Ruby swims five miles for first aid in Gambia

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Ormsary teenager Ruby Bosomworth has raised enough money to provide first aid supplies to 800 children for a year by completing a gruelling five-mile swim for charity.

Find out how much her challenge tested her and raised for First Aid 4 Gambia in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 18 2014. Also on line at

Red Star fire eight past Port Glasgow

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Red Star welcomed Port Glasgow United to Ropework Football pitch  and gave their promotion hopes a boost as they got the better of an 11-goal thriller.

The game did not start well for the local side however as they found themselves a goal down in the opening minutes when the United forward got the run on the Star defence before showing good composure to score past Kalache.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 4 2014, also on line at <a href="

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Mid Argyll champions in sports hall athletics final

mid argyll athletics sports hall winners 2014

Mid Argyll Athletics Club is proud home to three Argyll champions after members of the club put in a stellar performance at the 2014 Sports Hall Athletics Final in Oban’s Atlantis Leisure.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 4 2014, also available on line at

Lochgilphead family take top spots in charity time trial cycle

Lochgilphead cycle time trial for Sport relief

The Barrie family in Lochgilphead have officially become record holders after taking part in a cycling challenge for Sport Relief.

Richard, Tina and Lorne Barrie won the male, female and youth cycling time trials respectively when they each cycled the greater distance than their competitors in one hour.

Find out how they beat the competition in our story on Page 27 of the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 21 2014,  along with three pages of sport from the week. Also available

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Lochgilphead skiers qualify in Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition

Lochgilphead High School ski team alpine

Four skiers from Lochgilphead High School have reached the final of the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition after thrashing the competition in the qualifying round.

The skiers travelled to Nevis Range   Lochaber, to compete in the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski Qualifier last month.

Patrick Feeney, 16, Lawrence Lister, 15, Alexander Feeney, 14, and Jennifer Stocks, 15, finished first in the team category to land a place in the final.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser

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Celebrations as Lochgilphead gets 3G pitch

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The news that Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed it hopes to upgrade Lochgilphead’s 2G pitch to a 3G surface in the summer has been met with delight by sports organisations across Mid Argyll.

Peter Laing, the Lochgilphead referee who started a petition to get the 2G pitch upgraded, thanked the 1,400 people who signed the petition and local councillors for their support.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 7 2014, also available on line at <a href="

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Red Star under 17s win first home game in four months

red star under 17 vs Baljaffray

THE FIRST home game for four months saw Red Star under 17s put in a convincing performance against Baljaffray to run out winners.

For the full match report, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 6 2014, also available on line at

Tarbert march on in Coronation Cup

Tarbert vs Neilston

Tarbert AFC put in a good performance on an awful pitch on Saturday when they overcame division 1A league leaders Neilston in the second round of the Coronation Cup.

On a soft and muddy Cil Andres pitch Tarbert soon gained the upper hand in the game, using the pace of their players on the wings and upfront to their advantage.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 28 2014, also available on line at

Inveraray succumbs to friendly fire

Fort vs inveraray

A heavy defeat in the first and only pre-season friendly for Inveraray Shinty Club is not a sign of things to come, according to player manager Garry Macpherson.

The premier division side suffered a 4-0 thrashing from Fort William on Saturday; a team that plays a division below the Royal Burgh side.

But player manager Garry MacPherson says the team’s performance has not made him worry about the season ahead.

‘These friendly matches are that for a reason. They point us in the right

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Crinan Puffer run passed to MACPool

Stuart Owen and Matthew Watkis

RUNNERS in Mid Argyll have reason to celebrate as the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer committee has agreed to Mid Argyll Community Pool taking on the running of the event.

The new arrangement secures the future of the Puffer – a popular 8.5mile run along the length of the Crinan Canal – and provides a valuable fundraising opportunity for community owned MACPool.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 14 2014, also available on line at <a href="

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