‘Clarendon derby’ in RSPL – Humble Lion, Portmore United clash at Effortville

first_img tough game “We lost some points that we didn’t bargain for ourselves, and they are coming off two straight losses, but we will not be fooled by that. “They will be coming to up the tempo against us, and even with those losses, we would be prepared for a tough game from them,” Vassell Reynolds, coach of Humble Lion said of today’s big clash. He added: “On paper, it is a Clarendon derby, as we are based in Clarendon and a large percentage of the Portmore United players are based in the parish. With that situation, neither team needs anything more to motivate the players.” Leading up to this game, Reynolds said his players trained well with a lot of emphasis on the mental aspects of the game. “We did a lot on the mental side, which will be key to the outcome of this game. “Wolry Wolfe has been leading the charge for us and others like Levaughn Williams, Ricardo Cousins, Devon Hodges, and FranÁois Swaby are also capable of delivering for us. Once we can get them to join the likes of Wolfe and Andrew Vanzie, in terms of performance and leadership, we will be fine,” the positive Reynolds said. As far as Portmore United’s Clive Marshall is concerned, the main focus for his team is to improve on their last two performances and return to their productive ways. Nothing else matters. “This game is more like a derby, given tradition and history, but we are not looking at it like that. We are looking at improving on our last two results and returning to winning ways,” manager Marshall said. According to Marshall, there is no time for making excuses about why they lost and the manner in which they lost. It was time taking responsibility and putting measures in place to correct the mistakes and not repeating them. While Jovan East has been the most consistent in front of goal this season and Ewan Grandison in one of the most experienced, Marshall said getting back to winning ways was not up to one or two players but the entire team. “We have a young team, but if the more experienced players provide the leadership and the other players respond in a similar way then we will be OK, but it has to be a team effort,” declared Marshall. At Barbican Stadium Boys’ Town will be looking to follow up their big win over Portmore United with a victory over the stabilising UWIFC while Cavalier can keep themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Waterhouse. Today’s games: 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs UWI FC – Barbican Stadium 5 p.m: Cavalier vs Waterhouse – Stadium East 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Portmore United – Effortville Community Centre 3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Arnett Gardens – Edward Seaga Complex Tomorrow’s game: 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Montego Bay United – Harbour View Stadium Points standing P W D L GF GA GD O Pts MoBay United 17 9 6 2 29 11 18 33 Portmore 17 9 4 4 18 14 4 31 Arnett 17 9 2 6 24 13 11 29 Humble Lion FC 17 7 7 3 14 11 3 28 H.View 17 6 6 5 18 18 0 24 Reno 17 5 7 5 17 19 -2 22 Boys’ Town 17 6 4 7 19 22 -3 22 UWI FC 17 6 4 7 16 23 -7 22 Tivoli 17 5 4 8 21 23 -2 19 Cavalier 17 4 5 8 7 14 -7 17 Rivoli 17 4 4 9 19 25 -6 16 Waterhouse 17 3 5 9 13 22 -9 14 Prepared forcenter_img Former leaders Portmore United could find themselves overtaken by Humble Lion when the two meet today in the Red Stripe Premier League at Effortville Community Centre. Portmore United currently sit second in the table on 31 points, two behind leaders Montego Bay United and three ahead of Humble Lion. Normally, the visitors would be favoured to win, but they are on a two-game losing streak, losing 2-1 to 10th-placed Cavalier SC and 3-0 to seventh-placed Boys’ Town at the Juici Park field. This form should convince the Humble Lion players and fans that they have a good chance, especially at home.last_img read more

DONEGAL SEAWEED FACTORY IN DOUBT AFTER CLAIMS THAT WORKERS’ CARS WILL CAUSE POLLUTION

first_imgPlans to build a new factory in Co Donegal are in doubt after an objection that employees’ car will damage the local environment and cause pollution.Owner Michael McCloskey.The owner of the cosmetics factory, which is already located in Kilcar, wants to build a purpose-built factory and double its workforce from five to ten.But An Taisce have officially objected to the new facility saying it is against the County Development Plan in that it will bring more traffic into such a rural area.Michael McCloskey, owner of Algaran Teo at Kilcasey in Kilcar, is seeking planning permission to build a seaweed cosmetic factory beside the house where the factory is currently located.There are five employees at present in the factory, which makes cosmetics from seaweed harvested locally.The development would increase the use of cars in the area, where there is very limited public transport, and this would be against the County Development Plan, according to An Taisce.Part of an objection letter from An Taisce to Donegal County Council states “A dependancy   on private travel would give rise to an increase in greenhouse gas emission and would be contrary to policies laid out in the Donegal County Development Plan.”But Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin, board member of Údarás na Gaeltachta, told RTE’s Raidio na Gaeltachta, that he had reacted with disbelief at the correspondence from An Taisce.“An Taisce says on its website that it is working on behalf of the community. We all agree that the environment must be protected, but I don’t think this type of thing is helpful. It’s unbelievable.“What are we going to do, close down all Gaeltacht areas because people are using cars? It’s unbelievable…. Maybe this is a decision made by someone in an office in a city somewhere, where there is public transport to get people to work … but that’s not the case in rural areas. When I heard this first, I thought it was a pretence, that someone was joking and that the story wasn’t true, but then I saw the letter myself this morning … It’s very serious.”He said he would be raising the matter at a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta, and hoped they could impress upon the County Council and An Taisce the importance of allowing developments like this to go ahead.The Minister for State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh TD, said small rural communities had to be sustained, and that jobs were badly needed in areas such as Kilcar.He said that is was the government’s job to ensure that and that he would be raising the issue with the Department.The letter from An Taisce to Donegal County Council.  DONEGAL SEAWEED FACTORY IN DOUBT AFTER CLAIMS THAT WORKERS’ CARS WILL CAUSE POLLUTION was last modified: July 12th, 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:Algaran Teocarsdonegalfactorykilcarobjectionpollutionseaweedlast_img read more