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Champs Clarendon in group of death

first_img Groups Quarter-final schedule Tuesday, October 27 – Lennon vs. Port Antonio at Juici Field Wednesday October 28 – Lacovia vs Manchester at St Elizabeth Tech – Paul Bogle vs St James at York Oval – Petersfield vs Seaforth at Frome Sports Complex – Vere vs Mannings at Wembley Comm. Field – Marcus Garvey vs STETHS at Drax Hall – Clarendon College vs Dinthill at Juici Field – Rusea’s vs Glenmuir at Jarrett Park All matches kick off at 3 p.m. Western Bureau: Champions Clarendon College have been drawn alongside three former winners in a very tough quarter-final round group in this year’s ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup football competition. The champions have been grouped with Glenmuir High, Rusea’s High, and Dinthill Technical. All three have been doing well. They each topped their respective zones in the first round, and then eased past quality opposition in the inter-zone round. Except for the ‘Russians’ who had to overcome a do-or-die situation in the final inter-zone match on Tuesday, which they ultimately did with utmost ease, (7-1 victory over Herbert Morrison), this may well prove the group of death. Clarendon’s first match in the round will be against a free-scoring Dinthill team. This game will be at the Juici Field at Clarendon Park, with kick-off slated for 3 p.m. Former winners and defending Ben Francis champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) are drawn to face Marcus Garvey High, The Mannings School, and Vere Technical in Group R. The Omar Wedderburn-coached institution has not yet hit top gear. They, however, have shown good form in at least three matches and must now produce consistent performances to move even deeper into the business end of the competition. While STETHS have yet to look their best, for the most part, Manchester High, with the respected Donovan Duckie as coach, have been outstanding. Their only blemish, 0-1 loss to Clarendon, has been put firmly behind. Since then, they have gone on to defeat all others, including a very good Munro side 4-1 on Tuesday to advance and now they are focused on topping a strong Group P that include St James High, perennial contenders Paul Bogle High, and Lacovia. This Lacovia team has been improving with every game and could spoil the Manchester party when they meet on Wednesday, October 28, at the STETHS field in Santa Cruz. Meanwhile, surprise package Petersfield High must get the better of Port Antonio, Lennon, and Seaforth High in order to keep their campaign on track. Their historic victory on Tuesday against Cornwall College, according to their assistant coach, Dwayne Forrester, is ‘like a dose of vitamin’ and could serve to inject even more confidence into a bunch of players, who appear fearless in the face of strong opposition. They first tackle Seaforth High at the Frome Sports Complex and will start as favourites for the win. Group P: St James High, Paul Bogle High, Manchester High, Lacovia High Group Q: Port Antonio High, Petersfield High, Lennon High, Seaforth High Group R: Marcus Garvey High, Mannings School, STETHS, Vere Tech. Group S: Clarendon College, Glenmuir High, Rusea’s High, Dinthill Tech.last_img read more

INISHOWEN GEARS UP FOR DERRY’S CITY OF CULTURE

first_imgBusiness representatives and community groups from around Inishowen are being invited to attend a 2013 City of Culture Briefing on Monday 25th June at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, commencing at 7.00pm.The event is the joint initiative of Inishowen Tourism, Buncrana Town Council and the City of Culture Team aimed at informing businesses and community groups about the programme of events being organised for 2013 and potential social and economic opportunities they present for Inishowen, as Derry’s main hinterland. Inishowen Tourism also intends in the coming weeks to hold three community group workshops throughout the peninsula to identify possible community projects that will compliment the City of Culture offering.Commenting on the City of Culture Briefing, Lee Tedstone, Chairman of Inishowen Tourism said “2013 is set to be a landmark year of change for Derry and its hinterland, therefore it is vitally important that Inishowen engages and is prepared to reap the huge benefits the City of Culture Programme represents in terms of delivering economic and social development throughout the peninsula.”Inishowen Tourism have already taken the unique step of appointing Jennifer O’Donnell as City of Culture & Trade Liaison Officer, a dedicated resource that will strengthen our communication and working partnership with Derry in the run up to and throughout 2013.Jennifer’s role will ensure Inishowen benefits from key strategic tourism development and marketing opportunities the City of Culture represents; increasing visitor numbers to Inishowen, developing the Peninsula’s tourism offering, improving transport links with Derry and identifying joint marketing initiatives. Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Culture team, said: “We are delighted Inishowen Tourism and Buncrana Town Council are supporting City of Culture 2013.The Inishowen Peninsula’s connectivity with Derry-Londonderry as its natural social and economic hinterland means Inishowen stands to benefit by being part of something that will reach a worldwide stage.“It also offers a unique opportunity to explore the shared history and cultural links that Derry has with Inishowen and will forge a partnership, between the city and peninsula, that will resonate for years to come ”John McLaughlin, Buncrana Town Council Manager, said “The City of Culture Briefing is an excellent way of allowing the Inishowen businesses and community groups to engage directly with the Culture Company about what’s happening during 2013 and what significance that will have on their respective businesses and community projects. Events such as the All-Ireland Fleadh in August 2013 and the Turner Prize in October 2013 will have a direct impact on Buncrana and Inishowen in terms of potential visitors, bed nights etc. due to the high volume of visitors these particular events draw”To register for the City of Culture Briefing please contact: Jennifer O’Donnell, City of Culture Officer, Inishowen Tourism Tel: 074 9362602 / E-mail: [email protected]     INISHOWEN GEARS UP FOR DERRY’S CITY OF CULTURE was last modified: June 13th, 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:CITY OF CUTUREDerryInishowenlast_img read more