KIRWAN HIGH WINS SCHOOLBOYS GIO CUP NATIONAL GRAND FINAL
Kirwan State High School celebrates its GIO Schoolboys Cup grand final win over Patrician Brothers
KIRWAN State High School has completed a sporting story for the ages, taking out the GIO Schoolboys Cup with a 28-10 grand final thumping of Patrician Brothers Blacktown.
Players wept, supporters rejoiced and others simply soaked it in after Kirwan fulfilled its dream to win the greatest crown in schoolboys rugby league and pay the ultimate tribute to principal John Livingston and former student Regan Grieve, who both lost their lives this year.
What Kirwan has achieved is simply astonishing.
Reeling from the losses of their beloved principal following his long battle with cancer, and Grieve earlier in the year, Kirwan made a pact to play in honour of Livingston and Grieve.
Knocking over Palm Beach Currumbin in the state semi finals, Kirwan then scored a sensational 28 - 26 national quarterfinal comeback win over Westfields Sports High followed by their 44 - 12 thumping of Erindale College in the national semi-finals.
But nothing compared to what they achieved yesterday at Pepper Stadium, Penrith, becoming the first regional Queensland school to win the nationwide competition, which this year had a field of 310 schools.
“It’s unbelievable; we’re standing on a football field in Penrith as the best schoolboys rugby league team in Australia,” Kirwan coach Dave Ackers said, whose team returns to school today.
“It’s the realisation of a dream and the boys are ecstatic, they’ve got smiles from ear to ear and I’ve never been part of a schoolboys team that’s been so resilient.
“Every game they have given 110 per cent and they have achieved something so special, not only for themselves but for their families and their school.”
Kirwan found themselves behind 4-0 after four minutes during yesterday’s final, conceding an early try, but it was one-way traffic from them on, with Enari Tuala scoring a first-half brace to hand his side a 10-4 halftime lead.
Spectators were expecting an old-fashioned grand final arm wrestle in the second, with Patrician Brothers a true schoolboys’ heavyweight, but what happened next will live in the memory of all who were there.
Kirwan’s AJ Willis scored just after halftime to take scores to 14 - 4, and he was in again seven minutes later, much to the shock of the large Patrician Brothers crowd.
The score may have suggested the game was not over, but it was, with Kirwan wreaking havoc up the middle and outmuscling and outstepping their opponents in a steamrollering performance.
Man of the match Julian Christian then scored a double in the space of 10 minutes to hand his team a 28-4 buffer with fulltime approaching, before Patrician Brothers crossed for a consolation four-pointer at the death.
“It’s the best moment of my entire life,” Kirwan skipper Bradley Cross said.
“In the first 10 minutes they were really putting pressure on us, but at halftime we knew we’d have the second half if we worked hard for each other.
“Near the end we were just enjoying the moment, and it’s just overwhelming to have done it because this year we were playing for them (Livingston and Grieve)”.
Ackers said he was sure Livingston was somewhere celebrating.
“This was his dream, and when he approached me six years ago to coach this team he wanted me to win a national premiership,” he said.
“It’s sad that’s he’s not here to witness it, but we’re glad to have done it for him.”
KIRWAN SHS WIN 2015 gio SCHOOLBOY CUP
|Kirwan SHS celebrate winning the National Final of this years gio Schoolboy Cup at Peppers Stadium today.
|28 - 10
|TRIES : Julian Christian, Enari Tuala, AJ Willis 2,
|TRIES : Moses Felio,
Nth Queenslands Kirwan SHS have defeated highly rated Patrician Brothers Blacktown in the National Final of this years gio Schoolboy Cup at Peppers Stadium.
Three Kirwans players Enari Tuala, AJ Willis & Julian Christian scored exciting doubles on the way to a convincing 28 - 10 victory today.
gio MOST TRUSTED PLAYER of the GRAND FINAL : Julian Christian (Kirwan SHS)
2015 PETER STERLING MEDLAIST : Julian Christian (Kirwan SHS)
GIO CUP HEROICS FROM JAROME LUAI SECURES GRAND FINAL TICKET FOR PATRICIAN BROTHERS BLACKTOWN
|Patrician Brothers Blacktown’s players and supporters were all smiles after a 9-8 GIO Cup semi-final win against Hills Sports High.
|Jarome Luai kicks the Winning Field Goal in Golden Point Extra Time to advance his school Patrician Brothers into this years gio Schoolboy Cup Grand Final
A pressure field goal from Jarome Luai has clinched a remarkable GIO Cup grand final ticket for Patrician Brothers Blacktown.
A 9-8 extra time semi-final victory against Hills Sports High at Penrith’s Pepper Stadium has the Flushcombe Rd school one win away from national schoolboy competition title.
The match was a defensive battle with both sides muscling up in defence.
An early break through for Patrician Brothers came in the fourth minute when Michael Tupou crossed for an early four pointer.
Jubilation for Patrician Brothers after their semi-final victory against Hills Sports High.
Blacktown’s four point lead lasted only three minutes as Hills Sports High bounced back with a converted try courtesy of Toni Talli in the seventh minute to make it 6-4.
Luai ensured his side would go into the break in front when he scored on the cusp of half time to make it 8-6 to Patrician Brothers.
Patrician Brothers celebrate after securing a spot in the final of the GIO Cup
The desperation of both sides was evident in the second half as both Patties and Hills refused to give an inch to their opponent.
A penalty to Hills 10 minutes from full time levelled the scores at 8-8.
Neither side could find the winning points before the final siren with incredible displays of defence from the Blacktown and Seven Hills outfits forcing the game into extra time.
It was pure elation for Patrician Brothers Blacktown supporters at full time of their side’s 9-8 extra time GIO Cup semi-final victory against Hills Sports High.
Defence was once again the story in extra time with scoring opportunities at a premium.
PENRITH PANTHERS' TALENT REED IZZARD LIVES UP TO FAMILY NAME
PETER ROSS HAS PATRICIAN BROTHER’S PLAYERS GEARED FOR SUCCESS
With the game on the line and only 44 seconds left in the first period of extra time, it was Luai who stood up and etched his name in the history books with a match winning field goal.
It was pure elation for Patrician brothers and devastation for their cross town rivals Hills Sports High.
Patrician Brothers Blacktown find space in their match against Hills Sports High
Patrician Brothers will now take on Kirwan State in the GIO Cup grand final at Pepper Stadium Penrith on September 16.
KIRWAN HIGH ADVANCES TO NATIONAL SCHOOLBOYS GRAND FINAL WITH 44-12 SEMI FINAL WIN
|GIO Schoolboys national semi final between Kirwan State High School v Erindale College form Brothers Leagues Club. Kirwan's Enari Tuala runs past Erindale's Jese Smithh-Shields to score the opening try of the match. Picture: Zak Simmonds
|44 - 12
NOT even the most fanatical of Kirwan State High School supporters could have predicted Kirwan's 44-12 GIO Schoolboys national semi-final victory over Erindale College today.
But the wildest dreams of Kirwan's open rugby league team became reality as they rolled Erindale eight tries to two to reach the national grand final for the first time.
Kirwan will play Patrician Brothers Blacktown in the decider in three weeks time, becoming the first North Queensland school to make it this far.
The result at Brothers Leagues Club never looked in doubt thanks to a Kirwan performance that was simply too good for Erindale, with Enari Tuala and AJ Willis scoring doubles for Kirwan.
Jack Althaus, Julian Christian, Brendan Skinner and Duarne Dempsey also crossed the line for Kirwan, who led 12-6 at halftime before going into cruise control in the second stanza to seal the semi.
"We've earned the right to go to the big dance, so there's one more to go, but we're going to soak this up for what it's worth," Kirwan coach Dave Ackers said.
"To be the first North Queensland team to go to the national final — that will never be taken away from these boys.
"There's a couple of thousand people here supporting us and we want to thank everyone for contributing to today as well."
Kirwan captain Bradley Cross said they would have moved heaven and earth to ensure their passage to next month's grand final, with Cross joining his teammates in an emotional huddle before kick-off.
Kirwan's players wore wristbands with the names of principal John Livingston and former student Regan Grieve, who both lost their lives earlier this year
"We haven't had the best start to the year, but everyone came together again and I'm just lost for words," Cross said.
"We knew if we wanted to win that we'd have to have a good start, and we just ran away with it in the end.
"It was just about believing in each other; when we came out in the second half and scored three quick tries, we knew we had it."
There was no repeat of Kirwan High's quarterfinal, which saw Kirwan trail Westfields Sports High 22-0 at halftime before launching an incredible comeback to win 28-26.
Rather it was Erindale who were ambushed this time, with Tuala almost running the length of the field to score Kirwan's first, before Althaus pounced on a loose ball in Erindale's in-goal to get Kirwan's second.
Erindale proved they could be tricky opponents with an intercept try just before halftime, but Kirwan were almost untouchable from then on, scoring six more tries in a brilliant second-half display.
"We'll have a good look at their (Patrician Brothers) video, come up with a game plan and hopefully execute it, but we don't fear them," Ackers said.
|TERRIGAL HIGH SCHOOL ARE THE 2015 gio SCHOOLBOY TROPHY CHAMPIONS
Aquinas College Menai 12 - 40 Terrigal High School
|gio SCHOOLBOY CUP - TODAY'S GAMES
Kirwan State High School 28 - 26 Westfields Sports High School
Wavell State High School 10 - 18 The Hills Sports High School
Patrician Brothers, Blacktown 32 - 4 Endeavour Sports High School
Erindale College 26 - 6 St Gregory's College, Campbelltown
|GIO SBC RSULTS
ERINDALE COLLEGE 36 - 18 ILLAWARRA SHS
FARRER M Ag HS 0 - 62 The HILLS SHS
St. GREGS MILK GIO SBC POINTS FROM FARRER
|St Gregorys College after defeating Farrer in Round 3 of the gio schoolboy cup (photo : sam grace / OurFootyTeam.com)
In todays Rnd 3 gio SBC match at Campbelltown Stadium, the local St. Gregs College were well matched by their visiting opponents from Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School.
From 12 - 12 at the break, St. Gregs milked 42 ananswered 2nd half points to smash Farrer M Ag Hs
It was a tight struggle with both teams trying to find avenues to score, just before 10 minutes were up Daniel DeVecchis opens the scoring for St. Gregs, Tracks Turnbull adds the 2 points, 9 minutes later The local St. Gregs found a way again when Ethan Parry runs 70 meters to score with Turnbell adding another 2 points.
St. Greg's held a nice 12 pt lead over the boiz from Tamworth. Farrer score from the kicks when somehow, Corey Manicaros busts the Greg's line to the cheer of his team mates, D.Chown converts, and Farrer are back into the game trailing by only six with 7 minutes left on the gio schoolboy clock.
Just on the half time bell, Farrer's Jack Patterson crosses for a try, Chown adds the 2 points and the 2 schools went into the shed locked at 12 all.
Wow what a diference a few slices of orange and a drink can have on a team, yet it still took St. Greg's 4 minutes before the onslaught began when J.Stewart scored a try, 2 mins later H Brown puts his hand up for 4 more points, Farrer found playing catch up footy very hard, T Sapienza dives in for a try, after 3 missed shots at goal, Liam Mulvihill gets a crack and boots the extra 2 points and the score has blown out to 26 - 12.
Possession is the key to any sport, and there is not much a good footy team like Farrer can do if they don't get to throw the footy around.
Meanwhile St. Gregs are maddly scoring at all parts of the large Campbelltown stadium, tries to Parry, Turnbull, Parry, Condon & Kerr and 5 more conversions to Mulvihill.
The Farrer side would have been happy to hear that final bell when they looked up at the big score on the big scoreboard with St. Gregorys College demolishing Farrer M Ag HS 54 - 12 in a 10 try to 2 romp.
It would have been a long bus trip home to Tamworth, Farrer are an awesome school for footy at compete successfully in all age groups and the boiz will take this years gio schoolboy cup campaign experiences and share them with all the other players of all ages, Farrer will be back better next year, You watch!
St. Gregs are the 1st school from NSW to qualify for the finals in this year gio schoolboys cup
FULL TIME 54 - 12
1/2 TIME : 12 - 12
SHOTZ to Sam GRACE FOR THE St. Greg's Team Photo
ALL SAINTS 12 - 40 ENDEAVOUR
WESTFIELDS 22 - 14 HALLUM COLLEGE
PATRICIAN BROS 62 - 0 MATRAVILLE
GIO SB TROPHY
Patties (Fairfield) 20 - 40 Aquinas College (Menai)
gio SCHOOLBOY CUP MATCH REPORT - ENDEAVOUR v ILLAWARRA
|Endeavour Fullback William Kennedy wins the " gio Most Trusted Player" award in the gio Schoolboy Cup match v Illawarra SHS at Shark Park (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
|gio Most Trusted Player Will Kennedy talks to nrl.com'a Nathan Beuman after the game (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
|ENDEAVOUR SHS v ILLAWARRA SHS
| 1st HALF | 2nd HALF |
Endeavour Sports High have started their GIO Cup title defence in style, handing Illawarra Sports High a hefty 38-10 loss at Remondis Stadium.
While Endeavour outscored their opponents eight tries to two, the scoreboard was not a true indication of how well Illawarra played, with home side scoring 28 of their 38 points in the first and last five minutes of the match.
Despite a lack of field position and an 8-3 penalty count stacked against them last Monday, Endeavour showed their class at times, breaking tackles at will in the first half, while both centres, Lachlan Hughes and Curtis Scott, bagged themselves a hat trick each.
Endeavour were firing from the opening whistle, with fullback and GIO Most Trusted player, William Kennedy, making a break with his sides first touch of the after, before putting Lachlan Hughes in for a try two tackles later.
Adam Keighran was unable to convert from 15 metres in from touch, leaving the score at 4-0 after just three minutes.
The home side were in again two minutes later, when Curtis Scott used his pace off the scrum to get around the defender and score untouched in the corner.
This time Keighran was able to convert from out wide, extending Endeavours lead out to 10-0 with eight minutes gone.
Illawarra managed to get one back in the 10th minute, when a Zaan Weatherall bomb forced an error at the back, before Kyle Hardie dived on the loose ball to draw his side to within four points following Weatherall’s conversion.
Just when it felt as though Illawarra was starting to build some pressure on Endeavour, Curtis Scott, the only remaining player from last year’s grand final, scored two more tries in three minutes to give the home side a 20-4 lead after 16 minutes.
A string of penalties had Endeavour on the back foot, before Illawarra’s right centre James Jagot took advantage of poor marker defence to score his sides second four pointer, and send the visitors into the sheds down 20-10.
While Illawarra Sports head coach, Brett Kelly, would have been happy to only be down by 10 points at half time, a try less than two minutes into the second half to William Kennedy certainly would have had his blood boiling.
For the next 20 minutes, poor discipline and loose carries allowed Illawarra to camp down in the Endeavour red zone, but poor last tackle options and strong goal line defence saw Illawarra leave empty handed.
A try to Reece Robson and a double to Lachlan Hughes in the final five minutes rounded out a sizable, all be it hard fought, 38-10 victory for last years champions.
Endeavour have two remaining pool matches against Erindale College and All Saints Maitland, which are both away from Remondis Stadium, while Illawarra will have to travel to Canberra for an opportunity to advance to the knockout stage of the competition.
ENDEAVOUR SHAKEY IN CUP OPENER
|Endeavour & Illawarra SHS gio Schoolboy Cup teams after the match at Shark Park (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
Endeavour Sports High School have started their 2015 gio Schoolboy Cup Champions title with a 38 - 10 win over Illawarra SHS at Shark Park today
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|MATRAVILLE SPORTS HOLD ON AGAINST NEWCOMERS HALLAM SECONDARY COLLEGE
2015 GIO Schoolboys Cup - Game 2
Matraville Sports High vs. Hallam Senior College
Despite scoring three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match, Hallam Senior College have fallen just short of stunning Matraville Sports High in their maiden GIO Cup game, going down 34-28 at Erskineville Oval.
It was Matraville halfback and GIO Most Trusted player, Rangi Paoa Boyce, who proved the difference, with the South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball player ripping the Hallam defence to shreds on his way to scoring a first half hat trick.
Hallam were impressive in their first game in the competition, with the front row pairing of John Sauni and Eddy Tuilotolava regularly breaking tackles to get their side back into the game in the dying stages.
It was the visitors who opened the scoring, when hooker Jake Johan threw a dummy close to the line, catching out some lazy marker defence to get Hallam off to a dream start.
From just to the right of the uprights, John Sauni added the extras to give Hallam a 6-0 lead after just seven minutes.
Their lead was short lived however, with a penalty 20 metres out gifting Matraville Sports their first real attacking opportunity of the game, before front rower Emre Guler managed to spin his way through the Hallam defence to score under the posts.
From directly in front, fullback Mawene Hiroti converted to lock the scores back up a six a piece after ten minutes.
From there, Matraville Sports halfback, Rangi Paoa Boyce, took over, torching the Hallam defence on his way to scoring three tries in less than ten minutes to kick the home side out to a 22-6 lead in the blink of an eye.
Off back to back penalties, Hallam managed to snag a converted try just before half-time, when Sauni continued his dominance up the middle, shrugging off four defenders to slam the ball down over the line and peg the margin back to just ten points heading the sheds.
It was Matraville who came out after the break switched on, with tries to Heiwari Smith, Dean Kelly and Jalen Reweti in the opening 12 minutes giving Matraville a 34-12 lead, and setting up what looked to be an easy victory.
Hallam would not lie down however, showing the toughness that earned them a place in the GIO Cup, with Tokorima Metua, Eddy Tuilotolava and Zachary Patch each scoring in the space of eight minutes to make it 34-28 with five to go.
Despite their best efforts, the school from Victoria fell just short of a historic win, sending a message to the rest of the competition that they are no easy beats.
“It's actually the first time we have played together,” said Hallam Senior College captain, Jake Johan.
“For a first clash, I think we did really well. It can only get better from here.”
Despite picking up a win, GIO Most Trusted player, Rangi Paoa Boyce, knows there is room for improve for Matraville.
“I think we started well, but we could have finished better,” said Boyce.
“All in all, I think we played pretty well.
“We need to play the full (60) minutes. We needed to finish better in that game.”
|ILLAWARRA SPORTS WIN AFTER THE SIREN IN GIO CUP
2015 GIO Schoolboys Cup Game 1
Illawarra Sports High v All Saints Maitland
Illawarra Sports High have capped off a remarkable come from behind victory with a try after the siren to five-eighth Harry Freebairn to record a 24-22 victory over All Saints Maitland at Berkeley Sports Ground.
Despite twice being down by at least ten points, a hat trick to Freebairn gave Illawarra Sports a two point victory, their first in the GIO Cup since 2013.
All Saints dominated the early stages of the match, with Illawarra Sports struggling to adjust to kicking into a strong breeze, gifting the visitor’s ideal field position.
Maitland opened the scoring in the 6th minute, when a break by GIO Most Trusted Player, Jayden Butterfield, had the home side on the back foot, before a string of passes saw five-eighth Daniel Ott go over for the first try of the 2015 competition.
Nicholas Lawrence had no trouble with the conversion, giving the visitors an early 6-0 lead.
When Damian Scott got an offload away to winger Reeve Howard moments later, All Saints saw themselves up 12-0 after 11 minutes, stunning the Illawarra Sports bench.
From there on, the rest of the first half was largely dominated by Illawarra Sports, with the home side scoring three quick tries to take a 14-12 lead into the sheds.
Two tries to Freebairn in the space of five minutes saw the visitors pull the deficit back to just two points, before a long looping pass by the Illawarra Sports number six saw Jake Towle score out wide to send the home side into the sheds with a two point lead.
All Saints started the second half just like the first, with lock Jayden Butterfield bagging himself a double within five minutes to give Maitland a 22-14 lead with 18 minutes remaining, taking all of the momentum away from Illawarra Sports.
With both sides struggling to hold onto the ball, it took a break by Illawarra Sports fullback Justin Jones to crack the deadlock, with the little number one dancing around defenders at will, before passing it to Kye Deane who scored out wide.
The conversion by Thomas Maloney with less than four minutes remaining set up a nail-biting end to the match.
Just when it looked like All Saints were going to open their season with a victory, Illawarra Sports Harry Freebairn capped off his hat trick, regathering his own charged down chip kick, before scurrying away to score and seal a two point win.
Illawarra Sports captain Ayden Janssen was happy with his side’s performance, but admits they need to work on their start to each half.
“It was a good performance. Always good to get the win, but we need to work on a few things”, said Janssen.
“Obviously we need to work on our starts. Our start wasn’t that great. (All Saints) started off strong and rolled through us.
“I thought our back three were really strong for us.”
Despite leading for most of the game, All Saints lock and GIO Most Trusted Player, Jayden Butterfield, says that his side need to work on their control with the football.
“Obviously it wasn’t the way we wanted to start the year, but as a team we played pretty well considering we were a few players down,” said Butterfield.
“I thought our backs played really well for a majority of the game.
“(We need to work on) just trying to stay composed in a few areas of the game like down on our line, because that’s where we made a few mistakes.”
|KEEBRA PARK GIO WRAP
Round One saw Keebra face off with South Brisbane School Marsden in what was an anticipated rematch of one of last year’s quarter final.
Keebra went into the game with a number of students finding their feet and forming combinations and while the 28-16 result was pleasing, it was the more of an indication to the coaching staff of where the work needed to be done on the training paddock.
In the Opens B’s Keebra got up 54-4 with a dominant structured display.
The depth in this team that fielded a number of grade ten boys, bodes well for the future of the program here at Keebra Park.
The 15 A’S continued where they left off last season and posted a 70-0 thrashing of Marsden who while were competitive, seemed to lack structure and if a cliché was needed were “ONE OUT “ at best.
Round two moved to Southport Tigers and a game against Coombabah SHS.
Once again this was a highly anticipated game with a lot of back yard chatter regarding the strength of the Coombabah side.
The past two years has seen the school align itself with the Titans and recruit heavily from both local and interstate stocks and this year is perceived to be the most balanced side they have put together in the past three years.
From the kick off an arm wrestle ensued with both sides going tit for tat and a 6-4 Keebra scoreline after 8 minutes but sadly for Coombabah that’s as close as they would get with Keebra streaking away to a 30 point lead before half time.
Hat tricks to Tyrone Roberts and Jesse Arthurs and tries to Ethan Paikea and young gun Suia finished the rout and saw the home side victorious 52-16.
Lessons to be learnt here are the proverbial. ”You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink”
Results are built on discipline and commitment and congratulations to the Keebra boys for showing that continued determination both on and off the field.
The 15’s went into their encounter with a depleted side as the rested 4 of their South coast players who gained spots in the Queensland Maroons side. They struggled to build pressure early on but once they had weathered the initial light storm (light shower) they managed to regain their structure and won out at the end to continue on unbeaten.
A FULL SOUTHCOAST REP WRAP IS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY AFTER THE UNDER 18 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
|GIO Cup Kicks off in NSW
2015 GIO Schoolboys Cup Game 1
Illawarra Sports High 24 - 22 All Saints Maitland
The long awaited return of this year’s GIO Schoolboys Cup is almost here, with Illawarra Sports High getting the season underway this afternoon (Wednesday, May 13th) at 12:30pm against All Saints Maitland at Berkeley Sports Ground.
While Illawarra Sports had a disappointing season by their standards in 2014, head coach Brett Kelly is confident his side can learn a lot from last year.
With still a very young side compared to some of the other schools in the competition, Kelly will lean on the senior players who have done it all before for leadership this season.
“We have quite a number of players backing up (from last year), but it’s still quite a young side,” said Kelly.
“We only have five students from Year 12… so we are still pretty young.
“All the boys are ready to go, so it’ll be good to get out there and see how we go.”
Going up against a side in All Saints who only made their debut in the GIO Cup last year, Kelly admits it makes it hard to prepare for a side he knows very little about.
“They are pretty much an unknown commodity for us. I haven’t seen any video, so we are just focusing on ourselves.”
Having gained many admirers with their never-say-die attitudes in their inaugural season, All Saints Maitland enters this year’s competition with an even younger and less experienced side.
“We have a lot of Year 11 kids that have come through,” said All Saints head coach, Brad Melville. “They sort of don’t know what to expect.”
“They are excited about the challenge. I don’t think they realize how tough it is going to be yet, but they will soon find out.”
Despite only five players backing up from last year, Melville is confident that his side will be better for their 2014 campaign.
“There is a big turnover, but in saying that, the kids coming into Year 11 this year are quality players, so we think we will go pretty good this year.”
2015 gio SCHOOLBOY CUP NSW DRAW ANNOUNCED
The 2015 gio Schoolboy Cup draw has been announced with round 1 kicking of the Elite National Competition with a Double Header on Tuesday 2nd June at Newcastle.
This year we welcome a new school into the Tier 1 group with Victoria's Hallam Secondary College replacing Holy Cross College Ryde who have pulled out.
Round one of the 2015 gio Schoolboy Cup kicks off with a Double Header up at Newcastle. locals Hunter SHS play Farrer MAHS from Tamworth in country NSW and another local school, All Saints College, Maitland play against Erindale College from Canberra.
Sydney school Matraville SHS play Hallam Secondary College from Melbourne at Win Jubilee Stadium probs on Wed 3rd June?
Defending gio Schoolboy Cup Champions Endeavour SHS from Cronulla get it on with Illawarra SHS from the South Coast of NSW at Shark Park on Thursday 4 th June.
OurFootyTeam will again be covering this very exciting Competiton and look forward to bringing you all some hot footy.
SEE THE Round 1 - 3 DRAWS IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN
ENDEAVOUR SHS ARE THE 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONS
|Endeavour SHS 2014 GIO Schoolboy Cup CHAMPIONS (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
Endeavour Sports High School are the 2014 gio Schoolboy Cup Champions after defeating Patrician Brothers at Kogarah Oval on Wednesday arvo.
Endeavour SHS have been outstanding this year remaining undeafeated in their 2014 champaign which was capped with superior willingness to win, this was again on display in the gio Schoolboy Cup Grand Final to defeat Patrician Brothers, Blacktown.
After the game, in a great show of sportsmanship & brotherhood, Patrician Brothers Peter Ross, Coach Greg Beacroft & team Captain Tyrell Fuimaono came into the Endeavour celebrations to congratulate the players & coaching staff, Patties coach Greg Beacroft summed up the season when he said " we watched video's of your games, we had a plan, but we just could not stop you".
This is high praise indeed from one of Australia's most respected & successful coaches & schools.
MATCH REPORT SOON
ENDEAVOUR SHS 22 - 12 PATRICIAN BROTHERS -
PATRICIAN BROTHERS v ENDEAVOUR SHS
1st HALF | 2nd HALF
|Jamayne Isaako - 'gio Most Trusted Player' in the Grand Final (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
|Endeavour Sports High School - 2014gio Schoolboy Cup National Champions (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
||Joey Tramontana - 2014 Peter Sterling Medalist (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
ITS TIME TO SEE WHO'S THE BEST 2014 gio SCHOOLBOY CUP GRAND FINAL
|Endeavour Sports High School gio Schoolboy Cup team Photo (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
|Patrician Brothers Blacktown gio Schoolboy Cup team Photo (Photo : steve montgomery / OurFootyTeam.com)
Wednesday at 11:30 at Jubilee Oval Kogarah, the two best schoolboy footy teams in the world get it on in the 2014 gio Schoolboy Cup Grand Final.
The mighty Patrician Brothers Catholic College, Blacktown face Endeavour Sports High School in tomorrow's Grand Final which will be a cracker, both schools are undefeated in their campaigns this year.
Both Patrician Brothers and Endeavour have match winner in their 17 mans teams, it seems John Olive (Endeavour SHS) and Robert Jennings (Patties) will not be playing due to injuries, but this will not stop the Patricain Brothers machine to switch on.
The Patties forwards will try to dominate the speedy Endeavour team. But we will let history write the Match Report
There are plenty of interesting match up's all over the paddock, too many for this short narrative.
The most important question is : Who will win? We will all know by 12:40 Wednesday arvo.
Good luck to both teams, just to get this far in the Toughest Schoolboys Competition on the Planet is SO HUGE, not many players get this opportunity - Good luck to both teams, Can't wait for kick off.
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