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first_imgJGA’s HeroesWeekend ClassicThe Jamaica Golf Association’s (JGA) Heroes Weekend Classic will be held on October 17 and 18 at Sandals Golf and Country Club.Sandals Ocho Rios will be offering a special rate of US$300 per couple per night for golfers who are entered in the JGA event. The entry fee is $8,000 for members and $9,000 for non-members. One day fee is $5,000 while the fee for juniors is $4,000.The cost for shared cart and caddy is US$27.50 per day. For walkers, the caddy fee is US$20.Antigua’s Joseph among winnersEDMONTON, Canada (CMC):Teenaged Antiguan jockey Kwame Joseph was among the winners as Caribbean riders continued to dominate at Northlands Park at midweek.The 17-year-old Joseph, in his first stint on the international circuit, won the final race of the eight-race card with 15-1 outsider Kaitlans Song.He was joined on the winners’ list by four-time defending champion, Barbadian Rico Walcott, who captured race three with favourite Wild Romeo, and Jamaican Trevor Simpson, who won race one with 4-1 bet Im Hott Ur Nott.Veteran Barbadian rider Desmond Bryan took race five with 4-1 choice Montana Skies, while fellow national Damario Bynoe scored an upset in race six with rank 60-1 outsider Gold Kiss.With just over two weeks left in the Northlands Park season, Walcott is coasting towards his fifth consecutive title with 127 wins, with Scott Williams sitting second on 68.Jamaican Tony Maragh is third on 48 but just narrowly ahead of Shannon Beauregard on 46.Switzerland qualify for Euro 2016LONDON (AP):Switzerland will return for the European Championship for the first time since co-hosting the tournament eight years ago after thrashing San Marino 7-0 yesterday with seven different scorers.As the Swiss secured second place, Group E leaders England made it nine wins out of nine in qualifying, with Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling scoring in a 2-0 win over Estonia.With one qualifier remaining, Switzerland have an unassailable five-point advantage over Slovenia, who were held 1-1 by Lithuania.England are the only team with a 100 per cent record in qualifying for next year’s finals and should be top-seeded in the draw.Spain on a cruiseLOGRONO, Spain (AP):Santi Cazorla and Paco Alcacer scored two goals each to help Spain beat Luxembourg 4-0 yesterday and secure a spot for the holders in next year’s European Championship.Cazorla scored in the 42nd and 85th minutes, while Alcacer netted in the 67th and 80th to give Spain 24 points in Group C, five more than Slovakia and Ukraine. Slovakia lost 1-0 at home to Belarus, while Ukraine defeated Macedonia 2-0.In the final round, Ukraine host Spain who will be looking for a third consecutive European title in France next year, and Slovakia play at Luxembourg.The top two teams from the nine groups qualify automatically. The best third-place team also advances, while the other eight meet in a playoff.last_img read more

Kilcar too good for Termon in feisty quarter-final clash

first_imgKilcar proved far too good for Francie Friel’s Termon side in a game that threatened to boil over on several occasions. Termon tried to impose themselves physically on their slicker, quicker opponents, but it threatened to escalate with tensions running high.The game was just twenty seconds old when Ryan McHugh was hit hard in a third man tackle by Sean ‘The Decent’ O’Donnell and that set the tone for the next fifteen minutes. O’Donnell was lucky not to be black-carded – but he replaced early into the first-half as his intimate tussle with McBrearty causing a number of spats.There were lot of incidents happening off the ball, with Eoin McHugh, Ryan McHugh and Stephen McBrearty the target of some very close marking that bordered on the illegal.Kilcar’s management team were getting animated at the tactics employed by Termon, and it was very difficult game to referee.However, Micheal Hegarty rolled back the years with a superb first-half display, he kicked three long range beauties. While Eoin McHugh, Ryan McHugh, Ciaran McGinley and Barry Shovlin scored some superb points to give Kilcar a commanding first-half lead.They headed for the changing rooms at half-time leading by nine points – on a score-line of 0-11 to 0-02, with the game effectively already over as a contest.It was much of the same in the second-half, with Kilcar dominating possession and they worked some beautiful points, with McGinley, Patrick McBrearty and Eoin McHugh all adding points.It could have been worse for Termon, but Michael Boyle made two stunning second-half saves, Kilcar have so much pace and quality it was difficult to combat.Termon battled on gamely, but in truth were totally outclassed by a team with genuine ambitions of winning the Donegal SFC. On this evidence, Kilcar look like they could go all the way, but will know they’ll face tougher tests if they’re to get their hands on the Dr Maguire Cup which has proved elusive to them in the last 23 years.Final score: Kilcar 0-19 Termon 0-04Kilcar too good for Termon in feisty quarter-final clash was last modified: September 24th, 2016 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:Donegal SFCGAAkilcarnewsSportTermonlast_img read more