9th May, 2002
Weekly Sports


Douglas Hall Senior
On what could be described as a winters night Douglas Hall Seniors when out to face Leeside in their second match of the season. Starting very well dominating the ball in midfield was Judy and making some beautiful paces to the forward. Collette right wing was fouled just outside the box and Douglas Hall were rewarded with a free kick which was taken by Judy and buried in the top right hand corner. Another goal from Donna put Douglas Hall infront at half time. Douglas Hall went out in the pitch in the second half with the same determination to with a second goal from Donna and a fourth goal from Caroline. A very good team performance over all especially Aoife left back. Well done girls!!!!

Douglas Hall make their mark!
Cork trials took place last Saturday for Under 18 and Under 16. With a number of Douglas Hall players attending and all players doing their club very proud. We are delighted to congratulate the following girls for making it onto the panel.

Under 18 Under 16
Aoife Manger Louise Martin
Caroline Hawks Mary Barrett
Lynda Horgan Donna O’Leary


By Pat Harrington.

Douglas Bow Out to Na Piarsaigh in U21 Championship.
This was an extraordinary game. Douglas playing with the elements in the first half led 1-3 to 1-1 after fifteen minutes. Na Piarsaigh took over in the second quarter and hurled over six points without reply. The Northsiders led 1-7 to 1-3 at the break.
Na Piarsaigh goaled directly after the interval The Douglas performance improved. David Dorney made three great saves in goal, Paul Kelly came forward on numerous occasions and certainly brought some spirit into the team. Stephen Dorney goaled to leave four points between the teams. Na Piarsaigh goaled once more to run out winners 3-13 to 2-10. Ouglas pushed the self destruct button once too often and paid the price. The three goals conceded were certainly as a result of bad defensive play. On the positive side other teams would have thrown in the towel but this young side (nine of whom were U18, two U19) never gave up the ghost and battled valiantly.
Senior Hurling League.
Douglas and Ballincollig crossed hurls in this game. The mid Cork lads got off to the best possible start scoring 1-3 without reply. Douglas were just getting back into the game when Ballincollig scored a second goal. Marc O’Sullivan was moved to centre back and proceeded to hurl very well. He was well supported by Brian McLoughlin. Five points separated the teams at the interval.
Douglas kept in contact the second half - the defecit was reduced to four points on a couple of occasions bu Ballincollig always had the facility to go up the field and score points. Final score Ballincollig 2-11 Douglas 0-11.
Next weekend Douglas play Blackrock in the Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday May 12th at 3.30pm, Pairc Uí Chaoímh.
Congratulations……Well done to Douglas Community School on their victory in the Munster Colleges U16 ½ football final over St. Augustines from Waterford. There were twelve players from Douglas involved in the victory. Also congrats to Mark Harrington who has been invited to train with the Cork Minor Hurlers.
Good Luck to Douglas Hall Youths in the replay of the Munster Cup Final.
Minor Affairs – Premier.
The Minor Hurlers have recorded three wins out of four outings – there are still six games to be played after the leaving cert. In football the team has recorded six wins from six outings. One more victory will ensure that the team qualifies for the City Shield final. Last years County League final still has to be played against O’Donovan Rossa.


By Garry White

This week it was the turn of the U-9 Kids to steal the show. Conditions were perfect, and even at this early stage of their development, many of these children will excel at whatever code they may wish to partake in at later stages.
The games themselves provided great skill, Committment, courage and honesty. The various mentors who coach these children should take a bow, as their efforts are reaping rich dividends.
Firstly we had Tipp overcoming Laois with Jimmy Burke, David Curtin, and the Dynamic Killian McCarthy to the fore, While Paul Fitzgerald, Shane Horgan, and Dillon Rogers did well for Laois. Next it was the turn of Galway and Offaly with tribesman proving best in this tussle. Brian Lenihan, Jack Wilkins, and Aoibhinn Killeen cajoled this Galway side along, While Offalys finest were Defensive stalwart Jamie Davis, Midfielder Rory Scannell, and attacker Sean Deasy.
Then we had the meeting of Down and Dublin with the Mourne men edging out the Dubs, Down had many fine performers with Noel Fanning, Eoin Harris, and mid fielder Adrian O Connell particularly outstanding. Ian Tobin, Shane O’Brien, and 6 goal hero Caolan Mulrooney shone for Dublin.
Last but not least we had Cork and Sligo going at it with the Rebels coming out on top. Cork's top performers were Stephen Crowley, Goalie cum goal poacher Sean Moloney, and the tireless Alan Cadogan, While Darragh O' Brien, Alan Cremin and Paul Beale impressed for Sligo


On the 7th of April 02 on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning competitors from all over Cork, Galway, Dublin & even as far away as Cardiff in Wales gathered at The Trabolgan Holiday Centre Co Cork for the 2nd Cork Tae Kwon-do Institute Munster Open Tae Kwon-do Championships.
Starting with the registration at 10am and kicking off on time at 11.30am with the junior sections the event which was an all sparring event points & continuous ran smoothly and saw some great action through the day.
The Tournament director & President of The Cork Tae Kwon-do Institute Mr Kevin O Sullivan said “I was happy enough with the way the event ran it was very well supported and my thanks to all who came to compete and a special thanks to those who gave up their time to help organise & run the event on the day”.
This year’s event saw a larger contingent of senior competitors and a large number of competitors from Cardiff. O Sullivan added “ It was great to have Mr Garry Brady of The U.T.I.W. (United Tae kwon-do International Wales) & and such a large number of his members over to compete they were a great bunch & showed a high standard taking a number of first, second & third place positions at the event”.
Mr O Sullivan continued “To see a larger number of senior competitors at the event was very encouraging for the future of Tae kwon –do events in Ireland especially Open events which suffered a turn down in resent years it goes to show that the enthusiasm for what we do is growing again”.
The beautiful surroundings of Trabolgan were a great choice for the CTI Opens because the juniors when finished could take advantage of the facilities available.
For next years event Mr O Sullivan will be making some changes to make the event run more efficiently and expand it to a two-day event to include patterns, & other technical events to attract the more traditional Tae kwon-do practitioner.
He finished by saying that the CTI Opens was a good starting point for the run up to the nationals in Galway on Saturday 2nd of November 02, Some of my colleagues in ripple promotions were up in NUIG to help run the recent Galway Opens & picked the venue for this years nationals so we are currently preparing for that event.


U/12 South East Football.
Douglas (1) 4-9 Sliabh Rua 6-11.
Douglas began this game well and were leading at half time 2-8 to 1-4. Sliabh Rua scored a goal straight after the restart and began to dominate and score some fine points and ran out deserving winners. Best for Douglas on the night was Eoin Kilcummins.
U/12 City Foofball Section (1)
Douglas (1) 3-12 Bishopstown 5-5.
U/12 South East Football.
Douglas (2) 2-0 Carrigaline 3-2.
Douglas (2) 2-13 Ballinhassig 1-2.
Despite the score this was a very good game of football and it wasn’t until the last fifteen minutes that Douglas pulled away. Paul O’Driscoll at full back and Finbarr Desmond at centre forward were excellent for Douglas.
U/12 City Football Section 2. Douglas (2) 4-9 St. Finbarrs 3-2.
U/13 Football League. Douglas 1-2 Ballincollig 2-5.
Douglas 1-3 Carrigaline 2-4.
Under 14 Hurling League. Douglas 0-8 Blackrock 1-6.
This was a very entertaining game of hurling by two evenly matched sides. Shane McCarthy at full back, Patrick Carroll at centre back and Jason Martin O’Sullivan at half back were impressive on the night. These sides meet again in Feile on Sunday.
Douglas GAA Underage Fixtures.
U/15 Hurling League. Douglas V Na Piarsaigh @ home Saturday 3.30pm.
U/12 Football League.
Douglas 1 V St. Vincents away Satirday 3pm.
Douglas 2 V Passage @ home Saturday 2pm.
U/13 Hurling League.
Douglas V Blackrock @ home Monday 7pm.
U/14 Hurling League
Douglas V Na Piarsaigh away Wednesday 7pm.
U/14 Féile Hurling
Douglas V Blackrock @ Ballinlough (prov)
Sunday 7.15pm.

Lotto: No winner of the weekly Under Age Lotto. Next weeks Lotto is worth €10,800.

Our sympathy goes out to Colm O’Mahony (committee member) and his family on the death of his father Maurice (Mossy) O’Mahony who died last week.


Blessed with good weather last weekend was certainly a very busy one on the schoolboy front. For the first time coaches from the Aston Villa Youth Academy came to Corinthian’s Park and we also had the little matter of two schoolboy cup finals, as well as Street League and other schoolboys league action.
Aston Villa
There was generally a very favourable reaction to the visit to Corinthians last weekend of coaches from the English Premier League side Aston Villa. Following a presentation to over 35 schoolboy coaches on Friday night, the Villa coaches on Saturday morning went through various drills and routines with our Under Eight to Under Eleven players. On Saturday afternoon they did a full session with our Under Fourteen’s before finishing off on Sunday morning with another session with our Under Twelve’s. Hopefully this will be the first of several such visits to Corinthians.
Street Leagues
The visit of Aston Villa coaches meant that our Street League action was restricted just to the Under Seven age group. As usual, the games provided great entertainment, with Russia, the only side to pick up full points from their two games. Russia opened with a fine 4-0 victory over Brazil and followed up with an equally impressive 3-0 defeat of Argentina. Brian Lenihan, Kevin Hodgins, Frank Byrne and Conor McGivern were the pick of the Russian side. Saudia Arabia also enjoyed a good weekend, drawing 2-2 with Senegal, before defeating China by 4-0, Richard Sweetman, Peter Barry, Jack Moloney and Paul Burke were very impressive for Saudia Arabia. Following their 2-2 draw with Saudia Arabia, Senegal also picked up 3 points when they defeated Argentina by 2-1. Skipper Conor Horgan, Jack Hurley, Stephen Cronin and Luke Aston were the pick of a fine Senegal side.
All the scores and the latest league tables for the Street Leagues can be found on the Corinthians website at www.collegecorinthians.com. If you would like more information on the leagues please contact Terry O’Donovan at 4891257.
National Cup
Our Under Twelve squad travel to Dublin at the weekend with our best wishes to take on Cherry Orchard in their Quarter Final replay of the Norten Cup. On the evidence of the first match there is little to choose between the two sides and our lads should travel with plenty of confidence.
The semi final of the U14 National Cup between Corinthians and Maymount Celtic has been fixed for Corinthians Park on Sunday May 19th. The game is due to kick off at 12 noon.
Schoolboys League
It was a good weekend on the schoolboys league front with our two U11 sides recording excellent victories and our U13’s picking up three excellent points following a 3-1 away victory over Everton.
Our U11 Premier Division side maintained their 100% league record with an excellent 4-0 victory over Kilreen Celtic. Goals by Eoin Kilcummins (2), Barry O’Driscoll and Robert Waters, as well as excellent performances from Ciaran O’Shaughnessy, Gearoid Cullnane & Christopher Fox ensured that the points went to Corinthians.
Corinthians Utd travelled to Mallow for a very difficult U11 First Division game and came away with an excellent 2-1 away victory. They fell behind early on, but undeterred they fought back with great courage and goals by Olan Kelleher and a sensational winning goal by Andrew Neville gave Corinthians the points. Kevin Kelleher and Kevin O’Regan were outstanding on the day.
Our U13s maintained their 100% league record with an excellent 3-1 victory away to Everton. First half goals by Brian Lombard, Michael O’Reilly and Stephen Whyte, as well as good performances from Kieran Manley and Richard O’Donovan ensured the points went to Corinthians.
Sadly the news was not so good for our U15s, who travelled to Leeds with a depleted squad and paid the price as they went down by 3-0. Stephen Duffy and Brian O’Connor did well for Corinthians.
Finally late news in relation to our two Cup Finals, both played on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, where our U12s got the better of Kilreen on a 2-0 scoreline, while our U14s will have to go to a replay following a 1-1 draw with Kilreen. We will have a full report on the two finals in next weeks column.


"Kay Mc Carthy Captures Carrigaline Community Ladies Singles Title"
Carrigaline Community Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Ladies & Gents Singles Competitions for the Smithkline Beecham Trophies played on Sunday 5th May
Ladies Semi-finals: K Mc Carthy (WIL) beat Christine Cody (Blackpool) and E Corkery (BRK) beat Pat Collins (Carrigaline Community)
Final: Kay McCarthy (Wilton) beat Esther Corkery (Brookfield) Score Card: 1-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0-3, 3-0, 0-2, 2-0, 1-0, 0-3, 0-3 = 12/11
"Frank Corkery defeats Danny Twohig in final of Carrigaline Community Singles"
Gents Semi-finals: D Twohig (BCM) beat Joe Kirby (Little Island) and F Corkery (BRK) beat Miah Buckley (Ballincollig Community School)
Final: Frank Corkery (Brookfield) beat Danny Twohig (Ballincollig Community School)
Score Card: 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, 4-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 0-1,0-1 = 7/6
The finals were umpired by John Curran & Sean O'Mahony
Fixtures: Westgate Indoor Bowls Club Annual "over 60's" Licensed Pairs Tournament for the Pat Cox Perpetual Trophy on Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th May


The last week was very exciting, with four of our teams involved in the "business" end of competitions. However, of the four, only the Under 17's achieved ultimate success.
The 17's did themselves and the club proud in the Teddy Healy Cup Final on Sunday in Turners Cross. Despite their underdogs tag, they took the game to Rockmount early on and deservedly led 2-0 at the interval. The first half goals were scored by Shane Kennedy and Shay O'Donoghue. The 'Hall built on
this lead, with a third goal scored by Christy O'Shea. However, Rockmount fought back and got back to level terms with 10 minutes to go.
The 'Hall re-grouped and the final score of 3-3 forced the match into extra time. The extra time was when the Douglas lads showed their true fighting spirit, having the better of exchanges, but without forcing the winning goal. The winner did eventually come, following a spell of pressure from the 'Hall, when Stephen Barry hooked in a late chance to give the 'Hall a 4-3 win. This was well deserved and a just reward for a group of players and manager, Garrett Lyons, most of whom have been with the club for many years, for most winning their first major trophy. The full panel was:
D.Healy, D.O'Sullivan, A.Newman, S.Long, M.Galvin, P.White, R.Brown, R.Harris, S.Kennedy, S.O'Donoghue, G.Draper (captain), C.O'Shea, A.Leong, P.Mooney, S.Barry, D.McNamara, P.Kelly, D.O'Connor.
In the MSL Junior Super Cup Semi Final, the 'Hall entertained Garryduff. Again, we had the underdogs tag, but proved well up to the task. The significant difference between the sides was finishing, where Garryduff
converted the three opportunities presented to them. The 'Hall had the better of the first half, but failed to convert a number of half chances. Garryduff took the lead, but the 'Hall looked to have taken the game to
extra time, when Brian Foley scored with less than ten minutes to go. However, Garryduff struck twice late on to win the match, 3-1.
In the City Challenge Cup Semi-Final the AUL Juniors had a difficult task, away to AOH Cup Finalists, Villa Utd. Here, the 'Hall took the lead with a fine strike from Stephen Carroll. Villa exerted some pressure, but the 'Hall defence stood very firm and looked reasonably comfortable throughout. Late in the game, Villa piled on more pressure, which eventually told, with an equaliser with less than 10 minutes to go. This forced extra time, where neither side could break the deadlock. The penalty shoot out didn't go our way, with Villa winning 6-5 on spotters. Tony Keating can be well proud of his side, who showed their capabilities in this competition - they now have four league matches to go, and four wins will see them champions - good luck in these matches lads!
The Youths were also in cup final action, but unfortunately went down 2-0 to Everton in the Murphy Cup Final. The 'Hall were chasing three-in-a-row in this competition, but Everton proved too strong on the night. The 'Hall side played with no consistency in this game, having the upper hand at times, but without creating any real openings. On the other hand, Everton made the most of their chances and eventually deserved their victory.
The Youths also hosted Casement Celtic in the league, recording an important 4-2 win. The scorers were Robert Heffernan (2), Declan O'Connell and Shane Kennedy. This keeps their league hopes alive and shows that, on form, they are a match for anyone. They have the biggest match of the coming week, with the Munster Youths Cup Final replay against Peake Villa scheduled for next Saturday night at the 'Cross. The 'Hall will need to repeat their form of the draw to compete with their Tipperary rivals. They have already
proved that they are capable of beating Peake Villa, let's hope they can find their best form on Saturday.
Both Under 15 sides had league matches with differing results. The Premier side hosted Cobh Ramblers and recorded a 1-0 win, which didn't reflect their dominance of the game. The 'Hall were well in control, but didn't convert chances. Jonathon Lane was the scorer of the 'Hall goal, with Stephen Bermingham again keeping a clean sheet. The Division 1 side were home to Everton, who prevailed with a 3-1 win. However, the 'Hall side battled very gamely. The 'Hall scorer was Conor Stanley.
Thursday, 9 May: Under 15 Premier League: Home v. Blarney St/Castleview,7.00
Under 15 D1 League: Away v. Riverstown Boys, 7.00
Friday, 10 May: Under 13 League: Away v. Corinthians Boys, 7.00
Saturday, 11 May: Under 15 Evans Cup Replay: Away v. Wembley Rovers, Limerick, 2.30
Munster Youths Cup Final Replay: Turners Cross v. Peake Villa, 7.00
Sunday, 12 May: AUL Junior League: Home v. Inishannon, 3.00
Monday, 13 may: Under 17 League: Home v. Everton, 7.00
Wednesday, 15 May: AUL Junior League: Away v. Dripsey Celtic, 7.00
Youths League: Home v. Leeds, 7.00

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