4th July, 2002
Weekly Sports


by Pat Harrington

Douglas minor hurlers travelled to Caherlag to play Érin’s Own in the County Minor Hurling league. Both sides were missing some regulars. The home side elected to play against the wind in the opening half. There was little to separate the teams for most of the first period until Douglas got a foothold at mid-field with Fergal O’Sullivan driving good ball into the forwards. Kenny Barry and James Moylan were very influential. Douglas led by 0 – 10 at the break.

Conor Alcock made some telling solo runs after the interval, as Douglas continued to fire on all cylinders. Paul Kelly scored two goals with another from Kenny Barry. Final score, Douglas 3 – 14 Érin’s Own 1 – 6.
Douglas started their campaign with a game against Mayfield. This was a poor game, which Douglas won on a scoreline of 3 – 8 to 2 – 8. David Olden turned in a good performance. The second game was against great rivals Glen Rovers. There was little between the sides in the opening fifteen minutes. A fine solo run by Fionn O’Brien resulted in a well-struck goal by Rory O’Keeffe. Another fine goal by Thomas Dwyer gave Douglas a two-goal lead at the interval.

With the aid of the wind The Glen struck three unanswered points, but Douglas weathered the storm thanks to fine defending by Eoin Cadogan and Stephen Bermingham. Under 15 player, Paudie Martin scored two opportunist goals to seal victory for Douglas on a scoreline of 4 – 5 to 0 – 11. A good game, but the pitch was not at all suitable for hurling. Young and adult players are encouraged to play ground hurling and to this end the pitches must be properly prepared. We are very fortunate to have two other well-prepared pitches in Douglas – pitches that are cut each and every week and are in great condition.
Douglas travelled to Redmond’s pitch to play Lough Rovers in this fixture. Playing with a near galeforce wind in the first half, Douglas led by only three points at the interval. This lead was not sufficient as the Bandon Road outfit went on to record a fully deserved victory.

Saturday, 06/07/02 Minor Premier Football Championship
Douglas V. Bishopstown - Ballinlough 8.00 pm.
Sunday, 07/07/02
Douglas V. Dohenys - Bandon Time T.B.C.
Sunday, 14/07/02 Senior Hurling Championship Douglas V. Castlelyons or Avondhu

All these fixtures may be subject to change because of Cork’s involvement in the All-Ireland qualifiers.


A very successful week for the clubs under 11 team with a victory over Glenrovers in the SEADUN league and a victory in our annual Christy Martin floor covering blitz. The league match played away in Blackpool was a very competitive game. This was the Douglas girl’s 3rd victory in a row. It puts them in a great position to qualify for the semi-finals after the summer holidays. Douglas won on a score line of 5-1 to 2-1. Best for Douglas were Deirdre Cotter, Cliodhna Murphy, Julia White and the unstoppable Aileen O’Donovan who scored an impressive 5 goals. WELL-DONE GIRLS.
Douglas impressed in a very good win over Eire óg. The Douglas girls started very well and led at half time 5-2to 0-0 .Same again in the second half had Douglas winning on a score line of 7-3 to 0-0. Best for Douglas were Moira O’Donovan, Jill Kelleher, Cieanna Driscoll and Sarah Sisk who scored 4 goals. WELL-DONE GIRLS.
The annual blitz took place in Douglas on Saturday last with teams from Douglas, Carrigaline, Courcy Rovers and Inniscarra competing for the cup. After an afternoon of brilliant camogie in the sunshine Douglas emerged victorious winning 3 of their games hot on their heels were an impressive Carrigaline team who only lost on a margin to Douglas.Well done to all teams and supporters and a big thank you to all who made the day a big success. A special thank you to Christy Martin floor coverings for their continued sponsorship of this blitz.


U/13 Hurling League.
This was a low scoring game by two evenly matched teams. Douglas led at half time 1-1 to 0-1.
Douglas started the second half well and scored a fine goal. The Glen fought back and secured a draw. Richard Murphy and Odhran Mulrooney were the goal scorers for Douglas while Cian Alcock and David O’Sullivan were excellent on the night.
U/13 Hurling League. Douglas 3-6 Ballincollig 1-5.
U/12 Hurling League.
Douglas (2) 3-1 Passage 1-0. Douglas were well in control in this game with Ger Keane and Cian Dwyer playing very well.
U/12 C Hurling Championship.
Douglas 3-0 St. Vincents 5-5. Douglas put up a good performance but had to give way to a physically stronger team.
U/12 Football League……Douglas V Passage Monday @ home 6-30pm.
U/15 Hurling Leageu ……Douglas V Mayfield Saturday Away 3pm.

Lotto: No winner of last weeks jackpot…….€12,000 up for grabs this week.


Sarah Wedel and Aimee O’Driscoll, two young members of the Douglas Gymnastics Club and the National Ladies Gymnastic Squad have been selected to participate at the European Gymnastics Training Camp in Italy this coming August.
As members of the Douglas Club they are part of the team who have taken the National Team Championship title for the last three years. The two have been selected to attend the European Camp on the basis of their scores in the National Team and National Individual Championships which put them, the top two minors on the ladies squad.
This is a major achievement by any sporting clubs standards but it comes at a price…..the cost per person is 1,500 euro. The Irish Gymnastics Association will pay half, but the girls are hoping to attract some sponsorship from local businesses to cover the rest. For further information contact Eileen Wedel on 4357436.

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