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

Conclusion

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.

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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 lourene@bigpond.com

Deniliquin residents turn their backs on the Nationals

March 25 2019

The NSW election came and went, Labor didn’t make enough gains to take power and so the Liberal Party and the National Party are in charge again.

There is one big change and that is the seat of Murray now has somebody who isn’t a Liberal or a National for just the second time since 1980.

Helen Dalton won pretty easily over the Nationals Austin Evans to give the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party (formerly just the Shooters) their second seat and the potential of having three in Parliament.

The SFF ran a smart campaign, they campaigned on something that Deniliquin really wants and that is water for their farms and they stuck with the candidate that give the Nationals a run for their money in 2017 and counted on the Nationals not improving.

It didn’t help the Nationals when Austin Evans said he didn’t need to win in Deniliquin to win the seat of Murray, that oozed cockiness and Australians hate cocky politicians, they want somebody humble for every vote.

Meanwhile for around half the counting, One Nation was actually ahead of Country Labor and they ran second in two of Deniliquin’s four polling places, was this because One Nation found good policy or was Pauline’s brief stop in Deniliquin the cause of the surge of interest?

There is a drawback to the SFF and that is unless the Government is in minority it really isn’t a win for locals as the Liberals and Nationals aren’t obligated to give the SFF the time of day.

However if the Liberals and Nationals are interested in taking back Murray in the next election, they would be wise to listen to ideas and then improve on them and sell them to the public.

If we were the likes of Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham, Bill Shorten etc, it is probably wise to visit towns along the Murray and Edward Rivers over the next couple of months if they want to steal seats from the Coalition in the Federal Election.

The Liberals and Nationals are now disliked in Deniliquin and surrounding towns and so if they want to win the seat of Farrer then they have to get sensible on water or the seat and perhaps the Government will be gone.

Poll Time (17/3/19)

March 17 2019

In this edition we ask readers three questions, the first asks who will win the seat of Murray in the NSW election, one is asking for a grade for the Street Bazaar that was held on March 9 and lastly we ask for your thoughts on an Off leash Dog Park.

Who will win the seat of Murray?

The NSW Election is on March 23, it is an important election as there is a lot at stake, an ALP victory may pave the way for the party to win in the Federal Election, if the Coalition hangs on there will be no doubt that they’ll get a scare particularly in our seat of Murray.

Helen Dalton took it right up to the National Party and their candidate Austin Evans in 2017 and this year she might pull off a victory or do you think one of the nine other candidates will win?

What rating do you give the Street Bazaar?

The Street Bazaar was on March 9 and we’re wondering what rating out of A, B, C, D and F you would give it.

Does Deniliquin need an Off Leash Dog Park?

A Dog Park has been long discussed, it was even an election issue by some of the candidates when the town went to the polls to make the first full Edward River Council.

So we are wondering if locals are still interested in an off leash dog park or is the issue something that isn’t high up the priority list?

Polls close on March 22, the polls are on the right hand side of the page for computer users and down the bottom for phone users or click on the links on each of the titles.