16th May, 2002
Weekly Sports


DOUGLAS LAWN TENNIS CLUB

By Marian Ormond

It was hectic in the club on Friday night as two of our teams were playing in the regional league. I am delighted to say that both teams won. It was a great night of very good tennis. The Douglas A team won 2-1 beating Sundays Well. The Douglas B team won 3-0 beating Sundays Well. The teams were as follows:
Team A Jonathan Barriscale, Jo-Anne Williamson, Kate Kilcoyne, Seamus Cotter, Eileen Devey and Paul Barriscale.
Team B John McCarthy, Mags Cotter, John Burke, Ber Burke, Tim O'Mahoney and Siobhan Fahy.

We have some very promising youths in the club at the moment and this was seen in the Capri Sun Regional Matchplay when two of them played very well. They were Eoin Harris U-10 who put up a very good performance and Fiona Burke having played well was unfortunate to lose to the Irish no.6 in the U-10. Well done guys and good luck in future tournaments. Watch this space as I'm sure we will hear more from them.
Activity will be excellent all this week in the club as the Senior Closed is in full swing. If you are not playing do come along and support those that are. Also if you are feeling energetic please lend a hand in the kitchen we are always looking for helpers. Finals will be held on Saturday 18th May so do come and enjoy the good tennis and the craic.


DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION

By Pat Harrington.
Douglas Start Non Exam Hurling League on Winning Note.
Played in a continuous downpour both Bandon and Douglas are to be congratulated on providing a reasonably good standard of hurling in this game. Against the wind Douglas backs were under incessant pressure, they coped very well. Stephen Bermingham led by example at centre back , he was able assisted by Padraig Greaney. Denis O’Riordan’s handling was excellent in goal. Half time Bandon led 1-4 to 0-1. Two inspired substitutions changed the whole course of the game - David O’Connor when introduced contributed 2-2, while Ronan Griffin scored 1-1. Colin Lahive was very solid at full back, at mid field Eoin Cadogan displayed fine stick work. Final score Douglas 3-9 Bandon 1-5.
Senior Hurling Championship.
Douglas tried hard to compete with a strong Rockies side but were simply just not good enough. Ronan Wade gave a fine performance at full back, young David O’Connor hurled well at wing back while at midfield Willy Coveney gave a wholehearted performance. Teddy O’Donovan in goal could do little to stem the tide, he showed tremendous leadership. It is hoped to have those who are out through injury back for the St. Catherines game.
Under 16 South East Football.
Douglas and Courcey Rovers produced a very entertaining game of football. There were some fine passages of play. Douglas with points from David Kilcummins (2) Gavin Griffin (2) Alan McCarthy (2) and Sean O’Mahony (1) led 0-7 to 0-4 at the interval. The South East team came more into contention the second half as Douglas struggled to stay in touch. Paudie Martin scored a good goal for Douglas but this was not enough as Courceys recorded a victory on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-9. Daniel O’Leary made some fine saves, others to impress were Eoin Cotter, Nicky McCarthy and Ml. Quirke.
Under 16 Premier Football.
Douglas played the fifth round of the league against Ballincollig. Playing with the wind the first half Douglas led 1-8 to 0-3. Ml O’Sullivan scored the goal while Stephen Bermingham was the point scorer in chief. The mid Cork side rallied the second half but Douglas had enough in hand to win on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-8. Brian O’Connor was solid, Colm O’Sullivan won good possession, Alan McCarthy and Thomas O’Connor also did well. The team at this stage look to be qualified for the top four.
Scaith na Scoil.
Once more it is great rivals St. Columbas Boys and St. Anthonys who have qualified for the A Grade Hurling finals. St. Columbas girls are also in the camogie final. Best of lick to you both.
Minor A Hurling.
Douglas second team played their opening game of the league against Nemo’s first squad. On the day Nemo proved too strong but with some more games under their belts Douglas can certainly improve and make an impact. Best for Douglas were Peter Casey, David O’Donovan, Joe Lennon and Edwin McCarthy.


DOUGLAS CREDIT UNION GAA STREET LEAGES


By Garry White
This week we feature the U-10 kids who provided us with some marvellous flowing football. Three hard fought games ensued. Firstly we had Clare overcoming Sligo with the brilliant Robert Fitzpatrick, elusive John Cashel, and teak tough Luke Kearns leading the way for the victors. Sligo had notable performers in Peter Carroll and Sean O' Leary.
Next up were Cork and Galway with the Tribesmen prevailing in a titanic struggle. Galway were best served by the strong running Russell Falvey, ably assisted by Brian Hickey, and Ciara Lynch. Tops for the rebels were Michael O’Malley, Kevin Dunleavy and defensive stalwart Daniel O Sullivan.
Lastly We had Derry overcoming Waterford in an entertaining contest. Shining lights for Derry were tireless
trio , Adam Hudson, Eoghan O Riain and ice cool Jessica Kavanagh, while Niall Scannell at Fullback, Timmy McCarthy and David Quirke strove manfully for Waterford.


DOUGLAS CAMOGIE CLUB


Under 11
Douglas will have two under 11 teams in this year’s city league. Last Wednesday it was the first team who got the season under way with a very impressive display away to Passage. This team was made up of some of last years team and new girls from the street leagues. Playing well as a team they ran out very comfortable winners. Best for Douglas were Jessica Kavanagh, Regina Burke Aileen O’Donovan and Deirdre Cotter.
Under 12.
On Friday night last our under 12 team traveled away to play Inniscarra in a challenge to get their season under way. Short a few regulars it was a chance for some of the fringe players to make an impression. Garbing their chance with both hands were Aideen Fitton in goal who was brilliant. Aisling Cotter, Gillian Murphy in attack. Douglas won on a score line of 4-1 to 3-0 after a very competitive game.
Under 14
The clubs under 14 continued their league campaign with a good victory over St ‘Finbars.Games between these two sides have always been close and this was no different. Douglas backs despite giving away a soft goal in the first half were always in control. But unfortunately our forwards failed to put away the chances that came their way. The game finished on a score line of Douglas 1-6 Barrs 1-0.
Our under 14 second team again gave the performance of the week when they drew with Ballyhea. The game was played in Douglas on one of the wettest nights of the year but credit to both teams on giving there all on a terrible night. Best for Douglas were Jessica Jackson, Karen Horgan, Jasmine Dempsey and Moira O’Donovan. Well done Girls.
Thanks to the Ladies who provided the tea after the game.


DOUGLAS PITCH AND PUTT

Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes September 2002
Saturday April 27th - Juvenile Strokeplay
Winner: Michael Quirke – 94 / 2nd: Patrick Noonan – 108
3rd: Brian Collins – 112
Scramble - Nett: A Walsh & B Collins - Gross: J Fahy, M Freaney
& T Sheehan
Sunday May 12th - Cork Ladies Strokeplay Results
Junior Winner: Linda O’ Donovan – 114
Fourball - Nett: J Ward & T Feeney – 34 / Gross: B Downey & C Elley – 48
Fixtures: President’s Prize - Today after 6pm
Fri after 6pm / Sat all day / Sun until 3pm
Weekly Lotto Results - Numbers Drawn: 16, 24 & 27 NO WINNER
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners - Liam O’ Brien c/o The Club, Jim O’ Sullivan c/o The Hall, David Quirke c/o The Club,
Tonight’s Jackpot: €1,430 Venue: The Grange


COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC

Last week was an extremely busy one for the Clubs Schoolboy section with two cup finals followed by a National Cup quarter final and the excitement of the Club's Street Leagues.
Local Cup Finals
Our under 12's and under 14's made their way to Turner's Cross last Monday afternoon for two cup final clashes against Kilreen Celtic. On an afternoon of high drama, our under 12's took the local cup defeating Kilreen 2-0, while our under 14's snatched a last minute equaliser to take their match against Kilreen to a replay.
In the under 12 final, Corinthians were quick off the mark and took the lead in the very first minute when Jamie Drennan applied the finishing touch to a fine Colin Hammond cross. Despite dominating possession Corinthian's struggled to create many clear cut openings and it wasn't until the final minute that they clinched victory when Stephen Good got on the end of a fine Conor Reilly pass and slotted home from just inside the box. From everyone involved in the Club congratulations to John, Danny and their squad on another fine achievement.
Our under 14's also started brightly and created several chances during the opening 20 minutes but through bad finishing and some miraculous goal keeping from the Kilreen net minder the game stayed scoreless. They were made to pay a heavy price for these misses when Kilreen took advantage of some slack defending to take the lead early in the second half. Hard as Corinthians pushed during the rest of the second half it looked as if the equaliser wouldn't come until with virtually the last kick of the game ace poacher Stephen Moylan snatched a deserved equaliser. Extra time brought no further goals and the final will now go to replay.
National Cup
Cherry Orchard 0 Corinthian Boys 2
Corinthian Boys moved through to the semi final of the Under 12 National Cup last Saturday courtesy of an absolutely tremendous 2-0 away victory over Cherry Orchard. The first game between the sides had finished in a 2-2 draw in Corinthians Park two weeks ago and having to travel to Dublin, the replay certainly looked a difficult task for our lads but showing great heart and great teamwork they put up a fantastic performance and goals by Eoin McCarthy and Jamie Drennan gave Corinthians a famous victory. They are back on the road again next weekend when they travel to Dublin once again for the semi final where they will take on St. Joseph Boys. Best of luck again to all concerned.
At the time of going to print the under 14's cup semi final between Corinthian Boys and Marymount has been fixed for 12 o'clock on Sunday morning. Hopefully a large crowd will come out to support our under 14's side. They are one step away from a national final and deserve the support of all our club members.
Street Leagues
The under 7's Street Leagues certainly provided plenty of excitement last Saturday with each team playing three games. Saudi Arabia and Russia were in superb form as they picked up three victories and nine points. Saudi Arabia stars were Peter Barry, Richard Sweetman, Eddie Beechinor and Eoin O'Callaghan. Russia had superb performers in Brian Lenihan, Kevin Hodgens, Andrew O'Sullivan and Frank Byrne. These two sides have now moved clear at the top of the table but there are plenty of pursuers with Ireland leading the way. They picked up 3 valuable points in their hard fought 1-0 victory over England. John Barry, Robert Noonan, Mark Dolan and Kevin O'Sullivan impressed for Ireland, while for England Stephen Corbett, Art Kelleher, Conor Canon and Gary O'Donovan did well.
There was two series of matches played in the under 8 street leagues with Tunisia picking up full points from their two games played. David Barry, Peter Hurley, David O'Sullivan and John Fitzgerald were particularly impressive for Tunisia. There was mixed fortunes for Japan who went down 3-1 to Tunisia but recovered to defeat Sweden by 4 goals to 1. Captain Evan Brown, Jack Horgan and Dylan O'Shea did well for Japan.
All of the Street League results can be found on the Club's website at www.collegecorinthians.com.


IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS


permanent tsb Inter Club League Finals played on Tuesday 7th May in St Anthony's Hall, Ballinlough:
permanent tsb Perpetual League Trophy Final: Ballincollig Community School versus Ballincollig GAA (BCS names first) (D Twohig, S Kone, K Buckley & L Keating) lost to (G O'Donoghue, S O'Leary, J O'Brien & E Linehan) and ( M Buckley, E Fitton, F Thompson & A Twohig) beat (M Sisk, P J Hagan, D O'Mahony & M Boyde) Result: Ballincollig Community 2pts Ballincollig GAA 1pt (Agg Score 19/16)
permanent tsb League Plate Final: Mitchelstown versus Kinsale (D Cahill, P Lawton, J Devlin & D Forde) beat (T Duggan, N O'Regan, V Stredwick & P O'Regan) and (T Lawton, J Caplice, J Wiley & E McEvoy) beat (T Bamford, T O'Neill, Toni Duggan & M Nagle)
Result: Mitchelstown 3pts Kinsale 0pt (Agg Score 26/17)
Irish Indoor Bowling Umpires Association (Munster Region) Championship final played on 6th May 2002 in Douglas Community School Hall:
Final: Danny Twohig (Ballincollig Community School) beat Pat McCarthy
(Wilton)
Fixtures: St Vincent's IBC Open Licensed Triples Tournament on Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th May
Carrigaline GAA IBC Open Licensed Triples Competition for the Barry Perpetual Trophy on Monday 20th to Saturday 25th May


DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE


Results:
U/12 Football League. Douglas 5-2 St. Vincents 5-3
This was a very tough, physical match. With Mark Collins and Conor Lucey taking some fine scores for Douglas this game went down to the wire and but for some strange decisions by the referee the result could have been different. Cian O’Leary also played well on the day.
U/12 Southeast Football. Douglas (3) 2-12 Valley Rovers 2-6.
Valley Rovers started the better and led at half time by three points. Douglas upped their game in the second half and played very good football to win well in the end. Paul O’Driscoll at fullback, Ciaran Cummins and Michael Carroll (both corner forwards) played well for Douglas. This was the final match in the Southeast for Douglas teams this season. The underage committee were delighted to be able to send four teams ( 2 U/12’s and 2 U/11’s) to the Southeast this season. We believe in providing gaelic games to as many as possible and not just a few stars. We know this policy will bare fruit in years to come with average players being encouraged and then going on to shine for Douglas.
U/14 Feile Hurling. Douglas 1-1 Blackrock 5-5.
On a bad night for hurling Blackrock played the better and had a deserved win. Best for Douglas were Jasom Martin O’Sullivan, Kevin Murphy and Jamie Drennan.
U/ 15 Hurling League. Douglas 1-7 Na Piarsaigh 1-6.

Fixtures…….
U/15 Hurling League. Douglas V Ballincollig away Saturday @ 3-30pm.
Lotto: There was NO winner of last weeks Underage Lotto. €11,000 is the prize money next week.


DOUGLAS GYM CLUB NEWS


On the 28th of April a group of 9 gymnasts from Douglas Gym Club travelled to the National finals of the Basic 3 competition, which was held in Carrick on Shannon. They were Emma O'Keefe, Niamh O'Callaghan, Kate O'Brien, Ruth Farmer, Rachel Finn, Chlodagh Barry, Aideen McCarthy, Jackie O'Donovan and Aisling Moloney.
The girls competed in different levels and formed teams with other gymnasts who qualified from the regional competition, to represent the Southern Region at the competition. The results are:

Level 6 U.12 - Ruth Farmer and Rachel Finn Team-3rd
Level 6 U.10 - Emma O'Keefe, Kate O'Brien and Niamh O'Callaghan Team-1st
Level 5 U.12 - Clodagh Barry Team-1st
Level 5 O.12 - Aideen McCarthy and Jackie O'Donovan Team-1st
Level 4 O.12 - Aisling Moloney Team-1st

This weekend coming Niamh Scanlon, Emma Hamill, Jennifer Keating and Katie Murphy will compete at the National Junior Code final in Dublin. The girls will compete on the vault, bars, beam and floor. Good luck!
On the boys front, 4 gymnasts, Olan Lotty, Mark Allen, Ciaran Corkery and Raymond Brirely, and 2 coaches, Tim O'Donovan and Noreen Brierly from Douglas Gym Club will represent the Southern Region at a training camp at a top training facility in Scotland this coming June.


DOUGLAS HALL AFC


As the end of the season approaches, the number of matches is now easing off. However, there are some competitions still to be completed and as such, the games which are being played all have a certain importance.
The Youths played in the replay of the Munster Youths Cup Final in Turners Cross last Saturday. Unfortunately, they found Peake Villa too hot to handle and were beaten 1-0. The side was robbed of two centre halves because of injuries late in the week, and while their replacements performed very well, this had an unsettling effect on the side. Peake Villa were the better team on the night, and but for a super performance from Stephen Bermingham in the 'Hall goals, the margin could have been higher. However, the side can hold their heads high - they maintained the club's fine reputation in this grade, qualifying for our second Munster Final in succession and a number of the team will have other opportunities in this grade.
The Under 15's travelled to Limerick for the Evans Cup replay against Wembley Rovers and qualified for the Quarter Finals with a super 2-1 extra time win. Here, Kevin Mulcahy turned on the style for the 'Hall, scoring both goals and contributing significantly in midfield. This win gives the 'Hall a home fixture against St. Patrick's Athletic next weekend, with the day and time to be confirmed.
The AUL Juniors continued their league campaign, but unfortunately now look to have slipped out of the title reckoning. However, they can still be promoted, but only by securing full points in their last two matches. They hosted Dripsey Celtic and had a facile 6-1 win. Rory O'Sullivan (3), John Dunlea, Mark Hackett and Kieran Olliffe were the marksmen in this fixture.
Their brave attempt to win the title looks to have failed following their 3-3 draw with Inishannon on Sunday. They needed to win this match to have a chance of winning the league, but despite their best efforts they could not secure a winner. The scorers were Rory O'Sullivan, John Dunlea and Kieran Olliffe. They finish their league campaign during this week.
The Under 17's also wrapped up their season with two home league matches. Following the excitement of their Cup win, it was always going to be difficult to motivate themselves, particularly against the two sides going for the league. They went down 4-2 to Rockmount, with both goals from Dave O'Connor and 2-1 to Everton, with the goal from Christy O'Shea. However, they made both contenders battle very hard for their victories and showed that they will match anyone on their day.
The Under 13's also kept their league campaign going, with an important win over Greeenwood. The 'Hall scorer in the 1-0 win was Eoin O'Leary, while James Burke was impressive between the posts. The Under 15 Division 1 side travelled to Riverstown Boys and, despite good spells in the match, were beated 3-0 by a physically stronger Riverstown team.
Fixtures:
Friday, May 17: Youths League Away v. Casement Celtic, 7.00
Sunday, May 19: AUL Junior Leagu Home v. Ardmanning Celtic, 10.45
Saturday or Sunday: Under 15 Evans Cup Quarter Final Home v. St. Patricks Athletic.


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