20th April, 2000
DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB
THE failure of our senior footballers to sustain
the effort over the full 60 minutes cost them their place in the
fifth round of the TSB county senior football championship last
A two point defeat by O'Donovan Rossa (0-13 to 1-8) tells a story of missed chances, a period of dominance during which we managed to reduce a four point deficit to one when playing our best football, but failure to sustain the effort must be a worry to the team mentors.
Many will point to the fact that the team is still in the learning process and it may take time to find its feet at this level, but on the evidence of Sunday's display particularly that of the opening and third quarters, we are not too far behind the pack.
The displays of goalkeeper Teddy O'Donovan, Paddy Barry, Killian Hogan, the Coveney brothers Eoin and William and John Farrell were very encouraging, and we can look forward with a degree of confidence to the game with Ballincollig in 10 days time.
Our minor hurlers failed to neighbours Nemo Rangers in a lively hurling league game on Monday night in Douglas.
There was very little to choose between the sides all through, but Nemo's first half goal which gave them an interval lead of 1-3 to 0-4 lead, proved the decisive score.
In a splendid second half during which the teams matched each other point for point, Douglas did have a chance to win the game but wasted a giltedged goal chance.
Excellent goalkeeping by Brian Horgan and the scoring exploits of Brian Boyle were the most redeeming feature of the game from a Douglas point of view.
The minors are again in action tonight when they travel to play Ballinhassig and will find the points hard to come by against the Blues.
The junior "B" hurlers came a cropper against St. Finbarrs in a challenge game on Monday night. Despite being well understrength we matched the home side for most of the first half but when we lost the services of Ml Brooks early in the second half and had no replacement, it was always going to be difficult against a full side. The team will be in league action on Sunday when they take on Mayfield in Mayfield and keeping our unbeaten run won't be easy.
COLLEGE CORINTHAINS AFC
Surprisingly, last weekend was a quiet one on the playing side
with only three of our teams in action. The Senior Team showed a
welcome return to form with a comfortable 3-0 victory over
Avondale Utd. Brendan O'Connell, Dave Ahern and an Martin Higgins
were on the scoresheet for Corinthians.
There was disappointment however for the First Juniors who went down 1-0 to Crofton Celtic thereby losing all hope they had of capturing the Junior League title this season.
Last Thursday night saw the first series of night matches in this years Street Leagues and they produced some great action. The top teams on the night were Juventus and Real Madrid who picked up full points from their two games. Real Madrid started with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Chelsea and they followed up with an exciting 3-2 victory over Ajax. Kevin O'Connor, Billy Davis, Darragh Williamson and Gary Duggan were the stars for Real Madrid on the night. Juventus just got the better of Bryarn Munich in a seven goal thriller and proved too strong for Manchester Utd. winning 2-1. Mark Parkes, David Barry, Robert Lyons and Eoin Dolan were the pick of a fine Juventus side. Leaders Barcelona found the going tough and only managed two scoring draws, 1-1 against AC Milan and 2-2 against Bayern Munich. Arsenal also could be pleased with their night work as they picked up four points out of six defeating Manchester Utd. 2-0 and following up with a 1-1 draw against AC Milan. Eoin O'Callaghan was the star for Arsenal scoring all three goals on the night and he received great support from James Tyner, Jack Wilkins and David O'Donovan.
The results of the second series of matches were:
AC Milan 1 Arsenal 1
Bayern Munich 2 Barcelona 2
Juventus 2 Manchester Utd. 1
Liverpool 2 Chelsea 1
Real Madrid 3 Ajax 2
Borussia Dortmond moved to the top of the Under 8 Street League on Monday night when they picked up full points from their two games against Porto and Inter Milan. Stephen Thornhill with a superb hat-trick and Stephen Long were on the scoresheet against Inter Milan, while Rory Burns, Adam O'Callaghan and David Heady were very solid at the back. Lazio also picked up full points defeating Valencia 2-0 with Jack Ryan on the scoring both goals and they followed up with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Inter Milan. There was mixed fortunes for early pace setters Glasgow Celtic who went down 1-0 to Marseille with Colin Moloney on the scoresheet and Martin O'Donoghue and Alan O'Brien outstandin for Marseille. Celtic recovered from this defeat to record a comfortable 2-0 victory over Valencia with regular marksman Olan Kelleher once again on the scoresheet with both goals. Finally, PSV picked up their first victory when a goal by Kevin Kelleher gave them the points against Marseille.
The results from the second series of matches were:
Glasgow Celtic 2 Valencia 0
PSV 1 Marseille 0
Lazio 4 Inter Milan 1
Borussia Dortmond 1 Porto 0
Santos 1 Flamingo5
Corinthians 1 Sao. Paulo 5
Fluminese 2 Vasca De Gama 5
Aberdeen 3 Rangers 2
Celtic 3 Harts 1
Hibernians 4 Patrick 2
Motherwell 1 Falkirk 0
Please note that there will be no Street League matches this weekend, Easter Saturday but the leagues will resume again on Saturday week April 29th.
Finally best of luck to our three teams travelling to Liverpool this weekend for the Solar Travel Holiday World Cup. Our two Under 10 teams will take part in a 7-a-side competition while our Under 11's will play in a standard 11-a-side tournament.
Information regarding the UK Trip as well as all the fixtures, tables and results from the Steet Leagues can be found in the College Corinthians Web-site www.collegecorinthians.com
IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS
"St Anthony's Triples Title Goes to Crosshaven Indoor
St Anthony's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the St Anthony's Perpetual Cup
Quarter-finals: Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan) beat Kinsale (T O'Neill), Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon) beat Ballinlough Community (M O'Keeffe)(5x5x9E), Ballincollig GAA (J O'Donoghue) beat Clare (P Deegan) and Crosshaven (C Middleton) beat Mitchelstown)
Semi-finals: Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan) beat Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon) and Crosshaven (C Middleton) beat Ballincollig GAA (J O'Donoghue)
Final: Crosshaven (C Middleton, E Farrell & M Middleton) beat Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan, E Swanton & F Richardson)
The final was umpired by M O'Regan and G Swanton.
Congratulations to Jack Lynch, (Club Captain) and his Committee on the successful conclusion of their Inaugural Tournament.
Fixtures: Mallow Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition on 25th - 28th April, 2000
Carrigaline Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Singles Competition on 28th - 30th April and 5th - 7th May, 2000.
I I B A (Cork Zone) Annual Challenge Match, County Ladies and Gents versus City Ladies and Gents on 28th May 2000 at Little Island Community Centre.
DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U12
Douglas Hall 0 V. Kilumney 1
We were away to Kilumney for the first game of our season. The first match was unpredictable, as we didn't know what we were up against. The girls went out in the first, half which was led very well by Capt. Ger. O'Mahony in mid-field, and put a lot of pressure on Kilumney, with great performances from wingers Colette Dunne and Jennifer Walsh. Kilumney had a few chances but a mighty performance from goalkeeper Gillian Boyd, sweeper Mary McCarthy and Ann Collins kept the score at 0 to 0.
The second half saw no difference. Until, with about 15minutes to go Kilumney got a lucky goal.
Girl of the match - Ann Collins who was outstanding from start to finish. Manager Alfie McCarthy was not too pleased with the result but was delighted with the girls' performance.
Some of the girls are U 14 & U 16 and show great promise for the future for Douglas Hall Ladies.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Saturday - 3 Ball Scramble
William Mc Carthy, Dave Ahern & Michael Dennehy - 39 5/6
Sunday 16th - 3 Ball Scramble
Denis Cashman, Dan O' Sullivan
& Susan Gregson - 44
Well done to those who qualified for the Munster Strokeplay
There will be a work party at 11am
All members are asked to attend
Saturday 3 Ball @ 2:30pm
Sunday Fourball @ 11am
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 11, 25 & 28
CAB Sponsored Winners
John Spillane c/o The Club
Liz Mc Cullagh c/o The South County
Brendan Twomey c/o The South County
Tonights Draw - £400 @ The Briar Rose
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
Last weekend saw a succession of disappointing results for
club teams, all in the latter stages of competitions. The
cruellest blow was dealt to the Under 13's who exited the
National Cup in the Semi Final, while the Youths and Over 35's
were also beaten in Semis.
Under 13 National Cup Semi Final: Douglas Hall 2 Belvedere Boys (Dublin) 3.
The Under 13's travelled to Dublin last Saturday for the National Cup Semi Final and were most unfortunate not to at least secure a share of the spoils. As it was, they led 2-1 entering injury time, when a last gasp Belvedere attack resulted in the equaliser. However, an additional spell of injury time (up to 8 minutes) gave Belvedere a further opportunity which saw them score a late, late winner. The 'Hall side were devasted by the late score, and having performed so well, their defeat was very hard on everyone associated with the team. The 'Hall goals were scored by Brian O'Connor and Ronan Stanton.
Also in Semi Finals, the Youths went down to Casement Celtic, also on a 3-2 scoreline. Here the 'Hall side did not perform at their best and were thus deprived of a chance of a double. The goals were from Derrick Bowen and Damien O'Callaghan. The Over 35's suffered defeat in their cup semi final, losing on penalties against Ballincollig. Despite long periods of dominance during the match, the 'Hall could not secure a deserved winner. The final score was 1-1, with Colm Lyons scoring the 'Hall goal.
On Sunday the Seniors travelled to Whitechurch to take on Premier League leaders, Rockmount in the Beamish Cup. They were well with the Premier side for the ninety minutes of normal time, and were still level at 0-0. However, Rockmount scored an early goal in extra time, and emerged flattering 3-0 victors at the end. Great credit to the Douglas side for sticking to their task during the normal time, this is an indicator of progress within Senior ranks.
Elsewhere the AUL Juniors were 7-3 winners over Dripsey Celtic in the League. The Under 15s were too strong for Bandon, winning 5-1. The goals were scored here by Darren O'Connor 2, Daniel Ryan, Donal Moynihan and Shane Kennedy.
CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB
The Division 2 team have captured the County Title by beating
a strong Carrigtwohill side in a closely fought decider. The team
finished top of the league with ten wins from twelve matches
played. The top four teams in the league qualified for the semi-final
places. Having beaten Castlemagner in the semi-final, the final
was against Carrigtwohill at Garyduff Sports centre. The
scoreline was 2-2 after the singles and doubles but Carrigaline
then won the next two mixed matches to provide an unassailable
lead. Gavin Jeffrey and Jo Fitzgerald clinched the title with a
very strong performance in second mixed. This means that the team
will now represent Cork in the Munster championships at Limerick
on April 30th. The winning panel was: Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows,
Gavin Jeffrey, Tony Brooke, Jo Fitzgerald, Mairead Ni Bheara,
Esther Hickey, Barbara Jeffrey and Michelle Hayes. The team has
also qualified for the semi-finals of the IBS Cup. This match is
against Castlemagner and will be played on Tuesday April 18th at
The Div 3 Mixed team had their work cut out for them on Sunday in the final of the Handicap Cup. They met ESB in Donoughmore and were playing -10 to ESB's +4. Despite being a very strong team, this gap proved too much for Carrigaline and they lost 4-1. The team: Caroline Hayes, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
Well done to the Div 5 Mixed team who met ESB in the semi-finals of the Handicap Cup last Thursday evening. They had a comfortable win 4-0 and will meet Crosshaven in the final, date to be confirmed. The team: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Alan Collins, David Stynes and Dermot Lucey.
Don't forget 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 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.
DOUGLAS GYM CLUB NEWS
On the 11th of April Douglas Gymnastics Club hosted the
Southern Region Junior Code competition. Katie Murphy and Chloe
Hegarty represented Douglas Gymnastics Club.
The gymnasts had to compete on all four pieces of apparatus, the vault, bars, beam and floor.
Chloe Hegarty took the gold medal on all four pieces of apparatus and Katie Murphy took the silver medal on bars and beam.
The top three gymnasts on each piece go forward to compete in the National Junior Code final, which is being held in Dublin on the 28th of May. There will be approximately eighty gymnasts in the finals.
On the 29th of this month, four girls from the club will compete at the National Individual Championships. They are Dara Kelleher, defending champion, Sile Quinlan and Sarah Callan. These three will be competing for the National Junior title (U.16). The fourth gymnast is Sarah Wedel, who will be competing for the National Minor title (U.13).
The annual Gymfest takes place on the following day in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin. Twenty-five gymnasts from the club will be taking part in this fun event.
AN OIGE NEWS
KILLARNEY RE-OPENING WEEKEND - 12th/14th May 2000:
The Minister for Justice Mr. John O'Donoghue will formally re-open Killarney Youth hostel after extensive refurbishment. Buses will be laid on to take members to Killarney to participate in the event.
Cost of Weekend £15 includes all transport, accommodation, barbeque, entertainment and a full programme of activities.
If you would like to take part please ring the An O'ige Office NOW tel. 8304555.
Thursday cycles, every week till mid Sep. Meet Opera House 7pm. Tel. Liz 021-274143.Wear a helmet Bring pump, spare tube (or repair kit) and rainwear. All welcome.
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