21st March, 2002
Weekly Sports


The highlight of last weekend’s action was our Under 12’s victory in the fifth round of the National Cup over St. Francis from Athlone. There was good news also for our Under 14 First Division side Douglas Corinthians who picked up six points from their two games played.
National Cups
Congratulations to our Under 12 squad who progressed to the last 16 of the National Cup with a comfortable 5-0 victory over St. Francis from Athlone. Goals by Patrick O’Brien, Eoin McCarthy (2), Jamie Drennan and Stephen Good did the trick for Corinthians while Theo Cullinane, David Meyler and Colin Hammond impressed. Our Under 12’s will have home advantage in the next round when they take on Castleknock Celtic. The players and mentors would like to thank everyone who gave up their time on Monday morning and helped to prepare the pitch.
Meanwhile our under 14’s are also through to the last 16 of the National Cup and they are faced with a long trek to Longford where they will take on local side Camlin United.
School Boys League
Douglas Corinthians Under 14 side certainly enjoyed their weekend picking up six points with two good away victories. First they travelled to Cloyne to take on Church Villa where they came home with a 7-0 victory. On the score sheet for Corinthians were James Malone (3), Ronan O’Murchú, Richard Walsh, Chris Drennan and Patrick McCarthy. They followed up with a fine 3-1 away victory over Crosshaven where David Kilcommons, Finian Tumun and Patrick McCarthy were on the score sheet. David O’Mahony impressed in both matches.
Life was not so good for our Under 16’s who went out of the local cup going down heavily to Kilreen Celtic. Gary Drennan, Barry Ryan and Peter Moreland did best for Corinthians.
UK Trip
Everything is now almost in place for this year’s trip to the UK by our Under 12 Premier Division side Corinthians United and our Under 11 Premier side Corinthian Boys.
To fund the cost of the trip a fundraising committee was put in place several weeks ago under the Chairmanship of Ger Kilcommons. The committee organised a number of events including bag packing in Dunnes and Tesco, a music table-quiz, a golf classic and a soccer marathon. They received fantastic support from the parents of the schoolboys travelling to the UK. Their efforts have helped to reduce the cost of the trip quite significantly as well as ensuring that the schoolboys who travel to the UK are fully kitted out .
Well done to all concerned, players, coaches and parents. A real team effort – take a bow!
Soccer Marathon
The Club’s annual soccer marathon takes place next Saturday in our grounds in Castletreasure. It’s a day of non-stop action and should be enjoyed by all concerned.
Street Leagues
Names will be taken again next Saturday morning for the Corinthian Street Leagues which are due to start on the first week of April. Registration will take place at the normal coaching sessions which are as follows.
Under 7, Under 8, that is born in 1993 – 1995, 12.15pm – 1.30pm
Under 9, that is born in 1993, 9.30am – 10.45am
Under 10, Under 11, that is born 1991 and 1992 10.45am – 12 Noon

If you would like any further information please contact Terry O’Donovan at 4891257 or Ger Kilcommons at 4363456 or log in to the Corinthians website at www.collegecorinthians.com


Under 12’s.
Under dreadful weather conditions last Monday, Douglas Hall went out to face Leeside. It looked like it was going to be Douglas’ day when Leeside scored an early goal. Douglas came back well with Stephanie scoring her first goal of the season. But unfortunately for Douglas it was to be Leeside’s day. With great pressure on the defence, midfield players Ciara Barry and Mary McCarthy found themselves dropping back a lot to help out leaving a big in the middle of the park. With a good performance from Claire at right midfield, Shannon at centre back and Ciara (Molly) right back just wasn’t enough for the Hall who were beaten 5-1 at the end. Good luck in the next game girls!
Under 14’s.
Unfortunately the Under 14’s aren’t training yet but we know that manager, Nicky Walsh is interested in hearing from anyone interested in playing at this level. So while you are waiting why not come up to Under 16’s and get the experience.
Under 16’s
With the Under 16 season just around the corner the Douglas Hall squad are training hard and looking forward to an excellent season with their manager Chris O’Mahony. Now is the time if you are under 16 and want to play football. Under 16’s train every Weds evening at 7.45pm. and Chris will welcome any new players…..just turn up!
Under 18’s.
Douglas Hall Under 18’s are waiting patiently to play their last match of the season against local rivals Wilton. Hopefully depending on the weather the match should go ahead next weekend and finally Douglas Hall will know their position in the league. Best of luck girls….show them what the Douglas girls are made of!!!!!
Douglas Hall Seniors.
Last but not least Douglas Hall Seniors are training every Monday and Wednesday at 7.45p.m. with manager Alfie McCarthy. Anyone interested in coming along please do so ! The team look forward to the beginning of their season in April. With their great success of last year both Alfie and the players look forward to an even better year.


Results for last weekend………..
Under 18’s won their friendly match against Dolphin. Under 14’s won their first round Cup match against Mallow 24 – 7. Under 8/9’s won their friendly matches against Dolphin.
Fixtures this weekend 23/3/’02.
Under 8/9/10/13/16/18’s are training this Saturday.
Under 14’s play Skibbereen in the second round of their cup on Sunday 24/3/’02 kick off 11.30am.
Under 11/12’s play Muskerry in a league fixture on Saturday morning in Muskerry kick off 11am.


By Gary White
Last week the U-10 kids had the stage to themselves providing us with gritty and skilful performances. Particular emphasis was placed on the art of the Blockdown and Hook where the kids need to get in close for their own protection. As I've mentioned before, the children continue to listen attentively during the training drills which is very pleasing for the mentors.
The matches were keenly contested with Derry's Peter Carroll stealing the show. Memories of former Blackrock and Cork hurling great Tom Cashman come flooding back when we watch young Peter. Others to catch the eye were Cork's tenacious duo Daniel O'Sullivan and Michael Foley, Eoin O'Meara and goalpoacher Graham Cullinane of Clare, Sligo's Orry O'Donoghue and Defender Supreme John Daly, and final mention must go to Derry's Niall Scannell and the improving Shane O'Mahoney.
This week the indoor hurling programme reached its conclusion. The Street League Committee express their delight with the levels of skills and performances shown by the children throughout the last number of weeks, long may this continue. We would like parents to note that registration for our outdoor season will take place in the G.A.A hall next Saturday 23/03/02 between 11am and 1pm.Registration will be open to boys and girls born between 1992 and 1996 inclusive. The season will commence with football the weekend after Easter (30th March) with U-7's kicking off at 10am,U-9's at 11am,and U-10's at 12pm.


Mon11Mar D. Laughton & T. Brophy - 1st
A. O'Donnell & J. Taylor - 2nd
Tues12Mar am D. & S. Sievewright - 1st
E. O'Neill & B. O'Sullivan - 2nd
Tues12Mar(Novice) T. Heavey & Ml. Walsh - 1st
Tues12Mar pm K. Mescal & G. Druhan - 1st
S. O'Driscoll & A. Bracken - 2nd
Wed13Mar am E. Murphy & M. O'Callaghan - 1st
Wed13Mar 11TBLS A. Auchincloss & F. Cunnane - 1st
J. Horgan & D. Crowley - 2nd
Wed13Mar 6Tbls Ml. Murphy & F. Keohane - 1st
B O'Riordan & M. Wanglin - 2nd
Wed13Mar Juniors M. Barnes & K. Twomey - 1st
Thur14Mar pm M. Kavanagh & M. Dorgan - 1st
B. McCarthy & M. Sheehan - 2nd
Thur14Mar novice A. Kennedy & C. Dineen - 1st
Fri15March M. Kingston & J. Behan - 1st


Four matches played, with three wins and a draw. All in all, a very successful weekend, with the youths taking pride of place.
The Youths have qualified for the Munster Youths Cup Final for the second year on the trot, where they will again face Peake Villa from Thurles. As far as we are aware, this is a unique achievement for both clubs - to meet in consecutive years in the Youths Cup Final. Our lads defeated Ballingarry from Limerick 3-0 in the Semi-Final in Turners Cross last Monday, with a particularly effective second half performance. In truth, Ballingarry had the better of the opening period, with the 'Hall taking an undeserved 1-0 lead midway through the half. The scorer of the 'Hall opener was Gerald McSorley, who converted a Damien O'Callaghan flick from a Seamus Long free kick.
This gave us a good boost, but we still did not impose our
authority on the game.
The real turning point was McSorley's sending off for a second yellow card offence with 5 minutes to go in the half. The team was energised by this and during the second half is often seemed as if the 'Hall had the extra man. Through the team, all players lifted their game and we took complete control for long spells. The second 'Hall goal came from a Robert Heffernan free kick, which was beautifully dummied by Brian Dwyer, to deceive the Ballingarry 'keeper. Following another foul on Heffernan, Seamus Long drilled a free kick which was deflected onto the post and Declan O'Connell followed up to finish. Stephen Bermingham was in goals and made a couple
of fine saves to earn another clean sheet.
The 'Hall were ultimately good value for the victory, but a repeat of the opening 20 minutes will not be up to scratch for the final. Congratulations to everyone involved - CJ Harrington and Andrew Fealy, the team managers and the full squad: Stephen Bermingham, Shane O'Donovan, Seamus Long, Shane Kennedy, Cormac O'Grady, Brian Dwyer, Keith O'Callaghan, Damien O'Callaghan, Gerald McSorley, Declan O'Connell, Robert Heffernan, Conor Holbrook, Patrick White, Gavin Draper, Stephen Barry and Kevin Mulcahy. The final will be in Cooke Park, Tipperary, with the date to be confirmed. More details as they become available.
The Seniors hosted Leeds in dreadful conditions on Sunday morning. This match was played during the worst of the weekend weather, with wind and rain throughout the game. The final 3-3 result was disappointing, as the 'Hall were in a seemingly commanding 3-1 lead well into the second half. The 'Hall scorers were John Healy (2) and John Aherne. They face a difficult run-in in the leauge and will need to pick up a few more points to ensure they remain in the premier division.
The MSL Juniors are making a late charge to be included in the top six of their league. They recorded their fifth league win on the trot on Saturday, with a decisive 4-0 victory over Crofton Celtic. Stuart Howard (2), Martin Davis and Raymond O'Connell were on the scoresheet in a fine win. Mark Barriscale was between the posts to record a good clean sheet. They only have one "regular" league match remaining, but they are very close to a top six finish.
The AUL Juniors also maintained their league challenge with a 1-0 success against Dunbar Celtic. Rory O'Sullivan was on the mark for the side, with his 22nd goal of the season. David Long was the 'keeper, again keeping a clean sheet. They have a few matches in hand in the league and victories in all of these will be needed to get close to the top of the table.
Under 8 and 9
The time has come - all prospective Under 8 (born in 1993) and Under 9 (born in 1992) players are invited to the first training session of the new season on Thursday night, March 28th, at 6.00 pm on the All-Weather pitch. Runners and tracksuits will be the order of the day and all will be welcome. Information from Gerry O'Connell (4895786).
Saturday, March 22:
Under 17 Teddy Healy Cup Away v. Ballincollig, 3.00
Under 11 League: Home v. Greenwood, 3.00
Sunday, March 23:
Senior League Away v. Rockmount, 10.45
MSL Junior Super Cup: Home v. Crosshaven 10.45
AUL Junior City Challenge Cup Away v. Churchview Celtic, 10.45
FAI Youths Cup Quarter Final Home v. Bohemians (Dublin), 3.00
Under 15 Local cup Away v. Rockmount, 11.00
Under 13 Local Cup Away v. Lakewood Utd., 12.00


"Carrigaline Community defeat Grange Frankfield in final of Wilton Tournament"
Wilton Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Fours Competition For the Wilton Perpetual Trophy played on Saturday 16th March 2002 in SMA Hall, Wilton
Quarter-finals: Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan) beat Wilton (Hubert Burrows, P Mc Carthy, H Burrows, & K Mc Carthy), Douglas Community School (J Lynch) beat Conna (M O'Regan, D Feeney, P Walton & N England), Wilton (M Moynihan) beat Ballincollig Community School (D Twohig, M Buckley, A Twohig & K Buckley) and Carrigaline Community (V Todd) beat Douglas (J Jackson, T Barber, Joan Jackson & H Patterson)
Semi-finals: Grange Frankfield (S O'Sullivan) beat Douglas Community School (J Lynch, D Murphy, E Ryan & M Walsh) and Carrigaline Community School (V Todd) beat Wilton (M Moynihan, M O'Connell, T Walsh & C O'Sullivan)
Final: Carrigaline Community (Val Todd, Gwen Ruddock, John Todd & Jean Lynch) beat Grange Frankfield (Sean O'Sullivan, Derek O'Sullivan, Theresa Dinan & Eithne O'Sullivan) Congratulations to Eileen Kiely and her Committee on the successful organisation of their Annual Tournament The Umpires on duty for the final session of the Competition were: M Bracken, H Foley, B Jennings, P Mc Carthy, J B O'Regan & H Payne
Fixtures: Midleton GAA IBC Open Licensed Triples Tournament on Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th March in Midleton GAA Pavillon
Killarney IBC Open Draw Licensed Fours Tournament at Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday the 24th March


Douglas G.A.A. Under Age

Under 14 A Football League.
Douglas 2-5 St. Finbarrs 6-8.
Douglas came up against a very physical and skilful ‘Barrs’ team who deserved their win on the day. With their midfield delivering a supply of quality passes to their razor sharp forwards, the Togher side led 3-5 to 1-2 at half time. After the break the ‘Barrs’ hit another brace of goals within five minutes to put the game beyond Douglas. However the Douglas side didn’t give up, scoring some excellently kicked points before the end. Cian Meade and Kevin Murphy were on form for Douglas.

Under 15 A Football League.
Douglas 2-10 St. Vincents 1-0.
This was another convincing win for this team. Douglas were on top in all areas of the field with Eoin Cotter outstanding in mid field leaving the score 1-6 to 0-0 at the break. Douglas continued their domination in the second half and were just too much for their Northside counterparts. Goalscorers for Douglas were Stephen Moylan and Ronan Murphy.

U-13A Football League….Douglas V Bishopstown….at home on Sunday 24/3/’02…2p.m.
U-14A Football League….Douglas V Nemo Rangers….at Trabeg on Saturday 23/3/’02….5p.m.
No winner of the Under Age Weekly Lotto last weekend. The numbers drawn were 2,4,5,and 17. This weekend the lotto is worth €9,750.

Douglas G.A.A. Senior Section
By Pat Harrington.
Douglas Maintain Unbeaten Record at Minor U19 Premier Level.
Douglas and Bishopstown met in the fourth round of the league. The Town played with the wind in the first half. It was Douglas who started very well. Early points for Douglas were followed by a Neil Heffernan goal. Bishopstown took over at midfield then and put the Douglas defence under a lot of pressure. Frank tobin excelled at corner back while David O’Connor was the pick of the rest. Bishopstown kicked over three unanswered points to leave two between the sides at the interval 1-2 to 0-3.
The Douglas lads stretched their lead to three points. A careless clearance out of defence allowed the town the opportunity to counter attack, the result was a well taken goal which brought the sides level. Douglas were struggling in many departments. All five subs were introduced in a ten minute period. Eoin Cadogan fielded some fine balls. Richard Harris distributed the ball very well. The sides were level with two minutes remaining. Damien McNamara kicked the winning point. This victory gives Douglas four wins out of four. Final score 1-6 to 1-5.

County Minor Leagues.
As stated previously Douglas will be participating in the County Premier Hurling and Football Leagues. There are seven teams in football eleven in Hurling – interesting competition.
U21 Football.
Douglas have drawn St. Finbarrs in the first round. This game will be played over the Easter period. It appears it appears that this years team will be a young side.
Club Dinner.
The club dinner was held in the G.A.A. hall on Friday last. This was a hugely enjoyable evening. The award for Club Person of the Year was given to Der O’Regan. This was richly deserved by Der for the amount of time he has contributed both as a player and administrator over the years. The adult player of the year was presented to Jim Barry again he has made a major contribution to the Junior team.
Fixtures……Sunday 24/3/’02
U19 Football Douglas V Delaneys
Minor (2) Football Douglas V Kinsale away 11.30am.
JFL. (1) Douglas V Mayfield away 11.30am.
JFL. (3) Douglas V Nemo away 11.30am.
U16 F.L. Douglas (2) V Shamrocks away 3pm.
SHL. Douglas V Ballyhea away 3pm.

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