first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Stafanie Taylor, the captain of West Indies Women, who have just won the T20 World Cup for the first time, says a recruitment programme is needed as part of an elaborate plan to keep the sport alive in the region.Taylor, who was voted player of the tournament, is worried that women’s cricket in the region could suffer a significant decline if a proper system is not put in place for when the current crop of players retire.”We need to go into the schools and try to get girls to come out,” said Taylor.”I think we do have girls that are interested. It’s just that you don’t have anyone to push it, and I think that’s where we need to start, by going into the schools and getting these girls out.”In their impressive eight-wicket victory over Australia to win the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday, the Caribbean side surpassed a challenging target of 149 with three deliveries remaining, following a rollicking opening stand of 120 between Taylor and teenager Hayley Matthews.PLAYER OF THE MATCH”I think we definitely need some infrastructure, whereas Australia and England they do have it. We need young girls coming up,” said Taylor, who scored 59 off 57 balls in the final, while Matthews earned the award for Player-of-the-Match by smashing 66 off 45 balls.”When you, look at our team, most of us are fairly young, and when these core players are gone, it’s going to deteriorate, and we need to start building young players coming up.”Taylor has also been effective as a bowler taking a total of eight wickets in the tournament, three of which came in the semi-final against New Zealand.Taylor says her dream is to play Test cricket which she feels will also help her colleagues improve.”That’s one of my dreams, to play Test cricket. The type of player I am I think it will definitely suit and build my game as time goes on, but I would definitely love to play Test cricket,” said Taylor.”I think it will definitely help some of the girls. Longer format of the game where they could build their game and I think it will definitely help us in playing in one day games.”last_img read more

first_imgStudents plan to protest UG’s tuition increaseIn wake of the University of Guyana’s (UG) announcement of increased tuition fees for the academic year 2016/2017 by some five per cent, students have planned a number of activities to disturb the said increase.Today, the students plan to assemble at 09:00h at the junction of UG road and the line top, where they will proceed to UG by way of protest.In addition, a group of students will be waiting at the Admissions building on campus (Turkeyen) to secure a meeting with Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Ivelaw Griffith.On Tuesday, the students plan to assemble at Ministry of the Presidency at 09:00h while Cabinet meets to air their concerns.In efforts to give every student a chance to voice their concern, another protest will be held on Wednesday commencing at 17:00h, mainly targeting the working people. A petition signing will also be done on the same day.On Thursday at the Turkeyen Campus, President David Granger is expected to attend a commemorative ceremony around 16:00h. The students plan to line both sides of the roadway with placards leading to the campus where another group of students will be present at the ceremony in an effort to secure the President’s intervention.The concerned students are urging the public to support their actions since the country’s premier tertiary institution plays a vital role in the development sector.The Tuition increase announcement was made to students via email only a few days ago and just over a month into the semester. The email has caused a massive outburst of students, particularly on social media.The email coming out of the office of the Registrar reads, “The University administration informs the University Community that the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University had approve the increase in tuition fees for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic years.”It said the annual tuition fee for the 2016/2017 Academic year is now $168,000 instead of $160,000.The email went on to state that the University regretted any inconvenience caused and advised that all invoices will be amended accordingly. It said the difference without penalty becomes payable on or before November 15, 2016. The facilities fee remains unchanged.Registrar Dr Nigel Gravesande told Guyana Times that the decision for the five per cent increases was made back in 2014 by the council and that students were fully aware of this. However while the decision was made in 2014, it was never applied to the 2015/2016 academic year.“So last year students did not pay. Students will (now) pay five per cent 2016/2017 and another five per cent 2017/2018. The 2015/2016 was not applied. It is now being applied here,” the Registrar told  Guyana Times.Students took to facebook and other social media, protesting saying “enough is enough.” They say the University continues to hike fees while the institution and its infrastructure continue to deteriorate.The University has increased tuition fees even after it has also announced that students slated to attend graduation will be required to pay $10,000, while those who will not be attending will pay $5000.last_img read more

first_imgCategoryNameClub / AddressOVERALL SPORTS STARJim DohertyNewtowncunninghamAPPRECIATIONTony GormanGlencar Schoolboys F.C. / Kilmacrennan Celtic F.C.ATHLETICSMark EnglishLetterkenny A.C.BABMINTONChloe MageeRaphoeBASKETBALLJason CarrDonegal TownBOWLINGJohn QuinnBallylennon Bowling ClubBOXINGWilliam Mc LaughlinIllies Golden Gloves A.B.C.BRENDAN MCDAID MEMORIAL SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTMartin HarleyTrentagh (UK Champion Apprentice Jockey)CLAY PIGEON SHOOTJim DohertyNewtowncunninghamCRICKETRyan Macbeth CYCLINGConor Mc IlwaineErrigal Cycling ClubEQUESTRIANKenneth GrahamMuffGAELIC FOOTBALLKarl LaceyFour Masters GAA ClubGYMNASTICSGemma McCormickCarndonaghHALL OF FAMEDanny McDaidLetterkenny A.C.HOCKEYIan McGonigle HURLINGNiall CampbellBurtMARTIAL ARTSKathleen Mc NaughtSamurai Uladh Judo Club BurnfootMOTOR SPORTOisín Sharkey(Karting) St.JohnstonRUGBYNora StapletonFahanSEA ANGLINGMary O’ CallaghanKillybegsSOCCERKyle Mc FaddenSwilly RoversSPECIAL ATHLETEHughie SweeneyGweedoreSPECIAL RECOGNITIONMark ScottLetterkenny Rugby Football ClubSURFINGRichard FitzgeraldBundoranSWIMMINGKirsty Mc IlwaineSwilly SealsTEAMDonegal GAA Senior Football TeamTRIATHLONMargaret KellyLetterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubPRIMARY SCHOOLScoil MhuireGlentiesPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYSam ToddSt. Patrick’s Boys National School CarndonaghPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLSarah Jane PorterSt. Mura’s N.S. Tooban BurnfootPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERMel O’DonnellKilmacrennan N.S.SECONDARY SCHOOLLoreto Secondary SchoolLetterkennySECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYRuairi FinneganSt. Eunan’s College LetterkennySECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLGeraldine McLaughlinLoreto Secondary School LetterkennySECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERJohn KennedyColáiste Cholmcille BallyshannonSCHOOLS APPRECIATIONJohn CampbellSt. Macartan’s N.S. Bundoran DONEGAL SPORTS STAR 2011: THE WINNERS LIST IN FULL was last modified: January 28th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR 2011: THE WINNERS LIST IN FULLlast_img read more