Cunningham Polocrosse Club president Andy Burton is ready to welcome two Ireland teams next week.
Cunningham Polocrosse Club president Andy Burton is ready to welcome two Ireland teams next week. Gerard Walsh

Cunningham Polocrosse Club up to scratch

ANDY Burton has no doubt the Cunningham Polocrosse Club will be ready for its first international competition on August 9.

The club was formed in 1955 and not only has the chance to host the Australian and Ireland teams, but has seven players in the international series.

The run-up to the internationals hasn't been easy after a storm struck facilities at Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve on June 12 after hitting the township of Pratten.

A storage shed was demolished, main clubhouse damaged and trees torn to shreds.

After one working bee which attracted 55 volunteers and more than 1000 hours of voluntary work and support from the Southern Downs Regional Council, facilities are almost ready.

Flagpoles are going up and the players will start arriving at the grounds on Tuesday. The horse draw will be in conjunction with a barbecue on Wednesday night.

Ireland and Australia will play a round-robin against Queensland and Australian development teams on the three days and a club competition will be held at the weekend.



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