6th July, 2000
Weekly Sports


Rarely have I seen a game played with such intensity and passion as the U15 hurling Lord Mayors cup match between Douglas and Glen Rovers. The game had an abundance of skill and great scores - added to this was the closeness of the scores. There was little between the sides the first half - the Glen led 1-4 to 1-3, Mark Harrington was the goalscorer from Douglas.
The second half was an equally tight affair with little separating the sides. Midway through the half the Glen goaled to take a four point lead. The Northsiders looked to be heading for victory but Douglas powered on with marvellous displays from Thomas Cotter, Eoin Carroll and Padraig Greaney fought back. Raymond Keating got a great goal. Ian O Regan got the winning goal a minute from time to fashion a marvellous victory for Douglas on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-10. This was a great squad effort as all eighteen players played their part in this never to be forgotten game.
Douglas had seven players on the Seandun hurling team U15. The following players were on the panel. Denis O Riordan, Colin Doyle, Frank Tobin, Ray Keating, Thomas Cotter, James Moylan and Mark Harrington.
Douglas and Ballincollig played in this encounter. The first half was a very even affair with the sides going in level 2-2 to 1-5 at the break. A much bigger Ballincollig outfit took change after the interval and won the match in convincing fashion. Grahem O Halloran, David O Connell and Rory O Keeffe played well.
In the U12 hurling Southeast, Douglas comprehensively defeated Crosshaven. Cian Alcock was the star of the show with five goals. Ian Turner played a blinder at midfield and Colin Lucey got some nice points. In goal, Richard Barrett did a fine job. In their second game of the week Douglas drew. Having led at half time 4-2 to 2-1, the teams finished level at full time. Omhrain Mulrooney and Theo Cullinane stood out most.
The top team in the under12 had a comprehensive victory, winning on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-1. Darren Hickey, Shane Mc Carthy, Cian Meade and Conlan played well.
Douglas went down to Blackrock in this game on a scoreline of 4-3 to 1-8. This was the side's first defeat of the season. Michael O Donovan, Gavin Griffen and Finian Tummon played well.


"The Christy Martin Tournament"
This tournament took place on Saturday July 1st. Teams were invited from Mallow, Bandon and Blarney along with Douglas. This was an Under-11 blitz. The final took place between Douglas & Bandon. Douglas proved too strong running out eventual winners. All girls played their part including new members of the U-11 panel. Top scorers on the day were Niamh O’Donavan, 6 gls 3 pts & Zoe Dunlea 6 gls. Also Hilary O’Connor & Rachel O’Sullivan (Capt.) netted a few each. Special mention to Emma Heffernan who played a great game although she wasn't feeling well. All the teams had great day each receiving a medal and captains getting a trophy. Special thanks to Christy Martin our Sponsor. The panel was Rachel 0'Sullivan, ZoŽ Dunlea, Emma Heffernan, Jessica Jackson, Niamh, Moira, and Ailin O’Donavan, Hilary O'Connor,Julie White, Leanne 0'Shea, Jackie O’Donavan, Aisling Barrett, Claire O'Brien, Aine Corkery, Aoife McCarthy; Diana Murphy, Jasmine Dempsey, Michelle Lane, Sylvia Bowen, Kate O’Sullivan.
Thanks to everyone who supported us on the day. Also thanks to everyone who supported us over the weekend with our Church Collection. Well done to Deirdre Murphy who played in the Primary Game at Thurles on Sunday.


Douglas Hall 2 v Hibernians 3Douglas Hall 7 V Ballincollig 0

Another excellent performance from the Douglas Girls again this week with a very high score with goals coming from a Naomi O'Leary hat trick. Well done! Others to score, Jennifer Walshe 2, Donna O'Leary 1, and under twelve player Karen O'Niell 1. Also a special mention for our excellent goalkeeper Marie Moyihan who has kept 3 clean sheets so far. For the first 20minutes or so both teams looked even. Then Douglas got hold of the game and the girls started to put the ball in the back of the net, which was started by Jennifer Walshe.
Girl of the match; Duirean Murray who showed excellent courage and determination throughout the game. Others to play well sweeper, Jessica Hayes, Laura Healy, Caroline Hawks, Kim Murray, and Aoife Hynes


Last Friday evening the first round of the Lord Mayors Shield took place in Trabeg. The Lord Mayors Shield is a hurling competition open to under 15 teams. Nemo faced off against a highly fancied Rathpeacon team on an extremely humid and misty evening. Nemo started the better and quickly got the first score, however Rathpeacon rallied well and soon Nemo found themselves in trouble with half time approaching and facing a deficit of four points. It was at this stage that David Lemansey stepped into the breach and put on an exhibition of hurling as neither Rathpeacon nor the elements could slow him down. In the second half the rest of the Nemo team started to raise their levels of commitment and the forwards started to pick off more scores as the backs tightened up on their men. Yet again Rathpeacon responded to the gauntlet that was thrown down to them and Nemo found themselves under the hammer once again. On this occasion Nemo did not allow Rathpeacon the space that the needed and some excellent play from Tom Martin and the already mentioned David Lemansey saw Nemo come through this tough encounter on a final score line of 3-9 to 1-2. This team will play their next match on this Friday evening in the second round of the Lord Mayors Shield.
In glorious sunshine last Monday Nemos' very successful under 11 team played in what turned out to be an enthralling encounter against Mayfield in glorious sunshine. Nemo went into this match short a number of regular first team starters due to the holidays but in fairness to the fifteen that played they were very unlucky not to have come away with a victory. Nemo started much the better and really took the game to Mayfield. Some good play from Shaun Walsh set up the first Nemo goal which was neatly tucked away by Conon Kilcoin. Conon Kilcoin was again on hand later on in the match when Nemos second goal chance arose and Conon showed cool and poise to score again. In the second half Nemo played well but struggled in the forwards to put away the opportunities the came their way. This lack of firepower came to tell against Nemo in the final ten minutes as Mayfield twice punted a long ball up the pitch and twice found the back of the Nemo net. This is not as poor a result as some might think considering that Nemo were short so many players. The final score line was 3-4 to 2-5.
The Nemo U-14s played host to a visiting Bandon team last Monday night in a surprisingly tough encounter against a very big Bandon team. Nemo got a poor start and were 1-2 to 0-0 after twenty minutes and it was looking like the Nemo lads were in for a roasting. However Nemo got themselves together and played well in the last ten minutes of the first half to go in a half time only two points down. In the second half Nemo took control of the game and started to dominate in nearly every corner of the pitch. Nemos representatives on the Seandun panel began to exert a bigger influance on proceedings. Nemo came away from this game winners on a score line of 3-11 to 2-7. Best for Nemo were Eric O'Sullivan, Darren Dorgan, David Kearney and Gary Couglan. Players to catch the eye for Bandon were Philip Murphy, Micheal O'Keffee and Tim Crowley.
Nemo will be running a Summer Camp for boys aged between 8 and 14 years. The camp will start at 9 O'Clock on Monday 17th of July and will run until the 22nd of July. Each day will last until 1O'Clock and the boys will be supplied with refreshments during the day. Any interested parties should ring the club at 894041 for details, or else just turn up on the first morning and ask for Donal.


Saturday 1st
John Brohan came runners-up in
the Intermediate National Gents Strokeplay
Michael Quirke came runners-up in the
Cork Juvenile Matchplay
Sunday 2nd
1st Nett: David Gregson and Derek Clifford
1st Gross; Liam O' Brien and Ger O' Connell
National Club Tournament Qualified Teams
B Downey, D Cashman, Jim Elley & L Quirke
J Fahy, L O' Brien, M O' Brien & D Murphy
Good luck to Pamela Lombardi who plays this
weekend in the Ladies National Strokeplay in Ballinlough
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 12,13 & 17
CAB Sponsored Winners of £10
Norah Quirke c/o Liam Quirke
Noel Mc Carthy c/o The Grange
L Kelly c/o The Grange
TONIGHT'S JACKPOT - £800 @ The South County

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It was an extremely busy week on the Southside League front, with our U8's, U9's and U10 squads involved in several important games. While all the results did not go our way the matches were hugely enjoyable and a great advertisement for the Southside League. One can only marvel at the spirit, commitment and enthusiasm shown by the youngsters.

Under Nines.
Our Under Nine squad once again covered themselves in glory when they captured the Under Nine League Title, courtesy of a 1 - 0 victory over Riverstown Boys. It was a hectic week for the U9's which started off with a 3 - 1 victory over Tramore in the second round of the Cup. They then took on Lakewood in the League Semi Final and having fell behind early on they showed great character to come back for a 3 - 1 victory and so to the League Final against Riverstown and what a fabulous match it turned out to be.
Corinthians, with Eoin Kilcummins and Stephen Mahon on top in midfield and Christopher Fox very lively on the wing, dominated much of the first half, but Riverstown defended superbly and on a rare break nearly grabbed the lead when they struck the Corinthians' post. The game was still scoreless early in the second half when Riverstown were awarded a penalty kick, however luck was on Corinthians' side with the resulting penalty striking the Corinthians' crossbar. It was probably the decisive moment of the match and five minutes later a Barry O'Driscoll cross shot was parried by the Riverstown goal keeper and Christopher Fox was in “like a shot” to apply the finishing touch. Corinthians had to survive some late Riverstown pressure before holding on for an absorbing 1 - 0 victory. In truth it was a pity there had to be a loser as Riverstown had contributed enormously to a fabulous match.
This was the third year in a row that Corinthians had won the U9 League title and hopefully is a good sign for the future of schoolboy football in the Club. Congratulations to the management team of Joe O'Connell, Ger Kilcommons and Willie Fox. The U9's will now turn their attention to their cup campaign and they will take on Marymount Celtic in the Semi Final on Tuesday night.

U8' & 10's
The news was not so good for U8's who despite a fine goal by Jonathan O'Leary went down 2 - 1 to eventual winners Greenwood in their League Semi Final.
Likewise our U10's lost out in the Semi Final going down 1 - 0 to Rockmount. Our U8's will be looking for compensation when they take on Greenwood again in the Cup Semi Final on Wednesday night.


Following their participation in the Kennedy Cup, in Limerick recently, two of our players have been honoured in a representative selection. The "Daily Star" which covered the Kennedy Cup (Inter League, Under 13) selected a Team of the Tournament, which featured Stephen Bermingham in goals and Kevin Mulcahy at left back.
Both players thoroughly merited this accolade, featuring in all of Cork's games. Indeed, Stephen Bermingham was the star of the show in both the quarter and semi-finals, saving a total of three penalties and scoring 2 in the penalty shoot out victories. Kevin Mulcahy was extremely consistent at left back, with particularly strong performances against Galway in the Quarter Final and in the final against Limerick. The other two Douglas Hall players on the Cork panel made the most of limited opportunities, with David Hackett unfortunate with injury, while Robert Rose was employed as a substitute, but managed a goal against Roscommon. Congratulations to all four on their play during the week.
An Under 14 Division 1 team is being entered by the club for the coming season. Anyone born between January 1st, 1986 and December 31st, 1987 will be eligible. Any inquiries to Joe Doherty (891781).
Club information is also available on the internet, the club website address is:


WITH the championship meeting with Ballymartle fast approaching, our intermediate hurlers gave themselves a timely boost with a splendid one point victory over Carrigtwohill in a highly competitive league.Douglas looked in serious trouble early on the game and trailed 0-7 to 0-1, but an opportunist goal by David Larkin inspired the lads on to greater things.
In a marvellous second half during which Carrig held a point lead for long periods, Douglas finally drew level and with the game in injury time, minor player Brian Boyle showed all the coolness of a veteran when he pointed a 45 metre free to give us a deserved victory.
This was a very gutsy performance by Douglas who were without six first team players, and who look to be coming good just at the right time. 18-year-old Brian Horgan was excellent in goal, while Willie Coveney, Paddy Barry, David Larkin and Brian Boyle also made major contributions.
The junior “A” hurlers are finding it extremely difficult to put a run of victories together. Last week, they failed badly to Mayfield, but did manage to salvage a point from their game with Shamrocks last Friday night.
The junior “B” team are going great guns with a string of excellent results over the last fortnight. Following two successive walk overs, they beat Nemo Rangers and St. Vincents to pick up eight vital points.
By the time this column is printed, they will have played Blackrock in the first round of the championship and hopefully we'll have more good news to report next week.
After a great run, our minor hurlers bowed out of the non exam league at the semi_final stage, going under to Mallow in a marvellous match.
However they turned their attentions to football last week and scored an impressive victory over Youghal to reach the final of that competition. All those extra matches should stand to the team when the leagues resume shortly now that the leaving cert is over.
Congratulations to Gary McLoughlin on winning a Munster minor hurling championship medal last Sunday with Cork. He becomes the first club player to do so. Gary is also a member of the county football team and hopefully he can complete the double.

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