7th June, 2001
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
The Youths have bounced back well, capturing two
cups in the last week; while the Under 12's advance to the League
The Youths continued their smashing form in Cork, recording two cup successes. They travelled to Turners Cross on Thursday last and proved too strong for Passage in the Murphy Cup Final. The final score was 3-1, with all three scored in the first half which the 'Hall dominated. The scorers were Paul Rose, with a real gem, Brian Dwyer and Brian Wilkinson, the team captain. With their 3-1 win (goals from Brian Wilkinson, Decky O'Connell and Robert O'Donoghue) over College Corinthians in the League Cup Semi-Final, they had also qualified for this Cup Final on Monday last against Leeds.
Again, the 'Hall were well in control from the off, and goals from Paul Rose and Andrew Fealy secured the cup. They have a number of league games to go, and with a short break for the Leaving Certificate, games will resume close in the middle of June. The best of luck to all our players who are taking state exams.
The Under 14 Premier side were also in action, but were on the wrong side of a 5-3 thriller against Lakewood Athletic. The scorers were Brian O'Connor, Ian Shortland and Gordon O'Donovan. The Under 14 Division 1 side also continued their league campaign, but enjoyed no luck in front of goals against Casement Celtic. Casement struck the winner with five minutes to go, in their first real attack of the second half. The 'Hall side were most unlucky not to get "something" out of this match.
The Under 12's hosted Mallow Utd. in the League Semi-Final and were deserving 4-0 victors. The scorers were Adam Doyle, Eoin O'Leary, Sean Hodgins and Kevin Murphy. Ian Bermingham was very sound in goals, and recorded another clean sheet. They now travel to Turners Cross for the League Final, fixed for next Monday, 11th. June. Congratulations to Ollie and the team on this achievement - we believe that they are now promoted to the Premier Division for next season. This is well deserved - they are unbeaten so far in the league and it would be smashing if they could conclude their league unbeaten. The very best of luck to them in Monday's match.
The fixture list is thinning out:
Sunday, 10th June: Under 14 Premier League Home v. Kilreen Celtic, 11.00
Monday, 11th June: Under 12 League Final Turners Cross v. Midleton, 7.30
CORK SENIOR LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE
Douglas Hall 0 V. Buttevant 3
Following a fantastic win in their previous match, Douglas Hall were brought back down to earth by a very strong Buttevant team.
Even though Douglas were missing a few regulars they never created enough chances to win this game. And in the end three lapes in concentration proved very costly. Collette Dunne and Marie O'Mahony both went close for Douglas. And Jennifer Walshe was unlucky to miss from 12 yds. Douglas will be looking for a big improvement in the coming matches.
Best of luck to Collette Dunne and Emma Dorney who will be travelling to Canada and the USA for the summer.
Last Saturday night the Intermediate hurlers had a great win over Na Piarsaigh in the first round of the championship in Ballinlough. Nemo were first to settle and took an early three point lead. Na Piarsaigh fought back and were level three points apiece after 20 minutes. Nemo had a good spell just before halftime and lead by five points at the break, 1-6 to 0-4. Within two minutes of the resumption the lads had stretched their lead even further when Alan Cronin flicked the ball to the back of the opposition's net. Nemo continued to dominate the game and ran out easy winners in the end 3-11 to 0-7. It was an excellent team performance with every player giving his all.
On Sunday morning the senior footballers played Skibbereen in the Kelleher Shield in Trabeg. Both teams played some good football but it was Skibbereen who led at halftime, 0-9 to 0-6. After the break Nemo moved the ball more fluently and led by a point after ten minutes. Skibbereen pushed forward again and moved into a two-point lead thanks to a well taken goal. Nemo once again fought back and the game ended in a draw. Best for Nemo were Gary Murphy, Maurice McCarthy, Joe Kavanagh, William Morgan and Michael Kearney.
The junior footballers were also in action in Trabeg on Sunday morning. They played Clonmel Og from Tipperary in a practice match. This was a very one-sided encounter with Nemo well on top throughout the game. Mick O'Brien, Conor Buckley, Eoin Weldon, Ciaran O'Shea and Ian Murphy all performed well. Later that evening the Minor hurlers traveled to Bandon for the non-exam league. This game was very fast flowing with both teams attacking each other's goals frantically. At halftime, Nemo were trailing by several points. After the interval Nemo did their best to up their performance and reduce the deficit but were never really at their best on the night. Best for Nemo were Jerry Kerins, Kevin Crowley, Brian Twomey, Conor Allen and Paudie O'Shea.
In the Underage section the U-14s took part in the section 2 Feile hurling final against Bandon in Pairc Ui Rinn. The boys got off to a good start and led by four points midway through the opening half thanks to some fine scores from the forward line. Both teams swapped scores before the break to leave the scores 0-5 to 0-1. In the second half Bandon drew level after 15 minutes. They then moved into a three point lead with five minutes remaining on the clock. Nemo did their best to retrieve the game but time ran out. The players which stood out for the Turner's Cross team were Gary Coughlan, Ciaran McGrath, Eoghan Hearne, Shane Horgan and David Kearney.
Fixtures: Thur 7th U-12 City Cship final V St. Michael's Trabeg 7.30pm.
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
DOUGLAS SENIORS BATTLE BACK TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS.
Douglas travelled to the Glen Field last week to take on St Nicks in the Kelleher Shield. Playing with the wind Douglas failed to make the desired impact and were 1-3 to 0-5 in arrears at the interval.
A more determined second half display saw Douglas take the game to St Nicks. Gary Wade and Ger 0'Sullivan were very impressive, while up front Eoin Coveney worked very hard. St Nicks goaled with minutes remaining Eoin Coveney proved to be the hero scoring the equalising point. Final score 2-5 to 0-Il.
MINOR FOOTBALL NON EXAM.
Douglas maintained their 100% record with a comprehensive victory over Carrigaline. This was a complete display by Douglas from start to finish. It was unfortunate that one of the Carrig players had to retire injured and there was no substitute to replace him. This was a very focused display by the Douglas players. Paul Kelly and Richard Harris were excellent in defence whilst up front Paddy White and Fergal 0'Sullivan made themselves available for the ball. Andrew Shinnick also impressed by his workrate.
Douglas travelled to East Cork to play St Catherines last weekend in the Senior Hurling League. The teams were very evenly matched-Douglas led by two points at the interval. The second half was again very tight with St Catherines holding out for a one point victory. Douglas will bemoan the number of frees conceded which the East Cork men punished with clinical precision. Final score St Catherines 0-13 Douglas 1-9.
JUNIOR HURLING 2
Douglas played Whites Cross in the league in Douglas last week. Playing with the wind Douglas went in level at the interval. The highlight of the first half was a well executed goal by Peter Bermingham. Whites Cross took control the second half and finished the game in total control Final score Whites Cross 2-12 Douglas 2-5.
SCIATH NA SCOIL.
Best of luck to St Columbas boys and girls schools in the Sciath Na Scoil finals on Thursday June 14.The girls are in action at I l a.m.-the boys at I .p.m. The venue is Pairc Ui Rinn.
DOUGLAS GAA STREET LEAGUES
Saturday, June 1st, saw a return to hurling at the street leagues. Because of the long weekend, numbers present were a little lower than usual. Despite this the morning proved to be productive with both the skills sessions and the arranged matches over the three hours offering strong signs of hope for the future.
The teams were mixed to provide the numbers required for the games played so no specific match reports are on offer. In the under ten game comprised of warriors from Galway, Sligo and Waterford an excellent forty minutes of hurling was played. If these players succeed in transferring the enthusiasm and striking ability shown on this occasion to the South-East division, as under eleven hopefuls, they will do very well.
Well done also to all the under ten footballers who took part in the recent South East football blitz run over the last four weeks. Two splendid football teams represented Douglas, most of them wearing the club jersey for the first time. This blitz proved to be an ideal opportunity to measure the progress of some our young players and also allowed some of our street league mentors to test their coaching skills in a more competitive environment. Thanks also to the parents who travelled to lend support.
Finally, for this week, I would like to mention a number of people who were involved with our street league football finals held recently who certainly deserve special recognition. A special thanks to Tony O Callaghan who assists every week in the preparation of pitches for our games and who also did great work for our finals. Our thanks is also extended to our loyal band of referees, without whom no street league finals would be a success. This year our officials were Pat Harrington, Noel Dulea, Donie Harris, Colm Drinan, Alf Hanrahan and Finbar Bermingham. Thanks a lot, lads!
With three weeks to go before our summer break I hope to bring you some hurling match reports next week. Watch this space.
It was an important week for our two Under 11 First Division sides, Douglas Corinthians and Corinthians United as they attempted to qualify for the final of the Under 11 first division league. The two sides have enjoyed excellent league campaigns in their respective divisions with Corinthians United just losing one match all season and finishing runners up behind Riverstown while Douglas Corinthians lost just two league games and finished in joint runners up position with Youghal just behind Everton.
This left Douglas Corinthians needing to win a play-off game against Youghal to clinch runners up spot and a place in the semi-final against Riverstown. They travelled to Youghal last Thursday night in determined mood and turned in their best performance of the season coming away with a 3-0 victory. Ciaran O'Donovan, Stephen Murphy and Stuart Depuis were on the scoresheet for Douglas Corinthians. Next, it was on to Riverstown on Saturday morning for the semi-final. Sadly it was to prove a bridge too far. Deprived of the services of Gavin Dempsey and Brennan Knight and losing Ciaran O'Donovan through injury early on they found Riverstown too hot to handle going down 4-0. Leaving aside the obvious disappointment of the defeat the players and management team of Douglas Corinthians can hold their heads up high after a fine season.
Meanwhile Corinthians United travelled to Togher for their semi-final against Everton as slight underdogs. With the entire squad underage again next season anything they achieved this season was going to be a bonus.
They played superbly on the day and came away with a fine 4-0 victory. Eoin Kilcommons took the scoring honours with all four goals but he got great support from Shane Twomey, Geroid Cullinane and Eoin Buckley in what was overall an excellent team performance.
The Under 11 First Division League Final against Riverstown is set for Turners Cross on Monday June 11th, kick-off 6.15pm. Two days earlier on Saturday June 9th our Under 11 Premier Division side, Corinthians Boys will take on Kilreen Celtic in the final of the Under 11 Cup also in Turners Cross, kick-off 3.00pm. It is a fabulous end to the season for the schoolboy section to be involved in two Cork finals in Turners Cross. Both games promise to be close exciting affairs with little to choose between the teams involved. Also on the Monday night our Under 13 face a very important league match away to Maymount with the result will have a big bearing on our lads final league position. We are asking all our Adult and Schoolboy members to come along and support the teams, they certainly deserve your support.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS STREET LEAGUES
College Corinthians AFC recently held the finals of the Clubs Annual Street Leagues. The Finals day is always one of the highlights of the schoolboys year in Corinthians with some three hundred schoolboys ranging in ages from six to eleven taking part in thirteen different finals.
There was a real family atmosphere as parents and schoolboy members mixed freely with the clubs schoolboy coaches and adult members. The huge crowd witnessed some tremendous action with some fine individual and team performances. There was plenty of spills and thrills and even the occasional tear of disappointment but these were quickly forgotten in the excitement of the day.
The Under Seven Final always proves a great favourite with the crowd and this year was no exception with hot favourites Deportivo La Coruna captained by Luke O' Sullivan taking on Real Madrid skippered by Barry Egan. Deportivo had defeated Barcelona 3-2 in the Semi Final while Real Madrid had qualified after a sudden death penalty shoot out victory over Valencia following a 1-1 draw.
The final was a close and tight affair from the start as two well matched teams gave their all in search of victory. Kieran Farmer, James Burke, Brian Cuthbert and Darragh O' Driscoll were inspirational for Real while James Tynor, Ian Tobin, Paul Beale and John Moynihan were leading by example for Deportivo.
The game swung from end to end as both sides sought what looked like being the all important winning goal and finally it came. With only five minutes left on the clock, Kieran Farmer released Gavin Carroll and he finished clinically. Real Madrid were the Under Seven Champions and captain Barry Egan was presented with the John O' Kelly Memorial Cup by Cork City Goalkeeper Noel Mooney.
Barcelona gained some compensation for their unfortunate semi final defeat against Deportivo when they defeated Valencia 2-1 in the match for third and fourth place. Captain Brian Lenihan, Jack Wilkins, and Luke O' Sullivan were very impressive for Barcelona, while Ciaran Dalton, Cian Scannell, Michael Martin and Sean Moloney impressed for Valencia.
In the Plate competition, Roma were very impressive as they defeated Galatasaray 4 1 in the final. Captain Conor Cannon led by example and he received great support from David O' Farrell, Kevin Coughlan and Cormac Mc Carthy. Galatasaray had star performers in Ciaran Moore, Glen Thornhill, David Barry and Alan O' Donovan. A C Milan proved too string for Bayern Munich in the battle for third and fourth place taking the spoils on a 4 1 scoreline. Peter O' Brien, Rory Scannell, Brian O' Leary and Conor Mc Givern were the pick of the A C Milan side while John Lyons, James Bevan and Richard Tobin did well for Bayern Munich.
In the Under Seven penalty competition, Ciaran Moore finished first with Conor Canno second and Ian Tobin and Cormac Mc Carthy joint third.
DOUGLAS BRIDGE CLUB
MON28MAY M O'CALLAGHAN & D. LAUGHTON - 1ST
MGT O'CONNOR & J. O'SULLIVAN - 2ND
TUES29MAY(AMSEN) M. MADDEN & T. LONG - 1ST
T. MAHER & M MCCARTHY - 2ND
TUES29MAY(AMJUN) B O'SULLIVAN & P HORGAN - 1ST
TUES29MAY(AMSEN) D & B O'DRISCOLL - 1ST
E MCCARTHY & C. ROTHWELL - 2ND
WED30MAY AM A MURRAY & P O'MAHONY - 1ST
WED30MAY NOVICE M AHERNE & M O'REILLY - 1ST
WED30MAY PM JANE MC?? & D. FORDE - 1ST
THUR31MAY PM E. HENDRICK & N. MCSHARRY - 1ST
FRIDAY 1 JUNE S. O'NEILL & C. O'SULLIVAN - 1ST
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
"Ballincollig Community School Capture St Vincent's Triples Title"
St Vincent's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition played on
Sunday 20th May:
Semi-finals: Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Crosshaven (Con
Middleton, Conor Moddleton & Mary Middleton) and Pfizers (J O'Halloran)
beat Clare (Paul Deegan, Deirdre Deegan & Oliver Deegan) Final:
Ballincollig Community School (Danny Twohig, Miah Buckley & Kitty Buckley)
beat Pfizers (John O'Halloran, Dan Gough & Mary O'Halloran)(9/7) The final
was umpired by Geraldine Keane and Tom Farrell and the scorekeepers were
Noel O'Connell and Charlie Saville
"Douglas GAA Defeat Grange Frankfield in Carrigaline GAA IBC Final"
Carrigaline GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the
Barry Family Perpetual Trophy played on Saturday 26th May 2001
Semi-finals: Grange Frankfield (G Swanton) beat Carrigaline GAA (Michael
Mc Carthy, Marie Mc Carthy & P O' Mahony) and Douglas GAA (B Kenneally)
beat Carrigaline GAA (John Noonan, Kay Cooney & Eileen Noonan)(5/4)
Final: Douglas GAA (Betty Kenneally, Tony Kenneally and Mary Farrell)
beat Grange Frankfield (Greg Swanton, Elsie Swanton and Dave Daly)(5/4) The
Final was umpired by Pat Collins and Eddie Bannon
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
Last Saturday our Under 13 team were in action against Fermoy. A game that could have gone either way. Our lads started well with a point from Cian Meade. Fermoy started to play good hurling but found our backs hard to pass with Kevin Cotter, Patrick Carroll, Darren Hickey playing very well. Our centre field pairing of Cian Meade and Terry O'Connell made sure that our forwards got plenty supply of the ball, scoring 1 -4 at the brake.
The second half started with Fermoy scoring a soft goal but when that goal went in it seemed to lift our players , Douglass super sub Johnathan O'Connell who scored 2 -1 when he came on secured the points for Douglas on a scoreline of Douglas 4 - 4 to Fermoy 2 -1.
Players to play well were Richard Kingston, Aidan Kelly who had a blinder in goal. Kevin Cotter, Ian Ber and Paul Calnan. We wish John Harris a speedy recovery after breaking his thumb in a resent match.
Under 12 H/L Section 1
Douglas played the Barrs last Friday night. A game that Douglas won. This was their first match in this grade. We Done !
Under 14 H/L Section 1 Douglas V Mayfield (H), Tuesday 12th June ' @ 7.30pm
Under 13 H/L Section 1 Douglas V Mayfield (H), Monday 11th June @ 7.30pm
Under 12 H/L Section 1 Douglas V Ballincollig at (H) Wed. 13th June @ 7.30pm
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