Intense battles for Manning Cup second-stage spots

first_img EXCELSIOR ATOP GROUP A With the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition preliminary stage nearing completion, there are still a few things left to be settled, with a number of intense battles for the remaining spots in the second stage on the card. Sixteen teams, comprising the seven group winners and runners-up, as well as the two best third-place finishers, will qualify for the second stage, which is set to start on October 24. They will be divided into four groups consisting of four teams each, with the group winners advancing to the semi-finals. Now, it is down to the wire for the nine remaining spots, which could be decided after today’s games spread across the Corporate Area and St Catherine. Reigning champions Jamaica College are among seven teams already certain of spots in the second stage. The others are Kingston College and Denham Town High; from Group C; Holy Trinity High and Charlie Smith High from Group E; as well as Wolmer’s and Camperdown High from Group F. Haile Selassie High are looking for a win against St Catherine High in this afternoon’s game at Barbican Complex set to start at 3:30 p.m. The Geoffrey Maxwell – coached Haile Selassie is in pole position in Group D on 21 points from eight games, while St Catherine, who are under the guidance of Anthony Patrick, are currently on 17 points in third position behind Jonathan Grant High (19). That means, St Catherine will have to gain maximum points to remain in contention for an automatic spot. In Group A, Excelsior High are on top on 16 points, ahead of St George’s College (15) after Friday’s exciting 1-0 win, with Greater Portmore (13) next best. Greater Portmore must win against many-time champions St George’s College to have a chance of making the second stage. Excelsior are expected to get the better of lowly Tivoli Gardens and maintain the lead. In Group G, Bridgeport are on top on 20 points, ahead of St Jago High (16), Hydel (15), and Calabar (15) as the teams in contention. Bridgeport should continue their impressive run when they play away to Campion College. St Jago are expected to get the better of Cumberland, while it’s anyone’s guess in the Hydel-Calabar game. Today’s games Vauxhall vs Jamaica College Greater Portmore vs St George’s College Excelsior vs Tivoli Gardens Norman Manley vs Kingston College Denham Town vs Papine Ascot vs St Mary’s College Ardenne vs Meadowbrook Jonathan Grant vs Pembroke Hall Haile Selassie vs St Catherine Kingston Technical vs Wolmer’s Dunoon vs Camperdown Jose Marti vs Edith Dalton James St Jago vs Cumberland Campion College vs Bridgeport Calabar vs Hydel Clan Carthy vs Holy Trinity Waterford vs Mona (Home teams are named first and all games kick-off at 3:30 p.m.)last_img read more

JUST INCREDIBLE: RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES €282,000!

first_imgTHE incredible hard work of cancer patients, survivors and their families from across Donegal was marked last night – as Relay For Life announced they had raised an incredible €282,000 towards finding a cure to the dreadful disease and caring for those who have it.Thousands of people came to the LYIT this weekend to show their support for the 70 teams who ran the 24 hour Relay for Life.It was a culmination of months and months of hard work by the organisers. Many of Donegal’s best-known personalities including Daniel O’Donnell, Clannad, swimmer Anne Marie Ward and Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty turned up for the event.The crowds were greeted by spectacular sunshine as Donegal turned out to show its fighting spirit and support for every family ever touched by the disease.Teams began their relay at 5.30pm on Saturday and finished at 5.30pm this evening.As well as raising awareness of the fight against cancer, raising so much money has been superb. Chairman Robert O’Connor said he was speechless at how supportive people have been and how they have turned out in such large numbers.The €282,000 is so far – with more to be collected.It was an incredible event; anyone who witnessed the candle light display on Saturday could not have failed to be inspired by it all.Well done to all.With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily. Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.com Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyJUST INCREDIBLE: RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES €282,000! was last modified: May 28th, 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:000donegalJUST INCREDIBLE: RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES €282LYITRelay for Lifelast_img read more