The Annual general meeting of the CDO was held at the CIE Sports and social club in the Arcadia on August 18 1997 with the following elected to serve on CDO committee for upcoming season 1997/98.
President, Noel Cremin, Chairman, Roy O’Donovan, Secretary, Frank Goulding, Treasurer, Sean Street, Monday registrar, John Leahy, Friday registrar, Jim Mullane, Ladies registrar, Mary Barrett.
Workinh committee, Barry Greaney, Diane McCarthy, Sandra Carroll, Noel Bray, Jim Cullinane, Denis Olliffe, Andy O’Neill, Sean Leahy, Sean Moynihan.
Summer competitions saw the CIE club win the Michael Fowler and Peter Fenlon memorial competitions, Maurice Roche of the Richmond was the summer singles champion with Jason Kavanagh of St, Vincent’s runner-up while Delaney’s GAA club were crowned Leukaemia winners.
The fall off in recent times in the amount of teams who were still interested in playing in the Friday night competitions came to the notice of many and this situation would be monitored through this season. with plans in place to revitalise them this coming season.
Charity shield winners were the Telecom club which was played in the upstairs lounge of the Top of the Hill while Terry Power and Joe Long teamed up to take the Beamish Doubles championship.
Darren Downey of St, Vincent’s won the Downey B and C individual championship played at the Arcadia with his fellow St, Vincent’s player Jason Kavanagh taking the Beamish individual championship which was played at Ye Olde Tavern and Dave Kelleher representing Delaney’s GAA winning the Pat Corcoran memorial singles played at the Belfry.
Whitnell’s ladies were crowned A division league champions with the Admiral Drake taking the B grade title.
Youths doubles champions were John Paul Dowdall and Glen O’Driscoll while the Mother and son pairing of Mary and Joe Long were the mixed doubles champions with both staged at the Brewery Tap.
Brothers Jason and Aidan Kavanagh of the St, Vincent’s GAA team were winners of the B and C doubles championship played at the Arcadia while it was Stephen Coveney who once again claimed the Cork City individual championship