16th August, 2001
CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE
In division two Douglas Hall played Millstreet.
Both teams are vying for points to keep up with Buttevant who are
currently leading the league. The teams battled hard and both had
their rewards when Jennifer Walsh scored for Douglas Hall and
Millstreet also scored to leave the teams equal at half time. The
second half began and Millstreet dominated the play they scored
once more to guarantee the points and leave the score 2-1 on the
CSO played Bandon in the Steve Quinn cup. This was an extremely end to end game, with both teams fighting tempestuously to progress to the next round. CSO opened the scoring when Blathin Keating put one past the Bandon keeper with only minutes of the game of elapsing. Bandon showed great determination and spirit and fought back and within minutes equalised the game. Bandon continued to dominate this period of the game and once again were rewarded for their efforts when they took the lead. This was an extremely turbulent game and moments later CSO once again equalised when a shot from Majella o Brien came off the post and luckily fell to one of their own players and was slotted home to level the game once more. CSO now began to dominate matters and took the lead once again when a save by the keeper landed the ball to Catherine Cotter of the CSO and she scored her second of the evening. The second half began with ferocious momentum and both teams fought hard to gain precedence. However it was CSO who scored when Sandi Fitzgibbons long range effort left the keeper with no chance. With the score now at 4-2 it looked as if CSO had the game however all credit to Bandon they pushed on and managed to equalise matters with only minutes left on the clock. With the game looking like it was going to extra time CSO managed to score the winner when again a great ball from Sandi Fitzgibbon set Catherine Cotter up for her third of the night and ensuring them their next round place against Rangers.
In the intermediate cup College Corinthians put on a great performance when they met with Gorthin from Sligo. From the whistle Corinthians took control of the game and pressed forward repeatedly. Gorthin spent most of the first half defending the game. However it was not until 30 minutes into the game when College produced a fine goal to take the lead. The game now looked like College would cruise to victory however they did not take the ample chances they were given and the score at half time remained 1-0. The second half began as the first and College completely dominated the play. However Gorthin themselves had their chances and some great saves by Marguerita Cummins denied them any hope. With chance after chance not converted it looked as if the game would end 1-0 however a great second goal near the end of the game ensured College passage to the next stage of the competition. They will now have to travel to Letterkenny for the Semi final of this competition. Once again on behalf of the Cork Ladies League we would like to wish them the best of luck in their endeavors.
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
The start of the new season is upon us, and the first set of fixtures have
just been announced. The Seniors and MSL Juniors will be in action during
the coming week, with Schoolboy matches due to begin the following week.
All teams are now back in training, and, as usual, anyone interested in
joining Douglas Hall will be welcome at training. There will be someone
training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and any new players
will be directed towards the appropriate team managers.
The Fixtures are:
Tuesday, August 21: MSL Junior League Cup Away v. Crosshaven 6.45
Thursday, August 23: Senior Keane Cup Away v. Temple Utd., 6.45
DOUGLAS LADIES SOCCER
Douglas 1 Millstreet 2
Douglas Halls Championship challenge came off the rails as they slumped to a bad defeat at a time when they were in bad need of three points.
Jennifer Walshe put Douglas in the lead early in the first half but Millstreet hit back with a goal that keeper Marie O'Mahony was unluckly not to keep out after a defensive mix up.
Douglas started to apply a bit more pressure in the second half with chiara Murray in particular putting in some good crosses. Millstreet however soaked up the pressure and were awarded a penalty late in the game which left no way back for Douglas.
Douglas Seniors would like to congratulate the under 14 team who won their league for a second year in a row.
WELL DONE GIRLS!
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Sunday August 12th
T Duggan & T Sheehan - +13 / G Neiland & G O' Connell - 45
Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 4, 14 & 22 - ONE WINNER: Billy Murphy
Lucky Dip Winners
Jack Mc Sweeney c/o The Hall, Grainne O' Neill c/o The Grange,
Mick Quinlan c/o Ger Neiland, John Motherway c/o Brian Downey,
Mary Twomey c/o Dave Ahern
TONIGHTS JACKPOT: £300
VENUE: The South County
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap
Training for our schoolboy teams is now very much back in full swing with all our teams training on Mondays and Wednesday nights in Corinthians' Park at 7pm. Despite the holiday season attendances have been good and the mood is generally upbeat for the new season.
Last week we had a brief look at our three Under 11 teams and two Under 12 teams as they prepare for the new schoolboy season. This week we will take a quick look at our other six schoolboy teams which range in ages from Under 13 to Under 16.
This season the Club will once again field two Under 13 teams Corinthian Boys in the Under 13 Premier Division and Douglas Corinthians in the first division.
Corinthian Boys will be under the management of Brendan Manley, Neil Daly and Pat Burke. Last year they finished a close fourth in the Premier Division losing just one game. They will be hoping to improve on that finish this season when they will be looking to players like Terry O'Connell, Steven White and the Ballard twins, Peter and Gary, for inspiration.
Our Under 13 First Division side Douglas Corinthians have been training throughout the summer months and are eagerly looking forward to the start of the season. Managed by Dan Cronin and Jeff Minuet they will be hoping for a good run at the league. With the likes of Colm Boohig, Rory O'Neill, Daniel Cronin and Gavin Quirke in their ranks I am sure they will have a good season.
The Club will once again field two teams at Under 14 level with Corinthian Boys playing in the Under 14 Premier Division and Douglas Corinthians playing in the first division. Both sides had excellent seasons last year with Corinthian Boys finishing third in the Premier Division and Douglas Corinthians finishing fourth in the First Division. Both sides will be hoping to make the necessary improvements that could lead to some silverware this year.
Corinthian Boys under the guidance of Richie Kenny will be looking to the likes of Eoin Cotter, Steven Moylan, Alan Barry and David O'Mahony. While Douglas Corinthians managed this year once again by Richard Walsh and Brian Scannel will be looking to last year's player of the year, Eoin Ahern, David Kilcommons, Jamie Owen and Ronan O'Murachu.
Roy O'Donovan has returned to the Club this season to take over the management of our Under 15 Premier Division side. They finished just below half way in last year's Premier Division and hopefully with the addition of some new signings they will be capable of improving their position this year. Roy will be looking to the likes of Brian O'Leary, Graham O'Halloran, Denis O'Mahony and Kyle Smith to provide a foundation for a good season.
Our Under 16 squad under the guidance of Kevin Smith and Fiachra Driscoll put in a great effort last year just missing out on promotion to the Premier Division. They will be anxious to make up for that disappointment this season when once again they will be expected to make a strong bid for promotion. Certainly they are not short of talent with players of the cailbre of Gary Drennan, Richard Arnupp, Mark Maher and Peter Moreland on their side. They are well capable of going all the way this season.
If you would like to get involved with any of the above teams you can do so by going to Corinthians' Park any Monday or Wednesday and training kicks off at 7pm. Alternatively you can contact one of the following:
Under 13 Premier Division Pat Burke 4894374
Under 13 First Division Dan Cronin 087 2894783
Under 14 Premier Division Richard Kenny 4966392
Under 14 First Division Brian Scannell 4842127
Under 15 Premier Division Roy O'Donovan 4291899
Under 16 First Division Fiachra Driscoll 4362450
All our teams are very eager to strengthen their squads for the new season so new players are particularly welcome.
Our Saturday morning coaching sessions for the Under 6 to Under 11 age group will start up again on Saturday August 25th. Coaching sessions are open to everyone and new members are particularly welcome. Training times for the various age groups are as follows:
Under 9, that is born in 1992 9.30am to 10.45am
Under 10, that is born in 1991 10.45am to 12noon
Under 11, that is born in 1990 10.45am to 12noon
Under 8, that is born in 1993 12.15pm to 1.30pm
Under 7, that is born in 1994 and 1995 12.15pm to 1.30pm
If you would like some more information about our Saturday morning coaching you should contact Ger Kilcommons at 4363456 or alternatively for any information that you want about the Club, about our Underage Section, our Schoolboy Section or Street Leagues etc. you can log on to the Corinthians' Web Site at www.collegecorinthians.com
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