10th August, 2000
The Clubs underage committee has been busy for
the last few weeks making preparations for the start of the new
season including our Saturday morning coaching sessions and
Street Leagues. This committee is responsible for the development
of our youngest members, namely the under six to under ten age
groups, training for which takes place every Saturday morning at
our grounds in Castletreasure. They look after the organisation
of the Clubs Annual Street Leagues as well as preparing Club
teams for the Southside League.
This year the coaching sessions will start on Saturday August 26th with the Under nines (1991) and under tens (1990) on from 10.00 am to 11.30 am and the under eights (1992) and Under sevens (1993 & 1994) starting at 12.00 noon and finishing at 1.30pm.
The schoolboys will be coached in the basic skills of the game with the emphasis always on fun and enjoyment. The schoolboys are split into their own age group and are further broken down into manageable numbers. Many of the coaches who look after the schoolboys are experienced soccer people who have participated in FAI Introductory and Intermediate coaching courses. In addition the Club has drawn up its own coaching manual for schoolboys which sets out guidelines for the development of our schoolboys. The schoolboys also benefit from the fact that they have access to the Clubs All-weather pitch.
During the year the underage section will be running Street Leagues for the schoolboys at under seven, under eight, under nine and under eleven age levels. With over thirty teams generally involved, it is a hectic time for the Club, but a time which brings a lot of fun and enjoyment. The Street League finals are usually held on the last Saturday in May, when a leading sports personality comes along to present the trophies to the schoolboys.
In recent years the Schoolboy section has entered teams in the local Southside Leagues, an inter Club competition for Under Seven, Under Eight, Under Nine, and Under Ten age groups. Corinthian Boys has enjoyed a great deal of success at this level with our Under Eight and Under Nine squads winning titles last season while our Under Sevens lost the League final on penalties. Over 140 youngsters from the Club played in the leagues last year .
Since our formation in 1994 the schoolboy section has travelled to England on a number of occasions. Last season Corinthians Boys sent two Under ten and one Unde Eleven team to the Solar Travel World Cup in Liverpool. The thirty six schoolboys who traveled all came through our Saturday morning coaching sessions. This season the Club will be hoping to organise another trip to the UK.
The sessions are open to young lads not only from immediate Douglas area but to schoolboys from anywhere in the city of county. If you would like to join then simply come along on a Saturday morning
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Owenabue car park 7pm.Tel. Michael 021-4372552. All welcome.
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DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB
The junior team continued to build on their previous performances with a fine win over Brian Dillons in the league. The first half was evenly contested with the Douglas girls making Dillons work hard for their scores with the strong wind. Catherine Jordan scored two goals for Douglas in this half and completed her hat-trick in the second half with another fine goal. In defence, the half-back line of Gema Carroll, Anne-Marie Downey and Louise O'Regan made some fine clearances, Eilish Murphy at mid-field showed some nice touches while the forwards were ably lead by Amanda O'Regan with Fiona O'Donovan picking off some nice points towards the end. Well done girls.
The quarter-final of the county has been fixed for the 23rd of August against Ballincollig in Ballincollig. With 54 teams in the competition our achievement in reaching this stage is a great testimony to the players and management. Make a note of the date and watch out for details of the time.
Congratulations to Amanda O'Regan on her performance with the county juniors against Laois in the All-Ireland semi-final. Playing at corner back she made some vital clearances and her puck-out was a major contribution to their victory. So our trip to Croke Park in September takes on more significance as we now have one of our own to cheer on.
Camogie Development camp
The first camogie development camp takes place from Monday 14th to 18th under the management of Eddie Murphy. The camp will cover individual and team skills as well as many other aspects of the sport. I hope the weather holds out but even if we get a wet day the indoor option should ensure that those attending get good value form the occasion.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Saturday 5th August
Ger O'Connell,Jamie Fahy and Killian O'Mahony
Sunday 6th August
Marie Kelleher and Denis Dennehy - 9
Tony O'Riordan and Des Quinn 34 1/2
Congratulations to Aaron O'Callaghan and Michael Quirke on making
the Cork Juvenile team for the forthcoming Munster and National
Inter County Championships.
Don't forget the club outing to Inniscara this coming Saturday
CLUB LOTTO RESULTS
5,7,25 - NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
.O'Brien c/o South County
M.Murphy c/o St Columbas Hall
D.Murphy c/o M.O'Riordan
Jackpot tonight £1,300 at The Briar Rose
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