Norman Manley top Back-To INSPORTS Five-a-Side

first_imgNorman Manley of Delacree Park are the champions of the inaugural Institute of Sports Back-To Street Five-a-Side football competition, which was held on Saturday at the Majesty Gardens basketball court.Norman Manley won the title after a 5-6 penalty-kick victory over Young Boyz from Selassie Gardens. This after both teams had played to 0-0 draw at full and extra-time.We Dem Boyz from Waterhouse won the third-place trophy after defeating Barber Shop of Majesty Gardens 4-3 on penalties. Both sides had played to a 0-0 draw.The competition, which attracted 20 teams from in and around Kingston and St Andrew, was sponsored by the Institute of the Sports (INSPORTS).Tayna Wright, executive assistant at INSPORTS, said the competition was successful.”INSPORTS was proud to play an integral part in the Back-To Street football competition,” said Wright.”The competition was a successful one and, in seeing that, INSPORTS hopes to be on board for next year’s staging,” she said.FOSTERING GOOD RELATIONSHIPSWright added that the competition helped to foster good relationships between the youth from various communities in and around Kingston and St Andrew.”This competition has helped to bring a lot unattached youth in the communities together and this helps to foster good relationships and sportsmanship in the sporting circle,” Wright noted.Lionel Francis, organiser of the championships, said it was exciting.”This was a very exciting league because it brought together a lot of youth from in and around the Kingston and St Andrew communities, and everyone had a good time.”It was violence-free, and the vibes and competitiveness among the players on the field and off was excellent,” said Francis.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny 24/7 Triathlon News:This Sunday, 5th July will see no less than 11 members travel to Athlone to race in the National Middle Distance Championships. This distance is better known to most as a half ironman consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run, in essence it is a distance to be respected. Athlone is a regular host to the shorter distance triathlons and year on year the course has proved to be popular and the support from spectators lining the riverbank and streets along the way is always phenomenal.This year that support will be even more important as it will be the first time for some of the club members to compete in this distance.For a small band of iron men and women it will be another long distance race under their belt and for others it will be preparation for the Ironman Copenhagen in August.Whether seasoned ironman or new at this distance one thing is clear, the commitment and dedication of the training regime for the last 4 months has been unwavering for all concerned. Upwards of 15 hours per weeks training on top of jobs, family life, and other commitments is no mean feat and is testimony to the competitors adherence to each individual’s own goal for this race, some may say single-mindedness plays a big part!To John Conaghan, Denis Shiels, Aidan Callaghan, Gavin Crawford, Fin Begley, Lisa Dalton, Margaret and Pauric Kelly, Damian McGoohan, John McCarron and Paul Dillon good luck and happy racing!On Sunday past, Letterkennys 24/7 Siobhan Gallagher had her Ireland debut on the European Triathlon circuit on Sunday 28th June.The sprint race which included an Olympic silver medalist in the starting list, took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Siobhan was disappointed to miss exiting the swim with the lead pack of competitors and unfortunately it wasn’t to be her day but the experience will stand her in the coming months as part of Triathlon Ireland’s elite development team.See the clubs Facebook page or website for training schedules. Www.letterkenny247.comDONEGAL ATHLETES SET TO TEST THEIR METAL AT IRONMEN AND WOMEN COMPETITION IN ATHLONE was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsAthloneIronmenletterkenny 24/7NoticesSportWomenlast_img read more