Killarney community set for a feast of sport on weekend

KILLARNEY is in for a host of sport this weekend with the jackpot rodeo, smash up derby, campdraft and Killarney Cutters hosting the Stanthorpe Gremlins at Charlie Andrews Oval.

Killarney Show Society secretary Maurie Thomson said the rodeo, smash up derby, campdraft and a dinner and magician show at the Recreation Centre is part of the Show Society flood recovery weekend after the show was washed out earlier this year.

The weekend starts with the jackpot rodeo at 5.30pm on Friday evening including barrel races, mutton busting, poddy, steer and bull rides.

Smash up derby co-ordinator Paul Fox said they would be running straight after the rodeo finishes.

Mr Fox said at this stage they had around 15 cars coming including four form Toowoomba.

Entry on Friday night is free with bar and barbeque operating.

Mr Thomson said the campdraft will start on Friday morning with around 800 runs to be held over the three days.

Maurie said on Saturday night a dinner and magician show with Eric Summons along with entertainment by Aperitif Jazz Ensemble will be held at the Killarney Rec Centre.

Bookings for this are essential with tickets costing $18 adults and $12 for children under 12 years with tickets available from the Killarney Vet Surgery.

There will a sporting memorabilia auction on Saturday night including the Magnificent Seven State of Origin wins signed by the coaches and captains, framed picture of Black Cavier and her wins, picture of the 1948 Invincible cricket team including their wins and statistics and a framed picture of Slim Dusty with his horses.

Mr Thomson said the weekend was about recovering from the setbacks at the start of the year.



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