POLOCROSSE CHAMPS: The winning Cunningham A-grade mixed team (from left) Dan O'Leary, Kelsey Rowland, Anthony O'Leary, Carly Cooper, Jess Ellison and Michael O'Leary after the state championships. Zac O'Leary was also in team.
POLOCROSSE CHAMPS: The winning Cunningham A-grade mixed team (from left) Dan O'Leary, Kelsey Rowland, Anthony O'Leary, Carly Cooper, Jess Ellison and Michael O'Leary after the state championships. Zac O'Leary was also in team. Robyn Cooper

Injured player replaced by brother in winning team at titles

POLOCROSSE: Five of the O'Leary siblings were part of the Cunningham team which won the A-grade mixed competition at the Queensland Polocrosse Championships at Wandoan at the weekend.

It was a successful weekend for Southern Downs clubs with Warwick making the final of A men's and women's and winning the B-grade juniors. The Warwick women lost to Tansey by two goals.

Anthony, Dan and Zac O'Leary were the Cunningham men's team in the mixed grade.

They had to dig deep in the final as Zac's horse tripped in the first minute of the first men's chukka and he was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and swelling around the lungs.

He was replaced in the men's chukka by another brother Michael.

Anthony said it was pretty tough to play on after Zac's injury,

"It was tough going but we made it,” he said.

The O'Leary men's sister Jess Ellison was part of the women's chukka along with Kelsey Rowland and Carly Cooper.

Cooper won the best female player award.

Tansey scored a convincing win against Warwick in the men's A-grade final.

Warwick won B-grade juniors with Beth Shepherd winning a best player award.

Cunningham won B-grade beaten teams with the combination of Carl and Troy Wade, Charles Lund, Brenton Schnitzerling, Dean Challenor and Michael O'Leary.



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