1st March, 2001
Weekly Sports


Under Seven Street Leagues
Whether it is the Premiership or the U7's Street Leagues in Corinthians there is no doubt you can't keep a good side down and so it proved last Saturday morning as the Corinthians' version of Manchester Utd captured the U7 Street League title. The finals of our Street Leagues were blessed with a beautiful crisp day, ideal for football and our Under Seven stars certainly did not leave dissapoint as they produced some great football . However it was Man. Utd's day as first they took the scalp of old rivals Cork City in the semi final on a 3 - 1 score line before proving too strong for a brave Real Madrid side in the final taking the spoils on a 4 - 1 score line. While Utd had their stars throughout the competition it was above all a tremendous team effort.
The victorious panel was as follows: Billy Davis (Captain), Brian Cuthbert, Keith O'Donoghue, Eoin Corcoran, John Barry, Peter Hurley, Peter Gill, Conor Durcan, David O'Sullivan, Stephen Cleary & Robert Noonan.

Spare a thought for Real Madrid who surprised favourites Liverpool in the semi final before finding Manchester Utd just too strong. For Real, Kevin Browne, Ian Tobin, Rory Scannell & Joe White were their stars on the day. The Chairman of the Club's Schoolboys section, Danny Drennan, was on hand together with Ger Kilcommons to present the trophies. In a thrilling match for third & fourth place Liverpool just got the better of Cork City on a 3 - 2 score line. James Tyler, Sean Moloney & Chris MacAuliffe did well for Liverpool, while Cormac McCarthy, Jamie Davis & Rory Burke did well for Cork City. The Plate competition was no less exciting with Arsenal emerging victorious in a penalty shoot-out against Barcelona. Jack Horgan, Luke O'Sullivan, John Moynihan, David O'Farrell & Jack Wilkins were the pick of the Arsenal side, while Gavin Carroll, Brian Lenihan and Alan Cremin played well for Barcelona. The match for third & fourth place also went to penalties with Everton proving the stronger side in the penalty shootout as they defeated Chelsea. Niall McCarthy, Diarmuid O'Shea and Robert Kidney did well for Everton, while James Burke, Harry McCarthy and Ciaran Dalton were the pick of a gallant Chelsea side. A full review of the U7 Street Leagues including team photographs can be found on the Club's web site .

Schoolboys League Section It was a terrific weekend for the Club on the Schoolboys League front with all five teams in action recording fine victories. U15's Our U15's side maintained their unbeaten league record with a hard fought 3 - 2 victory over Bandon. Goals by Gary Drennan, Peter Moreland and Neil Burke ensured that the points went to Corinthians. U13's Corinthians were in top form in their U13 clash against Youghal taking the points on an 8 - 0 score line. Goals by Ian Nolan (2), Mark Murphy (2), Ian Cullnane, Stephen Moylan, Eoin Cotter and Ricky Kenny proved too much for a brave Youghal side. Best for Corinthian boys were Mark O'Donovan, Ian Nolan and Kevin Garde. U11's Our three U11 teams maintained their excellent form with fine victories over the weekend. Corinthians Utd are going well at the top of their U11 First Division and they were far too strong for Crosshaven, taking the points on a 6 - 0 score line. Eoin Kilcommons (2), Barry O'Driscoll (2) and Mark Twohig (2) shared the six goals between them, while Gearoid Cullnane, John Forest and Robert O'Connell were outstanding on the day. Our other First Division side, Douglas Corinthians, maintained their 100% league record with a hard fought 5 - 2 victory over Ringmahon Rangers. Ringmahon certainly made them fight all the way as Corinthians struggled for long periods to find their best form and it wasn't until the last 10 minutes that they eventually pulled away. Goals by Colin Parker (2), Conor Rigney, Gavin Dempsey and Ciaran O'Donovan, plus good performances from Donal O'Callaghan, Brennan Knight and David Manley made all the difference. Our U11 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, maintained their lead at the top of the U11 Premier Division with a comfortable 7 - 0 victory over Carrigaline. While Corinthians were always in control Carrigaline in fairness to them worked very hard and played with plenty of spirit, but just could not match their more experienced opponents. The highlight of the Corinthian performance was a superb hat-trick by Eoin McCarthy, David Meyler, Jamie Drennan, David Bevan and Patrick O'Brien were also on the score sheet. While Conor O'Reilly, William O'Connor and Colin Hammond turned in eye-catching performances for winners. 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 in the Leagues and hopefully this year will be bigger and better again. Registration for the U7, U8's takes place between 12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.. The U9's can register between 9.30 a.m. and 10.45 a.m., the U10's and U11's can register between 10.45 a.m. and 12 noon. If you require any further information please contact Terry O'Donovan at 4891257 or Ger Kilcommons at 4363456.


In the league, the Div 2 Mixed team beat Ballinora at home 5-2. The team: Tony Brooks, Tony O'Sullivan, Billy Cantwell, Caroline Hayes, Betty Thompson, Joe Fitzgerald and Patricia Hurley.
The Div 3 Men's team was back in action with a 4-0 win against Centenery. The teams fortunes changed when the youthful Billy Cantwell filled in for the not quite so youthful Ron Thompson and the team stormed ahead to their first win of the season. It's now official - Ron Thompson, you are "the weakest link!" (Sorry Ron, couldn't resist - time for me to emigrate methinks). The team: Joe Angelini, Kah Leong, Tony O'Loughlin and Billy Cantwell.
The Div 6 Ladies had a close match against Blackrock, losing 3-1. Special thanks to Deirdre for the splendid sandwiches - they were worth the wait. The team: Heather Hegarty, Deirdre O'Donovan, Deirdre Doran and Ursula Norris.
The Cork U16 and U19 teams travelled to Crosshaven for the Munster Inter County Championships last weekend. The U16 team had a comfortable win, beating Waterford 8-1 and Tipperary 7-2. From CBC on the team were Caroline Hayes, Tony O'Sullivan, Laura Thompson, David Walsh and Conor Hayes. The U19 team met Tipperary in the final having beaten Waterford 8-1 and Tipperary having beaten Waterford 9-0. This left Cork needing a 6-3 win to take the championship. Cork immediately went 2-0 down, losing both singles, but fought back to win the next 4. Cork were 4-2 up going into the mixed, needing 2 games to win. The first mixed went to Tipperary in 3 sets. Cork came back in the second winning 2-0. It was all to play for in the third mixed and in a dramatic 3 setter, Cork won the match 6-3 and took home the cup. From CBC: Shane Thompson and Michelle Hayes. Well done to both Cork teams on a fine performance.
The Cork Veterans team travelled to Newross last weekend for the Inter County Veterans championship. They put up a good fight but were beaten against Tipperary 5-3, Wexford 5-3 and Waterford 4-3. Representing Cork from CBC were Ron Thompson, who having won all his games was definitely man of the match material, (note the crawling) Craig Casey, Joe Fitzgerald and Betty Thompson.
Coming up this weekend are the Inter Provincial Championships, which will be held in Dublin. On the Munster team from CBC are U17 - Caroline Hayes, Laura Thompson and Tony O'Sullivan, U19 - Shane Thompson, Junior team - David Thompson. Also at the weekend is the Munster Brewster Cup, which will be held in Waterford.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Ron on 021 4372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


On Tuesday the 13th Feb our Div 4 Men's Team beat Ballinhassig in Ballinhassig by 3 sets to 1.
On Mon. 19th Feb our Div 3 Ladies beat ESB in Garryduff hall by 3 sets to 1.
On Monday 19th Feb our div 5 Men's lost to Ballinadee in their hall.
The game ended level at 2 sets each, but Ballinadee had
won more games 6 to 5.


The Intermediate footballers recorded a good win over St.Vincent's last Sunday afternoon. Kevin Cowhie, Stephen Calnan, Maurice McCarthy and Alan Morgan all had good games. All three junior teams were in action over the weekend. The junior A's beat Bishopstown by 2 points with excellent displays from Paul Hogan, Lenard McCarthy and David Madden. The junior B footballers also played Bishopstown beating them 0-13 to 1-5. John Quirke, Adam Murphy, James O'Riordan, Sean Manning and Ger Harrington all played well. The junior C's started their campaign beating Rochestown. The lads got off to a good start scoring 2 points without reply. Nemo's defence held a fit Rochestown team to just 2 points in the first half with Shane Weldon in top form, while the forwards notched up 1-6. Rochestown tried to turn things around in the second half but a cracker of a goal from Paddy Brophy put an end to that. Best for Nemo were Shane Weldon, Micheal Lynch and Niall Morriarty (Joe O'Sullivan made a welcome return to the team). The minor footballers collected two league points against Delaneys on Sunday morning. The lads always looked in control and lead convincingly at the break. They continued to dominate in the second half and ran out easy winners. Best on the day were Fiachra O'Leary, Brian O'Regan, Shane Marshall and Stephen Twomey who scored 3-1. The second minor team was unlucky to lose to St.Vincent's.

Nemo Rangers' Underage
There were two underage games weekend. It was a unique occasion for the club as our two U-14 teams were competing against each other in Section 1 of the league. It was a very competitive game and Nemo 2's emerged on top at the end, 2-7 to1-2. It was a deserving win for them as they played well in all sections of the field and scored impressively. Best for Nemo 2's were Tom Falvey, Gary Coughlan, Keith Donnellan and man of the match Stephen Morgan. Shane McCarthy, Robbie Allen and Ian Nolan all played well for Nemo 1's. Nemo U-15's played Ballincollig in their second football match in the league. The game began at a fast pace with Nemo enjoying most of the play. Unfortunately this superiority was not evident on the scoreboard as they trailed at halftime. Nemo tried to reduce the deficit in the second half but Ballincollig held out and were easy winners in the end. The final score 4-9 to 2-4.


This weekend saw Ashton Ladies Div 3 Team return to winning ways following last weeks disappointment of being beaten 1-0 by U.C.C. in the semi-final of the Cup.
Bandon travelled up to Ashton but it was Ashton who came out on top with the score line reading 3-0 at the final whistle. The goal scorer's of the day were Caroline McCarthy, Áine Cummins and Kate O'Donnell.
Ladies Junior B Team had the weekend off and the Minor B ladies had a tough match in which they were beaten 3-0.
The men's First Team also played on Sunday and they dominated their match to beat Waterford 3-1.
Underage coaching continues every Sunday morning from 10- 12 in the Ashton School for boys and Girls. £1.00 per session and new players are always welcome.


Douglas IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the Douglas Credit Union
Perpetual Trophy played on the 25th February 2001 at Douglas GAA Pavillion
Quarter-finals: Carrigaline Community (E Fitzgerald) beat Douglas GAA (E
O'Mahony), Little Island (J Kirby) beat Nemo (J O'Keeffe), Douglas
Community (G Allen) beat ICICYMA (P Barry) and Douglas GAA (P Barry) beat
Carrigaline GAA (M Hayes) Semi-finals: Douglas GAA (P Barry) beat
Carrigaline Community (E Fitzgerald, C Fitzgerald & M Hanlon) and Douglas
Community (G Allen) beat Little Island (J Kirby, J Long & P Long) Final:
Douglas Community (G Allen, F Conlon & G Conlon) beat Douglas GAA (P Barry,
J B O'Regan & S O'Suileabhan)
The final was umpired by Tom Farrell and Greg Swanton

Cork Zone Inter Club Championship for the Frances Cody Trophy (Second Round
Games) St Anthony's ver Cobh: (St Anthony's names first): Singles: J
Spears lost R Carley, Triples: J Lynch, V Flanagan & P Harvey beat D
Carley, P Mc Bride & T Farrell and S O'Mahony, J Fitzpatrick & J O'Mahony
beat M O'Connor,M Doherty & V Mc Bride Pairs: J Spears & I O'Donovan
lost R & D Carley, Fours: J Fitzpatrick, J Lynch, B Hurley & M Hurley beat
S Farrell, T Farrell, M Doherty & I Davis and V Flanagan, S O'Mahony, L
O'Connor & E Flanagan beat P Mc Bride, A Farrell, M O'Connor & K Rasmussen
Result: St Anthony's 12pts, Cobh 6pts (Agg 48/45)

Ballincollig Community ver Wilton: (Ballincollig Community names first)
Singles: D Twohig beat H Burrows Triples: E Fitton,M Kiely & P Delaney
lost to M Moynihan, C O'Sullivan & Helen Burrows and M
Buckley, T Crowley & J Mc Sweeney lost to E Kiely, P Mc Carthy & A Logan
Pairs: T Crowley & L Keating lost to P & K Mc Carthy Fours: D Twohig, M
Buckley, K Buckley & A Twohig lost to Hubert Burrows, B Feeney, T Walsh &
Helen Burrows and R Ahern, E Fitton, C Delaney & C O' Leary lost to D
O'Leary, K Gilmore, M Moynihan & B Mc Taggart Result: Ballincollig
Community (Holders) 3pts and Wilton 15pts

Fixtures: St Anthony's IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament for the St
Anthony's Perpetual Cup at St Anthony's Hall on Wednesday 28th February and
Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd March 2001
Martha Treacy Plate at Douglas Community on Sunday 5th March 2001


Last weekend, a group of boys from the club, travelled to Port Loais to compete in the National Novice finals. The Douglas boys competed extremely well and took home 8 out of a possible 15 medals. The results are as follows:
U.16 John Linehan-1st - U.14 Padraig Quinlan-1st - U.12 Conan Kilcoyne-2nd
Killian Duggan-3rd - U.10 Mark Allen-1st - Alan Hughes-2nd - Shane Somers-3rd
U.8 Richard O'Sullivan-2nd
Congratulations to all!
On the 11th of March the girls National Team Championships are being held once again in Dublin. A team of 7 girls will travel to defend their title. They are Sile Quinlan, Sara Callan, Sarah Wedel, Chloe Hegarty, Katie Murphy, Amy Keating and Cait Kelleher.


Good news on the playing front, with the Seniors, Under 15's and Youths all recording fine wins.
In the Senior League, the 'Hall were well in command against Midleton, with a fine 4-0 win. Douglas Hall took the lead early on through Brian McSweeney and cemented their position with a John Healy penalty. The second half saw Midleton recover to some extent, putting pressure on the 'Hall defence. However, following a lovely move, Gerard O'Donovan struck the third goal. Finally, to put the icing on the cake, Aidan Cotter doubled his tally for the season, with a fine strike for the fourth goal. Gary Aherne kept a fine goal, earning the clean sheet in the process.
The MSL Juniors disappointed on Saturday. They hosted Ringmahon Rangers in the league and were unfortunate to go down 2-1. Michael O'Connor bagged the 'Hall goal, but they could not get the equaliser that they deserved.
The AUL Juniors were also outscored in the Corinthians Cup. Here, Blarney St. Utd. were the winners, 4-2. The 'Hall goals were scored by Brendan Crown and Willie Murphy.
The Youths continued on the cup trail, advancing in the Munster Youths Cup at Midleton's expense. In this match, the two sides were well matched, with the 'Hall notching the winner in extra time. Brian Wilkinson, who showed a return to his form popped up to score the winner from Robert Heffernan's cross. Robert had a fine match on the left side of midfield, as did Damien O'Callaghan and Andrew Fealy.
The Under 17's were also disappointing, going down 3-2 to Pearse Celtic in the league. Robert Heffernan and Declan O'Connell were the scorers.
Finally, the Under 15's were 4-0 winners over Mallow Utd. in the league. Sean O'Connor scored a smashing hat-trick, with the fourth goal from his namesake, but no relation, David O'Connor. This keeps them well up the table in the league, and if they can continue this form, they will be strong contenders for cup honours.

Friday 2nd : Over 35 League: At the Mardyke v. St. Marys, 7.00
Saturday, 3rd.: AUL Junior League Home v. Greenmount Rangers, 3.00
Under 14 Cup Away v. Youghal Utd., 3.00
Under 14 (D1) League Away v. Blarney Utd., 3.15
Sunday, 4th: Senior League Away v. Casement Celtic, 10.45
MSL Junior League Away v. Crofton Celtic, 10.45
Under 16 League Away v. Kilreen Celtic, 11.00
Under 12 Cup Away v. Waterloo, 11.30

Under 8, 9 and 10 coaching will continue on Sunday morning at 10.30 at Moneygourney. All are welcome.


C OF I A 7 A Dunne 3, J Jermyn 2, P Creighton 1, D Hales CATH INST. 0
C OF I B 6 Rory Heaslip 1, Clive Seale 2, N Foott, N Welch, Simon Nicholson,
QUINS C 1 S Egner
By the time the final whistle was blown, there was more than a converted try between the teams...... but this was HOCKEY, not Rugby!!! So the highest scoring Munster Hockey match in living memory was brought to a close. Last years league champions C of I 'C' travelled to Limerick with hopes of causing an upset over this years league leaders. They travelled home having scored five top class goals .... a minor upset achieved. Limerick came out on fire and former International Robbie Ryan scored their first goal from a short corner rebound in the 2nd minute. C of I did not awaken quickly and by 7 minutes found themselves 4 -0 down. Ian Kitteringham, on his first match back for C of I, played a wonderful 1-2 with Alan Wilson before setting up Stephen Parker to slot one home 4-1 (perhaps there was hope!). Well that hope was shattered immediately 5-1. C of I got back into the game with Glenn Hanna and Parker bringing the score back to 5-3, but before the scoreboard was up to date it was 6-3, then Parker completed his hattrick 6-4 just before half time it was 7-4. In the second half Greg Chlodniki was sin-binned for a bad tackle on Brian Downes and with only 10 men C of I could have been annihalated. Surprisingly it was their best period in the match, forcing six short corners. With Andy Herbert stopping and Dermot Judge striking, it was only fine defending by Limerick keeper Orlando de Vito that kept them in front. It was 20 minutes into the second half when Fred Nagle went on a solo run beating 4 defenders before letting Ian Kitteringham slot one home. 7-5 still in the game. C of I legs began to wilt and in the final 15 minutes Limerick scored six without reply. C of I captain Dermot Judge said after the match that "the scoreline did not accurately reflect the play. A fairer result might have been 10-8. We were very unlucky not to have scored more and to have let in so many.”


Douglas beat Barrs in Kelleher Shield
Douglas and St. Finbarrs met in the opening round of the Kelleher Shield senior Football. The ground was in excellent condition after nearly two weeks of dry weather.
After a sluggish start Douglas settled down to play some good football. A number of chances were created but were not converted. The Togher side led 0-3 to 0-2 at the interval.
The pattern in the second half was the same as both sides struggled for supremacy. Donal O'Sullivan
Made three vital saves in the Douglas goal. Paul Ahern made a vital goal line clearance in the last few minutes. Douglas held on for victory on a scoreline of 0-5 to 0-3. John Farrell, Gary McLoughlin and Stephen O'Donoghue played well.
It may not have been a great game of football but it was a very important win and a very positive start in this competition
The Minor (3) Football Team gave a very solid performance against a very strong Carrigaline fifteen. After a very slow start Douglas settled down thanks to some strong play from Kevin O'Mahony and Eoin Carroll at midfield. The half-time score was 0-3 to 0-2 in favour of the SouthEast team.
The second half was a very close affair in the opening quarter - Carrigaline took over in the last fifteen minutes to finally clinch victory on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-4 Others to impress were Andrew Shinnick, Fionnáin O'Sullivan and Colin Lahive.
Junior (C)
The Junior (C) Footballers recorded their second victory in a row by easily overcoming the challenge of Mayfield in a very one-sided contest. Douglas led 2-6 to 0-0 at the break. Declan Reidy had a magnificent game at Midfield and was ably assisted by Brian Boyle at centre forward, who kicked some fine points. The second half was all one way traffic as Douglas went on to win with consummate ease. Joe Barry and Mark O'Sullivan were others to shine.
Junior (A)
The Junior A Team garnered a point from their outing with Ná Piarsaig. Again fielding a very young side Douglas did very well. Over the hour both sides enjoyed periods of dominance. Ná Piarsaig led 2-2 to 1-4 at half time. Douglas showed tremendous character the second half and eventually got the equalising point through Patrick Tobin. Others to impress on the day were Charles Daly and John Grimes.

The highlight of the weekend was the Victory Dinner, which was held in the Rochestown Park Hotel. The first presentations of the evening were the Intermediate Championship medals to the panel of players. A presentation was also made by the club to the five selectors. Paddy Barry was voted 'Player of the Year' whilst Joe Barry was given the 'Clubman of the Year' award.
There were many guests present on the night but I prefer not to name them lest I leave out some name and cause offence.
It was nice to see representatives from Agahada present - the best of luck to the East Cork men for the coming season. Equally it was great to see reps present from Douglas hall, College Corinthians, Grange Vale and Douglas RFC - best of luck lads for the rest of the season.
Fixtures - Football - Sunday
Minor (1) Douglas V Delaneys away @12.15
Minor (3) Douglas V Barrs Togher @3.30


Under 15 section 2 f/l final 2000 Carrigaline 2 - 12 Douglas 1-0
A very strong Carrigaline team completely dominated this match. Douglas tried very hard to match there opponents, but a lot of missed chances proved costly. Douglas to their credit never gave up. This team contested nine finals since they started playing under age and won four. The committee would like to complement them on there achievement. Well done Eddie, Richard, John.
Douglas v Mayfield. This was very tight game played in Mayfield our lads had a good start with a goal from S. Moylan. As the first half progressed our opponents began to get on top but missed chances and a further goal from Ml. O'Donoghue had us in front at the break. The second half had much the same pattern, but goals from Padraig Martin and S. Moylan secured the points for us. Solid performances from Thomas O'Sullivan David Olden, Eoin Cotter,Alan Barry and goalkeeper Thomas O'Connor who saved a penalty.
Douglas v Barrs
This was a game that was always was going to be tight. But on the day Douglas reversed the result of the feile match on a scoreline of 2-7 0-10. Players to play well were Eoin Heffernan, Stephen Bermingham, Gary Hanrahan.
Douglas v Carrigaline
A very strong Carrigaline 15 were much to strong for a gallant Douglas team. Keep playing and your day will come.
Finally, I would like to apologies to the Douglas G.A.A. Club for the article I wrote on last week's notes referring to the High Rise Car Park. It is not the Club's policy to highlight these types of issues it was purely personal. I apologies again for any offence caused by my error to the Douglas G.A.A. Committee. DONIE HARRIS P.R.O


The 17th Men’s National Novice Finals were held on the 25th February 2001 Portlaoise, hosting a field of 100 gymnasts from 15 Clubs seeing all 8 Regions of Irish Gymnastics represented competing for 15 Medals.
The standard of the competition was very high seeing scores of 0.10 separating the gymnasts of the Under-14. A tiebreaker of the floor score was needed to decide the Under-12 Gold and Silver finalist. The clean sweep of the Under-10 medals gave the gymnasts of Douglas Gymnastics Club reason to hold their heads up proudly bringing home 8 of the 15 Medals awarded. Congratulations to all who took part in this strongly contested competition a special Cheer for those who produced the winning scores on the day.


The Carrigaline Pioneers Centre figure dancers captured the All Ireland Readoiri Title against top class competition at the National finals on Saturday 24th February at Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. A large entourage of family supporters and friends travelled to Cavan for the occasion. The dance team who represented Carrigaline in the Munster final of Scor na nOg in Killarney recently, dance d the Cross-Reel. Taught by Miah and Marie Walsh, they have all been dancing together for some years. Dan Twomey from Tracton Centre competed in the Senior Solo Singing in the All-Ireland Final also.


Saturday February 24th
M O' Brien, J Elley & L O' Donovan - 35 / L O' Brien & T Sheehan - 38
Juveniles lost to St Annes 6 - 3
Sunday February 25th
Senior A beat Majestic 6 1/2 - 2 1/2 / Senior lost to Lakewood 6 1/2 - 2 1/2
Inters beat ESB B 6 - 3 / Juniors beat Rocklodge 6 - 3
Ladies lost to Crosshaven - 7 1/2 - 1 1/2
Weekly Lotto Results: Numbers drawn: 15, 17 & 21 - NO WINNER
Harry Ramsden's Lucky Dip Winners
J. Brohan c/o The Club, Cathal Daly, Douglas, Liz Gallagher c/o S. County
Tonights Jackpot £1,300 @ The Briar Rose
Website: http://go.to/dpap

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