The captain of Jamaica’s Under-20 team that disappointed many with their impotent performance in the first quarter of this year when they failed to qualify for the World Cup has restored his reputation with a big performance in the Red Stripe Premier League.In fact, Junior Flemmings did more than that. The 19-year-old, who was largely responsible for Tivoli Gardens’ 3-2 win over fierce rivals Arnett Gardens, became a man as he almost carried his team on his back as they registered their third successive victory and climbed two places to sit third in the table on 11 points.The former Jamaica College player not only had a foot in all three of his team’s goals, he outdid three defenders and the goalkeeper to score the final goal and secure victory himself. All throughout the game, Flemmings and his more seasoned compatriot Jermaine Johnson were unplayable whenever they went forward.Tivoli’s opening goal came when Ranike Anderson climbed high to head home a Flemmings free kick in the 33rd minute. Andrew Phang levelled in the 45th and Kemal Malcolm fired the home team ahead in the 67th. Substitute Otis Ffriend was on hand to steer home one of three Flemmings free kicks to rebound into play before Flemmings finished the job on the final move of the match.”It is an overwhelming feeling. Coming to Arnett Gardens to play is not an easy thing and to actually get the three points after being 1-2 down is really special.”We really stuck together, dug deep and came out with the victory,” the very assured Flemmings said after the game.Sounding like one much older than his years, Flemmings indicated that his intention coming into the game was to earn the man of the match honour and give his team the victory. His task, he said, was made easier by the slowness of the Arnett Gardens defenders.”Their defenders are really slow and we really exploited that today,” he said matter-of-factly.unpleasant memoriesIn addition to a desire to erase the unpleasant memories of the World Cup qualifier, Flemmings is driven by a desire to make his mark among big men.”Being a schoolboy coming out of the Manning Cup and coming into the Premier League is not an easy thing. They always say that there has never been a schoolboy that actually left Manning Cup and actually came in the Premier League and be outstanding. I just want to create my own trademark and make my own legacy,” the ambitious player said.He may not be the most accurate when it comes to the facts of players shining in the League during or right after their schoolboy years, but his approach to getting the top is the right one.”What you are seeing now is just because of hard work. It is just hard work and more hard work that has contributed to this. I just kept on working. The work never stops.”The free kicks are something that I have been practising day in day out. Before training actually starts, I would get the mannequins and practise, practise because I know that one day, it will come in handy,” said Flemmings, who has set himself a target of eight goals in the League before taking up a professional opportunity in January.
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on his fellow County Councillors to boycott a priefing with Irish Water.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on his fellow County Councillors to boycott a meeting with Irish Water representatives scheduled for next week in Carrick-On-Shannon. Representatives from the protest group ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ have asked Donegal County Councillors not to attend a briefing session with Irish Water.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig believes it is an insult to both the people and their public representatives that the company will not come to the county. Irish Water representatives refused to travel to Donegal for the briefing, and instead scheduled the meeting for Carrick-On-Shannon.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig told Donegal Daily, “Councillors requested a meeting with Irish Water a year ago but they have been unwilling to come to Donegal.“They expect us to travel all the way to Carrick-on-Shannon for a regional briefing with Councillors from other areas.” It is an insult to the people of the county and their public representatives that they will not come here to meet with us.” “I will not attend this meeting and I believe other councillors should also boycott it in protest, particularly those who were prepared to bring down the Council over this very issue.“Fianna Fail and others were very vocal on the failure of Irish Water to meet with the council.“Now that the people are rising up against water charges, with up to 1 million households not returning their registration forms, it is time for those councillors to stand with the people in sending a strong message to Irish Water.“Not attending the briefing session is the best way to send that message.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said he wants to send a message to Irish Water that he’s standing with the people of Donegal against the impending charges. “The only message I want to give Irish Water is that I will not pay their charges and I am part of the movement to build a massive boycott of tens of thousands of people in Donegal who will do likewise.“We will never accept their charges and we will never accept privatisation by stealth of our water service.“I believe my time will be more effectively spent building for the protesst on November 1st, rather than being dragged to Carrick-on-Shannon to listen to PR and spin from Irish Water.”COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR COLLEAGUES TO BOYCOTT MEETING WITH IRISH WATER was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 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:county councilIrish WaterMicheál Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuignewsPoliticsPriefingprotest