Sunday, 26 March 2017
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footballThe odds are heavy that Portugal soon will legalise online gambling. You can bet your boots gamblers will be delighted, but the chances are that many non-gamblers will be troubled by this development.

Last week the Council of Ministers approved plans to push ahead and legalise licensed online casino, poker and sports betting. Pending approval by the National Assembly and the European Commission, the new scheme could be in place by the end of this year. It will allow foreign operators to apply for licences.

The World’s Fastest Field Sport returns to Amendoeira Golf ResortThe Dublin Hurlers chose to return to the Portuguese resort for a warm weather training camp ahead of the start of the hurling championship season in Ireland.

They held an intensive warm weather training camp at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve between 1st and 5th June 2014 which enabled them to prepare for the forthcoming hurling championship season which kicks off on 15th June.

Skating Success for the International School of the AlgarveThe Sports Club of the International School of the Algarve (CDEIA) won 12 podium appearances in the National Championship in Track Speed Skating for the age groups ‘Iniciados’ and ‘Juniores’, held in Lagos, during the weekend 24th and 25th May which was organised by the CDEIA and the Skating Federation of Portugal.

Netherlands National Football Team to stay in LagosThe Netherlands National Football Team will be the highlight of the 20 14 football seasonwhen they stay at the Cascade Resort in Lagos, Algarve, for their preparation ahead of their journey to Brazil for the World Cup.

he team’s coach, Louis van Gaal is familiar with the region as he has a house in the Algarve. With this prestigious football team the Cascade Resort and the Cascade Performance Football Academy is closing
a very successful 2014 football season.

 Kerry Gaelic Football Team at Amendoeira Golf ResortKerry Gaelic Footballers Can’t Get Enough of Amendoeira Golf Resort.

The Kerry footballers return for a fourth time to one the Algarve’s finest resorts for warm weather training camps.

Neil Connolly, the Director of Coaching at the Cascade Performance Golf AcademyNeil Connolly, the Director of Coaching at the Cascade Performance Golf Academy, has qualified to play in the Madeira Open. The tournament is part of the European Tour, and is the second most famous tournament in Portugal. The tournament takes place in Madeira from the 8th to the 11th of May. The event will again form part of both The European and Challenge Tour Schedules, with the €100,000 first prize counting towards The Race to Dubai.

Youth Sailing World Championship’s Test EventThe XXV ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship’s Test Event inTavira last week highlighted new Portuguese champions.

Diogo Pereira/Manuel Macedo, from Clube Naval de Cascais, in 420, Martim Anderson, from Clube Naval de Portimão, in Radial, and Henrique Brites, also from Clube Naval de Cascais, in 4.7, became the new champions of the XXV Youth Portuguese Championship, which ended last Saturday in Tavira.

Algarve Rugby Festival 2014The first game of the “Algarve Rugby Festival 2014” was held at Browns Sports & Leisure Club, Vilamoura on Saturday 5th April with the British Army winning 26-22 against Russian opposition, Krasny Yar.

Krasny Yar set the game off with the first two tries but British Army soon followed, ending the first half with a four point advantage (Half time score: 14-10). Twenty-three minutes into the first half, British Army was up 26-10. Krasny Yar managed to score 2 more tries and conversions bringing them up to a close final score of 26-22.