23rd August, 2001
Weekly Sports


NEMO RANGERS

Nemo Rangers' Senior Section
On Saturday night last the senior footballers took on a young Dohenys side in the quarterfinal of the championship at Brinny. It was a much-changed Nemo team that started, but the changes in personal seemed to work as Nemo rushed into an early lead with points from Colin Corkery and a goal from Niall Corkery. Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Nemo lads in the first half as more points from Dylan Mehigan and John Paul O'Neill meant that Nemo led at halftime 1-7 to 0-3.
The second half however didn't go so well for the Capwell lads as Dohenys improved immensely. Nemo did manage to rattle the back of the Dohenys' net for a second time when Garry Murphy was put through on goal following a string of fine passes. The Nemo defence then came under a lot of pressure but managed to hold out. A great point from Colin Corkery late in the game then took some pressure off. On the night Nemo won 2-8 to 1-8 and now go on to meet great rivals St. Finbarr's in the semifinal. Best for Nemo were Colin Corkery, Garry Murphy, Larry Kavanagh, Derek Kavanagh and Kevin Cahill.

Nemo Rangers' Underage Section
Last week Nemo played St. Michael's in the Under 11 blitz. It was a game in which we were again slow to start. St. Michael's had two points before we began to play. In the last ten minutes of the first half we played very good football and scored two goals and a point without reply that left us with the lead at
halftime. St. Michael's took the game to Nemo in the second half scoring a goal and a point but the Nemo backs held out and we got a point to seal the game, 2-2 to 1-3. Both the defence and midfield for Nemo were outstanding in particular David Collins and Brian Manning in the fullback line and Michael O'Keeffe at centre-field, Mark Towhig also played well in the forward line.


DOUGLAS LADIES SOCCER


Douglas 3 Buttervant 2
After Buttervant defeating Douglas 5-0 in last weeks league game, Douglas Hall went into this weeks Cup Semi-Final as the under-dogs.
Tension built between the two teams minutes after kick-off but an early free for Douglas gave them an one nil lead after a superb free kick by Chiara Twoomey. Douglas were on a role when Eileen Collins knocked in Douglas second goal only to be disallowed by a questionable referee decision. The two teams battled it out for the next 80 minutes and Douglas thought they had won when Buttervant got a goal last kick of the game. The match immediately went into extra time, with Buttervant scoring their second goal within minutes if their first.
Douglas battled hard to come back and proved on the pitch they were out to win when Eileen Collins captain buried the ball in the back of the net. With great support from the side line Douglas dominated the last couple of minutes of the game and were rewarded with a free kick in the last two minutes. Top goal scorer Jennifer Walsh stepped up to take the shot and all I can say "David Beckham eat your heart out"
The referee blow it up and Douglas began to celebrate as the go on to face Bandon in the final of this years Ladies Soccer Cup 2001.
WELL DONE DOUGLAS!


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS


The new soccer season is now very much upon us with all our schoolboy's and adult teams back in training. Adult matches are due to start this week while schoolboy fixtures for Corinthians teams will start at the end of August. This season the Club will field twelve underage teams in the CorlK Schoolboys League as well as six adult teams.

Underage Coaching
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 Terry O' Donovan at (4891257), alternatively for additional information about the Club, our Underage Section, our Schoolboy Section or Street Leagues etc. you can log on to the Corinthians' Web Site at www.collegecorinthians.com

New Members
If you would like to get involved with any of the above schoolboy teams you can do so by going to Corinthians' Park any Monday or Wednesday, training kicks off at 7pm. Alternatively you can contact Danny Drennan at (4363602) for further information. All our teams are very eager to strengthen their squads for the new season so new players are particularly welcome.


AN OIGE DIARY


Every Thursday Thursday Cycles every week Meet Opera House 7pm. Tel Liz
021-4274143 Bring pump, spare tube, cycle lights and rainwear. All welcome.

An Oige Swimming Club meet every Thursday 9.30pm. from September @ An Carrig Health & Leisure Club Carrigaline. Early booking required as numbers are limited. Phone Michael 021-4372552

Sep. 1st-2nd. Hillwalking weekend. Beaumore & Mangerton with Aidan. Stay at Killarney Hostel Contact 021-4274143. Meet Opera House 9am.

Sep. 6th Thurs. Grand Final Cycle. Meet Opera House 7pm. Party afterwards.
Sep. 9th. Sun. St. Olan's well shove a leisure walk with Leonard Godsil
tel. 7334705 meet Lee Valley Inn Dripsey at 10.30am. Bring packed lunch.


CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE


As the Ladies Soccer season draws to a close, a backlog of fixtures has seen games now also been played on a Monday night. This week cup games are the priority and we saw some very interesting ties.
Firstly CSO took on Wilton in the semi final of the Challenge Cup. This game turned into a fantastic free flowing game of football with both teams finding great space on the pitch. In the first half it was a very even affair with both teams looking very menacing when going forward. However conditions on the night made it hard to finish the chances created as the ball span very quickly on the wet surface of the pitch. Midway through the first half, Wilton were awarded a penalty when one of their players was taken down by a CSO defender. However they were unable to convert their chance when the CSO keeper made a great save to keep the teams level. The second half began as the first with both teams playing well however CSO seemed to be creating more opportunities. With the game looking like it would go to extra time Wilton were awarded a free kick. This was superbly taken and left the CSO with no chance as it found its way in the back of the net. From here on it was all CSO however to no avail and Wilton went on to win on the night 1-0.
Also on this night Buttevant took on Courcey. This game had everything. The teams finished up 3 goals a piece in fulltime. Neither team were able to break the deadlock in extra time and the game went to penalties where Buttevant emerged victorious. They now go through to the semi final of the Kevin Barry cup.
Wednesday night also offered great excitement as College Corinthians in their final league game took on Wilton. It was College again who have caused Wilton most problems all season who took control of the game. They went one up when a great corner was converted. Wilton continued to play and equalised. However College seeming to know the Wilton week points scored once more to take the three points and guarantee themselves second place in the premier league. This left Wilton the outright winners, College Corinthians second, CSO third, Rangers fourth, Ballincollig fifth and Passage sixth.
In the second division Buttevant took on Douglas Hall and were awarded all three points when they put 5 goals past the Douglas Hall defence with out reply. It now looks fairly certain that Buttevant will be joining the first division next season. We look forward to seeing their contribution to division one next year.
Finally in a very physical affair CSO played Rangers in the quarter final of the Steve Quinn cup. CSO took control of the game and were first to score when a cross by Majella O’Brien caused all sorts of problems for the Rangers defence. With two players from the CSO attacking this ball an error occurred in the Rangers defence and an own goal was the outcome. Rangers began to up their game and any corner kick or set piece made them look very dangerous. However at the end of the first half the score remained 1-0. CSO took control from the beginning of the second half and dominated the play. They had break after break but some how could not convert their chances. They were punished for their squandering and Rangers equalised through a corner kick. The game remained 1-1 at full time and extra time awaited the two teams. Again it was CSO who were more dominant and yet to no avail they could not break through the Rangers defence leaving the tie to be decided by penalties. Rangers’ experience was apparent and they went on to take the game on penalties.


DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR


By Pat Harrington
I was on holidays over the last few weeks so I would like to review some of the results.

Junior Hurling Championship
Douglas played Glen Rovers in the semi-final of the Junior Hurling Championship. The Glen dominated the opening half and led 2 - 5 to 1 - 1 at the interval.
The Northsiders dominated the second half. Declan Sinnott goaled; the Glen got a similar score. Rory Gunn goaled for Douglas in the 20th minute. At this stage Douglas were hurling with great determination and really put it up to the Glen. A second John Kenneally goal left a point between the sides and alas time ran out on a very game Douglas team. Final score Douglas 4 - 7 Glen Rovers 4 - 8
U 16 B Hurling
Douglas had mixed fortunes in the two games they played. In the first game they recorded a victory over Brian Dillions on a scoreline of 4-13 to 2-9 - the half time score was 3-8 to 0-5. Brian O'Connor was top scorer with 1-7. Stephen Hanrahan, Henry Thorton with 2-0 were the other chief scorers.
The second game was against Whitechurch. Which Whitechurch won on a scoreline of 4-13 to 4-11. This was a great game all through with little to separate the sides. Douglas led at the interval 2-7 to 1-8. It was nip and tuck in the second half with Whitechurch clinching victory with two late points. Finbarr O'Donovan and Edwin McCarthy scored some nice points.
Senior Football League
This game was a very tempestuous affair involving Douglas St.Michaels. Douglas showed tremendous fighting spirit to come from four points in arrears with ten minutes remaining, to record a draw. I mislaid the notes given to me on this match, so my report is very short.
U 16 A Hurling Championship
This game featured Douglas and Glen Rovers in the semi-final of the Championship. This was a tough physical game where no quarter was asked or given. Douglas playing with the wind got a dream start with an Eoin Cadogan goal. After that score the Northsiders defence closed down on the Douglas forwards. At the other end the Douglas defence had to work over time to keep the Glen at Bay. Colin Lahive, Thomas Cotter and Colin Doyle were outstanding. A second goal by Paddy White gave Douglas a 2-32 to 0-5 half time lead. The referee played nine minutes injury time in the first half; such was the intensity of the proceedings.
Playing with the elements in the second half the Glen slowly but surely got the points. Twelve minutes remained and the Glen sneaked into a point's lead, Douglas were struggling up front as they had done throughout the game. The Northsiders won on a scoreline of 0-17 to 2-5. Frank Tobin and Jerry O'Kane were others to impress for Douglas.

The best of luck to the U13 Hurlers who compete in the Community Games All-Ireland Series.

A presentation was made on behalf of the Minor Section in the Club to Colin Doyle who is travelling to Birmingham City to further hid career as a football goalkeeper. Good luck Colin!
Fixture:
Minor Football Championship
Douglas V Bishopstown Friday 24th Aug . Ballinlough @ 7 PM


DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE


Last August saw us in Mosnev at the Community Games, a year later we are back again in quest for All Ireland glory. In August '98 we were beaten by Oranmore from Galway in the Under 10 Football by a single point. We returned again in 2000 to play in the Under 13 hurling, but again the Gods were not kind to us and we were beaten by another GaIway team again by a single point. So this is our third year going to Mosney and hopefully this time we will be All Ireland Champions. I saw this team playing in the Munster Finals and if they play the way they played that day they won't be a team in any province stop them. On behalf of everyone in the club we wish the team and the mentors the very best of luck in Mosney.

Golf Classic 2001

The Under Age Committee held their first Golf Classic in the Lee Valley Golf Club last week. Although the weather was not very kind we had a very enjoyable day with some very good golf being played. First to tee off that morning was Simon Coveney T.D. and we thank him for his time an effort. Later on that night, we made our presentation to the winners of the day, which was Ulster Bank.
2nd Oliver Keeney's team
3rd Donegal Foods,
4th Beamish and Crawford,
5th St.Columbas Hall,
6th St, Columba's Hall G/S,

7th Kiely's Coaches,
8th National Seaways,
9th Novartis.
The committee would like to thank every one that participated in this our Golf Classic and we hope to have this as annual event.
Next week we will be reporting on the Under 11's that played in the Bishopstown Blitz and the Under 11's Sth / Est. game.

A little bit of Douglas History
Club Colours

For those of you who would like to know how Douglas got their colours, this is the story:
In the early 50's the club had Only one set of jerseys between 4 teams and obviously this presented problems. Joe O'Reilly (RIP) who was working in Sunbeam at the time, brought to the committees attention that a set of jerseys had been returned from Dublin because they were not suitable. Joe saw this as a great opportunity to acquire a second set of jerseys for the club. He bargained with his boss who wanted 20 for the set and eventually got them for 12. The colours are what we wear today.
Each week I will be giving a run down on the club's history.
Best of luck to Ronan McCarthy on the biggest day of his life.
Donie Harris PRO


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