7th November, 2002
Weekly Sports


Indoor Hurling.
The Rockies winter indoor hurling programme commenced at St.Anthonys School Hall Ballinlough last Saturday morning at 9am. The very bad weather outside made no difference to the young Rockies and their parents as over 150 youngsters aged from 4 to 9 turned up ready for action. For many it was their very first morning and after the initial shyness and wonder they duly got stuck in and hurled away. Next Saturday morning cannot come around quickly enough for these young hurlers who had a great time. The indoor hurling programme continues over the next five weeks at St. Anthony’s School Hall.
The under 10s are on Friday evenings St. Anthony’s Hall at 5.45 pm until 6.45 pm. The under 11s train at Ashton School astropitch Fridays 8pm to 9pm.
Rocky Camogie Club.
The Blackrock Camogie Club winter programme will begin on next Friday evening November 8th at the Ursuline Secondary School, astropitch and sports hall. All Rocky girls are asked to report arrive at 5.45pm in order to commence at 6pm. The sessions will finish at 7pm.
Group 1 Born 1991/1992/1993. In the hall with Doireann.
Group 2 Born 1997/1998 On the pitch with Anne.
Group 3 Born 1994/1995/1996 On the pitch with Doirin.
Group 4 Born 1986 to 1990 Mairead.
All girls who are interested in becoming involved call along to the Ursuline astropitch at the times above.
Fixtures: Munster Hurling Club Championship
Blackrock V Kilmoyley. Pairc Ui Chaoimh Saturday next 9th November at 3pm.
All young Rockies, girls and boys should go along wearing their Rocky jerseys to support Wayne and the lads.
Under 13 League Final
Blackrock V Glen Rovers at the Glen Field, Sunday morning next 10th Nov. at 11am
For further information see our website at www.blackrockhurling.org


By Eileen O’Mahony
Douglas started well and kept the momentum going throughout the game. The opening score for Douglas was a combination of skill and sheer heart. Jenny O ‘Donovan struck a beautiful ball however it looked like it was going wide but it was skillfully kept in play by Niamh O’Donovan who drove it across the goal were Michelle O’Donovan added a wonderful finish to bury it in the back of the net. Playing against a blustery wind Douglas kept the pressure on and were rewarded with a goal From Niamh and points from Jenny O’Donovan and Laura Walsh.Tremendous hard work in the backline by Theresa Buckley, Louise Sheehan and Fiona O’Donovan kept the Ballymacoda girls at bay. Second half was a blustery affair with driving rain, however the Douglas girls threw themselves into the game especially Helen O’Mahony at center field. Twenty minutes before full time sub Rachel O’Sullivan connected from a ball from Lavinia O’Mahony and the Fr O’Neills goalie didn’t stand a chance, a wonderful goal. A point from Niamh O’Donovan and some fine goalkeeping from Caroline Buckley Had Douglas coming away winners on a score line of Douglas 3-3 Fr O’Neills 2-3.WELL DONE GIRLS.
Under 16 training Friday meeting in club 5 O’clock, training in Moneygourney at 5.30 till 6.30 on astro turf.
Training will commence next week in doors. Players will be contacted about times.
Under 13 A and B League finals to be held on Saturday 16 Nov venue not known yet.


The dreadful weather put paid to most fixtures last weekend. However, in the two Cup matches which were played, the 'Hall had two fine victories. In the FAI Intermediate Cup, we entertained Youghal Utd. on Sunday morning. The strong wind made conditions difficult, but the 'Hall had the better of the play during a scoreless first half. The game sprang to life during the second half, when Youghal took the lead. The 'Hall looked to have an uphill battle as Youghal had the benefit of the elements. However, John Aherne stuck a fine equaliser from outside the box to get us back into the game. We seized the initiative, and put huge pressure on the Youghal defence. This pressure eventually told when Aherne headed home Brian Wilkinson's super cross for the winner. We are now awaiting the draw for the next round, which is the open draw segment of the cup.
The MSL Juniors, not to be outdone, overcame Richmond 2-0 in the FAI Junior Cup. The 'Hall were very good value for their victory and deservedly advanced to meet UCC or Clonakilty in the next round. The first 'Hall goal was scored by Martin Davies, rumoured to now be approximately 40 years old, just before the interval. Brian McSweeney added the second to seal the victory just before the final whistle. Rory O'Reilly was very sound in goals, recording another clean sheet.
Sat, 9 Nov:
MSL Junior League: Away v. Wembley, 2.00
Under 17 League Cup Q-Final: Home v. Everton, 2.00
Under 11 League: Home v. Cobh Ramblers, 2.30
Sun, 10 Nov:
Senior League: Home v. Everton, 10.45
AUL Junior League: Away v. Afton Villa, 10.45
Youths League: Away v. Grattan Utd., 2.00
Under 15 Evans Cup: Home v. Leeds, 2.30
Under 12 Norton Cup: Away v. Carrigaline Utd., 12.30


"Wilton IBC Capture Douglas Community School Fours Title"
Douglas Community School Indoor Bowls Club Open Licensed Fours Competition for the May Murray Memorial Trophy played on 28th October in the DCS Hall:
Semi-finals: Douglas Comm (D O'Leary) beat St Michaels (B Preston, E Philips, A Whelan & H Nolan) and Wilton (H Burrows) beat Watergrasshill (S O'Roordan, D Crowley, J O'Riordan & J Mc Carthy) Final: Wilton (Hubert Burrows, Pat Mc Carthy, Helen Burrows & Kay Mc Carthy) beat Douglas Community School (Derry O'Leary, Liam Lynch, Mona Lynch & Mary O'Leary)
Scorecard: 6-0,1-0,0-1,0-1 & 0-2 = 7/4 The Umpires on duty for the final session of the Tournament were as follows: B Egan, P Lane, E Mills & D Williamson
Allied Irish Bank Inter Club Match: Douglas Community School(GR) versus Ballinlough Community: (L Conlon, T Mc Carthy, N Kelleher & M Walsh) beat J O'Keeffe, P O'Connor, V Barry & M Murphy (13/11) and (J Lynch, A O'Sullivan, M Hennessy & M Murray) lost to (P Healy, N Barry, M Hallissey &K Wills)(5/10) Match Result: Douglas Comm 1pt Ballinlough Comm 2pts The game was Umpired by John B O'Regan
Fixtures: Cork Zone Championships (Golden Charter): Ladies Pairs on
Friday 8th, Ladies & National Singles on Saturday 9th October


Schoolboy's Section Under 7 - Under 16 / U-7 -U-11 Street League's / U-7 - U-10 Southside League's / U -11 - U16 Cork Schoolboys League's / U 12- U-16 National Cup Competition's Results 2nd/3rd November

Sat 2nd U-12 Norton Cup Corinthian Boy's. v. Rockmount- cancelled
Sun, 3rd U-12 1st Div Douglas Cor 0 - 2 Casement Celtic
U-14 1st Div Douglas Cor. v. Lakewood Utd. - cancelled
U-14 Prem Corinthian Boy's 3 - 0 Avondale United. Scorers-Terry o Connell, Ian Tyrrell and Richard o Donovan. Best For Corinthians - Brian Lombard, Kevin o Mahoney and Cian Hill. Best For Avondale - J.P.Carroll, Brian o Sullivan, Carl Leonard and Shane o Sullivan.
U-16 Premier Corinthian Boy's v. Ringmahon Rangers - cancelled
Season 2001 / 2002 Awards
At a very well attended function, Corinthian Boy's A.F.C held their annual awards night at the Rochestown Park Hotel, and guest of honour , College Corinthians Senior manager Fergus McDaid praised the high standard of football being played throughout the club; As well as presenting "Player of the Year" awards in all the age groups , the following players received awards for their performances throughout the season.
Cork Schoolboys League U-12 " Player of The Year" - David Meyler
Corinthian Boy's A.F.C " Overall Player of The Year" - Richard O Donovan
Full details of the awards night, including photographs can be seen on the club website ; http:\\www.collegecorinthians.com


Douglas Hall Under 18’s
Douglas Hall under 18’s played their first match of the season away to Riverstown last Sunday in very bad conditions. With the wind in their favour Douglas Hall kicked off the first half dominating the game straight away. An early run from right wing Louise Martin who played a beautiful ball across the box to line Ashling up to score Douglas Halls first goal. The girls battled hard to keep the pressure on Sarah Walsh and Lynda Horgan took control of mid field making some excellent passes to both wings. This resulted in left wing Caroline laying the ball on for forward Donna O’Leary to score Douglas Hall’s second goal. Douglas Hall kept the pressure up fighting hard to win every ball. The hard work paid off when Caroline Hawks scored the Hall’s third goal and not long after Donna O’Leary got her second and the fourth for Douglas Hall. With the wind still driving across the pitch and this time facing into it Douglas Hall hard to try hard to keep their four nil win over Riverstown. The girls played very well as a team and the training is staring to pay off. Well done girls on the first win of the season, keep this form up and there will be no stopping you.

Douglas Hall Street Leagues
The Douglas Hall girl’s street leagues are still going strong but its not too late yet to join in on the fun. Everyone is very welcome every Saturday. Starting with under 8’s from 4o’clock till 5, under 10’s from 5o’clock till 6 and under 12’s from 6o’clock till 7. Everyone is very welcome to join in on the fun whether you have played before or not. All very welcome.
Douglas Hall would like to Thank Frank O’Sullivan from the TSB for sponsoring footballs for the street leagues.

Well-Done Girls!!!!!!!!
Three Douglas Hall Seniors who were selected for the Cork panel travelled to Tipperary last Saturday to take part in an All Ireland tournament. The girls did very well coming third in the competition and there was some tuff competition. Well Done again to Gem Crowley, Imelda Kelly and Grace O’Sullivan, you did the club and your county proud.

Well Done Mary
A special well done and congratulations to Mary Barret. Mary was picked to travel to Dublin last Saturday and take part in the Under 17 Irish trials. After taking part in Munster trials on Friday she headed of to Dublin on what would be an experience she would never forget. Mary did very well on the day and whether she makes it or not we are all very proud of her.

Well done to all the other Douglas Hall girls who participated in the Munster under 16 trials last Friday in Buttervant. All the girls did very well and fingers crossed that they make it.



FRIDAY, 25th October, 2002: Last Friday week we opened our indoor football season with the U-7 children taking centre stage. Large numbers assembled at the Gym Hall and one couldn't but be impressed by the skills and enthusiasm displayed by the youngsters. Restricted by Gym's closed environs, we had a number of short matches where the exchanges were intense at times. John Moynihan was limpet-like in defence for Antrim while Kerry stalwart, Dylan Long, was ably assisted by Adam McSweeney. The Royals of Meath were best served by Dean O'Callaghan and Cian Davis. Wexford's Rickard Cahalane and Sean O'Mahony were trojan-like in their efforts, while Mayo had their heroes in Cian Murphy and Corey O'Callaghan. Special plaudits must go to Carlow goalie, Kevin O'Sullivan, who gave a top class display.
SATURDAY, 2nd November, 2002: Last Saturday the focus of attention centred on the U-9 and U-10 children, and what a sumptuous feast of football skills we were treated to. Outstanding in the U-9 section were Cork's Rory Scannell. Down had stars in Paul Fitzgerald and Graham Sheehan, while Ryan Jordan and Philip Kelleher worked hard for Dublin. Paul Beale shone for Tipperary and Brian Cuthbert lorded it for Laois, however, Offaly's Francesco Giorgio produced the goal of the day when he audaciously flicked the ball in mid-air over the advancing Laois goalie.
Next up were the U-10 children who ran like well oiled machines with their passing, shooting and movement. Peter Hanrahan and Darragh Duggan shone for Galway, while Derry had stalwarts in Orry O'Donoghue and David Quirke. Outstanding for Sligo were the hardworking David O'Brien and cool full forward Stephen Randles, and dual star Peter Carroll further enhanced his reputation for Clare.


Under 15 League Tramore Athletic . 9 -v- Crosshaven 1

Our Under 15's were far too strong for Crosshaven on Saturday afternoon. Urged on by their outstanding Manager Jason Murphy and his Assistant Ricky Cummins. The boys played some outstanding football to lead 4-0 at half-time with goals from Shane McCarthy, Graham Cummins, Mark Murphy and Derek Dalton. Tramore were well in control in the second half which was highlighted by a hat-trick from Robert O'Sullivan. Tramores' remaining two goals were scored by David Coughlan and the goalkeeping penalty King Roy Heaphy.
Under 13 League Tramore Ath. 10 -v- Lakewood 1
Our Under 13's got back on track this weekend with a very convincing 10-1 win over a game Lakewood team. Not often is a player scoring his first hat-trick for the Club outscored. This, however, was the case as David McCarthy (3) was outscored by new signing Conor Forde whose 4 goals were the highlight of this game. Tramore's other scorers were Ken McAuliffe (2), and Stephen Murphy (1). However as often is the case the platform for this win was based on an outstanding performance by the back four and goalkeeper Darren Farry.
AIB Under 11 Premier League Tramore Ath. 4 -v- Ringmahon Rangers 4 26/10/02
Man of the Match Stephen Finn Great credit due to two evenly matched sides who served up a thrilling game in very poor weather conditions at Tramore Park. Four times Ringmahon led over the hour but this young Tramore side showed tremendous character to finally secure a well deserved share of the points. The visitors shaded the first half with Bobby McCarthy proving a thorn in the Tramore defence but after the break Tramore gradually got on top and at times their passing football on the heavy pitch was a joy to watch. The Ringmahon defence had seemingly weathered the storm as the game entered its' final minute but they hadn't reckoned on the Tramore Captain Jamie Bouse leading by example and popping up to crash home a splendid equaliser. Other scorers for Tramore on the day were Stephen Long, Jermaine Kamara and Luke Forde while the work rate and performance of Stephen Finn impressed everyone in attendance.
AIB Under 11 Premier League Tramore Ath. 0 -v- Corinthian Boys 9 28/10/02
Man of the Match Aenghus O'Laoire Although the opening quarter of this game was evenly contested Corinthian Boys eventually ran out comfortable victors at Castletreasure on Bank Holiday Monday morning. During these opening exchanges Stephen Finn, Robin Russell, Luke Forde and Liam Murray all combined well to create chances which this young Tramore side failed to convert. The home side did convert the chances that came their way and two quick goals as the first half ended gave Tramore a mountain to climb in the second half.
Tramore gamely battled to save the game in the second period and none more so than Aenghus O'Laoire who worked tirelessly throughout this period. The exertions of having to play two difficult games inside 48 hours eventually began to tell on this Tramore side and although they continued to take the game to their opponents the home side finished the stronger and were well worth the three points.
TRAINING: Training for the under 11's takes place every Tuesday at the Lough Community Centre from 5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. and new members interested in joining Tramore Athletic F.C. are most welcome. Coaching is in small groups as against Academy style coaching and there is more of a personal and hands-on approach at the Club where Fun & Football go together. So, if you want to play Soccer in an open and friendly atmosphere then Tramore Ath. is the Club for you and don't forget to bring a friend. For further details contact Derek or Deirdre on 086 3134431.
PARENTS: Not for the first time we would like to express a sincere thank you to all the parents of the Under 11 squad for all their help and support. Their willingness to put cars at disposal on match days and their attendance and interest in the games is much appreciated. These parents are a vital part of the Club and their participation in appreciated. A special mention for Donal Finn and John French for helping with the nets in atrocious conditions following Saturdays home draw versus Ringmahon Rangers.


Mon 28th Oct M. Madden & B McKeon - 1st
Tues 29th Oct am J. Cahill & L. Scott - 1st N. Loxton & M. Tobin - 2nd
Tues 29th Oct 15Tbls L. O'Hanlon & E. Hendrick - 1st B. & J O'Sullivan - 2nd
Tues 29th Oct Novice D & N. Murphy - 1st E. Morrison & T. Hartnett - 2nd
Wed 30th Oct am N. Conroy & C. Barry - 1st D. Creagh & J deFoubert - 2nd
Wed 30th Oct am Novice Wyn Barry & Sinead Dwyer - 1st
Wed 30th Oct 6Tbls B. Donovan & M Delaney - 1s P. O'Riordan & J. McKibben - 2nd
Wed 30th Oct 11Tbls E. Fitzgerald & E. Buckley - 1st N. Fox & D O'Rourke - 2nd
Wed 30th Oct 4Tbls D. Pearson & U. English - 1st
Thur 31st Oct S & M Wanglin - 1st F. Murphy & T. Brophy - 2nd
Fri 1st Nov Sean & Marie Wanglin - 1st

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