St Andrew Hockey celebrates 75 years

first_imgThe St Andrew Hockey Club – the oldest existing women’s club in Jamaica, is celebrating 75 years and in honour of this special occasion, the club will be hosting the St Andrew Cup mixed tournament November 19-20 at the Mona Hockey Field. After a successful launch last Thursday that saw a huge turnout from participating teams, sponsors and well-wishers it’s now down to the business end of things this weekend. The tournament sponsored by Toyota Jamaica, Jamaica National, Avis, Home and garden Care limited, Art and Fabric Co Ltd and Image One will transform the Mona Hockey Field this weekend. The eight teams vying for the inaugural championship title are placed in two groups. Group One consist of Eagles, St Andrew Hockey Club, Sharpe’s Rebels Hockey Club and Papine Strikers. Group Two has Tropical Circus, Munex, Inferno and Mighty Dragon. The tournament will provide local clubs with the opportunity to form competitive mixed teams that will be vying for the right to be crowned St Andrew Cup champions. The participants will be members of the local Hockey fraternity who will compete in eight teams. All the teams are compact with an abundance of talent, some with a host of past and present national representatives on show. This competition the first of its kind in Jamaica will be of a highly competitive nature and is a precursor for the international tournament, teams will be vying for the Myrna Brown championship trophy and over $60,000 in cash prizes. Myrna Brown, who is a St Andrew Hockey Club life member, will be the patron of the tournament in honour of her service to the club for over half a centurylast_img read more

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Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perasol on Murrell’s late dunk vs NU: He needs to respect the game, opponents Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Vito was the first to hit with 1:35 left then, Desiderio followed it up a few seconds later, right after a Troy Rike bucket, to give UP a stable 80-71 lead with 37.1 seconds left in the game.Desiderio finished with 12 points, eight coming in the fourth quarter, while Vito scored seven of his 10 in the final frame as they helped UP get to the fourth seed with a 6-6 card.“For me it’s about leadership, we’ve been doing this for five years and we have the responsibility of leading the team,” said Vito.Desiderio and Vito were there when UP was a perennial bottom placer until it gradually became a legitimate Final Four contender in Season 80 when it fell just a win short of making the semifinals with a 6-8 record trailing fourth-placer Far Eastern University.Vito said the Maroons will do whatever it takes to lead the Fighting Maroons to their first Final Four appearance since 1997.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Before we end our UAAP careers we want to reach the Final Four and we will give our best in this final two games of the season, we want to make it count,” said Vito. ANTIPOLO—When University of the Philippines needed someone to prevent National University from making a late-game run, two of its seniors heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gelo Vito and Paul Desiderio were instrumental in the Fighting Maroons’ 82-71 win over the Bulldogs in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament and the fifth-year duo made the most damage in the payoff period.UP was firmly ahead for much of the game, leading, 60-49, heading into the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs suddenly showed their bark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNU rookie Dave Ildefonso made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut UP’s lead to seven, 76-69, with less than two minutes remaining but that just prompted Vito and Desiderio to save the day for the Fighting Maroons.“I was just thinking that I want a good ending because as long as there’s a chance for the Final Four we’ll put everything to it,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “That’s our motivation.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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