Around the sporting fields

Ellie McGeechan playing for the Crookwell She Devils against Harden Hawkettes. Photo by Susan Meli.
Ellie McGeechan playing for the Crookwell She Devils against Harden Hawkettes. Photo by Susan Meli.
Charlie McGeechan, Hooker for the George Tooke side. Photo supplied by Susan Meli.

Charlie McGeechan, Hooker for the George Tooke side. Photo supplied by Susan Meli.

George Tooke

The Devils sent their George Tooke side to Harden last weekend and the damage was done to the scoreline early in the first half.

Harden came out too strong for the younger Devils side putting 38 points on the board before the halftime hooter.

Adding insult to injury the Devils lost a front rower Darnell Rowells in the first tackle of the game with a broken nose.

The Devils improved immensely for the second half but it was a long way to come back but they held their own against the more experienced Harden side.

The final score blew out to 56-10.

The Devil’s try scorers were Danny Knight and Jamie Boothman with the players player being awarded this week to Dallas McDonald.

Under 18s

The Under 18 Devils versed Bungendore at Addison Oval in Canberra last weekend.

Round three and with only four teams in the division two under 18s comp the teams are going to play each other a bit over the season and Crookwell were up against Bungendore again for the second time in three weeks.  

The team was down a few players with the rampaging Jack Panne out for three to four weeks with a knee injury.

Bungendore started off very strong scoring the first try within five minutes but missing the conversion.  

They played well for another five minutes and then the young Crookwell boys started to get their passes together, backing each other up, scoring at regular intervals to half time with the score reaching 32-4.

After the second half the boys continued their great form running out winners 56 to 16.

The player’s player was Isaac Gibbs who in a reshuffle of the back line by master coach Chris Chudleigh was placed on the wing, and to Gibbs’ true character he took it on as a challenge and made some great runs into the thick of the pack, never taking a backwards step.

His one on one defence was great to watch making several try saving tackles.  

He was reward for his effort with three tries.

Sam Picker’s goal kicking boats were on target making the 8 out of 10 conversions.

She Devils

The She Devils also traveled to Harden to take on the Harden Hawkettes last weekend.

Harden scoring in the first few minutes of the game put the She Devils on the back foot for a while. The She Devils defense was tested in the first half but they managed to do some great tagging to prevent Harden running away with the game.

Sharni Unterrheiner picked up a try for the She Devils and Kayla Gann was awarded player’s player. The finals score was 14-4 to Harden.

With the team having a bye this weekend they will then travel to Yass to play the Girlpies on Saturday May 30 along with the George Tooke side.

This Sunday May 24 the under 18s are at home playing Tuggeranong Bushrangers at 1.00pm at the Memorial Oval.

The George Tooke side will follow starting at 2.30pm playing ADFA Knights Blue.

The She Devils have the bye.

Senior Soccer

Laura O’Keefe was solid scoring one goal for the game with Lucy Thearl scoring the other two.

Laura O’Keefe was solid scoring one goal for the game with Lucy Thearl scoring the other two.

THE All Aged Women played at Crookwell as the feature game on Saturday against Bundanoon Rebels.

The group of young ladies have continued their fine form with the fourth win of the season.

New into an attacking position with the team is Lucy Thearl who scored two goals in her first game on the field playing as keeper the week before.

Laura O’Keefe also scored for the women’s team bringing the final score to 3-0.

Midfield was well controlled by Crookwell’s leading scorer Annie Croker assisted by Bethany Lions, Lizzy O’keefe and Gizelle Croker.

The usual strong defence held out all attacking runs led by Grace Smith with her youthful partners Gemma O’Brien and Lily Penne.

Of Course, the older lady of the team, Liz Cramp was rock solid.

Goalkeeping find of the year so far is Ella Picker who handled this position naturally.

Other soccer results

Under 14s Crookwell defeated by Trinity 4-2

Under 17s Crookwell drew with Trinity 3 all

Mens Crookwell drew with Soldiers 1 all

Youth League Crookwell defeated Moss Vale 3-2


Crookwell Men’s Youth Team play at Crookwell on Saturday at 11am and all other senior teams play in Goulburn.

The All Aged Women play at Yerrinbool this weekend on Saturday at 3pm.


The final of the major fours was played in cold conditions on Thursday May 14.

S McDonell, J Croker, S Hammond and J O’Brien defeated J Stephenson, M Gardner, B Lang and S Reedy in a close game.

Jacqui’s team played well as a team, with skip Jacqui able to deprive her opponents of shots they were holding.

Sue’s team struggled a little but scored five shots late in the game to put them in reach.

Jacqui’s team didn’t relinquish the lead and went on to win by just two shots.

Congratulations to all players and thanks to umpire C Picker.

In social bowls D Branson and W Hewitt defeated L Evans and J Howard.

Spider winner S Reedy and competition winner L Evans.

No bowls played on Tuesday May 19 due to bad weather.

Birthday E Todkill on May 24.

Afternoon tea roster on May 26-28: D Ritchie, K Ritchie and A McIntosh.

A reminder to all members, street stall on Saturday May 23.



Good hockey was played on Saturday with all but one team having one nil wins.

Vets 1 - Kialla 0

Good luck by Rie O’Brien, unlucky for Kate who was left dumbfounded when Rie slipped the ball behind.

Best players were Donna Skelly 3, Karen Dawson 2, Monique Naughton 1.

Sprinters 1 - Schooies 1

Sprinters played a 1 all draw with Schooies. This was a very good game. Sorry, I have the card with no best players.

Rebels 1 - Golf Club 1

This game was also very good and tight. Play began from end to end with no teams having any chances to score and both defences were on top.

After twenty minutes, Rebels moved the ball into the Golf Club circle and were awarded a penalty corner where Olivia Maher scored.

The next 15 minutes of play was end to end unable to penetrate the other’s circle.

After 50 minutes a long pass down the right by Golf Club ended with Jasmin Olive scoring a good goal. 1 - 1.

Scorer for Rebels was Olivia Maher, for Golf Club was Jasmin Olive.

Best players were Ellie Leonard 3, Amy Parry 2, Charlotte Selmes 1.

Contributed by A Warren.

Draw Saturday May 23


Gd1 Vets v Sprinters (Schooies, Rebels)

Control Rebels


Gd1 Kialla v Golf Club (Vets, Sprinters)

Gd2 Schooies v Rebels (Vets, Sprinters)

Control Vets

All forms need to filled in and returned by Saturday to Mandi.


Draw Round 4 - 23.5.15

A Grade

10am Gr1 Red v Sky (Ashleigh or Venetta/Kylie Chudleigh)      

10am Gr2 Royal v Lime (Greg Anderson/Donna or Troy Skelly)

Training for all interested B Grade players will be run at the hockey grounds every Wednesday between 4 – 5pm  subject to the weather.

Please bring your own ball (with your name on it). We hope that many of our B Grade players can take advantage of this very generous offer.

B Grade               

11:10am Gr1 Red v Sky (Hayley Plumb/Keeley Hearn)      

11:10am Gr2 Royal v Lime (Bec Hayley/Bella McGregor)

C Grade

10am Gr1 Red v Sky (Mikayla Smith/Amanda Merryfull)        

10.45am Gr2 Royal v Lime (Tanya/Kim Croker)

* Canteen - Julie Croker, Alison Davies, Donna McCormack         

* Nets - Committee

* Control - Mandi Smith

* Raffles - Maree Laverty


I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for hockey, I can tell you I don't have hockey details. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you who don't want to know when soccer is on. If you let me tell you now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will tell you when soccer is on.

A GRADE (Sponsored by Davies Newsagency)

9.00am Field 1: Gold v Grey

9.00am Field 2: Green v Orange

10.00am: Blue v Red

B GRADE (Sponsored by Goulburn Produce and D & R Tyres)

9.00am Field 1: Green v Maroon

9.00am Field 2: Gold v Red

10.00am Field 1: Orange v Blue

C GRADE (Sponsored by McGeechan's Farm Supplies)

9.00am: Green v Maroon

9.40am: Grey v Gold

10.20am: Orange v Red

D GRADE (Sponsored by I Just Fit Blinds and Awnings)

9.30am: Orange v Blue

9.30am: Gold v Green

Canteen Roster 9.00am

All parents, if unavailable please arrange your replacement.

Kiowa Morning

Luke Palmer

Abby Woods

Oliver Gray

Net Roster 8.30am

All parents, if unavailable please arrange your replacement.

Billy Hynes

Ben McCormack

Billy Speer

Soccer Committee Meeting: Next Monday 25 May 7pm at the Top Pub


Draw (New)

Tuesday Squash Winter Competition 2015

Round 1, May 26

Starts 6pm sharp

The Eagles v INXS; Genesis v Blondie; The Rolling Stones v ACDC.

Good luck to all teams in this new winter squash competition.

One spot still available for player.

One spot still available for reserve.

Please ring Matthew or Karen for details.

Junior League news

The Crookwell Junior Green Devils travelled to Goulburn on Saturday to take on the Broncos.

In a fast and entertaining game that included some barnstorming runs from Billy and Jack Speer, Nate Kemp, Nathan Rowles and Mathew Bale.

A highlight of the game though, was the Devils defence with all players contributing to the tackle count.

George Lee, George Skelly and Jay Knight combining to make 40 tackles between them with Skell making a massive 17 tackles.

In a close game, that came down to the final whistle, the Broncos just snuck home five tries to four. Tommy Cole was awarded player of the match for his clever little runs and his cover tackles on some kids that were much bigger than him.

The U7s take on the stallions at home this Saturday @ 1:40pm. Contributed by - Andy Knight.

Around the Grounds

Round 4 wrap up:

U16s won 44-6, Man of the match - Sam Keel.

U13s won- 30-8, Man of the Match - Connor Kelly and Sam Cramp.

U12s lost- 16-32, Man of the Match- Taane-Dean Brown.

U10s lost-8-12, Man of the match - Matt McAlister.

U9s won- score to be confirmed - This team is needing a manager.

U8s lost- 10-30, Man of the Match - Travis Rowles.

U7'S lost- 16-20, Man of the Match - Tommy Cole.

Round five is set to be a blockbuster weekend of footy for the Junior teams.

With the U16s at home under lights, their game kicks off @ 7pm.

Saturday see's our mighty U7s, 8s and 9s. Kick off for these games is at 1:40pm.

Sunday has the U10s,12s and 13s playing in the morning.

The mini devils having a run too. So if you have an interested 3-5yr old.

Bring them around to the Memorial Oval on Sunday.

Full canteen facilities available on the day. Hope to you at some of these games on our big weekend of footy, supporting our local kids.

Keep your eye out for the sign on the roundabout and up the mighty Devils!


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