Sonny and Paddy McHugh/Ned Keogh Festival of Football 2018

first_imgThe main action though will be the soccer competitions with the first silverware of the new local soccer season up for grabs with the Sonny McHugh Memorial Cup for kid’s born in 2008 (U-10), the Paddy McHugh Memorial Shield for the same age group and the Ned Keogh Memorial Cup for kids born in 2006 (U-12).The tournament will kick off at 10 am on Saturday morning with the finals scheduled for around 5 pm on Saturday evening. The competition is in memory of local legendary soccer coach, Sonny, and his late son Paddy and the late Ned Keogh, who all had strong soccer backgrounds within the Mervue community. There will also be a Professional Photographer who will be on site all day to take pictures of all the teams and their supporters which will be available through the Facebook page for free.It promises to be another great day of soccer and fun for all the kids involved and all families with young kids are more than welcome to come along and enjoy the fun, something the late Sonny, Paddy and Ned would love to see. With this in mind the organising committee’s motto for the tournament is “Please excuse the mess as kids are making memories” something Sonny, Paddy and Ned would endorse.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The festival of football is in its 7th year and goes from strength to strength with over 400 kids and 44 teams taking part in the three different tournaments. It not only soccer action for the kids, there is also a family fun day with bouncy castles, face painters, ice cream vans, inflatable penalty shootout competitions, plus much more. The annual Sonny and Paddy McHugh/Ned Keogh Memorial Festival of Football will take place this Saturday at the former Crescent United pitch at O’Sullivan Park, Mervue.last_img read more

Selkirk College Sets Tone for Season with Stellar Home Weekend

first_imgIn the middle frame, the Saints scored a pair of powerplay goals courtesy of Blake Sidoni and Jaiden LaPorte to go up 3-1 seven minutes into the period. The Vikes then got a powerplay goal of their own before the period ended to make it 3-2. The third period was the most exciting 20 minutes of the game with chances for both teams. Saints starting goaltender Tallon Kramer was solid all game long and stellar in the last minute where he made a pair of clutch game-saving stops to preserve the win. “These guys want to win and that is the attitude in the room,” says Hnatiuk. “As a coach, that is the culture you want to build and it is coming together in that capacity.”Saturday night’s rematch was a rollercoaster affair that started 13 minutes into the game when second-year forward Sebastian Powsey scored for Selkirk College. The second period saw the University of Victoria score three unanswered goals when Keenan Eddy, David Stickney and Hunt scored in the stanza. Hunt’s second of the weekend came with only 12 seconds left in the period.Unwilling to fold, the Saints stormed back in the third with former Castlegar Rebels standout Dallas Goodwin narrowing the margin to 3-2 just over seven minutes in. Kramer again helped keep his team stay alive when the Vikes put pressure on which set the stage for Joe Gage’s goal with only eight seconds remaining on the clock that sent the game into overtime.In the extra frame, Foley scored his second goal of the weekend to empty the Saints bench and bring the supportive crowd to their feet.“It was great to get back on track with a couple of wins, now we need to keep building because the whole season is made up of numerous steps before we get to the final goal,” says Hnatiuk. “We have built the foundation and each week we need to take a step forward… this weekend was an example of that and we can keep building.”The Saints have a week off before heading back to Vancouver Island for a pair of games against the Vikes and Vancouver Island University. They will return home on November 8 and 9 to take on defending BCIHL champion Trinity Western University.: The vibe in the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend felt more like early-March than mid-October with the Selkirk College Saints and University of Victoria Vikes battling in a two-game series that had the intensity of the post-season.The Saints home opening weekend featured a pair of terrific British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games that resulted in a tight 3-2 win for Selkirk College on Friday night and a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday. “It was our home opener and it felt like playoffs,” says Saints head coach Dave Hnatiuk. “Hopefully that is what we can expect every weekend because this is a small league and there is parody amongst all the teams. That’s what it will take to be successful this season.”After dropping the first two road games of the regular season on the road earlier this month, the Saints were hungry for a win and came out strong in Friday night’s contest. Rookie forward Johnny Foley got the home side on the board with five minutes left in the opening period when he took the puck all the way up the right wing boards and cut to the net for his first of the year. Former Saints forward Sawyer Hunt responded five seconds later with a goal for UVic that tied the game at 1-1 after 20 minutes.last_img read more

PNG Pepes into gold medal finals

first_imgPNG will play the winner of tonight’s (7pm) quarterfinal match between Fiji and Samoa.Fiji is the favorites to defend their gold medal in the Pacific Games Netball competition.They have won Gold four times already: 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007.Netball was not contested in the 2011 Games.last_img

Police seek charging advice over Stokes nightclub incident

first_imgPolice are seeking advice over whether to bring charges against England all-rounder Ben Stokes following their investigation into his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.Stokes, 26, was arrested and subsequently released without charge under investigation after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub during the early hours of Sept. 25.England suspended vice-captain Stokes and opener Alex Hales, who was with him at the time, after the incident.Avon & Somerset Police said on their official Twitter account on Wednesday: “A 27-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket in the incident on Queens Road, Clifton.”“Today (29/11), we have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service and are now seeking charging advice.”Stokes is not with the England team in Australia for the Ashes series but on Monday travelled to New Zealand.He has been approached by local side Canterbury about his availability to play for them.Stokes has been told by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that he will not be selected until further notice while police conclude their investigation into the nightclub incident.England lost the first Ashes Test against Australia by 10 wickets. The second Test begins on Saturday in Adelaide.last_img read more

Wales and Indentured labour

first_imgAs we have been reporting this year – March 12th – marks the 100th Anniversary of the cessation of indentured labour from India. During the 79 years of indentureship starting in 1838, the immigrants had been dubbed “bound coolies”. This perfectly described the way the sugar planters viewed them: as a group that would perform menial labour without any mobility away from the ambit of the plantation. And it’s more than an irony of history that at Wales, we have a recapitulation of the indenture experience going on.The essence of indentured labour was the contract that was signed by the “indentured servant” that was supposed to define the terms of his employment – hours of work, wages, hospitalisation, return passage to India etc. But more often than not, it was honoured in the breach leading to daily disputes between the labourers and the “overseers” and “drivers”. The unequally negotiated contract became a tool the planters used to ensure if the indentureds were not in the fields working, then the only excuse accepted was they were in hospital or in jail.Indentured labour is usually described as a transition device from slave labour to “free” labour, which state theoretically arrived after the last indentured labourers served out their contract by 1921. But it was a long and arduous – but ultimately futile – struggle waged by sugar workers for the premises of indentureship to be lifted from those that ran the industry. During the transition from slavery to indentureship, the remnants of the anti-slavery movement could be counted on to agitate in England when information on planter excess reached them. After indentureship, this task fell on the trade unions that were formed after 1939, when another protest by the workers ended in the police reading the riot act shooting and killing four and wounding dozens.At Wales, fifty years after independence from Britain, which was celebrated in grand style by the APNU/AFC government, the latter condescended to inform neither to the sugar workers nor their unions when they decided to shutter the plantation. How different was this from the days of indentureship when labour was a commodity, and who informs commodities of their fate?While the indentureship contract specified the hours of work to be seven and a half hours, “from dawn to dusk” was the reality. Today, even though the contract of the “free labour” specifies that if the employee is sent to work more than ten miles from his regular worksite, the employer is constructively breaking the contract, the government-run Guysuco insists that six-hundred cane-cutters must go daily to Uitvlugt, twenty-two miles away and not concede their demand for severance pay, which is due them for being effectively fired. The canecutters are seen as “bound coolies” with no control over their mobility.The truth is, Guysuco always knew the canecutters would refuse the “option” of working at Uitvlugt and their “offer” was made simply to allow the corporation to escape from its responsibility to pay the workers for constructively “severing” them. Uitvlugt suffered even more from the dynamics that operated at Wales and huge swaths of its lands had been abandoned while the factory is in no better shape that Wales, if that.Yet Guysuco is blithely claiming Uitvlugt could triple its production to 40,000 tons with the canecutters from Wales. Even if the cane were to be found to be cut, where would they be processed? The centrifuge, for instance, at Uitvlugt has been defected since the beginning of the decade, resulting in the yields being about half of Albion’s. Yet without even mentioning whether it will be fixed, production is projected to rise.Last week, we referred to Professor Frankfurt’s use of the word “bullshit” which is worse that a lie, since in the latter one knows the truth but is simply hiding it. At Wales, the government is simply bullshitting since they have absolutely no concern for the truth- they just want to sound “plausible” to escape culpability. There is no concern that they are dealing with the livelihood and lives of over six thousand persons. Even during indentureship, the planters were never this callous.last_img read more

Teen injured in Pomeroon boat collision

first_imgPolice at Charity, Essequibo Coast, are currently grilling the captain of a boat which was involved in a collision at Kabakaburi, Upper Pomeroon River. Reports are that at about 12:00h on December 27, Noreen Thomas, 39, of Kabakaburi, Pomeroon River and her daughter were heading home in her boat which was powered by a 15-horsepower engine when another boat collided with hers. As a result of the impact, Thomas’ 15-year-old daughter was flung from the boat and into the river. She was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where she was admitted.The 52-year-old captain, also of Kabakaburi, was detained by Police. This newspaper understands that the man has since admitted that he caused the collision and will be charged shortly.last_img

Algerian star reveals he rejected Manchester United move when he was 18

first_imgAlgerian star Ryad Boudebouz has revealed he snubbed a four-year contract offer from Manchester United as a youngster.Boudebouz is currently impressing for Montpellier in Ligue 1 – but he has now admitted he could have been plying his trade in England instead.Back in 2008 when he was on the cusp of joining Sochaux’s academy, the 26-year-old claims the Red Devils tried to snap him up but he instead decided to continue his progression in France.“I was in negotiations with Sochaux and my father received a call from a Manchester United representative,” Boudebouz told L’Équipe du Soir.“We did not believe it was him until the day when he came to our house with a four year professional contract and lots of money.“At the time, it was already a lot for us. We had the foresight not to leave too early.” Ryad Boudebouz rejected an offer to join from Man United 1last_img read more

Championship round-up: Aston Villa slump to defeat while Blades keep pace at top

first_imgAston Villa 1-2 Sheffield WednesdaySheffield Wednesday tore up the form book to claim a shock 2-1 Championship win over Aston Villa and record only their second away victory of the season.Adam Reach set the visitors on their way with the opening goal after only 19 seconds and fellow former Middlesbrough man Jordan Rhodes made it two before the break.Chris Samba’s last-minute reply was too little, too late for Villa, who also lost John Terry to injury.Steve Bruce’s side went into the game with six wins from their previous eight games, but never recovered from their nightmare start.Barnsley 2-0 Birmingham CityHarvey Barnes shone again for Barnsley as they continued their improved form by beating struggling Birmingham 2-0 at Oakwell.The Tykes headed into the game on the back of a morale-boosting midweek victory over Burton, and Tom Bradshaw struck early on after good work from Barnes to pick up where they had left off.The visitors rarely posed a serious threat and Zeki Fryers condemned them to their second 2-0 defeat in four days, after a loss to Brentford on Wednesday, with a well-taken free-kick.Barnsley’s convincing win moves them up to 16th place in the Sky Bet Championship. The outcome leaves Birmingham still without an away win since the final game of last season, without a goal in their last four games, and sitting in the relegation zone.Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Norwich CityImproving Bolton, unbeaten in October, kicked off November with a 2-1 Skybet Championship victory over Norwich at the Macron Stadium.Strikers Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong struck in the last 10 minutes of the opening period to make it five games without defeat for Phil Parkinson’s Trotters.Wanderers, who had thrown away six points in their previous three games, remain in the relegation zone. However, nine points from a possible 15 have lifted them off bottom before Sunderland’s game against Middlesbrough on Sunday.Derby County 2-4 ReadingReading tore up the form book and Derby’s hopes of a fifth consecutive win when they claimed a shock 4-2 victory at Pride Park.The Championship strugglers were always in control after Liam Moore and Sone Aluko scored in the first 13 minutes and Roy Beerens made it three before Johnny Russell pulled one back.Modou Barrow scored a fourth and although Chris Martin replied in the 90th minute, Reading had done enough.Ipswich Town 3-0 Preston North EndIpswich climbed to seventh in the Championship table after condemning Preston to a fourth straight defeat in the Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road.A direct free kick by Martyn Waghorn in first-half stoppage time, a David McGoldrick,header and a wonder strike by Bersant Celina ensured victory for the hosts.Millwall 0-1 Burton AlbionMarvin Sordell’s second goal of the season saw Burton Albion beat 10-man Millwall 1-0 to record their first away win in the Championship since April.A poor contest turned when Millwall winger Jed Wallace was shown a contentious red card on the hour for a foul on Tom Flanagan on the halfway line.The mood of an angry home crowd soured on 70 minutes when Sordell netted with Burton’s first shot of the match, which proved sufficient to bring Nigel Clough’s side out of the bottom three.Nottingham Forest 4-0 Queens Park RangersQPR’s nightmare run at the City Ground was maintained in emphatic fashion as Nottingham Forest romped to a 4-0 success – ensuring an unwanted Football League record for Ian Holloway’s men.The Hoops have never won at Forest – and never looked likely to – as Mark Warburton’s men cruised to a victory inspired by two goals from Tyler Walker and a rampaging performance from Barrie McKay.QPR have now failed to win in 34 visits to the City Ground – including 29 games in the league, which is now officially the worst run of form of any Football League side, at any one venue, eclipsing Grimsby who have failed to win in 28 visits to Blackburn Rovers.Sheffield United 4-1 Hull CityLeon Clarke scored four goals as high-flying Sheffield United came from behind to beat Hull 4-1 in the Sky Bet Championship at Bramall Lane.Kamil Grosicki had given the visitors the lead in the 29th minute but four second-half goals from Clarke saw the Blades to victory. Steve Bruce watched his side lose at Villa Park 1last_img read more

Dyche notes Aberdeen’s similarity to Burnley ahead of tie

first_img“In a different way, trying to fight against the biggest clubs – at the moment here with Celtic, obviously, and then Rangers historically. They’ve done great to force their way in between that.“There are strong suggestions that Derek’s teams are always willing, organised and fit so there’s some things about ourselves.“Our job is to cope with that and deliver our performance. Usually if you get that right then you’ve got a better chance of taking care of business.”Burnley’s arrival in Aberdeen was delayed after a problem with their flight but Dyche shrugged off any suggestion it may affect his players. Burnley boss Sean Dyche has said he expects to face a team similar to his own when the EPL side face Aberdeen on Thursday.The Europa League second qualifying round has drawn Derek McInnes’ side against one of English football’s success stories of recent years, with Burnley rising under Dyche to become a respected top flight side and reach European football for the first time in 51 years.That rise has been underpinned by Dyche’s preparation and hard work and he said he had done his homework on Aberdeen, noting the similarities between the clubs.“Most people have put them in a similar thought to ourselves,” Dyche said. “They’re organised, willing to work, have a good fan base that back their team. “It was no problem at all,” he said. “It sometimes happens, the flight had a technical problem and we were delayed a bit.“But we were flying out of Manchester and most of our players live in south-west Manchester, so they popped home for a couple of hours. So it was no big drama.”However, several of the side’s best known players didn’t travel due to injury. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton (calf), Ashley Barnes (blisters) and Steven Defour (calf) are all out, while Robbie Brady is still making his comeback from a long-term lay-off.last_img read more

Brown County ORV accident leads to arrest

first_imgLuckey refused medical treatment at the scene, but was taken into custody by Conservation Officer Rob Klakamp and remanded to the Brown County Jail for operating while intoxicated (OWI).The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but alcohol appears to have been involved. The victim was not wearing a helmet or proper safety equipment.  Indiana Conservation Officers stress the safe operation of ORVs and the use of proper protective equipment such as helmets.All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.For more information on ORV safety, see offroad-ed.com/indianaIndiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Columbus Regional Medics. Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident in which one adult male was arrested.The accident occurred early this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m., near the 7000 block of Bean Blossom Road in Morgantown.Tracy Luckey, age 24 of Nineveh, was operating an ORV on private property in a wooded area.  For reasons not yet known, the ORV flipped over pinning Luckey underneath and leaving him unconscious. last_img read more