Shamar Nicholson scored in his fourth successive match to give Boys’ Town their first win in five matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), beating newcomers and former table-toppers Jamalco 1-0 at The Barbican Sports Complex, yesterday.The lanky striker, who scored in successive losing efforts against Harbour View, Montego Bay United and Portmore United, finally saw his goal give his team some much-needed points and he said there is more to come.”It’s a good feeling, knowing we lost our four games and to come and win the fifth game and get the MVP is a good feeling. You can’t imagine how I feel!” he told The Gleaner.The 19-year-old, who is in his third season in the RSPL, says he feels at home in the league, and with his team relying heavily on him to get goals and points, he expects to carry on his form and continue to deliver through the season.”I expected this performance because, throughout the pre-season, it was just hard work and this just don’t come like this. It takes hard work. My team is looking up to me a lot and I have been doing the job, but we have been making basic mistakes, but we are working on correcting those errors. So you can expect better from Boys’ Town,” he said.Boys’ Town started brightly and were rewarded for their early spark when Nicholson turned his marker and unleashed a well-placed shot past Levar Williams in the seventh minuteOVER THE TARGETJamalco eventually came into their own and created a few openings, the best of which fell to Akeem Henry on top of the area, but he placed his effort just over the target.Nicholson continued to be Boys’ Town’s biggest threat after the break, forcing Williams into a diving save from Xavian Virgo on 58 minutes, then curling a shot just wide minutes later, before heading just wide of the target from a corner. However, they held off wave after wave of attacks from the visitors, although goalkeeper Kirk Porter was rarely threatened despite Boys’ Town being on the back foot.Boys’ Town coach Andrew Price believes the win was long in coming and complimented his team on their collective work defensively.”I told them as long as we start getting clean sheets, we are going to start winning games … and we defended well collectively,” he said.He also praised Nicholson for stepping up, but issued a hands-off warning to local suitors who might be thinking of prying away the young striker in the January window.”He’s a big player. I told him that being the top striker on our team, he has to get goals. Every game he should get one goal, and if he can get two or three, which he should, then that would be a plus. But there are always going to be suitors (local), but we will only be looking at offers from overseas,” he said.
The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty has welcomed further funding for a range of community groups and festivals in Donegal who are hosting events during the Gathering 2013.This funding which was made available from Failte Ireland and administered by Donegal County Council will see a total of €30,000 being allocated to 42 groups from various parts of the county.The Mayor says he welcomes this funding and believes that this funding will provide an added impetus for groups who are hosting a diverse range of Gathering events in 2013. To date, there are 133 events planned for Donegal in 2013 and all of these events are featured on both the national Gathering Ireland website and the local Donegal Gathering website www.donegalgathering.com .Mr. Seamus Neely, County Manager and Chair of Donegal Tourism congratulated the various groups and organisations who were successful in their applications for funding stating that “it is very encouraging to see the level of community interest in the whole initiative and the time and effort that has been put into the organisation of events for the betterment of communities in all parts of the county”.Mr. Neely also welcomed the opportunity for Donegal County Council to work in close co-operation with Failte Ireland and all the groups not only in regards to the grants but in terms of the overall Gathering Ireland initiative.List of successful Groups/Festivals: Group / Organisation FestivalLár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teo The ‘In Through’ GatheringInver Community Centre “Miles of Memories” A trip down memory lane in the Parish of InverBallyshannon 1980’s School Reunion Committee Ballyshannon’s 1980’s School ReunionO’Donnell Clan Association O’Donnell Clan Gtahering Glebe School Reunion Glebe School ReunionThe Gillen Clan Gathering The Gillen Clan GatheringLaghey Blast Festival Committee Laghey Blast FestivalBallyshannon Fisherman’s Memorial Erne Estuary Fishermen Monument Dedication Glencholmcille Folk Village Relive Ireland of 1750’s, 1850’s and 1950’sBundoran Community Development Group Pictures of Change Old & NewDrimarone School Reunion Committee Drimarone Schools’ GatheringThe Glen of Glenties Gathering Committee The Glen of Glenties Gathering CommitteeAn Fálcarrach le Chéile Siúlóidí Thullach BeaglaighFalcarragh Le Cheile The Evil Eye FestivalCommarchumann na Noileán Beag Gola Island FestivalComharchumann Forb, Ghoath Dobhair Féile Chnoc Fola’Gweebarra Fishing Club The GweebarraThe Johnny Doherty Festival The Johnny Doherty FestivalFalcarragh Tourers and Traders FestifalBurtonport Summer Festival Burtonport Summer FestivalInishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle It’s a Fine Thing to Sing, Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle Seminar, Workshops & Session SeriesMuff Youth and Sports Festival Muff Festival 2013 – The HomecomingDesertegney Community Hall Group Desertegney Community GatheringThe Charles Macklin Autumn School The Charles Macklin Autumn SchoolNewtown Focus Group Newtoncunningham Homecoming FestivalThe Cairn Cavanaghs of CarrowhughSixties Festival Group Come Gather Round People (Come Together – a festival of Sixties MusicAmazing Grace Festival Amazing Grace Festival 2013Ulster Canada Initiative Laurentic Conference and CommemorationColgan Heritage Colgan Heritage WeekendFeile Grianan Ailigh Feile Grianan Ailigh, Awakening of the HorsemenLennon Festival Ramelton Ramelton’s 44th Annual Lennon FestivalRathmullen Regatta Gathering Committee Rathmullen Regatta GatheringFéile Carraig Arts & Culture Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2013Dackview Ltd SeaFest Lough Swilly 2013Letterkenny Athletic Club The Letterkenny Athletic Club, a Minute Mile Challenge and the official Opening of the Danny Mc daid Athletics TrackO Doherty Doagh Beg Clan O’Doherty, Droaghbeg ClanMervagh Ramblers Walking Club Mervagh Ramblers Walking FestivalFinn Valley Agricultural Show 21st Annual Finn Valley Agricultural ShowDonegal Federation I.C.A I.C.A. Displays & Demonstrations of Traditional Arts & craftsDrumkeen Old School Reunion Drumkeen Old School ReunionTwin Towns Gathering Working Group Twin Towns GatheringMAYOR ANNOUNCES €30,000 FOR 42 GROUPS FOR THE GATHERING FESTIVAL was last modified: January 28th, 2013 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:000 FOR 42 GROUPS FOR THE GATHERING FESTIVALMAYOR ANNOUNCES €30