7th September, 2000
Weekly Sports


The new schoolboy season opened last weekend with four of our teams making their seasonal debut and I am pleased to say that the initial results were very encouraging.
The performance of the week came from the Corinthian Boys Under Fourteen squad who having been regraded to the Premier Division during the close season took on Riverstown Boys in their first league match and came away with a fine 4-1 victory. Having survived some early Riverstown pressure, they took control of the game and goals by James Kenny (3) and David Costello as well as fine performances from Mark O' Donovan and Jonathan Galvin ensured the points went to Corinthians.
This season our two Under Twelve teams Corinthian Boys and Douglas Corinthians are playing in the Premier Division and as fortune would have it, they were paired to meet each other in their first match of the season. On the day, the far more experienced Corinthian Boys side proved too strong for Douglas Corinthians winning comfortably. However with many of the Douglas Corinthian lads playing their first season in schoolboys football, expectations hopefully will not be too high for these lads, they have a lot to learn and given time I am sure they will do fine.
Our Under Sixteen squad under the management of Willie Fox and Paul Waters, started their season with an excellent 5-0 victory over Park United. New signing Maurice Kepple scored twice on his debut with Ian Trindler (2) and Cathal Fleming also on the score sheet. Goalkeeper Michael Corrigan and the back four of Paul Fox, David O' Connor, Gary Drennan and Philip Wade did particularly well for Corinthians.
It was also a good weekend for our Youths squad who made it two wins out of two when they accounted for Casement Celtic on a 6-1 score line. Aidan O' Mahony, Alan Crowley and Alan Collins played well for Corinthians.

Underage Coaching
Coaching and Street Leagues for young boys between the ages of six and eleven takes place every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park. The Under 9's (1991) and Under 10's (1990) are on from 10 am to 11.30am and the Under 8's (1992) and the Under 7's (1993/1994) start at 12 noon and finish at 1.30pm. If you would like to join simply come along on a Saturday morning or if you would like more information please contact Ger Kilcommons 4363456 or Terry O' Donovan 4891257.


Under 12
The highlight of the fixtures this week is the semi-final of the county with our Under 12's playing Ballinhassig in St. Finbarrs at 6pm on Saturday 9th. This team has played some great games in the process of reaching this stage of the competition. There are 48 teams involved, divided into 8 groups of 6. Douglas qualified unbeaten from their group. They then played Tracton and Ballincollig to reach the semi-final. So they are only two steps away from a historic victory. No matter what the result, the girls have achieved a great deal in getting this far and can be proud of their efforts. All supporters are asked to come along and give the girls the backing they deserve.

By the time you read this the junior team will have played Glen Rovers in the first round of the championship. In the league our form has improved steadily and we are hopeful that we can make inroads in the championship.

Dublin trip
Well what a week-end we had. From start to finish everything went like clock-work and the weather was fantastic. The only disappointing element of the trip was the result of the Junior and Senior All-Ireland finals. In the Junior game Amanda O'Regan started in full-forward but after 15 minutes had to be brought back to corner back as Cork had gone 2-3 behind and the defence was struggling. Amanda made an immediate impact and had her best game in a Cork jersey. Cork tried hard to recover but they could not get the upper hand of the Derry outfit. Amanda had tremendous support form Douglas with over 70 supporters decked out in green tee-shirts. Amanda can be proud of her achievement and is a great role model for the young girls.

On Saturday we played two friendly games against Ballybowden/St.Enda's and won both. Our hosts provide us with food and entertainment after the games. That night we went bowling and there were some great stories of "spares" to be heard next day. On Sunday we visited Phionex Park and then onto Croke Park. I am sure there were some tired bodies heading off to school on Monday morning after a great week-end. Our thanks to Billy and Maria for their work in organising the trip and a special work of thanks to Shirley Dunlea who collected the money from early in the year.

Douglas GAA Street Leagues

Hurling will resume on Saturday 9th September. All boys and girls who registered earlier in the year are still registered until the end of the hurling season. We look forward to having you all back hurling on Saturday.
Under 7's 10am - 11am / Under 9's 11am - 12am / Under 10's 12am - 1pm


The new season started for Saturday Classes on 2nd September. Friday Classes commence on 8th September. There are still some spaces available for Boys ages 6 to 12 years contact Douglas Community School's Sport Hall.


The last week has been hectic with a large number of matches being played. Every team in the club has now been in action, with very mixed results.
The Seniors contested the Quarter Final of the Keane Cup against Cork City last Sunday morning. The result was a 1-0 defeat for the 'Hall, but they more than matched their higher ranked opponents in many aspects of the match. Next Sunday sees them making their first appearance in the league, hosting Killarney Celtic, and we will be hoping that they can maintain their early season form.
The AUL Juniors bowed out of the Saxone Cup, defeated by the only goal against Afton Villa. Like the Seniors, they were a match for Afton Villa in most aspects, but unfortunately, could not find the net. Their league campaign also starts next weekend.
The Youths are in smashing form at present, recording two more wins in the League Cup, to give them three out of three. They were much too strong for Passage, winning 7-0. Derrick Bowen had a hat trick, with two apiece for Paul Rose and Brian Wilkinson. Colm McCarthy was the goalie in form, recording a clean sheet. They followed this win with another, 4-2 against Dripsey Celtic. There was another hat-trick in this match, this time from Declan O'Connell. Brian Wilkinson struck the fourth goal.
The Under 17's found Tramore Athletic too strong in the League Cup, although the final 4-1 scoreline was not a true reflection of the play. Declan O'Connell was the 'Hall goal scorer. Like the 17's, the Under 16's suffered an unflattering 3-0 defeat in their opening league match against Rockmount. However, there were plenty of encouraging signs in their display.
The two Under 14 teams have got their league campaigns underway. The Premier side drew 0-0 with Cobh Ramblers (Stephen Bermingham was in goals), and then suffered defeat against Wilton Utd., going down 5-3. The scorers in this match were Gary Wills, Ian Shortland and Robert Rose. They will be hoping for a change of fortunes in forth coming league matches, as will the Division 1 side. They made their league debut against a strong Mayfield Utd. side. Mayfield's power told in the end, and they were 7-0 victors. However, there were encouraging signs in this new side and better fortune will surely follow.
The performance of the week came from the Under 12's who travelled to Ringmahon and recorded an 8-0 win over the home side. The scorers were Roynayne Tolman (3), Shane Duncan 2, Eoin O'Leary, Kevin Murphy and Alec Rose, with one each. The goalkeeper who earned the clean sheet was James Duncan.

Finally, fixtures:

Thur., 7th: Youths League Cup, Away v. Coachford, 6.30
Sat., 9th: MSL Junior League, Away v. Wilton Utd., 3.00
Sat., 9th.: Under 15 League Away v. Greenwood, 11.00
Sun., 10th: Senior League, Home v. Killarney Cel., 12.00
Sun., 10th: AUL Junior League, Away v. Lough Celtic, 3.00
Mon., 11th: Under 15 League, Away v. Nufarm Ath., 6.15
Wed., 13th: Under 14 League, Home v. Riverstown Boys, 6.15
Wed., 13th: Under 14 (D1) League, Away v. Everton, 6.15


Nemo Rangers Underage Section
On Saturday (Sept. 2nd) the Final of the Nemo U-10 football blitz took place between Nemo and St. Michaels. The first half was evenly contested, with both sets of backs playing very well. St. Michaels finished the first half a few points in front, but the Nemo lads didn't give up and in the second half reduced the deficit to just two points. Nemo were unlucky not to go in front with a shot at goal before St. Michaels went up the field and cored two goals in quick succession. The Nemo keeper, Liam Doyle, pulled off some great saves and James Garvin and Donal O'Sullivan also impressed in the back line. In the forward line, Stephen Walsh and Cian Murphy played well. despite this defeat, the team should take great pride in their performance. On Friday Sept. 1st, the Nemo U-12s took part in their much anticipated County Final against Dunamore in Inniscara. It was Nemo who looked the brightest at the start of the game and, indeed, sored three goals in the first half (of which two came from Colm Dineen). Unfortunately, the Nemo lads couldn't put their opposition away and Dunamore went into the lead late in the second half. Nemo were unable to score from a succession of attempts at goal and, despite their efforts, lost after a brilliant performance on a scoreline of 4:6 to 4:4. The players who stood out for nemo were Colm Dineen, Philip Hogan, Drew Murphy and Tomas O Connor.

Underage fixtures:
9th Sept U-13 HCH V. St. Finbarrs Away 2.30 / 11th Sept U-12 HL V. Iona Park Trabeg 6.45
11th Sept U-14 HCH V. Douglas Redmonds 6.45 / 12th Sept U-16A FCH Semi-Final V. Douglas Away 6.30
14th Sept U-16C FCH V. Ballyphehane Trabeg 6.30

Nemo Senior Section
On Sunday, the Senior Footballers booked their place in the County Senior Football Final by defeating Clyda Rovers in Mallow. The game started slowly with Nemo (Martin Cronin) scoring a point after 13 minutes. Midway through the half, the game was level with two points apiece. Then Nemo upped the tempo and, in the space of a minute, twice rattled the back of the Clyda net. Both goals were superbly finished, the first by Sean O'Brien after some great work by Larry Kavanagh while the second was scored by David Niblock. At the half-time interval, Nemo led by 2:3 to 0:3. In the second half, Nemo continued to dominate proceedings with Alan Cronin and Colin Corkery kicking some exquisite points. Any chance of a Clyda revival was quashed when William Morban scored Nemo's third goal. The game ended 3:9 to 0:8. Best on the night for nemo were Larry Kavanagh, Stephen O'Brien, Martin Cronin, Joe Kavanagh and Alan Cronin. The Minor Footballers also had a successful weekend as they beat St. Nicholas in the Minor Premier City Semi-Final in Ballinlough. Nemo were always the stronger side and led at halftime 1:3 to0:3, the goal scored by Neil O'Sullivan. Nemo continued to dominate after the interval scoring some excellent points and ran out deserving winners 2:12 to 1:5. Best on the day for nemo were Gary Crowley, Ciaran O Shea, Brian O'Regan, James O'Riordain, Neil O'Sullivan and Alan Hogan.
7th Sept Minor A FC Final V. Brian Dillons Ballinlough 6.45 / 8th Sept Minor Premier FC Final V. Bishopstown Ballinlough 6.45


(Final game of the season) Douglas Hall 1 V. Coursey 1
A super performance from a super bunch of girls this week. Picking themselves up from a defeat by Midleton early this week. The Douglas girls came out for our very last game and worked very hard to get a great result from Coursey, as they are the winners of our league. We are the only team in our division to take points from them. Looking at the game from the sideline was an absolute pleasure, with great pride on and off the pitch. The Douglas girls looked like they enjoyed this game , smiles from start to finish. Pity you missed this one Alfie, you would have been proud. Well done, Girls!
The Team
Ger.O'Mahony (Capt.), Catherine McCarthy, Sinead O'Brien, Colette Dunne, Jennifer Walshe, Donna O'Leary, Mary Barrett, Ann Collins, Eileen Collins, and super-sub Kay O'Keefe.


Douglas 21 V. Youghal 8
Douglas RFC kicked off the season with a well deserved win over Youghal on Sunday, In very hot conditions Douglas never took their foot off the pedal and ran at the Youghal team all day. Derry McCarthy finished off two Douglas moves to score, and then scored a great solo try. John Coughlan converted three tries. Douglas play Dolphin next Sunday in Musgrave Park @ 3pm.
New players welcome, training at Moneygourney on Tuesday's and Thursday's at 7.45pm, follow signs on Maryborough Hill.


Douglas 21 V. Youghal 8
Douglas RFC kicked off the season with a well deserved win over Youghal on Sunday, In very hot conditions Douglas never took their foot off the pedal and ran at the Youghal team all day. Derry McCarthy finished off two Douglas moves to score, and then scored a great solo try. John Coughlan converted three tries. Douglas play Dolphin next Sunday in Musgrave Park @ 3pm.
New players welcome, training at Moneygourney on Tuesday's and Thursday's at 7.45pm, follow signs on Maryborough Hill.


Saturday September 2nd
P Murphy, C Elley &
P Cashman - 37 3/4
M O' Riordan, D Quinn
& N Kelleher - 42
Sunday September 3rd
S O' Leary & D O' Sullivan - +18
P Cashman & M O' Riordan - 44
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 1, 16 & 25
CAB Sponosred Winners of 10
Nasher c/o Brian Downey
Sean O' Mahony
c/o Brian Downey
Eoin Butler c/o South County
Tonights Jackpot 1,700
@ The Briar Rose
Club AGM September 17th
in clubhouse @ 10 am

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