13th September, 2001
Weekly Sports


AUL DIV 3B Grange Vale B V Hibernians Wednesday the 5th or Sept.
Result: a one / one all draw
In what was a vastly improved performance from the week before Grange fell behind to an early goal but soon regained their composure with Ian lee scouring a his first goal for the club on his home debut.
This spurred the lads on and they spent the rest of the game attacking the Hibs goal only to see effort after effort stopped by the Hibs keeper. Hibernians had their chances only to find no way pass Graham Parker in the Grange goal.
Afterwards where the lads were disappointed but happy that they had got their first point. Grange Vale B are still looking for player's so if you are over eighteen and want to get involved in a progressive Club then call 087/2076766 and we will only be to happy to talk to you.

AUL DIV 1 Grange Vale V Fairview - Sunday The 9th of September
Result: two / two draw
Continuing with out good start we maintained or uneaten run even if it was with a draw. The team started as very well with Paul Horgan and Rob Daly and Neil McSorley all going close in the first Fifteen minutes it seemed only a matter of time that before we would score it finally came in the twentieth minute when a great run into the box by Matt O'Callaghan saw him brought down in the area John Kennedale score from the penalty to bring his tally to six in three games. Just before the end of the half against the run of play Fairview equalized Killian Barry having made a great save was beaten from the resulting corner.
We started the second half well with Captain Paul McCarthy driving the team on and Willie Kelleher controlling the defense in seemed a matter of time before we would score when it came it was John Kenneally again to make it Seven in three games with tem minutes to go and with us playing so well it was disappointing to let in a soft goal in the closing minutes. We will have to go through it all again next week as we have drawn Fairview in the AOH CUP.
The committee and players would like to wish Norreen Willianson the best in her recovery from a long illness. Noreen and husband dave have been long standing members of the club reaching back to the fifties.

The club would also like to thank Tom Morrissey who has managed the first team for the last three years and retired this year tom will still be involved with the club and we wish him the best in what is a deserved break for him in his family. And Barry Twomey who stepped down from the first team to manage the second team last year.


Every Monday. Until mid April - Socil Swim Meet 9.25pm. Contact Ken 021-4504043.

Every Thursday. An Oige Swimming Club meet every Thursday 9.30pm. from Sep. @ An Carrig Health & Leisure Club Carrigaline. Phone Michael 021-4372552.

Sep.21st-23rd Cycle weekend in Co Kerry. Car share to Kllarney & Dunquin hostels.Saturday- Sunday Connor Pass. Tel. Donal O`Donovan 087-2520541.

Oct.27th-Nov.3rd. Fly-Cycle "Sunny South Europe" Price will inc. 1/2 board hostel accom.,flights,bikes & craic.Tel.Aidan 021-4274143.

Nov.17th-18th. Cycle Weekend to Mountain Lodge. Meet Opera House 9am.
Contact Liz 021-4274143

Nov.30thFri. Regional Group Christmas Dinner. Contact Dave 021-4968142

Dec.8th.-9th. Christmas Spirts Cycle -Ardmore.
Contact Aidan 021-4274143
Adult #12, Under 18 #6, Family membership #25. Join at the An Oige Hostel 1-2 Redclyffe, Western Road, Mon.-Sat.9am-1pm&5pm-9pm. or Carrigaline Tel. Michael 021-4372552.
Visit the An Oige web site.



Last Saturday, Sept. 8th the Street Leagues resumed with outdoor hurling becoming the focus of attention once again. The under seven contingent opened proceedings and a number of exciting encounters took place. In this category Wexford and Kilkenny accounted for Meath and Antrim respectively, while the efforts of Meath and Kerry proved too strong for the gallant efforts of both Carlow and Clare.
In the under- nine section, victory went to Tipperary, Galway, Sligo and Down. The teams to taste defeat on this occasion were Cork, Offaly, Dublin and Laois.
The under ten battles were between Sligo and Cork, Clare and Galway and finally a tussle between Derry and Waterford. Victors on this occasion were Sligo, Clare and Derry.
Apologies for the lack of detail this week as on the morning in question we were a little short-staffed and could not afford the luxury of match analysis. We will rectify this in the coming weeks and many of the young players will be mentioned.
This note will hopefully serve as a reminder to children, parents and mentors that we are back in action and that there are places available to children who have not yet visited us on Saturday mornings. Come along and we will find a jersey for you.
For the under ten section it will be their last extended run in the street league jerseys as next season they will be competing in South East and City competitions at under eleven grade. Judging from the recent football finals and looking at the hurling being played before the summer break hopes are high that the Douglas Underage section will be well served by the current senior batch of street league stars. Time will tell.
Our thanks to Douglas Weekly for your continued support. The children really appreciate it.

Oliver Carroll


MON3SEPT Mgt O'Connor & J O'Sullivan - 1st / B & D O'Driscoll - 2nd
Tues4Sept am V. Brownlow & F. Hurley - 1st / A. Mulcahy & C. Halligan - 2nd
Tues4Sept pm M. Healy & M. Murphy - 1st / J O'Connell & E Murphy - 2nd
Wed5Sept Am A. Mulcahy & V. Brennan - 1st
Wed5Sept Pm B. Madden & T. Ahern - 1st / El Mc Carthy & M O'Callaghan - 2nd
Thur6Sept P. O'Mahony & C. Halligan - 1st / M. Kavanagh & M Dorgan - 2nd
Fri7Sept M. Lyne & M. Ruby - 1st / D Laughton & O Olden - 2nd


By Pat Harrington
Dogged Douglas overcome Ballincollig in Senior Football
Douglas overcame the challenge of Ballincollig in the first round of the Senior Football Round Robin Series. The mid-Cork team although playing against the elements started very well scoring 1-2 without reply. Douglas battled back and points from Donal Meade, Conor McCarthy and two from (Dinger) McSweeney put Douglas in a more favourable position at the interval - loosing by 1-3 to 0-4.
Douglas had a greater appetite for the game the second half and this was shown in their play, which was much more purposeful. Eoin Coveney gave Douglas parity with the mid-Cor side seven minutes from time. Then came the score of the game as David McSweeney (corner back) won a ball 45 Mts. from his own goal and proceeded to solo up the field and score a great point to put Douglas in the lead. Fergal O'Sullivan scored another point to give Douglas victory on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-6. Douglas were best served by Cormac Cahill, Paddy Barry and David McSweeney.
In the second outing of the competition Douglas overcame the challenge of St.Michaels on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-6. The goal scorers were , Gergal o'Sullivan and Garoid O'Laoire. The next outing is against Youghal on Thursday in Douglas ' 6.30. Ronan McCarthy and David McSweeney played very well.
Junior Hurling League
Douglas overcame the challenge of Blackrock in the Junior Hurling League by the minimum of margins. Playing with a strong wind Joe and Andrew Larkin were the scorers in Chief as Douglas led 0-8 to 0-2 at the interval.
The Rockies started the second half in fine fashion scoring a couple of quick points. Rory Gunn goaled for Douglas. Blackrock replied immediately with a similar score Derek Hayes crashed the ball to the Blackrock net - Douglas appeared to be completely in charge. The Rockies hit back for two further goals the Douglas challenge began to crumble as Blackrock attached in waves. The sides were level with five minutes remaining - Douglas got the winning point to keep their top four spot alive. Final score 2-11 to 3-7.
U 16 Football Championship
Douglas overcame the challenge of St. Vincents to qualify for the semi-final of the Championship. After a slow start Douglas goaled twice through Seamus Crowley and David O'Regan. The team also kicked eight wides during this period and reduced the score by 2-3 to 1-3 at the interval.
Douglas took over in the second half goals by Kenny Barry and Mark Harrington put Douglas in a commanding position as they went on to win with some ease. Jonathon Lane, David O'Connell and Frank Tobin played well. The team will have to improve if it hopes to progress in the Championship.
U 16 B Football
Douglas 2nd squad played St.Michaels first team in the Football Championship. Playing with the aid of the wind. James Barry and Kevin Ryan got the opening points. The Blackrock boys replied with 1-2 without reply. Eoin Carroll (?) knocked over two fine points to leave Douglas 0-4 to 1-1 in arrears at the interval.
Douglas could not match St. Michael's in the second half as the Blackrock boys ran out convincing winners. Eoin Cadogan, Eoin Carroll (?) and Colin Lahive played well
Congratulations to the Douglas U11 girls on their success in the Seandún Tournament against Bishopstown. It is great to see the girls bringing 'Silverware' to the club.
Street Leagues
I visited the Street League Hurling last Saturday. It was very enjoyable. There was great effort by all the particpants and there were some marvelous skills displayed - good hooking/blocking - long striking from the hand and also fine ground hurling. Well done to everyone concerned.
Senior Football League Douglas V Youghal Thursday (13/9/01) @ 6.30 in Douglas


Last week was an extremely busy one on the schoolboy front with nearly all our twelve schoolboy teams in action with some teams actually playing twice. Results were generally very encouraging and hopefully are a good sign for the year ahead.
Under 15
Our Under 15 side under the new management team of Roy O'Donovan and Mike Tobin have made a fine start to the season picking up six points from two away games. They started with an excellent 2-1 away victory over Midleton with John Quirke and James Kenny on the scoresheet and they followed up with a convincing 4-0 away victory over Blarney Street Castleview with John Quirke (2) and James Kenny (2) once again on the mark.
Michael Burke and Kyle Smith were outstanding against Midleton, while Denis O'Mahony, Graham O'Halloran and Brian O'Connor caught the eye against Blarney Street. While much tougher challenges are undoubtedly ahead the two victories should give the lads plenty of encouragement.
Under 14
Corinthian Boys made it two victories from two games played in the Under 14 Premier Division after an excellent 2-0 victory over Ballincollig. Stephen Moylan opened the scoring early on and Mark Murphy extended Corinthians lead midway through the second half. Alan Barry was a tower of strength at centre-half and he got great support from Ricky Kenny, Eoin Cotter, Keith Donnellan and Eoin Hearne.
Douglas Corinthians had their goal scoring boots on last Friday night as they put eight past Greenwood. New signing Dermot Collins scored twice and also on the scoresheet were Ronan O'Murchu (2), Brian Grant (2), James Malone and Jamie Owen.
Under 11
Corinthian Boys made a bright start to their Premier lead campaign with two good victories during the week. They started with a comfortable 6-0 away victory over Casement with Eoin Kilcommons (2), Mark Twohig (2), Stephen Mahon and Christopher Fox on the scoresheet and Shane Twomey and Geroid Cullinane in brilliant form.
They were on the road again for their second match, away in Cobh against Springfield and they proved too strong for the locals, winning comfortably. Robert O'Connell (3), Eoin Kilcommons (2), Barry O'Driscoll (2), Mark Twohig (2) and Eoin Buckley scored for Corinthian Boys, while Michael Carroll and Daniel McWhinney played well.
The Club had two teams making their schoolboys league debut in the Under 11 First Division Douglas Corinthians and Corinthians United and they had mixed results with Corinthians United winning 2-1 in Bandon, while Douglas Corinthians went down 5-3 to Greenwood. Douglas Corinthians' goal scorers were Stephen Murphy, Simon Barry and Morgan Wang and they had outstanding performers in Conor Murphy and Mark Menton, while for Corinthians United Rory O' Brien,and Kevin Kelleher grabbed the vital goals while Andrew Neville, Martin O'Donoghue and Ryan Nolan turned in five star performances.
Under 16
Our Under 16's have also made a great start to the season and they made it two wins from two games played when they defeated Tramore Athletic by 5-1. Seamus Clinch (2), Richard Arnup, Peter Moreland and Neil Burke scored for Corinthians while David Waters, Barry O'Shea and John Moynihan in fine form.
Underage Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching sessions for the Under 6 to Under 11 age group have resumed again following 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 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 sessions, 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
Deepest Sympathy.
On behalf of College Corinthians AFC, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Long family, on the tragic loss of their son Stephen. The prayers and thoughts of everybody within the Club are with you at this time.
May he rest in peace.


Sunday September 9th
Congratulations to Denis & Laura Dennehy on qualifying for this years
National Mixed Foursomes

Annual General Meeting
This year's club AGM will take place this Sunday at 10:30 am

Weekly Lotto Results Number Drawn: 5, 15 & 26 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Phillip Murphy c/o Te Club, Lorna Deacon c/o The Club
David St Ledger c/o The Grange.
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


by Donie Harris.

Douglas played Carrigaline in Douglas last weekend. Carrigaline started well scoring three goals. Our lads seemed to sit back and leave Carrigaline take over. Paul Calnan was our only player to play well. The mentors could not wait for halftime to come to settle our lads down. The second half started with Douglas playing good first time hurling and playing with more determination. Terry 0'Connell, Jason Martin O'Sullivan and Brian Collins were now playing well in the back line. Centre field pairing off Owen Cotter and Patrick Carroll were getting to grips with their opponents. The forwards were first to every ball. We were playing well now. Kevin Murphy, John Harris and Oisin McGrath started giving Carrigaline backs a torrid time. Darren Hickey, Dayne O'Leary and super sub Jonathan O'Connell were playing well. The goals started going in and some great points were being scored. We took over the second half and ran out winners on a scoreline of 4-6 to 3.3. Other players to play well were Cian Meade who had a great game at centre back and Aidan Kelly in goal.
Under 15 Hurling League Section 1
Douglas played Nemo in this fixture. We were very slow to settle in the first half Stephen Bermingham, Eoin Cadigan were playing well in the back line but our forwards were not putting the scores on the board.
The second half with Douglas Playing more direct hurling. Finbarr 0'Donovan and Fionn O'Brien were playing well in the forward line. Our centre field pairing was in total control and our back tightened up not giving Nemo forwards much scope. We ran out easy winners in the end on a scoreline of 5-12 to 0-3.
Under 12 Hurling League Section 1
Last weekend Douglas played Blackrock in the U/12 /L S/I in Douglas. Blackrock started well and it took Douglas sometime to get going. But when they did they played some very skill full hurling. Blackrock, to their credit never let Douglas to far ahead. in the end Blackrock came out winners by a goal. This was Douglas' first defeat in this grade.
Under 11 South East
Under 11 Sth/Est. League has commenced and both Douglas teams are playing well. They met one another last week and played a great game of hurling with victory going to Douglas 1. With school time upon us we are looking forward to seeing all our boys back for our Sth/Est games. You can contact Brendan Cotter at 4364534 or John Collins at 4361 555.
A big bonus for the Under 11's has been the Bishopstown Summer Tournament. This team is a mixture between Douglas 2 and 3 who were available during the summer period they are through to the semi finals in hurling with wins over Nemo, M/fleld, B/town and St. Vincents. Our Football League campaign concluded with a fine victory over Nemo Rangers on a score hue of 2-4 to 1-3.
A Little Bit of History
The club committee of 1955 were quick to realise that the future of the G. A.A. in Douglas lay with the youth a set about organising the young boys. Street Leagues were run and proved highly successful and soon the victories followed. So successful were these leagues that the county junior football title won in 1962 was attributed to their organisation.
Douglas first attempt at fielding under age teams was early in the 1940's when Jack Dennehy and Paddy Desmond took charge of an under 16 team. Little or no success was achieved, though the team did reach the final of the football league but were defeated by Nemo Rangers. Still, it was a start.
Congratulations to Matthew Twomey and his new wife who got married last week. We wish you the best.
On this Friday night 14 / 09 / 01 we are holding our annual get together for all our Mentors and Lotto promoters who are cordially invited to this sit down supper starting at 8:30pm. (Music will he supplied)
Under 13 H/LS/1 Douglas v St Finbarrs Thursday (13/09/01) @ 6: l5pm (away)
Under 13 H/LS/1 Douglas V Bishopstown Saturday 15/09/01 @ 2:30pm (away)
Under 12 H/LS/I Douglas V Bishopstown Fridav 14/09/01 @ 6:30pm (away)
Under 15 H/LS/1 Douglas V Inniscarra Saturday 15/09/01 @ 2:30pm (home)
Under 14 Hurling Championship Douglas V Nemo Saturday 15/09/01 @ 4:00pm (home)

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