27th July, 2000
Weekly Sports


Commencing on Monday August 14th at the Cork Harlequins Club Farmers Cross is the mixed 5 - a-side soccer Astro Tournament. This is an absolute must for all soccer players and fun lovers, especially the ladies. As all teams will consist of 2 ladies and 3 men, and goals can only be scored by ladies. The competition rules demand that all team members wear the same coloured tops. Matches will be of 15 minutes duration. The first round will be played in pools of 4 teams. The top 2 teams in each pool will play in the Cup Competition and the remaining 2 teams will play in the Plate. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 4 games. All games will be played on Astroturf pitches - use of studded footwear will not be permitted. Players please indicate the nights when your team is not available to play. The entry fee for each team is 30.00, which is to be paid when the team plays their first match. For inquires ring 021 961380 or 088 2090393 or Fax 319754.


Saturday 22nd
J Fahy, F O' Neill & B Hartnett - 43
S O' Connor, M Dennehy & D O' Sullivan - 38 1/3
Handicap Cup
Derek Clifford beat Liam Quirke 6 & 5 in the final
Sunday 23rd
G O' Connell & D Ahern - 40
T Sheehan & B O' Callaghan - 50

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 23, 26, 29
CAB Sponored Winners
Lorna Deacon c/o The Club
B Heffernan c/o Brian Downey
Frank Heffernan c/o St Columbas Hall
Tonights Jackpot - 1,100 @ The Grange



Under 12
In the last game in our section of the league we played St. Finbarrs and came out on top on a scoreline of 2-3 to 0-0. In the process we qualified for the play-off stage of the competition which has a total of 54 teams involved. Best on the night were Deirdre Murphy, Lavinia O'Mahony, Catherine Hussy and Rachel O'Sullivan.
The format of the play-off is knock-out so there is no room for error. Our first outing in the play-off was against Tracton and we won by 5-0 to 0-0. Lousie Sheehan at half-back was in sparkling form while Niamh and Jenny O'Donovan were others to impress. Scores were hard to come by in the first half but the Douglas pulled away in the second half to record a comfortable victory.
The next round of this competition is against Ballincollig in the quarter final of the county. This game has been deferred until the middle of August due to holidays.
The Junior league got off to a great start with a one point victory over St. Vincents 2-7 to 3-3. Feature of the game was a well taken goal by Carmel Downey while Amanda O'Regan got some good scores also. The second round was against Ballygarvan and we failed to reach the level of the previous game being beaten by 5-6 to 0-3. Anne-Marie Downey, Eilish Murphy and Fiona McSweeney were our best players on the night. The third round was against Ballinhassig and in a closely fought contest we were beaten by 2-3 to 1-3. The injury to Fiona McSweeney was the turning point as this forced a reshuffle of the team but the girls fought hard and were unfortunate not to record a victory. A few chances went astray from play and from frees. Emma Downey in goal made some good saves while Orla Curtin, Catriona Vaughan and Fiona O'Donovan were prominent out-field. Amanda O'Regan's point from a free on the 65 meter line near the touch line was the score of the game.

Inter-county Scene
Best wishes to Amanda O'Regan who has been selected for the Cork junior team to play London in the All-Ireland quarter final on Saturday 29th.

Summer camp and Dublin trip
Just a reminder to all our players that the first summer development camp is taking place from the 14th to 18th of August. Any one interested in taking part should contact a committee member immediately as there are only a few places left.
The last payment towards the trip to Dublin for the All-Ireland camogie week-end is now due and I would ask all those involved to pass on their money as soon as possible. This should be a great trip. A meeting of those going will be held in mid-August to finalise arrangements.


Preparations are in full swing at the moment for the Douglas under 13 Hurlers who will be travelling to Mosney representing this Community, Cork and Munster, on the weekend of September 1st to 4th. This team has done very well to-date, beating Milford in the County Final, and Ennis in the Munster Final. This is a great achievement by these boys as they have already represented Douglas in 1997 at Mosney for the Football Finals, where they returned with a Silver Medal. Fund raising is being organised at present and hopefully the Douglas Community and surrounds will help to defray the cost with their continued support.

Thursday August 3rd - Adult Table Quiz - in Douglas GAA Hall at 9pm
10 per Table Cash Prizes, Cash Prizes, Cash Prizes

Proceeds go to the Fund for the Douglas Under 13 Hurlers, competing in the
All Ireland Community Games Hurling Finals at Mosney


Douglas Hall 5 V. Wilton 2

Another super win from our girls with some great goals coming from Jennifer Walshe who scored 4 of the 5 goals with the first coming straight from the kick off. Jennifer had a hat trick within the first half and another goal in the second half. The last goal came from our second striker Naomi O'Leary. This game has clinched the league title for the Douglas girls. Well done, to everyone involved!
Douglas Weekly would like to wish a speedy recovery to Una Moore on her recent mishap. Una is to be commended on the great work she has being doing for the Douglas Hall girls.


Preparations are now beginning in earnest for the start of the new season, which promises to be one of the busiest in the history of the Club. While last season Corinthians fielded some 23 teams ranging in ages from Under 7 to two Over 35 sides, Indications are at present that this number will be surpassed this season.
With such a high level of activity planned for the new season it is essential that the Club's pitches are given a break during the summer months and with this in mind the pitches have been closed since mid June and a full maintenance programme has been put in place to ensure that when the new season begins the pitches will be in the best of order.
The main news on the adult front has been the re-appointment of Fergus McDaid as the Club's Senior Team Manager for the new season. Fergus has been manager of the Corinthians Senior Team since 1992 and during this time period he has led the Senior Team to three Munster Senior League titles as well as two FAI Intermediate Cup Finals.

Schoolboy Section
With the start of the new schoolboy season now only one month away the schoolboy committee will be hoping to finalise its teams and managers in the next couple of weeks. Last season the schoolboy section fielded nine teams from Under 11 to Under 17, the committee will be hoping to increase this number of teams again this season but this will depend very much on the availability of coaches and pitches.

The schoolboy committee is looking for people with a soccer background who would like to get involved in the running of schoolboy teams. The club has some of the finest facilities available in Cork soccer including an all-weather pitch and within its teams has some of the most promising players involved in local soccer. If you would like to get involved in the Club please contact Terry O'Donovan at 4891257 or 087- 4181881 or Danny Drennan at 4363602.

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