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Barrow runners battle elements in Cumbria Cross Country: with picture gallery

50072606B014 SNOW shoes rather than running shoes may have seemed the order of the day as youngsters tackled the Cumbria Schools Cross Country Championships.

South Cumbrians star in county cross country

50072606B019.jpg THERE were a host of top-10 finishes for South Cumbria in the Cumbria Schools Cross Country Championships.

Windermere golfer in Walker Cup squad

50052092B005 ADAM Chapman has been named in captain Nigel Edwards’ initial 20-man squad ahead of the Walker Cup against the USA in September.

Cumbria captain Edwards aims high

50065020B000.jpg CUMBRIA captain Andrew Edwards is targeting victory in the Northern Counties League in his second year in charge of the team.

Grange darts ace beats three-time world champion in Euro qualifying

A0370818.jpg DARTS dynamo Tony Newell made the perfect start to 2015 by throwing his way to a first European competition.

South Cumbrian rally ace lands major deal

S37971B.jpg AARON McClure will have more power under the hood as he takes a step into the unknown for 2015.

Hawcoat Park stretched in Cockermouth win: with picture gallery

50072363B008 HAWCOAT overcame a strong Cockermouth side with a four-try display in blustery conditions.

Dalton find extra to beat Saddleworth: with picture gallery

50072353B008 EXTRA-TIME drama saw Dalton reach round two of the BARLA National Cup after a thrilling encounter against Saddleworth.

Barrow AFC winger battling back to fitness


BARROW AFC have left no stone unturned to try and ensure wing wizard Dan Pilkington is fighting fit throughout the business end of their exciting title bid. (1 comment)

Barrow Thorns under Royal control: with picture gallery

50072367B007 THORNS lost crucial ground in the England Basketball League play-off race with defeat to Tameside Royals.

Mystical experience for Barrow Thorns: with picture gallery

50072364B002 THORNS experienced the extremes of victory and defeat in a packed weekend schedule.

North Lancs and Cumbria League 2015 cricket fixtures

50066149B002.jpg THE North Lancs and Cumbria League cricket season is just three months away as it enters a new era with the introduction of four divisions and win-lose cricket.

Moffatt targets top Cartmel prize

50034599B003.jpg TRAINER James Moffatt is planning to be top dog at Cartmel this year under the course’s new calendar.

Barrow speedster lands Honda World Champs deal

S48663B.jpg ISLE of Man TT ace Dan Stewart will step up to the top tier of international racing this season after signing a deal with Honda.

Boxers put on Grand show in South Cumbria: with picture gallery

50072604B005 BLOODIED and bruised but unbowed could well describe Ross Cooksey, of Barrow Amateur Boxing Club, after his epic battle with Adam Cope at the Masonic boxing evening, writes DAVE SEAR.

Thumbs up for Barrow motorcross star: with picture gallery

S53151BB DIRT bike daredevil Tayla Smith has continued to impress with his speedy moto-cross displays.

Swinton Hurdle the Smart option for Cartmel trainer Moffatt

P80777.jpg JAMES Moffatt will target current stable star Smart Ruler at May’s Swinton Hurdle.

Amateur football

Ormsgill's winning run ended by Askam: with picture gallery

50072845B001 ORMSGILL North End’s winning run came to an end on unfamiliar territory as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Askam United A at Biggar Bank.

Barrow fighter ready to hit the big time

50045534B002 BARROW fighter Liam Conroy is focused on success in the Sky-Sports televised Prizefighter tournament.

Liam Conroy: Barrow boxer's pro career so far

S81055B A RUNDOWN of Liam Conroy's bouts since turning professional in 2012.

Girls football on the up in Furness: with picture gallery

50071902B003 GIRLS football enters 2015 in great shape in Furness, emphasised by the success of a holiday camp.

Hawcoat Colts banish the Saints: with picture gallery

S56561BB HAWCOAT Park maintained their unbeaten run in Raging Bull North West Junior Colts League with a clinical disposal of Liverpool St Helens.

Barrow Thorns show new year resolve: with picture gallery

50072129B003 THORNS overcame some new year lethargy to claim a narrow victory over Bury at Hoops.

Barrow Thorns beat back the Devils: with picture gallery

50072128B005 BARROW Thorns carried their pre-Christmas good form into the new year, with their returning injured players boosting the ranks against Bury.

Rio Olympics goal for Ulverston swimmer

S45068BB.jpg THE Olympic dream is becoming more tangible for backstroke virtuoso Joe Elwood after a stellar short-course season.

South Cumbrian jockey rides first winner for Jonjo O'Neill

Patrick Cowley 1 YOUNG jockey Patrick Cowley is celebrating after landing his first National Hunt winner. (3 comments)

Furness Cavs and Holker Under-nines match action: with picture gallery

50071645B002 BETTER facilities perfect for beating the weather are enabling more young Furness footballers to push on through the winter months.

Ulverston tennis ace is an Oscar winner: with picture gallery

50071232B002 SHOOTING star Oscar Morgan is taking tennis by storm despite his diminutive stature. (3 comments)

Sport Review of the Year: October to December


IN the fourth and final part of our look back at the sporting events of 2014, the Evening Mail sports team see Barrow RL legend Willie Horne inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame and Barrow AFC firmly in the promotion race

Tributes paid to Barrow RL duo

Colin Poole & Tommy Thompson FRIENDS remember former Barrow RL players Colin Poole and Tommy Thompson. (5 comments)

Barrow RL Wembley prop Ray Hopwood dies

Ray Hopwood RAY Hopwood, who played for Barrow in the 1967 Challenge Cup final, has died.


Decimated Hawcoat crash at Penrith

50058897B000.jpg HAWCOAT Park fell to defeat at Penrith in their Raging Bull Cumbria South top-of-the-table clash, but they found it tough even before the match kicked off.

South Cumbria rally ace's European ambition

S46650BB.jpg IT may be the year of the sheep for the Chinese, but Aaron McClure hopes to be leading the pack rather than following the flock in 2015.

Thousands in prize money for Furness bowls comp

50062235B000.jpg BOWLERS from across the North of England will flock to Dalton CC for a big-money competition this spring.

Amateur RL news

Captain's injury adds to Dalton agony: with picture gallery

S57631BB A DOUBLE leg fracture to captain Stuart Tippett made a bad day worse for Dalton as they went down to Pennine League leaders Stainland Stags at Kelland Park.

Lindal school celebrates gymnastics glory: with picture gallery

50071598B008 LINDAL and Marton School have a spring in their step after twisting and turning their way to gymnastics glory.

Year of junior success at Barrow Golf Club: with picture gallery

50070220B003 BARROW Golf Club’s burgeoning junior section are continuing to tread the fairways throughout the winter months.


Thousands in prize money for Furness bowls comp

50062235B000.jpg BOWLERS from across the North of England will flock to Dalton CC for a big-money competition this spring.

Furness archery club hits the target: with picture gallery

50070987B009 THE Bowmen of Furness have hit the bulls-eye as one of the area’s most successful new clubs.

Walney Terriers in American Football recruitment drive

50054598B006.jpg WALNEY Terriers are looking to boost their squad numbers ahead of the new BAFA National League season. (13 comments)


North Lancs and Cumbria League 2015 cricket fixtures

50066149B002.jpg THE North Lancs and Cumbria League cricket season is just three months away as it enters a new era with the introduction of four divisions and win-lose cricket.

Barrow boxer Conroy on Sky Sports Prizefighter bill

50064702B004 BARROW boxer Liam Conroy is preparing for the most high-profile night of his career on a live TV Prizefighter show.

Ricky Hatton set to hit Barrow

A0286129.jpg RICKY Hatton is heading to town to discuss his illustrious career.

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