TEHIDY LADIES END THEIR SEASON IN FINE STYLE:
The Ladies' Section at Tehidy Park Golf Club have rounded off their golfing season in spectacular form over the last few weeks.
The Dawe Cups, which is a knock-out matchplay pairs competition, reached its climax with the winners being Eileen Goundry and Carole Chapple.
The Invitation Day saw Sue Pascoe & Liz Bird taking the honours with 45 points with Louise Eslick & Jeanne White runners-up with 44 points.
The Warren Trophy was won by Eileen Goundry with a magnificent nett 69 with runner-up being Linda Toy with a nett 71. Hilary Wood & Cath Hewlett were best silver and bronze respectively both with a nett 72.
Ladies' Captain Jane Hollis hosted a wonderful Ladies' Captain's Day with Barbara Gray coming out on top and Angela Anderson runner-up.
The last big day in the ladies' calendar was the Ladies 'Open which again was well supported with over 30 teams from various clubs taking part.
The winning team of Christine Williams, Sue Houghton and Rachel Lloyd-Phillips romped home with a fantastic 84 points. Runners-up were Kate Shipman, Carol Chapple and Kathy Mann with 81 points.
FLYING START FOR HORNETS:
The Holmans Hornets U14s started their season with a win over Penzance, writes Graham Ivey.
The Hornets were last season's Kernow Premier U13 runners-up, with Truro City eventually winning a thrilling title race on the final day of the season, after Holman's Hornets had sat at the top of the table until the final day.
On a sunny Sunday morning at Blaythorne, the Hornets put in a great performance, despite suffering two late withdrawals, meaning a re-shuffled line up.
New signing Max Everard made his long awaited league debut, while the attack minded Wil Hart filled in at full back with three absentees in the defence.
Hornets took an early lead when a cross into the box fell to Max whose smart turn and crisp low shot gave the keeper no chance. Penzance had a couple of shots well saved by keeper Ryan Barnes, one of which appeared to hit bar and post before being scrambled away.
The second goal came after 20 minutes, and it was a beauty from skipper Kyle Hampton. Holding off several challenges he chipped the keeper from the edge of the box. Max added his second before Hampton made it four just before the interval.
Lewis Goldsworthy continued to torment the Penzance defence and during one of many jinking runs he was brought down to earn a penalty. Up stepped keeper Barnes to take and thunder home the spot kick.
Max drilled home a shot for his hat trick, but his fourth was a flash of brilliance, cutting inside from the flank his left foot screamer nestled in the top corner.
Hornets' eighth and final goal saw Will picke up the ball on the half way line and dribbled past three players, before calmly slotting past the keeper.
To their credit Penzance never stopped battling, which will ensure they'll do well in this league.
Overall Hornets players, coaches and parents can be delighted with the first game of the season.
Trevenson Cobras U14s 9, Helston Eagles U14s 1
The Cobras got off to a slow start when the Eagles punished them with a well-taken goal.
The Cobras responded well with some free-flowing football and a good through ball found Jordan Lawry for the opener. This was soon followed with another great move that saw Matty Collins race through and struck a composed second low and hard past the keeper.
The second half started with Trevenson upping the tempo and were soon further ahead with a special goal from man of the match Caden Watson who beat his man and smashed it into the top corner.
Caden added to his tally again with a breakaway goal that he this time buried in the bottom corner. Trevenson were now in full flow and were playing some very attractive football and Jordan Lawry also added to his tally with a headed goal. Helston never gave up but were finding it increasingly difficult to deal with the Trevenson attacks and Caden again popped up with another goal to complete his hat trick, before Matthew Allum also got on the score sheet on his debut.
Caden again got another to complete his scoring before Trevenson scored with a well taken goal from Toby Osmond on his home debut.
CAMBORNE RECEIVE COMMUNITY GRANT:
Cornwall Community Foundation has announced that Camborne Rugby Football Club have secured a grant of £1,577.00 from the Comic Relief Local Communities Programme.
The funds will be utilised to purchase much needed kit and equipment to support the club's efforts to get more boys and girls in the 10-16 age group playing rugby.
Camborne chairman Jason Mitchell said: "We are delighted to have been granted this award from Comic Relief to support our development work by allowing us to purchase this additional equipment.
"We have a great team of enthusiastic voluntary coaches and helpers working with both our mini/junior and ladies sections and this will help provide them with the tools to assist in our aim to get more young people playing rugby'.
The mini juniors cater for boys and girls aged between 7-16 and any new players are welcome to come along to the club on any Sunday morning. In particular the club is looking for more boys in school years 8 & 10 to support new teams in these age groups.
The ladies section meets on Monday evenings and any girls/ladies from the age of 12 upwards with an interest in returning to, trying or taking up the game should come along to the Crane Park clubhouse at 6.30pm.
REDRUTH UNVEIL NEW YOUTH COACHING TEAM:
Redruth under 12's welcomed a new coaching team to the Recreation Ground for the new Season.
Martyn Daughtery takes over the Head Coach role, and is ably assisted by Graham Hall and Tim Rowe, with Robert Churchill as Team Manager.
Martyn said: "We started training on the 1st September and the team looks good, but we always welcome new players of all abilities and will always help local boys and girls who want to give it a go.
"We train on Friday evenings from 6pm and Sunday at 10am, with our first games scheduled in October. So any New Year 7's school age who want to give it a go are more than welcome to come along and give it a try!
Redruth RFC Mini Juniors are one of the largest rugby groups in the county and run teams from Under 7s to Under 16s, and are also looking at getting a girls team going for 12-15 year-olds. If any girls or boys are interested in giving rugby a try you can get more details off the Redruth RFC website, www.redruthrugby.com or www.pitchero.com/clubs/redruth
TOUCHGLOVES TO OPEN NEW HAYLE FITNESS CENTRE:
Touchgloves coach Nathan Kitchen has been busy building a new fitness centre in Hayle and is delighted to report that despite some recent changes, the future of the club is looking more secure.
Touchgloves gym has received hundreds of letters of support from local people, to whom Nathan would like to express his gratitude through what he can only describe as 'character building' following the closure of the gym's former headquarters at GEMS Bolitho School in Penzance.
The club will now train in Penzance on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Leisure Centre, and will be run by father and son Richard and Tommy Green, the 3 x British junior champion.
Nathan who has trained fighters including UFC fighter Tom Watson, heavyweight Nathan Corbett, Julie Kitchen and world no2 Lucy Payne, will open the new gym.
A full year-round timetable will offer prices as low as £1.50 per session in Hayle at the end of the month and promises that the Hayle community and surrounding areas will strongly benefit by the gym's presence and professionalism in gaining opportunities nationally and globally for its students.
Anyone wishing to join this new venture/sponsor or to continue their training under the Touchgloves banner in Penzance, please call 07974333489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Redruth Utd 0, St Agnes 2
Redruth slipped to fourth in the Jolly's Combination League, when on the day they had seven players out through injury or work and also not a recognised striker in the team which explained their first non-goal scoring match this season.
The St Agnes goals came from Mike Burns and Dan O'Toole in the second half and Redruth's new signing Ben Beasley had a shot go wide of the post late on.
Redruth Utd Res 3, Penryn 1
Redruth got their first points in Trelawny Division Two this season with a close win against high flying Penryn.
The returning Guy Johnson got a goal as did top scorer Andy Osborne, with Penryn replying before the break.
Nicky Adams then lobbed the keeper from 30 yards after a poor goal kick and new centre back pair Greg Wills and Martin Adams were sound for the home side.
HAYLE RUNNERS TAKE HALF MARATHONS BY STORM:
Despite the stormy weather Hayle Runners competed in no less than four half marathons last weekend.
The biggest team turnout was at the Truro half marathon, but members also competed in half marathons at Bristol, Cheltenham and the Great North Run.
At Truro, Hayle had a team of 39 taking part out of a field of 460.
In the team races the Hayle Runners women took first place, led by Debbie Harrison who also took second in her 40-44 age group. Debbie was supported by the welcome return of Faye Toms, new women's team captain Lisa Maskell, Sarah Patterson, Nikki Rudd and Helen Rule.
Hayle's men's team took third place behind Cornwall Athletic Club and St Austell Road Runners.
Jordan Morant led Hayle home in sixth overall, taking third in his U35 age group, supported by Kieran Murrant 10th, Mike Dowrick 13th, Rich Savage 16th, Scott Abraham 20th and Lewis Hill 54th, on his half marathon debut. Martin Curtis took third place in his 65-69 age category and Howard Haynes won his veteran's over 75 category.
Five Hayle Runners joined 55,000 others at the Great North Run.
Daniel Costello returned to his former home to lead the team home in 1 hour 21 minutes 45 seconds.
At Cheltenham, Joe Kennet-Parsons led the group of six in 1 hour 28 minutes 40 seconds, while at the Bristol Half Marathon, Kathryn Osborn was the first of three Hayle Runners home in 2 hours 7 minutes 37 seconds.
Hayle Truro Half Marathon results: 1:23:20 Morant, Jordan; 1:24:42 Murrant, Kieran; 1:24:56 Dowrick, Mike; 1:25:55 Savage, Rich; 1:27:04 Abraham, Scott; 1:33:45 Hill, Lewis; 1:34:19 Mayes, Richard; 1:35:28 Curtis, Matt; 1:39:50 Floyd, Rob; 1:39:56 Gill, Stuart; 1:40:29 Harrison, Debbie; 1:42:56 Toms, Faye; 1:44:04 Trembath, Robert; 1:45:59 Tonkin, Craig; 1:47:18 Maskell, Lisa; 1:47:18 Lee, Steven; 1:48:36 Patterson, Sarah; 1:49:51 Rudd, Nikki; 1:52:15 Bastian, Adrian; 1:52:44 Rule, Helen; 1:53:12 Paull, Lucy; 1:54:01 Moore, Andy; 1:56:20 Merrett, Graham; 1:57:24 Clare, Helen; 1:58:51 Curtis, Martin; 1:59:28 La Brash, Angela; 2:00:10 Spencer-Smith, Andrea; 2:00:10 Timms, Simon; 2:01:47 Foreman, Michelle; 2:02:34 Senior, Ann; 2:02:54 Roskilly, Michelle; 2:04:26 Lee, Becky; 2:07:39 Martin, Kelly; 2:11:01 Evans, Alun; 2:11:01 Haynes, Howard; 2:18:08 Fraser, Glen; 2:20:15 Elgar, Simon; 2:24:02 Bowker, Rachel; 2:24:37 Culley, Carol.
Bristol Half Marathon: Kathryn Osborn 2-07-37; Nicki Carter 2-20-41; Mike Wright 2-36-39; Cheltenham Half Marathon; Joe Kennett-Parsons 1-28-40; Elaine Stainsby 2-11-51; Kathryn Sycamore 2-31-32; Stella Laing 2-31-32; Olivia Leo 2-52-26; Cas Leo 2-52-56.
Great North Run: Daniel Costello 1-21-45; Liz Lees 1-44-59; Jay Stiff 1-44-59; Karen Nancarrow 2-48-06; David Nancarrow 2-48-06.