2nd August, 2001
Weekly Sports


NEMO RANGERS

Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
On Saturday night the Intermediate hurlers progressed to the quarterfinals of the championship by beating Na Piarsaigh. Nemo opened well with two early points from James Masters and William Morgan. Both teams swapped points to leave the score 0-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. Two more points gave Nemo a four point lead at halftime. After the break Nemo stepped up a gear and began to dominate the game. Two goals from Nemo in the 45th and 50th minute put the game beyond Na Piarsaigh. The final score was 2-10 to 0-4. Best on the night for Nemo were Eddie O'Leary, Paul Brophy, Niall Geary, John Coogan and Martin Cronin.
In the minor A hurling championship Nemo played Mayfield on Monday night. Nemo got off to a very bad start as Mayfield scored an early goal to take the lead. The lads made very hard work of scoring in the first half putting too many balls wide. By halftime Nemo lead by four points, 0-8 to 1-1. In the second half Mayfield were more determined and Nemo failed to score until the 25th minute. Entering the closing minutes of the game Mayfield led by two points but Nemo got a free 20 yards out in front of goal. Shane Marshall shot for goal but his effort went just over the crossbar to give Mayfield a 1-8 to 0-10 victory. Stephen Twomey, Brian Twomey, Kevin Im and Niall Weldon all played well.

Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
On Friday night Nemo played Mayfield in the U-11 hurling blitz. This was a very evenly contested game with both sets of backs on top. Mayfield got a goal after ten minutes to take the lead, which they held on to until halftime. The second half was the same as the first with both defences on top. With five minutes remaining Nemo leveled the game thanks to a goal from Philip Deasy. However in the final minute Mayfield made one last attack and scored the winning goal. Barry O'Driscoll, Stephen Long in goal, Sean Moynihan and Robert O'Sullivan all served Nemo well.
The U-11s were in action again this time in football against St. Vincent's. Nemo played well in the first half and went in winning 1-2 to 1-1at the break. Barry O'Driscoll, Mark Twoig and Brian Manning all played well in the first half. The wind picked up in the second half and Vincent's got on top. The final score was 2-8 to 2-2 in favor of St. Vincent's. Best for Nemo in the second half were man of the match Michael O'Keeffe, Stephen Leonard, Sean Sheehan and Andrew Fitzgerald.

Fixtures
Fri 3rd Aug U-11 H Blitz V St. Vincent's Away 7pm,
Tue 7th Aug U-16 HL V Brian Dillons Home 7.30pm,
Wed 8th Aug U-11 F Blitz V St. Michael's Home 7.30pm.


CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE


In Cork Ladies Soccer, cup competitions were on the cards this week. Firstly we saw division one side Hibs take on premier team Ballincollig in the Steve Quinn cup. Hibs took the lead through Lisa Cronin and both teams battled hard to dominate. However a hat-trick from Sharon Murphy of Hibs left this a very difficult task for Ballincollig. They did not give up without a fight and scored twice but however the Hibs defense tightened and held out. On the night it was a great win for Hibs who now progress to the Semi final where they will play College Corinthians.
Also this week we saw CSO play College Corinthians in the LFAI Intermediate Cup. This was a captivating competition between these two premier teams. Both teams battled very hard to dominate the play, however it was CSO who took control and started to play some great football. CSO had a several opportunities on goal however some fantastic goal keeping from Marguerita Cummins in the Corinthians goal kept CSO at bay. As the game progressed Corinthians became more dominant and created ample scoring opportunities themselves. It seemed as if CSO had weathered the storm and themselves took control again always looking like scoring however this was not to be and the half ended as it began. The second half began with ferocious velocity and proved to be a thrilling end to end encounter. Both teams applied great pressure and finally the deadlock was broken when Corinthians scored from a corner kick. Ann Barret scored this goal and was Corinthians all round best player on the night. CSO continued to apply pressure but to no avail, they had many opportunities on goal but once again a phenomenal performance by Marguerita Cummins in goal allowed Corinthians the victory. College Corinthians now progress to the Ireland quarter finals where they will meet a Leinster team. Best of luck to them and hopefully they will keep the Cork flag flying.


DOUGLAS GAA - SENIOR


Under 16 B hurling.
Douglas entertained Nemo in this encounter. Nemo who were fielding their first squad were in control in the early part of the first half and led 1-3 to 0-0. Douglas came more into the game and were 2-6 to 2-1 in arrears at the interval. The South Douglas road team dominated the second half but could not shake off a very determined Douglas outfit. Douglas got a very creditable draw from this game 4-9 to 5-6 .Best for Douglas were Barry Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Murphy, Brian 0'Connor and Henry Thornton.

Under 16 A hurling.
Douglas easily overcame the challenge of Blackrock to garner two more valuable points and thus in all probability qualify for the top four in the league. The opening sequences of play were very competitive. Ray Keating and Padraigh Greaney were very solid in defence. Once the Douglas forward got going gaps began to appear in the Rockies defence. Douglas led 2-8 to 0-4 at the break. After the break Douglas were in complete control and won easily against an essentially weak Rockies fifteen. David 0'Connell and Eoin Carroll were others to impress.
Junior Hurling Championship.
Douglas defeated Delaneys in this fixture. Douglas raced into an eight-point lead after twenty-five minutes. Lapses of concentration allowed the North-siders back into the game-three points separated the sides at the break. Donal Meade gave one of his best performances in a long time - scoring some marvellous points from play. The complete Douglas defence was very solid at all times-in particular David 0'Connor, Conor Ryan and Declan Reidy. The second half was nip and tuck all the way. The highlight was a sideline ball cut over the bar by Rory Gunn. Douglas won on a scoreline of 0-14 to 2-6.
JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Douglas overcame the challenge of Lough Rovers to qualify for the semi-final of the championship. Two early goals by Declan Synott and Andrew Larkin gave Douglas an early cushion. Andrew Larkin contributed five further points from play. Douglas led 2- 10 to 0-7 at the break.
The Lough rallied after the break and scored four unanswered points. Conor Ryan and Declan Reidy took control in the half back line thus stemming the flow of the ball to the Lough inside forwards. In the end Douglas ran out the easiest of winners.
JUNIOR B HURLING LEAGUE.
Douglas scored two facile victories over Nemo and Brian Dillons within the last week. Jim Quirke, Stephen Galvin, Daragh Drinan, Andrew Murphy and Tony Mackey played against Nemo.
The team were short a number of regulars against Brian Dillons but still won comfortable. Paul Browne, BilIy Dorney and Joe Lynch togged out in this game.
MINOR B HURLING.
Sliabh Rua and Douglas played in this league fixture. Douglas were in total control over a very young South East fifteen. This game was totally one sided from start to finish and was of little benefit for championship preparation. Padraigh Greaney, Paul Kelly and Paddy White played.
FIXTURE.
MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
DOUGLAS V. NEMO OR MAYFIELD- BALLINLOUGH. THURS 2 Aug. AT 7.30.


DOUGLAS JUNIOR TENNIS OPEN


U 16 Girls Singles -Winner - Leah Long / Runner -Up Jennifer Jones
U 16 Boys Singles -Winner - John Ahern/Runner -Up William Hickey
U 14 Girls Singles -Winner - Niamh Coveney / Runner -Up E. Tierney
U 14 Boys Singles - Winner- Paul Firzgerald / Runner -Up Wayne O'Grady
U 12 Girls Singles - Winner Noelle Geary / Runner -Up Anne-Marie Nolan
U 12 Boys Singles - Winner Mark Feighery / Runner - Up Conor Fitzgerald
U 16 Girls Doubles - Winners T.Phelan/E Tierney / Runners - Up N.Coveney/ A.O'Connor
U 14 Boys Doubles - Winners A.Hayes / P. Fitzgerald / Runners - Up W.O'Grady / R. Nawe
U 12 Boys Doubles ..Winners S.O'Connor / T. Blake / Runners - Up .Murray / Kelleher
U 12 Girls Doubles - Winners A.M. Nolan / E. Burke / Runners - Up J. Daly / C. Hegarty


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS


With the very warm weather of recent days, it seems a little premature to be talking about pre season training, but with the schoolboy season due to start on August 25th, most if not all our teams will be back in training over the next week or two. While an exact date has not yet been confirmed for the start of training for our Schoolboys League teams, more than likely sessions will commence during the week after the August Bank holiday weekend. Schoolboy training will only take place on Monday and Wednesday nights in Corinthian's Park. Once the season starts specific training times will be allocated to all our eleven schoolboy teams.

Saturday Morning Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching for Under Six to Under Ten schoolboys is due to start on Saturday August 25th. Specific times for the various age groups will be available over the next few weeks.

New Players
With training starting in early August, all our schoolboy teams are looking for new talent to strengthen their squads for the new season. If anyone would like to get involved with one of our schoolboy teams they should contact Danny Drennan at 4363602.

Why Join Corinthians ?
Corinthians has a great deal to offer to any young schoolboy soccer player, both from a playing and a social point of view. This year the Club will field 11 teams in the Cork Schoolboys League, including 6 Premier Division sides. The Club has a good Coaching structure with John Turner recently appointed as Coaching Development Officer. The hard work that has been put in on the coaching field has certainly paid off in recent years with the Club winning Eight underage trophies last year. For the new season Corinthians will be linking up with English Premier League side Aston Villa, with Villa sending coaches from their Youth Academy to work with our own schoolboy coaches and players.

Facilities
The Club has some of the finest facilities in local soccer. The two grass pitches in Corinthians Park have been closed since early June for re-seeding and sanding. They are currently in fabulous shape and will no doubt be in great nick for the start of the new season. This season in an attempt to cater for the increased number of teams which Corinthians will be fielding, the Club will have access to a third pitch which is located within 400 yards of our existing grounds in Castletreasure. Corinthian's facilities are regularly used by Cork City's European opponents for pre match training and in recent times have also been used by the Cork Schoolboys League for training sessions for their representative teams. As well as the grass pitches, the Club has an Astro Grass all weather pitch, two flood lit training areas and a dressing room complex.

Trips to the U.K.
Underage players with Corinthians are given the opportunity at some stage to travel abroad to take part in International Soccer Tournaments. We feel that it is vital for the development of young players within the Club that they are given the opportunity to play against and meet young players from different areas.

Next week we will look at some of the people who are involved in running our schoolboy teams this season.


DOUGLAS MILLS BRIDGE CLUB


Monday 16th 1st Cliff Bennett & O.Cotter / 2nd M.O'Connor & J. O'Sullivan
Tuesday 17th AM 1st W.& P. Curran / 2nd C. Bennett & O.Cotter
Tuesday 17th PM 1st B & J. O'Sullivan / 2nd M.Lynch & O.Olden
Wednesday 18th AM 1st V.Brennan & J.Cleary / 2nd A. Mulcahy & F. O'Donovan
Wednesday 18th PM 1st S. O'Connell & E. Hourigan / 2nd E. O'Niell & B. O'Sullivan
Thursday 19th 1st S. Carroll & S Tobin / 2nd C. Bennett & O.Cotter
Friday 20th C. O'Donovan & T. Sayers


DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT


Sunday July 29th
Nett: P Buckley & D Clifford - +14
Gross: T Sheehan & J Fahy - 45

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 15, 19 & 21
NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Ann O' Driscoll c/o Jim Hanover
John Brohan c/o The Club
Marie Daly c/o The Briar Rose
TONIGHTS JACKPOT: 2,000
VENUE: St Columbas Hall

Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


TEAM CASTROL HONDA IRELAND


Derek Wilson - Mondello Park 29/07/’01

Fresh from his multi success at the West Cork hillclimb event on the previous weekend, Cork’s Derek Wilson continued his Irish Championship charge at Mondello Park last weekend. The Castrol Honda Ireland Rider qualified well on Mondello’s old circuit during Sunday morning practice, starting from pole position on the grid for racing.

In both of Sundays Open Class races, Wilson got off the line well but the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 of James Halligan was too much for the Castrol Honda CBR600 on the straights but the Corkman was on the pace, maintaining second place while leaving rubber from his front wheel on the exhaust pipe of the in form Halligan.

Second place for Derek Wilson in race one set up a cracker in race two with the Honda again all over the Suzuki. On the final lap of an exciting race , Wilson was to make a rare mistake, missing a gear in a fast corner and going off the circuit, however a separate incident red flagged the race meaning the positions from the previous lap were to stand allowing the Honda rider to hold on to second place.


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