About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

George Thorpe

George Thorpe LATEST

ROWING: Glover sets sights on continuing winning streak at World Championships

Falmouth Packet: Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning with their gold medals from Italy. Picture: PETER SPURRIER/INTERSPORT IMAGES

9:02am Saturday 29th August 2015

PENZANCE'S Helen Glover is looking to build on her success alongside Heather Stanning during the season at the Rowing World Championships.

RUGBY: Moon to receive honour for work with London Cornish

Falmouth Packet: Dickon Moon. Picture: BEN GILBY

4:02pm Friday 28th August 2015

LONDON Cornish's director of rugby have been award the prestigious Paul Smales Medallion by Gorsedh Kernow.

PIRATES: Student Sixton signs deal with Cornish Pirates

Falmouth Packet: Noah Sixton (centre) with Cornish Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies (right) and player-coach Gavin Cattle. Picture: SIMON BRYANT/ITKIS PHOTO

1:32pm Friday 28th August 2015

TEENAGER Noah Sixton will be juggling his studies with playing for the Cornish Pirates next season.

SAILING: Misty weather does not put of Royal Cornwall crews

Falmouth Packet: Yachts took eight races split over two days

11:02am Friday 28th August 2015

A COMBINATION of low cloud and mist driven by a two-three westerly breeze made visibility very difficult for racing at Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, writes Harold Martin.

GOLF: Carson and Willetts take Greensomes title at Mullion

Falmouth Packet: Helen Carson (left) and Scott Willett (right) with club captain Nigel Thwaites

12:02am Friday 28th August 2015

CONDITIONS held out well enough for players at Mullion Golf Club to contest a 27-hole Mixed Greensomes.

RUGBY: Nowell in England World Cup squad - but Cowan-Dickie misses out

Falmouth Packet: Jack Nowell

4:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

EXETER Chiefs star Jack Nowell has been including in the 31-man squad who will represent England at the Rugby World Cup - but fellow Cornishman Luke Cowan-Dickie missed the cut.

RUGBY: O'Meara treble sees Pirates fend off Camborne

Falmouth Packet: The friendly finished 41-24 in favour of the Greene King IPA Championship side. Picture: SIMON BRYANT/ITKIS PHOTO

1:32pm Thursday 27th August 2015

ALEX O'Meara bagged a hat-trick of tries for the Cornish Pirates in their latest pre-season friendly against Camborne.

CRICKET: Cornwall claim maiden Unicorns Trophy success

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall celebrate their victory after beating Northumberland by seven wickets

11:03am Thursday 27th August 2015

HISTORY was made by Cornwall yesterday as they won the Unicorns Trophy for the first time, defeating Northumberland by seven wickets.

GOLF: Falmouth juniors lose out in cup final

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's junior team at the final. Featuring were Brodie Kemp, Ben Browning, Tom Matthews, Liam Ashley and captain Kieran Ashley

8:02am Thursday 27th August 2015

A NARROW defeat was suffered by Falmouth Golf Club's junior team in the County Summer Cup Final as West Cornwall edged the encounter 3-2, writes Keith Rashleigh.

SAILING: Penryn's Thompson selected for GB's Atlantic Challenge crew

Falmouth Packet: Reuben Thompson coxing on the boat during the training camp

5:02pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A YOUNG seaman from Penryn has been selected as part of the British team taking part in a world championship next year.

GOLF: Skipper's day at Budock Vean raises charity cash

Falmouth Packet: Golfers raised £300 for BF Adventure

2:32pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

DAVID Tippett hosted his Captain's Day at Budock Vean Golf Club on Sunday with £300 raised for charity.

FOOTBALL: Midweek Jolly's Combination League results

Falmouth Packet: Scores from last night's games

1:02pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Carharrack 3-1 St Agnes

CRICKET: Falmouth chairman says Cornwall Cricket proposals do not address real issues

Falmouth Packet: David Painter has said players want more Twenty20 games

12:02pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A CLUB chairman has criticised Cornwall Cricket League bosses for not doing enough to embrace modern trends in the sport.

PIRATES: Evans, Carpenter and Beukeboom make Canada World Cup squad

Falmouth Packet:

10:23am Wednesday 26th August 2015

A TRIO of Cornish Pirates stars have made the final cut for Canada's squad at the Rugby World Cup.

FOOTBALL: Kellow - 'Porthleven have set their standard for campaign'

Falmouth Packet: Ryan Trathen takes aim for Porthleven. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

9:32am Wednesday 26th August 2015

A MARKER has been laid down by Porthleven for the rest of the season which other teams should take notice of - according to Phil Kellow.

CRICKET: Cornwall's Angove and Purchase confident going into trophy final

Falmouth Packet: Ant Angove bowling for Falmouth in this season's Vinter Cup Final. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

7:32am Wednesday 26th August 2015

A DUO of Falmouth cricketers have said they are "excited" about featuring for Cornwall in the Unicorns Trophy Final today.

TRIATHLON: Lewarne battles to fifth place in Budapest

Falmouth Packet: Lewarne during the race

6:32pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A TOP five finish was recorded by Mark Lewarne at the Budapest Triathlon on Friday as his world championship preparations continue.

FOOTBALL: Mulroy and O'Neill help Wendron to victory at Millbrook

Falmouth Packet: Chris Mulroy scored the opener for Wendron on Saturday

6:02pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

SMILES returned to Wendron United faces on Saturday as they bounced back from two defeats by beating Millbrook 2-1.

CRICKET: Helston set for massive run-in to season's end

Falmouth Packet: Helston skipper Dan Jenkin. His side have a big couple of weeks coming

5:03pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

THIS weekend could be a defining one for Helsto as they aim to get back in the top flight of Cornish Cricket, writes Michael Weeks.

FOOTBALL: Taylor remains upbeat despite Helston's defeat to Bodmin

Falmouth Packet: Mark Goldsworthy scored Athletic's goal from the penalty spot

3:02pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

POSITIVES can be taken from Helston Athletic's first defeat in the South West Peninsula League Premier according to boss Sid Taylor.

ATHLETICS: Trelissick 10km crown won back by Brewer

Falmouth Packet: Tony Brewer (back) came first at Trelissick, just like he did in 2013

1:02pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A DOMINANT run from Tony Brewer saw the Mile High member win back the Trelissick 10km title after a two year gap, writes Alan Rowling.

FOOTBALL: Young re-signs for Helston

Falmouth Packet: Charlie Young in action for Helston last season. He joined St Austell in June but has rejoined the Blues

10:32am Tuesday 25th August 2015

SID Taylor said Charlie Young's return to Helston Athletic shows how important it is to leave a club on good terms.

FOOTBALL: Nine-man Launceston hold off Falmouth threat

Falmouth Packet: Glen Squires goes on the attack for Falmouth. Picture: DAVID J BLANKS/CARTEL PHOTOS

8:02am Tuesday 25th August 2015

FALMOUTH Town stay in the South West Peninsula League Premier top five after a 0-0 draw with Launceston - but will feel aggrieved not have got more points.

SAILING: Exciting racing lights up dull day at Mylor Yacht Club

Falmouth Packet: E Class start their race

7:02pm Monday 24th August 2015

GREY and murky conditions welcomed crews for the penultimate race of the Falmouth Boat Construction Series at Mylor Yacht Club, writes Stephen Nicholls.

CRICKET: Rain stops plays across Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Perranarworthal's ground on Saturday as rain forced games to be called off across Cornwall on Saturday. Picture: CORNISHPHOTOS

5:02pm Monday 24th August 2015

IT was a disappointingly soggy weekend for Falmouth with both their scheduled Premier League games being called off, writes Michael Weeks.

PIRATES: Guernsey cannot halt Cornish Pirates' crusade

Falmouth Packet: Alex Cheesman on the charge for the Pirates. Picture: GUERNSEY SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

3:02pm Monday 24th August 2015

FOR a second year running the Cornish Pirates faced Guernsey in a pre-season friendly match played at the Footes Lane Stadium in St. Peter Port, writes Phil Westren.

FOOTBALL: St Dennis deal second early season blow to Penryn Athletic's ambitions

Falmouth Packet: Kevin Lawrence missed a couple of good chances on a disappointing day for Penryn Athletic

12:32pm Monday 24th August 2015

ANOTHER early dent was bashed into Penryn Athletic's title hopes on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at St Dennis.

FOOTBALL: Clinical Port do the business over Penzance

Falmouth Packet: Matt Quick blocks a shot from Liam Richardson. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

10:33am Monday 24th August 2015

PROMISING signs for the season to come were displayed to Porthleven's supporters on Saturday in their 2-0 win over Penzance.

RUGBY: Charity game set up at Camborne by 'Made' George

Falmouth Packet: A combined Camborne/Veor side will play George's Invitation XV

3:02pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

CAMBORNE will be hosting a charity game on August 30 organised by a popular figure of the game in Cornwall.

FOOTBALL: Saturday results round-up

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 23rd August 2015


GOLF: Salvers at Mullion fall in hands of Pengelly and Ratcliffe

Falmouth Packet: L-R: Andy Pengelly, club captain Nigel Thwaites and John Ratcliffe

9:02am Saturday 22nd August 2015

A LARGE field of players took to the course at Mullion Golf Club as the Ernest Crocker and Howard Forsyth Salvers were contested.

SAILING: Crews battle over flat seas at Flushing

Falmouth Packet: A fleet of 29 boats took part in the race from Flushing Sailing Club

6:02pm Friday 21st August 2015

FOR the second race in the Hine Downing Series at Flushing Sailing Club on Tuesday, the start line was near the Lugo buoy in order to give a north-westerly beat to the Trefusis mark, writes Harold Martin.

RUGBY: New additions unveiled to Camborne's squad

Falmouth Packet: Town's director of rugby Liam Chapple with Noah Sixton, Tommy-Lee Southworth, Harry Langley and Jack Simmons

4:02pm Friday 21st August 2015

A QUARTET of signings have been confirmed by Camborne ahead of the 2015/16 season.

GOLF: Player trumpeted to success at Falmouth during Pendennis Brass Open

Falmouth Packet: L-R: Pendennis Brass Open day co-organiser Arthur Allen, John Sanz, club captain Barry Lawrence, ladies captain Sally Ingle, Pendennis Brass Band chairman Glyn Thomas, co-organiser Ann Allen, president Bob Wooldridge

11:02am Friday 21st August 2015

A BUSY weekend at Falmouth Golf Club saw players turn out for several competitions, writes Keith Rashleigh.

FOOTBALL: Porthleven Reserves hit for six by Newquay

Falmouth Packet: Teams are being sought for the Soccersixes league at Cornwall College

8:02am Friday 21st August 2015

DEFENSIVE lapses saw Porthleven Reserves fall to a 6-1 defeat against Newquay Reserves in the Jolly's Combination League on Wednesday night.

GOLF: Brilliance from Penrose sees him romp to win at Budock Vean

Falmouth Packet: A tally of 45 points saw David Penrose finished well ahead of the field

4:02pm Thursday 20th August 2015

DAVID Penrose had an outstanding day at Budock Vean Golf Club on Sunday as he won a Stableford match by six points.

RUGBY: Cornish Sages meeting at Hayle

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Monday 24th August 2015

THE next meeting of the Cornish Rugby Sages will be at Hayle RFC on September 3.

VIDEO - RUGBY: Nowell says he would want to avoid being smashed by Burgess

Falmouth Packet: Cornishman Jack Nowell selected for England Six Nations squad

6:00pm Thursday 20th August 2015

ENGLAND winger Jack Nowell has said he would not like to be tackled by Sam Burgess after seeing him play against France at Twickenham last weekend.

RUGBY: Redruth expecting Swansea friendly to be 'hard fought'

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Friday 21st August 2015

STEVE Larkins said he believes Saturday's pre-season friendly against Swansea will be a tough workout for his Redruth side.

PIRATES: Phillips ecstatic about Cornish Pirates deal

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Thursday 20th August 2015

TOMMY Phillips said signing a professional deal with the Cornish Pirates is like a "dream come true".

GOLF: Keys secures Star Cup at Praa Sands

Falmouth Packet: Wendy Keys won the Star Cup at Praa Sands

11:02am Thursday 20th August 2015

THE final round of the Star Cup was played at Praa Sands last week.

CRICKET: St Gluvias' Bannister amazed by his streak of five-fers

Falmouth Packet: Richard Bannister has collected five five-wicket hauls in five games for St Gluvias seconds. Picture: GEORGE THORPE

8:02am Thursday 20th August 2015

BEFORE July 18, Richard Bannister had only picked up one five-wicket haul during his cricket career.

TRIATHLON: Lewarne set for Hungarian test ahead of World Championships

Falmouth Packet: Mark Lewarne (left) and Dave Bartlett will both be in Budapest competing

3:02pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BUDAPEST is the next destination for Mark Lewarne as he prepares to represent Team GB at the World Triathlon Championships next month.

GOLF: Young talent Browning collects Hext Cup at Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Ben Browning holes a putt

1:32pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BEN Browning won the prestigious Hext Cup at Falmouth Golf Club with a steady gross rounds of 77 and 70.

FOOTBALL: Feisty encounter sees Falmouth Town defeat Saltash United

Falmouth Packet:

10:46am Wednesday 19th August 2015

AN OWN goal was enough for Falmouth Town to pull off a fantastic victory at home to Saltash United in the South West Peninsula League Premier clash last night.

FOOTBALL: Westgarth - 'We have to pick up points against teams around us in table'

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Town were beaten by Elburton Villa, a side who finished below them last season, 2-1 on August 8. Picture: DAVID J BLANKS/CARTEL

9:34am Wednesday 19th August 2015

ANDREW Westgarth has challenged Falmouth Town to get the most out of their next three games to set up a platform for the rest of the season.

FOOTBALL: Kellow excited ahead of Porthleven clash with former club Penzance

Falmouth Packet: Phil Kellow (left) discusses tactics with Porthleven assistant manager Daryl Hunter. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

7:35am Wednesday 19th August 2015

FINISHING above Penzance at the end of the season would be the sign of a great season for Porthleven according to Phil Kellow.

CRICKET: Record chase sees Cornish crash to defeat

Falmouth Packet: Sean Griffiths hit 133 not out as Wales MC beat Cornwall

7:41pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

CORNWALL’S Unicorns Counties Championship season came to a dramatic finale at Usk last night as Wales Minor Counties inflicted a crushing five wicket win with 90 minutes to spare.

CRICKET: Skittled Helston hanging onto top

Falmouth Packet: Helston bowled Hayle out for 175 before being skittled out for 102 themselves

6:14pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

IF Helston were hoping for a smooth run in to the County Division One title – they can certainly think again.

PIRATES: Cornish forced to work hard for friendly win over Aberavon

Falmouth Packet: Marcus Garratt breaks through the tackle by Luke Davies and Ben Uphill. Picture: SIMON BRYANT/ITKIS PHOTO

5:09pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

THIS pre-season match against Aberavon for the Cornish Pirates was always expected to provide a more than worthy workout ahead of their 2015/16 campaign and it did not disappoint, writes Phil Westren.

Most Popular

  • 1

Keep in touch with local news

Sign up for email alerts

Most Popular

  • 1