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FOOTBALL Saturday 9


I Hibernian V Celtic Easter Road Park. Edinburgh. 3pm. Alex Miller's team will be playing only for pride against a Celtic side beginning to recover from their poor start and pushing for a European place.

I Rangers v Hearts lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. Mo Johnston's reborn patriotism might inspire him to put on a show against the woefully inconsistent Hearts side.

I St Minen v Dundee United Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. Dull. clogging old St Mirren take on the bright young chaps in the tangerine shirts. incidentally. Christian Dailly is the first Dundee United piayerto be named after a DC. Thomson publication since the 1930s full-back Angus Evening Gazette.


I Clyde V Ayr United Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3 m. IpCIydebank V Airdrie Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Hamilton v Meadowbank Thistle Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Kilmamock v Morton Rugby Park. Kilmamock. 3pm.

I Raiih Roversv Partick Thistle Stark's Park. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. The Kirkcaldy side are the surprise package in a highly competitive promotion race this season. Two points against Thistle would come as a welcome boost to their chances.


I East FIIC V Stenhousemuir Bayview Park. Methil. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Queen’s Park Firs Park. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v Dumbarton Annfieid Park. Stirling. 3pm.

Wednesday 13


I Dundee United v Dundee Tannadice Park. Dundee. 8pm. Good old satellite TV decrees an early date for the most exciting event in Dundee since. . .well you tell me. United regularly snigger at their less illustrious neighbours. so don‘t be surprised if there‘s a bit of niggle in this game.

Saturday 16


I Motherwell v Morton Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm. My outside tip forthe cup should march on into the semi-finals.

I St Johnstone v Ayr United McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm. Everyone else‘s outside tip for the cup. St Johnstone should be able to overcome their First Division opposition and go into the semis.


I Airdrie v Kilmamock Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Ayr United V Morton Somerset Park , Ayr. 3 m.

I Ciydebank v Brechin City Kilbowie Park. Ciydebank. 3pm.

I Falklrk V Hamilton Brockville Park. Falkirk. 3pm. Recent Premier Division


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/-\ Aweek at the races with Comic Reliei Yes, it’s Comic Reliel time again, but don’t even think about getting any reliei irom all those cod comedians by immersing yourself in your iavourite sport, because Lenny Henry and his helpers irom the Scottish Sports Council will be conking those red red noses on all and sundry during the week oi 9-16 March. From Aberdeen down to Ayrshire, sporty types will be donning their red noses and specially- created ‘Very Hearty Bright Red Sports Headbands’ (a snip at a quid a throw irom Comic Reilei) and doing silly things in the aid oi charity and the promotion of a healthy iiiesiyle.

Comic Relief will benellt irom the large amounts oi extra dosh attracted to their cotters while, as Kate Vincent at the Sports Council puts it, ‘The links we are making with Comic Reliel are helping us to promote our message to an audience we could never have envisaged on our own.’

Some 01 that audience will be in

George Square, Glasgow, on Saturday 9 when BBC Scotland’s very own Hazel lrvine will abseil down the iront oi the City Chambers. ‘No, i won’t be wearing pink pyjamas,’ she says, ‘iust a red helmet with hands on it and a red nose. I don't really know what you wear for abseiling down the iront oi the City Chambers, but presumably i will be setting a trend.’

Participation is the name of the Sports Council’s game. While about hall the population are reputed to _ regularly partake in some sporting activity or other, they want to increase this iigure substantially. On Saturday the 16th, the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow will be oliering iree entry to any person rash enough to turn up in a red nose. Free coaching will be given in a variety oi activities including athletics, quick cricket, judo and basketball.

The students at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh are really throwing themselves into the comic aspect oi the week, as one might expect. Every week day there will be some loony event or other leatured at the Main concourse at 36 Clerwood Terrace. Highlights will include sumo wrestling, low-wire unicycllng, American iootball and a celebrity sports quiz. Rory McEwan on 031 3391990 has all the details. (Thorn Dibdin)

For details oi events in your area, consult your local District Council’s recreation department or the Scottish Sports Council at Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 900.

residents tussle for the two promotion places on offer this season. with liamilton just off the pace at the moment.

I Partick Thistle v Meadowbank Thistle Firhill. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Clyde Srark's- Park. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I Cowdenbeath v Stranraer Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I East File v Monirose Bayview Park. Methil. 3pm.



I CCIIIC V Rangers Celtic Park. Glasgow. 3pm. Live on telly. although that shouldn‘t prevent a capacity attendance at Paradise. Celtic‘s new strike force of Creaney and Coyne looked effective against St Mirren. but then Rangers ain‘t St Mirren. The game could be settled by the clash

between the two Englishmen. llateley and Elliott.

HOCKEY Saturday 9

I Scottish Hockey Centenary: Loreito v Feties Loretto School. Musselburgh. 2.30pm. A special match to commemorate

the centenary of the first representative hockey match played in Scotland.


I Scottish Hockey Centenary: Commemorative Match Loretto School. Musselburgh. 11.30am. More centenary celebrations. in a special game played to original rules. and in period dress. Whether that includes top hats and side-whiskers remains to be seen.


I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. 2pm. Club £8. iiglinton £5. National lluni racing from Scotland's premier track. getting into gear for next month's Scottish National meeting.

Monday 11

I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitleits Road. Ayr. 2pm. Club £8. iiglinton £5. A chance to see that nag you backed in the last race on Saturday finally completing the course.

ICE HOCKEY Saturday 9


I File Flycrs v Ayr Raiders Murrayfield Ice-Rink. Edinburgh. 2pm. The Scottish League Champions Fife Flycrs should be able to overcome the Ayr side reasonably comfortably.

I Murraylield Racers v Glasgow Saints Murrayfield lee-Rink. Edinburgh. 6.30pm. The Edinburgh side. with home advantage. are tipped to progress tothc final.


CAPITAL FOODS SCOTTISH CUP FINAL Murrayfield ice-Rink. Edinburgh. 6.30pm .The two winners from yesterday's semis slug it out on the ice for the Cup.


I Have A 60 Event Clydesdale Rowing Club. Glasgow Green. 1()am—noon. An opportunity for would-be rowers to find out more about the sport. or for seasoned hands to improve their technique. A team of coaches will be on hand to offertips. and changing-room facilities are provided.

RUGBY Saturday 9

MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Heriot's F? v Glasgow High/Kelvinside (ioldenacre. Bangholm Terrace Edinburgh. 3pm. Currently lying second in the table. Heriot's will be hoping to recover their winning form against the lowly Glasgow side.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Boroughmuir Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 3pm. Two sides slugging it out near the top of the table should make for a close game. with Boroughmuir in fine form. MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Waisonians v Dundee HS FP Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Glasgow Academicals v Corstorphine New Anniesland. llelensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Kilmamock v Hillhead/Jordanhill Bellsland. Queen's Drive. Kilmamock. 3pm.

Saturday 16


I Scotland V Ireland Murrayfield. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Still smarting after their defeat at Twickenham. Gavin llastings's boys will be hoping to make

. amends with a victory over an underrated

irish side who gave them their closest match in last year‘s (irand Slam season.

WRESTLING Saturday 16

I Scottish Seniors Open Kelvin Hail. Glasgow. liiam. Nothrngtodowiththe grunt and grapple merchants in the spaneg leotards. this is the real thing: ()1) mpic freestyle wrestling for over-17s.

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