25th May, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

The notes are short and sweet this week, with the Under 13's confirmed as Premier Division league winners. This team has been battling for four years for league success and at long last, the day arrived. They were presented with the league trophy following their final league match against Greenwood last Monday night. They were 2-0 winners in this match, courtesy of two goals from Gordon O'Donovan. Congratulations to all the members of this panel, as well as team managers Gerry O'Connell and Vincent Rose.
The MSL Juniors travelled to Mallow Utd. for their final league match, which was of no consequence in the overall league picture. The home side emerged 3-2
winners, despite two fine goals from Brian Foley and Graham Power. This side have continued their development during the season, and a ropey spell in mid-season cost them dearly in the end. None the less, this was a vast improvement, and we will be hoping to see a continuation of this form during next year.
The only fixture for next weekend sees the Seniors in action in the Pop Keller Cup Semi Final on Sunday morning, at Moneygourney. The match is fixed for 10.45, against either Ballincollig or Casement Celtic.


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

St Vincent's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition:

Quarter-finals: St Vincent's (D Foley) beat Barr's (R Murphy), Mitchelstown (J Caplice) beat Rockies (C O'Kelly), Carrigaline Community (P Collins) beat Rockies (K Foley) and Grange/Frankfield (E Swanton) beat ICICYMA (P Lane)

Semi-finals: St Vincent's (D Foley) beat Mitchelstown (J Caplice) and Grange/Frankfield (E Swanton) beat Carrigaline Community (P Collins)
Final: Grange/Frankfield (E Swanton, G Swanton & A Flanagan) beat St Vincent's (D Foley, D Foley Jr & C Foley)

The final was a close fought affair with both teams playing exceptionally well and after six ends were level at (5/5) but G/Frankfield secured the vital scores over the last three ends to win by (8/5) and take the title. The final was umpired J Warren & S O'Mahony.

Congratulations to Gerry Quinn and his Committee on the successful conclusion of their Annual Tournament.

Annual Challenge Match for the Douglas Festival Indoor Bowls Trophy:

Douglas Community I B C beat Douglas (St Luke's) I B C

Fixtures: Carrigaline GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Pairs Competition at St Anthony's Hall and Carrigaline GAA Pavilion on 24th to 27th May 2000 inclusive.

I I B A (Cork Zone) Annual Challenge Match,County Ladies & Gents versus City Ladies & Gents on Sunday 28th May 2000 in Little Island Community Centre at 2-00pm.

Telethon 2000 (People In Need Trust) Tuesday 30th May 2000 in the City Hall from 1-00pm to 9-00pm Fun afternoon of Indoor Bowls in aid of the above and all are welcome to participate Please support this worthy cause.

Cork Zone Inter Club Championship in St Anthony's Hall on 2nd.-5th June 2000 (Starting at 7-30pm on Friday 2nd June, 2000).

Umpire's Competition: The semi-finals and final will take place in Douglas Community Hall on Sunday 4th June 2000 at 2.30pm.


DOUGLAS HALL LADIES

Douglas Hall 3 V Buttevant 1
This was another great performance from the Douglas girls. Buttevant got their goal very early in the game but Douglas struck back with a goal from super striker Ger. O'Mahony who was set up from a great play, which started deep in the defence with a great ball from Ann Collins who found Colette Dunne and she got the ball into the box where e Ger. Slotted home with ease. Douglas went forward once again with another great ball from Chaira Murray to "guess who", Ger. again, who found the back of the net. This left the score at 2 - 1, till with about 15minutes to go manager Alfie McCarthy brought even more subs to the game, with some lovely play from sub Michelle Moore who brought down the ball just outside the box, gave a great pass to Eileen Collins who had a super strike at goal and this brought out brought out the best in their keeper, making a fine save. Then with 5 minutes to go a super header from Ger. O'Mahony put sub Caroline Hawks through straight on goal, which she finished with ease. Well done Caroline! Her first goal for the seniors. Girl of the match; Catherine McCarthy. Others to play well; Mary McCarthy, Eileen Collins and Ann Collins.


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U14

Douglas hall 8 V Ballincollig 0
The girls played their first ever match and won easily with an excellent first half in which they scored 4 goals. The performance was brilliant, with the passing and great heart for the game, which was led by example by Jennifer Walshe (captain) who got a great hat trick. Other scorers were Caroline Hawks 1, Kim Murray 1, Naomi O'Leary 1, Aoife Hynes 1, and Donna O'Leary (pen). The score could have been much higher only for Donna O'Leary having two goals disallowed and Jennifer Walshe had one goal disallowed, they also hit the bar on numerous occasions. With a start like this, let's hope it may continue. Player of the match: Donna O'Leary, Aoife Hynes, Caroline Hawkes and Jennifer Walshe who also played well.


DOUGLAS GYM CLUB NEWS

On the 30th of April four girls from Douglas Gymnastics Club travelled to Dublin to compete in the National Individual Championships. Dara Kelleher, Sile Quinlan and Sarah Callan competed for the National Junior title while Sarah Wedel competed for the National Minor title.
Dara was looking to defend her title successfully and that she did. But that is not all Douglas came away with. Sile walked away with the silver medal and Sarah Callan took the bronze. In the Minor competition Sarah Wedel came 6th.
The girls now hope to represent Ireland in the upcoming Celtic Cup competition that is being held in the Neptune Stadium on the 24th of June. Teams from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland will be competing.
Anyone interested in attending the event can buy tickets from the club. We are situated in the sports hall of Douglas Community School. Tickets are priced: adults' 5, children 3.
On the 26th of this month the club will host its annual display. Gymnasts of all levels in the club perform different routines, showing off what they have learnt throughout the year. The night is always very enjoyable and a great success. The display starts at 7.30pm. All are welcome.


DOUGLAS GAA

OUR Senior footballers picked up a useful league point following a deserved draw with Dohenys in Douglas on Friday night last.
Things weren't looking good early in the game when we found ourselves down by six points, but the lads recovered superbly and were looking good for the two points on offer until Dohenys managed the equalising score just before the final whistle.
The performances of Ronan McCarthy, Killian Hogan and Cormac Dineen were exceptional, and the team played far better than they did the previous Monday against Na Piarsaigh.
It's been a bad seven days for our junior football teams. All three were dumped out of the championship at the first hurdle, something that has caused the chairman to seek an urgent review of the situation.
The latest team to fall by the wayside were our second "B" team who were well beaten by Passage after a very poor display.
On a more pleasant note our minor hurlers beat Midleton by a couple of points in the non exam league to maintain their unbeaten run.
If there is a lesson to be learned here it's that only get out of a game what you put in and our minor hurlers are currently putting in a huge effort in preparation.
By the time this article appears in print, our intermediate hurlers will have played Mallow in a vital league match in Douglas. Hopefully the result was the right one.


NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE

Last Friday saw the Kepak Street Leagues continue as usual in the Trabeg grounds of Nemo with approx. 300 boys and girls aged between six and eleven years in attendance. Both the under 9 and the under 11 leagues are heating up with all teams trying to get to finals of their respective divisions and hopefully win the Roy Kelly Cup. The number of girls playing this year is dramatically up on last year and with a continued effort Nemo will shortly have both Ladies Football and Camogie teams playing in the future. Many thanks to all the parents who come out on Friday nights to help out and encourage their youngsters, it is greatly appreciated.
The under 12 team played their first championship game last Sunday in sunny, if blustery conditions. This game started at a breakneck pace with Nemo gaining the early possession which they converted into some excellent scores. However Nemo let the game slip in the closing stages of the first half and conceded a soft goal along with two points to go in at half time in arrears. In the second half Nemo came out with the same gusto that they showed in the first half and they tore into the game, giving away little or no possession and converting all the chances that came their way. This is an excellent result for the club and credit must go to all involved, especially those who organise training on Monday afternoons.
This Thursday ,25th, sees the beginning of Nemo summer festival with the start of the six-a-side football (3 guys and 3 girls). To register a team simply turn up on Thursday night at 7:30pm. The finals of the competition will be played on Friday night and on Saturday their will be a Senior Football competition followed by The Soulmasters on Saturday night, tickets for The Soulmasters are available from the club pavilion. On Sunday Nemo have organised a Family Day which will have events for their entire household as well as some entertainment for the younger children.


DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE

Unbeaten Douglas played Nemo Rangers in the U14 Hurling League. There was a lot of surface water on the pitch, which made conditions difficult for both teams. Douglas played with the wind for the first half in a low scoring encounter. Points by Fionn O'Brien, David Hackett and Brian O'Connor gave the home team a three-point interval lead.
Nemo equalised with a goal after 5 minutes of the second half. Goals by Brian O'Connor and Finbarr O'Donovan put Douglas in a strong position. Nemo with the aid of the wind got on top again and clinched victory in the last five minutes. Well done to both teams for displaying such skills in the most awful conditions.
Douglas and Bishopstown met in the semi-finals of the County U12 Football Championship (City Section) mid week. Bishopstown played with the aid of a strong wind during the first half and led 1 - 7 to 0 - 3 at the break. Oisin McGrath reduced the deficit with a goal. Four points separated the teams with ten minute3s remaining but it was the Bishopstown boys who responded with two well-taken goals to win on a scoreline of 3 - 9 to 1 - 5. On the night the physically stronger Bishopstown boys deservedly won. Their distribution of the ball was excellent and their finishing was clinical. Patrick Carroll and Martin O'Sullivan worked very hard on the night.
U 13 Douglas and Na Piarsaig played a very exciting and close game of hurling in the U13 A Grade League. The sides were level at the interval 2 - 0 to 1 - 3. Philip Holland and Mark Lucey got the goals. The second half was an equally close affair. The lead changed hands four times before Douglas eventually won on a scoreline of 5 - 2 to 4 - 3. The scorers in the second half were Stephen Moylan 1 - 1 and Thomas O'Dwyer 2 - 1. Neil Burke also played well.
U 14 Douglas and St. Vincent's played a very high game in the U14 A Grade Football League. Douglas raced into a 4 -5 to 0 - 0 lead. The saints rallied and got 7 of the next eight scores to reduce the deficit to three points. The Douglas team once more rose its game and won on a scoreline of 6 -9 to 6 - 3. The highlight of the game was the forward play of Stephen Bermingham who scored 4 goals and three points. Others to impress were Eoin Cadogan, Barry Fitzgerald and Gavin Blower.


FEILE NA GAEL 'B' HURLING

Semi Final
Nemo Rangers V St. Marks
This game was played atb7.30pm on Sunday 21st at Mournabbey. Nemo opened the scoring with a point but St. Marks soon took over, scoring 2 - 1 without a reply. After a lot of hard work, the Nemo lads scored a goal to bring them back into the game. Half time saw St. Marks leading 2 - 4 to 1 - 4.
In the second half, Nemo took over the game. This was a real team effort and Nemo were soon taking over the lead. With great performances all over the pitch, Nemo were the winners, on a scoreline of 5 - 9 to 4 - 5.


TRAMPOLINISTS BOUNCE INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

16 competitors from Chimea’ra Gymnastics competed in the first ever National Trampolining Championships, which was held in Ashton Scholl on Sun., 21st May. With 58 competitors from 8 clubs across the country, the competition was divided into levels according to age and status.
Chimea’ra’s Vicky Collins, Adam Cox and Mark Cox took 1st place, Jonathan Collins 2nd and Niamh McGuire 3rd in their groups. IN the O’18 Elite category there was a battle of the siblings as two of our directors/coaches were pitted against each other. Amy Coakley-Hanan (19) got the better of her sister Sonya (22) by a small margin to take the title.
A fantastic day was had by all and we would like to thank everyone involved for helping to get the sport off the ground (pardon the pun!)


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