14th November, 2002
Weekly Sports


Results for last week-end 9/10 November 2002
Under 18's lost their away league game against Highfield on Saturday morning
Under 16's won their league game away to Youghal on Saturday morning
Under 14's won their league game away to PBC on Saturday morning
Under 13's won their friendly match against PBC
Unders 9/10/11/12's all travelled to play CBC in Landsdown on Saturday
A good mornings rugby was had by all.
Fixtures for the coming week-end 16/17 November 2002
Under 18's are at home to Bandon on Saturday morning kick off 12clock
Under 16's are training this week-end
Under 14's & 13's are all training this week-end
Under 11/12's travel to Limerick with our Senior team to play Young Munster.
Under 8's/9's/10's are all training on Saturday morning 10-12clock


U –14 “A” County Football Final Douglas 2-9 Nemo 1-5
Nemo were first to settle in this match and went in front with an early point. Douglas replied with a fine point from Brian O’Donovan. Terry O’Connell and Jason Martin O’Sullivan began to dominate mid-field and this led to Douglas leading at half-time by 2-7 to 1-3. While Nemo battled hard in the second Half the desire to win by every Douglas player made sure this was a memorable victory. From Shane McCarthy in goal, right up to Colm O’Sullivan at full forward every player was a star on the day. Praise must be given to the mentors who struck with the team through the lean times and finally got their reward.
U – 15 Hurling League semi-Final Douglas 2-5 na Piarsaig 5-12
Douglas came up against a very skillful and hungry na Piarsaig team who were strong all over the field as well as having some fantastic individuals and led 2-8 to 0-2 at half time. Douglas came out in the second half determined not to let themselves down and scored 1-2 in the early minutes, Stephen Moylan scored the goal from an almost impossible angle. Douglas fought hard but a few more goals for na Piarsaig give them a big win.
U – 12 Football League Semi-Final Douglas (2) 6-4 Barrs 3-2
The first half was a close affair and but for some great goalkeeping by Kieran Woods, Douglas could have been behind at half time. In the second half the Douglas forwards got their act together to book their place in the final. Matthew O’Callaghan was outstanding at mid-field and finished a great performance with a fine point. Paul O’Driscoll also played- well after returning from injury. Good Luck! in the final.
U –12 Football league Semi-Final Douglas 2-8 na Piarsaig 3-8
Douglas got off to a great start and with five minutes to half-time were leading 1-4 to 0-3 after hitting the post three times. In the last 5 minutes of the first half na Piarsaig scored 1-2 to lead by a point at half-time. Na Piarsaigh got the upper hand in the early stages of the second half and went into a six point lead . Douglas dug deep and scored three fine points but the whistle came too soon. Mark Collins work rate was again inspiring while Martin O’Sullivan, Denis Cotter and Robert O’Connell also played dwell
U-11 South-East Final Douglas V. Ballinhassig 10.30 Carrigaline, Sunday
U-13 Douglas V. St. Michaels Saturday 12am . Home
U –14 Football League Semi-Final Douglas V. Bishopstown Sunday 11.30 . Home


These league finals will take place on Saturday 17th November .We have the honor of having a team in both of the finals A and b is our first year putting 2 teams in so it is a great achievement to reach both finals. Under 13 A Douglas v Glen Rovers, Under 13 B Douglas v BrianDillions.No venue yet.
We have 2 under 10 teams travelling away on Sunday to play in the Seandun indoor blitz being held in NA Pairsigh.


Section 1: Ballinlough beat Douglas Community School (GR)(2/1), Douglas beat Mallow (2/1), Barrs beat Ballincollig Community (GR)(2/1) and St Colum's beat Mitchelstown (2/1)
Section 2: Wilton (GR) beat Brookfield (GR)(2/1), Conna (YW) beat ICICYMA (YR),Ballincollig GAA (YR) beat Carrigaline Community (GR) and Cathedral Parish (GR) beat St Vincent's (YR)
Section 3: St Anthony's (GR) beat St Mary's (C)(YR)(2/1), Kinsale beat Conna (GR)(2/1), St Vincent's (GR) beat Rockies (YR) and Douglas GAA (GR) beat Nemo (2/1)
Section 4: Grange Frankfield (GR) beat Sylvan, Little Island beat Blackpool, Douglas GAA (GR) beat Carrigaline GAA and Blarney Street beat Brookfield (YR)
Section 5: Rockies (GR) beat South Parish, Crosshaven beat Highfield (YR), Grange Frankfield (YR) beat Cobh(2/1) and Pfizers (YR) beat Lower Aghada (2/1)
Section 6: St Michael's beat Ballincollig GAA (GR)(2/1) and Watergrasshill beat Bandon (2/1)
Section 7: St Lukes beat Carrigaline Community (YR)(2/1), Cathedral Parish (YR) beat ST Finbarres and Ballincollig Community (YR) beat Glounthaune
Section 8: St Mary's (C)(GR) beat Douglas Community School (YW), ICICYMA (GR) beat Iona (GR) and St Anthony's (YR) beat Highfield (GR)(2/1)
Fixtures: Cork Zone Championships (Golden Charter) National Triples on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2002


Schoolboy's Section U 6 - U 16

The recent spell of bad weather has given everyone involved in the Corinthians Underage Section a chance to catch their breath after what has been a hectic start to the season. Thankfully everyone seems to be enjoying our Saturday morning coaching sessions which cater for the Under 6 to Under 11 age group. The sessions start at 9.30 a.m. on the Saturday morning and run until 1.45 p.m. The times for the various age groups are as follows:
Under 7 (1995/1996) 12.30 p.m. - 1.45 p.m.
Under 8 (1994) 9.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Under 9 (1993) 9.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Under 10 (1992) 11.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.
Under 11 (1991) 11.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.
Over the next few weeks the Club will be organising Winter Leagues on the Corinthians All Weather Pitch. Starting with the Under Sevens, Names will be taken at next Saturday's coaching session for the league which will run until the end of February.
Once the Under Seven League is up and running, this will then be followed with leagues for our Under 10 and 11 age groups and so on. Again anyone interested in getting involved should come along on Saturday morning or contact Terry O' Donovan on 4891257 or Gerard Kilcommons at 4363456.
Under 8 (1994) 9.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Under 9 (1993) 9.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Under 10 (1992) 11.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.
Under 11 (1991) 11.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.

U-11 1st Div Lakewood United 2- 3 Douglas Corinthians
Corinthians stayed in contenion for honours with this battling performance.After going 2 goals up thanks to Johnathan o Leary, Lakewood's Jason Donnegan pulled one back before the break to leave the half time score 2 - 1.
Corinthians in form goal poacher Andrew Rock pounced to make the score 3-1,but over confidence in the defence allowed Lakewood's David o Driscoll to score with 8 minutes remaining. This ensured a nailbiting finish.but Corinthians emerged as 3-2 victors. Best for Corinthians; Rory Byrne, Patrick Coughlan and Micheal Lyons, while David McCarthy in the Lakewood goal deserves a special mention.
U-13 Premier Corinthian Boy's 4 - 0 Leeds A.F.C.
Corinthians had a comfortable victory over a game Leeds side at Castletreasure in the League on Saturday. Early headed strikes from Richard O'Donovan and Eoin McCarthy put Corinthians on the road to victory and a further cracker from 20 yards by Colin Hammond left the score 3-0 at half time. Despite creating numerous chances in the second half, Corinthians were continually thwarted by Leeds tremendous keeper, Kieran McHenry, and had to wait until the last minute to complete the scoring through Jamie Drennan. Best for Corinthians were Stephen Good and Colin Hammond. Sun, 10th U-11 1st Div College Corinthians 7 - 1 Strand F.C
Despite the scoreline, Corinthians had to wait until midway through the second half before pulling away from a dogged opposition.The half time score of 3 - 1 was in keeping with the run of play as Strand F.C. keeper Shane Buckley was in top form and their goal from Ian Curtin keprt their intersest alive.However Corinthians moved up a gear and finished the stronger side with goals coming from Ian James(3), David Ring(2), and one each from Alan Cronin and Luke Connolly.Best on the day for Strand F.C. were the two Cronin's - Conor and Sean.
U-15 1st Div Carrigaline 3 - 2 Douglas Corinthians
Corinthians we unlucky not t o share the spoils in a game of two halves. 2 nil down at the break, the 2nd half saw Corinthians dominate and goals from Ronan O'Murchu and Finian Tummon brought them level, however Carrigaline scred a third to kill off the comeback.Best for Corinthians; James Grant, Chris Drennan, David Scannell, David O'Mahoney, and James Malone, until he had to come off with an ankle injury.
U-15 Premier Corinthian Boy's 1- 0 Midleton; scorer Darren Fogarty

Congratulations to Fergus McDaid and the senior squad on their victory over Leeds A.F.C in the Keane Cup Final at Turners Cross on Saturday Night.Corinthians overcame the opposition and conditions to record a 2 - 1 victory,with Edwin Buckley and Aidan o Mahoney finding the net before Leeds struck late in the game.

Douglas Pitch & Putt

Lotto Draw 6. 16. 19 – No Winner

Lucky Dip Winners Margaret c/o The Hall
T.McNamara c/o Sth. County
Next Draw: 14th November Rochestown Inn € 600.
Sat. Winners Gross: B,Collins, G. O’Connell, A. Cotter
Nett. M.Irwin, M. Freaney
Sun. Winners: J.Ward – A. O’Leary
D.Cashman – T. Feeney


By Garry White.
Hordes of children and parents packed the gym hall last Friday where a marvellous footballing evening ensued. This week the U-9 and U-10 children are in my thoughts as skill and entertainment were high on the agenda. In the U-9 section, Rebel duo Caolan Mulrooney and Sinead Kearney ran the show for Cork, while James O Mahoney was steadfast in his efforts for Down. The Dubs had their heroes in Eoin Harris and Robert Lehane. Laois Colossus Michael Holland had another fine night, while Stephen Cleary and Matthew Grogan worked hard for Offaly. In completing the U-9 report, we had Ian Lucey in Premier form for Tipp.
Next up were the U-10 children who enhanced the evening further. Magnificent tackling and long range point scoring was very much in evidence. Special plaudits must go to Derry's Stephen Collins and Robert O Donovan, while Galway had Herculean efforts from Brian Hickey and Johnnie Lingwood.


Under 18’s
Douglas Hall went out to face on of their hardest competitors in this years season last Sunday. Douglas Hall traveled to Wilton. From kick of its only far to say that Wilton dominated the game, winning a lot of the play in midfield, it just looked like it wasn’t going to the Hall’s day. That definitely ran throw more minds than one when Douglas Hall left Wilton get an easy goal in the opening minutes. Second half starting and so did the Douglas Hall girls. From goalkeeper Trish to the forward line Donna and Elaine, Douglas Hall started the second half a new team. Battling to win every ball that came their way. Making beautiful passes but front but nothing seemed to be paying off. Finally Douglas Hall got the break they deserved with a late goal from Donna O’Leary. Douglas Hall played as a team in the second half and it paid of. One all draw was a far enough result as the end of the day.
Interested in playing soccer!
If you are interested in playing soccer, Douglas Hall will always welcome new players. Whether your starting got or have played for years everyone welcome. Please contact Noreen (087-6385597) or Claire (087-9362476)
If you interested. All ages welcome.
Douglas Hall Under 12’s
Douglas Hall under 12’s will be starting back training soon with the season just around the corner. Everyone very welcome old players and new. Please contact Claire (087-9362476) for more information about training times.
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.


By Marion Ormond
The Winter Leagues are in full swing now and even though the weather isn't great the club is still very active. The juniors with Joanne coaching are going really well and they are really enjoying matchplay on Fridays. This is evident by the numbers that are attending.
We have come to that time of the year when even in sport our thoughts are with Christmas and Douglas Tennis Club is no exception. We are starting off our festive tournaments with a turkey tournament on Wednesday 13th November. The first 24 to have their names down will play. This is part of the Wednesday social night. If you have missed this turkey tournament then don't worry, as we will have one on December 8th.
We would like everyone to know that the AGM will be held this year on the 27th November we are looking for a good turn out so mark that date in you diary so you don't forget it.
The Captains and Presidents prize tournament will be held on the 30th November this will be followed by the Christmas Party. The Christmas Party will be held this year in Garryduff Sports Centre. This is sure to be a good night as a lot of planning has gone into it. So that's another date for the diary. You can get the tickets from Batt in the club.


Report by Pat Harrington


Douglas owned the ball throughout the first half of this contest as they displayed some excellent passages of play – one in particular resulting in a point as the ball was moved with great skill from one end of the field to the other. In truth though, Douglas squandered a lot of scoring chances while they still led by 0 – 5 to 0 – 3 at the break.
Following the interval Carrigaline goaled to level the scores. Immediately afterwards the southeast side went into the lead. At this time the real character of the Douglas lads shone through. For ten minutes they fought tooth and nail to equalise. They then hit a purple patch and proceeded to go into a five-point lead. Back came Carrigaline to score their second goal before Douglas finished the scoring to finish with a three point margin, 0 – 13 to 2 – 4. They meet Nemo or Passage next weekend. See noticeboard for details.
Pádraig McCarthy and John Collins were very prominent in the fullback line, Mark Kennedy worked hard at midfield and the Spillane brothers were solid as ever.
Douglas entertained Brian Dillon’s in this contest. Dillons got off to the best possible start scoring a very early goal. Douglas soon came to terms with the opposition, scoring the next five points without reply. Dillon’s finished the half well to score two points and draw level at the break, 1 – 2 to 0 – 5.
Douglas turned to play with the elements in the second period and opened well with a goal from Vincent Kiely. The northsiders hit back with two points before Douglas went on a scoring spree. Henry Thorton had a goal, Vincent Kiely (1pt.) Denis O’Riordan (3pts.) and Niall Crowley (1pt.) After Dillon’s had scored a goal Ian O’Regan and Michael O’Mahony scored a goal each for Douglas who finished winners on a scoreline of 4 – 11 to 2 – 4.
Ian O’Regan and Brian T. O’Callaghan were solid at the heart of the Douglas defence. Graham Coughlan won some good ball and generally defended well. Niall Crowley and Pádraig Greaney were others to impress. This team play Valley Rovers next weekend.
Congratulations to Douglas under 14 footballers who won the under 14 county over the weekend. The team defeated Nemo Rangers on a scoreline of 2 – 9 to 1 – 5. The club has won the county at under 14 level over the last four years – a magnificent record. Well done to their mentors who steered them through to this success.
Douglas travelled to Newtownshandrum last Saturday to play the locals in a challenge. Both sides were short some regulars. Douglas got into their stride very early. The ball was played into the forwards quickly setting up some excellent scores. Richard Harris was very influential at midfield while David O’Connor took some fine scores and Mark O’Callaghan played some pinpoint passes to his colleagues. Denis O’Riordan was very dependable in goal.
The north Cork team got on top in the second half as the Douglas side lost some of its shape. Wrong options were taken at times; there were too many short passes. Still Douglas had eight points to spare at the finish. The conditions were very trying but under the circumstances Douglas can feel pleased with the result. On December 1st. Douglas meet either Bandon or Valley Rovers in the county league semi-final. There is room for improvement here.
On Friday next Douglas Comm. Meet Coláiste Chriost Ri in the Simcox cup. (Football) on home ground at 3.00pm. On Wednesday, 20th. Douglas play St. Colman’s, Fermoy in the Corn Ui Mhuire. (Football) Both games promise great entertainment.
The big game next week is the under 19-football shield final.
Sunday, 17/11/02 @ 11.00am. Ballinlough - Douglas Vs St. Finbarr’s


The clubs annual race night was held at the Blackrock Inn on Friday, November 9th. We would like to thank everyone who supported this significant fund raising event for the club. We would particularly like to thank the staff of Cashman’s Bookmakers for their part in the success of the evening.


TMon 4 Nov Y. Sheeran & A. Keeshan - 1st Aine O'Donnell & D. Crowley - 2nd
Mon 4 Nov Novice Ann Fitzgibbon & ???? - 1st
Tues 5 Nov Am V. Brownlow & F. Hurley - 1st H. O'Donovan & V. Brennan - 2nd
Tues 5 Nov 10Tbls L. O'Hanlon & E. Hendrick - 1st N. Trihy & B. Murphy - 2nd
Tues 5Nov 6Tbls H. McCarthy & C O'Coileain - 1st A. Keating & R O'Kane - 2nd
Tues 5 Nov Novice A. O'Duffy & A. Moran - 1st
Wed 6 Nov Am Marjorie & Eileen - 1st
Wed 6 Nov Am Novice R. Fuller & H. O'Leary - 1st
Wed 6 Nov 5Tbls P. Cuthbert & J O'Brien - 1st
Wed 6 Nov 8Tbls E. O'Neill & B O'Sullivan - 1st S. Wanglin & D. Crowley - 2nd
Wed 6 Nov 15tbls . Cahill & L. Scott - 1st I. & J McDonald - 2nd
Thur 7 Nov E. Hendrick & C. Halligan -1st T. Brophy & S. Wanglin - 2nd
Fri 8 Nov K. Lynch & O.Cotter - 1st


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