13th December, 2001
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington

Never Say Die Attitude Helps Douglas Win County Title.
Douglas and Ballincollig faced each other in the Premier Grade U-16 County Final. These sides have met several times over the years where only the kick of a ball seperated the teams.
In the early stages it was Douglas who dominated play but failed to convert their advantage into scores. Mid way through the first half the sides were level on three points each with Ballincollig taking the initiative, forcing Douglas to struggle and leading at the break by a point.
From the restart, Ballincollig continued where they left off, scoring 1-3 in the first four minutes without reply. Douglas looked to be out of this encounter and as a mentor it was looking like game set and match for Ballincollig. But the Douglas lads had different ideas, picking off a series of well taken points to claw their way back into contention. Paddy White was to hit the crossbar but this didn’t dishearten the Douglas lads who kept plugging away while the defence grew in confidence. Eoin Cadogan won some vital balls as Frank Tobin proved too much of a handful for his marker. Kevin Mulcahy made some vital runs while Mark Harrington caused havoc for the Ballincollig defence. Level with five minutes remaining, Ballincollig were to score two points and it looked over but again Douglas refused to concede as Mark Harrington slotted two over the bar to level things once again. Then up stepped Kevin Mulcahy to give Douglas the lead and an unbelievable win on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-10.
This was a text book game of Heart, NOT giving up (a shame it wasn’t captured on film for all to see at the club as an example to all teams both young and old) and self belief. As a mentor I have been involved in many successes but this one ranks as one of the greatest. A tinge of sympathy must be felt for Ballincollig who gave their all and in defeat were most sporting both on the field and on the line.
This win has also created a bit of history for other reasons in that when in 1982 when Douglas last won this trophy Tom O’Sullivan was a selector and his grandson, David Dorney is the steadfast goal keeper this tome around. David O’Regan, left corner forward in the recent success also had an uncle on the ’82 team.
Since 1997 the success of the club has seen nothing short of continuity and reads as follows 9, A Grade County Titles from 12 yrs to 16 yrs, 1, B Grade Title, 7, A Grade City Championships as well as a City Minor A League for the first time in the clubs history while at adult level the hurlers and footballers have won two county titles. It is important to document these successes while at the same time the club cannot sit on its laurels but as it is the end of season it is nice to look back at the seasons high points and take pride in what has been achieved.


By Donie Harris
Douglas Capture Under 12 Title.
Douglas won their first Under 12 City League Final last weekend by defeating Carrigaline by a single point. They produced a display of intelligent football in a thrilling game played by two very good teams. Both sides were very slow to settle but it was Douglas who scored a goal after ten minutes from the boot of James O’Sullivan. Our back line was playing very well with Stephen O’Connor at half back giving nothing away. Carrigaline tried to take the game to Douglas but our centre field pairing Theo Cullane and Gavin Dempsey were making sure that our forwards were getting plenty of ball. Seif Ulladh had our first point which Carrigaline soon tallied. Connor Lucey put Douglas further ahead with a fine point to leave the scores 1-02 to 0-2 at half time. The second half got off to a slow start with Douglas squandering a lot of chances. Carrigaline were really up for this game in the second half but Douglas were having nothing of it. Carrigaline did manage to score two points to leave a point in it with five minutes to go. It was anyone’s game at this stage as tensions were rising between the supporters on both sides. But it was Douglas who came out on top with a one point victory over a gallant Carrigaline team. I mentioned a few players but to be fair it was overall a great team performance. Well done to Kevin, Tim, Colm, Tim Hickey and Maurice.

Under 11 City League Final.
Next Saturday December 8th is a big day for our Under 11 Footballers. They play St. Vincents in the City Final at Bishopstown at 12.30pm. Having already defeated Mayfield, Nemo and St. Michaels en route to the final. Hopes are high that they will end the season in victory, all supported will be greatly appreciated.

Club Personality -Jack Mac Sweeney.
Like Joe O’Reilly, Jack is another who gave valuable service to the under age section of the club in the early years. Jack has served the club as Club Chairman, vice chairman and hon. Treasurer and was a selector of the junior hurling team of 1966, who won the championship. A gifted man with his hands, “Sweeney” did trojan for the club in Douglas over many years.

Congratulations to the Under 16 Footballers who won the Premier County Final last weekend by defeating Ballincollig in a thriller. Well done to all.

Under 11 Football Final. Under 15 Football Championship.
Douglas v Bishopstown Douglas v Ballincollig (Home)
Saturday 8/12/’01 @ 12.30 pm Saturday 8/12/’01 @ 2.30pm.
at Bishopstown.


Results for last weekend 1/12/’01
Under 18’s travelled to Kanturk for their league tie. 60 to 5 was the result for Sundays Well.
Under 16’s match against Fermoy was postponed while the Under 13’s travelled to play Rockwell and scored a draw.

Fixtures for next weekend 8/12/’01
Under 18’s play Muskerry at the Farm in a league game. Kick Off 11.30am.
Under 16’s are away to Dolphin in a friendly on Saturday morning, Kick off 11.45.
Under 12A/12B/13’s and 14’s are all training on Saturday morning 10am to 12pm.
Under 8’s/9’s/10’s and 11’s play Cork Con at Temple Hill in a series of friendly matches, kick off 11a.m.


By Adrian Fitzpatrick P.R.O.

Just a little note of thanks this week to all our sponsors and those people who made the Race Night a very enjoyable night.
Now back to our big Kelly Cup game against Kanturk last Sunday. Another magnificent day giving rise to a great game overall. The Douglas Junior 2 side suffered (to say the least) a few defeats in the previous weeks but as you all know, Cup games can be different. The front row with Martin Pinfield, Sean O’Boyle and Jonathan Payne were leading the way while man of the match, Craig Fehilly was on fire again this week. Our backs this week, led by Ray Purcell had a massive game helped along by the “Quiet Man”, Leon”Lap” Rowley. Cian O’Brien and Nathan were very solid on both wings, overall a huge improvement so lets keep it going for another while.

Training @ Moneygourney > Weds @ 7.45pm and Fri @ 7pm.

Anyone interested in playing rugby or otherwise getting involved with Douglas R.F.C. should contact Joe Whelan on 086-8232580.


U11: Avondale Utd 6 – 1 Leeds
Avondale had a comfortable win over Leeds with goals from Edward Noonan (2), Stephen McCarthy, Pat McCarthy, Kevin Harte and Barry Sheehan and a very solid display from goalkeeper Ian Ring.
U14: Rockmount 2 – 3 Avondale Utd.
Rockmount were in front 2 – 1 at half time. But Avondale put in a tremendous second half display to overturn the deficit and run out deserved 3 – 2 winners. The goal scorers were Dominic McHale (2) and Eoin O’Brien. Best for Avondale were goalkeeper Emmett O’Neill, Jason Mahon in defence and Kevin Murphy in midfield.
FAI Youth Cup: Avondale Utd. 3 – 1 Leeds
Avondale advanced to a 4th round meeting with Cork City in the FAI Youth Cup thanks to a 3 – 1 victory over Leeds. The scorers for Avondale were Keith Mullins, Ronan Byrnes and Gary O’Donovan. Mark Nolan was on target for Leeds.
Juniors: Avondale Utd. 1 – 1 Bandon
Avondale shared the points with Bandon as Stephen O’Sullivan cancelled out John O’Regan’s penalty for Bandon.
Munster Senior Cup: Temple Utd. 3 – 1 Avondale Utd.
A stronger finishing Temple side ended Avondale’s involvement in this season’s Munster Senior Cup. Trailing 1- 0 at half time, Niall Reddy’s goal brought Avondale back into the game early in the second half. However, Temple knocked in two goals late in the game to advance.
Sat. Dec 8
U12 Cup – Home V Bandon at 2:15 p.m.
U14 League – Away V Lakewood Athletic 10:45 a.m.
Junior League – Away V St. Mary’s 2:15 p.m.
Youths League – Home V Rockmount 2:15 p.m.
Sun. Dec 9
U16 League – Home V Richmond FC 11:00 a.m.
Senior League: Home V Fermoy 10:45 a.m.


The annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday 15th Dec at Fern Hill Golf Club. All members and guests are welcome. The evening starts at 8pm, with a 4-course meal followed by music and dance. Last years party was a great success (Wilton with his trousers rolled up doing a Morris dance was particularly memorable) so please add your name to the list on the notice board if you wish to attend.
The Cork County team travelled to the University of Limerick last weekend for the Butterfield cup and won for the second year running. Well done Cork. Playing from CBC were Shane Thompson, Laura Thompson, Graham Tierney, Declan Brown, Karen Cinnamond, Mairead Ni Bheara and Tony O'Sullivan.
Laura Thompson, Tony O'Sullivan and Caroline Hayes travelled to Whitehall Rd, Dublin for the All Ireland U17 Championships. Laura reached the doubles and mixed finals, Tony was runner up in the doubles finals and Caroline reached the doubles semi-finals.
In the league and cup matches, Div 1 met Melbourne away and lost 3-2. The team: David Thompson, Adrian Furey, Graham Tierney, Karen Cinnamond, Mairead Ni Bheara.
Div 3 ladies beat Garyduff at home 4-0 in a close match. The team: Idoia Murphy, Laura Kilkenny, Judy Barrett, Geraldine O'Donovan.
I was very upset to hear that there would be no Div 3 Men's team for me to write about this season, but I shall be keeping a close eye on the Div 3 Mixed team. They were beaten by Clonakilty 4-3 away, beat Bandon at home 5-2 and beat Blackrock by 1 set at home in the cup. The team: Billy Cantwell, Tony O'Loughlin, Kah Leong, Ron Thompson (hi Ron), Idoia Murphy, Laura Kilkenny, Judy Barrett, Joe Fitzgerald.
Div 4 Mixed beat Riverstown 4-2 away in the Cup and is now into the semi-final. The team: Kah Leong, Joe Angelini, Wilton Flynn, Ann Angelini, Liz McLaren, Geraldine O'Donovan.
Div 5 mixed beat Pfizers and Centenary in the league and also beat UCC in the Cup. The team: Paul Harrington, Dermot Lucey, Gerry Hennessy, Phil McCarthy, Bernadette Barry, Bernie Hayes.
Div 6 Mixed lost to Garyduff and CIT in the league. The team: Liam Buckley, Neil Perkiss, Liam Clinton, Padraig Moran, Heather Hegarty, Tina O'Sullivan, Mairead Heart, Ursula Norris, Deirdre O'Donovan
Div 6 Men's team beat Blackrock and lost to Mitchelstown at home. The team: Neill Perkiss, Arjan Toebes, John Doran, Mark Rhys-Davies, Padraig Moran, Liam Buckley.
Novice Ladies beat Riverstown at home on points and Pfizers Away 4-0. The team: Ann Toebes, Judy Perkiss, Josephine Hickey, Ann Doran, Miriam Walsh, Denise Phelan.
New members are still very welcome to the club. Contact Kah on 021 4362139 or call in on club night - Wed 8-11pm.


Last weekend brought a share of mixed results, with particular disappointment at the Seniors exit from the Intermediate Cup. The MSL Juniors built on recent good results, while the Under 15's, 13's and 11's recorded victories.
The Seniors travelled with hopes high, to take on Rockmount in Whitechurch in the FAI Intermediate Cup. Honours were even in the first half, with the 'Hall competing very well with Rockmount throughout the pitch. The second half saw the Douglas defence put under even more pressure with Rockmount driving forward at every opportunity. The 'Hall defence coped well with all Rockmount could throw at them, with staunch defending from Alan Bateman and Dave Keating in particular. Midway through the half, Rockmount made the vital break through following a swift counter attack. The 'Hall threw caution to the wind and paid the penalty, when Rockmount scored a second goal with virtually the last kick of the game. The 'Hall must now pick themselves up for a really important league fixture next Sunday away to Temple Utd.
The MSL Juniors, playing with a good deal more confidence at the moment recorded a good 2-1 win in the league against Wilton Utd. The scorer of both 'Hall goals was Stuart Howard and this drove the 'Hall to a well deserved three points. The Under 17s travelled to Lakewood Athletic and were pegged back very late on for a 4-4 draw. Leading 4-3 with time almost up, a poor defensive goal led to the Lakewood equaliser. The 'Hall scorers in a ding dong match were Gavin Draper, with a super hat-trick and Niall Crowley.
The Under 15 Premier side were put to the pin of their collars to advance
3-2 against Lakewood Athletic in the Evans Cup. The scorers were Ian Shortland, David Hackett and David O'Connell (penalty). This was a difficult tie for the 'Hall, but even so, an improvement in this form will be needed for further progress in the Cup. The Under 15 Division 1 side suffered a very disappointing 3-2 defeat against Blarney Utd. in the league. Following a great opening, the 'Hall led 2-0, but conceded three bad goals to go down. The scorers were Conor Stanley and David Fitzgerald, who struck a gem from 25 yards.
The under 13's showed great resilience and battling qualities when they advanced in the Troy Cup with a 1-0 win over Maymount Celtic. The scorer was Eoin O'Leary, while John Harris kept a fine goal for a clean sheet.
The Under 11's fulfilled the promise they showed in their previous couple of matches, recording their first ever victory. The league match was against Douglas Corinthians and the 'Hall emerged with a deserved 3-2 win. The scores were Thomas Dynan (2) and Richard Martin. Congratulations to
all concerned on breaking their "duck"!
Sunday, 9th December
Senior League: Away v. Temple Utd., 10.45
MSL Junior League: Away v. Bandon, 2.00
FAI Youths Cup: Home v. Casement Celtic, 2.00
Under 16 League: Home v. Leeds, 11.00


Betty Kenneally and Carmel Bushe Qualify for Ladies Singles Final"
Ladies Singles Championship (Golden Charter)(Cork Zone)
Section One Final: B Kenneally (Douglas GAA) beat S O'Leary (Ballincillig GAA)
Section Two Final: C Bushe (Crosshaven) beat B Cremin (Grange Frankfield)
Section Three Final: E Fitton (Ballincollig Community) beat K Mullen
(Glounthaune) Section Winners Play-off: C Bushe (Crosshaven) received a
bye and Betty Kenneally (Douglas GAA) beat Elizabeth Fitton (Ballincollig
Community) Carmel Bushe and Betty Kenneally will meet in the final on
Sunday 27th January

"Sylvan and ICICYMA Qualify for Ladies Pairs Final"
Ladies Pairs Championship (Golden Charter)(Cork Zone): Section One Final:
Sylvan (H Payne & A Hession) beat Wilton (Mgt Moynihan & C O'Sullivan)
Section Two Final: ICICYMA (A Butler & F Kiddle) beat Ballincollig GAA (S
O'Leary & E Mc Gurry) ICICYMA & Sylvan will meet in the Championship final
on 27th January

" Paul Deegan to meet Danny Twohig in National Singles Final"
National Singles Championship(Golden Charter)(Cork Zone): Section Winners
(1/5) Play-offs: P Barry, F Corkery & P Deegan Received Byes: Danny
Twohig (Ballincollig Community Sch) beat Oliver Deegan (Clare)
Semi-finals: D Twohig (Ballincollig Community School) beat Paddy Barry
(ICICYMA) and Paul Deegan (Clare) beat Frank Corkery (Brookfield) D Twohig
and P Deegan qualify for the final to be played in St Anthony's Hall on
27th January

"Douglas Community School and Little Island Qualify for Championship Final"
National Pairs Championship (Golden Charter)(Cork Zone): Section Winners
(1/4) Play-offs: Little Island (Joe Kirby & John Long) beat ICICYMA (Paddy
Barry & Ricky Foott) and Douglas Community School (Tony Mc Carthy & Betty
Mc Carthy) beat Ballincollig Community School (Danny Twohig & Ann
The winners will meet in the final on 27th January in St Anthony's Hall

Fixtures: West Cork Indoor Bowls Open Licenced Triples Tournament on Sat. 8th & Sunday 9th December 2001 in the Bandon Grammar School Sports Hall


Mon 19 Nov H. Dunlea & E Twomey - 1st / D & B O'Driscoll - 2nd
Tues 20 Nov (am) E. O'Neill & B. O'Sullivan - 1st / D. Laughton & A. Doolan - 2nd
Tues 20Nov (Novice) C. Walsh & Partner - 1st / P. Busteed & N. McCarthy - 2nd
Tues 20Nov (pm) H. Schmidt & O. Olden - 1st / T. & D. Moriarty -2nd
Wed 21Nov (am) M. Shaw & Helen Mc ?? - 1st
Wed 21Nov (8Tbls) Ml. Murphy & F. Keohane - 1st / J. Lucey & M. Bergin - 2nd
Wed 21Nov (11Tbls) A. Auchincloss & S. O' Neill - 1st / J. O'Sullivan & S. Wanglin -
Wed 21Nov (Juniors) K. Twomey & M. O'Rahilly - 1st
Thur 22Nov (5 Tbls) V. Foley & I. Carley - 1st / J. Cleary & I. Carley - 2nd
Thur 22Nov(11Tbls) J. & B. O'Sullivan - 1st / M. Sheehan & J. O'Sullivan - 2nd
Friday 23 Nov C. O'Donovan & L O'Sullivan - 1st / M. Kingston & J. Behan - 2nd
Mon 26 Nov D. Laughton & M O'Callaghan - 1st / Mgt O'Connor & J O'Sullivan -
Tues 27 Nov (am) D. Laughton & A. Doolan - 1st / T. Long & M. Madden - 2nd
Tues 27 Nov (Novice) N. & D. Murphy - 1st
Tues 27 Nov pm D. & A. Roche - 1st / R. Mulcahy & D. Atchison - 2nd
Wed 28 Nov am A. Reid & J. Murphy - 1st / M. Hunt & A. Mulcahy - 2nd
Wed 28 Nov (Novice) E. McCarthy & B. Keohane - 1st
Wed 28 Nov (Juniors) G. Kennefick & M.Hennessy - 2nd
Wed 28 Nov (8Tbls) A. Hodgins & J. Sayers - 1st / N. O'Sullivan & B. Kelly - 2nd
Wed 28 Nov(11Tbls) B. O'Sullivan & E. McCarthy - 1st / D. Crowley & N. Finn - 2nd
Thur 29 Nov(5Tbls) E. Hartnett & E. Coughlan - 1st / Foley & J. Galvin - 2nd
Thur 29 Nov(11Tbls) B. McCarthy & J. O'Sullivan - 1st / M. Power & V. Lynch - 2nd
Fri 30 Nov A. Hodgins & O. Olden - 1st

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