4th April, 2002
Weekly Sports


Our schoolboy teams were certainly in tremendous form last weekend, with the highlight undoubtedly being our U14’s National Cup victory away to Camlin Utd from Longford. There was fine victories also for our U12 Premier Division side and our U16 First Division side.

National Cup
Our U14s travelled to Longford last Friday with high hopes of overcoming Camlin Utd and progressing to the last eight of the U14 National Cup. Camlin Utd were a little bit of an unknown quantity, but having overcome Nenagh Town in the previous round they were sure to provide strong opposition.

The opening exchanges were obviously going to be crucial to the outcome and our lads showing strong character started very well and took the lead after 15 minutes., when Ian Nolan scored following a goal mouth scramble. Corinthians doubled their advantage on the half hour when inspirational centre back, Alan Barry rose to head home a corner from Eoin Cotter. Camlin reduced the deficit early in the second half from the penalty spot, but Corinthians quickly gained control again and further goals by Ricky Kenny and Stephen Moylan gave Corinthians an excellent 4-1 victory. As mentioned already, this victory puts Corinthian Boys through to the last eight and a home draw against Ardmore Rovers from Bray, Co. Wicklow. Congratulations to the Management trio of Charlie McCarthy, Dave Burke and Ricky Kenny and to their squad on a terrific effort.

The focus of attention will now switch to our U12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, who will take on Castleknock Celtic next Sunday afternoon in a 6th round National Cup game. The game kicks off at 2.30 p.m., we are asking all club members both schoolboys and adult to come along and support the lads, they certainly deserve your support and it could make all the difference.

Aaron Kearney
Congratulations from everyone in the Club to our U14 player Aaron Kearney, who has been selected on the Republic of Ireland Schoolboys U15 side to take on Scotland in a Schoolboys Soccer International on Thursday, April 4th 2002. Aaron is the first schoolboy from College Corinthians to be chosen for an Irish International side,.

Schoolboys League
Our U12s, busy preparing for their forthcoming National Cup match, had two comfortable League victories over the weekend, defeating Cobh Ramblers by 5-0 and Tramore Athletic by 7-0. Eoin McCarthy, Jamie Drennan, Richard O’Donovan and David Meyler (2) were on the scoresheet against Cobh, while against Tramore Eoin McCarthy (2), Richard O’Donovan (2), John O’Brien, Stephen Good and Conor O’Reilly were on the scoresheet. Ian Turner, Stephen O’Connor, Colin Hammond and Theo Cullnane impressed in both games.

Our Under 16’s had a mixed weekend. They opened with a fine 3-2 away victory over Lakewood coming from two goals down early on. However they followed up with a most disappointing 2-1 home defeat against Buttevant missing numerous chances in the process. John Kennedy (2) and Richard Arnopp scored against Lakewood while Chris Hammond scored against Buttevant.

Street Leagues
Next Saturday will see the start of the Club’s Annual Street Leagues. The U7 and U8 leagues, i.e. schoolboys born between 1993 and 1995 will take place between 12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m., while the U9 league for schoolboys born in 1992 takes place between 9.30 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. Finally the U10/U11 league for schoolboys born in 1990/91 takes place between 10.45 a.m. and 12 noon.


Results for last weekend 30/3/’02.
Under 13’s played Northampton on Easter Sunday and won their match. Under 10’s and Under 8’s won their friendly matches against Youghal on Easter Monday. All other teams were training last Saturday morning.
Fixtures for this weekend 6/4/’02.
Under 18’s are training this weekend. Under 16’s replay their first Round of the cup against Dolphin on Weds afternoon 3/4/’02. Under 14’s will play Cobh Pirates at home in the Quarter Final of their cup. K.O. 12 noon. Under 11/12/13 and 14’s are all training on Saturday morning as are Under 8/9/10’s – 10am to 12 noon.


Last weekend was quite successful for club teams, with three wins, a draw and a loss. Both Junior sides won in their quest for league honours, while the youths advanced in the Murphy Cup.
The Seniors came down to earth with a bang, when they went down 1-0 to Temple Utd. in their league match on Bank Holiday Monday. Played in splendid conditions, the match did not live up to expectations and much improved performances will be needed from the Seniors to retain their
Premier status.
The MSL Juniors continued their charge for inclusion in the top six with a convincing 4-1 win over Carrigaline Utd. in the league. They were well in control of this match and concluded their regular league campaign in fine style. The scorers were Stuart Howard, Brian Foley, Barry O'Shea and Mark O'Connell. They now have to wait for other results, to see if they have qualified for the top six play-offs.
The AUL Juniors also maintained their league challenge with a 3-0 win over Killeady Celtic. They are picking up vital wins in their games in hand in the league and if they keep up this form, they will be close to the top of the league at the end of the season. The scorers in this match were Rory O'Sullivan (who else??), with 2 and Paul O'Mahony.
The Youths made heavy work of advancing 4-3 past Macroom in the Murphy Youth Cup. The performance was not up to previous matches, but they ground out a result to advance. The scorers were Declan O'Connell (2), Robert Heffernan and Seamus Long.
In the Under 15 Evans Cup, the 'Hall travelled to Newbridge Town in Kildare and returned with a 1-1 draw, after a hard fought match and extra time. The 'Hall had a number of chances in this match, but only managed to convert one, through Gareth Twomey. They will need to be much sharper in the two cup replays which they now face in the next couple of weeks.
Under 8 and 9
Coaching for Under 8 (born in 1993 and 1994) and Under 9 (Born in 1992) players will continue at the All Weather pitch on Thursday evenings at 6.00 pm. In the initial stages, the concentration will be on coaching, and all are welcome.
Thursday, 4 April:
Under 15 Local Cup Replay: Home v. Rockmount, 6.15
Saturday, 6 April:
Under 17 League: Home v College Corinthians, 3.00
Under 15 (D1) League: Away v. Leeside, 11.00
Under 13 Local Cup: Away v. Kilreen Celtic, 11.00
Sunday, 7 April:
Senior Beamish Cup: Away v. Midleton, 10.45
MSL Junior Super Cup: Home v. Leeds, 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Strand Utd 10.45
Youths League Away v. Everton, 3.00
Tuesday, 9 April:
Under 17 League: Away v. College Corinthians 6.45
Thursday, 11 April:
Senior League: Away v. U.C.C., 6.30
Youths League: Away v. Midleton 6.45


Cork Ladies Soccer League 2002 commences on Wednesday April 10th, here are the fixtures for the first two weeks.

Wed: 10th April
Premier League
Ballincollig V College Corinthians
CSO V Courcey
Rangers V Wilton

Wed: 17th April
College Corinthians V CSO
Courcey V Rangers
Wilton V Ballincollig


Mon 25th Mar S. Tobin & B. McKeon - 1st / E.T. O'Shea & E.
O'Shea - 2nd
Tues 26th Mar am T. Long & M. Madden - 1st / E. O'Sullivan &
N. Richardson - 2nd
Tues 26th Mar pm T.& D.Moriarty - 1st / J.& N. Sheehan - 2nd
Tues 26th Mar Novice M. Walsh & Partner - 1st
Wed 27th Mar am A. Lynch & J.Creagh - 1st
Wed 27th Mar 7Tbls D. Forde & R. Walsh - 1st / A. Buckley &
E. Fitzgerald - 2nd
Wed 27th Mar 11Tbls L. Scott & J. Cahill - 1st / J. & E. Taylor -
Wed 27th Mar Juniors H. McHugh & B. Moloney -1st
Thur 28th Mar J. Sayers & A. Hodgins - 1st / M.Kavanagh & M.
Dorgan - 2nd
Fri 29th March R. McSweeney & M. O'Carroll - 1st


Well, it has been a while since our last report. We have been busy with the both the league and Championship Cups in all divisions.
Both our successful Div 1(Mixed) teams were in the hunt for honours. One was runner-up to Carrigtwohill in the Championship Cup; (Team: Graham Tierney, David Thompson, Dr. David Nixon, Mairead Ni Bheara, Karen Cinnamond) while the other won the Cork County League in an exciting final against the much fancied Melbourne side. (Team: David Carroll, Shane Thompson, Tony O'Sullivan, Aine Scully & Laura Thompson)
Our Div 3 (Mixed) won the League Final against Bandon which was sweet revenge to our Championship Cup defeat earlier in the season. Team: Billy Cantwell, Anthony 'The Evergreen' O'Loughlin, Conor Hayes, Ron Thompson, Laura Kilkenny, Jo Fizgerald, Idoia Murphy , Judy Barrett & Kah Leong
The Div 3 (Ladies) also won their League Final against Clonakilty. It was a closed final with both teams winning 2 matches and the same sets won. Carrigaline came through on scoring more aces (points). It was a tremendous team effort with Idoia Murphy, the team captain, playing a blinder;
retrieving shots from her left, right and the best one while she was on the floor to win the point for match and title. (Team: Idoia Murphy, Laura Kilkenny, Judy Barrett, Geraldine O'Donovan, Betty Thompson & Ann Angelini)
Our Div 2, Div 4, Div 5, Div 6 and the Novice Ladies are still playing in the respective leagues and we will be reporting on their results in the coming weeks.
Several members of the Carrigaline Club and some Cork County Officials were in attendance at The 2002 Yonex All-England Badminton Championship held in Birmingham recently. The standard as expected were world class with breathtaking badminton and it is a privilege to be there.We stayed at the same hotel with all players from Denmark, China, Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia and were free to intermingle and talk to them. It is one of those sports where there are no prima donna and not a bodyguard to be seen.


U12 League:
Avondale enjoyed a comfortable 7 2 win over local rivals Ringmahon Rangers with goals from Declan Kelleher (2), Abdi Mohammed (2), Sam O'Rourke, Sean Ring and David Carroll. Avondale's goalkeeper Brian O'Sullivan was in excellent form making tremendous saves at crucial points in the match.
Declan Kelleher scored another two goals in the 2 2 draw with Buttevant on Easter Monday. The Buttevant goalscorers were James Curtin and Michael Buckley) and goalkeeper, Kevin Barrett, was their best player.
Senior League:
It was another disappointing weekend for the seniors, taking only one point from their two fixtures. Avondale drew 2 2 with Mallow, thanks to goals from Robert Giltenan and Alan Dorney. B. O'Donovan and D. O'Flynn scoring for Mallow. They lost 1 0 away to Midleton with M. Ryan getting the only goal.
Junior League:
Shane McCarthy's goal was not enough to prevent Crosshaven taking all three points with a 3 1 victory.
U16 League:
Avondale 1 0 Bandon / Avondale 0 0 Riverstown


Midleton GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Tournament for the Joe O'Brien Perpetual Trophy played on the 24th March 2002 in Midleton GAA Pavilion:
Semi-finals: Little Island (J Long) beat Pfizers (T Punch, K Mc Carthy & E Punch) and Carrigaline GAA (M Hayes) beat Rockies (A Swanton, B Fitzgerald & A Leahy) Final: Little Island (John long, Phyllis Long & Bridie Harty)beat Carrigaline GAA (Maurice Hayes, Patrick Tierney & William Barton)
Killarney Indoor Bowls Club Open Draw Licensed Fours Competition played on 24th March in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney Semi-finals: Team 2 (M O'Regan) beat Team 4 (Angela Counihan, Killarney, Bernadette O'Regan, Conna, Shelia Mangan, Killarney & Mary Bailey, Killarney and Team 6 (E Stroker) beat Team 8 (Paul Smyth,St Finbarre's, Phil Cronin, Killarney, Rose Haworth, Carrigaline Community & Biddy Geaney, Carrigaline Community:
Final: Team 2 (Michael O'Regan, Conna, Con Cremin, St Finbarre's, Ann Twohig, Ballincollig Community School & Esther Corkery, Brookfield) beat Team 6 (Eamon Stroker, St Mary's, Dunmanway, Valerie Jennings, Cox's Hall. Mary Scanlan, Conna & Eithne O'Sullivan, Grange Frankfield)
Fixtures: Mallow Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Competition on Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th April 2002


Douglas GAA Under Age.

U-12 South east Football.
Douglas (3) 2-1 Ballygarvan 3-6
This was a good performance by a team playing a year out of its grade. Stephen O’Sullivan, Séan Kearney and David Cuthbert played well in defence.
Douglas (4) 0-6 Courcey Rovers 5-7.
This team were again up against players who were a year older and it showed. However they never gave up in the second half and played very well. Conor Bowen and Olan Berming ham were outstanding in defence while Eanna Mulrooney showed great skill in midfield.
Douglas (2) 5-8 Bandon 1-3.
Douglas played against a very strong wind in the first half, with their defence under a lot of pressure but a goal by Gavin Murray just before half time kept Douglas in the game. In the second half Douglas took over, picking off some lovely scores. Man of the match was Aidan Cotter in defence.
Under 14 Football League.
Douglas 1-16 Carrigaline 3-8.
Carrigaline got off to a great start with three unanswered points, playing lovely football. The Douglas half back line then began to dominate, giving a good supply of ball to the forwards. With Padraig Quinlan and Ian Bermingham scoring some fine points Douglas did enough to get a good win. The outstanding player on the night was Brian O’Donovan who has come on leaps and bounds this season.

U/12 South East Football.
Douglas (1) V Ballinhassig at home on Mon 8/4/’02 – 6.45pm.
Douglas (2) V Sliabh Rua, away on Mon 8/4/’02 – 6.45pm.
Douglas (3) V Carrigaline at home on Sat 6/4/’02 – 2pm.
Douglas (4) V Tracton away on Mon 8/4/’02 - 6.45pm.
U/13 Football League.
Douglas V St. Nicks at Home on Mon 8/4/’02 – 6.30pm.
U/14 Football League.
Douglas V St. Nicks away on Mon 8/4/’02 – 6.30pm.
U/15 Football League.
Douglas V Nemo at Home on Sat 6/4/’02 – 3pm.

There was no winner of the weekly underage lotto….the numbers were 3-9-15-16 and is worth €10,050 this weekend.

Douglas GAA Senior Section.
By Pat Harrington.

Official Opening of New Complex a Day to be Proud Of.
Last Saturday was one of the great days in the history of the club. This time it was not a victory on the playing field but the official opening of the new dressing rooms/gym, which was a great occasion. President Sean McCague opened the new facility which was blessed by Fr. Liam O’Regan. Micheal Martin was in attendance as were a number of other prominent local T.D.’s. The chairman of the Munster Council attended as did the secretary of the cork County Board. There is great credit to all who worked with paint brushes yard brushes to make sure the whole complex was in pristine condition for the day.
Senior Hurling League.
Douglas and Cloyne met in East Cork on Saturday. Both teams would have been fielding understrength teams. Douglas had ten under 21 players and three of whom are under 18. There was little to separate the sides in the opening quarter. A goal by Brian Boyle from a 20 metre free gave Douglas a boost. The East Cork men replied with a similar score to leave the sides level 1-3 each at the break.
The second half was equally competitive. David McSweeney and John Grimes showed all their experience. Gary Wade was very commanding as was Gary McLoughlin. The leadership shown by the older players helped the minors all of whom performed well on the day. Douglas finally won a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-5, a good start to the season.

Junior Football League.
Douglas entertained the Barrs in this game and duly came away with two valuable points. The first half was even enough with Douglas leading 0-6 to 0-2. Douglas took complete control the second half, playing some delightful football they carved the Blues defence apart. Peter Murphy was the scorer in chief scoring 1-3, Eoin Coveney contributed 0-4. The blues made a big comeback in the last quarter but failed in their bid to claw back the lead. Final score Douglas 1-13 St. Finbarrs 2-4.

U/16 Hurling.
Well done to Stephen Bermingham and Eoin Cadogan who represented Seandun (Cork City) against Mid Tipperary over the weekend.

Douglas recorded their third win of the campaign in this game. Douglas were awarded a penalty early on which was converted by Garóid O’Leary. St. Nicks got back into the game as a result of a mistake in the Douglas defence. Douglas playing the ball into space created lots of problems for the Nicks defence. Willy Coveney got a second goal just before the break to lead 2-3 to 1-4 at ht e braek.
The second half Douglas were always in control. The half back line in particular were in control Staphen Galvin, Donal O’Sullivan and Cormac Cahill. The very positive point about this victory was the speed of which the ball was delivered into the forwards. Final score Douglas 2-10 St. Nicks 1-5.

U/21 FC Fri. 5/4/’02 Douglas V St. Finbarrs in Ballinlough @ 6.45pm.
S.F.L. Sun 7/4/’02 Douglas V Na Piarsaigh No Time / Venue.
M.P.H. Sun 7/4/’02 Douglas V Duhallow @Home 6.30pm.
Minor (2) F. Douglas V Ballygarvan away @ 6.45pm.
NB – Must apologise as some of the fixtures changed after going to print over the past two weeks.

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