to play in the Leagues then please come along to Corinthian's Park on Saturday mornings or contact Ger Kilcommons at (363456) for further information.
The under Eight's Street League (1991) is also due to start shortly and will take place again between 12 noon and 1.30pm.


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Friday 17th
Senior 'A' beat Collins 5 1/2 - 3 1/2
Senior 'B' lost to Templebreedy 9 - 0
Inters beat Rocklodge 6 1/2 - 2 1/2
3 Ball
R Brohan, T. Noonan and P Murphy - 43
D Desmond, J Elley and D Cashman - 39 1/2

Saturday 18th
Juvenile drew with Lakewood 4 1/2 - 2 1/2

Sunday 19th
Inters beat Collins 8 - 1

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NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE

Last Saturday Nemo's U-11 team had the pleasure of playing the visiting Castletownbere in a highly enjoyable contest. Nemo had a full panel of players to chose from and on the day they were too strong for their West Cork visitors. Daniel Morgan was, again , a tower of strength in goal pulling off some outstanding saves and marshalling his defence so as to allow no gaps for the Castletownbere forwards to utilise. David Bevan played extremely well at centre back and attacked well when the opportunities arose. As was stated previously about this team their off the ball running was outstanding considering that they are all only ten years of age. Steven Bullman, Craig O'Sullivan, and Emmett Long were the best for Nemo on a very successful day. Also all in Nemo would like to thank all involved in Zicos Pizza of High Street for providing the much needed after game food.
In a very closely contested U-13 match Greenhills played against Denis Murphys on a fine Saturday morning. Nemo got off to a poor start and if it were not for some fine play from Alan Meany in particular Nemo could have gone in at half time facing an uphill struggle. As it was Nemo were still in close contention at half time and after some stirring words from the management they played out of their skins in the second half and roared back into a the match. Some excellent play from Stephen Morgan and David O'Mahony, who scored 1-1 and 1-0 apiece, kicked started the Nemo fight back and with more scores coming from Eoin Cummins,1-2, and Graham Cummins,0-2, Nemo eventually got the victory on a score line of 3-6 to 3-2. With this win under their belts Greenhils should be looking comfortable for the knock out stages of the league.
The U-14s (South Douglas Road) played Bishopstown in their fourth league game of the season last Saturday in prefect conditions. Nemo started well in this game and took control early on scoring a handful of unanswered points. Bishopstown rallied well late into the first half and scored 1-1 just before half time. In the second half Nemo again took over and eventually ran away easy winners on a scoreline of 4-15 to 1-3. Best for Nemo on the day were Ian O'Connell, Peter O'Mahony, and second half sub Darren Twomey
On Friday 31st Nemo will be holding a registration night in the club pavilion on the South Douglas Road for this summers Kepak Street Leagues for Boys and Girls who were born between 1989 and 1995 ALL ARE WELCOME. Nemo will also be holding a medals presentation on Saturday 25th for some of last years winning teams which include the U-16's , Minors , U-21's , Junior A's and also the Junior B's and again all are welcome. Congratulations to the Senior team who won the Ballincollig tournament over the weekend and commiserations to the Over 40's who were pipped in a closely contested final.

FIXTURES SAT. 25th
U-15 v's Reathpeacon @ Trabeg 2:00 / U-14 v's Pasty Corbetts @ Trabeg 3:15 / U-13 v's St. Nicks @ Glen Field 4:00 / U-13 v's Riverstown @ Trabeg 5:15
U-16 Football League Final:- Nemo v's St. Nicks @ Glen Field 5:00


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Last weekend saw terrific wins for the Seniors, MSL Juniors, AUL Juniors and Youths. However, in their second outing of the weekend, the AUL Juniors disappointed on Sunday. There were also draws for the Under 17's and the 13's.
Top of the list for the week are the Seniors who are in the middle of a rich vein of form and who handed a 5-1 beating to Ringmahon Rangers. John Healy was the top marksman, with a hat trick, including 2 penalties. The other goals were from Tom Houlihan and Kieran Olliffe, who have been regular scorers in the last few weeks.
Not to be outdone, the MSL Juniors were 6-1 victors over Wilton Utd. The side completely dominated, and the goals were scored by Brian Foley (2), Paul Kennedy, Mark O'Connell, Dave Cussen and Andy Lehane (penalty).
The AUL Juniors had mixed fortunes. On St. Patricks Day, they were 5-1 winners over Dripsey Celtic. Rory O'Sullivan and Alan Carroll struck 2 each, with Ger O'Keeffe adding the fifth. However, on Sunday in a vital match, Glencairn Celtic proved too strong, handing our lads a 7-3 beating. The goalscorers were Willie Murphy, Cormac Cahill and Brendan Crown. This makes their task in the league extremely difficult as they face the run in.
The Youths qualified for the Semi-Final of the League Cup following a splendid 1-0 win in a very well contested match against Temple Utd. The goal was scored by Gerard O'Donovan, who was very ably supported by Colm McCarthy in goals, Joe McSorley and Barry O'Shea. Colm McCarthy had his second clean sheet of the weekend, following the Under 17's 0-0 draw against Wilton Utd. in the league. This also makes their task in the league very difficult.
The Under 13's were brought down to earth in two matches on the local scene over the weekend. First, they were lucky to escape from Lakewood with a 3-3 draw in the local cup. The scorers were Robert Rose, Tony O'Sullivan and Ronan Stanton. They travelled to Youghal to take on the locals in the league, and only managed a 0-0 draw. However, the 'Hall were most unlucky in this match, failing to convert their opportunities into goals.
Big weekend ahead.....
Next weekend sees the Under 13's in the spotlight. In the Quarter Final of the Troy National Cup they entertain Newcastle from Galway. They have been playing splendidly in the National Cup and will need to reproduce the form shown in the last round in Waterford. The very best wishes of everyone in the club to Gerry O'Connell, Vincent Rose and the entire squad.
Support will be very welcome in Moneygourney on Sunday afternoon, at 2.30.
Also fixed for next weekend, although subject to confirmation, is the Youths Cup Final against Everton in Turners Cross. This match is fixed for Sunday morning at 10.45. The Youths have been performing very steadily throughout the season, and last weekend's victory will be a terrific boost to all concerned. A repeat of the form shown in this match will be needed on Sunday morning. Again, best wishes to C.J. Harrington and the squad for this match.

Fixtures:
Saturday, 25th.:
AUL Junior League Home v. Hibernians, 2.40
Under 14 League Away v. Everton, 12.00
Sunday, 26th.:
Senior League Away v. Tramore Athletic, 10.45
MSL Junior League Home v. Cobh Wanderers, 10.45
Youths Cup Final at Turners Cross v. Everton, 10.45
Under 13 National Cup Quarter Final Home v. Newcastle (Galway) 2.30
Thursday, 30th.:
AUL Junior League Away v. Glencairn Celtic, 6.15


DOUGLAS GAA UNDER-AGE

Douglas and St. Michael's met in the U 14 Football League at Church Road. The Blackrock lads were physically much stronger than the Douglas fifteen. The first half was a very low scoring affair. Douglas through Ronan Staunton opened the scoring. St Michael's got a goal in the 15th minute. Two well-taken points by Stephen Bermingham had the side's level at the interval.
Douglas upped the tempo in the second half and scored four unanswered points. The Douglas lads used their possession very well. Eoin Caddogan sealed victory with a well-taken goal. Best for Douglas were Jonathan Lane, Graham O'Halloran and David Hackett.
U 14B Douglas played Carrigaline in this encounter. The Southeast boys proved much too strong against a game Douglas s outfit. Best for Douglas were Alan McCarthy, Timmy Linehan, Denis O'Sullivan and Liam Higgins.
I would like to review the progress of our own teams to date;
U 15 A Grade. This team are unbeaten after 4 games and are top of the League
U 14 A Grade. This squad has a 100% after two games
U 13 A Grade. The U 13's have maximum points after two games
U 15 B. This outfit have a 100% record after four games and are in pole position.
U 14 B / U 13 B. Both these teams are finding the going tough but are working very hard on their games.


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

"Wilton Fours Title Goes To Carrigaline Community Bowls Club”

Wilton Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Fours Competition for the Wilton Perpetual Cup: Quarter - finals: Carrigaline Community (V Todd) beat Wilton (K Gilmore), Little Island (J Kirby) beat Cathedral (D Williamson), Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagen) beat Douglas Community (Con Higgins) and Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat South Parish (K Owens)

Semi-Finals: Carrigaline Community (V Todd) beat Little Island (J Kirby) and Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagen)

Final: Carrigaline Community (V Todd, J Todd, G Ruddock & P Collins) beat Ballincollig Community (D Twohig, M Buckley, K Buckley & A Twohig)

The final was a close fought affair with neither team giving much away with Carrigaline Community winning the title with a narrow 4/3 victory.
Congratulations to Carrigaline Community on winning their first Open Licenced Competition. The final was umpired by John Curran and Pat Dunlea.


Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Positions after Round (11):

Section One: Mitchelstown (Red) 25pts, Crosshaven 22pts, Grange Frankfield (Blue) 20pts and Mallow 16pts

Section Two: Kinsale 25pts, Carrigaline GAA (Red) 21pts, St Vincent's (Blue) 19pts and Douglas (St Lukes) 17pts

Section Three: Grange Frankfield (Red) 24pts, ICICYMA (Blue) 21pts, Nemo (Blue) 19pts and Mitchelstown (Blue) 16pts

Section Four: Ballincollig GAA (Blue) 25pts, Conna (Red) 25pts, Wilton (Blue) 23pts and Rockies (Blue) 19pts

Section Five: Nemo (Red) 29pts, Douglas Community (White) 25pts, Little Island 21pts and St Anthony's (Blue) 17pts

Section Six: Douglas GAA (Red) 26pts, Sylvan 22pts, Ballincollig GAA (Red) 22pts and St Finbarr's 18pts

Section Seven: Brookfield (Red) 26pts, Douglas Community (Red) 20pts, St Anthony's 20pts,Wilton (Red) 18pts and Cobh 18pts

Section Eight: ICICYMA 24pts, Conna (Blue) 19pts, Douglas Community 18pts and Ballincollig Community (Red) 17pts
Fixtures: Ballincollig Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls Club (Over 60'S) Licenced Pairs Competition for the Pat Cox Perpetual Cup 24th, 25th & 26th March 2000
Nemo Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Corny Mulcahy Memorial Cup, at Nemo GAA Pavilion on 31st March, 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th & 9th April 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.


DOUGLAS CAMOGIE

On Saturday 11th March, 2000 Douglas Camogie Club played Mayfield at U-l0 and U-1l level. Douglas were successful in all games. Speciail mention must go to Rachel O'SuIlivan, Emma Heffernan, Ann Corkery, Zoe Dunlea, Clare O'Brien, Niamh O'Donovan and Linda McCarthy for their exceiient performances in the U-II match.
The U-10’s also played exceptionally well in particular Clare Burke, Aoife O'Donovan, Danielle Boyle, Julia Whyte, Aileen, Aine and Marie O'Donovan. Congratulations to both teams and their trainers.


DOUGLAS RUGBY

Douglas made up for the defeat last weekend in the junior cup by beating Cobh Pirates in the County Cup. Douglas played very well thanks to a combined team effort. The second team were beaten on Patricks Day by Clonakilty in their cup match.


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