Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by da . Fixtures are correct at time o publication, but ma be affected by weather. Sports listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


Scottish Athletics Federation National Veterans Cross Country Championships Sun 2. Jack Kane

Centre. Edinburgh. For full information.


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call the Scottish Athletics Federation on 0131317 7320.


Triangular International Thurs 6.

10am. Magnum Leisure Centre. Irvine. Three-way battle of the Celts with the Welsh and Irish making the trip to Irvine. Scotland will be hoping to retain the title they won in December I995. while the Welsh will be aiming to emulate their rugby counterparts. More info is available from the Scottish Badminton Union on 01414451218.

Senior Scottish league Cup Final Sat 22. Paisley Indoor Bowling. Paisley. For further details. give the organiser a buzz on 01294 468372.


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Scottish Team Championship Quarter- Finals Sun 23. Various venues. More info from the number above.

World Cup - City of Glasgow Epée Sat l/Sun 2. Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. Top llight fencing comes to Glasgow. See Hit List.

FOOTBALL SATURDAY 22 PREMIER LEAGUE Dunfermline v Aberdeen East End Park. Halbeth Road. I)unfermline. 3pm. Hearts V Raith Rovers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Kilmarnock v Dundee United R ugh}. Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Motherwell V Celtic Fir Park. I‘irpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm. Rangers V Hibs Ibros Stadium. lidmiston Drive. Glas ow. 3pm. FIRST DIVI ION Airdrie V East Fife Broadwood Stadium. Cumbemauld. 3pm. Clydebank v Stirling Albion Bogheatl Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm. Dundee V Morton Dens Park. Sandcman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Falkirk v Partick Thistle Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm. St Mirren v St Johnstone St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.



Aberdeen v Rangers Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.

Celtic V Hearts Celtic Park. Keri'ytlale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Dundee United v Dunfermline Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Ribs v Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Raith Rovers v Kilmarnock Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


East Fife V Dundee Bayview Park. Wellesley Road. Methil. 3pm.

Falkirk V St Mirren Brockville l’ark. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Morton V Stirling AIbIOI'I Cappiclmv Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. Particlt Thistle V Airdrie Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glas ow. 3pm.

St Johnstone v C ydebank McDiai-mitl Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.


National Trial Championship Sun 2. Kilbimie. Full details from 01294 466346.

RUGBY UNION FRIDAY 28 Scotland Under 21 v Ireland Under 21 Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Scotland A v Ireland A M yresitle. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 4pm. The rookies give rugger fans a taste of what they may expect in the biggie.


FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP Scotland v Ireland M urrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm. Can the Scots get a muchsneeded win over the revitalised Irish or are we on our way to the first wooden spoon since 1985'? See Hit List.


Camanachd Cup First Round Various venues. Full details on the draw and locales are available from 01599 534167.


SUTIIERLAND CUP SEMI FINALS Glengarry v Fort William The Canal Park. Kilmallie. Fort William. 1.30pm. lochside Rovers v Oban Celtic or Inverarry Venue to be announced. The first meeting between Oban Celtic and Inverarry was abandoned at the height of

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World Cup Fencing - City of Glasgow Epee The Men’s Epee stage of the World Cup comes to Glasgow with the top Scots jousters such"as Sean Walton and Danny McKernan coming face to face with Olympic standard fencers. Saturday's action is the qualifying stage with the finals happening on Sunday. The top performers over the weekend will move on to July’s glamour stages in South Africa. More information is available from Scottish Fencing on 0141 445 1602. Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. Sat 1, 1pm. Sun 2, 1.30pm.


Scotland v Ireland With two defeats under the Scots’ belts, only pride would appear to be at stake now. Before the championships began, this fixture may have been viewed as our least tricky, but the Irish win in Cardiff has injected much-needed optimism in their ranks. Murrayfie/d Stadium, Edinburgh. Sat 1, 3pm.

a pitch battle leaving the organisers with the problem of replaying the tie or letting l.ochside Rovers straight through to the final. A quick call to 01599 534167 should ease your concern.

East Senior Federation International de Ski Championships Sat 22/Sun 23. Glenshee.

North Senior Federation International de Ski Championships Sat l/Sun 2. Cairngorm. The folks in the know are at the Scottish Ski Council on 0131 317 7280.

International Open Fri 2 l/Sat 22. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Bridge of Don. The lirst world- ranking event to come north of the border reaches its climax with home hopes resting on the shoulders ofStephen Hendry. John Higgins and Alan McManus. If you fancy catching the denouement live. give the venue a ring on 01224 824824.

HIDE}- National Doubles Championships Fri 29—Sun.2. National Squash Centre. Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh. Details on 01224 581497.


Royal Bank of Scotland Cup and Plate Semi-Finals Sat 1. Tryst Sports Centre. Cumbemauld. The last four battle it out in the two top events of the season. For info on the draws and times call the Scottish Volleyball Association on 0131 556 4633.