13th April, 2000
DOUGLAS HURLING AND FOOTBALL CLUB
OUR senior footballers received a timely boost
ahead of next Sunday's championship clash with O'Donovan Rossa
when they had four points to spare over unbeaten Clyda Rovers in
the league played at Mourneabbey. Despite being understrength
because of the early start and a couple of injuries, our lads
produced one of their better displays and were well worth their 0-10
to 0-6 victory.
It should put the team in the right frame of mind for what is going to be a very difficult championship outing for us in Newcestown (throwin is at 3.30 p.m.).
It's been 15 years since we last played Skibbereen in a championship match. In 1985 the sides met in the quarterfinal of the intermediate grade and we failed to the West Cork side on a 1-12 to 1-9 scoreline. They went on to win the county title beating Glanmire in the final. David Larkin is the only remaining link we have with that team.
The junior "B" hurlers got their league campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-7 to 2-3 victory over Glen Rovers. Despite being understrength the 15 that started produced a very gutsy display that augurs well for the rest of the season.
Padraig McCarthy had our opening goal which settled the team and with Jim Barry excellent between the posts, and Barry O'Donoghue lording it at full back we led at half time by three points. In the second half we tightened our grip on the game due to the excellence of Cian Beneid, James Barry and Stephen Galvin, and while the Glen did apply a lot of pressure, our defence stood firm to record a fine victory.
Our annual dinner/dance was held in the club last Friday night and was a resounding success. Highlight of the night was the announcement of the Club Person of the year award and it went to Jerry Murphy who has been doing trojan work at youth level over the years and is a worthy recipient. Player of the year award went to Gary Wade who was a popular winner, while presentations were also made to Ronan McCarthy and Paddy Barry on their achievements with the county senior football and intermediate hurling teams respectively.
The ongoing saga involving the local boys national school and Sciath na Scol is regrettable. One would hope that common sense would prevail and that both sides get back to doing what they do best, providing the opportunity for the school children to play hurling and football.
The junior "B" hurlers continued on their winning way picking up two more league points from their clash with Na Piarsaigh, but it was extremely close at the finish.
After leading 45 to 04 at halftime, our lads took the foot off the pedal and were fortunate to hang on for a 45 to 210 victory. Cian Beneid, Brian O'Callaghan, Barry O'Donoghue and Jimmy Mahony were excellent for our lads.
Unfortunately our junior "A" hurlers failed for the second time in a week, this time to Whitchurch, going down 39 to 29. The visitors led 25 to 16 at the break, but a weakness up front cost is easy scores and we eventually failed by a goal.
The one redeeming feature was the excellent performances of a couple of minor players, notably Patrick Tobin, David Moloney, while Derek Hayes, Shane Carroll and Joe Barry also played well for us.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Corinthian Boys Go To Liverpool
In recent years Corinthian Boys, the underage section of College Corinthians has organised several trips abroad for its underage teams and this year is no exception. Over the Easter holiday period the Club is taking two under 10 teams and an under 11 team to Liverpool to play in an international soccer tournament. It should be a wonderful experience for the Corinthians lads and gives them the opportunity to play against and meet schoolboys from other areas and countries.
The travelling party will leave Cork early on Easter Saturday morning travelling initially to Dublin where the three teams will play prestigious friendlies against crack Dublin schoolboy club, Belvedere Boys. On Saturday evening the party comprising of 37 schoolboys and 10 adults will travel by HSS Stena Ferry to North Wales where having spent the night in Bangor they will travel to Liverpool early on Sunday morning, where they will stay for the duration of the tournament in Liverpool University.
The tournament starts early on Easter Monday with our two Under 10 teams competing in a 7-a-side competition, while our Under 11 side will play in a standard 11-a-side tournament. The finals of both competitions are scheduled for Wednesday April 26th. Besides the football there is also several social activities including a tour of Anfield, the home of Liverpool football club. A trip to Prenton Park the home of Tramere Rovers to see this years League Cup finalists take on QPR in an English First Division match.
In the build up to the tournament the form of our three sides has been relatively good with our Under 11's who play in the schoolboys league premier division currently lying third while our Under 10's who play in the first division of the Under 11 league currently leading their section.
The Club has some very happy memories from our previous trip to Liverpool in 1998 when our three sides performed with great credit. Indeed one of our Under 12 player, Ryan Coyle was choosen as player of the tournament and he received his trophy from former Irish International star, Paul McGrath.
All of the young lads travelling to Liverpool played their first soccer with Corinthians in the Clubs Annual Street Leagues. This years leagues are now in full swing with four separate competitions Under 7, Under 8, Under 9 and Under 11.
The Under 7 league is providing some fantastic entertainment and last weekends action was no exception. Arsenal and Barcelona are still setting the pace with both teams picking up full points. The game of the week was a seven goal thriller between Ajax and Juventus, with Ajax just emerging victorious by the odd goal. Ian James was the star of the match scoring all four goals for Ajax. Others to impress for Ajax were Brian Forde, Jack Horgan and Eoin O'Mahoney, while for Juventus, Mark Parkes, James Kieran and David Barry played well.
Real Madrid had a mixed weekend losing 4-0 to Arsenal before recovering to defeat Bayern Munich 6-4, for Real Kevin O'Connor, Billy Davis, Darragh Williamson and Alan Hosford played well, while for Bayern Munich David Hanrahan, Robert Bennett, Christopher Farley and Andrew O'Keeffe impressed.
The game of the week in the Under 8 Street Leagues was the clash between Inter-Milan and Porto, with Porto coming from 3-1 down at half time to take the spoils on a 5-3 score. Porto's goals were scored by Shane Keane, Rory O'Brien, Stephen O'Sullivan, Adam Duke and Fionn Cronin, while on target for Inter-Milan were Jonathon O'Leary, Peter Nolan and Glen Stephens. Broussia Dortmund picked up full points with victories over PSV and Marseille. Rory Burns, Stephen Thornhill, David Healy and Ian Dowling were the pick of a very strong Dortmund side. Finally a mention for Marseille, who despite being severely depleted gave it their best shot which after all is what street leagues are all about, for Marseille, Brian Tab, Neil O'Donovan and Paul Byrne did well.
All the results, fixtures, scores etc. from the Street Leagues can be found in the Club's website
Following a disappointing loss to Leeds mid-week our Under 12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys got back on the winning trial on Sunday with a crushing 9-0 victory over Carrigaline. Stephen Moylan with a fine hat-trick, Ricky Kenny (2), Gary Coughlan, Alan Barry, Darren Fogarty and Ian Cullinane were on the scoresheet for Corinthians. With five matches to go Corinthians are now lying in second place in the Premier Division.
Our Under 12 first division side, Douglas Corinthians turned in a fabulous performance last Sunday as they came from behind to defeat league leaders, Park United 2-1, Darren Kirwan and Patrick McCarthy were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while, in what was an excellent team performance, James Grant deserves special mention for an outstanding display.
Our Under 14's suffered a heart breaking 2-1 home defeat against Greenwood. The game in many ways epitimised their season as they dominated for long periods, but at the final whistle it was Greenwood who emerged victorious on a 2-1 scoreline. Richard Arnop was on the scoresheet for Corinthians.
IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS
Nemo Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for
the Corny Mulcahy Memorial Cup: Quarter- finals: Ballinlough
Community (D. Fitzgibbon) beat Ballincollig GAA (G O'Donoghue),
Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Brookfield (M O'Regan), Ballincollig
GAA (M Sisk) beat Douglas Community (John Lynch) and Brookfield (F
Corkery) beat South Parish (K Owens).
Semi-finals: Ballincollig GAA (M Sisk) beat Ballinlough (D Fitzgibbon) and Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Brookfield (F Corkery).
Final: Wilton (P Mc Carthy, B Jennings & K Mc Carthy) beat Ballincollig GAA (M Sisk, S O'Leary & M Boyde)
Fixtures: St Anthony's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples (2-Bowl) Competition at St Anthony's Hall on 12th,14th,15th and 16th April 2000.
Mallow Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition on 25th-28th 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 HALL GIRLS U12
Douglas Hall 0 V Riverstown 1
The scoreline did not do the girls justice. They played their hearts out and they should have had 2 goals in the first half, but the ball would not go into the back of the net. Mary Barret in defence took control superbly. Aiofe Hynes did an equally good job in mid-field. The two wingers Catherine Hayden and Louise Martin caused mayhem to the Riverstown defence. It was a disappointing result owing to the first choice goalkeeper missing on the day. The one goal was scored 30 seconds from the end. Outstanding performances from Alison Kennedy throughout the game. Another to be mentioned was stand in goalkeeper Sarah Welch who bravely stood in at the last moment. This was the girls' last match of a long and hard season. Manager Chris O'Mahony did an excellent job with the girls. He has high hopes for the girls in the future, and sees them as Cork and Irish players.
Under 14 manager's Gary Aherne and Finbarr Delaney are on the verge of fielding a team for the coming Under 14 League and are hoping to call up some of the girls who have done so well this season. And what an excellent season they have had.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Saturday 3 Ball
1st Nett: Ciarán Elley, Jim Hanover
& Mick Lynch - Score: 36 5/6
1st Gross: Stephen Noonan, Tony Noonan
& Jim Elley - Score: 42
Sunday 4 Ball
1st Nett: Robert O' Donoghue & Dave Ahern
Score: 37 1/2
1st Gross: Derek Clifford & Ger Neiland
Score: 49 (On Back 6's)
Pfizers Scratch Cup
3rd: Jamie Fahy
Last 18: David Ryan
Inter Gross: Robert O' Donoghue
Saturday 3 Ball @ 2:30pm
Sunday 4 Ball @ 11am
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DOUGLAS HALL AFC
Last weekend was very successful, with an unbeaten record for
the club sides in action.
The Seniors travelled for a tricky league assignment to Killarney and returned with a creditable 2-2 draw. This result maintains their unbeaten run, now stretched to six matches and consolidates their position in the top segment of the league table. The scorers were Kieran Olliffe and Stephen O'Connell.
Not to be outdone, the MSL Juniors kept up their league challenge with a resounding 4-1 victory over Rockmount. The scorers were Andy Lehane (2), Trevor Deady and Barry O'Shea. This gives them a better chance of securing promotion, with a handful of games remaining.
The AUL Juniors were decisive victors over Dunbar Celtic in the league, with a 5-1 win. The scorers were Rory O'Sullivan, Alan Carroll, Ger O'Keeffe, Mark Hackett and Brendan Crown. Their league hopes have faded a little following their recent matches against Glencairn, but this win keeps them in the running.
The Youths, fresh from their Murphy Cup victory, maintained their smashing form, with a 7-3 win over Richmond. They remain unbeaten since October and are well in line for further honours this season. The scorers were Brian Wilkinson (2), Derrick Bowen (2), Damien O'Callaghan, James O'Leary and Cathal Hipwell.
In their first outing in the Cup, the Over 35's again showed their mettle, with a 1-1 "victory" over Crofton Celtic. They were full value for the normal time draw, and were decisive 4-2 winners in the penalty shoot out. The scorer was Ian Fitzgerald and they now advance to play Ballincollig in the Semi Final.
Next weekend has a series of very important fixtures for the club, with three sides in Semi Final action. The Over 35s face Ballincollig, the Under 13's travel to Dublin to take on Belvedere in the National Cup semi, while the Youths travel to Casement Celtic for the League Cup Semi Final.
The Under 13 fixture will stretch our lads to the full, with a very difficult task indeed. However, their National Cup form has been super, and a repeat of their form in the last round will give them a terrific chance. We will be hoping that next week the report will feature a Douglas Hall side in a National Cup Final. Good luck to everyone involved with the team.
The Youths will be trying to build on their Murphy Cup success in the League Cup Semi Final. They have been handed a tricky assignment, travelling to Casement Celtic. However, their form has been smashing, and will be fancied to progress. Again, the best of luck to everyone involved.
Thurs., 13th.: Youths League (A) v. Leesdie, 6.45
Fri., 14th.: Over 35 Cup Semi Final at the Mardyke v Ballincollig, 8.00
Sat., 15th.: AUL Junior League Home v. Killowen, 2.30
Under 13 National Cup Semi Final in Dublin v. Belvedere Boys, 2.30
Sun., 16th.: Senior Beamish Cup Away v. Rockmount, 10.45
MSL Junior Super Cup Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 10.45
Youths League Cup Semi Final Away v. Casement Celtic, 3.00
Under 15 League Away v. Ballinhassig, 12.30
Under 11 Local Cup Home v. Avondale Utd., 11.00
Tuesday, 18th.: Under 13 League Away v. Kilreen Celtic, 6.15
NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE
Last Friday saw the beginning of another year of street
leagues in Nemo and this year Kepak have decided to come on board
as our official sponsors so, on behalf of the entire club, I
would like to take this opportunity to welcome Kepak to Nemo and
to thank everyone involved in Kepak for their support and I would
hope that this is the beginning of a long and successful
relationship. Over 300 children aged between 11 and 5 descended
to Nemo's new facilities located in Trabeg to begin their playing
careers with the club. The atmosphere in Trabeg was electric and
even the most shy of children needed only the tiniest amount of
encouragement before they bounded out onto the pitch and in the
process began forming friendships that will last them all of
their lives. Over eight games were played on Friday night and
again Dick Sisk's U-6's proved the most popular. Many thanks must
go to all who helped out and also it is not to late to join up as
registration forms are still available at the shop on the club
Nemo's U-16 team played against Delanys on Saturday last in perfect conditions. Delanys started much the better and scored three goals very early on which looked to have them set up for an easy win. However Nemo battled back extremely well and showed an enormous amount of guts to draw themselves into contention before half time. In the second half Nemo continued their stirling performance and pulled away from the disheartened Delanys team. This was an excellent result for Nemo as they come away victorious on a score line of 4-12 to 3-2.
The Feile team had an unlucky draw in the first round of this competition coming up against last years champions Douglas. Again Nemo started poorly giving away easy position which Douglas turned into scores and after conceding two soft goals the task became much harder. It was at this point that Nemo called on their superb character and pulled back Douglas to a point at half time. In the second half Nemo's titanic effort from the previous 30 minutes took its toll as players tired and Douglas took full advantage. Yet again Nemo called on their resolve and for the last 10 minutes the match could have gone either way but luck was not with the Capwell side as Douglas won on a flattering scoreline of 3-10 to 1-7
Greenhills (U-13) played against Lotamore over the weekend again in perfect conditions. For the third underage game in a row Nemo suffered due to conceding an early goal. However Nemo battled back well and went in at half time three points up. In the second half Nemo gained plenty of possession but failed to make this count on the score board. Lotamore scored a goal in the last minute of the match and escaped with a draw. The best for Nemo were Colin O'Brien, Alan Meaney, Glen O'Connell, Graham Cummins and Owen Cummins.
Thurs 13th U-16 v's Church Cross Trabeg @ 6:45pm
Fri 14th U-16 v's Mayfield Away 6:45pm
Sat 15th U-15 v's M Mackeys Trabeg @ 3:00
U-14 v's R Emmetts Away @ 4:30
U-13 v's T McSweenys Trabeg @ 4:30
U-13 v's Knocknaheeny Gaels @ 12:00
U-12 v's Dennehy's Cross Trabeg @ 4:30
CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB
Great news to report in the League this week.
The Div 2 Mixed team met Castlemagner in Garyduff on Sunday evening last for the semi-final of the Cork County League. After a powerful performance by the Carrigaline team, they won very convincingly 4-0. They will now meet Carrigtwohill in the final, date to be confirmed. Well done Div 2. The team: Tony Brooks, Gavin Jeffrey, Adrian Furey, Mairead Ni Bheara, Jo Fitzgerald, Barbara Jeffrey and Michelle Hayes.
The Div 6 Ladies team met Crosshaven A in Mahon last Sunday for their league semi-final match. There was a great turnout on the day with lots of supporters cheering on both teams. Carrigaline took the first game 2-0, lost the second 0-2, won the third 2-0 and having taken the first set in the last game there was no comeback for Crosshaven. The Carrigaline ladies were victorious at 5 sets to 2 and retreated swiftly to the Silver Key for a celebratory pint (or two). Good luck for the finals Ladies. The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Patricia Nagle.
Disappointment for the Div 4 Ladies last Thursday who lost 3-1 away to Macroom in the quarterfinals of the Handicap Cup. It was a good season for this team who also reached the quarterfinals of the league. Hopefully next year we will see them in the finals. The team: Idoia Murphy, Susan O'Reilly, Phil McCarthy and Bernie Hayes.
The Cinnamond Cup will be played shortly for juveniles of all ages in the club. Also coming up soon is the club competition for all divisions. The ladder will be coming down shortly so all teams who have not yet played need to get their skates on.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
Frankfield Gaels 6-7 V. St. Nicks 0-8
A great game of football from both sides. The young Douglas side played some excellent patches of football. In a game that was played in great spirit and sportsmanship Douglas really came of age in this game. Players to play well were Brian Kavanagh in goal, Patrick Carrol, Kevin Murphy and John Harris.
U 15 A Hurling League
Douglas 6 -7 V. Mayfield 2 - 3
On Wed. last Douglas played Mayfield in a game that Douglas dominated. Some very good hurling played on both sides. In a game that was built up to be a great contest, but never materialised. Players to play well were David O'Regan and Ian O'Regan.
Paddy Kidneys 2-1 V. Bishopstown 5 -3
Although not winning many games there is still a great spirit in this team. Douglas took the game to Bishopstown and were leading by 2points at half time, but the more physical Bishopstown boys won out on the day. Players to impress were Diamuid Murphy, P.Lyndon and Tommy Linihan.
U 15 A HL Douglas 7 -14 V. Bishopstown 0 -3
This game was played in Douglas and it turned out to be a total mis-match. Douglas dominated from start to finish. In one instance Colin Doyle scored a goal a hundred yards (Yes one hundred yards) from the opposing goal. Players to play well were P. Greaney, Frank Tobin and Andrew Hunt.
U 12 V. Kinsale
Timmy Sullivans U 12's lost this game, which by all accounts they should have won, but at the time of going to press we had no score.
Feile na Peil
Douglas 4- 12 V. Nemo R 1 - 6
In a game that didn't live up to expectations Douglas were the more dominant side. In the 1st Half Nemo really put it up to Douglas. Half -Time score, Douglas 1 - 3, Nemo 1 - 2.
What ever was said at half time seemed to work wonders because Douglas came out a different team in the second half. 5 quick points saw Douglas take control of the game. Stephen Berimingham again proving what a class act he is, ably assisted by Finbarr O'Donovan, Ronan Stanton and Brian O'Connor.
Next Sunday is D-Day for our senior footballers, who play in the championship, and we would like to wish them the best of luck.
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