Young Buds Belle and Udupi Parishes Lifts Udupi Diocese Young Buds Trophy-2013 Volleyball and Throw ball Tournament

By Maxim D’Sa Belle,
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Udupi: The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Udupi Varado Council under the sponsorship of Moodubelle and Kunthalnagara Unit organized a Udupi Diocese level Volleyball and Throw ball  Tournament  Young Buds Trophy-2013’ at St. Lawrence Hr. Primary School Ground Moodubelle here on Sunday January 20.

The formal function began with the prayer; Fr. Joswy Fernandes Parish Priest of St. Lawrence Church Moodubelle inaugurated the Young Buds Trophy-2013’ by lighting the lamp.

The guests of honour on the dais included Krishnamurthy Acharya, Congress leader from Udupi;  Rev. Fr. Alban D’Souza, Director, ICYM Unit, Udupi Varado; Mrs. Ida Gibba D’Souza, Member Udupi Zilla Panchayat; Steven Colaco, Udyavara, President, ICYM Udupi Varado; Ritesh D’Souza Udyavara, Ex-President, ICYM Udupi Varado, Mrs. Jacinta D’Souza, Vice President, Belle Grama Panchayat; Alphonse K. Alva, Vice President of Parish Pastoral Council and Mrs. Jacintha D’Souza, Secretary.

Following the stage programme, Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes and other guests declared the commencement of the Volleyball tournament by formally cutting the ribbon that held the volleyball tied to the centre of the net. Rev. Fr. Alban D’Souza initiated the tournament by giving the first service.
The Throwball tournament was  inaugurated by Mrs. Ida Gibba D’Souza, Mrs. Jacintha D’Souza by cutting the ribbon and Mrs. Ida Gibba D’Souza by first throwing the ball to the other court.
Prize Distribution and Valedictory Programme:
Following the inauguration of the tournament at 11.30 am, knock out matches were played among 11 Volleyball teams representing  parishes as far away as Padukone, Gangolli, Basrur, Hirgan, Nakre and  from the neighbouring parishes including Shankerpura, Kanajar, Pernal, Udyavara and host parishes, Moodubelle and Kuntalnagar. Semi-final matches were played between Nakre and Basrur, and Kanajar and Moodubelle. Finals were between Moodubelle and Nakre in which Moodubelle team emerged victorious whereas team from Nakre was declared as runners up. Lloyd D’Souza from Moodubelle was declared as the best lifter, Lloyd Sequeira and Jesson Martis  , also from Moodubelle were adjudged as best attackers. Arun of Nakre was declared as best all-rounder. Individual prizes comprised of trophies and cash award of Rs.1000/- each.

Throwball teams from 8 parishes vied with each other for the top honours.  They represented the following parishes: Nakre, Manipal, Gangolli, Kuntalnagar, Kanajar, Udyavara, Udupi and Moodubelle. The semi-final matches were played between Moodubelle and Kuntalnagar as well as Udupi and Nakre. Eventually Kuntalnagar and Udupi played in the final match following which Udupi emerged as victorious and Kuntalnagar got the second position. Gracy Sequeira of Udupi was declared as best server and Lavita Mendonca of Kuntalnagar as best all-rounder. Besides trophy they received the cash award of Rs. 700/- each.

Following the end of the tournament, valedictory and prize distribution function was held at 10.15 pm. Bishop of Udupi Diocese Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo presided over the function. Other dignitaries on the dais included Rev. Fr. Jerome Montteiro, parish priest of Kuntalnagar, Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, parish priest of Moodubelle, Rev. Fr. Alban D’Souza, Director, ICYM, Udupi Varado, Fr. Henry Mascarenha, Secretary to the Bishop, Rajendra Shetty, president of Belle Grama Panchayat, Michael Rodrigues Sastan, Ex-president ,ICYM Udupi District, Steven Colaco, president, ICYM Udupi Varado, Valerian mathias, Vice President, Parish Pastoral Council, Kuntalnagar, Theodore Mendonca, secretary, Parish Council, Kuntalnagar and Maxim D’Sa, animator, ICYM, Udupi Varado.
Trophies and cash awards to the winners were distributed by the Bishop while Rajendra Shetty honoured the refrees.

Vinyl D’Souza, ICYM President of Kuntalnagar Unit welcomed the guests, Steven Colaco proposed the vote of thanks and Roshan Sequeira of Kuntalnagar compeered the programme.

The entire tournament was organized by the ICYM Units of Moodubelle and Kuntalnagar under the leadership of Ivan Mendonca, Sports Secretary of ICYM Udupi Varado.

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