22nd June, 2000
Weekly Sports


With the conclusion of the club football season, players and officials are enjoying closed season activities. The major event of the past weeks was the club's inaugural golf society outing to Skibbereen Golf Club. Brian Martin and Colm Lyons were the instigators and organisers of a most successful day out. They deserve fulsome praise for the work they did in contacting sponsors, organising players and most of all, for successfully transporting everyone to Skibbereen and back!!
The morning in question was murky and overcast when leaving Cork, but Bruno even had the weather organised and in glorious sunshine the competition took place. The overall winners was Tommo's team, with Brian McSweeney, Pat Condon, Michael O'Brian and Tom O'Connor burning up the course to just pip Gerard McSweeny, CJ Harrington and Kieran Olliffe.
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants, with no-one returning home empty handed. The outing would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of a number of people - Martin Electrical; O'Sullivans Bar, Douglas; Cashman's Bookmakers; Douglas Mortgage Centre; Barrys Bar, Douglas; Bohemian Bar, Douglas; Centra, Douglas; Jacobs Engineering; Purcell Scaffolding; Blarney Tool Hire and Douglas Hall, who sponsored first prize for the day. On behalf of Bruno, Colm and the club, thanks to all who helped make the day a success.
There are also some footballing activities. Four of the Under 13's are part of the Cork panel which is playing in the Kennedy Cup in Limerick during this week. Stephen Bermingham is facing a busy few weeks, with the Kennedy Cup and his trial with Charlton Athletic coming up. He will be playing in trial matches with Charlton in July, and best wished to him for that exciting opportunity. Kevin Mulcahy, Robert Rose and David Hackett complete our Cork representatives, and the very best of luck to them in the Kennedy Cup.


Douglas entered the Glen Rovers Hurling Tournament last weekend. This competition involves all divisions in the county. There are 16 teams - four groups of four. This is a very prestigious competition for U12 players. One of the teams in the Douglas group (Ballyhea) withdrew at the last minute. Douglas played Newtownshandrum in the opening game. Eoin Cotter got the opening score, a point - Newton' equalised from a free. A John Harris goal before the break gave Douglas the lead. There was no score in the second half. Final score Douglas 1 - 1 Newton' 0 - 1. Each game is of 20-minute duration.
The second game was against Bishopstown. This was a very competitive affair with the ball swinging from end to end. The 'Town got the only score of the first half - a point. Shane McCarthy equalised with a fine point. The 'Town got the winning point from a free. Douglas were very unlucky to lose this one.
The quarterfinal was against Glen Rovers. The Glen started in fine style, scoring an early goal and led 1 - 2 to 0 - 0 at the interval. Kevin Murphy revived Douglas hopes with a goal. The Northsiders took command again and won on a scoreline of 2 - 4 to 1 - 0. The Douglas forwards failed to deliver on the day. Oisin McGrath was outstanding in goal.
U12B; This same team played in the Southeast competition on Monday night and led 6 - 4 to 0 - 0 at the interval. Their opponents Courcey Rovers made a spirited second half came back and eventually lost on a scoreline of 7 - 4 to 5 - 3. The highlight of this Douglas win was the five goals scored by Jonathan O'Connell.
U12C: Douglas under 11 team played Carrigaline. Shane Hickey opened the scoring for Douglas with a goal - this was followed by two Richard Murphy points. Carrigaline replied with 1 - 1. The second half was a most exciting affair. Douglas with goals from Theo. Cullinane and Cian Alcock were only a point in arrears with two minutes remaining, but conceded another goal to lose 5 - 1 to 3 - 3.
Congratulations: Well done to Gavin Griffen who captained Cork Primary Schools against Kerry and Stephen Moylan who represented Cork Hurlers.


Summer Camp
Douglas camogie club have organised a summer development camp for all players under 16 from the 14 to 18 August. This will take place from 9.30a.m. to 1p.m. each day. Application forms are available from the committee. A number of guest coaches will be attending.

The honours are coming fast and furious for one of our players. Amanda 0' Regan was on the Cork Intermediate team who defeated Limerick in the Munster Final on Wednesday last. She was also selected for the Munster Junior team who played in the Gael Linn Interprovential competition last weekend. Munster won through to the final only to lose to Ulster by l point. Well done Amanda.
Congratulations to Deirdre Murphy on her selection for the Primary Schools team to play during the interval at the Munster Final. This will be a great occasion and something Deirdre will remember for life. Well done Dee.


Two weekends ago 9th/10th June, two trampolinists from Chimea'ra Gymnastics Ba1lycurreen, Frankfie1d, travelled to Newry in N.Ireland to represent their country at the prestigious Martin Cup competition. Countries taking part in this annual invitational competition were Wales, Scotland, England, N.Ireland, Denmark and ourselves.
The standard was extremely high but unfortunately our girls had a disappointing competition, Amy Coakley-Hanan had to withdraw due to a broken toe Sonya Coaklev-Hanan failed to complete her set routine but finished both voluntary routines ending in 12th place.
The delegation also included; Pat O'Brien, President of Irish Gymnastics, Fiona Hannon,
Official Mary Coakley, VP Trampolining.
"Even though we didn't do as well as we had hoped, it was a worthwhile trip as Irish Trampolining made many new friends and contacts who will help to develop this emerging sport in our country "As a director of Chimea'ra Gymnastics I was very delighted that our girls were selected for this competition" said Mary.
For further information on Trampolining or Chimea'ra Gymnastics phone 021-4963129 or 087-2296339.


In recent weeks the younger members of our Schoolboy Section have taken centre stage with the commencement of the Southside Leagues. The Southside Leagues are run annually for schoolboys between the ages of 7 and 10. Leagues normally take place during the months of May and June and are open to all the top Schoolboy Soccer Clubs in Cork. This year Corinthians has entered 7 teams in the Leagues, two U10 teams, two U9 teams, two U8 teams and an U7 side. The League sections are now nearly complete in all grades and results have been very encouraging. A brief look at the performances of our U7 and U8 squads gives an idea of how well our sides have been acquitting themselves.
Our U7 squad, under the management of Alf Parks, Kieran O'Donovan and Brian O'Connor have been in sparkling form and have recorded five straight victories over Kilreen Celtic, Casement Celtic, Clonakilty, Greenwood and Wilton. They have now qualified for the semi final of the U7 League and with players like Cian McWhinney, Ciaran Twohig, James Furlong, Alan Cronin and Mark Parks in the ranks they will be hoping to go all the way.
Our U7 second string have also been in action playing friendlies against Clonakilty, Wilton and Cobh Ramblers. They also have turned in some fine performances with players like James Tyner, David Ring, Kieran Farmer, Robert Lyons, David Hanrahan and Evan Browne doing particularly well. Most important of all everybody involved with the U7's, both players and managers, seems to be having some great fun and enjoyable .
Our two U8 teams have also been showing good form. The Corinthian Boys side managed by John Wilkins and Michael Nolan are top of their League section after six straight victories, while Douglas Corinthians under the management of Pat McCarthy and Bertie Murphy have turned in some excellent performances and are currently lying in third position in their section. Players like Eoin Murphy, Dean Kelly, Kevin O'Byrne, Rory O'Brien, Rory Burns, Gavin Irwin and Stephen Doyle have created a huge impression.
The Schoolboy section recently announced the winners of this years Players of the Year Awards. The Overall Schoolboy of the year and the recipient of the Mark Dennehy Perpetual Trophy was Terry O'Connell, who plays with the Club's U11 Premier Division side. The other award winners were as follows:
U11 First Division - T.heo C llnane
U11 Premier Division - Stephen White
U12 First Division - Peter O'Sullivan
U12 Premier Division - Ian Cullnane
U13 - David Costelloe
U14 - Thomas Cotter
U15 - Philip Wade
U16 - Keith Stanton
U17 - Aidan O'Mahony

With the old season '99/2000 now almost finished thoughts will be turning shortly to the start of the new season 2000/2001, if there are any new players who would like to join the Club and play with one of our Schoolboy teams, then please contact Terry O'Donovan at 891257. For more information on the Club why not log into our Website, www.collegecorinthians.com.


On Saturday 10th June Nemo's U-13 team travelled to compete in the Austin Stack Under 13 Football Tournament, now in its 15th year. Four teams from Kerry were chosen to play along with four teams from outside the county bounds. Nemo were selected to play in Group One along side Austin Stacks ,the Gaelteacht , and Salthill from Galway. Both Austin Stacks and Salthill were current championship holders in their respective counties so the Nemo lads knew that they would have a tough task on their hands.
Nemo played against a very handy Salthill team in their first match as they found it diffucult to get it going and eventually lost on ascoreline of 3-3 to 0-8. In their second game Nemo played to their potential as the accounted for the Gaelteacht in fine fashion. This set up a tense encounter with Stacks in the final pool match as Stacks had already won their previous two matchs. Nemo put on a display of true grit and courage to earn themselves a deserved win and force athree way play off for the top spot. Early Sunday morning faced off against Salthill and tore into the game and came away easy winners and they also played a stormer to overcome Stacks in the second game. It was a very tired team that took the pitch on Sunday afternoon to play in the final of the competition against loal Cork rivals Na Piarsigh. It was here however that the Nemo lads showed the character and the do-or-die attitude that has marked all of their games as they played their hearts out and come away victorious on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-7.
The lads also enjoyed a trip to the Aqua Dome in what proved to be a hugely successful weekend for all involved both on and off the pitch and it, would be unfair to single out any one player from a squad of 28 excellent young men who travelled and did their club proud by bringing back an absolutely magnificent trophy to the clubhouse on Sunday evening.nts. Stephen Moylan and Michael O'Donoghue also had a fine game in goal. Final score Douglas 2-6 Bishopstown 0-3.


Last week we held our Open Week
which was a tremendous sucess.
The committee would like to thank
Liam Lally of the Rochestown Park Hotel
for his generous support.

Scratch Cup Results
Winner: John Walsh - Collins
2nd: Chris Scannel - Collins
3rd: Declan Ryan - Templebreedy
Last 18: Liam O' Brien - Douglas
Senior 36: Jim Hanover - Douglas
Inter 36: William Mc Carthy - Douglas
Junior 36: Brendan Linehan - Douglas
Ladies 36: Claire Murphy - ESB

For a complete list of results check out
our Web Site http://go.to/dpap

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 1, 21 & 29

CAB Sponsored Winners
Norma Kelleher c/o The Club
Niall O' Connell c/o The Briar Rose
John Healy c/o The Briar Rose
Tonights Jackpot - 600 @ St Columbas Hall

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