Tom Jenkins’ Kiwi Tour
...for the Bidgee Bulls, a team made up of players from groups eight, nine and 20.
At the end of the championship, Jenkins was selected for the NSW Country under 16s side on the wing.
The young winger will play at Wingham Park in Greymouth today and Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on Saturday, July 8 before returning home.
Young Cherrypickers Under 16s Coach Garry Lucas said that Jenkins is a good kid and an excellent player who will do whatever is needed of him on the field.
“He’s really pumped, and we wish him the best of luck,” he said.
“We know he’ll do well and we are looking forward to having him back in our side after this experience.
“We are really proud of Tom, and it is good to see him progress to make a representative team.”
Jenkins said he was happy to get the opportunity to play for the under 16’s New South Wales Country Rugby League team.
“I am really excited to head over to New Zealand and play for the NSW Country team,” he said.
“It is a big opportunity, and I am really excited.”
Goldies grind out victory
Last Saturday saw the goldies take on the Yass Rams, in Yass.
Again, with a depleted side due to some selfish so called players and team players going away on holidays, weddings, birthdays, christenings and Mardi Gras parades.
However, it didn’t stop the Goldies once again grinding out another good win.
Eventually beating the Yass Rams 24-10.
In a somewhat sloppy affair the Goldies made hard work of it with their attack not up to their usual standards however it was their defence that won them the game.
None more so than Friendy making a bone crunching, try saving taken on the line late in the game to stop Yass from scoring.
Adam MockaadajfaKBDSHAbsdkbasdsdLKDABSLJHDhasdaDBEKLBEH (pretty sure that’s the correct spelling) was seen hitting two rucks, now I didn’t see it as I wasn’t at the game and I don’t believe it either.
Set piece was again solid by the Goldies.
Captain/coach Marty Corcoran said after the game “ammmmmm yeah, a hard fought game, we managed to hold up the Yass attack on three occasions on our line. It is always a tough game in Yass, they are always up for a hard fought game against us which makes it good coming over here”.
Lockie McGuinness again stepped into the five eight role in the absence once again from Brad Rose and did a fine job.
Vinnie Ryan also had a great game with his tireless work-rate.
Sadly Tom Simson picked up some sort of injury, to his ankle.
I am sure we will read all about it from the serial Facebooker.
Rumours has it its not serious but he might be out for a week or two.
Get well soon Tom, I am sure Facebook will keep you busy.
I texted Marty Corcoran for the point this morning and this was his reply:
- Three points – Marty Corcoran
- Two points – Marty Corcoran
- One point – Marty Corcoran
- Players’ player – Marty Corcoran
This week’s Chick Pick went to Jack Ryan.
Asked about winning Chicks Pick, Jack said “Yeah Flemo, bloody beautiful day. Delighted to be crowned Chick Pick this week. I have been turning up to games all year trying to win this prestigious award and I have finally won it. I will wear the crown with pride and joy.”
League teams enter home stretch
This Saturday is shaping up as one of the biggest days in local Rugby League for many a year with old rivals Harden and Boorowa going head to head in not one but two big clashes. Both the Rovers and the Roverettes will take on Harden with all four sides desperate to keep winning and push their claims of a semi final spot.
In the George Tooke Shield, both Boorowa and Harden seem to be on track for a semi final spot but this game could be critical as to where the two teams will finish on the ladder. The Rovers have not lost since round two and currently sit in second spot just ahead of Harden in third position. This game may well decide a home ground advantage in the big games at the end of the year. More importantly, in recent seasons Harden have dominated the Rovers but Saturday's contest will be a very tight encounter. Home ground advantage and a very vocal ground may just see the locals get the chocolates.
In the league tag, Boorowa face a massive task against Harden who has lost only once this season. However the girls realise a win here would see them in a great position to consolidate fifth spot so there is plenty to play for.
Results from last weekend’s George Tooke Shield saw Bungendore 44 beat UC Grizzlies 30, Binalong 46 beat ADFA 10, Crookwell 38 beat Boomanulla 22 and North Canberra 54 beat Gunning 10.
In the league tag, Bungendore 74 beat UC Grizzlies 0, Binalong 22 beat ADFA 4, Boomanulla 22 beat Crookwell 6, Gunning 14 beat North Canberra 6.
Other matches this weekend will see Gunning host Binalong and Bungendore host Boomanulla.
We are heading to the business end of the season, so with four home games in the next six weeks why not get up to the Showground and support your teams. See you Saturday.
Darts returns tonight
After a well earned break, Boorowa’s darters head into the all important second half of the season tonight with the A grade lighting up the boards around the venues. Both B and C Grade will get another week off but they will return to action next Thursday, July 13. With B and C Grade having fewer teams, a general bye tonight was factored into their draws.
After the first thirteen rounds, the sides have been graded as following. A Grade will consist of six teams being Ram Z, Rec Gold, Rec Green, Top Pub Guinness, Randy Stallions and the Ex-Services 26’s.
The B Grade will consist of four teams being the RSL, Courty Two, Top Pub Shamrocks and the Top Pub Leprechauns.
The C Grade teams are the Mad Rams, Naughty Courty, Top Pub Gaelic’s and Top Pub Jameson's.
The second half of the season will run over ten weeks before the semi finals with the last round scheduled for 7 September.
The draw for A Grade tonight is as follows with the home side first. Top Pub Guinness v Rec Green, Rec Gold v Ex-Services 26’s, Ram Z v Randy Stallions.
The Draw for Thursday 13 July for all Grades is as follows.
A Grade: Randy Stallions V Top Pub Guinness, Rec Green V Rec Gold, Ram Z v Ex-Services 26’s
B Grade: RSL v Top Pub Leprechauns, Top Pub Shamrocks v Courty Two
C Grade: Top Pub Gaelic’s V Mad Rams, Naughty Courty v Top Pub Jameson's
Players are reminded that matches should start no later than 7.30pm and teams are reminded to keep the games rolling along in a timely manner to finish at a reasonable time.
It's shaping as a great second half of the season with all teams now competing for spots in their various semi finals. For all the action be at a nice warm venue near you. With Thursday night footy on the box as well what better way to head into the weekend than at your local water hole. See you at the darts.
Junior league results
The Harden U11 League Tag girls convincingly beat the Temora Dragons on Saturday with a final score of 34 to 12. The girls all played really well as a team and supported each other throughout the match with good passing techniques. Hayley Hambrook who has been a dominant player this year scored two tries and one conversion; Georgia Squire-Wilson used her speed to score three tries; Josie Chard-Davis, Shania McKinnon and Paige Brown also displayed great skills scoring one try each. The girls have been working hard on their kicking skills this year with the two other successful conversions kicked by Bonnie Abnett and Amelia Rowan. Well done on the win girls and a great team effort.
On Saturday, we headed through the frost to Temora to take on the Temora Dragons. It was a great day for our revamped team, with many players, playing their best game all season. Joie Whybrow got the team off to a great start with an early try. Then a controversial referee decision resulted in Temora scoring a try and converting. Following this decision, the Harden/Boorowa boys took it on their chin and dug deeper. Some smart coaching obviously paid off with coach Todd making a few position changes including moving Sam Corkhill to full back, Joie Whybrow to lock and Marty McGrath to Centre. Ben Klose continues to improve in the forwards and made great inroads into the Temora pack. Marty McGrath was unlucky to miss out on a second try and had a good game, Sam Corkhill revelled in his new role of fullback enjoying the benefits of supporting the ball runner resulting in an impressive try. Tries were scored by Joie Whybrow 3, Matthew Canellis 2, Marty McGrath, Sam Corkhill & Jacob Piper. Final score were Harden/Boorowa 40 and Temora 12. A week off now and then the boys will be at home against Gundagai/Adelong on July 15.
Rec Club Men’s Bowls AGM and Singles Final
On Sunday, July 9 at 11.30am, the Boorowa Men’s Bowling Club will be holding their AGM at the Rec Club. All members are encouraged to attend. After this the 2017 championship season will kick off with the 2016 singles final between Bob Styles and Phil Johnston. Social bowls will also be held for all other players who wish to join in.
On behalf of all members of the Recreation Club our condolences are passed onto Olga Ryan and family with passing of Ray “Porky’ Ryan. Before returning to the big smoke Ray was an active member of the club serving on the committee and enjoying his bowls. RIP Porky.
Cold frosty start to the day has been the norm of late and last weekend was no exception.
Typically ,though, as the days progressed we were presented with the loveliest Boorowa winter weather.
These perfect golfing conditions attracted plenty of players to the fairways to vie for the Dick Mattress stoke trophy on Saturday, July 1.
Best of the challengers were Simon Pye and Phil Johnston with Simon victorious over Phil on a count back, as both carded a net 59.
Next place and ball comp winner was club sectary Roger Mason on 65 net.
Phil Johnston must be pleased to see his form returning as he also took home the nearest to pin prize.
Congratulation, and thanks, to all players for your continuing support of the golf course and Rec Club facilities.
Visitor takes the prize
Twenty two players drew for teams last Thursday for the regular three bowl triples. The winner was regular visitor from Albion Park Charlie Sorgsepp on 25. He was closely followed by Col Good on 22 and a tie for third on 22 between another regular visitor from Goulburn Bob McNeil and Tony Cassells.
Last Thursday being the end of the month the consistency trophy was calculated. This is a collation of each players result over four weeks. The winner being Gary Dwyer and the stewards were called in to check on second place. Ned Kelly the Binalong Bushranger had again run a place. The additions were checked and forensic accountants then reviewed the results. Ned had indeed run a place without the use of bribery for the second month running. Third was John Dymock. It’s on again this Thursday starting at 12.30pm.
Helen Aldersey Trophy – Stableford
The winner was Polly Farrell – 41 stab.
A Grade ball winner: Monica Good – 38 stab.
B Grade ball winner: Del Greig – 36 stab.
C Grade ball winner: Polly Farrell – 41 stab.
Ariah Park Scratch Teams
Lyn Thomas won nine hole competition – 62 net.
Pat Croker lost two strokes.
Del Greig lost one stroke.
Lyn Thomas Trophy, monthy medal 5.
On cards next week Lyn Thomas and Del Greig.