30. December 2012 · Comments Off on Lenzie v Stewartry · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby Union

Lenzie v Stewartry Weeks of freezing conditions fave been replaced by days of rain. Despite being really soft, the pitch at Viewfield was declared playable on December 29th and the game between two of the leading teams in West Division 2 went ahead.

The home side opened the scoring with a first half penalty, but the game was close right up to the last minute when a try secured the win for Lenzie by 17-8.
Photo Gallery – Lenzie v Stewartry
Note
The light was poor during this game, so the photos will not print well at larger sizes.

16. December 2012 · Comments Off on Indoor Hockey – Women Div 1 · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Indoor hockey action

After every outdoor game I was going to go to was frozen off for the third weekend in a row, I headed to Stirling Sports Village on Sunday for the third weekend of the indoor hockey season.

The game of the day was the second one played, between Grove Menzieshill and Kelburne. Going against the form, Kelburne were well on top early and held a 5-2 lead into the second half. They couldn’t hold out against a Grove comeback though, and the champs came back to win 6-5. Tragically for the Kelburne girls, they lost their next game to Western Wildcats by the same scoreline.

At the end of the day the league leaders, Grove and Dundee Wanderers, had extended their unbeaten records. Other teams featured in the photos are CALA Edinburgh, Granite City, Inverleith and Clydesdale Western.

Photo Gallery – Women Div 1 Indoor – Dec ’12

Note
As the light is poor in the hall the photos aren’t suitable for printing to larger sizes.

14. December 2012 · Comments Off on Holiday in Fuerteventura – the e-book · Categories: Books, Miscellaneous

Holiday in Fuerteventura - the Visitor Guide e-book
It’s been a quiet couple of weeks, every game or race I’ve been going to has been frozen off. Therefore, there have been no new photos to show, except for last night’s book event.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy with my own first attempt at publishing a book. Holiday in Fuerteventura is a tourist guide and introduction to the lesser known Canary Island. It’s currently available as a download for Kindle from Amazon.
More info here.

 

14. December 2012 · Comments Off on The Beautiful Games – the book launch event · Categories: Books, Miscellaneous
Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

I reviewed Henry Hepburn’s excellent book The Beautiful Games – Scotland’s Hidden Sports back in July when it was first available [review here]. Last night Henry hosted a launch event in Falkirk. It turned out to be a very entertaining evening, with Henry reading selected passages and hosting a question and answer session with two of the sports stars whose stories feature in the book. First up representing American Football was a familiar face from my photos, Ryan Hunter of East Kilbride Pirates. The second guest was Lynn McCafferty, who captained the GB Ladies Handball Team at the Olympic Games this year.

The chat went on longer into the night than expected, keeping the full room well entertained. I really enjoyed the evening.

THE BEAUTIFUL GAMES – Scotland’s Hidden Sports is available from Lulu Enterprises as a paperback or an e-book. Click here
It’s also available from Amazon. Click here

Henry Hepburn, Lynn McCafferty and Ryan Hunter during a Q&A session

Henry Hepburn, Lynn McCafferty and Ryan Hunter during a Q&A session

Lynn McCafferty, Henry Hepburn and Ryan Hunter

Lynn McCafferty, Henry Hepburn and Ryan Hunter

THE BEAUTIFUL GAMES - Scotland’s Hidden Sports