8th June, 2000
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

Seniors Win Pop Keller Cup!!
The Seniors rounded off a memorable season for Douglas Hall with the club's first trophy at Senior level, when they convincingly defeated Carrigaline Utd. in the Pop Keller Cup Final. In truth, following the first 20 minutes, the 'Hall completely dominated the match, eventually running out 6-0 winners.
The 'Hall took the lead when John Healy finished Ray O'Connell's fine pass. This followed a spell where the two sides seemed evenly matched. However, following the opener, the 'Hall took complete control and before half-time, they added goals from Healy, again, Derrick Bowen and Stephen O'Connell. Leading 4-0 at the interval, the 'Hall eased through the remainder of the match, with 'keeper Gerry McGreevy rarely troubled. The final goals came from an own goal and, following terrific passing and work, John Healy, who duly completed his hat trick.
There were scenes of great delight - after three failures in the Pop Keller Cup Final, the 'Hall finally secured the trophy. Their form since mid-season has been really good, and no-one will dispute that they deserved the cup. Congratulations to Kevin O'Sullivan and all of the squad on making this big breakthrough.


IIBA SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

Munster Region Umpires Trophy Competition:

Semi-finals: B Jennings (Wilton) beat M Bracken (ICICYMA) and P Mc Carthy (Wilton) beat D Twohig (Ballincollig Community).

Final: B Jennings (Wilton) beat P Mc Carthy (Wilton)

Congratulations to Bob Jennings on winning the title for the second year in succession The above Trophy was presented to the Umpires Association by the Hon Sec Michael Murray The games were Umpired by M O'Regan, T. Burke and J Curran and the Markers were P Barry, B Mc Carthy and V Caplice
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Section Play-offs:

Mitchelstown (Red) beat Conna (Blue), Kinsale beat Grange Frankfield (Blue), Nemo (Blue) beat Carrigaline GAA (Red), Grange Frankfield (Red) beat Ballincollig GAA (Blue), Nemo (Red) beat Wilton (Blue), Douglas Community (White) beat Douglas GAA (Blue), Brookfield (Red) beat Sylvan, plus the winners of ICICYMA (Red) versus St Anthony's (Red).
The above teams have qualified to play in the concluding stages of the league at St Anthony's Hall on Sunday 11th 2000 at 1.15pm

Cork Zone Inter Club Championship for the Frances Cody Memorial Trophy:
Quarter-finals: Ballincollig Community beat Douglas Community, Grange Frankfield beat Nemo, Mitchelstown beat Douglas GAA and Iona beat Wilton
Semi-finals: Ballincollig Community beat Grange Frankfield and Iona beat Mitchelstown.

Final: Ballincollig Community beat Iona by 12/4pts

Congratulations to the Cork Zone Committee on the successful conclusion of their Inaugural Inter Club Championship.

The final was umpired by P Moynihan and G Quinn.

Fixtures: Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League (Last 8): The Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and Final will take place in St Anthony's Hall on Sunday 11th June 2000 at 1-15pm


DOUGLAS HALL LADIES

Douglas Hall Ladies Cup Match
Douglas Hall 0 V. CSO 2
The Douglas girls fought very hard in this game but CSO proved too strong with the advantage of being in a higher division. CSO scored their two goals in the first half. In the second half the Douglas girls did an outstanding job and put a lot of pressure on CSO andwere unlucky not to score a few goals. This squad of players have a lot of heart for the game and hopefully we will start to get some good results again in the coming weeks." Girl of the match"; Gemma Crowley. Others to play well were Colette Dunne, Catherine McCarthy, Eileen Collins, Ciara Twomey and Ann Collins.


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U14

Douglas hall 3 V. Cobh 0
The Douglas girls are on top of the world with another great win this week. Goals coming from Naomi O'Leary, Aoife Hynes and Jessica Hayes. We could have had a lot more with some good strikes from Donna O'Leary and super-sub Louise Martin, who hit the bar on a few occasions. "Girl of the match"; Duireann Murray who was excellent from start to finish. Others to do well were Caroline Hawks and Karen Lynch who dominated the midfield. Also Laura Healy, Clodagh Ryan, Naomi O'Leary and super-sub Louise Martin.


DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U16

Douglas Hall 5 V. Ballincollig 3
This was an experimental game for us taking players from, under 12, under 14 and young players from the senior team, which turned out to be an excellent team. We were up against a very experienced Ballincollig, who won their league last season, so this was an outstanding performance from a team who have not played till together till now. There is great talent in Douglas Hall, we hope it will shine more in the seasons to come. It was possible to pick a girl of the match, as the whole team was brilliant. Well done Girls! Goal scorers were Catronia Kelly ", Naomi O'Leary 1, and Riona Hegarty 2


DOUGLAS GAA UNDER-AGE

U 12 Douglas and Ballinhassig produced a very entertaining game of Hurling in the SouthEast U12 League. This game was a very high standard - there were some excellent block downs, good hooking and long distance striking from both the hand and off the ground. The game was a very close affair at all times. The highlight of the first half was the commanding display of Richard Kingston at full back for Douglas. The Southeast lads led 1 -2 to 1 - 1 at the break. The second half was equally competitive with the lead changing hands on four different occasions. The goal scorer's for Douglas after half time were Brian Collins and, Dayne O'Leary with a fine overhead flick. Ballinhassig were two points in arrears with ten minutes to go and applied a lot of pressure on the Douglas goal but the Douglas defence coped very well in particular Osin McGrath (goalkeeper) and Eoin Cotter. Final score Douglas 3 - 2 Ballinhassig 2 - 4. Congratulations to both sides for a great game of hurling.
U14A Douglas and Blackrock played on this highly entertaining game of Hurling. The side were level at the break, Brian O'Connor was the goal scorer for Douglas. The second half was also very close. The scorer's for Douglas were David Hacket 0-3, Barry Firzgerald 0-3. The Rockies held out for victory on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-8.
U12C This game was between Ballinhassig and Douglas in the under 12 League. A point separated the teams at half time - with Douglas leading 1-2 to 1-1. Douglas took control after the break and won on a scoreline of 4-5 to 1-1. Colm Lucey, Eoin Hickey and Mark Wright showed some fine touches on the night.
U13 A Hurling; Douglas and Bishopstown met in this encounter. Douglas played against the wind in the opening half and played very well. The score at the break was 2-0 to 0-3. Stephen Hannohan got one of the Douglas goals. The Douglas boys took control in the second half and scored six unanswered points. Stephen Moylan and Michael O'Donoghue also had a fine game in goal. Final score Douglas 2-6 Bishopstown 0-3.


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT

Saturday 3rd
S Gregson, E Ryan & D Dennehy - 36 5/6
B Hartnett, M Kelleher & M O' Riordan - 41
PLATE FINAL
K O' Callaghan beat B Downey 2 & 1
Sunday 4th
L Quirke & D Gregson - 44
G Neiland & D Dennehy - +14
B Hartnett, L O' Donovan & D Ahern - 36
T Hartnett, G Brohan & B Downey - 40
Monday 5th
L Quirke & B Downey - 45
M Quirke & N Kelleher - 38

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NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE

Nemo's under 12 football team continued their unbeaten record last weekend against Rathpeacon in a highly impressive fashion. Nemo started much the better with the midfield and half back line allowing Rathpeacon little or no possession and the forwards, led by Ciaran O'Donovan, putting in an exhibition of scoring. With the weather causing few problems Kinsale Road tore into an early lead and the backs marked their men tightly, keeping the opportunities that arose to the opposition very difficult to turn into scores. Nemo went in at half time with their heads up and they continued in the same mode in the second half with Emmett Long playing the proverbial blinder at midfield, covering acres of ground, constantly chasing Rathpeacon whenever the had the ball, and always supplying his forwards with excellent possession, which they accepted with aplomb. Shane Martin also contributed to the midfield dominance with his high workrate and outstanding distribution. However man of the match must go to centre forward Ciaran O'Dovovan who had an absolute stormer, dragging the Rathpeacon defence all over the pitch and scoring 6 points all from play. Others to catch the eye for Nemo were Stephen Good and Shaun Walsh, who would be a handful for any defender. At the final whistle Nemo came away with a 2-12 to 1-1 win. Congratulations to all involved as this result almost guarantees the team qualification to knockout stages of the league.
This Sunday sees the Kepak Street Leagues come to their eagerly awaited final. All players are asked to meet up at Scoil Chriost Ri at 1 O'Clock for the parade up through Turners Cross and arriving at Nemos' main ground on the South Douglas Road at approx. 2:00pm. In addition to the playing off of the finals their will also be a long puck competition open to all youngsters who got involved in this years competition. The management of the Kepak Street Leagues would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone who helped out during the year to this years final and to thank Kepak for their extraordinary assistance in one of the most successful Street Leagues Nemo has had in recent years.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

Amidst scenes of great joy last Friday night, Douglas Corinthians captured the Cork Schoolboys League Under 11 First Division title when they defeated Everton 2-1 in the final. It was a fine match, full of good football and very enjoyable to watch. The pitch in Lakewood was in magnificent condition and on a beautiful summers evening, the conditions were ideal for Corinthians to get the ball down and pass and that is exactly what they did.
Showing no signs of nerves, Corinthians started the game well and took an early lead, when Stephen Goods corner was knocked on by David Meyler for Jamie Drennan to apply the finishing touch. For a 10 or 15-minute period after the goal Everton got on top and grabbed a deserved equaliser after 20 minutes. Indeed during this period Corinthians “rode their luck” when a second Everton goal was disallowed for offside. However, with Conor O' Reilly outstanding in midfield and Eoin McCarthy sparkling up front, Corinthians regained the initiative and David Meyler was close to a lead goal again just before half-time.
Playing some excellent football Corinthians dominated the second half and after Jamie Drennan and Eoin McCarthy had gone close, the elusive breakthrough came with seven minutes remaining when Eoin McCarthy turned sharply before smashing a tremendous shot passed the Everton keeper . Corinthians survived some late Everton pressure to hold on for a fine 2-1 victory.
It was a proud moment for everybody involved with the team when captain Theo Cullinane stepped forward to receive the cup from Donal Kelleher of the Cork Schoolboys League. Allowing for the fact that the entire squad will be under age again next year, the performance of the team on the night reflected great credit on the work done by the management trio of John Turner, Danny Drennan and Martin Higgins as well as the entire Under Ten coaching staff which also includes Mark O' Donovan, Billy O' Connor and Dan O' Callaghan. Our Under Tens are very fortunate to have such a talented and committed group of people guiding their development on the soccer field.
The Douglas Corinthians squad on the night was:
David Bevan, David Meyler, Ian Turner, Conor O' Reilly, Richard O' Donovan, Colin Hammond, Theo Cullinane, Jamie Drennan, David O' Sullivan, Eoin McCarthy, Stephen Good, Patrick O' Brien, Stephen Murphy, Danny Horgan, Gavin Dempsey, John O' Brien, Sean Grant and Brian McPolin.

Street Leagues.
A review of the Street League Finals Day as well as all the latest South Side League results can be found on the Corinthians Web Site www.collegecorinthians.com.


DOUGLAS GAA

OUR junior "A" hurlers felt the full force of a very experienced Blackrock side in a league game in Church Road last week.
After the success over Bishopstown much was expected from our lads, but the Rockies who included most of their senior substitutes were a class act and there was never any doubt about the outcome.
The "B" junior team had another workout against Crosshaven and after a good hour emerged winners by four points, 1-10 to 1-6.
Our minor teams are going great guns in the non exam leagues. Their latest victory was over Brian Dillons in the hurling league which also doubled as a tournament final for our festival weekend.
Three goals by Richard Barrett and 1-1 by John Ross-Hunt were our chief scorers while Richad Harris, Fergal O'Sullivan (0-3), David O'Connor and John O'Keeffe also played well.
Earlier in the week, the footballers had five goals to spare over Kilmacabea and on the evidence of their displays to date, both teams should reach the concluding stages which would be a huge bonus for all involved.
The draw for the county intermediate hurling championship saw our lads pitted against the winners of the Bandon/Ballymartle clash in round four.


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