St ElizabethSt Bess capped a fairy-tale season when they defeated defending champions Black Star 2-1 to win the Magnum/St Elizabeth FA Major League title.In the final hosted at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) last weekend, St Bess rocked the champions early when Cleon Barrett score in fifth minute. They were, however, brought down to earth when Kareem Lewis scored four minutes later to equalise at 1-1.The score remained 1-1 until the half-time break to keep the sides’ fans on the edge.However, eight minutes after the resumption, Kirk Wanliss scored to give the St Bess team a 2-1 lead. It would remain that way as new champions were created.The occasion was historic as St Bess were competing in the Major League for the first season.On the other hand, it was a major disappointment for Black Star who had won the midseason title over Real Treasure Beach FC and also led on points for the duration of the preliminary round.Both teams will, however, represent the parish in the upcoming South Central Confed play-offs. Holland Police Youth Club secured third after a play-off with fellow beaten semi-finalist Real Treasure Beach FC. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw after regulation and extra time, but Holland prevailed 9-8 on penalties.Star Zone shine British-USA Invitational outclass Stone LoveStone Love International were no match for the British-USA Invitational football team as the former were trounced 4-0 in an exhibition game during the Jus Kool Promotions’ British Champions League one-day tournament at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium recently.Kevin Clarke scored a double strike, while Ben Bryan and Oliver Turbul completed the scoring for British-USA Invitational.In the opening game Duhaney Park Masters beat Waterhouse Masters 3-1.Meanwhile, Donovan ‘Chunky’ Hylton of Jus Kool Promotions said that he felt it necessary to rekindle people’s love for this football tournament in this community with its return after 10 years in the wilderness. He was pleased that Exclusiv Vodka, represented by brand executive Marlon Thompson, was on board. The event also featured music by the world-renowned Stone Love Movements, a fish fry and a fun day for the children.Dunbeholden, Bodles rule St CatherineDunbeholden and Bodles FC were both crowned champions of the St Catherine Football Association’s Major and Division One Leagues, respectively, at the Spanish Town Prison Oval last Sunday.Dunbeholden defeated Tru Juice 1-0 in a hard-fought final, as a first-half goal by Lorenzo Dubidad gave them the Major League title in the feature encounter of a double-header. In the opening game, captain Andre Dyce (10th minute penalty) and Donovan Wolfe’s 70th minute strike secured a 2-0 win for Bodles over Watson Grove.Jamaica Lacrosse seek help from overseasCalbert Hutchinson, president of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association, spent some time in Toronto, Canada, last week in strategic planning and idea sharing sessions with one of the all-time greats from the sport, John Tavares, a 19-time all-pro selection. Tavares, who played for the Buffalo Bandits, is the leading scorer in National Lacrosse League history.PFM International wins big in cricketThe spirit of defending champions Power of Faith Ministries International (PFM Int’l) were lifted after they shrugged off last week’s shock loss to Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev.) team, as they won by 135 runs over Faith Temple New Testament in their cricket match. Scores: PFM Int’l. 193-5; Peter Harrison 89 (nine 4s, six 6s), 45 deliveries; Junior Stewart 43. Anthony Richards 2-31. Faith Temple 58 all-out in 9.2 overs; Anthony Richards 23, Mario Walters 3-11. Marlon Hoilette 2-0 from 0.2 overs and Aston Canegan 2-21.In the opening game, Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) defeated PFM Dev. by 22 runs. Scores: PGA 130-5 – Damion Bryce 51 and Ralston Nelson 31. Jerome Herion 2-22 and Duvanne Mighty 2-23. In response, PFM were restricted to 108-5. Shannon King 24 and Dwight Burrell 26. Kimani Morgan 2-10.All four teams are on five points each. Game on this morning: PFM Int’l vs PGA at 10 a.m.St Bess FC rule in Manchester Division One finalStar Zone prevailed 2-0 over Technical Strikers 2-0 to lift the 2016 Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One football title.In the final at Brooks Park, Star Zone secured promotion to next season’s Major League through goals from Geo Givans (14th minute) and Jermaine Robinson (90th).Both teams are relatively new to competition at the parish level. Remarkably, it was Star Zone’s debut season, while Technical Strikers were competing for the second year.Both teams can be promoted, but the Manchester FA reserves the right to make a final assessment re management structure and readiness.
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo from Fiba.comChot Reyes makes the final three cuts in his 15-man pool Thursday on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ first round clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Team Philippines has been in the Japanese capital since Tuesday as Reyes and his staff continue to figure out which best 12-man team can compete with the hosts that will be bannered by naturalized player Ira Brown and talented center Joji Takeuchi.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva will lead Reyes’ frontline against Japan, which is also tall and agile because of Takeuchi and Brown.Reyes would have to decide on whether or not to include Kevin Alas on the roster since the other guard he has in the pool, Kiefer Ravena, seems to be a shoo-in owing to very impressive showings ever since making the Gilas team in the Jones Cup last July.Jayson Castro, twice voted as Asia’s best point guard, could slide into the No. 2 spot, which also gives Reyes the option to include Alas in the team as a back-up to Ravena.After the Friday game, Team PH returns home the following day and will play Chinese-Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines is shooting for no less than a sweep of its first two games for the momentum heading into a clash with world power Australia in February.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ GALLERY: Askren, Aoki face off for ONE: Immortal Pursuit The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila), and the Philippines will be playing that game without its leading scorer in the last Fiba Asia Cup, Terrence Romeo.Romeo did not make the trip because of a nagging leg injury, and Reyes would have to find the right combination that would come up with the 17.8-point average that the 5-foot-10 point guard churned out in Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Not yet, we’re still deciding,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon, one day ahead of the Fiba deadline.The team managers’ meeting, slated Thursday afternoon, is the final day for both teams to decide as Japan will also trim down a 14-man pool. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES That game will be played Down Under, and so will the return match against the Taiwanese also in February.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
After a winter of questions, Donegal answered the critics today with a fine performance to suggest last year’s championship run was no flash in the pan.It may only be the preliminary round of the Ulster Championship but Jim McGuinness’ side put in a fine display at Breffni Park to brush aside the challenge of Cavan.It took Donegal a while to get into the game and Cavan led 0-4 to 0-3 as they played with an early confidence. However the evergreen Colm McFadden managed to pull a couple of scores back along with a free from Neil McGee to put Donegal back in control.Donegal took a real grip on the game towards the close of the first half and went in at the break leading 0-4 to 1-7.The goal came courtesy of a penalty from McFadden after Paddy McBrearty was taken down inside the area.Two quick points from Mark McHugh and Colm McFadden looked like it was going to be a hammering for Cavan as Donegal led 1-9 to just 0-4. Cavan replied with a couple of points but Donegal continued to score with ease through McFadden, Frank McGlynn and McHugh again to make it 0-6 to 1-10.Big Glenswilly man Neil Gallagher added another point and Donegal looked like they were cruising into the next round.However Cavan were given some hope when they were awarded a penalty which Niall McDermott slotted past Paul Durkin to make it 1-7 to 1-13.The home side will rue no fewer than nine wides – and two strikes of the woodwork.The sides traded a flurry of points towards the final whistle but with Donegal always in control, it finished Cavan 1-10 to Donegal’s 1-16 in what was a fine game of football before almost 13,000 fans. Man of the Match was Colm McFadden who slotted 1-06 of the Donegal scores.Manager Jim McGuinness praised his players afterwards, particularly for the “freshness” they showed.“But we weren’t ruthless enough in the second half,” he said.“I suppose its’s job done and this buys us another month for the game against Derry. “A lot of the boys are students and this gives us a chance to coach them as a group. There are a lot of them doing exams and thankfully those will be finished in the next few days.“There is an awful lot of work we have to do for the Derry game.”The BBC Championship Man of the Match was St Eunan’s midfield star Rory Kavanagh who was playing his 100th game and scored three points on the day.“It was great to get off to a winning start today and now we’ll work on getting ready for the next game,” he said.The Derry game will be on Saturday June 16th in Ballybofey.Donegal’s Minors also had a good day against Cavan, who were Ulster title holders.The Donegal Minors won 1-11 to 0-10.Cavan : N McDermott 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), E Keating 0-5, D Givney 0-2, G McKiernan, J Brady 0-1 each.Donegal: C McFadden 1-6 (1-0 pen, 0-5f), R Kavanagh 0-3, M McHugh, L McLoone 0-2 each, N McGee, F McGlynn, N Gallagher 0-1 each.CAVAN: J Reilly, K Clarke, P O’Reilly, K Meehan, J McLoughlin, D Reilly, R Maloney-Derham, D Givney, G McKiernan, F Flanagan, R Flanagan, M McKeever, J Brady, E Keating, B Fitzpatrick.Subs: T Corr for Maloney-Derham, N McDermott for Fitzpatrick, N Smith for F Flanagan, K Tierney for McKeever, R Galligan for BradyDONEGAL: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn, L McLoone, K Lacey, A Thompson, R Kavanagh, N Gallagher, D Walsh, M McHugh, R Bradley, P McBrearty, C McFadden, D Walsh.Subs: M O’Reilly for Bradley, M McElhinney for Walsh, D Molloy for GallagherReferee: C Reilly (Meath).DONEGAL ANSWER CRITICS WITH FINE FIRST ROUND DISPLAY TO BRUSH ASIDE CAVAN was last modified: May 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:CavandonegalJim McGuinnessUlster Championship