1st August, 2002
Weekly Sports


With training for the new schoolboy season due to start in early August, the schoolboy section has been busy finalising its plans for the new season.
This year the Club will field a record twelve teams in the Cork Schoolboys League. The teams will play under the names of Corinthian Boys, Douglas Corinthians and College Corinthians. The twelve teams will include three Under Eleven sides. The full breakdown is as follows:
U11 Premier Division: Corinthian Boys
U11 First Division: Douglas Corinthians & College Corinthians
U12 Premier: Corinthian Boys.
U12 First Division: Douglas Corinthians.
U13 Premier: Corinthian Boys, Douglas Corinthians.
U14 Premier: Corinthian Boys
U14 First Division: Douglas Corinthians
U15 Premier: Corinthian Boys
Ui15 First Division: Douglas Corinthians
U16 Premier Division: Corinthian Boys
New Players
With training starting in early August, all our schoolboy teams are looking for new players to strengthen their squads for next season. If anyone would like to get involved with one of our schoolboy teams they should contact Danny Drennan at 4363602 or Neil Daly at 4962704.
Why Join Corinthians?
The schoolboy section is certainly geared for success. This year the Club will field seven sides in the Premier Divisions of the Cork Schoolboys League. The standard of our teams improves every year with our schoolboy teams winning five trophies in the Cork Schoolboys League last season. Our U12 squad did the League and Cup double last season, while our Under Eleven and Under Thirteen squads also won Premier League titles. At younger age levels the Club has some of the finest talent in local soccer with our Under Seven’s, Under Eight’s and Under Nine’s all winning titles last season.
The standard of coaching in Corinthians compares favourably with any Club in Cork. The Club has five coaches who have completed their Level 2 FAI Coaching Badge, while some 30 coaches currently hold the Level 1 FAI Coaching Badge.
Coaching Co-ordinator John Turner oversees the development and coaching of our underage players, working closely with team managers and coaches. John is the holder of a Level 2 FAI Coaching Badge and has recently been involved with the Club’s U12 team,
Link With Aston Villa
For the new season the Club will be linking up with English Premier League Side Aston Villa. The linkup will primarily focus on the coaching area, with Aston Villa sending over coaches from their Youth Academy to work with Corinthians’ Schoolboy coaches and players. The Club will be hoping to send players and teams over to Birmingham during the year to the Aston Villa Youth Academy. Four members of last years successful Under 12 squad David Bevan, Jamie Drennan, David Meyler and Richard O’ Donovan are due to travel to Aston Villa next week for a week of coaching at the Villa Youth Academy.
Website If you would like any further information about the Club why not log into the Club’s website, www.collegecorinthians.com, which is packed full of details covering all aspects of the Club.


By Marion Ormond
The week gone by has just seen the culmination of another successful Douglas Junior Open. This years event was very kindly sponsored by CAB MOTORS, Cork. As usual Tournament Director Oliver Barriscale did a tremendous job,ably assisted by John Burke, Kate Kilcoyne, Jill O’Donovan, Mark Barriscale and the members of the Junior Committee. The following were the results:
Boys Singles. Under 12.
Kyle McEnery beat Kevin Foyle
Boys Singles. Under 14.
Robert Mawe beat Anthony Hayes.
Boys Singles. Under 14.Plate David Murray
beat Brian Wyse
Boys Singles. Under 16.
Paul Fitzgerald beat Wayne O Grady.
Girls Singles. Under 12.
Stephanie Downey beat Aoife Sheehan.=20
Girls Singles. Under 14.
Noelle Geary beat Laura Lynch.
Girls Singles. Under 16.
Ruth O Keeffe beat Gillian O Keeffe.
Boys under 12 Doubles. B Ryan/K Foyle beat J Curtin/R Sheridan
Boys under 14 Doubles. P Howie/K O Keeffe beat R Dennehy/B Halpin / Girls under 12 Doubles
F Curtin/ s downey beat L O Dwyer/ K Spivey
Girls under 14 Doubles. L Lynch/N Geary beat C Hegarty/ O Hosford.
The senior Inter provincials are being held on the 9th & 10th of August in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Douglas has three representatives on the team, Kevin Rae, Yvonne Flynn and Junior Coach Joanne Williamson. We wish all of them the very best of luck.
The Cork Senior Doubles Championships are being held in Douglas from Sunday 11th of August to Sunday 18th of August. This years event is being sponsored by PERMANENT TSB. The closing dates for entries is Friday 2nd of August.
Finally our condolences to members Patrick Leader and Katherine O’Sullivan on their recent bereavements.


As the season continues, each team in the league has improved 100% and last nights game against Pfizers turned out to a thrilling match as both teams were up for it from the kick-off. EMC was once again in debt to the keeper Marie Lucy for an outstanding save within the first 10 minutes which had a wake-up effect on the whole team and EMC started to play some good football. An excellent free-kick, taken by Orla Sheey, floated into the box and the Captain Louise Aherne rose above the defence and scored with a great glancing header to make it 1-0 to EMC.
With EMC just slightly getting the upper-hand, tough tackles were flying in but the defence marshalled by Claire Crowley held firm and give little away. Mary O'Leary never gave up chasing what seemed a hopeless ball, kept it in and found Orla Sheey in the box, who's close ball control gave her the space to score and give a 2-0 lead to EMC on the 30th minute mark.
Pfizers remained dangerous going forward and even though EMC might have got a third goal, it was Pfizers defence that stood-up to EMC's attacks. Two injuries to EMC's defence, first Barbara O'Sullivan putting out her knee in a crucial tackle and also Helen O' Keefe suffering a ham-string injury was evidence enough the pressure the defence was under. Liz Forde came on for Barbara and Deirdre Deasy came on for Helen and weren't long getting into the thick of things. Pfizers threw everything at EMC and laid siege to the goal for the first 15 minutes, however once again the defence, with Anne-Marie Maher especially showing great determination as well as getting a fair battering for good measure, held strong and got through the storm.
With the substitute Una Buckley coming on for Deirdre Greville, her pace and determination to chase every loose ball started to swing the game back into EMC's favour. The battering finally got the better of Anne-Marie Maher and Angela Hickey came on for the last 15 minutes and played her part in joining the whole team seeing out the game and keeping the 2-0 lead in tact. Overall an excellent win for EMC and a game where everyone played a major part in achieving the result. If EMC win their remaining game they will be playing in Division 2 next season.
Challenge Cup - Wilton 11, Courcey 0;
Steve Quinn Cup - Bandon 7 (C O' Driscoll, H Walsh, E Holland, E O' Sullivan, L Crowley, Y. Tanner, A O Mahony), Pfizer Tigers 0
Premier Division - Rangers 2, Ballincollig 1
Division 1 - Passage 3 (G Murphy, R Carroll, A Kellher), Carrigaline 4 (E Green 2)


Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes - September 2002
Saturday July 20th M Freaney & M Quirke - 35
Sunday July 21st L Quirke & G O’ Connell / D Clifford & R O’ Neill
Captains Prize August 9th & 10th
Work Party EVERY night / Visit our website: douglaspitchandputt.com

Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 3,5 & 16
ONE WINNER – R O’ Donovan c/o Rochestown Inn
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners: Martin O’ Riordan c/o The Club, Ryan & Lauren c/o T O’ Mahony, Greg O’ Leary c/o Ger Neiland, Ger O’ Connell c/o The Club, Aiden Boyle c/o Brian Downey
Tonight’s Jackpot: €390 Venue: St Columbas Hall


Douglas travelled to Newtownshandrum to play the locals in the Premier Hurling league. This was a hugely competitive game from start to finish. Douglas led of 0 – 4 to 0 – 1 before the north Cork boys rocked them back on their heels by scoring a goal. Douglas struggled for a while but then regained their composure playing first time hurling. Neil Heffernan and Paddy White were hugely influential. Douglas scored some fine points and were fully deserving of their half time lead of 0 – 9 to 1 – 3. Indeed if the forwards were more accurate they would have led by seven or eight points.
Newtown were awarded a number of frees and Douglas were punished for the indiscretions. While Douglas had been wasteful in the first half they were more so in the second period. Newtown goaled again and led by three points. Douglas replied with a goal Paul Kelly to equalise, and thus the scores were level 2 – 9 to 1 – 12 at the finish. Disappointed at not winning – especially with so many chances spurned and a very workmanlike display – we were nevertheless relieved to have got the draw. Richard Harris, Pádraig Greaney, Thomas Cotter and Frank Tobin were others to impress.
It is nice to see two of our under 16 players, Stephen Bermingham and Eoin Cadogan being selected on the Cork panel of 24. Our under 16 hurlers played Bishopstown during the week. Short a number of players they were well beaten.
The junior hurlers are due to play Glen Rovers on August 1st. while the minor hurlers play Blackrock in the Minor Hurling championship on August 6th.
Congratulations to Mark Harrington on making his debut with the Cork minor hurlers in the Munster championship quarter-final against Galway last Sunday.

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