14th September, 2000
Weekly Sports


Under 12
Pride of place this week goes to our Under 12 team on their superb victory in the County semi-final against Ballinhassig on a score line of 2-6 to 2-2. On Saturday last they overcame a strong opposition to reach the County final with an impressive team performance. On the day the Douglas girls were everywhere chasing and tackling their opponents. The whole defence was determined to make Ballinhassig work for every score and had kept them to two points up to the last three minutes of the game. Two goals were scored in quick succession leaving the supporters on edge until the final whistle. Applying the pressure form the start the Douglas girls had run up a comfortable lead with some well taken scores. Jenny O'Donovan's point from a free near the touch line was a particular beauty, Deirdre Murphy got some nice scores while Olivia Tobin, Emma Heffernan and Lavinia O'Mahony were others to impress. The turning point for me was a great save by Douglas goalkeeper Niamh O'Donovan mid-way through the second half. A score at that time would have given Ballinhassig a big lift but Niamh denied them in style and made a great clearance. The defence has their work cut out as Ballinhassig had some fine players. Kim O'Driscoll had fine game while Louise Shha, Sarah O'Regan and Siorica Ni Rinn also impressed. Rachel O'Sullivan's solo runs were another feature of the game as she regularly carried the ball out of defence. Linda McCarthy was very effective at wing half forward. On a night where the whole team played their hearts out everyone contributed to a famous victory. The final will not be played for a few weeks as we await the other side of the draw. Well done girls.

A draw was a fair result in the quarter final of the county championship against Glen Rovers on a score line of 1-3 to 0-6. The Douglas team put up a great performance with Emma Downey in goal keeping a clean sheet, Mary Harrington at full back had a great game while Anne-Marie Downey and Fiona McSweeney were others to impress in defence. Eilish Murphy and Ger Burke in mid-field worked tirelessly while up front youngsters Fiona O'Donovan and Louise O'Regan showed their skills as they took on their more fancied opponents with Louise grabbing the Douglas goal as she chased a half-chance. Catherine McSweeney got a good point while Amanda O'Regan picked off our other scores. The replay has been fixed for October 1st with the time to be arranged.

Under 16
The Under 16 championship has been fixed for Saturday 16th in Douglas against St. Catherines. The time has to be finalised so check the club notice board for the fixture.

The All-Ireland Intermediate final between Cork and Limerick is due to be held in Cork and Amanda O'Regan is a member of the panel. The date for the game has not been agreed but it could be held on Sunday 17th . So keep an eye on the fixtures in the papers and come along to support the county and Amanda. This should be a great game as Limerick have some very talented players and Cork have many of last years and this years Junior teams on display.


Last Thursday (7th) the Minor A footballers competed in the Final of the City Championship against Brian Dillons. This match was much anticipated and the game was exciting, to say the least. This game was played at a furious pace and it took a while for the Nemo lads to settle. Unfortunately, by then Brian Dillons had scored a goal and built up an unassailable lead. To the credit of the nemo boys, they fought back and dug deep in the second half, scoring two fantastic goals. Despite their best efforts they lost on a scoreline of 1:17 to 2:7. The best players on the night were Jerry Kearns, Colum O'Callaghan, Kevin Clancy and Ian O'Callaghan.
On Friday (8th), the Minor Premiers played their long awaited Final against Bishopstown. The game started badly for Nemo who found themselves 1:1 down after just three minutes. From then on Nemo were playing catch up. The defence tightened up and the forwards started to click into gear with James Masters scoring two outstanding points. The introduction of Jerry Kearns proved to be a turning point in the match as he immediately made an impact, scoring a great point. Nemo led for the first time in injury time thanks to an inspirational comeback led by Masters. It finished a draw on a scoreline of 1:9 to 12 points. Best for Nemo were Ciaran O'Shea, Jerry Kearns, Peter Morgan and Neil O'Sullivan.

Nemo Rangers Underage Section
Nemo played Bishopstown in the Semi-Final of the city U-16 hurling championship. The lads started well, going 3 points clear. However, Bishopstown responded by scoring two goals and from then on they dominated the half. After the interval, Nemo tried to get back into the game but unfortunately it wasn't wnough. Best for Nemo were Michael Harrington, Colm O'Callaghan and Fiachra O'Leary.
The Nemo U-13 team played Tulligmore last Wednesday in the hurling league. This was a great game of hurling which Nemo won narrowly by 2 points. This win guarantees a place in the knockout stages for the team. Gary Couglan, Shane McCarthy and Colm McGrath were best for Nemo. The U-13 team also played St. Finbarrs last Saturday in the U-13 hurling championship. Nemo won the game easily against a relatively weakened Barrs side. Colm O'Brien, Tom Falvey, Eoghan Hearne and Shane Horgan all played well for Nemo.
On Monday last the U-14s took part in their hurling championship match against Douglas. They started very well and with the wind advantage tried hard to put scores on the board. However, at the interval the Nemo lads were trailing by 7 points. Nemo lost this match but the team played well and will bounce back from this defeat.

Thurs 14th 16 FCH v Ballyphehane - Trabeg 6.30
Fri 15th U-12 HL v Barnavarna -Nemo 6.30
Wed 20th U-13 HCH v Tulligmore - Trabeg 6.00


Douglas Hall Ladies on Parade

The victorious Douglas Hall ladies Seniors & Juniors will parade their trophies around Douglas on an open top bus between 7.15 and 8pm on Friday. This will be followed by a disco at St. Columba’s Hall. All are welcome.


It was an extremely busy week on the schoolboy front with all bar two of our teams in action. Results were generally good even though there was disappointment for our two Douglas Corinthian sides as they suffered home defeats.

Under Eleven
The performance of the week came from one of our two Under 11 First Division sides, Corinthians United who travelled to Mallow to take on the locals and came away with a spectacular 9-0 victory. The star of the show was centre forward Mark Twohig who incredibly scored seven of the nine goals, skipper Eoin Kilcommons and Robert Waters were also on the scoresheet for Corinthians in what was a fabulous team performance.
Our Under Eleven Premier Division side Corinthian Boys were also in fine form as they began the season with a big victory over Tramore Athletic. Patrick McCarthy (3), Eoin McCarthy (2), David Meyler (2), Ian Turner (2) did the bulk of the scoring.

Under Twelve's
Corinthian Boys travelled to Blarney to take on Maymount Celtic and came away with a shore of spoils after a 1-1 draw. Stephen O' Brien had put Corinthians ahead early on but Maymount were always dangerous and they grabbed an equaliser midway through the second half. Terry O' Connell, Ciaran Manley and Gary Dollard were the pick of Corinthians team. There was disappointment for our second Under Twelve team Douglas Corinthians who found Rockmount too hot to handle. David Condon, John Cronin and Frank Mackey did well for Corinthians.

Under Thirteen's
Our two under Thirteen squads turned in low key performances last Sunday and paid the penalty with Corinthian Boys drawing 0-0 with Springfield while Douglas Corinthians went down 4-1 to Clonakility. David Scannell was on the scoresheet for Corinthians.
In other games played our Under Fifteen's started their season on a winning note with a 4-3 victory over Glen Celtic. John Carroll (2), Dan Kelleher and Seamus Clinch scored for Corinthians while our Under Sixteen's played out a scoreless draw with Avondale Utd. Paul Fox, Ricky O' Sullivan and Dave O' Connor played well for Corinthians.

Saturday Morning Coaching.
Coaching takes place every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park for six to eleven year old boys. The start time for Under seven's (1993 &1994) and Under Eights (1992) is 12.00pm finishing at 1.30pm, while Under Nine and Under Tens (1990 & 1991) start at 10.00am and finish at 11.30pm.


Douglas GAA Under Age - The Mosney Experience
What a marvellous time was had by parents and boys at the Community games in Mosney the week before last. The first game was against Keady of Armagh. The Northerners could not match the skills of their opponents and Douglas won this game comprehensively. In the other semi-final Kinvara of Galway defeated Clara of Kilkenny.
This was played on Sunday morning at 11 am. There was a huge crowd present. The Westerners got off to the best possible start and were 2-2 up after six minutes. Douglas showing tremendous determination fought back and were level at the interval thanks to goals by Thomas O'Dwyer and Theo. Cullinane. Five minutes into the second half Thomas O'Dwyer rattled the net to give Douglas the lead. Once more the Galway boys equalised. At this stage there was great excitement as both sides battled for supremacy. In the dying second of the game Kinvara gaoled to win on a scoreline of 4-4 to 3-4.
So silver for the Douglas boys. There were lots of tears at the final whistle.
The boy's behaviour both on and off the field was exemplary.
Douglas and the Glen played in the U15 (A Grade) Lord Mayor's Cup semi-final. There is always great rivalry between these two teams. The first half was a very tense affair. Douglas led 0-7 to 0-2 at the break. Mark Harrington scored 0-5 from frees and proved to be the difference between the sides.
The Glen came storming back in the second half and came within a point of Douglas. It was then that the real character of the Douglas boys shone through. Colin Doyle at full back and Thomas Cotton at centre back were outstanding. Eoin Ca Carroll got through an amount of work at mid-field. Goals from James Moylan and Paddy White sealed victory on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-6. The final is now against Na Piarsaig.

The result of the week was that of our U15 hurlers who won the Lord Mayors Cup. In the final they gave an exhibition of hurling to overcome the challenge of Na Piarsaigh. A Seamus Crowley goal set the ball rolling. The top scorers were James Moylan who scored 2-8 from play. Mark Harrington contributed 1-6 whilst Paddy White got 2-1, the point was the score of the game as Paddy doubled on the ball in full flight. Michael O Mahony and Ray Keating made fine contributions up front. Jerry O Kane played Captains part.
In assessing this victory one has to thank the whole panel for the huge effort they put into training. This is the first time that this grade trophy has been won by the club. Our U15's played two more league games this week against De Barrs and the Glen. The game against the Barrs was played on a very wet night. The lads played poorly for most of the game before eventually gaining the points on a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-3. M. L O Mahony played very well up front while others to do well were Frank Tobin and Jerry O Kane.
The Douglas boys started very well against the Glen, the northsiders responded with two goals in five minutes to lead by seven points at the break. In the last fifteen minutes the Douglas lads clawed back the lead to a single point but could not get through for the equalising point. The defences held the Glen to a single point in the second half. Colin Lahive and Seamus Crowley and Paddy White played well.

This squad played two games during the week. In the first game Douglas defeated Carrigaline on a scoreline of 4-4 to 3-4. Eoin Cotter, Shane Mc Carthy, Jonathan O Connell and Jack O Conner. The second game was a most exciting one against Bishopstown. It was a very low scoring affair - Douglas leading 0-1 to 0-0. The Douglas backs were magnificent. Eventually Bishopstown got the vital scores to win by a point. Cian Meade, Richard Kingston and Terry O Connell played well.

Despite a brave performance Douglas were no match for Blarney in this match. Edwin Mc Carthy, Henry Thorton, Paul Menton and Colm O Sullivan played well.

Douglas played very well in this encounter with St Michaels. Best for Douglas in this encounter were Brian O Callaghan, Mark Wright and Gavin Dempsey.

Congratulations to the U12 camogie team who qualified for the county. Best of Luck to our intermediate team in the county semi-final. Hard luck to Gary Mc Loughlan in the All Ireland Final with Cork - We are all very proud of you.


Sunday September 10th
Patrick Noonan &
Denis Dennehy - 36 1/2
Des Quinn &
Brendan O' Callaghan - 42
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 17, 19 & 27
Winner: SeŠn Barry
CAB Sponsored Winners
Susan Noon c/o Briar Rose
Tony Noonan c/o The Club
Cian O' Brien c/o Briar Rose
Tonights jackpot - £300
@ ST Columbas Hall
Presenation Night - Friday Sept 15th @ 8:30pm
AGM - Sunday Spet 17th
@ 10am

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