25th April, 2002
Weekly Sports


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 http://www.togherac.com


" St Anthony's IBC Capture Nemo Triples Title"
Nemo Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Competition for the Cornie Mulcahy Memorial Trophy played on the 21st April in the Nemo Rangers GAA Pavillon:
Quarter-finals: St Anthony's (D Fitzgibbon) beat Grange Frankfield (D O'Sullivan, M Scarf Cody & E O Sullivan), Little Island (J Kirby) beat Douglas (Jim Jackson, T Barber & J Jackson), Cobh (T Farrell) beat Crosshaven (Con, Conor & Mary Middleton) & Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Carrigaline Community (V Todd, G Ruddock & J Todd) Semi-finals: St Anthony's (D Fitzgibbon) beat Little Island (J Kirby, J Long & P Long) and Wilton (P Mc Carthy) beat Cobh (T Farrell, M Doherty & A Farrell) Final: St Anthony's (Dan Fitzgibbon, John Curran & Noreen Fitzgibbon) beat Wilton (Pat Mc Carthy, Bob Jennings & Kay M C Carthy )
Scorecard: 3-0, 0-3,3-0,0-3,1-0,0-3,1-0,1-0,2-0 = 11/9 The Umpires on duty for the final session were: M Bracken, H Foley, H Payne, J Warren & D.Williamson
Fixtures: Carrigaline Community Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Ladies and Gents Singles Competitions for the Smith Kline Beecham Perpetual Trophies on 24th to 28th April and 1st to 5th May 2002 at Community hall Cork Zone Inter Club Championship Final for the Frances Cody Trophy at SMA Hall,Wilton on the 28th April at 7.30pm


Results: U/12 City Football League. Douglas (1) 1-10 Nemo 1-6.
Douglas started the better in this match with Mark Collins converting some frees and led by six points at half time. The second half was a much more even affair with Ciaran O’Leary playing well in goal and superb scoring by Mark Collins (1-6), Douglas came out on top.
Under 12 South East Football. Douglas (1 5-5 Valley Rovers 4-13.
This was a very entertaining game of football with Valley Rovers on top in the first half and Douglas superior in the second. There was some great scores by both teams who gave their all. Martin O’Sullivan at full back and Eoin Kilcummins in the forward line played well for Douglas.
Douglas (2) 3-7 Kinsale 4-6.
Kinsale started the better in this match and led by five points at half time. Douglas then began to take control and narrowed the gap to one point before letting in two soft goals. Douglas finished strongly, scoring two goals of their own but it wasn’t enough on the night. Paul O’Driscoll and Cormac Collins were best for Douglas.
U/12 City Football League Section 2.
Douglas (2) V Bishopstown (2) away this Saturday at 12pm.
U/14 Hurling League. Douglas V Bishopstown at home this Saturday at 2p.m.
U/15 Hurling Leahue. Douglas V Blackrock at home this Saturday at 3-15p.m.
Coaching Course.
The Underage Committee organised a foundation level coaching course consisting of 3 X 3 hour sessions which were held over the past three weekends. Fifteen underage mentors were shown the coaching skills in hurling and football by full time coach Tom Knott. We were delighted with the turn out of mentors who now have a recognised certificate in Coaching.
There was no winner of the weekly Underage Lotto which is worth €10,500 next week.


he big matches keep rolling on - thankfully at this stage of the season, we have plenty of activity, which indicates involvement in the latter stages of competitions. This coming week sees the Youths in the Munster Youths Cup
Final; the MSL Juniors in the Quarter Final of the Super Cup; the Under 17s n their Cup Semi Final and the under 15 playing in the last 16 of the Evans up. In addition, there was a large number of fixtures in the last week.
The Seniors played really well in overcoming Rockmount in the league last unday morning. This match was played in very difficult conditions, but ur team prevailed with a last minute winner for a 3-2 victory. The scorers ere John Aherne (2) and Niall Drummond. Again, they showed the form of hich they are capable and if they can add consistency, they will be a force o be reckoned with next season.
The AUL Juniors continued on the trophy trail, with two wins in different ompetitions. In the league, they proved too strong for Shandon Celtic, here goals from Rory O'Sullivan, Kieran Olliffe and James Slowey gave them 3-1 win. They followed this up with a City Challenge Cup success against orth End, drawing 1-1, but proving too sharp from the penalty spot.
The Under 17s, missing some regulars travelled to Rockmount and were eprived of a draw with a last minute Rockmount goal. This was a thriller, ith the home side just prevailing 4-3. The 'Hall scorers were Patrick White, Stephen Barry and Christy O'Shea.
The Under 15 Division 1 side were very disappointing losers against Park Utd. in the league. This match was played in the worst of the weather last weekend and the stronger Park team emerged 7-1 winners. The scorer of the 'Hall consolation was David Burke, with a fine header from a corner.
The Under 13's secured three valuable league points with a 4-2 win over Mayfield Utd. The scorers were Roynane Tolman (2), Eoin O'Leary and an Own Goal. This keeps them well in the hunt in the league, clearly consolidating their Premier position.
The under 11's played twice, thumping Casement Utd 8-1 and losing out to Passage Utd, 3-1. In the Casement game, the scorers were Finbarr Desmond (4), Cormac Collins Michael Carroll, Olan Bermingham and an Own Goal. In the Passage game, Olan Bermingham was the 'Hall scorer.
Saturday, 27 April, Munster Youths Cup Final v. Peake Villa. Cooke Park, Tipperary, 6.30
Sunday, 28 April, Senior League Away v. Everton, 10.45
AUL Junior City Challenge Cup Away v. Glenthorn or City Wanderers, 3.00
Under 16 League Away v. Kilreen Celtic, 11.00
Under 15 Evans Cup Home v. Wembley Rovers (Limerick), 2.30
Tuesday, 30 April: Under 17 Teddy Healy Cup Semi Final Away v. Dunbar Celtic, 6.45
Thursday, 2 May: Youths League Home v. Casement, 7.00

Under 8, 9 and 10
Coaching continues for under 8 and 9 players on Thursday nights at 6.00 on the All-Weather pitch. Under 10 coaching is on the All-Weather pitch on Sunday mornings at 11.00. As always all are welcome.


Results for last weekend:
Under 8/9/10’s played Crosshaven and while 9/10’s were victorious the U8’s went down fighting. Our U14’s lost their B Cup Final against Fermoy on a scoreline of 10-5 while the U16’s drew their Cup Final with Fermoy and will share the Cup for the year.
Under 8/9/10/11’s will all train this Saturday morning. Under 10 and 11’s will take part in the Highfield Blitz which will take place on at 11a.m. on Sunday morning. This Sunday our U14’s will play Clonakilty away in the semi final of the A Cup. Kick off 12 noon.


By Marion Ormond

During the Easter holidays Douglas Lawn Tennis Club had their Junior Tournament, an event that was very well supported. The juniors put into practice all the work that they had been taught by our junior coach Joanne Williamson and if the tournament is anything to go by Joanne has done her job well. The winners are as follows;
GIRLS UNDER 12 SINGLES winner Fiona Burke runner-up Meaghan O'Riardon
BOYS UNDER 12 SINGLES Winner Mark Menton runner-up Kevin O'Byrne
GIRLS UNDER 14 SINGLES Winner Stephanie Stapleton Runner-up Sarah O'Riardon
BOYS UNDER 16 SINGLES Winner Rory O'Brien Runner-up Michael Stanton
BOYS AND GIRLS UNDER12 DOUBLES Winners Mark mention & Eoin Harris
Runner-up Ciana Driscoll & Fiona Burke
BOYS UNDER 16 DOUBLES Winners Rory O'Brien & Aiden Menton
Runners-up J O'Connell & Conor Burke
GIRLS UNDER 16 DOUBLES Winners Val Gleeson & Sarah O'Riardon
Runners-up Elaine Kerr & Kate O'Donavan
UNDER 12 MIXED DOUBLES Winners Conor Kilcoyne & Fiona Burke
Runners-up Eoin Harris & Meghan O'Riardon
UNDER 16 MIXED DOUBLES Winners Stephanie Stapleton & Rory O'Brien
Runners-up Lisa Walsh & Johnathan O'Connell.

The tournament was a great success and it was terrific to see all our juniors enjoying themselves. It also marked the occasion of our President Kate Kilcoyne's first official duty.[and may I add she looked fantastic in her chain of office] As she remarked in her presentation speech all the juniors were a credit to the Club.


By Pat Harrington.
Determined Douglas Record Victory in Premier Minor Hurling League.
Douglas recorded a morale boosting victory over Bandon last Monday night. Bandon proved more of a threat in the opening twenty minutes. The Douglas boys settled down and went in at half time leading 0-8 to 0-5.
Against the wind after the break Douglas battled doggedly. The complete defence was excellent. The platform for victory was laid by the performance of Frank Tobin, Thomas Cotter and Padraig Greaney in the half back line. Kenny Barry goaled. The West Cork side were swift to reply with a similar score. Paul Kelly got a second major for Douglas. Douglas finished the game on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-8 for Bandon. Eoin Cadogan played well in attack. Overall it was a very workmanlike display by all.
Junior B Championship Football.
Douglas played against Ballyphehane. Douglas were very wasteful the first half and ultimately paid the price. Ballyphehane won on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-5. Douglas were best served by David Bermingham and Christy O’Mahony.
Under 16 Premier Grade Football.
Douglas recorded their second win in a row with a 1-14 to 2-3 victory over St. Nicks. Nicks Led 2-1 to 0-5 at the break. Alan McCarthy, Eoin Heffernan, Eoin Cotter and Brian O’Connor played well. Douglas have a very interesting game coming up against Nemo. This promises to be a cracker.
Senior Hurling City Championship.
Douglas met Blackrock in the quarter final of the championship. Except for a brief in the opening quarter Douglas were much sharper in the finer points of the game. I know it was soul destroying for all the players but especially the younger players - the minors. Two years ago Douglas Under 16 team were beaten by a bigger margin by Glen Rovers in the city final. The team re-entered the competition through the back door system and again met the Glen in the county semi final, on this occasion after a very competitive game seven points separated the teams with the northsiders being victorious. Best of luck lads against Midleton on Saturday night in the Championship.
Junior Hurling League.
Douglas opened their league campaign with a victory over Ballinhassig. The sides were level 1-5 each at the break. Brian Horgan was the goal scorer. In the second half Douglas scored the vital points to win on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-11. Alan Joyce, John Ross Hunt, John O’Keeffe and Marc O’Sullivan played well.
M. Premier Hurling.
Valleys played with the wind in the first half. Douglas did a very good containing job for the opening twenty minutes restricting the South East team to a three point lead. In the twinkling of an eye Valleys scored 2-1 without reply. Eoin Cadogan broke through for a goal. Seven points separated the sides at the break. Douglas came out in a very determined fashion the second half. A Paul Kelly goal followed by a second from James Moylan put Douglas in the driving seat. Richard Harris gave the forwards a plentiful supply of ball. Conor Alcock was very forceful - a fifth goal by Neil Heffernan sealed a great comeback. Final score Douglas 5-8 Valleys 3-7.
S.H.L. Douglas 0-8 Sars 3-13.
M.P.F. Douglas 1-11 Na Piarsaigh 0-6.
Thurs 25/4/’02 U/16 P.F. Douglas V St. Michaels @
Sat. 27/4/’02 S.H.C. Douglas V Midleton @ Caherlag 7p.m.
Sun. 28/4/’02 M.P.H. Douglas V Sars @ Riverstown 7p.m.
Weds. 1/5/’02 Douglas V Watergrasshill @ Douglas 7p.m.
Best of luck to Douglas Hall in the Final on Sunday.


U16 2002 League. Douglas played Eire óg away last Thursday night. It was not a good night for Douglas. A very good Eire óg team beat them. Douglas battled hard and the backs were under tremendous pressure right from the start. Cliodhna Conway in goal made some brilliant saves. Andrea Walsh and Sarah O’Regan played extremely well. Laviana O’Mahony was unluckly not to score and Jenny O’Donovan got a lovely goal. Helen O’Mahony got a point and was unfortunate not to score on more then one occasion. Kathryn Hussey battled hard and Niamh O’Donovan put in a great effort along with Audrey Flanagan.
O n Friday night our under 14 team got their league campaign off to a start. They made the long journey to Milford to play the local girls. These girls had trained continuous indoor over the winter months and were eager to play matches outdoors.
Douglas started well and were 3 pts ahead after 5 minutes. Milford then replied with a goal. Douglas then took control of the game with Linda Mc Carthy outstanding in the half back line and with Jenny O’Donovan and Lavina O’Mahony causing havoc in their back line Douglas led at half time by 3 goals. The second half Douglas took complete control with Deirdre Murphy and Niamh O’Donovan giving a plentiful supply of ball to the r forwards, Douglas ran out comfortable winners. Outstanding for Douglas were Linda Mc Carthy and Sarah O’Regan in the back line. Deirdre Murphy and Niamh O’Donovan at midfield. But especially Jenny O’Donovan who was on fire scoring an impressive 3goals and 9 pts also Lavina O’Mahony scoring 4 goals. This was a very polished performance by Douglas but they can be guaranteed great tests ahead. It was a very happy bus ride home with team and supporters in jubilant mood. Next game for this team is at home v Glen.
Sunday 14th April was a very special day in the history of Douglas Camogie club. When for the first time in the clubs history they fielded a second under 14 team out to play in the 14b league. They made the journey to Enniskeane. Great credit is due to these girls 22 in all turned up with plenty of support from parents and friends. Play started with Douglas in a very determined mood. Enniskeane attacked from the start but with Douglas backs playing very solid held them to 1 goal and 2 pts at half time. The second half Douglas found the going tough against a stronger team who ran out easy winners in the end. Despite this being their first game of the season this team showed great determination. Outstanding for Douglas were Kate O’Sullivan, Fiona Boland, Clare O Brien and Moira O’Donovan. For the record here is the team that made history, JULIA WHITE, KATE BARRY, JESSICA JACKSON, FIONA BOLAND, MOIRA O’ DONOVAN, KATE O SULLIVAN, CLAIRE O’ BRIEN, LEANNE O’SHEA, EMILY ALICE DALY ZOE DUNLEA, NIAMH BOWREN, RACHEL O’ SULLIVAN, EMMA KELLY, AILEEN O’ DONOVAN, DIANE MURPHY, CLODAGH BARRY, JILL KELLEHER, JASMINE DEMPSEY, GILLIAN MURPHY, GILLIAN DALY, KAREN HORGAN, MAIRE O’MAHONY. Next match at home to Carrigaline.


Mon 15th April D. White & F. Murphy - 1st. A. O'Hanlon & K. Power - 2nd
Tues 16th April am M. Farrell & M.O'Carroll - 1st V. Brownlow & F.Hurley - 2nd
Tues 16th April pm D.Forde & O. Olden - 1st T. & D. Moriarty - 2nd
Tues 16th April Novice N & D. Murphy - 1st
Wed 17th April am sen A. Hyde & I. O'Riordan - 1st
Wed 17th April Novice S. Power & K. Corkery - 1st
Wed 17th April 6Tbls M O'Rahilly & M. Hennessy - 1st
Wed 17th April 10Tbls B.Leahy & B O'Keeffe - 1st D. Forde & P. O'Riordan - 2nd
Thur 18th April 6Tbls C & N. McGowan -1st M. Lantry & C. Nolsn -2nd
Thur 18th April 11Tbls D. White & F. Murphy -1st D.Creagh & J.deFoubert - 2nd
Thur 18th April Novice M. Brazen & Margo - 1st
Fri 19th April T. Brophy & B. McKeon - 1st


The bad weather of last weekend was certainly the big spoilsport as regards the Clubs Underage Street Leagues. However in fairness to the coaches and schoolboys concerned everybody stayed in good spirits and the show went on. Hopefully the weather will be a little kinder next weekend when not only do we have the Street Leagues but we also have two National Cup quarter finals to look forward too.
National Cup
The Corinthian Boys U12 team will be first into action next Saturday afternoon when they take on famous Dublin Schoolboy’s League Club, Cherry Orchard, in the Quarter Final of the National Cup, kick off 2.30 p.m. Our U14’s will have to wait until Sunday when they take on last years Semi Finalists, Ardmore Rovers, from Bray in their Quarter Final match, kick off 12.00 noon.
While our two sides could hardly face tougher opposition, our lads have every reason to go into the games with plenty of confidence. The Corinthians U12 and U14 teams are both unbeaten this season and are more than capable of raising their game to take on such quality opposition. Both games should provide some tremendous entertainment and we are asking all our Club members and parents to come up and support the teams, they certainly deserve your support.
Aston Villa
For some time now the Club has been in contact with English Premier League side Aston Villa with a view to putting in place a link between the two Clubs. The initial steps in this relationship have now been put in place and coaches from Aston Villa’s Youth Academy will be in Corinthians Park over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. This hopefully will be the start of what could be a long-term relationship between Aston Villa and College Corinthians, with the ultimate aim from a Corinthians point of view being the provision of better quality coaching for our schoolboys.
Schoolboys League
It was a great week for our three Under Eleven teams with all three recording fine victories. Our U11 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, maintained their 100% league record when they defeated Mayfield Utd, last Saturday morning by 6-0. Philip Brady was the star of the show with 4 goals and also on the score sheet were Barry O’Driscoll and Stephen Mahon. Goalkeeper John Forrest, Shane Twomey and Robert O’Connell were the pick of the Corinthian side on the day.

Corinthians Utd are also on a good run in the U11 First Division at the moment and they picked up three useful points with a fine 4-0 away victory over Macroom. Dean Kelly with a superb hat trick and Kevin Kelleher scored for Corinthians and they had outstanding performances from Kevin O’Regan, Gavin Irwin and Stephen Thornhill.Douglas Corinthians were also in great form as they defeated Leeside 5-1. Robert Creagh (2), Stephen Murphy, Mark Menton and Siman Barry were on the scoresheet for Corinthians.

Our U13 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, maintained their 100% league record when they had a comfortable 5-0 victory over Rockmount. Eric Hegarty (2), Stephen Whyte, Stephen O’Brien and Richard O’Donovan scored for Corinthians, while Kieran Manley, Terry O’Connell and Cian Cummins played well on the night.

Finally a word about our U12 Premier Division side, Corinthian Boys, who had a tremendous tussle with Lakewood in the Semi Final of the local cup last Friday night. Played in difficult conditions both sides gave their all in search of victory, but it wasn’t to be with the game finishing scoreless and destined for a replay in Corinthian’s Park.


Here are the results of the first week of the Cork Ladies Soccer League. A new division was added at the start of the season to prove the increased demand for ladies soccer in Cork. There are now 4 divisions; premier, division 1, division 2 and division 3. Altogether we have 25 teams registered. Visit the Cork Ladies Soccer League at www.clsl.org
Premier Division
College Corinthians (1) v C.S.O. (0)
College Corinthians started this game very brightly and dominated a sluggish C.S.O. side. They maintained a high level of pressure on the C.S.O. defence for the first twenty minutes of the half. However C.S.O. with held the pressure and began to settle into the game. Both sides had chances on goal however it remained scoreless at half time. The second half saw both sides contesting for the ball and the game became very physical. Both keepers were left with a lot to do with both teams having many opportunities on goal. Jennifer Walsh for the C.S.O. played extremely well causing havoc for the Corinthians defence. However it was not to be the C.S.O.'s night when Carmel Feely scored for College Corinthians from a corner kick with 20 minutes to go. From here on in it was all C.S.O. a shot from Yvonne Harrington hit the post and many fine saves from the College Corinthians keeper held C.S.O. at bay earning College all 3 valuable points.
Courcey (0) v Rangers (2) - Rangers’ experience showed in this game as they overcame the challenge of newly promoted Courcey. The game was a very physical encounter with Rangers dominating the majority of the play. Wilton (1) v Ballincollig (1) Wilton had a great start to this game when Susan Edmond scored after 3 minutes. They continued to hold the lead well into the second half but they were denied all 3 points when Carol Rodgers scored the equaliser for Ballincollig. The game ended one a piece and the points were shared on the night.
Division 1 - Passage v Carrigaline Utd - This game was postponed. A date has not yet been set for its rescheduling.
Cobh Ramblers (0) v Hibernians (2) / Buttevant (2) v Bandon (1)
Buttevant got their season off to a flying start beating Bandon 2 - 1.
Buttevant won division 2 last season and have continued in their winning ways. However it was Bandon who were first to score with a goal from Valerie O' Sullivan. Bandon held on to their lead until into the second half but a goal by Tina Buckley equalised the tie. With 10 minutes to go in a very even contest Daniel Carrol was the hero for Buttevant scoring the winner and giving Buttevant all of the spoils.
Division 2 - Millstreet (2) v Douglas Hall (0)
Douglas Hall started the better in this game and had most of the possession. However a long ball was played over the Douglas Hall defence for Lynda McCauliffe to run on to. She was brought down inside the area and Millstreet were awarded a penalty. Liz Cotter put the ball in the back of the net for Millstreet. Once again Douglas Hall dominated the play and were again unlucky when some great play by Liz Cotter set up Susan O' Keeffe who rounded the keeper and neatly placed the ball in the back of the net. It ended Millstreet 2 - Douglas Hall 0.
Leevalley Celtic (3) v Rathcoole Rovers (0)
Leevalley got off to a great start with a dominating performance. They poured pressure on the Rathcoole defence and young striker Aoife Carroll scored 3 wonderful goals getting the first hat trick of the season. Annette Sheehan and Lucy Kelleher played particularly well for the winners.
Crosshaven (0) v Brooklodge (6)
This game was a complete one-sided affair with Brooklodge controlling all the play. They had scored 6 times in the first half virtually ending the game as a contest. The goal scorers' for Brooklodge were Marion Lynch (2), Claire Cotter (2), Lillian Whooley (1) and Eimear Daly (1).

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