Sports Talk (26/5/18)

May 26 2018

It was just the Rovers Football and Netball clubs that were in action today with the Rovers playing Yarroweyah.

Meanwhile in Rugby Union action, the Deniliquin Drovers played Hay in a top of the table clash but the Drovers unfortunately lost 32 to 15.

Readers be aware the published results for the Seniors game may be wrong as online results sites reported the Rovers score as 31.24 – 42 so assuming they did kick 31.24 it must actually be 31.24 – 210

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 31.24 – 210 to 4.4 – 28?
Reserves won 12.16 – 88 to 0.0 – 0
Thirds did not play
Fourths won 36.12 – 228 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 45 to 30
B Grade won 35 to 28
C Grade won 34 to 30
C Res won 55 to 4
Under 17’s won by forfeit
Under 15’s won 52 to 8
Under 13’s  won 33 to 1

Conclusion

The Rovers footballers comfortably won all three of their games today.

The Rovers netballers had the perfect day by winning all of their matches though they were pushed in B and C Grade.

The Rovers C Res side top scored for the club with 55 goals in their game whilst in football the Fourths kicked the highest score of the day with a massive 36.12 – 228 score.

We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Sports Talk.

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Sports Talk (19/5/18)

May 19 2018

It was just the Rovers Football and Netball clubs that were in action today with the Rovers playing Waaia at Memorial Park.

Meanwhile in Rugby Union action, the Deniliquin Drovers played CSU at Rotary Park and came away 32 to 5 winners.

Rovers Football Results

Seniors lost 12.19 – 91 to 12.12 – 84
Reserves won 6.6 – 42 to 3.8 – 26
Thirds lost 10.4 – 64 to 5.6 – 36
Fourths won 29.9 – 183 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade lost 45 to 39
B Grade lost 46 to 42
C Grade lost 50 to 33
C Reserve won 37 to 23
Under 17’s lost 48 to 24
Under 15’s won 40 to 21
Under 13’s won 24 to 20

Conclusion

 

The Rovers footballers won two out of their four matches

The Rovers netballers narrowly lost the day after being defeated in four out of the seven matches played today.

The Rovers B Grade side top scored for the club with 42 goals in their game whilst in football the Fourths kicked the highest score of the day with a massive 29.9 – 183 score.

We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Deniliquin briefly lost their thumbs

May 18 2018

If you have been wondering why Facebook has been quiet recently, it may have something to do with the fact there is no more of the classic Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down group.

Thousands of posts gone from history just like that and those posts came from thousands of people who were part of the group that rarely had a dull moment.

It seemed to have been a chaotic group, rules were more flexible than a Stretch Armstrong figure, there was a lot of admins and fights happened daily over well everything but occasionally people were told what they really needed to know (locations of used needles, customer service in shops etc).

A business that was given the thumbs down one day were almost assured of getting a barrage of thumbs up posts by the next day and the town quickly learned that criticizing a business was a very bad idea (do it in person instead, problems are usually solved that way).

The group sure had it all in its existence and people no doubt will miss what they saw going on day to day.

But don’t worry readers, there is another group out there to serve all your needs in getting to know who or what the movers and shakers of public opinion are.

So an era ended and a new one has begun, will it be as interesting and chaotic as the last one? Probably not but there’s no doubt it will be informative.

Poll Time (17/5/18)

May 17 2018

Poll Time is back and we have three questions that hopefully locals can answer so we can get an idea of where people stand on issues.

The questions are on Scott’s Park (aka informally as Rocket Park), Recycling and Live Exports.

Polls will remain open until next Thursday, if you have a question you want asked please let us know.

What do you think of the Scott’s Park – BMX track Concept Masterplan?

Over the last couple of weeks, locals have been looking at concept pictures of Scott’s Park (aka informally as Rocket Park) and they have been mostly well received.

Readers are asked if they like it, they think it is OK or they dislike it.

If you would like to look at the pictures again, click here.

Will Ipswich City Council’s attempt to end recycling kill off Deniliquin’s recycling hopes?

Ipswich City Council now known in Queensland as perhaps the most corrupt political body since the Joh Bjelke-Petersen days briefly ended recycling late last month citing China’s new rules and contamination.

They reversed their decision days later but the fact a big council even planned for the end of recycling could mean the end of Deniliquin’s hopes for kerbside recycling because if big councils don’t want it, why would little councils want it for?

Do you believe the attempt by ICC will end our local hopes?

Should Live Exports be phased out/banned?

Live Exports, we load up ships full of animals to take overseas for foreign countries to do what they want with them.

It brings in money but there are concerns that the practice is wrong and should be phased out or banned as soon as possible.

What do you think?

Sports Talk (12/5/18)

May 12 2018

Deniliquin’s two Football and Netball clubs were away this week with the Rams playing Nathalia and the Rovers playing Rennie.

Meanwhile in Rugby Union action, the Deniliquin Drovers played Waratahs at Rotary Park and came away 38 to 5 winners.

Rams Football Results

Seniors did not play
Reserves did not play
Thirds won 16.12-108 to 2.1 – 13
Fourths won 4.4 – 28 to 0.0 – 0

Rams Netball Results

A Grade won 53 to 15
B Grade won 44 to 41
C Grade had the bye
C Reserve won 45 to 30
Under 17’s won 48 to 17
Under 15’s won 45 to 7
Under 13’s won 32 to 18
Under 11’s won 14 to 2

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 8.15 – 63 to 8.7 – 55
Reserves won 10.14 – 74 to 4.0 – 24
Thirds lost 12.14 – 86 to 2.3 – 15
Fourths won 11.15 – 81 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 33 to 26
B Grade lost 26 to 22
C Grade won 41 to 36
C Reserve won 40 to 8
Under 17’s lost 39 to 15
Under 15’s lost 28 to 23
Under 13’s lost 26 to 14

Conclusion

Only the Rams Thirds and Fourths played today but both sides scored wins making it a good day.

The Rams netballers won the day overall by winning all seven of their matches.

The Rovers footballers won three out of their four matches with the Seniors overrunning their opposition after being down at three quarter time.

The Rovers netballers narrowly lost the day after being defeated in four out of the seven matches played today.

The achieved the highest netball score of goals in their game whilst in football the kicked the highest score of the day with a massive 29.14 – 186 score.

We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Sports Talk (5/5/18)

May 5 2018

Deniliquin’s two teams were at home this week with the Rams hosting Tongala and the Rovers hosting Katamatite.

Rams Football Results

Seniors lost 11.9 – 75 to 9.7 – 61
Reserves lost 18.12-120 to 0.0 – 0
Thirds won 7.6-48 to 5.1-31
Fourths won 13.9-87 to 3.0-18

Rams Netball Results

A Grade won 54 to 50
B Grade won 47 to 45
C Grade lost 55 to 32
C Reserve lost 38 to 35
Under 17’s lost 36 to 28
Under 15’s won 42 to 33
Under 13’s won 40 to 31
Under 11’s won 30 to 0

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 18.13 – 121 to 9.10 – 64
Reserves won 19.14 – 128 to 1.3 – 9
Thirds won 11.7 – 73 to 4.6 – 30
Fourths won 29.14 – 186 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 44 to 21
B Grade won 52 to 13
C Grade (No Game)
C Reserve won 52 to 13
Under 17’s won 38 to 31
Under 15’s won 40 to 16
Under 13’s won 22 to 14

Conclusion

It was a mixed day for the Rams footballers, the Seniors and the Reserves suffered losses but the Thirds and the Fourths scored wins to keep up their seasons rolling along nicely.

The Seniors despite their loss had their best performance of the season so far and they did outscore Tongala in the second half.

The Rams netballers won the day overall by winning five of the eight games that were played.

The Rovers footballers achieved yet another clean sweep with solid wins across the board.

The Rovers netballers had another solid day on the court and won the day overall by winning all six matches.

The A Grade Rams again achieved the highest netball score of 54 goals in their game whilst in football the Rovers Fourths once again kicked the highest score of the day with a massive 29.14 – 186 score.

Both the Rovers B Grade and C Res results were exactly the same with both games recording a score of 52 to 13.

We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Sports Talk (28-29/4/18)

April 28 – 29 2018

Saturday saw the Rovers travel out to Jerilderie to play their round of matches whilst the Rams traveled out to play Katandra on Sunday.

Rams Football Results

Seniors lost 16.12 – 108 to 7.9 – 51
Reserves lost 18.16 – 124 to 2.5 – 17
Thirds won 17.9 – 111 to 4.2 – 26
Fourths won 12.16 – 88 to 0.0 – 0

Rams Netball Results

A Grade won 70 to 32
B Grade won 61 to 26
C Grade won 63 to 32
C Reserve won 45 to 42
Under 17’s lost 33 to 26
Under 15’s won 32 to 8
Under 13’s won 38 to 8
Under 11’s won 19 to 3

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 28.21 – 189 to 5.4 – 34
Reserves won 9.7 – 61 to 9.3 – 57
Thirds won 22.18 – 131 to 4.1 – 25
Fourths won 28.16 – 184 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 59 to 24
B Grade won 38 to 37
C Grade won 38 to 30
C Reserve won 49 to 11
Under 17’s lost 48 to 23
Under 15’s
Under 13’s won 13 to 2

Conclusion

It was a mixed day for the Rams footballers, the Seniors and the Reserves suffered losses but the Thirds and the Fourths scored big wins to keep up their fine starts to the season.

The Rams netballers almost had the perfect day with seven wins from eight matches and they will be very happy with that outcome.

The Rovers footballers had the perfect day after achieving another clean sweep.

The Rovers netballers had a very solid day on the court and won the day overall.

The A Grade Rams achieved the highest score of 70 goals in netball whilst in football the Rovers Fourths kicked the highest score of the day with a massive 28.16 – 184 score.

We’ll be back on Thursday with a new edition of Sports Talk featuring ladder positions, weather forecasts and more.

 

Growing Deniliquin

April 28 2018

How can Deniliquin grow and expand?

It is a question that has many answers because there is pros and cons to every situation.

There is so much that locals need or want to have in town and it often gets bogged down in ‘No’ and ‘But…….’ conversations, interest dies out and the task begins anew.

For years people want KFC back, the counter claim is that KFC was not viable and other KFC outlets had to make profit so KFC in Deniliquin could remain open.

People want a cinema back but people say that the Regent couldn’t get patrons to justify staying open even if it did offer the fantastic price of $5 per movie.

We lost our train access in the late 1970’s, we could of used it now especially with the Ute Muster and Cruising Nationals and every other event that comes Deniliquin’s way and lord knows the ERC loves events.

Some want the Town Hall to be opened back up to music entertainment as it is said the place was rocking to the beat of various music genres for decades but then again we have lots of spaces for such things.

The counter argument to the counter arguments on things like KFC and Cinema is that all the data is no less than eight years old, lots can happen in eight years from demographically to technologically.

Maybe KFC was built in the wrong spot or was too big, maybe the Regent was too big in size considering people used to skate on the ground level and there was even Video Ezy down there in the late 90’s.

There is the possibility that the Cinema question will be soon solved as DomaCom is going to put a 60-80 seat cinema in the Feddy once they raise $1.5 million and they will be teaming up with MOOVIBAR who offer an experience like Gold Class in big Cinemas.

Some may feel that if we go too forward we will lose our identity, much like how 1521 2QN and 102.5 are now part of radio networks and the local link is only about 25% of the day plus ads.

Why do we support the KFC petition etc so much? We believe in peoples right to dream the future, they might be right or they may be wrong but they got the right to share it and hope to find the audience to back them up.

Don’t be afraid to express yourselves with ideas or take action with them, the creators of Deni Community Theatre expressed themselves and created the DCT and it paid off for them and hopefully their fundraiser will enable them to get even more.

Who knows maybe the battered old Community Centre could be rebuilt to accommodate them and really give the youth more to do with that side of town and make the quiet side of End Street less quiet.

Keep thinking, keep talking, keep planning, keep on pushing Deniliquin forward and mix past with present and future.

Sports Talk (26/4/18)

April 26 2018

This weekend sees our local teams hit the road.

The Rams are off to Katandra and it will a change of scenery as Katandra up until early this year was part of the PDFNL.

The Rovers are off to Jerilderie to play their matches.

Katandra is expected to be 22 degrees with winds staying around 10km/h for the duration of the day.

Jerilderie is predicted to be slightly warmer with 23 degrees expected with winds expected to be under 10km/h for the day.

Both days will be sunny with will no doubt please all those participating in the matches and those watching the matches.

Below is how the Rams and the Rovers teams are going so far this season.

Rams Football Ladder Positions

Seniors – 15th
Reserves – 15th
Thirds – 2nd
Fourths – 2nd

Rams Netball Ladder Positions

A Grade – 3rd
B Grade – 2nd
C Grade  – 6th
C Reserve – 2nd
17 and Under – 2nd
15 and Under – 1st
13 and Under – 2nd

Rovers Football Ladder Positions

Seniors – 3rd
Reserves – 3rd
Thirds – 5th
Fourths – 1st

Rovers Netball League Positions

A Grade – 5th
B Grade – 5th
C Grade – 11th
C Reserve – 1st
Under 17’s – 1st
Under 15’s – 1st
Under 13’s – 5th

We’ll be back on Saturday night or mid Sunday at the latest with all the results

Theatre Company continues on

April 23 2018

Deni Theatre Company is a week away from getting into Term 2.

Musical Theatre restarts on Monday April 30 with the class starting at 6pm for a one hour session7pm

Drama class resumes on Tuesday May 1 with the class starting at 5:30pm and lasting for one hour whilst Senior Drama goes between 6:45pm and 7:30pm.

The Dance Troupe has their session from 2:30pm to 4pm on Sundays.

Students are advised to arrive no later than 5 minutes before the start of the sessions so everyone gets a full session in, students are also reminded to make sure to bring their water bottles.

The dance team have their first competitive dance on May 6, we hope they do well and have a great time doing it.

Fees are $25 for insurance and an additional $50 per term and that $50 is per family.

Further details can be found by checking out their newsletter which has additional details for everyone to check out.

They are also doing some fundraising with the aim being to raise $2000 so they can keep costs students have to pay low, put on a production at the end of the year and purchase resources for the classes.

So if you want to like to donate to the fundraiser, you can do so by checking out their MyCause page.

We will continue to report on the Theatre company as news comes to hand.