19 December, 2022
Sports Spurts With Short ‘n’ Curly
So, folks this is the penultimate Sports Sports that I will be penning
this year, which has got to be
great news, because after next
week you will at least get a few
weeks off from me and Me Mate.
However, God willing, we intend
to be back annoying you in 2023,
well I do anyway, and I am thinking
that Me Mate will tag along.
Just giving you fair warning
This being the giving time of the
year that it is Me Mate thought that
he would get into the spirit of it all
so just the other day he walked up
to a stranger who was sitting down
in The Plaza and handed him a
The stranger thanked him but
said that he preferred pears.
So, Me Mate gave him another
The Bryan Dixon stable may
not have got a winner at the Cobar
Picnics last Saturday, but it still
returned to Giladise with affair
amount of place prizemoney.
Bizzaro ($6) opened up proceedings
with a third in the first
race on the program followed by
Flying Foxy ($2 favourite) being
second in the second then in race
four More Than Luck ($3.50) filed
past the post in a similar position
before race five saw Jackal ($2.20)
come second, Outback Pat ($4)
third and Galleries Supreme ($4)
Services Club Stop Press,
Racing – The Western Racing
Association conducted their annual
general meeting and Andrew
Schier, who had been vice-president
of the association for four
years, was elected as president. At
the same meeting Anne Hall again
was the secretary and Peter O’Connor
from Gulargambone was
elected to the WRA committee.
Lawn Bowls – the Gilgandra
Women’s Bowling Club held their
presentation afternoon with some
of the recipients of trophies being
Narelle Dunkley A Grade singles
champion, along with winning the
pairs with Kerry Johnson. Kerry
was also a member of the team
that won the triples championship
with her fellow team members
being Nell Reynolds and Joy
Jean Bushell won the B Grade
singles while Jasmin Kew cleaned
up in the 21 Up and 150
Golf – a three-person ambrose
conducted to support the
Gilgandra and District Cancer
Fundraisers plus the Gilgandra
Men’s Shed was won by Mark and
Owen Batten and Nathan Tuena.
Gilgandra Services Club. $2200 Member’s Draw this Friday, plus we also have our usual Spinna Winna with heaps of great prizes.
Giant Xmas raffle drawn Sunday,
December 18. Your ticket comes
out you get to pick your prize
from the fantastic range available
Schooner cards now available for
Ten XXXX Gold
Schooners just $55. Ten Tooheys
New or Tooheys Old or Hahn
Super Dry schooners $60. Book
our courtesy bus so you get to
the club and home again safely.
Phone 68472135. Gilgandra
Services Club, your community
Me Mate was playing Trivial
Pursuit the other night with some
friends and the following question
came up after he rolled the dice
and landed on ‘Science and
Nature’. His question was,
are in a vacuum, and someone
calls out your name, can you hear
Me Mate gave this question
some serious thought before he
asked, “Is the vacuum turned on or
Me and Me Mate hope that the
nine young Gilgandra Little A’s
members who have qualified for
the regional carnival in Dubbo in
February go easy on the candy
cones and red cordial at
Then again with their energy
and enthusiasm for athletics we
would assume that it won’t take
long for them to shrug off a little
youthful overindulgence over the
The nine we speak of are Joe
Staggs, Sophie Peart, Sarah
Chandler, Heidi Colwell, Isabelle
Peart, Katie Colwell, Brock
Lummis-Farr, Charlie Cruikshank,
and Alyssa Ferguson.
That is a nice number of representatives
from the Gilgandra Little
Go enjoy your candy cones and
red cordial then hook in and go
you good thing Gil Little A’s!
Photos and full report in an
Me Mate just rushed in to tell
me that he saw a bull caught up in
an electric fence.
He thinks that it was charging!
Here’s a bit of nostalgia for you!
See below the clipping from
The Gilgandra Weekly back in
1973 with a report about what
would have been group 14 second
division rugby league.
Me and Me Mate have got to
say that we were very impressed
by the fact that Tooraweenah had
and under 16s team as indeed did
Mendooran and Gulargambone
along with who knows who else.
Times have changed with
under 16 rugby league teams in
the bush far from prevalent. There
is also a cracking typo, but I’ll let
you find that on your owm.
Me and Me Mate have got the
mail that Brady Myers is rapidly
gaining a reputation as a bit of
Friday night bowling gun specialist.
A hard Friday day at the office
(that being the post office) would
seem to have little effect in blunting
Brady’s bowling prowess up at
on the greens at Gil Sporties come
Once again Brady was named
man of the match after his team
won the social bowls and I have to
tell you that is no mean feat given
the fact that he had to carry
Andrew Schier and Tata Border
throughout the evening, that
weight being compounded by John
Boyd also swinging on to Brady’s
back for half of the time! That was
one big effort there Brady!
I was in attendance at the
Western Rams (formerly western
division) Rugby League annual
general meeting last Sunday and
found the report given by a representative
from the Western
Women’s Rugby League competition
to be rather interesting, especially
the fact that so many girls
who played in that recently completed
competition have been
signed up to play in the Tarsha
Gale competition next year.
The Tarsha Gale competition is
a NSWRL competition for under
19 players and was contested by
12 clubs this year. The vast majority
of them being National Rugby
League (NRL) clubs (including the
mighty Canberra Raiders), but it
does also include the North
Sydney Bears and a team from St
George and also from Illawarra.
Anyway, the bottom line as far
as the western women’s comp
goes is that no less than 21 (and
possibly more) players who played
in the western women’s comp
have been signed up to play by
various Tarsha Gale clubs
This includes players who
played for the Castlereagh
This strongly suggests to me
that there is a pathway for female
rugby league players in our area to
progress in the rapidly expanding
world of female rugby league!
Me Mate recently went on a hot
air balloon ride which he said was
great, but at they end of the ride
they had to stay back and pack up
the balloon. That was a big let
My Weakly Weekly Poetic Effort!
Some long-time fishing buddies, had gathered for a card
But for this assembled group, things would never be the same
Because despite all their searching, of their houses, and their yards.
Not even one of them, could find a pack of playing cards.
So, it was with a tarot pack, that they did their card dealing.
But each one of them, soon had a funny feeling.
And it all came to a tragic end when one was dealt a full house
Things went strangely silent, you could have heard a mouse
Considering their tarot cards, they should have seen it coming
For the poker party was totally wiped out, by a semi that was really humming!
Me Mate’s young bloke just
recently asked him if he could
name two structures that could
hold water. Me Mate was like, well
This probably does not fall right
in line with the Festive Season
spirit that abounds at this time of
the year but there was a bit of
bashing gong on over at the Gil
Royal and Ancient last weekend.
In fact, there was some big
bashing going on!
Ahh well, I guess one should
expect such going’s on when you
stage an event called the
‘Hinchcliffe Family Big Bash’.
Indeed, the big bash was
somewhat popular with local golfsters.
In particular Lyle Horwood, who
won not only Saturday’s bash, but
took out the title of being the ‘Best
Big Basher’ over the whole weekend.
Quentin Kariatiana was Sunday’s
winner but could not reel
Horwood in for the overall winner
of the Big Bash weekend.
Well, I reckon that I am about
done for this week so until next
week, which will be my final effort
for 2022, have a good one and
Hoh just before I go Me Mate
reckons that he saw a bloke driving
an electric car in a bit of trouble
with the police this arvo.
Apparently, the driver didn’t
have a current licence!
Be good and go the Mighty Raiders!