5th July, 2001
Weekly Sports


The sun shone on the five Douglas girls who took part in trials to make Cork teams. Gemma Crowley, Linda Horgan and Ciara Twomey found their way onto the Cork U-18 squad while Donna O'Leary and Jennifer Walshe made it onto the U-16 squad…..next stop the Munster Team (only a matter of time before we see a Douglas girl on the international stage - Ed.). Well done to all the girls.

Douglas Hall 8………Passage 1

This was by far, Douglas Hall's biggest win of the season with super striker Ashling Collins again leading the way with 4 superb goals while Mary Bennett netted a hat trick and Sarah Walshe finished the scoring. Girls to shine were Grace Meade, Ashling Barrett. Louise Martin and Alison Kennedy. Girl of the match was Ashling Collins.


Mon. June 18th
1st…B. McCarthy / M. Sullivan / 2nd…O. Cotter / C. Bennett.
Tues. June 19th A.M.
1st… A. Doolan / D. Laughton / 2nd… O.Cotter / C.Bennett.
1st…M.Tobin / M.Fitzgearld / 2nd… D. & A.M. Roche.
Weds. June 20th A.M.
1st…N.Conroy / V.Brennan / 2nd… F.O'Donovan / A.Mulcahy.
1st…D.Purcell / C.O'Leary / 2nd…A.Doolan / B.McCarthy.
Thurs. June 21st .
1st… A.O'Donnell / J. Taylor / 2nd… O.Cotter / C.Bennett.


Douglas and Youghal met in round three of the senior football challenge on a well prepared pitch in Cobh on Saturday night. The early exchanges were even with a brilliant piece of opportunism on the part of the Youghal forwards putting the 'seasiders' ahead by two points. This spurred on the Douglas side with some telling solo runs from Paddy Barry and 'Dinger' McSweeney saw Douglas lead at half time.
Douglas created some great goal scoring chances but failed to put them away and these missed chances were to prove crucial at the finish. The Douglas lead was stretched to five points with ten minutes remaining. Youghal raised their game to Trojan heights and kicked six unanswered points. This is a game Douglas should have won, the squad trained hard in preparation for this game.


Douglas 9-5 V. Crosshaven 2-1 (!3/06/ 01)
Recording our second hurling victory this was a true team effort, however the performance of John O'Mahony at full forward shone above all the others scoring four goals with one over head shot that will stay in the long in the memory. Other strong performers were Eoin Flannery, John Collins, Rory Cunningham and Paul Clarke.
Douglas 2-3 V Ballygarvan 5-5 (16/ 06/01)
Douglas started brightly and was 2-2 to 1-2 ahead at half time. But the stronger and physical Ballygarvan 15 began to tell and finally yielded a series of goals. Brave performances by Aidan Cotter, David O'Sullivan, Cormac Collins, David Neven and David Courtney.
Douglas 1-3 V Tracton 7-5 (18/06/01)
Very wet conditions made good hurling very difficult. A gusty Douglas performance was inadequate to prevent a comprehensive Tracton victory. Douglas was best by a brave goalie Cian O'Dwyer. Richard Martin, Ger Keane and Finbarr Desmond also played well.
Douglas 1-2 V Coursey Rovers 5-5 (27/06/01)
Douglas completed the season's final match of the South/East League against very classy and and accomplished Coursey Rovers. 3 goals by Coursey's in the first 5 minutes finished the match as a contest, but Douglas never gave up the fight and scored 1-2. But the more physical Coursey Rover finished the game stronger. Best for Douglas were Paul Clarke, Finbarr Desmond, Cormac Collins and however good commitment was shown by all players who should yield results in the coming season.
We would like to thank John Collins, Ger Desmond and the man who gives me the reports Padraig Flemming for their time and commitment. Here's hoping that the next season will be a better one when the kids will be that little bit older. Donie Harris P.R.O.


There was plenty of drama in last weeks 7 a-side and Southside League games with some great performances by our teams.

Under Nine's
It was a great week for the Corinthians Under Nine squad as following a hectic schedule they captured the Southsife League and Cup double.
In the League final they took on Greenwood and for much of the contest there was little to choose between the two sides. In the end it took a moment of magic from the diminutive Kevin Kelleher to decide the issue when he turned sharply in the area before shooting past the advancing Greenwood goalkeeper. The double was completed on Sunday evening when a superb volley from super sub Jonathan O'Leary give Corinthians a 1 - 0 victory over Kilreen Celtic. So congratulations to all concerned. The Under Nine squad this year was managed by John Wilkins, Mike Nolan, Bertie Murphy and Liam Coughlan. The benefits from the work that they have put in throughout the year could certainly be seen in the performance of our Under Nine teams. Special mention too for our second string, Douglas Corinthians, who also had a fine run in the league reaching the semi finals. The Corinthian Boys squad for the finals was as follows :
Kevin O'Byrne, David Nation, Ryan Nolan, Shane Keane, Martin O'Donoghue, Kevin O'Regan, Andrew Neville, Eoin Murphy, John Forest, Rory O'Brien, Dean Kelly, Stephen Thornhill, Kevin Kelleher, Peter Nolan, Olan Kelleher, Jonathan O'Leary & Shannon Madden.

Under Seven's
The news was not so good for our Under Seven's who suffered the disappointment of losing the Under Seven League final to Blarney Street, going down 1 - 0. They had qualified for the final courtesy of a 2 - 0 victory over Clonakilty with goals from James Tynor and Evan Brown, but despite dominating for long periods in the final they could not break down a very strong Blarney Street defence. Not to worry, they had a very enjoyable season with some thirty players getting the chance to play with our Under Seven teams. Special thanks to John Wilkins, Mike Tobin and Mark Hurley who looked after the squad. The squad for the final was
Sean Moloney, Conor Cannon, Rory Scannell, Rory Burke, Kieran Farmer, Brian Lenihan, Billy Davis, Luke O'Sullivan, Jack Wilkins, Ciaran Dalton, Evan Brown, David Barry, Peter Hurley, James Tyner, Ian Tobin.
7 a-side
It was a busy week on the 7 a-side front, with all bar one of our eight teams in action. At this stage it looks as if we will have at least two teams through to the semi finals.

In the Under Eight League Corinthian Boys finished unbeaten on top of their section. They completed their programme last Friday night with a comfortable 7 - 0 away victory over Ballincollig. Ian James, James Furlong and Brian Forde were the stars for Corinthians. Our second Under Eight team, Douglas Corinthians have also had a fine league campaign losing just the one game to Kilreen Celtic.
Corinthian Boys have also qualified for the semi finals of the Under Nine league, having topped their section. However it looks as if Douglas Corinthians will just miss out, despite only losing one game out of seven. They finished their programme on a high note at the weekend defeating Everton by 6 - 3, Carl Lynch, Ronan Barry, Michael Lyons and Garry Duggan were in splendid form for the winners.
Our four Under Ten teams still have some games to play and at this stage we are not sure whether any of the sides will qualify for the semi finals stage.

If you would like some more information about the Schoolboy section of College Corinthians then why not contact either Terry O'Donovan at 4891257 or Ger Kilcummins at 4363456 or alternatively you can look up the Club's website, www.collegecorinthians.com.


Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
On Friday night the junior A footballers played Whites Cross in the championship for the second time this year. Whites Cross were first off the mark with a point but Nemo quickly responded with a goal and a number of fine points. By halftime Nemo were well ahead and in a very commanding position. Over the remaining 30 minutes Nemo continued to dominate and ran out easy winners in the end, 2-18 to 0-5. Best on the night for Nemo were Paul and Alan Hogan who got a combined score of 2-9, Pat Forrest, Leonard McCarthy and Ciaran O'Shea. On the following night the senior footballers were in action in the championship against Ballincollig. The first half was very even with both sides being level on a number of occasions. It was Nemo who led at the break by a single point. In the second half after Ballincollig had leveled the game a Colin Corkery goal put Nemo back in the driving seat. Nemo then began to dominate at midfield and finished the game with a five point lead, 1-14 to 0-12. Derek Kavanagh, John Paul O'Neill, James Masters, Colin Corkery and Garry Murphy all performed well on the night.
On Sunday night the Intermediate footballers played Ballinora in the championship in Bishopstown. Nemo began well and led by four points at the break, 1-5 to 0-4. In the second half Nemo dominated at midfield and picked off some nice points to leave the scores 1-12 to 0-10 at the end in favor of Nemo. Declan Creedon, John Coogan, Michael Morgan, Niall Corkery and Eddie O'Leary all played well for Nemo.
In the U-21 hurling championship on Monday night Nemo played Blackrock. The sides were level after 15 minutes, 2-1 to 1-4. They were again level at halftime, 2-4 to 1-7. After the break Nemo quickly opened up a three point lead and began to dominate the game. Blackrock responded with a couple of points but it was not enough as Nemo led by five points at the final whistle. Best for Nemo were Damian O'Connor, Gary Crowley, William Morgan, Shane Marshall and James O'Riordon.
Last week the minor hurlers defeated St. Finbarr's in the league, 2-9 to 0-10. Best for Nemo were Jerry Kerins, Brian Twomey, Kieran French and Fiachra O'Leary.
The junior B hurlers were also in action over the past week. They were unlucky to St.Vincent's by a point on Sunday morning. Rory Duggan, Bernard Dunne and John Quirke all played well.

Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
Last Friday night the U-12 hurlers played Mayfield in the city championship final. Nemo started the better scoring an early goal against a strong breeze, the goal was scored by full forward Timmy Hayes. Nemo's backs defended well and the team went in at halftime leading 1-2 to 0-2. After the interval Nemo again got an early goal, this time the scorer was Pa Horgan.
Another goal from Timmy Hayes as well as an excellent point by man of the match David Beven secured a well deserved victory for Nemo, 3-3 to 2-4.

National Feile Football Finals
This weekend is an exciting time for our U-14 footballers as they represent Cork in the National Feile Football Finals in Tipperary. This Nemo team won the Cork competition back in April and will depart for Tipperary on Friday morning. Their first game is against Moycarkey on Friday afternoon. They play Durlus Og on Saturday morning and their third game is against the Dublin champions St. Brigid's later that day. The team has prepared well and we have no doubt that they will do the club proud. Everyone is hoping that they will get through to the final in Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Sunday July 1st
N O' Donovan & J O' Sullivan - 39
C Elley & M Quirke - 47
Handicap Cup starts this Monday, July 9th
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 1, 6 & 22
Lucky Dip Winners Of 10 Each
Sean O' Mahony c/o Briar Rose
Steven O' Sullivan c/o Briar Rose
Robert Mc Carthy c/o Frank Burns
TONIGHTS Jackpot - 1,700
VENUE: St Columbas Hall
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Premier Division
Rangers v Ballincollig 1-1
CSO v College Corinthians 3 - 1

CSO began very strongly and immediatly took control of the game. They had numerous scoring chances in the first half. However it was not until midway through the first half that the Corinthians defense was opened with a goal from Catherine Cotter. CSO continued to dominate however a Corinthians free kick brought the teams back on equal terms. Sheer determination two minutes later put CSO back in the lead. A defensive error due to severe pressure from forward Majella O' Brien caused a mix up between Corinthians sweeper and goalkeeper. This lead to a great individual effort from Majella O' Brien and a 2-1 lead to CSO going into the break. CSO continued to pile on the pressure in the second half however Corinthians were not without their own chances and as the game went on they began to play themselves into the game. However the CSO defense was strong. A third goal from CSO virtually ended this game as a contest and allowed them to take the 3 points. This goal was scored by substitute Yvonne Harrington. Players to mention on the night were the College Corinthians goal keeper who made some spectacular saves throughout this game.
Other results of the night Coursey were awarded 3 points when they received a walkover from Cobh. Buttervant lost their winning streak when they were held to a 2 - 2 draw.

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