30. June 2016 · Comments Off on Scotland under 21 v Ulster under 23s · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Scotland Under 21s v Ulster Under 23s

Glasgow Green hosted a three game series for the visiting Irish side on 28-30 June.

With some of Scotland’s better under 21 players being away with the senior squad in Spain it was the Irish girls who proved to be the stronger team. Inded they won all three games, including a 2-0 win in the third game, which was the one the photos come from.

photos – Scotland under 21 v Ulster under 23s

27. June 2016 · Comments Off on Women’s Masters Home Nations · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The annual three day Masters tournament played at Peffermill on 24th-26th June. Three full days of matches were played in mixed weather conditions.
Most successes went to England who won four of the age categories. The exception was the Over 40s where the spirited Irish team were victorious.

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photos – Masters Over 60sIrish Masters team

27. June 2016 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v Merseyside Nighthawks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

 The Pirates’ visitors at Hamilton on 25th June were Merseyside Nighthawks, the newly promoted team in the Premier North Division who arrived with an unbeaten record this season, including a win over the Pirates.

The visitors started well and scored a touchdown on their first posession. From there the game was close well into the third quarter as the Pirates had pulled the score back to 6-3. After that though the breaks went Merseyside’s way as two touchdowns and a field goal saw them through to a 23-3 victory.

The result means the Pirates have no chance of qualifying for the play-offs this season, for the first time since I’ve been associated with the team. Merseyside still have two games to play against the division’s other unbeaten team, Tamworth Phoenix, in the battle for the title.

photos – East Kilbride Pirates v Merseyside Nighthawks

19. June 2016 · Comments Off on EK Pirates v North Central College Cardinals · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

 For a second year the Pirates hosted a visiting Division 3 college football team from the USA on a tour organised by Global Football. This year the visitors were the North Central College Cardinals from Illinois.
The game was played on Sunday 19th at a new venue for the Pirates, the West of Scotland Rugby Club in Milngavie. This was good news for spectators as there’s a large covered stand there and the rain didn’t stop all game.

The visitors proved to be much the stronger team. They ran in twelve touchdowns and stopped the Pirates offence making any progress. The final score was 81-0.

No matter though, it was all good experience all round and everyone enjoyed it.

photos – EK Pirates v North Central College Cardinals

19. June 2016 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16 Girls v Ulster · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Scotland Under 16 Girls hosted visitors from Ulster for three games at Glasgow Green over the weekend of 17-19th June. In fact, both sides largely fielded under 15 girls in these games.

I made it to two of the games, Ulster came back to win the Friday game 5-2 and then Saturday’s game was a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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15. June 2016 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v Aberdeen Roughnecks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Glasgow Tigers found themselves with a change of venue on 12th June as their usual field at Lochinch wasn’t available. Instead they played their Division 2 North game against Aberdeen Roughnecks at Nethercraigs in Cardonald.

This was a tight defensive game which saw the Roughnecks squeeze into halftime with a 6-0 lead. They’d extended it to 8-0 with a safety in the third quarter, but after that the tide turned. The Tigers forced two touchdowns late in the game and took the home win with a 12-8 scoreline.

The Tigers now have 4 wins and 1 loss  for the season, the Roughnecks are at 2 and 3

photos – Glasgow Tigers v Aberdeen Roughnecks
Glasgow Tigers v Aberdeen Roughnecks

15. June 2016 · Comments Off on Cup wins for Glasgow Mid Argyll · Categories: Photo Set, Shinty

Glasgow Mid Argyll v Ballachulish
Both the Glasgow Mid Argyll men’s teams were in action in Yoker on 11th June.

First to play were the first team who faced fellow National Division team Ballachulish in the first round of the Macaulay Cup. Balla have been struggling in the league this year and there was no change in fortunes as the home team eased to an 8-0 win.

The second game had the GMA second team facing a vist from the team representing the English Shinty Association for a quarter final tie in the Bulloch Cup. This game was a little more competitive but the Glasgow team finished well on top and took the win by 6-1.

photos – Glasgow Mid Argyll v Ballachulish
photos – Glasgow Mid Argyll v English Shinty Assoc

15. June 2016 · Comments Off on The Tartan Tournament · Categories: Photo Set, Softball

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The Central Scotland Softball League held it’s annual multi team tournament at Cartha Queens Park Rugby Club on 4th & 5th June. The weather was very hot and the games were as much fun as ever.

After two full days play the tournament came down to a close and hard fought final between the Hairy Coos and the eventual winners, the Legends of Filth.

photos – the Tartan Tournament 2016

06. June 2016 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16s and Senior Women · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set


The action at Glasgow Green on the first weekend of June featured the Scotland under 16 boys and girls squads playing Wales, In the games I attended, on Friday the Scottish boys came back from a goal down to win 5-1. The girls on Saturday had a win too. There score was 3-1.

photos – Scotland under 16 boys v Wales
photos – Scotland under 16 girls v Wales

Also on Saturday the developing Scotland women’s senior squad played games against the Great Britain under 23 squad (which included four players who would otherwise have been on the Scottish side). In the Saturday game the GB side took advantage of a strong first half and won 5-1.

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22. May 2016 · Comments Off on Home Nations Masters · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - International, Photo Set

The Over 40s and Over 50s Men’s Home Nations Masters hockey tournament was played at Glasgow Green on the 20th to 22nd June. I managed to get to the first two day of it.

The over 50s was won by England while Scotland took the over 40s crown. The highlight was their thrilling 3-2 win over the English on the Saturday.

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photos – Scotland v Wales
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photos – Scotland v England

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photos – Scotland v Wales
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photos – Scotland v England