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Athletic and Sporting Gossip. (By "MIN. ") 0 Football was spoiled last week by our old friend "Jupiter Pluvius," many games being postponed. The International match at Bel- fast was the chief fixture on the card, and Wales gained a fine victory against Ireland at the' famous Balmoral Show Ground, by eleven points to three. About a thousand loyal supporters crossed to Belfast to cheer their pets, and they were well rewarded for their trip. The crossing to Ireland was one of the worst on record, and to Welsh sup- porters, wiiu looked oo neat in their red caps and button holes of leeks were not sorry when they reached tne Lougn. Belfast on Saturday was full of visitors, some from Scotland (who match between Ireland and. Scotland, also went to witness the International Soccer played at Belfast), others from all parts of Ireland, and last, but not least, the Welsh contingent. In the morning rain fell as though it had never come down before, and it could easily be forecasted that the game was go'ing to be played in a quagmire. There was a very poor crowd witnessing the match, hardly 10,U0O being present, while close by the Balmoral ground, there were nigh three times that number witnessing the Soccer Inter- national. Ireland fielded with a few substi- tutes, two of their stars, Lloyd and Quinn, being absentees, the former's withdrawal created a lot of disappointment amongst the home supporters. 'Within a few minutes of the kick off Ireland scored, the try getter being Jackson. Wales uqualised through Bedwellty Jones just before half-time. In the second half there was a battle royal between the two packs .of forwards, play being of a give ai?d take nature. Wales gradually outplayed the Irishmen, and Clem Lewis attempted to drop for goal which was charged down. Recover- ing the ball he pased to 1. T. Davies, who, in turn. passed to V, H. Evaus" who took the ball with a safe pair of hands, and romped over the line with a beautiful try, which J. Wetter failed to'majorise. The third try was a brilliant effort on the part of Wetter, who, following up at a great. pace, reached the ball before the Irishmen realised the posi- tion. Clem Lewis made no mistake with the converting kick. In the concluding stages there was a slight tendency of rough play on the pa rt of the Irish forwards. On the whole Wales fully deserved their-win, and they left the famous Ulster city full of joy. Amrnanford, with a weak team, drew at Glyn-Neath. The game, it appears, was fought out on more or less a duck pond, and neither side can grumble at the result. Handel Richards made a welcome reappear- ance in the blue and black jersey, and played a very good game, as did D. Price also. We all are. no doubt, very sorry to hear that Ivor J ones has played his last; game for the famous Blue and Blacks, or his last game as an amateur, as in future he will figure in the Leeds Northern Union team. He will be greatly lJJiHsed frollt the ranks of the Am- manford team and I fear great difficulty will be experienced in obtaining the services of a capable substitute. Ivor is an excellent all- round player, and possesses a good .kick. I am not in a position to give the official figures of the terms, but I understand he has received ±185 down. However. I think you will all join in wishing our brilliant little half-back the best of luck. Just a final word to the Blue and Blacks for Saturday. Don't disappoint your sup- porters by Jetting Gowerton boast of a ground record. Rise to the occasion like at Resolven and open the eyes of Welsh Ruggerites. I am looking forward for a good victory. MATCHES FOR SATURDAY. RUGBY. Gowerton v. Ammanford.* Curwen Stars v. Amman United.* *Bryiiaiiiiiian v. Forest Rovers. ASSOCIATION. *Amnianford v. Mond II. L.N.W.R. (Swansea) v. Garnant.

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