30th August, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas Minors Earn Well Deserved Draw
Douglas and Bishopstown played out a draw in the minor Football Championship first round. The game was only five minutes old when Douglas were awarded a penalty - the Bishopstown keeper saved the resultant penalty. The 'Town created a number of great goal scoring chances, hitting the upright on one occasion - whilst David Dorney saved well on two other occasions. Paul Kelly and Jeremy McCarthy gave sterling performances and Paddy White showed great turn of pace. Douglas were 0 - 5 to 0 - 3 in arrears at the interval.
A well-taken goal by Stephen Birmingham changed the complexion of the game in the second half. The Douglas defence tightened up considerably as they proceeded to chase and hound the opposing forwards on every ball. Points by Fergal O'Sullivan, Paddy White and Stephen Birmingham gave Douglas a three-point lead. The town clawed their way back into the game and drew level with five minutes remaining. Bishopstown had two late chances from frees but failed to convert them and so a dogged Douglas side deservedly survived to fight on another day. The replay is fixed for Saturday night next @ Ballinlough at 6.30.
Senior Hurling League
Both sides short a number of regulars provided a most entertaining encounter. The Rockies led by three points at the interval and finally won on a scoreline of 1 - 18 to 2 - 9. The goal scorers were Thomas Twomey and Brian Boyle. Gary Wade gave a fine performance at Centre Back. Others to impress were Patrick Tobin and Jose Barry. The next outing is at home Thursday against Cloyne
U 21 Hurling
Douglas faced Nemo Rangers in the semi-final of the Championship on Tuesday last in Ballinlough. The first half was a very close affair with only two points separating the sides at the interval. Brian Boyle was the scorer in chief for Douglas. Barry Hanrahan and Patrick Tobin played well for Douglas. A goal mid-way through the half for Nemo gave them a cushion. Douglas again fought back but the concession of a goal in the last minute gave Nemo their place in the final. Full time score Nemo 3 - 8, Douglas 0 - 12.
The Red Jersey
This weekend past was an historic weekend for the Douglas Club. Cork fielded teams at three different age levels; U14, U15 and U 16. Douglas were represented in all three. Stephen Bermingham played with the U15's in the Carrigdhoun tournament - Cork won! Stephen Moyihan played in the U14's in Waterford; they were beaten in the final. Mark Harrington and Thomas Cotter played with the U16's in the Nenagh Co-op Tournament - Galway beat this team in the Plate Final by a point.
Community Games
Well done to the U13 Douglas boys who reached the All-Ireland, but alas were beaten in the final. Silver was no mean achievement
Senior Hurling League Douglas V Cloyne Thursday 30th August @ 6.45 Douglas
Minor Football C/Ship Douglas V Bishopstown Sat. 1 Sept. @ 6.30pm Ballinlough
U 16 Football Championship Douglas V St. Vincents Tuesday 4 Sept. @ 6.30pm Douglas
U 16 B Football Championship Douglas V St. Michaels Wed. 5 Sept. @ 6.30pm Douglas


Nemo Rangers 1-7 Moyle Rovers 0-5

Nemo's U-12 team travelled up the country last Saturday to play Tipp county finalists Moyle Rovers in a challenge match. Moyle Rovers entered the Nemo dressing room before the match wondering if Nemo would referee the game. We told them to go ahead themselves. To our amazement Brian White (intercounty and former All-Ireland Final referee) came forward to referee the match. Ball Hoppers!
It was a very competitive game in which both teams squandered a lot of chances. John O'Brien who played at midfield had an outstanding game scoring 1-2. Timmy Hayes was also to the fore at full back, holding a very lively full forward scoreless. But a lot of credit would have to go to Brian O'Hara, also in the back line, who was everyone's man of the match. The match was played in a great spirit and we were given refreshments afterwards.
Thank you Moyle for a great sporting day out and hopefully we can return the favour in the near future.


Sunday August 26th
D Clifford & L O' Donovan 37 / Ger O' Connell & M O' Riordan 47
Captain's Prize
O/A Nett: D Clifford / O/A Gross: J Fahy
0 6 Nett: T Hartnett / 7 12 Nett: P Sheehan
Ladies Nett: E Hartnett / Ladies Gross: N Kelleher
Juvenile Nett: M Irwin / Juvenile Nett: M Quirke
Presentation Night Saturday September 1st, Time : 8:30pm
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 8, 18 & 21 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Richie c/o Briar Rose, Phillip Murphy c/o The Club,
Ann O' Rourke c/o Denis Cashman
VENUE: St Columbas Hall
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


Last Sunday in glorious sunshine Midleton A.C. hosted their annual sports and Douglas athletes were very much to the forefront in all events. Performance of the day went to Grace Meade who recorded 3 wins in the lOOm, 600m and long jump and third place in the shot. Brian Manning also had a successful day coming in second in both his sprint and long jump and first in the 600m. The Ng sisters Kai Lyn and Chantel were first in both their sprints and Kai Lyn also got first in the long jump and second in the ball throw. The McCarthy twins were also in the medals with Shauna coming in third in the 300m and Stephanie third in both the lOOm and ball throw. Alec Daunt was very tactical in winning the 800m. To finish the day the Ng sisters combined with the McCarthy twins to make up the under I 0 relay team and they finished a very close second.
This has been the trend all season with our athletes well to the front at all the regular meetings such as Riverstick, Belgooly, Liscarrol, Ballincollig, Rising Sun and Old Abbey. Another notable achievement was the performance of Emma Farrell at the county championships when she won four golds in the 80M, 700M, long Jump and shot..
Other regular winners over the season were Stephanie Brosnan and Stephan Swanton. Congratulations to Shauna and Stephanie Mc.Carthy who together with Susan Farrell, Kai Lyn Ng and Linda Horgan made up the under 9 relay team who qualified for the All Irelands in Tullamore. Other qualifiers were Emma Farrell and Stephan Swanton.
The final track meet for this season is next Sunday 2nd Sept. at the CIT hosted by Blarney A.C .Our annual Church gate collection takes place over the week end of the 8/9th.Sept. and we thank you in advance for your continued support.


The new Schoolboy Soccer Season swings into action next weekend with our U14 First Division side, Douglas Corinthians, first into action when they travel to Kanturk on Saturday morning to take on the locals. The opening fixture in Corinthian's Park takes place on Sunday morning when our two U12 Premier Division sides, Corinthian Boys and Corinthians Utd. come head to head in their opening league fixture, with the game scheduled to kick off at 10.45 a.m. This will be followed by the first game for our U14 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, when they entertain Rockmount. Also in action on Sunday are our U16s, who travel to Bandon, while on Monday night our U11 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys open their campaign with an away fixture against Casement Celtic. Fixtures come thick and fast after that with nearly all our Schoolboy teams in action over the course of the week.

On behalf of the Club I would like to wish all our teams the very best of luck for the new season.

New Members
If you would like to get involved with any of our schoolboy teams you can do so by going to Corinthian's Park any Monday or Wednesday night, training kicks off at approximately 7 p.m. 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 and new players are particularly welcome.

Underage Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching and Street Leagues for the U6 to U11 age groups started again last Saturday morning. Coaching sessions are open to everyone and new members are particularly welcome. Training times for the various age groups are as follows:

U9 (i.e. born in 1992) 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.
U10 (i.e. born in 1991) 10.45 a.m. to 12.00 noon
U11 (i.e. born in 1990) 10.45 a.m. to 12.00 noon
U8 (i.e. born in 1993) 12.15 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
U7 (i.e. born in 1994/95) 12.15 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

If you would like some more information about our Saturday morning coaching sessions, you should contact Ger Kilcummins at 4363456 or Terry O'Donovan at 4891257, alternatively for additional information about the Club, our Underage section, our Sschoolboy section, our Street Leagues etc. you can log on to the Corinthian's website at www.collegecorinthians.com.


On Sunday last we played Inniscarra in a Junior League Game. The game was slow to start but early points from Claire Barry and a goal and a point from Fiona O'Donovan, with Carmel Downey on form and all the team playing well. Scores came rather easy we were well on top at half time. The second half went the same way and 2 great goals from Laura Walsh settled the issue, all five subs were used and all played with great determination. Douglas ran out easy winners in the end.
Junior A League (last year's)
Next Saturday 1st September Douglas take on Ballygarvan in last year's league final decider. As County Champions Ballygarvan go into this game as strong favourites having previously beaten us in the Championship final. However our girls won't be found wanting on the day and we wish them all the best.
On Sunday 2nd September part of the Junior panel travel to Waterford to play in a seven a side tournament. A busy week-end in store for all.
U-13 Seandún
Douglas V Mayfield at Mayfield on Thursday night. Douglas also play Passage on Friday night in Douglas.


With the summer holiday's coming to an end the under 11 team continued their preparations for their semi-final against Glenrovers. They played two very worth while challenge matchs against Bandon & Iniscarra. The first against Bandon was played in very wet conditions but with Douglas settling quickly and full forward Leanne O Shea scoring 2 early goals and with backs Emma Mc Carthy and Karen Horgan now playing well,half time score Douglas 4 goals up . Douglas continued were they left off in the first half and ran out easy winners. Best for Douglas were Louise Jordan, Moira & Aileen O Donavan and Deirdre Cotter. Next match against Iniscarra was a much different game Douglas started very well with a well taken goal from Maire O Mahony and 3 points from Niamh O Donavan Douglas led at half time 1-3 to 0-0.Iniscarra really put on the pressure in the second half scoring 2-1 without reply to lead by a point with 5 minutes to go but with Jessica Jackson &Jasmine Dempsey now playing out of there skins Douglas rallied and with captain Niamh O Donavan scoring 2 brilliant points Douglas won on a score line of 1-5 to 2-1 . Best for Douglas Ann-Marie Dinan,Eamma Jordan, Jill Kelleher ,Clodagh Barry, Gillian Murphy and Niamh O Donavan who gave an outstanding display scoring 5 points from play .We would like to wish Julia White a speedy recovery after her accident.


Monday 6th August 1st O.Cotter & C.Bennett. / 2nd M & S Wanglin
Tuesday 7th August A.M. 1st M. Madden & C. O'Donovan / 2nd N.Murphy & H.O'Donovan
Tuesday 7th August PM 1st E. & J. Taylor / 2nd N. Trily & B.Murphy
Wednesday 8th Aug AM 1st A & C Nolan
Wednesday 8th Aug PM 1st L. O' Hancon & E. Hendricks / 2nd N.Murphy & J. O'Sullivan.
Thursday 9th Aug 1st B. & D O'Driscoll / 2nd N. Trihy & B. Murphy
Friday 10th Aug 1st L. O Hancon & S. Carroll / 2nd M.Kingston & J. Behan

Open Bridge every Friday night

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