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1971 Sport in the Chronicle

a double one, leaving him needing 16. Tis he achieved with his 13th dart. Had he managed the feat in 12 it would have been an all-time record for the Vintners League.


Ards Rugby Club launched an appeal to raise £30,000 in mid-January towards the development of three full-sized pitches and a new pavilion on a nine- acre site at Comber Road – a project which, it was stated, would over-shadow any previous effort by the club or, indeed, by any other sporting body within the borough. In May it was agreed unanimously the new ground would be named Hamilton Park after hard-working chairman John Hamilton.

rds British Legion darts player Ron Drain achieved a 13 darts finish in a match against Killain. After 11 darts he needed 18 but had the misfortune to hit

Ards Rugby Club chairman John P. Hamilton cuts the first sod for the new pavilion on the Comber Road in early January 1971 as (from left) Archie Moore (IIIA XV captain), Dennis S. Nash (treasurer of the fundraising committee), Bert Jordan, Sam Orme (club secretary), Wilson Moore and Davy Heron (club coach) look on. 236-23-3


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