5th April, 2001
Weekly Sports


"Douglas Community Win Barr's Open Licenced Pairs Title"

Barr's Open Licenced Pairs (3-Bowl) Competition played on 25th March in St
Finbarr's H & F Club Pavillon Quarter-final: Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Wilton
(M Moynihan & C O'Sullivan), Ballinlough Community (G O'Keeffe) beat St
Anthony's (R Coughlan & B Cosgrave), Douglas Community (J Curran) beat Rockies
(K Foley & M Ahern) and Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Little
Island (J Kirby & J Long) Semi-finals: Ballincollig Community (D Twohig)
beat Wilton (P & K Mc Carthy) and Douglas Community (J Curran) beat
Ballinlough Community (G O'Keeffe & N Higgins) Final: Douglas Community
(J Curran & M Walsh) beat Ballincollig Community (D Twohig & M Buckley)
The final was umpired by Michael O'Regan and Jim Warren and the Markers
were Ann Buckley & Kay Griffin Congratulations to K O'Shaughnessy and her
Committee on the successful organisation of their Tournament
Fixtures: Nemo IBC Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Corny Mulcahy
Memorial Trophy on 6th, 7th & 8th April 2001


Douglas defeat Clyda in Senior Football league
Douglas overcame the challenge of Clyda Rovers in a very physical Senior Football encounter. The first half was very low scoring with the North Cork team winning 0-3 to 0-1 at the break.
The Douglas selectors made a number of changes after the interval with Sean Murphy and Eoin Coveney being introduced. Ronan McCarthy was moved to centre back and was much more involved. Donal Meade gave a very workmanlike display at full forward.
The North Cork lads were five points to the good - Douglas kicked a number of scoreable chances wide. Eventually Douglas got it right and kicked some fine points to win on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-7. Scorers Eoin Coveney 0-3, Wm Coveney 0-3, John Farnell 0-2 and Stephen O'Donoghue 0-1
Minor Football
Douglas and the Barrs met in the Minor A Football League. The opening half was a very even affair. Both sides had their period of dominance, before Douglas finished the half in front on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-5. Fergal O'Sullivan scored five of the six points. Niel Heffernan was a commanding figure at centre back.
The Barrs had a player dismissed early in the second half. Douglas took advantage of the situation and scored a goal of superb quality. Stephen Dorney won the ball on the sideline and dispatched a superb crossfield ball to Paddy White - Paddy billowed the net. Douglas went into a five point lead and it looked like the points were secure but the Togher boys battled back to bring the sides level at 1-10 each at the final whistle. Conor Alcock, Paddy White and Paul Kelly showed some fine touches.
Junior (A) Football
Douglas and the Barrs also met in the Junior Football League. The Barrs were victorious in this game on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-6. Donal O'Callaghan played well at centre back- Paul Quirke showed some fine touches at full forward - others to impress were Ronan wade and Brian Boyle.
Junior C
The Junior C Footballers were defeated by the Barrs. This was a most disappointing performance. Jim Barry saved penalty. The other highlights were the display of Padraig McCarthy (Captain) at full back - Declan Reidy was very influential at midfield - whilst Brian McLoughlin grafted very well. Final score 1-9 to 0-4.
Comment: It is said that every picture tells its own story. A photograph was published in the last 'Douglas Weekly' featuring Thomas Cotter making a presentation to Sam Collins and myself. Thomas is anxious that I tell the readers the story behind this. During the course of the year the U 15 players (St.Columba's) formed a committee and collected money from each player to make the presentation of the clocks. This presentation was for the contribution made by Sam and I over the last five years. Thanks Lads!
Fixtures: All Football
Friday 6th Junior C Douglas V Belgooly away @ 6.45
Sunday 8th Senior Douglas V Aghada away @ 3pm
Sunday 8th Junior (1) Douglas V Passage home @ 11.30
Sunday 8th Junior (3) Douglas V Rathpeacon away @ 11.30

Please note that should our U 21 Footballers be successful in the Championship on Wednesday 4th they will be in action again at the weekend - See notice Board.


This Thursday evening (April 5th.) St. Columba's A.C. will begin training for the upcoming Track and Field season. The venue is the Douglas Comm.School sports field at 7 pm sharp. This year we have a new running singlet in the traditional club colours of green and black and hopefully this will improve both appearance and performance on the track. If you look well, you feel well and therefore perform well.
New members are welcome and any sportsminded adults who would like to give a hand are especially welcome.
The new track is now open at the CIT and it looks really well. This will also be the venue for the Cork City Games next July. Our first outing will be Togher sports at the CIT on the 22nd.April, so don't delay.
Further information Michael Meade @ 4364961.Terry O'Sullivan @ 4362998.


Midleton 2-3 Douglas Hall
Midleton settled faster than Douglas and were rewarded when they scored with a superbly taken freekick. Douglas soon came to life and Donna O'Leary scored with a solo effort to level the game. Just before halftime Midleton got a second goal. Douglas came out in the second half more determined and Ashling Collins levelled the game with her first goal for Douglas Hall. Douglas clinched the game with a well worked goal. Jennifer Walshe played a one two with Grace Mulqueen before rifling a shot into the back of the net. Donna O'Leary, Laura Healy and Catherine Heyden shone for Douglas


Results for weekending Friday 30thMarch
Mon26Mar D & B O'Driscoll - 1st - S Wanglin & M. Madden - 2nd
Tues27Mar(AmJun) J. McAuliffe & E. O'Brien - 1st
Tues27Mar(AmSen) D. Laughton & A.Doolan - 1st - L.O'Regan & M.Power - 2nd
Tues27Mar(PmJun) G. & A. Ellis - 1st
Tues27Mar(PmSen) A. & D. Roche - 1st - T. & D. Moriarty - 2nd
Wed28Mar Am M. Lantry & El O'Brien - 1st
Wed28Mar Novice G. Fitzgerald & K. Stanley - 1st
Wed28Mar(PmJun) J. & I McDonald - 1st
Wed28Mar(PmSen) E. Taylor & D. Crowley - 1st - M. Foley & G. Druhan - 2nd
Wed28Mar(PmSen) D. & A Roche - 1st - F. Hurley & S. Wanglin - 2nd
Thur29Mar Jun A. Coughlan & J. Cleary - 1st - K. O'Brien & A. Clayton - 2nd
Thur29Mar Sen M & D. Walsh - 1st - T. Long & B. Elliott - 2nd
Friday 30 March Mgt Kelly & Rose Russell - 1st


On Sunday morning the U-21 B team played Brian Dillons in the championship. Nemo opened the scoring with a point through Brian Murphy. Dillons responded well and went into the lead before Nemo had the ball in the back of the net through an excellent move finished by Richard O'Brien. The lads finished the half the stronger leaving the scores 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval. In the second half Nemo never left Dillons back into the match and finished the game five points in front. Ronan Murphy, Gary Crowley, Eoin Weldon, Kevin Clancy, Brian Murphy and Richard O'Brien all performed well.
The minor B footballers played Tracton in the league on Monday night. We fielded an under strength team due to the Chriost Ri Frewen cup match the follow day. Despite this we put up a good display in the first half. In the second half however our defence was under constant pressure and this told in the end. Best for Nemo were Paul Madden, Peter O'Mahony, Michael Harrington and Gavin O'Connor.
The Intermediates footballers also had a good win over the weekend against Castletownbere. Stephen Calnan, Kevin Cowhie and Brian Morgan all played well.

Nemo Rangers Underage
It was all football this weekend, both U-14 teams being in action. Nemo 2 were unlucky to lose to Mayfield on Friday night. It was a close encounter all through, the final score being 1-5 to 1-7. Darragh Mehigan, Barry Hodnett and Andrew Morrissey all had good games. Nemo 1 played Bishopstown in an entertaining game. The teams were level at half time, 1-2 to 0-5. Nemo upped their game in the second half and scored 5-8 to Bishopstown's 0-2. Best for Nemo were Shane O'Sullivan, David O'Mahony and Captain Alan Meany.
The U-15s played Douglas on Saturday evening, this was a very entertaining game in which both sides concentrated on playing football of a high standard.Douglas got the ideal start with two early goals, but Nemo responded well and at halftime were trailing by only a single point. In the second half Douglas stayed on top and won by six points. Peter O'Mahony, Gearoid O'Shea and Darren Dorgan all played well.
It was the first outing of the year for the U-16s against Ballinora last Thursday evening. The lads performed well against a strong Ballinora side and lead at the end of the first half by four points After the break we struggled for a while but dug deep and finished the game with two points to spare. Dave Lemasney, Paudie O'Shea, Seamus Long, Paul Kerrigan and Sean McKeown all had good games.
Registration for the Street Leagues takes place at the Club House on Friday 6th and Thursday the 12th of April from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

Thur 5th Apr U-16FL(2) V White's Cross Home 6.30pm.
Fri 6th Apr U-21F(1)Cship Nemo/St Nicks V Delany's Ballinlough 6.45pm,
U-14 FL(1) Nemo 1 V Douglas Home 6.30pm.
Sat 7th Apr U-14FL(1) Nemo 2 V Bishopstown Home 2.45pm, U-13FL(1) V Douglas Home 4.00pm, U-12FL(1) V Carrigaline Home 4.30pm, U-12FL(2) V Rathpeacon Home 5.30pm, U-21F(2)Cship V Passage, SFL V Bantry Home 6.30pm. Sun 8th Apr JAFL V St Michael's Away 11.30am, JBFL V Ballinure Away 11.30am, MAFL V Mayfield 11.30am, U-14F Feile V Mayfield Home 6.30pm. Mon 9th Apr JCFL V St Finbarr's Away 7.00pm, MBFL V St Nicholas Away 7.00pm. Wed 11th Apr JAFL V Brian Dillons Home 7.00pm, MAFL V Na Piarsaigh.


The Corinthian's senior team moved five points clear at the top of the Munster Senior League, following a hard fought 1 - 0 victory over UCC last weekend. Exchanges were tight all through with defences generally on top. However the only goal of the game fell to Corinthians and it came five minutes into the second half, when right winger Pat Murray's deep cross was headed home by Kevin Madden. Corinthians had to survive some late UCC pressure before holding on to claim a valuable three league points. Prior to the game UCC had organised a special luncheon function which was attended by many former Corinthians and UCC stalwarts. It was a most enjoyable occasion, which featured former Republic of Ireland Manager, Eoin Hand as guest speaker. The events of the day only helped to underline the very close relationship that exists between UCC and its graduate Club College Corinthians.
Schoolboy Section Under 12 Cup:
Corinthian Boys 4 Tramore Athletic 0
Corinthian Boys progressed to the last eight of the Under 12 Cup, following a fine 4 - 0 victory over Tramore Athletic. Corinthians played their best football of the season in the opening 20 minutes with some nice passing and interplay and they were rewarded with three fine goals, scored by Gary Dollard (2) and Stephen O'Brien. Even though they couldn't maintain that standard for the rest of the game they were always comfortably in control and second half substitute Stephen White completed the scoring near the end. Brian Lombard was the star of the show in midfield and he was well supported by Peter Dollard and Terry O'Connell.
Under 14 Cup:
Midleton 1 - Corinthian Boys 0
For the second time this season Midleton just got the better of Corinthian Boys Under Fourteen squad. This time a single goal proved enough to knock Corinthians out of the Cup. Our lads deserved more for their performance on the day, with Keith Moloney, Jason McNamara, Kyle Smith and Dylan Martin particularly impressive.
Under 16:
Corinthian Boys 2 - Bandon 1
Corinthians picked up three useful league points following a well deserved 2 - 1 victory over Bandon. Paul Sheehan and Cian O’ Mahony scored for Corinthians and they had good performances from Gary Drennan, Mark Maher and Ian Trender. The weekends action also saw our Youth side pick up three very good points after an excellent 3 - 2 victory over Everton, while our second Junior side had a very impressive 6 - 1 victory over Dunbar Celtic.
Street Leagues Next Saturday will see the start of this years Street Leagues. The U9's (1991) will kick off the Leagues between 9.30 and 10.45 a.m., while the U10's and U11's (1989 / 1990 ) will be in action from 10.45 a.m. until 12 noon. Finally the highlight of the day will be the U7 & U8 (1992 – 1994 ) Street Leagues which kick off at 12.15 p.m. finishing at 1.30 p.m. If anyone would still like to play in the leagues, please come along at appropriate time on Saturday morning. Best of luck to all concerned.


Ballincollig 0-5 Douglas Hall
As the season draws to a close Douglas hall picked up three valuable points in there last away game of the season but Ballincollig made them work hard for it. At half-time the match was scoreless thanks to some good defending and goalkeeping by Ballincollig. But early in the second half Allison Kennedy scored her first goal flr the club and set Douglas on there way. Moments later Grace Mulqueen also scored her first goal for the clud, Karen O'Neill brought her tally for the season to 16 with two well taken goals from the left wing. Emma Hughes made it five when she scored after coming off the bench. Over all a good performance from Douglas who will be looking for maximum points from there next three games


There was great disappointment within the club over last weekend, as the Youths were defeated in the FAI Youths Cup. The Seniors stayed on course in the league, as did the Under 14s and 12s in the local cup.
The Youths FAI Cup Quarter final attracted a great crowd to Moneygourney on Sunday afternoon, but defeat was our lot as Peake Villa from Thurles showed their pedigree during the second half to win 4-1. The 'Hall took the lead midway through the first half through Brian Wilkinson, who converted Derrick Bowen's cross and were good value for their interval lead. However, Peake Villa fought back into the game, and in the first 15 minutes of the second half scored from two free kicks. They added to this lead with two further goals, and held on comfortably for the win. The Youths have two chance this week to lift themselves, with a league match followed by the Munster Youths Cup game on Sunday.
The Seniors kept up their league challenge, with a 2-0 win over Castleview in horrendous conditions last Sunday. Both goals were scored by John Helay, who is maintaining an impressive personal scoring rate. Gary Aherne deserved the clean sheet with a fine handling performance in goals.
Both juniors sides were disappointing last weekend, with their last chance of league honours probably disappearing. The MSL Juniors were beaten 3-2 by Avondale Utd, with the goals from Trevor Deady and Declan White. The AUL Juniors came a cropper against Greenmount, losing 6-0.
In the Under 16 League, a depleted 'Hall side were no match for Kilreen, losing 4-1. The 'Hall scorer was Donal Moynihan. Colin Doyle was the main barrier between the 'Hall and a heavier defeat. The Under 14 Division 1 side showed further improvement, but found Blarney Utd, who are second in the league, too hot to handle. The final score wa 3-1, but this flattered Blarney. The 'Hall goalscorer was David Burke, who volleyed home a Jason Crosbie corner.
In the Local Cup, the 14's travelled to Youghal and were convincing 3-0 winners. The scorers were Ian Shortland, Robert Rose and Gordon O'Donovan. Stephen Bermingham was extremely sound in goals, and kept another clean sheet. The 12's were also on the road, travelling to Waterloo for their local cup game. This was a fine match, between two well matched teams. The final score was 1-1, after extra time. Kevin Murphy was the Douglas scorer.
There is a huge fixture list for the next week. The highlights are the Munster Youths Cup tie on Sunday, the 14's Goodson Cup match on Saturday and a series of league matches for the Seniors.
Thursday, 5 April:
Under 16 League Home v. Everton, 6.30
Youths League: Home v. College Corinthians, 6.30
Friday, 6 April:
Over 35 League: at the Mardyke v. St. Mary's, 7.00
Saturday, 7 April:
MSL Junior League:Home v. Mallow Utd., 3.00
AUL Junior, League: Home v. Dripsey Celtic, 3.00
Under 17 League: Away v. Millstreet Ath., 3.00
Under 14 Goodson Cup: Away v. Quarryvale (Dublin), 2.30
Sunday, 8 April:
Senior League: Home v. Tramore Athletic, 10.45
Munster Youths Cup: Home v. Bridge Utd. (Clare), 3.00
Under 15 League: Home v. Kilreen Celtic, 11.00
Tuesday, 10 April:
Senior League: v. Casement Celtic (Should be home), 6.30
MSL Junior League Home v. Cobh Wanderers, 6.30
Thursday, 12 April:
Senior League: Home v. Carrigaline Utd., 6.30
Under 8, 9 and 10
Coaching for the 8's, 9's and 10's continues on Sunday mornings. 9's and 10's at 10.30, with the 8's getting underway at 11.00. All are welcome.

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