Footy carnival a big success

Gerry McGrady was another of the star players for Macintyre during the carnival.

Gerry McGrady was another of the star players for Macintyre during the carnival.

The streets of Tenterfield seem very quite now after the buzz of last week’s Junior Rugby League Carnival.

The successful event brought hundreds of young players and their entourages to town, with time to take in some of the local sights between matches. Macintyre team manager Keven Mooney said he’s had no negative feedback and quite a few positive stories from local businesses about the traffic they received.

Fletcher Koch had a great week, named player of the carnival picked for the City team which won over Country.

Fletcher Koch had a great week, named player of the carnival picked for the City team which won over Country.

Up at Rugby League Park the Macintyre team featuring eight junior Tigers was pipped at the post in a very tight competition with only one point separating placegetters. Macintyre came second to Warwick and Southern Downs.

Eight Tenterfield Junior Tigers were selected for the Macintyre team which came runner-up at the carnival, including (from left) Gerry McGrady, Bonnie Zappa, Jayden Swan, Fletcher Koch, Tobi Leiberman, Jackson O'Neill, Jakeb Gibbins, and Coby Roots (who was absent from the photo.)

Eight Tenterfield Junior Tigers were selected for the Macintyre team which came runner-up at the carnival, including (from left) Gerry McGrady, Bonnie Zappa, Jayden Swan, Fletcher Koch, Tobi Leiberman, Jackson O'Neill, Jakeb Gibbins, and Coby Roots (who was absent from the photo.)

Fletcher Koch and Gerry McGrady were picked as players on the City team to take on Country at the conclusion of the carnival, with City victorious. Fletcher was also named Player of the Carnival, a prestigious honour determined by a set of three judges awarding points throughout the four days of play.

Next year’s under 43kg carnival will be played at Warwick, with 2017’s 12-year-old players outgrowing the requirements but with their 11-year-old team mates now with some experience under their belts to carry forward.

The full Macintyre squad, including team manager Keven Mooney and coach Dave Landers.

The full Macintyre squad, including team manager Keven Mooney and coach Dave Landers.