… Singh, Reifer share 93-run partnershipBy Clifton RossVISHAUL Singh narrowly missed what could have been his second ton this season as Guyana Jaguars managed to keep the game in their favour, despite some fire with the ball from Leeward Hurricanes pair of Rakeem Cornwall and Jerimiah Louis.Day 2 at Providence saw a mixed outing for the home team, led by a stylish 90 from Vishaul Singh who sadly missed out on a ton for the second time this season.The former Windies Test batsman struck 6 fours as he got support from all-rounder Raymon Reifer (43) and captain Leon Johnson who made 35 to guide Guyana to a 1st innings 259 all out in 107 overs.All it took was a disciplined approach from two key men in; spinner Rakeem Cornwall who bagged 4 for 96 and seamer Jerimiah Louis who mopped up the middle order with his haul of 4-48 for the Hurricanes.Vishaul SinghTrailing by 186 runs, opener Montcin Hodge (21*) hit two fours while the classy Amir Jangoo was also on 22, as the pair will look to resume in positive fashion with the Leewards 73-2 in reply.Kieran Powell (13) and Ross Powell (6) were removed by spinners Veerasammy Permaul (1-15) and Kevin Sinclair (1-17) to help the Jaguars gain a bit of an edge going into day 3.Reifer and Singh were both positive upon resumption of play on day 2.Reifer did well to take his score into the 40s while Singh continued to press onwards following his first-day half-century.However, the seamer Louis had other plans when he removed the all-rounder out just 7 runs away from his fifty.Louis then had the big fish Singh, caught by Hamilton minutes before lunch, further damaging the Champs with his third successive breakthrough; this time knocking over Kevin Sinclair for a duck as Guyana went into lunch on 198-7.When play resumed, Anthony Bramble (23), Permaul (24*) and Motie 15 added useful runs to the total before the side folded in their first innings.Action continues today from 10:00hrs.
Born in Thurles, Co. Tipperary on the 20th of March 1939, Jimmy grew up near to Thurles Sportsfield, now Semple Stadium. Following in the footsteps of his late father Gerry, Jimmy began his hurling career in goal where he won his first Munster Minor medal for Tipperary in 1954.Having lost the All-Ireland final to Dublin, Jimmy had his mind made up goals was no longer for him. In one of many golden spells, Jimmy won his first of three All-Ireland Minor Medals the next year in 1955 following up in ’56 and as captain in ’57. At the same time with his beloved Thurles Sarsfields Club he collected four county minor hurling titles from ’54 to ’57 as well as a Dr. Harty Cup Medal with Thurles C.B.S. in ’56.Indeed such was his prowess, Jimmy was already a star on the Tipperary Senior team by the time his Minor career had ended.His dedication to honing his skills in the shadow of Thurles Sportsfield proved to be Thurles Sarsfields’ and Tipperary’s gain as this natural hurling genius developed his craft. With an unerring eye and wrists of a craftsman, the hours of practice that Doyle put in proved crucial in many an opponent’s heart being broken for both club and county.His senior career with Tipperary started with a debut in the 1957/58 National League and continued up until his retirement after the 1973 Championship. In what was a hugely successful period for Tipperary Hurling, Jimmy played a lead role as part of successful Tipperary teams. In that time he won six All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals, nine Munster Hurling medals and seven National Hurling League medals. Jimmy also captained the team to All-Ireland victory in 1962 and 1965 and was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.He went on to win eight Railway Cup medals with Munster, while at club level he won 10 Tipperary County Championship medals with Thurles Sarsfields.In all Jimmy Doyle made 39 Championship appearances for Tipperary and was top scorer for the Championship in 1958, ’60, ’61, ’62 and ’64. By the time his retirement came round, he was Tipperary’s all-time top scorer with a career tally of 18 goals and 176 points. This was a record which stood until 2007 when Eoin Kelly edged out in front.Jimmy was named as the GAA’s Hurling Right Full-Forward on the Team of the Century in 1984 and was named in the same position on the Hurling Team of the Millennium in 2000.He was named at Right Half-Forward on the Tipperary Team of the Millennium in 1999.Ahead of all of these he was Texaco Hurler of the Year in 1965.Thurles Town Council paid tribute to Jimmy Doyle as they officially opened the “Jimmy Doyle Road” in his honour in 2012, a road many a supporter now travels on their way to Semple Stadium.Tipperary County Board Chairman Michael Bourke paid tribute to the late Jimmy Doyle on hearing of his untimely passing, saying: “The name of Jimmy Doyle will never and should never be forgotten. He was the ultimate sticks-man, a master of his craft not alone of his own age but for all ages. He inspired countless hurlers who wanted to be Jimmy Doyle and who craved the genius he bore with such humility and grace.“Tipperary and Thurles has lost one of its greatest sons the likes of whom we may never witness again. As Tipperary County Chairman, I am privileged to have known Jimmy Doyle, a man of immense hurling ability, who held a huge pride in a sense of place, of who he was and where he was from. His majestic talent was the catalyst of many a Tipperary victory and to him Tipperary will forever be deeply indebted. On behalf of Tipperary County Board we extend our heartfelt condolences to the extended Doyle family on the sad passing of their beloved Jimmy.”Jimmy Doyle – Roll of Honour6 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Medals1958, ’61, ’62 (captain), ’64, ’65 (captain), ’719 Munster Senior Hurling Medals1958, ’60, ’61, ’62 (captain), ’64, ‘65 (captain), ’67, ’68, ’717 National Hurling League Medals1957, ’59, ’60, ’61, ’64, ’65 (captain), ’683 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Medals1955, ’56, ’57 (captain)4 Munster Minor Hurling Medals1954, ’55, ’56, ’57 (captain)8 Railway Cup Hurling Medals1958, ’59, ’60, ’61, ’63 (captain), ’66 (captain), ’69, ’7010 Tipperary County Senior Hurling Medals ~ Thurles Sarsfields1956, ’57, ’58, ’59, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’64 (captain), ’65, ’74 (captain)13 Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Medals1956-’64, ’68, ’69, ’73, ’744 County Minor Hurling Medals1954, ’55, ’56, ’572 County Junior Hurling Medals1955, ’561 County Senior Football Medal19601 Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Medal ~ Thurles CBS19567 Oireachtas Medals1960, ’61, ’63, ’64, ’65, ’68, ’70Right Full-Forward on the Hurling Team of the Century1984Right Full-Forward on the Hurling Team of the Millennium2000Right Half-Forward on the Tipperary Hurling Team of the Millennium1999Texaco Hurler of the Year1965
Campus of the MVTChosts over 300 trainees and faculty staff.The Joint Committee on Education, Youth and Sports and the Judiciary of the House of Representatives is reviewing a Bill to make the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) an autonomous (self-governing) agency.The draft law aims to detach the MVTC from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.MVTC is a governmental institution managed and supervised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It is located on the Somalia Drive, in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The institution is the country’s largest vocational training center, with an aim to empower young people through skills training.Members of the House of Representatives during the 43rd day sitting on Thursday, July 5, forwarded the Act to the Joint Committee following a communication from Representative Jimmy Smith of Montserrado County District #2.“It will interest you to note that the MVTC, which is considered the largest vocational training center in our nation, is not given the appropriate attention and support by authorities at the Ministry of Youth and Sports to allow our youth get quality technical vocational education,” the communication said.“After a detailed research and analysis, I have come to realize that this is due to a bureaucratic bottleneck system at the Ministry of Youths and Sports that does not allow MVTC Director or any administrator to access funds the institution generate, least to talk about teachers’ payment, except the minister and his/her deputies at the Ministry of Youths and Sports,” Smith’s communication saidRep. Smith added, “I have also realized that MVTC under the supervision of the Ministry of Youths and Sports does not have an Act or Board of Directors, before we talk about the exploration of any possibility for sisterly relationship with other international technical institutions.”Further, Smith said: “This bureaucratic system has gone to the extent that even the MVTC’s director and his deputies cannot approve a petty cash for hygienic purpose, not even to purchase educational materials to benefit the students, except the Minister of Youths & Sports and his/her deputies.”He argued that granting the institution an autonomous status will greatly speed up its importance and give students the necessary quality technical vocational education that is needed to rebuild the nation.In 2015, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) constructed new buildings and refurbished the compound. The MVTC, which covers 6,000 square meters, is equipped with sufficient and modern facilities, including designs to meet the needs of training more young Liberians. It has one teaching, laboratory, administrative building each for training purposes and two dormitories for faculty and students with a library which can host 300 persons at a time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)