Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will face hosts Chile at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar in a friendly match today as part of preparations for the upcoming Copa America Centenario. Match time is 6:30 p.m. The third-ranked Chile, under new manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, have been very inconsistent recently and will be hoping for a good result against Jamaica. In South American World Cup qualifying they lost recently to Uruguay (3-0) and Argentina (2-1) before defeating Venezuela 4-1. The Reggae Boyz were the invited team for last year’s edition of Copa America in Chile, but lost all three matches by 1-0 scorelines. Coach Winfried Sch‰fer will be hoping on an improved showing in the tournament this time. Juan Antonio Pizzi has largely stuck to the players who earned the Copa title under Jorge Sampaoli last year with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas as the key men once again. Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson told The Gleaner earlier this week: “The Chile game is to look at the local players and areas that need addressing.” LAST WARM-UP Like Jamaica, Chile are preparing for the Copa Centenario tournament and today’s clash with the Reggae Boyz is the last warm-up before they play Argentina, Bolivia, and Panama in the tournament in June. Jamaica will be looking to hit form before they take on Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay in the Copa America Centenario. With the injury to Darren Mattocks, all eyes will be on Giles Barnes to find the ball in the back of the net alongside Dever Orgill, Simon Dawkins, Clayton Donaldson and Allan Ottey. Sch‰fer has already said that today’s match is a big chance for the local-based Reggae Boyz to impress, therefore, Montego Bay United’s Ottey, who has been with the squad for some time, and Andrew Vanzie of Humble Lion, Harbour View’s Rosario Harriott, and Portmore Michael Binns could see some action as Jamaica prepares for the Copa America tournament and crucial World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Haiti in September The squad is: Gareth McLeary, Ryan Thompson, Michael Hector, Dever Orgill, Clayton Donaldson, Giles Barnes, Jobi McAnuff, Duwayne Kerr, Je-Vaughn Watson, Lee Williamson, Simon Dawkins, Adrian Mariappa, Kemar Lawrence, Jermaine Taylor, Ricardo Morris, Damano Solomon, Andrew Vanzie, Rosario Harriott and Allan Ottey.
BOXING: Jason Quigley looks in superb condition as he weighed-in ahead of his latest bout in the bright lights of Las Vegas.Quigley faces Marchristopher Adkins later tonight (SAT – IRISH TIME) and will be hoping to continue his unbeaten record. Quigley has won ALL eight of his professional fights since turning professional in 2014.Fighting out of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions stable – Quigley has been tipped for the top.Present at his weigh-in, was former World Champion and Boxing great Bernard Hopkins.Quigley has plenty of Donegal supporters over in Vegas for the bout – which include the manager of the Irish Amateur Boxing team – Peter O’Donnell. Quigley has had a good training camp and is itching to get back in the ring – but expects to face his toughest opponent since turning professional in Vegas tonight.Quigley looks in excellent condition at his weigh-in earlier – and looked in determined mood as he looks to continue his impressive start to life as a professional boxer in the USA.DDTV: QUIGLEY WEIGHS-IN AHEAD OF LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN was last modified: November 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:boxingnewsSport
A 28 year old Letterkenny man was caught with €1,600 of cocaine when Gardai raided his father’s home.Ronan McBride appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to the possession of the drugs.The court was told that officers from the Garda Drugs Squad called to the address at 10 Kilbracken, Gortlee but there was nobody there. They entered the premises and while searching it, McBride returned.As the searched progressed they uncovered two mobile phones and also a quantity of cocaine in various bags in McBride’s jacket which was hanging on the bannisters of the stairs.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said the man’s father was well-known and respected in the community and did not know of his son’s use of drugs.The court was told McBride had an Honours Degree in Journalism and now had a four year old child.He said his client had no intention of selling the cocaine but had planned to give it to his friends.He had bought such a large quantity of the drug because he felt it was more dangerous to but it in smaller amounts.The court was told his actions had been most unhelpful to his family’s reputation.McBride had attended Whiteoaks Treatment Centre for an addiction to alcohol and was now attending Northlands in Derry.Judge Paul Kelly said he was adjourning the case until March 25th to see how McBride’s treatment progresses.LETTERKENNY MAN CAUGHT WITH COCAINE HAUL AT FATHER’S HOME was last modified: January 21st, 2013 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:cocaineletterkennyRonan McBride