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Hill misses out on the Jones boy

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Reds manager Keith Hill has revealed that local rivals Sheffield Wednesday signed a player he wanted. Hill was keen on acquiring former Bury midfielder Mike Jones, but the Owls got the deal done first, and the 24-year-old made his Hillsborough debut last weekend in the 1-0 defeat to League One leaders Charlton Athletic. Said Hill:… Read more »


Hammill linked with loan exit

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Reports in the national press today are claiming that Wolves may allow former Barnsley winger Adam Hammill to go out on loan this month. But before Reds’ fans get too excited, the three clubs reported to be leading the chase for the winger are Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers, Championship leaders Southampton and Scottish giants… Read more »


Top local games, weather permitting!

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Wombwell Main hope to play their eagerly-anticipated Sheffield Senior Cup quarter-final tie against local rivals Aquaforce on Sunday. The tie has been postponed because of a frozen pitch. Athersley Recreation are also in the last eight, and are due to play away at Westville on the same morning. Meanwhile, in the sixth round of the… Read more »


Super one-two for the Harriers

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Barnsley Harriers enjoyed a brilliant one-two at the Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series Race 1 5k. Simon Newton took top spot in 16-31, with club-mate Shaun Dimelow second – and first veteran – in a fine time of 16-54. Stephen Whiteley (V45) finished seventh in 17-41, with Simon Logan (M) 17th in 21-34.


Lady vet Nicky pulls the Trigger in fell race

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Penistone Footpath Runners & AC took advantage of the good weather last weekend and took to the hills – to compete in two different types of fell race. Club member Nicky Spinks took over the organisation of the Marsden to Edale Race, now called the Trigger, and had a total of 166 finishers in the… Read more »


Shaw Lane XV building momentum

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Excitement is building at Shaw Lane – as Barnsley RUFC First XV maintain their terrific form. Mark Smith’s side are marching along at the top end of Yorkshire League Two – and produced a stunning second half comeback to see off local rivals Wath in a pulsating clash on Saturday. Wath had held the initiative… Read more »


Reds trio in Team of the Week

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Barnsley FC have dominated the Championship’s ‘Team of the Week’ – after turning on the style in Saturday’s superb away win at Leicester City. Not one, not two but three Barnsley players have been included. Goalkeeper Luke Steele, who made a truly stunning save from a Paul Gallagher free-kick in the first half; Danny Drinkwater,… Read more »


Hoping for '180' at the Metrodome

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Budding darts stars will be lining up on the oche at Barnsley Metrodome on Thursday – to try and earn a place on the 2012 PDC tour. The qualifying school, which is not open to the public, will be held at the Metrodome over four days, from Thursday to Sunday. Players gain points for games… Read more »


First XV stage fantastic comeback to topple Wath

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Barnsley First XV turned in a stunning second half performance to overturn a 22-12 interval deficit and defeat fierce local rivals Wath. The Shaw Lane outfit scored 20 unanswered points in the second period to emerge 32-22 victors – and maintain their charge at the top end of Yorkshire League Two. It was a mighty… Read more »


All Rhodes lead to victory!

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Barnsley RUFC Third XV came out on top in a hard-fought clash with their Wath counterparts. Ben Wilson opened the scoring for the Shaw Lane side with a well-judged try on 20 minutes, and Morne Louw then added to the tally with an effort converted by Paul Kelly. There were other good first half performances… Read more »