14th March, 2002
Weekly Sports


U11 League: Avondale continued their challenge for honours with a fine 5 – 2 victory over Corinthians Boys. The five Avondale goals came from Simon Zebo (2), Richard Dineen (a tremendous individual effort, starting from inside his own half), Martin Burke and Brian Lyons. Avondale’s victory was set up with great displays from goalkeeper Mark Ryan, right back Pat Boyle, Simon Zebo and Richard Dineen in mid-field, and lone striker Martin Burke.
U12 League: Avondale took full points from Park United with a 4 – 1 victory in an exciting game, with both teams playing attractive football. The Avondale scorers were Declan Kelleher (2), Stephen Guerin and Richard Dineen. Best for Avondale were goalkeeper Ian Giltenan and defender Sam O’Rourke.
U13 League: Four goals from Denis O’Sullivan and one from Mark Drummond gave Avondale a well earned victory over Wilton Athletic. This victory keeps the pressure on the leaders as Avondale challenge for league honours in the remaining fixtures.
Seniors: Following a well deserved victory away to Fermoy in the league the previous week, spirits were high for the Beamish Cup match against College Corinthians. Both teams played attractive football in spite of the weather conditions. Indeed, at one point in the game, the teams had to leave the pitch and take shelter from the driving rain and hailstones. Corinthians took the lead in the first half, but Jason Hickey equalised before the break. Corinthians took the lead with 10 minutes remaining. However, Avondale continued to pile on the pressure in search of an equaliser. Corinthians then sealed the victory with a third goal in the last minute.
Juniors: Avondale took full points from the encounter with Crofton Celtic. Peter Leahy scored both goals, one in each half, in the 2 – 0 victory at Avondale Park.
Please note that with the stretch in the daylight hours, the mid-week games will be starting again soon.

Avondale United has been catering for the schoolboys of the Blackrock/Ballintemple and surrounding areas for almost thirty years. We have teams competing in every grade from under 10 right through to the senior team. We also have an annual summer camp for the children up to 10 years of age. We are asking any parents, past players or supporters of Avondale United, who may be willing to help the club in any way, to contact any member of the club or come along to our matches at Beaumont Park (schoolboys) or Avondale Park (adults) and talk with the team managers and committee members. The successful development of Avondale United depends on those volunteers who are generous with their time and efforts. Support your local club.


Last Sunday week Douglas Gymnastics Club blew away the opposition with an emphatic victory in the National Team Championships; They were held in Dublin. The team of eight from Douglas were Chloe Hegarty, Sarah Wedel, Aimee O'Driscoll, Sile Quinlan, Sarah Callan, Amy Keating, Katie Murphy and Anna Kuzmina. Each gymnast must compete on the four pieces of apparatus; the vault, bars, beam and floor and the top four scores from each piece are taken and added up to give the end team score. Douglas Gym took home the gold medal with an overwhelming eight marks to spare over the rest of the competition. The compeition finished with Douglas Gym on top with 117.38 marks, Muckross Gym Club from Dublin came 2nd with 109.29 and Nadia Gym Club from Mayo took bronze with 104.27. This has been another record breaking result as Douglas Gym has taken 1st place on the podium eight times in eleven years! The girls train four days a week and are coached by Debbie McDonnell, Sarah Canning and Mairead O'Callaghan.
Next on the agenda is the National Individual Championships and Douglas will be looking to further their dominance in that competition.
Three weeks ago Douglas Gym also had great success in the Boys National Novice competition. Killian Duggan came 1st overall in the U.12 section, Aaron Daly came 3rd overall in the U.12 section and Alin Hughes came 14th overall in the U.12 section.


"St Anthony's defeat Conna in final of Martha Treacy Cup"

Martha Treacy Cup /Plate Competitions played at Garryduff Sports Centre:
Martha Treacy Cup:
Semi-finals: St Anthony's (D Fitzgibbon) beat Mitchelstown (J Caplice, V Caplice, J Cowell & E Mc Evoy) and Conna (J Martin) beat ICICYMA (B Logan, C Heaslip, M Fitzgibbon & E Mills)
Final: St Anthony's (Dan Fitzgibbon, Sean Mullins, Rita O'Driscoll & Noreen Fitzgibbon) beat Conna (John Martin, Derek Feeney, Tom Dineen & Catherine O'Regan)
"Carrigaline GAA IBC Capture the Martha Treacy Plate for the First Time"
Martha Treacy Plate: Semi-finals: Carrigalin GAA (P Tierney) beat Rockies (Jerry O'Sullivan, J O'Sullivan, S O'Keeffe & M O'Sullivan) and Brookfield (M O'Leary) beat Iona (B O'Connell, N O'Neill, E Mc Carthy & R
Final: Carrigaline GAA (Paddy Tierney, Maurice Hayes, John Noonan & Billy Barton) beat Brookfield (Marie O'Leary, May O'Regan, Regina Bell & Eilish Fleming) The Umpires on duty during the concluding stages of the competitions were H Foley, E Mills, S O'Mahony, M J O'Shaughnessy, H Payne & B Shellard Congratulations To St Anthony's and Carrigaline GAA Bowls Clubs on winning their first Martha Treacy Trophies
Fixtures: Wilton Indoor Bowls Club Open Fours Competition on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March 2002
Midleton GAA IBC Open Licensed Triples Tournament on Monday 18th to Sunday 24th March at Midleton GAA Pavillon


Hosts of National Mixed Foursomes 2002

Saturday February 23rd
M Irwin, P Gregson & P Noonan – 56 1/6 / J Fahy & M O’ Riordan - 60

Irish Life Cork Leagues
Seniors drew with Lakewood 4 ½ - 4 ½ / Inters beat ESB ‘B’ 7 – 2

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 4, 10 & 22 NO WINNER
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
Tony Sheehan c/o Ger Neiland, Ann Field c/o Rochestown Inn
Steve Mc Kelvy c/o Bus Éireann
Tonight’s Jackpot: €1,430
Venue: St Columbas Hall


The weather on Sunday put paid to a number of fixtures last weekend, while there was also disruption on Saturday with the Under 15's attempt to play the Evans Cup in Newbridge. In the two matches played on Saturday, we had a win and a draw.
The AUL Juniors hosted Strand Utd. in the League, which ended in a 2-2 draw. This could easily be seen as two points dropped, but Strand are also in contention in the league, so a share of the spoils might be a good result as the end of the season approaches. The 'Hall scorers were Rory O'Sullivan and Kieran Olliffe.
The Under 17s had Lakewood Athletic as the visitors for their league game. Here, the 'Hall were much superior and this was reflected in a 7-1 win. The player in form was Stephen Barry who notched four, with the others scored by Patrick White, Gavin Draper and Paul Kelly. This keeps the 17's well in touch in the league and they will be hoping to build on this result in further league matches.
On next Monday, the Bank Holiday, the Youths are in Turners Cross for the Munster Youths Cup Semi-Final clash with Ballingarry, from the Desmond
League. This match is fixed for 3.00 pm and all support for your local team will be very welcome.
The 'Hall advanced to the semi-final following a hard-fought win over Clonmel Evergreen. The Ballingarry lads have also shown impressive form to reach the semi-final, with their quarter final win over Corbally particularly notable. The 'Hall face a tough task on Monday and nothing less than a fully committed approach to the game will suffice. CJ Harrington and Andrew Fealy will have the full squad on their toes, knowing that Ballingarry will pose a very difficult challenge.
The full 'Hall squad for Monday is: Damien O'Callaghan (captain), Keith O'Callaghan, Stephen Bermingham, Shane O'Donovan, Conor Holbrook, Michael O'Sullivan, Brian Dwyer, Seamus Long, Shane Kennedy, Patrick White, Cormac O'Grady, Gerald McSorley, Gavin Draper, Vincent Motherway, Stephen Barry, Robert Heffernan, Declan O'Connell. The very best of luck to all involved!
Saturday, 16 March:
MSL Junior League: Away v. Crofton Celtic 3.00
AUL Junior League: Away v. Dunbar Celtic 3.00
Sunday 10 March:
Senior League: Home v. Leeds, 10.45
Monday, 18 March:
Munster Youths Cup Semi Final: At Turners Cross v. Ballingarry 3.00


Results from last weekend…..
Under 18’s lost their first round match of the cup against Clonakilty. Final score 21 to 10.
Under 16’s drew their friendly against Ballincollig.
Under 8/9/10 and 11’s travelled to play Clonakilty in a series of friendly matches. A good mornings rugby was had by all.

Fixtures for this weekend 16/3/’02
Under 8/9’s play Dolphin in friendly matches on Saturday morning.
Under 10/11/12/13/14/16 and 18’s are all training on Saturday.

Douglas R.F.C.
Annual 1500 Draw will take place at St.Columbas Hall on Easter Sunday Night at 9p.m. followed by a Karaoke + Disco. Admission is free.


Under 12’s.
Douglas Hall Under 12’s travelled away to Carrigaline to play their second game of the season. Starting with all guns blazing, Douglas Hall dominated the game but it’s only fair to say Carrigaline had their share of the possession. Both sides battled hard to get that all important goal to put their side ahead. Douglas Hall captain, Emma McCarthy was very unlucky when she had a shot hit the post. Overall a great team performance by Douglas Hall with lightening runs from Stephanie up front and a very well marshalled defence by Maeve. The Hall are looking forward to playing Carrigaline in the return leg.
Under 18.
Douglas Hall Under 18’s had disappointing news again last weekend when told that their last game of the season would be called off once more due to bad weather conditions.
Douglas Hall seniors will be training from this week on every Monday and Wednesday evening at 8p.m……all soccer mad ladies welcome to training. Under 16’s training Wednesday evening at 7.45p.m.
Interested in Soccer?
Well you are looking in the right place because so are Douglas Hall Ladies and we’re looking for new players. Whether you are beginning or playing for years every one is welcome.
Under 12 Training Saturday morning 11.00a.m.
Under 16 Training Wednesday evening 7.45p.m.
Senior Training Monday & Wednesday 8p.m.
Under 14 to be decided.
For more information contact Claire 087-9362476.
If Soccer’s your sport Douglas Hall is your club.


Senior Section - By Pat Harrington.

Douglas Lose Out To Aghada.
Douglas failed to make it three wins in a row as they lost out to a more determined Aghada outfit. The concession of soft goals ultimately cost Douglas the match. Gearóid O’Leary scored two goals from penalties for Douglas. It was the younger members of the panel who played better on the day – Patrick Tobin, Niall Gannon and Gearóid O’Leary. Final score Douglas 2-7 Aghada 3-9.
Minor Premier Football.
Douglas recorded their third victory in a row with a win over Nemo. The Turners Cross outfit played with the aid of a hurricane in the first half and led 1-5 to 0-3 at the break. Douglas kicked over five points to equalise, without reply. Fergal O’Sullivan goaled to give Douglas the lead. The game was hugely competitive before Mark Harrington sealed victory with a goal a minute from time. Mark O’Callaghan, David O’Connor and Thomas Cotter were very solid.
Junior 3 Football.
Douglas 3 maintained their 100% record with a victory over Rochestown. He team led 0-5 to 0-3 at the break and ran out convincing winners. Ronan Geary, contributed 2-5, others to impress were Paul Aherne, Joe Barry and Cian O’Callaghan.
Minor 2 Football.
Douglas recorded their third victory in a row by defeating Ballinhassig. Douglas played magnificently in the first, defending against a gale force wind. Edwin McCarthy and Gary Drennan played very well during the first half. Douglas led 0-4 to 0-3. Ballinhassig played excellent football in the second half as Douglas tired. The introduction of Ian O’Regan paid rich dividends – he scored 0-4 from play. Ballinhassig led 0-9 to 0-7 with five minutes remaining. Niall Crowley goaled and the team scored two more points. Shane Forde, Jerry O’Kane, and captain Niall Crowley played well.
S.H. Challenge.
Douglas played Castlelyons in this encounter. Both teams were short a number of regulars. Douglas led at half time by 0-7 to 0-4 thanks to the free taking of Andrew Larkin. The east Cork side showed a vast improvement in the second half and ran out winners 0-15 to 0-12. Douglas were best served by fergal Hayes, Willy Coveny and John Ross Hunt.
Inter County Football.
Douglas players represented cork at different levels over the weekend – Neil Heffernan (Minor), Gary McLoughlin (U21) and Ronan McCarthy (Senior).
Cork colleges (B Grade) S.F.C.
Congrats to Douglas Community school who won the B Grade final. Next year it is hoped the team will play A Grade. 13 of the players are from the Douglas club, 9 of whom are eligible again next year.
County Board Draw.
The Douglas club had two winners in last months draw – 1st and 17th prizes.
Table Quiz.
A table quiz was held in the G.A.A. Hall for the Aidan Con Trust fund, there were over 250 people present. May I take the opportunity to thank all those who supported.
Sunday 17th March 2002.
S.H.L. - Douglas V Ballincollig – Home 3pm.
J.F.L.1 – Douglas V St. Vincents – Away 11.30am.
J.F.L.3 – Douglas V Fr. O’Callaghans – Home 11am.
U19 Football. – Douglas V Bishopstown - Home 12.15pm.
Minor 2. - Douglas V St.Michaels – Home 11.30a.m.

Under Age Section
U-15A Football.
Mayfield V Douglas
This was the only fixture down for decision over the weekend but it fell foul of the weather with the referee deciding the pitch was unplayable. We wish Shane Horgan a speedy recovery after breaking his collar bone two weeks ago.
Under 14A Football League.
Douglas St. Finbarrs – Home Sat. 16th March. @ 3pm.
Under 15A Football League.
Douglas V St. Vincents – Away at. 16th March @ 3pm.
There was no winner of the weekly lotto…….the numbers were 2, 13, 20 and 21.
The lotto is worth €9,600 this weekend.

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