28th March, 2002
Weekly Sports


Douglas G.A.A. Senior Section By Pat Harrington

Douglas Senior hurlers Start League campaign on a bright note.
Douglas fielding a very young team got the better of an under-strength Ballyhea team. A point separated the teams at the interval with the North Team leading 0-8 to 0-7. The half-back line of Patrick Tobin, Garry Wade and David O’Connor were very solid. Fergal Hayes showed up well in mid-field. Up front Gary McDoughlin caused all sorts of problems for Ballyhea defence scoring some fine points. Ronan Wade also chipped in with some good scores. As even Mr ‘dependable’ Teddy O’Donovan was very commanding between the posts. Final score Douglas 0-13 Ballyhea 0-10
Minor Premier Football ( U 19)
Douglas continued on their winning ways with a facile victory over Delaneys. On the day the north-siders could not match the slicker movements of the Douglas lads. James Moylan contributed a couple of good scores, Final score Douglas 4-11 Delaneys 0-3
Minor 2 Football
Kinsale got off to a great start in this contest scoring 1-4 without reply. Douglas were all at sea as they struggled to keep pace with their opponents. Changes were made which proved beneficial to the team. Padraigh Greaney was moved to mid-field, Eoin Carroll to centre forward. Niall Crowley (Capt.) goaled, the points flowed – a point separated the teams at the interval. The second half was a ding-dong affair. Ml. O’Sullivan caught some good balls at full forward and distributed well. Graham Coughlan did an amount of work at wingback. David O’Connor showed good touches in attack, whilst Shane Forde was very authoritative in goal. Final score Douglas 1-9 Kinsale 1-5.
Junior ( C ) Football
Minus some regulars Douglas gave a dismal display against Nemo Rangers and duly paid the price. The team was outclassed from start to finish. Michael O’Neill and Terence Deveroux played well. Final score Nemo 1-12 Douglas 0-6.
U 21 Football
The team had a workout against Eire Óg over the weekend. Final score Douglas 4-11 Eire Óg 2-4
U 18 Championship
Douglas have drawn Blackrock in the Hurling and Bishopstown in the Football. These games will be played in July / August.
Official Opening
The official opening of the new Dressing Rooms / Gym will take place next Saturday @ 1 pm. All members are cordially invited to attend. No cars will be allowed in the Car-Park. The President of the G.A.A. will be in attendance.

Fixtures Sunday 31/ March/02:
S.H.L ………………………….Douglas V. Killeagh Home @ 3/3.30
J.F.L…………………………...Douglas V. Barrs @ 11.30
M.F.L…………………………..Douglas V Carrigaline Home @ 11.30

Douglas G.A.A. Underage

U-11 Football Friendlies
Our two Under 11 teams organised matches last weekend
Douglas 1-7 Crosshaven 3-7
On Saturday Douglas (1) put up a good performance against a physically stronger Crosshaven. Best for Douglas were Alan Walsh, John O’Mahony and Eoin Murphy.
Douglas 1-6 Mayfield 0-2
On Sunday Douglas(2) had a good win over Mayfield. Ciaran Cummins, Paul Byrne and James Cantwell played well on the day.
U-12 South-East Football League Douglas 1-3 Carrigaline 4-6
Carrigaline were on top throughout this game and while Dennis Cotter and Kevin Tobin were excellent in defence they could not stop an impressive Carrigaline team on the day.
U –13 City Football League Douglas 5-9 Bishopstown 1-2

A good crowd turned up to see an impressive Douglas team performance. Some excellent points were scored by Douglas and ‘Man of the Match’ Brian O’Callaghan had a personal tally of 2-4.
U-14 City Football League Douglas 3-8 Nemo 1-7
Douglas , while playing against the wind started well with Patrick Carroll scoring a fine point. Midway through the half Nemo began to dominate but Douglas were scoring and two fine goals by Kevin Murphy and Ian Bermingham left the score at half time 2-4 to Nemo’s 0-3.
In the second half it was rip and tuck until Terry O’Connell moved from full-back to centre-field for Douglas and this swayed the game for them. A late goal by Dane O’Leary sealed victory.

Last weekend a very successful presentation night was held. Cork footballer Ronan McCarthy and sports presenter Ger.Canning were on hand to present medals to the winning teams. A special presentation was made to Stephen Bermigingham and Stephen Moylan who played for Cork last year. The player of the year awards were as follows:
U 14 Football…………………Thomas O’Connor
South-East Football ………… David Kilcummins
Hurling ……………………… Padraig Martin
U 15 Football………………… Diarmud Murphy
Hurling ……………………….Brian O’Connor
Lotto: there was no winner of the Underage Weekly Lotto. The numbers were 8. 14. 16. 24. The lotto is worth € 9,900 this weekend


Results for last weekend 23-03-02
Under 18 lost their friendly match against Highfield.
Under 16 won their 1st Round match against Dolphin 13-0
Under 14 won their Second Round match against Skibbereen 63-10
Under 12 won their League match against Muskerry
Under 11 lost their League match against Muskerry
Under 10 won their Friendly match against Old Christians.
Fixtures for this weekend ( 30-03-02 )
Under 18 / Under 16 / Under 14’s are all training this weekend.
Under 13 will play Northhampton who are travelling from England this weekend in a series of friendly matches.
Under 8 /9 /10/ 11/ 12’s are all training this Saturday morning. On Easter Monday the Under 8 / 10’s travel to play Youghal; Kick off! 11.30 AM


On Sunday last a blitz was held in C.I.T.for girls that were born in 1992 . It was a very enjoyable afternoon we had 2 teams participating in it. The first team to start were the Douglas Munster team who played Glen Rovers they won this game 2 goals to nil. Goals coming from Deirdre Cotter and Niamh O’Donoghue and excellent goalkeeping from Catrina O’Sullivan kept our opponents from scoring. Next game was against Brian Dillions this was a great game ,were the game was a draw 1-1 our goal coming from Emily O’Sullivan also playing well in this game was Amy O’ Donoghue and Lauryn Jacksoan.Our next game was against Blackrock which we won 2-0,Goals coming from Deirdre and Niamh also playing well in that game was Roisin Walsh and Lynda Horgan.Our final game was against Bishopstown were we were beaten 3-1Douglas goal coming from Sarah Mills also playing well was Cliona O’Driscoll. Our next Douglas Leinster team played an experienced Bishopstown team and had some great play but failed to score best for Douglas in this game were Lorraine Mc Carthy and Aoife Molloy next game was against St Vincent’s which we won 2-0 goals coming from Eileen Blanchere and Jessica Kavanagh who played well in midfield for all the games. Tara O’Shea played in goal for this game and pulled off some great saves. We played Passage in the next game were we lost 2-0 Passage went on to win the section playing well in that game were our back line of Sarah O’Brien and Sarah O’Donovan. Douglas last game of the section was against the Barr’s the score was 1-0 to the Barr’s but it was a great game and we were very unlucky not to score. Playing well in this game were Sarah Mc Carthy Sophie Moore and Saoirse O’Brien. All were winners on the day and all received Medals for partaking.
Saturday 23rd under 16 league 2002.
Douglas 4-02 Na Piarsaigh 0-01.
Douglas started very strongly and with just a few minutes gone Jenny O’ Donovan got the opening score with a goal. Shortly afterwards Lavina O’Mahony got another goal. Douglas forwards continued to battle hard and were unfortunate not to have a dozen goals. However Lavina got another goal for their efforts. At half time the score was Douglas 3goals Na Piarsaigh no score.
Na Piarsaigh began the second half with great gusto but Douglas were equal to the challenge and Na Piarsaigh failed to break through our defence. Cliona Conway in her first match for the under 16’s, Kept a clean sheet with some very fine saves even under pressure she calmly cleared the ball. Helen O’Mahony as usual gave her all at mid-field. Valerie Downey made a tremendous solo run and sidestepping the opposition with ease was unlucky not to score. Deirdre Murphy played a great game and was rewarded with a well-taken point, she also scored a goal seconds from full time. Kathryn Hussey had a great game and so had Rachel O’Sullivan who seemed to be all over the field, Jenny O’Donovan also got a point all in all everyone played brilliantly. Next week we play Ballingollig at home.
We will be holding our annual Easter draw on Thursday night in club pavilion .All those who got tickets please return them by then. Please support our bag packing in Dunnes Stores over the Easter Weekend.


By Adrian Fitzpatrick

This week saw Douglas in another encounter against Kanturk in the Junior 1 plate. Conditions weren’t great, a shower at the of the game making underfoot conditions very tough. The first 15mins saw both teams move up and down the pitch with Kanturk scoring their only three points. Ger. Glavin put over a huge penalty shortly after, to level the game. At 25mins into the game Colin Corkery, at scrum half started a move ending in a great try for Ciaran Clancy and Jonathan Payne. At the interval the management, led by the inspirational Denis Barry and John White had their usual words of wisdom to contribute. Whatever was said anyhow made the optimum impact.
Douglas came back to the second half with a display of shear heart and determination. 5 min's into this half from inside his own “22” ‘The Bull Kinahan’ ran to put the ball between the Kanturk posts. How he didn’t need an oxygen tent after that devastating run I’ll never know. The “Swarm” defence of Douglas was the crucial factor to this great win. Willy Lehane receiving from Colin Corkery again from a ruck stepped inside his opposite No. in an unbelievable class stroke of genius passing into Enda Mahony who in turn gave it to the “Bull Kinahan” from 25yds was in again under Kanturk posts. Anthony Costelloe, Noel Swanton and Cathal Coughlan played out of their skins for the day yet again. Veteran “ Lennox” Coughlan came on as did Martin Pinfield to replace Terry McCarthy and our Kiwi “ Stepper”, to seal a very good encounter ensuring a place in the ¼ final.
Forthcoming Events:
Easter Sunday Night; 1500 members draw (followed by) Karaoke + Disco at St. Columba’s Hall. Everyone welcome. (No Cover Charge)


Just a note to remind people that training will commence for the upcoming track season on Tuesday April 2 nd. at 7 pm.

The venue is Douglas Community School sports field and again we are indebted to the Principal and Board of Management for allowing us the use of this facily.
An AAI constitutional change to bring us into line with international rules means that the starting age for competition this year is under 9 years.
Again we would welcome any parents or young adults who may be able to give an hour or so a week to come and give a hand.
Congratulations to former club member Derval O'Rourke of Leevale who set a new Irish record for 60m at the recent European indoor c/ships. Like the acorn and the oak from humble beginnings grow mighty champions!!
Club contacts Michael Meade @ 4364961 and Terry O'Sullivan @ 4362998


The schoolboy section of College Corinthians will have three teams travelling this weekend with our Under 14's making the long journey to Longford for a National Cup 6th round game and two of our Under 11 and Under 12 sides travelling to Liverpool for the Easter holiday period.
Trip to Liverpool
The Corinthian Boys Under 11 squad and Corinthians United Under 12 squad will head to Liverpool next Saturday morning for what promises to be a holiday to remember. A full party of 32 schoolboys and 11 adults will initially travel to Dublin where there will play two friendly games against local side Portmarnock. On Saturday night they travel as far as Bangor in North Wales where having stayed the night they will then move on to Liverpool University on Sunday morning. The soccer tournament itself starts on Monday morning with the Corinthian sides taking on teams from all over the UK and Ireland.
The social side of the trip promises to be every bit as exciting with the party due to take in the Premier League match between Everton and Bolton as well as a tour of Anfield the home of Liverpool F.C. It should be a wonderful experience for all concerned both on and off the field.
National Cup
The Corinthian Under 14 squad will travel to Athlone on Friday night before moving on to Longford for their 6th round Nation Cup match against local side Camlin United with the game due to take place at 12 o'clock on Easter Saturday morning. The reward for the winners is a home tie in the quarter finals against Ardmore Rovers from Wicklow. On behalf of the Club I would like to wish the management team of Charlie McCarthy, Richie Kenny and Dave Burke and their squad of players the very best of luck for what promises to be a very difficult assignment but one which I have no doubt they are capable of overcoming.
Schoolboys League
Last weekend was a terrific one for our Under 11 sides, with all three recording fine victories.
Corinthian Boys maintain their 100% league record with a comfortable 9-0 victory over Waterloo. Eoin Kilcommons (3), Chris Fox (2), Mark Twohig (2), Philip Brady and Robert Waters were on the score sheet for Corinthians, and John Forest , Ger Keane and Robert O'Connell were outstanding.
Corinthians United were also in fine scoring form and they recorded a comprehensive 7-0 victory over Mayfield United. Kevin Kelleher (2), Den Kelly (2), Ryan Nolan, Peter Nolan and Olan Kelleher scored for Corinthians, while Kevin O'Regan, Andrew Neville and Martin O'Donoghue had fine matches.
Not to be outdone our third Under 11 side Douglas Corinthians travelled to Buttevant and came away with an excellent 3-2 victory. Stephen Murphy, Ian Hunter, Conor Murphy, Eoin Corcoran starred for Corinthians. Well done lads.
There was disappointment for our Under 13 squad who suffered their first defeat of the season when they went out of the local cup going down 1-0 to Wilton. Our lads dominated the first half but failed to get on the score sheet and suffered the killer blow 5 minutes into the second half when Wilton scored after a quick breakaway. Despite the best efforts of Terry O'Connor, Eric Hegarty and Brian Lombard an equaliser just would not come.
Our under 15's put in a much improved performance and were a little unfortunate not to take all three points against Youghal, sharing the spoils on a 1-1 score line. James Kenny scored for Corinthians and they had top class performances from Ronan Stanton, Brian O'Connor and Peter Lydon.
Soccer Marathon
Many thanks to everybody who supported our Soccer Marathon last Saturday morning. The response that the under age section got was absolutely fantastic and a great source of encouragement to everyone involved in the Schoolboys section in Corinthians.Thanks also to Sheila Good, Sheila Cahalane, Theresa O' Donovan, David Kilcommons and Neil Daly who helped out on the day.
Easter Saturday
Our Underage section is taking a well earned rest this Saturday but will be back on Saturday April 6th for the start of the Street Leagues. If you would like any information on the Leagues please contact Terry O' Donovan at 4891257


Nemo play a few matches over the weekend. The rst one was on sat 23rd Nemo U15s played St.Vincents, Nemo played well throughout the game but unfortunately couldn’t put the ball away and were beaten in the end by 1-7 to 1-4. Tom Mcfadden, Ray O’ Keeffe, and Barry Hornet. Next was the U14 match of Nemo Vs. Douglas, where Nemo trailed for most of the match but excellent point from Shane Dorgan brought the match within a point. A late controversial goal by Douglas gave them the points. Nemo U12s took on Kinsale on Saturday also. Under bad weather conditions a keenly contested game gave Nemo the victory with a score line of 5-6 to 4-6 best for Nemo were Ronan Barry and Sean Sheehan. The last match over the weekend was Nemo U13 Vs Ballincollig where Nemo made the perfect start to their league campaign where they won 3-17 to no score. Richard O Donovan was outstanding at midfield as so was John O Brien. James Conroy and David McCarthy were the best forwards on the day. Fixtures Mon 1st Nemo U14s Vs. Fermoy home at 3.30, Tue 2nd Nemo U16s St. Finnbarr’s away at 6.30, Wed 3rd Nemo U15s Vs. Nemo 2 at 6.30, Thur 4th Nemo 2 U16 Vs. Ballinure away at 6.30.


Last weekend was hectic, with teams in action on both Saturday and Sunday. The Seniors take pride of place, following their terrific away league win over Rockmount, while the MSL Juniors, AUL Juniors, Under 17s and 13s advanced in cup competitions and the 11's continued their good league form.
The 15 Premier team were held to a draw, with the Youths going down in the FAI Cup. The Seniors travelled with more hope than confidence to play Rockmount in the league and emerged with a smashing 3-1 win. The foundations for this win were laid in the first half when the 'Hall played as well as they had done previously this season. Rockmount had no real answer, and the 'Hall secured a very important three points. The scorers were John Healy (2) and Brian McSweeney.
The MSL Juniors advanced in their Super Cup with a fine 3-1 win over Crosshaven. They made the most of their chances on the day to rack up their sixth win on the trot. The scorers were Stuart Howard with 2 and Stephen O'Connell. Incidentally, last week we inadvertently credited Martin Davis with Brian Foley's goal in the league match with Crofton Celtic - apologies to both players.
The AUL Juniors emerged victorious following a penalty shoot out against Churchview Celtic. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, following an exciting period of extra time but the 'Hall prevailed with a 6-5 shoot out victory. The scorer was Brendan Crown.
The Youths hosted Bohemians (Dublin) in the FAI Youths Cup Quarter Final, but were no match for the Dublin side on the day. The 'Hall took an early lead when Declan O'Connell headed home from a Robert Heffernan cross which the Bohs 'keeper could only parry. However, Bohemians fought back well to lead 2-1 at the interval. Early in the second half, the 'Hall had the better of the play, but could not create clear openings. Bohemians did, however, make the most of their chances, converting 2 and finishing comfortable 4-1 winners. However, our lads can hold their heads high - the opposition were top class and will take stopping in this cup.
The Under 17s advanced in the Teddy Healy Cup, with a great 2-1 win in Ballincollig, following extra time. This game looked destined for penalties, until a really exciting last 5 minutes. Shay O'Donoghue converted a penalty for the 'Hall, Ballincollig equalised before Patrick White scored the last minute winner.
The Under 15's didn't make the most of their clear cut chances in the local cup against Rockmount. The 'Hall created a number of scoring chances, but left the shooting boots at home. The match ended in a scoreless draw after Extra Time, and the 'Hall will be hoping to make home advantage tell.
The Under 13's took the 15's shooting boots to Lakewood, where they recorded a 10-0 win over Lakewood Utd. in the local cup. The home side had their Premier status qualities - goals were scored by Eoin O'Leary (3), Shane Duncan (returning following a serious leg injury), Roynane Tolman (2 each), Jason Martin Sullivan, Alec Rose and Kevin Murphy.
The Under 11s are in great form at the moment, with their sixth league win in succession following their 3-2 success against Greenwood. Olan Bermingham struck twice, with the third from Richard Martin.
Under 8 and 9
The Under 9s (Born in 1992) and Under 8s (Born in 1993 and 1994) will be training on the All Weather pitch on this Thursday evening. All will be welcome - starting time is 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, 31 March:
MSL Junior League: Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Killeady Celtic, 3.00
Murphy Youths Cup: Away v. Macroom, 3.00
Monday, 1 April:
Senior League: Home v. Temple Utd., 3.00


Mon18Mar J. & E. Taylor - 1st / D. Crowley & M. Powell -2nd
Tues19Mar am E. O'Sullivan & N. Richardson - 1st
C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 2nd
Tues19Mar pm B. Murphy & N. Trihy - 1st / A. & B. Roche - 2nd
Tues19Mar 6Tbls N. O'Sullivan & L. Flynn - 1st
K. Spillane & S. Donaghy - 2nd
Tues19Mar Novice John O'D & E. Kelleher - 1st
Wed20Mar am Novice A. Butler & N. Barry - 1st
Wed20Mar am E. Mulcahy & M. O'Callaghan - 1st
Wed20Mar 5Tbls E. Buckley & E. Fitzgerald - 1st / A. Walsh & T. Heavey - 2nd
Wed20Mar 11Tbls B O'Sullivan & E. McCarthy -1st
Ml. Murphy & F. Keohane - 2nd
Thur21Mar 11Tbls M. Kavanagh & M. Dorgan - 1st / C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 2nd
Thur21Mar 6Tbls B. McCarthy & N. Tanner - 1st
Fri22March C. O'Leary & M. Powell - 1st


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