6th September, 2001
The senior footballers played St. Finbarrs last
Wednesday evening in the semi-final of the county in Pairc Ui
Caoimh. Although going a point down early on Nemo responded well
and were soon back on level terms.
Nemo then moved into the lead thanks to points from Garry Murphy and Niall Corkery. At halftime Nemo led on a score line of 0-6 to 0-4. Nemo increased their lead to three points shortly after the break following a Dylan Mehigan point. Nemo were now playing some great football and began to pull away from the opposition. The Barrs did their best to reduce the
deficit but it was not enough and Nemo went on to win the game 0-18 to 0-12. Niall Corkery, Garry Murphy, John Paul O'Neill, Martin Cronin, Ivan Gibbons and Stephen O'Brien best served Nemo.
Last Friday night the Nemo Intermediates continued the clubs blistering form reaching the county final for the second year running by beating St. Finbarrs. There was a lot of pressure on this team after the senior success two days previous. A lot had been said about how strong the team would be with the loss of several players but they showed early on that they had plenty of strength in depth. Stephen Calnan was in great form and kicked 3 fine points in quick succession. The defence was also excelling throughout the first half and players such as Brian O'Regan and Eddie O'Leary were outstanding. At the interval Nemo led 0-7 to 0-2.
The Barrs tried their best to get back into the game in the second half but Nemo continued to press for scores. There was a shaky patch though, but the Capwell lads held firm and the defence again took control. Late on Paul Hogan and Michael Kearney kicked great points and Nemo ran out winners by 12 points to 1-6. Best for Nemo were Stephen Calnan, Eddie O'Leary, Ciaran O'Shea and Michael Morgan.
On Monday night the Nemo U-21football team took on Courcey Rovers in the county semi-final in Riverstick. This game was played at a lightening pace right from the off and Nemo took command straight away with points from David Niblock and James Masters. The Nemo forwards were in great form and points were added from all angles of the pitch. The defence was also on top throughout the first half. The second thirty minutes was also played at a fast tempo and the midfield pairing of Eoin Weldon and Derek Kavanagh were running the show. The forwards were again well on top and goals from Michael Kearney and James Masters ended the game. It finished 3-19 to 2-2 and best for Nemo were James Masters, Neil O'Sullivan, Brian O'Regan, Derek Kavanagh and Dylan Mehigan.
GRANGE VALE FC
Having had a season of mixed fortunes last year and finishing narrowly above the dreaded 'drop zone' in AUL 1, we couldn't have wished for a better start to the 2001/02 season. We kicked off last Sunday week with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over College Corinthians. Striker John Kinneally wasted less than 2 minutes in bagging his first goal of the season , and ended the game with a marvellous personal tally of 4 goals with Willie Kelleher netting the fifth. Peter Noonan had a fantastic performance between the posts with some great saves throughout. Having done a lot of work in the pre-season to prepare the pitch, it was just desserts for everyone involved to get the season off to a winning start.
A tough away assignment lay ahead last Sunday in the form of Everton, who recorded a notable victory in their opening game the previous week against Glencairn.
A great battle ensued in a keenly contested game full of incident with Everton being awarded 2 penalty kicks and scoring from both. However, thanks to goals from Willie Kelleher, Neil Mc Sorley and John Kinneally, and powerful performances from Paul Daly, Paul McCarthy and Donal Kinneally, the Vale managed to hang on for our second win in as many games .
Grangevale B began their season last Sunday week with an away assignment against Village United. Unfortunately, they came out on the wrong side of a 3-0 result, but considering it was the first time alot of the lads had played together, and with some impressive individual performances, it won't be long until the lads begin to take the points home.The B team's next game is on Wednesday 05/08/01 against Hibernians at Grangevale park.
Finally, all at the club would like to wish Peter Noonan a speedy recovery following his operation last Tuesday and hopefully he will be back between the posts in the very near future.
CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE
Ballincollig v Douglas Hall
Challenge Cup Semi-final
Ballincollig came out on top in this semi final clash against Douglas Hall. The game was quite evenly matched all through the first half. However a harsh decision in the first half against Douglas Hall saw Ballincollig awarded a penalty. The Douglas Hall keeper made a great save but could not hold on to the ball and it was Ballincollig who were quickest to react ensuring the ball was in the back of the net. From here on in Ballincollig dominated the play and were awarded three more times on the night. Their goals came from Carol Rodgers, Elaine Kavanagh and Clodagh Myles. They will now go on to meet Wilton in the final.
There are only three more games to be played this season in the Cork Ladies Soccer League. They are all follows:
Challenge Cup Final: Ballincollig v Wilton
Steve Quinn Cup Final: College Corinthians v Rangers
Kevin Barry Cup Final: Bandon v Douglas Hall
We would like to wish all six teams the best of luck in the finals.
DOUGLAS CAMOGIE U11
On Tuesday evening last the eagerly awaited semi-final of the seadun under 11 league took place at Douglas. Douglas and northside rivals Glenrovers, much was expected of this clash and the large crowd that supported both teams were not disappointed. Douglas started well and with Niamh O Donavan and Jill Kelleher on top at midfield Douglas forwards got a plentiful supply of the ball. Goals from Leanne O Shea and Aileen O Donavan gave Douglas a very confident start. The remainder of the first half was very even with Glenrovers putting on plenty pressure but with the Douglas backs marking very tight they were unable to record a score. Douglas led at half time 3-1 to 0-0. Second half Douglas continued were they left off in the first half playing some outstanding camogie and ran out comfortable winners. They now play Bishopstown in the final after they beat Blackrock in the other semi-final. Douglas can now look forward to the game with confidence and a similar display by the girls can see them victorious in the final. Best for Douglas were the O Donavan sisters Niamh, Aileen, Moira, Emma Mc Carthy Marie O Mahony and Leanne O Shea who scored 3 goals.
DOUGLAS MILLS BRIDGE CLUB
Mon 20th August 1st N.Trihy & B.Murphy / 2nd D.Scannell & Tcostello
Tues 21st August am 1st C. Hallihan & N.Staunton / 2nd T.Long & M.Madden
Tues 21st August pm 1st B. &J. O'Sullivan / 2nd E. & J. Taylor
Wed 22nd August 1st T. Costello & S. Wanglin / 2nd B.&D. O'Driscoll
Thurs.23rd August 1st A.Hodgins & J. Sayers / 2nd J.Coleman & E. Murphy
Fri 24th August 1st S. Wanglin & M.Madden / 2nd C.O'Donovan & J. Behan
Open Bridge Every Friday Night
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR
By Pat Harrington
Douglas Minor Footballers loose by a point in Replay
Douglas and Bishopstown played in a most exciting Minor Football Championship replay in Ballinlough. Douglas played copybook football in the opening twenty minutes. The ball was distributed accurately and quickly with great purpose. Bishopstown were all at sea as Douglas led them a merry dance. Paddy White got the opening point; a clever flick inside to Stephen Birmingham produced the first goal. Four further points from the boot of Fergal O'Sullivan gave Douglas a 1 - 5 to 0 - 0 lead. The 'Town hit the next four scores - 1-3 without reply. Quick thinking by Thomas Cotter from a short free set up Richard Harris for goal number two. Bishopstown replied almost immediately when one of their forwards was allowed to solo 25metres and crash the ball to the net. Half time 2-6 to 2-3 in favour of Douglas.
Whilst the first half was high scoring the second half was low scoring. Bishopstown dominated the middle of the park, thus Douglas were back peddling the whole time, putting Bishopstown at a new level. A Mark Harrington point four minutes from time gave Douglas the lead but unfortunately the 'Town scored two late points to win on a battling performance from a very young Douglas team. There was only one eighteen year old started the game.
Minor B Football
Douglas entertained the Barrs in this Championship encounter. The 'Blues' got off to a flying start scoring two goals in the first ten minutes. Douglas matched their opponents for the remainder of the game but did not enjoy the best of luck. The half time score was 2-2 to 0-3 in favour of the Togher side.
The Barrs scored two early points. Douglas laid siege to the 'Blues' goal but a combination of ill luck and poor forward play let the Barrs off the hook. The slick play of the Barrs side caused lots of problems for the Douglas boys. Kevin O'Mahony goaled with ten minutes to go, immediately the Barrs broke up-field and got a similar goal to end the game as a contest. Eoin Carroll and Brian O'Loughlin worked very hard.
Under 16 B Hurling
Douglas played Bishopstown in the semi-final of the Championship. Bishopstown were fielding their first team while Douglas were fielding their second squad. The 'Town had the majority of possession but the Douglas defence was in outstanding form. In particular Peter Casey, Ronan Griffen and Mark O'Callaghan. Edwin McNally kept Douglas in touch from frees. Bishopstown led 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.
Bishopstown opened the second half in fine style scoring 1-2 without reply. These scores were the turning point of the game. Douglas did reply with a fine Vincent Kiely goal but Bishopstown ran out winners on a scoreline of 4-10 to 1-6.
The new development is presently under construction and it would appear that the work will be completed on time. Most of the outside work is complete. The 6 dressing rooms will be a huge bonus. While the Gym and Meeting Room will also be very welcome. This development will surely be the envy of clubs in both the City and County of Cork.
Senior Hurling League
Douglas entertained Cloyne in this game. The East Cork side were very much up for the game and were in total control from start to finish and ran out convincing winners. David McSweeney, Gary Ward and Teddy O'Donovan worked very hard.
The Senior Footballers have two games this week. The first on Wednesday (yesterday) against Ballincollig at home. The second is on Friday 7th away to St. Michael's.
In the event of the U16 being successful on Tuesday of this week. They will play again on 11th Sept against Bishopstown or Na Piarsaig. Check the Club notice board
P.S. Well done to the Junior Camogie girls on their performance in the League Final.
The new schoolboys league season opened last weekend and while the results were mixed there was some fine individual and team performances.
For the second year in succession, Corinthians has two teams in the Under 12 Premier Division, Corinthian Boys and Corinthians United and similar to last season our two sides were paired against each other for their opening league match of the season. On a perfect surface for football, they produced an entertaining contest with Corinthian Boys finishing up comfortable winners. Eoin McCarthy, Jamie Drennan, David Bevan and Ian Turner were on the score sheet for Corinthian Boys and they had good performances from Stephen Good, Sean Grant, Richard ODonovan and John OBrien. Aiden Casey, Colm ODriscoll and goal scorer, Cillian OCallacorn, were the pick of the Corinthian United side.
Our under 14 Premier Division side Corinthian Boys also made a bright start to the season as they recorded a comfortable victory over Rockmount. Mark Murphy (2) Richard Kenny (2) Darren Kirwan (2) Eoin Ahern, Stephen Moylan, Eoin Cotter and Darren Fogerty were all on the score sheet while Alan Barry, Keith Donlan and David OMahony turned in fine performances.
The game of the weekend undoubtedly took place in Kanturk last Saturday morning when our Under 14 second team, Douglas Corinthians, travelled to Kanturk for their opening league match and what a game it turned out to be. After 70 minutes of pulsating action our lads came out on the wrong end of a nine-goal thriller going down 5-4. James Malone (2), Jamie Owen and Richard Walsh were on the score sheet for Douglas Corinthians while David Kilcummins, James OMahony and Deputy Goalkeeper, Patrick McCarthy, played well.
Our Under 16 squad made a fine start to the season when they picked up three valuable league points following a hard fought 1-0 victory away to Bandon. The all important winning goal was scored by Seamus Clinch and they had excellent performances from John and Francis Moynihan and Dave Waters.
Under Age Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching sessions for the Under 6 to Under 11 age groups have resumed again after the summer break. 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 12 noon
Under 11 that is born in 1990 10.45am to 12 noon
Under 8 that is born in 1993 12.15pm to 1.30pm
Under 7 that is born in 1994/1995 12.15pm to 1.30pm
If you would like some more information about our Saturday morning coaching, you can contact Ger Kilcummins at 4363 456 or Terry ODonovan at 4891 257 alternatively for additional information about our underage section, our schoolboy section or Street League, you can log on to the Corinthians Website at www.collegecorinthians.com.
DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB
County League Final 2000
After a long wait the league final of 2000 was played on Saturday last against old rivals Ballygarvan. Ballygravan scored first and had a goal and a point up before Douglas got their first score. However we then dominated for the remainder of the half and ended with Douglas ahead by 1-8 to 1-4. Highlight of the night was the diving save from Emma Downey. Others to catch the eye were Eileen Morgan, Helen OMahony, Teresa Buckley and Anne-Marie Downey. The overall team effort was tremendous on the night and the girls can be very proud of their display.
Junior Inter-county 7-a-side Invitation Tournament.
Playing in an invitation inter-county tournament in Waterford, less than 24 hours after the league final, Douglas girls bought off a fabulous victory. Making some shrewd selectorial decisions, Douglas were not to be denied. We played three games of 24 minutes to qualify for the final beating teams from Waterford, Tipperary and Clare. In the final we played another Cork team, Sarsfields and what a game it turned out to be. Our girls were out on their feet yet they committed themselves 100%. The game was a ding-dong affair with scores hard to get and after 30 minuets the game ended all square. In extra time we went three points ahead and with an all out effort kept Saris scoreless. The whole panel deserves great credit bringing home our first Junior trophy for many years. For the record the panel was Emma Downey, Anne-Marie Downey, Fiona McSweeney, Amanda ORegan, Fiona ODonovan, Clare Barry, Eileen Morgan, Caroline Buckley, Carmel Downey, Laura Walsh and Helen OMahony with Selectors Ger Sheehan, Mick ORegan and the two Tinas. Butlerstown are to be congratulated on a very well organised tournament. Well done to all concerned and thanks to our supportors for coming along.
The Juniors are in action again on Sunday 9th away to St. Vincents at 12.00.
U-13: Douglas V Blackrock, venue Blackrock Thursday 6th (may be changed to Friday 7th)
Street Leagues will recommence on Monday 10th September, 2001 (5.00 600) for all girls aged between 7 and 10 years. The venue is Douglas Community School Pitch, South Douglas Road. Further information contact Anne Kearney, 4362918 or Doreen OMahony 4363803.
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