6th June, 2002
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Last week was a fantastic one for the Club and
everyone involved in the Schoolboy section. In the space of three
days our U11 and U12 squads were crowned Premier League
Champions, while following an up and down week our U13s are still
very much in with a chance of claiming the U13 Premier League
Following a magnificent season our U11s claimed the Premier League Title last Tuesday night with a comfortable 6-1 victory over Midleton. It has been a fantastic team effort and great credit is due to the Management trio of Joe OConnell, Ger Kilcummins and Willie Fox and all their squad. Not only did they win the Premier League title, but they also became the first team from the Club to win a tournament overseas when they captured the Solar Travel Holiday World Cup in Liverpool over Easter. Their scorers last Tuesday night were Barry ODriscoll (2), Philip Brady, Chris Fox, Ger Keane and Michael Carroll.
The spotlight then switched to our U12s who needed a draw against Kilreen Celtic to claim the Premier League Title, thereby completing the League & Cup double. They did not disappoint as they proved too strong for Kilreen recording a slightly flattering 4-0 victory. Goals by Robert Murphy, David Meyler, Colin Hammond, and an og did the trick. So a magnificent season for our lads which saw them not only complete the League & Cup double, but also reach the semi final of the National Cup. Congratulations also to David Meyler who was chosen as the Cork Schoolboys League player of the year. Well done to all concerned.
Our U13s came oh so close to making it a hat trick of Premier League titles. They started the week with a crucial away fixture against Lakewood Athletic and they were outstanding on the night as they carved out an excellent 2-0 victory. It was a terrific team performance, with Eric Hegarty providing the inspiration with two fine goals. This left our lads needing one win from their final two matches. The first of these two games was against Kilreen Celtic last Saturday, but in a close tight game luck was not on our side as with the score standing at nil all with 10 minutes remaining we put a penalty against the post and we paid the ultimate price when Kilreen snatched a dramatic winner in the closing minutes. This loss, our lads first league defeat of the season now means we have to win our final game away to Wilton to take the League Title.
Street League Finals
The finals of the Clubs annual Street Leagues will take place next Sunday in Corinthians Park. Hopefully we will be blessed with some good weather for what should be a very enjoyable day. Start time for the various age groups is as follows:
9.30 a.m. U8 / U9 - 10.15 a.m. U7 / U10 / U11
Remember the finals day is open to everybody who played in the Street League and everyone will play in their own final.
CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE
Steve Quinn Cup first round. - Lee Valley (4) v
An impressive performance by the Lee Valley girls, a real team effort. After 15 mins Tracy Rodgers opened the scoring to get The Valley off to a good start, Karen O'Mahony finally got her name on the score sheet when she toe-poked the ball into the goal after a great cross from Leona Nolan. After half time Brooklodge came out fighting and were rewarded with a goal. Lee Valley responded by lifting their game and defended well against the Brooklodge attacks. Mary Healy, the Lee Valley sub keeper made some fine saves. A free kick for Lee Valley just at the corner of the opposition's 18yd box ended in the back of the net, a precision shot by dead ball expert Leona Nolan. Minutes later a handball resulted in a penalty for Lee Valley, and again Leona Nolan rifled the shot in the roof of the net. Final score Lee Valley (4) Brooklodge (1).
Steve Quinn Cup Results:
College Corinthians 8 (M Donovan 3, C feeley 3, H Byrne, C Egan), Passage 1(OG); C.S.O. 4 (Y Harrington 3, J Walsh), Carrigaline 2(J O' Keeffee, E Paul); Lee Valley 4 (T Rodgers, K O' Mahony, L Nolan 2), Brooklodge 1; Cobh. 1, Rangers 7;
DOUGLAS CREDIT UNION GAA STREET LEAGES
By Garry White
Following the successful conclusion of the football leagues last week, our hurling programme opened today. Numbers taking part were down due people away on holidays, however those present greeted the various drills, disciplines, and
games with great enthusiasm. Today was all about a bedding in process for the children, learning how to hold the hurley properly, getting in close to the action to avoid injury, and by and large gaining an appreciation of this wonderful
The games themselves provided us with skill and grit, which is heart warming for the various team mentors to see their efforts bearing fruit. This week we feature the under 7's where there were some outstanding performances in the shape of Antrim's Charlie White, Conor Kingston of Wexford, Carlow's Jamen OCallaghan, Adam McSweeney of Mayo and Meath's Ross McCormack.
While Ryan Flanagan of Clare, Kerry's Mark O Connor, and Cian Davis of Kilkenny were to the fore in their respective games. The overall picture for the hurling street leagues appears very rosy indeed.
Our programme will continue for the next three weeks concluding on Saturday 22nd of June, where we will break for
the summer period, and resume in the autumn.. Thats all for now.
DOUGLAS HALL AFC
As the season draws to a close, we have had cause to celebrate in the last week, as the Youths captured the league title following a play-off with Everton. The Under 15's bowed out of the Evans Cup, while the Under 13's continued their league campaign.
In the Youths league, the 'Hall side were set an onerous task following the Cup Finals, needing to win all four remaining matches to force a play-off. In the fourth of these, they travelled to Leeds for a much-postponed fixture, and emerged with a fine 2-0 win. The scorers were Declan O'Connell and Seamus Long. At the other end, Darren Healy was very sound and kept a
fine clean sheet.
The play-off against Everton was held in Passage on Sunday afternoon. Here, the 'Hall were the better side all through and thoroughly deserved the 1-0 win. The goalscorer was Christy O'Shea, and again, Healy was in fine form in goals. The team really earned their league success, having gone throughthe entire league campaign unbeaten and finally putting the trophy they deserved on the sideboard. Congratulations to all involved with the team, well done.
The Under 15's dream of Evans Cup success came to an end when Home Farm proved too strong in the Semi Final in Moneygourney last Sunday. The Dublin side emerged with a 2-0 win against a 'Hall side who gave everything to the cause, but just could not get the vital breakthrough. They were somewhat limited by the sending off of Graham O'Leary - Home Farm converted the resultant penalty - and despite their best efforts they could not break down a stubborn Home Farm defence. They now have a number of league matches to fulfill - their league hopes have not yet disappeared, but it will take a huge effort to succeed in the league.
The Under 15 Division 1 side have now completed their campaign. In their home fixture against Ringmahon Rangers, they forced a fine 1-1 draw, with the goal scored by Eoin Cadogan from the penalty spot. However, they left this form behind them in the final match of the season against Macroom. The Macroom side proved too strong, gaining a 2-0 win.
The Under 13's were also doubly engaged. They went down 1-0 to Corinthians Boys, but showed that they can be competitive with a fine, battling performance against a well established Premier side. They also travelled to Tramore Athletic and emerged with a terrific 1-0 win. Here, Alec Rose was the scorer, while James Burke kept a fine goal, with a great clean sheet.
Friday, 7 June: Under 13 League, Home v. Ballincollig, 7.30
Monday, 10 June: Under 15 Premier League, Away v. Greenwood, 7.30
Finally, for this week, our congratulations to Passage on their tremendous Munster Junior Cup win over Ballynanty Rovers in Limerick. Belying their underdogs tag, Passage triumphed on a 4-1 scoreline to bring the Munster Junior Cup back to Cork - congratulations to everyone involved.
DOUGLAS GAA UNDERAGE
U/12 City Football Championship Final. Douglas 4-8 Bishopstown 2-7.
After being postponed once this match went ahead last Saturday night during a thunder storm. Bishopstown got off to a dream start scoring two goals in the first few minutes of the match. Douglas settled and came thundering back into the match to lead at half time by 4-5 to 2-2. Scores were hard to come by in the second half but with Paul Clarke, Martin OSullivan and Michael Crowley in the full back line playing extremely well. Douglas were not going to be beaten. Mark Collins also played well at full forward.
U/13 Hurling League. Douglas 3-5 St. Finbarrs 0-2.
Douglas were always in control of this game and ran out easy winners. Michael Doody scored 3-2 while Cian Alcock at full back and Saif Ullah at centre field were outstanding for Douglas.
U/12 South East Hurling League. Douglas (3) 0-13 Crosshaven 2-0.
Again Douglas gave their opponents a two goal lead and went on to win well. Alan Bermingham was outstanding scoring ten points from play and one from a free. He was ably assisted by Eoghan OConnor, Stephen Comerford and Connor Bowen.
Douglas (1) 3-6 Ballinhassig 3-4.
This was a very entertaining game with lots of skill being shown by both teams. Michael Crowley and Shane Kingston were best for Douglas.
U/12 South East Hurling League. Douglas (3) 4-4 Tracton 4-6.
This was a very lose game of hurling which could have gone either way. Max McGrath was outstanding for Douglas at fullback while David Cuthbert and Liam Kenefick played very well too.
Douglas (4) 1-8 Shamrocks 5-5.
U/12 South East Hurling.
Douglas (1) v Blackrock away Monday 7p.m.
Douglas (2) v Bandon home Monday 7p.m.
Douglas (3) v Ballygarvan home Monday 7p.m.
Douglas (4) v Valley Rovers away Monday 7p.m.
U/14 City Hurling League.
Douglas v Carrigaline away Saturday 4p.m.
Douglas v St. Finbarrs away Monday 7p.m.
Douglas v Glen Rovers home Wednesday 7p.m.
Lotto: There was no winner of last weeks Jackpot this weeks grand prize is worth 11,400 euros.
DOUGLAS BRIDGE CENTRE
Mon 27th May A. Auchincloss & F. Cunnane -
1st A. O'Donnell & J. Taylor - 2nd
Tues 28th May am M. Madden & T. Long - 1st C. Bennett & O. Cotter - 2nd
Tues 28th May pm B & J O'Sullivan - 1st N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 2nd
Tues 28th May (Novice) M. Kelly & P. Foy - 1st
Wed 29th May am V. Brennan & J. Cleary - 1st
Wed 29th May 11Tbls N. Loxton & J. Loxton - 1st Mgt O'Connor & M. Miller - 2nd
Wed 29th May 7Tbls E. Collins & Anne - 1st N. Sheehan & A. Keeshan - 2nd
Wed 29th May Novice R. Walsh & Kay C - 1st
Thur 30th May 11Tbls B. & J. O'Sullivan - 1st B. Elliott & T. Long - 2nd
Thur 30th May 5Tbls M. Smyth & N. McCarthy 1st M. & D. Walsh - 2nd
Fri 31th May P & D O'Connell - 1st
OPEN BRIDGE EVERY FRIDAY@7.30 PM
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
By Pat Harrington.
Minor Non Exam Football.
Douglas played St. Finbarrs in the third round of the competition. The Blues played with the aid of a strong wind the first half and led after twenty minutes by 0-4 to 0-1. During this opening period the Barrs were well in control but for some great defensive work by Frank Tobin Douglas would have been further in arrears. Two points before the break left Douglas two points in arrears.
After the interval Douglas took complete control - Paddy White scored some fine points Niall Crowley made a fine contribution at wing forward, Graham Coughlan was very solid in defence. Two goals by Padraigh Greaney and Stephen Bermingham finished the game as a contest. Final score Douglas 2-12 St. Finbarrs 0-5.
Minor Non Exam Hurling.
Douglas traveled to Brinny for this contest against Valleys. The South East team had only 14 players (allowed in this competition). Douglas were very focused, determined and anxious to win. They were in top in all sectors and ended this game as a contest after twenty minutes. Stephen Bermingham played well at centre back, Kenny Barry was very workmanlike at wing forward David OConnor and Mark Harrington combined well up front. A number of subs were introduced at the interval Eoin Carroll and Ronan Griffin did well. Final score 4-19 to 2-4. The Douglas will have tougher games against Ballinhassig and Glen Rovers. The Ballinhassig game is on Saturday 8/6/02 at Douglas.
Senior Hurling Challenge.
Douglas traveled to North Kerry to take on the Kerry Champions Kilmoyley in a challenge game. This was a very competitive game. Two points separated the teams at the interval 1-5 to 0-6 in favour of the Kerry Champions. Kilmoyley held out the second half for victory on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-13. This was a very spirited performance by Douglas. On Friday next they play Castlelyons in Douglas 7.45p.m.
The Junior Hurlers came unstuck against Mayfield and were well beaten. Welcome back to Seamus Crowley from injury and to Gary Wade from sickness. Nice to see Cormac Dineen hurling again.
In last weeks report it was stated in relation to the Street League finals that 95% of the clubs players come through the Street Leagues. This should have read that 95% of Minor players come through the Street Leagues.
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