Sports Talk (13/4/19)

April 13 2019

Both the Rams and the Rovers were in action today with the Rams playing Congupna and the Rovers playing Blighty away.

Below are the results separated into the categories of Rams Football, Rovers Football, Rams Netball and Rovers Netball.

Rams Football Results

Seniors won 9.8 – 62 to 7.10 – 52
Reserves won 9.5-59 to 7.8 – 50
Thirds  won 10.7 – 67 to 2.4 – 16
Fourths won 27.23 – 185 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 12.14 – 86 to 7.6 – 48
Reserves lost 10.11 – 71 to 3.5 – 23
Thirds won 20.15 – 135 to 2.2 – 14
Fourths won 9.5 – 59 to 4.2 – 26

Rams Netball Results

A Grade won 51 to 43
B Grade won 44 to 24
C Grade won 56 to 37
C Res won 54 to 31
17 and Under won 53 to 10
15 and Under won 70 to 1
13 and Under lost 29 to 16
11 and Under had the bye

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 44 to 17
B Grade lost 44 to 20
C Grade won 40 to 31
C Res did not play
17 and Under lost 30 to 21
15 and Under lost 29 to 25
13 and Under lost 13 to 11


The Rams Football supporters will be thrilled with the club winning all four of the matches today.

Rams Netballers won every game that their team participated in.

The Rovers Footballers won three out of their four matches.

The Rovers netballers won two and lost four today though the A Grade side is 2-0 for the season.

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


Visiting Edward River Oval

April 8 2019

Edward River Oval has been a place over the decades that has seen its fair share of Cricket action, North School Athletic Carnivals and much more.

There is no longer any sport being played on the oval with Memorial Park, Rotary Park and Hardinge Street Oval (aka Rams Oval) now handling all the sporting activities.

One of the downsides of ERO was that you had to play close to the Davidson Street end if you wanted to get a quick drink from the bubbler or get some shade.

But it is not all doom and gloom for the ERO as the draft of the Edward River Open Space Strategy says that the ERO is
a good location for community events and needs to be kept for that purpose“.

After seeing the state of the oval, a lot of work has to be done to make it perfect for community events especially when it comes to quenching thirst or needing to use a toilet.

It would be a wonderful place for a drive in cinema, they can put the screen up the end with all the trees, add a snack shop and all the rest and when something isn’t showing use it for markets etc ensuring regular use but that is just a suggestion.


Sports Talk (6/4/19)

April 6 2019

Both the Rams and the Rovers were in action today with the Rams playing Echuca United and the Rovers playing Berrigan at their respective home grounds.

Below are the results separated into the categories of Rams Football, Rovers Football, Rams Netball and Rovers Netball.

Rams Football Results

Seniors lost 13.4 – 82 to 12.8 – 80
Reserves lost 15.9 – 99 to 3.3 – 21
Thirds  lost 9.15 – 69 to 1.0 – 6
Fourths lost 8.4 – 52 to 0.7 – 7

Rovers Football Results

Seniors lost 19.10 – 124 to 13.11 – 89
Reserves lost 5.8 – 38 to 4.3 – 27
Thirds – Did not play
Fourths won 11.10 – 76 to 0.1 – 1

Rams Netball Results

A Grade lost 49 to 48
B Grade won 34 to 30
C Grade lost 60 to 36
C Res lost 34 to 30
17 and Under lost 33 to 28
15 and Under won 40 to 25
13 and Under lost 23 to 17
11 and Under won 14 to 1

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 35 to 26
B Grade lost 46 to 25
C Grade won 55 to 34
C Res won 26 to 18
17 and Under – Did not play
15 and Under won 33 to 20
13 and Under won 31 to 4


The Rams Seniors fell just short of winning but the signs are good for a better season than last year, the Rams led by 10 points at 3QT and could of lost in a blowout after Echuca United set up a comfortable lead but they fought back to lose by just two points.

Rams Netballers had a tough day only winning three of their matches.

The Rovers Footballers were unfortunate to come away with only one win from today’s three matches.

The Rovers netballers had a good day with five wins from the six matches that were played today.

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

Deniliquin’s new entertainment

Over the last decade or so, cities and towns across Australia have been wondering what to do with people who loiter around places at hours they should not be at.

Those in charge of our lovely town have spent months looking at all the ways to keep people either in Deniliquin’s establishments or stay in the comfort of their own homes instead of wondering the streets like Cressy and Napier.

Since killing off the town’s nightlife would not work either socially or politically as evidenced by the backlash against the NSW Government for what is happening in Sydney, something else will have to be tried in order to bring peace and harmony.

The new proposal is simple, install speakers in the awnings of buildings along the length of Cressy and End Street with the exception of the Globe, Exchange and Coach House and play music from around 8pm until sunrise.

While some people may think of this as a joke, there have been instances in history that music has been used to drive people off, one example is the use of baroque music in Victorian railway stations.

Baroque music is a style of music that was written before 1750 and is best known for being the style before classical music.

In order to not disturb nearby residents, the sound will not be loud enough to reach homes and there will be no heavy use of bass.

Over 30 songs were considered with the idea of making a soundtrack that would loop but after song testers listened to every song on offer, the conclusion was that listeners might actually enjoy the songs the came mostly from the late 1990’s.

It then had to be one song and no it is not the song that Bill and Ted have to play to save the world but it is one that may change Deniliquin’s nightlife and that song is……

Achy Breaky Heart.

Billy Ray Cyrus’ monster hit of 1992, the song that made some people boot scoot and made others scream in agony will be playing over and over to the annoyance of wandering locals and tourists alike.

In this day and age of the use of earphones, some businesses may take up the offer of a looping video music of the song so if somebody looks in the shop window, they’ll see Billy Ray Cyrus and his really long mullet singing perhaps his biggest hit.

For those unfamiliar with the song or forgotten how it goes, we offer you the first four lines of the song.

You can tell the world you never was my girl
You can burn my clothes up when I’m gone
You can tell your friends just what a fool I’ve been
And laugh and joke about me on the phone

Don’t worry Deniliquin, this event will not be happening as today is April 1 2019, we hope you don’t tell anyone the joke and let them see it for themselves, who knows it may inspire them to give the song a play, maybe some business will play it today or any other day.

#denisaysno – April 9 2019

March 31 2019

Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group is hosting a #denisaysno meeting on the 9th April down at the RSL Club from 6:30pm.

There is a group for #denisaysno that has a member total of 359 people and is run by Deniliquin MHAG (Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group) which has 288 likes.

The description for the meeting includes ‘progressing ideas and strategies to reduce impact of bullying in our community’.

If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the #denisaysno event page.

On April 10 and April 17 are two training sessions at the RSL Club for those wanting to receive free training to help youth who have mental health issues around self-injury.

The course is free thanks to the Deniliquin MHAG through the Channel4Change Initiative.

If you want to attend either one of the two sessions please contact Lourene Liebenberg by text message on 0428281060 or email her at