15th August, 2002
Weekly Sports



Report by Pat Harrington
Douglas played Brian Dillon’s in the first round of the championship. The Douglas lads came out of the traps very quickly and really took the St. Luke’s side to the cleaners – they led 1 – 6 to 0 – 0 after the first quarter. The half time score was Douglas 1 – 9 Brian Dillon’s 0 – 1.
The second half was a different kettle of fish as our opponents took the game to Douglas; Brian Dillon’s being just six points in arrears at the end of the third quarter. Dillon’s continued to dominate for the rest of the game despite being reduced to fourteen players, but were unable to deny Douglas victory. The game finished on a scoreline of 1 – 13 to 1 – 7 in favour of Douglas. Scores for Douglas came from:
R. Keating 0 – 4, F. O’Donovan 0 – 3, B. O’Connor 0 – 3, T. O’Callaghan 0 – 1,
S. Crowley 0 – 1, F. O’Brien 0 – 1, E. McCarthy 1 – 0.

This game featured Glen Rovers against Douglas. Glen scored a goal in the opening thirty seconds setting the pattern for the first half as the northsiders dominated throughout to lead by 2 – 9 to 0 – 4 at the interval. Donal Meade was introduced as a substitute and made an immediate impact by scoring 1 – 1. Try as hard as they would Douglas were just not good enough. Scorers for Douglas were: M. Kennedy 0 – 4 (from frees), B. Horgan 0 – 1, J. O’Keeffe 0 – 1, J. Kenneally 0 – 1. The final score was Glen Rovers 2 – 17 Douglas 1 – 8.

Douglas played the Cork Under 16s in a challenge game in preparation for the championship. The O’Connor brothers combined well for the first goal of the game with Brian finishing well to the net. Cork under 16s finished the first half the better side and led 1 – 7 to 1 – 4 at the break. Douglas disappointed very much in the second half and lost on a scoreline of 2 – 10 to 1 – 6.

By the time you have read this hopefully the lads will have overcome Blackrock and qualified for a semi-final clash with Glen Rovers which is due to be played on Sunday 18.08.02.


Marion Ormond
Well what a week-end it has been at Douglas Tennis Club this week. Today the intermediate team played in the final of the Intermediate cup In Sundays Well Tennis Club and were successful in beating Limerick Lawn Tennis Club 3-1.The team was as follows: Joanne Williamson and Sharon McGarry, Jonathan Barriscale and Kevin Rae.
Thank you to Jonathan who played instead of his brother Mark and also to Joanne and Kevin who had represented Munster this week-end and came home just in time to play for Douglas. Well done you have done us proud.
Also successful this week-end was our Grade 2 Vets team. They beat Monkstown 3-1.This team was represented by:
Eamonn Nott and Frank Brennan Margaret O'Sullivan and Eileen Devey.
Well done to these and all our teams still involved in competitions. This week-end also saw the start of one of our most busy weeks the week of the Senior Open Tournament the competition was seclude to start on Sunday the 11th but due to the large entry we had to start on Saturday the 10th. So far the atmosphere in the club is electric, all the courts are busy, the kitchen is well stocked and doing very good business. The tournament will go on all week and people are welcome to come along and enjoy the atmosphere and sample some of the great home cooking supplied by our very talented members. Friday night, we will be having our barbecue night again all are welcome to join in tickets are available in the club. Next week I will be able to bring you details of all the winners in this competition. The Finals will be held on Sunday next the 18th of August I hope to see you there.


The new season gets underway this weekend with the seniors making the trip to Midleton (Keane Cup), the juniors at home to Ringmahon (Beamish Junior League Cup) and the youths at home to Cork City (Jackie Lennox Youths League Cup). The under 17’s play their League Cup tie the following week. The Keane Cup match in Midleton will mark the start of John Caulfield’s career in charge of the Senior side. The pre-season training has been going very well where there is already a competitive edge for places in the starting eleven.
Training for the 2002/2003 schoolboys season has commenced this week. All players should contact their team managers for specific times and details. New players are always welcome.
U11 (born 1991) – contact Robert O’Reilly at 086 8161738
U12 (born 1990) – contact Michael Mealy at 086 6740145
U13 (born 1989) – contact Michael Lordan at 087 2577388
U14 (born 1988) – contact Jim McLoughlin at 021 4358611
U15 (born 1987) – contact Sean Murphy at 021 4357167
U16 (born 1986) – contact Finbarr Desmond at 086 2624755
Training for the under 7 to under 10 age groups will commence in September. Details will follow in future articles.


The new soccer season is now very much upon us with all our schoolboy and adult teams back in training. Attendances so far have been good and hopes are high for what promises to be a hectic season.
New Talent
All our teams will be eager to strengthen their squads for the start of the new season. Training takes place every Monday and Wednesday night in Corinthians Park. If anyone would like to get involved with one of the teams, they should contact one of the following.
Under 11 Premier Division – John Wilkins – 4895831
Under 11 First Division – Pat McCarthy - 4890204
Under 10 First Division - Brian O’ Connor 4295506
Under 12 Premier – Joe O’Connell – 4364576
Under 12 First Division – John Corcoran – 4367051
Under 13 Premier Division Corinthian Boys – John Turner – 4361393
Under 13 Premier Division Douglas Corinthians – Mark O’Donovan – 4891761
Under 14 Premier Division - Pat Burke - 4894374
Under 14 First Division - Dan Cronin – 087 / 2894783
Under 15 Premier Division - Ritchie Kenny 4966392
Under 15 First Division – Brian Scannell 4842127
Under 16 Premier – Roy O’ Donovan 4291899
Under 17 / 18 - Willie Fox 4316717Underage Coaching
Our Saturday morning coaching sessions for the Under 6 to Under 11 age group will start up again on Saturday August 24th. Coaching sessions are open to everyone and new members are particularly welcome. Training times for the various age groups are as follows:

Under 8, that is born in 1994 – 9.30am to 10.45am
Under 9, that is born in 1993 – 9.30am to 10.45am
Under 10, that is born in 1992 – 10.45am to 12noon
Under 11, that is born in 1991 – 10.45am to 12noon
Under 7, that is born in 1995 and 1996 – 12.15pm to 1.30pm

If you would like some more information about our Saturday morning coaching you should contact Terry O’ Donovan (4891257) or Danny Drennan (4363602).


Hosting the National Mixed Foursomes
September 2002

Sunday August 11th
P Gregson & J Ward – 38
L O’ Brien & T Feeney – 42

Captain’s Prize
1st Nett: Noel O’ Donovan
1st Gross: Jamie Fahy
2nd Nett: Linda O’ Donovan
2nd Gross: Liam O’ Brien
3rd Nett: Dave Ahern

Visit our website: douglaspitchandputt.com

Weekly Lotto Results
Numbers Drawn: 10, 13 & 14
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
L O’ Brien c/o Peter Gregson
James Lowry c/o The Grange
Colm O’ Mahony c/o Ger Neiland
Tonight’s Jackpot: €650
Venue: The South County

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