18th May, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB

FOR the first time in many years our intermediate hurlers beat Tracton in the county hurling championship when they had six points to spare over the Minane Bridge side in Carrigaline.
Tracton had always proved extremely difficult opponents for Douglas even during our days when the club played all its hurling in the Carrigdhoun division, and the early signs in this year's championship clash last Friday night were that again they were going to have the indian sign over us.
Things weren't looking good for our lads when they found themselves 1-6 to 0-4 down at the break, but they pulled their socks up in no uncertain manner on the change over and there was really only one team in the second half.
The score came freely and in the end we ran out deserving winners on a 3-9 to 2-6 scoreline to keep our interest in the championship going for another couple of weeks.
Once again it was the Wade brothers Gary and Ronan who led the way, ably assisted by Paddy Barry, Brian Boyle and Gary McLoughlin, while it was pleasing to see Ronan O'Hara get- ting a run.
Congratulations are extended to Gary McLoughlin on his contribution to Cork's minor championship victory over Clare last week. Gary is also a member of the county minor football team and I don't recall the club ever having a dual player on a county team. What a boost for our younger players.
Our senior footballers were badly beaten by Na Piarsaigh in a league game on Monday night going down on a 1-14 to 0-10 scoreline. Douglas got off to a great start playing some delightful football, but for some unknown reason failed to sustain the effort and in the end were well beaten.
Ronan McCarthy at full back was in excellent form, ably assisted by his brother Conor, Cormac Dineen, Pat Aherne, Willie Coveney and David Larkin. The team is in action again tomorrow night when they play Dohenys in Douglas at 8 p.m.
Our junior "B" hurlers had mixed fortunes in the past week. After struggling to field a team against Rathpeacon for which they paid a heavy price, they bounced back in tremendous style by beating Shandon Rovers 18 to 15 in a lively contest last Sunday morning.
The experience of Jimmy O'Mahony at centreback, and the youthful exuberance of Brian O'Callaghan, Brian O'Flynn, Brian Spillane and Mick Holly ensured the team stay on line for a place in the top four.


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

Sylvan Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition:
Quarter-finals: Ballinlough Community (M O'Keeffe) beat Nemo (J O'Keeffe), Crosshaven (C Middleton) beat St. Anthony's (S O'Mahony), Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Cobh (T Farrell) and Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon) beat Rockies (K Foley)

Semi-finals: Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon) and Crosshaven (C Middleton) beat Ballinlough Community (M O'Keeffe)
Final: Ballincollig Community (D Twohig,M Buckley & A Twohig) beat Crosshaven (C Middleton,Conor Middleton & M Middleton).

The final was umpired by H Payne and P Moynihan.

Draw for Cork Zone Inter Club Championship: Douglas Community versus Highfield, Barr's ver Ballincollig Community, Nemo ver St Vincent's, Little Island ver Grange Frankfield, Douglas ver North Cathedral, Cobh ver Mitchelstown or Conna, St Anthony's ver Brookfield, Iona ver Rockies, Carrigaline GAA ver Ballinlough and Mallow ver Wilton.
Fixtures: St Vincent's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th May 2000.

Carrigaline GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Pairs Competition on 22nd to 27th May 2000 inc at the Carrigaline GAA Pavilon.

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 - 2.15pm.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

They say that losing in the semi-final is often more of a disappointment then losing in the final itself and it certainly seemed to be the case last Friday night when our Under Eleven's after a terrific performance went down 1-0 to Lakewood in the Under 11 Cup semi-final. It was a tremendous cup tie with both sides giving their all in search of victory. The game flowed from end to end with both sides enjoying periods of supremacy. With the sides level at the end of normal time, the game went into extra time and with only five minutes left on the clock, it was Lakewood who finally broke the deadlock. Despite the disappointment of losing their second cup semi-final in two weeks, the Corinthians lads could take great comfort from their performance.
Street Leagues - Under 7's
The game of the week in the Under 7 street leagues was a clash between Juventus and Arsenal. Both sides are well in connection for honours and they served up a thriller with Arsenal just proving the stronger taking the points on a 3-2 scoreline, for Arsenal David O'Donovan, Stephen McGiveron, Peter Hurley and James Tyner were outstanding, while for Juventus, Mark Parkes, Robert Lyons and Niall Kelleher played extremely well. Barcelona are still setting the pace at the top of the league and they recorded a fine 5-2 victory over Liverpool. David Ring, Eoin O'Meara, John Hosford and Luke Connolly were outstanding for Barcelona, while James Furlong, James Kieran, Kieran Farmer and Declan McGiveron played well for Liverpool.
The results from last weekends matches were as follows:
Manchester Utd 4 Real Madrid 3
Liverpool 2 Barcelona 5
Arsenal 3 Juventus 2
AC Milan 1 Ajax 4
Under 8
Lazio are leading the way in the Under Eight league and they remain unbeaten after 10 games. They struggled for long periods last Saturday but eventually overcame a gritty Marseille side 1-0. Stuart Chisolm, Gavin Irwin, Carl Lynch and David Nation played well for Lazio,. while Brian Tarp, Martin O'Donoghue and Tom Kelleher played well for Marseille. Inter Milan returned to form with an excellent 4-0 victory over Porto, for Inter, Jonathon O'Leary, Peter Nolan, Glen Stevens and Tom Peelo turned in impressive performances.
The results in the Under 8 Street League were as follows:
Marseille 0 Lazio 1
Valencia 1 Borussia Dortmond 4
Inter Milan 3 PSV 5
Glasgow Celtic 3 Porto 3

Under 9
The Under Nine league leaders Fluminese really had their work cut out last Saturday morning and it took a fine second half come back to earn a point against Corinthians in a 3-3 draw.

The results from last weekend's action were as follows,
Santos 5 Flamingo 3
Corinthians 3 Fluminese 3
Sao. Paulo 0 Vasca De Gama 2

Finals Day
This year the Street Leagues Finals Day will take place on Sunday May 28th, hopefully it will be a day to remember for all concerned.


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Saturday 13th
M O' Regan, M Dennehy & L Deacon - 39 1/2
T Sheehan, D Ahern & J Brohan - 44

Sunday 14th
Morning: L Deacon & B Linehan - 40
D Cashman & T Sheehan - 46
Evening: D Cashman & S Gregson - 40

CORK STROKEPLAY
Congratulations to David Ryan for winning the
Cork Senior Strokeplay with 16 under par.
The Senior team won the team event.
The Junior team came runners-up in the team event

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 4, 8 & 12
NO WINNER

CAB Sponsored Winners
Liam O' Brien c/o South County
Susan Gregson c/o South County
M Canlan c/o Martin O' Riordan

TONIGHTS DRAW - 800 @ The Briar Rose

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DOUGLAS HALL AFC

More success for the club during last weekend, with the Under 13's, to the best of our knowledge, clinching the Premier League title. They travelled to Midleton and emerged with a hard-fought 3-0 win. The goals were scored by Kevin Mulcahy, Robert Rose and Gordon O'Donovan. Also prominent was Stephen Bermingham who kept a fine goals, earning another clean sheet. They now have one league match remaining and, it seems, cannot be caught in the league.
The Seniors maintained their form in the Pop Keller Cup, recording a 5-0 win over Castleview. The scorers were Derrick Bowen, with 3, including a penalty. He now has 40 goals for the season, and is by some way, the club's top scorer. The other goals were from John Healy and Stephen Devereaux. They are now in the Semi Final of the Pop Keller and are awaiting confirmation of their opponents.
The MSL Juniors bowed out of the Super Cup in the Quarter Final. They found Glasheen too hot to handle and went down to an unflattering 5-1 defeat. The 'Hall goal was scored by Mark O'Connell. They now have only one match remaining this season, against Mallow Utd. next Sunday.
Fixtures:
Sun., 21st: MSL Junior (A) v. Mallow Utd., 10.45
Mon., 22nd.: U13 :League, (A) v. Greenwood, 7.00


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Last Friday saw the continuation of the Kepak Street Leagues in Trabeg in fine spring weather. Approximately 300 young boys and girls aged between 6 and 11 turned out for what was a very enjoyable night. Many thanks to all the parents who took the time to come along and help out. It is still not to late to register, forms are available in the club shop in Trabeg and all are welcome.
Nemo's under 12's played against Ballincollig recently. Nemo started poorly and conceded a lot of soft possession which Ballincollig turned into vital scores. Nemo, to their credit, kept plugging away and went in at half-time 4 points down. After a stern team talk during the interval Nemo roared back into the game and some excellent play from Drew Murphy and Kieran Cooke provided the much needed boost early in the second half. Scores came from Eric Kennedy(2-1) and Arron O'Sullivan(1-1) along with some fine support play from Colum Dineen allowed Nemo come away from this tough away fixture with a hard fought draw. Congradulations to all the team for this superb effort.
The under 13 hurlers played their first league match against Dublin Hill (Delaneys) last Saturday week. In an eagarly anticipated game Nemo went in as underdogs to the highly fancied Delaneys team. Nemo started like a bullet from a gun and tore into an early lead. Delaneys responded well and finished the half only 2 points adrift. In the second half players like Eoghan Hearne, Ciaran McGrath, Gary Coughlan and Shane Horgan came into their own and up the ante for the entire team. Yet again Delaneys rose to the challange and Nemo were put to the pin of their collars to keep them in check. Nemo held out for a great victory of 3-8 to 3-2. A win against such a highly respected team bodes well for the rest of the season.
Nemo's under 16s played against Mayfield last week in a strong performance for the Capwell side. Nemo controlled the entire game and rarely allowed Mayfield a look in. This was the best outing the team has had all season as they went in at half time 2-4 to 0-2 up. The second half was pretty much the same as the first half with Nemo showing some excellent skill in front of the posts especially Micheal Dorgan and Keith Seymore. Although this was a complete team perfomance others to shine were John Deasy and Micheal Harrintonas Nemo came away winners on a score line of 5-8 to 0-4. Well done to all involved and keep up the great work.
Nemo Summer Festival will begin shortly and will feature amongst other things ; a-six-a-side football tournament, a family day , and which will be highlighted by The Soulmasters playing in Nemo on Saturday 26 May. All information regarding tickets and registration is available in the club @ 894041.


LOCAL GYMNASTS FLY TO SWALLOWS

A group from Chimea'ra Gymnastics, Frankfield, Cork, consisting of 3 gymnasts and 3 coaches have recently returned from a weeklong training camp in London. The trip was organised by the club as both a reward for the gymnasts hard work and a learning experience for both gymnasts and coaches. The group made up of two Rhythmic gymnasts Rachel Curran (12) and Niamh O'Shea (10) and Colm O'Toole (17) (who also trains at and competes for Carrigaline Gym Club) and the three
coaches/directors of Chimea'ra Gymnastics Sonya Coakley-Hanan, Amy Coakley-Hanan and Mary Coakley, spent the week at the renowned Hillingdon School of Gymnastics where both Sonya and Amy used to train and coach themselves "It was a very worthwhile trip," said Amy "it gave the kids a chance to see the kind of facilities and the level of professionalism involved in the sport of gymnastics in the UK. I think they realised how far behind we are here compared to the UK having said that though the UK is behind the rest of the world! So we have a lot of work to do!" While in London the group took the opportunity to visit the infamous Millennium Dome and go on other excursions as well as training twice a day! So it was a busy and tiring week for all concerned.
"I was highly amused," said Sonya "when one of the kids said to me that they weren't going home, that after seeing "real gymnastics" they wanted to stay and train all day every day! It reminded me of myself when I first visited HSG, the difference is that I did stay.... for 8 years!!!!"
Hopefully now with the opening and continuing development of Chimea'ra's full-time, permanent training facility, talented gymnasts will no longer have to go abroad to get the facilities and expertise they need to full fill their potential.
For more details on Chimea'ra Gymnastics please ring 021 963129


DOUGLAS GGA UNDERAGE

Douglas and Ballincollig met in the U13 A Grade Hurling League. There was some fine crisp striking from the Douglas lads. The highlight of the game was a hat trick of goals scored by Alan Barry. Douglas were in total control at all times during the game and ran out convincing winners. Alan Barry, Aidan Menton, Mark Lucey, Finian Tummon and Michael O'Donoghue impressed most.
Douglas and Bishopstown met in this U14 A Grade Hurling League encounter. Both sides had a 100% record prior to this game. This was a very close affair. A point separated the sides at the interval. The Douglas boys scored some fine long range points after the interval to win a most exciting game on a scoreline of 1-5 to 3-4. Stephan Bermingham (Wing Back), Colm O'Sullivan (Corner Back) and Brian O'Connor (Corner Forward) did well. Congratulations!
Well done! To our four players who represented Seandun in the U15 Dick Barrett Shield Final against Imokilly. The players were; Colin Doyle, Thomas Cotter, James Moylan and Mark Harrington. Also congratulations to the three players who played in the B Final; Frank Tobin, Ray Keating and Denis O'Riordan.
Douglas had two good victories in the U12 Football League over the Barrs and Na Piarsaig. The game in Togher was a very one-sided affair with Douglas in total control from start to finish. Dayne O'Leary, Kevin Murphy, Kevin Cotter, Daniel Olden and D.Hickey played well.
The game versus Na Piarsaig was a very exciting affair. Douglas led 0-8 to 0-0 at the interval. Seven different players were on the scoresheet in the first half. Brian Kavanagh made a vital save to deny the Northsiders of a certain goal. Na Piarsaig got two goals in a four-minute period. Douglas lifted their game and some great play by Jason O'Sullivan and Brian Collins kept the Northsiders at bay, Douglas lifted the siege and a smashing goal by Colin O'Sullivan gave Douglas victory on a scoreline of 2-10 to 3-1.


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB

The season has come to an end in spectacular fashion with 6 of our teams playing in 7 finals last week.
The Div 2 Mixed team travelled to Galway for the All Ireland League finals. They won their first match easily but disaster struck during their second match when ladies singles and doubles player Michelle Hayes twisted her ankle during her singles game and was unable to continue. The team: Tony Brooks, Gavin Jeffrey, Adrian Furey, Mairead Ni Bheara, Jo Fitzgerald, Barbara Jeffrey and Michelle Hayes.
The Div 1 Mixed team were runners up to Carrigtwohill in the Masters and Handicap cup finals. The team: David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Declan Brown, Betty Thompson, Karen Cinnamond and Esther Hickey.
The Div 5 Mixed team ended the season on a high beating Crosshaven in the finals of the Casey Cup last Tuesday evening and then again on Thursday evening in the Owenabue cup. Brian still hasn't got the right shoes but celebrated by buying a new racquet. The team: Phil Mc Carthy, Maggie Morris, Patricia Nagle, Brian O'Sullivan, David Stynes and Dermot Lucey.
The Div 6 Ladies team met Crosshaven in Garyduff on Sunday for the final of the League. After almost four hours of play, with every game going to three sets, Crosshaven triumphed by 6 sets to 5. The Carrigaline ladies duly went and drowned their sorrows in the Garyduff clubhouse and had cheered up immensely by the third pint. Well done to Crosshaven and thanks to all the supporters whose posteriors were truly challenged after the 4-hour sit. The team: Maggie Morris, Angela Kelly, Heather Hegarty, Patricia Nagle, Deirdre O'Donovan and Ann Moran.
It was Carrigaline A v Carrigaline B in the final of Riverstown Veterans Cup. The A team took the match 3-2 and 1 set. Many thanks to Riverstown for their wonderful hospitality. The Vets retired to the Riverstown hall where they were fed and watered and even managed a singsong by the end of the evening. Betty was in fine singing form by all accounts. The teams: A - Ron Thompson, Tony O'Loughlin, Brendan Cotter, Ann Angelini, Susan O'Reilly and Bernie Hayes. B - Gerry Hennessy, Joe O'Sullivan, Eddie Hayes, Betty Thompson, Barbara Geoffries and Joe Fitzgerald.
The Club Championships were also held last week. Joe Angelini and Kah Leong took the Men's Doubles title in a three setter against Billy Cantwell and David Stynes. Idoia Murphy and Angela Kelly won the Ladies Doubles against Ann Angelini and Patricia Hurley. In the Mixed, spouse swapping was the order of the day when Ron Thompson and Ann Angelini defeated Betty Thompson and Joe Angelini. Ann Moran and Deirdre O'Donovan took the Ladies Novice title against Gillian and Sinead Collins. Pat Moran and Martin Walsh against Aajon Toebes and John Collins won the Men's Novice title. Padraig Moran captained the juvenile team who won the Cinnamond Cup.
The end of season dinner dance, which was held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Saturday night, was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Billy Cantwell was awarded Club Person of the Year for all his hard work behind the scenes organising fixtures and teams. Billy and Ron celebrated by taking the floor for a couple of waltzes towards the end of the evening, but couldn't decide who should lead so for the sake of their feet they had a jive instead. The Young Player of the Year award went to 12 year old Laura Thompson who has had an outstanding season and among many other titles is the U13 All Ireland Singles champion.
Well done to all the members and teams whose hard work and dedication have brought great success to the club this season.
The AGM will be held on Thursday 25th May at 8pm. All are welcome. Summer membership is now available. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


DOUGLAS HALL LADIES

Douglas Hall 3 V. Cobh 4
This was a very hard game physically and mentally with our sweeper Mary McCarthy coming off with an injury 25 min's into the match, in came second sweeper Sonia Healy who was doing an excellent jib only lasted about 30mins she also came off with an injury and last to feel the effects was winger Colette Dunne. Apart from all this the girls played a stormer all through the game. Cobh got the first goal about 25minutes into the game; Douglas got a goal back with a great strike from Ger. O'Mahony. Cobh got 2 more goals which left the score 3 - 1 when we thought the game was over for us. Then came some outstanding play from Jennifer Walshe setting up two great goals, a second from Ger. O'Mahony and Ciara Twomey. This left the score 3 -3 at full time, in extra time it had to take something special from Cobh to put the match beyond our reach with another goal. One more thing to mention Cobh are in a higher division, so all in all a great game. Girl of the match Ann Collins who played outstanding throughout the game. Others to play well; Catherine McCarthy, Siobhan Bleany, Jennifer Walsh, Eileen Collins, Gemma Crowley and goalkeeper Gillian Boyd who kept us in the game for so long with some terrific saves.


THE CELTIC CUP

This is an International Gymnastics Competition between, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
This is the fifth year that this competition is being held and is taking place in Cork. It is being held on Saturday 24th of June 2000 in Neptune Stadium, Cork from 10.00 a.m. to approximately 6.00 p.m.
Girls will compete on four pieces of apparatus being, Floor, Bars, Vault and Beam. Boys will compete on six pieces of apparatus being, Floor, Vault, Parallel Bars, Rings,Pommel Horse and High Bar.
This Competition was first held in 1996 in Dublin and was originally called the St. Patrick's Day International. In 1997 it was held in Scotland, 1998 was in Cardiff and 1999 was in Cootraine in Northern Ireland. The Age Groups for this Competition are U/13 and U/16.The teams consist of six gymnasts with the top four scores counted. The Panels in the girls section for Ireland, have been selected and we have four gymnasts from Douglas Gymnastics Club in Cork:- Dara Kelleher U/16, Sheila Quinlan u/16, Sara Callan U/16, Sarah Wedel U/13
In the Boys Senior Section, we have three boys from Carrigaline Gymnastics Club; Colm O'Toole, Jamie O'Toole, Eoin Mclnerney.
Other gymnasts for Ireland are from Ballina, Dublin, Athlone, Portlaoise and Limerick. These gymnasts will have another competition to compete before the selection for the teams are made.
The Mens Scottish team and the Women's team from Wales should be of very high standard.


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