It's a STETHS-Dinthill daCosta Cup final

Lennon High's Tavis Grant (centre) controls the ball under pressure from STETHS midfielders Shawn Genus (left) and Chris-
Andrew Dixon during yesterday's ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup semi-final at Juici Park. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon -- St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will contest their fourth successive ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final after edging Lennon High's run 2-1 in semi-final action at a soggy Juici Park yesterday. Full-back Neville Morgan gave the Santa Cruz-based school the lead in th ... Read More

Jamaica College Coach Miguel Coley (left) in a jubilant mood while being embraced by coaching staff member Andre Virtue after the victory. True blue
THEY say revenge is best served cold, but Jamaica College (JC) dished it out with a heated 1-0 win o ... Read More

(L-R) PRICE... Boys’ Town tactician. WAITE... Arnett head coach Trech Town set to rock
The Trench Town derby is expected to take centre stage today with Boys' Town FC welcoming reigning c ... Read More

Photo: Academics of football
Reggae Girl Sherona Forrester (centre), the 2016 Rhodes Scholar, has the attention of (from left) CE ... Read More

Manchester Major League kicks off today

Sunday, November 29, 2015    

Travoy McDonald (foreground) of defending champions Hillstars FC
turns away from Downs FC's Romaine Samuda during last season's
Manchester FA/Captain's Bakery Major League final at the Kirkvine
Sport Club. Hillstars won 3-1. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The Manchester FA/Magnum/Captain's Bakery Major League competition begins today with four games at the Kirkvine Sport Club in Williamsfield. Proceedings will actually get underway with a dress parade at 12:30 pm, followed by two sets of games at one o'clock. On Field A, reigning champions Hillstars FC will kick-start their title defence against Georges Valley, while Downs FC will tackle Porus FC Field B. Two hours later, Greenvale United will oppose Old England on Fi ... Read More

Bayern extend Hertha's horribe record against German giants

Sunday, November 29, 2015    

Bayern Munich’s striker Thomas Mueller (right) and Berlin’s Norwegian midfielder Per Cijan Skjelbred vie for the ball during their
German first division Bundesliga match in Munich, Germany, yesterday. Bayern won 2-0. (PHOTO: AFP)

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- Bayern Munich went 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesligayesterday with a 2-0 win at home to Hertha Berlin who have now gone 38 years without a win at the German giants. With second-placed Borussia Dortmund hosting VfB Stuttgart on Sunday, Bayern took the chance to extend their lead with first-half goals by Germany forward Thomas Mueller and France Under-21 winger Kingsley Coman. Bayern show no signs of loosening their iron-grip on the Bundesliga title as they pi ... Read More

The romantic rise of Jamie Vardy

BY HUGO SAYE | Sunday, November 29, 2015    

Newcastle United’s Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita (left) vies with Leicester
City’s English striker Jamie Vardy during their English Premier League match at
St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England, recently. Leicester
won 3-0. (PHOTO: AFP)

On the 28th of April 2012, Fleetwood Town striker Jamie Vardy was enduring a 2-0 defeat at home to Luton on the final day of the Vanarama National League season. At the same time, Wayne Rooney was preparing for a Manchester derby match between two teams costing hundreds of millions of pounds which would go a long way to deciding the Premier League title race. A little over three years on they are England teammates looking forward to this summer's European Championships, and this weekend they w ... Read More

Deadly trio

Sunday, November 29, 2015    

Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar (centre) celebrates with Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (left) and Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi
after scoring their third goal during the Spanish league match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. Barcelona won 4-0. (PHOTOS: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AFP) -- Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to seven points yesterday thanks to another clinical display from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to down Real Sociedad 4-0. Messi was making his first league start in two months as he continues his comeback from knee ligament damage. But the Argentine was initially outshone by his strike partners as they each swept home from two Dani Alves crosses to put Barca in command at the break. Neymar then added his ... Read More

Vardy cracks record

Sunday, November 29, 2015    

Leicester City's English
striker Jamie Vardy
celebrates after scoring
during the English Premier
League match against
Manchester United at the
King Power Stadium in
Leicester, England,
yesterday. The game ended
1-1. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy made history yesterday by scoring for the 11th Premier League match running in his side's 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United. The England forward struck in the 24th minute, running onto Christian Fuchs's pass and arrowing a shot past David de Gea to break a record he had previously shared with former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The record capped a remarkable rise for 28-year-old Vardy, who was playing non-league football in ... Read More

AFC boss ‘confident’ next FIFA leader will be Asian

Sunday, November 29, 2015    


NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Asia’s football chief has won unanimous backing from his executive committee as the man to “rebuild FIFA” as he strengthens his campaign to take over the corruption-tarnished world body. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee also pledged to lobby its members to support president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, in a meeting ahead of today’s AFC awards. The Bahraini royal will appear before hundreds of delegates at ... Read More

JC hope to preserve four-year Manning Cup unbeaten record

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

COLEY... we want back
the pride and dignity at
Old Hope Road

MANY-TIME champions Jamaica College (JC) will not only be defending their Manning Cup title today, but also an unbeaten Manning Cup run spanning four years dating back to 2012. Head coach, Miguel Coley, told the Jamaica Observer that a lot is at stake and his school is ready for the challenge. "It's going to be a tough game... Jamaica College seeking to retain the Manning Cup title and seeking to create history as being the only team to win the Manning Cup three times and defending their unbea ... Read More

Blue thunder - JC, George’s set stage for explosive Manning Cup finale

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Donovan Dawkins (right) of Jamaica College closes in for a challenge on Howard
Williams of Denham Town during their ISSA/Flow Manning Cup semi-final
encounter at Sabina Park last week. JC won 4-2. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

DEFENDING champion Jamaica College (JC) will be hunting their third consecutive title when they tackle St George's College (STGC) in the Flow Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Manning Cup final set for the Sabina Park at 5:00 pm. Revenge will be on JC's agenda following their humiliating 0-4 thrashing at the hands of St George's College in the Super Cup final two weeks ago, thus setting the stage for another epic battle. One hundred and six years ago, JC won the first schoolboy ... Read More

Murray double catapults Dinthill into D'Cup final

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Rodave Murray (right), who scored both goals for Dinthill Technical, pulls away from Manchester High goalscorer Jarvis
Mattis during yesterday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup semi-final game at Juici Park. Dinthill won 2-1. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Rodave Murray was once again the man of the moment as Dinthill Technical rallied to clip Manchester High 2-1 in extra-time yesterday and advance to the final of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup competition. Murray, the driving force behind Dinthill's season, missed a penalty after seven minutes at Juici Park, but redeemed himself in the best possible way to lead his team into the championship game. He notched the equalising free-kick in minute 43, before latching on ... Read More

St George's College: Founded by Spanish Jesuits in 1850

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

The main gate of St George’s
College’s on North Street.

ST George's Colonial College was founded in 1850 by 21 Spanish Jesuits who had been exiled from Colombia as part of a religious persecution. The Colombian Government had given them approximately nine hours to leave the country by any means necessary. After they failed to leave, due to the unavailability of transportation, the Government extended their time to 48 hours. Within the 48 hours, a lone ship was leaving for Jamaica, which they boarded. At their head was Father Emmanuel Gil, a distingu ... Read More



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