Lennon shocker! … Underdogs beat Cornwall College for spot in Ben Francis KO final

first_img They then turned on the skill, with Christopher Randall, Kwesi Watts and Morrison putting their respective skill set on open display, as the half ended in a 0-0 scoreline with little effort from the highly-rated Cornwall College unit. Then in the 61st, Watts won a penalty, after he was pulled down while on the attack for the referee to point to the spot. Up stepped the big defender Cummings to fire home for the lead, leaving the Cornwall team dejected. They would respond with a series of raids with only the goals being the missing component, as Lennon will meet a familiar foe in Friday’s title match, which is promising to be a real humdinger in waiting. “It is a very good feeling; I think we deserve the win. We came into the match not worried about our opponents, who are a quality bunch, but we played like how we planned and that’s all that matters in giving us this important victory. Now it’s onto meeting STETHS,” stated Gordon. Western Bureau Lennon’s head coach, Merron Gordon said his team showed class and a strong determination to reach the final of the 2016 ISSA/FLOW Ben Francis Cup Knockout competition, after tagging Cornwall College 1-0 in their semi-final clash in Santa Cruz yesterday. They will now meet the defending champions St. Elizabeth Technical in Friday’s final to be played at the Manchester High School field. Fitzroy Cummings, the Lennon captain fired home the lone goal of a rather dull contest from the penalty spot in the 61st minute, after he was brought down inside the area by Cornwall College’s Dwayne Harding. “I told my players to enjoy the match, and you saw that in this match. We were bouncing about with our passes, while keeping Cornwall’s danger players in check. Tactically, it was a great match for us to make the final from,” said Gordon. Cornwall College, it seemed, were still suffering from last Saturday’s loss in the final of the Flow Super Cup, and their coach Dr. Dean Weatherly put it all down to fatigue, as a result of the long travels in recent days. “We weren’t pouncing today. We lacked the punch you normally see from us,” said Dr. Weatherly, “I think it has to do with the travelling, which took a lot out of our players against a team like Lennon.” Fatigue, or not, Lennon never gave them any real look at goal, except late in the second half, when their goalkeeper Tyrone Mullings was twice forced into superb saves to keep his team in front, both off corner kicks from Jourdaine Fletcher. His strike partner Peter-Lee Vassell had little to no impact on the game and that in fact summed up their afternoon, as the two are arguably the best front two in schoolboy football. Ryan Morrison should have scored for Lennon in the 20th minute, when the Cornwall goalkeeper Jamario Hines let the ball slip from his grasp, but the follow-up effort slid wide of the goal. LITTLE EFFORTlast_img read more

Perfectionist

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle coach Ramil de Jesus doesn’t talk like a coach whose team is on an unbeaten run in UAAP women’s volleyball.The temperamental mentor, after all, is always on the lookout for things to improve on, like a mad genius in a quest for perfection.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If you can’t make a service ace, it’s OK,” he said. “But at least send the serve in.”After being held to a set-count tie after two frames, La Salle’s mix of veterans and youngsters rose to the occasion at Filoil Flying V Centre to finally snuff out the NU challenge.Team captain Desiree Cheng, scoreless in the first two sets, finished with 14 points in the next two to lead the La Salle charge. Neophyte Jolina dela Cruz, who rose from the Palarong Pambansa to a starting spot with a UAAP powerhouse, added 12 points.And new recruit Lourdes Clemente made her five points count when the Lady Spikers needed her.NU, buoyed by a strong second set, turned to rookie Princess Robles, who anchored the Lady Bulldogs’ upset hopes.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Cebu CC steals spotlight from fancied rivalscenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I saw NU’s strength. They receive well. Their floor defense is very good although there wasn’t much option in the offensive end,” De Jesus said. “But our problem was the errors.”The Lady Spikers threw away 25 points on unforced errors, among them from the service area.“I told them that already. They must respect NU because I saw their (Lady Bulldogs) game against UE. They are a solid team,” De Jesus added.Fortunately for La Salle, NU committed even more errors, 31, which was understandable for a team made up of six rookies.Ivy Lacsina added 16 points, while veteran Audrey Paran chalked up 11 for the Lady Bulldogs, who looked sharp in the second set with their edge in attack points, 15-7, and service aces, 3-0.But La Salle’s depth and experience wore down the Lady Bulldogs as May Luna finished with 14 and Aduke Ogunsanya had 13.NU dropped to 0-3, the same record now sported by Adamson, which lost in the later game to University of the East, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22.The Lady Warriors climbed to 1-2. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? On Wednesday, it was no different.After repulsing the gritty challenge of a young National U squad, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, De Jesus shifted focus away from the fact that his wards are now the solo leaders of Season 81’s tournament and shone a spotlight on La Salle’s frailties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I got frustrated by our errors, especially service errors,” De Jesus said in Filipino. “It’s like free throws in basketball. It’s all on us because you can’t blame the opposing team.”What alarmed De Jesus was the fact that La Salle’s service game is one of its strongest suits. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

15-year-old faulty pipe network delays upgrades in Port Kaituma

first_imgThe completion of ongoing upgrade works at the Port Kaituma Water Supply System has been marred by a number of factors that existed more than 15 years ago. This includes an unstable power supply and a badly designed pipe network, which has contributed to numerous leaks.Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles and a team of senior technical officials visited the Region One (Barima-Waini) community on Friday, November 9, 2018, to assess the progress of works undertaken to date.He was informed that the distribution system, which exists in an undulating terrain, has a lot of its mains exposed on the surface of the road. It was also noted that flush-out valves were none-existent in some sections of the network.A technical team from Georgetown is currently in the community to undertake corrective works to the distribution network, which includes making the necessary interconnections and reorganising the entire distribution system. Over 80 leaks were discovered, with 20 of those being major ones. They are in the process of repairing those leaks and installing flush-out and air valves, so as to facilitate an improved quality and level of service to residents.Additionally, works are underway for the development of a new well that was recently drilled in the compound of the Citrus Grove pump station. It was drilled at the required depth of 210 feet. The contractor attached to this project is Chowramootoo Construction Service.GWI’s aim is to provide a daily water supply to residents of Port Kaituma and to phase out sectionalising. Currently sections of the community are receiving water two days per week. However, this is dependent on a sufficient power supply from Kaituma Power Inc and the reconfiguration of the distribution network.Plans are also underway to reduce the usage of the river water as the main source of supply and utilise additional groundwater sources.The residents of Port Kaituma have been provided with surface water from the Port Kaituma River for over 15 years, which is at risk of contamination by mining and agricultural activities. Recently, the water from the river was contaminated with high levels of mercury. Several subsequent tests were conducted and revealed that the level of the mercury decreased significantly to acceptable levels.last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s response when asked if he’s signing for Manchester United

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic continued to refuse to confirm whether or not he is going to join Manchester United this summer.The 34-year-old Sweden striker, who has decided to leave Paris St Germain with his contract reaching an end this summer, is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with the Red Devils to link up with his former manager Jose Mourinho.However, during a Q&A session on Tuesday, at a Paris launch event for his new sportswear range A-Z, Ibrahimovic was asked directly by an audience member if he could confirm he would be turning out at Old Trafford next season.He replied: “There is no confirmation. There is no saying yes. So you will have to have patience.“You are a journalist, no? I want you to keep wondering where I will go, and keep making stories, because I enjoy it while the stories go out.“When I feel tired (of that), I will let you know where my next destination is.”In a press conference last month, although not mentioning United specifically, Ibrahimovic revealed he had had “concrete offers” from the Premier League.He also spoke of his admiration for and “great relationship” with Mourinho, who was announced as United manager the next day.The two men worked together at Inter Milan in 2008-09, and the Swedish international once claimed Mourinho became ‘a guy I was basically willing to die for’. 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with the Red Devils last_img read more

CARN DEFIES STORM CLODAGH TO GET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCHED ON

first_imgCarndonagh lit up! Pix John McCandlessSTORM Clodagh couldnt stop the switch on of Carndonagh’s Christmas lights.Congratulations were passed to the Carndonagh Christmas tree committee –  the town is looking very festive.The newly-reformed Brass band were superb; as was Santa himself. CARN DEFIES STORM CLODAGH TO GET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCHED ON was last modified: November 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghChristmas lightslast_img read more

LISTEN: Sir Patrick Stewart joins talkSPORT to react to Huddersfield’s promotion

first_imgLegendary English actor Sir Patrick Stewart joined talkSPORT live at Wembley to react to Huddersfield’s play-off final victory over Reading.Stewart, born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was present to watch his team beat the Royals 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes of action.The Terriers have made it back to the top flight for the first time since 1972, and will be the 49th different team to play Premier League football since the league was formed in 1992.And Stewart made it clear he had just witnessed ‘one of the grandest afternoons’ he has ever had to do with sport.Speaking to the Moose at the end of the match, Sir Patrick said: “It’s one of the grandest afternoons I’ve ever had watching sport. It was remarkable!“The match was tense – borderline terrifying the whole way through. It could have gone either way… and the drama of the penalty shoot-out.“I had lost count of the penalties; I thought there were two more to go, and I turned away and it was all over!“I’m absolutely thrilled. I love this club, love the team, I love Dean Hoyle – our chairman – and especially the manager, David Wagner, who has done miraculously for Huddersfield Town this season.”Having been out the top flight for over four decades, it would not be a surprise if Huddersfield fans thought their once-great club would never make it back to English football’s first division.However, Stewart was NOT one of those fans – always believing the Terriers would return.He added: “Yeah, of course [I thought they would reach the Premier League]. I never doubted it and always believed they’d go up.“We’ve had such a great season – what a wonderful pay-off to the season.”last_img read more

Revealed! The most expensive ticket to a sporting event ever

first_img 4. The 2013 Masters was won by Adam Scott in Augusta. Tickets for the tournament are always in high demand, and they were going for £3,613 each for this edition 16 10. One ticket to visit the New York Yankees Legends Suite at Yankee Stadium costs £2,013 per game 12. Tickets for WrestleMania 20 (ok, it’s ‘sports entertainment’ rather than real sport) in 2004 rose as high as £1,671 each for WWE fans 6. The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was won by the National League side in front of 47,994 fans at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Each ticket cost £2,899, though fans had to buy two at a time! 16 16 5. The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games at London’s Olympic Stadium was a huge success, but you had to pay a lot to get in. Tickets rose as high as £3,221 each 9. UFC 165 was fought in September 2013 at the Air Canada Centre with an attendance of 15,504. Tickets for the event, including the main fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, cost £2,412 each 16 11. Baseball fans paid up to £1,932 per ticket to watch the Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians four games to three in the 2016 World Series 13. Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, with fans paying up to £1,111 per ticket 16 16 1. The most expensive sporting ticket ever cost £52,351, and it allowed entry to watch the 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Singles final won by Andy Murray against Novak Djokovic 16 16 16 16 16 7. Tickets for the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil cost up to £2,698 each 16 16 16 14. Super Bowl XLVII was won by the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. Tickets rose as high as £974 each 16 It has finally been confirmed.The long-awaited fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has been scheduled for August 26 in Las Vegas, and people all over the world are expected to tune in – or watch in person if they are lucky enough to get ahold of tickets for the event.However, those tickets are sure to be extremely expensive, with some suggestions they could be the costliest sporting tickets ever!So, what event does currently sit atop the list of most expensive tickets in the history of sport? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… 3. Floyd Mayweather has already taken part in one fight that had inordinate ticket prices, with people forced to pay up to £24,919 for one entry to his 2013 bout against Canelo Alvarez in 2013 16. Tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix rose as high as £413 each – click the right arrow to see the most expensive sporting tickets ever 2. The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics four games to three in the 2010 NBA Finals, and one ticket cost as high as £46,672 16 8. £2,617 was the price of one ticket to watch the 2010 Winter Olympics ice hockey final between the USA and Canada at Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver. The hosts won 3-2 in overtime to claim the gold medal 15. £509 was the price of one ticket for the 2013 BCS National Championship Game (college football) won by Alabama Crimson Tide against Notre Dame Fighting Irish last_img read more

MULROY COLLEGE GIRLS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS – AGAIN!

first_imgMulroy College – All-Ireland Champs 2014 –A CO Donegal girls soccer team are celebrating after being crowned All-Ireland champions again!Mulroy College in Milford saw off Colaiste Mhuire from Ballymote 3-0 in the Senior B Cup Final in Ballyshannon today.Caoihme Walsh gave the Donegal girls a 1-0 half-time lead after a well-worked corner. A Michelle Doherty double in the second half – the first from the penalty spot – saw the Donegal girls home.Proud principal Fiona Temple said: “The girls have put in so much hard work and I am delighted for all of them.“We’re on our way home with an All-Ireland title and I am so proud of them all.”  MULROY COLLEGE GIRLS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS – AGAIN! was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All-Ireland TitleMulroy Collegelast_img read more

€166,000 funding announced to improve busy Castlefinn Road

first_imgFunding of €166,046 has been announced today for the improvement of N15 National Primary Route at Castlefinn.This allocation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has been much-welcomed, as the main road through Castlefinn has been deteriorating for some time.Local Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has welcomed this progress, saying: “I will now work closely with the council and the relevant authorities to ensure that this work progresses. “This announcement is to be very much welcomed and follows on from representations which I have been making over a number of months now to have this section of road repaired.“The route is obviously a very busy stretch of roadway and the road surface has deteriorated badly over the past few months, so today’s decision is great news for the town and for everyone who uses this important transport link.”€166,000 funding announced to improve busy Castlefinn Road was last modified: July 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinnCLLR GARY DOHERTYroadworksStranorlar Municipal Districtlast_img read more

INLD, BSP launch Jail Bharo agitation

first_imgThe Indian National Lok Dal and the Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday jointly started a State-wide agitation, demanding immediate completion of the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.As workers and leaders of both the parties presented themselves for court arrest in Bhiwani under the Jail Bharo agitation, INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said the BJP governments, both at the Centre and the State, were conspiring against the interests of Haryana by not constructing the SYL canal despite the Supreme Court’s order in favour of Haryana.“The Centre and BJP government in Haryana have an insensitive approach. They do not realise that Haryana is staring at a disaster with its legitimate share from the river waters getting delayed,” he said, adding that parts of south Haryana have slipped into the ‘dark zone’ with regard to groundwater.‘Land to go barren’“Development in the (south) region was undertaken based on the confidence that the water needs of the region, both agricultural and residential, would be adequately met with the water from the rivers through SYL canal. But now that it appears that this region is on the brink of becoming barren,” he said.The INLD-BSP’s Jail Bharo agitation will be held in Yamunanagar on May 4, in Nuh on May 8, Sirsa (May 11), Narnaul (May 15) and Kurukshetra (May 18).last_img read more