The new Pete May Grand Slam knockout took place at the Newtown Social Club. The team knockout has been replaced by the Grand Slam knockout and 41 players competed. Danahar missed the first in-shot, but with 67 left, he hit single 17, single 18 and double 16 to take the leg, becoming the first Pete May Grand Slam champion. Nine preliminary matches took place and a few surprise results dumped out some of the expected winners. A 180 came from Rob Misselbrook (Hunston Club) in his win over team-mate Hayley Gatford, who managed a 120 in-shot. Rob Palmer got the highest in-shot with 160 in his win over Dave Bourne (Friary Arms).The first round saw a 180 from Ashley Clements (The Hoffs) in his win over team-mate Mike Few and a ton-plus out-shot from Stuart Gray (The Hoffs) to sneak the win over league chairman Ian Hackett (Newtown Raiders). The second round saw Gray come up against a 134 in-shot from Rachel Hall (Richmond Arms), but Gray won. Round three saw Richard Ragless (QE2) take out … [Read more...] about Danahar’s darts delight after Grand Slam win
Adam Jones’ retirement announcement as a player will leave just two members of Wales’ 2005 Grand Slam still playing next season. Gavin Henson is currently sidelined by injury at the Dragons, while the extraordinary Gethin Jenkins is still picking up man-of-the-match awards with Cardiff Blues. But what of the others who started against Ireland fully 13 years ago in the game that clinched Wales’ first clean sweep in almost three decades. Two years earlier Wales had been whitewashed and players were being sent to supermarkets to try to sell tickets. But Mike Ruddock forged a side that delivered the sunniest of Slams. MARK ORDERS finds out what the players who ran out against Ireland are doing these days... Kevin Morgan (full-back) A terrific running full-back, he became known as The Knife and his try against Ireland showed him at his sharpest, slicing through a gap created by Tom Shanklin. Morgan won 48 caps and played club rugby for Pontypridd and Swansea before joining … [Read more...] about What Wales 2005 Grand Slam heroes are doing today
Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes confirmed on Tuesday that Ireland Grand Slam heroes Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale would be available for Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 game at Cardiff Blues on Saturday. However, Gibbes was non-committal on whether they would be involved in the crucial fixture.Best and Stockdale started in all five games of the Six Nations Championship, while Henderson missed one game due to injury and came off the bench for a second. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Irish Grand Slam heroes available for Ulster, but will they face Cardiff Blues?
0 Comments Ireland's Grand Slam stars and WAGs take the party to Dubai BelfastTelegraph.co.uk LIFE'S a beach for the Ireland rugby stars and their gorgeous WAGs as they continue the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Dubai. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/irelands-grand-slam-stars-and-wags-take-the-party-to-dubai-36737689.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/article36737687.ece/b7e19/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-03-25_sun_39538684_I4.JPG Email LIFE'S a beach for the Ireland rugby stars and their gorgeous WAGs as they continue the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Dubai. Captain Rory Best and his wife Jodie have been soaking up the sun with international team-mates Rob Kearney, Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony and Keith Earls and their stunning other halves. Londonderry model Joanna Cooper, who recently went public with her relationship with scrum half Conor, has shared a series of snaps of the group living it up in the United Arab Emirates over the past … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Grand Slam stars and WAGs take the party to Dubai
Ireland Rugby Captain Rory Best and Sinead Bennett with the Six Nation’s Championship Trophy and the Triple Crown. WHEN last Sunday’s planned homecoming celebrations for the Grand Slam-winning Irish team were cancelled because of bad weather, one Donegal woman quickly put together a Plan B for head coach Joe Schmidt, captain Rory Best and the Irish players. Ardara woman Sinead Bennett (back 4th from left) celebrates with the Ireland Rugby Squad after winning the 6 Nations Grand Slam on Saturday in Twickenham. Posted: 9:59 am March 24, 2018 Another way to spend St Patrick’s Day I've undertaken many walks since moving to Ardara fifteen years ago but this was the first time to sign... Young footballers reach new heights at Donegal club The idea for ‘High Achievers’ came to Patrick and Gerard while they were watching a Donegal game on television... Mother and daughter reunited in Donegal Yuhan was taken to her … [Read more...] about Grand Slam: A poignant but happy day for Donegal woman