23rd May, 2002
Weekly Sports


The season is now coming to a close, with a number of club sides already finished their 2001/2002 activities. However, we are still involved in some competitions and results continue to be encouraging.
Congratulations to our AUL Juniors who achieved promotion to Division 1 of the AUL League with two wins in their final two matches. Their victory away to Dripsey Celtic in midweek set up the final showdown with League champions, Ardmanning Celtic on Sunday. The 'Hall were well on top, recording a memorable 5-2 win to secure promotion in their last game of the season. Congratulations to Tony Keating and all the panel for a very successful end to the season.
The Under 15's hosted St. Patrick's Athletic in the Evans Cup Quarter Final and were most unlucky to be held to a 1-1 draw. The 'Hall goal was scored by Graham O'Leary and they were most unfortunate not to add to this single goal. They now travel to Dublin for the replay next weekend and will need to be at their very best to progress to the Semi Finals. In the meantime, they face a tough league match on Thursday evening against Rockmount.
The Youths continued their impressive run of form in the league with two vital wins in the last week. They defeated Leeds 3-2, with goals from Robert Heffernan, Declan O'Connell and Christy O'Shea. They followed this with a fine 4-1 away win over Casement Celtic on last Friday night. Declan O'Connell scored a great hat-trick, with the fourth goal from Stephen Barry. They now have one match remaining and a win here would put them into a playoff for the league.
Thursday, 23: Under 15 Premier League: Home v. Rockmount, 7.30
Friday, 24: Under 15 Division 1 League: Home v. Ringmahon Rangers, 7.30
Under 13 League: Away v. Corinthians Boys, 7.30
Saturday or Sunday: Under 15 Evans Cup Replay Away v. St. Patricks Athletic
Monday 27: Under 15 Premier League: Away v. Greenwood, 7.30
Tuesday 28: Under 13 League Away v. Wilton Utd., 7.30


By Pat Harrington.

Douglas Minor Hurlers Prove Too Strong For Bishopstown.
Douglas and Bishopstown played round two of the Non Exam Hurling League. From the start Douglas hurled with great confidence. Quality ball was delivered into the forwards who duly produced the goals. David O’Connor made a major impact up front scoring three goals. Paul Kelly continued with his fine record of a goal a game. The game was over as a contest at half time as Douglas had a huge lead.
The Douglas defence came under pressure the second half but did not flinch and there were some fine performances – Jerry O’Kane, Jeremy McCarthy and Frank Tobin played very well. At midfield Ray Kealing gave a solid performance while up front Mark O’Callaghan scored a couple of good points when introduced as a sub.
Senior Football
The footballers had two useful workouts during the week against Doheny’s and Muskerry.
Junior 1 Hurling.
Douglas overcame the challenge of Lough Rovers in this league game on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8. Douglas were best served by Andrew Larkin (scorer in chief) John O’Keeffe Alan Joyce and Cormac Dineen.
Junior 2 Hurling.
Douglas and Shandon Rovers played a most entertaining encounter. A point separated the teams at the final whistle. Victory went to the Northsiders on a scoreline of 3-6 to 3-5. The goal scorers were Jim Quirke Brian Spillane and Alan White. Douglas were best served by Jim Quirke Johnny Walter and Paudie McCarthy.
Under 16 South East Football.
Short a number of regulars Douglas were just not strong enough for Tracton. Timmy Linehan, Nicky and Alan McCarthy played well.
Minor Non Exam.
Douglas started the football league with a victory over Bishopstown. Douglas led 2-2 to 0-4 at the break – the goals were scored by Stephen Bermingham. David O’Connor and Jonathan Lane played well up front. There was little between the teams the second half – as Douglas held out for a victory on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-7.
Cork Colleges Hurling.
Douglas community school recorded a fine victory over St. Colmans, Fermoy in the A Grade U16 final. The team featured 13 players from the Douglas Club. This victory should certainly set the school up nicely for entry into the Harty Cup Competition next year. If the work is put in on the training field the school can look forward to the future with renewed confidence.
Fri. 24/5/’02 J.H.L. 1 Douglas V Nemo away @ 7.30pm.
Sat. 25/5/’02 M.H. Non Exam Douglas V Valley Rovers away @ 7.30p.m.
Weds. 29/5/’02 S.F.L. Douglas V Mallow (venue T.B.C.) @ 7.30p.m.


By Gary.White

This week marked the penultimate stage of the football programme, where the fare served up by the various age groups truly whets the appetite for next Saturdays finals.
We feature the U-7 children who provided some very entertaining tussles.
Firstly we had Clare overcoming Wexford with Brian Flanagan and Colin Daly catching the eye for the Banner, while David Dempsey and Andrew Cullinane worked hard for Wexford. Next up were Meath and Kerry with the Kingdom prevailing. Dylan Long at the back and goal poaching Liam Harris impressed for Kerry. Meath were well served by Ross McCormack and Ryan Walsh.
A super display by Sean Walsh and James Flynn saw Antrim beat a spirited Mayo team who had Adam McSweeney and goalie Gavin Falvey excelling. Lastly Carlow overcame Kilkenny in real ding-dong battle.Fleet footed Jamen O Callaghan and tireless Ronan Heelan shone for Carlow, While Kilkenny's finest were Adam O Regan and Colm Connolly.
Before I sign off ,I'd like to remind ye about next Saturday's finals (25/05/02).Players are asked to
assemble at Douglas Community Centre at 11.45am. for parade through village prior to finals at G.A.A grounds.Trophy presentation to all will take place after games in new hall at 2pm.
See you all next Saturday please God.


Marion Ormond.
The Douglas Senior Closed was held in the club this week and what a week it was. The entry to the tournament was up and the attendance at the games was excellent. Although the weather wwasn't great for some of the matches it didn't take from the support and excitement that we were provided with. Friday night was our B.B.Q. night which was a great success I even heard someone remark that it was the best B.B.Q. yet. Great credit to Paddy O'Donovan who was cooking all night[ Ainsley eat your heart out.] The semi-finals were on as well on Friday night and we had one member who flew in from Dublin at 8.30 and went straight on court. Now there's dedication well done Jill. On Saturday the Finals day got off to an early start and went on until 7.00pm. All games in the finals gave great entertainment. It was a very successful week well done to all the committee and kitchen staff and everybody who helped out. The winners were as follows:
LADIES 2/3 Alice Keating and Gill O"Grady
LADIES 4/5 Jill O"Donavan and Veronica Ormond
LADIES 6/7 Mary Devlin and Verna Garrett.
MIXED 2/3 Jo Anne Williamson and Malcolm Barton
MIXED 4/5 Harry Ormond and Ruth McCarthy
MIXED 6/7 Ger Sheeran and Rena Leahy.
MEN'S SINGLES 4/5 Seamus Cotter runner-up Harry Ormond
MEN'S SINGLES 6/7 Roger Barrett runner-up Tim O'Mahoney.
MEN'S 2/3 Robert Ormond and Eamonn Knott
MEN'S 4/5 Michael Cafferkey and Seamus Cotter
MEN'S 6/7 Gerard Byrne and Paddy O"Rourke.
Well done to all the players who took part and thank you for your support this week.
In practice for the Maher Cup U-12's the Douglas team played a friendly doubles match against Sundays Well. They played several different matches with a change of partners and won all but three matches. The team are as follows: Aine, Fiona, Lisa, Meghan, Kevin, Ciaran, Kevin and Conor.
We are holding summers camps this year starting July 8th and going on until August 30th. Both members and non-members are welcome. Contact Jo-Anne Williamson at 087-7758873 Limited no's available, look out for more information, forms available from the club.


Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes September 2002
Fixtures: Saturday Scramble @ 3pm / Sunday Fourball @ 11am

Good Luck to all those participating in The Munster Strokeplay

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


Next Sunday sees one of the highlights of the Clubs schoolboy calendar with the finals of the Corinthians Street Leagues. It promises to be a day of non-stop action and excitement with over 300 schoolboys taking part, ranging in ages from Under Seven to Under Eleven. The Programme will include 14 different finals as well as a penalty competition and some other novelty events.
We hope to start the days events at approximately 9.30 a.m., with the presentation ceremony timed for 2.30 p.m.
A provisional schedule of the day's events is shown below.
9.30 a.m. - start time for U8 & U9s
10. 15 a.m. - start time for U7 & U11s
12.30 p.m. - U9 Final
1.15 p.m. - U8 & U11 Final
1.45 p.m. - U7 Final
2.15 p.m. - Presentation Ceremony

National Cups
Our U12’s suffered the heartbreak of losing a National Cup Semi Final last Saturday, when they went down 2-1 to Dublin side St. Joseph’s Boys. In a close hard fought encounter, our lads struggled to find their form early on and were happy enough to go in at the half time break still scoreless. However they fell behind early in the second half when they conceded a very sot goal. The concession of the goal seemed to bring Corinthians to life and they began to dominate and grabbed a deserved equaliser with 15 minutes remaining through Richard O’Donovan. The game was now swinging from end to end with chances for both sides, but it was St. Joseph’s who snatched the all-important winning goal.
Despite the disappointment of the defeat our lads can hold their heads up high, reaching the Semi Final of a National Cup at any stage is a fantastic achievement and all the squad and the management team of John Turner and Danny Drennan deserve the highest praise.
Our U14 National Cup Semi Final against Maymount unfortunately fell victim to the weather and has been rearranged for Tuesday night.
Schoolboys League
Our Under Eleven’s maintained their100% league record and edged closer to the Under Eleven Premier League title with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Tramore Athletic. Second half goals by Christopher Fox and Philip Brady and some outstanding saves by goalkeeper John Forest made the difference. They will be hoping to clinch the title when they take on Midleton in Corinthians Park on Tuesday 28th May.
Our U13 second string, Douglas Corinthians picked up 3 useful league points when they defeated Springfield 3-2. Goals by Brian Tierney (2) and Frank Mackey and top class performances from Robert Carroll, Shane Barry, Mark Walsh and John Cronin ensured that the points came to Corinthians.


"Cathedral Parish IBC Celebrate as their take their first Pairs Title"
Westgate Indoor Bowls Club Annual "over 60's" Licensed Pairs Tournament for the Pat Cox Perpetual Trophy played on Sunday 12th May in Westgate Centre:
Final: Cathedral Parish (George Fenney & Noreen Stafford) beat Highfield (Ros O'Donoghue & Marie Barry) ScoreCard: 2-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-3, 3-0, 1-0, 1-0, 3-0, 1-0 =11/5 The final was umpired by Hazel Foley and Hazel Payne.
Congratulations to Cathedral Parish IBC on winning their first Open Licensed Tournament
"Wilton IBC Capture St Vincent's Triples Title"
St Vincent's Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Triples Competition for the Rev Fr Cleary Memorial Trophy played on Sunday 19th May in Blarney Street, CBS Hall:
Final: Wilton (Pat McCarthy, Hubert Burrows & Kay McCarthy) beat St Vincent's (Adrian Tanner, David Foley (Jnr) & Noeleen Quinn) The final was umpired by Tom Farrell and Gerardine Keane
Fixtures: Carrigaline GAA IBC Open Licensed Triples Competition for the Barry Perpetual Trophy on Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th May
Annual Challenge Match City Ladies and Gents versus County Ladies and Gents for Drakes Pride Perpetual Trophies on Sunday 26th May 2002 at St Anthony's Hall


U/12 Football League - Douglas (2) 5-8 Ballincollig 4-0
U/12 Football City Championship Quarter Final
Douglas 3-9 St. Michaels 1-12.
The match started off at a frantic pace with the two teams trading points. After twelve minutes Douglas led by 4 points to St. Michael's 3 points. Finbarr Desmond then went on to score a goal for Douglas. St. Michaels reeled off 3 points without reply and only for two magnificent saves by Edward Finn, Douglas could have went behind. Douglas scored another point to lead by two at the break. After the restsart Mark Collins scored 3 points for Douglas while St. Michaels scored 4 of their own. Again Edward Finn pulled off a wonderful save before St. Michaels eventually found the net. A goal a piece for Cormac and Mark Collins (no relation) put Douglas back in control, going on to win by 3 popints. John Collins and Mark Collins were excellent on the night but man of the match had to be Edward Finn.
U/12 Football City Championship Semi Final.
Douglas 1-8 Nemo 2-4.
On Monday evening this semi final was played and what a cracker it turned out to be, between two excellent teams. Douglas were in control early on and scored 3 fine points only for Nemo to come up the field and score a goal. Then a great move by Richard Martin and Conor Lucey saw the ball going to mark Collins who finished it to the net. Conor Lucey added a fine point before Nemo added a further 2 points of their own. Nemo were denied a certain goal by Edward Finn and Douglas led at half time 1-5 to 1-3. Nemo started strongly in the second half but it was Edward Finn again who made a double save to deny the goal. Scores were hard to come by at this stage of the game with Nemo scoring a goal and a point while Douglas held on by scoring 3 points enough to secure the points. Mark Collins was 'Man of the Match', his work rate in midfield had to be seen to be believed as he covered back in defence while also attacking, bagging a goal and three points for his efforts. Good luck against Bishopstown in the final.
Our U/13 team hosted Kilmacud Crokes while our U/14's hosted Wolfe Tones of Clare on Sunday and both were very worthwhile events.
U/12 Footbal League (Provisional) Douglas (2) V Nemo (2) Friday 7.15p.m. @ home.
U/13 Hurling League Douglas V Bishopstown Friday 6.45p.m. away.
U/14 Football League Douglas V Bishopstown Friday 7.45p.m. away.
Lotto: There was no winner of last weekends Underage Lotto next week the prize is worth 11,100 euro.
Best of luck to Richard Murphy who is playing for Cork in the primary schools game in Thurles on Sunday.


Under 14.
Our girls continued their winning ways with an easy win away to Inniscarra. Resting some of our top players because of their involvement in the Under 16 team. This gave some of the other girls a chance to shine. Sinead Conway at full forward continually took her chances, scoring three great goals. Douglas won 5-3 to no score. Others to play well were Aisling Barrett, Sinead O'Leary, Rachel O'Sullivan and Emma Heffernan. They can now look forward to the Feile Competition where they play Ballinhassig and Carrigaline …..Best of Luck Girls!!!
Under 14B Away to Valley Rovers tonight Thursday 5.45pm. meeting up at 5pm.
Feile Competition on Saturday in Carrigaline - See Notice Board for details.

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