20th July, 2000
Weekly Sports


Douglas U 11's played two games during the week in the Bishopstown Tournament. The first game was against Blackrock in Hurling. There was little to separate the sides at the interval with the Rockies leading by a goal. The Blackrock boys went on to win on a scoreline of 4 - 1 to 1 -2. There were good performances from Theo. Cullinane, Shane Hickey, Lee Cronin and Mark O'Shea.
The second game was against Mayfield in football. Mayfield were a very physical outfit but Douglas gave a very disciplined performance and went on to win convincingly. Gavin Dempsey a recent addition to the squad gave a very polished performance. Others to do well were O. Mulrooney, Cian Alcock and Colm Lucey who scored two goals.
Cork (Seandun): Five of our players played in a tournament, which took place in Tochan last weekend. The counties of Tipperary, Clare, Limerick and Cork City took part. Cork City won the Shield Final. The Douglas players involved were Jonathan Lane, Thomas Cotter, Frank Tobin, Colin Doyle and James Moylan - Well Done Lads!
At U14 three of our players represented Cork County in games against Offaly. The players were Stephen Bermingham, Eoin Cadogan and Ronan Griffen.
Just to revert back to last week's success in the Community Games, this was a marvellous victory played in the most awful conditions - high winds and driving rain. Already plans are being made for the trip to Mosney. I saw the team going through its paces the other night and I must say they are looking very sharp. The selectors involved with this team are Tom O'Dwyer, Derry Holland, Eddie Murphy and Paudie Martin.
The panel for the all-Ireland series are: Michael O'Donoghue, Shane Horgan, Richard Murphy, David Olden, Richard Kingston, Gavin Griffen, Thomas O'Dwyer, John Harris, Padraig Marten, Ian Bermingham, Patrick Carroll, Shane McCarthy, Aidan Menton, Richard Kingston, Finian Tummor, Osin McGrath, Daniel O'Leary, Theo. Cullinane, Philip Holland and Diarmuid Lynch.
P.S. Congratulations to Gary McLoughlin on winning a minor Football Championship to add to his hurling collection - marvellous achievement Gary!


OUR junior "B" hurlers continued on their winning was picking up two more vital league points at the weekend by defeating Whitechurch in a close encounter in Douglas.
There was little to choose between the teams in a game that could have gone either way, but our lads hung on for a merited win which sees them move further up the table towards a possible top four place.
Unfortunately the same cannot be reported about our junior "A" hurling team who failed badly to Glen Rovers in the city championship last Friday night.
Given the strength of the team we had on duty, much was expected from our lads who got off to a dream start with a goal and two points in the opening minutes.
However we failed miserably to maintain our momentum and once the Glen got to grips with the situation, there was only one team in it.
Our problems were mainly defence where our full backline in particular couldn't cope with the Glen full forward who finished the game with four goals and a couple of points.
The Larkin brothers David and Andrew scored our two goals while Tom Flynn and Derek Hayes accounted for most of our 10 points. Patrick Tobin was the pick of our half backline.
By the time these notes appear our intermediate hurlers will be in or out of the championship as they played Ballymartle last Tuesday night in Minane Bridge.
Tonight our minor hurlers take on Blackrock in the opening round of the city championship at Ballinlough and a win here would do a lot for this team who have put in a huge effort for the game under trainer John Barry. Hopefully we'll have good news to report next week.
Sincere congratulations to Gary McLoughlin on becoming the first Douglas player to win Munster minor hurling and football championship medals in the one year. A dual All Ireland medal winner in our midst may be asking a lot, but Gary is on course to achieve it. We wish him every success in his quest for further honours.
People may have noticed a lot of work is presently going on in upgrading our pitches. This is being done to give our players and supporters the best facilities we can provide. Watch this space for further developments in the months ahead.


A reminder that training continues every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Douglas Community School sports ground. During the past month we competed at Kinsale / Riverstick A.C, Courceys A.C. Old Abbey A.C. and Millstreet The Cork County c/ships were held very early this year as remedial work was required on the two available tracks at UCC and CIT. Following are some results from recent weeks.

Courceys AC..28th May
Girls U10 80M (1)Jessica O'Callaghan
U11 80M (3)Emma Farrell.300M (2)Emma Farrell. Ball trow (2)Emma Farrell
U12.100M (1) Grace MeadeShot (3)Grace Meade.Shot (2) Andrea Christopher
Boys.U10 80M (2)Brian Manning
U112 100M (2)Jack O'Connor.
Relay Teams
3 (Chantel NG,Kai-lyn NG, Susan Farrell, Aoife Burke)
U12.4x100M. 1(G.Meade,E.Farrell,S.Stapleton.AOMahoney)
U13 4x100M 2(G.Meade, V.Gleeson S.Stapleton,A.McDonnell,)

Old Abbey..11th June
Girls U8.80M (3) Kai-Lyn NG
200M (2) Kai-Lyn NG
U9.80M (1) Chantel NG
U12.100M (1)Grace Meade
100M (2)Steph.Stapleton
Shot (2) Grace Meade
U15.100M (1)Stephanie Brosnan
100M (2)Lyndy Cantillon
(G.Meade, S.Stapleton,A.McDonnell, V.Gleeson)

Millstreet 25th June
Girls U8 80M and 200M (1) Kai-Lyn NG
U9 80M (2) Chantal NG
U11. 100M and 400M (1) Emma Farrell
U12. 100M (1) Grace Meade (2) Stephanie Stapleton. 400M (2) Grace Meade
Boys U10.100M (3) Brian Manning
Relay. U9 4x100M (2) U12 4x 100M (1)

Well done to all who travelled to Castleisland for the Munster c/ships.
Congratulations to Emma Farrell and Grace Meade who won Silver and Bronze in their sprints. Our U12 relay team were narrowly beaten out of a medal but a long delay under a hot sun didn't help.Finally a wish for a speedy recovery to Alison Brosnan who is resting an ankle injury and is expected back soon


Last Monday Nemo's Junior "A" hurlers took on St. Vincents in the second round of the City Championship. Nemo started the game much the better and after fifteen minutes were 0-6 to 0-1 ahead, with some excellent scoring from Mark Cotter and William Morgan. However St. Vincents fought back well, but they squandered a lot of easy possession and they failed to convert their opportunities when they arose. Nemo were also guilty of a couple missed chances as the teams went in at half time 0-8 to 0-3. In the second half St. Vincents came out with a renewed determination and started to close the gap when a mix up in the Nemo goal mouth allowed Vincents to score a soft goal. Straight from the puck out Martin Cronin made an excellent catch, turned his man easily and shot over an excellent score. Both teams traded points as the game dipped into a dull patch. Nemos goal came from a long ball up the field which Martin Cronin did well to hold and using his strength he kicked an opportunist shot from the thirteen yard line. From this score the game never looked in danger and the Nemo lads began to rack up the points tally. The game finished on a score line of 1-17 to 1-6 on a night when the best for Nemo were Don Heaphy, Martin Cronin and Declan Creedon.
Congratulations to the Nemo trio of Gary Crowley, James Masters and Brian O'Regan who were members of the Cork minor footballers who won the Munster Final against Kerry last Sunday in a tightly fought match.


Saturday 15th
D Gregson, D Cashamn & G O' Connell - 37
L Deacon, D Ahern & M Kelleher - 42

National Juvenile Strokeplay Qualifiers
MIchael Quirke and Aaron O' Callaghan

Sunday 16th
D Desmond & D O' Sullivan - 39 1/2
David Gregson & Tadhg Sheehan - 44

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 10, 25 & 29

CAB Sponsored Winners
T Herlihy c/o Martin O' Riordan
Rita Hanover c/o Jim Hanover
Susan Shannon c/o Briar Rose
@ St Columbas Hall


Having defeated Riverstown Boys 1-0 in the Southside League Final our Under 9 squad turned their attention to the Cup and the possibility of completing the league and cup double.
Initially, they took on Maymount Celtic in the semi-final and playing to the top of their form, they were always in control as they recorded a comfortable 4-1 victory. With Riverstown Boys defeating Lakewood 2-0 in the other semi-final the stage was set for a repeat of their thrilling league final encounter.

Under 9 Final
It was like an action replay of their first meeting with two very evenly matched teams once again providing a very enjoyable final. Corinthians with Eoin Kilcommons, Geroid Cullinane and Eoin Buckley doing well in mid-field dominated the possession, but found it very difficult to penetrate an excellent Riverstown Boys defence. On the break Riverstown were always dangerous and just after half time they broke through the Corinthians defensive cover and with only goal keeper John Forest to beat the Riverstown centre forward screwed his shot just wide of the post.

Relieved at this narrow escape Corinthians raised their game and with 10 minutes remaining they struck for the all important winning goal, when centre forward Barry O'Driscoll fired home a tremendous free kick.

At the final whistle there were scenes of great joy and excitement but admist the Corinthian celebrations one could only feel sorry for the players and mentors of Riverstown Boys who had contributed so much to two fabulous games. To loose one final is a disappointment, but to lose two must have been heartbreaking for the youngsters involved. On behalf of the schoolboy section I would like to congratulate the management trio of Joe O'Connell, Ger Kilcommons and Willie Fox as well as the players and parents involved. It was a real squad effort with some 17 players lining out during the two competitions. The successful Under 9 squad was:

John Forest, Robert O'Connell, Shane Twomey, Daniel McWinney, Christopher Fox, Stephen Mahon, Eoin Kilcommons, Robert Waters, Gerard Keane, Eoin Buckley, Ciaran O'Shaughnessy, Geroid Cullinane, Barry O'Driscoll, Mark Twohig, Robert Ryan, Stephen Murphy, Michael Carroll.

One player who deserves special mention is goal keeper John Forest who as well as completing the double with the Under 9's also starred in a mid-field role with the Under 8 cup winning team.

The Under 9 final brought to an end this seasons Southside League Campaign with the clubs 7 teams having played some 57 games. With our Under 7's losing in the final on penalties, our Under 8's winning the cup competition and our Under 9's winning the double it was an extremely successful season for our younger teams, hopefully this augers well for the future of schoolboy football in Corinthians.


Douglas Hall Girls Under 14
Douglas Hall 6 V Midleton 0
The Douglas girls got off to a great start in the first five minutes with a grear penalty from Jennifer Walshe. This started a flow of goals which came from Jessica Hayes (1), Naomi O'Leary(1), Donna O'Leary(1),Kim Murray (1), and Aoife Hynes (1).
Brilliant performance from "Girl of the Match" Jessica Hayes who spearheaded the defence. Others to mention, Laura Healy, Clodagh Ryan, Duirieann Murry, Donna O'Leary, Aoife Hynes, and super-sub Emma McCarthy.

Douglas Hall Ladies
Douglas Hall 3 V. Carrigaline 3
The Douglas girls found themselves 2 goals down after a very poor first half, manager Alfie McCarthy gave the girls a half time talk and also made some changes and the whole game changed around. The Douglas girls put pressure on Carrigaline and were rewarded with a great goal from Jennifer Walshe. Then came a second goal from Ger O'Mahony which she earned, and scored a great penalty. Then we went 3 goals to 2 up with another goal from Eileen Collins. Then a last minute from Carrigaline made it 3 - 3. All-in-all a very poor first half, but a brilliant second half.
"Girl of the Match" - Chiara Murray who was the driving force behind the Douglas girls. Others to play well , Ann Collins, Catherne McCarthy, Jennifer Walshe and Gemma Crowley.


It's that time of year again. Yes! The Rugby Club are getting the wheels in motion for the coming season. It's been a particular sad close of this season with the death of our treasurer Tony 'Tucker' O'Flynn. He will be sadly missed by all, not alone by the Douglas Rugby Club, but by Rugby in general.
"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam"

On the rugby side of things, the club resumes full training this week, commencing at 7.45pm each Tuesday and Thursday night. The season kicks off officially at the start of September, so it's important that we have some work done in preparation. We know there is a lot of interest in Rugby in Douglas, so we are appealing to anyone who is interested in playing rugby next season to come out and give us a try. We have plenty to offer with good rugby mixed with a very good social calendar - so come on check us out. Our club is based at St. Columba's Hall, which is across the way from Harold's' Restaurant, on the right hand side of the road.
Our pitch is above in Moneygourney, just drive up Maryborough Hill and once you've passed the entrance to Broadale, it's signposted. Sop if you're eighteen or over and are interested in playing rugby, come along and give it a go. Douglas RFC, training every Tuesday and Thursday night at Mourneygourney - Follow the signposts on Maryborough Hill.

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