10th May, 2001
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

The Youths advance to the Munster Youths Cup semi final, the 17's and 12's boost their league ambitions.
The Youths Quarter Final replay against Cobh Ramblers in the Munster Youths Cup was the highlight of last weekend's action. A devastating 12 minute spell at the start of the second half saw them turn a 1-0 interval deficit into a 3-1 lead which they never relinquished. The 'Hall scorers were Brian Wilkinson, Paul Rose and James O'Leary. Cobh took the lead with 10 minutes to go to the break, and the 'Hall were letting half chances go a-begging. However, their powerful start to the second half was enough to secure the win. They play Cork City in the Semi Final on Thursday night 10th.
Both Junior teams had two matches, with mixed results. The MSL Juniors had two wins - against Wembley and U.C.C. They got the better of Wembley by the odd goal in trhee, with our goals from Stephen O'Connell and Ronan Guilfoyle. Following this they were too strong for UCC, with goals from Brian Foley (2) and Mark O'Connell, with a clean sheet for Mark Barriscale
contributing to a 3-0 win.
The AUL Juniors found Afton Villa too hot to handle, going down 5-2. Brendan Crown and Rory O'Sullivan were the goalscorers. They found form in their match against Dunbar Celtic on Saturday, recording a good 4-3 win. The scorers were Willie Murphy (2), James O'Brien and Crown, again.
The 17's got their league campaign back on track, with two wins in successive matches. The eventually got the better of Ballyclough, 2-1 having trailed for a long spell. Robert Heffernan, with both goals, was key in this game. They travelled to Millstreet on Saturday, and emerged with a fine 3-0 win. Gerald McSorley, Keith O'Callaghan and Stephen Barry were the scorers. Damien O'Callaghan was very sound in goals, earning a clean sheet.
The 12's finished their league campaign, unbeaten, following their 3-0 win over Park Utd. in Mitchelstown. The scorers were Ronayne Tolman (2) and Eoin O'Leary. Ian Bermingham was the goalkeeper, earning the clean sheet.
Elsewhere, we had 14 players engaged in representative action over the weekend. Robbie Bermingham, Aidan Cotter, Gavin Roche and John Healy played with the Munster Senior League in the Michael Ward tournament. Gerry McGreevy was unfortunate to miss out through injury. John Healy contributed one goal in the play off for 3rd and 4th places. Colin Doyle and Stephen Barry were part of the Under 15 Cork panel, with Stephen Bermingham (one clean sheet), David Hackett, Robert Rose and Kevin Mulcahy on the Cork Under 14 squad. Robert Rose scored in the semi final, while Kevin Mulcahy notched the winner in the tournament final. Paul Rose, Brian Wilkinson and James O'Leary (Derrick Bowen missed out through injury) were on the Cork AUL Youths panel in the Inter League Competition. Paul Rose scored the winning goal for the Cork Youths.
Fixtures:
Thursday, May 10: Senior League Home v. Tramore Athletic, 7.00
Munster Youths Cup Semi Final, Turners Cross, v. Cork City, 7.00
Saturday, May 12: AUL Junior League Away v. Hibernians, 1.00
Under 16 League Away v. Midleton, 11.00
Under 14 (D1) League Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 11.00
Sunday May 13: Senior League Away v. Cobh Ramblers, 10.45
Murphy Youth Cup Semi Final Away v. Leeside, 3.00
Under 14 Goodson Cup Home v. Quarryvale, 2.30
Tuesday, May 15: Senior League Home v. Mayfield Utd., 7.00
Youths League Away v. Everton, 7.00
Wednesday, May 16: AUL Junior Home v. Dripsey Celtic, 7.00
Thursday, May 17: MSL Junior League Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 7.00
Youths League Away v. College Corinthians, 7.00


NEMO RANGERS


Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
Last Sunday the senior footballers faced Clonakilty in the championship. Clonakilty were first off the mark with a point but we responded well and led by the minimum after six minutes. Then a goal from William Morgan put Nemo firmly in the driving seat. Clonakilty fought back and trailed by only a goal before Nemo put three lovely moves together all resulting in points. At halftime the score was 1-7 to 0-4. In the second half Nemo took full control of the game with the halfback line of Martin Cronin, Steven O'Brien and Sean O'Brien in very impressive form. With 20 minutes remaining the game was over as a contest when William Morgan scored his second goal. Further points from Alan Morgan, Joe Kavanagh, John Paul O'Neill and Kevin Cahill gave Nemo a 2-14 to 0-5 victory. It was a great team performance.
The minor hurlers had two games over the past week. On Thursday evening we were defeated by Na Piarsaigh. We had a lot of possession in this game but found it difficult to score sending many balls left and right of the post. The lads bounced back to winning form in their second game against D O'Mahuna's in the non exam league. We led by a goal at the break having played into the wind. In the second half we controlled the game and ran out easy winners at the finish. Nemo were best served by Paudie O'Shea, Conor Allen and Shane Farrell.
Also last Wednesday evening the junior hurlers got their campaign off to a good start with a win against Brian Dillons in the league. After leading by four points at half time two goals in quick succession in the second half sealed the victory. Best for Nemo were Anthony Mullane, Sean Lyons, Brian Murphy and Liam Long.
Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
The U-11s played Na Piarsaigh in the football league last Saturday morning. We played with the aid of the wind in the first half but found it difficult to settle into the game. After going two points up Na Piarsaigh got a goal against the run of play. This didn't upset us and we came back to lead well at the interval, 2-5 to 1-2. After the break we had plenty of possession but failed to score. Na Piarsaigh began to come back and after some fine scores they were level with only a few minutes remaining on the clock. They then went a point up before Nemo responded with a well taken goal to move two points into the lead. However with the last kick of the game Na Piarsaigh scored a goal giving them a one point win, 3-8 to 3-7. Best for Nemo were David Collins in goal, Brian Manning and Brian O'Hara.
Later that day the U-12 football team took on St. Michael's in the league. This was a good performance from the boys and they ran out easy winners in the end. It would be unfair to mention anybody as everybody played well.


IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS


"St Anthony's defeat Carrigaline GAA in Club Championship Final"
Cork Zone Inter Club Championship Final for the Frances Cody Trophy played
on the 24th April in the S M A Hall, Wilton: St Anthonys versus
Carrigaline GAA (St Anthony's names first) Singles: J Spears beat M Hayes
(10/9) Triples: V Flanagan, J Lynch & I O'Donovan beat P Tierney, B Barton
& B Barry Triples: J Fitzpatrick, S O'Mahony & E Flanagan beat K Cooney,
M Mc Carthy & E Noonan (9/7)
Pairs: J Spears & V Fennelly beat T O'Mahony & J Noonan (9/8)
Fours: S O'Mahony, V Flanagan, B Hurley & J O'Mahony
beat Michael Mc Carthy, M Mc Carthy, M Galvin & P Burke Fours: J Lynch, J
Fitzpatrick, R Coughlan & Pat Harvey lost to M Barry, M Hayes, M Harte & K
Jeffords Result: St Anthony's 15pts Carrigaline GAA 3pts (Agg Score
54/48) Congratulations to the St Anthony's Club on winning their first
inter club championship The final was umpired by John Curran and John B
O'Regan
Carrigaline Community Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Ladies and Gents
Singles Competitions for the Smithkline Beecham Perpetual Trophies played
on 06/05/01
" Kay Cooney (Carrigaline GAA) Wins Carrigaline Community Ladies Singles Title"
Ladies Final: Kay Cooney (Carrigaline GAA) beat Frances Thompson
(Ballincollig Community School)(10/9)
"Joe Kirby (Little Island) Wins Gents Singles Title"
Gents Final: Joe Kirby (Little Island) beat Liam Conlon (Douglas Community
School)(8/7) The finals were umpired by Michael Murray and Hazel Payne and
the markers were Susan O'Connell & Marie O'Hanlon


DOUGLAS RUGBY CLUB


Douglas played themselves into the O'Neill cup final on Sunday defeating Old Christians by 36 points to 15.
Douglas had the game won by half time but allowed Old Christians 15 points in the second half. In the coming weeks Douglas will play two cup finals , both in Musgrave park . all local support will be gratefully appreciated.


DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB


The outdoor season of the Camogie Street Leagues started on Monday last with great matches being played.
Beginning with the U-9's section; Waterford had a 2 goal victory over Galway with a score of 3-1. Ciara Peate played very well for Galway while Catriona Mackey and newcomer, Katie O' Shea insured a victory for Waterford.
Cork won 4 goals to 0 against Tipperary with Aoibhin Kileen playing well for Cork and Dierdre Marie Cotter looking promising for Tipperary.
Amy Birmingham and Linda Horgan contributed to their 7-2 victory over Kerry while Sarah O' Brien played very well for Kerry also.
In the U-10's section, Cork had a 2-0 victory over Kerry with Jessica Leon and Dierdre Cotter playing excellently for Cork and lauryn Jackson and Tracy McCarthy playing equally well for Kerry.
Limerick had a 1-0 victory over Clare with Laura O' Sullivan playing very well in the forward line for Limerick and Chantal Wroth showing great promise in mid-field for Clare.
U-11
The U-11 team played Ballinhassig in a challange match on Saturday 28th April. This was their first game of the season and the first time for some of these young girls to wear the Douglas colours. In the first half playing against the breeze Douglas played very well against a strong Ballinhassig team and went in at half time 1 point down. In the second half Julie White and Niamh O'Donovan playing very well in the centre of the field and following some fine clearances from Jessica Jackson in the back line. The forwards worked well with goals coming from Ailin O'Donovan, Niamh O'Donovan and Jill Kelleher & Karen Hogan sharing the last goal. This was a fine performance and a memorable win for this young team.
U-14
On Saturday 28th April Douglas Camogie Club travelled to Lismore to play Lismore in a U-14 and Junior challenge matches. Douglas under 14 fielded a young team in the first match and got off to a great start with two early goals from Rachael O'Sullivan to settle the team. A fine display by Louise Sheehan and Sarah O'Regan in the back line, kept Lismore under presure. Douglas lead by 3 goals at half time. Lismore hit back in the second half with 2 goals but Douglas responded with goals from Catherine Hussey and with further points from Jenny O'Donovan and Deirdre Murphy and execllent forward play by Emma Heffernan Douglas ran out easy winners. This match gave us the scope to use all our subs, Clare O'Brien, Zoe Dunlea, Ashling Barrett and Graine Johnson and all turned in fine displays.
Junior
The Junior hurlers took on a senior Lismore side in the second game. It was a hard fought contest with the sides evenly matched. Good defence play by Mary Harrington and Ann Maire Downey and excellent goal by Sandra Carroll when Fiona O'Donovan's shot hit the woodwork kept the sides level at half time. A rain shower in the second half made for difficult and greasy conditions. Ger Burke fought hard at centre field, but scores were hard to come by and a late goal by Lismore gave them victory. Once again all subs were used. This game was a good exercise for both players and selectors.


DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION


Douglas Senior Hurlers Point The Way To Victory

Douglas and Bishopstown clashed in tile opening round of the senior Hurling Championship. Douglas started well and had three points on the board before the Town opened their account. Twenty minutes into the game Bishopstown scored a goal. There was a positive response to this score as Douglas struck over three unanswered points. Half time score Douglas 0-10 Bishopstown 1-5.
The Douglas lead was stretched to three points- the Town breached the Douglas defence to score a second goal. Mick Dunne batted the ball to the Town net. The Douglas cheering had hardly subsided when Bishopstown rattled the Douglas net to bring tile sides level. This was a signal for Douglas to up their game. Paddy Barry was once more a commanding figure at midfield as he sprayed balls all over the field. Gary Wade was commanding at centre back-Gary Mcloughlin made some telling solo runs. Tomas Twomey when moved to the forty got some nice points. The points flowed as Douglas took command Two late goals by Eoin Coveney sealed a most satisfactory victory Final score Douglas 3- 20. Bishopstown 3-7
Development
An information night was held in the club last week concerning the latest development. The meeting was very well attended by both mentors and committee members from all sections of the club. This project will consist of six new dressing rooms, a committee room and a referee's room. A gym will also be provided, as well as a viewing area looking onto the existing hall. The total cost of this development will be 600,000. Work has already commenced.
Under 16 B Football
Douglas B played St Michael in this league encounter. The Blackrock lads were on top for most of this game and led by seven points at the interval Douglas rallied after the break but two late goals sealed the points the Blackrock boys. Eoin Cadogan, Brian T.0'Callaghan and Mark Maher impressed most for Douglas.
Minor B Hurling
Douglas and Tracton met m this game at Minane Bridge. Tracton started in great fashion and scored three points without reply after this Douglas settled thanks to the strong play of Frank
Tobin, Brian 0'Louglin, and David 0'Connor Douglas led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. Wind assisted Douglas went into a three point lead. The South East boys goaled a second goal five minutes from time and put Tracton into a three point lead James Moylan goaled for Douglas and two late points by Fergal 0'Sullivan gave Douglas a two point advantage at the finish. Final score Douglas 1-12 Tracton 2-7,
Douglas minors played Bandon in the non-exam league last Saturday. This is a twelve a side group. An Andrew Shinnick goal after ten minutes settled the team. The Douglas defence was outstanding all through the game in particular Frank Tobin, Richard Harris and Colin Doyle. Douglas led 1-7 to 0-2 at the interval.
The second half was totally one sided as Douglas sprayed the ball around with consummate ease. Fergal 0'Sullivan proved to be an excellent link between defence and attack. Mark Harrington returned after injury and showed some nice touches. Final score Douglas 4-14 Bandon I-4
INDER 16 A FOOTBALL.
Douglas lost their unbeaten record against Carrigaline last week. The SouthEast boys were much more determined and were fully deserving of their victory. Final score Douglas 1-6 Carrigaline 2-6.


DOUGLAS HALL LADIES


Douglas Hall 2 V Carrigaline 3
Another start to a new season with a disappointing result which Douglas did not deserve. We went down two goals very early in the game and we had an uphill battle from then on. But Douglas fought very hard and were rewarded with a goal which was scored from a corner by Jennifer Walshe. This left the score 2-1 at half time.
Early in the second half Carrigaline got number 3, but Douglas fought on and again another super free kick from Jennifer Walshe made it 3-2. The girls kept on the pressure with good strikes from Donna O'Leary and Emma Dorney. Some good displays from Ann Collins, Emma Dorney, Ciara Twomey and goalkeeper Gemma Crowley.
'Girl on Fire' for us was Jennifer Walshe
Under 16's
Douglas Hall 0 V Midleton 2
Douglas Hall were beaten by a stronger Midleton side who played an offside trap which caught the Douglas girls out a lot. The hard ground did not help. When the ball bounced over Mary Barrett's head for Midleton's first goal. This was a disappointing from the girls.
Best for Douglas - Louise Martin. Others to play well - Mary Barrett (Goalkeeper) Kate Delaney and Donna O'Leary.


DOUGLAS PITCH AND PUTT


Results
Sunday May 6th
Club Stokeplay
O/A Gross: Liam O' Brien - 93 / O/A Nett: Noel O' Donovan - 87
Ladies Nett: Linda O' Donovan - 94
Monday May 7th
Stephen O' Leary & Paul Sheehan - 39
Brendan O' Callaghan & Michael Quirke - 44

Weekly Lotto Draw
Numbers Drawn: 4, 15 & 26 - NO WINNER
Harry Ramsdens Lucky Dip Winners: Linda O' Donovan c/o The Club, Alan
Hickey c/o The Hall, John O' Gorman c/o Johnny Mc Gowan
Tonights Jackpot - 900 @ The Grange


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