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By Ray Keating 18 Oct, 2017
Amy Curtin is a tenacious defender. She is renowned throughout the company as superb man marker. Amy enjoyed huge underage success with Douglas in the community games as well as part of the historic Feile three in a row teams. Amy was a stand out player last week in the drawn game against Inniscarra and will look to repeat her performance as they face off in the replay again this weekend. 
By Ray Keating 18 Oct, 2017
Sam Collins is a talented wing forward who has made positive contributions to our senior and under 21 footballers over the last two years. Sam's game is built around hard work and he never shies away from his defensive duties while still showing flashes of brilliance in front of goal.  One of the most popular players in the dressing room, Sam will be a key man as our under 21s look to reach the county final this weekend.
By Ray Keating 18 Oct, 2017
Brendan Powter has proven himself to be a  player for multiple teams in the Senior section of the club. Still a minor, Powter has represented the club in hurling and football at both under 21 and Intermediate level. He is a dynamic wing forward who's direct running style causes defence's many problems.  Powter is currently doing his Leaving Cert in Rochestown College and will be a key figure for our Minor footballers as they look to secure a place in the Minor County final this weekend.
By Ray Keating 15 Oct, 2017
A gusty performance from the senior girls, rocked the defending county champions Inniscarra in a game that finished all square in the Cork Camogie grounds on Saturday. 

The Douglas defence, laid out their stall from the start with Pamela Mackey leading by example. The close marshalling of the Inniscarra forwards by Amy Curtain and Rebecca Sheehan was of the highest quality as both players harassed their players for the full hour. The back's tenacity soon paid dividends and the turnovers caused provided a perfect launch pad for attack. In the middle of the field Julia White, was causing Inniscarra headaches and they had no answer for Julia's regular combination play with Katrina Mackey. Several times, this combination play lead to scores for Douglas and a trademark point from Joy Leo meant that Douglas went in to the halftime interval two points in front. 

 The second half continued with pace and passion as the Douglas girls exerted more pressure on their counterparts. With Aisling O'Brien and Seosai Mulrooney winning possession time after time, the Douglas forwards had plenty of ball sent their direction and Jessica O'Mahoney and Katelyn Holland were industrious in their efforts. Katrina Mackey remained unerring over placed balls as Douglas opened up a three point lead. Inniscarra appeared to be struggling and were dependent on place balls to remain in touch. Julia White continued to link up with Katrina as Douglas remained in the lead.

The ball in to Inniscarra's forward line was limited and on the rare occasion they managed to work their way through the Douglas defence, they found themselves stonewalled by the superb Jess Kavanagh in the Douglas goals. One such counter attack, required Jess to dash off her line and bravely throw herself at the oncoming attacker to produce a wonderful save.

With the clock ticking into extra time and Douglas leading by a point, Julia White looked to be soloing her way to a Douglas victory when she was hit with a hefty challenge. A free out seemed inevitable, but remarkably the referee gave a free for over carrying and from the resulting placed ball, Iniscarra snatched a draw at the death. 

There were a huge amount of positives from the game and the girls will take a lot of confidence from their performance and hopefully go one step further next time out. 
By Ray Keating 13 Oct, 2017
The Sea Captains are playing in the club bar tomorrow Saturday from 5-7 following the Street Leagues Finals:

It promises to be a great night!
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