17th May, 2001
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS HALL AFC

The biggest week of the season for the club - the Seniors on the home straight in the league, the Youths involved in Cup Semi Finals and vital league games, while the Under 14s travel to Limerick for the National Cup Quarter Final.
The Seniors league campaign continued at full speed last week. They had three matches and emerged unbeaten from these games - to set up the final push for league honours. They travelled to Mallow and were held to a 2-2 draw, having taken a 2-0 lead. The scorers were John Healy and Robbie Bermingham. They followed this with a 1-0 win over Tramore Athletic in a very hard fought local derby. Bermingham was again on the scoresheet, with Gary Aherne keeping a fine goal, to earn another clean sheet. 1-0 was the score on Sunday morning, when the 'Hall proved too good for Cobh Ramblers in Cobh. The scorer was Kieran Olliffe, with Aherne again in goals. They now face Mayfield Utd. twice and Mallow Utd. to conclude their league programme. All the best wishes of everyone in the club go to Kevin O'Sullivan and the lads, hoping that we will be at least celebrating promotion this time next week.
The Youths took on Cork City in the Munster Youths Cup Semi Final last week and deservedly earned a 1-1 draw, and a replay this week. The 'Hall scorer was Derrick Bowen from the penalty spot, but fine efforts from Declan O'Connell and Paul Rose could easily have given the 'Hall the victory. They travelled to Little Island to take on Leeside in the Murphy Youth Cup Semi Final and advanced to the Final with a 4-1 win. The scorers were Deccie O'Connell (2), Paul Rose and Robert Heffernan. This week will tell a lot about their season, with the Munster Youths Cup Semi Final replay.
The Under 14's experienced mixed fortunes in Cup matches. On Tuesday night the 'Hall, deprived of the services of Kevin Mulcahy, because he was playing for Ireland in an Under 14 International in Scotland, and David Hackett because of injury, found Rockmount too stong in the Local Cup Semi Final. The final score was 1-0, and with a bit of luck the 'Hall could have secured a draw. On Sunday, Quarryvale were the visitors to Moneygourney for the Goodson Cup replay, and following a titanic struggle, the 'Hall emerged with a 1-0 win. Gordon O'Donovan scored the all-important goal, with Stephen Bermingham keeping another clean sheet. Congratulations to Kevin Mulcahy on increasing his number of international caps to 4, following the matches against Scotland last week.
The Under 14 Division 1 side gave a good account of themselves against a physically stronger Ringmahon Rangers side. Ringmahon won 3-0, scoring all three goals in the last 20 minutes. Good performances for the 'Hall from Barry McGrath, Cathal Doherty and Micheal O'Sullivan.

Fixtures:
Thursday, May 17: Senior League Home v. Mallow Utd., 7.00
MSL Junior League Away v. Ringmahon Rangers, 7.00
Sunday, May 20: Senior League Away v. Mayfield Utd., 10.45
AUL Junior League Away v. Shandon Celtic, 10.45
Youths League Home v. Springfield, 10.45
Under 17 League Away v. Ballincollig, 3.00
Monday, May 21: Under 14 Prem. League: Home v. Greenwood, 7.00
Tuesday, May 22: Youths League Away v. Bandon, 7.00
Under 14 (D1) League Home v. Leeside, 7.00
Thursday, May 24: AUL Junior League Home v. Lough Celtic, 7.00
Youths League Home v. Grattan Utd., 7.00


NEMO RANGERS


The minors were very busy over the past week with three games in both hurling and football. Their first encounter was against Delanys in hurling on Thursday evening. We began well but lost our momentum and trailed by four points at the end of the first half. After the break we did our best to reduce the deficit with some fine scores but it wasn't enough as Delanys finished on top in the end. Our next game was against Na Piarsaigh in the football league on Friday night. We began well with some early points but a soft goal from a free midway through the half gave Na Piarsaigh the lead. We responded well and led by a point at the interval. In the second half we increased our lead to three points before Na Piarsaigh fought back with two points to leave just one point between the teams. Then a Shane Marshall goal with five minutes left put the game beyond Na Piarsaigh. We finished the match with a four point lead, 2-11 to 2-7. Best for Nemo were Kieran Stone, Alan O'Flynn and Colm O'Callaghan. The minor hurlers played their final game of the week against Douglas on Saturday night. We went into an early lead thanks to a goal from Paudie O'Shea. However Douglas got on top before half time and were four points up at the break. In the second half we looked tired as Douglas ran out easy winners. Nemo were best served by Paudie O'Shea, Peter Morgan, Conor Allen and Jerry Kerins.
The junior B footballers were up against Passage in the first round of the championship. Having played with the wind in the first half we led well at the break, 1-8 to 0-1. In the second half we defended well and never let Passage back into the game. Best for Nemo were Mick O'Brien, Tom Morgan, John Mulcahy, Kevin Clancy and Sean Lyons. This win sets up an all Nemo affair in the next round as the junior Bs take on the Cs next Sunday.
The Intermediate hurlers had two games earlier this week. On Sunday night we played Cobh in the league. Despite a slow start we led convincingly at half time, 1-6 to 0-3. After the break both teams exchanged scores as we ran out deserved winners in the end. Best on the night were Stiofan Corkery, Jamie Griffin, Anthony O'Mullane, William Morgan and Ian Murphy. On Monday evening we played another league game this time against St. Vincent's. Despite conceding two goals in the opening half we only trailed by a goal at the break. In the second half we did our best to turn the match around but the scores eluded us and Vincent's went on to win by five points. Best for Nemo were John Paul O'Neill, John Coogan, Niall Geary and Brian Twomey.
In the underage section the U-11 football team was in action against Ballyphehane. This was a very entertaining encounter in which both teams played some lovely football. We led at half time thanks to some good displays from Brian O Hara and Eoin Buckley. In the second half a bullet of a goal from Steven Long put us into a ten point lead which we held until the end. Best on the night were Barry O'Driscoll, Conan Kilcoyne and Steven Walsh.


DOUOGLAS PITCH & PUTT


Saturday May 12th
Juvenile Strokeplay
1st: Michael Quirke - 111 / 2nd: Patrick Noonan - 115
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 3, 17 & 23 NO WINNER
Harry Ramsden Lucky Dip Winners
Eilen Mc Donnell c/o The Grange, Darren Mc Carthy c/o The Grange,
Mary Cody c/o Denis Cashman
TONIGHTS JACKPOT: £1,000 - VENUE: THE SOUTH COUNTY
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


DOUGLAS HALL LADIES


Douglas 2 V. Kilumney 0
Douglas dominated this game from start to finish with a penalty in the first half, which Jennifer Walshe coolly slotted away. The girls kept up the pressure in the second half with some super football from Catherine McCarthy, Chiara Murray and Colette Dunne who caused Kilumney heartbreak on the right throught the match. Emma Dorney and Eileen Collins, both had some great strikes only to be denied by the post and Kilumney goalkeeper. To rub salt in the wound Jennifer Walshe got a well earned second goal for us which sealed the three points for Douglas. Overall a great performance from Douglas.
Douglas Hall - Girls Under 16's
Douglas 2 V. Riverstown 2
The Douglas girls fought very hard to get a result from this game with some great crosses into the box from Louise Martin and Jennifer Walshe which really should have been put in the back of the net. Our first goal came from a great cross from Donna O'Leary which found Ashling Collins who struck the ball home for us. Our second goal came from a free kick which Jennifer Walshe converted. Douglas's back four, Aoife Magner, Doreenn Murray , Elaine Flannery and 'Girl of the Match' Mary Barrett, were excellent.

Special Notice: Any Ladies, Teenagers, or Girls interested in a great game of soccer for the summer months contact Una @ 021 4364429 or Nick @ 021 4357773.


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC


Street Leagues
Under Seven's
The U7 Street League continues to provide some marvellous entertainment on Saturday mornings. Last Saturday it was Valencia who stole the show with two fine victories. In their first match they ended Deportivo's unbeaten record taking the points on a 1 - 0 scoreline and they followed up with an excellent 2 - 1 victory over AC Milan. Joe White, Gavin Murphy, Diarmuid O'Shea and Sean Moloney were the stars for Valencia. Deportivo recovered from the disappointment of their first defeat to overcome Bayern Munich on a 2 - 0 scoreline. Paul Beal, Thomas Glavin, James Tyner and Darragh O'Keeffe impressed for Deportivo. Munich has earlier been involved in a 6 goal thriller with Barcelona which ended with the points being shared on a 3 - 3 scoreline. Christopher McAuliffe, Richard Tobin, Rory Burke and John Lyons were outstanding for Bayern Munich, while for Barcelona Ronan White, Jack Buckley, and Jack Wilkins did well. Finally a special mention for Galatasaray who recorded their first victory of the league with a 2 -1 victory over Real Madrid. David Barry, Evan Brown, Harry McCarthy & Alan O'Donovan turned in excellent performances for Galatasaray while for Real, Kieran Farmer, Brian Cuthbert & Shane O'Donoghue did well.
Under 8's
Leeds and Liverpool are setting a hot pace at the top of the Under Eight league with both sides recording double victories again last weekend. Leeds with Stephen Neiland, Tom Peelo and Robert Lyond to the fore defeated Leicester 4-0 and Arsenal 2-1, while Liverpool just got the better of Leicester 3-2 before hitting top form against old rivals Man Utd taking the points on a 7-2 scoreline. Felice Castaldo, Robert Bennett and Kevin O' Connor impressed for Liverpool. Ipswich are also moving up the table and they added to United woes with a 5-1 victory. Tim Mc Carthy, Darragh Williamson, and Brian Forde were the pick of the Ipswich side.
Under 9's
Last weekend double series of matches in the under 9 league saw league leaders Red Star Belgrade once again recording a double victory. Firstly they defeated Dynamo Kiev by 2-0 and they followed up with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Croatia Zagreb. For Red Star Kevin O' Regan, Ronan Barry, Aidan Reynolds and Paul Byrne put in fine performances. Like Galatasaray in the under 7's league, Croatia Zagreb also got their first victory last Saturday, they had been knocking on the door for a while and finally they got their just awards with an excellent 1-0 victory over Dynamo Moscow. Olan Kelleher, Andrew Rock, Ian Downing were the picked of the Croatia side. Inspired by the brilliance of Kevin Kelleher, Legia Warsaw recorded two fine victories defeating Sparta Prague by 3-1 and following up with a 6-2 victory over Dynamo Kiev. Besides Kevin Kelleher, others to do well included David Nation, Peter Nolan, Denzil Beechino and Ross O' Sullivan.


DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION


Douglas Minor Footballers Overcome Inniscara
Douglas minor footballers defeated Inniscara in the opening round of the non- - exam league. This was a very poor game to watch, as both teams seemed to be going through the motions. Approaching half time Douglas led by eight points, they then seemed to lose their composure as Inniscara reduced the deficit to four points at the break.
The second half was a carbon copy of the opening thirty minutes. Douglas enjoyed long periods of dominance and were completely in command. At the other end the defence was ill at ease and conceded a number of soft scores. Final score Douglas 6-13 Inniscara 4-6.
Junior Hurling 1
Douglas played a combination of Whitechurch I Whitescross in this league encounter. The first half was a very even affair. Half time score - Douglas 2-2 Whitechurch / Whites Cross 1-7
The second half was a very tight encounter until the Whitechurch combination sealed victory with a late goal and a point. Final score 2-14 to 2-8.
Under 16 B Football.
Douglas B squad played Nemo Rangers first team in round five of the league. Nemo were in command for most of this game and ran out convincing winners. The Douglas team has won three out of its five outings and are in a strong position to qualify for the top four.
Minor Hurling Non - Exam.
Douglas entertained Nemo in this game. The South Douglas Road lads got of to a dream start scoring a goal and a point in the first few minutes. Playing the ball low into the forwards Douglas got some delightful points. The chief scorers were James Moylan and Mark Harrington. Douglas led 1-10 to 1-6 at the break.
Douglas continued to dominate after the interval, a second goal scored by Neil Heffernan gave them a 2-15 to 1-6 lead. For some inexplicable reason Douglas lost their shape and conceded two soft goals in the last ten minutes. Finally a Fionnain 0'Sullivan goal gave Douglas a winning scoreline of 3-17 to 3-8 Padraigh Greaney and Barry Hanrahan worked very hard.
Under 21 A Grade Football Final.
The big game next weekend is the under 21 Championship Final against either St. Finbarrs or Nemo. The game is to be played in Ballinlough on Saturday night at 7.30
John Drinan
Sadly John Drinan passed away during the week. John represented Douglas in the Cork County Board for thirty years. He will be sadly missed by his many friends in Douglas G.A.A. Club. May l extend sincere sympathy to his wife Anne and to his sons Colum and Darragh, also to his brother Kieran and sister Kitty.


CARRIGALINE BADMINTON CLUB


The Annual County Dinner Dance was held last weekend. As always, it was a very enjoyable occasion. Carrigaline Badminton Club was well represented and went home with an impressive selection of glassware.
The Div 3 team was awarded the League and Championship cups for the second year running. The team: Tony O Sullivan, Tony O'Loughlin, Martin Hanley, Ann Angelini, Idoia Murphy and Aisling Chapman.
The Veteran team picked up the Riverstown Cup after their 4-2 win against Clonakilty last week. The team: Bernie Hayes, Betty Thompson, Susan O'Reilly, Joe Angelini, Joe O'Sullivan and Kah Leong.
The Div 6 Novice Men were awarded the League Cup. The team: Neill Purkiss, Aarjian Toebes, John Doran, Liam Buckley, Mark Rhys-Jones and Sean Murphy.
The Div 5 Mixed team were runners up in the Owenabue, Casey and Championship cups and Maggie is delighted to have a full set of glasses. The team: Wilton Flynn, Brian O'Sullivan, Barry Herlihy, Paul Harrington, Maggie Morris, Phil Mc Carthy, Angela Kelly and Elizabeth. Div 1 team were runners up in the Championship Cup.
Well done to all the teams who participated throughout the season.
Our own Dinner Dance will be held in Fernhill on 25th May. All members and their families are welcome - 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 GAA UNDERAGE


Under 12 Section 1 Football - Douglas v. BallincoIlig
This game played last Saturday in Douglas and was a very entertaining game. Douglas played some very good football in the first half never letting Ballincollig to get into the game half time score Douglas 5-9 Ballincollig 1-1.
The second half started with Douglas scoring a goal and a point without reply. Douglas went on to win the match on a very high score. Players to play well were Jamie Drennan, Richard Barrett and Richard Murphy. All in all it was a very good team performance and well done to Tim Hickey for doing a good job as referee. (The door is always open for you Tim.)
This team also played Na Pairsaigh last week and won it well in a very one sided match. Players to play well in this match were Gavin Dempsey, Ed Mc Whinney, Gerry O'Donovan, Lee Cronin and Brian O'Callaghan.
Under 13 section 1 Hurling League - Douglas V Blackrock
Last Saturday Douglas played Blackrock in a very entertaining game. Blackrock proved to be the better team in the first quarter but a few positional changes by the Douglas mentors saw Douglas come more into the game. Half time score saw Blackrock ahead by 4 points. The second half, Douglas played with the aid of a light breeze which saw them put over 4 points. Shane McCarthy played very well at fullback and also Dayne 0' Leary at cornerback. Douglas players began to get a little bit tired and Blackrock ran out winners on a score line of 4-7 to 1-4.
Last week was a very sad week owing to the death of clubman John Drinan. We sympathize with Anne, Colm and Darrah. Memories have such lovely ways of bringing back our yesterdays, when we recall old times its then we miss you most of all.
Fixtures
Fe 14 Football League Section 1 Douglas V. Carrigaline (away) Mon. 14 / 05 / 01 @ 6:30pm
Fe 15 Hurling League Section 1 Douglas v Blarney (home) Mon. 14 / 05 / 01 @ 7:30pm
Fe 14 Hurling League Section 1 Douglas v Nemo (Trabeg) Tue. 22 / 05 / 01 @ 7:30pm
Fe 12 Football League Section 1 Douglas v Nemo ( Nemo's Ground) Mon. 21 / 05 / 0l @ 7pm
Under 13 Hurling League Section 1 Douglas V St. Finbarrs (home) Frid. 18 / 05 / 01 @ 7pm
Feile nŠ nGeal Douglas V Na Pairsaigh (Redmonds) Sun. 20 / 05 / 01 @ 7pm


IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS


"Wilton IBC Win their First Trustee Savings Bank League Title"
Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Finals played on the 7th May in St
Anthony's Hall: Trustee Savings Bank Perpetual Trophy: Quarter-finals:
Douglas Community School (Blue) beat ICICYMA (Red), Ballincollig Community
School (Red) beat Wilton (Blue), Wilton (Red) beat Douglas Community
(Red)(2/1) and Grange Frankfield (Red) beat Sylvan(2/1) Semi-finals:
Ballincollig Community School (Red) beat Douglas Community School (Blue)
and Wilton (Red) beat Grange Frankfield (Red) Final: Wilton (Red) beat
Ballincollig Community School (Red))18/13)
Trustee Savings Bank Plate: Quarter-final: Kinsale beat ICICYMA (Blue),
Douglas Community School (White) beat Rockies (Red)(2/1), Bandon beat Conna
(Red)(2/1) and Ballinlough (Blue) beat Cathedral Parish Semi-finals:
Douglas Community School (White) beat Kinsale and Ballinlough Community
(Blue) beat Bandon Final : Ballinlough Community (Blue) beat Douglas
Community School (White)(2/1)(Agg.17/14) The umpires on duty for the
finals were Mary Boyde, Thomas Burke, Pat Collins, Phil Lawton, Hazel
Payne, Sean O'Mahony, John B O'Regan, Greg Swanton and James Warren:
Congratulations To Wilton IBC on winning their first league Title and to
Ballinlough IBC on winning the inaugural TSB Plate Both Trophies were
presented by Kate O'Mahony representing TSB Bank the Tournament Sponsors
Fixtures: St Vincent's IBC Open Licenced Triples Competition on Monday
14th May to Sunday 20th May 2001: Carrigaline GAA IBC Open Licenced Pairs
Competition for the Barry Family Perpetual Cup on Mon. May 21 to Sat. May 26,2001
II B A (Cork Zone) Annual Challenge Match, City Ladies and Gents versus
County Ladies And Gents on May 27 at St Anthony's Hall


DOUGLAS BRIDGE CLUB


WEEKENDING FRI 11TH MAY
Mon7May M. Powell & F Cunnane - 1st / J & B O'Sullivan - 2nd
Tues8May(AmJun) M & J Lahiffe - 1st
Tues8May(AmSen) M. Madden & T Long - 1st / C. Halligan & B. Conneely - 2nd
Tues8May(PmJun) A. Walsh & P O'Connell - 1st
Tues8May(PmSen) P McAuliffe & Ml Cronin - 1st / D & A Roche - 2nd
Wed9May Am N. Conroy & A Mulcahy - 1st
Wed9May Novice M. Barnes & A. Auchincloss - 1st
Wed9May PM B O'Sullivan & E McCarthy - 1st / E & J Taylor - 2nd
Wed9May(PMSen) D. White & L . O'Hanlon - 1st
P O'Mahony & B. Conneely - 2nd
Thur10May Jun A. Clayton & K. O'Brien - 1st
Thur10May Sen Purcell & C O'Donovan - 1st / A. Hodgins & J Sayers - 2nd
Friday 11th May C O'Leary & M. Powell - 1st


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