30th March, 2000
Weekly Sports


OUR intermediate hurlers maintained their winning sequence with another splendid victory, this time over St. Vincents at Douglas. The visitors had the opening score after three minutes, but Douglas settled well and goals by Eamon Sharkey and Rory Gunn put them into a commanding position which they never lost. Playing very controlled hurling at the back where David McSweeney, Pat O'Callaghan, and the Wade Brothers Gary and Ronan were rock solid, Douglas effectively put the game beyond Vincents reached with a third goal, a superb individual effort by Brian Boyle which gave us an interval lead of 3-2 to 1-3. Our lads remained firmly in control through the second halfwith the strong wind to their backs, and while there were no further goals, six points were added to just one for our opponents, to confirm our superiority in most sectors of the
field. Conor Ryan was quite effective at midfield and appears to prefer the open spaces, Killian Hogan and Derek Hayes also made a big contribution to the win.
The junior "A" footballers failed to Whitechurch in a lively league game, losing 1-9 to 1-5 in difficult conditions. Playing with the aid of the strong wind, our lads needed a good half time lead to have any chance. As it was we could only manage to be in front at the break 0-2 to nil and it was never going to be enough. The loss of John Grimes late in the first half didn't help our cause but credit to the lads for battling hard against the odds. An Albert Clarke goal gave us hope late in the game and with Donal O'Sullivan and Niall Gannon playing the hearts out, it looked as if we could hang on for a win. Unfortunately the numerical advantage of our opponents and the strong wind made it impossible for us and we eventually had to give way in the closing minutes when Whitechurch kicked five points in a row to earn the spoils.
The junior "B" footballers are finding the going in Division Two hard going and went under to Na Piarsaigh by 10 points, while our mi-nor "B" team just failed in their outing against Slieve Rua, losing 18 to 15 in a lively encounter.
Our under 21 footballers are in championship action on Sunday when they face a difficult opponent in St. Finbarrs in Ballinlough at 12.15 p.m.
With the bright nights now upon, there is a lot of activity this coming week, with the senior footballers playing St. Michaels in Church Road on Sunday, and the junior "A" hurlers away to Ballinhassig the same night.


It was a disappointing weekend on the adult front with both the Seniors and the First Juniors suffering disappointing defeats. The Seniors decimated by injuries went down 3-1 at home to Temple Utd, while the First Juniors were beaten 1-0 by Midleton. The defeats were major blows to both sides league chances.
On a brighter note the Third Juniors travelled to Knocknahenny and came away with a fine 3-0 victory over Central Rovers.
Corinthain Boys Underage Section
Our Under 12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys maintained their challenge for league honours with a comfortable 8-1 victory over Mallow. Early strikes by Ian Cullinane and a tremendous individual effort by Ricky Kenny put Corinthians in control and they never relaxed their grip on the game. Further goals by Peter O'Connell, Darren Fogarty, Mark Murphy, Gary Coughlan (2) and Ian Cullinane confirmed Corinthians superiority on the day. The players to catch the eye were Kevin Garde whose control and distribution was excellent throughout, Ian Nolan who dominated in mid field and Mark Murphy who was a thorn in Mallows side throughout the game.
Our Under 12 First Division side Douglas Corinthians turned in a very credible performance when they drew 0-0 away to Cobh Ramblers. Best for Corinthians were David Scannell, James O'Mahony and Richard Walsh.
Our Under 14 Premier Division side are fighting hard to avoid relegation and last Sunday despite a brave performance they found title challengers Ringmahon too strong. The two games remaining against Greenwood and Mayfield it looks as if they will need 4 points out of 6 to stay in the Premier Division.
Street Leagues
The Under 7 Street League kicked off last Saturday and the games produced some tremendous excitement. There was some cracking matches with plenty of thrills and spills and even the occasional tear. The spirit and enthusiasm of the youngsters was a joy to behold.
After Saturday's double series of matches only two sides Barcelona and AC Milan have 100% records. Barcelona had comfortable victories over Arsenal and Real Madrid. Skipper Alan Cronin, Matthew Hosey and Brian Bohane were the stars for Barcelona. AC Milan were also in good form and they recorded fine victories over Ajax and Bayern Munich. For Milan, captain Cian Hammond, Thomas Noonan, Johnny Lingwood and Ben Dobson were the stars of the show. In other matches played Juventus had an excellent 2-0 victory over Chelsea, Mark Parkes, Niall Kelleher, Owen Dolan and Robert Lyons in superb form. Manchester Utd. had an impressive 5-1 victory over Bayern Munich, Kieran Twohig and Ryan Levis in impressive form and finally Real Madrid proved too strong for Liverpool winning 3-1. Kevin O'Connor, Dara Williamson, Alan Hosford and Darran O'Flynn were outstanding for Real Madrid.
Finally special thanks to all those who returned sponsorship cards in the soccer marathon. Your support was much appreciated.


Saturday 25th
3 Ball Scramble
1st Nett: Tony Noonan, Jim Elley, John Brohan
Score: 39 1/3
Juveniles lost to St Annes 6 1/2 - 2 1/2

Sunday 26th
Cork County Leagues
Senior 'A' beat Dunlops 7 - 2
Intermediates beat Majestic 'A' 5 - 4
Congratulations to the Inters who
won the Inter Cork County Leagues

Next Week
Senior 'A' V Templebreedy
Final @ Lakewood
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Last weekend proved to be another very busy one for all the Under-Age teams involved in Nemo. With the football season coming to its mid-season break all teams were going full tilt to gain the maximum number of points so as to try and ensure qualification for the knockout stages of the League.
The U-14's tried to maintain their unbeaten record in extremely windy conditions against Patsy Corbett's (Mayfield) in Trabeg last Saturday. Nemo played into the wind in the first half but they were unable to take advantage of their numerous scoring chances while the strong Mayfield team put away the opportunities that arose. Nemo went in at half time with the score line reading 0-2 to 0-5 and they faced a tough challenge in the second half. Nemo came out all guns blazing but again they were found wanting in front of goals and some easy chances were spurned early in the half. With the clock ticking down Nemo were four points behind but a excellent goal from Gordon "Shorty" Higgins put the smallest of margins between the teams and Nemo hoped that they might escape with a draw. However luck was not to be on Nemo's side and Mayfield held out for a one point win. he best for Nemo on the day were Sean McKeown and Richard Hogan.
Turners Cross (U-13) played against an up and coming Glanmire in Trabeg over the weekend. This team showed some great form and justified their managers decision to enter two U-13 teams in the top league. Nemo started very well and some excellent scores from D Kearny (2-1) and D Collins (1-2) paved the way for a satisfactory Nemo win over tough competition. The best for Nemo on the day were Ciaran McGrath, Mark Murphy and man of the match Mark O'Donovan.
Nemo's U-12s played provided an outstanding display last Saturday against an under strength Blarney team. A hat-trick from corner forward Shane Dorgan was just one of many fine displays from this rapidly improving team. Aaron O'Sullivan was solid throughout with Shane Plaice and Tomas O'Connor consistently steady at the back. Others to catch the eye were Shane Duncan, Eric Cotter, and Cian O'Mahony. The long hours put in at training are now paying dividends as some of their inter passing and their willingness to help each other out was text book stuff. Players are reminded that training continues each and every Monday night at 5:00pm in the club's main ground on the South Douglas Road.
Nemo will be holding a REGISTRATION NIGHT between 6:00pm and 7:00pm for the up coming KEPAK STREET LEAGUES which is open to all boys and girls who were born between 1989 and 1994 ALL ARE WELCOME!

THURSDAY 30th MARCH:- U-16 v's Passage, Trabeg @ 6:30pm // U-13 v's Blackrock , Trabeg @ 4:00pm
SATURDAY 1st APRIL:- U-15 v's Killcuddy , Trabeg @ 5:00pm
Challange Sunday 2nd U-11 v's U12 , Nemo @ 5:00pm
MONDAY 3rd APRIL :- U-14 v's Douglas , Trabeg @ 6:30pm


On the 26th of March Carrigaline Gymnastics Club hosted the Southern Region Basic Three Competition for girls. There was approximately fifty gymnasts competing at different levels in their respective age groups. Each level has its own range of difficulty, increasing with every new level. For example, level 6 is the easiest of levels and all levels below level 6 (eg. 5,4…) become more difficult. The gymnasts compete on three out of four pieces of aparatus, the vault, the bar and the floor. They do not compete on the beam.
Douglas Gymnastics Club had eighteen gymnasts competing for a place in the National Finals in Carrig-on-Shannon on the 16th of April.

The top four gymnasts from each level and age group qualify for the National Basic Three final.


On a great weekend for the club, the Under 13's continued to fly the flag by qualifying for the Troy National Cup Semi Final. The Seniors, MSL Juniors, AUL Juniors and the Youths all had convincing victories.
First for this week are the Under 13's who performed splendidly to overcome Newcastle from Galway 2-0 in the National Cup. The 'Hall absorbed huge pressure playing against the wind in the first half. They were up against physically bigger opponents, but with the benefit of the wind in the second period, they were full value for the victory. The goal scorers were Brian O'Connor and Jonathon Lane, but this was truly a fine team performance. They now must travel to Dublin to play Belvedere Boys in the Semi.
The Seniors were fast off the mark against Tramore Athletic in the League, leading 3-0 after the first quarter. This was the final score, despite a number of chance to the 'Hall. The scorers were John Healy, Stephen O'Connell and Stephen Devereaux.
The MSJ Juniors were also in fine form, winning 4-1 against Cobh Wanderers. Barry O'Shea contributed a fine hat-trick, with the fourth scored by Graham Power. In the league, the AUL Juniors were also convincing winners, 5-3 against Hibernians. The goals were scored by Willie Murphy (2), James Slowey, John Carroll and Brendan Crown.
In the Youths League, the 'Hall had a re-arranged fixture against Wilton Utd. They were scheduled to play in the Murphy Cup Final, but this is now fixed for next Sunday at Turners Cross, at 11.00. Last weekend, they forged a 5-2 win over Wilton. The goals were scored by Brian Wilkinson, Gerard O'Donovan, Derrick Bowen, James O'Leary and Barry O'Shea. This win sets them up for the Cup Final next Sunday, and the best of luck to all concerned.
The Under 14's were most unfortunate to lose 3-2 against Everton. They battled well to be at 2-2, having been in arrears. However, they conceded a late goal to lose the match. The goals were scored by Cian Field and Stephen Barry.
Saturday, 1st. April:
MSL Juniors League Home v. Mayfield Utd., 3.00
Sunday, 2nd. April:
Senior League Home v. U.C.C., 3.00
AUL Junior League Away v. Strand Utd., 3.00
Youths Murphy Cup Final Turners Cross v. Everton, 11.00
Under 15 League Home v. Lakewood Athletic, 3.00
Under 13 Local Cup Replay Home v. Lakewood Athletic, 11.00
Tuesday, 4th. April
Under 17 League Home v. Rockmount, 6.30

Finally for this week, congratulations to the Douglas Community School Under 18's who have qualified for the Cork County Final, following their 2-1 win over Presentation College in the Semi Final. There are 5 Douglas Hall players on the Douglas side, Brian Wilkinson, Derrick Bowen, Gerard O'Donovan, Cathal Hipwell and Billy O'Neill. The goals in the Semi Final were scored by Cathal Hipwell and Billy O'Neill. Incidentally three of the Pres side are also Douglas Hall players - Paul Rose, Brian Dwyer and Roger Barrett. The best of luck to Douglas in the Final against Deerpark.


Congratulations are again in order for junior player Laura Thompson who travelled to Dublin last weekend for the Spring Open. Laura has had great success this season and this meeting was no exception with a win for Laura in the U14 girl's singles.
Bad news last week for the Div 1 team who were beaten by Dromon 4-2 in the semi-finals of the League. Better luck next year. The team: David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Declan Brown, Betty Thompson, Karen Cinnamond and Esther Hickey.
The Div 3 Mixed team beat Carrigtwohill 4-0 in the David Finn Cup and will meet old rivals Kinsale at home on Thursday 30th. This team has had a great season so far and they are looking forward to the Munster finals of the league at the end of April. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
The Div 4 Ladies met Mitchelstown at home last week in the Handicap Cup and won 3-0. They will be meeting Bandon away this week in the quarterfinals of the league so the best of luck. The team: Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil McCarthy and Bernie Hayes.
The Div 5 Mixed team is really revving up, beating Riverstown twice in the last two weeks, 6-0 at home and 4-2 away. The team: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, David Stynes and Dermot Lucey.
The Div 6 Ladies team had their first taste of defeat this season when they met the ESB team in the Handicap Cup. It was an uphill struggle with Carrigaline missing one of their key players and starting at -6 to ESB's +4. Carrigaline took the first game 2-0, lost the second and third 0-2 so it was all to play for in the fourth. Carrigaline won the first set 15-14 but were beaten 15-14 in the second and, being already beaten on sets at this stage, they were happy to concede the match so they could sit down and rest their weary bones. They will be meeting Aghbullogue on Thursday evening for the quarterfinals of the league so the best of luck ladies! The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Deirdre O'Donovan.
The Class 1 and 4 Inter County All Ireland semi-finals will be held in Galway this weekend. Playing from Carrigaline Badminton Club are Class 1 - David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Karen Cinnamond, Valerie Power and Class 4 - Alan Burrows, Adrian Furey, Mairead Ni Bheara and Patricia Hurley. Good luck!
In other news the 3rd round of the ladder has now started and the Club Championships are due to be starting soon. Details of both will be available on the notice board.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.

DOUGLAS A.C. (St. Columba's)

Douglas A.C wish to inform all our athletes that a new track and field season gets underway shortly.
This year will be a historic one in athletic terms as the two former bodies governing the sport in Ireland, namely NACAI and BLE have agreed to come together. The new organisation will be known as the "Athletics Association of Ireland" (AAI) We plan to start training on Tuesday 4th. April in the Douglas Community School grounds at 7pm sharp.
Again we express our thanks to the Principal and Board of Management for the use of their facilities.
These days athletics is a serious sport and is only suitable for those who feel that they can apply themselves in a disciplined manner to the instructions of the coaches.
As in the past, 8 years of age is the lower limit. There is no upper limit!!! Enquiries please to Michael Meade 364961 or Terry O'Sullivan 362998


Douglas Hall 2 V Cobh 1
The Douglas girls could do no wrong in this game, 3 minutes into the game Karen O'Neill put the ball in the back of the Cobh net from grate play ny midfield player Mary Barrett
15 minutes later Cobh came back with a goal to make it level. Douglas girls responded with a great run from Louise Martin. Up the wing, fired the ball into the box where again Karen O'Neill finished superbly to make it 2-1. With 15 minutes to go, Cobh got a penalty to which our goalkeeper Michelle Morgan made an outstanding save to make it another great win.
Girl of the match; Kate Delaney, who controlled the defence superbly. Others who played well were goal scorer Karen O'Neill, Louise Martin, Mary Barrett and Aoife Hynes.


U 15 A Douglas U 15's maintained their 100% record with a win over St. Vincent's. This was an excellent game of football. A Seamus Crowley goal helped Douglas lead 1-3 to 0-5 at the break. After the interval Douglas upped their performance against the wind, goals by mark Harrington and Seamus Crowley sealed victory. David Dorney, Brian T. O'Callaghan and David O'Regan played best for Douglas.
U 15 B Glanmire, wind assisted led 0-3 to 0-2 after a most competitive first half. Douglas kicked six unanswered points in the first fifteen minutes of the second half. They moved the ball very well from defence into attack. Conor O'Driscoll's 2 goals sealed victory for Douglas. Vincent Kiely, Henry Thornton, Edwin McCarthy and Jonathan Rice impressed most.
U 13 B Douglas battled hard against a superior outfit but had to give way in the finish. Thomas O'Sullivan, Liam Foley, Gerard Lynch and Paul O'Regan were best for Douglas.
U 14 A Na Piarsaig played with the aid of the wind in the first half and the sides were level at the break 0-2 each. Stephen Bermingham kicked some fine points after the break and eventually won 0-8 to 0-3. Brian O'Connor, Colm O'Sullivan and Kenneth O'Donoghue did well for Douglas.
U 13 A Douglas and Bishopstown played this game in Douglas, the sides were level 0-4 each at the break. Douglas led by three points with ten minutes to go, but two goals in the space of a minute brought victory to Bishopstown. Best for Douglas were Mark Lucey and Eoin Cotter.

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