30th May, 2002
Weekly Sports


Under 12’s…….Douglas Hall under 12’s traveled away to Leeside to play their second last match of the season. In atrocious weather conditions and high winds the match kicked off with Douglas playing against that strongest of winds, which proved to be too strong for Douglas Hall along with an excellent Leeside team.
Douglas Hall battled hard with a great performance from goalkeeper Sinead. Even with the wind behind them in the second half it wasn’t enough for this young Douglas side but however, it did Ciara Barry the opportunity to score her first and well deserved goal of the season, while Captain, Emma McCarthy also did the club proud.
Seniors………The Senior team went into their third game of the season hoping for a win to make sure they stayed in contention for a top spot. Douglas started well and dominated the game with inspired performances from Catherine McCarthy at right back and just back after a six week absence due to injury, Judy in mid-field who won every ball that came her way, Ciara Twomey who was on fire, scoring two goals and Donna up front who made some wonderful passes that could have led to several more goals. It was Judy who scored the Hall’s third an a well deserved effort it was too. Overall a great performance by all …….lets hope manager, Alfie McCarthy thought the same.


By Marion Ormond

Well it's that tine of year again when we as parents try to think what the kids will do during the summer holidays and what better than sending them to an enjoyable summer camp where they can have fun and learn how to play tennis at the same time. Jo-Anne Williamson who is our junior coach will hold summer camps for children ages 4-12 in Douglas tennis club in Douglas Hall Lawn this summer. The date of the camps are as follows:
CAMP A - July 8th - July 12th
4-6yrs 2.30-3.30pm / 7-12yrs 3.30-4.30pm
CAMP B - July 15th -July 19th
4-6yrs 2.30-3.30pm / 7-12yrs 3.30-4.30pm
CAMP C - August 12th-August16th
4-6yrs 2.30-3.30pm / 7-12yrs 3.30-4.30pm
CAMP D - August19th-23rd
4-6yrs 2.30-3.30pm / 7-12yrs 3.30-4.30pm
CAMP E - August 26th -August 30th
4-6yrs 2.30-3.30pm / 7-12yrs 3.30-4.30pm

The forms may be got at the club house and as places are limited I would advise you to get your forms and fees back to Jo-Anne as quickly as possible. The fee is 30euros for members and 35euros for non-members. If you have any Questions you can contact Jo-Anne at 087-77588733.
Things are going well at the moment with all the summer tournaments going on. We still have our social nights on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm. We have found this to be a great success especially with new members as it gives everybody a chance to get to know each other while having fun and learning tennis at the same time. So if you want to check out the club or are a new member do come along and enjoy the fun.


By Garry White

The Football Final of the Street Leagues took place last Saturday, despite the atrocious weather conditions. The whole show commenced with the young players parading behind the Carrigaline Pipe Band through the streets of Douglas. This is always a favourite with the kids, filling their heads with dreams of one day marching behind the Artane Boys Band at Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day.
Following the parade, all the youngsters gathered at the G.A.A. ground for their various finals. Horrendous weather didn't deter these gutsy kids from their task who gave great value and entertainment. On completion of the games - children, parents mentors and the committee assembled in the new hall for the presentation of prizes.
The occasion was marked by the attendance of Douglas GAA Club President, Billy McCarthy, Chairman Derry Holland, Douglas Credit Union's Denis Cahill and Cork Football Stars, Ronan McCarthy and Niall Heffernan. Ronan and Niall kindly presented trophies to all the players.
I'm sure that everyone will agree that it was a great, great day. Don't forget - the hurling programme will commence at the usual times from next Saturday 1/6/'02.


Street Leagues
The street leagues are holding there grand final on Sunday 9th June in the G.A.A. pitch starting at 4.00 PM. We wish to invite you as parents to attend and support your daughter [s] in this event. Presentation of prizes will be finished by 6.00 PM.
Under 14 b
The girls travelled away to briny on Thursday night last to play Valley Rovers in the 14 county league. The team turned in a very impressive performance and was very unlucky to end up losing by 1 pt. This team despite being the clubs second teams under 14 team have really improved in every outing and have proved the point that there is no substitute for playing competitive matches. Best for Douglas were Jasmine Dempsey, Clare O’Brien, Moira O’Donovan and Julia White. Well done girls.
Due to bad weather over the weekend our Feile matches did not go ahead. Hopefully by the time you read this we will have played some.


"Conna IBC Capture Carrigaline Triples Title"

Carrigaline GAA Indoor Bowls Club Open Licenced Triples Competition for the Barry Perpetual Trophy played on the 26th May in the Club Pavillon:
Final: Conna (Bridie Hamilton, Noel England & Paddy O'Leary) beat St Anthony's (Dan Fitzgibbon, Sean Mullins & Noreen Fitzgibbon) The final was Umpired by John B O'Regan and Con Middleton
Terry O'Donoghue Memorial Trophy played on Thursday 23rd May at DCS Hall:
Douglas Community School IBC versus Douglas GAA IBC (DCS Names First)
Singles: (B Dunlea beat B Kenneally and J Lynch lost to T Kenneally)
Pairs: (M Murray & T Mc Carthy beat P Barry & A Delea and J O'Driscoll & M O'Leary lost to P Corbett & B Daly) Triples: (B Dunlea, M Walsh & M Aune beat Pauline Doyle, E Bennett & P Doyle) and (E Ryan, A O'Sullivan & B McCarthy beat P Finn, N Barry & B Walsh) Fours: (J Lynch, M Hennessy, M Kelleher & K Casey beat J B O'Regan, N O'Donoghue, S O'Suileabhan & R Condon) and (M Murray, T Mc Carthy, M O'Shaughnessy & N Kelleher lost to M
O'Brien, A Kearney, M Farrell & M Corbett)
Match Result: Douglas Community School 10pts Douglas GAA 6pts

Kickboxing World Champion brings back Gold to Douglas

Colin O'Shaughnessy from Douglas has won a Gold Medal at the recent World Kickboxing Championships.

The Championships were held on the historical Greek Island of Rhodes, and attracted over 1,200 competitors from 30 countries.

To achieve this fantastic result, Colin had to win five fights in total. The toughest contest was the semi final against the Canadian fighter.

Colin said: “When I saw the draw sheets, everything pointed to a hard fight with the Canadian in the semi final. I knew that once I beat him, I would win the final. My expectations were correct and this did indeed turn out to be the decisive fight. After the first round we were level on points, but my superior fitness and endurance helped me pull away to win quite comfortably in the second and final round.”

Colin teaches kickboxing in his Bushido Martial Arts Club in the Donnybrook Health Studios. He teaches four nights a week and usually travels to Dublin for additional training twice a week. Last year Colin won two world championship gold medals and this year, he has already won two Irish Championship golds in addition to this first world gold. His next goal is to win all five of the world titles over the next twelve months to become the undisputed world champion. No one has ever managed to achieve this.

When asked how tough his training regime is, and what kind of personal sacrifices are needed, in order to become a world champion, he answered: “There a lots of sacrifices and yes, my training routine it is pretty tough. I get up early every morning and train for one and half hours, before starting my normal full day’s work in my regular job. After work, I then train for a further 3 hours every night.”

“The financial sacrifices are also a challenge, especially whilst kickboxing is still an amateur sport. Individual competitors such as myself, have to pay our own costs, including training costs, flight & hotel costs and all of our gear, from equipment down to team tracksuits. I have received some sponsorship, but if I am to continue improving my standard and competitiveness at international level, then I must participate in all major events around the world. This means that I will be needing significant sponsorship support.”

Colin attributes much of his recent successes Colin attributes much
of his recent successes to a training and fitness nutrition program devised
by the US-based nutrition experts Herbalife. He claims it has made an enormous difference to his effectiveness in competitive fight situations:

“I am very fit, very strong and razor sharp. Because Herbalife is traditionally known for its highly effective weight management programmes, my initial expectation was simply to lose some of my excess weight and shape up. I wanted to be a lighter and faster fighter. What has actually happened is amazing:

I quickly achieved my weight loss goal which meant that I dropped two weight categories in the sport. I used to compete at the Super Heavyweight - 99 kilograms category, and now fight at the Heavyweight Minus - 89kgs level. This has made a huge difference to my speed and agility.

What I wasn’t expecting however, was how much my strength, fitness and power would improve. My endurance and stamina is much higher, and I am not getting tired any more. Any serious sportsperson who competes to win, knows that the extra energy during the last few minutes of any match or tournament, can make the decisive difference between winning and losing.

I can now perform at a higher level for longer, and my recovery times are significantly shorter. This is especially useful during long tournaments where I need to compete in five fights over two or three days.”

For information on kickboxing, contact Colin on 086 8578140 or email
For information on nutrition and weight management in general, and for sports people in particular, contact Colin on 086 8578140.


The weather certainly was a dominant factor over the last week with numerous games cancelled. This was particularly disappointing for our under age section with the cancellations including the postponement of this years street league finals which were due to take place last Sunday.
Street League Finals
The bad weather of last weekend left the underage committee with little option but to cancel the street league finals day which were due to take place last Sunday. The finals have now been rescheduled for Sunday June 9th. The programme will remain exactly as the same. The start time for the various age groups as well as the timing of the major events are shown below:-
9.30am: Start time for the under 8’s and under 9’s
10.15am: Start time for the under 7’s and under 11’s
12.15pm: Under 9 cup final.
1.15pm: Under 8 cup final
1.15pm: Under 10/11 cup final
1.45pm: Under 7 cup final
The presentation ceremony itself is timed for approximately 2.15pm. In all 28 teams and 300 schoolboys will take part in what will hopefully be a very enjoyable day for all concerned.
All the street leagues results and tables can be found on the club’s website as well as a full programme for the street league finals. www.collegecorinthians.com

National Cup
Our under 14’s suffered their first defeat of the season and went out at the semi-final stages of the Goodson National Cup when they were defeated 2-0 by fellow Cork side Maymount Celtic. Our lads were well below par on the night as they struggled to cope with an excellent Maymount side. Goalkeeper Thomas O’Connor and Centre Back Keith Donlan were the only players really to play to their best form.
While there was great disappointment at losing at the semi-finals stage everyone involved in the under 14 squad should be very proud of their efforts this season. Reaching the semi-final of a National Cup competition is a tremendous achievement with the season heading into its final few weeks they are still unbeaten in the league and they have also captured the local cup. A truly fantastic effort.
On behalf of everyone involved in College Corinthians we would like to wish Maymount Celtic the very best of luck in the final and hopefully they will bring the cup back to Cork.

School Boys League
In schoolboys league action our under 12’s and under 13’s recorded important league victories.
Our under 12’s recovered well from the disappointment of their National Cup semi-final defeat when they recorded an excellent 5-0 victory over Wilton. Goals by Eoin McCarthy, Jamie Drennan (2), David Meyler and Richard O’Donovan, as well as top class performances from Theo Cullinane, Patrick O’Brien and Colin Hammond ensured the points went to Corinthians.
Our under 13’s maintain their 100% league record with a hard fought 1-0 victory over local rivals Douglas Hall. There was little to choose between the two sides with the only goal coming after 10 minutes when Michael O’Reilly pounced on a rebound from an Eric Hegarty free kick to score. The best for Corinthians on the night were goalkeeper Brian Cavanagh, Richard O’Donovan, Ciaran Manley and the outstanding Brian Lombard.


Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes - September 2002

Saturday Scramble @ 3pm / Sunday Fourball @ 11am

Course will be closed from June 3rd – 8th
This is due to the hosting of our Open Week

Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 14, 16 & 27 NO WINNER
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
D Horgan c/o Bus Éireann, P O’ Halloran c/o Bus Éireann, Ellis c/o The Club.
Tonight’s Jackpot: €1,690 - Venue: Rochestown Inn

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