6th April, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB

LACK of knowledge of the playing rules cost our under 21 footballers a famous victory over St. Finbarrs in the opening round of the championship last weekend.
A point in arrears with time running out, one of our forwards found himself in a one on situation with the 'Barrs goalkeeper but instead of taking the ball around the 'keeper, our man opted to fist the ball to the net which of course you cannot do and from the resultant free out Barrs went down field to added another point to win 1-4 points to 1-2.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for our lads who had proved more than a match for their fancied opponents. However in the heel of the hunt it all came down to lack of preparation for this particular grade of championship. Little or nothing was done and once again we paid the price. One of these fine years we will take this grade seriously and then perhaps we will get the results.
Last year we failed to Nemo by a point in a game we should have won. It will be interesting to see how far the Barrs advance in this year's championship.
It's been a bad week around for football in the club. On Monday night last our senior team failed to St. Michaels in a lively league game in Church Road, going under 0-9 to 0-8. With time running out our lads led by a point and had enough of chances to kill off the opposition, but faulty finishing cost us dearly and Michaels finished with two late points to garner the spoils.
The same night our junior "A" hurlers failed to Ballinhassig 3-12 to 3-9 in the opening round of the league played in Ballinhassig.
The early start and the senior football game both contrived to deny the team a couple of very experienced players and in the end that was the main difference between the sides. Two cracking goals from penalties by Joe Barry and another by Declan Sinnott weren't good enough on a night when the majority of our lads were way below par. The team is again in action on Monday night when they entertain Whitechurch in Douglas. the junior "B" hurling team is also in action the same night against Na Piarsaigh.
Our junior "A" footballers ended the first half of their league campaign on a disappointing note going under to St. Vincents by five points. Not for the first time poor finishing cost us dearly while our defence for once leaked goals four of them in fact.
The minor footballers were badly beaten by Na Piarsaigh in a league game, and again missed the strength of Gary McLoughlin who is recovering from a hernia operation. The sooner he is back the better.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

Under 7
There was some fabulous matches in the Under Seven Street Leagues with plenty of goals and some outstanding individual performances.
Barcelona are still setting the pace after the weekend's action. they had a comfortable win over Manchester Utd. and looked set for another three points in their second match against Juventus when they led 5-1, but a Mark Parke's-inspired recovery saw Juventus come back from the dead to share the spoils in a 5-5 draw. Besides Mark Parkes, Robert Lyons, Alan Murphy and Niall Kelleher played well for Juventus, while Alan Cronin, Luke Connolly and Mathew Hosey did well for Barcelona.
Liverpool and Arsenal picked up full points with Liverpool defeating Manchester Utd. and AC Milan, while Arsenal defeated Ajax and Bayern Munich. James Furlong, Kieran Farmer and Declan McGiveran did well for Liverpool while David O'Donovan, Evan Brown and James Tyner played best for Arsenal.
Under 8
There are eight teams taking part in the Under Eight street leagues and last weekends double series of matches provided some cracking games. The early pace setters are Glasgow Celtic and Valencia who picked up full points from their two games.
Glasgow Celtic started with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund and followed up with a comfortable 4-1 win over PSV. Olan Kelleher and Eoin Murphy were on the scoresheet against Dortmund, while Olan Kelleher (2), Eoin O'Dwyer and Stephen O' Mahony scored against PSV.
Valencia-inspired by Kevin O'Regan had two easy victories over Porto and Inter Milan. Michael Lyons and Killian Rigney also played well for Valencia. Lazio are also looking quite strong at this early stage and they picked up 4 points from their two games played. They had fine performances from Garvin Irwin, Carl Lynch, David Nation and Stuart Chisholm.
Under 9
The Under Nine Street Leagues also kicked off at the weekend and there was victories for Santos, Fluminese and Flamingo.
All the Street League results, tables and scorers can be found on the Club web-site www.collegecorinthians.com
If you would like to play in the Street Leagues, it is not too late. Just come along to Corinthians Park on Saturday morning. For the Under Seven to Under Eight age group the league takes place between 12 noon and 1.30pm and the Under 9 league takes place between 10am and 11.30am.
Schoolboys League
Douglas Corinthians lost their unbeaten record in the Under 11 First Division when they went down 2-0 to Riverstown Boys. They played very poorly on the day with only David O'Sullivan and David Bevan playing up to stardard.
Our Under 11 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys also suffered a disappointing defeat going down 3-2 to Wilton, Brian Lombard and Craig Neville scored for Corinthians. There was better news for Our Under 15's who got back on the winning trail with a 5-0 victory over Coachford. Ian Trinder with a fine hat trick. Ian McCarthy and Mark Maher also scored for Corinthians.
The Plate Competition was won by St. Anthonys captained by Kieran Murphy who defeated Scoil Na Croise Naofa, Mahon in the final.
Schools Blitz
Corinthians recently organised a Second Class schools blitz for five local schools, St. Columbas Douglas, St. Anthonys Ballinlough, Scoil Chriost Ri, Scoil Barra, Beaumont and Scoil Na Croise Naofa, Mahon. It was a great success with St. Columbas eventually emerging victorious defeating St. Anthonys in the final. Declan Daly and Derek Coughlan from Cork City were on hand to present the winning trophy to Michael Carroll Captain of St. Columbas. All of the participants were presented with either a plaque or a medal, a souvenir of their first representative games for their respective schools.


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Saturday 1st
1st Nett: J Hanover, W Mc Carthy & T Sheehan
Score: 35 2/3
1st Gross: J Fahy, J Elley & M O' Brien
Score: 41
Sunday 2nd
The Senior 'A' team won the Cork County Leagues with a win over Templebreedy 5 - 4
The team was: D Murphy, J Fahy, C Foley,
J Hanover, M O' Riordan, E Ryan, M O' Brien and L O' Brien
There will be a VICTORY social night this
Saturday at The Clubhouse at 8:30pm

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 24, 26 & 28
NO WINNER
CAB Sponsored Winners
Tony & Betty c/o N Kelleher
Joanne Collins c/o The Grange
Jamie Fahy c/o The Club
Tonights Jackpot: 1,700

There will be a mass this Saturday for the deceased
members of the club in Douglas at 6:00pm

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DOUGLAS RUGBY CLUB

As part of our 21st Anniversary celebrations a few of our elder members sat down to pick a team of the best 15 former players since the reformation of the club. The team was announced at our recent dinner dance. It was christening, what else but, THE DREAM TEAM.
On Saturday next, 7th April, this formidable group of athletes will take to the pitch at 2.30pm at Moneygourney to play Corks TRIPEHOUNDS. This fixture is guaranteed to be entertaining in every sense. So have yourself an enjoyable afternoon, please come and support this amazing bunch of players.
Anyone who has experience in ‘First Aid’ especially at issuing resuscitation please come to this event.
For the record, and especially for the younger generation out there, the DREAM TEAM is as follow:
Front row: John White, Frank Caul, John Hughes; Second row: Denis Barry, Eddie Walsh; Back row: Paul Pinfield, Dan Walsh, Willie Kingston; Scrum half: Billy Tracy; Out Half: Jerry Ryan; Wings: Dave McCarthy, John Sweetnam; Centres: Stephen Murphy, Seamus O’Flynn; Full back: Barry Murphy.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Also, best wishes and get well soon to our friend and member Tony O’Flynn.


DOUGLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPORTS

The U16 County Hurling Final was played in Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday March 20th between D.C.S and Colaiste Cholim. The match was played in a very good spirit with D.C.S. winning impressively on a score line of 2-15 to 1-6.Douglas started strongly with goals from Mark Harrington and Seamus Andrews helping them to a nine point lead at the interval. Seamus 0 Donoghue at centre forward, Mark Harrington and James Moylan in the corners, scored some five points in the second half to see D.C.S. winning comfortably.
The U16 soccer Munster Final was played in Limerick between Limerick C.B.S. and Douglas C.S. Douglas had one hand on the cup when, with one minute to go, Limerick broke through for an equalising goal, taking the game to extra time. Limerick proved the stronger team in extra time going on to win on a scoreline of 3-2.
Congratulations to Niall Duncan who has been selected to represent the Irish Schools Athletic Association in the Cross Country international which is to be held at Irvine in Scotland on Saturday April 1st. This is a tremendous honour for Niall and for his school and we wish him the best of luck.


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U12

Douglas Hall 1 V Riverstown 3
This match was played on Riverstown's pitch on a very cold Monday night. The Girls held well for the first 15 mins till Riverstown got a goal straight from a corner. Douglas responded with a super-goal from Karen O'Neill. Then 10 minutes later Riverstown got another goal which made it 2 -1. After half time the Douglas Girls came out in the second half with fire in their eyes and got a great goal from Emma Hughes which the referee disallowed, so the Girls kept trying but the ball would not go in the net. Then a few minutes to goRiverstown sealed the game with another goal.
Girl of the Match; Catherine Heyden
Others to play well were , Danielle Healy, Emma Hughes, goal scorer Karen O'Neill and super-sub Sarah Walsh.
So it's back to the training ground to prepare for next weeks game which is a cup semi-final to be played next Sunday at 2.00PM at Regional Park Ballincollig. So please come out and support the Douglas Girls.


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Champions!
The Youths, with a stirring display last Sunday morning, were crowned Murphys Youths Cup winners following a 2-1 victory over Everton. The 'Hall were full value for their win, which maintains an unbeaten run stretching back to October.
The Douglas team took control of the match from early on, causing the Everton defence loads of problems. The first goal arrived midway through the half, when good work by Damien O'Callaghan released Gerard O'Donovan whose through ball reached Derrick Bowen. Bowen took control and finished in style to put the 'Hall in the lead. Everton fought back but Colm McCarthy in goals, Joe McSorley and Barry O'Shea in defence were in control of all situations.
Following the interval Everton came more into the game and stretched the 'Hall defence at times, without making a breakthrough. However, the 'Hall midfield, with James O'Leary in fine form imposed themselves and with 20 minutes on the clock, a Bowen run and shot was parried by the Everton 'keeper into Brian Wilkinson's path. He finished the chance, to put the 'Hall into a 2-0 lead. Everton showed their mettle and were rewarded with a fine goal, to set up a grandstand last 10 minutes.
However, the 'Hall held out with good play all round, and more good defending from Eoin O'Brien, Billy O'Neill and David Cotter. Overall this was a terrific team performance, and a happy captain, Joe McSorley accepted the cup on the team's behalf. This win bodes well and if these lads can maintain their form for the remainder of the season, they could capture another trophy. Congratulations all round.
Weekend Activity
Elsewhere, the three adult teams had mixed fortunes, the 15's got back on the winning trail, while the 13's bowed out of the local cup.
The Seniors entertained league leaders, U.C.C. and emerged with a merited 1-1 draw. The students took and early lead, but the 'Hall, showing the resilience which has build up in the side recently took control for a long spell. They were rewarded with an equaliser from Tom Houlihan and were most unlucky not to capture all three points. Nonetheless, this performance maintains their unbeaten run.
The MSL Juniors were confident 2-0 winners over Mayfield UTd. in the league. The scorers were Mark O'Connell and Brian Foley. This also maintains their good form and reflects a new found confidence within the side. Dave Kilgannon kept a sound goals, and earned another clean sheet.
The AUL Juniors were twice in action, losing 4-0 to Glencairn Celtic and defeating Strand Utd. 3-1. In this second match, the scorers were Rory O'Sullivan (2) and Alan Carroll. They are now on the fringes of the league promotion race and would need an enormous run of results to get involved again.
The Under 15's were also good winners, with a 3-0 victory over Lakewood Athletic. The scorers, in a fine team performance, were Anton Leong, Darren O'Connor and Donal Moynihan. Colin Doyle, who had earlier been sub goalie for the Youths, was the net minder, who had a clean sheet.
Finally, the Under 13's were unlucky to exit from the Local Cup, losing 3-2 after extra time to Lakewood Athletic. The scorers were Tony O'Sullivan and Kevin Mulcahy.

Fixtures:
Thur. 6th.: AUL Junior League (H) v. Dunbar Celtic, 6.30
Fri. 7th.: O.35 Cup at the Mardyke v. Crofton Celtic, 7.00
Sun. 9th.: Senior League Away v. Killarney Celtic, 4.00
MSL Junior League Away v. Rockmount, 3.00
Youths League Home v. Richmond, 3.00
Tues. 11th.: Under 13 League Home v. Rockmount, 6.30
Wed. 12th.: Under 15 League Home v. Bandon, 6.30


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

Umpire's Championship: Quarter -finals: B Jennings (Wilton)(Holder) beat M O'Leary (Brookfield), M Bracken (ICICYMA) beat T Liston (Wilton), P McCarthy (Wilton) beat H Forbes (St Mary's) and D Twohig (BallincolligCommunity) versus P Healy (Nemo) to be arranged.
Semi-final Pairings: B Jennings (Wilton) versus M Bracken (ICICYMA) and P >Mc Carthy (Wilton) versus D Twohig (Ballincollig Community) or P Healy (Nemo)

TSB Inter Club League Positions (Round 12):
Section One: Mitchelstown (Red) 28pts, Crosshaven 25pts, Grange Frankfield 23pts and Carrigaline GAA (Red) 18pts
Section Two: Kinsale 25pts, Carrigaline GAA (Red) 23pts, St Vincent's (Blue) 21pts and Douglas (St Luke's) 20pts

Section Three: Grange Frankfield (Red) 24pts (R11), Nemo (Blue) 22pts, ICICYMA 21pts and Mitchelstown (Blue) 17pts

Section Four: Ballincollig GAA (Blue) 27pts, Wilton (Blue) 26pts, Conna (Red) 25pts and Rockies (Blue) 22pts
Section Five: Nemo (Red) 32pts, Douglas Community (White) 27pts, Little Island 21pts and St Antho ny's (Blue) 20pts

Section Six: Douglas GAA (Red) 28pts, Ballincollig GAA (Red) 24pts, Sylvan 23pts and St Finbarr's 19pts

Section Seven: Brookfield (Red) 29pts, St Anthony's (Red) 22pts, Wilton (Red) 21pts, Douglas Community (Red) 20pts and Cobh 19pts
Section Eight: ICICYMA 25pts, Ballincollig Community (Red) 19pts, Conna (Red) 19pts, Douglas Community (Blue) 19pts and Bandon 18pts

Fixtures: Nemo Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Corny Mulcahy Memorial Cup at Nemo GAA Pavilion on 7th, 8th and 9th April 2000
St Anthony's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples (2-Bowl) Competition at St Anthony's Hall on 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th 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

Meeting: The next Committee meeting of the I I B A (Cork Zone) will take place on the 10th April 2000 at 7-00pm.


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

The Division 6 Ladies team were back on winning ways last week in the quarterfinals of the Cork County League. On Thursday night they met Aghabullough at home and having heard that this was a team to be reckoned with the Carrigaline Ladies were feeling nervous. However, our Ladies once again showed what a strong team they are, winning 4-0 and conceding only one set. They will meet Crosshaven A in the semi-finals this Sunday 9th in Nagle School, Mahon at 1.30pm. All supporters are welcome. The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Patricia Nagle.
The Div 3 Mixed team met old rivals Kinsale last Thursday in the David Finn Handicap Cup and were in their usual top form winning 3-2. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
Bad news for the Div 4 Ladies team who lost 3-0 away to Bandon in the quarterfinals of the League. This team has done well all season so it was a very disappointing defeat. They are however still in the Cup so the best of luck for next Monday night Ladies.
The Class 1 and 4 Inter County All Ireland semi-finals were held in Galway this weekend. The Class 1 team were runners up. The Class 4 team were narrowly defeated in the semi-final by Mayo. The scores were running neck and neck up to the 3rd set of the 3rd Mixed game when the Cork team were defeated 15-12. Playing from Carrigaline Badminton Club were Class 1 - David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Karen Cinnamond, Valerie Power and Class 4 - Alan Burrows, Adrian Furey, Mairead Ni Bheara and Patricia Hurley.
Don't forget to pencil into your calendars the Clubs end of season bash, which will be held on Sat 13th May in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. All members are very welcome and we are expecting a great turnout for the first Club night out of the new millennium. There will be a buffet and disco and awards will be given to outstanding teams and club members.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


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