It’s Cringle Time!

Douglas Rugby Club has announced that Phil Cringle will be taking over as head coach for the 2022-23 season. 

Phil has had an impressive playing career culminating in playing for London Scottish in the Championship. He also has international experience playing on numerous occasions for Scotland Under 20’s. This will be Phil’s first head coach role.

Phil said: ‘I’m delighted to be coaching Douglas this coming season and looking forward to pushing on in regional 2 north west. I think its really important to IOM rugby players that we can provide opportunities to be able to play off island in competitive leagues, without having to leave home. Hopefully we can keep building on that!’

Glyn Hooson-Owen, Director of Rugby, added: ‘I’m looking forward to working with Phil. Phil’s knowledge of the game and enthusiasm will help drive the club forwards in its 150th year.’

On the Railways

The weekend saw the island’s steam railway mark 149 years since the launch of the Douglas to Peel line and it also gave an opportunity for the gov to release some clues as to its plans for the big 150.

To mark the occasion the Steam Railway will operate a special timetable for the day with some very special guests joining, while at Port Erin the station will host a vintage fayre with a special exhibition in the Museum for the occasion.

Then, between Sunday July 23 and Sunday 30 July 30 the railway will host its annual Summer Transport Festival with some special treats for Sam and his fellow anoraks.

So far the plans include:

🚂 Caledonia on Tour

🚂 Isle of Man Steam Railway Cavalcade

🚃 Manx Electric Railway Cavalcade

🚂 Steam on The Manx Electric Railway

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Fayre Days

🔧 Workshop Tours

🚃 Motorman Taster Sessions

📸 Photography Specials

🐎 Special events on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

⭐️ Many other surprises to come!