One-minute silence before matches

first_img GAME ON FRIDAY “So far, the George’s people want to play their game on Friday, so if they want to play, it is very unlikely we will postpone any games. But we have a sit-down meeting tomorrow (today), so whatever the final decision, it will come out of that,” he added. The STETHS principal said James’ death had a devastating impact on ISSA. “Apart from the shock, we (ISSA) would have been devastated. If you follow football, Dominic is a person you would know of, and if you met him, you could not have met a nicer young man, so, for us, it makes it even harder to take, as most ISSA executives would have known Dominic personally and would have interacted with him, so it hit very close to home.” As a mark of respect, all games leading up to the burial of the player will be marked by a minute’s silence. “We have advised that for all games leading up to his burial, there should be one minute of silence before each match, both Manning and daCosta Cup,” Wellington informed. “The next TV game should be STETHS-Munro, and if that is the case, then we are going to make some arrangements regarding that on Saturday.” Wellington also said the incident gives ISSA an opportunity to review their medical protocol. “In terms of how the young man was transported to the hospital and the response time, it could have been better,” he said. “So when something like this happens, you have to use the opportunity to review what you have in place and see if anything can improve, even if nothing is wrong with what you have. “If you can learn from the experience, learn from it, and improve on what you have,” said Wellington. There will be no postponement of tomorrow’s FLOW/ISSA schoolboy football matches. This was up for consideration because of the untimely passing of St George’s College’s Manning Cup captain, Dominic James, who collapsed on the field of play five minutes into their Group A game against Excelsior High at Stadium East on Tuesday. Keith Wellington, ISSA’s vice-president, told The Gleaner that the St George’s College fraternity was in favour of honouring their Friday fixture against Greater Portmore at Winchester Park, so they saw no reason for the postponement. However, he says there will be a meeting today to make a final decision. “There will be no postponement,” the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) principal stated. “We were thinking that, at a very minimum, we would postpone the games in that zone until next week and go ahead with the other games. But we met with the principal (St George’s) and coach (Neville Bell), and Dr Small (Walton, ISSA president) spoke with the parents, and they were okay with that, so it (postponement) is unlikely,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgSATURDAY night is warming up to be a barrel of laughs at the Mount Errigal Hotel when Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage.The hotel has confirmed that an incredible 950 tickets have been sold for the show.“We’ve less than 50 left,” said Carolynne Harrison from the Letterkenny hotel. “We’re all looking forward to the show, but we’ve just a few dozen left. It promises to be a great night. JUST A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT FOR TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Mount Errigal Hoteltommy tiernanlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Opens Fall Season on Friday

first_img Print Friendly Version Following the Drake Invitational, the Bulldogs head to Tulsa, Okla. for the ITA All-American tournament on Oct. 1. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team hosts the Drake Invitational on Friday through Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to open the fall season. The Bulldogs welcome six teams; Creighton, Gustavus Adolphus, Lewis, North Dakota, Northern Illinois and Northwest Missouri State. Action will get under way at 4 p.m. on Friday and return at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Fifth-year head coach Davison Kozlowski returns seven letter winners, juniors Calum MacGeoch, Bayo Philips, Ben Stride, Ben Wood and sophomores Ben Clark, Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands. The squad welcomes two freshmen, Jackson Guilford from Indianola, Iowa and Barnaby Thorold from England.last_img read more