Clarendon College on the hunt

first_imgWestern Bureau:Reigning daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College return to action this afternoon with a Group H game against Thompson Town High with three points on their minds.On 7 points, the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-coached Clarendon College will be hoping that top-of-the-table companions Lennon High either lose or get held to a draw in their game against Edwin Allen (6 pts).Clarendon has been enjoying some amount of rest having last played on September 19, and will be confident when facing a home team that is second from bottom in the group standings on 3 points.St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) will have their toughest test of the campaign so far when they host Group E leaders Lacovia High at their Santa Cruz field.Lacovia on ten points, lead ahead of B.B. Coke also on ten points with STETHS, last year’s beaten finalists in third on 8 points, but their 6-0 victory over Newell on Thursday will provide a much needed confidence boost for the Omar Wedderburn-coached team.Wedderburn told The Gleaner that his team, although suffering a few setbacks, are still one of the teams to contend with and are still on course to topping the group.”It’s one game at a time for us, and although we have not been getting the kind of results we all desire, we are still in line to top the group,” said Wedderburn.Other Group E matches include Newell versus B.B. Coke, while Munro College take on Maggotty High in a crucial game.Spot Valley versus Muschett High could produce fireworks. The Group C leaders, on four and three points respectively are set to meet at the Muschett home field, while Herbert Morrison should get the better of a William Knibb side that is struggling for consistency.Third-place Herbert Morrison will take form in that match with William Knibb and the Falmouth-based school are on a single point after two matches and need a victory to kick-start their season.Today’s matchesGroup AIrwin vs Green PondGroup BGreen Island vs CambridgeRusea’s vs. Merlene OtteyGroup CHerbert Morrison vs William KnibbMuschett vs Spot ValleyGroup DMannings vs Godfrey StewartMaud McLeod vs Little LondonGroup ESTETHS vs LacoviaNewell vs B.B. CokeMunro vs MaggottyGroup FManchester vs Cross KeysDeCarteret vs BelairWinston Jones vs Mile GullyGroup GHolmwood vs SpaldingKnox vs AlstonBellefield vs ChristianaGroup HThompson Town vs Clarendon CollegeLennon vs Edwin AllenGroup ISteer Town vs Marcus GarveyCedric Titus vs Ocho RiosYork Castle vs Brown’s TownGroup JSt Mary Tech vs IslingtonBrimmervale vs TackyAnnotto Bay vs St Mary HighGroup KBog Walk vs CharlemontMcGrath vs EwartonTacius Golding vs DinthillGroup LPort Antonio vs TitchfieldBuff Bay vs Fair ProspectGroup MGlenmuir vs DenighPorus vs Garvey MaceoGroup NVere Tech vs Foga RoadKemps Hill vs CentralGroup OPaul Bogle vs Morant BayRobert Lightbourne vs St Thomas Techlast_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img‘Just the beginning’ for Ronaldo at JuventusCristiano Ronaldo warned it “was just the beginning” after winning Serie A in his first season in Italy, as Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Scudetto and the 35th in their history.“Proud to help write the story of an exceptional club that has strongly wanted me and for which I am honoured to play,” the 34-year-old said on social media.“We dominated a difficult championship, we fought, all together. We are a strong and extraordinary group. And this is just the beginning. Great Juve.”It was Ronaldo’s sixth domestic league title, having won three with Manchester United and two with Real Madrid, as he becomes the first player to win in each of Europe’s top three leagues — the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.Juventus remain on track to match the record 102 points achieved in 2014 under Antonio Conte after securing the title at the third time of asking.PSG big guns ready for Cup finalNeymar returned to help PSG wrap up the Ligue 1 title © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis Saint-Germain finally wrapped up their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons on Saturday as their star players returned ahead of the French Cup final against Rennes.Thomas Tuchel’s men will attempt to complete the domestic double at the Stade de France next Saturday and atone slightly for the disappointment of their shock Champions League exit to Manchester United.Neymar returned as a half-time substitute after a long spell out with injury on Sunday as Monaco were swatted aside 3-1, while Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick having been absent from the midweek loss at Nantes.The third member of that attacking triumvirate, Edinson Cavani, was also back as a sub.However, having struggled with a three-game winless run before the Monaco victory, PSG will know they have to strengthen their squad in the close season to compete both at home and abroad next term.Barca can turn focus to EuropeBarca’s win over Real Sociedad edged them closer to the La Liga title © AFP / PAU BARRENABarcelona could win the title this week after a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday put them within touching distance of their eighth La Liga triumph in 11 years.Beating Alaves on Tuesday will be enough if Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia on Wednesday while if Atletico prevail over Valencia, Barca’s success will be confirmed on Saturday with a win at home to Levante.Goals from Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba did the job against La Real and the reward for winning the league early could be the chance to focus completely on the Champions League, with their semi-final against Liverpool to come.Real Madrid have long been able to concentrate on La Liga but remain 13 points adrift of Barcelona, despite Karim Benzema continuing his own brilliant run of form by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, when Gareth Bale was again whistled by his own fans.Reus revives Dortmund hopeReus kept Dortmund dreaming of pipping Bayern to the Bundesliga trophy © AFP / THOMAS KIENZLEMarco Reus’ superb performance against Freiburg on Sunday gave Borussia Dortmund fresh hope of stealing ahead of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race.While Bayern toiled to a 1-0 home win against Bremen on Saturday, Dortmund returned to their free-scoring best with a 4-0 win in Freiburg the next day.Dortmund’s title bid had looked wobbly of late after a 5-0 defeat by Bayern and a nervy win over Mainz.Reus himself had not scored in four games, but returned to his best form with a goal and two assists against Freiburg.The win keeps Dortmund just a point behind Bayern with four games to go, and also provides a timely confidence boost ahead of next weekend’s derby against Schalke.“We still believe we can be champions and we want to keep the pressure on Bayern until the very end,” Reus told Sky on Sunday.Ajax young guns turn to old handHuntelaar came off the bench to keep Ajax in control of the Dutch title race © ANP/AFP / Olaf KRAAKAjax’s much-vaunted young side were rescued by veteran striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Saturday as Erik ten Hag’s side managed to stay ahead of PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie on goal difference.With the four-time European champions perhaps struggling with a slight hangover from their magnificent Champions League quarter-final victory over Juventus, the 35-year-old Huntelaar came off the bench to score a 78th-minute winner in a 1-0 win at Groningen.Huntelaar was later sent off, but it mattered little as his side kept their hopes of a stunning double in their own hands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo helped Juventus secure an eighth successive Serie A title © AFP / Marco BertorelloPARIS, France, Apr 22 – Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain belatedly wrapped up the Italian and French titles respectively, while Neymar returned to action and a nail-biting championship race remained in the balance.Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five main talking points from the weekend in European football:last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny businessman has promised to cut the price of his petrol to try and ease the pain of Donegal’s loss at Croke Park yesterday.Mairtin KellyKelly’s Centra Topaz at Mountaintop has decided that for the next four weeks to give away 5c per litre of peoples petrol/diesel bill if they spend €50 in either the shop & diner or a combination of both.Owner Mairtin Kelly said “I was at the match yesterday and I know how disappointed people will be. So to help lift their spirits and help with the costs we’re giving away 5c off petrol or diesel when they spend €50 in the shop or diner or a combined purchase from both. “It’s not the Sam Maguire but hopefully it will help folks get over the loss at Croker.”All the promotion details are available on Kelly’s topaz / Kelly’s diner FB page or check instore for detailsFinally Mairtin urged fans to welcome home the side this evening in Donegal Town.“They’ve done this county proud over the last four years and we should all thank them for that,” he added.  BUSINESSMAN CUTS FUEL BY 5C TO EASE THE PAIN OF CROKER LOSS! was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 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:Croke ParkdieselMairtin Kellypetrollast_img read more