3rd May, 2001
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
The Seniors remain top of the league, following a
tremendous run of results. The Youths and 14's gain creditable
draws in Cup competitions.
The Seniors maintained their terrific recent form in league action last week. They played two tough matches against Ballincollig and Glasheen, and emerged relatively unscathed. They were held to a draw by Ballincollig, in a match which had a top of the table feel about it. John Healy opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but Ballincollig fought back to equalise before the interval. The second half was as competitive as the first, but neither side could force a breakthrough. Glasheen were next on the list, at a very windy Moneygourney on Saturday. The 'Hall trailed 2-1 at the interval, but dominated the second period, to record a 3-2 win. Scorers in this match were Brian McSweeney, John Healy and Robbie Bermingham.
Congratulations to the five members of the Senior squad who have been selected for the Munster Senior League Division 1 side - Gerry McGreevy, John Healy, Gavin Roche, Robbie Bermingham and Aidan Cotter.
The MSL Juniors final hopes of league success disappeared at the weekend, with a 3-1 defeat away to Crosshaven. The scorer was Michael O'Connor. The AUL Juniors also have their work cut out in the league, following last week's matches. They were defeated 2-1 by Strand Utd, where they had plenty of possession, but could not get the goals. The scorer was Brendan Crown.
They were also in action on Sunday, where a 2-2 draw with Killowen was all they could achieve. The scorers were Crown, again and Willie Murphy.
The Youths are also facing a backlog of matches, but advance in the Murphy Youth Cup with a hard fought 3-2 win over Grattan Utd. The scorers were Paul Rose, Declan O'Connell and James O'Leary. They also travelled to Cobh for the Munster Youths Cup Quarter Final tie with Ramblers. This match ended scoreless, following extra time. However, the 'Hall can be very proud of their performance, forcing the Cobh 'keeper into a number of fine saves. At the other end, Colm McCarthy can be well pleased with his clean sheet. The replay has not yet been fixed.
In the Under 16 league, the 'Hall have been struggling a little of late, with 2 defeats in the last week. Carrigaline got the better of our lads in a midweek fixture, winning 2-1. Darren O'Connor was the scorer. Things got no better in Mallow, where the home side were 2-0 winners. The Under 14 Premier division outfit travelled to Quarryvale in Dublin for the Goodson cup match, and returned with a 1-1 draw. The 'Hall had to battle hard and dig deep to get the result, with the replay not yet fixed. Robert Rose notched the 'Hall goal.
The Under 14 Division 1 side made their breakthrough last weekend, recording their first win of the season, which delighted everyone. The final result against St. Marys was 2-0, with David Burke scoring both goals. At the other end, Denis O'Sullivan was very sound in goals, recording a deserved clean sheet. The Under 12's bowed out of the Local Cup at the Quarter final stage, losing 2-1 to Premier side, Everton. The scorer was Barry O'Donnell and try as they might, they could not get the equaliser.
Under 14 and 15 players will be involved in the Inter League competition at the weekend - Stephen Bermingham, David Hackett, Kevin Mulcahy and Robert Rose on the Cork Under 14's, with Colin Doyle, Shane Kennedy and Stephen Barry on the 15's. We also have Youth players on the Cork AUL squad - James O'Leary, Brian Wilkinson and Paul Rose. Good luck to all of them.
Saturday, 5th: MSL Junior League Home v. UCC, 3.00
AUL Junior League Home v. Dunbar Celtic, 3.00
Under 17 League Away v. Millstreet, 5.00
Sunday 6th.: Murphy Youths Cup Semi Final Away v. Leeside (provisional) 3.00
Tuesday 8th.: Senior League Away v. Mallow Utd., 7.00
Youths League Away v. Midleton (provisional), 7.00
Thursday 10th: Senior League Home v. Tramore Athletic, 7.00
MSL Junior League Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 7.00
Youths League Cup Semi Final Home v. College Corinthians, 7.00
Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
On Saturday evening last the junior A footballers defeated White's Cross in the championship. Nemo played with the strong wind in the opening half and were first off the mark with a point from David O'Driscoll. This was followed by a goal, from Brian O'Regan, and three other points before White's Cross scored. At halftime we lead convincingly. After the break White's Cross piled on the pressure but the Nemo defence was very disciplined and gave away very few scores. We ran out comfortable winners in the end. Best for Nemo were Neil Creedon, Conor Buckley, Brian O'Regan and David Madden.
The Junior C footballers played Brian Dillons in the B championship last Sunday morning. Both teams played well in patches in the opening half and the minimum was between the teams at the interval, Nemo 1-4 to Dillons' 0-6. After the break we took full control of the game and lead by six points midway through the half. Both teams exchanged scores over the remainder of the game with Nemo running out comfortable winners in the end, 2-10 to 0-11. Best for Nemo were Michael Dorgan, Noel Hanley, Paul Hogan and Colm Lyons.
The minor hurlers played Carrigaline in the league on Monday evening. Only a point separated the teams at halftime, 0-6 to 0-5 in favour on Nemo. In the second half four goals from our forward line sealed the victory, the final score being 4-6 to 0-7.
Nemo Rangers' Underage
Feile Football Champions 2000
Nemo 2-8 St. Vincent's 2-6
We played St. Vincent's in the final on Sunday last at Pairc Ui Rinn. We started well and scored a fortuitous goal after six minutes through Ricky Kenny. Shane Horgan and David Kearney added two points before Vincent's got their first score. We added a further two points before conceding a soft goal just before the break. The half time score was 1-4 to Nemo, 1-2 to St. Vincent's. St. Vincent's started the second half the better and led by 2-6 to 1-6 with ten minutes to go. Nemo then showed what they were made of as wingbacks Gary Coughlan and Keith Donnellan began to drive forward. Captain Ciaran McGrath started to dominate midfield and substitutes Alan Meany, Robbie O'Sullivan and Dermot Collins were all making good contributions. David Kearney got the decisive goal and further points were added by Ricky Kenny before the final whistle. Congratulations to all involved.
On Monday evening the U-12s played St. Vincent's in the league. It took a long time for the team to settle and at half time we trailed by a point, 0-2 to 0-1. After the break we dominated the game and ran out easy winners, 5-6 to 0-2. Nemo were best served by E. Buckley, M. O'Keeffe and L. Doyle.
Thur 2nd May JBHL V Passage Away 7.15pm, MAHL V Na Piarsaigh Away 7.00pm.
Fri 3rd May U-12FL(3) V Na Piarsaigh Away 7.00pm.
Sat 4th May U-12FL(1) V St. Michael's Home 3.00pm, MH non exam V D O'Mahuna's Home 7.00pm.
Sun 6th May JBHL V Blackrock Home 11.30pm, SFCship V Clonakilty Bandon 3.30pm.
Tue 8th May U-14HL(1) V Glen Rovers Home 7.00pm, U-13FL(1) V Ballincollig Away 7.00pm.
Wed 9th May MAHL V Delanys Away 7.00pm, JAHL V Douglas Away 7.30pm
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
"Wilton defeat ICICYMA in Mallow final"
Mallow Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition played on the
22nd April Quarter-finals: Douglas GAA (B Kenneally) beat Ballincollig
Community School (D Twohig, M Buckley & A Twohig), ICICYMA (B Logan) beat
Mitchelstown (J Caplice, V Caplice & J Cowell), Cathedral Parish (R Moore)
beat Ballincollig Community School (R Ahern, C Delaney & P Delaney) and
Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Wilton (D O'Leary, P Giller & B Mc Taggart)
Semi-finals: ICICYMA (B Logan) beat Douglas GAA (B Kenneally, P Finn & M
Farrell) and Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Cathedral Parish (R Moore, E Feeney
& N Quinn) Final: Wilton (P Mc Carthy, H Burrows & K Mc Carthy) beat
ICICYMA (B Logan, M Fitzgibbon & E Mills)
Trustee Savings Bank finals fixed for St Anthony's Hall"
The following teams have qualified for the concluding stages of the Trustee
Savings Bank inter club league on Monday 7th June 2001 at St Anthony's
Hall: Wilton (Blue), Ballinlough (Blue), Wilton (Red), Douglas Community
School (White), Ballincollig Community School (Red), Kinsale, Grange
Frankfield (Red), Cathedral Parish (Blue), ICICYMA (Red), Bandon, Sylvan,
ICICYMA (Blue), Douglas Community School (Red), Conna (Red), Douglas
Community School (Blue) and Rockies (Red)
Fixtures: Carrigaline Community IBC Open Licenced Ladies and Gents
Competitions for the Smithkline Beecham Perpetual Trophies on 4th, 5th &
6th May 2001. Trustee Savings Bank inter club league finals on the 7th May at St
DOUGLAS HALL GIRLS U16
Douglas Hall 2 V Lakewood 0
An excellent performance by the girls this week. Having the most possession and should have been 2 or 3 goals up in the first half. But the score remained 0-0 at half time. Ten minutes into the second half we were awarded a penalty, which 'you know who' Jennifer Walshe slotted away! Manager Nick Walshe made a few smart substitutions, which resulted in super sub Emma Hughes scoring our second goal. Kate Delaney was unlucky not to score another goal with a super shot that went inches wide. Aisling Collins had a great goal disallowed for being offside. All in all a great performance from our girls! Girls to do well: Donna O'Leary, Aoife Magnier, Doreenn Murray and Elaine Flannery
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Under 11 Cup Semi-final Riverstown 0 Corinthian Boys 2
Corinthian Boys qualified for the Clubs first even schoolboys cup final with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Riverstown. Riverstown certainly put it up to our lads and probably for the first time this season Corinthians found themselves on the back foot. However you have to give credit to our lads as they picked up their game in the second half to score twice through Ian Turner and Jamie Drennan to secure their place in the final. This victory keeps our lads on course for a potential league and cup double as they need a single point from their final league game against Wilton to clinch the league title. On the night Theo Cullinane, David O'Sullivan and Colin Hammond were the pick of the Corinthians side.
Under 13 Cup Semi-final Maymount Celtic 2 Corinthian Boys 1
Unfortunately Our Under 13's were not so lucky, they took on last years league and cup winners, Maymount on their own pitch last Friday night and after a cracking contest succumbed to an injury-time winning goal for Maymount. Mark Murphy had put Corinthians ahead in the first half and after Maymount equalised early in the second period the game could have gone either way until that late late winner from Maymount. Ian Cullinane and Thomas O'Connor were absolutely outstanding for Corinthians and they got great support from Alan Barry, Eoin Cotter and Philip Holland.
Under 12 Cup Quarter Final Kilreen Celtic 1 Corinthian Boys 0
Played in atrocious conditions there was little to choose between the two sides for most of the match, however with only 5 minutes on the clock, Kilreen broke quickly to score the all important winning goal. For Corinthians goalkeeper, Brian Kavanagh, Terry O'Connell, Cian Hill and Ciaran Manley were the pick of the side on the night.
Corinthians Under 12's recovered from this set back to record a comfortable 6-0 victory over Leeds in their league match last Sunday. Brian Lombard (3), Stephen O'Brien, Brian Wade and Kevin O'Mahony were on the scoresheet for Corinthians.
Our second Under 12 Premier Division side Douglas Corinthians also had mixed fortunes going down to Tramore Athletic before recording an exciting 4-3 victory over Greenwood. Colm Boohig, Brian Tierney, Daniel Cronin and John Cronin scored for Corinthians, while Peter Neville and Shane Barry did particularly well on the day.
Underage Section Greenwood Blitz
Congratulations to the members of Our Under 9 squad, who took part in an Under 9 blitz organised by Greenwood AFC. Following an excellent 4-0 victory over Wilton in the semi final our lads played out a thrilling final against the host club which finished 1-1 at the end of normal and extra time and was eventually decided in a sudden death penalty shoot out.
Also a special mention for our Under 7 and Under 8 squads most of whom played in their first game for the Club last Sunday when they took on Cobh Ramblers in a friendly match. All three teams involved came through with flying colours providing some great entertainment and excitement for the very large crowd in attendance.
Street Leagues Under 7's
Barcelona were the team of the week in the Under 7 Street League last weekend. Recording 2 exciting wins over Roma and Real Madrid. The Roma game was an absolute cracker with Barcelona coming from 2 goals down to take the points on a 3-2 scoreline. They followed up with a comfortable 4-0 victory over a gallant Real Madrid side. For Barcelona Jack Buckley, Jack Wilkins and Brian Lenihan played well, while Real Madrid had star performances from Eoin Dolan, James Burke and Ciaran Farmer.
Roma recovered from their narrow defeat against Barcelona to take the points in their second game when they defeated Galatasary by two goals to nil. Roma stars were Conor Canon, Peter Mullane and Kevin Coughlan.
Deportivo remain unbeaten after six matches and on Saturday they defeated Galatasary 2-1 before drawing 1-1 with AC Milan. Ian Tobin, James Tyner, Paul Beale and Robert O'Neill were the stars for Deportivo.
Red Star Belgrade are still setting the pace at the top of the Under 9 league. They picked up four points out of six last Saturday following a 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague and a 2-1 victory over Legia Warsaw. Stephen O'Mahony, Paul Murphy and Shane Keane were the pick of the Red Star side, while for Sparta Prague Mark Tobin, Jamie Mulvihill and Cian Bohane played well. Legia Warsaw suffered a second defeat when they went down 1-0 to Dynamo Moscow, Peter Nolan, Ross O'Sullivan and Gary Duggan were the pick of the Legia Warsaw side. Dynamo Moscow made it two wins out of two when they defeated Dynamo Kiev by three goals to nil. Andrew Neville, Michael Lyons, David Cuttbert and Jason Murphy were the stars for Dynamo Moscow.
DOUGLAS LAWN TENNIS
The finals of the Munster A.I.B. winter League took place at Sundays Well on Saturday the 7th April. The following are the results of the partcipatlng Douglas L.T.C teams Involved.
MENS 3.1 Robert Ormond, Pat Coleman, Mark & Paul Barriscain beat Limerick Lawn 3-1
LADIES 3.1 Elga Donovan, Sharon Leahy, Louise Brohan & Jane Quirke Lost to U.C.C. 3-1
MIXED 4.1 Frank Brennan, Mick MaCabe., Eileen Devey, Margaret O'SuIIivan lost to Ballypatrick. 3-1
Well done to, involved and a special thanks to all our supporters
The Junior Closed Tournament was held over the Easter week-end and It was a great success. Over 50 of our Junior members partlcipaijed. Well done to the Junior Committee, the parents, the coaches & all the partiicipantsl.
Below are the results: I
Under 11 Girls Megan O'Riardon beat Fiona Burke
Under 13 Boys Mark Moriarty beat Owen Cotter
Under 9 Boys Kevin O'Byrne beat Kieran Gleeson
Under 15 Boys Eoin Aherne beat Peter Barrett
Under 15 Girls Alice O'Connor beat Sarah O'Riordan.
Under 15 Boys Doubles Mtchael Staunton & Colm McLoughlin beat Rory O'Brien & Aiden Manton.
Under 18 Girls Kate Martin beat Val Gleeson
Under 18 Girls Doubles Sarah O'Riordan & Mary Barrett beat Alice O'Connor and Rhona Dineen
Under 13 Mixed Stephanie Stapleton & Mark Moriarty beat Mary Barrett & Mark Menton
Under 15 Mixed Alice O'Connor & Aldan Menton beat Sarah O'Riordan & Colm McLoughlin
The Spring League ( Paddy o'Rourke pepetual Trophy) was held over the last few months. Final's night was held on Sunday the 22nd April. Great craic was had by alI. Thanks to Frank Brennan for a great Tournament and tbe social committee for a great party on finals night.
The overall winners were; Ruth McCarthy, Kate Kilcoyne, Harry 0rrnond & Seamus Cotter. Other group winners were Jean Forde, Mary DevIin, Liam Aherne & Ger Sheerin, Cathy Byrne, Claire O'SuIlivan. Pat Kerr & Tim O'Mahony
Membership is now avaIlable. Please call our club steward Batt Kirby at 021-4294037 Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm. We are situated off the Well Road at Douglas Hall Lawn.
CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB
Well done to the Carrigaline Div 1 team who won the Junior Irish Cup which was held in Galway. The team: David Carroll, Declan Brown, David Thompson, Shane Thompson, Graham Tierney, Valerie Power, Karen Cinnamond, Aine Scully, and Mairead Ni Bheara.
It was another great season for the Div 3 Mixed team, winning the County League and the Cup finals yet again. They met Centenery in both finals and the 4-0 result in both is testimony to this excellent team. The team: Tony O Sullivan, Tony O'Loughlin, Martin Hanley, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy and Aisling Chapman.
The Div 5 Mixed team reached the semi-final of the league but were beaten by Kilbrittan 6-1. However, they are still in contention for the Owenbue and Casey cups, both of which they won last year. The semi-finals are due to be played this week. The team: Wilton Flynn, Brian O'Sullivan, Barry Herlihy, Paul Harrington, Maggie Morris, Phil Mc Carthy and Susan O'Reilly.
Congratulations to the Novice Men's team who won the league and reached the semi-final of the handicap cup. The team: Neill Purkiss, Aarjian Toebes, John Doran, Liam Buckley, Mark Rhys-Jones and Sean Murphy.
Laura Thompson has proven hard to beat as usual, winning the singles, girls doubles and reaching the final of the mixed in the Leinster Open. Tony O'Sullivan also did well, reaching the final of the boys doubles partnered with Robbie Carkill from Ennis.
The Munster Schools Championship was held last weekend in Limerick. Well done to Carrigaline Community School who won the U16 girls championships and will be travelling to the All Ireland Schools finals in September. The team: Caroline Hayes, Laura Thompson, Sandra Moran and Emer O'Connor.
The Cork County AGM will be held on 9th May and the County Dinner Dance on 12th May in Jury's Hotel. Our own annual bash will be held in Fernhill on 25th May - contact Maggie Morris for details.
New members are still very welcome to the club and summer membership is now available. Contact Ron on 021 4372705 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.
DOUGLAS MILLS BRIDGE CLUB
Mon23Apr E. O'Shea & E.T. O'Shea - 1st M. Powell & D. Crowley - 2nd
Tues24Apr Am M. Healy & A Cunningham - 1st B O'Sullivan & E. O'Neill - 2nd
Tues24Apr PmJun M. Reynolds & G. Grealy - 1st Tues24Apr PmSen Mgt Creedon & M Murphy - 1st N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 2nd
Wed25April Am A. & C. Nolan - 1st M Lantry & C. Nolan -- 2nd
Wed25Apr PmYellow M. O'Carroll & R McSweeney - 1st T & O Ahern - 2nd
Wed25Apr PmGreen S. Carroll & B. Turner - 1st B. Conneely & E O'Neill - 2nd
Wed25Apr Novice K. Twomey & K. Ballard - 1st
Thur26Apr Jun C. Rothwell & E McCarthy - 1st
Thur26Apr Sen T. Purcell & L. Whitaker - 1st
Friday27April L O'Hanlon & M Powell - 1st
Sgt Kiely & O Cotter - 2nd
Douglas had a great win on Sunday beating Shannon RFC in the junior plate competition. Before the game started some may have said the most Douglas could hope for would be hearing the Shannon players sing "The Isle " at full time. Douglas came out and beat the Shannon team, up down, across, over and around the pitch. Douglas were not lucky to win the game , the only luck would have been had Shannon scored, but they didnt come close .The Douglas pack dominated the game and were able to turn Shannon ball over time and time again.
Enda O'Mahony created two Derry McCarthy tries, while Ciaran Cleary also scored two tries with the pack. Pete Seymor just helped himself to his trie. Ger Glavin converted four of the tries and added a penalty. At the full time whistle there were great scenes of celebration ,however one Douglas player seemed dissappointed that Shannon hadn't given them a game.
DOUGLAS PLAY IN THE FINAL OF THE JUNIOR PLATE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. SEE DOUGLAS WEEKLY RUGBY NOTES FOR DETAILS.
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
Douglas and Na Piarsaigh played in the under 16 A
Grade Football League. The Douglas lads were in control at all
times. The ball was moved at a very fast pace which resulted in
some excellent scores. There were good performances from Kenny
Barry, David 0 Connell, Jonathan Lane, Stephen Birmingham and
John Doyle. This is the fourth victory of four outings.
Douglas and Brian Dillons played in the second round of the Hurling League. Douglas started with a well-executed goal by Neil Heffernan. Douglas led 1-4 to 0-3 at the interval.
The second half was a different story as the Northsiders turned the game around and led by five points with fifteen minutes remaining. Driven on by Conor Alcock at midfield, Douglas through the accuracy of James Moylan and Fergal 0'Sullivan brought the sides level 2-7 to 1-10.
In the second game Douglas played Ballygarvan and defeated them on a scoreline of 0-18 to 0-9. There was a lot of surface water on the pitch but both sides served up a most entertaining game of hurling. Douglas led 0-9 to 0-3 at the interval. Ballygarvan missed a few goal chances.
The Douglas lads were in total control in the second half. James Moylan was top scorer with 0-11, 0-9 from play. Others to impress were Padraigh Greaney, Richard Harris and Paddy White. A speedy recovery to Conor Alcock and Ray Keating who sustained injuries during the week.
Senior Hurling League
Douglas and Sars met in the third round of the League. The first quarter was a very even affair as Douglas matched their east cork opponents. In the second quarter Sars took complete control. After the break the East Cork Team were again in charge of proceedings. Douglas rallied in the last quarter to reduce the deficit to seven points. Final score Sars 1-13 Douglas 0-9.
The big game next weekend is the championship fixture Douglas v Bishopstown at Pairc ui Rinn Saturday @ 7 p.m. Please come and support the lads for this great hurling occasion.
Junior B Hurling
Douglas and Na Piarsaigh played in this encounter. This was a very experienced Na Piarsaigh squad. It was a most entertaining game of hurling. Na Piarsaigh led 2-3 to 1-3 at the interval. The Northsiders won on a scoreline of 4-6 to 2-6. Richard Butler, John McCarthy and David Dwyer impressed most.
Under 16 B Football
Douglas B finished their campaign in the South East on a high note by overcoming the challenge of Ballinhassig on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-9. This was a very solid performance by Douglas. The team dictated matters from the start. The halftime score was 1-9 to 0-3. Colin Lahive got a few nice scores, others to impress were Andrew Hunt, Ronan Murphy and David O'Donovan.
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
South East Football League
In the last week Douglas 3 had two league matches away to Crosshaven and Shamrocks.
A poor start against Crosshaven saw Douglas concede 2-2 in the first five minutes., but recovered well to win by 5-14 to 3-4.
Against Shamrocks, in a game played in very wet conditions, but ended Douglasl 3-8 and Shamrocks 2-11 a draw and a great credit to both teams for an exciting match in such atrocious conditions. Goalkeeper, Ciaran 0'Leary and mid fielder Mark Collins were prominent in both matches.
Next Week we will be reporting on Douglas I and Douglas 2.
Under 15 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas 3-11 v Blackrock 3-9
A game that could have gone anyway in the last few minutes. Douglas were three goals up with 10 minutes to go but left Blackrock back in to it. In the first halt Douglas played some very good hurling in very wet conditions. The second half Blackrock seemed to come more in to the game, but the Douglas backline held their own. Centre field pairing played their part as well. The forwards worked very hard and showed their determination by score 11 points.
We wish the best of luck to our Senior Hurlers who will play Bishopstown this Saturday next (05IO5/01 in the Senior Hurling Championship. They need all the support they can get so if you have nothing on go and see the match. See Club notice board regarding venue and time.
Fe 15 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas V Bishopstown Mon 7/05/ 01 (home) @ 7pm
Fe 14 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas v Na Pairsaig Fri. 4/05/01 (away) @ 7pm
Fe 13 Football League Section 3
Douglas v Brian Dillons Sat. 5/05/01 (home) @ 2pm
Fe 12 Football League Section 1
Douglas V Na Pairsaigh Sat. 5/05/ 01 (away) @ 4pm
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