13th June, 2002
COLLEGE CORINTHIANS AFC
Following on from the success of our Under Eleven
and Under Twelve teams in capturing the Cork Schoolboys League
Premier Division titles the focus of attention switched to the
Clubs Under Thirteen team to see whether they could complete a
unique treble for Corinthians. They went into their final league
game away to Wilton last Sunday needing a draw for a playoff
against Lakewood or a victory to clinch the title.
Wilton 1 - Corinthian Boys 2
On an afternoon more suitable for ducks rather than playing football our U13s showing great character and resolution clinched the U13 Premier League title courtesy of a fine 2-1 away victory over Wilton. The game was tense and close all through, with Corinthians taking the lead before half time, when David Meyler converted a Stephen OBrien cross. They looked well in control at this stage, but the concession of a soft penalty 15 minutes from the end gave Wilton the chance to level the scores,which they duly did. Knowing that a draw was not good enough to clinch the title Corinthians poured forward and Eric Hegarty turned sweetly on the edge of the box before hitting a powerful shot into the bottom corner of the Wilton net. There was no way back for Wilton now and Corinthians deservedly hung on to claim the all important 3 points and the U13 Premier League title.
Congratulations to the Management trio of Brendan Manley, Pat Burke and Neil Daley and to their entire squad on a tremendous effort. This side had been close to honours on several occasions over the last few years and despite suffering a number of disappointments they kept plugging away and got their reward last Sunday. The successful squad was : Brian Cavanagh, Cian Hill, Richard ODonovan, Terry OConnell, Kevin OMahony, Stephen OBrien, Stephen Whyte, Brian Lombard, Eric Hegarty, David Meyler, Michael OReilly, Brian Wade, Kieran Manley, Jamie Drennan, Cian Cummins.
Our U11 team were presented with the Premier League title last Thursday night and they certainly celebrated in style with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Lakewood Athletic. Goals by Barry ODriscoll (2), Philip Brady, Christopher Fox, Michael Carroll and Mark Twohig ensured the points went to Corinthians.
The finals of the Clubs annual Street Leagues took place last Sunday. Despite the very difficult weather conditions nearly 350 schoolboys and some 28 teams took part in the action. Saudi Arabia, coached by Tony Burke and Captained by Peter Barry, took the U7 title defeating U.S.A. by 2-1 in the final. The U8 title was won by Japan, coached by Michael Lyons and Captained by Evan Browne, they defeated Tunisia by 1-0 in a very close final. In the U9 final France captained by John Daly and coached by Kieran ODonvoan, defeated hot favourites South Korea by 2-0. Finally the U11 final was won by Italy, captained by Mike Lyons and Managed by Sean Williams.
The penalty competitions also proved very popular with Ian Tobin taking the U7 competition from Alan ODonovan, Eoin OConnell and Richard Lynch. Alan Murray won the U8 penalty shoot out from Andrew OConnell and James Tynor. Kieran Twohig won the U9 competition from James Furlong and Eoin OMeara and finally Elliott Cantwell took the U11 competition. A more detailed review of this years Street Leagues will appear in next weeks issue. Also all the Street League results and team photographs will be available shortly on the Clubs website .
CORK LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE
Bandon 1 Hibs 2
Division one is a very closely contested league and two of the major teams played out a very exciting game on Wednesday night. The game was played with great pace with both teams looking to break the deadlock and assert control. The first goal of the night came from Hibs, a wonderfully taken free kick by Catherine Collins found Lisa Cronin breaking through the Bandon defence to neatly chip the keeper and give Hibs the lead. Although Bandon applied fierce pressure Hibs maintained there concentration and continued to hold possession for most of the game. At the end of the first half they still led by 1-0.
In the second half Deirdre Greene increased Hibs lead when she scored a tremendous goal from 30 yards out. Bandon continued to battle and were rewarded for their efforts with 15 minutes to go when a handball incident gave them a penalty. This was confidently struck and scored by Linda Crowley. The last minutes of the game were very exciting and vigorous, however it was Hibs who held on to take all valuable 3 points on the night.
Cork Ladies Soccer
Premier Division: C.S.O. 2 (J Walsh, S Power), College Corinthians 1;
Division One: Cobh 2, Buttevant 1; Hibs 2 (L Cronin, D Greene), Bandon 1 (L Crowley);
Division Two: Douglas Hall 1, Millstreet 1; Rathcoole 1, Brooklodge 2;
Division Three: Citco 0, E.M.C. 10(O Sheehy 4, M Lucey 3, M O'Leary, L Aherne, Ann-Marie Maher); Pfizer Tigers 0, Knockadea 3; Blarney Utd 6 (E Ring 2, S O' Mahony, O Carey, J McCann), Pfizers 2 (M McDonnell 2);
DOUGLAS GAA SENIOR SECTION
By Pat Harrington
DOUGLAS REACH SEMI-FINAL OF JUNIOR (A) FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Douglas and Passage played in the Quarterfinal of the football championship. The first half was played in a continuous downpour. Passage got the all-important goal in the first half. This score proved to be the difference between the teams at the interval. Passage led 1--3 to 0--4
The opening ten minutes of the second half was similar to the first half with Passage exerting a lot of pressure but with very little reward. Douglas began to win ball at midfield. The ball was distributed with greater purpose; the team played with better direction. Points began to flow as Passage wilted under constant pressure. David Donney was solid in goal, David O Connor was quick off the MARK to win good ball, David Larkin kicked some good points from placed balls, Neil McSorley made a big impression when introduced as a sub. Six of the team are minors and they all made a big impression in this welcome win. Douglas now face either Nemo or B. Dillons in the semi-final.
CRAOBH RUA CUP
This Junior (2) hurling cup match was between na Piarsaigh and Douglas. Douglas led 1--8 to 1--3 at the break. Alan White scored the goal for Douglas. Na Piarsaigh came out with all guns blazing and reduced the deficit to two points. Brian Spillane then got two vital goals to clinch victory on a scoreline of 3-10 to1-7.
MINOR NON EXAM FOOTBALL
This game against Ballincollig was highly entertaining. Douglas got off to a great start and led 0--3 to 0--0 after ten minutes. The mid Cork side drew level. Douglas hit the front again with a fine goal to lead 1--5 to 0--6 at the break. The Ballincollig boys missed a number of goal scoring chances and Douglas made them pay by scoring some fine points to win on a scoreline of 1--10 to 0--10. This victory ensured that Douglas have still a chance of qualifying for the knock out stages. Paddy White gave a very workmanlike display at midfield; Mark O Callaghan and his direct opponent had a battle royal. Paul Kelly and James Moylan were others to impress.
This young and very vibrant section of the club created history by winning Feile for the very first time. this was A Grade. By young I mean the number of youngsters playing is phenomenal. Enjoy Feile it is a marvellous occasion, very colourful and a wonderful experience. This year the competition is being held in Antrim (to the best of my knowledge)
SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE
Douglas and Castlelyons in this contest. The East Cork side played the wind in the opening half and 0--9 to 1--1 at the break. Derek Hayes got the Douglas goal. Douglas driven on by Ronan Wade and Willy Coveney could never get close enough. Castlelyons always had the ability to get those extra scores to stay ahead and finally won 1--13 to 2--4
During the week Douglas travelled to Na Piarsaigh. Often a spirited performance not least in this game. Next weekend the Senior hurlers face St. Catherines in the senior hurling championship this game is fixed for Midleton @6.40 Saturday 15--6--02
MINOR HURLING NON EXAM
Douglas played the fourth match of this campaign against Ballinhassig. Even though playing against the wind the first half Douglas were in control and led 1--3 to 0--1 at the break. James Moylan was the goal scorer. The Blues upped their game the second half -- Douglas held firm and stretched their lead to seven points. A second Ballinhassig goal reduced the deficit to three points. The last quarter was hugely competitive as Ballinhassig came forward with great purpose --Douglas held out to win on a scoreline of 1--11 to 2--5. Best for Douglas were Denis O'Riordan Eoin Carroll Kenny Barry and Colin Lahive.
DOUGLAS TENNIS CLUB
By Marion Ormond
Before I start with my news I want to inform you that I made a mistake in the price for the summer camps. The good news is that I over priced it the new price is 20 for club members and 25 for non members. Keep your eyes out for an advert in the Douglas weekly with more details and if you miss that you can always ring the club. I want to wish the Division 6 Ladies team good Luck in their match against Hillview. I didn't have results when I went to print but fingers crossed that all went well and that Douglas won.
Preparations are going on at the moment for the Summer Cup Competitions and selectors will have their hands full with team selections so get playing and hope that you make it on to a team.
Now to our junior players our Under-12 team were playing in the Mark Cup and beat Bandon 8-1. They showed real commitment as they not only had the other team to contend with they also had the weather. They played not only in the rain but also thunder and lightning. Well done to all on the team who are as follows:
GIRLS Lisa O'Sullivan, Cina O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke.
BOYS Mark Menton, Kevin O'Byrne and Kieran Gleeson.
DOUGLAS PITCH & PUTT
Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes - September
Scratch Cup Results
1st: Jim Hanover Douglas 135 / 2nd: Liam O Donovan Bruff 137
3rd: John Walsh Collins 138 / Last 18: Jim Elley Ballinlough 46
Snr 36: Kieran Dunscombe St Annes 89
Int 36: Dave Ahern Douglas 96 / Jnr 36 Sean Mc Inerney Pfizers 104
Ladies 36 Vera Mc Carthy Collins - 96
Sunday June 9th
D O Sullivan, M Quirke & D Desmond 37 ½
B Collins, G O Connell & M Irwin - 43
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 10, 11 & 24 NO WINNER
O Donovans Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
John O Sullivan c/o The Hall, Tony O Callaghan c/o Brian Downey,
Cathrina O Driscoll c/o The Hall
Tonights Jackpot: 1,950 - Venue: The Grange
DOUGLAS BRIDGE CENTRE
Mon 3rd June C.Bennett & O. Cotter - 1st
Tues 4th June am D. Laughton & A. Doolan - 1st P. & W. Curran - 2nd
Tues 4th June Novice DHyland & S.O'Connell - 1st
Tues 4th June pm D & A Roche - 1st A. Hodgins & R. Walsh - 2nd
Wed 5th Juneam Novice A.Lombard & N.Culligan 1st
Wed 5th June am Sen A. Nolan & M. Farrell - 1st
Wed 5th June 4Tbls D.O'Connell & A. O'Leary -1st
Wed 5th 15Tbls D. George & F. Murphy- 1st L. O'Hanlon & S. Wanglin - 2nd
Thur 6th June P. O'Mahony & D. Forde - 1st D. O'Flynn & P. O'Riordan - 2nd
Fri 7th E. McSweeney & R. O'Donovan - 1st M. Kavanagh & M. Levis - 2nd
OPEN BRIDGE EVERY FRIDAY@7.30 PM
IIBA SHORTMAT INDOOR BOWLS
Annual Challenge Match, City Ladies & Gents versus County Ladies & Gents for the Drakes Pride Perpetual Trophies played in St Anthony's Hall,Ballinlough
Results: City Ladies 111 County Ladies 75 and City Gents 83 County Gents 93
Club News: St Anthony's Indoor Bowls Club will remain open during the Summer months, Monday and Wednesdays, 8-30pm to 10-15pm All are welcome
Club News: Cathedral Parish IBC, Blarney Street IBC and St Vincent's IBC Inter Club Tournament currently in progress for the Cathedral Credit Union Trophies
The 2001/2 Season officially ended on 26th May with the Annual City versus County Challenge Match The new season will start on the 7th September with the Crosshaven IBC Junior Competition and the Wilton IBC Charity Tournament
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