19. October 2018 · Comments Off on website moved · Categories: Miscellaneous

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15. October 2018 · Comments Off on Double for Wildcats · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

I lasted a game and a half in constant rain at Auchenhowie on 13th October.

First there was Western Wildcats women v Dundee Wanderers, a top of Division 1 clash where the Western girls took a 3-1 win and top place in the table.
The second game wasn’t as close. Wildcats men had a 4-0 lead at half time over the bottom side in the division. I headed off at that point to get dry while the game went to a 10-0 scoreline.

photos – Western Wildcats women v Dundee Wanderers
photos – Western Wildcats men v Gordonians

07. October 2018 · Comments Off on Wins for Uddingston and Wildcats · Categories: Hockey - Men

Two games covered on 6th October, Uddingston’s 2-1 win over Kelburne and Western Wildcats beating Watsonians 5-0.

Kelburne v Uddingston
Western Wildcats v Watsonians

02. October 2018 · Comments Off on Youth Interdistrict Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Still no resolution to the missing six months of posts from this website.
The photos from the Interdistricts at Peffermill over the last two weekends are all done now and available using the links below.

Girls Under 18s
Girls Under 16s
Boys Under 18s
Boys Under 16s

26. September 2018 · Comments Off on Website problems · Categories: Miscellaneous

I’m not sure why yet but as of 26th September the last six months worth of updates on here have disappeared. This coincided with both my webhost and WordPress carrying out upgrades overnight.

The good news though is that all the photos are all still available from my Smugmug site, click here to get to them

I’m in the process of moving everything to a new domain

17. March 2018 · Comments Off on Scottish Hockey Schools Cup Finals · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The 2018 Scottish Hockey Schools Finals were played at Glasgow Green on the afternoon and evening of 16th March. It was a bitterly cold day, but the players shrugged that off and put on a great show of hockey over no less than twelve matches. Personally I was frozen and struggling.

The most successful school of the day was Stewart’s Melville College who’s boys did the double, winning both the Open Cup and the S3 Cup. The enthusiastic Dollar Academy girls were winners of their Open Cup while the High School of Glasgow edged out George Watsons in the S3 Girls Cup. For a full report on the action visit the Scottish Hockey website.

I have photos from seven games, including all six from the main pitch, and all twelve presentation ceremonies. Full coverage of the Pitch 2 games was provided by Mark Pugh and photos from those games are on his website.
My photos are as follows:

Aspire Girls Plate – Perth Schools v Millburn Academy
Aspire Boys Plate – Harris Academy v Beaconhurst< Schoo;/a>
Aspire Boys Cup – Renfrew Schools v Douglas Academy
S3 Girls Cup – High School of Glasgow v George Watson’s College
S3 Boys Cup – George Watson’s College v Stewart Melville College
Open Girls Cup – Dollar Academy v Craigholme School
Open Boys Cup – Stewart Melville College v Hutchesons Grammar School
Presentations from all games

12. March 2018 · Comments Off on Stirling Clansmen v Swansea Titans · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Thanks to the snow which blanketed the country, this BUCS Premier Division quarter final play off game was played on 11th March, a week later than originally scheduled.
For the Stirling the  start of the game was completely unlike their meeting with Durham Saints. This time it was the Clansnmen who made the fast start with three touchdowns in the first quarter. Swansea got back into the game in the second quarter as they pulled the half time score back to 27-14. They couldn’t keep the recovery going after half time though. Stirling eased to the win by 40-14 and the hope of holding on to last years championship is still alive.

photos – Stirling Clansmen v Swansea Titans

26. February 2018 · Comments Off on Stirling Clansmen v Durham Saints · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

25th February was the last Sunday of the BUCS American football regular season and I was at Stirling University to see the Clansmen, the reigning champions, take on the hot team of the Premier Division, Durham University Saints.

Right from the start the visitors were in dominating mood as two early touchdowns set up a 24-0 halftime lead. By the end the score was 30-0 and the Saints had completed a perfect 8 and 0 season. Both teams will have home play-off matches next weekend.

photos – Stirling Clansmen v Durham Saints

24. February 2018 · Comments Off on Glasgow Mid Argyll v Kingussie · Categories: Photo Set, Shinty

The 24th February was the final weekend of the Shinty preseason and I managed to get along to Yoker for a friendly match between Glasgow Mid Argyll and Kingussie.
GMA will be playing in the National Division this year while Kingussie are a Premiership team. The game reflected this. It was always closely contested but the visitors were clearly the better team as they powered to a 3-1 win.

photos – Glasgow Mid Argyll v Kingussie

20. February 2018 · Comments Off on Kelburne v Hillhead · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

As I was already at Glasgow Green for the Scotland Under 16s game on 17th February I stayed on the watch Kelburne men beat Hillhead 2-0 in a friendly game, warming up for the resumption of the outdoor season.

photos – Kelburne v Hillhead