9th August, 2001
Weekly Sports


In Division one we saw a top of the table clash between two on form teams.
Coursey played Bandon to gain supremacy in division one. Bandon were the first to score when Valerie O' Keeffe scored from a free kick. Coursey equalized matters just before the end of the first half. With both teams a goal a piece this was truly anyone's game. However it was to be Coursey's night as they scored early in the second half and held on to take the vital 3 points.
In the premier division Corinthians battled hard to defeat a Rangers side. Also CSO played Ballincollig in a very one sided affair. Ballincollig began the game with fierce determination and fight. The applied fierce pressure from the whistle to the CSO defence and should of had been rewarded if it was not for some great saves by the CSO keeper. Against the run of play CSO scored in the last few minutes of the first half when Majella O' Brien put one past the Ballincollig keeper. The second half began as the first had and a lack luster performance by a sluggish CSO side were finally punished when Ballincollig opened their scoring. Ballincollig took great optimism from this deserved goal and continued to dominate every ball. They again
scored soon after and CSO never looked like a threat.
Ballincollig went on to score 3 more times leaving the final score Ballincollig 5 - CSO 1.


Following a short closed season, teams are dusting off the cobwebs, and getting back into training for the new season, now only a few weeks away.
All teams have returned to training, with the adult teams all returning last Tuesday night week. The schoolboy teams have also all returned to training anyone interested should contact Gerry O'Connell at 087-2512444. Precise training times are being finalised, and details will be published in these notes in coming weeks.
Huge congratulations to Colin Doyle, goalkeeper with last season's Under 15's who has signed for the English Division 1 Club, Bermingham City. Colin, who has been playing with Douglas Hall since he was 7 years of age, is the first 'Hall player to move directly from Douglas Hall to an overseas professional club. We extend our best wishes to Colin on this major move and hope that he is really successful in England.
Congratulations are also in order for David Hackett of the U-15 team who has been called up to the Ireland U-15 panel for a training weekend on August 10/11. This is the reward for very consistent performances both with Douglas Hall and Cork during the last season, and David is well worth his place in the training squad. Best wishes to David for the weekend from
everyone in the club.
The Douglas Hall 30th anniversary celebration is taking place on the 17th August in the Great Southern Hotel at Cork Airport and there is still a limited number of tickets available at only 12. This price includes food, disco and spot prizes. This will be a great event and we look forward to seeing a large crowd there. Tickets will be on sale at all training sessions during the coming weeks.


The Douglas Hall Under 14 Girls captured the league title from a fancied Wilton side out in the farm on Wednesday night. The girls one and all fought tooth and nail from the very start to the very finish and were well deserving of their 3-0 win. Carissa Murphy in goal has been extremely mean to the other teams in the league all season only giving away 2 goals and was in no mood to let Wilton add to that making some super saves and taking command of her penalty area. She was aided by her back line of Grace Meade, Cathrine Hayden, Ashling Barrett, Danille Healy and Sarah McCarthy who have improved with every game They looked strong and comfortable on the ball and the Wilton forwards did not know what hit them. In midfield Captain Louise Martin and Alison Kennady chased everything going back when needed and then getting forward to help the attack. Sarah Walshe and Mary Barrett on the wings were thorns in Wiltons sides with their darting runs and then getting back to cover
Wiltons wingers. Up front Ashling Collins had her shooting boots on with 2 goals, which was a great return as chances on goal were hard to come by on the night. Kate Delaney scored her first goal at this level and it was worth waiting for a super strike from 15 yards which gave their keeper no chance. Kim 0'Driscoll up front battled hard for every ball and passed a lovely ball to Ashling to set up the first goal.
Missing on the night were Robin Lynch, Emma Hughes and Karen 0'Neill who are also valued members of the squad.
Their Manager Nick Walshe said after the game that he was very proud of the girls and was delighted with the way they played as a team and helped each other out on the pitch. He said they deserved the league title after all the hard work they put in.


Monday 23rd July 1st A. Murphy & M.O'Carroll / 2nd P. Lees & S. Tobin
Tuesday 24th July AM 1st N.Murphy & H. O'Donovan / 2nd C.Bennett & O. Cotter
Tuesday 24th July PM 1st A. Hodgins & J Sayers. / 2nd Len. O'Hanlon & C. O'Donovan
Wednesday 25th Am 1st V. Brennan & J. Cleary / 2nd Aan M. Murray & P.O'Mahoney
Wednesday 25th PM 1st F. Ahern & B. Madden / 2nd B. O'Sullivan & E. O'Neill
Thursday July 26th 1st F. Cunnane & S. Tobin / 2nd D. & M Walsh
Friday July 27th 1st C.O'Donovan & S. Tobin / 2nd L. O'Hanlon % E Hendrick


Douglas GAA - Senior Section
Douglas bow to Mayfield in Minor A Hurling Championship
Douglas started the better of the two teams in this semi-final, scoring two points in the first few minutes. The Northsiders then took complete control scoring seven unanswered points. Two golden opportunities for goals were spurned by the Douglas attack. Neil Heffernan threw Douglas a lifeline by scoring a goal. Mayfield led 1-8 to 1-5 at the interval.
Playing with a slight breeze advantage and the sun at their backs Douglas seemed to be in a very good position. It was Mayfield once more who rose their game to Trojan heights as Douglas struggled to keep pace with the game. Whilst the Douglas defence coped reasonable well - the forwards were making no inroads and perhaps at times took the wrong options by going for goals. The Northsiders finally killed the game as a contest in the 20th minute of the second half by scoring a second goal. Final score Douglas 1-6 to Mayfield 2-11.
U 16 B Hurling
The second under 16 squad qualified for the top four as a result of their victory over Brian Dillons. The halftime score was 3-7 to 0-7 in favour of Douglas - Final score 4-13 to 2-8. Henry Thornton and Edwin McCarthy played well.
Best of Luck.
Congratulations and Best of Luck to Colin Doyle in his future career with Birmingham City. Colin has had a major impact to both hurling and football in Douglas.


25 July
Lee Valley 1 V Douglas Hall 1
Douglas deserved to be on top in the first half of this game with a great goal coming in the first ten minutes. From Catriona Kelly the Douglas girls left their guard down to leave Leevalley back in the game to share the points.
1st August
Douglas Hall 3 V. Carrigaline 3
All Carrigaline in the first-half leaving us down 3-1. Douglas fought hard in the second half and got a point from this game. On the second half performance Douglas should have got full points. Goal scorers for Douglas were Emma Healy, Eileen Collins and Catriona Kelly.



If I were to mention the name of this club now, a lot of you would probably run a mile, so I won't. This club has a huge amount to offer any young person in the Douglas area. We meet once a week starting in early September and run right through until June. We have three sections - Under 8, Under 11 Under 16.
What do we do? Firstly, we give you the chance to meet with people your own age and have a bit of a laugh. We all need a break from parents now and then and this club will give you loads of time away during the year! A few weekend breaks (in Killarney or Waterford for example) and a brilliant holiday in the first two weeks of July - in the last five years we have had holidays in France, Wicklow, Italy, Roscommon and Wales. You've all seen the T.V. shows, Survivor and Treasure Island. Well, we have done our own versions of these shows long before they came on television - surviving a night or two in the middle of nowhere with nothing only a bit of food and some friends! Sounds okay so far doesn't it?
We also get together a few times a year for day events. Orienteering, swimming and climbing are just a few. We try to do as much as we can outside. Normally, going from A to B is simple enough... until you are landed somewhere with just a map to guide you! We challenge other similar clubs to soccer matches and other competitions. Success in these competitions has been very good over the last few years for us. We have won SIX major trophies in the past FIVE years! Not bad, sure it isn't?
You get out of this club what you put into it. Trophies are grand but more importantly for you, you can receive personal honours from an international club. These awards are recognised all over Ireland and more importantly all over the world. There are about 1OO Douglas people like you in this club at the moment but we want to get much bigger.
Grand Theft Auto wasn't even a crime when this club was started! We are changing and we need people like you to make sure we do it right. Give Paul a shout at 436 4055 to get some more info. He will answer any questions for you and let you know how to join up if you want to! Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The name of the club is Douglas Scout Unit!

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