15th March, 2001
Weekly Sports


With the Foot and Mouth crisis still looming large on the horizon last weekend was once again a blank one with no fixtures played. The worry now is that if the crisis continues for much longer, it will result in the cancellation of a number of competitions. Already the AUL have cancelled two end of season Cup competitions and the likelihood is that the Munster Senior League and the Cork Schoolboys League will soon follow suit. The other problem of course is that the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year and our teams will be severely depleted if they have to play matches in June. So please God in a couple of weeks the crisis will have passed and we will be back playing football again.

Street Leagues
The Foot and Mouth crisis has also put on hold this year's Street League which we hope will now start at the end of March. The Street Leagues are the highlight of the sporting calendar in Corinthians and last year over 30 teams and 300 players took part.
Registration will take place once again on Saturday March 24th at our grounds in Castletreasure. Registration times for our Under Nines (1991) is 9.30am to 10.45am, Under Ten and Eleven's (1989 & 1990 ) 10.45am to 12.00 noon, while for our Under Eights (1992) and our Under Sevens (1993/94) registration time is 12.15pm to 1.30pm. Anyone interested in playing in the leagues should come along at these times or if you would like more information please contact Ger Kilcommons at 4363456 or Terry O'Donovan at 4891257.

7-a-Side Leagues
The Club has entered eight teams in the Cork Schoolboys League 7-a-side competition. We have entered four Under 10 teams, two Under 9 and two Under 8 teams. Our Under 10 sides will be managed by Joe O'Connell, Ger Kilcommons, Willie Fox, John Corcoran and John Wilkins. While Bertie Murphy, Liam Coughlan, Mike Nolan and Terry O'Donovan will look after our Under Nines. Our Under Eight's will be managed by Alf Parkes, Kieran O'Donovan, Brian O'Connor, Jim Williamson and Pat Lyons. Teams will be picked mainly on the basis of performance in the Street Leagues. So if you would like to play for the Club in the 7-a-side leagues, the first step is to take part in the Corinthians Street Leagues on Saturday mornings.

Race Night
Details of the Clubs Fundraising Race Night are now available. The Race night will take place on Thursday April 5th in the Viaduct Inn. The Club is looking for the support of all our members and parents so how can you help ?. You can do so by sponsoring either one of the ten races on the race card or one of the horses and trainers involved or by supporting the event on the night. For further information please contact John Turner at 4361393.


All fixtures last weekend were cancelled due to the Foot and Mouth scare. We will hope to resume these fixtures this weekend. We will keep you informed if there is any cancellation.

We will take a look at the trophies won for the year 2000.
I 5A hurling Championship Winners,
The Lord Mayor Cup Winners, (Hurling)
I 4A Hurling Championship City Winners,
14A Football Championship City and County Winners,
14A Hurling League Section 1 Winners,
14A S/E Hurling League Winners,
I 2B S/E Football League Winners.

We are still involved in the U 15 Hurling League Final 2000 which will be played St. Patrick's Day in Redmond's Pitch at 3:30pm against Glen Rovers. A game not to be missed. More about this match later.
As you can see from the above, most of the trophies we have won were "A" grade. It goes to show that the work in the Street Leagues and the Under Age are not going unnoticed. The Club's future is in save hands.
To finish with, the Committee would like to congratulate Mark Hanrahan who came first in the Intermediate Munster Mountain Running Championships representing Douglas Community School and now goes on to the All Ireland Championships. Also, Patrick Carroll and his teammates who came second in the team event.
Congratulations also to Kevin Mulcahy who was selected to play for Ireland last Tuesday in the Irish U I4 Soccer Team. All the above participants are prominent players in the Douglas G.A.A. Under Age. Well done to one and all.
Donie Harris P.R.O.

Simon Soars to new heights with the aid of local gymnastics centre.

Simon Coveney will reach new heights today when he visits Cork's only full-time permenant training centre for gymnastics. With the aid of the resident coaches he will be seen performing on a trampoline to name but one of the pieces of apperatus that awaits him. He will also present to the directors a personal gift of a cheque for the purchase of a new piece of equipment for the centre.
Venue: Chimea'ra Gymnastics, Unit D6, Grange Industrial Estate, South Link Park, Ballycurreen, Cork.
Time: 16.00 hrs / Date: Tuesday, 13th March 2001
Further details: 087-2296339 / 087-6131454 / 021-4963129


Results for Weekending Friday 9th March
Mon5Mar L. O'Hanlon & O.Eisenring - 1st
E. T. O'Shea & E O'Shea - 2nd
Tues6Mar(AmJun) Phil & Marvin - 1st
Tues6Mar(AmSen) M. Lynch & G. Murphy - 1st
L. O'Regan & V. Lynch - 2nd
Tues6Mar(PmJun) M. Mulcahy & M. Ryan - 1st
Tues6Mar(PmSen) L. O'Hanlon & E. Hendrick - 1st
D. & N. Heffernan - 2nd
Wed7Mar Am I. O'Riordan & O. Cotter - 1st
G. McGuinness & H. Curtain - 2nd
Wed7Mar Novice C McLoughlan & M. Kelly - 1st
Wed7Mar(PmGreen) N. Murphy & T. O'Sullivan - 1st
D.Scannell & C O'Leary - 2nd
Wed7Mar(PmYellow) B. Conneely & M. Barry - 1st
J. Cahill & M. Sullivan - 2nd
Thur8Mar Novice A O'Leary & A. Henley - 1st
Thur8Mar Jun E McCarthy & A. Ellis - 1st
V. Brennan & Partner - 2nd
Thur8Mar Sen D. Roche & D. Forde - 1st
O Olden & M Maguire - 2nd
Friday9Mar Maureen O'Connell & J. Smith - 1st
S. O'Connell & C O'Donovan - 2nd


Martha Treacy Cup: Semi-finals: Mitchelstown (Tom Lawton) beat Brookfield (Frank Corkery, Carmel Eadie, Joan Williams & Esther Corkery and Ballincollig GAA (Jerry O'Donoghue) beat Nemo (Pat Moynihan, Mary Moynihan, Frankie Mc Murtry & Jim Delaney)
Final: Mitchelstown (Tom Lawton, Richard Cahill, Phil Lawton & Joe Devlin) beat Ballincollig GAA (Jerry O'Donoghue, P J Hagan, John O'Brien & Margaret

Martha Treacy Plate: Semi-finals: Wilton (D O'Leary) beat Ballincollig Community (Danny Twohig, Miah. Buckley, Kitty Buckley & Ann Twohig) and Bandon (B Clarke) beat Cathedral Parish (Teddy Murphy, Sam Cooke, George Fenny and Eileen Murphy) Final: Bandon (Bryan Clarke, Frank Buttimer, Alan Clarke & Sandra Buttimer) beat Wilton (Donal O'Leary, Eileen Kiely, Breda Mc Taggart & Sheila Dunlea)(18/17)

Cork Zone Inter Club Championship for the Frances Cody Trophy: (Quarter-final) St Anthony's versus Highfield)(St Anthony's names first) Singles: J Lynch beat M Noonan: Triples: V Flanagan, S O'Mahony & J Spears beat J Warren, P Ryan & I Mc Carthy: Triples: G Burns, J Fitzpatrick & J O'Mahony lost to D Hourigan, E O'Mahony & A Lysaght: Pairs: S O'Mahony & J O'Mahony beat R O'Donoghue & P Ahern: Fours: J Fitzpatrick, V Flanagan, B Hurley & E Flanagan lost to M Noonan, J Lyall, M Barry & P Lane: Fours: J Lynch, J Spears, G Burns & P Harvey beat M O'Connor, J Warren, R Warren & E O'Leary
Match Result: St Anthony's 12pts and Highfield 6pts

Irish Indoor Bowling Umpire's Association (Munster Region) Championship
Results: H Burrows (Wilton) beat M Murray (DCS), E Bannon (South Parish) beat P Lawton (Mitchelstown), S O'Mahony (St Anthony's) beat F Buttimer (Bandon), B Egan (Cathedral Parish) beat E Cooper (Grange Frankfield), P Mc Carthy (Wilton) beat P Healy (Nemo), S O'Sullivan (Grange Frankfield) beat P Deegan (Clare), M O'Regan (Conna) beat T Farrell (Cobh), P Collins (Carrigaline Community) beat D Twohig (Ballincollig Community), G Swanton (Grange Frankfield) beat M Bracken (ICICYMA), C Middleton (Crosshaven) beat D Crawford (St Colum's), B Hamilton (Conna) beat B Jennings (Holder)(Wilton), J Curran (DCS) beat G Keane (St Vincent's), H De Pius (ICICYMA) beat D O'Mahony (Ballincollig GAA), P Barry (Douglas GAA) beat N Quinn (St Vincent's) and G Quinn (St Vincent's) beat B Clarke (Bandon)

Fixtures: Wilton IBC Open Licenced Fours Competition on Friday 16th March at the SMA Hall: Barrs IBC Open Licenced Pairs (3-Bowl) Competition on Monday 19th March to Sunday 25th March 2001 at St Finbarr's GAA Pavillon


This past week has once again seen no activity on the playing fields due to the 'Foot and Mouth' disease. There are proposed dates for the Football Championship versus St. Finbarrs on the 15/22 of April. The way the draw is structured both teams will progress to the third round.
Last season Skibbereen beat the Senior Footballers in the opening round. The team showed great heart by overcoming the challenges of Ballincollig and Bishopstown. The lads were beaten by Clyda Rovers in the Quarterfinal by the narrowest of margins.
The draw for the U21 Championship will be made within the next week.
Last years squad were beaten by the narrowest of margins by St.Finbarrs - who went on to win the City Champion.
The proposed date for the Senior Hurling Championship is the first week in May. Bishopstown are the opposition in this game. Prior to Bishopstown going senior there were some great duels between the two clubs.
In fact to the best of my knowledge Douglas were victorious on both occasions when the sides met. The looser in this contest will meet Imokilly; the winner will go on to the Third Round.
Pat Harrington



Two weeks activity remain of the indoor hurling league programme. The games are running smoothly and the young participants are not only enjoying themselves but are clearly mproving their basic skills. Credit must be given to young coaches Eoin Cadogan, Patrick Carroll, Gary Ilanrahan and Griffin brothers Ronan and Gavin for their efforts and patience at the Friday night fixtures.
In the under seven category on Friday night (March 9th) John Moynihan, Matthew Grogan and John 0 Regan hurled well for Kerry as did Philip Kelleher and Ronan Heelan for Antrim, who were without the skilftil Dylan Rogers on this occasion.
Prominent for Kilkenny were Cohn 0'Sullivan, Niall Crowley, Cian Murphy and the superb Paul Fitzgerald, while both Cliona Griffin and Gavin Behan excelled for Carlow. Meath had Graham 0 Mahony, Ryan 0 Neill and Jenny Laffan in sparkling form.
The under nine category saw David Quirke and Orry 0 Donoghue to the fore for Laois while Robert Bennett, Russell James Falvey and Eoghan 0 Mahony put in solid displays for Galway. Peter Carroll, Ciara Peate and Alan Murphy stole the limelight for Dublin as did Eric Rogers, Alan Cadogan and Eoin Harris for Offaly. Sinead Duggan and Timmy Mc Carthy were striking well for Tipperary who also had Ciaran Barry and Maire 0 Mahony putting in sterling effort.
Finally, for this week we look briefly at the under ten category. Killian Daly and Aidan 0 Leary were outstanding for Waterford as were Conor Bowen and Ciaran O Leary for Clare. Stephen Comerford and Robert Casey battled hard for Galway while the silken skills of Olan Bermingham and Julia White along with the tireless effort of Michael Foley kept Cork in business. Cathal Martin, Brian Buckley and Michael Carroll hurled with distinction for a strong Derry side.
Details of registration for the outdoor season will be issued shortly. Watch this space!
Oliver Carroll (PRO)


This week we will focus on the activities of the past year of our U-13s. The year 2000 proved to be an extremely successful one for the U-13 panel and culminated in three trophies being brought to our Turners Cross club.
The hurling side, captained by Eoin Hearne, won the City Division B championship by beating Cobh comprehensively in the final having already accounted for Ballinhassig and Delaneys in earlier rounds. However they were unlucky in the league, and were beaten by eventual winners Blarney in the semi-final.
In football, we fielded two A-teams in both the championship and league in order to accommodate the large panel of players available. Both teams were evenly matched, the result being that our strongest fiftheen never lined out together in city competitions.
The team captained by Robert Allen and named "Turners Cross" ran out easy winners of the City A championship beating St. Michael's, Mayfield and then St Vincent's in the final. The team called "Greenhills" and captained by Graham Cummins were defeated by Bishopstown in the earlier rounds of the competition.
In the league Turners Cross were unbeaten in the qualifying rounds, only to lose to Na Piarsaigh in the quarter-finals. Greenhills qualified in their section and advanced to the semi-finals where they also lost to Na Piarsaigh by the narrowest of margins.
The whole U-13 panel participated in the Austin Stacks Invitation Tournament in June where we finally had an opportunity to field our strongest side. Nemo, captained by Ciaran McGrath, defeated Salthill (Galway), An Gaeltacht (Kerry), Austin Stacks (Kerry) and then Na Piarsaigh by nine points in the final.
We look forward with renewed confidence to the 2001 campaign. Registration for the Summer Street Leagues will take place on Friday the 6 of April.

Douglas hall 7 V Lakewood 2
Douglas got their League campaign off to a superb statr with an excellent team performance and some fine David Beckham - like goals coming from Catherine Hayden and Jessica Hayes, scoring from their own half. The other goal scorers were Jennifer Walshe, Donna O'Leary, Naomi O'Leary, Emma Hughes and Jennifer O'Callaghan.
New players welcome, contact Una 021 4364429

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