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Gala FR welcome Airdrie for friendly

For the second season in succession, Gala Fairydean Rovers start their pre-season friendly calendar with a visit of the Airdrieonians first team.

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Lindsay McGuire of Melrose (picture by SNS Group)

Rugby player Lindsay is a real student of the game

Lindsay Maguire, from Melrose, is hooked on rugby, after taking up the sport last year and helping Edinburgh University to a once-in-a-generation-season.

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Tweedbank Thistle FC's P1 winners.

Tweedbank Thistle FC prides itself on community role

Tweedbank Thistle FC has celebrated 22 years in existence wiht its end of season presentations for 2017.

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Stewart Robertson accepts his award with Gala FR youth administrator Fred Blackie, right.

Special honour among end of season awards

The latest recipient of the Gala Fairydean Rovers Youths ‘Services for Football in the Community Award’ has been hailed a hero.

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Stephen Kershaw and Stuart Clark in action.

Sidecar duo in second spot

After a seven-week break, the British Sidecar Championship returned for round three at the 1.2-mile Knockhill circuit in Fife.

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The winning Hawick GC ladies' team.

Hawick ladies among top teams

Last Sunday proved a most enjoyable day out for the ladies of Hawick Golf Club.

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One of the many winners on the day, Hawick BS's senior gents fours  -  Bill Anderson (skip), Les Clarkson, Willie Wells and Robin Bell.

A family affair to Ayr after district bowls finals

Relatively speaking, the Bowls Scotland District Finals, held at Abbotsford Bowling Club in Galashiels on Sunday, were a rip-roaring success.

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Jane Newlands on left, co-sponsor of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) trophy with her brother Gordon; section winner Amy Brown from Berwickshire, seated on Kasilia, and Lucind Russell, right (picture by Gordon Newlands).

Special guests help make Selkirk show a super success

Selkirk Common Riding annual Gymkhana and Show was judged an outstanding success when it took place on a sunny Saturday.

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Emily Dagg receives her 110 metres victory prize from Bill Duff, treasurer of Borders Athletics (picture by Stuart Cobley).

See Emily play – she’s good at Games

Runner Emily Dagg has been knocking on the door of victory on the open athletic scene since January.

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Fast-paced action from last weekend's summer games at Selkirk (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Double diary date for summer games athletes

Two open athletic meetings are set to be staged this weekend.

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Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year.

Rugby legend Doddie reveals MND diagnosis

Scotland and Melrose rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Jed-Forest's Robbie Shirra-Gibb (in blue) is named in the South squad for Saturday's Chester 7s (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Borders players dominate South squad for Chester 7s

Once again, as expected, there’s a heavy concentration of Borders players in the South Scotland squad for this Saturday’s Chester 7s tournament.

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Lorna Rutherford and Sheila Horsburgh of Peebles Golf Club.

Peebles pair aim for UK golfing glory

The Peebles golfing pair of Lorna Rutherford and Sheila Horsburgh have qualified for the national final of the American Golf Ladies Championship, after a thrilling victory in the regional qualifying event.

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Gala FR's walking football squad

Gala FR hope to stroll to success

Gala Fairydean Rovers will face Oban Atlantis, Fort William and Gerihatricks ‘A‘ from East Kilbride in this year’s Scottish Walking Football Festival, which takes place at Glasgow Green on June 24.

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Selkirk father and son athletic duo, Craig (left) and Colin Bruce (picture by Frederick Thomson)

Runners on their marks for Selkirk Games on Saturday

The Border open athletic season continues with the staging of Selkirk Games at Philiphaugh on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

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Hooker Ross Ford scores a summer tour try for Scotland against Italy in Singapore (picture by Fotosport/David Gibson)

Borders rugby players endure contrasting fortunes overseas

Pride and delight has fused with desperate disappointment for Borders rugby players on international duty in three continents.

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Glyn Desport of Hawick takes the tape in the 110m final (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Leon remembered in a great day of racing in Hawick

While Hawick’s Common Riding festivities came to an end last Saturday, the Borders town continued on Sunday to celebrate and rejoice in pulling off an excellent hat-trick of victories.

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The Gala Fairydean Rovers Lowland League squad winners and award presenters; from left, Kevin Temple, John 'Yogi' Hughes, Darren Smith, Stuart Noble, Kieran Wright, John Collins and Steven Noble.

Past and present greats enter Gala FR’s new Hall of Fame

Over 200 people recently packed out the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels to witness the star-studded launch of the Galay Fairydean Rovers Hall of Fame awards.

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Flashback to last year's Gymkhana as Becky Forster wins the 13-15 years showjumping section on Newsham Herbert

Common Riding Show & Gymkhana at Selkirk

The Selkirk Common Riding Gymkhana and Show takes place this Saturday at the Selkirk Rugby Club and Selkirk Football Club grounds.

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Packs of cycling enthusiasts took part in various stages of the TweedLove Bike Festival (picture by Ian Linton)

Delight as Borders bike fest is the biggest and best

With 35 different events programmed over three weeks, the eighth edition of TweedLove Bike Festival was the biggest and most successful to date.

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