28th June, 2001
Weekly Sports


Douglas Hall 4………Riverstown 0 17/6/'01
This result saw us easily into the next round of the cup with a real team effort. This was an excellent performance from our girls in which they never looked under threat at ant time throughout the game. Karen O'Neill opened the scoring with a peach of a goal with Ashling Collins following up with a superb hat trick.

Douglas Hall 5……….Leeside 0 20/6/'01
Midfielders, Louise Martin and Alison Kennedy controlled this game with ease as Ashling Collins picked up her second hat trick in a week….(not too many players can claim this achievement). Other players to find the net were Emma Hughes and Mary Barrett.

OOOPS!!!!…..very sorry to Naomi O'Leary whose name we omitted last week as one of the Douglas Hall girls who had a trial for the Cork U-16 Squad.


It was an extremely busy week for our various underage teams ranging in ages from U7 to U10, with Southside league games and 7 a-side games on the agenda. While there was some ups and downs it was generally a very good week for our teams.

Under Seven's.
Our Under Seven's maintained their unbeaten record in the Southside League when they played out an exciting 1 - 1 draw with Kilreen Celtic. They have now qualified for the semi final of the League, where they will play either Clonakilty or Casement Celtic next Wednesday night. There was however disappointment later in the week for our lads when they were knocked out of the U7 Cup. Their match against Blarney Street finished all square at the end of normal time and the sides still couldn't be separated after ten minutes of extra time so the game was decided in the dreaded penalty shoot-out with Corinthians losing out in sudden death penalties. With the League semi final to look forward to, I am sure this cup defeat will be quickly forgotten and with players of the calibre of Even Browne, Billy Davis, Rory Burke, Kieran Dalton and Kieran Farmer theywill no doubt give a good account of themselves in the League Semi Final.
Under Eight's
The Club has two teams, Corinthian Boys and Douglas Corinthians playing in the U8 Southside League and 7 a-side League. Both sides have been acquitting themselves extremely well and have reached the semi final of both the Southside League and Cup. During the past week Douglas Corinthians had a fine 6 - 0 victory over Clonakilty in the Southside League, with David Hanrahan (2), Darragh Williamson (2), John Daly and George Knight on the score sheet. They followed up with an equally convincing 4 - 0 victory over Lakewood (B) in the 7 a-side league, with Darragh Williamson (2), Ryan Levis and David Hanrahan on the score sheet. Corinthian Boys meanwhile moved to the top of their Seven A Side section with a hard fought 2 - 0 victory over Lakewood (A.) Mark Parks and David Abbott were on the score sheet for Corinthians.
Under Nine's
The Club also has two teams involved at Under Nine level and again both have qualified for the semi final of the Southside League. Corinthian Boys retained their 100% league record with a hard fought 2 - 0 away victory over Kilreen Celtic, while Douglas Corinthians despite suffering their first defeat of the League campaign going down 3 - 2 away to Greenwood, they still finished runners up in their section. Andrew Rock was on the score sheet twice for Douglas Corinthians with Stephen Doyle and David Nation outstanding, while for Corinthian Boys, John Forest, Dean Kelly and Kevin Kelleher were outstanding.
In the 7 a-side league Corinthian boys have won their section and are through to the semi final, while Douglas Corinthians still hold a 100% record.
Under Ten's
The Club has entered only one team in the Southside League at Under Ten level this year and the good news is that they have qualified for the semi final of the League following a 3 - 2 victory over Douglas Hall. However while we have only one team in the Southside League we have entered four sides in the Under Ten 7 a-side competition. Three of the four teams are still very much in with a chance of reaching the semi finals stages. Corinthian Boys following a 7 - 2 and 7 - 0 victories over Passage and Buttevant respectively have lost only one of their six games, while Douglas Corinthians and Corinthians United both have a 100% record. Corinthians Utd also had a comfortable victory at the weekend defeating Passage (B) by 6 - 0. Their star players were goalkeeper Kevin O'Byrne, Kevin O'Regan, Martin O'Donoghue and Ryan Nolan.
Web site
If anyone is looking for further information about the Club please log on to the Corinthian's web site www.collegecorinthians.com. You will find the web site packed full of information about the Club's adult and schoolboys sections or if you have a young lad who would like to get involved in the Club you can contact Terry O'Donovan at 4891257 or Ger Kilcummins at 4363456.


Féile Na nGael 2001
Our Féile week-end stated by the Camogie Club and the GAA Club greeting our host teams Camogie from Laois and the GAA team from Dublin on Thursday night. On Friday morning bright and early descended on the Douglas GAA Club to commence the weekend events.
Our first match in this competition was a home venue to our host team the Harps from Laois. Laois turned out to be a very strong side and we fell behind early in the game. In the second half we played much better and with excellent display by Emma Heffernan and Kate O'Sullivan Laois found it hard to score but ran out easy winners in the end.
In our second game we travelled to Innishannon to play Limerick and Ballinhassig. Limerick proved also too strong for our young team and won well. The highlight of the game was a point from 45yards out off the ground by Ashling Barrett.
In our third game against Ballinhassig Douglas pulled ourselves together and fought extremely hard. It was a close game but Douglas fell behind by 2 points with 5minuites to go, but very hard work by Shelly O'Donovan and a late goal by Sinead Conway gave us a narrow victory. Well done to all on the panel, you did extremely well. A Féile they will remember.
After all the excitement of the matches the girls and boys from both teams enjoyed a disco in the GAA club on Friday night and on Saturday morning there was a strong support line to cheer on the Douglas boys who made it to the semi-finals but unfortunately did not make to the finals, never the less this was a fantastic achievement to get that far so well done lads from all at the Camogie club.


Following the disruptions during the season, football activity finally came to an end last weekend, with the Youths capturing the League, to add to their two cup successes. The two Under 14 sides also wrapped up their league matches.
The Youths came through their league unbeaten, with a 3-0 over Everton in their final game. This followed a number of "bloodless" victories, and already assured of league honours, the Everton game was a good finish for the lads. The goalscorers were team captain, Brian Wilkinson from a free, Paul Rose and James O'Leary. Keeping the clean sheet, to bring his total to 10 for the season, was Colm McCarthy. This capped a super season for the Youths, becoming the third 'Hall team to win their league unbeaten, following the Seniors and Under 12's. They were unbeaten in Cork for the year, and three trophies for the Youths was a good reward for the season.
The Under 14 Premier side also concluded their matches, but their form deserted them in the latter stages of the year. They travelled to Mallow, but the home side came out on top, with a 4-3 win. The 'Hall scorers were Stephen Bermingham (2) and Kevin Mulcahy. The Under 14 Division 1 side also completed their year, with a trip to Mitchelstown. Again the home side were too strong, recording a 6-2 win. Ashley Gyves scored both 'Hall goals, while Mickey Sull in goals made a number of impressive saves.
The football has now ended, but the Social Event of the Year is being organised, with planning for the 'Hall 30th anniversary Celebration well advanced. The party will be held in the Great Southern Hotel, at the Airport, on August 17th. Player of the Year presentations will be part of the evening, with a disco, spot prizes and food all included. Tickets are £12.00 per person, available from any one on the Ladies Committee which is organising the event. More details will be published closer to the time.


Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
On Monday night the junior hurlers played the Lough in the first round of the hurling championship. Nemo began slowly and were two points in arrears after five minutes. But two goals from the forwards put them into a commanding lead. Further points were added by Enda O'Donovan, Derek Kavanagh and Shane Marshall. By half time Nemo held a 12 point lead. Best for the team in the first half were Gary Crowley, James Masters, Enda O'Donovan, Shane Marshall and Derek Kavanagh. After the break the Lough began to push forward in an attempt to reduce the deficit but were denied by the excellent Nemo goalkeeper Damian O'Connor who made a number of great saves. Two late goals from Brian Murphy and Richard O'Brien gave Nemo a very comfortable win. Best in the second half for Nemo were Damian O'Connor, John Mulcahy, Sean Lyons, Ronan Murphy, Brian Murphy and Ciaran O'Shea.

Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
Last Saturday evening the U-12s played the Glen in the hurling league. Nemo played well in the first half but went in a goal down at the interval. In the second half two late Glen goals put the game beyond Nemo. Best on the night for Nemo were goalkeeper Jamie Hayes, Brian O'Hara, Michael O'Riordon and Ciaran O'Donovan.
The U-16 hurlers played Carrigaline in their first match of this year's league. Carrigaline were well on top throughout the game and ran out easy winners in the end.

Feile Hurling 2001
This year's Feile was played last weekend in Cork. Our U-14 hurlers were graded in the second division. Our group consisted of Nemo, Mayfield, Confy (Co. Kildare) and Ballycran (Co. Down). We played Confy on Friday morning and won by a
score-line of 2-3 to 0-2. Our second game was against the Down champions Ballycran in Mayfield. In an exciting game we won on a score-line of 2-06 to 0-6.
In our final game we played Mayfield in Trabeg and even though we were unlucky early on, hitting both the post and crossbar, we were beaten by an excellent Mayfield team who went on to win the Division 2 title.
Our lads played some great hurling and were a credit to the club over the weekend. We can now turn our attention to representing Cork in the Feile football finals in Co. Tipperary on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July.


"Douglas GAA Capture Terry O'Donoghue Memorial Trophy"

Douglas GAA Indoor Bowls Club accounted for Douglas Community School to
take the honours in the Annual Challenge Match for the Terry O'Donoghue
Memorial Trophy played on 6th June in the Douglas GAA Pavilion. (Douglas
GAA names first)

Singles: P Barry lost to N O'Shaughnessy and B Kenneally beat B Dunlea
Pairs: J B O'Regan & R Conlon lost to G Allen & B Mc Carthy and Pauline
Doyle & M Corbett beat L Conlon & B Rohan. Triples: B Kenneally, E
O'Mahony & B Daly beat B Dunlea, J O'Driscoll & N Kelleher and P Corbett, M
Farrell & Paddy Doyle lost to G Allen, K Mockler & Mary Lynch. Fours: T
Kenneally, A Delea, B Walsh & M Grimes beat N O'Shaughnessy, M Hennessy, M
O'Leary & P Rohan and Pauline Doyle, M Kennedy, N Barry & S O 'Suileabhan
lost to T Mc Carthy, A O'Sullivan, M Aune & M Boland. Match Result:
Douglas GAA 8pts and DCS 8pts. Douglas GAA (73-shots) and Douglas
Community School (59-shots)


This week in Cork Ladies Soccer cup competitions are the focus. A very entertaining competition was seen between the leaders of division one Coursey and Bandon. They both are on equal points in the league and this week they met in the cup. This endeavored to be a very physical and vigorous game. The game started in a very tense manner and it was Bandon who settled first. Coursey could not really settle themselves into the game and Bandon took full advantage of this scoring twice in the first half. The second half began brighter for Coursey where they had a few goalscoring opportunities some of these by Trese Moloney. However Bandon had done enough at this stage leaving the end scoreline Bandon 2- Coursey 0.
Also this week premier side CSO played division one side Hibs. This began as a very close game of football with both teams breaking regularly up and down the pitch. CSO shortly began to take control of the game, however the more and more they tried to penetrate the Hibs defense the more impermeable it became. With the numerous goal scoring opportunities gone awry it left the teams on equal pegging going into the second half. CSO immediately took controll again of the game however it took 20 minutes for them to finally breach the Hibs defense when winger Sinead o’ Brien scored a tremendous goal high into the top right hand corner of the net leaving the keeper with no chance. Sinead o’ Brien was a thorn in the Hibs defense all night as she proceeded to attack with great intent up the right wing and delivered some fantastic balls into the hibs box causing all sorts of problems for the defense. CSO began to settle now and 10 minutes later Catherine o’ Sullivan put her name on the score sheet to give the home team a 2 - 0 lead. Yvonne Harrington scored the third goal for CSO leaving them 3 – 0 winners on the night.


Douglas Hall 6………..Crosshaven 2
Douglas Hall senior ladies can look forward to the third round of the cup after a magnificent 6-2 victory over first division side Crosshaven. Douglas dominated in the first half with a goal on fifteen minutes from Orla Healy and a glorious hat trick from Jennifer Welch. Douglas began the second half with a 4-0 lead thanks to some brilliant saves from goalkeeper Marie O'Mahony and defender Chiara Murray, keeping the pressure on, resulting in Crosshaven putting the ball in their own net. Douglas took their foot off the pedal allowing Crosshaven to pull two goals back but a strike from Donna O'Leary found the net to top off a deserved victory.


Douglas Win First Ever Non Exam Minor Hurling Title In Style.

The past week has been a very exciting and eventful one in the Douglas Club. Pride of place must go to the 'Young Guns' of the club who reached the semi final of Division 1 in the All Ireland Feile Hurling competition. There were also good wins for the Senior footballers, U-21 Hurlers, the Junior 2 hurlers recorded two wins and last but not least the Minor hurlers picked up the first adult title of the year.

The Minor game was against Mallow and was a cracking encounter. The hurling was tough and uncompromising with scores hard to come by as both defences were on top of their game. David O'Connor was a colosus at centre back while Thomas Cotter gave a fine display at wing back as did Fergal O'Sullivan who picked of some excellent points having moved to midfield. Douglas led 0-6 to 0-4 at the break. The scores flowed in the second half as James Moylan was now making an impact at centre forward. Douglas further stretched their lead by seven points, a goal was Mallow's reply. A goal by Mark Harrington for Douglas was cancelled out by a Mallow goal. With five minutes remaining it was the North Cork side who netted once more to leave just a two point margin between the teams, but Barry Hanrahan and Richard Harris were outstanding in the full back line as Douglas ran out winners with the final score reading Douglas 1-16, Mallow 3-6. This was a marvellous result considering Mallow had beaten Douglas by eleven points just a month earlier.

A week in sport is a long time………Douglas non exam Minor footballers gave a disappointing display against Clyda Rovers a couple of weeks ago and last week the team played St. Michaels, giving their best performance in this competition to date and duly won on a scoreline of 3-17 to 2-05. This was a squad effort, all the substitutes introduced playing their part along with the starting fifteen. The scores at half time read 1-09 to 1-02 in favour of Douglas. In the second period the Blackrock boys were blitzed by a determined Douglas team, with Niall Heffernan, Kenny Barry and Colin Doyle impressing most.
Senior Hurling.
The senior hurlers travelled to east Cork to take on Castlelyons and came away with two valuable league points. The first half was a low scoring affair with the East Cork team leading at the break 0-5 to 0-2. Introduced after the break, Thomas Twomey scored an all important goal that was to prove crucial in the end as Douglas took the game by a point. Final score Douglas 1-8, Castlelyons 0-10.

Junior 2 Hurling.
Douglas went to Ballinure and came away with two points from their neighbours. However, Douglas didn't have it all their own way with the Ballinure side leading at the break 1-3 to 5 points. Douglas upped the tempo after the break with fine displays from Richard Butler, Michael Brooks and David Dwyer, recording an excellent victory with a final scoreline of 4-12 to 1-4. In their second victory of the week Douglas overcame the challenge of Redmonds.

U-21 Hurling.
Douglas easily overcame the challenge of Bishopstown in the quarter final of the championship but the number of frees conceded will be of concern to the selectors. There were good displays Gary McLoughlin, Ronan Wade, John Ross Hunt and Richard Harris.

Senior Football
Douglas gave a fine display in this encounter to overcome the challenge of Na Piarsaighs with a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-06. This was a morale boosting victory before this coming Saturday evenings championship encounter against Youghal at 8pm in Cobh.


Sunday June 24th
D Cashman & D Dennehy - 52pts / R O' Neill & W Mc Carthy - 46
Congrats to Stephen O' Leary on winning the Cork Junior Matchplay on Sat.
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 8, 11 and 13
Lucky Dip Winners
Lee Rushton c/o South County, Danielle Ahern c/o Dave Ahern
Martin Conlon c/o Martin O' Riordan
Website: http://go.to/dpap


Feile na nGael

Finally the weekend came to play our feile games. In what was a fantastic festival of hurling, we played our club Naomh Olafs from Dublin. The scene was set, our first game and a small bit nervous. But once the hall was thrown in the butterflies were gone. Although playing good hurling Naomh Olafs Were first too settle by scoring a point. Douglas found the going tough in this half but once we got our act together we started to play. Steven MoyIan and Alan Barry began to get to grips on their opponents and now it was Douglas' turn to show what they were made of. Half time score was 1-4 to0-1. The second halt started well with Michael O'Donoghue and Thomas 0' Dwyer playing well. As the game went on. Douglas were playing better hurling and ran out not so easy winners on a score line of 2-8 to 1-2.
After a light lunch we were off too Youghal to play Doora-Barefield from Clare, a team that is steeped in hurling tradition and any team with Jamise 0'Connor involved must be taken seriously. So! on to the match. As in our first game we were very slow to settle Doora-Barefield were playing very- good hurling and took the lead early on. Douglas was finding it hard to come to grips with their opponents but a few positional changes saw Douglas coming in to the game. Padraigh Martin (who came home from his holidays the afternoon of the match) proved to be a handful for the full back by scoring first of his two goals, these goals seemed to lift our lads and points from Steven Moylan and a goal from Gavin Griffin sealed victory for Douglas and ran out winners on a score line of 3-7 to 1-7.
It was back to Douglas on Friday evening to play Youghal in what was billed to be the 'Match of the Day'. Youghal already beat Douglas in the Cork Section of the Feile and Douglas was out to gain revenge for that defeat. Before a large attendance, in a game Douglas and Youghal had to win. Going into this game both teams had full points. The game started with Douglas playing with pride and passion took the game to Youghal. Douglas knew that they were up against a very strong Youghal team, so the Douglas mentors changed the team around from the previous games. This worked like a dream. Douglas was first to score with a goal from Ian Bermingham. That goal brought Douglas to life and they never looked back after that. David Olden playing at centre back, was in total command of the half back line. Patrick Carroll was hurling like a senior player at full back. Steven MoyIan now playing at centre forward was giving the Youghal centre back a torrid time by scoring 2-2. Alan Barry and Ian Bermingham, had an outstanding game, Phillip Holland, Richard Murphy and Theo Cullinane, played well for Douglas but overall it was a Fantastic team performance I have yet to witness a better match than this in any Under Age grade It was a super performance from this young team. A night that boys became men. Final scores Douglas 3-11 Youghal 0-5.

We were off to Carrigaline on the Saturday morning to play in an All Ireland semi final. We were drawn against St. Ryanhs from Offaly. After a good nights sleep our lads were refreshed and ready to go, but St. Ryanhs had other ideas. In a game that Douglas never got going, our opponents settled first by scoring a goal. Their full forward (who was built like a tank) was giving our back line a tough time and did most of the scoring. For Douglas it seemed that half time could not come soon enough to readjust. The second half was a lot better than the first half with Douglas playing better hurling and putting it up to their opponents. Finian Tummon was playing very well at halfback and so was Diarmuid Lynch. Now, our forwards were getting a good supply of the ball but could not break down a good St. Ryan’s defence. Eventually we did score 2 goals and a point, but our opponents broke up the field to score a goal and seal victory. Players to play well were Neil Burke, who played very well in goal for the whole tournament; as did Alan Barry, David Olden and Thomas 0' Dwyer. Final score St Ryanhs 3-6 I)ouglas 2-4.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Eddie Murphy, Tom 0'Dwyer, Derry Holland, Padraigh Martin Snr. and Theo Cullinane Snr. for their dedication and commitment to the Douglas team for the whole weekend. Also the parents who looked after the kids for the weekend. To the Camogie Club for the tea and sandwiches, Dermot Keane and Maureen Grimes for making extra sandwiches at such short notice and everyone else who helped us out for the weekend. We say a special thanks to the 31 players on the panel for giving us thrills, enjoyment and a great weekend of hurling. Thanks lads.

As we are concentrating on the Feile report this weekend, we'll give you the full run down of the Bord na nOg and the South/East hurling next week.

Fixtures for the coming weekend…….
Under 13 Hurling League section 1.
Douglas V Sars Sat. 30/6/'01 @ 3pm (Away)

Under 12 Hurling League Section 1.
Douglas V Blackrock 2 Sat. 30/6/'01 @ 3pm (Away)

Under 15 Football League section 1.
Douglas V St. Vincents Fri. 29/6/'01 @ 8pm. (Home)

Under 12 Hurling League Section 1.
Douglas V St. Vincents Weds. 04/7/'01 @ 7:30pm (Home)

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