29th June, 2000
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
As we are now at the halfway stage of the season I would like to review the year to date. The U15 footballers have won the Grade A league, whilst the hurlers are unbeaten and look likely to to qualify for the Grade A league semi-final.
The footballers are undefeated and look likely to qualify for the semi-finals of the league. They were beaten by the Barns in the Fale by a point. The Barns went on to win the County. The hurlers lost a few games but are second in the league and should qualify for the semi-finals. The second squad U14 are struggling in the football league - on the hurling front they have just won the C grade league in the South-East.
This group lost one game in seven and are top of the A Grade league in football. The hurlers are also top of the league with fine straight victories.
This team has won the South East league in football. In the city division they are nicely poised to make the top four. In hurling they have maximum points from five outings whilst in the South East they have won five out of six fixtures.
This group are going very well with one defeat in six outings in hurling.
Douglas played Cathedral Rd (Glen Rovers) in this fixture. Douglas started in whirlwind fashion and led 2-4 to 1-1 after fifteen minutes. The Glen upped the tempo of their game and were leading 3-4 to 2-5 at the half time whistle. The Glen increased their lead to two goals and looked to be in the commanding position. The Douglas mentors made some positional changes which benefitted the team. Eoin Cotter moved to full back - John Harris to centre back and Patrick Carroll to full forward. A well struck free by John Harris had the teams level with ten minutes remaining. Douglas won on a scoreline of 5-6 to 5-5, a marvellous game of hurling.
Douglas easily overcame the challenge of Mitchelstown in the County Semi-final. In the final Millford were the opponents. Douglas gave an exhibition of point taking in the first half and scored eleven points. Thomas O Dwyer scored six. Stephen Moylan was in total control at centre back. Further goals by John Harris and Theo Cullinane ended this game as a contest. Padraigh Martin was captain of the team. Onto Listowel for the Munster Semi-final and if the team succeeds they will also play the final on the same day. Best of Luck lads.
Sciath na Scoil.
Well done to St Columbas boys school on their emphatic win over their Ballincollig opponents in the Sciath na Scoil A Grade final. All of this panel of players play with Douglas GAA club.
The under 12 team had an emphatic victory over Carrigaline in this hurling game. Their crisp and long striking was a joy to watch. Final score Douglas 4-3, Carrigaline 1-1. Terry O Connell, Cian Meade and Daniel Olden did well.
After a long hard fought campaign St. Columba's were
convincing winners in Monday's Sciath na Scol final (Roinn 1) in
Pairc Ui Rinn V Scoil Eoin (Ballincollig). At half time St.
Columba's led 0 - 5 to 0-2. In the second half however they
turned on the style and ended up with a comprehensive victory 4 -
11 to 1 - 6.
This was above all a team effort and all the boys on the team can be justifiably proud of their wonderful hurling. Stephen Moylan played a captain's part contributing 2 - 4 in total. His all round performance will stand out as one of the great hurling exhibitions of Sciath na Scol. All credit to Scoil Eoin who contested the game throughout and made it a great sporting occasion.
This was St. Columba's seventh successive Sciath na Scol final and their sixth trophy. Congratulations to Mr. Bernard Lynch and Eddie Murphy whose dedication and hard work has made this success possible.
DOUGLAS HALL LADIES
Douglas Hall 2 v Hibernians 3
This result did not do our girls justice. The Douglas girls deserved more after one of the best performances of the season so far. This was another cup game with the Hibs team coming from a higher division. Douglas went ahead with a great goal which came from a great free kick from Eileen Collins, but Hibs got two goals making the score 2-1. Then came a tremendous goal from Chiara Twomey which left the score 2-2 at half time. Excellent play from Catherine Mc Carthy who kept us in the game with great defensive work, plus a clearance off the line. Then we gave away a sloppy goal. We had a good cause for a penalty which came from some good play by Jennifer Walshe who fought well to get into the box was brought down and a poor decision from the Ref went against us. We have a policy of picking a player of the match and this one is no exception. It goes to Capt. Chiara Murray who was outstanding through out the game others to play well beside all the above. Gemma Crowley. Jennifer Walshe.
Douglas Hall Under 14s Girls
Douglas Hall 7 v Wilton 2
The Douglas Girls travelled to Wilton fearing this game as Wilton are known to be a very strong team, but the Douglas girls went out fighting hard and got their just reward with a very high score and now are in seventh heaven. Manager Gary Aherne made a few substitutes who slotted in very well. Girl of the match Capt. Jennifer Walshe who turned from goal scorer to commanding midfield player in which she dominated everything. Excellent performance from this squad of players.
Goal scorers: Aoife Hynes 2, Donna O Leary 1, Naomi O Leary 2, (sub) Karen Lynch 1, Caroline Hawks 1.
NEMO RANGERS UNDERAGE
Last Saturday Nemo's under 11's took on
Rathpeacon in their first outing at Bord Na Nog. It took some
time for this team to settle into the match as they gave away
easy possession and were caught by the pace of the game. However
the backs put in a tremendous effort and only conceded one single
point even though Rathpeacon had all of the early opportunities.
In the later stages of the first half Nemo came back into the
game and two nicely taken points by Barry O'Driscoll helped start
the Nemo revival. As soon as the second half began Nemo started
to play with the courage and determination that has become almost
commonplace with this excellent team of youngsters. Rathpeacon
were not allowed a touch of the ball as the Nemo men blitzed into
the game with Aidan Hicky, Colin Hammond, and, for yet another
match, Ciaran O'Donovan outstanding in their effort and ability
to encourage the rest of the team. With Barry O'Driscoll in fine
form up front and Brian O'Hara also contributing with some well
earned scores this game was over as a contest with ten minutes on
the clock. Congratulations to Kinsale Road on their heart warming
display, especially considering that most of the opposition are
one year older than the Nemo men.
Nemos' under 13 Hurlers, tired from their terrific efforts in Kerry the previous day, took on the famous St. Finbarrs in Togher last Monday evening. Nemo went out slightly understrength but little did this deter the brilliant effort from one of the best under age teams in the club. The Nemo lads hurled with a pride and a passion that has rarely being seen in the black and green from some time. St. Finbarrs were not allowed a sniff of the ball for the entire duration of the match as Pat McCarthy, Ciaran Holland, Barry Hodnett and especially Colm O'Mahony dominated the game, winning everything at the back and gaining every hop of the ball at mid field. With all this possession available players like Jason Meehan, Shane Horgan, David Kearney, Gary Coughlan and Ian Potts picking off some tasty scores. Nemo ran out eventual winners on a score line of 4-3 to 1-0.
On behalf of Nemo Rangers H and F club I would like to congratulate Paul Kerrigan, Eric O'Sullivan, Gearoid O'Shea and Sean McKwoen on making the Seandun U 14 football panel; to Micheal Burke and Darren Dorgan on making the Seandun U 14 hurling panel; and to John O'Keffee and Paudie O'Shea for making the Seandun U 15 football panel.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
O/A Nett: Denis Dennehy - +15
O/A Gross: Jamie Fahy - 93
+3 - 6 Nett: Martin O' Riordan - +13
7 - 12 Nett: Dave Ahern - +15
Ladies Nett: Lorna Deacon - +6
ESB Open Winners
Singles: Jamie Fahy & Dave Ahern
Scratch Cup: 2nd Jim Hanover
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 3, 4 & 5
CAB Sponsored Winners
Delia Geary c/o Marie Kelleher
Eddie Hunter c/o St Columbas Hall
Donal Murphy c/o Martin O' Riordan
Tonights draw - £700 @ The Grange
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
There was great disappointment for our Under Seven squad last
Friday night when for the second year in succession the
Corinthians' U7 team lost the final of the Southside League on
penalties. However, in reality the team and management have
nothing to be disappointed about. After a fine League Campaign
over the past few weeks, in which they played some great football
and showed themselves to be a side of tremendous promise.
The semi finals and finals were played on the same night and after a hard fought 2 - 0 victory over Casement Celtic in the semi final they took on Kilreen Celtic in the final. It was a thrilling contest, full of endeavour and good football, with the game swinging from end to end. Kilreen were on top early on and it took some fine defending by David Ring, David O'Donovan and Brian Forde to keep Kilreen at bay. However with Cian McWhinney, Kevin O'Connor and Alan Cronin getting on top in the midfield, Corinthians came more into the game after the break and Darragh Williamson and Mark Parks were close to a lead goal. The game was still scoreless at the end of normal time and despite 10 minutes extra time the teams couldn't be separated and so the game was decided in the dreaded penalty shoot out Uunfortunately, it was Kilreen who prevailed on a 4 - 3 scoreline. Congratulations to Kilreen on their fine victory and commiserations to our lads, they did themselves proud.
The Southside Leagues have now reached the semi final stage and the good news is that our U8's, U9's and U10's are all safely through to the League semi finals.
Our Under Eight's after eight straight victories travel to Togher on Tuesday night to take on a very strong Greenwood side in their League semi final. They will be short a few players through holidays, but hopefully will give a good account of themselves. Our Under Nine's managed by Joe O'Connell and Ger Kilcommons are also through to the semi final after six wins and a draw in their seven league matches. Players like Christopher Fox, Eoin Kilcommons, Mark Twohig, Shane Twomey and Kieran O'Shaughnessy have created a big impression throughout the league campaign. They will play either Lakewood or Marymount Celtic in the semi final. Finally our Under Ten squad under the management of Billy O'Connor and Mark O'Donovan have also been going along nicely and having gone through their league section unbeaten, they will take on Rockmount in the semi final next Wednesday night.
ALL WEATHER PITCH
The Corinthians' astro grass All Weather soccer pitch is available for hire during the Summer months, for parties, 7 a-side soccer, etc. Anyone interested should contact Joe Healy at 317888 Home (after 6.00 pm ) or 086 8349058 Mobile
The Annual General Meeting of College Corinthians AFC will take place on Friday night, June 30th in the Rochestown Park Hotel. The meeting is timed to start at 8 p.m. and all members are welcome.
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