19th April, 2001
Nemo Rangers' Senior
Club All-Ireland Football Final
On Easter Monday the senior footballers played Mayo and Connacht Champions Crossmolina in Croke Park. Nemo started the better and lead by a point after ten minutes. We built up a three point lead by half time and were unlucky not to have scored two goals in the half. The scores were 0-10 to 0-7 at the interval. After the break Crossmolina scored six points in a row before Nemo got off the mark with a point. Both teams exchanged scores and with one minutes left we trailed by four points. A Colin Corkery goal gave us some hope but Crossmolina held out for a point victory in the end, 0-16 to 1-12.
Also last week the second U-21 football team won the city final against St. Nicholas' in a very exciting game.
Nemo Rangers' Underage
Last Sunday evening Nemo played Na Piarsaigh in the second round of this year's feile. Nemo started well and were leading by seven points to one at the interval. Ricky Kenny scored five of these points in the first half.
David Kearney also played well while the halfback line was as strong as ever. In the second half we scored two goals through David Kearney and Andrew Morrissey. Nemo scored a further two points in the second half to leave the scores 2-9 to 0-3 at the end. Robbie Allen, Colin O'Brien and Stephen Morgan also played well.
Sat 21st Apr U-15FL(1) V St. Vincent's Home, U-14FL(1) Nemo2 V St. Michael's Away, U-14FL(1) Nemo1 V Ballincollig Away, U-13FL(1) V Bishopstown Home, U-12FL(1) V Bishopstown Home, U-12FL(2) V Mayfield Away.
DOUGLAS GAA STREET LEAGUES
(SPONSORED BY DOUGLAS CREDIT UNION)
Despite the slight reduction in numbers due to the Easter holiday weekend the Street Leagues served up an exciting series of games on Saturday, April 14th. This week we concentrate on the very young participants taking part in the under seven category.
Antrim played Clare in a closely fought encounter and eventually emerged as winners on a score of 3-3 to 1-1. Both Adam Finn and Ian Tobin scored excellent goals for Antrim who were also well served by strong contributions from Charlie White, Sean Walsh, James Flynn and Gavin Murphy. Clare had sterling performances from goalkeeper John Moynihan and from midfielder Michael Coughlan as well as very good displays from Aaron Dold and Ryan Jordan.
In a high scoring battle Wexford got the better of Kilkenny on a score of 8-3 to 6-0.
Paul Fitzgerald and Stephen Crowley continue to show great form for Kilkenny who also had bright displays from Dylan Rodgers and Muiread Mulrooney. Adrian O Connell was superb at centre-back for Wexford and was assisted by powerful displays from Jamie Davis, Ian Lucey and Robert Mc Cormack.
In a low scoring duel Carlow finally withstood a strong challenge from Meath on a score of 1-2 to 0-1. Eamon Kelleher, turning in a top-class performance at midfield, was the Carlow goalsorer, well supported by battling displays from Gavin Carroll, Stephen Moore and Jordan Smith. Meath goalkeeper Philip Kelleher made a series of great saves during this game and the polished performance of Matthew Grogan at centre back, aided by the Trojan efforts of both Kevin O Regan and Richard Barrett ensured that Carlow had to fight to the very end to retain victory.
Finally for this week we look at the meeting of Mayo and Kerry who finished level on a score of 3-3 to 4-0. This game needed a number of transfers to take place before the throw-in to even up the teams, nevertheless, an exciting tussle developed.
Goalkeeper Cormac Hartley did well for Mayo as did an outstanding Robert Lehane at midfield. Others to show promise for Mayo were John Rogers and Gavin O Herlihy . Both Mark O Connor and Brian Lenihan excelled for Kerry who also had fine displays from Shane O Brien and Billy Thompson.
Next week we look at the fortunes of the under- ten players who are soon to graduate from the street leagues to take their places in both South-East and City competitions at under eleven and twelve level.
Judging from their displays to date a number of excellent teams are taking shape and expectations will be high. Good luck to them in their final season on the smaller pitches!
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
"Carrigaline GAA IBC Qualify for the final of the Frances Cody Trophy"
Cork Zone Inter Club Championship for the Frances Cody Trophy (Semi-final)
Carrigaline GAA versus Brookfield (Carrigaline names first)
Singles: M Hayes drew with F Corkery Triples: P Tierney, B Barton & B
Barry beat C Eadie, J Morris & S Connolly Triples: K Cooney, M Mc Carthy &
E Noonan lost to P O'Reilly, E Fleming & I Myers Pairs: T O'Mahony & J
Noonan beat J Williams & E Corkery Fours: Michael Mc Carthy, M Mc Carthy,
P O'Mahony & P Burke beat F Corkery, M O'Regan, J Bell & V Morris Fours:
M Barry, M Hayes, M Harte & K Jeffords drew with M O'Leary, P O'Reilly, N
Kiely & R Bell
Match Result: Carrigaline GAA 11pts Brookfield 5pts Carrigaline GAA will
now meet St Anthony's in the final on Tuesday 1st May 2001 at the SMA Hall,
Irish Indoor Bowling Association (Munster Region) Championship Results:
P Barry (Douglas GAA) beat P Mc Carthy (Wilton), J Curran (Douglas
Community) beat A Moore (Clare), G Quinn (St Vincent's) beat H Burrows
(Wilton), S O'Sullivan (Grange Frankfield) beat E Bannon (South Parish), G
Swanton (Grange Frankfield) beat B Hamilton (Conna), B Egan (Cathedral
Parish) beat S O'Mahony (St Anthony's), M O'Regan (Conna) beat P Collins
(Carrigaline Community) and H De Pius (ICICYMA) beat C Middleton
Fixtures: Mallow IBC Open Licenced Triples Tournament on 19th, 20th, 21st
& 22nd April 2001
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
The Seniors continue on the winning trail in the league.... the Youths, 12's and 14's advance in cups... and the Juniors battle back in their league.
The Seniors are in the middle of a string of matches at the moment, and are maintaining their strong performance in the league. In the last week, they have recorded three fine wins, to strengthen their position at the top of the table. First on the list were Casement Celtic, where they had a 2-0 win, with Gerard O'Donovan and John Healy notching the goals. Carrigaline were next, where a late Brian McSweeney goal was enough. In both games, Gary Aherne kept clean sheets. Their third match last week showed the character of the team, when they fought back from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2. The scorers were John Healy (2, 1 penalty) and Kieran Olliffe.
The MSL Juniors have shown good form in recent games, and maintained this form with a 5-2 win over Wilton Utd. There were 5 different scorers - Deccie White, Stephen O'Connell, Mark O'Connell, Michael O'Connor and Brian Foley. This keeps them in contention, but other results need to be favourable. The Youths had a match cancelled late in the day, but overcame Ballincollig in the League Cup - with a facile 6-0 win. Declan O'Connell was in sparkling form, scoring a fine hat-trick. The other goals were from Paul Rose, Derrick Bowen and Brian Wilkinson. Colm McCarthy earned the clean sheet.
The Under 12's and 14's both advanced in the local Cups. The 14's travelled to Midleton for a difficult tie, but were worthy 2-1 winners. The goalscorers were Gary Wills and Gordon O'Donovan, currently in fine scoring form. The 12's hosted Waterloo in a replay, and took full advantage of home ground, winning 3-0. Ian Bermingham kept the clean sheet, with goals from Eoin O'Leary (2) and Shane Duncan.
In League action, the Under 15's travelled to Leeds, but, missing a few players, found Leeds too strong. The final score was 3-1, with David O'Connor notching the goal. The Under 14 Division 1 side had a very difficult away tie against table toppers, Tramore Athletic and acquitted themselves very well, before going down 5-3. The scorers were Eoin Cadogan, Finbarr O'Donovan and Ashley Gyves.
The fixture list is, typically for the time of year, enormous:
Thursday, 19th.:Senior League Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 6.45
MSL Junior League Away v. Mayfield, 6.45
Youths League Home v. Everton, 6.45
Under 16 League Home v. Cobh Ramblers, 6.30
Friday, 20th Under 12 League Home v. Waterloo, 6.30
Over 35 League at the Mardyke v. St. Marys, 8.00
Saturday, 21st: Senior, Beamish Cup Away v. Cork City, 3.00
Under 14 Goodson cup Away v. Quarryvale (Dublin), 2.30
Sunday 22nd.: MSL Junior, Super cup Home v. Midleton, 10.45
AUL Junior League Away v. Dripsey Celtic, 10.45
Munster Youths Cup Home v. Bridge Utd (Clare), 3.00
Tuesday, 24th: Senior League Home v. Ballincollig, 6.45
Under 17 League Home v. Blackstone Rovers, 6.45
Under 14 League Away v. Mallow Utd., 7.00
Wednesday, 25th: Under 16 League Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 7.00
Thursday, 26th: AUL Junior League Away v. Strand Utd., 6.45
Youths League Away v. Passage, 6.45
Under 8, 9 and 10 coaching continues at the All-Weather pitch on Sunday mornings. The 8's start at 11.00 am, with the 9's and 10's underway at 10.30. All are welcome.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
We are now at the stage of the season when individual results are of crucial importance in determining weather, teams are challenging for honours, fighting off relegation or making further progress in cup competitions. This was certainly the case for two of our Under 11 teams who faced important cup quarter finals last Friday night.
Corinthian Boys travelled to Togher to take on Everton while Corinthians United were at home to Kilreen Celtic.
Corinthians United 0 Kilreen Celtic 3
Despite their defeat the management trio of Joe O' Connell, Ger Kilcommons and Willie Fox were delighted with the performance of their charges against a physically stronger and more experienced side. They gave their all and with a little bit of luck could have run their higher rank opponents a little closer.
With the entire squad under age again next year, the experience gained in matches like this will prove invaluable in time to come. While everyone contributed on the night, Robert O' Connell and Robert Waters deserve special mention for outstanding individual performances.
Everton 0 Corinthian Boys 6
Despite being short ace marks man Jamie Drennan, Corinthians Boys still proved too strong for Everton. Eoin McCarthy (3) , Stephen Good, Patrick O' Brien and David Meyler scored for Corinthians while William O' Connor, Sean Grant and Connor O' Reilly played well. This victory puts Corinthian Boys into the Semi-final and an away clash with either Midleton or Riverstown Boys on Thursday April 26th.
Under 12 Premier Division
Mayfield United 2 Douglas Corinthians - 3
While some Club sides like our three under 11 sides have enjoyed very successful seasons, life has not been so good for one of our two under 12 Premier divisions sides Douglas Corinthians. Without a win all season they travelled to Mayfield last Saturday looking for an elusive victory.
They started brightly and goals by Colm Boohig (2) and Daniel Cronin put Corinthians in charge. However Mayfield rallied and reduced the deficit to 3-2 but in a welter of excitement, Corinthians held on for the 3 points. Well done to all concerned.
Ironically our second Under 12 Premier Division Side, Corinthian Boys lost their unbeaten league record when they went down 2-0 to Everton. They had plenty of possession but failed to penetrate a strong Everton defence. Kevin O' Mahony and Brian Lombard played well for Corinthians on the night.
Top Dublin Schoolboys Club "Belvedere Boys" were guests of Corinthians last Saturday when they took on one of our Under 11 sides Douglas Corinthians. They looked very impressive as they recorded a comfortable victory. Colm Parker, Brennan Knight and Ciaran O' Donovan did well for Douglas Corinthians who hopefully will benefit from the experience or playing such a top class side.
Following a break last weekend the Club's Street Leagues will be back on the agenda again this Saturday for the under 7's (1993 and 1994) and the under 8's (1992). Kick-off time is 12.15 p.m. on the Saturday morning with games finishing at approximately 1.30 p.m. For the Under 9's (1991), kick-off time is 9.30 with a finishing time of 10.45 a.m. For the under 10's and under 11's (1089 / 1990 ) the kick-off time is 10.45 a.m. with a finishing time of 12 noon.
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
Douglas and the Barrs met in the first round of
the Senior Football championship at Pairc Uí Rinn. The prize was
entry into the fourth round, while the vanquished would play in
the Third Round.
The Togher side started in spectacular fashion scoring 1-3 in the first few minutes. By the twentieth minute they were nine points to the good.
Douglas played with the aid of the wind in the second half. Eoin Casey was introduced at the break. He made an immediate impact. This introduction caused a mini revival, with Eoin scoring one point and laying on another.
Unfortunately the Barrs took control once more and proceeded to score points from all angles. Whilst this was a disappointing performance this is a very young squad and I am sure the squad will lift itself for the next round.
Congratulations to our five players on the Seandún panel for the game against North Tipperary - Thomas Cotter (Captain), Denis O'Riordan, James Moylan, Eoin Carroll, Frank Tobin and Mark Harrington.
May I thank Anne and Joan for washing the Seandún tracksuits at such short notice.
Junior C Football
Having been at the receiving end of a couple of defeats the Junior C team bounced back with a 2-1 to 1-9 Victory over Rathpeacon. The highlight of the game was the scoring exploits of Joe Barry JR who contributed 2-5. Others to shine were Jim Barry, Brian Spillane and Padraig McCarthy.
Junior A Football
Douglas and passage west played in this encounter. Douglas played with the aid of the wind the first half and led 2-4 to 0-2 at the interval. The goal scorers were Ronan Geary and Garód O'Leary. Passage piled on the pressure the second half and eventually won on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-6. Douglas were best served by Ronan Wade, Garód O'Leary and Brian Horgan.
Douglas U 15 A Footballers played Mayfield in a league encounter at Douglas. Mayfield played with the aid of the wind in the first half. The Northsiders led 1-3 to 0-1 after twenty minutes. The Douglas selectors made a number of position changes and the Douglas lads responded in a positive fashion. Seamus Crowley scored two goals to leave the score 2-3 to 1-4 at the interval. A third Seamus Crowley goal after the interval seemed to seal victory for Douglas. Mayfield replied with another goal. Douglas held on for a 3-7 to 2-7 victory. Kenny Barry, David Dorney, Seamus Crowley and Ray Keating impressed most.
Minor A Football
Douglas and Mayfield provided a most entertaining match on Thursday last. The opening quarter was even enough with the sides level at 3-0 each. Ina five minute period the Northsiders scored two goals to lead 2-4 to 0-3 at the interval.
Douglas hit a purple patch after the interval scoring six unanswered points. The quality of football played by Douglas was at a very high standard. At this stage Colin Doyle and Stephen Bermingham were introduced as substitutes. Fergal O'Sullivan and Jeremy McCarthy showed up well. Final score Mayfield 4-7 to Douglas 2-11
Under 16 B Football
Douglas travelled to Kinsale on Wednesday and duly collected two points from this encounter. Douglas were far superior to their opponents and were convincing winners. Kevin Ryan, Jerry O'Kane, Graham Coughlan and David O'Connor were best.
The following night Douglas continued on their way with a victory over Delaneys in the City Division. Frank Walsh, Kevin O'Donovan, James Barrett and Brian t O'Callaghan played well.
Senior Hurling Championship City
Douglas V St. Finbarrs Thursday (19th ) - Ballinlough @ 6.45
Douglas v Glen Rovers Friday (20th ) - Douglas @ 6.45
Douglas V Glen Rovers Saturday (21st ) - Douglas @ 6.45
Douglas V Youghal Sunday (22nd) - To Be Decided
Douglas V Brian Dillons Monday (23rd ) - away @ 7.00
Douglas V Ballygarvan, Wednesday (25th ) - Douglas @ 7.00
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