Couples, Gran Bahia in big Sandals BH football final clash

first_imgFootball fans are in for a treat as the curtain comes down on the Sandals Resorts International-sponsored St Ann-St Mary Business House football competition at Drax Hall today. The title match will feature a clash of the two heavyweights and the last two unbeaten teams: defending champions Couples Tower Isle, and title aspirants Gran Bahia Principe. Match time for the feature is 6 p.m., with St Ann Development Company (SADCo) and North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in the third-place play-off game at the same venue, starting at 4 p.m. Couples enter the final on a high, scoring 36 goals so far, while conceding just four. They have the most high-powered offence in the league and have looked unstoppable all season. With Mauracio Gordon, Gregory Tate, Dwayne Silvera and Carlos Smith, they have a core that’s the envy of the league. Tate and Gordon, in particular, have the potential to unlock any defence. The Gran Bahia defenders will have their hands full all evening staving of attack after attack. Both teams reached the finals in contrasting style. The champs hammered NERHA 4-1 in their semi-final clash, while Gran Bahai edged a fighting SADCo, 2-1. Gran Bahai will be looking to Kirk Ramsay, the man many believe to be the best forward in St Ann. Ramsay, however, has not been finding the net with regularity, but has the potential to explode at any time. Devon Ward, veteran member of the Gran Bahia team, is confident his team will win. “I know Couples have been playing well all season and we respect them, but we believe in our team and we have some great players. We know the game of football and we are ready,” Ward noted. NERHA hammeredlast_img read more

OISIN’S DEVASTATED GIRLFRIEND JETS OUT TO BE BY HIS BEDSIDE

first_imgThe devastated girlfriend of a tragic young Ballybofey man who is fighting for his life after a fall will jet to Spain today to be by his bedside.Oisin and Josephine in happier times.Finn Harps footballer Oisin Merritt, 19, is in an induced coma after the accident in the early hours of Monday morning last.It is understood that Oisin suffered a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain. Oisin’s girlfriend Josephine O’Neill will fly to Mallorca today to join his family who flew out yesterday.Both work at the Villa Rose Hotel where staff are in a state of shock at Oisin’s tragic accident.The former St Columba’s College pupil is an extremely popular young man in the Twin Towns.Finn Harps spokesman Aidan Campbell said the entire club had ben left in a state of shock at the news of Oisin’s accident. “We are all just hoping and praying that Oisin pulls through.“He is just such a nice young man and he is very much in our thoughts at the moment,” he said. OISIN’S DEVASTATED GIRLFRIEND JETS OUT TO BE BY HIS BEDSIDE was last modified: June 11th, 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:Ballybofeyfallfinn harpsJosephine O’NeillOisin Merrittspainlast_img read more

Raphoe set to throw its ‘weight’ behind major fundraiser

first_imgRaphoe-based Garda Sergeant Jim Collins is hosting a major fundraiser tomorrow.Sergeant Collins, who is an Irish and European champion and World silver medalists in weight lifting, is helping to stage a farmer-style strongman competition and fun day on Saturday.The event takes place from 9.30-5.30 at the grounds of Raphoe Livestock Mart. There are a total of nine categories and entries are open for men and women.All monies raised are to be donated to two children from the local area: Kelsey Barnett, who has neuroblastoma; and Mikaela Breen, who has spina bifida.All of the events are free, but donations are being taken on the day.There will be a vintage tractor display and a vintage car display, while there will be trade stands and a funfair on site too. Raphoe set to throw its ‘weight’ behind major fundraiser was last modified: May 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Jim Collinskelsey barnettMikaela BreenRaphoeRaphoe Livestock MartSergeant Jim Collinslast_img read more