GT Beer ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Futsal starts today

first_imgThe sixth edition of the GT Beer ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Indoor Competition is anticipated to provide riveting action from today (Saturday), when the tournament kicks off at the National Gymnasium.Eager and determined teams are expected from Georgetown, Linden, Berbice, and from both west and east coasts and banks of the Demerara county.Organiser Kevin Adonis, in an invited comment, said this year’s edition is expected to surpass last year’s in terms of excitement and fan support. He is urging teams to bring out their supporters to ensure that their hopes of ‘keeping their five alive’ are increased by the turnout of fans.“The concept is one that I like. It allows a team only one opportunity to play for the prizes; and because of this, all the teams come well prepared to play at a high level, and so the fans are the real winners,” Adonis explained.He added that thirty-two of the best teams in the country have been assembled, including defending champions West Front Road’s ‘Gold is Money’ and beaten finalist Future Stars.Among the other teams making the shortlist are: Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Leopold Street, and most of the zone champions of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition.In opening night action: Rhythm Stars (Mocha) tackle recently-crowned Berbice Guinness champions Trafalgar, and this encounter will be followed by the clash between Agricola and Broad Street.Kingston then square off against Swag Entertainment out of Linden, before another mining community team, NK Ballers, take on Sophia.In the final game of the night, Leopold Street play host to East Coast Melanie Damishana.The fixtures for the next two playing days are seen below.On Thursday, July 12, Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from East Coast Demerara go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.ESPN then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then faces California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down on the evening’s proceedings.On Saturday, July 14, Albouystown and Upsetters get things going, before Future Stars and Alpha Warriors square off.Back Circle then tackle Kitty Hustlers, before Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars go up against Bent Street.The reigning champs, West Front Road, then close the night with a clash against Alexander Village.Insert: GT Beerlast_img read more


first_imgA Kerry-born school principal has told her husband to go to the All-Ireland Final alone – because she believes Donegal are going to be given a lesson in football.Fiona Farry, who is principal at Cloughfin National School, is a staunch fan of The Kingdom having been born in Castleisland.And because Kerry have won the Sam Maguire so many times, she thinks it’s only right that her husband Gerry Farry should attend Croke Park tomorrow. Ms Farry isn’t getting away easily! Pics copyright of Northwest Newspix“I told him to run along but he is wasting his time as Kerry are going to bring back Sam.“He wouldn’t listen to me but he’ll be the one on a wasted journey come Sunday afternoon,” laughed Fiona.The popular teacher proudly wore her Kerry jersey into school yesterday but was hugely outnumbered by her Donegal pupils as well as staff Maria McGinley, Shauna Kirk and Sandra Stewart.“We had great craic. The kids really got into it and we had great fun. “I hope they’re still smiling when Kerry goes home to The Kingdom on Sunday,” laughed Fiona.Some of the pupils’ handy artwork. KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalFiona FarryGAAlast_img read more

Drake University And Hy-Vee Announce Five-Year Sponsorship Extension

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University and Hy-Vee, Inc. have announced an extension for Hy-Vee to remain the presenting sponsor of the Drake Relays through 2021.This extraordinary partnership began in 2012 and has helped enhance and elevate the weeklong event into one of the world’s premier athletic events: the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.”For more than 100 years, the Drake Relays have garnered great success. But there’s no doubt that since partnering with Hy-Vee, the Drake Relays has earned even greater national and international acclaim,” said Drake Relays director Brian Brown. “It’s great to have a partner that understands success, excellence and raising the bar in pursuing excellence at the highest level. We’re proud of where we’re going and realize that there’s more we can do together.”With Hy-Vee’s support, the Drake Relays has been able to offer one of the largest track and field prize purses on North American soil for each of the last three years. In 2013 the world’s finest athletes competed in London Olympic Games Rematches, followed by Moscow World  Championship Rematches in 2014 and Beijing World Championship Previews in 2015. Brown has created 13 Rio Olympic Games Preview events with nearly 60 past Olympians, including more than Olympic medalists, and dozens of Olympic hopefuls set to thrill the Drake Stadium crowds.”We’re excited to continue our support of the Drake Relays’ legacy and build upon the successes our partnership has accomplished in recent years,” said Ryan Grant, Hy-Vee’s director of sports marketing. “At Hy-Vee, we are dedicated to health and fitness, and through the Drake Relays we’re able to showcase our high school, collegiate and world-class athletes who work so hard to compete and represent our communities.””I’m thrilled that Hy-Vee’s continued support of the Drake Relays ensures that the Relays will remain one of the premier athletic events in the world,” said Drake director of athletic Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “Hy-Vee’s commitment to excellence in our communities has allowed us to transform the Relays into an event that draws world-class talent from across the globe to compete on the Blue Oval while protecting the integrity of the meet for our talented collegiate and high school competitors.”The 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee begins next week with action starting inside Drake Stadium on April 27 and continuing through April 30. For more information on the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee visit To secure your tickets, visit Friendly Versionlast_img read more