Thrilled at the win, Dr Dean Weatherly, the Cornwall College head coach heaped praises on his players. “It’s been a long time coming; sixteen years is a long wait, and today, we gave it our all,” said Weatherly. “I did what I said we would do. Now ,I think I may just kick back, relax and consider resignation,” the man known as Doc told The Sunday Gleaner. Weatherly has been at the helm of the Cornwall College football squad for almost 25 years, in which time he has won for them several titles at the Under-16 and senior levels. It was a game of two halves really, as STETHS dominated the first 45 minutes and can only blame themselves for not finding the back of the net. James, who carried the main goalscoring threat for the Omar Wedderburn-coached team, was inconspicuous with his captain Chris-Andrew Dixon, his usual hard-tackling self in midfield. With only two shots at goal in the first half, Cornwall then turned things completely around in the second half, with Peter-Lee Vassell and Fletcher leading the way. Fletcher came close, not once, but twice before finally getting the better of the tiring STETHS defenders, when Vassell slipped but got up to slide him a pass. Fletcher then fired into the far corner to rousing appreciation from the mostly partisan Cornwall College crowd. The noise was deafening when McDonald curved a beautiful shot out of the reach of the mishandling Kenroy Wallace in the STETHS goal. Disappointed, Wendell Downswell, technical director for the STETHS team, described it as a tough loss. “Congrats to Cornwall College for a spirited game; they are now the champions. I think they wanted it more. But we will be back next year,” said Downswell. THRILLED WESTERN BUREAU: Chants of “CC, CC” rang out after Cornwall College dethroned St Elizabeth Technical to secure a twelfth hold on the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football title, edging their rivals 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. It was a well-deserved victory for the new champions, who went undefeated in the daCosta Cup, and will now set sights on one more trophy when they tackle Manning Cup champions Jamaica College in Saturday’s Olivier Shield. Jordaine Fletcher netted his 29th daCosta Cup goal and his 36th of the season in all competitions to give Cornwall the lead. Then a stunning strike from second-half substitute Shawn McDonald in time added on, at the end of 90 minutes, left no doubt who the 2016 champions would be. STETHS’ never-say-die attitude was missing for long stretches of the game, but it surfaced with practically the last kick of the match, when Demar James struck to pull a goal back in the 94th minute. It was a case of too little too late for STETHS, who battled to the end in what ended up a trophy-less season for the first time in six five years.
“We are very excited to be bringing on board LaLiga to add to the already existing partnership we have with FKF for this second season of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom. The all-star team selected will get a chance to attend a 10 day the training camp in Spain and will also play a few friendly games against the world’s best Spanish LaLiga academies”, said Charles Kare, Acting Director, Consumer Business Unit, Safaricom.Just like the first season the tournament will target talented male and female youth aged between 16 and 20 with an aim of developing grassroots football, scouting for talent and propelling gifted players to the national limelight.“When we launched the first edition of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom, we promised to offer young, gifted footballers a platform to showcase their talent. We kept our promise with 13 players from season one getting the chance to join under-20 national team. Several players have also been signed up by the local top leagues for both men and women. We are looking forward to unearthing even more talent in season two”, said Nick Mwendwa, FKF President.Over 1,500 teams took part in the first season of the tournament whose final was held at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega.The launch of the second season was marked with friendly matches involving reigning Champions, Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens who played Nairobi region champions Gor Mahia Youth FC and Beijing Raiders.“If the talent on show today is anything to go by, then LaLiga certified coaches will be in for a tough time selecting the all-star team that will travel to Spain. We are really excited about this partnership with a leading brand such as Safaricom and we look forward to hosting the young boys and girls who will have been chosen”, said Gregory Bolle, Head of Global Partnerships and Marketing, LaLiga.Registration for tournament will close on 30th September with group games being played countrywide from October 2018.Registration forms are available via the Website (http://chapadimba.safaricom.co.ke/) and from all Safaricom shops and local FKF offices.The top regional teams will qualify for the national finals where the winners in both the men and women categories will walk away with Sh1 Million.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kapenguria Heroes players. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONNAIROBI, Kenya Sep 15 – The second edition of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth football tournament season two has received a major boost after Spain’s top football league, LaLiga offered its partnership.The partnership involves a scouting program that will see certified LaLiga coaches travel to Kenya to search for talented players, both boys and girls, who will make up an all-star team.
CAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 2, 11, 16, 23. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was John Doherty, Woodland, Dooish.Next weeks jackpot is €2300.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! SENIORSOur senior team are at home to Gweedore Celtic on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.All support welcome.CAPPRY YOUTHSU18’s beat Gweedore Utd on penalties in the 1/4 final of the Colin Breslin Cup today after the game finished 1:1 after extra time. Stephen Carr scored the Cappry goal with a delightful chip in the second half of normal time. The lads were unlucky not to win the game in normal time as they hit the woodwork several times. Well done to all the boys for coming through a difficult game and they will now face Swilly Rovers away in the semi-final. CAPPRY ROVERS U16Our u16’s were away to Castlefin in the Cup Semi-Final and came away with an excellent 4-0 win with Shaun Rodgers, Kyle O’Meara and Sean McBride (2) grabbing the Cappry goals.This set up a Cup Final against Convoy Arsenal which will be played on Wednesday evening in The Curragh with a 7.30pm kick off.Best of luck lads. CAPPRY ROVERS U14Our u14’s played 2nd placed Drumkeen Utd in the league and came away with a very good point. Joel Bradley Walsh getting the all important goal for Cappry.Next up is a home game against Convoy Arsenal on Wednesday evening in Cappry Park with a 6pm kick off.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12Cappry Crusaders U12 team made the long journey to Keadue for the first game of the cup on Saturday 28th March. Having only played one competitive game in the last 6 weeks, our boys found it hard to adapt to the windy conditions. Playing with the wind in the first half Cappry failed to use it to their advantage and went in at half time 1-0 down. A strong half time talk brought our boys out fighting in the second half but try as they might they could not find an equalising goal. Tim Scanlon and Johnny Griffin were simply outstanding in defence with Jason McElchar putting in a great display on the right wing. Many thanks to Keadue for their hospitality and for a great game. Next game is against Letterkenny next weekend at Cappry!SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U18s BEAT GWEEDORE CELTIC was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:Cappry Rovers notes