20th September, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas progress to A Grade U 16 Football Final

Douglas and Bishopstown played a most entertaining and high scoring game in the semi-final of the Football Championship. The 'Town started the better of the two teams. By the twelfth minute Bishopstown led 1-3 to 0-3. Goals by Kenny Barry and Kevin Mulcahy put Douglas into the lead. Bishopstown responded to draw level at the interval.
The second half was similar to the first with the Douglas forwards having the better of their opponents. John O'Sullivan the Bishopstown centre back came foreword to launch a number of fine attacks - Mark Harrington his opponent countered by scoring a number of big points. Bishopstown caught most of the high balls at mid-field but Paddy White worked extremely hard and made some fanciful runs. The sides were level with 15 minutes remaining. A second Kevin Mulcahy goal proved crucial at this stage. Kevin made some excellent solo runs thus creating lots of space. Douglas went into an 8 point lead before the 'Town hit a late goal to leave the score 3-15 to 3-10 in favour of Douglas. Frank Tobin and Jonathan Lane were also very much to the fore in defence. Douglas now go on to meet the Barrs within the next week or two
Douglas played Ná Piarsaigh in the senior-hurling League at Douglas on Mon. Sept. 10th. The first half was a very even affair. Points by Paddy Barry (1), Brian Boyle (2), Sean Murphy (1), Joe Barry (1) and Fergal Hayes gave Douglas a 0-6 to 0-5 interval lead.
The Northsiders were on top after the interval but Douglas battled back. Unfortunately the Douglas forward division failed to make any inroads against a very dominant Ná Piarsaig defence. Na Piarsaigh sealed victory with a couple of late points to win on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-7. Best for Douglas were Teddy O'Donovan, Jose Barry, J Grimes and Fergal Hayes. David O'Connor did fine on his senior debut.
Senior Football League
Douglas played Youghal in a play-off. The prize for Douglas would be qualification for the semi-final of the Kellegher Shield for the first time since 1962. The sides had met earlier in the year in the Championship - Youghal proved victors by the narrowest of margins. Both teams were almost at full strength. The first half was a very even affair with Douglas lading 0-6 to 0-4. The second half was equally as competitive with the East cork side drawing level ten minutes into the second half. Douglas showing great resolve created a number of goal scoring chances which were thwarted by the Youghal custodian. Douglas were not to be denied as they kicked over four unanswered points to achieve victory on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-7. Fergal O'Sullivan, Ronan McCarthy and Garoid O'Leary played well. Douglas will now play O'Donovan Rossa in the semi-final. I am reliable informed this may not take place until Oct. 7th or 14th.
Junior Hurling
Douglas opened their account in the Blarney Tournament on Saturday Sept. 8th losing by a goal. The second outing was against the host club, which was won on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-10. Douglas led 0-6 to 0-3 at the break. Those who impressed most were Joe and Andrew Larkin, David Moloney, David O'Connor and Declan Reidy. The Junior Hurlers have a very important
Game next Saturday against Shamrocks - a victory will qualify the team for the semi-final of the league.
Under 16 A Grade County Hurling Douglas v Sarsfields Saturday 22 Sept. @ ( To Be Announced)
Junior Hurling League Douglas V Shamrocks Saturday 22 Sept @ 6 pm Douglas
Junior Football (3) Douglas V Rochestown Saturday 23rd Sept @ 11.30am Douglas


On Sunday last the Nemo U-21 footballers defeated Inniscarra in the county final in Pairc Ui Caoimh. Nemo shot out of the traps in the opening half scoring some fantastic points. Michael Kearney was in top form and struck two goals in the space of three minutes before Dylan Mehigan added a third before the break. In the second half Nemo continued to dominate and scored some breathtaking points especially from Eoin Weldon and William Morgan. This was a spirited performance from a very talented side that would have toppled most teams in the county. Best for Nemo were Michael Kearney, William Morgan, Eoin Weldon, and Captain Derek Kavanagh and in general the whole team was outstanding. A good night was had by all afterwards.
Nemo U-10s overcame a strong Brian Dillons team to claim victory in the final of the u-10 blitz in Trabeg. Nemo showed great courage and skill to win by 2-3 to 2-0. At the short whistle Nemo led by a single point thanks to a great goal by Ciaran Murphy. Second half points by Shane Tobin and Philip Deasy as well as a Stephen Long goal gave Nemo a fine victory. Every player involved deserves a mention for this victory and with some hard work a bright future is ahead of these young stars.
The Nemo U-14 lost to Douglas in the hurling championship over the weekend. Having beaten Na Piarsaigh in the previous round they were unlucky to lose to a good Douglas side. Best for Nemo were Gary Coughlan and Ciaran McGrath.


Cork Ladies Soccer Cup Final 2001
Douglas hall Seniors played in there ever first cup final last Sunday in St. Colmans Park, Cobh. Having disposed of three teams from higher divisions in the cup already the Douglas girls were hoping to cause one more upset by defeating favourites Bandon in the final. But unfortunately it wasn't to be. Bandon scored two early goals and never looked back. Douglas found it hard to get in the game as their long hard season started to take its toll.
However it was a great achievement for such a young team to get this far and they will be hoping to go one better next year.
Well Done Girls!"


Mon10Sept M Madden & S. Wanglin - 1st / S. Carroll & L O'Hanlon - 2nd
Tues11Sept am F. Spillane & C. Barry - 1st / L. Scott & J. Cahill - 2nd
Tues11Sept pm H. Schmidt & O. Olden - 1st
M. Murphy & Mgt Creedon - 1st
Wed12Sept am H. Bowman & R. Mulcahy - 1st
Wed12Sept pm C O'Donovan & D Crowley - 1st / S. O'Connell & E. Hourigan - 2nd
Thur13Sept R. Craven & C. Rothwell - 1st / C. Gallagher & N. Staunton - 2nd
Fri14Sept C O'Donovan & S. Tobin - 1st
Open Bridge every Friday Night @ 7.30pm


Sundays Well Rugby Football Club Youths section. Our new season fixtures are about to get under way. Registration taking place in the Club House every Saturday in September. New members for all age groups are very welcome. Training time on Saturday morning 10am -12o'clock. Looking forward to the new season 2001 / 2002.
For further information, please contact Veronica Ryan (Sec) 021 450 9173 or Ken (Chairman) 021 4821626


By Donie Harris
Under 13 Hurling League Section 1
We played Bishopstown last weekend in Bishopstown. Although short a few regulars we put a good performance on. Blshopstown took the lead early; we were very slow to settle. We found ourselves 2 goals down. After ten minutes, Kevin Murphy scored our first point. Bishopstown started to dominate vital parts of the field but a few switches saw Douglas play a lot better. Shane McCarthy was having a great game at full back and Patrick Carroll was playing well at centre field but our forwards were not playing as a unit and left a lot of ball go wide. The more physical Bishopstown team ran out winners on a score line of 4-5 to 0-6. Daniel Olden, Kevin Murphy and Brian Collins played well.
Under 14 Hurling Championship
Douglas 2-9 Nemo 1-4
Douglas played Nemo in the Under 14 hurling league last weekend. Playing with the aid of a stiff wind, Nemo started well but found the Douglas back line a tough nut to crack. Neil Burke in goal was solid through out the game. David Olden playing well at full back so was Diarmuid Lynch at corner back. Our full forward Sean O'Mahoney scored two goals to leave us in front at halftime 2-3 to 1-3. The second half-started Douglas playing well with Alan Barry and Stephen Moylan playing good hurling. With scored six points, but on this performance our forwards needed to improve a lot to beat Mayfield in the final (which was played last Tuesday More about the final next week).
Under 12 Hurling League Section 1 Douglas 2-9 Bishopstown 1-1
In this game Douglas were always in control. Playing against the wind in the first half, we took our scores very well. Cian Alcock kept our defence together with a fine performance. Self Ulladh who is turning some great performances with this team is surely a star for the future. This team is playing very well at the moment and are now qualified for the S/F of the League. There Hurling League is nearly over and then it is on to football.
Under 15 Hurling League Section 1 Douglas 3-4 Inniscarra 1-6
Douglas Under 15 hurler's are going well at the moment with a number of win's behind them. This game against Inniscarra puts them well in contention for the playoffs. The match itself was a tame affair with Douglas well in control. Eion Heffernan, Eion Cadigan and Stephen Bermingham well in control in the back line. Our centre field were working very well making sure our forwards got plenty supply of the ball. ln the end it was Douglas who took he two points. Gary Hanarahan and Peter Casey where players to impress.
"Under 11's reach First Final" Under 11 South/East Douglas 6-4 Sliabh Rua 4-1
Last Sunday night our Under 11's reached there first final with a great display of eagerness and strength by defeating a very good Slaibh Rua team. Douglas was very nervous in the first five minutes and it was then that Slaibh Rua took their two goals. But after that the Douglas back's tightened up. With goalkeeper Edward Finn having a great game, he saved a shot after shot and could not be beaten. Full back Shane Kingston and halfback Robert 0' Connell had outstanding games. Mark Collins and Kevin Tobin also played very well. Overall it was a great team performance. Best of luck in the final.
Under 11 South / East semi-Final Section 2
DougIas 1-2 Coursey Rovers 4-3
Douglas under 11 hurlers travelled to Ballinspittle last saturday to participate in the South / East semi-final. Coursey's proved to be a very formidable opposition. Douglas started well but hit a blue patch near the end of the first half, which yielded three goals for Coursey Rovers. A re-arranged DougIas played well in the second half with excellent performances from Gavin Murray, Finbarr Desmond, Eoin Fleming, Mark Menton, Richard Martin and John Collins before he retired due to an injury. Douglas badly missed the services of the up coming stars Michael Carroll and Olan Bermingham due to street leagues involvement.


"Wilton IBC Capture Conna Triples Title"

Conna Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Conna IBC
Perpetual Shield played on the 16th September 2001:

Quarter-finals: Douglas Community School (G Allen) beat Mitchelstown ( T
Lawton, P Lawton & J Cowell), Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Nemo (J O'Keeffe,
N Harte & P Healy), Clare (P Deegan) beat Rockies (K Foley, J O'Sullivan &
Mgt. O'Sullivan) and Glounthaune (L O'Connell) beat Brookfield (J Long,J
Bell & F Long)

Semi-finals: Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Douglas Community School (Gerry
Allen, Frank Conlon & Gretta Conlon) and Clare (P Deegan) beat Glounthaune
(Liam O'Connell, Vincent Coughlan & Ted Geary)

Final: Wilton (Pat Mc Carthy, Bob Jennings & Kay Mc Carthy) beat Clare
(Paul Deegan, Deirdre Deegan and Daniell Deegan) The final was umpired by
Hazel Foley and Hazel Payne

Fixtures: Ballincollig Community School IBC Open Licenced Triples
Tournament on Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd September 2001


The new season has begun and we welcome all our members, new and old. Well done to the club members who performed so outstandingly in last seasons Senior and Junior leagues.

Club night is every Wednesday 8-11pm. Anyone wishing to join can contact Kah Leong on 021 4515221 or call into the club on Wednesday night. All new members get a key for the hall so you can play almost anytime day or night. Beginners are very welcome.


COMMITTEE 2001/2002
President: Ellis Ryan, Chairperson: Susan Gregson, Captain: Denis Cashman
Lady Captain: Linda O' Donovan, Secretary: Tony Noonan, Treasurer: Brian Downey, Comp Sec/Registrar: Noel O' Donovan/Ciaran Elley
PRO: David Gregson, Juvenile Officer: Liam Quirke

Weekly Lotto Results Number Drawn: 6, 8 & 26 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Ger O' Connell c/o The Club, Kevin Judge c/o Susan Gregson
Sheena Maddock c/o The South County
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


U-12 Quarter Final.
Douglas V The Glen held on Saturday in Douglas at 5.00pm. it was a very exciting game but a well taken free by Niamh O'Donovan earned us our first goal and settled the team. By half time we were 3 goals up. In the second half Douglas were kept on their toes by the Glen but in the end Douglas ran out easy winners. Final score 5 -4 to no score. Scores came from Niamh O'Donovan 1 goal and 4 points, Aileen O'Donovan 2 goals, zoe Dunlea 1 goal and Leanne O'Shea 1 goal.
Well done to all the girls. Many thanks to all who supported us on the day.
U-12 Semi- Finals: Douglas V Rockbawn to be held on Saturday 22nd September at 3.00pm in Carrignavar. Team to meet at the GAA club at 1.30pm.
Juniors A Championship
Replay Douglas V St. Vincent's Sunday 7th October at 11.30am. Douglas venue.

Historical three in a row for Douglas.
Last Wednesday was indeed a very proud day in the history of Douglas camoige club when the clubs under 11 team competed an unprecedented 3 in a row winning the Séandun league before a huge crowd in Douglas. Douglas had 4 players Niamh, Moira, Aileen O'Donovan and Jessica Jackson seeking a third medal in this grade could they do it? Douglas had reached the final in impressive fashion having an unbeaten run of 13 games so they were in no mood to lose what was to be their last game of the year. Both teams started in very determined fashion with every ball being contested furiously .Bishopstown attacked at every oppurtunity but with the Douglas backs playing brilliantly giving nothing away .Then Douglas made there mark with Niamh O' Donovan scoring 1-3 leaving the half time score 1-3 to 0-0 in favour of Douglas.Second half had Douglas very much in control and with Niamh scoring a further 1-2 Douglas ran out comfortable winners on the score 2-5 to 0-0. It was indeed fitting that a very happy captain Niamh O' Donovan accepted the cup on behalf of her wonderful team mates as she had given an outstanding performance scoring all her teams score following was the panel. Annmarie Dinan, Jessica Jackson, Emma and Louise Jordan, Karen Horgan, Jasmine Dempsey, Emma Mc Carthy, Jill Kelleher, Niamh, Moira, Aileen O'Donovan, Clodagh Barry, Ashling Cotter, Máire O'Mahony, Leanne O'Shea, Gillian Murphy, Ashling Hennessy, Danielle Boyle, Deirdre Cotter Cianna O 'Driscoll, Aideen Fitton, Aine O'Donovan, Julia White, Katie and Sarah Butler.

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