28th November, 2002
Weekly Sports


BALLYHEA MADE A BLISTERING START WITH A GOAL INSIDE THE FIRST MINUTE. Nine minutes later they got a point. Douglas had a few wides before Jenny O’Donovan scored a lovely point from a pass from sister Niamh. Jenny scored the next point for Douglas from a free. Ballyhea made another drive and scored a further 3 points. Score at half time Ballyhea 1-4 Douglas 2pts. Early in the second half Ballyhea got a free the ball falling to an unmarked player a few feet from goal and Douglas goalie Caroline Buckley didn’t stand a chance. Another goal by Ballyhea and it didn’t look good for Douglas, However they rallied well and their fighting spirit kicked in. Louise O’Regan took a tremendous goal. Jenny O’Donovan went through and when it looked like a goal was certain the umpire signaled that she had crossed the end line so wide ball was called. However Jenny was not to be denied and with Helen O’Mahony working hard to get a pass to her she drove the ball this time a goal was her reward. Fiona O’Donovan, Louise Sheehan and Tresa Buckley worked tirelessly in the backline. Deirdre Murphy doing very well half forward and everyone trying their best were just not up to the Ballyhea girls. Final scores Ballyhea 3-5 Douglas 2-2.


Cork Schoolboy's League U -11 – U –16 (Results 23th/24th Nov.)
The heavy rain of the past week took their toll on pitches throughout the city and county, with very few games going ahead. Games that survived the elements provided some anxious moments as conditions underfoot were treacherous at times.
U-15 1st Div Rockmount v. Douglas Corinthians. cancelled
U- 11 Premier Kilreen v. Corinthian Boys. cancelled
U-11 Local Cup College Corinthian 8 - 1 Casement Celtic
In the day's only schoolboy fixture at Castletreasure, Corinthians advanced comfortably to the next round. Leading 3-0 at the break, they were never in danger as they added a further 5 goals in the second half, despite the efforts of Casements Shane o Flynn and Kevin Walsh.
Scorers; Kevin o Connor(2),Luke Connolly, Mark Parkes, Ian James, Alan Cronin, David Ring and Brian Forde, while James Furlong was the pick of a very strong Corinthians side.
Sun 24th U-11 1st Div Douglas Corinthians 3 - 0 Park Utd.
In a very entertaining match, table-toppers Corinthians took the points from 3rd placed Park United. Two strikes from Johnathan o Leary and an individual effort from Stuart Chisholm gave a comfortable look to the scoreline, but Corinthians had to wait for the final whistle before they could relax. A well organised Park side, with Fionn o Herlihy and Sean Finn to the fore, never gave up and in the conditions, Corinthians can thank Cian McCarthy, Micheal Reidy and Micheal Lyons for their sterling performances.
U-15 Local Cup Douglas Corinthians v. Lakewood Utd. cancelled
U-13 Premier Corinthian Boys v. Lakewood Ath. Cancelled
U-13 Local Cup Douglas Corinthians 9 -0 Lakewood Utd.
Premier side Corinthians never looked back once Conor Rigney opened the scoring against 1st Div. side Lakewood in the 10th minute. A 2ND from Rigney and another from in form Brian o Callaghan left Corinthians in control at the break 3-0. Corinthians were able to use all five subs from early in the second half,as they added a further six goals, the pick of which was an 18 yard "bullet" from Kevin Murphy, his second of the day. Others on the score-sheet as Corinthians recorded their first victory of the season were Brian o Callaghan for his second, Stuart Depuis, Glenn Johnston and Daniel Heaphy.
Best for Lakewood were; Dean Knight, Alan o Keefe, John Jeffrey's and David Gleeson.


By Pat Harrington
The games fixed for the weekend were deferred for different reasons. The county minor 2001 league was deferred because our opponents (O’Donovan Rossa) were unavailable to play. This game has now been fixed for Sunday, December 22nd., at Douglas. The under 16 county football semi-final versus Bishopstown is likely to go ahead next weekend. This will be ratified at Thursday’s County Juvenile Board meeting. Finally the county minor hurling league semi-final has been fixed for next Sunday at Douglas. This fixture depends on the quarter-final between Bandon and Valley Rovers having been played by this time. There is still a lot to play for.
Once again well done to our camogie club who brought two trophies home two weeks ago. The work being put in by this group of people is absolutely fantastic; hence they are reaping a rich harvest. Long may it continue.
Colleges Games
Douglas Community College had mixed fortunes over the last two weeks. The footballers lost to Coláiste Chriost Ri by four points, in the Simcox Cup. The next game in the Corn Ui Mhuire Against St. Colman’s Fermoy will have been played by the time you read these notes. The “Comms” senior hurlers had an excellent win over Nenagh C.B.S. last week on a scoreline of 1 – 10 to 2 – 5.
Annual General Meeting
The Hurling & Football Annual General M Meeting takes place on Wednesday, December 4th., at 7.30 pm. All members and intending members will be welcome on the night.


Due to the weather conditions last weekend both the Under 14 and Under 18 matches were cancelled.
Douglas Hall Street Leagues!
Please note that there is a change in times for all age groups for the girls street leagues. Under 8’s will be at 4.00-5.00pm. Under 10’s and Under 12’s will be at 5.00-6.00pm. This Saturday.
Training Times!
Douglas Hall will always welcome new players to the club. Whether you have played before or not all welcome.
Under 18’s train Wednesday night 7.30-9.00 (don’t waste time come now)
Under 14’s train Monday night 6.45-8.00
Under 12’s (are not training at the moment but will be start in January)
Seniors (also will be training in January)
Under16’s (will also be in the new year)
Keep watching this pace for more information or contact Claire 087-9362476


Saturday November 23rd
M Irwin & I Bermingham – 37 1/3 A Walsh, S Noonan & P Noonan - 43
Sunday November 24th
D Clifford & O Bermingham – 39 ˝ L O’ Brien & P Noonan - 45
Coaching this Saturday at 11:30am ALL WELCOME
Visit our website douglaspitchandputt.com
Weekly Lotto Results Numbers Drawn: 9, 23 & 26 NO WINNER
O’ Donovan’s Off Licence Lucky Dip Winners
Tony Sheehan c/o Ger Neiland, Brian Kennedy c/o Ger Neiland,
Shane Hill c/o Liam O’ Brien
Tonight’s Jackpot: €600 Venue: The Grange


Indoor Hurling.
There was a fantastic turnout of young hurlers again at the Blackrock indoor hurling programme at St Anthony’s School hall last Saturday week. We ask that the children would attend their correct age grouping which is based on the year of birth as far as practical.
There was a great turnout also of girls for the commencement of the Camogie programme, which continues each Friday evening at the Ursuline convent Blackrock beginning at 5.45.
Coaching matters
The minor and underage section held two very successful coaches nights recently. A total of 28 coaches received their Foundation Level certificates. A number of these will now proceed to the Level 1 Certificate next year while names are being taken for the next Foundation Course.
Mr Tom Nott coach with the County Board emphasised the significance of these courses for all prospective coaches and advocated their importance at underage level.
A coaches social night was also held at Church Road on Saturday last and was an enjoyable night out for all the underage personnel who have worked hard to turn out the various Blackrock underage teams throughout 2002. .
Munster Club Semi-Final Blackrock seniors lost out to Sixmilebridge by a point in the Munster Club Semi-Final played at Ennis last Sunday. It was a heartbreaking defeat as the winning point was scored 3 minutes into injury time, when a draw looked on the cards. The sides had been level on six occasions throughout a tough robust game and each side had been 4 points up on the other, Blackrock in the first half and Sixmilebridge in the second. The Rockies gave it everything and despite the pundits writing them off beforehand they really put it up to Sixmilebridge, however two tough physical games in 8 days was a bridge too far. This Blackrock team can feel very proud of their fantastic achievements, having captured three out of the last four county championships, recently taking the 2002 City Championship and are waiting to play in the 2002 Cork County League Semi-final.
Result of Under 13 City league Final Blackrock 1-5 Glen Rovers 0-11
Blackrock led by 1-4 to 4 points at half time, yet the Glen proved much stronger in the second half in this final played at the Glen Field last Sunday week. Jack Linehan, Graham Howard and Gordon Ahern played very well for the Rockies.
All information from

Douglas Credit Union GAA Street Leagues

By Gary White
SATURDAY, 23rd November, 2002: Last Saturday's horrendous weather failed to deter flocks of children turning up at the Gym Hall. After a number of weekly reports, the U-7 starlets of Saturday mornings finally get to hog the limelight. Memorable performances were again on the menu with Marco Giorgio and Darragh Lonergan being able artisans for Antrim. Carlow had Stephen Beale and Mark Forde catching the eye, while Gus Lewis and Andrew Dorgan were in spectacular scoring form for Clare. Robert Dunleavy and Eoin O'Sullivan in particular furthered the cause of the Kingdom. Daniel Savage was very busy for Mayo while his mid-field partner, Mark O'Connor, stole the show with some exquisite long-range points. Sean Fenny and Shane Daly were royal-like in the Meath engine room, and finally Wexford's dynamic duo, Clare Shine and Mark Long, must come in for special mention. Until next week ..........................
P.S. Congrats to mentor, Aidan O'Connor, for his superb marshalling of the multitudes last Saturday morning. Keep up the good work Aidan!!!


As the regulars readers of this column are aware we publish our team results on a weekly basis. Due to inclement weather all but our Under-13 matches were cancelled last weekend but we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the different teams that comprises Tramore Athletic. We would also like once again to thank all the Parents, Coaches, Managers and basically anyone who supports the running of the Club. If there is anyone interested in becoming involved in any aspect of the Club please ring me on (086) 2447832. Thanks! Der O'Callaghan.
Our Under 11's play in the Premier Division of the School Boys League and are managed by Derek and Deirdre O'Gorman. This is a very young team in their first year of competitive football. What they lack in experience however they more than make up for with enthusiasm and 100% effort. This team is captioned by Jamie Bouse. Players to watch out for in this team are Stephen Finn, Daniel Coughlan and Aenghus O'Laoire who are performing consistently at a high level.
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 theClub 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.


The fixture list was decimated last weekend, with only one 'Hall match surviving. This was in the FAI Junior Cup, where our MSL Juniors had a resounding win over Clonakilty to progress into the Open Draw of the FAI Cup. This is the first time a 'Hall team has progressed out of Cork since we went Senior, so great credit is due to Jack Kent, Joe Harris and the entire squad for this achievement. The game itself was disappointing – in that the 'Hall were such decisive 9-1 winners. However, the scoreline hides the fact that the game was very competitive for the first hour. The 'Hall scorers were Gerard O'Donovan (3), Stuart Howard (2), John Healy, Brian McSweeney, Brian Foley and an own goal.
Next weekend sees the Seniors travelling to Dublin to face Tolka Rovers in the Intermediate Cup. This is a return visit to a ground and a club where we were most welcome two years ago. Kevin O'Sullivan will strive to have the full squad in tip top form for what is sure to be a difficult assignment. The best of luck to the Seniors for this match.
In the inaugural year of another award, Una Moore was presented with the Chairperson's Award from the Cork Ladies League. This acknowledges the great work which Una is doing for Ladies football, not just within Douglas, but also within the greater Cork area. Again, we offer our congratulations.
Fixtures: Saturday:
MSL Junior League: Home v. Crosshaven, 2.00
AUL Junior Corinthians Cup: Home v. Brooklodge, 2.00
Under 16 Barry Cup: Home v. Cobh Ramblers, 11.00
Under 16 Div 1 League: Home v. St. Marys, 2.15
Under 12 League: Home v. Blarney St. Utd., 2.30
FAI Intermediate Cup: Away v. Tolka Rovers (Dublin), 2.00
Under 14 Goodson Cup: Away v. Bandon, 11.00


Over the past weekend 11 gymnasts from Douglas Gym Club travelled to Letterkenny to compete in the annual National Novice finals as part of the Southern Region team. In the Novice A u.9 section Emma O’Keefe placed 2nd overall and was a member of the Southern Region team along with Ruth Nagle, which came 1st overall. Rachel O’Sullivan was part of the u.15 team, which placed 1st overall also. In the B section Amy Hartnett was a member of the u.8 team, which came 2nd overall, Laura Webb, Jane Whitnell and Kimberley O’Driscoll were members of the u.10 team, which came 1st overall and Laura also placed 2nd overall. Aine Murray and Alison Barry were part of the u.12 team, which placed 2nd, while Mary O’Regan and Aine Kelly took home bronze medals as part of the o.12 team.


Under 18's on their league match against Skibbereen on Saturday morning 31-7
Under 16's were free.
Under 14's won their league match against Kinsale on Sunday morning 15-5
Under 12/11's training was cancelled due the bad weather on Saturday morning
Under 8/9/10s matchs against Kinsale on Saturday morning was cancelled due
the bad weather.
Fixtures for the coming week-end 30 Nov/1 Dec 2002
Under 18's play Youghal are at home to Youghal this Saturday kick off
Under 16's are training this week-end
Under 14's are away to Ballincollig this week-end
Under 13's are training this week.
Under 11/12's are all training on Saturday morning 10-12clock in Frankfield
Under 8/9/10 are alll training on Saturday morning 10-12clock


Allied Irish Bank Inter Club League Results (Round 4)
Section 1: Mitchelstown beat Douglas Community School (GR), Ballincollig Community (GR) beat Douglas, Ballinlough Community beat St Colum's (2/1) and Mallow beat Barrs
Section 2: ICICYMA (YW) beat Carrigaline Community (GR), Cathedral Parish (GR) beat Wilton (GR)(2/1) and Ballincollig GAA (YW) beat Conna (YR)(2/1)
Section 3: St Anthony's (GR) beat Nemo, Rockies (YR) beat Conna (GR), Douglas GAA (YR) beat St Mary's (C)(YR) and St Vincent's (GR) beat Kinsale
Section 4: Brookfield (YR) beat Grange Frankfield (GR)(2/1), Douglas GAA (GR) beat Blackpool, Sylvan beat Blarney Street and Carrigaline GAA beat Little Island
Section 5: Rockies (YR) beat Lower Aghada (2/1), South Parish beat Pfizers (YR) and Highfield beat Cobh (2/1)
Section 6: Iona (YR) beat Bandon and Ballincollig GAA (GR) beat Middleton GAA
Section 7: Carrigaline Community (YR) beat Glounthaune, Ballincollig Community (YR) beat St Lukes and St Finbarres beat St Mary's (Dun)(2/1)
Section 8: St Anthony's (YR) beat Iona (GR) and Wilton (YR) beat Douglas Community School (YR)(2/1)
Fixtures: Cork Zone Championships: National Pairs on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November and National Fours on Sunday 1st December

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