21st June, 2001
Weekly Sports


U-12 Hurling League V Whitechurch
Nemo 5-3 Whitechurch 2-1
Nemo got their hurling season off to a good start with a good win over
Whitechurch thanks to two first half goals from Craig O'Sullivan and one
from David McCarthy. Dessie O'Leary gave a great display at fullback as well
as David McCarthy in attack. The scorers were Craig O'Sullivan 2-0, Shane
Martin 1-1, David McCarthy 1-0, Stephen Bullman 1-0 and Dessie O'Leary 0-2


With the Cork Schoolboys League season now almost at an end for this year, attention has now switched to the Club's Underage section and in particular to the Club's Underage section.
Over the last few years Corinthians has entered a number of teams in the local Southside League, an inter club competition involving some of the top underage teams in Cork. This year's Southside League campaign started in late May and Corinthians has entered six teams in this year's competition. In addition the Cork Schoolboys League are running 7 a-side leagues, at U8, U9 & U10 age levels and Corinthians has entered a further eight teams in the 7 a-side league. This obviously means a hectic end of season for everyone involved in the underage section, but more importantly it also means that almost 150 schoolboys get a chance to play on a Club team.

7 a-side
The 7 a-side league games have proved most enjoyable with players getting plenty of time on the ball and invariably seeing a lot more action than they would normally see in an 11 a-side game.
Our two U8 teams are going great guns with Corinthian Boys unbeaten after 6 matches and Douglas Corinthians suffering only one defeat in 6 games. Players like Darragh Williamson, Dave Hanrahan, Ciaran Twohig, Ryan Levis and Luke Connolly are benefiting greatly from the 7 a-side games.
Our two U9 sides are also going well with Corinthian Boys and Douglas Corinthians both unbeaten. Corinthian Boys picked up two good away victories at the weekend, winning 7-2 against Cobh Ramblers and 1-0 against Leeside, while Douglas Corinthians also won away defeating Wilton B by 2-1, Shannon Madden, Andrew Rock, Garry Duggan and Michael Lyons were in superb form for Douglas Corinthians, while for Corinthian Boys, Stephen Doyle, Shane Keane, Stephen Thornhill and Peter Nolan impressed.
We have four sides in the U10 League and again at the moment all are doing quite well. Corinthians Utd maintained their 100% record last week when they defeated Lakewood B by 1-0. Goalkeeper, Kevin O'Byrne, Eoin Murphy and Kevin Kelleher were superb on the night.

Southside League
Our U7 squad has been going really well in the Southside League and they maintained their good form over the past week defeating Clonakilty by 6 - 0 before drawing 1 - 1 with Kilreen Celtic. Jack Wilkins was the star of the show against Clonakilty, scoring a fine hat-trick and he received great support from Evan Browne, Billy Davis and Ciaran Dalton. Life was not so easy against Kilreen Celtic and the points were deservedly shared after a thrilling contest, Rory Burke, Kieran Farmer, Brian Lenihan, and Conor Cannon were the pick of what was an excellent team performance.

All of the Southside League and Seven A Side results can be found in the Club's Website, www.collegecorinthians.com

Players of the Year
The club recently presented its players of the year award for the season 2000/2001. The winners were as follows :

Corinthian Boys
U10 Eoin Kilcommins
U11 David Meyler
U12 Garry Bollard
U13 Ian Culnane
U14 Ian O'Callaghan
U15 Peter Moreland
U16 Paul Sheehan

Douglas Corinthians
U11 Colm Parker
U12 Daniel Cronin
U13 Eoin Hearne

Corinthians Utd
U11 Eoin Kilcommins

The overall Schoolboy of the Year Award was presented to Mark Maher of the Corinthians U15 team. Congratulations and well done to all concerned.

Finally, if anyone would like some more information about the Club or would like to get involved with one of our schoolboys league teams next season, you should contact Terry O' Donovan at (4891257) or mobile 087 / 4181881.


The camogie club has had a very busy number of months and its not over yet. The Féile weekend is now on top of us. Thursday night the 21st June sees the host team Laois arriving in the GAA Club time between 7.00 and 8.30pm. The will be meet by the Douglas girls (who are taking part in Féile) and their parents with a reception of refreshments. Douglas families will then meet with their quests for the weekend. Friday morning 22nd June sees an early start with matches in Douglas Gaa Club for 9.30 and in the afternoon travelling to Brinny. The finals will take place in Ballinlough on Saturday Morning. And Laois will then depart. We would like to thank all those parents who are hosted the Laois team in their homes for the week-end and hope that you can come along to some part of the week-end and support the girls. This is quite an exciting and fun weekend for the girls and all involved. We wish them the best of luck and hope they enjoy the weekend.
Sciath Na Scol
Douglas Camogie Club would like to extend their congratulations to St. Columbus Girls school on winning the Sciath Na Scol on Thursday 14th June last. Well done to all.
Exams are over!!! So we will be saying welcome back to those girls who are on U-16 and Junior training. There will be no Junior training on Sunday Morning. Training resumes again on Monday night 25th June at the usual time. U-16 training will take place Friday night at 5.30pm
Camogie Street Leagues
The first ever out-door street leagues finals took place in Douglas GAA Club on Saturday 16th June, 2001. Six U-9 teams and 2U-10 teams participated. A fantastic day was had by all the players, Mums, Dads, Grandparents, relations and friends who attended. The standard of camogie played was excellent. This is due to the wonderful work being done by Anne Kearney who is assisted by Doreen O'Mahony. Most of the coaching is done by the teen-age players in the club, thanks to Laura Walsh, Laura Walsh, Michelle O'Donovan, Natasha Flanagan, Teresa Buckley, Helen O'Mahony, Louise O'Regan and Eilish Murphy.
In thrilling matches U-9 grade Waterford captained by Niamh O'Donoghue overcame Kerry. Sinead Deasy lifted the trophy for Galway who had the better of Clare on the day. Tipperary were to strong for Cork, skipper for Tipp was Deirdre Cotter.
U-10 games went as follows:
Tracy McCarthy was excellent as captain for Kerry who proved too strong for Clare. Limerick ran out winners against Cork. Laura O'Sullivan did a fine job as captain for Limerick.
U-11 Exhibition Match
This had to been seen to be believed. All these girls are actually U-10 but are part of the U-11 panel who will play Seandun League and Christy Martin Cup competitions this year. They are presently unbeaten in the Seandun League. Players like Moria O'Donovan, Jasmin Dempsey, Maire O'Sullivan, Karen Horgan and Deirdre Cotter are certainly stars of the future.


Douglas and St Finbarrs played this game in Togher. There was little to separate the teams in the opening half-the Barrs led by two points at the break. The full back line of Patrick Tobin, Barry Hanrahan and David 0 Connor played very well. Three goals in a five minute period turned the game in favour of Douglas. The goal scorers were John Kennealy, Rory Gunn and Andrew Larkin .Final score 3-5 to 2-6.

Douglas entertained Passage in this encounter. This was a very tight game all through. A Brian Spillane goal gave Douglas a 1-3 to 0-5 interval lead. well taken goal by Peter Bermingham just after the break seemed to put Douglas in a commanding position - Passage had other ideas. For the remainder of the game Passage laid siege to the Douglas goal. Douglas defended well, John McCarthy was solid at full back. Eventually Passage got through for the deciding goal four minutes from time. Final score 1-10 to 2-5 in favour of Passage.

This game was between Douglas and Clyda Rovers. The match was a thriller from start to finish. The lead changed hands on several occasions. Colin Doyle gave the forwards a plentiful of the ball. Douglas led 1-10 to 1-7 at half time. The goal was scored by Thomas Cotter. The pattern after the break was similar to the first-each side had its period of dominance. At times the Douglas defence found it difficult to cope with the North Cork boys attack. Clyda won on a scoreline of 4-11 to 2-16.Douglas will have been disappointed to lose the game-the team is now under pressure to win the remaining two games. Andrew Shinnick, Jeremy McCarthy and Fergal 0 Sullivan worked hard.


Douglas overcame the challenge of Ballinora to qualify for the 12 a side minor final. The Douglas defence was all at sea for the first quarter. The forwards were not contesting with any great conviction. For the final quarter of the half Douglas were more determined and the ball was played with far more direction. The half time score was 1 - I to 2-2 in favour of Douglas. Conor Alcock was moved to midfield -he picked up a lot of ball and gave the forwards a plentiful supply. Jeremy McCarthy, Thomas Cotter and Richard Harris were solid at the back. Mark Harrington scored 4-5. I am sure Mark will agree he got both quality ball and great support from his fellow forwards. The final will be against Mallow, who already defeated Douglas in one of the early rounds.
Well done to St Columba’s girls on winning the Sciath Na Scoil
competition ~ commiserations to the boys who were defeated by two points

Under 13 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas 7-4 v Glen Rovers 3-4
Douglas and the Glen played last Monday night in what was a great game of hurling. Douglas started well with a point from Dayne O'Leary. The Glen soon equalised but after that Douglas really came to grips with their opponents never letting the Glen dictate. Douglas took their scores very well and with Colin 0' Sullivan in sparkling form scoring 5-2 from play proved that he is a player to he reckoned with. Patrick Carroll who had a great game at centre hack blotting out the Glen's centre forward. By no means was it a two man game. But the whole Douglas 15 and subs that came on played their heart out. Shane Mc Carthy, Kevin Cotter who is playing very well at comer back, Darren Hickey, Jason Martin O'Sullivan played well for Douglas. But overall it was a team effort.

Under 15 Football league
This team is on a break at the moment due to the exams, but here is a summary of their matches up to date. Douglas defeated St. Finbarrs, Blarney, Nemo, Glanmire and Na Pairsaig. As you can see from the above results they are going well at the moment in the Under 15 Hurling League.
Douglas are doing well at the moment with victories over Blarney, Blackrock and St Vincents. This team will he starting to play league matches shortly.

Under 12 Hurling Section 1.
This game was played last Wednesday night in Douglas and proved to be an outstanding game of hurling. Douglas played with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half and led at the half
2-5 to no score with Michael Doody doing most of the scoring. The second half started well by the Ballincollig team but with the Douglas back line in tremendous form scores were hard to
come by for the Westerners. Jamie Drennan in goal and Jason Murray at corner back were on form with the forwards also impressing by scoring 2-10. Mark O'Shea, Ian Turner, Brendan Cashman and Cian O'Leary also impressed for Douglas in what was overall a great team display from Douglas.

Under 12 Hurling League Sth/Est.
Douiglas travelled to Shanbally to play Shamrocks last Tuesday evening. After a poor first half performance, Douglas trailed by 12 points at the break. After a constructive team talk at half time, Douglas emerged a new team for the second period and with just 2 minutes remaining had drawn level but alas it wasn't to be Douglas' night as Shamrocks scored a late goal to clinch victory. Kevin Tobin, Michael Crowley and Denis Cotter shone for Douglas. Final score 5-6 to 5-4.

Under 12 Hurling League Sth/Est.
Douglas 3-1 Valley Rovers 3-1.
In this game Douglas played with great determination against a very accomplished Valley Rovers team. Douglas started well by scoring a well taken goal with the half finishing a goal and a point a piece. Like the first half the second was pretty much a game of equals with scores hard to come by. Valley Rovers took the lead but Douglas rallied to go two points ahead. As the game progressed Rovers went ahead by a goal but Douglas weren't going to let this one go and with some well worked passing from a break in centre field, Douglas once more found the net, once again levelling the game.
Some fine end to end hurling was played by both teams in the final minutes but that elusive Final score to break the deadlock didn't come and a draw at the end was a fair result.Best for Douglas were, Finbarr Desmond and Eddie Murphy.

Under Age Fixtures.
Under 12 Hurling Championship.
Douglas v Bishopstown Mon. 25/6/'01 @ 7.30pm (Home).
Under 12 Hurling League.
Douglas v Glen Rovers Weds. 27/6/'01 @ 7.30pm (Away).
Under 15 Football League.
Douglas v St. Vincents Sat. 30/6/'01 @ 3.00pm (Home).
Under 12 Hurling League.
Douglas v Inniscarra Mon. 25/6/'01 @ 7.30pm (Home).


(Sponsored by Douglas Credit Union)

This week, as promised, we take our final look at the under seven category before the summer break. This hour is very well attended and the young players are really improving their basic hurling skills and enjoying themselves immensely. Well done to the mentors also who have an “early” start each week.
Wexford were made to work hard before overcoming Meath on a score of 3-0 to 1-1,
Goalkeeper Jason Jagla, Robert Mc Cormack and Adrian O Connell starred for Wexford, well supported by the efforts of both Zack Barker and Cian Cooper.
Meath had Owen Kenrick, Colin Downey, Steven Beale and Philip Kelleher in impressive form despite their narrow defeat.
Clare and Mayo played out a thrilling scoreless draw. Cian Ryder almost clinched it at the death for Mayo with a great effort on goal. John Rogers, Gavin O Herlihy, the diminutive Kevin Sheehy and Daragh Burke also showed up well for Mayo. Clare had David Barrett, Clare Shine and Ryan Jordan in fine form but unable to break the deadlock.
Another “thriller” saw Kilkenny hold out for a narrow victory against Carlow on a score of 4-0 to 3-0. In this game Kilkenny raced into a three- goal lead but a hat-trick of goals from the brilliant David O Halloran brought Carlow back into the game. A late Declan Malone winner sealed victory for Kilkenny who also had Kevin O Leary, Graham Sheehan and Muiread Mulrooney showing great promise. Goalkeeper Eric O Connor, Jordan Smith, Andrew Killeen and Krista O Brien turned in “top-drawer” displays for Carlow.
Finally we look at Antrim who overcame the challenge of Kerry on a score of 4-0 to 2-0. Ian Tobin, (two goals) Conor Malone and Gus Lewis were the goalscorers for Antrim who also had fine displays from Sean Walsh, James Flynn and a tanned Charlie White, fresh from his continental break! Kerry had midfielder Colin O Sullivan in terrific form, aided hugely by the efforts of Christopher Cahill, Conor Martin and camogie star Sinead Duggan.
Next week (June 23rd marks the close of our leagues for the summer break. Our under ten hurlers are to visit Limerick on June 30th to play in an invitation game and to have a well deserved “day out” prior to leaving the street leagues later in the year.
All the under ten players are welcome to travel on this outing so please let your mentors know of your intentions next week so that numbers can be finalised. Watch this space!


"Douglas Community School Capture Festival Trophy"

Douglas GAA Indoor Bowls Club Annual Invitation Tournament for the Douglas GAA Festival Trophy played on the 30th May 2001 in the Douglas GAA Pavilion. The following clubs took part in the competition: Douglas GAA,
Douglas Community, Grange Frankfield and Nemo and the competition consisted of One Singles, One Pairs, Two Triples and Two Fours matches per club. At the conclusion of play the Douglas GAA and Douglas Community teams finished level with 8-points each but under the competition rules ("Highest Score For")(52/51) Douglas Community School were declared the winners. The Douglas Community IBC were represented by G Allen, C Cremin, B Dunlea, P Crowley, M Hennessy, Mary Lynch, N Kelleher, K Mockler, D Murphy, J O'Driscoll, D O'Herlihy, M O'Leary, K O'Mahony and N O'Shaughnessy


This week in the Cork Ladies Soccer League the teams were competing once again in their respective league fixtures. In division two this saw Douglas Hall take on Brooklodge. The game began as a very open and competitive competition. However Jennifer Walsh opened the scoring for Douglas Hall to give them the advantage. This was not the last we heard from Jennifer during the game as she went on to open the scoring even more producing another fine goal to make the score 2 -0 to Douglas Hall. Eileen Moore scored the third and final goal on the night. A player to note during this encounter was was Una Moore who made her debut.
In division one there was a highly awaited game between the two top teams, Coursey v's Bandon. Neither team have dropped a point so far this season and this showed in this very tight competitive game. Both teams showed a fantastic fight and spirit and this lead to an enthralling game of football. Coursey were first to score when Rosemarie Moloney found the back of the net. Catherine Coughlan also scored for Coursey. Bandon themselves went on to score 2 goals one of these being a penalty. On the night it ended 2 a piece which will leave their next encounter almost a decider.
Also this week there were cup competitions, division two side Carrigaline played Hibs. Hibs took the lead midway through the first half. The first half was an open bout with both teams pushing forward at every opportunity. Hibs were leading the game by 1 – 0 nearing the end of the first half however their lead evaporated when Carrigaline equalised. The second half started with Hibs taking controll of the game and have numerous chances. The finally got their second goal midway through the 2nd half. Carrigaline battled on and were unlucky on two occasions but the Hibs keeper did very well and prevented them from scoring. Hibs got their third with 10 minutes to go. This left the score at 3 –1 to Hibs.
In the premier league CSO took on Ballincollig. The last time these two teams met was in a cup final two years ago. This was a very even game with CSO winning 3-2 on the night. However this league game began with CSO taking control from the beginning and not relinquishing this control throughout the encounter. CSO began passing the ball with great fluidity, this allowed great runs up the right between Sinead o' Brien and Yvonne Harrington. The CSO midfield were commendable, battling for every ball and showing great determination and skill. Catherine O' Sullivan was superlative for CSO she opened the scoring through a penalty. The penalty was given when Catherine O' Sullivan put in a fantastic cross which Sinead o' Brien headed towards the back of the net, when one of the defenders caused a blatant hand ball. Catherine O' Sullivan then scored CSO's second from a free kick, this was 100% true class leaving the keeper with no chance. Then we proceeded to see Catherine O' Sullivan score another 2 goals, she was truly amazing. Ballincollig substitute scored their only goal on the night. She rounded the defence her shot came off the post but she did not miss the second time. Other goal scorers for CSO on the night were Majella O' Brien, Yvonne Harrington and Catherine Cotter leaving the final score CSO 7 - Ballincollig 1.
College Corinthians turbulent season continued when they were held to a 2 – 2 draw against Passage. Passage battled hard trying to finally get their season going. This was a vying contest and both teams got their deserved one point.
Rangers played Wilton also in the premier league. Wilton who are winning the league were trying to open the gap to ensure their number one position in the Cork league. However old rivals Rangers had other things on their minds. They scored the only goal of the night and continued to keep up the pressure to ensure their one goal advantage. This game was a very close contest. Wilton and Rangers are now on the same points at the top of the league.




Riverstown 0 Douglas Hall 0 12/6/'01
The two 'keepers were the stars of the encounter with some super saves from the 'Hall's', Clarissa Murphy and from her Riverstown counterpart.
Douglas had the best of the chances throughout the game with some excellent strikes from Karen O'Neill, Emma Hughes and a screamer of a volley by Aisling Collins from a great cross by Louise Martin which brought out the best in the Riverstown keeper. Points shared in a game where Douglas Hall failed to put away their chances.

Douglas Hall 4 Passage 0 15/6/'01
A powerful performance from the Douglas girls in this clash meant they could do no wrong.
Some inspired individual efforts in this encounter with 'Girl of the Match', Sarah Walshe adding her name to the score sheet together with Karen O'Neill, Emma Hughes and Aisling Collins who has made her mark in the Douglas Hall Team. Others to impress were Alison Kennedy, Louise Martin Kate Delaney and super sub Sarah McCarthy.

A well done to the girls who represented the club at the recent Cork U-16 trials….Donna O'Leary, Jennifer Walshe and Laura Healy.


Tramore athletic were the victims recently of an act of wanton vandalism. A 40 ft. steel container which held all the playing equipment was set alight, unfortunately the fire was at an advanced stage before the alarm was raised by neighbours.
Goal nets for both playing pitches and portable aluminium goalpost used for under 10s games were destroyed in the blaze. In addition pitch lining equipment and training markers were totally lost.
The Container was used up to late last year as a dressing room but since the opening of Tramore’s new dressing room and clubhouse it had served well as an equipment storage facility. The club Chairman Frank Mullin is appealing to residents of the area to cooperate with the Garda in helping identify the perpetrators of this arson attack which is viewed as a far more serious crime than general vandalism.
The total cleanup and renewal of equipment is expected to cost over £1000 pounds which the club can ill afford while funding the dressing room debt.

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