22nd February, 2001
Weekly Sports


The improvement in weather conditions led to a return to action for a number of our teams last weekend and while results were mixed it was still great to see everybody back in action.
Under 7 Street League Finals
One of the highlights of the Clubs session takes place next Saturday February 24th with the simi-finals and finals of the Clubs Under 7 Winter Street Leagues. The League which has been running since late November, has proved a tremendous success with some fabulous matches and some fine individual and team performances. The main semi-finals will be contested by Liverpool, captained by James Tyner who take on Real Madrid skippered by Evan Browne, while long time leaders Manchester United, captained by Billy Davis take on a rapidly improving Cork City side skippered by Rory Bourke. The plate semi-finals will see Arsenal taking on Everton and Barcelona taking on Chelsea. The semi-finals will kick off at approximately 12.15pm with the final scheduled for 1.00pm.
Last Saturdays final series of league matches saw some very attractive and enjoyable encounters. Liverpool finished top of the league, after two good victories over Arsenal 3-2 and Everton 3-1. David Barry, Shaun and Stephen Devine were the stars for Liverpool. Cork City also picked up two good victories defeating Barcelona 5-1 and Manchester United by 3-2. Jamie Davis, Cormac McCarthy and Luke Prenderville were the stars for Cork City.
Finally, a special mention for Everton, who picked up only their second league win of the campaign with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea. Eoin Dolan, Rogan Quigley and James McCarthy were the pick of the Everton side.
FAI Coaching Course
The Club would like to wish the very best of luck to our six schoolboy coaches who at the weekend will be assessed for their FAI Level I Coaching Badge. The six involved are:
Mick Tobin (7), Jim Williamson (8), Kieran O'Donovan (8), Brian O'Connor (8), Richie Kenny (13), Patrick Cotter (13)
Schoolboys League
Our Under 16's picked up a useful away point last Saturday when they drew 2-2 with Richmond. Mark Maher and Phillip Wade were on the scoresheet for Corinthians while Paul Fox and Paul Sheahan turned in fine performances.
Our Under 12 second string, Douglas Corinthians turned in a very brave performance against league leaders, Lakewood, before going down 5-0. Goalkeeper Rory O'Neill, centre back Brian Tierney and Daniel Cronin all did superbly.
Youth Section
Congratulations to our Under 18 side who once again did the Club proud when they reached the semi-final of the Under 18 League Cup. They did so courtesy of another penalty shoot-out victory this time over Gratton United. Well done to all concerned.
Street Leagues
Starting next Saturday the Club will be taking names for our Annual Summer Street Leagues. The Leagues are open to young boys between the ages of 6 and 11 and will run from the middle of March until the end of May. Last year some 30 teams and 300 schoolboys took part and this years leagues hopefully will be bigger and better again. Registration for the Under 7 and Under 8's takes place between 12.15pm and 1.30pm. The Under 9's can register between 9.30am and 10.45am. The Under 10's and 11's can register between 10.45am and 12noon.
If you require any further information, please contact Terry O' Donovan (4891257) 0r Ger Kilcommons at (4363456).
Saturday February 24
Under 11 : Corinthians United v- Crosshaven 10.45am
Douglas Corinthians v- Ringmahon 12noon
Under 17 : Everton V- College Corinthians - kick off 3.00pm
Sunday February 25
Under 11 : Corinthian Boys v- Carrigaline 10.45am
Under 13 : Corinthian Boys v- Youghal 12noon


Youths into the quarter finals of the FAI Youth Cup.... 14's into the open draw section of the Goodson Cup.... 12's advance following a thriller ... and the Seniors have an impressive victory. These were the highlights of a busy weekend for the 'Hall.
Top of the list for the week were the Youths who travelled to Clare to play Lifford/Oldtown in the FAI Cup. They recorded a fine, hard working 3-1 win. The scorers were Derrick Bowen with 2, 1 from a penalty following a foul on Andrew Fealy and Paul Rose. Rose was a constant thorn in the Clare side's defence and he was ably assisted by Damien O'Callaghan. Keith O'Callaghan and Roger Barrett were rock solid in defence. The side's marvellous season continues, and they now face Peake Villa from Thurles in the Quarter Final.
The Seniors maintained their good league form, with an emphatic 3-0 win over Killarney Celtic in Kerry. The 'Hall took a first half lead through a John Healy penalty. They had to absorb some pressure from the home side, before clinching a fine with with goals from Alan Bateman and Stephen Devereaux.
The MSL Juniors were also on the road - this time to Fermoy. They played their second draw in quick succession with Fermoy. The scorers were Brian Foley and Barry O'Shea, from a late penalty to secure the draw.
The Under 14's advanced in the Goodson Cup. They had to battle all the way against a strong Ringmahon Rangers side. The 'Hall eventually were victorious with a 2-1 win. The scorers were Ian Shortland and David Hackett, who struck a scorching free, for the winner. They now have an away fixture against either St. Maelruans or Wolfe Tone, in Wicklow.
The Under 14 Division 1 side continue to show improvement. Despite their 3-1 defeat in the league against Avondale Utd., there was plenty of battle and spirit in the side, and with a little luck, they could have been closer at the end. The scorer was Eoin Cadogan, in his first game for the club.
In an absolutely thrilling cup tie, the Under 12's advanced at Ballincollig's expense following a 4-3 extra time replay win. This match swung in both directions, with the 'Hall taking an early 2-0 lead through Eoin O'Leary and Barry Fitzgerald. Ballincollig fought back to level the game and then took the lead in extra time. However, the 'Hall had the final say, with Adam Doyle converting two free wicks for the victory. Well done to both sides for great commitment, spirit and plenty of good football.
Congratulations to Brendan Sweeney who marked his appearance with the Irish Schools team with the winning goal last weekend against Wales.
Saturday 24th:
Under 17 League: Home v. Pearse Celtic, 3.00
MSL Junior League: Home v. Ringmahon Rangers, 3.00
Sunday 25th :
Senior League: Home v. Midleton, 10.45
AUL Junior, Corinthians Cup: Away v. Blarney St. Ath., 10.45
Munster Youths Cup: Away v. Midleton, 3.00
Under 15 League: Home v. Mallow Utd., 11.00
Under 8, 9 and 10
Coaching for Under 8's, 9's and 10's will commence next Sunday morning, 25th February at our grounds. Those born in 1990 or later should be at the pitch at 10.30 for registration and some coaching on the all weather pitches. All will be welcome.


The Class 4 Inter County Cup was held in Mahon last weekend. The Cork team outclassed the opposition beating Kerry 8-1, Wexford 8-1, and Waterford 7-2. They will travel to the All Ireland finals at the end of March. On the team from CBC are: Adrian Furey, Alan Burrows, and Mairead Ni Bheara.
The Class 2 Inter County team was put out of the cup, beating Wexford 5-4 but losing against Kerry 6-3. From CBC: David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Karen Cinnamond, Valerie Carroll and Declan Brown.
In the league, the Div1A Mixed team lost to Melbourne 4-1. The Div5 Mixed team beat Riverstown 4-3 and are looking good for the finals. Special thanks to Elizabeth for subbing.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 4372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


Under 12 league 18/2/01
Douglas Hall 3-0 Lakewood

Douglas Hall bounced back from their recent cup defeat to produce their best display of the season. The first half was all douglas with some brilliant passing moves. Some fine saves from lakewoods goalkeeper kept the score 0-0 at half time. But that changed early in the second half when Karen O'Neill scored twice in a matter of minutes. Megan Shannon came off the bench to score a clynical third. Captain Mary Barrett, Sarah Burns and Megan Shannon all went close in the second half. This was a superb team performance, with Chreasa Murphy and Ashling Barrett both making their first starts playing outstanding but girl of the match must go to Allison Kennedy who was superb up front.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Walshe on getting Irish under 16 trials. WELL DONE


12Feb M. Powell & D. Crowley - 1st / J. O'Sullivan & D. Forde - 2nd
Tues13Feb(amJun) M. Hedigan & J. Thompson - 1st
Tues13Feb(amSen) T. Long & M. Madden - 1st
E. O'Neill & B. O'Sullivan - 2nd
Tues13feb(pmJun) V. Brennan & J. Cleary - 1st
Tues13Feb(pmSen) C. O'Leary & D. Scannell - 1st / N. Fox & D. O'Rourke - 2nd
Wed14Feb am M. Collins & M O'Dwyer - 1st / C. Nolan & M. Lantry - 2nd
Wed14Feb Novice K. Twomey & M. O'Rahilly - 1st
Wed14Feb(PmJun) M. Holt & P. Lees - 1st
Wed14Feb(PmSen) M. O'Callaghan & El McCarthy - 1st / O. & T. Ahern - 2nd
Thur15Feb Jun A. Keating & R. O'Kane - 1st / M. Lantry & C. Nolan - 2nd
Thur15Feb Sen W. Daly & M. O'Driscoll - 1st / J. & B. O'Sullivan - 2nd
Fri16thFeb K. O'Connell & C. Cronin - 1st


Douglas Community School again showed its versatility in sporting achievements in the past week. Mountain running, badminton and swimming teams competed successfully in schools' competitions.
Mark Hanrahan came first in the Intermediate Munster Mountain Running Championships and now goes on the All-Ireland Championships. Darren O'Callaghan of Third Year and Eoghan Hearne of First Year were both fourth in their respective events. The First Year team of Eoghan Hearne, Barry Hodnett, Patrick McCarthy, Jimmy Jackson, Patrick Carroll and Alec Peyton came second in the team event. The Intermediate team of Mark Hanrahan, Darren O'Callaghan, Stephen Murphy, Alan Sexton and Ronnie Neville also came second in their event. Brian Lynch of Sixth Year and John Paul Treacy of Fifth Year were eighth and ninth respectively in the Senior event.
Douglas Community School are the current All-Ireland Senior Mountain Running champions.
The U-19 Badminton team were runners-up in the Cork County Championships held in the school's own Sports Hall on Thursday.
The Irish Schools' Swimming Championships were held in New Ross last weekend and Chris Kelleher came fourth in the 100 Metre Breaststroke and fifth in the 100 Metre Freestyle. James Malone came a creditable tenth in the 100 Metre Backstroke.
These successes follow recent winning performances by Douglas Community School teams in soccer, table tennis, hurling and Gaelic football.


Highfield IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the Highfield Perpetual
Shield played on 18th February at Highfield Rugby Club:

Quarter-finals: Iona (N Mc Carthy) beat St Colum's (P O Sullivan), Wilton
(B Feeney) beat Carrigaline GAA (M Hayes), Mitchelstown (D Cahill) beat
Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgibbon) and Grange Frankfield (G Swanton) beat
Mitchelstown (J Caplice) Semi-finals: Iona (N Mc Carthy) beat Wilton (B
Feeney, C O'Sullivan & A Feeney) and Grange Frankfield (G Swanton) beat
Mitchelstown (D Cahill, T Lawton & P Lawton) Final: Grange Frankfield (G
Swanton, E Swanton & E O'Sullivan) beat Iona (N Mc Carthy, J Hegarty & D
O'Mahony) Both teams finished level (7/7) after nine ends but in the
(S.D.) extra end Grange Frankfield skipped by Greg Swanton secured victory
with the final shot of the Tournament
The final was umpired by Hazel Payne and Jim Warren
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Results (Round Nine)
Section One: Ballinlough Community (Blue) beat Ballincollig Community
(Blue)(2/1), Highfield (Blue) beat Middleton (Red)(2/1), Wilton (Blue) beat
Grange Frankfield (Blue) and St Anthony's (Red) beat Conna (Blue)(2/1)
Section Two: Ballincollig GAA (Red) beat Iona (Red), Douglas Community
(White) beat Wilton (Red)(2/1), Brookfield (Red) beat Nemo and Little
Island beat Cobh (2/1)
Section Three: Ballincollig Community (Red) beat Brookfield (Blue),
Kinsale beat Ballinlough Community (Red), Mitchelstown beat St Luke's and
South Parish beat Lower Aghada
Section Four: Cathedral Parish (Blue) beat Ballincollig GAA (Blue),
Rockies (Blue) beat Grange Frankfield (Red)(2/1) and Crosshaven beat
Douglas GAA (Red)(2/1)
Section Five: Mallow beat St Vincent's (Red), ICICYMA (Red) beat St
Finbarre's (2/1), Glounthaune beat Parkway (2/1) and Bandon beat Douglas
Section Six: Carrigaline Community (Red) beat Barr's (Blue), ICICYMA
(Blue) beat Cathedral Parish (Red)(2/1) and Pfizers beat Sylvan (2/1)
Section Seven: Carrigaline GAA (Blue) beat St Vincent's (Blue)(2/1),
Douglas Community (Red) beat St Mary's (2/1) and Blarney Street (Red) beat
Conna (Red)(2/1)
Section Eight: Carrigaline GAA (Red) beat Midleton GAA (Blue), Highfield
(Red) beat Barr's (Red)(2/1), Douglas Community (Blue) beat Blarney Street
(Blue)2/1) and Rockies (Red) beat Iona (Blue)
Cork Zone Inter Club Championship for Frances Cody Trophy: Cobh ver Douglas
Community: (Cobh names First): Singles: Richard Carley beat John Lynch.
Pairs: D & R Carley beat F Conlon & B Rohan, Triples: Dick Carley, P Mc
Bride & T Farrell beat G Allen, K Mockler & J Fleming, Triples: M O
Connor, Maeve Doherty & V Mc Bride lost to B Dunlea, M Conlon & M Walsh,
Fours: P Mc Bride, A Farrell, M O Connor & K Rasmussen lost to L Conlon, G
Allen, P Mc Carthy & K O'Mahony, Fours: S Farrell, T Farrell, M Doherty &
I Davis lost to M Murray, John Lynch, B Mc Carthy & P Mohally Both teams
finished level with 9pts each but Cobh qualified for the next round on the
aggregate score system (53/45)
Fixtures: Douglas GAA IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the Douglas
Credit Union Trophy at Douglas GAA Pavillon on Monday 19th to Sunday 25th
February 2001
St Anthony's IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the St Anthony's
Perpetual Cup at St Anthony's Hall on Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th February
and Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2001


Football Forum with Neil O’Reilly in Clubhouse On Fri.23rd. At 8.00pm sharp. Everyone Welcome
Special Guest Panel includes Top FAI Youth Coach & Development Officer Mr. Noel O’Reilly. Noel’s partnership with Brian Kerr has brought young players like Robbie Keane, Damian Duff, Richard Dunne, Barry Quinn etc into prominence.

Coaching Session with Noel O’Reilly on Sat. Feb.24th. 10.30am in Rockenham Park
All Youths, Schoolboys, Schoolgirls, Parents, Team Managers and Coaches are invited


Neither of the Douglas Rugby Teams met with much success at the weekend. The first team was defeated by Old Christians by 21 points to 15. Two tries by Derry McCarthy plus two conversions and a penalty by John Coughlan was almost enough to seal a victory for Douglas.Douglas finished the league in fourth position.
The Douglas Second Team were also on the wrong end of the score line in Clonakilty on Sunday. Jim O'Leary scored the only Douglas try, which was converted by John Cuddigan.
The Douglas Team were unable to come back from some early Clonakilty scores and had to chase the game from early on. Despite being under a lot of pressure through out the game Douglas never gave up and fought till the bitter end.
This Sunday 25th February Douglas compete in the Munster Junior Cup. Douglas will play Sundays Well at three o'clock. This game is traditionally the biggest game of the season and all support is needed. The curtain raiser to this game is the Douglas Second Team playing a league match against Cobh also at home at 12 noon. For both these matches we would appreciate all support. Follow the signs for Douglas RFC on Maryborough Hill.


Last Sunday the senior footballers defeated O'Hanrahan's of Carlow to book their place in the All-Ireland Club football final on St. Patrick's day. Nemo took control of the game from the start and lead convincingly 0-6 to no score after 15 minutes. However the Carlow men struck back with a goal minutes later. This didn't knock Nemo off their stride and they continued to tap over their points and lead 0-9 to 1-1 at the break. Again Nemo were first off the mark in the second half with a point from Colin Corkery. O'Hanrahan's responded well and cut the lead to 4 points when Nemo's excellent captain Larry Kavanagh was very harshly sent off. Nemo then used their experience and determination, never letting the opposition within striking distance. The game ended 0-13 to 1-8. Best for Nemo were Steven O'Brien, Kevin Cahil, Sean O'Brien, David Niblock, Joe Kavanagh and Derek Kavanagh.
The Nemo U-15s played St. Nicholas in the opening game of their new campaign and notched up a victory. Nicks opened the scoring with a goal shortly after the throw in. However the Capwell lads responded well preventing the others from scoring again before halftime, while themselves accumulating a score of 1-4. Nicks tried hard to reduce the deficit in the second half but still trailed by 2 points despite their efforts. The lads added a further three points to leave the scores 1-7 to 1-2 at the end. Best for Nemo were David Dunne in goal, Paul Kerrigan and Thomas Martin.


Winning Start for Douglas
Our junior footballers got their campaign off to a winning start with a 1-5 to0-6 victory over Brian Dillons. This scoreline did not look likely at half time as they trailed 0-4 to 0-1. The introduction of Ronan Geary and Cormac Cahil at the interval had the desired effect on the team. The turning point of the game was a goal scored by Gearóed O'Leary. Others to shine in this victory were Brendan O'Callaghan and David Cahill.
The Minor Footballers lost out by the narrowest of margins in a high scoring game against Ná Pearsaigh. Douglas were slow to settle but in the second quarter they came to terms with the pace of the game and led 2-3 to 1-3 at the break. Ná Piarsaig went into a five-point lead but Douglas fought back and two goals by Stephen Bermingham put Douglas into two-point lead. But back came the Northsiders to score another goal to seal victory on a scoreline of 4-8 to 4-7. Fergal O'Sullivan, Thomas Cotter and David O'Connor impressed most.
The Second Minor Team played Crosshaven. The first half was a very tight affair. Both sides had their periods of dominance. The Seasider's led 0-3 to 0-2 at the break. Crosshaven dominated the middle sector of the field and ran out winners in the end. David Dorney played very well in goal. Others to show some fine touches were Raymond Keating, Paul O'Sullivan and Donal Coakley.
Congratulations to the U 15 Footballers who won the Dr. Lucey Shield. Five of the team who brought the Trophy last to the Club in 1957 went on to win a Junior County Title in 1962. Perhaps history might repeat itself and a number of these young players might bring a Senior County to the Club in the not too distant future.
Our Junior Two Footballers got a walkover in their opening match of the season.
Well done to Cormac Dineen and Thomas Sheehan who have been selected on the Cork U 21 panel for the opening round of the Munster Football Championship.
I was present at the fashion show in aid of the Players Holiday Fund - it was a marvellous evening. Great credit is due to the organisers for a fabulous presentation.
The Minors had a very pleasant evening in the Rochestown Park Hotel last Sunday night. Presentations were made to the following players: Minor Player of the Year - John O'Sullivan: U 16 Player of the Year - David O'Connor: Clubman of the Year - Andrew Shinnick: U 16 B Player of the Year - Eoghan Griffen. Medals were presented to the U 16 Team who won the County Championships.
THE Senior Hurlers will open their campaign away to Ballincollig, whilst their first game at home is against Ballyhea.

Fixtures - Football
Junior A Douglas V Ná Piarsaig away @ 11.30
J F 3 Douglas V Mayfield home @ 11.30
Minor 3 Douglas V Carrigaline home @ 3.30
Senior Football (Kelliher Shield) Douglas V St. Finbarrs home @ 3.00


Last weekend a little of bit history was made by the douglas under 15 footballers in winning the Dr Lucey Shield for the first time since 1957 beating st vincents on a score of 15 points to 2-2.
Present at the match were Brendan Larkin, Tom Doran, Jack Collins, who played on the 57 team , also Liam (Sam) Collins who trained the team and was a selector on Saturdays team. Well done to all concerned. So, onto the match, Douglas started very well and scored two early points. Douglas conceded a goal after six minutes. The Saints had a goal disallowed but they did manage to score a goal in the eighteen minute douglas rallied and scored four points to lead 0 - 7 to 2 - 0 at the break
The second half started with Douglas scoring four points at this stage colin doyle was brought on and made a big difference David O’Regan played a captains part scoring three great points also paddy white who had a great game on the left wing scoring two points Douglas finally clinched a great victory by scoring some great long range points all in all it was a very good team performance well done to (Pat) (Joe) (the two Brendans) (Sam) (Tony) (John)
The Douglas v Ballincollig was off, so was the match against Blackrock both under 15.

Fixture for this weekend football section (1) under 15 Douglas v Barrs - not fixed yet see notice board
Under 15 Douglas v Carrigaline section 2 away 2-30 sat
Under 14 Douglas v Mayfield section 1 away 2 pm sat
Under 15 section 2 final 2000 at Carrigaline Saturday next 24/02/01 at 4 pm
Last, but not least, congratulations to the two O’Regans girls on winning the schools All Ireland basketball final.



This week we concentrate on the indoor hurling fixtures which took place on Saturday morning, the 17th of February. The games ran from 9am to 1pm and were divided into four one- hour sessions, beginning with an hour for a mixed age group of six to eight year olds.
In this session Zac Barker, Stephen Cleary and Dave Curtin showed up well for Kilkenny as did Colin Downey, Cian Murphy, Steven Beale and Conor Leahy for Antrim. Prominent for Kerry were Andrew Murphy and Sean Collins who were also well served by Robert Walsh and Dylan Long. Conor Casey, Kevin Coughian and Eddie Ivers excelled for Carlow and for Meath Eoin Grant, Jordan Smith, Cian Murphy and Saoirse 0'Brien played well.
In the under seven category Rory Lucey and Michael Holland starred for Kilkenny as did Billy Thompson and Aaron Dold for Antrim. Kerry's best efforts came from Clodagh Duggan and Adrian 0'Connell while Carlow had top- drawer performances from Adam Finn and Luke 0'Mahony. Brian Linehan and Richard Barrett turned in sterling displays for Meath. All the players in this section are now mastering the basic skills and the overall quality of blocking and striking during the mini games was excellent.
The under nine section saw Shane Delea, Niall Scannell and Darragh Kavanagh in great form for Tipperary while Laois looked to David 0'Brien, Brian Geary, Evan Healy and Peter Hanrahan for their brightest moments. Martin Barry, Cliona 0'Dnscoll and Brian Hickey were to the fore for Dublin as were Eoin 0'Mara, Kieran Nevin and Robert Lehane for Offaly. Top warriors for the tribesmen of Galway were Emma Jordan, Christopher Cahill, Sean Deasy and John Cashell.
Finally, in the under ten session Aaron Barker and Christopher Murphy sparkle for Clare as did Patrick Killeen, Thomas Leahy and Stephen Moore for Waterford. Derry had skilled hurlers in Fionn Cronin, Sean Kearney and Ross Heelan , while polished displays were also turned in by both Niall 0'Brien and Cillian Fleming for Galway. Lee Martin Sullivan is showing great promise for Cork who also had David Barrett in terrific form.
Next week, as we reach the half way mark in the indoor hurling schedule, we will report on the Friday night encounters.
Oliver Carroll (PRO)

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