Former national youth and New York Red Bull striker Junior Flemmings watched from the stands as his hometown club, Tivoli Gardens, carved out a 1-0 win over Maverley-Hughenden, courtesy of Elton Thompson’s added-time goal. This was in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edwards Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The former Jamaica College Manning Cup captain, who is back home on holidays, starred for the Red Bulls’ affiliate team in the just-concluded USL season and, after his impressive debut campaign, has been called up to train with the first team. The highly-rated youth striker is not only confident of making the Red Bulls first team, but he also intends to establish himself as a professional and a senior national player this year. “So far, my journey (overseas) has been good and in the next couple of weeks, I will know what the interest (from Red Bulls first team) is. So far, it has been very positive with me getting into the first team. It’s just for me to go back in these next two to three weeks of preseason and show that I deserve to be in the first team,” Flemmings said. VERY CONFIDENT “I am very confident because of the feedback from coach Jesse Marsch, as the thing with Red Bulls is they like players with speed, and that’s what I bring to the table. When I get it (ball), I don’t hesitate, I go at people and make things happen,” he commented. Even though he is still recovering from a meniscus (knee) injury he got in the summer, he says he is ready to do what it takes to make the next step up. Flemmings also hopes to make his senior national debut this year. “I have received some words from them (national coaching staff) and they are looking to bring me into the team as soon as possible, but I am still nursing a knee injury. I think 2017 is the breakout year for me I am going to be 21 in a few weeks and I want it to be a good year and the year to start my profession career,” he said. Meanwhile, Thompson’s late strike gave Tivoli Gardens their eighth win in their last ten games as the West Kingston side stayed second with 35 points – three behind Montego Bay United, who stopped Waterhouse 2-1.
The Irish manager of the world’s fastest man has said a visit to Donegal is still very much on the cards.Usain Bolt is still Donegal-bound!But Milford man Ricky Simms says that like Usain Bolt, it will be a lightning visitRicky is a director of Pace Sports Management and manages the likes of Bolt and Mo Farah. Jamaican star Bolt revealed he wanted to see Ireland in 2012.Ricky told Donegal Daily he is still keen to bring Bolt to Ireland but it’s a matter of fitting the date into his schedule.“It may be next year or the year after but I am still very keen to bring him to Donegal.“If we had an appointment in Europe then we could hopefully pencil it in. “It will be a matter of flying in early in the morning and out that night,” he said.Ricky admitted that Usain doesn’t know a lot about Ireland but knows Irish athletics boss Patsy McGonagle well.“I have to say he doesn’t ask me about Ireland a lot. He’s more likely to ask me if Rihanna has called and probably not Daniel O’Donnell.“But we would like to go to Donegal for Patsy McGonagle and everyone in Donegal.“We could do a questions and answers session or something like that and it could be great fun,” he said. Simms, who negotiates contracts for Bolt and other top athletes, travels the world with the running stars.Last Sunday he attended the Premiere of Class of 92 – the story of some of Manchester United’s top players in London.“It was a really enjoyable night. I’m actually a Liverpool fan but I enjoy watching all teams.“It was great to see all the players. I saw Paul Scholes and he could have been from West Donegal,” said Ricky. BOLT’S LIGHTNING VISIT TO DONEGAL STILL ON THE CARDS was last modified: December 3rd, 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)