21st September, 2000
Weekly Sports


Under 16
Douglas emerged victorious in this hard fought game against St Catherines in the first round of the championship played in Douglas. Playing against the wind in the first half we struggled to get our game going. However Douglas made some shrewd changes at half time and these worked a treat and we went on to win by 1 goal. In defence Andrea Walsh, Fiona O'Donovan and Kate Barry played well. Helen O' Mahony and Eilish Murphy gave us the edge in mid-field while up front Louise O'Regan made some great runs and got a good goal from a 21 yard free while Theresa Buckley got our second goal to give us victory on the night. We return to league action this weekend with a game against Brian Dillons.

Under 11
The Under 11's travelled to Coursey Rovers for a challenge and won on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-1. This was in preparation for the play-off of the City Division league fixed for Douglas on Saturday 23rd at 3:30pm. This team has a number of players from the Under 12 panel including Niamh O'Donovan, Rachel O'Sullivan Hillary O'Connor and Emma Heffernan (got her first point from play in this game). These are complemented by a number of up and coming players such as Jessica Jackson, Maura O'Donovan, Fiona Boland, Lianne O'Shea, Kate Barry and Jasmine Dempsey. Best of luck girls. The finals are fixed for Sunday 24th in Blackrock so hopefully we will have a busy weekend.

The Junior team play Inniscarra in the league in Douglas on Sunday at 11am. This is our last game before the replay of the championship against the Glen, fixed for Sunday 1st of October at 2pm.

Cork brought home their first All-Ireland of 2000 by defeating Limerick in the Intermediate final. Amanda O'Regan was a substitute on the day but was not called on as Cork won comfortably. This is Amanda's second All-Ireland medal this year having already won a junior league medal. She also won an All-Ireland basketball title with Blarney so the new Millennium has got off to a good start for this highly talented player. Congratulations Amanda from all those in the camogie club. Best wishes to Gary McLoughlin in his bid to win an All-Ireland minor football medal with Cork. Congratulations to our Intermediate hurlers on a magnificent victory over Delaneys in the county semi-final.


U 14 Hurling; Douglas and Nemo met in the semi-final of the A Grade U14 Hurling Championship. Douglas played against the wind in the first half. An opportunist goal by Brian O'Connor tipped the balance in favour of Douglas and they led by 1-8 to 0-4 at half time. The Douglas forwards gave an exhibition of point taking during the second half as they ran out easy winners. Top scorers Brian O'Connor 1-3, David Hacket 0-4, Finbarr O'Donovan 0-3,Barry Fitzgerald 0-3,others to play well were Eoghan Heffernan and Colm O'Sullivan.
Douglas met Blackrock in the final. The Blackrock boys were the favourites going into the game having beaten Ná Piarsaig and the Barrs. Douglas hurled very well in the first half. Goals by Brian O'Connor and Eoghan Heffernan gave Douglas a five-point interval lead. The Rockies came storming back in the second half and reduced the lead. The Douglas defence stood up and with tremendous performances from Stephen Bermingham and Eoghan Cadogan they weathered the storm. Points from David Hacket, Finbarr O'Donovan and Brian O'Connor sealed victory on a scoreline of 2-8to 1-5. Douglas will now meet Sarsfields in the County Final next Saturday.

U 16 Hurling; A very young Douglas team was given a lesson on the finer points of the game by the Glen in the Championship Final.
U 12 Hurling; Our U 12 hurlers had to play second best to a very competent Ná Piarsaigh fifteen. This was a good hard game of hurling. Oisín McGrath, Cian Meade and Jack O'Connor played well.
U 16 Football; The U16 footballers overcame the challenge of Nemo in the Premier Grade Championship. Overall this was a very disappointing performance and the team will have to improve overall if it hopes to progress in the Championship. Final score Douglas 3-11 Nemo 2-5.

U 13 Hurling: Douglas and Blackrock provided a good tough game of hurling in the Championship. Douglas led 1-2 to 0-1 at the break. The Rockies goaled mid-way through the second half but Douglas held out for a well deserved victory on a scoreline of 1-6 to 1-2.Finian Tummon, Alan Barry and Michael O'Donoghue gave fine performances.
Douglas met Ballincollig in the quarter -final. The Douglas boys were in total control of this game at all times. Stephen Moylan got some excellent goals Others to impress were Ronan Ó Murchú, Alan Barry and Thomás O'Dwyer.
Congratulations to our Intermediate-Hurlers on their County semi-final victory.

Hurling Fixtures:
U 13 Semi-final V Mayfield @ Delaney's 6pm Friday.
U 15 A V Ballincollig away noon Saturday.
U 15 B V St.Vincents away noon Saturday.
U 14 County Final V Sarsfields Saturday (no venue as yet).
U 13 V St Vincents@ Douglas 6.15pm Tuesday next

Douglas Credit Union Street Leagues

Results U 7
Mayo beat Wexford
Kerry beat Carlow
Meath beat Armagh
Kilkenny beat Clare
Results U 9
Tipperary beat Dublin
Laois beat Cork
Down beat Galway
Sligo beat Offaly
Results U 10
Galway beat Waterford
Sligo beat Derry
Cork beat Clare


With football activity now back in full swing, it is good to report that club sides are performing very well at the moment. The Seniors recorded their first league win, following a draw; both Junior sides had decisive victories, while the Youths continued their dominant form. The schoolboy sides are also doing well, with the Under 16's off to a terrific start in the league, the 14's finding form at the moment and the 12's also delivering the goods.
The Seniors entertained Fermoy last Sunday, and were decisive 4-2 winners. Gerard O'Donovan with 2, John Healy and Stephen O'Connell scored the goals. The MSL Juniors also had a decisive win, beating Crofton Celtic 5-0. The scorers were Stephen Notley, Barry O'Shea, Shane Gannon, Andy Lehane and an Own Goal. David Long was the goalie in form, keeping a clean sheet.
The AUL Juniors advanced to the third round of the AOH Cup, defeating St. John Boscos 6-3 on Saturday. The scorers were James O'Brien, Willie Murphy, Mark Hackett, Alan Carroll, Stephen Carroll and Tony Keating. In the Youths Murphy Cup, the 'Hall had a dominant 8-1 win over Dripsey Celtic. Andrew Fealy struck a hat-trick, Declan O'Connell had 2, Brian Wilkinson, Paul Rose and Damien O'Callaghan completed the scoring. They begin their league campaign next Sunday, and will be hoping to maintain their current form.
The Under 16's have got off to a great start in the league, following their promotion to premier ranks. Their latest result was a 1-1 draw with Tramore Athletic, with Stephen Barry scoring the goal. In earlier fixtures, they defeated Blarney St. Utd. 3-2 (Darren O'Connor 2, Stephen Barry) and Riverstown Boys 3-1 (Anton Leong, Donal Moynihan and Greg Owens).
The Under 14's travelled to Fermoy on Saturday and were clear 4-1 winners. The goals were scored by Kevin Mulcahy, Robert Rose, Gordon O'Donovan and Wesley O'Connell. Previously, on Wednesday, they overwhelmed Riverstown Boys 7-1, with hat-tricks for both Gary Wills and Wesley O'Connell. The other goal was scored by Gordon O'Donovan. Meanwhile the Under 14 Division 1 side are finding the going tough, losing 8-0 against Everton in their second league match. The Under 12's were good value for their 1-1 draw with Richmond in the league. The goal scorer was Alec Rose, in a fine performance from our lads.
All results, fixtures and goalscorers are also available on the 'Hall website, now available at a new address: http://soccer.at/dhafc

Saturday, 23rd.: FAI Under 17 Cup Away v. Dunbar Celtic, 2.30
Sunday, 24th.:Senior League: Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 10.45
MSL Junior League: Away v. Mallow Utd., 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Dunbar Celtic, 3.00
Youths League: Home v. Leeds, 3.00
Under 15 League: Away v. Ballincollig, 3.30


Carlow Badminton Club has invited CBC to Carlow for a friendly meeting on the weekend of October 14/15th - thanks Tony. It will doubtless be a fun filled weekend and all club members are welcome to go. Those interested can contact Ron for details.
Juvenile coaching has begun. Tues 6-7pm for ages 12/13. Wed 6-7pm for ages 9/10/11. Wed 7-8 for ages 14,15,16,17.
The Ladies Doubles in club tournament was held last Monday night. Results will be printed next week. The Mens Doubles will be held 25th Sep 8pm, and the Mixed Doubles 2nd Oct 8pm. All members welcome.
Don't forget that the membership fee is now due and we would appreciate if members would part with their cash a.s.a.p.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


It was another busy week on the schoolboy front with eleven of our twelve underage teams in action. There were some fine individual and team performances with our three Under Eleven teams, once again taking centre stage.
Under Eleven
In the five games played by our Under Eleven teams so far, Corinthian Boys, Douglas Corintihians and Corinthians Utd. our lads have scored forty two goals without reply. It has been a sensational start to the season and should hopefully give our lads plenty of confidence for the stiffer challenges, which lie ahead.
Douglas Corinthians made their debut at the weekend in the under 11 first division and recorded a comfortable 9-0 victory over Wilton Ath. Ciaran O' Donovan (3), Gavin Dempsey (2), Stephen Murphy, Brennan Knight, Cillian O' Ceallachain and Donal O' Callaghan scored the goals while Brian Wise ran the show in midfield. Our second first division side, Corinthians United made it two wins out of two with a solid 3-0 away victory over Lakewook. Stephen Mahon with a tremendous strike, Barry O' Driscoll and Robert Ryan were on the scoresheet while Christopher Fox and Shane Twomey played well.
Our Premier Division side Corinthian Boys proved too strong for Mayfield with David Meyler, Eoin McCarthy, Jamie Drennan, John O' Brien and Stephen Good sharing the goals. It won't be as easy next Saturday when they travel to Ballyphehane Park to take on League favourites Kilreen Celtic for what should be a cracking match.
Under Twelve
There was mixed results for our two under twelve teams with Corinthian Boys winning 6-1 away to Tranmere Ath while Douglas Corinthians suffered a heavy defeat against Everton. New signing Gary Bollard (3), Stephen Whyte (2), and Craig Neville took the scoring honours for Corinthian Boys while for Douglas Corinthians, Frank Mackey, Alan Quigley and Brian Tierney tried hardest.
Under Thirteen
Corinthian Boys had to settle for a share of the spoils when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Kilreen Celtic. Stephen Moylan scored twice for Corinthians while Alan Barry, Eoin Cotter and Mark O' Donovan played well.
Douglas Corinthians were in action twice during the week and following a 1-1 draw with Richmond, they picked up their first victory of the season with a good 4-0 victory away to Rockmount Rangers. Jamie Owen (2), Darren Kirwan and Ronan O' Muruch grabbed the goals for Corinthians.
In other games played over the weekend our Youths side made it four wins out of four with a hard fought victory over Dunbar Celtic. Aidan O' Mahony, Gary O' Herlihy and Neil O' Brien scored for Corinthians. Our fifteen's played out an exciting 2-2 draw with Riverstown Boys, Seamus Clinch scoring twice while our Under Sixteen's and under Fourteen's both suffered double defeats, the sixteen's going down to Nuform ad Crosshaven while the fourteen's lost out to Greenwood and Rockmount.

Saturday September 23rd
Under 11 Premier: Away to Kilreen 10.45am
Under 11 First Division: Home to Temple 10.45am
Under 17 : Home to Midleton 2.30pm
First Juniors : Home to Midleton 3.00pm
Sunday September 24th
Under 15 Premier: Home to Carrigaline 11.00am
Under 13 First Division: Home to Cobh Ramblers 2.45pm
Under 13 Premier: Home to Midleton 4.00pm
Under 11 First: Away to Blarney Utd 5.00pm
Seniors : Away to Leeds 3.00pm
Third Juniors : Away to Leeside 3.00pm


After weeks of dedicated training and hard work, the Southern Region team ( made up of members of local clubs, Douglas Gym, Cork Acro & Chimea'ra Gymnastics) were devastated to discover that the trip they had been looking forward to so much had been cancelled.
The group, ten competitors, team reserve and several officials, were due to leave last Friday morning on the Swansea Cork ferry to travel to Bridgend in Wales were the competition, The Red Kites Invitational, was to take place on the Saturday.
Unfortunately, due to the fuel crisis in the U.K, very few of the twelve teams entered were able to make the trip and so on Wednesday night the competition was cancelled.
This competition was to be the first for the Southern Region Team, as the Southern Region Trampolining committee has only been up and running for a few months. It was also to be the very first taste of the sport at such a high (club international) level for many of the team members.
We are now waiting (with fingers crossed!) to hear if the organisers will manage to reschedule the event.


Chimea'ra gymnastics would like to congratulate all of it's Trampolinists who have been offered places on the Irish gymnastics Trampolining National Squad. Members of the squad were chosen, by the trampolining technical committee, on the merits of their performances at the first ever National Championships held earlier this year. If the gymnasts decide to take up their places, they will be in a position to be coached by top international coaches and may even have the honour of being chosen to represent their country, Chimea'ra Gymnastics will also be in the position of having the greatest number of performers of any club on the squad! What an achievement!!!
Now well into the first term of our second year in operation, Chimea'ra Gymnastics is going strong, membership is well up on last year with only a few places left in most classes and waiting lists for others. Due to popular demand we are looking at adding in more classes at peak times. For safety and insurance reasons, we must adhere to a certain coach/gymnast ratio and until we can acquire more coaching staff, unfortunately we cannot increase the class numbers. Anyone (over 16yrs) interested in getting involved with coaching gymnastics, should contact Mary Coakley at Chimea'ra Gymnastics.
None of the staff at Chimea'ra will be getting any sleep for the next few weeks as the gymnastics will be on TV at all hours! Also, don't forget that Trampolining will be included as a discipline for the first time and we have been told that it will be televised by RTE.
It is a well known fact in the gymnastics world that after the Olympics has been shown on TV, memberships of gymnastics clubs increase majorly, therefore we advise that anyone wishing to enrol their child does so in the very near future to avoid disappointment.
For more info, contact Chimea'ra Gymnastics; 021 4963129.

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