This year’s golf classic is scheduled for Friday 31st May at Douglas Golf Club. Entry is 200 euro for a team of three. Tee box sponsorship is 50 euro. For more information please contact Mr. Dermot Keane on 087-2261845.
There will be no general sale tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd May) of tickets for the Douglas GAA teenage disco on Friday 31st May as they are sold out !
Barry O’Donoghue, Ken St. Leger and John O’Flynn went back to school this week to visit Scoil Niocláis in Frankfield where the coaching plan for the coming year was launched. Children in the school will avail of the coaching expertise provided by senior players Seán Collins, Daithi Curtin and David Hanrahan. This scheme is an extension of the successful coaching template Douglas G.A.A has with other primary schools in the locality.
Last Sunday evening Douglas were crowned under 14 "A" Cork Féile na nGael champions in Páirc uí Rinn. Douglas’ victory over Na Piarsaigh on a scoreline of 0-08 to 1-02 meant Douglas claimed the title for the first time. Douglas will represent Cork in the all-Ireland finals in Limerick during the summer.
07/10/12: Douglas 2-12 St. Finbarr's 1-07 (Junior "A" City Football C'ship Final)
Douglas defeated St. Finbarr’s in Sunday morning showdown at Ballinlough. Douglas got off to a great start when Cormac Collins finished off a slick move to rifle home a goal within minutes of the throw in. St. Finbarr’s rallied but Douglas put breathing space between the sides before half time when Brian Cuthbert, Stephen O’Connor and Paul Clarke pointed. John Farrell stroked a penalty kick past the St. Finbarr’s goalkeeper just before the interval to hand Douglas a six points lead.
Douglas completed a great double today. Firstly, in Ballinlough the 16 footballers became Premier County football champions with a comprehensive victory over St Nicks. This team has been together for a number of years under the guidance of Ben Flahive and have previously won premier 12, 14 , county titles, Cork Féile na nOg and league honours they were also beaten All Ireland feile finalists . Well to Ben, Mick Barry and Denis O’Sullivan for all their hard work.
12/09/12: Douglas 5-15 St. Finbarr’s 1-18 (Premier Minor Hurling C’ship):
The ability of the Douglas forwards to grab goals at crucial times was central to their victory over the Barr’s in last Wednesday nights replay. The first of these was scored by Aaron Ward after ten minutes and he finished the game with an impressive tally of 2-06.
The gallant Douglas youngsters were beaten by Clarinbridge in the final of the under 13 all-Ireland Kilmacud Crokes hurling Sevens competition in Dublin on Saturday. However, the Douglas players did the club proud in the competition playing five games in total. In the group games Douglas defeated hosts Kilmacud Crokes by 1-10 to 1-07. They then suffered a one point defeat to Clarinbridge (2-04 to 2-05). Douglas responded by beating Erins Own by 6-07 to 0-02.
At the time of the foundation of the G.A.A. in 1884, Douglas was a vibrant industrial village with the source of employment primarily provided by the Donnybrook and St. Patrick’s Woollen Mills. It was in this environment that Douglas G.A.A. Club was founded in 1887. Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the club struggled but re-emerged as Castletreasure G.A.A. Club and later as St. Columba’s G.A.A. Club. The club rebranded as Douglas G.A.A. Club in 1938 and during the intervening years the Douglas G.A.A.
Since the school opened at Foxwood, Rochestown in 2009, the management Principal and staff of Scoil Phádraig Naofa have sought to foster a sporting culture among its students. This was acknowledged by Chairman of Douglas Hurling & Football Club Fearghal Hayes, on a visit to the school on Friday 22nd March. Hayes noted how members of Douglas Hurling & Football Club have always been warmly received when visiting the school and hoped that this relationship would now be cemented, with the launch of a formal coaching structure that will complement the school’s ethos.