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'Cardiff Devils Fans Will Be Heartbroken' Says Todd Kelman As Key Player Takes Up Austrian Challenge

Kieffer Moore Finally Completes Move To Bluebirds

Moore finally completes move to Bluebirds

Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-Un, Ieuan Evans . . . And The Welsh Rugby Union Elections

Ieuan Evans: The Existing Culture Of Welsh Rugby Needs To Change . . . And I Want To Make It Happen
Once Wales’ most capped rugby player, most prolific tryscorer and most decorated captain, Ieuan Evans was the wide man who always held centre stage. Now, he’s seeking to be at the hub of events in a different role – as a member of the Welsh Rugby Union’s council. Graham Thomas hears why. When Ieuan Evans lifted the 1994 Five Nations trophy as Wales captain, he wore the look of a man who knew the truth. His team had won the title, but they had just been beaten by England at Twickenham – a Grand Slam opportunity had been lost – and the skipper’s instinct was to reflect the mixed emotions he felt inside rather than dance to the tune of TV producers who wanted joyous celebration. 

Former Ospreys Flier Klim Battles Childhood Tragedies And The Temptation Of Drugs And Alcohol To Reach The Top

Former Ospreys flier Klim battles childhood tradgedies and the temptation of drugs and alcohol to reach the top

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Absolutely Flies In Finland . . . And Wins In Close To PB

Melissa Courtney-Bryant came within a whisker of setting a new 1500m personal best on her first outdoor outing of 2020 on Tuesday night. The Welsh 3,000 and 5,000m record holder was in imperious form as she overcame a high quality field at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. Courtney-Bryant produced a masterclass in front running before breaking the tape in a new meeting and stadium record of 4:03.69.

Mark Williams Blasts The Rocket . . . And Labels Ronnie O'Sullivan Disrespectful To Snooker's Young Guns

Mark Williams Blasts The Rocket . . . And Labels Ronnie O’Sullivan Disrespectful To Snooker’s Young Guns
Mark Williams has jumped to the defence of snooker’s young brigade and called Ronnie O’Sullivan “disrespectful” for his criticisms of their standards. Wales’ former world champion saw his pursuit of a third title ended by O’Sullivan on Tuesday when the five-time champion won their quarter-final 13-10 at the Crucible. It was a clash between two of the game’s ageing legends with Williams now 45 and O’Sullivan 44. But it was a contest given more spice by O’Sullivan’s comments that levels of performance among the younger generation was so low that he would, “have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of the top 50.”

Port Talbot End Five Month Training Gap . . . And Get Back In The Groove

Port Talbot Ladies head coach Hayley Williams admits there was a fair degree of apprehension before her players went back to training this month.  After all, it had been a long time since the Welsh Premier Women’s League squad members had last got together for their twice weekly sessions. But thanks to a grant of just over £1,000 from the Be Active Wales Fund, the players are now back on the grass – although having to get used to new conditions and demands imposed by coronavirus restrictions. 

From Pool To Lake, To Open Sea . . . How Dan Jervis Has Toned His Body And Freshened His Mind

Dan Jervis went to swimming’s world championships last year and failed to cope with the anxiety of expectation. Now, after lockdown and time spent out of the pool, he tells Graham Thomas he will be a calmer man heading towards next year’s Olympic Games. Dan Jervis is glad to be back in the pool, but the Olympic hopeful admits lockdown has altered his outlook to training, swimming, and even life itself. The Commonwealth Games silver medal winner from 2018 is part of the small group of 11 elite Welsh swimmers currently back in the water in Newport.

Summertime . . . And The Winning 'Aint Easy For Welsh Clubs In Europe

Summertime . . . And The Winning ‘Aint Easy For Welsh Clubs In Europe
The draws have been made, the maps have been checked, and now Welsh football clubs are preparing for their summer stint in the sun. Matthew Burgess says the cards – as usual – are not stacked in the Welsh clubs’ favour, but one-game shoot-outs might yet enable the likes of Connah’s Quay and Barry Town United to make their mark. Anticipating how Welsh clubs will fare in European competitions is generally a difficult summer task at the best times, yet the ongoing impact of the coronavirus on Welsh football only serves to muddy the waters further. In football's new normal, all qualifying rounds are to be decided over one game and ties could be hosted at neutral venues - or determined without a ball even being played - should Covid restrictions dictate.

Alun Wyn Jones Is Eager To Start . . . And Impress The New Boss At The Ospreys

Alun Wyn Jones Is Eager To Start . . . And Impress The New Boss
Alun Wyn Jones may be poised to become the most capped rugby player in history – but his first plan is to impress his new boss. The Wales captain is scheduled to pass Richie McCaw’s mark of 148 international caps this autumn, but his more immediate aim is to show new Ospreys coach Toby Booth the true meaning of staying power. Jones has been involved in his 18th senior pre-season routine with the Ospreys in recent days, but his first since Booth became head coach and the former London Irish chief says: “He’s at the start of his career for me.

Matthew Burgess

Cymru Premier: Barry Town Held By Stubborn Bala, Saints Smash Aber

Neither Barry Town or Bala Town were able to extend their 100 percent records after the two cancelled each other out at a sun-soaked Jenner Park. The two sides remain joint-top of the Cymru Premier along with Cardiff Met, who also extended their winning run. Elsewhere, The New Saints recorded a... Read More

Barry Town United Face Bala Town In Early Table Topping Tilt

A full Bank Holiday fixture programme in the Cymru Premier League sees the league's two clubs with 100 percent records go head to head at Jenner Park. Only Barry and Bala have been able to produce successive wins in the opening two rounds of the new season prior to this afternoon's... Read More

Cymru Premier League: Hood Stunner Denies Penybont

Jonathan Hood scored a spectacular winner before getting sent off from the dugout as Barry Town came back from behind to defeat newly promoted Penybont 2-1 on the opening night of the new Cymru Premier League season. There were also wins for Aberystwyth Town and Bala Town while Newtown and Cefn... Read More

The Dai Sport 2019/20 Cymru Premier League Season Preview

You know it's been a good summer for Welsh Cymru Premier League teams when a league fixture is forced to be rescheduled to accommodate European commitments. It might be some time yet before the league's fixture computer is working away to identify free fixture dates in late October, but for the... Read More

Battling Connah’s Quay Keep Tie Alive Against Partizan Belgrade

Connah’s Quay will travel to Partizan Belgrade next week needing to overturn a one-goal deficit after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Belle Vue. Partisan were able to overcome a stubborn display from Connah’s Quay when Aleksandar Scekic struck in the second half. Fresh off their famous win over Kilmarnock in the... Read More

FAW Takes Steps To Strengthen Second Level Of Domestic Football In New Re-Brand

The Football Association of Wales today unveiled its new re-branding package as part of its plans to closer align the top two tiers of the domestic game. The Welsh Premier League will now become known as the JD Cymru Premier while the two feeder leagues – formerly known as the Cymru... Read More
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