18th April, 2002
Weekly Sports


Nemo Rangers versus Douglas.
On Sunday morning last Nemo met Douglas in an under 14 Feile football match at Bishopstown. Nemo, playing with the wind, started brightly and with goals from Stephen Barry and Denis Reid were quickly into a 2-1 to 0-0 lead. The Nemo defence was rock solid and only conceded a single point from a free in the first half to finish 2-4 to 0-1 ahead.
The second half began with Douglas getting the first score, a point from a free, but Nemo responded with flowing football and soon added a couple of points. Douglas upped the challenge but Nemo's defence stood firm with excellent displays from Martin O'Shea, Kieran Cooke, Sean Plaice and David Bevan in goal. Ian Madden and Eoin O'Leary ensured plentiful supply to the forwards which saw Stephen Barry quickly onto a loose ball to score his second goal of the match. Nemo kept up the pressure and finished strongly on a scoreline of Nemo 3-8, Douglas 1-4. Others to impress were Tom O'Connor, Shane Duncan and Drew Murphy.


Playing activity continues apace, with plenty of matches to keep the club occupied. Biggest news of the week is that the Seniors place in the Premier Division for next season is confirmed. The team's performances during the season suggest that they could be challenging for honours during next season - congratulations to Kevin O'Sullivan and all the squad on retaining Premier Status.
In their most recent league match, the Seniors were very unfortunate to go down 2-1 against U.C.C. The students took an early two goal advantage and despite long spells of pressure from the 'Hall, the equalising goal just wouldn't arrive. The 'Hall scorer, with his first goal for the Seniors, was David Moore.
The AUL Juniors continued their recent spell of good results with a convincing 5-1 victory over Harp Utd. This keeps their promotion hopes very much alive - they have been assembling the wins needed to keep them in contention. More of the same will be needed, as they complete their matches in hand and wins will be needed to sustain their challenge to long time league leaders, Ardmanning Celtic.
The Youths league campaign has faltered somewhat in the last few matches. In the last week, they had two draws against Midleton and Everton. They remain in contention, but wins will be needed in their last four league matches. The Midleton match was a 1-1 draw, with the 'Hall goal from Declan O'Connell. Against Everton, the team showed good fighting spirit, recovering from a 2 goal deficit to draw 2-2. The scorers were Robert Heffernan and Stephen Barry.
The Under 17's were also in league action, recording a very convincing 4-0 win over College Corinthians. The scorers were Patrick White (2, 1 penalty), Shane Kennedy and Christy O'Shea. This win sets them up for their remaining league fixtures - they still have an outside chance of a reward in the league. Darren Healy was the 'keeper in form, keeping a good clean sheet.
The Under 15 Premier side were scheduled to play in the Evans Cup, but a late cancellation meant that a league fixtures had to be hastily arranged.
Our thanks to Fermoy for agreeing to fulfill a league match at very short notice. The 'Hall were 6-0 winners in a very one-sided match. Scorers were Ian Shortland (2), David O'Connell (penalty), Graham O'Leary, Kevin Mulcahy and Jonathon Lane. Two goalkeepers saw action, with Denis O'Sullivan taking over from Stephen Bermingham, who was feeling the effects of an injury. Both earned clean sheets.
The Under 15 Division 1 team were also in league action, travelling to play Nufarm Athletic on Friday last. However, Nufarm were physically stronger and made their strength pay. The 'Hall scorer in a 4-1 defeat was Stephen Morgan.
The Under 11's kept their unbeaten run going, with a 3-3 draw against Wilton Utd.
Coaching and training for Under 8 (born 1993 and 1994) and Under 9 (born 1992) players continues on the all weather pitch on Thursday evenings at 6.00 p.m. The Under 10s (born 1991) will be in action on the all weather pitch on Sunday mornings at 11.00 am. All welcome.
Tuesday, 16 April: Under 17 League: Away v. Rockmount, 6.45
Under 11 League: Home v. Casement Utd., 6.45
Thursday, 18 April: AUL Junior League: Home v. Shandon Celtic, 6.45
Saturday, 20 April: Under 15 (D1) League: Home v. Park Utd., 3.00
Under 13 League: Home v. Mayfield Utd., 12.00
Under 11 League: Home v. Passage Utd., 10.45
Sunday, April 21: Senior League: Home v. Rockmount, 10.45
AUL Junior City Challenge Cup: Away v. North End, 3.00
Murphy Youth Cup Semi Final: Turners Cross v. Passage, 11.00
Tuesday, April 23: MSL Junior Super Cup Quarter Final: Away v. U.C.C., 6.30
Under 17 League (prov): Home v. Everton, 6.45
Thursday, April 25: Youths League: Away v. Leeds, 6.45


As the season draws to a close, attention turns to the possibilities for league honours. The serious challengers for silverware will be with our Under 11 and Under 13 teams, both of whom have been turning in tremendous performances right throughout the season.
At U 11, Avondale, thanks to a 2 – 0 win over Carrigaline, now lead Passage United by 3 points with only a couple of games remaining. The U13’s are also 3 points clear of nearest rivals Ringmahon Rangers and Park United and are unbeaten in the league so far this season. Indeed, it would be a remarkable achievement if we could retain the U13 league trophy won so impressively in the previous season.
The U12s have a backlog of fixtures to clear and, while they will not challenge for league honours, they can be justifiably proud of a mid-table finish. The improvement shown is a fabulous achievement for the a team that struggled to put any run of form together last season. Our U 14s have enjoyed mixed fortunes in the more competitive Premier Division and, following a 5-0 win over Park United should finish in the top half of the table. The U 15s too had a roller coaster season, and played an entertaining 1 –1 draw with Ballincollig at the weekend. In their last season in schoolboys’ soccer, our U 16s have performed admirably and will be well prepared for the move into the Munster Senior League U17 and Youth leagues
The U 17 and Youth teams were very competitive in their respective leagues, with many of the players getting experience with the senior squad. At Junior and Senior level the focus was very much on rebuilding the teams after the disappointments of last season.
Saturday, April 20
Seniors: Away V Killarney Celtic at 2:00 p.m.
U13: Home V Passage United at 3:00 p.m.
U15: Away V Riverstown at 3:00 p.m.
U17: Home V Mayfield United at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23
U14: Away V Springfield at 7:00 p.m.
U17: Home V Cork City at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25
U17: Home V Youghal United at 6:30 p.m.


Irish Indoor Bowling Umpires Association (Munster Region) Championship Results: C Barrett (St Colums) beat M O'Keeffe (Ballinlough), D Twohig (Ballincollig Community) beat J Mc Sweeney (Ballincollig Community), B Shellard (ICICYMA) beat D Crawford (St Colums), J Curran (St Anthony's) beat V Caplice
(Mitchelstown), M O'Regan (Conna) beat S O'Mahony (St Anthony's),C Middleton (Crosshaven) beat D Williamson (Cathedral Parish), M Boyde (Ballincollig GAA) beat J Long (Little Island), B Clarke (Bandon) beat E Mills (ICICYMA), S O'Sullivan (Grange Frankfield) beat P Dunlea (Wilton), G Burns (St Anthony's) beat D Fennell (South Parish), H Burrows (Wilton) beat N O'Neill (Iona), J B O'Regan (Douglas GAA) beat T Liston (Wilton), P Collins (Carrigaline Community) beat C O'Mahony (Ballincollig GAA), M Murray (Douglas Community) beat B McCarthy (Ballincollig GAA) and P Mc Carthy (Wilton) beat G Swanton (Grange Frankfield)
Fixtures: Nemo Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Tournament for the Cornie Mulcahy Memorial Trophy on 19th, 20th & 21st April 2002


By Barry White
With regard to the U-10's we were provided with some fine football on a lovely spring Saturday morning. Firstly we had Clare coming out on top against a spirited Cork team with defender Luke Kearns, Goalie Shane Wright, and human Dynamo Orrey O'Donoghue excelling for the victors, while Josh Landers and Deirdre Cotter tried hard for the rebels.
Next up were Derry and Galway with the maroon and white prevailing Best for Galway were the prolific Owen O'Meara, Stephen Moore and Ciara Lynch, While Derry were well served by Adam Hudson, Robert O’Donovan, and dashing forward Stephen Randles.
Last but not least, we had a smashing display from Waterford seeing off the valiant Sligo team. Waterford had many stars in their ranks, with Full back Niall Scannell, midfield king Pin David
Quirke, elusive Rory Scannell and target man Kieran Nevin catching the eye, while dual star Peter Carroll, Darragh Duggan, and John Daly strove hard for Sligo Special Mention For U-7 Stalwart Kevin O'Sullivan who performed brilliantly for Clare this morning.. That’s all for this week.


Togher athletic club, founded in 1967 and one of Corks most successful clubs, is now looking to recruit new members. The club has 60+ members at present, which consists of athletes of all ages from juvenile to masters. The club caters for athletes of all abilities from fun runners to the more serious athlete. Togher has a very experienced team of coaches and officials and ensures the athletes enjoy their time in the club. Training sessions take place on Monday nights at the clubhouse in Togher, Wednesday nights at the Mardyke track and Friday nights at the new athletics track at the Cork Institute of Technology in Bishopstown, all at 7pm. Anyone interested in becoming a member of Togher AC can phone (021) 4961107 or visit their website at .


Passage 0-2 Douglas Hall
Douglas Hall continued their preparation for the new season with a fine win over 1st Division side Passage. From Gemma Crowley in goal to Eileen Collins up front this was a solid team performance. Everybody worked hard for each other and the Passage goalkeeper was called into action on plenty of occasions. Aoife Magner was player of the match at left full back, with some great tackles and also contributed to a number of attacking movements. Cynthia Martin scored on her final game for Douglas and Donna O’Leary wrapped things up when she converted when Grace unselfishly played the ball across the goal. Manager Alfie McCarthy will be pleased with this team performance, as he gets ready to kick off the season next Wednesday.


Results for last weekend 13-14/4/’02
Our Under 8/9’s lost their games against Cork Con while our Under 10’s had a hugely successful Sunday morning, winning the Max Trevor Trophy and John Mannix Played against Cork Con. A good mornings Rugby was had by all teams.
Fixtures for this weekend 20/4/’02.
Under 8/9/10’s will play Crosshaven on Saturday morning in Musgrave Park, Kick Off 11a.m.
Under 11/12/13’s are all training. Under 14’s will play Fermoy in Ballincollig in the final of the ‘B’ Cup, Kick off 2.30p.m. Under 16’s will also play Fermoy at Ballincollig in their ‘B’ Cup final at 4p.m.


After a lapse of a few years, Leevale Athletic Club will again promote an open track and field sports meeting at Cork Institute of Technology track on Sunday 21st April, starting at 12 noon.
Athletes from all over Munster have indicated that they will compete in what is the first outdoor track and field event of the season. As well, Cork athletes will be out in force, ensuring that there will be strong competition for everyone.
The entry for juveniles is a very nominal €1 for juveniles and €3 for adults. Considering the high cost of promoting a meeting of this kind, this is surely the best value to be had anywhere.
Events to be contested are;
Boys and girls under 9 (born 1994/5): 60m; Under 10 (born 1993): 80m;
Under 11 (born 1992): 80m, 300m, Ball Throw, 4 x 100m, 600m, Long Jump;
Under 12 (born 1991): 80m, 600m, Long Jump; Under 13 (born 1990): 80m, 600m, Ball Throw, 4 x 100m relay;
Under 14 (born 1989): 100m, 800m, Shot, 75m hurdles;
Under 15 (born 1988): 100m, 800m, Long Jump, 4 x 100m relay;
Under 16 (born 1987): 100m, 800m, High Jump, 80m hurdles;
Under 17 (born 1986): 100m, Long Jump, 4 x 100m relay;
Under 18 (born 1985): 100m, 800m (Girls), 1500m (Boys).
Junior men and women: 100m, 300m, 1500m, Shot, 100m hurdles (women).
Senior men and women; 100m, 1500m (Women), 3000m (Men), Shot, Long Jump, 4 x 100m relay.
Tiny Tots: 50m (Boys and Girls).


by Adrian Fitzpatrick.Mon 8 April A. Murphy & M. O'Carroll - 1st A. O'Hanlon & K. Power - 2nd
Tues 9 April am R McCarthy & E. Morrison - 1st T. Long & M. Madden - 2nd
Tues 9 April pm L. O'Hanlon & E Hendrick - 1st M. Dalton & S. O'Neill - 2nd
Tues 9 April Novice D. Hyland & A. Twomey - 1st
Wed 10 April am Sen K. Keogh & E. Flavin - 1st
Wed 10 April am Novice D. McBritney & N. Barry - 1st
Wed 10 April 9Tbls L. Sweeney & A. Coughlan - 1st J. Lucey & M. Bergin - 2nd
Wed 10 April 12Tbls B. O'Sullivan & E. O'Neill - 1st A. Auchincloss & R. Walsh - 2nd
Thur 11 April 8Tbls A.Hosford & I. Flynn - 1st C. &N. McGowan - 2nd
Thur 11 April 11Tbls P. O'Mahony & B. Conneely - 1st D. Creagh & J deFoubert -2nd
Thur 11 April Novice H. Rooney & L. Hassett - 1st
Fri 12 April L. O'Hanlon & M. Madden - 1st


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

Douglas Grind Out Result in First Round of Senior Football Championship.
The North Cork side were in the ascendancy for the opening twenty minutes. During this period Clyda Rovers scored three points and had six wides, Douglas failed to score. Niall Gannon was moved to full back and this move certainly settled the Douglas defence. Out of the blue Douglas put a marvellous move together resulting in a John Farrell goal. The sides were level 1-2 to 0-5 at the break.
The second half was a very physical affair. Donal O’Sullivan was very good in goal Ronan McCarthy showed good leadership in the middle. Ger O’Sullivan gave a very workmanlike display, Cormac Dineen also had his moments. Will Coveny kicked some fine frees to give Douglas a three point lead. Clyda battled back, Douglas held out for a point victory 1-5 to 0-7. Douglas now go into the hat for the draw for the third round to be played in June .
Junior Football Championship.
Douglas overcame the challenge of St. Vincents in the opening round of the championship. This victory means that Douglas have now recorded victories in the first round of the U/21, Junior and senior championship. The half time score was 0-4 to 0-1 in favour of Douglas. Full time score Douglas 0-8 St. Vincents 0-6. Paul Aherne, Neil Heffernan, John O’Sullivan and Kevin Moloney.
Under 16 Premier Football.
Douglas and St. Finbarrs served up a most entertaining, free flowing and high scoring game. Douglas were in complete control the first half playing some delightful football to lead 3-5 to 0-3 at the break.
The Blues scored 2-3 without reply, four points separated the teams. A magnificent save by Denis O’Sullivan in the Douglas goal was one of the turning points of the game, the other was the placing of Jonathan Lane at left half back. Douglas recovered their composure to win 3-13 to 2-8. Colm O’Sullivan, Eoin Cotter, Stephen Bermingham and Sean Moylan were others to impress.
Minor A Football.
Douglas lost their unbeaten record in this game against Ballygarvan. In a very high scoring first half Ballygarvan led 1-11 to 2-6 at the break. Thye sides were level with fifteen minutes to go. Douglas conceded two goals and Ballygarvan went on to win 3-17 to 2-11. Ray Keating gave a magnificent display of high fielding, others to impress were Shane Forde, Niall Crowley and Colin Lahive.
Junior 3 Football.
Douglas maintained their challenge for a top four spot with a victory over Carrigaline. This is their fifth victory in six games. Final score Douglas 4-8 Carrigaline 1-3. Those who impressed most were Robert Collins, Mark Hoare, Kevin Cooper and Ray McLoughlin.
U/16 South East Football.
Douglas (B) scored a fine victory over Valley Rovers last week. Final score Douglas 3-8 Valleys 1-11. Timmy Linehan, Alan McCarthy and Ronan Murphy worked very hard on the night.
County Minor Premier Football.
Douglas fashioned an impressive victory over Ballincollig in the opening round. Douglas were in total control in the opening quarter. Ballincollig rallied, Douglas led 1-6 to 0-5. At the break. A fine solo run by Paddy White was parried by the keeper and finished to the net by one of the forwards for a goal. This gave Douglas a comfortable lead which they were never to relinquish. Final score Douglas 2-13 Ballincollig 0-10. Conor Alcock, rank Tobin, Jeremy McCarthy and David Dorney were best on the night.
Well Done
Well to the people who gave up their last two Saturdays to do remedial work on both pitches……a lot of this goes unoticed
Fixtures ………
Fri. 19/4/’02
M.P.H. Douglas V Valley Rovers @ Innishannon 6.45pm.
Sat. 20/4/’02
S.H.L. Douglas V Sarsfields. Away 7p.m.
Sun. 20/4/’02
M.P.F. Douglas V Carrigaline (Provisional) @ Douglas 11.30a.m.

Douglas G.A.A. Under Age.
U/13 Football League. Douglas 1-7…..St. Vincents 1-6.
Douglas 1-6…..Nemo 3-10. Douglas 3-3…..St. Nicks 2-8.
Under 14 Féile. Douglas 1-2…..Nemo 3-7.
Under 14 Football League. Douglas 4-9…..Na Piarsaigh 0-2. Douglas 3-4…..St. Nicks 6-5.
Under 15 Football League. Douglas 5-9…..Nemo 1-1.
Under 12 South East Football. Douglas (1) 4-6…..Douglas (2) 4-6. Douglas (4) 8-8…..Valley Rovers 3-4.
This team recorded their first win in great style on Monday evening. Cathal Martin dominated midfield and Denis Dowling and Jack O’Neill were excellent in attack. Olan Bermingham in goal was another to shine on the night.
Fri. 19th.
Under 12 Football League. Douglas V Nemo @ Home 7p.m.
Sat. 20th.
Under 12 South East Football. Douglas (3) V Shamrocks @ Home 11a.m.
Under 13 Football League. Douglas V St. Michaels @ Home 2p.m.
Under 14 Hurling League. Douglas V Bishopstown @ home 3.30p.m.
Under 15 Hurling League. Douglas V Ballinhassig @ Home 5p.m.
Mon. 22nd.
Under 12 South East. Douglas (1) V Valley Rovers @ Home 6.45p.m.
Douglas (2) V Kinsale away 6.45p.m.

Lotto: There was no winner of the weekly Under Age Lotto last weekend …….€10,350 is up for grabs next weekend.
Congratulations to our Senior Footballers and our Junior A Footballers on their Championship victories.

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