27th April, 2000
DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB
OUR intermediate hurlers lost their unbeaten
league record going down to Bride Rovers over the Easter Weekend
by a six point margin (0-12 to 0-6).
This was a very disappointing result given the excellent win we had over Cobh in Cobh (2-12 to 1-14) a few days earlier.
Given the shenanigans that went on in the lead up to the Rovers match, the result wasn't too unexpected, but it was one we could have done without with the championship against Tracton looming large on the horizon.
Another hurling team to lose their unbeaten run were the "B" junior team. They failed to a very competent Mayfield side on East Sunday morning.
Because of the day that was in it, a lot of first choice players were missing, but great credit to those who played for the manner in which they battled on against the odds.
Our lads were well in the game coming up to half time but conceded two rather easy goals and were always fighting an uphill battle after that.
John McCarthy, making a welcome return to the fold after a few years in the wilderness, Richard Butler likewise, Cian Benéid, Barry Fitzsimons and Padraig McCarthy played well.
Our junior "A" footballers paid the price for being understrength against Nemo Rangers in a league game, and were beaten by seven points in the end.
It looked as if we were heading for a complete whitewash when we fell four goals behind in the first half, but there was a steady improvement in the second half and a couple of goals made
the scoreline a little more respectable.
The one redeeming feature of the game was the outstanding display of minor player David Moloney at full back. He is certainly one for the future.
Speaking of minor players, Brian Boyle was in sparkling form in a league game against Nemo Rangers, finishing the game with a personal tally of 1-9, but it wasn't enough to save the day as Nemo ended winners by a single point in a marvellous contest.
Our senior footballers are in championship action again on Sunday, this time against Ballincollig at Pairc Uí Rinn and will be looking for a big improvement on the form displayed against O'Donovan Rossa in the first round.
There is concern about the fitness of Ronan McCarthy, Killian Hogan, and Conor McCarthy and if all three were to miss out, it would make our task of winning nigh on im-possible.
IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Table after (Round 14):
Section One: Mitchelstown(Red) 31pts, Grange Frankfield (Blue) 28pts, Crosshaven 27pts, Carrigaline GAA (Blue) 24pts, Mallow pts, St Mary's pts, Barr's (Red) 11pts and St Luke's 11pts
Section Two: Kinsale 30pts, Carrigaline GAA (Red) 29pts, Douglas (St Luke's) 23pts, Cathedral (Blue) 21pts, St Vincent's (Blue) 21pts, Blarney Street 19pts, Ballincollig Snr Cits 16pts and Dunmanway (Parkway) 9pts.
Section Three: Nemo (Blue) 28pts, Grange Frankfield (Red) 27pts, ICICYMA (Blue) 25pts, Ballincollig Community (Blue) 20pts, Ballinlough (Red) 19pts, Mitchelstown (Blue) 19pts, Iona (Blue) 18pts and Barr's (Blue) 12pts.
Section Four: Ballincollig GAA (Blue) 33pts, Wilton (Blue) 32pts, Conna (Red) 26 pts, Rockies (Blue) 23 pts, Carrigaline Community 18pts, Ballinlough (Blue) 16 pts, Highfield (Blue) 14pts and Midleton GAA (Red) 4 pts.
Section Five: Nemo (Red) 38pts, Douglas Community (White) 31pts, Little Island 25 pts, St Anthony's (Blue) 22pts, Iona (Red) 16pts, Pfizers 15pts, Brookfield (Blue) 14pts and Midleton GAA (Blue) 7pts
Section Six: Douglas GAA (Red) 34pts, Sylvan 27pts,Ballincollig GAA (Red) 26pts, St Finbarr's 22pts, South Parish 20pts, St Michael's 15pts. Cathedral (Red) 13pts and Aghada 11pts
Section Seven: Brookfield (Red) 34pts, St Anthony's (Red) 24pts, Wilton (Red) 24pts, Douglas Community (Red) 24pts, Cobh 22pts. Highfield (Red) 17pts, Rockies (Red) 14pts and Glounthaune 9pts
Section Eight: ICICYMA (Red) 27pts, Conna (Blue) 25pts, Douglas Community (Blue) 23pts, Bandon 23pts, Douglas GAA (Blue) 21pts, Ballincollig Community (Red) 20pts, St Vincent's (Red) 18pts and Carrigaline Community (Red) 11pts
Annual Challenge Match for the Terry O'Donoghue Memorial Trophy: Douglas Community I B C beat Douglas G A A Indoor Bowls Club
Fixtures: Mallow Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition 26th - 28th April 2000
Carrigaline Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Singles Competition on 28th - 30th April and 5th - 7th May 2000
Sylvan Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples (3-Bowl) Competition on 12th - 14th May 2000 at Little Island Community Centre
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  v COURSY 
A fine performance from the girls again this week. Douglas opened the score with a great goal, which started from sweeper Mary McCarthy who gave a great ball to Gemma Crowley, she passed it on to Jennifer Walshe who got into the box. Jennifer gave a great heel to Marie O' Mahoney, which she slotted home with ease. This was the best move of the match. Coursy hit back hard with two goals within ten minutes. This was the score as the second half got underway.
The Douglas girls came out fighting and were rewarded with a goal from super-sub Caria Twomey, which again came from great play from midfielders Eileen Collins and Caria Twomey. Excellent performances from girl of the match Ger O' Mahoney [capt], Mary McCarthy, Jennifer Walshe, Colette Dunne and Eileen Collins.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Saturday - 3 Ball Scramble Saturday 22nd
Dave Ahern, Mick Lynch & Peter Gregson - 38
1st Nett: Dave Ahern &
Robert O' Donoghue - 11up
1st Gross: Michael Quirke & Paddy Buckley - 47
2nd Nett: Tadhg Sheehan &
Leo Whelan - 11up
2nd Gross: Mick Daly &
Brendan O' Callaghan - 49
1st Nett: Martin O' Riordan
& Stephen O' Leary - 54pts
1st Gross: Robert O' Donoghue
& Brendan O' Callaghan - 44
2nd Nett: Dan Desmond
& William McCarthy - 51pts
Saturday - Juvenile Strokeplay Leagues at Douglas. Participants may practice today & tomorrow from 9am-1pm. - 3 Ball @ 3pm
Sunday - CLUB STROKEPLAY
Monday - 4Ball @ 11am
Weely Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 18,19 &25 - NO WINNER
CAB Sponsored Winners
John Murphy c/o The Briar Rose
Ciarán Murphy c/o The Briar Rose
Donal Murphy c/o The Club
Tonights Jackpot: £500 @ The Grange
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
The season is rapidly coming to a close, with a number of 'Hall
teams, notably in adult ranks, making a favourable impression
this year. While trophies might be proving elusive at the moment,
the form of all three adult teams has been improved. Top marks
here to the Seniors who have found an impressive run of form,
unbeaten now in league matches for their last 10 outings.
During the last week, they faced two difficult away matches and emerged with full points from these. First, they travelled to Cobh to take on the Ramblers and were fully deserving 1-0 winners. The goalscorer was Billy O'Neill, with Gary Aherne in goals earning the clean sheet and very honourable mention. They then travelled to Mayfield Utd. and were again 1-0 victors. The scorer here was Derrick Bowen, now with 32 for the season, and Gary Aherne again kept the clean sheet. This form has driven the team into the top three in the league, with many encouraging signs for the future.
Not to be outdone, the MSL Juniors have also been playing impressively, their latest match seeing them beating UCC Academicals 4-2 in the league. The goals were scored by Andy Lehane (penalty), Trevor Deady, Barry O'Shea and Mark O'Connell. They are also challenging in the league, but need a number of results to fall in their favour to see them getting promotion. However, they are still involved in the Super Cup, where a good run is not out of the question.
In schoolboy ranks, the season is moving to a close, with only a small number of matches involving 'Hall teams. The Under 13's have their chance to stamp their class on the League, with their first match in the concluding stages next Saturday. A repeat of the form they showed in the National Cup will give them every chance in the league.
Thur., 27th. AUL Junior League (A) v. Strand Utd., 7.00
Sat., 29th.: MSL Junior League (A) v. Wembley, 3.00
CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB
The Veterans A team had a comfortable win against Clonakilty
away last week in round robin Vets Cup. They travelled to Clon on
Tuesday evening and won the two mens doubles, lost the two ladies
doubles and then took the match 4-2 by winning the two mixed
games. Clon will be meeting the Carrigaline B team in the next
round. In celebration they stopped off for one or two very
pleasant local pints so thank you Clon for your hospitality. Tony
is of the opinion that calling them Veterans is a small bit on
the ageist side and wouldn't the fortysomethings suit better. The
team: Ron Thompson, Tony O'Loughlin, Brendan Cotter, Ann Angelini,
Susan O'Reilly and Bernie Hayes.
There's lots of action coming up in the next week. The Div 2 and 3 Mixed teams are travelling to Limerick this Sunday for the Munster Club Championships having won the Cork League. We wish them all the best of luck but they are a skilled bunch and will doubtless do the club proud. One bone of contention would have to be that the very talented young Div 3 player Caroline Hayes will not be allowed to play in the Munster finals because she is under 16. She has been allowed to play in the Cork League, and should the team win this weekend, she will be allowed to play in the All Ireland finals, but not the Munster finals. Can anyone make sense of that? The best of luck to the equally talented Susan O'Reilly who will be taking Caroline's place for Sunday's game. The teams: Div 2: Alan Burrows, Gavin Jeffrey, Adrian Furey, Mairead Ni Bheara, Jo Fitzgerald, Barbara Jeffrey and Michelle Hayes. Div 3: Caroline Hayes, Susan O'Reilly, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy, Tony O'Loughlin, Kevin McCarthy and Billy Cantwell.
The Div 1 Mixed team have qualified for the final of the Masters Cup, date to be decided. The team: David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Declan Brown, Betty Thompson, Karen Cinnamond and Esther Hickey.
The Div 5 Mixed team are through to the finals of the Owenabue Cup against Crosshaven, date to be decided, and are playing the semi-final of the Commadore Cup this week. Having failed to qualify for the finals of the league, they are well thrilled with themselves. Brian has even decided to buy himself a pair of badminton shoes on the strength of it. Big spender is Brian. The team: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, David Stynes and Dermot Lucey.
The much awaited Div 6 Ladies team final has been scheduled for Friday 5th May in Garyduff. This absolutely gorgeous and supremely talented team will meet Crosshaven for the final shootout (Mary Hogan beware!). The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty and Patricia Nagle.
The Juvenile Cinnamond Cup will be starting within the next 2 weeks. All juveniles wishing to take part are required to put their names on the list at the club a.s.a.p.
Tickets for the annual end of season bash, which will be held on Sat 13th May in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, are available now - contact Ron. It has always been a great night out and all members are asked to book their tickets now so that we can organise numbers with the hotel. It is a once a year opportunity to socialise with all the club members and congratulate those teams and individuals who have done the club proud, so we hope that if you can make it you'll be there.
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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