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

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR PADDY MCBREARTY AS HIS STAR STUDDED UUJ SIDE CRASH OUT OF SIGERSON CUP

first_imgPatrick McBrearty’s UUJ side were stunned in the Sigerson Cup by DCU.Donegal GAA star Patrick McBrearty was left reeling yesterday afternoon when his UUJ (University Ulster Jordanstown) suffered a shock defeat at home to DCU. UUJ were hotly tipped to win the competition as the team was stacked with high profile inter-county talent.DCU was always going to be a formidable opponent, but the fact UUJ had home advantage and such a strong panel they were the hot favourites to not only defeat DCU, but to win the competition outright. Along with McBrearty, the UUJ side contained Mayo star Cillian O’Connor, Tyrone forward Ronan O’Neill and former AFL star and Down forward Caolan Mooney.However, they never recovered from a dreadful start which seen DCU score two early goals that left UUJ trailing by seven points at the break.They did at one stage reduce the deficit to four points but DCU finished strong and scored an unanswered 1-2 in the final stages to close a comfortable nine point surprise win.DISAPPOINTMENT FOR PADDY MCBREARTY AS HIS STAR STUDDED UUJ SIDE CRASH OUT OF SIGERSON CUP was last modified: February 5th, 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:DCUGAAnewsPaddy McBreartySigerson CupSportUUJlast_img read more