12th April, 2001
"Douglas Community Win Barr's Open Licenced
Pairs Title"Over the past week and a half the first U-21
team defeated both St. Nicholas and Delanys. Against St. Nicholas
a late rally ensured that the lads were victorious. Best on the
night were Dillon Mehigan, Brian O'Regan, Shane Marshal and Eoin
Weldon. In the Delanys game we were always on top and lead
convincingly at the break. In the second half we continued to
dominate and were well on top at the end. Alan Hogan, William
Morgan, David Madden and Gary Crowley all performed well. The
second U-21 team had a great win against Passage on Saturday
night. We got off to a good start with a goal from Peter Morgan,
the team built on this and we were four points to the good at
half time. In the second half Nemo continued to control the game
and ran out easy winners at the end, 1-8 to 0-3. Everybody played
well on the night.
Nemo Rangers' Underage
The first game of this year's feile football was played last Sunday evening in Nemo. We played with the aid of the wind in the first half and lead 2-5 to 0-1 at the break, the goals having been scored by Shane Horgan and David Kearney. Andrew Morrissey, who scored a number of good points, and Stephen Morgan also impressed in this half. After the break Nemo continued to play as they did in the first half and scored a further eight points. This was an excellent team performance with the halfback line of Gary Coughlan, Ciaran McGrath and Keith Donnellan very impressive throughout the game. Philip Hogan and Ricky Kenny worked tirelessly in the forward line as well as Eoghan Hearne at midfield.
This team will play Na Piarsaigh in the next round on Sunday the 15th in Nemo at 7pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Last Thursday night the U-16s played White's Cross in the league. The lads started the stronger and continued to play good football throughout the match. We ran out easy winners in the end. All the team played extremely well.
Thur 12th Apr U-16FL(2) V St Michael's Away 6.30pm, JCFL Nemo V Mayfield Home
7.00pm, U-21F(1)Cship V St Nicholas' Ballinlough.
Sat 14th Apr U-13FL V St Michaels' Away, U-12FL(2) V Brian Dillons Home 4.00pm.
Sun 15th F Feile V Na Piarsaigh Home 7.00pm.
Mon 16th Apr All Ireland Final V Crossmolina.
Wed 18th Apr U-14FL(1) Nemo 2 V Na Piarsaigh Home 7.00pm.
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
Under 16 A Grade
Douglas and Valley Rovers played in the opening round of the U16 a Grade city Division football League. The Douglas boys played very poorly for the first twenty minutes. They were second to every ball as the SouthEast team were more tuned in. With the exception of David O'Regan, James Moylan the rest of the lads were not near their potential. Half time score 0-4 to 0-1 in favour of Douglas.
There was certainly a vast improvement in the second half. The ball was moved about with a lot more purpose. The scores may not have flowed freely but certainly a marked improvement. Kenny Barry won a lot of possession - David Dorney was solid in goal - David O'Connell and Stephen Bermingham added a bit of speed to the team. Final score Douglas 0-10 to Valleys 0-2.
Under 16 B Grade
The second Under 16 squad played Carrigaline in the Southeast League. The team gave a very good account of itself. The final score was 1-12 to 1-9 in favour of Carrigaline. James Barrett contributed 1-3. Others to impress were Shane Forde, David O'Connor and Jerry O'Kane.
In the City Division league the squad played Ballinora. The Mid-Cork boys got the opening goal of the game. Douglas replied with goals from Kevin O'Donovan and David O'Connor to lead 2-3 to 1-4 at the break. Ballinora responded with a goal and a point - before points by Ian O'Regan and Kevin Ryan sealed the victory. Douglas 2-8 to Ballinora 2-5.
Douglas and Belgooly met in poor conditions on Thursday last. Belgooly played with the aid of the wind in the first half and led 0-4 to 0-1 at the break. The expected revival by Douglas never materialised as Belgooly went on to record a victory on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-4. Terence Devereaux, Cristy O'Mahony and Martin McSweeney played well in defence whilst Stephen Dwyer was the pick of the forwards.
Under 21 A Grade Football
Douglas played Mayfield in the QuarterFinal of the U 21 Football championship. Mayfield had the advantage of a game the previous Sunday - for Douglas boys it was the opening match of the campaign. The Northsiders got off to the best possible start with a goal in the opening minutes. Douglas came to terms with this set back - by half time they were a point up. The Douglas full back line were outstanding - Benny Cahill, Brendan O'Callaghan and Thomas Sheehan.
In the second half Douglas got the points to secure passage into the Semi-Final.
Final score 0-8 to 1-2. Killian Hogan also made a major contribution to the victory.
Douglas Reach First Ever Under 21 Final.
Douglas and Bishopstown met in the U 21 Semi-Final. From the throw in Bishopstown raced into the attack and were most unlucky not to score a goal. Douglas settled down and controlled the game for most of the half. All six backs were outstanding. The Douglas lads fiercely contested every ball. The score of the half came as a result of two marvellous block downs by the Douglas defence; the ball was quickly dispatched to the forward division and sent over the bar. Half time score 0-4 to 0-1 in favour of Douglas.
The town changed the complexion of the game inside the opening five minutes of the second half, scoring 1-2 without reply. At this stage Douglas dug deep and responded in a very positive fashion. Killian Hogan and Thomas Sheehan shored up the defence. Gary McLoughlin and Willy Coveney were very influential. Willy Coveney kicked some superb points to give a famous victory for a very workmanlike Douglas fifteen.
This was a very good team performance as Douglas reached the first ever U 21 Final. Well done lads!
I would like to wish Nemo the best of luck in the All Ireland Club Final.
Minor A Football League
Douglas V Mayfield at Douglas on Thur. 12/4/01 @ 6.45
Senior Football Championship
Douglas V St. Finbarrs at Pairc Uí Rinn Easter Sunday @ 12.00
With the onset of night matches last weekend was a busy one on the Schoolboy front. Results were generally good, though there was disappointment for U15's, who lost three valuable league points when they were defeated 1 - 0 by Avondale Utd.
Our three U11 teams maintained their excellent form over the past week. First into action were Corinthians Utd, who travelled to Knocknaheeny to take on New Farm on Monday night and came away with a fine 3 - 2 victory. Goals by Eoin Kilcummins (2) & Robert Ryan proved just enough against a very gallant New Farm side, who pulled two goals back in the second half and made Corinthians fight all the way to the finish. Robert O'Connell and Ger Keane were the stars for Corinthians on the night. Following this victory Corinthians Utd remain on top of their U11 First Division section.
Douglas Corinthians are also going well in the U11 First Division and they maintain their unbeaten record over the past week, picking up four points out of a possible six. They travelled to Midleton initially to take on Midleton Utd and came away with a 4 - 2 victory. Stephen Murphy, Brendan Knight, Brian O'Callaghan (his first for the Club) & Kieran O'Donovan scored for Corinthians. They followed up with an exciting scoreless draw in their top of the table clash with Cobh Ramblers. Colm O'Driscoll, Aidan Casey and Gavin Dempsey were the pick of the team in the second match.
Corinthian Boys U11 Premier Division side maintained their 100% league record with an enphatic 10 - 0 victory over Rockmount. David Myler (3), Jamie Drennan (2), Eoin McCarthy (2), Stephen Goode (2) & William O'Connor scored for Corinthians. Corinthians now need to take four points from the last two games to clinch the Club's first ever Premier Division title.
Corinthian Boys & Corinthians Utd will switch their attention to Cup action over the weekend, when both sides are involved in important Cup Quarter Finals. Corinthian Boys travel to Togher on Good Friday night to take on Everton, while on the same night Corinthians Utd have home advantage against Kilreen Celtic.
It was also a good week for our two U13's sides with both recording fine 3 - 0 victories. Corinthian Boys were first in action and they recorded a comfortable 3 - 0 victory over Tramore in their Premier League clash. Ian Cullnane with a superb free kick, Mark Murphy and James Mallone scored for Corinthians, while Thomas O'Connor, Alan Barry and Stephan Moylan were excellent throughout.
Not to be outdone our U13 second string, Douglas Corinthians, recorded a very impressive
3 - 0 away victory over Everton. Finnian Twomey, Jamie Owen & Richard Walsh grabbed the all important goals, while Darren Kirwin and Frank Carley were the pick from what was overall an excellent team performance.
Finally on the Schoolboys League front a mention for U15's who lost their unbeaten league record when they went down 1 - 0 to Avondale in what was a below par performance, only Chris Hammond, John Carroll & Richard ? played to form.
Last Saturday morning saw the start of the Clubs annual Street Leagues. The highlight was undoubtedly the U7 competition which opened with some cracking games and plenty of excitement for both players and spectators alike.
Roma captained by Conor Cannon and benefiting from top class performances from Philip Seymore, Peter Mullane and Cormack McCarthy are the early pace setters following two good victories over Bayern Munich 2 - 0 and over Galatasaray on a 4 - 0 scoreline. Rory Burke, Shane Collins and George Mallone did well for Munich, while for Galatasaray, David Barry, Evan Browne and Alex MacNulty played well. Deportivo have also made a good start picking up four points from their two games played. They started with a 3 - 1 victory over AC Milan and followed up with a 1 - 1 draw with Real Madrid. Luke O'Sullivan, James Tynor, Ian Tobin and John Moynihan were the pick of the Deportivo side, while Richard Sweetman, Lee Davies, Peter O'Brien were the stars for AC Milan. Real Madrid who had earlier defeated Barcelona by 2 - 0 had top class performers in James Burke, Eoin Dolan and Brian Cuthburt.
The U8's Street League also kicked off last Saturday and the early leaders are Manchester Utd, who picked up full points with a 3 - 2 victory over Liverpool, followed by a 2 - 1 victory over Leicester City. Cian Hammond, Thomas Noonan, Andrew Hayes and Eoin O'Farrell were superb for Manchester Utd. Leeds Utd also picked up full points from Saturdays matches, with two good 2 - 1 victories over Leicester City and Ipswich Town respectively. Alan Cronin, David Ring, Eoin O'Mara and Johnnie Lingwood turned in impressive performances for Leeds.
For a full review of all of the Street League action including scores from the U7, U8, U9 and U11 leagues as well as the latest League Tables you can turn to the Corinthian's Website www.collegecorinthians.com
Under 12 (30/3/01) Douglas Hall 8-0 Carrigaline
Douglas started brightly and did not waste much time putting the bail in the net Kim O'Driscoll scored the first, Ashling Barrett added a spectacular second. Emma Hughes got her first goal of the game. Grace Mulqueen got her name on the score sheet to leave the score 4-0 at halt' time. in the second half Douglas kept up the tempo and Karen O'Neill soon scored her 16th goal of the season. Emma Hughes got her first hat trick for Douglas Hall when she got another two goals. By now Douglas were piling on the pressure but Carrigaline kept battling and never let their heads drop. As the game drew to a close Captain Mary Barrett scored a superb free kick and Sarah Byrne wrapped it up with her first goal for Douglas Hall. Girl of the match must go to super striker Emma Hughes.
Under 12 (1/4/01) Douglas HaIl 8-0 Riverstown
Captain Mary Barrett lead her team out knowing that a win would put them back on top of the League with one match remaining Douglas started well against the ten players of' Riverstown and it was not long before Emma Hughes got her second hat trick in three days. Mary Barrett, Karen O'Neill, Grace Mulqueen and a brace from Megan Shannon meant it was mission accomplished for Douglas who go bad to the top of the table with one game remaining. It was great to see Ger ( The Leader ) O'Mahony return to Douglas Hall during the game.
Under 16 (1/4/01) Douglas Hall 5-0 Riverstown
The under 16's won their third game in a row this week in fine style. Aoife Magner's lobbed the keeper in fine style for the first goal of the game and some great defending from Douglas in particular Catherine Heyden and Danielle Healy kept the game at 1-0 until half time. In the second half Douglas kept up the pressure on the Riverstown goal. A superb strike from captain Jennifer Walshe and a rare headed goal from Naomi O'Leary put the game beyond the visitors. Karen O'Neill came off the bench to finish off a well worked move and Ashling Collins got the filth and final goal which she really deserved alter working hard from the very first whistle.
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
First of all let us congratulate our U 21 Footballers that defeated a fancy Bishopstown team last Sunday in the U 21 Football Championship. They now go to meet either the Barrs or Nemo in the final and what a final that will be. Well done Lads!
Under 12 South / East Football League (B)
Douglas 2-5 V Kinsale 4-7
Although beaten this team will go from strength to strength on this performance, Short about 6 or 7 players; they played great football and never gave up. Chasing every ball, they were very unlucky to let 4 goals in. Great work from Gavin Dempsey at Midfield who played his heart out. A player for the future also Jason Murray, Eoin Hickey, Ed McWhinney and Colm Lucey who had a great game in the forwards.
Under 12 South /East Football League (C)
Douglas 2-6 V Ballygarvan 0-7
In this game a very young Douglas team came of age, when beating a very good Ballygarvan side by playing direct football. No messing, first to every ball. Clearing their lines and finding their man with all passes. Their defence were outstanding with Shane Kingston and James Kelly to the fore. Half time saw teams have 6 points each, but in the second half it was a different story. Two goals in the space of 3 minutes by Rory Murphy and a star in the making, Eoin Kilcummins saw off any Ballygarvan challenge. Well done!
Feile na Peil
Douglas 0-6 V Ná Pairsaig 1-5
Douglas met last Sunday night in the Feile na Peil out in Rathpeacon's pitch that was clearly not suitable for football. Douglas got off to a great start with a point from Stephen Moylan. But Ná Pairsaig soon levelled. It was tit for tat during the first half with both sides finding the going tough on a very soft surface. But it was Ná Pairsig that settled first when they scored a goal to leave the score at half time 1-4 to 0-3. The second half saw Douglas more determined and getting a lot of possession around midfield. Alan Barry played his heart out and so did Eoin Cotter. But they just could not get that winning goal. In the end they had to give way to a good Ná Pairsaig outfit. Keep your heads lads; there's a county in this team yet.
Under 13 football League Section 1
Douglas 2-5 V Nemo 2-1
A game that could have gone anyway, Nemo played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half. But it was Douglas who played better against the wind. Kevin Murphy again tormented Nemo defence with his darting runs. Brian Collins got two nice points. Half time scores Nemo 1-1 Douglas 0-2. In the second half, playing against the wind, Nemo were the first to score. After a great save from Brian Kavanagh, the Nemo forward got a touch from the rebound and the ball trickled over the line. Now it was Douglas's turn to show their skills, with Oisín McGrath doing great work at centre forward when moved from corner forward. John Harris moved centre forward to full forward to score a goal. Jason M. O'Sullivan, Shane McCarthy, Oisín McGrath and Aidan Kelly were players to impress.
DOUGLAS GAA STREET LEAGUES
(SPONSORED BY DOUGLAS CREDIT UNION)
Despite the cold weather and the constant threat of rain the outdoor football season got off to a busy start on Saturday morning last, April 7th. There are over two hundred and fifty participants to be catered for each Saturday morning. Such large numbers will keep chairman Finbarr Kearney and his committee at full stretch over the weeks ahead.
It is good to see so many new faces among the mentors. Some parents, previously content to watch from the sidelines, have now come forward in numbers to help organise some of the teams and to assist with the coaching drills. Well done to those concerned and to the coaches and mentors who are now considered regulars.
This week we concentrate on the action from the under nine grade. Cork and Sligo gave referee Aidan Cleary a baptism of fire and played out a thrilling draw on a score line of 7-2 to 7-2. Graham Cullinane was rock steady at the back for Cork and was well supported by goalkeeper Tommy Harris, David Hanrahan in attack and midfielder Aidan Burke. Sligo had Peter Carroll, Eoin O Mara and goalscorers Daniel O Mahony and Kevin Dunleavy in terrific form.
Laois eventually got the better of Offaly on a scoreline of 3-1 to 2-0. Offaly had excellent performances from Aileen O Donovan and from goalscorers Luke O Sullivan and Barry Cantillon. Stephen Moore was outstanding at midfield for Laois and netted all of their three goals. Eoin Dolan also impressed as did Luke Kearns in defence and goalkeeper James O Mahony.
Galway proved too strong for Tipperary and ran out winners on a score of 3-2 to 0-2. A goal from the superb David Quirke, added to by further efforts from Ciara Peate and Andrew Lehane, supported by a five star performance from Paul Beale in defence laid the foundation for Galway victory. Brothers Niall and Rory Scannell battled hard for Tipperary aided at midfield by the tireless efforts of Alan Murray.
Down defeated a depleted Dublin on a score of 5-1 to 1-3. Robert Fitzpatrick, Alan Cremin, Aine O Donovan and Killian Mc Carthy impressed for Down as did John Cashell, Aoibhin Killeen and Owen Grant for Dublin. Down will surely face stiffer opposition in the weeks ahead and Dublin can look forward to better fortune in future outings if they continue to work hard at the basic skills.
The leagues continue over the Easter Holidays. More news next week. Watch this space!
MILLS BRIDGE CLUB
RESULTS FOR WEEKENDING FRI 6TH APRIL
Mon2Apr D. Creagh & S. Carroll - 1st - A. Murphy & M O'Carroll - 2nd
Tues3Apr(AmJun) J & M. Lahiffe - 1st
Tues3Apr(AmSen) C. Hallihan & N. Staunton - 1st - B O'Sullivan & E. O'Neill - 2nd
Tues3Apr(PmJun) G & A. Ellis - 1st
Tues3Apr(PmSen) E. O'Connell & P Ahern - 1st - D. & A Roche - 2nd
Wed4Apr AM M. Duggan & K. Leahy - 1st - H. Curtain & G. McGuinness - 2nd
Wed4Apr Novice K. Twomey & K. Ballard - 1st
Wed4Apr(PMJun) J & I McDonald - 1st
Wed4Apr(PMSenBlue) Y. Sheeran & A. Keeshan - 1st - C. O'Sullivan & E. Hegarty - 2nd
Wed4Apr(PMSen) Mgt O'Connor & J O'Sullivan - 1st - B. Turner & O. Eisenring - 2nd
Thur5Apr Jun S. Tobin & A. O'Leary - 1st
Thur5Apr Sen A. Hodgins & J. Sayers - 1st - D. White & E. Hendrick - 2nd
Friday 6 April M. Kingston & J. Behan - 1st
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
"Highfield Ladies Capture Nemo Triples
Nemo IBC Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Cornie Mulcahy Memorial Trophy played on the 8th April 2001 in Nemo H & F Club Pavillon
Quarter-finals: Highfield (S Grogan) beat Carrigaline GAA (Ml Mc Carthy, M Mc Carthy & P O'Mahony), Glounthaune (L O'Connell) beat Ballinlough Community (D Fitzgobbon, S Mullins & N Fitzgibbon), Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Cathedral Parish (B Egan, R Looney & E Egan) and ICICYMA (P Barry) beat Nemo (P Moynihan, J Delaney & T Quill)
Semi-finals: Highfield (S Grogan) beat Glounthaune (L O'Connell, R Canning & V Coughlan) and Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat ICICYMA (P Barry, D Treacy & B Twomey)
Final: Highfield (Stella Grogan, Mary O'Connor & Rita Warren) beat Wilton (Pat Mc Carthy, Bob Jennings & Kay McCarthy)(7/5) The final was umpired by D O'Mahony / S O'Mahony and the Markers were Irene Mc Kenna and John O'Keeffe
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