That was the year that was

A year of great sport­ing achieve­ments

Rutherglen Reformer - - Review of the Year -

March

Cathkin Braes was se­lected to kick off the Scot­tish Cy­cling and the Scot­tish Cross Coun­try As­so­ci­a­tion’s race se­ries in 2015.

Kirkhill Lawn Ten­nis Club cel­e­brated its 100th birth­day.

West­burn Ama­teur Box­ing Club, O’Neils, won five medals in the Scot­tish In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onships and Western Dis­trict Cham­pi­onships.

Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club se­cured pro­mo­tion to the RBS West League One af­ter a re­arrange­ment of the leagues.

Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Sports Coun­cil crowned the area’s top sports per­form­ers. Ten­nis player Don MacGregor and triath­lete Kirsty An­der­son were among those who were awarded prizes.

April

A Croft­foot Muay Thai fighter scored one of the big­gest wins of his ca­reer.

Keith McLach­lan oblit­er­ated his op­po­nent, Paul Kar­pow­icz’s nose and won the bout in the third round.

For­mer Cam­bus­lang Rangers man­ager Alan Ward­law an­nounced he would quit Ju­nior foot­ball. Af­ter tak­ing charge at East Kil­bride This­tle he said he wanted to con­cen­trate on his day job and his work as youth scout for Rangers.

One of the most suc­cess­ful foot­ballers to come out of Ruther­glen hung up her boots af­ter draw­ing 1-1 with Scot­land. Col­lette McCal­lum, who chose to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia, was born in Ruther­glen Ma­ter­nity and moved to the Land Down Un­der when she was four years old.

Cam­bus­lang man Dar­ren Young won his first sil­ver­ware as play­er­man­ager of Al­bion Rovers af­ter win­ning the League Two ti­tle.

May

Cam­bus­lang Rangers sacked co-man­ager John Doyle. John was work­ing along­side Paddy Flan­nery but lost his job af­ter only a year in charge. For­mer Cam­bus­lang coach, Paul McColl, re­turned to the club to take over as boss.

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn’s un­der 21 team lifted the Lady Dar­ling Cup af­ter beat­ing Mus­sel­burgh Wind­sor in the fi­nal.

June

Trib­utes were paid to Rangers leg­end Colin Jackson who died at the age of 68.

Colin lived in Ruther­glen for over 30 years and also played for Scot­land’s na­tional team.

Cam­bus­lang man Dar­ren Young re­ceived a let­ter from Manch­ester City con­grat­u­lat­ing him on his League Two

Trib­utes were paid to Rangers leg­end Colin Jackson who died at the age of 68

Great night The sports coun­cil awards were once again a mas­sive suc­cess

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