26th July, 2001
Weekly Sports


Nemo Rangers Senior Section
In Ballinlough on Monday evening the junior A hurlers faced St. Finbarr's in a much awaited championship match. Nemo were slow to start and fell behind early on but soon they were back in contention thanks to points from James Masters. Both sides continued to exchange points and the Barrs went in at the break with a slender lead. In the opening minutes of second half the Barrs upped the tempo and increased their lead. Nemo responded well and kept themselves in the game. But just as Nemo got within one or two points of the Barrs they were hit by a late brace of goals. To Nemo's credit they kept battling on but at the final whistle the Barrs had a comfortable lead. Best for Nemo were James Masters, Ronan Murphy, Ciaran O'Shea, Gary Crowley and Adam Murphy.
On Saturday evening the minor hurlers played Valley Rovers in Brinny. Two goals before halftime gave Valley Rovers a comfortable lead at the break. In the second half Nemo did their best to reduce the deficit but it was never enough. Paul Madden, Fiachra O'Leary and Brian McNally all played well.
The senior footballers were in action against Bishopstown last Thursday. Nemo led at halftime by a couple of points. In the second half however too many wides cost us the game as Bishopstown led at the end, 0-12 to 0-8. Larry Kavanagh, Kevin Cowhie, Brian Morgan, Maurice McCarthy and Eoin Weldon all served Nemo well.

Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
In the U-11 football league Nemo played Mayfield. Nemo took their time to get going in the first half but as the game progressed began to play better football. The backs played very well in particular Conor Hodnett. In the second half they began to take control of the game but Mayfield never gave up. The final score was 4-6 to 2-3 in favor of Nemo. Liam Doyle and Stephen Lenoard also played well.
Nemo U-11s played Bishopstown in the second match of the football league. Nemo started very slowly with the backs under pressure for most of the first half. The defence coped well but found it difficult to get the ball into the forward line. Bishopstown led by two points at the break. In the second half they began to play much better football and eventually went a point in front. Bishopstown got a late free and drew the game. The sides remained level for the remaining minutes. The full-time score was 1-2 to 0-5. Best for Nemo were Brian Manning, Stephen Lenoard and Michael O'Keeffe.
The U-11s also played Bishopstown in the hurling league. Nemo were struggling to field a team in this game. In the first 15 minutes we held our own with Bishopstown but as the game went on Bishopstown began to take over. Coming up to halftime we got a goal which brought us back into the game. However in the second half we were unable to penetrate the Bishopstown defence and get scores. Bishopstown ran out comfortable winners, 2-5 to 1-2. Conan Kilcoyne had a great game in goal in the second half. Barry O'Driscoll and Brian O'Hara also played well.


Fri. 6th July 1st F. Cunnane & J. Behan / 2nd M. Kiely & R. Russell
Mon. 9th July 1st F. Cunnane & B. O'Sullivan / 2nd N. Mansfield & M. Modele
Tues. 10th July AM 1st M.Madden & J.Long / 2nd C.Bennett & O. Cotter
Tues 10th July PM 1st A.Auchincloss & S.O'Neill / 2nd J &B O'Sullivan
Wed 11th July AM 1st M. Lantry & C. Nolan / 2nd R. McCarthy & J. Daly
Wed 11th July PM 1st C.O'Donovan & D.Forde / 2nd M.Miller & C.O'Leary
Thurs 12th July 1st B. Turner & M.O'Keefe / 2nd Dave & Mary Walsh


Paddy Barry became the first player from Douglas to captain a Cork team to victory in a Munster championship final on Wednesday night last.Paddy was captain of the Cork Intermediate hurling team - Gary Wade was also on the panel.
Douglas overcame the challenge of Na Piarsaigh in the fifth round of the league. The first half was most competitive. The Douglas defence was in control with Thomas Cotter very commanding at hill back. The conditions were difficult-scores were slow to come, Douglas led 1-5 to 0-0 at the break. The introduction of Stephen Moylan after the interval added a new dimension to the Douglas attack. Eoin Cadogan was also prominent. Douglas proved too strong for a very young Na Piarsaigh outfit.
Douglas defeated glen rovers b in this encounter. Two early goals by Andrew Shinnick gave Douglas a comfortable start. Glen Rovers responded with some fine points to leave the halftime score 2-5 to 0-8.Once again Douglas started well after the resumption - a fine goal by Fionnain 0'Sullivan. A flirther two goals sealed victory for Douglas on a scoreline of 5-8 to 0-13 Richard Harris and Barry Hanrahan were others to shine.
Douglas lost out to St Vincents on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-6. Padraig McCarthy, Terence Deveraux and Martin McSweeney played well.

Cork City / Seandun played Co. Limerick in the Plate U 16 Munster Football Final at Rathkeale. Cork would have been the underdogs going into the game. This tag of outsiders did not deter Cork in the least as they went on to record a marvellous victory on a scoreline of 5 - 9 to 1 - 8. The Douglas Club made a huge contribution to this team over the last few weeks and once again the Douglas lads were very much to the fore on Saturday last. The players involved were; David Dorney, Frank Tobin, James Moylan, David O'Regan, Thomas Cotter, Paddy White, Kenny Barry and Mark Harrington


In Division 2 Buttevant are still top of the table with another impressive win. They dominated the play and some good passing and moving off the ball allowed them to open up the defence to score 4 times without reply. The goal scorers were Joanne Quinn, Dolores O' Sullivan, N. Sheehan and Niamh Ring.
In division 1 Bandon kept another clean sheet with a 3 - 0 win over HIBS. Both teams fought vigorously to win their share of the points however it was to be Bandons night. The game looked like it was going to be a 0-0 draw however for the last 10 minutes of the match Bandon picked up their pace and Sinead O'Regan scored the 1st goal. The second goal was truly splendid, Olivia Coomey played the ball from the half way line and placed it neatly in the back of the net leaving the keeper with no chance. Sinead O'Regan scored once more to leave the end scoreling 3-0 to Bandon.
In the Premier League CSO took on Rangers. This was a very tough, physical encounter. CSO began the game the stronger and were beginning to create many opportunities on goal. However the Rangers keeper was very strong on the night and denied CSO on many occasions. About 20 minutes into the game Rangers scored their first goal, which was against the run of play. A quick break up the right wing allowed them to break through the CSO and leave the keeper with no chance. Not long after they took the lead they continued to press forward and were awarded with a second goal. CSO showed great determination and spirit and clawed their way back into the game themselves scoring to twice to leave the scoreline equal at half time. These goals were scored by Cliona O' Geran and Yvonne Harrington. The second half continued as the first with a quick tempo and arduous battles. However neither team were to break the deadlock and the game remained an entertaining 2-2 on the night.


With training for the new schoolboy season due to start in early August, the schoolboy section has been busy finalising its plans for the new season.
This year the Club will field a record eleven teams in the Cork Schoolboys League. The teams will play under the names of Corinthian Boys, Douglas Corinthians and Corinthians Utd. The eleven teams will include three Under Eleven sides and two Under Twelve Premier Division teams. The full breakdown is as follows;

U 11 Premier Division; Corinthian Boys
U 11 First Division ; Douglas Corinthians & Corinthians Utd
U 12 Premier s Corinthian Boys & Corinthians Utd
U 13 Premier Corinthian Boys
U 43 First Division Douglas Corinthians
U 14 Premier; Corinthian Boys
U 14 First Division ; Douglas Corinthians
U 15 Premier; Corinthian Boys
U 16 First Division; Corinthian Boys

New Players
With training starling in early August, all our school boy teams are looking for new players to strengthen their squads for next season. If anyone would like to get involved with one of our schoolboy teams they should contact either Danny Drennan at 4363602 or Terry O'Donovan at 4891257.
Why Join Corinthians?
The schoolboy section is certainly geared for success. This year the Club will field six
sides in the Premier Divisions of the Conk Schoolboys League. The standard of our teams improves every year with our 1111 squad doing the League and Cup double last season, while our U lO Team reached the final of the U l I First Division League. At younger age levels the Club has some of the finest talent in local soccer with our Under Eight's and Under Nine's both winning the Southside League and Cup double this season. All told our underage teams won eight trophies last season and appeared in 11 different finals.
The standard of coaching in Corinthians compares favourably with any Club in Cork. The Club has five coaches who have completed their Level 2 FAl Coaching Badge, while some 30 coaches currently hold the Level 1 FM Coaching Badge.
The Club has recently appointed John Turner as Coaching Co-ordinator for its schoolboy' S section. John will oversee the development and coaching of our underage players, working closely with team managers and coaches. John is the holder of a Level 2 FAI Coaching Badge and has recently been involved with the Club's U 11 Team, which captured the League and Cup double in the Cork Schoolboys League last season.
Link With Aston Villa
For the new season the Club will be linking up with English Premier League Side Aston Villa. The linkup will primarily focus on the coaching area, with Aston Villa sending over coaches from their Youth Academy to work with Corinthians' Scboolboy coaches and players. The Club will be hoping to send players and teams over to Birmingham during the year to the Aston Villa Youth Academy.
If you would like any further information about the Club why not log into the Club's website www. collegecorinthians.com, which is packed ill of details covering all aspects of the Club.


Community Games
Douglas took part in the Munster Community games against Thurles Og from Tipperary. Douglas were very slow to settle in the first 10 minutes but once they got their act together they started to play. Points from Oisin McGrath and a splendid goal from Ian Kilcummins saw us in the lead at half time. The second half started with the Douglas backs playing better than they did in the first half. In the first half, our back line let the Thurles Og forwards get the better of them, but a few words of wisdom from Theo Cullane Snr. and Eddie Murphy seemed to work. Our centre field began to play better hurling and our forwards were getting plenty supply of the bail. Jamie Drennin in goal had a marvellous game and saved two certain goals. Theo Cullane Jnr, David Myler, Michael Doody Cian Meade and Ian Bermingham who was very skill-full from frees. Final score DougIas 4-8 Thurles Og 2-3.
After our win over Thurles Og we were now in the final of the Munster Community Games. Our opponents from Lismore in Waterford were after winning their first game against the Clare Champions by a point. We had a break of an hour before the final commenced, so the Douglas team were refreshed going in to this game. Finally the game started with Douglas playing with the aid of a slight breeze. Douglas were first to score and playing the better hurling. Lismore didn't know what hit them by the sheer brilliance of the Douglas team. Richard Murphy who had a great game at half back and also Cian Alcock who played very well at corner back. Douglas won this game comfortably on a score line of 8-27 to 3-2. Cian Alcock accepted the Christy Ring Perpetual Trophy on behalf of Douglas team. So now we are on the road again to Mosney on the 25/26th of August and here is hoping that the third time we'll be lucky to bring back the All Ireland Trophy to Douglas.
Congratulations to Paddy Barry on captaining the Cork Intermediate Hurlers in their Munster Final win here's hoping that we will see the All Ireland Trophy' in the club shortly.
U 15 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas V Glen Rovers (home) Saturday 28 July 01 @ 3.00 PM

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