Former England youth captain cleared to play for T&T

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Former England under-17 captain John Bostock has been cleared to represent Trinidad and Tobago as they begin preparations for Friday’s opening game of the CONCACAF World Cup final round of qualifiers.Bostock, who represented England up to under-19 level, is now eligible to play for the Soca Warriors based on official clearance received by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) from FIFA on Monday.London-born Bostock, 24, cannot play for any other country from now on based on FIFA rules for players switching nationality.”It’s good news for us,” T&T head coach Stephen Hart, said while thanking the TTFA for securing the necessary documentation for Bostock.”Obviously, it’s been a long time for this to come through, going back to March, and I would like to thank the FA for taking all the necessary steps and seeing it through to the end.”Since leaving England, Bostock has enjoyed success in Belgium and has helped OH Leuven gain promotion and is now seeking to lead RC Lens back to top-flight football in France.Bostock, whose father is Trinidad and Tobago-born, was in line to make his T&T debut during the semi-final rounds of the qualifiers but was delayed due to problems with his paper-work.He was among several players absent on Monday when the squad started its preparations for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica but is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.T&T follow up their Costa Rica fixture by clashing with Honduras in a difficult away trip to the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on November 15.last_img read more

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TEENAGER DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER DRUMKEEN CRASH

first_imgA 19 year old man has died in hospital after last night’s crash on the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road near Drumkeen.Shane Patton was rushed to the intensive care unit of Letterkenny General Hospital where he had serious head injuries, but Gardai confirmed a short time ago that he had passed away.Two other people involved in the crash, a 38-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, suffered multiple fractures. The crash is believed to have been a head-on collision between two cars.All three were rushed to hospital following a major operation by the emergency services.In a statement this evening Gardai said: “Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating a two car Fatal Road Traffic Collision which occurred at Callan, Drumkeen, Co Donegal (Main Ballybofey to Letterkenny Road on the N13).“The collision happened at approximately 23.59hrs on Wednesday 11th July 2012. “The 18 year old male driver of one of the cars (sole occupant) died this afternoon at Letterkenny GeneralHospital as a result of his injuries. The 38 year old male driver and 23 year old female passenger of the other vehicle where injured however it’s believed their injuries are not life threatening.“The road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened. Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100, The Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”Relatives and friends of Shane are comforting his mum and dad Julie and Martin and younger siblings Jason and Deena.Shane had just completed his Leaving Cert at St Columba’s in Stranorlar and was working in a local service station.The crash had led to the complete closure of the road from the Dry Arch roundabout to the Kilross junction close to Stranorlar. It was reopened an hour ago. The closure had led to traffic problems in the area with many people trying to find alternative routes to and from Letterkenny and to the Twin Towns and beyond.Garda forensic crash investigations spent the day at the scene.TEENAGER DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER DRUMKEEN CRASH was last modified: July 13th, 2012 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:crashDrumkeenLetterkenny General HospitalLetterkenny to Ballybofey roadlast_img read more

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