3rd August, 2000
BOWLING TO NEW HEIGHTS
The sport of Trampolining, which is currently in
it's infancy in this country, is due to get a huge boost next
week as two highly respected coaches from Great Britain and some
of their competitors are due to arrive in Cork. Donna and Steve
Grist (coaches to both the Welsh and GB squads) will be head
coaches at a Trampolining and Double Mini-Tramp Summer Camp to be
held at Chimea'ra Gymnastics, Ballycurreen, Frankfield, from 14th-18th
August. The aim of the 5-day camp, which will include daily
outside activities such as bowling, cinema, Bar-B-Q etc., is to
give an introduction to the sport and although open to all levels
of participant, will be most beneficial to those with previous
experience in gymnastics or trampolining. (Places are still
available but on first come first served basis, cost £100 all-inclusive.)
The exciting sport of trampolining is set to thrill TV audiences world-wide this coming Sept/Oct. as it makes its debut at the Sydney Olympics. "One of the things I like best about the sport" remarks 22 year old, Sonya Hanan (member of Irish National Squad) "is that unlike some other forms of gymnastics, there is no "ideal body shape" and no real age barrier, some top class trampolinists have been known to bounce well into their thirties! It's a great sport for all ages." Competitive Trampolining, until recently, has been confined to the universities in Ireland because of a lack of facilities elsewhere. This however is set to change as Mary Coakley, Vice President of Irish Trampolining explains, "I am delighted at the progression of the sport, in the past year we held the first ever regional and national Championships, sent two competitors to an international in N.Ireland as well as running coaching and judging courses. What I am even more delighted about, as a Cork woman myself, is the fact that the biggest support and interest has come from the Southern Region who are getting ready to send a delegation of 15 members to a competition in Wales this September. There are many Gymnastics clubs within the region who are becoming involved with Trampolining, Douglas, Cork Acro and Chimea'ra to name but a few. With so much talent already apparent and National Squad training sessions starting soon we would hope that Ireland will be making its mark on the international circuit before long."
For more information on Trampolining or the summer camp at Chimea'ra Gymnastics, Phone Mary Coakley on; 0214963129 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
AN OIGE CORK/KERRY
Every Thursday:- Cycles Trips Meet Cork Opera
House 7pm. Tel. Liz
021-4274143. Bring pump, spare tube (or repair kit) All welcome.
Carrigaline Thursday Family cycles. Meet Owenabue car park
7pm.Tel. Michael 021-4372552. All welcome.
WALK MARATHON NEWS
The Western wAY Marathon Walk will be held on 19th. august
2000. dETAILS Dr.Tom Rea, Galway Walking Club, Headford,
DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB
Under 16 League
This competition starts late to allow for holidays. Our first game in the league took place last Sunday against Mayfield in Douglas. Fielding a number of very young players due to holidays we still recorded a fine victory on a score line of 1-5 to 0-1. The full back line was seldom threatened but Louise Sheehan and Clare McSweeney dealt capably with anything that came their way. At halfback Eilish Murphy covered a lot of ground to make some fine clearances and took a fine point from a 45 mtr. Free. She got good assistance from Valarie Downey. Orla Curtin and Louise O'Regan at mid-field worked well together with Louise getting a fine point early in the game. Up front Fiona O'Donovan got some fine scores while Orla Hennessy, Michelle O'Donovan and young Rachel O'Sullivan were others to impress. This team has great ability as they proved by winning the Seandun 1999 Under 15 blitz earlier this year and should do well in this competition.
Reminder to all players - the development camp is scheduled to start on the 14th August and some of the Cork Camogie players will be along to give us some of their experiences. All applications must be in by Monday 8th as we have to finalise the arrangements. This will be an intensive coaching camp and should be very beneficial for all those attending.
Congratulations to the Senior footballers on their fine win over Bishopstown in the championship and best wishes to Amanda O'Regan in the All-Ireland Junior quarter final against Laoise on Bank holiday Monday.
IT'S been a great week for the adult section of
In only our third season competing in senior ranks, our footballers have reached the quarterfinals of the county championship following a dramatic one point win over Bishopstown at Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
Displaying commendable heart and commitment, our lads never lost their composure when falling three points behind in the second half, and in a gripping last 15 minutes pulled down that huge lead before the final piece of drama was finally played out.
Unerring from frees all night long, Ronan McCarthy faced up the most important one of the night, a 45 out near the touchline. The pressure was enormous, added to by the referee who told him it was the last kick of the match.
With the sides tied at 013 to 110, Ronan lined up the kick and like a guided missile, it sailed straight and true over the crossbar, hit the stension holding up the net and came back into play.
There was no time even for the kick out and the scenes of unbridled joy that followed will long live in the memory.
There were many heroes for Douglas but McCarthy's contribution of eight points was significant. Teddy O'Donovan's double save in the first half was crucial. Killian Hogan was excellent at full back, Paddy Barry showed all the coolness of a veteran at wing back and his point displayed a maturity way beyond his years.
The electrifying pace of Pat McSweeney and Tomas Sheehan, coupled with the power and strength of Pat Aherne and Gary Wade made it a night to remember for the huge Douglas following.
The fact that we were without John Farrell and Gary McLoughlin through injury makes this victory all the more meritorious. Hard to credit now but we are just one hour away from the semifinal.
Clyda Rovers will provide the opposition in the quarterfinal on
August 12 in Blarney.
The success of the senior footballers had a profound effect on our junior hurlers the following morning as they picked up two useful league points from their game with Passage.
Fielding a very young side that included half a dozen minors, our lads won 312 to 39, with Andrew Larkin contributing 26. The excellent form of Patrick Tobin, Finán O'Sullivan, John O'Keeffe, Pat O'Callaghan and John Ross-Hunt was crucial to our win.
TAE KWON DO KICKS BUTT!
Chimea'ra Gymnastics in Frankfield was the
venue last Sunday for the Cork Tae Kwon-do Institute Junior
Championships 2000. The competition which attracted over 50
competitors from all over Cork, was specifically designed to
introduce the youngsters (many of who were competing for the
first time) to a tournament in a safe, fun and non-threatening
environment. All of the participants, aged between 5 and 17, wore
protective gear plus the soft sprung floor at the venue, helped
to give them confidence.
"I must admit, " said one parent watching, " I was a bit apprehensive at first, but when I saw all the safety gear! My Little Fella looked like Michelin Man! The whole thing was run very well and I think everyone really enjoyed it".
The event organiser, Mr Kevin O'Sullivan, who runs both the Frankfield and Carrigaline Academy's was delighted with the day "it was great to see such interest from so many clubs, apart from my own two, there were competitors from Blackrock, Blarney and Ballincollig, as well as from the Cork Tae Kwon-Do Academy in Pine Street. The standard was very high and there were some exciting finals! We hope to run this event annually, with next years being even bigger and better"
Frankfield Tae Kwon-Do Academy train at Chimea'ra Gymnastics Ballycoreen, Frankfield, (021/4963129). Carrigaline Academy train at An Carrig Leisure Club, Carrigaline Court Hotel. For information on classes for adults and kids at all levels, contact Mr. O'Sullivan at 087 6394683.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
With the start of the new schoolboy season now only a few
weeks away, our various schoolboy teams will be back in training
over the next week or so. The build up to the new season promises
to be a hectic one for everyone involved in the schoolboy section
with Corinthians once again entering a record number of teams in
the Schoolboy's League.
Since it's establishment in 1994 when the club fielded only one schoolboy team, the Corinthian's underage section has expanded rapidly and this season the club could field up to twelve underage teams ranging in ages from under 11 to under 18. The new season will see the club achieving two notable firsts, when for the first time, Corinthians will field a youth side in the Cork AUL Youth League while at Under 11 level Corinthians will field three teams for the very first time.
The schoolboys and youth section are always on the lookout for new talent and are eager at all times to attract new members to the club. Our doors are always open for any schoolboy from Under 11 to Under 18 who might like to join the club. Training takes place every Monday and Wednesday night in Corinthians Park, with most of out teams due to start on Wednesday August 9th or Monday August 14th. If you would like to get involved with Corinthians, then why not come along any Monday or Wednesday night. If you would like more information on the club, then why not contact one of the following.
Terry O'Donovan 891257 or 087- 4181881, Danny Drennan 363602 or you could have a look at the clubs website www.collegecorinthians.com, which is packed full of information about the club.
Why Join Corinthians ?
The club has a great deal to offer to young players with some fabulous facilities, vastly experienced coaches and managers, a very strong adult section and a very successful Underage section which last year captured four titles in school boy football. Corinthians has some of the finest facilities in local soccer with two top class pitches, an Astro Grass All Weather Pitch, two Floodlit Training Areas and a Fine Dressing Room Complex.
The schoolboy Section has some of the most experienced coaches and managers available in local soccer. The list of Manager/Coaches includes a number of former League of Ireland players as well as a number of people who have played and managed at the highest level in local soccer.
The club also believes strongly in giving young lads the opportunity to play against schoolboys from other leagues and localities. With this in mind Corinthians has taken a number of Under age teams abroad over the last few years. Only last season, the schoolboy section took two Under 10 teams and an Under 11 team to Liverpool for an International Soccer tournament at Easter. The trip was a great success and plans have already been put in place for a similar trip this season.
Finally, when youngsters come through the underage section of Corinthians they have the opportunity to play with one of the four adult teams which Corinthians field every week. The Corinthians senior team won three Munster Senior League titles during the nineties while our three junior teams all play at a high standard of football.
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