Tim Hart

Cardiff University Postgraduate Student
Tim Hart has written 88 posts for ITV Wales blog

EURO 2012: Aaron Ramsey named as Wales captain for England match

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been named as the new Wales captain, manager Gary Speed has announced. The 20-year-old will take the armband for the first time in Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against England in Cardiff. See More: Wales winger Gareth Bale is out of England match The match will coincidentally be Ramsey’s first for his … Continue reading

EURO 2012: Wales team announced to play England

Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy all return for Gary Speed’s first competitive match as Wales manager against England next week. The trio have all been named in Speed’s 25-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium in eight days’ time. Arsenal youngster Ramsey could feature for his country for the … Continue reading

Six Nations: Wales v Ireland as it happened

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v Ireland as it happened gives you all the news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itv.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ____________________________________________________________________ By Tim Hart Published: 3pm 12 March 2011 Tim’s Twitter Full-time: Wales 19-13 Ireland 1852: So to sum it up; Mike Phillips and Ryan … Continue reading

Six Nations: Wales team to play Ireland announced

James Hook will make his second start at fly-half in this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship when Wales face Ireland on Saturday. Hook, who wore the number 10 shirt and guided Wales to victory over Scotland at Murrayfield last month, replaces Stephen Jones. Jones is on the bench, with fit-again Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies returning … Continue reading

Six Nations: Italy v Wales minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Italy v Wales: minute-by-minute report gives you all the news, views and nonsense from Stadio Flaminio. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itv.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ____________________________________________________________________ By Tim Hart Published: 2pm 12 February 2011 Tim’s Twitter Full-time: Italy 16-24 Wales 16.24: So Wales have ended the curse. They’ve beaten Italy in Rome … Continue reading

South Wales firemen part of the earthquake rescue team in New Zealand

Eight firemen from South Wales have started searching the rubble and debris in New Zealand after Tuesday’s earthquake. The massive tremor struck the country’s second city Christchurch.113 people are dead and it’s thought around 200 people are still missing. Shaun Moody, from South Wales Fire and Rescue, told ITV Wales: “We’re working hard with a … Continue reading

Cardiff Devils v Belfast Giants match report

Cardiff Devils 2-1 Belfast Giants (Belfast win 5-2 on aggregate) Cardiff Devils beat Belfast Giants 2-1 at the Cardiff Bay Arena on Wednesday but it wasn’t enough to make it through to the final. Having won the first leg 4-0 Belfast travelled to the Welsh capital with one foot in the final already. Watch highlights … Continue reading

Six Nations: Scotland v Wales minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Scotland v Wales: live gives you all the news, views and nonsense from Murrayfield. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itv.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ____________________________________________________________________ By Tim Hart Published: 2pm 12 February 2011 Tim’s Twitter ___________________________________________________________ 1848: Wales looked confident again today and brought an end to their dreadful run of results. Can … Continue reading

Ireland v Wales: Blackpool defender hails the new Welsh manager Gary Speed

Wales defender Neal Eardley has hailed the appointment of Gary Speed as national team manager and cannot wait to work with a “legend” of Welsh football Speed was named as John Toshack’s full-time successor in December and tomorrow night’s Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland sees the 41-year-old take charge of his … Continue reading

Six Nations: Wales v England minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v England: live gives you all the news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itv.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ____________________________________________________________________ By Tim Hart Published: 3pm 4 February 2011 Tim’s Twitter FULL-TIME: Wales 19-26 England ____________________________________________________________________ 9.44pm: That’s it for me for tonight. A great match but … Continue reading

Wales centre Gavin Henson could be on his way to Toulon

Wales international Gavin Henson could complete a move to French side Toulon by Thursday morning. Henson, who only made his Saracens debut six weeks ago, would join fellow rugby superstar Jonny Wilkinson at the Top 14 Club. The reports come just a day after Lee Byrne confirmed he will be playing for Clermont Auvergne from … Continue reading

Wales international Lee Byrne signs three-year contract with Clermont Auvergne

Wales full-back Lee Byrne will sign a three-year deal with Clermont Auvergne at the end of the season. In an exlusive interview with ITV Wales Byrne has confirmed he will play for  the Top 14 club after the World Cup. Byrne joins fellow Osprey James Hook who announced last week he has agreed a three-year … Continue reading

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis backs Cardiff City for promotion to Premier League

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has backed Cardiff to feature prominently in this season’s npower Championship promotion shake-up. Watch highlights of Cardiff v Stoke The Bluebirds were beaten 2-0 after extra-time by Stoke in last night’s FA Cup third-round replay at Cardiff City Stadium, but Pulis has no doubt about the Welsh side’s quality. Read the … Continue reading

FA Cup: Stoke City v Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0-2 Stoke City Cardiff City’s FA Cup run came to an end as Jon Walters scored both of Stoke’s goals to set up a fourth-round trip to Premier League rivals Wolves. Walters struck just 100 seconds into extra-time following a miserable, scoreless 90 minutes, and then added a second goal during the closing … Continue reading

Cardiff Devils still have all to play for after missing out on world record

Cardiff Devils cannot think what might have been after the 2-1 defeat to Dundee Stars on Sunday ended their world-record attempt, according to Tim Hart So, the Devils’ unbeaten run has come to an end but what a few months it has been. Gerad Adams’ team won 22 consecutive matches, scoring 125 goals in the … Continue reading

Wales’ international Gavin Henson to miss the start of the RBS Six Nations with a calf injury

Gavin Henson’s hopes of claiming a place in Warren Gatland’s Wales squad for the RBS Six Nations have been dealt a blow with the news that he will be out for three weeks with a torn calf muscle. The Saracens centre limped off after coming on as a replacement during Saturday’s 43-20 Heineken Cup hammering … Continue reading

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs rules out return to international football with Wales

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has ruled out a Wales comeback but offered to help  Gary Speed in any other capacity. Cardiff-born Giggs is one of the greatest players in Welsh history. He made his debut for Wales in 1991 and went on to win 64 caps and captain the side. He stood down to … Continue reading

Craig Bellamy arrested by police investigating a 3am fight in Cardiff city centre

Cardiff City star Craig Bellamy has been arrested by police investigating a 3am fight, according to reports. Bellamy, 31, was questioned about an alleged assault on two men – one the son of a high-ranking policeman. The fiery Cardiff City striker was held in custody by South Wales Police this morning where he answered questions … Continue reading

Ice Hockey: Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils

League leaders Cardiff Devils have a fully fit squad as they prepare to face Sheffield Steelers in a top-of-table clash Cardiff Devils travel to Yorkshire to play Sheffield Steelers in what could be a title-deciding match The Devils are top of the table and have won their last 20 games. Sheffield, though, will prove stiff … Continue reading

Wales international Gethin Jenkins to miss the RBS Six Nations due to a toe injury

Wales have been dealt a major blow ahead of the RBS Six Nations with the news that prop Gethin Jenkins will miss the tournament with a toe injury. The Cardiff Blues loosehead has been struggling with the injury for some time and he will now have surgery on the problem on Wednesday, meaning he will … Continue reading

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