From January to March of 2015 the sporting community saw successes across several disciplines.

January saw AFC Fylde complete a festive double over Barrow AFC with a 2-1 win at Holker Street, a result which then Bluebirds manager Darren Edmondson described as “very frustrating.”

Barrow Raiders captain Liam Harrison was set to undergo knee surgery in readiness for the Kingstone Press League One campaign.

The Bluebirds drew 4-4 at Hyde after throwing away a two-goal lead.

Barrow AFC players Alex-Ray Harvey and Izak Reid each faced one-month lay-offs.

It was also announced that former multi-weight world boxing champion Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton would be heading to Barrow in April that year.

February saw Raiders fans raise £17,000 for club coffers at a sponsors’ night.

Invictus Games gold medallist Stuart Robinson also visited Ulverston’s Sir John Barrow School to put hundreds of children through some elite training.

Jamie Butler’s game against a Barrow and District side ended in a stunning 58-0 victory.

Also, Barrow boxer Liam Conroy described his feelings as "devastated" after a first-round stoppage in Prize-fighter: The Middleweights III tournament at Blackpool, at the hand of Cello Renda.

In March 2015, Barrow Raiders secured a narrow 16-14 iPro Sport Cup first-round victory over visitors Gloucestershire All Golds.

Barrow Cricket Club were able to sign Sri Lankan Test batsman Tharanga Paranavitana as their professional for the Northern League campaign.

Black Combe Runners athlete Paula Irons was the third female to make it round the route in the Haweswater Half Marathon.

Furness teenage golfing star Natasha Slater had a successful month after being called up by England for the Scottish Open.