8th November, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington.

U-16. Douglas Capture County Title.
Douglas U-16s won the County Hurling Final for the first time in the clubs history by beating Newtownshandrum played at Araglin.
This contest was your typical David versus Goliath affair in terms of population, Newtown has a couple of hundred houses where as Douglas has a population of 35,000. One has to bear in mind there is no other distraction ar attraction in the this tiny hamlet of North Cork. In the satellite town of Douglas, many of the lads play Gaelic football, Rugby, Soccer and a host of other sports.
It was the North Cork boys who were first to score but Mark Harrington for Douglas soon replied with three points while James Moylan who had a magnificent game at full forward found the net with a cool strike. Newtown came back with similar scores and at this stage the Douglas mentors moved Thomas Cotter to centre back and Colin Lahive to full back. Douglas went on to score a further three points before the break with a 1-6 to 1-3 scoreline.
Douglas were to squander a goal scoring chance after the break with Newtown moving up a gear, scoring a goal and two points without reply from Douglas. The Douglas mentors realising the need for changes, introduced Mark O’Callaghan while Mark Harrington took up the full forward slot. Kenny Barry gave a very workmanlike display throughout and scored the first point of the second half for Douglas on nineteen minutes. Douglas added another three points but the North Cork side came back to equalise. The tension was unbearable as both sides strove for supremacy. In the late stages Douglas were awarded a free, 65 metres out, up stepped Mark Harrington and duly split the posts with what turned out to be the wining score. The last few minutes were nerve wracking together with five minutes of injury time as Douglas held on for victory on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-7.
Whilst the players who made the scores come in for recognition, several other players also deserve to be mentioned…..Colin Lahive gave a masterful display at full back, Thomas Cotter had a battle royal with his opposite number, Seamus Crowley, Framk Tobin and Jerry O’Kane worked like Trojans. Besides those who scored up front, one has to mention young Eoin Cadogan and last but not least Mark O’Callaghan who has been on the perfery of the team for the last number of years, made a telling contribution.
There was a huge following present from Douglas and they gave the team great support. This was the first time ever that a County U16 Hurling Trophy was won by the club. Tony O’Mahony presented the cup to Mark Harrington at the conclusion of the game.
U-16B Hurling.
Douglas defeated Brian Dillons 5-8 to 3-5 ion this contest. Scores were level at the break at 1-4 each. Ryan Murphy, Andrew Hunt , Joe Lennon and Ryan Murphy worked hard to achieve this victory.

Saturday 10/11/’01
U-16 Premier Grade Football……….Douglas V Glenville (Venue TBA)
Sunday 11/11/’01
Minor Hurling League Final………..Douglas V Mayfield (Redmonds @ 11.30am)


By Donie Harris

Under 12 Hurling League Final. Douglas 4-3 Blackrock 3-4
Last weekend Douglas played Blackrock in the U-12 Hurling League Final, and what a game it turned out to be. From the throw in Douglas took the game to Blackrock. After five minutes Ian Turner had the ball in the net, Blackrock rallied but our defence stood firm. Ian had his second after good work from Seif Ulladh. Blackrock did manage to score a point after a great save from Jamie Drennan who tipped the ball over the bar, saving a certain goal. A further goal from Michael Doody and Brian O Callaghan saw Douglas lead at half time on a scoreline of 4-1 to 0-1. The second half started with Blackrock going at Douglas, they managed to score three goals. It was end to end hurling, not a game for the faint hearted. Two points ahead and Blackrock get a free in front of goal. Four minutes left and we had to go for goal. Four minutes left and we had to go for goal. He lifts and strikes but, to our delight he sends it wide. Both teams failed to score in the final three minutes and Douglas ran out winners by two points. Everybody played their part in this match.
Under 11 Football Semi Final Replay.
Saturday last saw the replay of the Douglas and St. Vincents Under 11 Football Semi-Final. Another tremendous game played. Douglas were trailing by three points with 10 minutes to go. Mark Collins had a stunning hatrick to win the game for Douglas in an exciting finish to the game.
Under 11’s Capture First Trophy.
On Monday last the final took place against Coursey rovers at Brinny. Douglas had the best performance of the season, scoring an incredible 22 points and were easy winners over a gallant Coursey team to capture their first trophy. Well done to captain, Gearoid Cullinane and all the team.
Under 14 Hurling League Semi Final.
Douglas 2-6 Mayfield 5-5
Douglas played Mayfield last weekend in this under 14 Hurling League semi final at Mayfield. Tiredness after County Football success two weeks ago seem to tell as we were very slow to settle. The bigger and more physical Mayfield team seemed to run through Douglas. We conceded four soft goals in the first half and from then on were fighting an up hill battle. We did manage to score 2-6 thanks mainly to Daniel O’Leary and Mark Lucey. In the end Mayfield ran out easy winners.
Congratulations to our Under 16 team who won the County u16 Hurling last weekend. Well done lads!!!
Douglas GAA Club Personalities.
For the next few weeks we will focus on some of the men who brought Douglas to what it is today. This week we start with Tim Dineen, yet another of those dedicated men who helped the under aged back in the 1950’s. Tim served the G.A.A. in Douglas in a variety of capacities, but it was as club treasurer he is best remembered. Tim always had a few pounds when the need arose, and on most occasions it had to be his own such was the poor financial state of the club in those early years. A trojan worker, Tim Dineen must be extremely with the success of his beloved club.


Munster Senior Cup: Avondale United 2 – 2 Tramore Athletic
Two goals from Alan Dorney (30 minutes) and Jason Hickey (80 minutes) were enough to see the seniors advance into the second round of the Munster Senior Cup. Alan Molloy scored Tramore’s goal after 65 minutes.

Jason Hickey was also on the mark for Avondale in last week’s local derby against Ringmahon Rangers. He scored both goals in a 2-2 draw in the Munster Senior League First Division encounter at Avondale Park.

SFAI U12 Cup: Two goals from Robert Barrett and top class performances by Declan Kelleher, Brian O’Sullivan and Sam O’Rourke were not enough to prevent Avondale’s exit from the National Cup. Avondale were beaten in extra time by Greenwood 4 – 2.

Other Results:
U11 League: Leeside v Avondale – match postponed
U13 League: Avondale 1 – 0 Park United
U14 SFAI Cup: Avondale v Everton – match postponed
U15 League: Avondale 3 – 6 Blarney United
U16 SFAI Cup: Castle Rovers 4 – 2 Avondale

Date for your diary:
A Race Night will be held at the Blackrock Inn on Friday, November 16th. First Race at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.


Christmas Faye P Sheehan & E Ryan 35

Turkey Fourball
D Quirke & D Clifford - 36 / P Noonan & S O' Leary 42

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By Adrian Fitzpatrick PRO
Douglas kept their winning ways going last weekend by beating a very dogged Muskerry side. Douglas started very well, coming very close with a difficult penalty in the second minute taken by Ger Glavin. The game saw the welcome return of Derry (Tyson) McCarthy who partnered Neil Patterson in the centre, with both players instrumental in attack and defence throughout the game. Douglas’ swarm defence paid dividends again as Ger Glavin intercepted a Muskerry move on halfway allowing the Douglas player a free run down the right wing to score under the post which he duly converted himself on 20 minutes.
As the quarter final of the Junior Challenge Cup is rapidly approaching all the Douglas lads were going all out to prove their worth. Defence was the key element of this game, from here on in the Douglas lead was not to be relinquished, only allowing Muskerry in for just two penalties for the rest of the game. Line out work from our ‘Trojan Horses’, Conor Tolan and Ciaran Cleary was again invaluable. Anthony Costelloe replaced Noel Swanton at half time with Stuart Armstrong coming on for Finbar Philpott late in the second half. In the end Douglas proved too strong so, keep it going for next week lads.

Training at Moneygourney on Weds @ 7.45pm and Fri @ 7.00pm.

Up coming events…….
Race night on 30th of Nov……….everyone welcome
Junior Challenge Cup , Final …..Douglas V Crosshaven on 18th Nov.


Results for last weekend 3-4 November.
Under 18’s won their match against Cobh Pirates.
Under 16’s match was postponed.
Under 14’s lost their league match against Bandon 12-5.
Under 13’s travelled to Garryowen in Limerick and won their friendly match. Best for Sundays Well was Lorcan O'Connell and KJ O'’iordan.
Under 12A’s beat Highfield in a friendly, best for Sundays Well were Jonathan Finn, Stephen Creagh and Shane O’Connor.
Under 1`2B’s also won their friendly against Highfield players to shine were Sean Gee and James Mulcahy.
Fixtures for next weekend 10-11 Nov.
Under 18’s play PBC at the Farm, kick-off @ 11.30am
Under 16’s play away to Highfield @ 11am
Under 14’s, 13’s, 12A’s, 12B’s and 11’s are training on Saturday morning at 10am-12 o’clock.
Under 8’s, 9’s, and 10’s play Crosshaven in friendly matches at Crosshaven @ 11am.


Last weekend was a big one for the Club with several key National Cup and League matches taking place. With so many teams in action there was bound to be plenty of winners and losers and this was certainly the case. The high points were undoubtedly the victories achieved by our three Under 11 sides, while on the down side our Under 13, under 15 and our Senior squad were knocked out of the National Cups.
Under 13
For the second year in succession our Under 13 side, Corinthian Boys were knocked out of the National Cup on penalties following a 2-2 draw. It certainly was rough justice on our lads as they played particularly well against a physically stronger Kilreen side. Going into the match both sides had a 100% league records so it was bound to be a close affair and so it proved.
Corinthians generally had the better of the first half playing the more constructive football but were denied a deserved lead when a penalty from David Meyler came back off the upright. The second half was typical cup tie action with the game swinging from end to end. Kilreen twice went in front but Corinthians bravely fought back with Michael O'Reilly scoring twice to take the game to extra time. There was no further scoring in extra time and so to the penalty shootout where Kilreen prevailed on a 5-4 scoreline. It was a pity that such a fine match had to be decided in a penalty shootout but having said that the Corinthians lads can hold their heads up high after a fine team performance. Hopefully they will now gain in confidence from this performance and put in a strong challenge for league honours. Best Wishes to Kilreen for the remainder of the competition.
Also in action at Under 13 level were our second string Douglas Corinthians who took on Park United in an Under 13 first division league match. Two goals by Jonathon Perrott and excellent performances by Brian Tierney and Colm Boohig were not enough to prevent Park winning the game comfortably. It was great to see Colm back in action after a long absence through injury.
Under 11
Corinthian Boys maintained their 100% league record and stayed on top of the Under 11 Premier Division after a hard fought 2-0 victory away to Ballincollig. Despite dominating for most of the game, Corinthians found it difficult to breakdown a stubborn Ballincollig defence and the vital winning goals did not arrive until the second half when regular marksman Eoin Kilcommons struck twice with two fine opportunist goals to claim the points for Corinthians. Despite the 3 points it was a disappointing performance by our lads but having said that the key to any successful league campaign is to pick up points when your not playing well and this certainly was the case on Saturday. Ger Keane, Michael Carroll and Daniel McWhinney were the pick of the Corinthians side.
Douglas Corinthians picked up their third victory of the season when they came away from Ringmahon Park on Sunday morning with a solid 2-1 victory. Conor Murphy and Stephen Murphy grabbed the vital goals for Corinthians and they had top class performers in Eoin Murphy, Eoin Corcoran and Simon Barry.
Corinthians United picked up three very useful league points with a comfortable 8-0 victory over Wilton. Rory O'Brien and Dean Kelly were both looking for the match ball afterwards as they scored fine hat-tricks. Andrew Neville, Shane Keane and Eoin Murphy who also scored twice were outstanding throughout.
Under 15
Our Under 15's also went out of the National Cup when they went down 3-1 to Midleton. Severely depleted by injuries on the day they fought well but just could not match a stronger Midleton side. Alan Eton was on the scoresheet for Corinthians and centre backs Mark O'Donovan and Alan Barry turned in “eye catching” performances.
Irish Under 18
Best of Luck to Brian Kerr, Noel O'Reilly and his Irish Under 18 squad in the European qualifier, which starts this Monday. The Irish Under 18 squad trained in Corinthians several times over the weekend and indeed it was great to see Irish Manager, Brian Kerr, take some time out from his busy schedule to give some coaching and playing tips to our Under 8's.
Under 7 Street Leagues
Starting on Saturday November 17th the Club will be holding Winter Street Leagues for the Under 7 age group that is schoolboys born in 1994 and 1995. The leagues will take place on the Clubs all-weather pitch on Saturday mornings between 12.15pm and 1.30pm. Names will be taken once again for the leagues at next Saturday mornings coaching session.


Farmers Cross, Cork.
Left turn, directly opposite Cork Airport entrance.
AGE 6 - 12 YEARS: 4 - 5P.M. / AGE 12 - 16 YEARS: 5 - 6P.M.


Christmas FayreMon29Oct A. Mulcahy & B O'Driscoll - 1st
M. Madden & S. Wanglin - 2nd
Tues30Oct am C. Halligan & N. Staunton - 1st
C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 2nd
Tues30Oct(amNovice) M. Crowley & B. Dullea - 1st
Tues30Oct(pmYellow) P. McAuliffe & M. Cronin - 1st
P. White & F. Russell - 2nd
Tues30Oct(pmGreen) M. Holland & A. Wolfe - 1st
N. Fox & D. O'Rourke - 2nd
Wed31Oct(amNovice) H. Plant & S. Power - 1st
Wed31Oct am M. Foy & A. Mulcahy - 1st
J. Cleary & V. Brennan - 2nd
Wed31Oct(pm Novice) F. Burns & J. Horgan - 1st
Wed31Oct pm J. Cahill & L. Scott - 1st
A. Auchincloss & G. Flynn - 2nd
Thur 1Nov (Mitchel) N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 1st
M. Sheehan & J O'Sullivan - 2nd
Thur 1Nov (Howell) C. Rothwell & T. Kerr - 1st
N. & E Lehane - 2nd
Fri 2 Nov C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 1st


Seniors and both Junior sides unbeaten; the Premier team prevailed in the "Local Derby" Cup clash, while the Youths and Under 17s bow out of their respective cups.

The Seniors travelled to Leeds on Sunday morning for a very difficult league tie. Following a terrific match, honours were shared in a scoreless draw. However, behind this scoreline, the story of the game is much more exciting. In truth the 'Hall can thank Gerry McGreevey for a splendid save following a contentious penalty award against the 'Hall. Throughout the match, both sides threw everything at the other, but no-one made the vital breakthrough. The 'Hall defence, marshalled by young Aidan Cotter kept a tight rein on the Leeds forwards. At the other end, we had a couple of half chances, with Derrick Bowen particularly unlucky to find only the side netting following a good move downfield. All in all, a share of the points was a fair result.
The MSL Juniors gave their season a jump start last weekend, securing a 1-1 draw against Wembley in the league. This is their first point of the year, and we will all be hoping that they can move on from here and make an impression in the league. The scorer was Shane Howard and a draw was the least the side deserved from this match.
The AUL Juniors served further notice of their intentions in the league, with a convincing 4-2 win over Dunbar Celtic. Rory O'Sullivan, enjoying a great run of form at the moment, scored his second hat-trick in successive weeks. Brenadan Crown scored the fourth goal. They are in good form, facing into a difficult Munster Junior Cup tie next weekend against Crescent Athletic.
The Youths relinquished one of the trophies which was won last season when they were defeated 1-0 in the Semi Final of the League Cup away to Grattan Utd. They had good possession for long spells of this match and created enough chances to win the game. However, they failed to convert possession into scores and paid the penalty when Grattan scored with 10 minutes to go.
The Under 17's, deprived of a number of players through work commitments, found Rockmount too hot to handle in the FAI Cup. Rockmount were convincing 3-0 winners, in a game where the 'Hall simply could not find a way through the Rockmount defence.
In the Under 15 Evans cup, the 'Hall's two teams met on Saturday morning. For the first time since 1985, two 'Hall teams were paired in a cup competition. The Premier outfit justified overwhelming favouritism with a 5-0 win. However, the less experience Athletic, the Division 1 side, were very gallant in defeat, continuing to battle right to the final whistle.
The scorers were Kevin Mulcahy, Wesley O'Connell, Jamie Lewis, David Hackett and Robert Rose.

The Under 13 Goodson Cup match against Rockmount was abandoned close to the finish because of a serious leg injury sustained by Shane Duncan. We all wish Shane a timely recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the future.
Finally, the Cork AUL Youths are in action at the weekend, playing Waterford in the Inter League competition. A number of our players have been involved in trials - Robert Heffernan, Keith and Damien O'Callaghan, Cormac O'Grady and Declan O'Connell. At the time of writing, the panel for the fixture has not been announced, but the best of luck to any of the 'Hall players who make the final cut.

Senior League: Home v. Mayfield Utd., 10.45
MSL Junior League: Home v. Mayfield Utd., 2.30
AUL Junior Munster Junior Cup: Away v. Crescent Ath., 10.45
Under 16 Barry Cup Away v. Cobh Ramblers, 2.00

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