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Wellington blast off 2011 with new ‘Sevens tourno

The lads and lassies Downunder in New Zealand don’t mess about as fresh from their recent and very succesful 2010 Mixed Sevens, they are right back in there with a brand new 2011 Summer Mixed Gaelic Football Sevens in Wellington.
The competition gets underway this evening, Wed Jan 12, and boasts another great turnout of teams with 10 sides in the mix for honours once again at Ian Galloway Park.
The teams stay basically the same from the pre Christmas six round tournament so that should add extra spice for the teams, players and supporters.
The previous competition turned out to be a huge success with Gaelic football rookies pooled from the local and international population, battling the more experienced expat crew. Many of the new players drew upon their skills at other sports and as each week passed it was becoming apparent that their level of proficiency was growing at a rapid rate. With this experience under their belt, competition this time around should prove even stiffer for the more experienced footballers.
Before Christmas, 2010 champs Clonbony Abu were outgunned in the final by surprise packet The Garage and though the winners are not ‘in name’ competing in the new tournament, Clonbony will be back and gunning to regain the top spot.

Flanagans Flyers will also be ones to watch with two games at the off, as will the improving T Shirt Time. New team Empire Strikes Back, sound like they mean business and with two games today, they could get off to a good start.

Wellington GAA Chairman, Donal Kavanagh, with his lilting Kerry voice will be back once again every Thurday to give his excellent report on all the action.

The Schedule for Wed Jan 12th is as follows:

Group A
6:30    Empire Strikes Back V Frances Hankeys
7:00    T-Shirt Time V Daseys Midnight Runners
7:30    Empire Strikes Back V Molly Malones

Group B
6:30    Flannagans Flyers V Humans or Badgers
7:00    Clonbony Abu V Cuchulainn Crew
7:30    Flannagans Flyers V Monster Munchers

2011 Summer Sevens Schedule