14/07/2014 …. The 4th edition of annual Maccabeus Rodrigues inter-school tournament was organised successfully on Sunday 13th July at the Fr. Agnel school grounds.
Organised by Fr. Agnel Youth Centre and supported by Dempo Sports Club, this event saw participation from 16 schools and over 300 students from all over Goa. Mr. Alberto Colaco, General Secretary of Dempo SC inaugurated the tournament. He was accompanied by Fr. Andrew Silveira, principal of Fr. Agnel Higher secondary and Mr. Oswin Goveias.
The finals were played between Fr. Angel’s Multipurpose High School, Verna and Loyola High School, Margao.
Loyola HS defeated Fr. Agnel MHS by a solitary goal to win the coveted trophy for the first time. Both the teams displayed attacking football and came close to scoring on numerous occasions. However, Loyola HS were able to maintain their lead till the end which saw them lift the glittering trophy.
Master Nafiz Sayyed from Guardian Angel High School was adjudged the player of the tournament while Maldinho Rodrigues (Loyola H.S), Ryan Pereira (O.L Perpetual HS, Cortalim) and Shane Estibeiro (Fr. Agnel MHS, Verna) won the best Defender, Midfielder and Forward respectively.
Mrs. Juliana Gurjao e Colaco, Dy. Director DYSA gave away the prizes for the winners and Mrs. Francisca Rodrigues, wife of Late Maccabeus Rodrigues gave the runners up trophy. Also present on the occasion were, Fr. Fredrick Rodrigues-Principal of Fr. Agnel Degree College, Fr. Richard Crasto – Headmaster of Fr. Agnel School, Welvin Menezes- GFA executive committee member, Fr. Paixao Gonsalves, Fr. Luciano Falcao, Headmistress of St. Michaels Convent (Vagator) Sr. Liberata Fernandes and coaches of Dempo SC- Mauricio Afonso and Camilo Gonsalves.