A THRILLING football double-header is anticipated tomorrow evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, when the Hamilton Green Cup knock-out football tournament continues.Tournament coordinator and former national player and coach, Lennox Arthur, told Chronicle Sport the two matches are expected to generate much excitement as two teams from the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) have already booked their places in the quarter-final round and tomorrow two more – Silver Shattas and Eagles United – will be looking to follow suit, but he (Arthur) is certain the two mining town teams will be hard-pressed to make it to the quarter-final round.Silver Shattas are set to face off with Riddim Squad from 19:00hrs, while Eagles United will clash with Soesdyke from 21:00hrs.The winners of the two matches will advance to the quarter-final scheduled for September 22 at the same venue where the winner of the Silver Shattas versus Riddim Squad match will come up against Police and the winner of the Eagles United versus Soesdyke game will meet Western Tigers from 21:00hrs.Tomorrow, Silver Shattas will be hoping that strikers Robin Adams and Damion Williams with support from midfielders Michael Wilson and Dexter Garraway along with defender Romel Matthews, come good. The team’s custodian is Kellon Major.Riddim Squad’s attack will be spearheaded by strikers Teon Jones and Kevin Agard on the strike line, midfielders Seon Hope, Kevin Gordon and Lyliton Ramsay, while Mark Giles, Dorville Steward and Orville Steward will marshal the defence.Already, Mahaica, Ann’s Grove, Golden Grove and Plaisance have advanced to the second round of the tournament after securing victories over their opponents when the tournament finally got underway last month.Mahaica defeated Mahaicony 3-2, Ann’s Grove beat Pele 3-1, Golden Grove got past Golden Warriors in a penalty shoot-out, Plaisance beat Cougars also in a penalty shoot-out and Buxton beat Pouderoyen in yet another penalty shoot-out.The winning team of the tournament will receive $500 000 and the Minister of Citizenship trophy, while the runners-up team will earn $250 000 and the Busta Beverage trophy.The team placing third will receive $150 000 and the John Fernandes Limited trophy and the fourth-place finishers will take home $100 000 and the Cummings Electrical trophy.
Footballers of “Old Lady” made a great job last night on the first match of the Champions League semi-finals, when they won Monaco at a high of 0: 2 in Monte Carlo.With this result, they came a step towards the finals of the most elite football competition in Europe, and a brilliant match in Juventus was made by the Bosnian football player Miralem Pjanić.He was one of the best players in the ranks of the Old Lady, and played almost the entire match before being replaced by in 89th minute.At this match Pjanic was the player who ran the most, total of 10.87 kilometers, and the statistical parameters show that he had enormous efficiency.The glittering shape this player delights all fans of football in BiH, especially because he will most probably play the qualification matches in the national coat of arms.(Source: klix)
The father of a champion boxer became involved in a row after claims that a man swerved his car at his son while he was out jogging.Letterkenny court.The claim was made during the court case of Shane Gallagher, a Ballybofey man charged with a public order offense. Mr Gallagher, 40, of Kinletter, Ballybofey appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court following an incident with Martin O’Brien at Navenney Street on May 14th last year.Mr O’Brien alleged that Gallagher had passed him by in his car but done a u-turn and then confronted him as he sat in his car.However Mr Gallagher said he was merely trying to sort out claims that Mr O’Brien had swerved his car at his son Michael who is due to box for Ireland in the World Championships shortly.Mr O’Brien was on his way to hospital along with his partner Victoria Mitchell to have a hernia operation.He alleged that Mr Gallagher told him to “get the f*** out of the car” and that he feared for his life.“I told him I was going to the guards and he said to me ‘so you’re one of those kind of boys.”“I told him to cop himself on and he said he would get me on my own,” claimed Mr O’Brien.After being discharged from hospital, Mr O’Brien made an official complaint to Gardai.The court heard there had been an ongoing dispute over the ownership of a house which Mr O’Brien’s late brother, Martin O’Brien himself and Mr Gallagher were involved in renovating.Mr O’Brien claimed his late brother and Mr Gallagher were friendly but that he was never friendly with him.He claimed he had been paying a mortgage on the house which he had been renovating.He claimed that Mr Gallagher and his son Michael had come up to his house and he wanted to fight him but he had refused.Mr Gallagher gave evidence and said the reason he spoke to Mr O’Brien at the junction on the day in question was to clear up claims that he had swerved towards his son Michael while he was out jogging.He said his son Michael, a member of Finn Valley Boxing Club, is due to go to the World Championships in April, and he did not want him injured.He told his son that perhaps Mr O’Brien had swerved to avoid a pothole on the road and wanted to clear it up.He said he had been friendly with the O’Brien family and had known Martin since he was a young boy.After reviewing the evidence, Judge Denis McLaughlin said he did not find Mr Gallagher’s evidence credible.He adjourned the case to see if Mr Gallagher was suitable to do 100 hours community service in lieu of two months in jail.FATHER OF CHAMPION BOXER FOUND GUILTY AFTER PUBLIC SPAT was last modified: March 21st, 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:BOXERdonegalfinn valley boxing clubhouseLETETRKENNY DISTRICT COURTMartin O’BrienrowShane Gallagher