Saints, QPCC win U-16 and U-13 outdoor hockey titles

first_imgTHE VISITING Queen’s Park Cricket Club won the U-13 battle, while Saints defeated Old Fort in the U-16 final of the Guyana Hockey Board Outdoor Boys’ Challenge, yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground.In a tense U-16 final, it took a single goal in the last minute of the first half to decide the winners between Guyanese clubs Saints and Old Fort.Naresh Mahadeo took a short corner and the ball was passed around several times, before Samuel Garnett managed to make a shot on goal. Although the shot was partially deflected, Mahadeo was able to collect the ball at the mouth of the goal and he made no mistake.Old Fort made several runs in the second period, but none threatened to change the score.In the first semi-final, a first-half strike from Garnett propelled Saints ahead of GCC (1-0); while Old Fort had defeated QPCC 2-1 on penalties after a 0-0, full-time score, in semi-final number two.U-13 FINALPrior to the U-16 battle, QPCC had stormed to a 10-0 victory against Saints in the U-13 Boys ‘final.Adam Wyatt and Nicholas Siu Butt both scored hat tricks to lead the visiting team.  Christiano Austin and Caiden Mack supported with two goals each.Three teams competed in the U-13 competition and four in the U-16 division.The battle continues today with the indoor Challenge at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more

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Ramesh Sunich pays tribute to the late Bilal Haslim

first_imgTHE sudden demise of prominent softball player Khalid ‘Bilal’ Haslim has sent shockwaves among fans both in Guyana and North America.Popular softball player and ardent supporter/sponsor Ramesh Sunich, proprietor of Trophy Stall, said he’s devastated with the news that his long-standing friend Bilal had passed away, positing that “he had gone too soon”.Sunich told Chronicle Sport that he’s shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of the versatile softball cricketer.Sunich recalled meeting Haslim in 1994 when he was an Under-16 player. “At the time, I had formed a softball cricket team called Park Rangers who practised daily in the National Park.During the same period, Sunich explained he went to the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) in an effort to recruit some players. Former Guyana Under-19 cricketer and another popular softball player, Peter Persaud introduced him to Haslim and the two formed a bond that still existed until his passing last Friday.“I was impressed with him and under my wings, introduced him to softball cricket. I would even assist with paying the transportation costs for Haslim to attend practice.”Among the other known players in Park Rangers during that period were former national players Paul Persaud, Neil McGarrell and Lennox Cush while former Guyana Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) Organising Secretary Royston Ramsarran was also an integral part of the team.Haslim became a key figure in Park Rangers lineup who won three Minor League competitions. “He was a fine player and loved the sport.  During practice matches, Haslim would always open the bowling, and was also a good batsman. May he Rest in Peace!”The 41-year-old Haslim, who hails from Industry, East Coast Demerara, reportedly died from a heart attack last Friday morning, sending shockwaves among softball officials and players alike.The funeral for Haslim will take place tomorrow. Viewing will be held at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) on Woolford Avenue from 12:00hrs to 13:00hrs. His remains will then be taken to Ogle Masjid for further viewing. Burial takes place at Ogle burial ground. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN QUITS POST AT IRISH COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO

first_imgWell-known Donegal singer and DJ Dee Brown has quit her position at Irish Country Music Radio.Ms Brown, from Raphoe, has not given a reason for her decision but said it was a sad decision for her.“I have been left with no choice. Certain things have happened over that past few days that have really disappointed me. “These are people that I truly had respect for and I feel there is no way back. “I can’t comment on their decisions other than to do whats right for me, thank you for all your support and I look forward to the future and whatever it may bring,” she said.Ms Brown has been inundated with messages of support on her Facebook page last night by family and friends.Ms Brown is well known through Donegal and the north-west as part of the band , The She Amigos and was popular with listeners with her show The Donegal Doll.  DONEGAL WOMAN QUITS POST AT IRISH COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Dee BrownIrish Country MUsic RadioThe She Amigoslast_img read more

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