11th October, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas win back title after a lapse of 19 years
Douglas and St. Finbarrs played the replay of the U 16 A grade Football Final at Pairc Uí Rinn on Saturday last. Despite the incessant rain that fell during the week the pitch was in excellent condition. The Blues played with the wind in the first half. Scores were scarce as both sides wasted chances. Chances were created but not availed of. The first half was tough and uncompromising. The Togher lads led 0-3 to 0-2 at the break.
Douglas scored two early points in the opening ten minutes. The Barrs had their chances during this period but did not put the scores on the board. The next ten minutes proved crucial as Douglas took a stranglehold on proceedings and pinned the Barrs in their own half. During this period St Finbarrs had a player dismissed. On occasions like this the team with the reduced numbers react in a more positive fashion but not in this instance. In the closing tem minutes Douglas kicked over five points to record a victory on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-3.
The defence as a unit was magnificent. The people involved were Eoin Cadogan, Thomas Cotter, David O’Regan, Frank Tobin, James Moylan and Mark O’Callaghan. Whilst there were other performances of note that deserve mention. I feel it is only fair to mention the whole defence, as a unit. The team will now play Glenville in the County. A lot of hard work will have to be done in preparation for the county.
As you the readers are aware the weather has really deteriorated over the last two weeks. On two of the evenings that the team trained over the past fortnight the rain was cascading down – the complete panel of player was present working hard on their skills – such was the commitment.
Douglas Panel; Michael O’Mahony, Eoin Carroll, Fionn O’Brien, Denis O’Riordan, Colin Flahive, David M. O’Sullivan, Jonathan Lane, Padraigh Greaney, David O’Regan, David Dorney, Eoin Cadogan, Thomas Cotter, David O’Connell, Frank Tobin, James Moylan, Mark O’Callaghan, Paddy White, Kevin Mulcahy, Mark Harrington. Kenny Barry, Ray Keating, Stephen Bermingham, Seamus Crowley and Barry Fitzgerald. James Moylan was Captain of the team
Next week it is the turn of the Hurlers as they take on Sarsfields on Sunday the 14th October at Caherlag – time to be confirmed.
The coming weekend is a very busy one at all levels. I would like to wish the U 14’s and the 15’s the best of luck in their respective final and semi-final. Also the U 12 Camogie Team are hoping to retain their county title.
Last but not least the Hurling Street League Finals will be played next Saturday. This is a huge occasion for the young boys – gives them an opportunity to display their skills and most of all enjoy themselves – good luck to all.


Under 15 Hurling Championship Sat 13 Oct in Delany's Pitch @ 12.30pm

Under 14 Football Championship Final Douglas V Nemo Sat. 13 Oct Redmonds Pitch @ 4.30PM


Successful league outings for the underage teams, the 17's make a good start in the FAI Cup, while the Seniors, despite playing very well, lose to College Corinthians.
In the Senior League last Sunday morning, a 'Hall team shorn of a number of regulars for a variety of reasons, gave College Corinthians a huge fright. The 'Hall made the early running and took a deserved lead with a Derrick Bowen goal. Corinthians, the defending MSL League champions, fought back to take a 2-1 lead. The 'Hall continued to take the game to their opponents and were most unlucky not to equalise, when a terrific Bowen strike rebounded off the woodwork. Next Sunday, they host Tralee Dynamos, and will need to repeat last week's form to get a satisfactory result.
The Under 17's were well in control in the FAI Cup against Buttevant, winning 5-2. The goals were scored by Gavin Draper, Stephen Barry (2 each) and David O'Connor. Following a few weeks of inactivity, the side played very well and were well deserving of this win.
Both Under 15 sides also had successful league outings. The Premier side were 5-1 winners over Ballincollig, with the scoreline reflecting their dominance. Gareth Twomey, Jamie Lewis, Wesley O'Connell, Robert Rose and Dave O'Connell (penalty) were the scorers. The Under 15 Division 1 team travelled to Carrigaline and were 3-0 winners. They played quite well in this match, restricting the Carrigaline side throughout the match. The scorers were David Fitzgerald, Jason Crosbie and Barry McGrath. The goalkeeper was Denis O'Sullivan who handled everything that came his way with confidence, and deserved his clean sheet.
The Under 13's gained their first win of the season, with a fine 3-0 performance against Leeds. Leading the way was Brian Derham in goals, with a number of good saves when the side was under pressure, and getting his first clean sheet of the year. The goalscorers were Roynane Tolman, Shane Duncan and Alec Rose. The Under 11's are still finding their feet in the league, but gave a much improved performance against Buttevant. The match was very tight all through, but Buttevant made the vital breakthrough and emerged with a single goal win. The 11's will improve as the season progresses and will get to grips with the requirements in the league.

Saturday, Oct. 13: AUL Junior FAI Junior Cup: Home v. Coachford, 3.00
Sunday, Oct. 14: Senior League: Home v. Tralee Dynamoes, 2.00
MSL Junior League: Away v. Mallow Utd., 3.00
Munster Youths Cup: Home v. Everton, 3.00
Under 16 League: Away v. Rockmount, 11.00


By Martin Dwyer
The Golfer's of the "SHED" concluded their 'Golfer of the Year' on Saturday, the 29th September. The event was held over six different courses in the last seven months. Pat Coffer came out on top with a total of 44 points, 10 clear of his nearest rival. Pat had two wins on his way to glory in Mallow and Youghal. These laid the foundation for this popular winner. Ger. Mc Sweeney's Captain's Prize was won by Leslie Ring in a very wet Bantry Bay, back in April, while Mick O'Keeffe took Roy Clarke's Presidents Prize at the excellent Water Rock in June Carl Toal, won our first outing to the Lee Valley in March and Philip Kavanagh took the last in Kinsale. Well done to all. Finally a special word of thanks to all our sponsors, to numerous to mention, Liam and the staff in the hall. And last but not least the Ladies of the Hall for feeding us after a hard day's work on the golf course.


Results for last weekend 6-7 October
Our 8 /9 / 10 / 11’s teams played Highfield in friendly matches. A good mornings Rugby was had by all
Our Under 12’s represented themselves well on Sunday when they took part in the UTV Internet Blitz in Blackrock College in Dublin.
Our Under 16’s drew their friendly match with with Cobh pirates on Saturday morning.
Our Under 18’s lost their friendly match against Muskerry on Saturday morning.
Fixtures for this weekend 13 / 14 October
Our Under 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, and 11’s are training on Saturday morning at 10 – 12.
Our Under 12’s, 13’s, 14’s ,16’s and 18’s are also training this weekend


By John Madden

On a recent Saturday afternoon I visited the Nemo Rangers clubhouse. As I approached members of that club were out in numbers carrying ladders and placing bunting and black and green flags on poles all along the length of Evergreen road. At the cross Douglas Road traffic had stopped as other members in a fleet of cars ferried some underage team to a game on the far side of the city. As they passed a nine-year-old in a beaming face grabbed his jersey and shook it at me out the window.
In the clubhouse itself among the older members the conversation was of Nemo men ill in hospital who would miss the county final the following day. Someone on the phone was going down a list of people looking for sponsorship for the coming Christmas underage draw. Someone else was collecting money to put on a seventy-five to one shot Downland, going later that afternoon at Ascot. The ladies committee were huddled in the far corner discussing the part they had to play. On the shirt of one, the caption Nemo. Going Where No One Else Has Gone Before Through the window I could see some of the senior panel taking a final few practice shots before the big day.
That big day has now come and gone and Nemo Rangers have won yet another senior county championship. If someone had said thirty years ago, when they first went senior, that they would win a record twelve championships they would have got odds of more than seventy-five to one. I had asked if there was anything different, anything special, which characterised this team. Some of the wise heads said persistence. That they had had persisted together for eight years, often through lean times and were now reaping the rewards for their efforts. That effort required four sessions a week over eight years and the sacrifice their families, children, girlfriends and wives had to also make in the process. Former players said this team's semi-final performance against the Barrs was the best ever by a Nemo team. That win gave them a unique place in Nemo folklore- they were the first Nemo team to go to three county finals in a row. And now yet another record is within Nemo sights. If their Intermediate team can defeat Newscestown they will be the first club to win Senior and Intermediate championships in the same year. Add to this the under twenty one title they won recently against Inniscarra, their minor team who have reached the city final and you realise that twelve maybe only a number along their pathway to future glories. And neither is hurIing ignored. Their juniors won the county championship for the first time last year and their under twenty ones are in this year's city final.
I left as their underage team arrived back at their club full of the joy'3 of life. As long as Nemo have people willing to care for these kids, as long as they have people willing to climb poles and plant flags, as long as they have ladies dedicated to facilitating teams and teams willing to persist Nemo will remain successful. And that looks like being forever.
As I exited there was a loud cheer from around the television -Downland had cantered home at seventy-five to one. Is there nothing they can't get right!





Next Saturday, October 13th, will see the Outdoor Hurling Finals take place. On this occasion, players, parents and supporters are asked to meet at the GAA Club, in good time, so that the games can be run off without delay.
All the under seven participants are asked to assemble at 2pm so that their finals can commence at 2.15pm. The following are the pairings for the under seven finals:
Kerry V Wexford, Mayo V Kilkenny, Antrim V Meath and Clare V Carlow.
The under nine final between Cork and Dublin will also take place at 2.15pm so players from these teams should also assemble at 2pm.
The remaining finals in both the under nine and under ten categories will commence at 3pm. Players should assemble for these fixtures at 2.45pm.
The under nine finals to be contested will pair Galway against Down, Offaly against Tipperary and Sligo against Laois.
In the under ten section Sligo will do battle against Cork, Derry will challenge Galway and Clare will test Waterford.
Some tremendous action is in store and hopefully the weather will be kind to the players and supporters on this very special day.
Presentation of trophies will take place in the Club at 4pm where it is hoped that at least one Cork Senior star will be in attendance to meet the young players and help with the distribution of silverware. All the players are winners on this occasion and it is hoped that the afternoon will be a great success.
It is rumoured that some of the mentors are equally looking forward to the “social arrangements”, which are yet to be finalised. They surely deserve a “time out”.

Oliver Carroll ( PRO).


The outdoor bowls season in Cork has just ended on a happy note for the C of I Club in Garryduff, when they retained the OD Cup for the second year running. This competition is for third division standard teams in the country and includes most of the Dublin Clubs City and County. This was a wonderful achievement for the Cork club who, because of distance, do not enter the bowling league of Ireland. The success story started by beating Herbert Park at their ground in Dublin by 9 shots, in the first round. They were favoured with a home game in Cork next round, this was against lerne, from north Dublin. The home side were very fortunate to win this one by two shots, as the visitors were leading by 10 shots, with two rinks to finish, but they gave away 6 shots at one end and never recovered. The eventual winners capitalised on their good fortune by defeating Skerries in the semi-final by 19 shots and the Irish Class & Bottle Club by 42 shots in a one sided Final. Thus the trophy stays in Cork for another year. The team consisted of: - Reg. Treacy (Captain 2001/2), Frank Corkery, Keith Shellard, Ron Shellard, Ricki Foott, David Daly (President), Pat Dunlea, John Fitzpatrick, Clive Jay, Bernard Logan, Eddie Mills, Maurice 0'Connell, Michael 0'Connor, Pat 0'Reilly,Henry Patterson, Tim Prendeville Alan Wolfe and John Wolfe.
To add to this the Club won the local Leagues and Cups against our local rivals and friends St.Michael's Bowls Club Blackrock, to finish the season in style. This included the Men's League, The mixed League and the Ladies Cup.


Last Sunday saw the long awaited replay of the Junior Championship against St. Vincents. Played in Douglas in soft under-foot conditions the girls started well with the half-back line of Helen O'Mahony, Fiona McSweeney, Eilish Murphy (just back from injury) putting on a great performance. Douglas opened the scoring with a Fiona O'Donovan point. Eileen Morgan with a goal and a point, Lousie O'Regan a point and finally a goal from team captain Ger Burke to Vincents goal and a point giving Douglas a good interval lead. Vincents came more into the game in the second half but Anne-Marie Downey and Mary Harrington made some good clearances. Vincents got a goal back but the Douglas girls were not to be denied and came back to get two points by Fiona McSweeney and Louise O'Regan. Eilish Murphy had one of her best games in a Douglas jersey, Louise O'Regan took her scores well while Carmel Downey, Ciara Kennefick and Laura Walsh all contributed well on the day. Douglas now play Watergrasshill in the county semi-final on Sunday 14th @11:30am at a neutral venue. See notice board for venue.
U-13 Seandun
On Monday evening 8th October Douglas took on St. Finbarr's in the U-13 Seandun semi-final. The game got off to a very slow start due to the very poor ground conditions. It was a very hard fought game with both teams fighting for every ball. Douglas kept the Barr's under strong pressure and in the 12th minute Rachel O'Sullivan struck over Douglas's first point from 35yards . With a good Barr's defence scores where very hard to get and a fine save from the Barr's keeper kept the score to 1point to nil to Douglas at half time. In the second half Douglas kept up the pressure and mid way through the second half Jenny O'Donovan scored another point from a free. It was now 2points to nil with 10 minutes to go.
Douglas forwards where a handful for the Barr's defence and with Lavina O'Mahony fighting for every ball the Barr's found it hard to relieve the pressure. The Barr's did however rally towards the end and could have goaled only for a great tackle by Sarah O'Regan in the dying minuets however Douglas held on to a much deserved win. Well done to all for the great determination shown on the field. Watch the notice board for dates for the final.


Mon1Oct C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 1st
L O'Hanlon & S. Carroll - 2nd
Tues2Oct(SenAm) T. Long & M Madden - 1st
A. Twomey & A Henry - 2nd
Tues2oct(JunAm) Joan & Mel - 1st
Tues2oct pm E McCarthy & C. Rothwell - 1st
C. Egan & M. Kelliher - 2nd
Wed3oct am N. Conroy & C. Barry - 1st
P. Heron & A. Reid - 2nd
Wed3oct Novice K. Ballard & K. Twomey - 1st
Wed3oct(LGrpm) V. Brownlow & F. Hurley - 1st
J. & I. McDonald - 2nd
Wed3oct(DrGrpm) J. O'Sullivan & S. Wanglin -
F. Cunnane & C. O'Donovan - 2nd
Thur4oct Sen M. Power & V. Lynch -1st
A. Hodgins & J. Sayers - 2nd
Thur4oct Jun Ml & D. O'Boyle - 1st
Friday5oct E. & A. Cahill - 1st

DOUGLAS GAA - A little bit of History

By Donie Harris
The Castletreasure Club (now Douglas)

The Castletreasure Club came into being in 1918 and were to have reasonable success. Indeed they were the first to bring a county title to Douglas when they won the County Intermediate Hurling Championship of 1922. The team included a number of players who had played with the old Douglas club. Among them were Andrew 0'Sullivan, Christy Lyons, Jer. 0'Sullivan and Dan Hartnett. The committee was presided over by the club president who was Pat Buckley. Vice-President was Dan Hartnett who also attended the county board meetings. Hon Sec. was Dan Cleary while Dan Healy was the Hon. Treasurer. The clubs colours were Black and Amber hoops.
In the early years of their existence the club had little or no success but in 1920 they recorded their first championship victory when they defeated Kinsale at Ballinhassig on April 25th, on a score line of 7-3 to 3-1. In round two they met Passage at the Athletic Grounds on July 18th but they were defeated 4-3 to 3 goals. The sides were level 2 goals each at half time. In the second half Passage got on top and in a tough robust game in which a player front each side was sent to the sideline, Passage emerged winners. Ref. Dan Aherne.
The great Castletreasure club of the early 1920's was slowly breaking up and the team did not appear for the 1926 season. Despite great efforts to keep the club going the lack of numbers, coupled with little or no success saw the Castletreasure club finally folded in 1927.


Turkey Results
M Dennehy & T Sheehan 35 ½
J Fahy & D Dennehy - 42
Xmas Fayre Results
D O' Sullivan, P Noonan & D Cashman
Weekly Lotto Results
Number Drawn: 21,22 & 26 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Joan Cashman c/o Denis Cashman, Barry Ryan c/o Ellis Ryan
Michael Fielding c/o The Grange
VENUE: The South County
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap

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