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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 07 Oct, 2017
Brian Turnbull has been named as the best minor hurler  in Ireland for 2017. Bull starred for Cork as they reached the All Ireland Final since 2007.

Bull scored 4 points in the Munster final victory against Clare and followed that up with a sensational 13 point in the All Ireland semi final against Dublin, in a game that saw no less than 6 different Dublin players try and fail to contain Bull at various stages. 

There was no sign of nerves in the final against Galway as Bull found the net inside 10 seconds. Although Cork were defeated Bull was outstanding throughout registering 1-7 on the scoreboard. 

On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to Congratulate Brian on his award. It is very well deserved for all of your hard work. 

By Ray Keating 04 Oct, 2017
Donnchadh Murphy is a current member of both our Senior Hurling and Football squads. This year he was made captain of both Under 21 Hurling and Football panels. He is a talented defender who was a key part of the teams that claimed the first Minor and Under 21 hurling trophies for the club. Donnchadh attended Rochestown College where he was integral in helping the school claim their first GAA silverware of note. Having represented Cork in various age groups through the year, Donnchadh wasted no time in establishing himself as a starter for both of our senior teams and has been a model of consistency ever since. This week, we sat down with him, to get to know him a bit better.
By Ray Keating 02 Oct, 2017

Our Senior hurlers faced Youghal in difficult conditions on Saturday in the relegation playoff. In a quiet first half there was little to choose between the teams. Douglas welcomed back Cork Star Alan Cadogan from a hamstring injury and the forward showed little sign of rustiness as he was peppered with quality ball early in the game. Even when Youghal tried to implement a sweeper system, the Douglas backs and midfielders with Harry, Donnach and Steve Moylan prominent, were able to ensure the Douglas forwards had plenty to fight for.

 The highlight of the half came in the 17th minute when Cadogan goaled, however Youghal eventually gained a foothold in the game and went in to the half-time break two points in front, despite Bourkey, Beansy and James Moylan all splitting the posts. Moylan’s point was followed by his trademark finger pointing and fist pumping (not to be confused with Cormac Dineen's trademark windmill celebration).  

 The second half proved to be a far more exciting affair and Douglas management's changes both at half time and early in the second half worked wonders. Nathan Walsh added security to the full back line, Cotzy was immediately batting anything that moved, while the workrate of Seanie, Mark Dolan and Diarmuid O’Mahony in the forwards caused turnover, after turnover. Shane Kingston, kicked in to life in the second half and scored three huge points as the game continued in a nip/tuck fashion.

 As extra time loomed, it was Bourkey, keen to avoid any potential delays to his appearance at Oktoberfest, who took matters in to his own hands and put Douglas a point up in injury time with a superb effort. 

 Special mention to Shane ‘The General’ O’Donoghue who did 34 laps of the pitch during the game in order to show off his ankles to everybody in attendance, in what proved to be a controversial outfit choice.

 Final Score: Douglas 1-17   – Youghal 1-16

 Scorers: Alan Cadogan 1-3, Mark O’Connor 0-6 (0-2f, 0-1 65), Shane Kingston (0-3), Shane Bourke (0-2), James Moylan, Sean Powter, Eoin Cadogan 0-1 each

 Douglas: Tom Delaney, Donncahdh Murphy, Conor Kingston, David Sheehan, Colm Lucey, Eoin Cadogan, Mark Harrington, Steve Moylan, Mark O’Callaghan, Shane Bourke, James Moylan, Shane Kingston, Alan Cadogan, Mark O’Connor, Eoghan O’Brien

 Subs: Nathan Walsh for David Sheehan (h-t), Cathal Sheehan for Colm Lucey (35) Sean Powter for Mark O’Callaghan (35) Diarmuid O’ Mahony for Eoghan O’Brien (38), Mark Dolan for James Moylan (38)

By Ray Keating 28 Sep, 2017
The last few weeks have seen a number of our intercounty stars honoured on both the local and national stages. 

Minor hurler Brian Turnbull was named to the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the year. Brian was also named 96fm's GAA star of the month and received his award in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Everyone wishes Brian well in his recovery from a serious knee injury he suffered recently. 

Sean Powter has been nominated for Young Footballer of the year thanks to his superb performances for Cork this year. In what was a disappointing year overall for the Cork footballers Seanie, lit up the championship with some electrifying performances, culminating in his sensational goal against Mayo.  The award results will be revealed at the All Stars banquet on the 3rd of November. 

Alan Cadogan has been deservedly nominated for an All Star for his performance in the Blood and Bandage this year. Alan won man of the match in Cork's Munster final victory against Clare when he cored a blistering 1-4. Alan's continual terrifying of defences has lead to his nomination, which is a great honour for Alan, his family and our club.
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