29th November, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington

Douglas Triumph To Take First Ever Premier Minor Title
Douglas and Bishopstown met last weekend in the Minor Football League decider. It was Bishopstown who took the initiative, scoring a goal and a point without reply in the first ten minutes, their midfield and forwards on top form. The Douglas mentors countered this by moving Fergal O’Sullivan to midfield the result meant better distribution of the ball to the two man Douglas full forward line. Mark Harrington led his direct opponent a merry dance and in the process scored two fine points while Barry Hanrahan and David O’Connor were very commanding. Connor Alcock worked very hard in his quarter of the pitch. Douglas managed to keep their opponents scoreless for the remainder of the half while adding two more points to their own tally to leave the sides level, 1-1 to 0-4 at the break.
The second half was a ding dong battle as both sides strove for victory. Bishopstown took the lead twice only to be hauled back by a determined Douglas outfit as both side were guilty of giving away possesion. David Dorney’s handling in the goal was outstanding. Douglas finally took the lead with ten minutes remaining when Fergal O’Sullivan kicked a magnificent free from an awkward angle near the sideline. Bishopstown continued to attack but a well marshalled defence in which Frank Tobin played the role of sweeper tremendously well, held tight. Paddy White scored the insurance point sending Douglas to victory on a scoreline of 0-8 to 1-3. Barry Hanrahan was presented with the cup by Niall Keane, Chairman of the City Division, after the game.
This victory is very important and argues well for the future considering the ages of this young team range between sixteen and eighteen. Douglas now go on to contest the County Final.
Congratulations to the U-14’s who completed the Grand Slam of football titles by adding the League title to the Championship and County title.
The U-16 Football Final will go ahead next weekend against Ballincollig……no venue or time as yet.

Minor Hurling County League.
Douglas V Barrynoe > Sunday @ 2.30pm in Douglas.


By Donie Harris.

Douglas Do The Treble. Douglas 2-10 Mayfield 1-9
Douglas met Mayfield in the Under 14 league final last weekend. Mayfield were first to settle scoring a point but Douglas were soon to equalise through Philip Holland. Both teams played well but it was Douglas who got the vital scores. A great goal by David Kilcummins just before half time saw Douglas lead at the break by 1-3 to 0-4. In the second half it was Mayfield who took the game to Douglas, scoring a goal to Douglas’ point, levelling the score. From the resulting kick out, the ball broke to Philip Holland in midfield who soloed up the field before passing to Ronan O’Murchú who blasted the ball to the back of the net. Points from Gavin Griffin and Stephen Moylan saw Douglas lift the trophy. This was a great team performance, doing themselves proud by winning all three competitions in the Under 14 Grade…..Championship, League and County Titles.
We would like to wish Daniel O’Leary who was injured in a recent game, a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back soon.

Under 15 Football.
Douglas Qualify for Under 15 Final. Douglas 1-8 Barrs 0-5
The match against the Barrs was always going to be a tough game with the usual rivalry between the teams. From Under 13 on up these two teams always had a good battle on the pitch. D. O’Sullivan in goal, kept the Douglas backline on their toes and when the Barrs pressed hard, he saved a penalty. Jonathan Lane and Colm O’Sullivan were playing extremely well while up front the Douglas forwards were doing the business, scoring some excellent points. Fionn O’Brien and Stephen Bermingham on top form on the forward line. We wish them all the best in the final.

To our Minor footballers who won the Football League last weekend and best of luck in the County Premier Final this weekend.

Club Personality.
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is one of the hardest working club members on behalf of the Under Age Section. Eddie is currently Club Development Officer and doing a tremendous job. He has brought the school team from no where to win numerous Scaith na Scoile Trophies and the knock on effect is now proving a great success on the club front. Eddie is now also secretary of the adult section of the club but, I think his heart is really with the under age section.


By Adrian Fitzpatrick P.R.O.

It was back to the all important business of the league last weekend for both Douglas teams. In the morning game Douglas lined out against Cork Con. The Douglas pack saw newcomer, Martin Brennan line out for his first game in number of years and performed very well on the day. Pat Holland made a welcome return at wing forward joined by Paudie Kelleher and Ian Vaughan. This was always going to be a tough game eventhough the forwards were well and truly a good match for the Con pack. Unfortunately errors in the backs allowed the opposition come through on a number of occasions during the game to score a couple of tries. Despite another cameo appearance by Donal Delaney and veteran leader Bob Costigan their great efforts didn’t make the desired impact. So lads for the next game we all hope that things will be brighter (i.e. at least appear to be TACKLING anyway lads!!!!).

In our Junior1 game it was Kanturks turn to visit our home ground at Moneygourney. This game couldn’t be classified as a spectacle of high scoring even though we drew, knowing that we should have put the game to bed early in the first half. Willie Lehane was to score the only penalty score on the day in the 18th minute of the second half. Neil Patterson made some good decisions partnered by the versatile, Noel Swanton while Jon “Valley Boy” Baker made several try saving tackles helped by Dave Callaghan. A special mention for Martin Pinfield ( who was bitterly complaining that he hasn’t been mentioned lately) who came on for the dogged Jonathan Payne. Scrum Half, Colin Corkery was passing well again while under pressure as the game went from end to end with neither team able to break down the others defence. Lots of tackles put in by Ciarán Cleary, Connor Tolan and Terry ‘The Giant’ McCarthy kept them busy for the whole game while Derry McCarthy caught some great balls and gained valuable ground several times throughout the game. Anthony Gilbert has promised myself personally that he will play better next Sunday after his vision is sorted out this week.

So lads a better performance will be desired by all next week !
Training @ Moneygourney Next Weds @ 7.45pm & Fri @ 7.00pm…….BE THERE!
Don’t forget…Race Night on this Friday Night at St. Columbas Hall @ 9pm. Sharp!


Results for last weekend.
Under 18’s won their league match against Fermoy 58-11. Best for Sundays Well were Eamonn Murphy and William McCarthy.
Under 16’s won their league match against Mallow 22-0. Try scorers on the day were, Brian Hickey, Peter O'’ahony, Darren Twomey and John Lee.
Under 13’s won their match against PBC.
Under 12’s won their game against Crosshaven.
Under 8/9/10/11’s won and lost a series of friendlies against Clonakilty on Saturday morning. All teams represented themselves well and a good morning rugby was had by all.

Fixtures for this weekend…..
Under 18’s play Kanturk away in a league tie on Saturday 2/12/’01 kick-off 11am.
Under 16’s play Fermoy at the Farm kick-off 11.30am.
Under 14’s are training on Sat morning 2/12/’01
Under 13/12A and 12B’s are training this Saturday between 10am and 12pm.
Under 8/9/10/11’s are all training on Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm.


Seniors Retain Munster Title
Nemo retained the Munster Club Football title against Tipperary champions Fethard in Fermoy last Sunday.
Nemo got off to a great start scoring a goal and a point within the first six minutes, the goal coming from corner-forward Alan Cronin. Fethard, playing with the breeze, responded well and shot over three unanswered points to leave the scores 1-1 to 0-3 after ten minutes. Colin Corkery scored his second point after thirteen minutes increasing Nemo’s lead to two points. Both sides swapped points leaving the scores 1-4 to 0-5 after twenty-five minutes. Two more points were added by the Capwell side before the break, one each from Dylan Mehigan and Joe Kavanagh. The score at halftime read 1-6 to 0-5. Fethard were first off the mark in the second half with an early point. Then Joe Kavanagh and Colin Corkery picked off points to help Nemo to a 1-9 to 0-6 lead with fifteen minutes remaining. Fethard pressed forward and four points from their attack left only a goal between the teams as the match entered the final few minutes. A fisted point from Joe Kavanagh wrapped it up for the Cork champions and Nemo went on to win 1-11 to 0-10. Best for Nemo were Joe Kavanagh, Kevin Cahill, Gary Murphy, Colin Corkery, Mick Daly, Alan Cronin and Maurice McCarthy. Nemo now progress to the All-Ireland semifinal where they play Mayo and Connacht champions Charlestown.
U-11 Football Blitz Semifinal:
Nemo played St. Vincent’s in the semifinal of the U-11 blitz last Saturday. We played well in the first half and with our two midfielders as well as our halfbacks on top we went in at the break 2-4 to 0-2. In the second half Vincent’s came back into the game and with three minutes to go we only led by a point. Vincent’s then got a goal and went on to win 2-7 to 2-5. Best for Nemo were Paul Cahill in goal, Brian O’Hara, Glen Creedon, Michael O’Keeffe and Ronan Barry.
The U-15s defeated St. Vincent’s in the semifinal of the football league last Saturday. All the team played
Fixture: Sun 2nd Dec Minor Premier Football County Final V O’Donovan Rossa Clonakilty.


There was great disappointment for the Corinthians Senior Team last Sunday when they were beaten 4-0 by Greystones in the replay of their first round FAI Senior Cup clash. The sides had drawn 0-0 in Cork the previous week and hopes were high that the vastly experienced Corinthians side would come out on top on Sunday. However it was not to be and three goals in a seven minute spell early in the second half did the damage.
Manager, Fergus McDaid and his players will now have to turn their attention to the defence of their Munster Senior League Title and even though bitterly disappointed by the weekends result, they can take great consolation from the fact that last season following a similar disappointment, they put together a long unbeaten run and finished the season as Munster Senior League Champions.
Schoolboy Section
It was a mixed weekend on the Schoolboy front with Corinthian Boys Under 12 and Under 14 teams maintaining their unbeaten records, while our Under 16 side picked up three useful league points when they defeated Avondale 4-2. However there was disappointment for Douglas Corinthians Under 14's and Corinthians United Under 12's who were knocked out of the local cup.
Under 12
Corinthian Boys progressed to the third round of the local cup with a comfortable 4-0 away victory over Mayfield United. Jamie Drennan with a fine hat-trick and Conor O'Reilly were on the scoresheet for Corinthians. Stephen Good, Theo Cullinane and Ian Turner turning in top class performances.
Our second Under 12 side, Corinthians United found Rockmount too hot to handle in an Under 12 Premier League clash going down by four goals to nil. Rockmount were just too strong for our lads who nevertheless gave it their best shot. Brennan Knight, Colm O'Driscoll and Stephen Murphy played well for Corinthians.
Under 14
Corinthian Boys moved smoothly through to the fourth round of the National Cup with a very comfortable victory over Castlebridge Celtic. Castlebridge battled bravely throughout against their more experienced opponents and were not helped by the loss of their goalkeeper through injury after 20 minutes. Stephen Moylan, Gary Coughlan, Ian Nolan, Ricky Kenny, Eoghan Hearne, Keith Donalan, Graham Cummins and Shane Horgan were all on the scoresheet for Corinthians while Alan Barry, Eoin Cotter and Thomas O'Connor played well.
Life was not so good for our second Under 14 team Douglas Corinthians who went out of the local cup when they went down 5-0 to higher ranked Kilreen Celtic. It was tough going for our lads who despite a brave first half performance just could not match their very skilful opponents. Richard Walsh, Frank Carley and Ronan O'Murachu did well for Corinthians on the day.
Under 16
Despite falling behind early in the first half our Under 16's recovered well and playing their best football of the season they deservedly took the spoils against Avondale winning 4-2. Seamus Clinch, John Carroll, Richard Arnup and Mark Maher were on the scoresheet for Corinthians, while Neil Burke, Gary Drennan and Peter Moreland turned in fine performances.
Street Leagues
Last Saturday saw the start of this years Winter Street Leagues for the Under Seven age group. This year the league which features eight teams will run until early February with games taking place on the Clubs all-weather pitch. Everyone seemed to enjoy the first series of matches last Saturday, certainly at this level winning and losing is not important just simply taking part and having some fun. Full details of the teams taking part, league results and league tables can be found on the Clubs Website at www.collegecorinthians.com

UK Trip
Next year the Club will once again take two teams to Liverpool over the Easter period for an International Soccer Tournament. Douglas Corinthians one of our two Under 12 Premier teams and Corinthian Boys currently top of the Under 11 Premier Division will travel to Liverpool for what promises to be a trip of a lifetime. Besides the soccer tournament, which includes teams from all over the UK and Ireland the touring party will also take in the English Premier League Clash between Everton and Bolton. The Schoolboy section is currently putting in place an Organising and Fundraising Committee which will undoubtedly be looking for the support of all our parents and Club Members in the coming weeks as they put in place their plans for the trip.


Last weekend was not our most successful, although the Youths and Under 16s did bring some cheer to the club. The Seniors suffered a bad defeat, while the AUL Juniors experienced mixed fortunes in their two league fixtures.
The Seniors travelled to Everton Park for the Munster Senior Cup tie against Everton, and returned chastened, following a 4-1 hiding. They never got going at all and always played second fiddle to an Everton side bent on revenge following our opening day victory in the league. Everton deservedly led 3-0 at the break and the 'Hall never really threatened a comeback. Brian McSweeney netted the 'Hall's goal late in the game. A significant improvement will be required for next Sunday's Intermediate Cup tie against Rockmount in Whitechurch. The 'Hall are really going into the lions' den for this fixture, Rockmount have a very impressive pedigree in the Intermediate Cup and will be strongly fancied to progress. However, on their day, the 'Hall have proved to be a match for anyone and will travel not without strong hopes and ambitions to advance.
The AUL Juniors had two league matches in three days. They travelled to the Mardyke on last Thursday night to play the UCC side who had beaten them at home the previous Sunday. Revelling in the floodlit surroundings, the 'Hall were very good value for their 1-0 win. Rory O'Sullivan, who has built up an impressive goal tally so far this season was the 'Hall scorer,
while David Long was very sound in goals. On Saturday, however, they came unstuck, going down 3-1 against Killeady Celtic. This defeat was a severe dent in their league ambitions. The 'Hall scorer was O'Sullivan, again, who now has 15 goals for the season to date.
The Youths had a difficult away league fixture against Kilreen Celtic and battled hard for a 1-1 draw. They were missing a number of regulars, but the players who deputised were splendid performers on the day. The scorer was Robert Heffernan, who converted a Stephen Barry cross to cancel out Kilreen's opener.
The Under 16's had a cracking Local Cup match against Ballincollig. The match swung in both directions at different times, with a draw a fair result after Extra Time. The 'Hall scorers were regular marksmen Christy O'Shea and Stephen Barry.
Saturday, 1st December
MSL Junior League: Home v. Wilton Utd., 2.15
AUL Junior League: Home v. Strand Utd., 2.00
Under 17 League: Away v. Lakewood Athletic, 2.00
Under 15 D1 League: Home v. Blarney Utd., 11.00
Under 13 Troy Cup: Home v. Maymount Celtic, 11.00
Sunday, 2nd December
FAI Intermediate Cup: Away v. Rockmount, 10.45
Youths League: Home v. Everton, 2.00
Under 15 Evans Cup: Home v. Lakewood Athletic, 2.00
Under 11 League: Home v. Douglas Corinthians, 11.00


Douglas Hall 3-2 Wilton
Title favourites Wilton were brought down to earth with a bang on Sunday when they travelled to Douglas Hall.
Douglas showed a lot of character and work hard for this win. Gemma Crowley pulled off some magnificent saves and Linda Horgan was rock solid in defence. She was helped in no small way by Mary Barrett, Kate Delaney and Jackie Horgan. Loise Martin played out of her skin on the right with great attacking and defensive play. She Played her part in the first two goals, which were superbly finished by Cynthia. But twice Douglas were pegged back. However they kept plugging away at Wilton and with five minutes to go Cynthia played a one two with Caroline Hawkes on the edge of the box and then placed the ball in the corner of the net too claim her hat trick and secure a memorable win.


"Douglas GAA and Ballincollig GAA Qualify for National Fours Final"
National Fours Championship (Golden Charter)(Cork Zone) Section One: Quarter-finals: Mitchelstown (J Caplice) beat Cathedral Parish (J Twohig), Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagan) beat Clare (P Deegan), Wilton (H Burrows) beat St Anthony's (J Curran) and Ballincollig Community (D Twohig) beat Iona (N Mc Carthy) Semi-finals: Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagan) beat Mitchelstown (J Caplice)(5/5X9E) and Wilton (H Burrows) beat Ballincollig Community School (D Twohig)(7/7x9E)
Section Final: Ballincollig GAA (P J Hagan, G O' Donoghue, E Mc Gurry & E Linehan) beat Wilton (H Burrows, P Mc Carthy, K Gilmore & K McCarthy)(7/7X9E)
Section Two Quarter -finals: Douglas Community (J Lynch) beat St Vincent's (G Keane), Douglas GAA (B Kenneally) beat St Vincent's (D Foley), Wilton (D O' Leary) beat N Mc Grath (Crosshaven) and Ballincollig GAA (E Fitton) beat Douglas Community School (T Mc Carthy) Semi-finals: Douglas GAA (B Kenneally) beat Douglas Community School (J Lynch) and Ballincollig Community (E Fitton) beat Wilton (D O' Leary)(7/7X9E)
Section Final: Douglas GAA (B Kenneally, M O' Brien, A Delea & M Corbett) beat Ballincollig GAA (E Fitton, F Thompson, J O' Connell & L Keating)(6/6X9E)

Douglas GAA and Ballincollig GAA will meet in the Cork Zone Final on Sunday 27th January 2002 in St Anthony's Hall
Fixtures: National Championships: Ladies Singles on Friday 30th November and Section Winners / play-offs on Saturday 1st December Christmas Bowls Tournament organised by Cork Zone Committee (I I B A) in St Anthony's Hall. Ballinlough, on Sunday 2nd December


Douglas 4-0 Eire óg 2-0
The game was played in perfect conditions.Support was plentiful and the girls gave a wonderful display of Camogie and as usual all gave their all in the first half.Yet they came out in the second half and had moved up a gear deservedly they came out the winners .It is becoming increasingly difficult to pick out the best players but Valerie Downey was excellent Fiona O Donovan cleared great ball Louise O Regan kept popping up all over the field.Ciara Kennefick worked tremendously in the forward line and Niamh O Donovan again pulled off some wonderful saves . Our scorers were Laura Walsh,Michelle ODonovan,Deirdre Murphy and Louise O Regan.Semi-final to be played next Sunday December 2nd watch notice board for time and venue.
Under 11
The under 11 indoor Christmas league continued last Saturday with Cork v Tipp and Clare v Waterford.
In the first game Cork overcame the challenge of Tipp in a very close game .Best for Cork were Valerie Olden,Deirdre Cotter and Máire O'Mahony best for Tipp were Aideen Fitton,Una Dunphy and Louise Jordan.The second game between Clare v Waterford was also a very close with Clare emerging victorious.Best for Clare were Cieanna O'Driscoll,Aileen O'Donovan and Emma Jordan while Clodagh Barry ,Moira O'Donovan ,Emma Colgan stared for Waterford .Games continue next Saturday with Cork v Clare and Tipp v Waterford.

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