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Don McDermott

Don McDermott
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Don McDermott is a sports presenter and commentator for Wycombe Sound Radio 106.6 FM, a media and marketing intern for the Essex County Cricket Club and a regional press officer with the Students RFU. Don has written and commentated on various sports, including cricket, rugby union, football, tennis, athletics, hockey, netball, rowing, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, baseball, softball, cheerleading and gymnastics.


Sirens Success

The UEL Sirens missed first place by just 0.05 points as they posted a pair of solid results in last weekend’s competitions. Runners-up The Sirens started...
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Time To Say Goodbye

Mary Carr has done it all at the University of East London. She was president of the UEL Sirens for two years, taking them from...

Essex Man Cook Resigns as England Skipper

In a much-anticipated move, Alastair Cook has quit his position as captain of the England Test side. Cook, 32, skippered a record 59 Tests for...

Tackie Looks For Big Blue Success

UEL will take on Oxford in a first versus second clash at 4 pm at the SportsDock tomorrow as the university holds its annual...

Up and Down Weekend for Raiders

The Raiders outshot Invicta with 42 attempts on goal to Dynamos' 23, at the Lee Valley Ice Centre on Saturday, but the second-placed visitors...

Solent Sweep Moves Raiders Up Table

Slovakian international Slavomir Buda picked up three goals across the weekend and young Thomas Beesley scored a brace in the first matchup as the...

Rink Closure Postpones Lions Clash with Slough

The Jets usual home, Absolutely Ice, was closed for renovation last month, but Slough Borough Council announced plans to construct a temporary rink in...

Nahlik’s Hat-Tricks Lead Raiders To Victory

Slovakian international Marek Nahlik and James Pentecost each notched hat tricks on Saturday in Lee Valley as London cruised to a 9-5 win over...

Lee Valley Stun Jets

  Don McDermott reports as the Lee Valley Lions shocked the Slough Jets 5-3 on Saturday evening at the Hangar in Slough for their first...

Roy Reaches Milestone But Van der Gugten’s Brilliance Lifts Glamorgan

Don McDermott pinpoints where Surrey fell short in their T20 defeat. Jason Roy became the first Surrey batsman to score 2000 T20 runs, but it...

Raiders Pillage Bracknell

Don McDermott saw Marek Nahlik score five points to lead London to a first win since September Marek Nahlik and Rio Grinell-Parke scored two goals...

New Captain, New Expectations

Don McDermott reports on how Essex Women’s Cricket are looking to build on last season’s late surge as skipper Cordelia Griffith takes charge of...

Everything You Needed To Know About Ice Hockey

If you want to know your slap shots from your puck drops, face offs from one-timers, Rising East’s ice hockey correspondent Don McDermott takes...

Raiders Confirm Romford Return

Don McDermott reports on the London Raiders return to Essex... A heavy loss to the Chelmsford Chieftains in the playoffs may have ended a disappointing...

Hyam Welcomes ‘Progressive’ Women’s Super League

  The County Ground in Essex will host the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League final, and the club’s head coach sees it as a positive...

Scott Optimistic As Raiders Head For Playoffs

Raiders CEO John Scott tells Don McDermott he is excited about the return of assistant captain Liam Chong and the positive impact it will...

Chong’s Injury Fightback

Don McDermott speaks to Liam Chong about ice hockey, physiotherapy and the injury that has sidelined the Raiders' assistant captain. The London Raiders were trying...

Raiders Clinch Playoff Spot

Don McDermott reports on a good weekend for the East London ice hockey teams. The London Raiders will be relieved to have finally booked their...

Raiders End Losing Streak In Style

Team boss vows to strengthen as Raiders dominate in first win since December, as Don McDermott reports London Raider’s CEO John Scott has confirmed they...

Tipple Shines But Lions Toppled in Brutal Beating

Don McDermott saw Lee Valley slump to defeat in a feisty showdown Penalties and punishments galore Heroic display from Lions’ goalie Lee Valley captain Nick Alley said...

Raiders’ Drought Continues

Don McDermott hears from the head coach after another disappointing result. London Raiders Head Coach Adam Blyth has insisted that his team have not let...

Rough Weekend For The Lions

Lions skipper insists there should be no excuses for poor run of results, as Don McDermott reports... The Lee Valley Lions’ tricky road trip continued...

Raiders Woes Continue Against Invicta

Don McDermott reports as the London Raiders’ poor start to 2016 continued on Sunday night as the club were shut out by Invicta Dynamos,...

Stars Shine Over Raiders In Scrappy Match

Don McDermott saw the Raiders succumb to a fractious 5-2 defeat at Oxford. https://youtu.be/qYF_1P3XQxw The Raiders were battered by the Oxford City Stars on Sunday, 5-2,...
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Lions come from behind to shock Slough

The Lee Valley Lions scored a late rush of goals to rally from a three-goal deficit against the Slough Jets on Sunday night at...

Nahlik hat-trick gives Raiders edge over Oxford City

Don McDermott reports as Raiders set their sights on the Stars Marek Nahlik’s three goals proved the difference for the London Raiders on Saturday as...

Raiders relying on European stars to make playoff push

Slovakian internationals Marek Nahlik and Michal Oravec have been making a big impact in what has been a difficult season so far for the...
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Gray silences the Thunder

Don McDermott reports as the Raiders win two games on the trot for the first time this season after battling their way to a...
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Raiders Pillage Bracknell

Don McDermott saw Marek Nahlik score five points to lead London to a first win since September Marek Nahlik and Rio Grinell-Parke scored two goals...

Wonderful Wembley

Don McDermott reports from a thrilling afternoon at the national stadium... A football stadium is a lovely, peaceful sight an hour before the start of...

UEL Sirens – something to cheer about?

The UEL Sirens' rapid rise will climax in their first-ever competition this weekend - Don McDermott reports... The UEL Sirens are working hard. They’re working on...

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