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Wednesday, 01 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.

Edmo: Barrow AFC can handle the pressure

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DARREN Edmondson admitted that title-chasing tension crept into AFC’s stuttering display during Saturday’s goalless draw against Bradford Park Avenue. (2 comments)

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.

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 (8 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

Late goal sees Kirkby United book place in trophy final

KIRKBY United left it late in the Terry Clinton Memorial Trophy against Bootle on Saturday, but an injury time winner from Matty Bruce put them through to the final.

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

Penny takes Palma path in 100 marathons mission

IN her tireless pursuit of completing 100 marathons, Hoad Hill Harriers veteran Penny Moreton flew to Palma, Mallorca to take part in the 261 Women’s Marathon.

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.

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)

RUGBY UNION

Hawcoat Park come close to causing upset

S63482BB HAWCOAT Park pushed high-flying Leigh all the way with another great home performance, but just failed to pull off a shock win.

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

Walney Central move to top of table after home win

S63473BB.jpgfdfd WALNEY Central went top of the Cumbria Men’s League on points difference after inflicting a first defeat of the season on Distington with a 14-6 victory. Both clubs are on six points with the Cents having a superior points advantage.

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.

Bowls

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.

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.

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