14th June, 2001
Weekly Sports


On Saturday night the senior footballers were in action against Youghal in Trabeg. Despite playing into the wind in the opening first half Nemo led by a couple of points at the break. Stephen Calnan, Kevin Cahill, Derek Kavanagh and Dylan Mehigan all played well in the opening half. In the second half with the aid of the breeze the Nemo stretched their lead and were comfortable winners in the end. Best in the second half were Niall Corkery, Joe Kavanagh, Martin Cronin and Paul Brophy.
The junior hurlers played St. Vincent's in the league on Sunday morning. In the opening half a strong cross field breeze did not help either set of forwards with the result being a low scoring first thirty minutes, 0-3 to 0-2 in favor of Vincent's. After the break Nemo fell five points adrift but responded well with a superb goal from Keith O'Callaghan and a point from Ronan Murphy. However time ran out and Vincent's held on for a one point victory, 0-10 to 1-6. Best for Nemo were Ronan Murphy, Keith O'Callaghan, John Mulcahy, Brian McCarthy and Kevin O'Reilly.
In the underage section the U-12s played St.Michael's in the city final. A very exciting first half ended with both teams level on six points apiece. Nemo's scores came from the boots of Colin Hammond and Stephen Good. Nemo got the perfect start to the second half when Stephen Good got a goal from a penalty. There was no score for the next ten minutes and then Blackrock got three points without reply. Nemo edged in front again and led by a point with eight minutes remaining on the clock. Two late goals as well as two points gave the Rockies a seven point victory. Best for Nemo were Michael O'Riordan, John O'Brien, David (Mackey) McCarthy and Ciaran O'Donovan.
The U-13s hurlers were also in action over the previous week against Brian Dillons. The boys played some lovely hurling on route to a good victory. An early goal from Stephen Barry settled the team. Good first time ground hurling was a key part of this win. The backs played very well limiting Dillons to a solitary score from a free during the game and Nemo's dominance at midfield ensured a plentiful supply of ball to the forwards. The highlight of this game was a 25 yard ground stroke from Stephen Barry which billowed the back of the oppositions net. Colm Dineen, Cian Cummins, Stephen Barry and Eric Kennedy were best for Nemo.


The Under 12's captured the First Division league title, while the 14's continued in the league.

Last Sunday morning in Turners Cross the Under 12's completed their league campaign, unbeaten, with a 2-0 win over Midleton in the League Final. The 'Hall were good value for their win, laying the foundations with a terrific first half, leading 2-0 at the break. The scorers were Brian Derham and team captain, Kevin Murphy. Ian Bermingham was very sound in goals, keeping a fine clean sheet. Congratulations to Ollie Carroll and everyone on the team for a terrific performance and a great league campaign. The best of luck to this team in Premier ranks next season.
The Under 14 Premier side continued in the league, beating Kilreen Celtic 2-0 in the league. The scorers were Brian O'Connor and Kevin Mulcahy. The 'keeper was Fionn O'Brien, who had a smashing match, recording a clean sheet.
The Under 14 Division 1 team had a great league win, running out 5-1 victors over Carrigaline in the league. Having gone 1-0 down very early on, they stormed to a 5-1 lead at the interval. Jason Crosbie was the hero of the night, with a fine hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Eoin Cadogan and Killian Murphy, scoring his first of the season. They now have two matches to complete their league campaign.
Sunday, 17 June: Under 14 Premier League Away v. Mallow Utd., 11.30
Under 14 Div. 1 League Away v. Park Utd., 11.30
Thursday, 21 June: Under 14 Premier League Away v. Midleton, 7.30


Douglas Hall 1 V. Riverstown 0
Our girls bounced back from a defeat the week before last to dominate and win this game. With excellent performances from all positions. There were two minutes remaining in the first half when Ashling Collins got our winning goal from an individual effort.
In the second half Alison Kennedy and Grace Meade helped to keep the score 1 - 0 by covering our goalkeeper and clearing the ball off the goal line.
Douglas Hall 6 V. Leeside 0
Douglas Hall knocked Leeside for six in our best performance of the season, with six terrific goals. The goals came from Karen O'Neill (2), Mary Barrett (2), Robin Lynch (1), and Kim O'Driscoll (1). This win keeps us in the running for the League.
Douglas Hall 4 V. Ballincollig 0
We spent a pleasant sunny Sunday afternoon with the parents of these Under 14 girls and watched with great pride as they dominated yet another game in this challenge match against Ballincollig in which Ashling Collins scored a hat trick. And Karen O'Neill who scored a goal to make the score 4 -0.


U-12 League Douglas V Bishopstown
This was our third game in this competition. We’ve been very strong in all our games to date, convincing winners in all matches. In this game it was the first time most girls played a full pitch. Our youngest player Aílín O’Donovan opened the score-line and there was no looking back after that. Well done to all the girls. Many thanks for all the support on the night.
U-14 Community Games
Douglas took on Ballincollig in the first match of the Community Games. It was a hard fought contest for the first twenty minuets but Douglas soon found their feet with some good scores and ran out easy winners.
In the second match and final Douglas played Ballinora. Douglas girls proved to strong for the opposition and with fine performances from Louise Sheehan, Jenny O’Donovan, Emma Heffernan, Olive Tobin and Lavina O’Mahony ran out convincing winners to qualify for the next round.
Feile Skills Competition.
Congratulations to Jenny O’Donovan and Lousie Sheehan on their excellent display of their skills on the day. They did their club proud.
Fun day in Douglas GAA Club.
There was a mixed match played in the club on Bank Holiday Monday (4th June). This proved to be a great success. There was four games played in wonderful sunshine where there was plenty of support on the sideline and fun and frolics on the pitch. Congratulations to the two best dressed females on the pitch, that is to Lillian (Don McAulliffe) and Devina( Jim Barry) hair styles to die for. Our thanks to the ref on the day Ger Sheehan and to Der O’Regan for presenting the medals to all who took part. We would like to extend our thanks to all for making this a good fun day out.
Match Dates:
U-14 Play Ballygarvan on Friday night next in Ballygarvan at 7.00 pm. U-14 will also travel to Milford on Saturday morning to play Millford. Bus arranged. Please ensure you have correct information from the trainers on Friday night.
The U-14 are also in the Feile this year. Information regarding times, dates, and participate from the families of these girls will be given out shortly.
Street Leagues Finals will take place on Saturday next 16th June at 4.00 p.m. in the Douglas GAA Club. All are invited to attend.
We would like to extend our best wishes to the girls on their final few days of sitting exams for Junior & Leaving Cert.


Douglas Hall V. Wilton
Douglas Ladies were knocked out of the Senior Premier Cup last Wednesday (6th) by a strong and experienced Wilton side. Douglas missed a few key players due to injuries and holidays, but they gave a strong performance. Orla Murphy played well up front, keeping the pressure on the Wilton defence but at the other end Wilton gave Douglas defence a lot of problems. A lot of support came from team Captain Eileen Collins in mid-field but Wilton proved too strong in the end.


Last weekend was a fabulous one for the Club's Schoolboys section with two of our U11 teams taking part in cup finals in Turners Cross. Corinthian Boys were first into action against Kilreen Celtic on Saturday in the U11 Cup Final, while Corinthian's Utd took on Riverstown in the final of the U11 First Division on Sunday.
Both games were full of tension and drama as our lads gave their all in search of victory.
Corinthian Boys (1) - Kilreen Celtic (0)
Corinthian Boys crowned a marvellous season last Saturday when they defeated Kilreen Celtic 1 - 0 in the U11 Cup Final, thereby completing a League and Cup double at U11 level.
It was a close hard fought match throughout with little to choose between two well matched sides. With the Corinthian's back four of Ian Turner, Theo Cullnane, Richard O'Donovan and David O'Sullivan in superb form and the Kilreen back four also coping well with everything Corinthians had to offer, It looked as if the game was heading for extra time until Man of the Match, David Meyler, dribbled into the penalty area before being brought down for a penalty. Eoin McCarthy “cool as a cucumber” fired home the resultant penalty kick. Hard as Kilreen pressed in the closing stages they could not find a way through for the equaliser.
So what has been a tremendous season for the players and management team of John Turner, Danny Drennan and Dave Burke ended on a memorable high with the Cup Final victory. For the record the team played 18 matches during the season, scoring over one hundrer goals and conceding just three, a truly fantastic achievement. Congratulations also to Kilreen Celtic who showed themselves to be every bit as good as our lads on the day.
Riverstown Boys (3) - Corinthians Utd (2)
And so to Sunday and the U11 First Division League Final. Could we complete the double, sadly it was not to be, but what a performance our lads put up. 2 - 0 down at half time and seemingly out of the game they fought like tigers in the second half. Inspired by Gearoid Cullnane, Shane Twomey and Barry O'Driscoll, they pushed forward in numbers and 10 minutes into the second half, Mark Twohig was on hand to reduce the deficit to 2 - 1. Crucially Riverstown restored their two goal advantage almost immediately. However our lads gritted their teeth and with 10 minutes left reduced the deficit to a single goal again, when Barry O'Driscoll scored from the edge of the area. Despite several corners and free kicks they could not force an equaliser and Riverstown held out for a 3 - 2 victory.
It was a sad end to the season for our lads, but they can hold their heads up high, with the entire squad under age again next season reaching the final was a magnificent achievement. Heartiest congratulations to Riverstown on their success from everyone at Corinthians, I'm sure it will be the first of many.
So the weekend ended with one trophy in the bag, but the overriding impression of the two finals was not whether we won or lost, but simply it was great to be involved. You cannot beat the excitement, the tension, the ecstasy, the disappointment you experience when watching or playing games like this. It was a wonderful experience for our lads and one, which I am sure, will stand to them in years to come.
On behalf of the players and managers of both teams I would like to thank everyone who supported the teams, it was very much appreciated.
I would also like to congratulate the Douglas Community Games Hurling team on their success last Saturday morning and to thank both Eddie Murphy and Theo Cullnane, joint managers of the team for their co-operation with the Club on the day, without their help victory may not have been achieved.


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This week we visit the Under 9 Hurling Section and review the action in the four matches that took place over the hour.
Pride of place this week goes to a brave Dublin side who recorded a superb 6-1 to 3-2 victory over Cork. Dublin who had Ciaran Nevin, Eoin Grant and Alan Murphy in great form proved too strong for Cork who looked to Padraig Mc Sweeney, Alan Carroll and Shane 0'Donoghue for their best efforts.
SIigo overcame Tipperary on a score of 4-2 to 2-2. Peter Hanrahan, Roy Hickey and Peter Carroll excelled for Sligo while Eoin Harris, Emmet Fitzharris, Alan Murray and Finbarr 0'Donoghue showed up well for Tipperary.
Laois and Offaly played out a thrilling, low scoring draw, scoring one goal each by end of play. Barry Thompson, Michael 0'Malley, David 0'Brien and Darren Kavanagh worked hardest for Laois while Keith 0'Donoghue and Birthday-Boy Luke 0'Sullivan excelled for Offaly, assisted by the tireless effort of Robert Casey, Michael Barry and David Curtin.
I have no reported score for the Galway and Down clash but solid performances from Peter Gill, David Quirke, Rob Lehane ,Steven Walsh and an excellent individual display from Killian Mc Carthy were reported for Galway. Down had top-drawer displays from Martin Barry, Jessica Kavanagh and Jamie 0'Flynn.
Next week we will take a final look for this season at the exploits of the under seven performers.
Watch this space. Oliver Carroll (PRO)


(Donie Harris P.R.O.)
It was a very quiet week on the Under Age front. With half the season gone, it is time to look back on the activities of the past games.
Our Under 12 footballers did very well in the South/East they found the going that little bit harder than what they were used to in the Street Leagues, but still in all they acquitted themselves very well and it argues well for the future.
Our Under 12 hurlers are currently playing in the South/East doing very well, although finding the going tough they are playing good hurling. We must remember that these kids are playing teams that are a year ahead of them, so next year playing the same age we could bring back the medals to Douglas.
Under 13 Football This team is currently playing in the Bord na nOg and is doing very well in the league. They are lying second in the table after being beaten by Bishopstown by a point in a great game of football. It argues well for the championship that with the football they are playing at the moment they will give a good account of themselves and hopefully bring back another trophy to the club.
Under 13 hurling This team started their hurling campaign 2 weeks ago playing against Blackrock in their first match. Although losing, it didn't do justice to the team itself because they are capable of playing better hurling and proved it when they played against Fermoy the following week. They played some really splendid hurling.
Under 14's Our Under 14 hurlers and footballers are doing very well in their respective leagues and are looking forward to the championship. They got to the send final of the Feile but were beaten by a Youghal team that went on to win the Cork Section. Douglas has another chance to redeem themselves when they play Youghal again on the 22nd June. The Football Feile came on them very fast and had no time to prepare for the first match and losing to Na Pairsaigh didn't do this team any justice.
Next week I will be reporting on the Under 15's
I would like to congratulate Douglas Hall on wining the Under 12 Final last Sunday. Kevin Murphy, Ian Bermlngham, Ronain Tullmann and John Harris are currently playing in the Douglas Under Age. Well done to all concerned also Patrick Carroll.
Another congratulations to our own Paddy Barry who was captain of the Cork Intermediate hurling Team who defeated Limerick and Waterford and are now in the Munster Final. Well
done Paddy a reward you deserved long ago.
Under 13 H/L Section 1 Douglas V. Glen Rovers (H) Friday 15th June @ 7.30 PM
Under 13 H/L Section 1 Douglas V. Na Pairsaigh (A) Monday 18th June @ 7.30 PM
Under 12 H/L Section 1 Douglas V St. Finbarrs (A) Friday 15th June @ 7.00 PM


Junior Hurling 1
Douglas overcame the challenge of Lough Rovers to gain two valuable points. Douglas played with the aid of the wind in the first half and led 1- 7 to 1-0 at the break.
The Lough Rovers applied a lot of pressure after the interval as Douglas struggled. One of the turning points of the game was a fine save by Joe Larkin. A goal scored by Eamomn Sharkey settled Douglas once more who finished winners on a scoreline of 3 - 10 to 1-6. Best for Douglas were Brian Kennealy, Alan Joyce and Eamomn Sharkey.
Minor Hurling Non Exam
Douglas overcame the challenge of Diarmuid 0'Mahunas with consumable ease to go second in the league table. This was a non-event from start to finish as Douglas proved too strong for the west cork boys. Neil Heffernan scored three goals - others to impress were Denis 0'Riordan, Barry Hanrahan and Jeremy McCarthy.
Minor Hurling Non Exam.
Douglas travelled to Ballyanley to play Inniscara in this fixture. Douglas started very well-the second goal scored was on of sheer class. Four players were involved in the move before Paul Kelly finally finished it to the net. Inniscara battled back and lapses of concentration in the Douglas defence saw them concede four goals. David 0'Connor was introduced and this move helped to shore up the defence. The halftime score was 4-2 to 2-5 in favour of Inniscara.
There was no scoring in the first ten minutes of the second half as both sides battled for supremecy. Slowly but surely Douglas began to take control-the half backs began to deliver quality ball into the forwards who duly took their scores. Final score Douglas 5-12 Inniscara 5-3. Neil Heffeman contributed 3-0,Mark Harrington scored 1-8,others to impress were Eoin Carroll and Barry Hanrahan
Senior Football League.
Douglas overcame the challenge of Mallow to gain two valuable points. Douglas led by 1-6 to 1-5 at the break. The second half Douglas upped their performance to win 3-9 to 2-6.There were good performances from Willy and Eoin Coveney, Gary McLoughlin and Thomas Sheehan. Garoid 0'Laoire making his debut scored two goals.
Junior Hurling 2.
Douglas shared the spoils with Gurranabraher in this game 1-6 to 0- 9.
Championship Draws.
Senior Hurling-Douglas v Carrigdhoun or Midleton.
Senior Football Douglas v Youghal.
U21 Hurling Douglas v Bishopstown 24.6.01.
J.H.L.2.Douglas v Passage Friday 15.6. Home 7.30.
J.HLl Douglas v Barrs Saturday 16.6 Away 7.30.Prov.
MH.Non Exam Douglas v Ballinora 16.6. Home 7.30.
S.H.L.Douglas v Castlelyons 17.6. Away 7.30..


"Ballincollig Community School Capture Midleton Triples Title"

Midleton GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition played on 2nd
June 2001 Final: Ballincollig Community School (Danny Twohig, Miah
Buckley & Kitty Buckley) beat Wilton (Marion O'Connell, Catherine
O'Sullivan & Helen Burrows)(8/4) The final was umpired by Gerard Burns and
Bridie Hamilton Congratulations are also due to Albert Ruxton, (Hon Sec)
and his Committee on the successful organisation of their inaugural

"Billy Egan Wins Umpires Final"

Irish Indoor Bowling Umpires' Association (Munster Region) Championship
played on 4th June in Douglas Community School Hall for Munster Region
Perpetual Trophy
Semi-finals: B Egan (Cathedral Parish) beat Pat Barry (Douglas GAA)(2/1)
and J Curran (DCS) beat Greg Swanton (Grange Frankfield)(2/1) Final:
Billy Egan (Cathedral Parish) beat John Curran (Douglas Community School)
The umpires for the seme-finals and final were J B O'Regan, J Warren, J
Long and H Payne and the markers were H Foley and D Williamson

I I B A (Cork Zone) 2000/2001 Season officially ended on the 4th June with
the finals of the Umpires' Champioship. The new season will start on the
13th September 2001 with the Conna Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples


U16: M Quirke - 88 / R Turtle - 97
U14: B Allen - 101 /I Kavanagh - 109
U12: S Noonan - 123 / A Walsh - 126
O/A Nett: L O' Donovan - 84 O/A Gross: C Foley - 88
SNR NETT: K Richards - 88 SNR GROSS: J Fahy - 90
INT NETT: P Murphy - 86 INT GROSS: M O' Donoghue - 101
JUN NETT: A Morley - 87 JUN GROSS: D Halloran - 112
LAD 0-10 NETT: V Mc Carthy - 94 LAD 0-10 NETT: C O' Shaughnessy - 103
LAD 11-18 NETT: H Slimy - 91 LAD 11-18 GROSS: M Glavin - 130
1st: J Walsh - 142 2nd: W Mc Carthy - 145
3rd: C O' Brien - 145 Last 18: N Keily - 50
SNR GROSS: A O' Loughlin - 93 INT GROSS: E Ahern - 103
JUN GROSS: T Noonan - 116 LADIES GROSS: V Mc Carthy - 108
M Kelleher & N O' Donovan - 37 / M Quirke & M O' Regan - 44
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 2, 17 and 28 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
The 2 Angels c/o B Downey, Kay Ahern c/o D Ahern, Maura Kearney c/o M Kelleher
Tonights Jackpot - £1,400 @ The Grange
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This week of Ladies soccer we are back again to league matches. In Division 2 leaders Buttervant took on in form Douglas Hall. This was a tight competitive game of football. Buttervant opened the scoring with Dolores o' Sullivan. Joanne Quinn and Tina Buckely scored the other 2 goals for Buttervant, winning the game 3-0 on the night. Buttervant are undefeated in the league and look like they are heading for division 1 next season.

In division 1 the league is still there for the taking with one of the major contenders being Coursey Rovers. They had another impressive win beating Crosshaven 7-1. This was a close encounter through out the first half with Coursey leading by 2 - 0. Crosshaven pulled one back but Coursey were too strong and scored another 5 times. The goal scorers were Margerie Lynch (2), Anne Murphy (2), Catherine Coughlan (1), Trese Moloney (1) and Tricia Madden (1).
Old rivals Hibs took on Cobh in division one. Catherine Collins was in great form for Hibs and netted 3 goals for them. Hibs dominated this contest and won on the night 6 - 1. Sylvia Barten, Emer O' Neill and Nicola Aherne also scored for Hibs.

In the premier league there was an enthralling game between league leaders Wilton and second place College Corinthians. Corinthians opened the scoring and led the game until near the end of the first half when Jenny Coughlan scored for wilton. The game went into the second half on equal pegging. Wilton were next to score to lead the game 2 -1. This goal was scored by Deirdre Calnan. Corinthians picked up their game and within minutes brought the game back on equal terms. Corinthians continued to put the pressure on and took the league. Wiltons great passing style began to show now as they took control of the game. A late equalizer by Susan Edmonds brought the game to 3 - 3, a deserved result on the night.

Rangers took another 3 points when they played Ballincollig. Anne Gogan open the scoring for Rangers. Regina Murphy who had a great game scored 2 more to guarantee the points. Rachael O' Connell scored Ballincolligs only goal on the night. Aoife McCarthy and Elanor Lucy played very well for Ballincollig.

A rampant CSO side totally dominated this Premiership game giving a display of one touch soccer that was second to none. Moving the all fluidly from defense to attack saw the CSO take an early lead through Sandy Fitzgibbon when she chipped the keeper from the ede of the box. This seemed to inspire Passage as they began to play themselves into the game. but a second CSO goal in the 22nd minute from Majella O' Briend effectively killed the game off as a contest. Growing in confidence CSO moved the ball from left to right with Catherine O' Sullivan playing a pivotal role in the centre. A sweeping movement down the right saw Yvonne Harrington connect with a Susan Power cross to guide the ball beyond the hapless Passage keeper. The second half saw CSO score four more times, 2 from substitute Catherine Cotter, Majella O' Brien and Cliona O' Geran. Passage must be commended on their fight and spirit but were no match for a CSO side that struck a rich vein of form on the night.

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