Surprise package Jonathan Grant on cusp of semis in Manning Cup

first_imgIT’S an outcome few would have imagined at the start of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup season, but one of the competition’s surprise teams, Jonathan Grant High, sensationally moved within a point of qualifying for the semi-finals from Group K, after outclassing former champions Charlie Smith High 2-0 yesterday at Spanish Town Prison Oval, to lead Group K with six points.Now, the Spanish Town-based institution needs a mere draw in their final game against Calabar High to advance.Anelka Grandison sent Jonathan Grant ahead in the 32nd minute with a majestic strike past Charlie’s goalkeeper, Eric Robinson.Tyrone Small put the icing on the cake for Jonathan Grant with another delicate finish, after slipping through Charlie Smith’s defence like a ghost to tap in at the 61st.The goal sent the home supporters into ecstasy, as Jonathan Grant’s 12th man, their supporters, were fully in the game.Jonathan Grant defended deep, blocked goalscoring opportunities and continued their counter-attacking runs, which exposed Charlie Smith’s back line.Charlie Smith ended with 10 players, as captain Shaquille Notice saw straight red for violent conduct.The Jonathan Grant team only just advanced to the quarter-finals ahead of Norman Manley High after equalising in their eight-minute replay of their final preliminary-round match.Their only title in the local schoolboy competitions is a Walker Cup triumph in 1999, but they have toppled two former champions so far.”Good victory; all about preparation, planned preparation, and we executed,” said head coach Oneil Thomas.”We got harder fights from other teams, but we planned and prepared for Charlie Smith. We are on six points and still underdogs, and will take it one game at a time,” stressed Thomas.Meanwhile, former champions Excelsior High School returned to winning ways and maintained their hopes of advancing with a 5-1 drubbing of 2005 champions Calabar High in the 3:00 p.m. feature match, also at Prison Oval.Excelsior’s scoring was led by Voshawn Williams (15th, 48th), Thorne Buchanan (38th, 57th) and Christopher Thorpe (19th). Lenworth Reckford scored Calabar’s consolation.The result leaves Excelsior on three points and second in the group – on goal difference with Charlie Smith – while Calabar are out of the runnings.Excelsior assistant coach Xavier Gilbert credited his team’s scoring.”Jonathan Grant has put themselves in the driver’s seat. They are in a better position than us, so we just have to do what we have to do and hope for the best,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgKILCAR CLUB NEWS: Our seniors and reserves travelled to Glenswilly last Saturday our reserves were unlucky being defeated by a point 4-10 to 3-12 while our seniors drew 1-12 to 1-12 in their second last match of the division one campaign. ScórThanks to Shannon McLaughlin, David Love, Aaron McShane and Ryan McShane for taking part in Scór last Friday and to Honora Meehan and Sharon Love for their work in preparing the acts and also thanks to all the supporters. Club AppWe have now 142 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Donegal Minor Presentation Night The Presentation of Ulster and All Ireland Runner up medals will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday 29th November. Tickets cost €25. Clubs to place orders with Noirin Ni Dhochartaigh County Administrator on or before Monday 24th November. Email administrator.donegal@gaa.ieTickets must be collected and paid for by Wednesday 26th November.Reunion of the 1972 and 1974 Ulster ChampionsBrian McEniff and the Donegal County Board are hosting re-union for the 1972 and 1974 Ulster Champions.The function will take place in the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran on Friday 21st November. We have received a great response from panel members of both teams who have confirmed their attendance. If anyone wishes to purchase tickets for this event they can do so by contacting Brian McEniff on 087-2244432 or Noreen Doherty 087-2359509 the price of tickets is €35. Ten Week DrawWeek Four Winners: €1,000 Colm Garvey, Drimnafinigle €500 Michael Gallagher c/o Declan Gallagher OGT €300 Charlie Keeney, Clogher, Carrick and €200 Caroline McGill, Glenesh, Barry McShane, Keenaghan and Kathleen Keeney, Glen.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €8,000 this week’s numbers were 4, 7, 26 and 30 winners were: €50 Barbara (c/o Centra ), €30 Nicola Cunningham and €20 Margaret Cunningham (Old Fintra Road). Lotto Plus numbers 6, 10, 13 and 27 there was no winner. BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Evelyn McHugh, €80 Goretta Kennedy, David Love, €70 Joan Ellis, Catherine Gallagher, Mairead Gallagher, Margaret Brady, Patricia O’Gara, Maria Boyle and Carmel Ellis. The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,250 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR HOLD GLENSWILLY IN LEAGUE GAME was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Kilcar club news November 17 2014last_img read more