Tansey back in top form at Killarney carnival
TANSEY recovered from a semi-final loss last weekend to win the Grayson Family Trophy for A-grade supremacy at the annual Killarney carnival at the weekend.
In the final yesterday, Tansey beat Warwick 20-13.
Tansey player Grant Carroll won best horse and rider.
Draw co-ordinator Col Bloomfield said the fields were magic for the carnival, which attracted 27 teams.
"The recent rain helped the fields. You couldn't get better grass coverage," Bloomfield said.
He said the A-grade final was close until Tansey ran away with the game in the last chukka.
"Warwick fielded some younger players in their team, including one woman, Katie Barr, who played well," he said.
Former Southern Downs resident Scott Cullen played for the Tansey team which won the B-grade competition and was judged best horse and rider.
Warwick 5 was runner-up in C-grade.
In the junior competition, Warwick was runner-up.
Bloomfield said there were no injuries at the weekend.
"The ambulance officers at the ground were only called once on Sunday and the player was up before they got there," he said.
"We had 20 volunteers helping out at the weekend. Everyone seemed to hop in and help.
"The Killarney club was happy with the crowd."
This weekend, Clifton hosts its annual carnival and the following weekend, Cunningham. Killarney will host the Gold Coast club carnival on June 1-2.
A-grade: Winners Tansey, runners-up Warwick, beaten teams Gold Coast 2, best horse and rider Grant Carroll (Tansey).
B-grade: Tansey 3, Lockyer Valley 1, Chinchilla, Scott Cullen (Tansey).
C-grade: Tansey 4, Warwick 5, Stanley Rivers, Nathan Keioskie (Tansey).
Juniors: Gold Coast, Warwick, best No. 1 Chris Cooper (Gold Coast), best No.2 Reece Lamb (Cunningham), best No. 3 Tim Cooper (GC).