22nd March, 2001
Weekly Sports


As you are aware all outdoor activity has been cancelled due to Foot and Mouth until further notice from the County Board.
Indoor training however stills continues as does our U-IO Street Leagues on Saturday's.
Last Saturday week's Street Leagues where once again overflowing with enthusiasm from the huge numbers that turn out. We would like to acknowledge the great work Anne Kearney is doing with this age group and also the girls from transition year who turn up to help organise these leagues. It is also very heartening to see the many parent 's who stay to watch and also get involved in this event every Saturday. We would like to raise the parent's awareness to the fact that we are presently fund-raising for the equipment needed for the U-1O street leagues. We would like to acknowledge that we have already received two donations from parents. If you have any ideas on fund-raising or would like to become involved with the street leagues or any other part of the club you would be more than welcome, please speak to any of the committee/trainers
Camogie Club Officer are as follows: Eileen Murphy(Chair) Nuala Flanagan (Vice Chair) Tina Sheehan (Sec) Billy 0 'Sullivan (Registrar) Maire 0 'Sullivan (Treasurer).
We also have a large committee on board - too many to mention. In the coming weeks your daughter will be asked to sell tickets for an Easter Draw to help with fund-raising, we ask for your co-operation with the selling of these tickets.


Well the good news is all games are to recommence on Sunday 25th
The draws for the junior Hurling and Junior Football Championships were made last week. This year the format is changed. The first round losers will have a second chance. Each team will have a minimum of two Championship Games.
J.F.C. Douglas V. Na Piarsaigh
J.H.C. Douglas V. St. Vincent's
The U21 draws were also made. This is a straight knockout competition.
U21 F.C. Douglas V. Na Piarsaigh or Mayfield
U21 H.C. Douglas V. Bishopstown
The highlight of next weekend is the Senior Hurling League game versus Ballincollig. This is the first game in the Senior Hurling ranks.
Fixtures: Sunday March 25
J.F.L (1) Douglas V Mayfield - Home @11.AM
J F L (3) Douglas V Belgooly - Away @3.30PM
M.F.(1) Douglas V. Delaney's - Away @12.15 PM
M.F. (3) Douglas V. St. Finbarrs -Away @ 3.30PM

The Championship dates for Senior Hurling and Football have also been finalised;
April 14th Senior Football V St. Finbarrs
May 5th Senior Hurling V. Bishopstown
Congratulations to the U15 Hurlers who won the A Grade League Final against Glen Rovers on Monday. Thus the team completed the Grand Slam of hurling and football titles (5) for the year 2000.
Pat Harrington


Following the interruption to the season caused by Foot and Mouth restrictions, action resumes next weekend with a number of fixtures. The last few weeks have been difficult for all teams and managers, and we will be hoping that momentum built up, particularly by the Seniors, Youths and Under 14s, will not be lost. The three adult teams resume their league campaigns, with the Youths also in League action.
However, the biggest game of the weekend is arguably the Under 15's Local Cup Quarter Final away to Ringmahon Rangers. The best of luck to the 15's who are sure to be well fired up by Tom Murphy and Matt O'Connor for this Cup game.
Saturday: Under 15 Local Cup Quarter Final: Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 11.00
Sunday: Senior League Away v. Casement Celtic, 10.45
MSL Junior League: Away v. Crofton Celtic, 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Harp Utd., 10.45
Youths League: Home v. Midleton, 3.00



Douglas under 15 hurlers completed their season last Monday by winning the Under 15 hurling league 2000 thus completing the grand slam by defeating Glen Rovers. This has been a remarkable year for this team and we wish them well in the future and hope to do the grand slam in Under I 6.

The match.
The match itself was a tame affair with both teams a little bit slow to settle down. The Glen was first to settle scoring a point, which was cancelled by a Mark Harrington free. Both teams were missing a lot of chances until James Moylan scored 1-1 without reply. Halftime score saw Douglas ahead on a score line of 1-3 to 0-4. The second half was a carbon copy of the first half in which we saw the Glen take the lead for the first time. The Douglas backs were under fierce pressure for this period but outstanding work from Thomas Cotter, Frank Tobin. Colin Lehive and Denis Riordan in the Douglas defence. The Glen finally did score a goal. which put them ahead by 1 point. From the resulting puck out the ball broke loose in the middle of the field resulting in a foul by a Glen player. From this free Mark Harrington scored a goal and James Moylan scored a fantastic point with his back facing to the goal. Douglas ended up winners by 2 points in a tight finish with James Moylan my player of the match.

This game played in a wind swept Douglas last weekend saw, our team beaten by a very strong Whitescross outfit. But to be fair our lads never gave up the fight. Whitescross played with a strong wind in the first hallf and put a lot of scores on the board leaving our lads a lot to do in the second half. They showed a lot of heart and commitment in the second half by scoring 3 good points but the gap was too big to bring the score down and in the end they were beaten by a better side on the day.

Fixtures - Sat. 24th March
U 15 Football Section 2 Douglas V. Mayfield at home @2.15PM
U 14 Football Section 1 Douglas V. Nemo 2 away @ 2.00PM
U 13 Football Section 1 Douglas V. Nemo at Home @ 3.30PM

D. Harris P.R.O


"Highfield IBC Capture Wilton Open Licenced Fours Title"

Wilton IBC Open Licenced Fours Competition played on the 16th March 2001:
Quarter-finals: Nemo (P Healy) beat Ballincollig GAA (M Sisk, B Mc Carthy, S O'Leary & M Boyde), Conna (D Tobin) beat Ballincollig GAA (J O'Donoghue, D O'Mahony, A O'Donoghue & N Morrissey), St Anthony's (S O'Mahony) beat Crosshaven (Con Middleton, E Farrell, Conor & Mary Middleton) and Highfield (M Noonan) beat Little Island (J Kirby, J Long, P Long & B Harty)
Semi-finals: Conna (D Tobin) beat Nemo (P Healy, B Moloney, F Scully & I Mc Kenna) and Highfield (M Noonan) beat St Anthony's (S O'Mahony, V Flanagan, J O'Mahony & E Flanagan)
Final: Highfield (M Noonan, M O'Connor, M Barry & R Warren) beat Conna (Dick Tobin, B Hamilton, D Tobin & U.Harper-Smith)(6/5)
The final was umpired by Bob Jennings and Michael Murray and the Markers were Helen Burrows & M J O'Shaughnessy: The final (7-ends) was a close fought affair with both teams playing exceptionally well but Highfield captured the title with the final score of (6/5) Congratulations to Maurice Noonan (Skip) and his team on winning their first open licenced
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Results (Round 11)
Section One: Wilton (Blue) beat Ballinlough Community (Blue), Grange Frankfield (Blue) beat Midleton (Blue) and Conna (Blue) beat Ballincollig (Blue)(2/1)
Section Two: Ballincollig GAA (Red) beat Nemo, Douglas Community (White) beat Brookfield (Red), Wilton (Red) beat Little Island and Cobh beat Iona (Red)
Section Three: Ballincollig Community (Red) beat St Lukes, Mitchelstown beat Ballinlough (Red), Kinsale beat Lower Aghada and Brookfield (Blue) beat South Parish (2/1)
Section Four: Cathedral Parish (Blue) beat Crosshaven, Grange Frankfield (Red) beat Douglas GAA (Red) and Ballincollig GAA (Blue) beat St Michaels
Section Five: St Finbarre's beat Douglas and Bandon beat Mallow
Section Six: Carrigaline Community (Red) beat Pfizers (2/1), Sylvan beat Cathedral (Red)(2/1), ICICYMA (Blue) beat Douglas GAA (Blue) and Watergrasshill beat Barr's (Blue)(2/1)
Section Seven: Carrigaline GAA (Blue) beat St Mary's and St Vincent's (Blue) beat Blarney Street (Red)(2/1)
Section Eight: Midleton GAA (Blue) beat Blarney Street (Blue), Douglas Community (Blue) beat Highfield (Red)(2/1), Rockies (Red) beat Barr's (Red) and Carrigaline GAA (Red) beat Iona (Blue)(2/1)
Barr's IBC Open Licenced Pairs (3-Bowl) Competition on Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th March 2001
Nemo IBC Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Corny Mulcahy Memorial Trophy on March 30th & 31st and April 1st, 6th, 7th & 8th


The good news is that as a result of the lifting of some of the restrictions on sporting activities caused by the Foot and Mouth crisis, it looks at this stage as if all of our Club teams both Schoolboys and Adults will be back in action over the weekend. Hopefully this also means that we will finally be in a position to put in place plans for the start of our annual Street Leagues.

Sadly as a result of the Foot and Mouth crisis the Club has been forced to cancel this years trip to the UK by our Under 11 team. The squad was due to travel to Liverpool at Easter to take part in an International Soccer Tournament however the FAI, following consultation with the Department of Agriculture, put a ban on any teams travelling to England over the Easter period. While this is very disappointing for all concerned I am sure the lads will put this disappointment behind them, as conversation and plans have already switched to an alternative trip for next year.

The club has a record entry for this week’s 2nd Class Primary Schools Blitz with seven schools and twelve class teams taking part. St Columba’s Douglas will be defending their title but they will face strong opposition from St Anthony’s, Scoil Criost Ri, Holy Cross Mahon, Beaumont Boys School and two newcomers to the tournament, Gael Scoile Douglas and Togher National School.
The tournament is due to take place on Wednesday March 21st so hopefully we have a full report on the tournament in next week’s issue.

Registration will take place once again on Saturday March 31st at our grounds in Castletreasure for this years Street Leagues. Registration times for Under 9’s , ) 1991) is 9.30am to 10.45am Under 10’s and Under 11’s (1989 and 1990) is 10.45am to 12.00 noon, while Under 8’s (1992) and Under 7’s (1993 and 1994) 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.

Details of the club 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 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.


The Owenabue Valley set dance classes which were cancelled due to the Foot and Mouth Crisis are recommencing on this Thursday night March 22 nd in Carrigaline GAA Pavilion. Classes run from 9.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., everybody welcome.



The indoor hurling section of our season has come to a close. The indoor games have been a great success in terms of introducing the game of hurling to new and very young participants as well as continuing to improve the basic skills of players who have been with the street leagues for a couple of seasons.
Much credit for the smooth running of the leagues so far must go to the enthusiasm and organisational skills of chairman Finbarr Kearney and to his willing panel of coaches and committee members. Well done to all concerned for covering the seven to eight hours involved each week! Well done and thanks also to the many parents who have shown a willingness to become involved when required.
On next Saturday (March 24th) registration for our outdoor season takes place at the indoor complex of the GAA Club between 10 a.m. and 12 mid-day.
Following a break of one weekend the outdoor season begins with football on the 7th of April form 10am to 1pm. The under seven age group will be centre stage from ten to eleven followed on consecutive hours by the under nines and finally the under ten age group. Again each hour will consist of drills where the basic football skills are taught followed by a short match in which these skills can be put in to practice.
We look forward to the outdoor season and to the many exciting encounters which lay ahead. The playing surfaces look to be in excellent condition at the moment and all we can hope for is a little warm sunshine to replace the cold sharpness of March.
Oliver Carroll (PRO)

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