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WIIGA2017: Island Games daily round-up SUNDAY

Each day of competition we aim to bring you a brief round-up of the day’s action here in Gotland with a longer, more detailed roundup, with action photos and interviews in the print version of the newspaper on Thursday.

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Alan Brown from The Scottish Salmon Company  was at the launch to handover the new kit  to athletes and managers of the Western Isles Island Games Association.

“Without sponsors we would really struggle to compete” says chairman

Western Isles Island Games Association Chairman Norrie ‘Tompsh’ Macdonald’ paid tribute to The Scottish Salmon Company - and to all who have sponsored and assisted the WIIGA squad - admitting without them the squad would be unable to compete at international events, such as next week’s NatWest Island Games.

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Swimmers pictured at the Swimming Club Championships.

Swim Western Isles gang make a splash

Swimmers from the Western Isles have been in busy competition for the last number of weeks as they hit the waters on both sides of the Minch.

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Josh Henderson scores a try for Scotland in their 42-20 loss to New Zealand on day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

BATTLING SCOTS CAN’T HAKA PACE

Scotland’s young starlets opened their World Rugby U20 Championship account with a 42-20 defeat to tournament favourites New Zealand.

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Golden girls Kirsty and Kerry Macphee show off their haul from the 2015 Island Games.

WIIGA PREVIEW - Cycling - blood, sweat and gears

With great talent, and enormous pedigree, comes great expectations.

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The WIIGA Swim team (missing is Matthew Hanlon). Kara, Lucy, Kathryn, Isla and Katie.

WIIGA Preview - Swimmers keen to make a bigger splash in Gotland

Back in 2013 Western Isles Island Games swimmers Kathryn Offer and Kara Hanlon produced stunning swims in the warm waters of Bermuda where they stretched their fingertips onto the podium only to have the silverware yanked from the grasp by margins as small as 0.14 seconds.

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Golf notes - hitting a hot streak in the sunshine

Golf notes - hitting a hot streak in the sunshine

Idyllic may be too strong a word but the latest qualifying round for the Centenary Medal was played in near perfect conditions.

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The winning team in the WIGA Texas Scramble competition are: David Black, Norrie Tomsh Macdonald, Michael Black and Murdo Maclennan.

Scrambling in the sunshine

Golfers are a tough crowd to please. Less than a month ago, our excuse for poor golf was that the course was so wet that it was virtually unplayable and that it would take weeks of dry weather to improve conditions.

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Bayhead hosts final rugby match of the season

Bayhead hosts final rugby match of the season

The final home match across all age groups for Stornoway Rugby Club took place at the weekend when Bayhead played host to Stornoway U13’s match against a strong and, in comparison, far more experienced Highland side.

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Paul Finnegan.

WIGGA Squad Preview - Badminton

Each week more than half a million people play badminton — more than cricket, tennis or rugby union — but in the Western Isles the sport has been on a long decline admits Western Isles Island Games Association Badminton Team Manager Paul Finnegan.

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Golf Notes - Brighter skies and a Moody win

Golf Notes - Brighter skies and a Moody win

There is a general feeling that we could do with a headline that does not contain the name “Andrew”.

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Stornoway Rugby Club hosted a Primary Rugby match for the first time . (pictured above). Next is the turn of the U13s who will welcome Highland this weekend.

Rugby season to end with under 13 clash

The curtain will come down on the rugby season this weekend with Stornoway’s final home match.

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Oz-some trip for our Kerry

Oz-some trip for our Kerry

Some people go on holiday to rest, catch some rays and enjoy some cocktails.

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Isle of Harris Golf Club

Isle of Harris Golf Club

The first major competition of the summer season was the ‘Roy Burgess Trophy’ competing for it were eleven golfers,three three ball matches in the morning and a two ball in the afternoon.

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Golf Notes - A tale of two Andrews

Golf Notes - A tale of two Andrews

We seem to be mired in Groundhog Day in Stornoway this month.

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WIIGA Squad Preview: Triathlon

WIIGA Squad Preview: Triathlon

‘Iron Maiden’ Christina is ready for amazing event

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Winning run continues as SY make history

Winning run continues as SY make history

The curtain has come down on a historic and unforgettable season for Stornoway Rugby Club as they soared to their best ever finish in Caley 2 North in their four years since winning promotion.

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Golf Notes - Another win for Andrew

Golf Notes - Another win for Andrew

One of the worst aspects of suffering what might be euphemistically called “a lapse in form” is having to play in the company of other golfers.

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Extra Time Agony for Camanachd Leòdhais

Extra Time Agony for Camanachd Leòdhais

The first round of the Sutherland Cup took place on Saturday as Camanachd Leòdhais travelled to Bught Park to take on Inverness. Unfortunately for the islanders it followed a similar pattern to last week, where despite dominating for large periods, their more clinical opponents defeated them 3-2 after extra time.

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Ian Macdonald and Gordon Macintosh from ESMT.

Stornoway scrappers flying the flag for Eilean Siar Muay Thai in the ring

Another pair of fighters have begin their journey from Eilean Siar Muay Thai Club to the competitive ring under the expert tutelage of coach Norrie Mackenzie.

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