Australasian State Games
Men's Squad 2009
1 David Rynne
2 Andy Cameron
3 Donal Kavanagh
4 Bryan Downes
5 Declan McGeeney
6 Eoghan Deasy
7 Kevin Lawlor
8 Fergus O'Reilly
9 Daithí O'Connor
10 Paul Cotter
11 Stephen McBride
12 Peter Markey
13 Robbie English
14 Declan Rynne
15 James Troy
16 Scott Maclean
17 David Madigan
18 JP Walshe
19 Rohann DaSilva
20 David Donohue
21 Garrett Lynch
22 Mattie Ryan
State Games 2009
The Annual State Games for the Australasian Association will be held in Melbourne this year. The games are due to run from the 28th September through to the 4th October. Wellington GAA will be entering a Men's 15-Aside team.
Wellington H Valley Squad 2009
back row ltr Eoghan Deasey, Declan Rynne, David Madigan, Peter Markey, Stephen McBride, Scott Maclean, Rohann da Silva, Fergus O Rielly, Donal Kavanagh, Mattie Ryan, Garrett Lynch
front row ltr Andy Cameron, Kevin Lawlor, Robbie English, David Donohue, Declan Mcgeeney, Bryan Downes, Paul Cotter, Daithi O Connor, James Troy, JP Walshe.
Men's Senior Competition
Day Five - Wellington 2-09 Western Australia 1-09
Fri at 10:13pm
An unbelievable effort from the Wellington boys saw them fight off yesterday's disappointment and knock-off the previously unbeaten WA side to make the semi-final stage. A full team effort was led by a superb individual goal by Eoghan Deasy early on and some sterling work by the backs and midfield that laid the platform for Wellington to run through the centre of the pitch, with big Gus O'Reilly creating all sorts of issues for the WA defence at full-forward.
Leading 1-04 to 0-06 at the half Wellington turned into a stiffening breeze but did not let that affect them and redoubled the effort. The teams exchanged points but Wellington did not trail in the second period and a cpunched goal from Declan Rynne opened a gap that despite a late goal WA could not close, and a late point from James Troy sealed the result in the gathering gloom.
Special mention must also be made of the fantastic support the lads got from the girls over here and the Auckland team who were eliminated earlier in the day.
Team: Andy Cameron, Declan McGeeney, Donal Kavanagh, David Madigan, Rohan da Silva, Eoghan Deasy (1-00), Kevin Lawlor, Stephen McBride, Daithi O'Connor (0-03 0-02 frees), Paul Cotter (0-01), Peter Markey (0-01), David Donohue (0-02), Declan Rynne (1-01), Fergus O'Reilly, James Troy (0-01)
Subs: Robbie English, Bryan Downes, Scott MacLean, JP Walshe, Garrett Lynch
Day Four - Wellington 3-08 South Australia 2-12
Thu at 9:35pm
Wellington went down by a point against SA, down by 8 points with 10 minutes to go, Wellington made a huge comeback with Stevie McBride scoring a 2 goals one from a penalty and David Donohue scoring an excellent individual goal within the last 10 minutes but the boys just ran out of time in the end. Great spirit shown. Fergus O'Reilly made his presence felt in full forward. There was some great scores by Declan Rynne, James Troy and Daithí O'Connor.
Tomorrow Wellington face Western Australia at 4pm and a win will get the boys into the semi finals.
Team: Andy Cameron, Declan Mcgeeney, Donal Kavanagh, David Madigan, Brian Downes, Eoghan Deasy, Kevin Lawlor, Stephen McBride (2-01, 1-01 frees), Daithí O'Connor (0-02, 0-01 frees) James Troy (0-02), Peter Markey, David Donohue (1-00), Declan Rynne (0-01), Paul Cotter (0-02), Rohann DeSilva.
Subs: Robbie English, Fergus O'Reilly, JP Walshe, Scott MaClean.
Day Three - Wellington 0-03 Queensland 0-13
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:50pm
A bad day in the office for the Wellington boys, going down 0-13 to 0-03 to a strong Queensland team. The wind was blustering across the pitch. Queensland started the stronger of the two, having the first few opening scores, Daithí O'Connor scored from a free. The ref gave no favours to the Wellington boys! Wellington 0-01 Queensland 0-07 HT.
Queensland were much the better side in the second half, their forwards were running everywhere. Wellington to their credit never gave up but were not at the races in the second half. A big reality check! 28 hour rest and South Australia at 2pm.
Team: Andy Cameron, Declan Mcgeeney, Donal Kavanagh, David Madigan, Rohann DeSilva, Eoghan Deasy, Kevin Lawlor, Stephen McBride, Daithí O'Connor (0-03, 0-02 frees) Paul Cotter, Peter Markey, David Donohue, Robbie English, Declan Rynne, James Troy.
Subs: Brian Downes, Fergus O'Reilly, JP Walshe, Scott MaClean.
Day two - Wellington 1-10 v Auckland 2-02
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:51pm
A strong second half performance saw Wellington take the game against Auckland. It was perfect conditions for a game of football, Wellington started strong with the opening point but Auckland came at Wellington and got two goals in the first half. Stevie McBride slotted away a penalty. It was very even throughout the first half. Wellington 1-04 Auckland 2-01.
Wellington's backs dominated the play and especially Eoghan Deasy who lead from the front. Paul Cotter won most of the breaking ball and Peter Markey took two excellent scores.
Team: Andy Cameron, Declan Mcgeeney, Donal Kavanagh, David Madigan, Rohann DeSilva, Eoghan Deasy, Kevin Lawlor (0-01) Stephen McBride (1-02, 1-02 frees) Daithí O'Connor (0-03, 0-02 frees) Paul Cotter, Peter Markey (0-03) David Donohue (0-01) Robbie English, Declan Rynne, James Troy.
Subs: Brian Downes, Fergus O'Reilly, JP Walshe, Scott MaClean.
Day one - Wellington 1-06 Victoria 0-09
Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:49pm
A great result for Wellington over the favourite and last years winners Victoria at Gaelic Park. Wellington had a great start and went into half time 1-02 to 0-02. Scorers - Daithí O'Connor 0-01 (free), Peter Markey 0-01 and Robbie English 1-00.
Victoria started the better and scored the first three scores of the second half. Wellington's backs were excellent through the game and stood up when it was counted in the second half. The fronts worked very well aswell. Wellington's fittest was the key at the end of the match, everyone never stopped running. It was an excellent game to watch by all accounts.
Andy Cameron, Declan Mcgeeney, Donal Kavanagh, David Madgian, Rohann DeSilva, Kevin Lawlor, Eoghan Deasy, Daithí O'Connor (0-02), Stephen McBride (0-01), Paul Cotter (C), Peter Markey (0-02), David Donohue, Robbie English (1-00), Declan Rynne, James Troy (0-01).
Subs: JP Walshe, Bryan Downes.