Sun | Nov 17, 2019

Stories by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s senior netballers now back in training with the Sunshine Girls squad, head coach Connie Francis said they have intensified their preparations ahead of their Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. Nine members of...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning champion trainer Wayne DaCosa and this year’s leading trainer, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, are among stakeholders complaining of a major infestation of scorpions and centipedes (forty legs) in the stables area at Caymanas Park. DaCosta, who...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:50 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netballer Khadijah Williams says she is delighted to be back in the Sunshine Girls set-up and is looking forward to their upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. Williams, along with nine other members of...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jermaine Thomas, coach of surprise daCosta Cup semi-finalists McGrath High, says his team has nothing to fear when they face defending champions Clarendon College in the last four of the competition tomorrow at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Leading racehorse trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes is still positive about his chances of securing his first trainer’s title despite reigning champion trainer Wayne DaCosta’s strong hold in this weekend’s rich Diamond Mile race, which will be run on...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating encounter is expected today when defending champions Kingston College (KC) face rivals Wolmer’s in a top-of-the-table clash in Group G in the quarter-final round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition at the Stadium East starting...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Cornwall College will begin their defence of the ISSA/Champions Cup knockout competition when they take on Charlie Smith at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Montego Bay starting at 6:30 p.m. In the opening match of the double-...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Chris Stokes, says that his organisation is planning on hosting a number of international Push Start invitational events, following the acquisition of a brand-new sled and portable track....

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the body will be seeking to raise US$2 million (over J$276 million) annually to prepare its senior national men’s team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. “...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has said that the contracts of the national senior women’s football team coaching staff may not be renewed by his association. The contracts of head coach Hue Menzies and his assistant,...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) will be aiming to finish the job against Vauxhall High when both teams clash in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup second-leg match at Winchester Park today at 3 p.m. In the opening match of the double-header...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heavy rainfall forced the abandonment of the first leg second-round ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup games between St Jago High School and Charlie Smith High School and Jamaica College (JC) and Hydel High School at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. The...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The 32nd staging of the Bell/Ziadie Memorial Football Matches will be played on Monday at Winchester Park at 2:30 p.m. This year’s four-team tournament will be played in a round-robin format and will see St George’s Invitational, Masters and...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“If anybody can, Connie Francis can.” Those are the words of former president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Marva Bernard expressing her delight with the reappointment of Francis as the head coach of the senior national team. Francis was appointed to...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran local coach Connie Francis says she is delighted to be reappointed head coach of the Sunshine Girls and is looking forward to the challenge of moving the team forward from their recent disappointments. The vastly experienced Francis, who...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior defender Adrian Mariappa says Jamaica will have to be more clinical in front of goal when they tackle Aruba in their return match in Group C of the Concacaf Nations League B in Curacao today at 6 p.m. The Reggae Boyz, who are ranked...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holy Trinity High School will look to finish what they started in their rescheduled Group A ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game against Bridgeport High School at the Royal Lakes field today. Trinity were leading 1-0 when heavy rain and lightning forced...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says Netball Jamaica (NJ) should employ an experienced professional coach to guide the Sunshine Girls forward as they look to regroup from their poor showing at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that the team is well behind in its preparations for the upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. The series, which will be held from January 19-26, will also...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell says that he is close to returning to full fitness from an abdominal strain and that he is hoping to be selected for the Windies squad for their upcoming tour of India, where they will meet that host nation and...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden head coach Michael Cohen says his team is ready to put a stop to Molynes United’s unbeaten run in the Red Stripe Premier League when both teams clash tomorrow at the Royal Lakes field. Cohen’s men will enter the contest oozing...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys’ Town head coach Andrew Price says that the southern St Andrew club is still awaiting a compensation package from Belgian outfit Sporting Charleroi after their acquisition of forward Shamar Nicholson last month. The 22-year-old Reggae...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse’s head coach Marcel Gayle said he is expecting another classy performance from his team, when they face fellow unbeaten side Humble Lion in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter at the Effortville Community Centre tomorrow....

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holy Trinity High School head coach Devon Anderson has threatened to bench a number of his underperforming senior players for their upcoming matches in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. This is after their 2-2 home draw with St Jago High...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Axed Mount Pleasant Academy head coach Donovan Duckie is preparing to take legal action against the club for $16 million in unpaid salary and incentives, plus damages, following his dismissal a few weeks ago, The Gleaner has been reliably informed...

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