Showdown for the crown – JC, Wolmer’s clash in Manning final

first_imgWolmer’s Boys will go in search of their first Manning Cup title in more than 20 years when they square off against three-time defending champions Jamaica College at the National Stadium this evening at 6 o’clock. Both teams scored easy wins in the semi-finals last weekend and today’s battle, between two of the island’s top traditional schools, should be close. JC welcomed back talented Tyreek Magee from injury last weekend and he will be a key man for them today. Magee who recently attended a Digicel Kickstart camp at Manchester City in England, was very impressive in last week’s match. He dictated play in midfield and he must be kept quiet today if Wolmer’s hope to dethrone JC. Also expected to shine for JC are Ronaldo Brown, captain Oquin Robinson and leading forward Duhaney Williams. Wolmer’s have come on by leaps and bounds in the latter part of the season and look the team to beat after they lifted the FLOW Super Cup on November 12. Big striker Alphonson Gooden has been leading the way up front while captain Jahwani Hinds has been a tower of strength in defence. Rivaldo English and Andrew Daley are two other key players for Wolmer’s. Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds says his team is bursting with confidence from the FLOW Super Cup victory and their sights are firmly set on the Manning Cup. “I think we will win but it’s two good teams and we will have to go with our A game,” he said. “I told people even before the Super Cup that since I have been coaching I have never seen this level of confidence amongst my players. And since we won the Super Cup and the (Manning Cup) semi-final the confidence has risen,” he told The Gleaner. Reynolds admitted that their defence has been their strength but said they are just as good in attack as they have scored 45 goals in 14 Manning Cup matches. ” … But this is a final and both teams will be motivated to give their best, as it is the Manning Cup at stake. But we need it more than them … I think we will give our all and I am certain that with a little luck the Manning Cup will be at Heroes Circle,” he stated. Many have argued that Miguel Coley’s JC have not faced any of the tournament’s big guns to date this season, and that Wolmer’s are more battle ready but Coley is not perturbed and is just happy to be in the final. “Winning the Manning Cup is always on our agenda and being in the final gives us the best chance to go out and achieve our objective. Before the semi-finals people were saying Holy Trinity are a big team, a tricky team and how they were going to defeat us but we crossed that hurdle . “We realise that this (JC) team is under-appreciated but we respect every team. We have a final in front of us and in terms of a big team, we have Wolmer’s in front of us and that’s the most important thing,” he commented. He noted that Wolmer’s will be on a high after their Super Cup triumph and says full respect must be shown to them. “They are good competitors, they are in the final, we respect them. They have won a competition so far, so we have to give respect to that as well. But we know our strength, we know our determination and what we are all about… So it’s about character, determination and the whole Jamaica College product,” he concluded.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: TRACEY SPENCE IN FINE FORM DURING DONEGAL LADIES THREE-DAY TOURNAMENT

first_imgLetterkenny LadiesLady Captain Margo would like to thank all the ladies who took part in the Donegal Ladies three day Tournament. The results for overall nett were Cheryl Chambers 101pts whilst overall gross was won by Tracy Spence 65 gross pts. The winners of the categories were as follows 0/18 Celine Bradley (17) 93 pts, 18/23 Anne Condon (21) 95pts, 24/29 Moira Mc Gee (29) 95pts, 30/36 Mae Ferry (32) 87pts. The winning teams were Breege Mc Menamin, Moira Mc Gee, Mae Ferry 267pts, runners up Cheryl Chambers, Janice Doherty, Deborah Moore 266pts, and third place went to Tracy Spence, Monica Mc Donagh, and Marian O’Sullivan 263pts. Well done ladies.The Junior match 2nd leg is to be played at home on Friday 29th against Ballybofey & Stranorlor – tee off at 4pm.Hard luck to the team Captain Grannie Hines and the Miele team who played Strabane on Sunday 23th but failed to qualify.Ladies we have a few Classic’s taken place in June. The first one of the month is in aid of the Raphoe Community School and the Dromore N.S which is been played on the 5th of June, teams of 4 any combination €60 per team, book online or contact Pauline on 086 2627869. St Eunan’s College Open Classic is on Saturday the 6th of June. Teams of four, any combination €100 per team, to book contact the pro shop on 07491 21150 or book online. Finally our lotto jackpot at the moment is €2,450. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners Joe Browns and Lester Speer who received €50 each last week. if you haven’t already joined ladies there’s no time like the present as all fund raised are for course developments.GOLF NEWS: TRACEY SPENCE IN FINE FORM DURING DONEGAL LADIES THREE-DAY TOURNAMENT was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

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WIN AN EXCLUSIVE NEW DONEGAL GAA JERSEY COURTESY OF ALLSPORTS

first_imgHERE it is folks – the beautifully-designed new Donegal GAA jersey, available exclusively from AllSports_ie.The jersey will be unveiled in the Donegal Town sports store this Saturday between 3pm and 4pm by Michael Murphy and Karl Lacey.And we have one of the tops to give away to one lucky Donegal Daily reader. Entry is free – all you have to do is email admin@donegaldaily.com with your name and a contact telephone number.And tell us why YOU deserve to win the new jersey.Usual Donegal Daily rules apply. Competition is free to enter. No alternative prizes. Winner will be chosen at midday on Monday, April 8, by the Editor.Don’t forget you can meet Karl and Michael in store at All Sports in Donegal Town from 3pm until 4pm this Saturday, April 6.  WIN AN EXCLUSIVE NEW DONEGAL GAA JERSEY COURTESY OF ALLSPORTS was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:WIN AN EXCLUSIVE NEW DONEGAL GAA JERSEY COURTESY OF ALLSPORTSlast_img read more

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