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Sunday, 19 April 2015

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Millom cyclist proves that age is no barrier

S60474BB CYCLIST Andy Hawdon is living his dream of being a professional cyclist – at the age of 38. (6 comments)

Thorburn triumphs in Malcolm Wilson Rally: with picture gallery

50074389B036 SCOTTISH raider Euan Thorburn produced a superb surge to claim victory in the Malcolm Wilson Rally.

World darts champ Mighty Mike coming to Barrow

P12047.jpg WORLD number one darter Michael van Gerwen is set to thrill crowds as he takes to the stage in Barrow.

Pool ace Kyle hungry for more experience on world stage

50073404B003.jpg POOL ace Kyle Brown is confident he can make an impact at world level after enjoying some success in his first taste of global competition.

Darts queen Dee-delighted with Scottish victory

S60064BB ARROWS ace Dee Bateman was back to her throwing best as she landed the Scottish Open Women’s Pairs title.

Barrow RL starlet learning from the best at Warrington

S58529BB ONE of rugby league’s best players of recent years is helping shape the career of an up and coming Furness youngster. (2 comments)

England calls for Furness RL trio

50073579B003 THREE rising stars in Furness RL are celebrating after being called up by England.

Barrow ace stars for Man City against Barcelona


BARROVIAN goalkeeping starlet Curtis Anderson is naturally over the Blue Moon about his progress at Premier League giants Manchester City.

Goalkeepers get hands-on experience with Barrow coach: with picture gallery

50072396B007 SHOT STOPPERS have had their reflexes tested and skills improved thanks to a special goalkeeper course.

Ulverston hockey sessions prove a hit: with picture gallery

50072851B006 WOMEN have been proving This Girl Can thanks to regular hockey training sessions.

BARROW RL GREATS: Paddy McAteer picks his best local 17

A0539498.jpg PADDY McAteer has been supporting Barrow RL at Craven Park for more than 50 years. Over the next three weeks he will be picking his favourite post-1950s Barrow squads from his time on the terraces. One of these will consist of West Cumbrian-born players and one of players from Lancashire. The series starts with a squad made up entirely of locally-born players (9 comments)

BARROW RL GREATS: Paddy McAteer picks his best West Cumbrian 17

S59236BB PADDY McATEER has been supporting Barrow RL at Craven Park for more than 50 years. He is picking his favourite post-1950s Barrow squads from his time on the terraces. Last week he concentrated on locally-born players, this time its those who hailed from West Cumbria (1 comment)

Amateur football

Tough run in Holker play-off bid

50073367B019.jpgfdfd HOLKER Old Boys ended a three-game losing streak in the North West Counties Division One on Wednesday with a 3-1 win at home to Ashton Town in their fourth game in eight days.

Furness teen Greg has more Grand designs with Saints

50069100B005.jpg GRAND Final winner Greg Richards heads into the new Super League season tonight eager for more great highs.

Can Barrow boy Brad be Leeds Rhinos' next Peacock?

S47768BB POWERFUL prop Brad Singleton intends to throw down his marker as Jamie Peacock’s successor in the Leeds Rhinos pack.

Other sports

Big plans at South Cumbria golf club

A0101737.jpg DUNNERHOLME may be among the Cinderella clubs of Cumbrian golf, but there are ambitious plans under way at the Askam course – headed up by a husband and wife duo Steve and Paula Knott, this year’s captain and lady captain.

Knockout show from Barrow Celtic girls: with picture gallery

50073375B009 BARROW Celtic emerged from the fog as worthy victors over Dalton in the Barrow and District KO Cup.

Barrow Celtic enjoy successful weekend

50068850B005.jpg BARROW Celtic enjoyed a successful day throughout the age groups as their girls teams claimed a clean sweep of victories.

Junior Sport

Lofty England goals for Barrow footballer

50065741B005 GEORGIA Stanway has set her sights on leading the line for England after the striker was selected as an SSE Next Generation athlete.

Catching the cricket bug at Furness College: with picture gallery

50073293B006 FLASHING blue bats sent bright orange balls blazing through the air as youngsters lapped up Kwik Cricket training at Furness College.

South Walney put on five-star football show: with picture gallery

50073384B000 SOUTH Walney School hit the back of the net to win the Barrow Schools Girls Five-a-Side tournament. (1 comment)


Final push for Ambleside

50071158B011.jpg CUP final action and final-day league encounters dominate proceedings as the rugby union season reaches its climax.

Barry hits the bullseye in Barrow darts comp

50073111B021 BARRY Twiname proved himself king of the oche to win the big-money Red River Club invitational darts competition.

Sean clocks up the Miles in Barrow darts triumph

50073361B017 SEAN MILES overcame a strong field to take home the £300 first prize in the Frank Irvine Darts Memorial competition.

Amateur RL news

Derby day for Walney and Roose

50060375B002.jpgfdd TALENTED forward Alf Woolveridge will be remembered by former teams Roose Pioneers and Walney Central.

Ulverston Victoria a big hit in cricket finals: with picture gallery

50073133B013 UVHS claim victory over Millom and Walney Schools in an intense indoor cricket competition.

Lindal star in Furness schools athletics competition: with picture gallery

50072961B003 EVERY sinew was strained as athletic youngsters pushed themselves to new heights, lengths and speeds for their school.


Red River demolish Askam

50075424B010 NORMA Halpin and Lilian Turner had excellent wins in Red River’s 10-2 Furness And District Women’s Bowling League victory at Askam A, both winning to single figures.

Askam RL ace targets first-team deal at Widnes Vikings

50067336B006.jpg NEW Viking Brad Walker hopes to earn a Super League first-team deal with Widnes before the year is out.

Invictus Games star a hit at Ulverston school

50073169B000 INVICTUS Games gold medallist Stuart Robinson put hundreds of children through their paces during a special sporting day.


Barrow start season with Fleet-sinking mission

WEARING BARROW CC skipper Daryl Wearing is confident his side can get their season off to a positive start when they step on to the Ernest Pass outfield for the first time tomorrow.
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