National Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards said the official inclusion of Wendell Downswell to the technical staff as an adviser to the side presently preparing for the CONCACAF final round in Panama next June can only be positive.Edwards hailed Downswell as a true servant of Jamaican football and believes his presence can only impact the team positively.”It is nothing new, what can be expected is that he will be more present in the flesh. He has always been a part of the set-up from I was appointed. He is youth coordinator/Youth Technical Director, he assists with the scouting process, provides guidance and supervises training programmes and plans, so he has always been with us,” Edwards shared.”There is no way we can have someone of the calibre of Mr Downswell and do not benefit from it. He is a true servant of Jamaican football in whatever capacity he has served, so I don’t expect him to be here and we do not see the benefits ,” he continued.Downswell, who helped guided two youth teams to world cups, was enthused and says he will be working extremely hard with the two coaches, Andrew and Omar Edwards, to ensure a successful campaign.”With my experience and knowledge I would help both coaches as it relates to the qualification. Both gentlemen (coaches) I recommended to be my assistant when I was with the under-17 and under-20s, so having worked with them before that lends itself to a good relationship,” said Downswell.”It will not be easy but we will be pulling all the stops to get the players ready. I am quite upbeat and enthused and I am expecting a successful journey,” Downswell said.Meanwhile, the team returned to camp this week and Edwards says they are focusing their preparation for the first game against the United States and coming away with positive result.MAKING PREPARATIONS”We recognised the enormity of the project in terms of the opposition we are going up against. But we have confidence in our players and we are just making preparations to give those abilities a realistic opportunity. If we fail to get that positive result we will have to go plan B, but the number one plan is to get a positive result,” Edwards said.Jamaica face USA, Mexico and El Salvador in Group C and Downswell noted that preparation will be the key.”At the under-17 level there is little difference between the teams so preparation is of utmost significance and that comes with a certain level of exposure. So once we get that quality preparation we will be in good stead,” said Downswell.
Even host Marty Whelan is now joking than Donegal is enjoying more than its fair share of luck when it comes to Winning Streak.The RTE presenter made his remarks as he picked out yet ANOTHER Donegal player to take part in the big money gameshow last Saturday night last.Rita McElhinney from Manorcunningham will take part in the quick spin the wheel section of the show this Saturday night. Rita’s name was chosen just seconds after Gaoth Dobhair man Ray McLaughlin, who now lives in Letterkenny, scooped €12,000 on the same section of the show.Marty joked “Let’s see whoever else we have from Donegal.”The latest Donegal winners follow a long-line of recent winners from the county. EVEN MARTY IS SURPRISED AT DONEGAL’S LUCK ON WINNING STREAK! was last modified: January 7th, 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:Donegal winnersMarty WhelanRTEWinning Streak
THE SUSPECT CHARGED WITH STARTING A FATAL HOTEL FIRE IN SIOUX CITY LAST THURSDAY NIGHT IS NOW CHARGED WITH MURDER.29-YEAR-OLD JORDAN HENRY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 40-YEAR-OLD ELIZABETH BOCKHOLT OF HINTON AT THE WINGATE BY WYNDOM HOTEL ON SOUTHERN HILLS DRIVE.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY AN AUTOPSY BY THE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER REVEALED THAT BOCKHOLT HAD BEEN STRANGLED.HENRY WAS PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ARSON, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND TRESPASSING.SEVERAL WITNESSES TOLD POLICE THEY SAW HENRY RUN OUT OF THE HOTEL ROOM WITH SMOKE COMING FROM IT, AND THEN FLEE THE HOTEL.HENRY IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON AN INCREASED BOND OF$552,000.Updated 10:26pm 1/29/19