27th September, 2001
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR
By Pat Harrington
Junior A Hurling
On Saturday last Douglas played Carrigaline in the Blarney Tournament. The prize for the winners was entry into the final proper whilst defeat would mean entry into the Plate Final. The team performed very poorly in the opening half and as a result were well in arrears at the interval. The second half saw an improved performance but the South east side finished stronger and won on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-9. The team will now play in the Plate Final next Saturday. Declan Reidy and David O'Connor played well
Junior Hurling League
Douglas played Shamrocks in this game. Douglas were totally in control from start to finish. The half time score was 1-6 to 0-2 in favour of Douglas. The second half was one way traffic as Douglas won convincingly. The goal scorers were John Ross Hunt and Andrew Larkin, David Maloney, Richard Harris and Barry Fitzgerald played well. I was given wrong information last week - this victory over Shamrocks does not put the team into the semi-final of the League
Junior B Football
Rochestown and Douglas played in this league encounter. Rochestown started very promising but Douglas soon got on top thanks to the efforts of Brendan Macken and Joseph Barry. Despite the best efforts of Rochestown, Douglas ran out winners. Christy O'Mahony and Jeremy McCarthy were others to impress. Douglas play Nemo in their last match, victory would ensure qualification for the semi-final of the league.
U 11 Football
Douglas and Ballincollig met in the sixth round of the Under 11 Football League. Games between these two teams have always been most competitive. Paddy White and Kevin Mulcahy kicked some fine early points, Ballincollig fought back. David Dorney made two fine saves - Jonathan Lane also did well. Douglas led 0 - 10 to 0 - 4 at the break.
The second half was similar to the first, with Douglas on top. The Douglas performance slipped midway through the half and Ballincollig punished Douglas by reducing the deficit to two points. Douglas responded with move up-field with Seamus Crowley laying on a goal which Padraig Greaney clinically finished to the net. Douglas went on to win 1 - 15 to 1 - 8.
Others to impress for Douglas were Ray Keating, James Moylan and Frank Tobin
U 16 Hurling at the time of writing there is a lot of confusion as two different 'Boards' have fixed the U 16's to play twice over the weekend. Check the notice board for fixtures U 16 County Hurling - Sept 29th.
U 16 City Football Final -Douglas V St Finbarrs Sun 30th Sept. @ (to be decided)
Kelliher-Shield Semi-Final Douglas V O'Donovan Rossa Sun 30th Sept. @ 11.30 Ballygarvan
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
By Donie Harris
U 11 South East Final Douglas 2-7 Carrigaline 3-8
Douglas played Carrigaline in the final of the South East League last Sunday and what a game it turned out to be. Carrigaline were first to settle scoring a soft goal. Douglas upped their game by scoring a goal and a point to take the lead. Mark Collins at midfield was doing Trojan work and so too was Jason Conroy. It was end to end hurling up to the end of the first half but Carrigaline went in at half time leading 2-1 to 1-2.
The second half started with Carrigaline playing with the aid of a stiff breeze but it was Douglas who were playing better. The half forwards were playing to their full potential with Gearoid Cullinane playing very well at centre forward but our inside forwards were struggling, they just could not get that vital score. Our backline were working very hard with Shane Kingston playing very well at corner back. We did manage to get a goal and a point but the Douglas back-line conceded a few silly frees towards the end of the game and Carrigaline punished us for this. In the end Carrigaline ran out wnners on the above scoreline. It was a great game and both sides should be proud of the way they played. Well done to all concerned.
U 14 H Championship Final. Douglas 2-6 Mayfield 2-10
Douglas and Mayfield met last Tuesday in the U 14 Hurling Championship. Mayfield were first to settle by scoring a goal and a point. It took Douglas a long time to get going but once Stephan Moylan and Gavin Griffin started to play, the Douglas team started to play with points from Alan Barry and good defending by our back-line. We went in at halftime a lot happier than the first 15 mins of the match.
The second half started with a few changes being made by the mentors, Daniel 0'Leary came on at full forward and also Stephan Hanahan came on at corner forward and both scored a goal each Mikey 0'Donoughue was giving the Mayfield back-line a rough time. At this stage of the match it was anyones game. It was end to end stuff right up to the final whistle but in the end we had to give way to a more physical Mayfield 15. They were made fight all the way by a gallant Douglas team. Well done to all concerned.
U 14 F C Douglas V Na Piarsaigh Sat next @ 3pm Togher.
U 15 HC Douglas V St. Finbarrs Sat next @ 4pm Redmonds
U 13 FL Douglas V St. Finbarrs Sat next @ 3pm Douglas.
We would like to wish the U 16 and the Senior Footballers the best of luck in their respective matches this weekend.
A Little Bit of History
The seasons of 1957 and 1958 were the springboard of which the club finally established itself For the first time ever the Under 15 Footballers won the A League and Championship, and repeated the performance the following year as; juveniles these successes produced a crop of some of the finest young players ever to play with Douglas and no less than eight of them were on the junior side that won County honours in 1962, Vindicating without doubt, the youth policy of the committee. the Under 16 Victories were achieved in thrilling fashion. Team trainer Liam Collins (Sam) had the players out early in the season and it proved very beneficial. Douglas reached the final of the Football Cup who were badly beaten on the day. However Douglas opted to play in the Premier Grade.
In the Championship Douglas met Na Pairsaig and it was an opportunity to reverse the cup final defeat. This they did in splendid style winning 2-6 to 2-3. That victory put Douglas into the final against Lees and it proved a magnificent event.
Continued next week
Last week the minor premier footballers were in action against Mayfield in the first round of the championship. Nemo were slow to start and found themselves two points in arrears tem minutes into the game. Mayfield increased their lead to four points after twenty-five minutes. Two points just before halftime from Jerry Kerins and Paudie O'Shea gave Nemo
a huge boost going in at the break. The score line read 0-5 to 0-3 in favour of Mayfield. Shortly after the restart Nemo reduced the deficit to a single point and were now beginning to pick up more breaks around the pitch. Minutes later the scores were level thanks to a Shane Marshall point. Mayfield retook the lead, 0-7 to 0-6, before a Jerry Kerins goal put Nemo firmly into the driving seat. Another goal was added by Brian Twomey to give Nemo a 2-7 to 0-7 victory. Best for Nemo were Stephen Twomey, Kieran Stone, John Harrington and Alan O'Flynn. They are playing again tonight (27th) in the next round against St. Nicholas'.
The second minor team played Brian Dillons the following night in the A championship. Nemo were out of the traps first and led by two points after ten minutes. Brian Dillons came back into the game and lead going in at halftime. Both teams got off to a slow start after the break but Dillons took their scores where we failed to do so. A goal for Dillons with ten minutes remaining on the clock gave them a comfortable lead. Nemo tried their best to reduce the deficit but missed some chances and Brian Dillons went on to win 1-11 to 1-4. Fiachra O'Leary, James Creagh and Brian O'Neill all served Nemo well.
On Sunday morning last Nemo played Mayfield in a very exciting final of the city championship. The first half was a very even affair with Nemo leading 1-3 to 0-4 at the break. Nemo increased their to lead to four points shortly after the resumption. However two quick goals as well as a point gave Mayfield a three point lead. Nemo pushed forward in search of a goal but it did not come and Mayfield went on to win 2-7 to 1-7. Pat Sheehan, Shane O'Connor, Sean Manning and Kevin Clancy all played well.
Nemo gave a great display in the U-12 section 3 football league. Everybody played well from start to finish. The centerfield and forward line took full control from the off. The backs dealt comfortably with any ball they got. We ran out easy winners in the end. Best for Nemo were Daniel O'Sullivan and TJ Looney in the defence as well as Liam Doyle and Mark Towhig in the forward line.
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Last weekend was a good one for our three U11 teams, with Corinthian Boys and Douglas Corinthians recording fine victories, while Corinthians Utd were denied victory by a last minute equaliser by Blarney Street / Castleview.
The undoubted highlight of last weekends action was the performance of Douglas Corinthians, who were in sparkling form as they accounted for Midleton Utd on a 5 - 0 scoreline. Stephen Murphy (2), Ian Hunter (2) and Conor Murphy, were on the score sheet for Douglas Corinthians and they had top class performers in Mark Minton, Eoin Corcoran and Stephen Doyle. The victory should be a big boost for the Management team of John Corcoran, Bertie Murphy and Liam Corbett and should put the lads in good heart for the more difficult challenges which lie ahead.
Corinthian Boys maintained the 100% league record in the U11 Premier Division, with an excellent 4 - 1 victory over Leeds. Eoin Kilcommins put Corinthians ahead early on, but Leeds equalised shortly before half time. Corinthians raised their game in the second half and further goals by Barry ODriscoll (2) & Mark Twohig ensured the points went to Corinthians. Best for Corinthians on the day were Ger Keane, Michael Carroll and Christopher Fox.
Our third U11 team Corinthians United were involved in a titanic struggle against Blarney Street / Castleview. They started brightly, playing some excellent football and deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes, when Kevin Kelleher scored with a fine strike from the edge of the area. However Blarney Street improved as the game went on and dominated for long periods, particularly in the second half and with two minutes left on the clock, following a goal mouth melee they snatched a well deserved equaliser. However that was not the end of the drama, with time almost up Corinthians were awarded a penalty, only for Kevin Kelleher to send his effort wide of the post. Despite the disappointment our lads can take plenty of credit from a fine gutsy performance. Best for Corinthians were Kevin OByrne, Andrew Neville, Kevin ORegan and Rory OBrien.
Our U13 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys had waited patiently for their first game of the season and the wait proved worthwhile when on Saturday they traveled to Mayfield and came away with a comfortable 3 - 0 victory. Goals by Michael OReilly, Gary Bollard and David Meyler, as well as top class performances from Kieran Manley, Eric Hegarty and Graham McCarthy left Corinthians comfortable winners.
Life was not so good for our U13 First Division side Douglas Corinthians, who found Waterloo too strong, going down by 3 - 0. However there was plenty of encouraging signs and it should not be long before this side is back on the winning trail. John Cronin, Robert Carroll and Shane Barry were the pick of the Corinthians side.
Our U15 Premier Division side suffered their first defeat of the season last Sunday afternoon when they went down 4 - 0 to a very strong Douglas Hall side. Despite the defeat joint managers Roy ODonovan and Mike Tobin were well pleased with the efforts of their charges. Best for Corinthians were Rory OConnor, Brian OConnor and Peter Lydon.
Coaching for the U6 to U11 year olds takes place in Corinthians Park every Saturday morning. The start times for the various age groups are as follows :
9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. U9 (born in 1992) .
10.45 a.m. to 12.00 noon U10 & U11 ( born in 1990 / 1991)
12.15 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. U7 & U8 (born in 1993 / 1994 / 1995)
New members are particularly welcome.
Sports Gala Dinner
There is still time to pick up your ticket for the Clubs Sports Gala Dinner which takes place in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday night October 5th. Guest speaker is former Manchester Utd star and World Cup winner, Nobby Stiles. For further information please contact Danny Drennan at 4363602.
There are some cracking matches down for decision next weekend with the pick being the two schoolboy games which take place on Sunday morning in Corinthians Park. First into action at 10.45am will be the Corinthian Boys and Lakewood in the U12 Premier Division top of the table clash. This will be followed at 12 oclock by the meeting of Corinthian Boys and Marymount Celtic in an U14 Premier game. Corinthians will definitely be underdogs in this clash against the so called dream team of Marymount Celtic, but who knows maybe we can spring a surprise.
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
By Joe Doherty The Seniors advance in the Intermediate Cup, the Youths also progress in their Munster Cup, while the 15's maintain their 100% league record. In the big match of the weekend, the 'Hall seniors gave a terrific performance to overcome Cobh Wanderers in the FAI Intermediate Cup. The final 3-2 scoreline in the 'Hall's favour was not at all flattering following some great football during the game. The goal scorers were Stephen Devereaux (2) and John Healy. The draw for the third round is expected during the week, and we will be hoping for a home fixture.
The AUL Juniors travelled to Mitchelstown on Sunday to take on Park Utd. in the Saxone Cup. Following a real thriller, the sides were level 3-3, after extra time. The scorers were Brendan Crown, James Slowey and Greg Doyle. However, the Park side had taken more penalty practice and just prevailed, 3-2 in the shoot out. Cup matches continue for this side, with the Munster Junior Cup next Saturday.
The Youths made their debut in this season's Munster Youths Cup a successful one, with a fine 5-2 win over Kanturk. The 'Hall were in tip top form in the first half, building up a 5-0 lead. The scorers here were
Robert Heffernan, with a great hat-trick, and Decky O'Connell who added the other two goals. They face a stiff challenge in the league next Sunday, when Kilreen Celtic will be the visitors.
The Under 15 Premier side continued their fine run of form, with a 4-0 win over Corinthians Boys on Sunday. Gareth Twomey and Ian Shortland each scored 2 goals, while Stephen Bermingham kept a clean sheet.
The Under 15 Division 1 side went down to a defeat by the odd goal in five against Hibernians. The 'Hall trailed at the interval, but battled back well to take a 2-1 lead, with goals from Jason Crosbie and Killian Murphy. However, Hibernians had the last say and took the honours with late goals.
The Under 13's travelled to Kilreen Celtic, but returned empty handed, following a 3-0 defeat. The 'Hall had some chances, but the greater Premier experience of the Kilreen side told in the end.
The Under 11's made their league debut, but found Avondale Utd. too strong. The 'Hall battled gamely, scoring goals through Richard Martin, but Avondale had too much fire power.
Next weekend, the Seniors, Youths and Under 16's have home league matches, and all will be hoping to make the home advantage tell. Both junior sides are in Munster Junior Cup action, with competitions hotting up, even at this early stage of the season.
Saturday: Sept. 29: AUL Junior Munster Junior Cup: Away v. Evergreen, 3.00
Sunday, Sept 30: Senior League Home v. Youghal Utd., 10.45
MSL Junior Munster Junior Cup Home v. McSweeneys, 3.00
Youths League Home v. Kilreen Celtic, 3.00
Under 16 League Home v. Ballincollig, 11.00
SUNDAYS WELL RFC
Fixtures for the weekend 29 / Sept/01
Under 8/9 are training this Saturday at 10AM
Under 10 will play Cork Constitution in a friendly at 11AM in Musgrave Park
Under 11 are training at 10AM
Under 12 / 14 teams are travelling to Skibbereen to play in a 7-Aside Tournament on Sunday 30th.
Under 16 / 18 Teams are travelling to Skibbereen to play in a 7-Aside Tournament on Saturday 29th.
Registration taking place in the Clubhouse on Saturday morning. New members are very welcome. For further information please contact Ken Arigho at 021 4821626 or Veronica Ryan at 021 4509173.
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
"Crosshaven IBC Capture Ballincollig Community School Triples Title"
Ballincollig Community School Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples
(3-Bowl) Competition for the O'Flynn Construction Perpetual Cup played on
Sunday 23rd September 2001 in the Community School Hall:
Quarter-finals: Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan) beat ICICYMA (B Logan, M
Fitzgibbon & J Clive), Crosshaven (Con Middleton) beat Ballincollig
Community School (D Twohig, M Buckley & K Buckley), ICICYMA (P Barry) beat
Clare (P Deegan, O Deegan & B Deegan) and St Anthonys (S O'Mahony) beat
Douglas Community School (J Lynch, L Conlon & M Murray)
Semi-finals: Crosshaven (Con Middleton) beat Grange Frankfield (S
O'Sullivan, P Power & Marie Scarf Cody) and St Anthonys (S O'Mahony) beat
ICICYMA (P Barry, R Foott & P Lane)
Final: Crosshaven (Con Middleton, Conor Middleton &
Mary Middleton) beat St Anthonys (Sean O'Mahony, Liz O'Connor and Jo
The Umpires on duty for the final day's play of the competition were J
Curran, B Egan, H Foley, G Keane, M J O'Shaughnessy, H Payne and D
Fixtures: Little Island IBC Open Licensed Triples Competition for the
Harbour Point Golf Complex Perpetual Cup on Thursday 5th October to
Saturday 7th October 2001
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Club turkeys commence on Sunday
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