Rapid rolling bowls on glorious green

A PARTICULARLY ‘pacy’ green due to the dry weather made for some of the fastest bowls that anyone can remember so early in the season at Campbeltown Bowling Club (CBC)’s Robert Leishman Memorial Rinks last Saturday.

Eighteen teams from around the west of Scotland bowled in glorious sunshine in pursuit of a very generous prize fund.

A very competitive round robin of three sections, each playing five matches, was gradually whittled down to semi-finals between the fours skipped by

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Could Carradale cricket club conquer all?

BOWLED Over is a cricket campaign to find the best amateur club in Britain.

The competition is now live online and promoter businessinsuranceFor.com is inviting cricket and sports fans to submit photos of their local cricket club.

There will be a chance to win prizes and for their amateur club to be crowned the nation’s greatest.

The competition closes on Tuesday April 4 and entries will go to an expert judging panel and public vote to decide the winner.

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Carradale win Carran Cup


Carradale Cricket Club rekindled last season’s winning form with a Carran Cup win over rivals Sannox.

Having been put in to bat on a significantly wet outfield with further showers looming, openers James Cairns and Aiden Keogh got Carradale off to a fast-scoring start.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, June 12 2015, also available online.

Springbank Am Am won by ‘home’ team

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The drinks were well and truly on the Springbank team as they shot an incredible nett score of 54 to win this year’s Am-Am at Machrihanish Golf Club by two strokes.

Thirty-nine teams competed for The Cruachan Am-Am Cup which was donated by the late, former captain, Gordon H V Campbell in 2002.

Read the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, May 30 2014. Also on line at www.cambpeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Entertaining and record-breaking MOK 10k and half marathon

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Mattthew Turner led the way on a day of records at the 2014 Mull of Kintyre 10k and half marathon races.

Matthew, 25, from Tangy, just outside Campbeltown, who is one of Scotland’s most promising track runners, was a class apart from his rivals as he defied windy conditions and a dodgy stomach to knock off a couple of seconds from his own course record.

For more photos and results see the Campbeltown Courier, May 30 2014. Also on line at www.cambeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Elaine is Commonwealth Games Legacy ticket winner

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Elaine McGeachy, the main driving force behind the hugely successful Mull of Kintyre half marathon and 10k races, is the Courier’s  Commonwealth Games Legacy Ticket winner.

She was a worthy winner of the Campbeltown Courier competition, selected by a panel of judges from a shortlist of three nominations.

Read about Elaine’s reaction in the Campbeltown Courier, May 23 2014, also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Carradale victorious despite defeat

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Carradale AFC needed a point from their last match to gain promotion, but are still going up despite losing.

Carradale players lined up for this ‘crucial’ match against Giffnock unaware that their promotion was already ensured.

Read the full match report in the Campbeltown Courier, May 23 2014 on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

That’s the way to do it – Kintyre Way Challenge

Kintyre Way challenge

A record 146 runners in the Kintyre Way Challenge, 60 percent up on last year, took part in four events – the 67-mile relay and individual race and the 35-mile relay and individual race.

Six women from Campbeltown Running Club finished fourth of 12 teams in the 67-mile relay, taking exactly 10 hours.

Read more about the event and results in the Campbeltown Courier, May 16 2014, also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Double chance at Commonwealth gold for twins

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Campbeltown twins Donna and Fiona Robertson are set to attempt to defy their age and having to switch sports in their bid to win Commonwealth Games gold.

The 45-year-olds, now based in Hamilton, will be the oldest wrestling competitors in Glasgow in July.

However, they still fancy their chances in 48kg category freestyle – and both know what it is like to win a Commonwealth Game medal.

Read more about them in the Campbeltown Courier, may 2 2014, also available online at <a href="http://www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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Record entry for Kintyre ultra-marathon

Kintyre Way

The annual Kintyre Way Ultra-Marathon has attracted a record breaking entry this year with numbers up by more than 50 per cent on last year.

Saturday, May 10 will see 145 runners attempt the tough challenge on the varied terrain of the Kintyre Way running from the north to the south of the Kintyre peninsula.

Read more about the race in the Campbeltown Courier, April 25 2014 – also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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