17th January, 2002
Weekly Sports


By Pat Harington.

2001 a year in review at U-16 & Minor level.

The following is a list of Trophies won and also the team captains of the successful teams during the year 2001 at Under 16 and Minor Level.

Minor Non Exam 12A Grade League football – Barry Hanrahan.
Minor A Grade City division football league – Barry Hanrahan.
Minor Non Exam 12A Grade hurling League – Barry Hanrahan.
Minor 2 City Division Hurling League - Brian G. O’Loughlin.
Under 16 City division A Grade fotball c’ship – James Moylan.
Under 16 County Premier football. - James Moylan.
Under 16 City division Grade A football league – Paddy White.
Under 16 A Grade County C’ship hurling. - Mark Harrington.
Under 16 A Grade hurling city division league - Colin Lahive.

The following players represented Seandún / Cork City in the inter county Munster football tournament Plate winners…….Kenny Barry, Colin Doyle, Paddy White, David Dorney, Frank Tobin, David O’Regan, Thomas Cotter, James Moylan and Mark Harrington.
The following players represented Seandún / Cork City in the inter county Munster hurling tournament…….Eoin Carroll, Denis O’Riordan, Thomas Cotter, James Moylan, Mark Harrington and Frank Tobin.

County Cork U-16.
At this time of writing the U-16 B Team is also involved in competition. Great credit is due to the mentors who worked extremely hard with each individual team at this level. Also to the people who looked after first aid. Finally a big thank you to Finbarr Corcoran who did a magnificent job in repairing hurleys often at very short notice.

Inter Divisional Tournament.
This tournament was organised by the Cork Minor selectors. Last week Seandún played Imokilly. The referee gave the final score Seandún 0-11, Imokilly 1-7. The East Cork side are disputing this so the outcome is not known. Douglas were represented by Frank Tobin, Paddy White, Mark Harrington, Fergal O’Sullivan, Conor Alcock and Niall Heffernan all of whom did very well.

Senior Football.
Douglas Senior footballers travelled to Tralee last weekend to play Kerins O’Rahillys in the opening round of the Munster Club Football league. Paul Aherne has been appointed as manager to the team for the new year. Douglas lost on a scoreline of 0-10 to 1-6. Watch this space next week for a more detailed report.


By Donie Harris P.R.O.

Under 15A Football Championship Replay
Douglas 0-7 / Nemo 2-5

In one of our worst days we had this year, Douglas and Nemo played they’re Under 15 Championship replay at windswept Redmonds last Saturday. Playing with the aid of the wind, Nemo were first to settle scoring three points without reply. Douglas were finding it very hard to come to grips with their opponents. Stephen Bermingham opened Douglas’ account with a point from a free. That was the only time Douglas scored in the first half. Nemo added on another two goals and two points to leave Nemo leading at half time by ten points. The second half started with Douglas needing a good start and they got it. It was a different Douglas team in the second half playing with more determination and skill. They took the game to Nemo and scored some well taken points. But it was not Douglas’ day. The ten point lead at half time By Nemo was asking our lads a lot to bring down but to their credit they fought all the way and had to give way to a good Nemo team. Douglas has a chance to redeem themselves when they play Nemo again in the final of the league. Players to impress were Denis O’Sullivan in goal, Jonathan Lane (Capt) and Colm O’Sullivan.
Congratulations to Pat O’Connor who was elected Correspondence Secretary to the Bord na nÓg. An honour he richly deserves.

Photo Call.
The annual photo call for teams will take place on 24/01/’02 in the G.A.A. hall. The mentors will be in touch with all teams regarding times.

Under 14 County Champions.
A social night will be held in the G.A.A. hall for the Under 14 County Champions. All panel and their parents are requested to attend for the presentation of their County Medals. Thursday 31/01/’02 at 8pm.


Douglas Hall - 8 Lakewood - 1

Team performance is all that can be said about this brilliant win Douglas had last Sunday. Starting strong and dominating the game from the beginning, Douglas Hall showed Lakewood who was boss. From goalkeeper to forwards the Douglas side played as a team with passing skills that ‘Sir Alex’ dreams of. Goals from Donna, Gennifer and Caroline put Douglas in front for an all over team win.


Sunday January 13th
D Harris & T Feeney 35 ½
L O' Brien & D Walsh 41
G Neiland & O Harris 36 ½
M Quirke & D Clifford - 42

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 6, 14 & 27 NO WINNER
O' Donovan's Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
Olive c/o Ellis , Declan O' Connell c/o “The Hall”
Aine Mc Carthy c/o Rochestown Inn
Tonight's Jackpot: €520 Venue: St Columbas Hall
Web Site: http://go.to/dpap


After a short break for Christmas our Under Seven Winter Street League started up again last Saturday on the club’s all weather pitch. The league as usual provided some great entertainment and some terrific matches.
Everton and Real Madrid are setting the pace at the tope of the league table and they both recorded double victories last Saturday. Everton opened with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Liverpool and followed up with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Chelsea. Captain George McClone, David Barrett, Kevin Hodgins and Conor Flanagan were the stars for Everton while for Chelsea Michèal Martin, Richard Sweetman, Kevin O’Sullivan and Richard Lynch were outstanding.
Real Madrid were in Sparkling form defeating Barcelona by 6-2 and following up with a 7-4 victory over Manchester United. Chris McCauliffe, Eoin O’Connell, Conor Horgan and Mark Dolan were superb for Real Madrid while for Manchester United, Dean O’Sullivan, James O’Shea, Ryan Flanagan and Jason Higgins did well.
In other games played Liverpool with David O’Sullivan, Dara Twomey and Gary O’Donovan in fine form defeated Arsenal by 3-2 and Cork City recorded a good 3-1 victory over Manchester United with James Burke, Kieran Elzhi, Art Kelleher and Kieran Trindler in fine form.
Schoolboys Section
It was a bust weekend on the schoolboy front with six of our teams in action. Our under 11 and under 13 Premier Division sides progressed to the quarter finals of the local cup but our under 15’s suffered a heavy league defeat against Rockmount.
Under 11
In extremely blustery conditions our Corinthian Boys found a very committed Wilton side very spirited opposition, however eventually their experience told and goals by Barry O’Driscoll (2) and Christopher Fox gave them a 3-0 victory. Goalkeeper John Forrest who saved a penalty, Shane Twomey and Stephen Mahon impressed for Corinthians. Corinthians United travelled to NuFarm for an Under 11 first division match and having conceded two goals early on they showed great determination to fight back for a 2-2 draw. Dean Kelly and Kevin Kelleher were on the score sheet for Corinthians and they had top class performers in Gavin Irwin, Kevin O’Regan and Eoin Murphy. Our third Under 11 team Douglas Corinthians put up an excellent performance against League Leaders Youghal securing a point in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Kieran Woods, Stephen Murphy, Eoin Corcoran and Conor Murphy played well for Douglas Corinthians.
Under 13
Corinthian Boys travelled to Ballyvolane to take on Leeds in their Under 13 third round cup match and came away with a comfortable 2-0 victory. David Meyler and Stephen O’Brien scored for Corinthians and their best on the day were Terry O’Connell, Eric Hegarty and Cian Cummins. There was great joy for our under 13 second team Douglas Corinthians who recorded their first League victory of the season when they defeated Cobh Ramblers by 3-1. Brian Tierney, Jonathon Perrott and John Cronin were on the score sheet for Corinthians while Mark Walsh, Mark Trindler and Daniel Cronin turned in excellent performances. Well done to all concerned including the management team of Dan Cronin, Jeff Minuet and John Neville. Hopefully this will be the first of many victories.
Under 15
Our Under 15s took on a very strong Rockmount side. They put up a brave performance battling hard throughout and making it as difficult as possible for Rockmount, however, in the closing stages, Rockmount’s class shone through and they ran out deserving 5-0 winners. Alan Barry and Michael Burke turned out fine performances for Corinthians at the heart of the defence.
Underage Section
Our Saturday morning coaching and street leagues for the Under 7 to Under 11 age group has resumed once again following the Christmas break. Times are as follows:
Under 7 and Under 8 (1993-1995 ) - 2.15pm to 1.30pm
Under 9 (1992) - 9.30am to 10.45am
Under 10 and Under 11 (1990-1991) - 10.45am to 12.00pm.


Results from last weekend.
Junior 1 beat Kinsale 15 – 10. Junior 2 overcame Ballincollig 12 – 5.

Next Match:
Douglas Junior 1 play Carick on Suir in the Junior Challenge Cup at Moneygourney next Sunday at 2pm.

Training at the usual times on Wednesday and Friday.


Mon 7 Jan A. Murphy & M O'Carroll - 1st D Scannell & C O'Leary - 2nd
Tues 8 Jan am B. Conneely & P O'Mahony - 1st E. O'Neill & B. O'Sullivan 2nd
Tues 8 Jan Juniors M. & J. Lahiffe - 1st
Tues 8 Jan Novice M. Scanlan & A Buckley - 1st
Tues 8 Jan Seniors N. & D. Heffernan -1st B. Murphy & N. Trihy -2nd
Wed 9 Jan (Nov)E McCarthy & B. Keohane -1st
Wed 9 Jan (Sen)S. Murphy & E. O'Brien - 1st
Wed 9 Jan (Pm Jun) B. McCarthy & M. O'Rahilly - 1st
Wed 9 Jan (7Tbls) I. & J. McDonald -1st E. O'Neill & B. O'Sullivan -2nd
Wed 9 Jan(11Tbls) Y. Sheeran & A. Keeshan -1st P. Skehan & T. Long -2nd
Thur 10 Jan M. & D. Walsh -1st T. Long & C. Halligan - 2nd
Fri 11 Jan C. O'Sullivan & C. O'Donovan - 1st



Results for last weekend 12/13 Jan. 2002.
Our under 16’s played Youghal in their refixed league match on Saturday in Youghal.

Fixtures for this weekend 19/20 Jan 2002.
Under 18’s are away to Ballincollig in their league match kick off 12 o’clock. Under 16’s play Kanturk in a league match at home at the Farm kick off 12 o’clock on Saturday. Under 14’s play Muskerry away in their league match on Saturday morning. Under 12’s/13’s are training from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday morning. Under 8/9/10/11’s also train on Saturday morning 10am to 12 noon.


Douglas Camogie Club street leagues. Please note that registration will take place on Monday 21st of January in the Douglas G.A.A. sports complex for all girls born between 1992 and 1995 who are interested in playing camogie street leagues. Times the same as training.
Our aim is to teach the basic skills of camogie to your daughter. The registration fee is 15.00 Euro (which includes insurance) training will last for one hour a week. The current time allocated to us for indoor training is either Monday 5.00 PM –6.00pm or Wednesday 4.00 PM –5.00 PM. While we train indoors there will be an additional cost of 1 Euro per training session to cover lighting etc.
Under 18 championship match on Sunday 20th January
Against Eire óg time 12.30 venue Eire óg.
All training has returned to normal times this week.


Last weekend was extremely busy, with matches for different teams throughout the weekend. Overall it was quite a successful weekend, with the Youths and Under 15's advancing in their respective Cups, the 11's and MSL Juniors winning in the league and the 15 Division 1 side securing a draw. However the Seniors found St. Marys too strong in the league.

The Seniors were at home to the table toppers St. Marys in the league and, like many others, found them too hot to handle. This was a very open game with chances aplenty for both sides, but Marys emerged with a 2-0 win, for the vital three points on offer. The 'Hall had defended very well during the first half and the match was scoreless at the interval. Gary Aherne made a couple of fine saves in the 'Hall goal to keep the match scoreless.
In the second half, the 'Hall were much more enterprising creating a couple of clear openings. However, Mary's took the lead when a corner was unfortunately deflected to the 'Hall net. They quickly followed with a second goal and tightened the game up to emerge with a 2-0 win.

The MSL Juniors got a measure of revenge in the afternoon, when they were 3-1 winners over St. Marys in the league. The 'Hall were good value for the victory, never in any real danger. The 'Hall scorers were Stuart Howard (2) and Martin Davis. The AUL Juniors were disappointingly deprived of an extremely good result when their Corinthians Cup match against Village Utd was abandoned with the 'Hall leading 2-1.
For the record, the scorers were Rory O'Sullivan and Brendan Crown.
The Youths hosted Johnville from Waterford in the Munster Youths Cup. The 'Hall dominated the first half completely and were well worth their 2-0 half time lead. The goals were two beauties, scored by Robert Heffernan, from a free and Declan O'Connell. The second half was more balanced, with the Waterford side coming more into the game. Patrick White, in the 'Hall goals, made an important save from a header, and from there to the end the 'Hall again took control. Late in the match the win could have been more emphatic, if the 'Hall finishing had been better. The reward for the Youths is a home Quarter Final against Evergreen from Clonmel. The provisional date for this fixture is 3rd February.
The Under 15 Premier side needed a wake-up call in their Evans Cup fixture away to Nufarm Athletic. Nufarm took an early lead and snuffed out much of the 'Hall threat early on. However, the 'Hall persisted and eventually emerged with a 4-1 win. The scorers were David O'Connell (2, 1 from a penalty), Ian Shortland and Gareth Twomey. The 'Hall now face Carrigaline Utd. to get into the open draw section of the Evans Cup.
The Under 15 Division 1 side maintained their recent good form, with a 1-1 draw against Tramore Athletic. This match was played when the wind was at its strongest on Saturday, which tended to spoil the match. However, both sides battled gamely and the 'Hall struck very late with a Tim Linehan goal to earn a deserved draw. The Under 11's also kept their good form going, with a fine 3-1 win over Leeside in the league. The scorers were Frank Desmond (2) and Thomas Dynan. This side now has three wins in succession and are emerging as a nice team, with definite future prospects.
Fixtures for the weekend:
Saturday, 19th January:
AUL Junior League: Home v. Dripsey Celtic, 2.30
Sunday 20th January:
Senior League: Away v. Tralee Dynamoes, 2.00
Youths League: Away v. Everton, 2.30

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