WESTERN BUREAU:Rusea’s High on Saturday joined St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Clarendon College, and their old nemesis, Cornwall College, as rural area schools to make the quarter-final round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Super Cup after a commanding 3-0 win over Haile Selassie High in the feature game of the Montego Bay Sports Complex double-header.In the early fixture, STETHS had to come from behind three separate times to put away a spirited Holy Trinity 4-3 to advance.A Rusea’s versus Cornwall College game has been on the lips of diehard schoolboy football fans this side of the island for some time now. It has been over a decade since the last time these two most successful rural area schools met.STETHS, meanwhile, will be looking to stave off Bridgeport High in their quarter-final clash, while Clarendon College tackle high-flying Excelsior High and Kingston College meet Wolmer’s Boys’ in the other matchups for a place in the semis.Rusea’s made a blistering start against Haile Selassie, scoring the opening goal 40 seconds into the action when Leonardo Fogarty thrashed a right-footed shot into the roof of the net.Not long after, they doubled the score when Nazime Matahie netted in the 17th minute, with the ‘Russians’ looking ominous with each ensuing attack.It got worse for Haile Selassie on the 37th minute mark as referee Danian Parchment pointed to the spot when a defender brought down Rusea’s midfielder Daniel Reid inside the area for Ronaldo Thompson to slot home to make the scoreline 3-0, effectively slamming the door shut on the Geoffrey Maxwell-coached unit.AHEAD BY HALF-TIME”We just had to protect the lead. By half-time, we had the game won, so there was no need to play high-octane football through to the end. I wanted to give rest to our players,” said Rusea’s coach Aaron Lawrence.”I honestly expected a lot more from Haile Selassie, but even then, I thought we played a brilliant first half to move on,” he said.Haile Selassie barely had a shot on goal as Rusea’s tactics to close them down early paid off.However, Coach Maxwell placed the blame for his team’s loss on what he said was interference from others in how the team was made up.”When you have too many people having a say in how the team is made up and who plays as against who does not, then it will affect the chemistry and the mindset of the players,” Maxwell said.”Tonight we saw that. We lost because the players in my mind have lost the belief. But aside from that, we have done well to get where we are in spite of the issues I mentioned,” he noted.
Legendary balladeers The Wolfe Tones are on their way back to Donegal for a highly-anticipated show in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny.The band has announced a Christmas gig in the Mount Errigal on Monday 30th December 2019 and tickets are already in demand.After 56 years on the road, the performance of arguably Ireland’s greatest ballad singer, Tommy Byrne, will once again be a memorable experience – Joe McDonnell, Kevin Barry, The Ballad of James Connolly, Grace, Streets of New York, as well as many other ballads, will provide a not to be missed Wolfe Tones experience. The ticket pre-sale opens on Eventbrite this Friday 22nd November at 9am. A limited number of tickets are available in the pre-sale, with prices discounted to £22 – €25. Click here to visit the Eventbrite page.General sale opens on Saturday 23rd November at 9am. Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, Ticketmaster.ie and Eventbrite.The Wolfe Tones have entered an unprecedented 56 years on the road. Starting off in Dublin in 1963, the group continue to tour and pack venues across the World. Emerging from the ballad boom of the early 1960’s, The Wolfe Tones started out on a career which has taken them to the heights of not just Irish, but international entertainment. They’ve received numerous international honours, including the freedom of both New York and Los Angeles, as well as the City of Philadelphia’s greatest honour, The Liberty Bell. The Wolfe Tones have in their ranks arguably Ireland’s most prolific song writer and composer of his generation, Brian Warfield. Brian has written songs that have become standards with Irish groups across the World, his ballads are sung from concerts to sports stadiums across the globe. From Celtic Symphony to Rock On Rockall, join the Wolfe tones for a Christmas concert in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Monday 30th December The Wolfe Tones are iconic, they have been the soundtrack to generations of Irish across the World for the last 56 years. Their journey continues, Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle and Tommy Byrne make up The Wolfe Tones, and they remain a ‘must see’ Irish group. One thing is for sure, The Wolfe Tones will once again make the rafters ring in their own inimitable style. Wolfe Tones’ shows sell out, as always, early booking is advised to experience a night to remember in the company of true legends of Irish music.Ticket Pre-sale: On Eventbrite this Friday 22nd November at 9pm. A limited number of tickets are available in the pre-sale, with prices discounted to £22 – €25. Click here to visit the Eventbrite page. General Sale: Opens on Saturday 23rd November at 9am. Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, Ticketmaster.ie and Eventbrite.The legendary Wolfe Tones are back for Donegal gig was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:joe gallagher entertainmentsthe wolfe tones
View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated San Miguel got back to the conference’s finals for the fifth straight time after taking down Phoenix 105-94 in Game 5 for the 4-1 series win, and this title round marks Fajardo’s eighth trip to the ultimate seven-game series.Fajardo said that playing in this upcoming finals series doesn’t differ from the other ones he’s played in but he knows taking another championship won’t come easy especially with the Beermen gunning for a fifth straight Philippine Cup title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There really isn’t much difference from the other championship series, but as long as we’re in the finals there’s always a new challenge so I hope we get the title,” said Fajardo in Filipino Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome.“I know that it’s not easy winning a title but we’ll do everything we can to get it.” Fajardo, who posted 13 points and 16 rebounds in Game 5, is 6-1 in the finals with his only loss in a championship round happening in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup against Barangay Ginebra.That loss, however, may be put to the wayside if San Miguel beats whomever the winner in the semifinals series between Magnolia and Rain or Shine.The Beermen can become the only team in PBA history to win five straight titles in the PBA surpassing their own mark of four straight Philippine Cups and Alaska’s own run of a four-peat from 1994-1997 in the Governors’ Cup.“We’ve let go of that previous loss in the finals, so now we’re focused on the next one,” said Fajardo. “We want to win but I know the other team that will get to the championship round also wants to win the title. We’re going to prepare for it, we shouldn’t be contented.”Fajardo added that even though they’ve been to a finals series for five straight years now, he can’t say if San Miguel is used to being in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I really can’t say if we’re used to this but I can say we have the experience but that can’t be the basis that we’re ahead in the series,” said Fajardo. “We just have a little bit of experience.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo has been to enough finals that reaching another championship round in the PBA Philippine Cup feel nothing new to him.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid No Gilas-Australia friendlies for World Cup prep due to schedule conflict LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles