25th October, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington
Douglas Reach Minor League Final
Douglas and Brian Dillons played in the Minor hurling semi-final at Douglas. Douglas got the opening score but then conceded a soft goal. Five minutes later Andrew Shinnick scored a fine goal for Douglas. The Northsideers scored a second goal after some hesitating in the Douglas defence. The ten minutes period before half time Douglas picked off some fine points. These scores came about as a result of the ball being dispatched quickly from defence to attack and then driven accurately over the bar.
The Dillons Cross outfit got the opening point at the start of the second half Douglas once more took control with some fine points. Once more Brian Dillons scored a goal. as a result of some slack marking. The next five minutes Douglas struggled before eventually knocking over the vital scores. An Andrew Shinnich goal finally killed off the Northsiders. Final score Douglas 2-16 Brian Dillons 3-3. There were some fine points scored – at the other end the defence was at fault for two of the three goals. Best for Douglas were Barry Hanrahan, Thomas Cotter and Neil Heffernan. Mayfield are the opponents in the final.
Congratulations to the Douglas U 14 Footballers who won the U 14 Football Championship after a replay. This is the third year in a row that this trophy has been won by the club.
Best of luck to Gary wade and paddy Barry who are on the Cork Intermediate-hurling panel for the All-Ireland final versus Wexford on Sunday in Dungarvan.
There are a number of games to be played over next weekend. It appears that the U 16 county Hurling semi-final will be played next Saturday.
The Minor footballers are due to play over the weekend against Ballygarvan.
Please check the notice board for times, dates and venues.


By Donie Harris
Douglas 5-4 V Nemo 0-6
Nemo and Douglas met in the replay of the Under 14 Football Championship last weekend. On a good dry day and a good pitch Douglas retained the Under 14 Football Championship. In a fast moving game Douglas were first to settle when from the throw' in, Douglas' Alan Barry caught a great ball and let it go into the forward's. Stephen Moylan was first to react and after leaving the full back stranded, passed it to Shane Horgan who blasted the ball to the net From the kick out, Nemo replied with a point. But from then on Douglas really upped their game. After 5 minutes we were two goals up and after good hard work by Ronain 0'Murchu. Shane Horgan had his second and at this stage it was one way traffic. Padraigh Martin who had a great game scored our third. Stephen Moylan who was our best forward helped himself to another two goals leaving the score at half time 5-2 to 0-4. The second half started well for Nemo scoring two points on the trot. Then the Douglas backline tightened up and gave nothing away. Daniel O’Leary, Thomas 0'Dwyer and Eoin Cotter played well for Douglas. Stephen Moylan was the pick of the forwards and my pick of the backline was Thomas 0' Sullivan for his shear grit and determination and he was also very unlucky not to score a goal. Over all it was a great team effort. Their next outings the County Final against Blarney, a date to be fixed. Well done to Derry; Paudi and Tom.
Under 11 South / East Football Semi-Final
Douglas traveled to Innishannon last weekend to play the home team in the Semi Final of the South/East Football. These games gave the Under 11’s their first taste of club football and it's proving a great success. They knew this game was going to be tough front the start. Valleys were first to settle. Douglas responded well only to see the more bigger and physical Valley team score 4 goals. But to be fair this Douglas team never gave up. In the end Valley's ran out winners on a scoreline of 7-6 to 2-3. David 0'Sullivan, Paul Clarke, John Collins and John Collins were impressive.
Under 11 South / east Semi-Final
Douglas 3-11 V Vincents 3-11
In this second semi final, Douglas played St. Vincents at the latter’s ground and what a game it turned out to be. End to end football, Douglas were first to settle with a point. Vincents replied with a goal. it was like this for the first half. The second half started with Douglas drawing level with a great score from Mark Collins. 15 minutes game and Vincents got a penalty. If they scored it would put them up by three points, but it was not meant to be. A great save from Ciaran O'Leary.
From the kick out, Douglas got a point to level the score. Both sides were really playing great football now and it was anybody's game. One minute to go, Douglas leading by a point and we were sure we had it but Vincents had other ideas. With the last kick of the game they drew level. So it was on to extra time. A carbon copy of the first 50 minutes. End to end football. Vincents scored first and Douglas replied. it was like this for the whole of extra time. In the end both teams settled for a draw. The two teams played out standing football and a great credit to both teams and their mentors. Football was a winner here. Well done.
Under 14 Hurling Semi-Final,Mayfield v Douglas ,Sat next 27th Oct ,Mayfield 3pm.
Under 12 Hurling Semi- Final, Douglas V Bishopstown, Sat next 27th Oct.,Douglas 2.30pm
Under 15 F/L Semi-Final, Douglas V Barr’s, Sun next 28th Oct, Douglas 12.00pm
Under 13 F/L Semi-Final, Douglas V Bishopstown, Sat next 27th Oct. Douglas 3.45pm.


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 opportunity 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 McCarthy, 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.


Christmas Fayre
R O' Neill, M Quirke & T Sheehan 36 1/3
Turkey Fourball
D Walsh & P Buckley 36 / D Gregson & D Ahern
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 1, 18 & 20 NO WINNER
O' Donovan's Off Licence Lucky Dips
Brenda Ryan c/o Marie Kelleher, Ger Neiland c/o The Club, Pat Kearney c/o The Briar Rose
Web site: http://go.to/dpap


F A I Junior Cup Crosshaven V Grange Vale 2 - 3
In a very entertaining mach the Vale took all the honours 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.


Results for last weekend
Our under 16’s lost their match against Mitchelstown.
Our Under 14’s won their match against Ballincollig
Our under 8’s played two friendly matches against Cobh Pirates.
Fixtures for this weekend 27 / 28 /Oct
8 / 9/10 and 11’s are travelling to plat Muskerry in friendly matches.
Under 18’s are training / Under 16’s are free / Under 14’s are training
Under 13s are training / Under 12’s are training


Mon15Oct M. Powell & D Crowley - 1st
C Bennett & O. Cotter - 2nd
Tues16Oct(Junam) B O'Sullivan & P Horgan - 1st
Tues16Oct(Senam) C. Barry & F. Spillane - 1st
B. O'Sullivan & E O'Neill - 2nd
Tues16Oct pm N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 1st
D & N. Heffernan - 2nd
Wed17Oct am Cashman & A. Kirby - 1st
Wed17Oct Novice L O'Connor & M. Hennessy - 1st
Wed17Oct pmyell D. White & B O'Driscoll - 1st
J & E Taylor - 2nd
Wed17Oct pmGr B. McCarthy & L. Kelly - 1st
N. Fox & D O'Rourke - 2nd
Thur18Oct(Mitchel) B. & J O'Sullivan - 1st
A Conroy & D O'Connor - 2nd
Thur18Oct(Howell) M. Power & V. Lynch - 1st
D & M Walsh - 2nd
Fri19Oct M. Levis & M. Kavanagh - 1st
S O'Connell & C O'Donovan - 2nd


Senior Section
On Saturday afternoon the U-21 hurlers contested the city final against the Glen. Nemo got off to a terrible start conceding a goal within a minute of the throw in. The Glen added a further two points and after five minutes were in a very commanding position. However Nemo responded immediately with a goal and two points to level the game, the goal scored by corner forward Jerry Kerins. Both teams swapped points over a ten minute period leaving the scores level 1-5 apiece after twenty minutes of play. Unfortunately Nemo went to sleep for the remaining ten minutes of the half and conceded 2-3. The score line at the break read 3-8 to 1-6. In the second half Nemo went on the offensive from the off but missed a couple of scorable chances. The Glen then went up the field and tapped over three > easy points to increase their lead. Nemo tried desperately to reduce the deficit and get back into the game but had a number of goal scoring chances cleared off the line. The Glen scored a fourth goal giving them a 4-14 to 1-9 victory. David Niblock, Gary Crowley, Peter Morgan, Jamie Griffin and Brian Murphy all served Nemo well.

Nemo Intermediate Footballers played Brinny in the Tom Creedon Cup last Sunday. Nemo dominated the opening exchanges and had a six point lead after fifteen minutes thanks to good play from Brian O'Regan, Leonard McCarthy and Paul Hogan. Macroom got on top before halftime reducing the deficit to two points at the interval. Nemo started the second half slowly and soon the scores were tied, 0-8 a piece. The intermediates were now up against it as Macroom grew in confidence and entering the closing stages they held a one point advantage. Nemo then dug deep and leveled the game before eventually winning by two points. Best for Nemo were Stephen Calnan, Keith Horgan, Stephen Heaphy, Kevin Cowhie and Paul Brophy.

Underage Section
Nemo U-15s played Ballincollig in the final of the "B" hurling championship. Both teams took a couple of minutes to settle into the game. Ballincollig opened the scoring with a goal but Nemo responded well getting a few very good scores and at halftime they led 3-6 to 2-3. In the second half Nemo began to play the ball around effectively notching up another three goals as well as three points. Ballincollig tried hard to come back but the defence stood their ground and helped Nemo to a ten point victory. This was an excellent team performance overall and victory was well deserved.
Nemo played Douglas in the replay of the U-14 "A" football final at Pairc Ui Laoire. We conceded three early goals and could not get back into the game. At halftime Nemo trailed by 5-2 to 0-3. The lads never gave up, showed a lot of pride in the second half and lost eventually by 5-4 to 0-6. Raymond O'Keeffe, Alan Meany, Shane O'Sullivan and Philip Hogan all played well. This was a very disappointing result considering that we could have won the drawn game but it was still a great achievement to reach the final after entering two teams in the competition.


On Saturday last the Annual General Meeting of the above club took place in Douglas g.a.a. pavilion.In what was again a very successful year with the club going from strength to strength Chairperson Eileen Murphy was loud in her praise for the work being done at all levels within the club.Eileen highlighted the successful street leagues now being organized within the club were close on 100 young Girls between the age of 7-10 learn to play camogie. She also congratulated the under 11 team on winning the Séandun League for the third time in a row.The clubs under 12 team who retained their County title in tremendous style. She also wished the under 13 team well in their final against Glen Rovers. The under 14 team who took part in this years all Ireland Feile competition.The under 16 team who are still in their championship. Speaking on the clubs Junior team who were beaten in their semi final of the championship she said with there dedication and the talent at under age level success for the team cannot be far away.Thanking parents of the children for there continued support Eileen invited them to come forward and offer there help in any way saying they would be more then welcome.
Officers for the coming year.
Chairperson;Tina Sheehan, Vice Chairperson; Eamon Conway, Sec;Patricia O Regan, Treasurer; Shirley Dunlea, Registrar ;Mary Harrington,Board Delegate;Christine O Regan, P.R.O. Eileen O Mahony,Committee;Aidan Fitton ,Ann O Donavan ,Ann O Shea ,Marie Walsh ,Catherine Jordan,Tina Conway.


Mon8Oct D. Creagh & F. Cunnane - 1st Report by Adrian Fitzpatrick
On the back of winning our 1st League game and beating Kanturk last weekend in the junior Challenge cup, it was Douglas’s turn to play Abbeyfeale on a magnificent day, it was up to Douglas to pull out all the stops for this crunch League game.
10 minutes into the game and all was not going to plan! Abbeyfeale with a home advantage scored on the 15th and 25th minute. Despite some great play from our No 8 Noel Swanton and strong running from both Dave Callaghan and Eamon Kinahan.
At the interval, the score was Abbeyfeale 12, Douglas Nil. So the management staffed by Dennis Barry and John White injected a few vital words of wisdom.
A better performance was produced for the 2nd half. Douglas from inside their own 22 advancing down to the opposite teams 22 and who popped up only just to be held back was Noel Swanton on the 20th minute. Douglas momentum was getting better, John Coughlan finished a great Douglas move by scoring their first try, converted by Colin Corkery in the 21st minute.
Shortly after, Eamon Kinahan made a great incisive run into Abbeyfeale’s 22 finishing in the corner with Anthony Costello only to be unfortunately not to score. Douglas “swarm” defence was proving very effective. Eamon Kinahan greedily took a line out to himself and made great ground within yards of Abbeyfeale’s line letting Noel Swanton go over for a magnificent try in the 31st minute Unfortunately the conversion was missed and against the run of play, Abbeyfeale scored another try and penalty in injury time.
Final score Abbeyfeale 27 Douglas 12.
Training Wednesday night @ 7.45 PM & Friday night 7.00pm
Next Game 28th October. Junior 1 Douglas V Old Christians (home)
Junior 2 Douglas V Youghal (home)


Last weekend was a big one for the club, with the Seniors, Youths and Under 17s involved in National Cup competitions. It is great to report that all three maintain their interest in their respective FAI Cups.

The FAI Intermediate Cup saw the Seniors heading for Dublin to take on Tolka Rovers. Despite the long journey forced on the side by unrelenting fog, they "hit the ground running" in the match, taking the game to Tolka Rovers in the early stages. 'Hall pressure told after 20 minutes, when Derrick Bowen struck home a fine shot from the edge of the box. The 'Hall midfield and defenders were coping with all Tolka could throw at them, while the 'Hall were dangerous when opportunities presented themselves. The interval lead of 1-0 was well deserved.

Following the interval, Tolka Rovers upped the pressure, and went at the 'Hall defence vigorously. However, the 'Hall defence were very strong and restricted the home side. With about 20 minutes to go, Tolka Rovers forced a penalty following a good run by John Hand, their left back. The same player converted the spot kick to secure a draw for Tolka. Next weekend, the replay will take place at Moneygourney, and support for the 'Hall will give everyone an extra boost. The team last Sunday was: Gerry McGreevy, Joe McSorley, Gavin Roche, Dave Keating, Alan Bateman, Aidan Cotter, Brian McSweeney, Robbie Bermingham, Derrick Bowen, John Healy, Neil Drummond. The only sub used was Michael White. At the time of writing, it is not known how many of the players collected "knocks", bumps and bruises during the match. We anticipate that much the same panel will be involved next Sunday - the best of luck.

The Youths travelled to Midleton for the FAI Youths Cup and were just strong enough to secure a 1-0 win. The side got a smashing start, when Robert Heffernan scored a fine goal. However, the 'Hall could not build on the early lead and were just about deserving of their 1-0 lead at the break. In the second half the 'Hall defended resolutely and held on for a just about deserved win.

In the Under 17 FAI Cup, the 'Hall served notice to others, with a thumping 5-0 win over Cobh Ramblers. They built on a great start and were 4 up at the interval. The scorers were Stephen Barry (2), Gavin Draper and Shane Kennedy. They controlled the second half comfortably and added a fifth goal near the finish through Anton Leong. The goalkeeper who earned a fine clean sheet was Stephen Bermingham.

Both Under 15 sides were in action in the league, with contrasting results. The Premier side maintained their 100% record for the season to date, with a 4-1 win over Leeds. The scorers were Jonathon Lane (2), Graham O'Leary and Wesley O'Connell. They were in control all through and fully deserved their margin of victory. In the Division 1 league, the 'Hall entertained Ballincollig Utd., and were defeated 4-1. However, the scoreline doesn't tell the full story. In the first half, the 'Hall had the better of exchanges, but could not breach the visitors defence. The 0-0 half time scoreline didn't prepare us for an inexplicable collapse early in the second half. Ballincollig raced into a 3-0 lead, and despite a fine goal from Gary Hanrahan and intense pressure, the 'Hall couldn't make the breakthrough they needed.

In the Under 13 league, the 'Hall travelled to Maymount Celtic, but were very unfortunate to go down to a single goal defeat. They matched the more experienced Maymount throughout the match, but could not convert a number of chances. Nonetheless, this side is proving that they are well capable of playing in Premier football and will improve as the season progresses. Another side which is already showing signs of improvement is the Under 11 team, new to the club this year. They had Youghal as the visitors and following a very entertaining match, went down 6-3. The scorers were Olan Bermingham (2) and Conor Lucey. If they maintain their level of improvement and enthusiasm, results will improve.

Off the field, the club is delighted to announce a renewal of our sponsorship with Barrys of Douglas. This sponsorship has been in situ since 1996, and Barrys have been again generous in their support of the club. The arrangement is mutually beneficial, and we are extremely grateful to Mr. Peter Collins of Barrys for his ongoing support of the club.

Sunday, Oct. 28:
FAI Intermediate Cup Replay: Home v. Tolka Rovers, 2.00
Munster Junior Cup AUL Junior Away v. Lakewood Ath., 10.45
Munster Youths Cup: Home v. Midleton, 3.00
Monday, Oct, 29:
Under 16 Barry Cup Away v. Riverstown Boys, 11.00


National Fours Championships (Golden Charter) The following teams have
qualified for the 4th round: Mitchelstown (J Caplice), North Cathedral (J
Twohig), Clare (P Deegan), Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagan), ST Anthony's (J
Curran), Wilton (H Burrows), Ballincollig Community School (D Twohig),
Iona (K Cronin), St Vincent's (G Keane), Douglas Community School (J Lynch),
Brookfield (J Long), Douglas GAA (B Kenneally), Wilton (B Jennings),
Crosshaven (N McGrath), Douglas Community (T Mc Carthy) & Ballincollig
Community (E Fitton)

I I B A (Cork Zone) Trustee Savings Bank Inter Club League Match Reports:
Ballinlough Community (Green) versus St Finbarre's (Ballinlough names
first) (N Barry, D Staunton, A Delea & M Murphy) lost to (J Swanton, S Hay, C
Cremin & V Swanton)(11/14) and (M Hallissey, N Higgins, E O'Neill & J
Virgo) lost to (P Smyth, G Smyth, W Trinder & B Daniels)(9/11) Result:
Ballinlough Community 0 pt St Finbarre's 3pts The game was umpired by
Danny Twohig

Douglas Community School (Yellow) versus Carrigaline Community (Yellow)
played on 18th October,2001 (Douglas Comm names first)(L Lynch,T Mc
Carthy, M Mohally & M Aune) beat (B Lucey, E Tobin, M Hanlon & M Keating)(16/14) and (J Lynch, M Murray, E Ryan & M Hennessy) lost to P Collins, E
Fitzgerald, R Armstrong & P O'Neill)(11/11x12 ends) In the extra tie -
end played on mat 1 Carrigaline Community secured victory. Result: Douglas
Community School 2pts Carrigaline Community 1pt (Match Aggregate (27/26)
The game was umpired by J Jackson

Fixtures: Douglas Community School IBC Open Licenced Fours Competition on

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