Dubai : Mangalore Konkans flags off silver jubilee with spectacular Sports Meet


Ramcy Fernandes
Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai

Dubai, Feb 9 : Pleasant winter weather, sportive atmosphere, professionally organised event, and a complete, spirited activity-filled day marked a memorable 'Konkan Sports Meet 2013' on Friday February 8 at the stadium of Higher College of Technology, Dubai Al Ain Road.

Mangalore Konkans Dubai, a leading and vibrant Konkani community association, which is on the threshhold of a glorious silver jubilee celebration organised the event as the first of many announced for the year. Though the venue was away from the city, sports enthusiasts from all over the UAE started gathering right from as early as 9 am along with their supporters.

At 10 in the morning, a spectacular opening ceremony kicked-off the day, in the presence of participants, their supporters and many kids who welcomed the symbolic torch carried by national-level medal winning athlete Seema.

Ronald Colaco, NRE entrepreneur and philanthropist, who was the chief guest, received the torch. In his address Colaco appreciated the efforts of Mangalore Konkans which is hosting its 8th sports meet in a span of 24 years. "I appreciate the efforts put in by the president and members of Mangalore Konkans. They have sacrificed their valuable time, which they could have spent with their family and friends. But they are doing this work for the members of Konkani community. Let us not point out negatives, but appreciate them by highlighting positive points and thereby support them in carrying out such events in the future too," he said, wishing all the best to the participants.













































































Walter Nandalike, Fr Max Capuchin, Michale D'Souza, Ivan Fernandes and Joseph Mathias were the guests of honour. President James Mendoca and event co-ordinator Albert Rodrigues were present during the event. Albert Rodrigues administered the oath to all the athletes.

Roshan D'Silva, popular compere and member of Mangalore Konkans and Leela D'Souza were the comperes, who kept the the audience busy by providing complete information with announcements in Konkani and English.

There were a total of 49 track events, out of which, two were added - 100 meters track event for men and for women above 60. Both male and female categories were a big hit, with more than 50 participants in each.

According to the organizers there was also overwhelming response for tug-of-war and 8 teams were already formed as soon the meet opened.

The entire meet was full of fun, with more than 300 participants for the events. Most of them took part in three events, which was the highest limit. The event wound up at around 6 pm and the winning teams celebrated the ceremony with much joy and sportsmanship.

James Mendonca, president of Mangalore Konkans Dubai, expressed his gratitude to all the sponsors, well-wishers and the entire community for making this meet a fun and memorable day.

The list of winners is as follows:

EVENT : 5-8 years (Boys) 25 Mts. Race
1st Place: Riyan Shan Pinto
2nd Place: Ruben Jude Fernandes
3rd Place: Kelton D'Almeida

EVENT : 5-8 Years (Girls) 25 Mts. Race
1st Place: Ashel Pearl D'Souza
2nd Place: Kiera Fernandes
3rd Place: Myra Rodrigues

EVENT : 8-12 Years (Boys) 50 Mts. Race
1st Place: Olan Pinto
2nd Place: Jake Tauro
3rd Place: Fabian Francis D'Souza

EVENT : 8-12 Years (Girls) 50 Mts. Race
1st Place: Namita D'Souza
2nd Place: Nicole Rodricks
3rd Place: Annora

EVENT : 46-55 years Female)
1st Place: Eugine Quadros
2nd Place: Irene Quadros
3rd Place: Violet Mary Andrade

EVENT : 55 Years & above - 75 Mts. Race
1st Place: Sylvester Rego
2nd Place: Ossie Pereira


EVENT : 5 - 8 Years (Girls) - Fun Race
1st Place: Melinda D'Souza
2nd Place: Myra Rodrigues
3rd Place: Ashel Pearl D'Souza

EVENT : 5- 8 years (Boys) Race
1st Place: Ruben Jude Fernandes
2nd Place: KeltonJustin D'Almeida
3rd Place: Jaden Valen Pinto

EVENT : 12- 18 Years (Boys) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Nikil Peter D'Silva
2nd Place: Brian Tony Fernandes
3rd Place: Ralston Laren Crasta

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Male) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Keith Corda
2nd Place: Russel Ronald D'Sa
3rd Place: Nigel Tauro

EVENT : 8-12 Years (Boys) Sack Race
1st Place: Alston Daniel Mendonca
2nd Place: Olan Pinto
3rd Place: Dallen D'Mello

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Female) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Rebecca Pinto
2nd Place: Sonia Pinto
3rd Place: Lavina Britto

EVENT : 12-18 Years (Girls) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Ninoshka Fernandes
2nd Place: Hersehel Rego
3rd Place: Shania Fernandes

EVENT : 8-12 Years (Girls) Sack Race
1st Place: Danica D'Souza
2nd Place: Priyanka Melissa Mendonca
3rd Place: Bianca Kamath

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Female) 10 Mts. Race
1st Place: Seema Rodrigues
2nd Place: Pramila Symprose Albuquerque
3rd Place: Preema Joyce D'Souza

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Male) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Neville Pereira
2nd Place: Merwin D'Souza
3rd Place: Prakash Felix

EVENT : 35-45 Years (Female) Lemon & Spoon Race
1st Place: Trinette Pinto
2nd Place: Loveena Fernandes
3rd Place: Lolita Crasta

EVENT : 46-55 Years (Female) Lemon & Spoon Race
1st Place: Violet Mary Andrade
2nd Place: Irene Quadros
3rd Place: Cynthia Pinto

EVENT : 46-55 Years (Male) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: Stanley D'Souza
2nd Place: Rudolf Rodrigues
3rd Place: Herald Aranha

EVENT : 35-45 Years (Male) 100 Mts. Race
1st Place: George Donald D'Souza
2nd Place: Valerian Fernandes
3rd Place: Kirthi Lobo

EVENT : 12-18 Years (Boys) 200 Mts. Race
1st Place: Nikil Peter D'Silva
2nd Place: Ralston Crasta
3rd Place: Brian Tony Fernandes

EVENT : 12-18 Years (Girls) 200 Mts. Race
1st Place: Shania Fernandes
2nd Place: Ninoshka Fernandes
3rd Place: Kiara Vaz

EVENT : 55 Years & above (Female) Lemon & Spoon Race
1st Place: Jacintha Mendonca
2nd Place: Benedicta Fernandes
3rd Place: Juliana Sequeira

EVENT : 35-45 Years (Female) 100 Mts Race
1st Place: Lavina Fernandes
2nd Place: Shalini Pinto
3rd Place: Skeeter Fernandes

EVENT : 35-45 Years (Male) 200 Mts. Race
1st Place: George Donald D'Souza
2nd Place: Valerian Fernandes
3rd Place: Roshan Shailesh D'Souza

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Female) 200 Mts. Race
1st Place: Seema Rodrigues
2nd Place: Pramila Symprose Albuquerque
3rd Place: Preema Joyce D'Souza

EVENT : 46-55 Years (Male ) 200 Mts. Race
1st Place: Rudolf Rodrigues
2nd Place: Dolphy D'Souza
3rd Place: Joseph Ferrao

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Female) Skipping
1st Place: Rebecca Pinto
2nd Place: Fenella Vanessa Andrade
3rd Place: Lovita Britto

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Male ) Shotput
1st Place: Lainel Prem Lewis
2nd Place: Rayan Pereira
3rd Place: Vinod Pinto

EVENT : 8-12 years (Girls) Long Jump
1st Place: Alvina Vanessa Mendonca
2nd Place: Namita D'Souza
3rd Place: Danica D'Souza

EVENT : 46-55 Years (Male) Ring the Wicket
1st Place: Melwyn Lewis
2nd Place: John Ferrao
3rd Place: Charles Quadros

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Female) 400 Mts. Race
1st Place: Rebecca Pinto
2nd Place: Lavita Britto
3rd Place: Fenella Vanessa Andrade

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Female) Shot Put
1st Place: Sohani Fernandes
2nd Place: Seema Rodrigues
3rd Place: Joyce Rodrigues

EVENT : 8-12 Years (Boys ) Long Jump
1st Place: Olan Pinto
2nd Place: Edwin Correa
3rd Place: Jake Tauro

EVENT : 46-35 Years (Female)Goal Score
1st Place: Shobha Mendonca
2nd Place: Eugine Quadros
3rd Place: Marina Menezes

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Male) 800 Mts. Race
1st Place: Nigel Tauro
2nd Place: Ullas
3rd Place: Russel Tauro

EVENT : 26-35 Years (Male) 400 Mts. Race
1st Place: Sandeep S. Nazareth
2nd Place: Joseph D'Souza
3rd Place: Prakash Felix

EVENT : 12-18 Years (\Girls) Long Jump
1st Place: Ninoshka Fernandes
2nd Place: Shania Fernandes
3rd Place: Cassandra Ann Fernandes

EVENT : 55 Years & above(Female) Goal Score
1st Place: Juliana Sequeira
2nd Place: Lilly D'Almeida
3rd Place: Benedicta Fernandes

EVENT : 12-18 Years (Boys) Long Jump
1st Place: Brian Tony Fernandes
2nd Place: Gavin Correa
3rd Place: Calvin Rodricks

EVENT : 35-45 Years (Female) Goal Score
1st Place: Loveena Fernandes
2nd Place: Flavy D'Almeida
3rd Place: Lucy Francis D'Souza

EVENT : 18-26 Years (Male) Long Jump
1st Place: Keith Corda
2nd Place: Lionel Montheiro
3rd Place: Nigel Tauro

EVENT : 35-45 (Male) Shot Put
1st Place: Lydin Mascarenhas
2nd Place: Louis Feramdes
3rd Place: George Donald S'Souza

EVENT : 55 Years & Above (Female) Ring wicket)
1st Place: Cecelia Pinto
2nd Place: Benedicta Fernandes
3rd Place: Lenny D'Souza

EVENT : 55 Years & Above -(Male) Goal Score
1st Place: Ossie Pereira
2nd Place: Lawrence Mendonca
3rd Place: James Mendonca

EVENT : 55 Years & Above (Female) 75 Mts. Race (Special Event)
Winner Liz Pereira

EVENT : 55 Years & Above (Male) 75 Mts. Race (Special Event)
Winner Albert Rodrigues

Apart from the above events, there was Generation Relay & Tug of war, the most interesting
team games that added attraction to the Sports Meet.

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  • Rony Mendonca, Moodbidri/Ras Al Khaimah

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    Congratulations Dubai Mangalore Konkans it is a great event I realy enjoyed a homely disciplened, the way you handled the crowd exelient keep it up,and long live.

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  • Prashanth, Bondel/Sharjah

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    Well organized sports day event...Hats off to Mangalore Konkans...It was really a sporty fun filled event...

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  • Valerian, Abu DHabi

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    It was well organized Sports event. Congratulations to team Mangalore Konkan. Well Dne. Keep it up!!!!

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    Congratulations Dubai Mangalore Konkans on your Silver Jubilee. Nice colourful pictures. Good coverage by Daiji. It looks like everyone enjoyed the event.

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  • George h menezes, farangipet/dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    hats off mangalore konkans,well maintain by the sports program,timely announce, audience enjoyed lots.

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  • Anil Pinto, Puttur / Sharjah

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    Hatss off Mangalore Konkans Dubai Team... i really enjoyed the event.. I salute all of u guys... all the best...

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  • R.Fernandes, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2013

    Hats off Mangalore Konkans for lovely day outing with such disciplined, well organized Sports day with super and super inaugural ceremony with March fast. You have taken care of each and every corner of the day including Ambulance and First Aid Service, qualified referees and your dedicated sports team committee. As 47 Plus 2 events you have carried out in well synchronized manner, there is no any conflict any where fore seen. Free lunch for such huge audience and participants made me to think that you people are also generous to give back to the public. This is fore seen in very few associations in the UAE. Even though couldn’t took part in any sports, I have visited the venue just to have quick glance but your well planned and organised sports day made me to stay till the last victory ceremony of tug war team.I salute Mr. James Mendonsa President and all Mangalore Konkan Team. Long live Mangalore Konkans Dubai. All the best for your silver jubilee year ahead

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