26th April, 2001
Weekly Sports


Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
Last Sunday evening Nemo played Glanmire in the first round of the Intermediate football championship. We got off to a good start with three points from Alan Morgan, Stephen Calnan and James Masters. However Glanmire fought back and trailed by only two points at half time, 0-6 to 0-4. They had the perfect start to the second half with a goal from the penalty spot giving
them a point lead. We responded brilliantly and scored four points in a row as well as a goal from midfielder Dylan Mehigan to give us a lead of six points.
We tapped over a few more points and finished five points in front, 1-13 to 1-8. Congratulations to our five players who were part of the Cork team that won the Munster U-21 football championship last Saturday afternoon.
Nemo Rangers' Underage
Nemo U-14s played Doheney's in the County Feile football semifinal in Brinny on Sunday last. We started slowly and were trailing four points to two midway through the first half, it could have been a lot worse but for a wonderful save from our goalkeeper Mark O'Donovan. Nemo finished the half the stronger and lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval. In the second half we had the aid of the breeze and pulled away from our opponents with some fine scores from Graham Cummins, Ricky Kenny and Philip Hogan. Shane McCarthy and Robbie Allen were excellent in the fullback line and again all three of the halfbacks were in top form. The final score was 0-14 to 0-4. The final is in Pairc Ui Rinn next weekend and your support would be appreciated.
The U-16s had another good win against Delanys in the football league. We played well from start to finish. Best for Nemo were Peter Kelly, Philip Crowley, Rory Gibbons, Gearoid O'Shea and Eric O'Sullivan.
Last Sunday morning the U-15s beat Glanmire in a practice match. Both teams played some good football with Nemo coming out on top in the end. Richard Hogan, Peter O'Mahony and Paul Kerrigan played well.
Thur 26th Apr MAFL V Na Piarsaigh Home 7.00pm, U-16FL(2) V Douglas Away
7.00pm, U-14FL(1) V St. Michael's Away 7.00pm.
Sat 18th Apr U-15HL(1) V Glen Rovers Away 5.00pm, U-13FL(1) V Na Piarsaigh
Home 7.00pm, U-12FL(1) V St. Vincent's Away 4.00pm, U-12FL(2) V Ballinure Home
4.30pm, JAFCship V White's Cross Pairc Ui Laoire 6.30pm.
Sun 29th Apr JBFCship Nemo C V Brian Dillons Home 11.30pm.


The seniors stay hot on the league trail, the Youths advance in the Munster Youths Cup, while the 12's kept their unbeaten run going.
The seniors remain unbeaten in the league following last week's programme of matches. They played two league matches during last week, and with a win and a draw, stay in pole position in the league. Castleview were the visitors to Moneygourney on Tuesday night, with our team recording a comprehensive 5-0 win. The scorers were Joe McSorley, Gavin Roche, Ray O'Connell, Kieran Olliffe and Brian Wilkinson. Buoyed by this performance, and previous fine efforts, they travelled to Ringmahon Rangers for Thursday's crunch clash. Despite falling behind, the 'Hall battled back with a dominant second half performance to deservedly equalise through John Healy. Cork City were next on the list in the Beamish Cup, and despite a good performance, City proved a little too strong, winning 1-0.
The MSL Juniors had mixed fortunes. Their slim league hopes have now all but disappeared, following a 3-1 reverse against Mayfield Utd. Stephen O'Connell, enjoying a rare goal scoring sequence, was the 'Hall scorer. They hosted Midleton in the Super Cup on Sunday morning, and were good value for a 3-2 win. O'Connell, again, hit the target, as did Brian Foley and Michael O'Connor. Colm Lyons deputised in goals for the first half and gave a fine performance, keeping a clean sheet.
The AUL Juniors kept their league form going, with a fine 4-0 win over Hibernians. Rory O'Sullivan bagged a brace, with Brendan Crown and Joe Murphy also on the scoresheet. David Long was between the posts, recording another clean sheet.
The Youths were also doubly engaged during the week. They recorded a 6-3 win over Everton in the league. The goalscorers were Brian Wilkinson (hatrick), Declan O'Connell (now on 22 for the season), Paul Rose and James O'Leary. They hosted Bridge Utd. from Clare in the Munster Youths Cup on Sunday and were comfortable 3-0 winners. Paul Rose contributed 2 goals, with the third from Derrick Bowen. Everyone will be hoping to see Derrick back in action soon, following his injury last Sunday.
The Under 12's hosted Waterloo in the league and were deserving 1-0 winners. They were put to the pin of their collars by Waterloo who were close challengers in the league. John Harris struck the winner, with a fine shot, while Ian Bermingham was very sound in goals, getting another clean sheet.
Congratulations to John Healy, who played with and scored for the Irish Technical Colleges in a representative match last week against the Irish Universities. This match was part of a series of trials for the Irish team for the World Student Games, and we wish John all the best in future trials.
Saturday, 28 April: Senior League Home v. Glasheen, 3.00
Under 14 Local Cup Semi Final Away v. Rockmount, 11.00
Sunday, 29 April: MSL Junior League: Away v. Crosshaven, 3.00
AUL Junior League Away v. Killowen, 10.45
Munster Youths Cup Quarter Final Away v. Cobh Ramblers, 3.00
Under 16 League Away v. Mallow Utd., 11.30
Under 14 D1 League Home v. St. Marys, 11.00
Tuesday, 1 May: Under 17 League Home v. Ballyclough, 7.00
Under 15 League Home v. Blarney St. Utd., 7.00
Thursday, 3 May: AUL Junior League: Home v. Afton Villa, 7.00
Under 12 League Away v. Park Utd., 7.15

Under 8, 9 and 10 coaching continues at the all weather pitch on Sunday mornings. The action gets underway at 10.30, and all are welcome.


Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club Leading League Positions after (Round 13)
Section One: Wilton (Blue) 31pts, Ballinlough (Blue) 29pts, Ballincollig
Community (Blue) 27pts and Grange Frankfield (Blue) 18pts
Section Two: Wilton (Red) 25pts, Douglas Community (White) 24pts,
Ballincollig GAA (Red) 22pts and Nemo 20pts
Section Three: Ballincollig Community (Red) 33pts, Mitchelstown 29pts,
Kinsale 28pts and South Parish 14pts
Section Four: Crosshaven 22pts, Grange Frankfield 21pts, Cathedral Parish
(Blue) 21pts and Ballincollig GAA (Blue) 18pts
Section Five: ICICYMA (Red) 28pts, Bandon 28pts, St Finbarre's 21pts and
St Vincent's (Red) 19pts
Section Six: ICICYMA (Blue) 31pts, Sylvan 28pts, Douglas GAA (Blue) 27pts
and Carrigaline Community (Red) 21pts
Section Seven : Douglas Community (Red) 29pts, Conna (Red) 19pts,
Carrigaline GAA (Blue) 18pts and St Vincent's (Blue) 16pts
Section Eight: Douglas Community (Blue) 32pts, Rockies (Red) 28pts,
Carrigaline GAA (Red) 26pts and Highfield (Red) 23pts
Fixtures: Carrigaline Community IBC Open Licenced Ladies and Gents
Competitions for the Smith Kline Beecham Perpetual Trophies on
26th,27th,28th & 29th April and 4th,5th & 6th May 2001


Last weekend Chloe Hegarty, Amy Keating and Cait Kelleher represented Douglas Gym Club and the Southern Region in the National Junior Code Finals. The competition was held in Dublin. Chloe came first on floor and beam and came second on Vault. Amy took home two silvers, one on bars and one floor.
The three girls competed very well and can now look forward to the National Team Championships next month. The Douglas team, made up of Sile Quinlan, Cait Kelleher, Sara Callan, Chloe Hegarty, Amy Keating, Katie Murphy and Sarah Wedel, will be defending their title against teams from all over the country.


Mon16 April E & J Taylor - 1st / M. Powell & A. Mulcahy - 2nd
Tues17 Apr AmJun A. Kelly & M. Langford - 1st
Tues17 Apr AmSen N. Murphy & H. O'Donovan - 1st
Tues17 Apr PmJun G. & A. Ellis - 1st
Tues17 Apr PmSen K. Mescal & G. Druhan - 1st / D. & N. Heffernan - 2nd
Wed18 April AM A. & C. Nolan - 1st
Wed18 April Nocice M. Aherne & M. O'Reilly - 1st
Wed18 April Pm S. Carroll & C. Pearson - 1st / P. Skehan & T. Long - 2nd
Thur19 April Jun E. McCarthy & S. Staunton - 1st
Thur19 April Sen M. Wallace & R. McSweeney - 1st / E. Hendrick & L O'Hanlon - 2nd
Friday 20April M. Kingston & J. Behan - 1st / J. Kehoe & M O'Driscoll - 2nd


U-10 Blitz The U-10's had their first taste of away games last week when they participated in the camogie fun day held on Good Friday at the Bishopstown GAA grounds. There was a great turn out from douglas with mentors, club members, parents and family turning up for the event. The girls were split up into teams which were made up into teams which were made up of many city teams including, Na Piarsaigh, Glen Rovers, Blackrock and Passage. Credit must go to Ann Carey who was ably assisted by the senior "girls" in the club. An enjoyable day was had by all. The camogie would like to extend our thanks to those parents and family who turned up on the day to show their support, there was an excellent turn out.
U-15 Seandún Interdivisional Easter Monday seven of our girls represented our club,playing for the Seandún blitz at the Glen. Louise O’Regan, Fiona O’Donovan, Helen O’Mahony, Laura Walsh, Andrea Walsh and Natasha Flanagan. Fiona, Louise and Helen played in the first match was against Muskerry and this was a good tough match. Louise scored a great goal, Fiona worked well in the center of the field and Helen made some wonderful clearances from the backline. In the second match Laura & Natasha played on the backline, Ciara & Louise on the forward line while Fiona played center once agian. The girls aquitted themselves very well however the highlight of the match had to be a play involving the girls from Douglas backline cleared the ball it was picked up by Fiona passed to Louise who took it from the air, deadened it on to the hurley then turned and struck a fantastic point. It was a move worthy of any Cork Senior hurler. Unfortunately it was not Seandún’d day. The eventual winners were Muskerry. Seandún lost to Muskerry and drew with Avondhu. All in all our girls were fantastic each given their all.
U-15 Seandún Competition Tuesday last we began the U-15 Seandún competition 2000. Douglas travelled to Passage. Conditions were great for a match. Douglas were too strong for the Passage girls, who are only starting out. This however does not take from the wonderful performances of our girls. Louise O’Regan commanding the half forward line, feeding balls in at a great rate these were duly converted by Orla Hennessay, Caroline Buckley & Michelle O’Donovan. Ciara Kennifick and Clare McSweeney also kept our full forwards on their feet. Center field Helen O’Mahony & Kate Barry rarely let the ball past them to the backline where it was ablely cleared by Valerie Downey, Fiona O’Donovan, Natasha Flanagan, Elaine O’Shea, Andrea Walsh and Laura Walsh. Deirdre Murphy in goal did not have much to do however when she came outfield she played very well. At halftime our older girls made way for our younger stars. We saw some wonderful play from Clóna Conway, Lavina O’Mahony, Louise Sheehan, Rachel O’Sullivan, Jenny O’Donovan, Sinead Conway & Niamh O’Donovan. Every girl put her heart and soul into the game, long may it last.
Trials Our congratulations to Fiona O’Donovan who worked hard to gain a place on the Cork Minor team and also congratulations to Amanda O’Regan who once again held her place on the Cork Junior team. Well done girls on your achievements. We also had a number of other players who also attended the Cork Juniors & Minor trials but were unsuccessful on this occasion.
Fixtures: Juniors: Douglas V Mayfield, Wednesday 25th April, meeting at the Douglas GAA club at 6.30pm.
U-11 :Douglas v Ballinhassig on Saturday 28th April at 6.30pm in Douglas GAA grounds.
U-14: Douglas V Lissmore away match on Saturday 28th April. Meeting at Douglas GAA Club at 4.00pm. sharp any team member who cannot attend on the day please notify your trainer.
Juniors: Douglas V Lissmore away match on Saturday 28th April. Meeting at Douglas GAA at 4.00pm. Any team member that cannot attend on the day please notify trainer.


Street Leagues
There was some cracking action again in last weekends series of matches.
Under Sevens
In the Under Seven League the early pace has been set by Valencia and Deportivo. Deportivo remain unbeaten after a 4-0 win against Barcelona followed by a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma. For Deportivo Luke O'Sullivan, James Tyner, Ian Tobin and Cormac Murphy were outstanding in both games, while for Roma Cormac McCarthy, David O'Farrell and Aaron Williams turned in fine performances.
Roma had earlier lost out in a nine goal thriller against Valencia going down 6-3. Kieran Dalton was the star of the show for Valencia and he got great support from Peter Hurley, Joe White, Diarmuid O'Shea and Rogan Quigley. Valencia had cause for double celebration when they took the points also in their second match defeating Barcelona 3-1. Barcelona's defeat was not the fault of Captain Brian Lenihan, Jack Buckley and Luke O'Sullivan who were superb on the day.
Bayern Munich are also going well and they picked up three further points after an impressive 6-1 victory over Galatasary. Richard Tobin, Rory Burke, John Lyons and Eric O'Neill were the pick of the Bayern Munich side.
Finally a special mention for AC Milan double losers on the opening day of the league. They recorded two victories last Saturday over Real Madrid and Galatasary. Conor McGiveren, Billy Davis, Rory Scannell and Brian O'Leary were their stars.
Under 8's
The Under 8 Street League is wide open after the second series of matches with all teams having recorded victories. Manchester United and Leeds are currently leading the way and they met last Saturday with Leeds recording a fine 4-1 victory. Best for Leeds were Robert Lyons, David Ring, Eoin O'Mara and Tom Peelo. While for United Cian Hammond, Thomas Noonan and Alan McCarthy played well. Liverpool were also in impressive form and they picked up three points after a 2-1 victory over Ipswich Felice Castaldo, Alan Murphy and Robert Bennett played well for Liverpool, while for Ipswich Luke Connolly, Darragh Williamson and Timmy McCarthy turned in fine performances.
Finally Leicester picked up 3 points in their encounter with Arsenal after a 2-1 victory. David O'Donovan, Brian Quinlan, Declan McGiveren and James Furlong did well for Leicester. While for Arsenal Kieran Twohig, Cian McWhinney, Stephen McGiveren and Ian Harte were in fine form.
Under 9
Red Star Belgrade are top of the Under 9 league after a comfortable 3-1 victory over Dynamo Moscow. Shane Keane was outstanding for the table-toppers and he received great support from Graham Coughlan and Ronan Barry. Legia Warsaw helped by a fine hat-trick from Kevin Kelleher overcame Croatia Zagreb 4-2. Andrew Rock, Karl Lynch and Martin O'Donoghue played well for Zagreb while Gary Duggan and Peter Nolan did well for the winners.
Finally Sparta Prague proved much too strong for Dynamo Kiev winning 4-0. Gavin Irwin, Jamie Mulvill and Eoin Collins played well for Sparta Prague while Stuart Chisolm and Eoin Freeney did well for Dynamo Kiev.
A Complete review of the Street Leagues including league tables is available on the Club's Website - www.collegecorinthians.com.


Douglas Hall (1) V. Wilton (1) Sunday 22nd April
The Douglas girls picked themselves up very well to day to face a very strong Wilton Team. They fought for every ball and were rewarded with a goal which came from another great free kick from (Guess Who?) Jennifer Walshe. Five minutes later Wilton scored, making it 1-1. With the Wilton goalkeeper working very hard Douglas were unlucky not to win this game. But all in all we were very happy to come away with a point from a very hard game. Well done Girls!
Girls to play well were; Aoife Magner, Jennifer Walshe, Louise Martin and Kate Delaney. But the "Girl of the Match" was Laura Williams, who did everything that was asked of her.

Douglas Hall (1) V Carrigaline (3)
A poor start to this game left Douglas 2 goals down by half time. After a hard team talk Douglas played much better in the second half but could not hold off Carrigaline. Another goal came, which left the score 3-0. Still with great Douglas spirit the girls worked hard and were rewarded with a fabulous goal from a free kick by Jennifer Walshe. Girls to play well were; Maire Moyihan, Louise Martin, and Danille Healy.


(Sponsored by Douglas Credit Union)
This weekend April 21st, we concentrate on the under ten category. This section comprises of six teams with up to ten players on each team. Although the numbers in action are not excessive for this hour the quality of some of the performances at this age level augur well for the future of the club.
Clare and Derry played out an excellent draw on a score of 1-1 to 0-4. Sligo managed to "secure the services' of both Aileen and Jenny 0'Donovan just before the throw-in to this game and benefited enormously from their outstanding performances. Michael Carroll, David Cuthbert and Darren 0'Mahony also put in strong displays for Sligo.
Clare had Conor Bowen in dominant form at centre-back and Moira 0'Donovan in terrific form between the posts. Philip Shine also sparkled in the Clare attack.
Galway overcame Derry in a closely fought encounter on a score of 1-4 to 3-3.
Galway had Ronan Kelly, Mark Tobin and Jerry Roche in superb form while Derry looked to Gemma Long, Alan Walsh and Sean Kearney for their best efforts.
Cork proved much too strong for Waterford and emerged victorious on a score of 3- 6 to 1-1 Brian Buckley, Olan Bermingham and Ciara Clarke excelled for Cork while top performers for Waterford were Niall 0'Brien, Stephen Dorney and Emma Jordan.
More news next week - Oliver Carroll (PRO)



Douglas captained by Tomas Twomey defeated Ballyhea 2-13 to 1-9 in the Senior Hurling League at Douglas. Ballyhea dominated the opening sequences of play and led by five points after ten minutes. Inspired by the display of Paddy Barry at midfield and Tomás Twomey at full forward Douglas reduced the deficit to a point by half time.
Ballyhea goaled twelve minutes into the second half Mick Dunne had a similar score for Douglas. A second goal by 'young' Larkin put Douglas in the driving seat. Hurling with great and direction Douglas got some splendid scores. On the night it was certainly a good team display. There were some very good individual displays - Brian McIoughlin, Fergal Hayes, Brian Boyle and Killian Hogan.
On Thursday next Douglas entertain Sars at Douglas @ 7p m
Under 16 A
Douglas and St.Nicks played in a very exciting game in the U 16 A Grade Football League. Douglas played with the aid of the wind in the first half and led 2-4 to 0-I after a quarter of an hour St.Nicks rallied the halftime score was 2-7 to 1-3.
Only a point separated the sides with fifteen minutes remaining. At this stage things looked ominous for Douglas but the Douglas lads dug deep and after some fine passing movement sealed victory on a scoreline of 2-Il to 2-8 On the night Thomas Cotter, Kenny Barry and Mark 0'Callaghan worked extremely hard.
Under 16 B
The B team played Shamrocks in the SouthEast League. The Shamrocks were wel1 on top at all stages. Shane Forde made some fine saves to keep Douglas in the game Joe Lennon and Vincent Kiely were others to impress.
Junior A
Douglas and Na Piarsaigh met in the Junior A Football Championship at Ballinlough. The Northsiders got off to the best possible start with 1-1 in the opening five minutes. Douglas fought back and reduced the deficit to two points at the interval.
Douglas enjoyed the majority of possession in the second half but squandered a lot of scoring chances and lost on a scoreline of 1- 4 to 0-5 John Ross Hunt fielded some great balls. Paddy Barry was very prominent at centre back whilst Brian Boyle was excellent in goal.
Junior B
Douglas and Rochestown played in the B grade Football Championship. Wind assisted Douglas were in control for most of the half and led 1-6 to 0-2 at the interval. Jim Burke was the goal scorer.
The expected Rochestown revival never materialised as Douglas totally dominated the second half. A second goal by Jim Barry finished the game as a contest. Frank Corrigan, Declan Reidy, Ray McLouglin and Brian Spillane impressed most.
Senior Hurling
Douglas and St. Finbarrs met in the Senior Hurling City Championship. The Douglas lads more than matched their more vaunted opponents in the opening half. Conor Ryan got a marvellous goal when he doubled on the ball in mid air. The same player was most unlucky not to score a second goal. The Blues kept in touch and scored a goal before the interval to leave the sides level.
With the aid of the wind the second half the Barrs proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners. Ronan and Gary Wade worked very hard.
Well done to our players who represented Seandun (Cork City) against North Tipperary (Divisional Champions). The Tipperary lads won by three points. Thomas Cotter captured the team, I think this may be a first for the Douglas club. A speedy recovery to Mark Barrington who sustained a fractured bone in his shoulder in a game against Muskerry.
Junior Hurling 1
Douglas and Ballinhassig played a most entertaining game in the first round of the league. There were seven minors from last year on the Douglas team. Goals from Mick Dunne and John Ross Hunt gave Douglas a 2-6 to I-4 interval lead.
In the second half the scores did not flow as freely. There were promising displays from. Patrick Tobin, Mark 0'Sullivan and David Maloney. Five points separated the sides at the finish good win for Douglas.
Under 16 Football
Douglas B maintained their unbeaten record with a victory over Whites Cross/Whitechurch in the league. Wind assisted Douglas were well on top the first half.
The second period was a different story as Douglas struggled to contain their opponents and were certainly flattered by the final score. James Barrett got some fine scores, others to impress were David 0'Connor and Mark Hanrahan. Final score Douglas 3-10 to 1-6.
Minor Hurling 1.
Douglas and Shamrocks played in the opening round of the league in Douglas. The Douglas lads were in total control the first half and led 4-6 to 1 -1 at the interval.
Three quarters way through the game four points separated the sides. Douglas eventually got the scores to secure the points Final score 5-9 to 4 2. Barry Hanrahan, Paul 0'Sullivan and Brian 0'Loughlin played well. A speedy recovery to Gary Wade.
Under 16 Football Douglas V Nemo @ Douglas Thursday 7pm
Junior Hurling 2 Douglas V Passage @ Douglas Friday 7 PM


Under 13 Football Section 1
Douglas 4-4 V Ballincollig 0-1
In rain soaked Ballincollig, Douglas saw off any challenge from their opponents with a superb display of attacking football and good defensive work. Douglas were first to score with a point from Shane McCarthy. Douglas were in control for most of the first half but only for our back line the score would have been a favour to Ballincollig in the first half. Shane McCarthy when moved from full forward to half back had a great game and settled the whole defence. This meant that the forwards were getting plenty supply of the ball but were not making good use of it there were a lot of missed chances that should have been scores But over all it was a good team performance but work will have to he done on the training field to improve our shooting for points.
Under 15 Football Section 2
Douglas 1-1 v Ballinure 2-12
A game that could have gone anyway. In the first half Ballinure led by a point t 1-2, to 1-1. Douglas played good football in this half with good running off the ball and a lot of inter-passing but were unlucky to be behind at half time. The second half was completely dominated by Ballinure. The Douglas team could not get going in this half and Balliniure ran out easy winners in the end. PIayers to impress were Nicky McCarthy and Alan McCarthy.
Under 14 Football Section 1
Douglas 7-1 v St. Nick's 0-4
A good performance from our lads. Douglas led from start to finish. They played some very good football with a solid display from the back line. The score-line tells its own story.
Under 15 Football Section 1I
Douglas 2-10 v Na Pairsaig 1-5
Another good performance from this team whom are going from strength to strength in this section. They played excellent attacking football and scored some good points.' Stephen Bermingham who scored 2-5 is surely a player for the future. Solid displays from Eoin Cadogan, Jonathan Lane and Brian O'Connor paved the way for a good victory.

Last Thursday night we had our 'Presentation Night' in the hall for our Under 13 and our Under 12 of last year. The Under 12's received their medals for winning the South/East. We also had our 'Players of the Year' in which Kevin Murphy won the U 12 'Footballer of the Year' and Richard Kingston won the 'Hurler of the Year'. David Olden won the U 13 'Footballer of the Year' and Stephen Moylan won the 'Hurler of the Year'. A special presentation was presented to Gavin Griffin and Stephen Moylan for their participation in the Cork Primary School Finals. Well done to all concerned.

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