Walker Cup finalists have a lot in common

first_img • 2008 – Excelsior • 2009 – Jamaica College • 2010 – Jamaica College • 2011 – St George’s College • 2012 – Wolmer’s Boys • 2013 – Wolmer’s Boys • 2014 – St George’s College • 2015 – Wolmer’s Boys • 2016 – Kingston College • 2017 – Jamaica College One thing that will be common among all the coaches in today’s ISSA Walker Cup final, scheduled for the Stadium East field at 4 p.m., is they have all either attended or worked at Excelsior High School. Lebert Halliman, a former student and coach at Excelsior is now the technical director of Hydel, while both coaches, Hydel’s Corey Bennett and Excelsior’s Daniel Riley also attended the school and played for the institution. Hydel’s assistant coach Karumie Huie, also worked with Halliman at Excelsior as his assistant. Riley, who also worked as Halliman’s assistant during his time at Excelsior, says the fact that the coaches know each other so well will make it an interesting encounter. “It’s one that we look forward to and it’s one that we really wanted. We wanted to really play Hydel. It’s going to be a good showdown. Mr Halliman, big up yourself but we are coming for this one,” he commented. “We all came out of the same school and we all worked together over the years. So we all know what we are about and we know how each prepares themselves and what they put into games,” he added. His counterpart, Bennett, also predicted that it will be an interesting contest but his team is eager to give the school its first school boy football title. “This game is going to have a lot of meaning to it. Both coaches spent a lot of time there (Excelsior), and particularly coach Halliman who won titles there. So I guess he will get some level of criticism as an Excelsior old student. Nevertheless when we come to play, we come to play and we are ready for anybody,” he stated “We are in the final and we give God thanks but there is going to be pressure. These boys have been coming from Pepsi (Under-13) and Colts (Under-16) and they haven’t won anything. They haven’t been to a final. The last time we went to a final was the 2012 Manning Cup final. But we are thankful to here in a final and we are ready for who comes,” he said. Hydel will look to leading scorer Kemar Reid, goalkeeper Shaquan Davis and Javaughn Barclay and Jordane Cameron. For Excelsior the key players are Rohan Beadle, Damorney Hutchinson, Kareem Williams Shawn Daley and Alinton Frankson. Last 10 Walker Cup winnerslast_img read more

Mourinho takes swipe at ‘boring’ Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, December 26 – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described Premier League title rivals Arsenal as “boring” for failing to score in Monday’s 0-0 draw between the sides.The match at the Emirates Stadium was a bruising encounter, with Mourinho responding to accusations that his side had been unnecessarily physical by accusing Arsenal’s players of ‘crying’. Arsenal’s fans booed Mourinho’s side off the pitch at the final whistle, chanting “Boring, boring Chelsea!”, but Mourinho believes that they should have directed their ire towards their own team.“I think boring is a team that plays at home and cannot score a goal. That’s boring,” said the Portuguese, ahead of his side’s home game with Swansea City on Thursday.“If somebody was boring, they were boring because (Chelsea goalkeeper) Petr Cech made zero saves.“You go to your stadium and you fill your stadium, in weather like we had on Monday, to see victories. There is not a home fan in any club in the world who goes to the stadium and expects his team not to win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lahm backs struggling Mueller in Berlin

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti opted for Thiago Alcantara instead of Mueller to run Bayern’s attack against the Gunners.The attacking midfielder scored two goals in a display his coach hailed as ‘perfect’.Germany star Mueller was left on the bench but still managed to come on and score Bayern’s fifth goal in his four minutes on the pitch — after Thiago presented him with a simple tap-in.It had been 999 minutes since he had previously netted for Bayern.Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara (C) scores during their UEFA Champions League match against Arsenal, in Munich, on February 15, 2017 © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENAncelotti is set to rotate his squad with Mueller poised to make the starting line-up at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.Lahm says home-grown Germany star Mueller is working tirelessly to rekindle his form.“He has a place in every team,” Lahm told Kicker.“It’s unbelievable the way he trains every day, he always looks forward and pushes, regardless of whether he plays from the start or not.“It’s just a question of time until he finds his form.”All of their six closest rivals lost last weekend and Berlin is a happy hunting ground for the Bavarians.They won the Bundesliga title there with a record seven games to spare in March 2014, and have been victorious in their last 11 games against Hertha.Hertha’s (from L) Vladimir Darida, Niklas Stark and Julian Schieber react after their Bundesliga 2-0 loss against Schalke, in Gelsenkirchen, on February 11, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Guido KirchnerGoalkeeper Manuel Neuer could record his 100th clean sheet in the league playing a team that has not scored against Bayern in their last five meetings.Having been as high as third this year, Hertha are down to sixth after winning just two of their last seven league games.Hertha striker Vedad Ibisevic is set to play despite an ankle knock.Second-placed RB Leipzig are at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday looking to bounce back from defeats in their last two games.Gladbach are on a roll and up to tenth after last week’s 3-2 comeback win against Bayer Leverkusen, when they fought back from two goals down.There is a seven point gap behind Leipzig in the table, but the Saxons are wobbling.Their defence was badly caught out in their 3-0 home loss to Hamburg, their first home defeat this season, which came on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Dortmund.Centre-back Willi Orban is suspended while striker Yussuf Poulsen is out for the coming weeks with a leg injury.Fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund will host Wolfsburg on Saturday with their iconic south stand empty.The club will lock fans out as part of a German FA (DFB) punishment after hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including families, two weeks ago.Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is struggling for form after his howler in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Benfica.The striker missed four clear chances, including a second-half penalty and was hauled off with an hour gone in Portugal.The league’s top scorer, with 17 goals this season, admitted having had a “black day” and has scored just one goal in five games since returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty with Gabon.Coach Thomas Tuchel will want to see an improved Dortmund performance after last Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at bottom side Darmstad and the mid-week loss at Benfica.Third-placed Eintracht Frankfurt host strugglers Ingolstadt looking to equal their club record with a fourth straight clean sheet.Ex-Bayern midfielder Niko Kovac has taken Frankfurt from last season’s relegation candidates — they only stayed up by winning a play-off — to the verge of a Champions League place for next season.Fixtures (all times 1430 GMT unless stated)FridayAugsburg v Bayer Leverkusen (1930)SaturdayBorussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg, Mainz v Werder Bremen, Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich, Hoffenheim v Darmstadt, Eintracht Frankfurt v Ingolstadt, Hamburg v Freiburg (1730)SundayBorussia Moenchengladbach v RB Leipzig, Cologne v Schalke 04 (1630)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller (L) jokes with teammate Mats Hummels after their UEFA Champions League match against Arsenal, in Munich, on February 15, 2017 © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Feb 17 – After thrashing Arsenal in mid-week, leaders Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with captain Philipp Lahm backing Thomas Mueller to return to form.Bayern head to the capital with a seven-point lead in Germany’s top flight and one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals after hammering Arsenal 5-1 in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg.last_img read more

Enbridge gets $14.7M federal refund over Northern Gateway pipeline project

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – Enbridge is getting a $14.7-million refund on fees it paid Canada’s federal energy regulator for a pipeline it won’t build.The Northern Gateway pipeline was supposed to connect Alberta’s oilpatch to a port in Kitimat, B.C., but the plan came apart when the federal Liberals banned tanker traffic from British Columbia’s northern coast.Without oil tankers to serve the port, there was no point in sending Alberta bitumen to Kitimat and the project died in 2016.- Advertisement -Enbridge had paid the National Energy Board $14.7 million in fees to monitor the pipeline’s construction and operation, which was a tiny fraction of the price of building it.The energy company asked for a refund earlier this year and just before Christmas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet agreed.Enbridge says it is still out $373 million in lost costs for the cancelled project.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United to rival top European clubs in pursuit of Belgian starlet Youri Tielemans

first_img1 Belgian starlet Youri Tielemans Manchester United could hijack Juventus’ pursuit of highly-rated teenager Youri Tielemans, according to reports in Italy.Juve are one of a number of European clubs who are interested in signing the Belgian, with Atletico Madrid also lining up an offer.However, according to Tuttosport, United could sneak in and trump any offer made for the young playmaker next summer.The report claims Juventus are worried about United’s interest in Tielemans, which could test their financial resolve.Tielemans’ current contract runs until 2020 so it would take a significant bid from either club to lure him away from the Belgian capital.last_img read more

Harry Kane named as England’s Player of the Year

first_img The Tottenham striker has enjoyed a memorable 2017 1 Harry Kane has been named as England’s senior player of the year for 2017.The Tottenham striker helped the Three Lions secure their place at next summer’s World Cup by scoring seven goals in the calendar year, including crucial winners against Lithuania and Slovenia.Speaking the Football Association’s official website, Kane said: “It’s always special to represent your country so to be voted as England’s best player of 2017 from such a talented squad is a real honour after what was a memorable year for me personally.“To play your part in reaching the finals of a World Cup is every young footballer’s dream and I’d like to thank all of my international team-mates for the part they played in that journey.  “However, I’d especially like to thank the Three Lions’ fans for their fantastic support both at Wembley and across Europe. Now here’s to an exciting summer in Russia.”Kane follows in the footsteps of Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who won the award in 2016.Jordan Pickford was named as England’s U21 player of the year for 2017.last_img read more

Van Nistelrooy ‘made Cristiano Ronaldo cry’ at Man United after death of his dad

first_img The death of his father hit Cristiano Ronaldo extremely hard Van Nistelrooy was one of the most lethal marksmen on the planet when the teenager arrived at United “And sometimes, for the development of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, it was difficult for the manager to deal with.“Did Ruud make Ronaldo cry? Yeah, there were stories because I think they ended up in an argument at the moment when Cristiano’s father had passed away, so it wasn’t the right moment.“Things like that happen when two players have lots of spirit, but I’m sure Ruud regrets some of his words.”Before leaving United for Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances and helped the Red Devils to three Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy. Saha was also forced to play a limited role because of the Dutchman The duo also played together briefly at Real Madrid, but by this point Ronaldo had surpassed his former mentor and was on his way to global superstardom.The former Netherlands international, who scored 150 goals in 219 games while at Old Trafford, also reduced Louis Saha to a substitute role during his heyday and the former Everton striker admitted he did not see eye-to-eye with Ronaldo.In fact, Saha suggested Van Nistelrooy’s desire to score impacted on several younger players in the squad and Ronaldo was hit hardest shortly after his father passed away in 2005.“Ruud had that kind of ego: he wanted all the passes,” the former France international told FourFourTwo. 3 3 AFP – Getty Getty – Contributor Getty – Contributor 3 Ruud van Nistelrooy once left Cristiano Ronaldo in tears after getting involved in an argument shortly after his father had died.The forwards were once part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s attacking options at Manchester United, with Ronaldo joining from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 as a teenager.By this point, Van Nistelrooy had established himself as one of the most clinical strikers on the planet and was regularly vying with Thierry Henry for the Premier League Golden Boot. On Thursday night, the Juventus striker scored his 55th hat-trick on international duty and Saha praised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for his commitment to being the best in the world.“Cristiano was just an animal,” he recalled. “I don’t know if you can say that he was a human! You could see from when he was 18 or 19 that this guy was not normal.“These players who have all the ability recognise that it’s also about working harder than anyone – not just talent.“The top seeds in tennis don’t hit the ball better or have better technique; no, they work harder than anyone, and Cristiano did that.”last_img read more

Caixinha coy on team meeting after defeat to Celtic

first_imgPedro Caixinha is coy on what was said in Monday’s team meeting but confirmed he was comfortable with the discussions that took place.Talks were held on the back of Saturday’s defeat to Celtic and some of the players were taken aback with the ferocity of the manager’s message.When asked to relay what was said in the meeting Caixinha replied: “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”Caixinha said the fitness of midfielder Carlos Pena was not an issue as he assessed the 2-0 defeat to their city rivals. He said the Mexican is in the top three in the squad when it comes to distance covered and high intensity runs.Caixinha also has no regrets over his clash with Celtic captain Scott Brown at half-time on Saturday and says Hamilton’s pitch will not affect his team selection on Friday.last_img read more

Bonner says he understands McHugh’s decision to opt out

first_imgDonegal boss Declan Bonner says that he can understand the decision of Eoin McHugh to take a break from intercounty action.The Kilcar clubman has opted out to concentrate on completing his studies at the University of Ulster Jordanstown.And Bonner admits that he can appreciate his reasons…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Declan-Bonner-Clip-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.McHugh featured at wing-forward for the college in today’s Sigerson Cup tie against neigbours and current holders St Mary’s College in Belfast.His side booked their place in a quarter-final tie against University of Limerick thanks to a 0-17 to 1-9 win.Kilcar and Donegal team-mate Stephen McBrearty featured for St Mary’s College.Elsewhere, last year’s beaten finalists UCD await the winners of tonight’s tie between Dundalk IT and DCU at 7pm.And IT Carlow were beaten by DIT by 1-11 to 0-8, with the Dublin students advancing to face IT Tralee in the last-eight.last_img read more

CONTROLTEK Launches Low-Profile EAS System

first_imgCONTROLTEK has recently launched a door frame-mounted AM EAS system named SAM-D, offering a lower-profile option for retailers.“The SAM-D system is a great choice for retailers who want the power of a high-end AM system with a more inconspicuous aesthetic for their space,” said Tom Meehan, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “Because of its smaller size, this door system increases available floor space, compared to a typical AM pedestal system.”“Expanding our solutions offerings to include more AM system options is the natural progression of our growth,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Whether it’s AM, RF or RFID, CONTROLTEK has proven high-performing systems that can be deployed rapidly on almost any scale.”- Sponsor – For more information, visit controltekusa.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more