WESTERN BUREAU:The sport of basketball in western Jamaica is mourning the loss of Hugh Smith, a stellar three-point specialist formerly of Holland High School in Trelawny, who drowned in Coopers Pen on Sunday.Smith spent five years playing for Holland at the Under-16 and U-19 levels and picked up a number of Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association individual awards along the way.He was also a perennial All-Star player for the Western Conference and held down the shooting guard role for the Holland Saints Basketball Club that won the Western Basketball Championship in 2015.Holland coach Ricardo Brooks said the news of his death has saddened the entire school and is a big loss to Saints Basketball.”Hugh was a very helpful, jovial and charismatic individual; anybody who came in contact with him would know that. He was well liked and will be sadly missed,” coach Brooks said.”It’s very shocking, to say the least, and our hearts go out to the family at this heart-wrenching time of loss,” added Brooks.The 20-year-old Smith, who last wore the deep blue of Holland High in last year’s Under-19 championship, went on to help launch Holland Saints Basketball Club, one of the most successful in the Western Conference.Brooks, who also coaches the Saints, said that Smith’s impactful play will be missed on court.”His presence on the basketball court was always a calming influence and that will be missed by the entire Saints team. We are mourning a really good human being and a great young player,” said Brooks.Smith, who was also head boy at Holland High, went fishing with friends on Sunday, when, according to reports, he fell and disappeared under water. His body was retrieved on Monday morning.
Adrian Sweeney was absolutely superb for Dungloe in their victory over Malin.Former Donegal GAA star Adrian Sweeney rolled back the years this evening by scoring a superb 1-9 as he inspired Dungloe to their first league win of the season. Former All-Star Sweeney made his first league appearance of the season for Dungloe and produced an incredible display.Even at 38, he is indispensable for Tony Boyle’s side and is ably assisted by his evergreen younger brother Raymond who continues to perform excellently at midfield. Malin opened the scoring when Dan McDaid slotted over from 20 yards.Adrian Sweeney got his opening score after his goalbound effort was well saved by Mullarkey in the Malin net to push the ball over the bar.McDaid scored again from almost the exact same position out on the left, this time from a free after Christopher McLaughlin had been fouled.Sweeney replied with a free after he was judged to have been fouled to level shortly after. Corey Gallagher scored a free from the other side when Adrian Hanlon had been fouled.Gallagher then scored a debatable point shortly after when umpires seemed to disagree but the point was awarded.Conor Greene scored a great point shortly after when he beat his man and slotted over from 20 yards.Dan Mc Daid tapped over a 13 yard free in front of the goals after Seamus Doherty had been fouled as Malin kept in touch.Sweeney, who really reeled back the years all evening, scored again after a good break through the middle from Corey Gallagher, this time with his right foot. He then added two more frees to stretch the lead out to five.Malin then hit two excellent scores from range with Paul McLaughlin hitting an excellent effort from outside the 45’ and Stephen McLaughlin scoring from 35 yards after good interplay between himself and John Gerard McLaughlin. Half time score read Malin 0-05 Dungloe 0-08.Malin scored the first two scores of the second half through two Dan Mc Daid frees, the first after Gary Farren was brought down and the second after Dungloe were caught overcarrying. However that’s as good as it got for Malin with the home side only getting one more score in the remaining 25 minutes.Dungloe scored from Sweeney after Greene had won a long ball in and fed the corner forward, and again through Sweeney from out on the right from about 25 yards.A Corey Gallagher free extended the lead after Darren Curran had been fouled.The visitors hit three more scores from Greene in the right corner, wingback Owen Scally from the left and that man Sweeney again from a free after he himself had been fouled.Malin had a good goal chance shortly after with Stephen Doherty, who added some life when he came on, unfortunate to see his effort saved by Sharkey in the Dungloe net, there also seemed to be a hint of a foul as Malin appealed in vain for a penalty.The only goal of the game with ten minutes left and effectively sealed the game when Sweeney who collected a long ball in and casually stroked the ball in low to the keepers right to seal the points for the men from the west.Matthew Byrne scored in reply for Malin after good work from the Doherty brothers, with Stephen, Christopher and Seamus all involved as Malin recycled the ball well to work out to Byrne.Greene, Sweeney and even cornerback Doalty Boyle with the last score completed the game for Dungloe as an understrength Malin tasted their third defeat of the season.Malin team and scorers: Daniel Mullarkey, Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren, Gary Collins, Paul McLaughlin (0-01), Charles Byrne, Declan Walsh, John Gerard McLaughlin, Kieron McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Stephen McLaughlin (0-01),Christopher McLaughlin, Dan McDaid (0-05), Seamus Doherty. Subs used: Niall McLaughlin for Declan Walsh (15 mins), Matthew Byrne (0-01)for Christopher McLaughlin (40 mins), Stephen Doherty for Conor Farren (46 mins) and Christopher Doherty for John Gerard McLaughlin (50 mins)Dungloe team and scorers: Ciaran Sharkey, Jack Scally, Gavin Ward, Doalty Boyle (0-01), Ryan Rodgers, Darren Curran, Owen Scally (0-01), Raymond Sweeney, Corey Gallagher (0-03), Noel McBride, Adrian Hanlon, Mark Sweeney, Adrian Sweeney (1-09), Conor Greene (0-03), David Mc Carron. Subs used Ryan Greene and Donal Rodgers (50 mins)ADRIAN SWEENEY INSPIRES DUNGLOE AS THEY EARN BRILLIANT VICTORY AWAY TO MALIN was last modified: April 12th, 2015 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:Adrian SweeneydungloeGAAMalinnewsSport read more
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