GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 19, 1992 - No. 13
Well we went to Coolamon with five sides and the one we wanted to win was the only one to face defeat. The Under 18's, Reserves and both the Netball sides did the job but the Seniors didn't show too much enthusiasm in their match to take the prize and to get the two game break over the Grasshoppers. Injuries and more injuries are coming and if they continue then we will see Mary (Collins) and Anne (Maloney) on the half forwards flanks for the Reserves. Thanks goes to Shane Best for filling in and of course the grand old man Darrell Collins kicked another bag full.
Good 100 minute players were hard to find in the Seniors, but Ricky Burdett won the top prize in the encouragement award, Greg Collins also picked up a bit as did Jamie Bennett and Travis Payne. Thanks to Ernie Wade and the president (Brian Files) for the sponsorship this week.
Big win for the Reserves to cement a spot in the four and 'Psycho' Kevin Trafford, David Gee and Tony Butcher stood out with good back up from 'The Voice' Ian Cohen and Darrell Collins. I don't know where Darrell got the nickname 'Pin', but have you noticed the jumper has got that little bit tighter around the midriff.
The Under 18's had a win, the second for the season, and the Schmetzer boys, Trevor and Tim stood out along with Damien Hill and Brett 'Barney' Miller. It is good to see the improvement in these lads from week to week and if you stick at it boys, we'll clean up one of these tall poppies towards the end of the season.
Two Netball sides went to Coolamon and came away with two wins in good performances. If you are wondering who the girls are which play netball, check the knees as trainer Ray (Hargraves) had to patch up a few after they slipped on the sandy surface of the court.
Couple of social events coming up and the first on Friday, July 31 when the past players hold the Irish Christmas down at the sponsor's place and tickets for that are available from Len Sexton at $25 per head. The night includes a full Christmas dinner, and entertainer and a fair amount of other frivolities. We don't want to make it compulsory, but a good roll up is needed.The other big one is in August and that is the famous Thommo's Trivia Night. Set up your tables of eight and start studying as Thommo has come up with $400 for first prize.