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MP backs fund-raising plea for Junior Olympics star

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is backing local youngster Alex Oldale in his battle to raise the funds he needs to represent Great Britain in the Junior Olympics. Kirk Balk Community College pupil Alex, aged 12, from Hoyland, has been selected to represent GB at Inline Hockey in Los Angeles in July. But net minder… Read more »


Booth’s best good enough for second in Bolsover 10

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Last weekend was another busy one for members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday a strong team of Dan Taylor, Trevor Mayne, Junior Tom Booth and Greg Godley rode the Bolsover & District 10 mile time trial at Cuckney. Taylor finished 10th in 21m 40s, closely followed by Mayne in 21m 44s. Booth finished 22nd in… Read more »



Another successful weekend for Wheelers

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The second week of the racing season was another successful one for Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday, in the North Midlands Veteran Time Trial Association (NMVTTA) 14 mile event at Cuckney, Trevor Mayne (pictured) finished 6th overall in 34m 04s which also placed him 5th on VTTA handicap. Tom Booth in 35m 47s was a fine… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies’ final bid foiled by a drop goal

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Lewes 8, Barnsley Ladies  5 (Junior Cup semi-final) Only a drop goal separated these two sides as Barnsley’s bid to reach the national trophy final came to grief at the last hurdle. It was Barnsley who started the brighter and within the first five minutes Lewes had one of their forwards yellow carded for a… Read more »


Agony for Reds as Tractor Boys snatch last-kick equaliser

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Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 1 (SkyBet Championship) It should have come as no surprise when Ipswich snatched an equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game. After all, they had drawn their previous five matches, why should this one be any different? Yet it still came as a sickening kick in the teeth for… Read more »


Reds once again left to rue series of missed chances

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QPR 2, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) No matter how many chances a team creates, if the vast majority of them are not taken then it is always going to be a struggle to pick up points. And that is precisely Barnsley’s problem right now. It was the same old story at Loftus Road on Tuesday… Read more »


Reds miss chance to chalk up another notable away win

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Derby County 2, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) There was a general feeling amongst those of a Barnsley persuasion that the Reds could – and possibly should – have taken at least a point from their visit to Pride Park. With Steve McClaren’s side lacking confidence after suffering three defeats in their previous four fixtures the… Read more »


Wheelers’ racing season off to a flying start

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Birdwell Wheelers’ racing season got off to a flying start last weekend. On Saturday, in the first event at the new cycle circuit at Sandal, Shaun Dolby rode in the 40 lap Category 2/3/4 race organised by Barnsley Road Club. Two riders went away from the off and stayed away for the whole race. At… Read more »


Reds’ fans taking part in charity walk to Pride Park

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Barnsley fans are braving the rain today as they walk from Oakwell to Pride Park, the home of Derby County, to raise money for the charity CALM. Having already raised  more than £20,000 on walks organised by the West Stand Bogs fanzine to Chesterfield and Bradford in recent years, more than 60  supporters have signed… Read more »