24th August, 2000
Weekly Sports


It is hard to imagine that 3 months have passed by since the Club's Annual Street League Finals Day, but that is indeed the case and next Saturday will see the start of a new season for our Underage section with the start of our Saturday morning coaching and street leagues. The seasons which are open to young boys between the ages of 6 and 11 will take place at our grounds in Castletreasure initially on the grass pitches and training areas and within a short few weeks the youngsters will have access to the Club's all-weather pitch.

Training Times
The Under 9's (1991) and the Under 10's (1990) are on first from 10am to 11.30am, while the Under 7's (1993 & 1994) and the Under 8's (1992) will start at 12noon and finish at 1.30pm.

Schoolboys will be coached in the basis 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. The Club has drawn up its own coaching manual which sets out guidelines for the development of our schoolboys.

Street Leagues
During the year the Underage section will be running Street Leagues for the schoolboys at Under 7, Under 8, Under 9 and Under 11 age level, with over 30 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.

New Members
The sessions are open to young lads not only from the immediate Douglas area but also the schoolboys from anywhere in the city or county. If you would like to join then simply come along on Saturday mornings or if you would like more information please contact Ger Kilcommons at 4363456 or Kieran O'Donovan at 4294303 or log on to our website at www.collegecorinthians.com.

Schoolboy Training
Training for our schoolboy and youth teams Under 11 to Under 18 continues every Monday and Wednesday night in Corinthians Park. Please contact Danny Drennan at 363602 for more information.

Lausanne Sport - Switzerland
Lausanne Sport from Switzerland who are Cork City's UEFA Cup opponents are gong to be in Corinthians Park on Thursday morning August 24th at approximately 11am for a training session.


The 2000/1 season has begun, with the Seniors and MSL Juniors both in action at the weekend. The Seniors gave a good account of themselves, holding Premier Champions Rockmount 1-1 in the Keane Cup. They took a customary early lead through Derrick Bowen. Rockmount equalised before the interval, while the second half was evenly matched. However, the 'Hall had a late chance to win the match, but failed to take this opportunity.
The MSL Juniors were in action in the league Cup, but found Glasheen too strong. This was a hard fought match, with Glasheen getting the vital goal in a 1-0 win. Both sides are in action during the week, and will be hoping to improve their fortunes.

Tuesday, 22nd: Senior, Keane Cup, Away v. Fermoy, 7.00
Tuesday, 22nd: Under 17 League Cup, Away v. College Corinthians, 7.00
Thursday, 24th: MSL Junior, League Cup, Home v. U.C.C., 7.00
Saturday, 26th: Under 15 League, Away v. Mayfield Utd., 11.00
Sunday, 27th: Senior, Keane Cup, Home v. College Corinthians, 10.45
Sunday, 27th: AUL Junior, AOH Cup, Away v. Cobh Town, 10.45
Sunday, 27th: Youths League Cup, Away v. Everton, 3.00
Monday, 28th: Under 15 League, Home v. Everton, 6.30
Tuesday, 29th: Under 17 League Cup, Home v. Tramore Athletic, 6.45


Community Games
The countdown has begun for Mosney just eight days to go. Preparations on the training field are going very well. The draw has been made for the semi final of the competition. Douglas are drawn against a team from Armagh in the semi final. Whilst at the other side of the draw the Galway Champions lay the Kilkenny Champions.
There were two matches during the week. The U14 footballers played host to a team from Dungarvan and won comfortably. The U11 team gave a very good performance and went under by just two points to Mayfield.
Best of luck to Amanda O'Regan with the Cork Junior Camogie Team in the All-Ireland Final. The camogie section of the club is taking a party of sixty to view both All-Ireland finals and also to play matches. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them a pleasant weekend.
Over the last month or so the U15/16 panels have been working very hard in training. The preparations of both squads have been very good and the lads have responded in a very positive fashion.
First into the fray are the U16 hurlers on Friday night next at 7pm in Bishopstown, This is the semi final of the A Grade Championship. The sides met two weeks ago and Douglas were victorious on that occasion. It is vital that you come out and support the team.
The second big match of the week is the U15 Lord Mayor's Cup semi final featuring Douglas and Glen Rovers, which is being played at the Redmond Pitch (near the Airport) at 7pm on Monday 28th August. These two teams met in a previous round of the competition and produced a cracking game of hurling. Douglas won by a goal. Again your attendance at this game would be very much appreciated.
Gary McLoughlin has got the plaster off his hand and hopefully he will be fit for both club and county - best of luck Gary!


Summer Development Camp
The inaugural development camp was a held from the 14th to 18th of August under the expert guidance of Eddie Murphy. The week was a great success with players having a great time from start to finish. All those attending were full of praise for the coaches and everyone got a small prize on the last day to cap a wonderful week. The highlight for many was the visit of the Cork Senior hurling captain of '99 Mark Landers with the Liam McCarthy cup (sadly now on its way back to Dublin). Mark gave a fabulous speech where he highlighted the importance of training to improve the skills. This writer has experience of Mark on tea-break from work out hitting a ball off the wall of the building. His dedication paid off! Well done to all involved and here is hoping for next years event.

Junior league
In a highly entertaining game the juniors came away with a good victory against Killeagh on a scoreline of 4 -7 to 1-1. Emma Downey brought off some great saves in goal, Gema Carroll was very effective in defence ably assisted by Ann-Marie Downey. Ger Burke and Eilish Murphy were strong in mid-field while up front Carmel Downey and Amanda O'Regan made life difficult for the opposition. This team is improving with each outing and could qualify for the play-off if they can get a few more wins.

Under 12 County quarter final
By the time you read this we will know whether we have reaches the semi-final of the county. On Wednesday last we played Ballincollig in the quarterfinal but the result was not available at the time of going to press. This team is well balanced and it will take a good opposition to beat them.

Under 16
The Under 16 team has two games this week. Sarsfields are the opposition on Monday while we play Erin's Own on Thursday.

Dublin trip
A meeting of those going to Dublin took place on Monday last and the itinerary was discussed. This should be a great week-end with matches arranged for the Saturday and a trip to Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland Senior and Junior finals.

French Boule Comes to Cork

Over the weekend of 26th and 27th of August the annual Frankfield Pétanque Club Mixed Doubles Competition takes place at Frankfield Golf Club grounds. The national French pastime of boule playing comes to Cork on this weekend. Frankfield Pétanque Club members will be competing against players from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and, nearer to Cork, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. The fifty persons playing on this weekend will include Australian, French, Portuguese, German, Welsh, British and Irish competitors. The top money prizes are sponsored by Complete Cuisine and Loftus Engineering.
The Frankfield Pétanque Club has been in existence for eight years and has twenty regular players. The game is easy to play and inexpensive. It is a pastime that all ages can enjoy. At Frankfield competitions take place every Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Over this special weekend play will start at 10.30 and finish at 5.30. With a lunch break from 1 - 2pm on both days. Entry to the Mixed Doubles Competition is now closed but members of the public are welcome to come and watch. If you are interested in playing Boule or joining the club contact Susan Ryan at 021 4546008

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