4th October, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas and Barrs finish level in U 16 decider
Douglas and St. Finbarrs finished level in the U16 Premier grade Football final. The Barrs played with the wind in the opening half. Douglas got the opening point but the Barrs replied with a goal. The Togher side were the more dangerous during the opening period and this goal proved to be the difference between the teams. The Blues led 1-4 to 0-4 at the interval.
Douglas wind assisted soon reduced the score. Stephen Bermingham scored a good goal. In an excellent passage of play between a number of players the ball was finished to the net by Kevin Mulcahy. Unfortunately Douglas failed to push home their advantage and the Barrs came back into the game scoring a goal and a few points. Douglas were two points up with three minutes to go but the Barrs came back with two late points to equalise. Final score 2-8 each. Thomas Cotter and James Moylan worked hard in the centre of defence, Paddy White played well in midfield while in attack Ray Keating and Mark Harrington threatened a lot on both wings of the half forward line.
The replay of this match is provisionally fixed for next Saturday at Ballincollig @ 5pm
Kellegher Cup
Douglas and O’Donovan Rossa played in the semi-final of the Kellegher Cup at a well-prepared Ballygarvan pitch on Sunday. Douglas started very well scoring some fine points from Patrick McSweeney, Philip O’Sullivan and john Farrell to race into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead. The west Cork lads replied with a goal. Ronan McCarthy kicked over three points from frees. The half-time score was 0-10 to 1-3 in favour of Douglas.
Now Douglas turned to play with the elements. Gary Wade who was introduced as a substitute scored a point Gary McLoughlin goaled after a very determined piece of play. The score was now 1-11 to 1-13 in favour of Douglas. After this O’Donovan Rossa took complete control and proceeded to score 1-7 without reply to take a two-point lead. Ronan McCarthy replied with a point but O’Donovan Rossa had the last score – a point. Final score O’Donovan Rossa 2-11 Douglas 1-12.
Junior Hurling Tournament
Blarney and Douglas played in the Shield Final of the Blarney tournament. Blarney led 1-7 to 1-5 at the interval. The game finished on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-9 in favour of Douglas. Andrew Larkin got the two Douglas goals whilst Mark O’Sullivan and David O’Connor played very well.
U 16 Premier Football Final Douglas V St. Finbarrs ,Sat next (6/Oct/01) Ballinlough @5PM


By Donie Harris
Under 15 Hurling Championship
Douglas 3-13 St. Finbarrs 0-2
In a game that was billed to be the game of the championship, it turned out to he a tame affair. Douglas were in control from the throw in with Fionn 0'Brian playing very well at midfield and Finbarr 0' Donavan at full forward giving the Barr's full back a torrid time. Jonathan Lane was playing very well at halfback so too was Eoin Heffernan. The Douglas forward line were playing well as a result of our back line and centre field by taking the no nonsense approach with their first time hurling and first to every ball. In the end they ran out easy winners on the above score line. They now meet St. Vincent’s in the semi-final.
Under 13 Hurling S/E. Semi- Final
Douglas 6-7 Bandon 3-6
Douglas met Bandon last Monday night in the semi -final of the South /East League. This is a first for the South / East to have an Under 13 Competition and to be fair some great games have been played. This game against Bandon was always going to be a tough encounter. Bandon were first to settle by scoring a point. Then our centre field pairing of Patrick Carroll and John Harris got to grips with their opponents and started to hurl, Our half-forward line started taking their points and our inside forwards re getting the goals. In the end Douglas ran out winners on the above score. Darren Hickey, Paul Callnan, Daniel Olden and Kevin Cotter played well. We now meet Carrgaline this weekend in the final.
Under 14 Football Championship
Douglas met Na Pairsaig last Saturday in the quarter final in the football championship. The last time these teams met was in the feile competition early in the year which Na Pairsaig won. Douglas knew that they were in for a tough game. As I have no report on this game I will be giving a rundown on the game itself next week
Top 4 Playoffs
As a result of our league performances our U 14, 15 and 16s have qualified for the semi finals in their respective leagues. Our U 14s were drawn against Mayfield, the 15s were drawn against Sars / Piarsaigh or Inniscarra. While our U 16s were drawn against our old enemies Glen Rovers. There are no fixtures made for these matches yet.
A little bit of history.
Last week we reported on the 1957158 season when Douglas met Na Piarsaigh in the semi final of the U16 championship, a game that Douglas won on a scoreline of 2-6 to 2 -3. That victory put Douglas into the final against Lees and it proved to be a magnificent event. This week we will cover the final. The game Itself was played at Church Road on Sept 22nd and at the end of a gruelling hour both sides were tied together on a scoreilne of 3-3 to 2-6. The replay was fixed for the Athletic Grounds (now Pairc UI Chaoimh) on Nov 2nd and again it was a cracker. On this occasion Douglas emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-4 to 1-3 to create there own bit of history. At the senior county board meeting the following Tuesday night a letter was read from a man who lived in Listowel and who was at the final. In his letter he complimented both clubs on there magnificent displays and said it was the best game of football he had seen in the Park for many years, high praise indeed. Douglas went In search of the double when they met Na Pianaigh in the final of the league and emerged winners 3-5 to 3-1 after yet another classic.
Fixtures for the coming weekend - Underage.
U 15 AHC Douglas V St. Vincent: Sun next 7/10/01 Bishopstown @11.30
U 14 AFC Douglas V Mayfield / St Vincent:
If Mayfield - Sun 12.15 In Mayfield.
If Vincent: - Sun 11.30 in Redmonds
U 13 Sth East Final Douglas V Carrigaline Time and venue to be confirmed.



Last Saturday, Sept. 29th, saw a number of exciting encounters take place as the outdoor hurling enters its final phase. We concentrate this week on the under ten players and report on some of the action from their games.
Galway overcame Waterford in a hard fought battle due in no small measure to a towering performance from Eoghan O Connor. Stephen Dorney for Waterford was in terrific form.
Cork, with Olan Bermingham in dominant mood, accounted for Derry who had Paul O Halloran to thank for their best efforts.
Sligo had a convincing win over Clare in which both Michael Carroll for the victors and Conor Bowen for Clare turned in top class performances.
In the under nine category, Down suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of an impressive Offaly on a score of 6-1 to 4-1. In the same section there were victories for Galway, Tipperary and Sligo.
In the under seven category Mayo had a convincing win over Clare on a score of 4-0 to 1-0. Antrim, Kerry and Kilkenny were the others to claim the spoils victory on this occasion.
The upcoming outdoor hurling finals will be discussed in more detail next week. Watch this space.
Oliver Carroll, PRO.


Mon24Sept A. Mulcahy & S. Wanglin - 1st
D Crowley & M Powell - 2nd
Tues25SeptAmJun Helen & Bella - 1st
Tues25SeptAmSen T. Long & C. Halligan - 1st
Agnes & Rita McCarthy - 2nd
Tues25SeptPm L. O'Hanon & E Hendrick - 1st
N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 2nd
Wed26SeptAm H. Bowman & J Daly - 1st
Wed26SeptNovice Joan Irwin & Ann - 1st
Wed26SeptDrgrpm S. McCarthy & F Cunnane - 1st
B. O'Sullivan & E. O'Neill - 2nd
Wed26SeptLgrpm J. Cahill & L.Scott - 1st
Y. Sheeran & A Keeshan - 2nd
Thur27Sept A. Auchincloss & O. Olden - 1st
T. & D Moriarty - 2nd
Fri28Sept M. Kingston & J Behan - 1st
T. Corcoran & O. Olden - 2nd
Open Bridge Every Friday Night @ 7.3Opm


Last weekend was a good one for our two U12 Premier Division sides, who both recorded excellent victories. Our U14 First Division side, Douglas Corinthians also got back on the winning trail, but there was disappointment for our U16 First Division side, Corinthian Boys, who went down at home to Mallow.
Under Twelve
Douglas Corinthians traveled to Bishopstown on Saturday morning for what looked on paper a very difficult U12 Premier League match against Wilton. However they rose to the challenge and despite going behind fought back in great style for a fine 2 - 1 victory. Stephen Murphy and Kieran O'Donovan were on the score sheet for Douglas Corinthians and they had excellent performances from Danny Horgan in goal, Brian O'Callaghan and Donal O'Callaghan.
Corinthian Boys maintained their 100% League record, with a hard fought 5 - 0 victory over Lakewood. The score line was certainly a little harsh on Lakewood, who were very much in the game until the final quarter. Richard O'Donovan put Corinthians ahead early on and David Meyler added a second early in the second half. David went on to complete his hat-trick with two further efforts from close range, before Jamie Drennen completed the scoring with a fine individual effort. Patrick O'Brien, Ian Turner and Theo Cullnane caught the eye for Corinthians.
Under Fourteen
It was great to see our U14 First Division side, Douglas Corinthians, get back on the winning trail at the weekend when they took the spoils against Ringmahon on a 4 - 2 score line.
The victory came about as a result of a superb second half come back, which saw Corinthians overturn a 2 - 0 half time deficit. James Malone (2), Dermot Collins and an own goal scored for Corinthians, with James Grant, David Kilcommons, David Scannell and 'Man of the Match' Christopher Drennan outstanding.
Our U14 Premier Division clash with Marymount Celtic was postponed due to schoolboy international trials.
Under Sixteen
There was disappointment for our U16 squad, who went down to their first defeat of the season, when they lost 2 - 1 to Mallow. The game was played in extremely difficult conditions and despite creating numerous chances Corinthians only reward was an excellent strike by Neil Burke. Unfortunately the missed chances proved costly, with Mallow scoring twice to take the points. Barry O'Shea, Gary Drennan and Peter Moreland were the pick of the Corinthians side.

The highlight of next weekend's action is the U13 Premier Division clash on Sunday morning between Corinthian Boys and Marymount Celtic. It is a vital game for our lads against what is sure to be very strong opposition.

Our three U11 sides are also in action with Corinthian Boys looking to maintain their 100% League record in the U11 Premier Division, when they take on Wilton Utd in the FAI grounds in Bishopstown on Saturday morning.

Saturday, October 6th:
U11 - Wilton Utd Versus Corinthian Boys 10.45 a.m.
Sunday, October 7th :
U11 - Corinthians Utd V Temple Utd 10.45 a.m.
- Wilton FC V Douglas Corinthians 10.45 a.m.
U13 - Corinthian Boys V Marymount 12 noon
- Douglas Corinthians V Ringmahon Rangers 3 p.m.
U15 - Greenwood V Corinthian Boys 3 p.m.

Underage Coaching
Coaching for schoolboys between the ages of six and eleven takes place every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park. For further information please contact Terry O' Donovan (4891257).


Seniors Retain County Title in Style
The senior footballers retained the Andy Scannell cup by beating Bantry in Pairc Ui Caoimh last Sunday. Bantry began well, scoring a point inside the first thirty seconds. Nemo were quick to respond and two Colin Corkery points put them into the lead. Both teams added more scores and were level four points apiece after seventeen minutes. Nemo then withstood some Bantry attacks before countering with points from Martin Cronin and Dylan Mehigan. The teams swapped points before the break to leave the scores 0-7 to 0-5 in favour of the Capwell outfit. At the beginning of the second half Bantry put the Nemo defence under pressure but missed two scorable chances. Nemo then took full control and three points in the space of five minutes gave them a comfortable lead. Then a goal from John Paul O'Neill following some good work by Niall Corkery put the match beyond the opposition. Nemo added a further four points to give themselves a 1-14 to 0-6 victory. Best for Nemo were Colin Corkery, John Paul O'Neill, Kevin Cahill, Derek Kavanagh, Martin Cronin and Stephen O'Brien.

Minors Advance To City Final
Meanwhile last Wednesday the minor footballers progressed to the city final of the minor championship by defeating St. Nicholas'. Nemo began slowly and found themselves 1-2 to 0-1 in arrears early on. Some good play from Neil O'Sullivan as well as a Conor Allen goal brought Nemo back into the game before halftime. The score line at the interval read Nemo 1-4
St. Nicholas' 1-3. In the second half Nemo upped their performance and began to pull away from the opposition before eventually going on to win 1-12 to 1-4. Brian O'Regan, John Harrington, Peter Morgan, Neil O'Sullivan and Conor Allen all played well.


Our Under 18 and Under 16 teams travelled to take part in the Skibbereen Tournament both teams represented themselves well. Our Under 16 team were close contenders for the final round.
Our Under 14’s travelled to Skibbereen on Sunday. They also had a good competition.
Our Under 12 teams won their Tournament.
Our Under 10’s won 2 out of three matches on Saturday against Cork Constitution
Fixtures for this weekend 6/10/01
Our Under 18’s & 14’s are training this weekend
Our Under 8 / 9 /10 & 11’s play Highfield on Saturday in friendly matches in Musgrave Park and Grange at 11 AM
Our Under 12 team travel to Dublin on Sunday to take part in the final of UTV Internet Blitz which takes place in Blackrock College Dublin. They are one of five teams from Munster taking part in this Blitz. Wishing them all the best.


U-12 Semi Final Douglas V Rockbawn Saturday 22nd
This was a very exciting encounter. Both teams started very well, just 3 points separated them at half time. Our goalie Cliona Conway made 2 vital saves in the first half. In the second half Douglas lifted their game. Our halfbacks had lot of work to do to keep Rockbawn from scoring, with a lot of balls cleared by Aisling Barrett, Lynda McCarthy and Claire O'Brien. Towards the end Douglas got 2 great goals to seal victory. A special mention for our two youngest players Ailin O'Donovan, who had an outstanding game, and also Moira O'Mahony. This was a great game by all our players, each and every one playing their part. Well done to all. Many thanks for the great support on the day. Now for the final- watch this space. Final score: Douglas 2-5 Rockbawn 0-1
Junior replay match Douglas v St Vincent's Venue: Douglas GAA Time: ll.3Oam Date: Sunday October 7th


Munster Junior Cup
Grange Vale V Blarney UTD.
1 - 2
In a very even first half it was the defenses that came out on top with both keepers dealing with the few chances that were created. Killian Barry in the Vale goal is growing in confidence and this game was no different as when needed he was not found wanting.
Blarney ended the first half keeping the Vales front pair off John Kenneally and Paul Horgan scoreless a job that so far most teams have found hard.
Grange restarted the second half without veteran Richard O'Sullivan who played the last ten minutes of the first half with a hamstring injury. To there credit the back four of Grange Vale well marshaled by Brothers Paul and Rob Daly with Trevor Foley now joined by new club signing Adrian Cronin carried on where they left off and kept Blarney at bay. It was not until the seventieth minute that Blarney broke the deadlock from a corner with a well taken headed goal. To there credit Grange kept to their task playing football at all times and coming close to equalizing themselves when Blarney's keeper saved well from Matt O'Callaghan. But as luck would have it the Vale lost impressive central defender Rob Daly to injury and had to make changes again. This time Captain Paul McCarthy slotted in to defense with George Leahy replacing him in midfield Grange were unlucky not to have a penalty soon after when Connor McMahon was taken down in the box. Referee Flor Mehigan in his defense could not have seen it, as there were players between him and the incident. Grange came close from the corner but were caught on the break and fell two behind. One thing about this Grange team, they never give up and after the restart forced a corner from which Paul McCarthy scored. For the last ten minutes Grange had all the possession but could not get the second score they needed with Neil McSorley coming close just at the end. After such a hard game Blarney probably just shaded this one but this game will stand this young Grange team well. John Kenneally, Rob and Paul Daly will feel hard done by not finishing on the winning side in this one.

The committee and Player's and all involved with the Vale would like to offer their condolences to Tommy Morrissey and his family on the recent death of their Mother Christina.


Teams are now being selected for the coming season. All those wishing to play on teams must have their membership fees paid in full.
Coaching is now being held every Wednesday night - 7.30 to 8.00 for beginners and 8.00 - 8.30 for mixed doubles.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Kah on 4362139 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.

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