Lumley, Walker lead Ja charge at PanAm

first_imgKINGSTON: Jamaica’s junior squash team will test their skills on the international stage when they compete in the 2106 Pan American Junior Squash Championships, which started yesterday and ends on Sunday in Philadelphia, United States of America. The four-man team is headlined by rising stars Jonathan Walker, who finished second in the recent Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships and reigning All Jamaica Under-17 champion, Tahjia Lumley. They are joined by Adam Ardito and Stephan Morrison, who were also part of the squad which represented Jamaica at the Junior CASA. The youngsters will do battle with top Under-19 players from the USA, Canada, South America and the Caribbean. All four will contest the 52-man individual draw and the team competition, while Lumley and Walker will also play doubles. Jamaica’s coach, Karen Anderson said, “The Pan American Junior Squash Championships will provide a good indicator of how our juniors stack up against their peers in international squash. We are used to competing in the Caribbean, but to really make our mark in the sport we will have to prove ourselves on the world stage.” Again, JN General Insurance (JNGI) has stepped up to provide support to send the national squash team to an overseas tournament. Chris Hind, CEO of JNGI, said: “JN General Insurance recently sponsored the senior national team that went to CASA, where Chris Binnie won the men’s singles title for the seventh time. “If we want to continue that kind of dominance, we have to invest in our young squash players, and that’s what we’re doing by helping to send the junior team to an international tournament,” he added.last_img read more

Why Arsenal are the real Premier League title bottlers

first_img 5 5 Arsenal players look dejected As well as this, Wenger’s side are the only team to have done the double over Leicester City this season – here is a selection of reaction from fans following the latter of those victories on Valentine’s Day. 5 5 Now, though, after some pretty mixed results, Arsenal have dropped all the way down into fourth spot – 12 points behind a relentless Foxes side and five behind Spurs. As Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Brom on Monday night to go seven points behind leaders Leicester City, the north London side were almost inevitably labelled ‘bottlers’ by rival fans.On Twitter many laughed at the Lilywhites reverting to their ‘Spursy’ type as they failed to find a way to beat the Baggies at White Hart Lane after Craig Dawson cancelled out his earlier own goal.The way some Arsenal and Chelsea supporters reacted you’d have thought Mauricio Pochettino’s side had let a lead at the Premier League’s summit slip.In fact, Spurs haven’t been top of the pile all season.The last team to be seated above the Foxes over their fairytale campaign was actually Arsenal.The Gunners, coming out of the hectic festive period, were in first place from December 28 until January 24 when Chelsea beat them 1-0 at the Emirates.At their highest point this campaign, on January 3, Wenger’s men were two points ahead of Leicester City, three in front of Manchester City, and six ahead of rivals Tottenham. But, straight after putting themselves back into the race, within two points of Claudio Ranieri’s side, they immediately lost two on the spin – to Manchester United and Swansea City, conceding five goals and scoring three. So the Arsenal fans who laughed at Tottenham should probably be taking a look at their own side and ask why it is Spurs and not the Gunners who are left as Leicester’s only rivals for the title. 5last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness pictured at CELTIC PARK today – from celticfc.netCELTIC say they are delighted to announce that Donegal GAA Football manager Jim McGuinness is joining the club as a performance consultant.The 39-year-old, who led Donegal to the All-Ireland title in September, will be based at Lennoxtown and will help in the development of the Club’s young players, said the club.And grateful to Neil Lennon for earning this opportunity, he’s relishing getting started towards the end of this month. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me on an individual level and I’m very thankful to Neil Lennon for giving me this chance and bringing me into the club,” said Jim McGuinness, speaking exclusively to the official Celtic website.“Obviously I work in amateur sport and the opportunity to work in professional sport in any capacity is a wonderful chance for me and one I’m very looking forward to. My role will be based on developing the younger players in the club, development and Academy players that are U20 and that level.“It’s really about trying to work on every single one of the players on an individual level, trying to develop them in several areas, something I have experienced often in the past.“You are really looking to create a finished product that is good enough to be pushing for the first team and creating a stronger squad at the club. “We will hopefully look at every single player as an individual project and move them forward as best we can. We will revaluate every couple of months and try and move them forward and give them the best opportunity to develop and grow within the club so they can put their best foot forward in making the ultimate step up to first-team football.”Neil Lennon has been an admirer of what the coach has achieved at Donegal, leading to the pair fostering a strong professional relationship.“I suppose the bottom line is that it has been through my work with Donegal,” explained McGuinness. “We started off at Donegal at a very low base, a low level but we have worked very hard in moving the thing forward and getting people to up a level and ultimately getting success on the pitch.“So I suppose Neil was looking in at that and watching that unfold. I was invited over then saw around the facilities and met all the coaching staff and the support people.“It was great for myself to see that as you are very interested from your own point of view from bringing things back into your own group. That’s how it really developed.” Neil Lennon is delighted to bring Jim on board to add to his team and feels he will make a real difference.The Celtic manager said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jim has agreed to join us. He is a first-class coach and manager and a high-quality individual who has achieved so much already in sport.“We feel he will add real value to the Club in terms of moving our young players forward and in making sure they develop in the right way for the benefit of the Club.”BREAKING NEWS: CELTIC “DELIGHTED” AS McGUINNESS JOINS CLUB was last modified: November 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BREAKING NEWS: CELTIC “DELIGHTED” AS McGUINNESS JOINS CLUBjim mcguinness joins celticlast_img read more