18th October, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas Qualify for semi-final of the County
Douglas qualified for the semi-final of the A Grade County U 16 Hurling as a result of their victory over Sars.
The East Cork side were on top in the opening sequences of play. Douglas were awarded a penalty which was converted. This score settled Douglas as they began to control the game. A second goal scored by Finbarr O’Donovan put Douglas in the driving seat as they led 2-8 to 0-1 at the interval.
The exchanges at the start of the second half were tough and very physical. The game threatened to boil over on a number of occasions. Paddy White and Padraigh Greaney worked very hard. The half-back trio of Seamus Crowley, Stephen Bermingham and Frank Tobin were very solid. Douglas knocked over the points in the last ten minutes to seal victory. On a scoeline of 2-17 to 0-7. In the forward division Eoin Cadogan, Finbarr O’Donovan and Mark Harrington impressed most.
At the time of writing no venue or date has been fixed for the semi-final against Ballinhassig but I would imagine the game will be next Saturday. Please check notice board for further information.
Over the last weekend Cork qualified for the Intermediate All-Ireland Hurling Final. Two Douglas players Paddy Barry and Gary Wade were part of the squad. The final is fixed for the last weekend in October.
Minor Premier Football
Douglas and Valley Rovers played in a Minor League encounter at Douglas on Saturday last. The SouthEast boys led 2-4 to 1-3 at the interval. David Keeney got the Douglas goal.
Douglas upped their game in the second half and drew level with ten minutes to go. Fergal O’Sullivan kicked some fine points and Douglas went on to win on a scoreline of 1-10 to 2-5. Neil Heffernan, David O’Regan and Michael O’Mahony played well. This win puts the team in a strong position to qualify for the semi-final.
Congratulations to the Douglas U12 Camogie players who won the County Title – well done girls also well done to the mentors. Hard luck to the Juniors.
Street Leagues:
I attended the Street League Hurling Finals last Saturday. It was a very colourful scene. The final (U-7) between Kerry and Wexford was a great game. There was great skill displayed by both sides – the game was of a very high standard. Well done boys and girls!
The second game I refereed was between Cork and Sligo. The highlight of this game was the sideline cuts which Olan Bermingham pointed (three in all).
It was a marvellous day and I must say it was hugely enjoyable


By Donie Harris
Under 15 A hurling Championship semi-final
Douglas 2-10 V. Sar's 3-10
Douglas played Sar's last weekend in the U15 Hurling Championship. Douglas started well with points from Brian O'Connor and a goal from Finbarr O'Donovan Douglas were playing some very good hurling especially in the back line. Eoin Cadigan at full back was having a great game so too was Colm O'Sullivan at corner back. Sar's found it very hard to break down a solid defence. Our centre fields were also playing well, getting plenty of ball in to the forwards. Our forwards found the Sar's defence hard to pass but when they did they got some good scores. Peter Casey, in goal, had a great and saved some certain goals. Gary Hanrahan at corner back played well so too did Jonathan Lane at halfback. Stephen Bermingham had his usual solid game at centre back. Sar's won this game from their centre back who scored some very good points from his long distance frees. In the end Douglas lost this game by three points after giving a great display of good hard hurling. A credit to both teams who played in very wet conditions. Well done lads.

Under 14 football Find Douglas 0-9 V. Nemo 0-9
Our under 14''s played Nemo last weekend In the final of the championship at Redmond's pitch. A game that was always going to be tight Nemo started well scoring a point almost from the throw In. It took the defence awhile to settle down but when they did they were first to every ball. With some very good passing out of defence, our centre fields were struggling for the first ten minutes but once we got going we started to play. Our forwards were getting plenty of ball but again our shooting was a way off. We did manage to score 4 points in the first half mainly thanks to Phillip Holland and Shane Horgan. Half time score 0-6 to 0-4 in favour of Nemo. The second half started with Douglas taking the game to Nemo. Our forwards were playing well now and our centre fields were winning a lot of ball. Ten minutes into the second half; Douglas should have been two goals up but the Nemo defence was not found waiting. The Douglas forwards will have to improve on their next outing if they want to win the replay. In the end a draw was a fair result. Eoin Cotter, Thomas 0' Connor In goal had a great game so to had David KIlcummins and Alan Barry. Replay this Saturday at Redmond's pitch a 2:30pm we would be grateful for your support at the match.

A Little Bit of History
Douglas Forward " Swings" in to Action October 23rd 1983

The Cork City Division minor football league title appeared to be in the safe keeping of Douglas. But then an extraordinary thing happened by a strange quirk of fate, Mayfield lived to fight another day. Douglas were leading by five points with five minutes remaining. Then they struck with a goal to apparently seal victory. However, one of their forwards in his jubilation after the goal was scored, rushed in and acrobatically swung from the crossbar. The crossbar broke and the match was abandoned. The match was replayed sometime later and Douglas won.


Teams have now been selected for the coming season and we have teams in all divisions from Novice to Division 1. Details and fixtures will be posted on the notice board a.s.a.p. Practice/coaching nights have been allocated - Mon 8-10pm Div 1 and 2, Tues 8-10pm Div 3 and 4, Wed 7.30-8.30 Beginners, Thurs 8-10pm Div 5 and 6, Fri 8-10pm Novices. Juvenile enrolment will take place at the club Wed 17th Oct at 6.30pm.
The Sports Stars Awards will be held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Nov 2nd. It promises to be a great night out. Contact Kah or Ron for details and tickets.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Kah on 4362139 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


For the second year in a row Nemo were defeated in the Intermediate Football County final. Newcestown were their opponents on this occasion. Nemo began slowly and found themselves 0-6 to 0-1 down early on, the point coming from Stephen Calnan. Nemo responded well and reduced the lead to two points before the break. In the second half however Nemo never really got going and were six points down with ten minutes left. They never let their heads drop and can be proud of reaching this stage of the championship for the second year in a row. Best for Nemo were Leonard McCarthy, Paul Hogan, Michael Morgan and Stephen Calnan.
Two weeks ago and for the second time this year, two Nemo teams played each other in the championship. This historic game was played in Trabeg between the two U-14 teams. Nemo 1 played with a strong wind in the first half and led 0-7 to no score at the break. Nemo 2 came back well in the second half and scored 1-2 without reply before Nemo 1 got the decisive goal and won in the end 1-9 to 1-4. This was a fantastic match with Mark O'Donovan, Robbie Allen, Alan Meany, Ricky Kenny, Owen O'Leary and David Kearney best for Nemo 1 and Roy Heaphy, Colin O'Brien, Ciaran McGrath and Keith Donnellan best for Nemo 2. The club is proud of both teams for reaching the semifinal of the 'A' championship.
Nemo and Mayfield met in the U-15 B hurling championship semifinal on a wet windy day up in Mayfield's ground. The game started slowly with both teams struggling to get to grips with the conditions. Nemo scored first and soon after added another two points to leave the score 0-3 to 0-1. Nemo after several minutes of pressure scored a goal by Michael Burke, which settled them. Another was added soon after and at the interval Nemo were leading 2-3 to 1-1. In the second half Mayfield tried their hardest to reduce the deficit in the pouring rain. However adding another goal and a point Nemo hung on defeating the northsiders 3-4 to 3-2 and therefore qualified for the final. Best for Nemo were Michael Burke, Eric O'Sullivan and Darren Dorgan.
Sat 20th Oct U-15 Hcship V Ballincollig/Delanys Pairc Ui Laoire 1.00pm,
U-14 Fcship V Douglas Pairc Ui Laoire 2.30pm,
U-21 Hchip V Glen Rovers Ballinlough 4.00pm.
Sun 21st Oct JCFL V Douglas Away 11.30am,
U-16 Hchip V Carrigaline Pairc Ui Laoire 12 noon,
JBFL V Delanys Trabeg 4.15pm, MAFL V Passage Trabeg 3.00pm,
Ton Creedon Cup V Macroom Ovens 3.00pm.


I I B A (Cork Zone) Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Results (Round 1)
Section 1: Lower Aghada beat Brookfield (Green), Nemo (Green) beat St Mary's, Dunmanway (2/1),
St Anthony,s (Green)(2/1) beat Bandon and ICICYMA (Green) beat Blarney Street (2/1)
Section 2: Little Island beat St Anthony's (Pink), Cathedral (Green) beat Mitchelstown), Carrigaline GAA (Green) beat South Parish and Carrigaline Community (Green) beat Glounthaune (2/1)
Section 3: Iona (Green) beat Kinsale, St Luke's beat St Michael's (2/1), Mallow beat St Mary's (Carrigaline) and Douglas Community School (Green) beat Highfield (Green)(2/1)
Section 4: Conna (Green) beat Crosshaven (Green)(2/1), Midleton GAA (Green) beat Barrs (Green),Ballincollig GAA beat St Finbarre's and Ballincollig Community School (Green) beat Ballinlough Community (2/1)
Section 5: Cobh beat Watergrasshill, Rockies (Green) beat Cox's Hall, Grange Frankfield (Green) beat Douglas GAA (Green) and Wilton (Green) beat Sylvan BC (2/1)
Section 6: Douglas beat St Vincent's (2/1), Highfield (Yellow) beat Douglas GAA (Yellow)(2/1), Pfizers beat Cathedral (Yellow) and Barrs (Yellow) beat ICICYMA (Yellow)
Section 7: Ballinlough Community (Yellow) beat Midleton GAA (Yellow), Ballincollig Community School (Yellow) beat St Mary's (Carrigaline)(Yellow), Carrigaline Community (Yellow) beat Conna (Yellow) and Nemo (Yellow) beat Douglas Community School (Yellow)
Section 8: Brookfield (Yellow) beat Grange Frankfield (Yellow) and St Anthony's (Yellow) beat Iona (Yellow)(2/1)
Match Report: Douglas Community School (Green) versus Highfield (Green)(D.C.S. names first): (L Conlon, B Dunlea, J O'Driscoll & P Rohan) beat (S Grogan, J Lyall, E O'Leary & P Ahern)(13/10) and (G Allen, F Conlon, D Murphy & G Conlon) lost to (R O'Donoghue, N Carroll, P Ryan & I Mc Carthy)(11/12) Result: Douglas Community School 2pts Highfield 1pt (Agg 24/22)
The match was Umpired by Jim Jackson Fixtures: National Championships (Triples) on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2001


Results for last weekend 13 / 10/ 01
Our Under 16 team played in a friendly against Ballincollig
Fixtures for this weekend 20 / 10 /01.
Our Under 8’s / 9’s / 10’s / 11’s / 12’s / and 13’s are training on Saturday morning @ 10AM
Our Under 14’s play Ballincollig away
Our Under 16’s Play Mitchellstown in a League match on Saturday away
Our Under 18’s are training on Saturday morning
For futher information, please contact veronica Ryan (sec) @ 021 450 9173


It was another good weekend on the schoolboy front with 4 of our 5 teams in action recording victories. The one disappointment being the surprising defeat suffered by our Under sixteen's at the hands of Carrigaline.
Under 12
The Club has two teams in the Under 12 Premier Division, Corinthian Boys and Corinthians United and both recorded hard fought victories over the weekend.
Corinthian Boys maintained their 100% league record but only after receiving a real fright from a determined and very plucky Leeds side.
Corinthian Boys dominated the early stages, but when the early goal did not arrive Leeds grew in confidence and in a breakaway just before half-time they snatched a surprised lead. The early stages of the second half were dominated by Corinthian's as they chased an equaliser. Leeds to their credit defended superbly but the breakthrough had to come and it came with just fifteen minutes left on the clock, when Jamie Drennan broke clear of the Leeds defence before placing the ball past the advancing Leeds goalkeeper.
Corinthians were now in full flow and further goals from Jamie Drennan and Eoin McCarthy clinched a 3-1 victory. A great recovery from our lads but well done to Leeds for such a brave and determined effort. Richard O'Donovan, Theo Cullinane and Sean Grant were the pick of the Corinthians side on the day.
Corinthians United were also involved in a cliff hanger as they just got the better of Carrigaline in a five goal thriller taking the points on a 3-2 scoreline. Brendan Knight (2) and Brian Wise scored for Corinthians and they had star performers in Gavin Dempsey and Glen Johnson.
This was Corinthians United second league victory in a row and leaves them in a comfortable mid-table position.
Under 14
Corinthian Boys proved much too strong for Mallow at the weekend taking the points on a 6-0 scoreline. New signing Aoran Kearney scored from the penalty spot and also on the scoresheet were Ian Nolan, Stephen Moylan, Darren Kirwan, Philip Holland and Alan Barry. This victory leaves Corinthians unbeaten after five league matches.
Douglas Corinthians after a slow start to the season are now showing improved form and they made it two wins in a row with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Ballincollig Ath. Ace marksman James Malone scored twice and they had top class performances from David Kilcommons, Chris Drennan and Finian Tummin.
Under 16
Our Under 16's turned in a most disappointing performance going down 5-1 to Carrigaline. After a bright start to the season they have lost their way and are now badly in need of a confidence restoring victory. Richard Arnup scored Corinthians only goal and best for Corinthians on the day were Neil Burke, David Waters and David Lewis.
Portmarknock AFC
Our Under 12 Premier Division side Corinthian Boys recently travelled to Dublin to play Dublin Schoolboy league side, “Portmarknock” in a friendly match. They were given a great welcome by the home club who did everything possible to make the weekend a truly memorable one for our lads. All involved from Corinthians had a great time and hopefully this will be the start of a long standing relationship between the two clubs. For the record Corinthians won the game 2-0 with goals by Patrick O'Brien and Colin Hammond.
Underage Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching sessions for the Under 6 to Under 11 age group continue every Saturday morning in Corinthians Park. Start times 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 further information about our Saturday morning coaching sessions, you should contact either Ger Kilcommons at 4363456 or Terry O'Donovan at 4891257. Alternatively for any information that you want about the Club, about our Underage Section, our Schoolboy Section or Street Leagues etc. you can log on to the Corinthians' Web Site at www.collegecorinthians.com


On Sunday last the Junior A Semi-Final Douglas V Watergrasshill decider was played. With soft ground conditions and a greasy surface Douglas were slow to start and quickly fell behind by 3 points. However Douglas fought back and with points from Eileen Morgan, Louise O'Regan and an execellent goal from a free by Fiona McSweeney had Douglas leading at half time by 1.3 to 5 points. Watergrasshill fought back in the second half and hit over another few points. Our backs were solid throughout the match but concided a rather easy goal mid way through the second half. Douglas rallied again but could not get the vitial scores needed to bring us back into the game, with key players out due to injuiry the Douglas side did not give up and fought to the final whistle but had to take second best to a better team on the day. Final score Douglas 1.3 Watergrasshill 1.9. Well done to all.
Annual General Meeting:
Saturday 20th 5.00pm in Douglas GAA Hall. All are welcome. Please come and support.
U- 16 League Douglas V Erins Own Saturday 2.30pm Douglas Venue.


Saturday October 13th S Neiland, J Elley & G O' Connell - +15
Sunday October 14th B Downey & P Gregson 51 pts / W Mc Carthy & M Irwin 43
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 2, 8 & 29 NO WINNER
Lucky Dip Winners
Billy Meredith c/o St Columbas Hall, Sean Mc Carthy c/o The South County,
Michael Cahill c/o The South County, Tonight's Jackpot: 1,200 (€1,542)
Venue: The Briar Rose Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


Mon8Oct D. Creagh & F. Cunnane - 1st
M Madden & N. Finn - 2nd
Tues9Oct(Junam) J. & M Lahiffe - 1st
Tues9Oct(Senam) C. Halligan & M. Sullivan - 1st
W & P Curran - 2nd
Tues9Oct(pmgreen) P. Sheehan & L Kelly - 1st
L O'Hanlon & E Hendrick - 2nd
Tues9Oct(pmYell) T. & D Moriarty - 1st
E McCarthy & C. Rothwell - 2nd
Wed10 Oct am J. Daly & H Bowman - 1st
Wed10 Oct Novice S. O'Sullivan & P Bruen - 1st
Wed10 Oct(pmgreen) C. O'Sullivan & E Hegarty - 1st
E Taylor & D. Crowley - 2nd
Wed10 Oct(pmyell) W. Daly & M O'Driscoll - 1st
A. Auchincloss & S. O'Neill - 2nd
Thur11Oct (Jun) J. & I McDonald - 1st
Thue11Oct(Sen) D. Creagh & A. Auchincloss - 1st
C. Cronin & K O'Connell - 2nd
Fri12Oct S. Wanglin & M Madden - 1st


F A I Junior Cup Crosshaven V Grange Vale 2 - 3
In a very entertaining mach the Vale took all the honors with and outstanding performance watched by big crowd at Crosshaven.
Crosshaven took an early lead after play when a player broke through from the middle to set himself up one and one with the keeper he took his goal with a powerful shot leaving the keeper with no chance.
The action was not to end there after ten minutes Crosshaven beat the off side trap with the Vale's keeper on the edge of his box the Crosshaven player tried to lob him only for the keeper to get his hands to it and clear up the pitch. To everyone's surprise the referee blew his whistle saying the Vale's keeper Killian Barry was outside his box when he touched the ball and sent him off it was a tough decision as the pitch was not lined.
There were some quick decisions to make on the Vale line as Crosshaven had a free on the edge of the box and they needed to get a keeper on and take someone else off. With it being so early in the game it was a hard call for Grange Manager John P Foley and his assistant Peter Noonan. They took Connor McMahon off replacing him with Richie O'Sullivan a hard decision as up to then McMahon was playing well but one he took with a lot of dignity. The evergreen Richie O'Sullivan after his man off the match performance the week previous as full back stepped in as goalkeeper and duly saved the free kick as if he was on from the start.
From then on it was about ten players working and playing for each other with Captain Paul McCarthy taking the game by the scruff of the neck it took just two minutes for The Vale to let Crosshaven know they meant business. With John Kenneally playing up front on his own he struck a magnificent half volley from twenty yards that the keeper could only turn round the post. Five minutes later after some great play by the Vale midfield John again found himself on the ball with time and space and he does not miss, when a chance like that arrives. He struck a great shot from all of twenty-five yards leaving the Crosshaven keeper routed to the spot as the ball flew past him. In remained that way till half time and it was hard to tell who had the ten men as the Vale ran the show.
The Vale started where they left off and after ten minutes John Kenneally again found himself with time and space and duly lobbed the keeper to give the Vale a deserved lead and take his tally to fourteen. Anything that Crosshaven had to offer Willie Keller and George Leahy dealt with, and if by chance they were beaten the two full backs Paul Daly and Trevor Foley looked after, with Richie Sullivan saving the odd half chance the Vale grew in confidence. The third Vale goal a great move on the left between Trevor Foley and Adrian Horgan left Crosshaven in there wake as they swapped passes along the line Foley pulled the ball back to Horgan who's shot was blocked on the line. It then fell to Matt O'Callaghan who also had his shot blocked, then Kenneally knocked it to Neil McSorley who had his shot blocked it fell again to O'Callaghan who this time drove it low and hard in to the corner of the net. With five minutes to go Crosshaven got a second from a penalty to make the last five minutes a bit nervy for the Vale management and supporters.
This was a wonderful team performance and to name one player that shone would be and injustice to the rest. So it goes like this best for the Vale were Killian Barry, Paul Daly, Trevor Foley, Willie Kelleher George Leahy, Connor McMahon, Adrian Cronin, Captain Paul McCarthy, Matt O'Callaghan, Neil McSorley, John Kenneally, Richie O'Sullivan Adrian Horgan, Paul Horgan, John McCarthy and Donal Kenneally. And the great support on the line.

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