10th January, 2002
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harrington.

Douglas Complete Grand Slam of U16 Football Titles.
Douglas and St. Finbarrs met in the final of the football league. The sides had met previously on three occasions with Douglas recording two victories and one draw. The Blues started better against the wind and knocked over three unanswered points. Paddy White and Padraig Greany replied for Douglas. Ray Keating was fouled and a penalty was awarded. This kick was taken by Stephen Bermingham who duly converted for a goal. David Dorney was sound in goal while James Moylan was very dominant at centre back. Douglas led 1-3 to 0-4 at the interval.
St. Finbarrs dominated midfield and laid siege to the Douglas goal. The Togher side kicked some unbelievable wides. Douglas received a treble blow in the space of five minutes. The two wing backs went off injured while a third player was dismissed. It was then that the true character of the team shone. First of all the two players introduced made a big impression , namely David M. O’Sullivan and Seamus Crowley. Stephen Bermingham moved out of the field and won a lot of valuable Ball. Mark Harrington who had been subdued previously kicked over three valuable points. Finally with two minutes remaining Kenny Barry scored a goal to seal victory on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-6.
This victory completed the grand slam of football trophies for the year. The County Championships, City Championhips and League. The team suffered a number of setbacks during the year namely defections and injuries but the squad showed its mettle to bring silverware to the club. Since last September the team was involved in fifteen competitive matches all of which were won. Defeat in any one of the games would have meant exit from the championship either football or hurling. During this period some of the squad got very little opportunity to display their skills but this did not deter these young men in the least. They continued to train and attend all matches. While their names do not appear in print on a regular basis they still played an important role in the success during the year.

The Cork Minor Selectors decided to arrange an inter divisional tournament for those young players born in 1984/85. In the opening game Seandún scored a facile victory over Duhallow. Douglas were represented by Connor Alcock, Neil Heffernan, Fergal O’Sullivan, Paddy White and Mark Harrington. Frank Tobin didn’t participate as he was injured. The team will now play the winners of Carberry and Imokilly.


"Paddy Ahern (Highfield) captures Grange Frankfield Trophy"

Grange Frankfield IBC Widow and Widowers Christmas Fun Competition for the
Grange Bar Perpetual Trophy played on the 27th December 2001 in Grange
Frankfield Community Hall: Quarter-finals: Team 10 (M Turner,C/Comm) beat
Team 9 (E Mills,ICICYMA, D Desmond, St Anthony's & E O'Mahony, Highfield),
Team 14 (P Ahern,Highfield) beat Team 2 (A Casey, Watergrasshill, A
Motherway,ICICYMA & E O'Regan, Rockies, Team 3 (S Cooke, C/P) beat Team 4
(E Fitzsimmons,St Anthony's, J Coughlan, Rockies & K Mullen, Glounthaune
and Team 8 (D Williamson, C/P) beat Team 13 (M O'Leary, Brookfield, P
Rodgers, Gr/Frankfield & B Coleman, Rockies)
Semi-finals: Team 14 (P Ahern H/F) beat Team 10 (M Turner,Carrigaline
Comm,T Dinan, Grange Frankfield & N Healy, South Parish) and Team 3 (S
Cooke, C/P) beat Team 8 (D Williamson, Cathedral Parish, B Daniels, St
Finbarre's & R Kenny, Watergrasshill Final: Team 14 (P Ahern, Highfield,
Mgt O'Driscoll, Iona & P Leonard, St Michael's) beat Team 3 (S Cooke,
Cathedral Parish, K Cronin, Iona & K O'Donovan, Sylvan) Winning team
play-off for Grange Bar Perpetual Trophy: 1st Paddy Ahern, Highfield,
Runner up: Margaret O'Driscoll, Iona, 3rd Peggy Leonard, St Michael's
Forty Five players took part in the above tournament and the competition
was umpired by Sean O'Sullivan

Fixtures: Grange Frankfield IBC Open Draw Licensed Fours Competition for
the South County Perpetual Trophy on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday
13th January 2002 in Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
St Mary's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Tournament on Thursday
17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th &
Saturday 26th January 2002 in St Mary's National School Hall, Carrigaline


Saturday January 5th
L O' Donovan, J Fahy & J Ward 57 1/3 / P Murphy, M Irwin & T Noonan - 63
Sunday January 6th
D Walsh & L O' Donovan 35, M Irwin & D Dennehy 38 ½, N O' Donovan & S Gregson 36, P Noonan & E Ryan - 45

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 4, 16 & 17 NO WINNER
O' Donovan's Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
Kieran Creen c/o Ger Neiland, Tony Buckley c/o South County, Ger O' Connell c/o The Club, Joe O' Sullivan c/o The Club, Mary Cooney c/o The South County
Winners of £100 lucky dips have been notified
Tonight's Jackpot: €381 Venue: The Rochestown Inn
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


Following the break for the festive season it was great to be back in action last weekend. There was three National Cup games down for decision and while there was disappointment for our Under 16’s, our Under 14 and Under 12 teams advanced to the next round of the Goodson and Northern Cups following comfortable victories.
Under 14
Our Under 14 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys were in sparkling form last Sunday morning as they progressed to the last 32 of the National Cup courtesy of an 8-1 victory over Passage.
They played some great football in the opening 25 minutes, scoring five times and while the standard of performance dropped a little after that they were always comfortably in control against a very plucky Passage side. Stephen Moylan (3), Ricky Kenny (2), Graham Cummins, Eoin Cotter and Aaron Kearney scored for Corinthians, while Tom O’Connor, Alan Barry and Shane Horgan turned in impressive performances. Corinthians have been drawn at home in the next round against either Rock United or Dungarvan from Waterford.
Under 12
Corinthian Boys progressed to the fourth round of the National Cup with an excellent 9-0 away victory over Rockmount. The game was tight enough early on, but two goals by David Meyler mid-way through the first half settled Corinthians and they never looked back. David Meyler went on to score four times and the other goals came from Jammie Drennan (3), Eoin McCarthy and Robert Murphy. Richard O’Donovan, David Bevan and John O’Brien impressed for Corinthians.
Corinthians will now play Riverstown FC in the fourth round. On the evidence of previous meetings between the sides the game is bound to be a close and hard fought one. The reward for the winners is a place in the last 32 of the National Cup and an away match against a Leinster Schoolboys League Side.
Under 16
Our Under 16 side put up a brave performance against Kilreen Celtic in their fourth round Barry Cup match before going down by 3-0. The Kilreen side included three former Corinthians players and one would wonder what the result would have been if the lads were still playing with Corinthians. Nevertheless joint managers Fiachra Driscoll and Kevin Smith were delighted with their teams performance on the day with Peter Moreland, Chris Hammond, Mark Maher and John Kennedy particularly impressive.
In League games played at the weekend Corinthians United went down 6-1 to Lakewood in an Under 12 Premier Division clash, with Cillian O’Callachain on the scoresheet, while Douglas Corinthians drew 0-0 with Carrigaline United in an Under 14 First Division match. Captain for the day Dermot Collins was the star of the show for Corinthians.

Underage Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching and Street Leagues for the Under 7 to Under 11 age group has resumed once again following the Christmas break. Training times are as follows:
Under 7 and Under 8 (1993 to 1995 ) – 12.15pm to 1.30pm
Under 9 (1992) – 9.30am to 10.45am
Under 10 and Under 11 that is born in (1990 to 1991) – 10.45am to 12noon


Training will be back from Monday 14th January please watch notice board for times of age groups.
We would like to remind you of the date for our victory dinner on Friday 25th January.
We would like to thank the following people who braved the icy waters on St Stephen’s morning For our swim Breda Heffernan, Catherine Jordan, Jimmy O’ Mahony, Carmel Downey, Tina Conway, Tina Sheehan, Louise O’Regan, Fiona O’Donovan, Cormac Dunlea, Laura Walsh, Clare Mc Sweeney, Caroline Buckley, Helen O’Mahony, Vinny O, Driscoll, Orla Hennessy and Natasha Flanagan. THANK YOU .Also to Tina Conway who supplied the after’s of Dublin coddle back in the club it was very much appreciated after the cold water.


Under 18 Cup Semi-final 1st leg
Wilton 2-0 Douglas Hall
This scoreline unfortunately does not reflect how well Douglas Hall played. They dominated for large periods especially at the start of the second half and can take heart from that going into the second leg. Donna O'Leary, Jennifer Walshe and Caroline Hawkes all went close. But could not make the break through and Wilton hit on the break to score 15 minutes gone in the first half. Douglas pushed on looking for a valuable away goal.
However Wilton hit on the break again for their second as the game was drawing to a close. Douglas can take heart from a very determined performance and will certainly have a good chance of overturning the deficit in the home leg. Good luck Girls!


Following a short break for Christmas, action has resumed on many fronts
for 2002. The Seniors, both Junior sides, the Youths and Under 16's have
already seen action since Christmas, with only one defeat in these matches.

The Seniors travelled to Youghal for their league match last Sunday. Here,
despite dominating play for much of the game, they had to fight back to
secure a very deserved 1-1 draw. The scorer was John Aherne, making his
return to the squad following injury. The 'Hall had the better of the
match, but could not find the elusive winning goal. However, a point from
this trip was a decent return. Next Sunday, the 'Hall tackle St. Marys at
home in the league and we will be hoping for three points from what is sure
to be a difficult fixture.

The MSL Juniors hosted Crosshaven in the league, and were good value for
their 3-1 win. The scorers were Martin Davis, Stuart Howard and Stephen
O'Connell. This side really needs a run of wins to force themselves into
top six contention. They, too, play St. Marys next weekend, also in the
league with a win almost essential to resurrect their league challenge.

The AUL Juniors were too strong for Harp Utd. in a league match played
immediately after Christmas. Showing that they had not over-indulged
during the Christmas season, the 'Hall were decisive 3-1 winners. The
scorers were Rory O'Sullivan, Kieran Olliffe and Aidan Fitzgerald. This
puts them back in the hunt for the league, but again, a run of wins willl
be needed to cement their challenge.

The Youths gave a terrific performance in overcoming Grattan Utd. in the
Murphy Youths Cup last Sunday, winning 3-0. The 'Hall were well in control
from the start and had goals from Robert Heffernan (2) and Keith
O'Callaghan. Paul Luxford was between the sticks, recording a fine clean
sheet. A repeat of this performance will be needed next weekend, when the
'Hall host Johnville (Waterford) in the last 16 of the Munster Youths Cup.
We were finalists in this competition last season, but next Sunday poses a
big challenge to our side, who are much changed from last season's outfit.
However, they will not lack for preparation and their last few results
have been very encouraging. The best of luck to C.J., Andrew and the
entire squad for next Sunday's match.

The Under 16's disappointingly exited the local cup last Sunday, when
Ballincollig were too strong in the replay. The final score was 3-1, with
the 'Hall goal from Christy O'Shea. This now leaves only the league as a
target for this team, who have shown regularly that they can compete with
the best, just lacking a little consistency. However, the league will be a
difficult task, as they will be depending on other results going their way,
despite being unbeaten in league action so far this season.

Saturday, 12th January:
AUL Junior Corinthians Cup: Home v. Village Utd., 2.00
Under 15 D1 League Home v. Tramore Athletic, 11.00
Under 13 Troy Cup: Away v. Lakewood Ath, 2.15
Under 11 League: Away v. Leeside, 10.45

Sunday 13th January:
Senior League: Home v. St. Marys, 10.45
MSL Junior League: Away v. St. Marys, 2.15
Munster Youths Cup: Home v. Johnville (Waterford), 2.00
Under 15 Evans Cup Away v. Nufarm Athletic, 2.15

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