First-time Walker Cup semi-finalists, Haile Selassie High, will look to continue their Cinderella run when they face Jamaica College (JC) in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW knockout competition at Constant Spring Complex today. Kick-off time is 3 p.m. The game is one of a double-header, with the opener featuring Kingston College (KC) and Bridgeport High, set to start at 1 p.m. Geoffrey Maxwell has been creating waves with Haile Selassie and after an impressive performance in which they beat Excelsior High 6-5 in a penalty shootout last Saturday, he is confident of beating another traditional top schoolboy team. “It is going to be a very competitive game. I have a fair idea of what to expect from JC. We have to play our game and counter them,” Maxwell told The Gleaner yesterday. “They know what they can achieve, and we are pretty confident that we can win the game and advance to the final,” added the former Jamaica player and coach. Haile Selassie’s top players include captain Ricardo Phipps, Akeem Grandison, Hamish Smith and Chase Knight. Miguel Coley, JC’s head coach, said Haile Selassie is a dangerous team. “They (Haile Selassie) have been playing good football, so we are looking forward to a tough game tomorrow,” Coley said. “It is a semi-final game so the winner will go to the final. We are ready for anything,” he also said. JC will rely on captain Oquin Robinson, Ronaldo Brown, Donovan Dawkins, Maliek Howell and Duhaney Williams. In the first game, red-hot KC are fancied to get the better of Bridgeport. Under the guidance of Ludlow Bernard, KC have been scoring heavily this season, so they have enough firepower to push Bridgeport on the back foot and take the game. The KC key players include Rashawn Mackison, Travonne Reid and Fabian Grant. Bridgeport, on the other hand, have a young team that could create a huge upset on the day.
Excitement building for Topaz Donegal International Rally 2012 by Declan BoyleThe history of the Donegal International Rally will continue this June from the 15-17th, 3 days of fully packed action of pure rallying.Since the event was launched in 1972, it has grown from strength to strength becoming Donegal’s largest sporting event. The rally is estimated to bring up to €25 million to the local economy each year hosting up to 50,000 plus spectators.CoC for the rally, Eamon McGee has made slight changes to the course for this year’s International.Day One will see the rally around the Newtowncunningham/Manorcunningham area with a Spectator Stage in Buncrana again this year.Day Two has a slight few changes but will see the same classic stages such as Knockalla & Gartan Lake. Day Three will consist of more classics such as Glen, Port Lake and the incredible Atlantic Drive and will head back to the events HQ at the Mount Errigal Hotel for the finish ramp and the prize-giving which will take place towards nightfall on Sunday evening.As the Topaz Donegal International Rally is part of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship you can expect to see names such as Former winner Tim McNulty, Eugene Donnelly, Daragh O’Riordan, Garry Jennings, Sam Moffett and ITRC leader Darren Gass.This year’s rally is a counting round of the Irish Tarmac Historic Championship, Round 4 of the Citroen C2 Championship and not forgetting the National Championship. The event is also a counting round of the Donegal MotorClub Basset Heating & Plumbing championshipIrish Tarmac Championship Rally Standings DARREN GASS (SUBARU) 61 GARRY JENNINGS (MITSUBISHI EVO) 41EUGENE DONNELLY (MINI/COROLLA) 36DARAGH O’RIORDAN (SUBARU) 31DEREK McGARRITY (SUBARU) 21.5 SAM MOFFETT (MITSUBSHI EVO) 16.5DONAGH KELLY (MITSUBISHI EVO) 16TIM McNULTY (SUBARU) 15DAVID CARNEY (CITROEN C2) 10KEVIN O’CONNNOR (CITROEN C2) 9 For more info on the rally visit www.donegalrally.ie orwww.donegalmotorclub.comAuthor – Declan BoyleImage – Declan Boyle – www.dbpics.netPREVIEW: EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR TOPAZ DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: May 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal Dailydonegaldaily.comPREVIEW: TENSION BUILDING FOR TOPAZ DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY