Penarth Hockey Club’s 1st XI came up empty-handed in their pursuit of a fourth successive promotion in the Verde Recreo League, missing out on a spot in UK hockey’s National League as a result. Team Bath Buccs 4-2 PENARTH The 1st XI began the week still in with a shout of promotion, but ultimately travelled to Bath for their last league game of the season knowing that the fixture was effectively a dead rubber with results elsewhere ensuring that neither side was a candidate for promotion or relegation.
Tania Hoffman believes the Celtic Dragons are reaping the rewards of their fresh start as they claimed their first home victory of the season. The Dragons coach watched her team beat London Pulse 62-51 at the Sport Wales National Centre on Monday night – their fourth victory of the season. It means in little more than half a campaign, Hoffman’s side have earned as many wins as they did in the previous two years – a measure of the progress they have made in what the New Zealander has claimed was almost a complete rebuilding programme.
The 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be beamed to televisions and devices across the globe. English and Welsh highlights programmes will showcase the second instalment of Wales’ premier marathon event on Welsh, nationwide UK and international television - putting Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside firmly in the spotlight
Elfyn Evans heads into this weekend’s Tour of Corsica with a lot of confidence. It’s the event where he led a round of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time, he’s always gone well there and it follows a podium finish in Mexico. At long last, things are most certainly looking up! Corsica is one of the most technical rounds of the WRC, as road condition and surface temperature change as the long stages twist and turn there way around the mountainous Mediterranean island. The event has a long history in the sport, and it’s gained the nickname of The Rally of 10,000 Corners for good reason. Maybe it’s driving the legendary Welsh rural mountain roads, like the Abergwesyn Pass, in his youth that has fine-tuned Evans’ asphalt driving technique, but whatever it is the 30-year old from Dolgellau has always been on top form in Corsica – finishing a career best second in 2015.
Daniel James has yet to sign a new contract with Swansea City but is happy to let his football attract admirers from wider afield. The Wales hero is still in discussions with his current club, but any deal will not reduce the likelihood of the Swans deciding to sell him for anything up to £20m this summer. The winger’s value is rising steeply after Premier League clubs were given more evidence of his talent when he struck a superb winner as Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.
West Wales motorsports squad Spencer Sport has started the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship is style, with victory in the opening round of the season at Silverstone. Julian Godfrey, driving the Penrhiwllan-based team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, won all three Heats and the Final to clinch a dominant victory. Starting from the middle of the front row for the first Heat, Godfrey reacted well to the lights and using the superlative traction of the Mirage to his advantage, led the pack into the opening corner. It was an advantage he was never to lose and after four laps he went on to cross the line nearly two-seconds ahead of his closest rival, Derek Tohill in a Fiesta.
Dai Sport journalist Terry Phillips launches his new, weekly ice hockey column today - an off-beat look at the sport in Cardiff and beyond. Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Rick Strachan has been appointed Nottingham Panthers coach following the departure of Rich Chernomaz. Panthers dismissed Canadian head coach Rich Chernomaz, who replaced Corey... Read More
Nerves Of Steel, Belief, Intelligence Recipe for Welsh Cage Fighting Ace Jack And World Title Ambitions
Welshman Jack Shore comes across as a cage fighter with nerves of steel, strong belief in his ability to win the World title and high intelligence. He is unbeaten in nine professional fights and aims for World glory when he takes on London’s Mike Ekundayo at the Viola Arena in Cardiff... Read More
Cardiff Devils hold a one goal lead going into the second leg of their Challenge Cup quarter-final second leg against Glasgow Clan. On a night when Belfast Giants crushed Dundee Stars 8-0 in their first leg tie, Devils ground out a gritty road win. They led 3-0 and 4-1, but Clan kept... Read More
Cardiff Devils scored three final period goals to earn a 5-2 Challenge Cup group victory at the Spectrum in Guildford. Head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils are top of their group after finishing strongly to douse the Flames. Cardiff ran into penalty trouble and Guildford scored during an early 5v3 powerplay... Read More
Cardiff Devils suffered heartache in Nottingham, going down to a last minute goal at the Motorpoint Arena. They led 2-0 and 3-1, while sharpshooter Joey Martin failed to convert a penalty shot when the score was 1-1. The Canadian centre Luke Pither scored Panthers’ fourth goal 40 seconds from the end, dancing... Read More
Cardiff Devils ended their pre-season schedule and are now focused on European Champions League hockey. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils were edged out 5-4 by an impressive Coventry Blaze team at the Skydome and now go into back-to-back European home fixtures. Red Bull Salzburg are at Ice Arena Wales on Thursday... Read More