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PIRATES: Argentine group visits Cornish Pirates

Falmouth Packet: The Jockey Club De Rosario supporters at the Mennaye with photographer Simon Bryant (bottom row, third from right). Picture: BRIAN TEMPEST

3:33pm Friday 25th September 2015

A GROUP of Argentinian rugby fans including the father of a former Cornish Pirates star visited the Mennaye during a stay for the Rugby World Cup.

PIRATES: Cornish Pirates make four changes to starting line-up for Ealing clash

Falmouth Packet: The Pirates will be hoping for better luck against Ealing tomorrow after losing 26-24 to Rotherham on Sunday

12:04pm Friday 25th September 2015

A QUARTET of changes have been made to the Cornish Pirates starting XV for tomorrow's clash at Ealing Trailfinders.

FOOTBALL: Ocean BMW sponsor Falmouth United U13s

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth United Rangers U13s line up at Ocean BMW alongside sales manager Matthew Wills. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

8:02am Friday 25th September 2015

A JUNIOR football team are delighted after getting the backing of a well known firm based in Falmouth.

GOLF: Brownfield wins Rider Cup at Praa Sands

Falmouth Packet: A net total of 60 helped Mike Brownfield win the Rider Cup

4:02pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A NET round of 60 helped Mike Brownfield win the Rider Cup at Praa Sands Golf Club on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Company sponsors new hoodies for Falmouth United U11s

Falmouth Packet: Paul Caunter (left) with two of the Falmouth United players

1:32pm Thursday 24th September 2015

YOUNG footballers playing for Falmouth United Under 11s have received new hoodies after a sponsorship deal was struck.

FOOTBALL: Penryn thrash Wendron while Porthleven lose to Mousehole

Falmouth Packet: Scott Palmer was one of six scorers for Penryn

11:02am Thursday 24th September 2015

PENRYN Athletic made it 11 goals in two South West Peninsula League West games as they thrashed local rivals Wendron United 6-0 on Wednesday night.

GOLF: Finals Day at Falmouth is success

Falmouth Packet: Ian "Henry" Churcher is given the Tidd Trophy by club captain Barry Lawrence

8:03am Thursday 24th September 2015

IT was Finals Day at Falmouth Golf Club on Saturday and the course was in perfect condition as was the weather, writes Keith Rashleigh.

HOCKEY: Falmouth Seconds hit ground running for 2015/16 season

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth seconds beat Plym Valley 9-0

5:32pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

A PERFECT start was made by Falmouth Seconds in their opening Trelawny League One clash of the season as they stuffed Plym Valley 9-0.

BOXING: Sloggett has perfect start to season for Falmouth and Penryn ABC

Falmouth Packet: Chris Sloggett

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

CHRIS Sloggett got his season off to an excellent start as he scored a comprehensive points victory during the Bude Show.

PIRATES: Elloway 'chuffed' to earn 200th cap for Cornish Pirates

Falmouth Packet: Elloway looks to make a move on Rotherham loosehead prop Toby Williams on Sunday. Picture: SIMON BRYANT/ITKIS PHOTO

1:32pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

ROB Elloway said he was immensely proud to feature for the 200th time for the Cornish Pirates - despite the landmark game ending in defeat.

POOL: Penryn/Falmouth League set for new campaign

Falmouth Packet: The latest season in the Penryn/Falmouth & District League commences on Friday

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

ACTION in the Penryn/Falmouth & District League will start up for the new season on Friday.

PIRATES: Bench impact gives Davies plenty to think about for Cornish Pirates selection

Falmouth Packet: Cornish Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies

9:32am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

IAN Davies said he has a selection headache to deal with ahead of Cornish Pirates' clash with Ealing on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Porthleven set for tough few weeks on pitch

Falmouth Packet: Phil Kellow (left) with Alan Rundle, a recent addition to Port's management team. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

7:32am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

PERSERVERANCE will be required over the next few weeks from Porthleven as they face big games without key personnel - according to Phil Kellow.

FOOTBALL: Wendron dump Sticker out of cup

Falmouth Packet: Tom Langford scored twice and created the other goal for Wendron on Saturday

7:02pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

WHEN these sides met in the Cornwall Senior Cup last season, Wendron United came back from Sticker with a 5-2 victory.

RUGBY: Penryn outgunned by Torquay Athletic

Falmouth Packet: Penryn failed to cope with Athletic on Saturday as they lost 41-22 in Devon

5:32pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

PENRYN failed to build on last week’s first victory of the season as they fell to another defeat on the road at the hands of Torquay, writes Ross Hancock.

RUGBY: Redruth battle to one point win on road

Falmouth Packet: Redruth dug deep to secure the win at Bury St Edmunds

3:34pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

A YOUNG Redruth side show enormous character to hold on for a win on their first visit to Bury St Edmunds, writes Ed Bawden.

FOOTBALL: Harrison's late goal enough for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Ed Harrison's strike in stoppage time proved to be enough for Cornwall

2:02pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

CORNWALL might have left it late to score the only goal of the match in this FA County Youth Cup first round tie, but when it did arrive it was well worth the wait, writes Dave Deacon.

GIG ROWING: County title retained by Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: L-R: Lizzie Anderson, Jamie Maxted, Adam Anderson, Simon Mosses, Tom Worden, Sam Forget, Fergus Muller. Picture: DAVID BARNICOAT

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

FOR the fifth year in a row Falmouth Gig Club's men won the County Championship in Newquay on Sunday.

RUGBY: Irons holds nerve to boot Falmouth to dramatic victory

Falmouth Packet: Simon Bailey looks to stop an Argaum attack. Picture: CORNISHPHOTOS

10:32am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

GRIZZLED veterans who have watched Falmouth for many years were scratching their heads trying to remember a game which featured so little rugby but ended in such a nail biting finish, writes James Instance.

ATHLETICS: Huge field turn out to tackle Truro Half Marathon

8:02am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

MORE than 500 runners took to the start line for the Truro Half Marathon on Sunday with an exciting race being conjured up, writes Alan Rowling.

RUGBY: Cornish Sages meeting at St Agnes

Falmouth Packet: St Agnes RFC will host the next meeting on October 1

6:02pm Monday 21st September 2015

CORNWALL Rugby Sages will be holding their next meeting at St Agnes RFC on Thursday, October 1.

FOOTBALL: Young strike the difference for Helston in derby with Port

Falmouth Packet: Charlie Young pounces for Helston to score the game's only goal. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

3:35pm Monday 21st September 2015

HELSTON Athletic survived a late penalty scare in their derby clash with Porthleven on Saturday as they progressed in the Walter C Parson Cup.

RUGBY: Historic victory comes for Camborne at Avonmouth

Falmouth Packet: James Goldsworthy was on the scoresheet for Camborne on Saturday

1:03pm Monday 21st September 2015

CAMBORNE gave a superb all round team performance to secure a deserved first ever away win at Avonmouth’s Barracks Lane ground on Saturday, writes Martin Symons.

FOOTBALL: Falmouth see off rivals Penryn in cup

Falmouth Packet: Luke Brabyn is hunted down by Town's Glen Squires. Picture: DAVID J BLANKS/CARTEL PHOTOS

10:36am Monday 21st September 2015

BRAGGING rights went to Falmouth Town as they beat local rivals Penryn Athletic in the Walter C Parsons Cup on Friday night.

GOLF: Captain Trezise Cup title earned by Ratcliffe at Mullion

Falmouth Packet: John Ratcliffe (left) receives the trophy from senior skipper Tom Suddes

8:02am Monday 21st September 2015

SENIOR players at Mullion Golf Club contested the Captain Trezise Cup on Thursday.

PIRATES: Slip ups cost Cornish in clash with Rotherham Titans

Falmouth Packet:

5:23pm Sunday 20th September 2015

HANDLING errors from the first half came back to haunt the Cornish Pirates as they fell just short of victory at the Mennaye on Sunday.

RUGBY: Saturday results round-up

Falmouth Packet: Find Rugby Now 7s Festival

12:00pm Sunday 20th September 2015


FOOTBALL: Saturday results round-up

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 20th September 2015


TRIATHLON: Lewarne finishes in top 30 at World Championship

Falmouth Packet: Mark Lewarne in Chicago

3:02pm Saturday 19th September 2015

MARK Lewarne recorded a top 30 at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago on Thursday as part of Team GB's squad.

RUGBY: Refurbishments at Camborne nearly ready for use

Falmouth Packet: Work has been ongoing at the ground

9:02am Saturday 19th September 2015

OFFICIALS at Camborne have said disabled toilets and baby changing facilities at the Recreation Ground will "soon be completed".

PIRATES: Elloway set to make 200th appearance for Cornish Pirates

Falmouth Packet: Rob Elloway has played for the Pirates since 2007

1:02pm Friday 18th September 2015

ROB Elloway will have the privilege of leading the Cornish Pirates onto the pitch on Sunday as he makes his 200th appearance for them.

SAILING: Gloom does not spoil Flushing pursuit race

Falmouth Packet: Boats gathering at the start line. Picture: MALCOLM CLARK

8:02am Friday 18th September 2015

THE INDIAN summer of last week has changed quickly to a cold English Autumn during the last few days, writes Harold Martin.

RUGBY: Cornish Pirates trio named in Canada squad for Irish clash

Falmouth Packet: Matt Evans will start at full-back for Canada against Ireland

5:32pm Thursday 17th September 2015

A TRIO of Cornish Pirates players have been included in Canada's starting XV who will take on Ireland at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.

RUGBY: Matavesi on bench for Fiji in Rugby World Cup opener with England

Falmouth Packet: Matavesi playing for Cornwall. He has made the replacements list for the opening game at the World Cup for Fiji

12:03pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

JOSH Matavesi has been included on the replacements bench in Fiji's squad to face England in Friday's Rugby World Cup opening game.

FOOTBALL: Cheque for £2,300 handed over from Sharon Wood Tournament

Falmouth Packet: The cheque is handed over to the charity by Sharon Wood's family and Wendron United officials

8:02am Friday 4th September 2015

RELATIVES of Sharon Wood joined officials from Wendron United to hand over a cheque worth £2,300 to Cancer Research UK.

CRICKET: Great eight for St Gluvias' Sam

Falmouth Packet: A picture of the scorecard posted by Duckham on his Facebook profile

4:02pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A REMARKABLE achievement was bagged by Sam Duckham on Saturday as he bowled a side out by himself.

RUGBY: Falmouth looking forward to new season

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's league campaign begins on Saturday at home to Tavistock

1:32pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

PLENTY of enthusiasm has been shown around Falmouth RFC heading into the new season according to coach Graham Whitmore.

POOL: AGM for Penryn/Falmouth & District League on Sunday

Falmouth Packet: The meeting will be in St Gluvias Cricket Club's pavilion from 7.30pm

11:03am Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE AGM for the Penryn/Falmouth & District Pool League will take place on Sunday.

GOLF: Good turnout for Falmouth's Pro Day

Falmouth Packet: Back row (L-R): club captain Barry Lawrence, Ian "Henry" Churcher, club pro Nick Rogers, Kath Kelly, club president Bob WooldridgeFront row (L-R): Archie Fox and William Sercombe

8:06am Thursday 3rd September 2015

FALMOUTH Golf Club PGA professional Nick Rogers enjoyed a terrific day on Saturday as 150 members from all sections turned out to support him, writes Keith Rashleigh.

SAILING: Depleted fleets still produce excitement at Royal Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Despite a delayed start, there was plenty of exciting racing had at Royal Cornwall YC

5:03pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

THE start line for the latest race at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club was on the eastern shore 500m north of the water tower and 20 boats milled around the committee boat waiting, writes Harold Martin.

SURF LIFE-SAVING: Gylly Nippers claim British title

Falmouth Packet: Gylly Nippers celebrate their victory

3:33pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

YOUNG members of Gyllyngvase Surf Life-saving Club achieved amazing results over the weekend to be crowned national champions.

CRICKET: Wadlan - 'Cornwall is the place for me'

Falmouth Packet: Brad Wadlan has agreed to play another season with Cornwall

2:33pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

BRAD Wadlan said he has caught the Cornish bug as the cricketer looks to set up base in the Duchy.

SURF LIFE-SAVING: Gylly Nippers claim British title

Falmouth Packet: Gylly Nippers celebrate their victory

12:04pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

YOUNG members of Gyllyngvase Surf Life-saving Club achieved amazing results over the weekend to be crowned national champions.

FOOTBALL: Wendron to continue manager search

Falmouth Packet: Caretaker manager Paul Murray has asked for the club to find someone else to take over. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

7:32am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

PAUL Murray has said it is unlikely he will retake the Wendron United manager's job on full time despite the club's decent start to the season.

RUGBY: Cornwall RFU president passes away

Falmouth Packet: John Grindle (left) with Barney Barnes, Denis Preece and Helston coach Niall Devenish. Grindle died on Monday

7:32pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A LEADING figure within the Cornwall RFU set-up has sadly died.

CRICKET: Victories leave Helston in charge of their own destiny

Falmouth Packet: Chris Martin hit a 50 for Helston against Ludgvan

6:03pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

TO go into the final game of the season and have fate of the title in your own hands is what any club would wish for, writes Michael Weeks.

CRICKET: Double defeat for Falmouth over Bank Holiday

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth huddle after picking up a wicket. Picture: CORNISHPHOTOS

3:33pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

IT was not much of a weekend for Falmouth who went down to Cornwall Premier League defeats at both Redruth on Saturday and at home to St Just on Monday, writes Michael Weeks.

FOOTBALL: Late winner denies Helston Athletic any points in Callington

Falmouth Packet: Phil Cattran scored his second goal in Helston colours. Picture: PHIL RUBERRY

1:32pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

AFTER starting the season with two wins in a row, Helston Athletic have now suffered a couple of losses in successive weekends.

CRICKET: Bank Holiday Monday results in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Scores from around the West divisions of the Cornwall Cricket League

12:32pm Tuesday 1st September 2015


FOOTBALL: Falmouth move alongside SWPL leaders after win over Newquay

Falmouth Packet: Andrew Westgarth was on the scoresheet twice for Falmouth

10:32am Tuesday 1st September 2015

A FANTASTIC start to the weekend was provided to Falmouth Town fans as their side moved level on points with South West Peninsula League Premier leaders Bodmin Town on Friday.

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