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Team McMillan in bonspiel triumph

The McMillan Bonspiel, the premier event during the curling season at Stranraer Ice Rink, was won in style by Hammy McMillan and his team of Gail Munro, Frank McHugh and John Munro who beat Frazer Hare, Andrew Chalmers, Logan Hare and John Agnew in a high-class final.

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R & A Hannay winners 2017  - Steven Sloan (presenting) Adam Cairnie, Matthew McCrone, Logan Hare and Frazer Hare

Team Hare wins Hannay

The popular handicap competition for the R & A Hannay Trophy was won by the team of Frazer Hare, Logan Hare, Matthew McCrone and Adam Cairnie at Stranraer Ice Rink recently.

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Kinnear Trophy winner from Limekiln Loch CC - Peter JD Wilson, Jocelyn Bell, Janette Sloan (presenting), Hugh Aitken, Beth Aitken

Limekiln Loch lift Kinnear Trophy

The he Rhins O’ Gallowa’ Province retained the Kinnear Trophy, sponsored by Kinnear for Carpets, Port William, last Friday at Stranraer Ice Rink with a 20 shot win over their Galloway Province rivals.

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Euan Dewar competing for the ball.

Disappointment at shield loss for new league champions

Fresh from their league-clinching victory the previous weekend, Newton Stewart were back in action on Saturday in the BT West Shield competition.

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Grierson Trophy winners from Castle Kennedy CC - Helen Young, Fay Cowan, Stranraer Ladies President Isobel Crawford (presenting), Gail Munro and Rita Mitchell.

Gail wins the Grierson

Stranraer Ladies Grierson Trophy was won at Stranraer Ice Rink recently by a rink skipped by Gail Munro of Castle Kennedy Curling Club.

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2016 Snowman Rally Winners Donnie MacDonald and Andrew Falconer in the Mitsubishi IX

Strong entry for Snowman season 2017 opener

The highly anticipated 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship kicks off with its traditional season opener this weekend, as almost 100 crews head to Inverness for the Arnold Clark Jurys Inn Snowman Rally.

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Some of the swimmers at the West District Round 2 meet.

Competitions coming fast and furious for young swimmers - but they just keep on winning

The competions are continuing to come in fast and furious for Dumfries Amateur Swimming Club.

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The prizewinners in the Lyburn high and low roads

Marvellous Mags lifts the Lyburn

The Ladies Open Curling Competition for the Lyburn Trophy was played at Stranraer Ice Rink earlier this month, with the prestigious coffee pot for the high road going to the rink of Margaret Agnew, Lorna Munro, Kathy Stevenson and Jackie Wright.

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Scottish Senior Champions - Margaret Richardson, Isobel Hannen, Christine Cannon and Jackie Lockhart
Photo credit - RCCC 2017

Title number four for Christine and Co!

The Cannon curling family from Wigtown were celebrating again at the weekend when Christine Cannon won the Scottish Senior Curling title at Hamilton.

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BT West Division One champions 2016-17 Newton Stewart celebrate after the match in Oban.

Newton Stewart clinch division one title

Last weekend saw Newton Stewart RFC travel to Oban for what they hoped would be the title-clinching match in the league this year.

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The GBR men with their gold medals adn the Union Jack

Gregor savours his golden moment

After his curling team won 11 games in a row to secure Great Britain’s first gold medal at the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Wigtown Curling Club member Gregor Cannon spoke to The Galloway Gazette.

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The team included Stranraer swimmers Kalle Hoad, Cameron Allison, Rachael Beswick, Lauren Anderson and Lewis McLeod and Stephen Dale-Sunley from Kirkcudbright.

Full on fast competition for amateur swimmers sure shakes out those January blues

A group of swimmers from Dumfries Amateur Swim Club (DASC) travelled to Sunderland last month for the first long course meet of the season. A full on fast competition certainly shook up the January blues resulting in a number of pb’s and medals.

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Rugby

Hard fought match for Jack Solley Shield

Dumfries v Stewartry is always a hard fought game and this one was no different. After a gap of ten years the playing for the Jack Solley Shield was back as a pre-Six Nations appetiser for the opening game, Scotland v Ireland.

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Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon will represent Great Britain at the World University Winter Games
Photo credit - Marissa Tiel  / WCF

Golden boys!

Stranraer curlers Bobby Lammie, aged 19 and Gregor Cannon, aged 22, along with teammates Bruce Mouat and Derek Sloan have won gold at the University Games curling in Kazachstan for Great Britain.

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The curling venue at the World University Games in Kazakhstan

Bobby and Gregor through to University Games final

Stranaer based junior world curling champions Gregor Cannon and Bobby Lammie are in the curling final of the World Universite Games out in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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The Tour of Britain 2016.

Tour of Britain race brings big economic impact in Galloway

The Tour of Britain stage finish in Castle Douglas created an economic impact of nearly £250,000 for the regional economy, an official report has concluded.

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The Glasserton curlers receive the Biggar Cup from sponsors Peter Dewar

Biggar success for Glasserton

Glasserton Curling Club emerged the clear winners of the Biggar Cup, sponsored by Penkiln Timber and Builders Merchants, Baldoon, on Wednesday at Stranraer Ice Rink.

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Stewartry are celebrating clinching the BT west Division Two championship.

Stewartry clinch BT West Division Two title

Stewartry RFC are celebrating clinching the BT West Division Two championship title at the weekend.

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Galloway Cup winners 2017 from Castle Kennedy CC - Blair Haswell, Beth Parker, Janette Sloan (presenting), Hugh Parker and Hammy McMillan

Castle Kennedy win Galloway Cup

The Galloway Cup, sponsored by James Gordon Ltd, of Whauphill, Castle Kennedy and Castle Douglas, was won in style last Friday night at Stranraer Ice Rink by the Castle Kennedy CC rink skipped by Hammy McMillan, who routed the Trevor Harrison’s Leswalt CC team 13-1 in an all-Rhins final.

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The Castle Douglas team.

Castle Douglas under 16 team win exciting Galloway rugby conference final

The U16 Regional Rugby conference final was played between Castle Douglas High school and Dumfries School at Dumfries High School.

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