The Wellington/Hutt Valley club sevens will take place on Saturday 23 October from 10am at Awakairangi Park in Upper Hutt.
It will be our first tournament of the 2021/22 season and we look forward to seeing some competitive seven-a-side Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. Fixtures and team lists are available below.
It will be a no-frills event – we’ll have goalposts for the games and there will be access to dressing rooms at the grounds. So, it’s probably worth packing some lunch and a change of clothes. Upper Hutt city centre is a five-minute drive from the ground.
That evening from 7.30pm, there will be a get-together with our good friends at the Hutt Irish Society.
You know the drill by now, but it’s worth repeating: scan in, maintain good hygiene practices and stay home if you’re unwell. The 100-person limit will apply to the tournament and the afters at the society.
For alert level guidelines on sport and recreation, visit:
See you on Saturday!
|Time||Code||Pitch 1||Referee||Code||Pitch 2||Referee|
|10am||Hurling||Team yellow vs Team green||Men's football||Women's football||Team C vs Team A||Team B|
|10.30am||Camogie||Team A vs Team B||Hurling||Men's football||Team yellow vs Team green||Team C|
|11am||Women's football||Team A vs Team B||Team C|
|11.30am||Men's football||Team blue vs Team yellow||Team B|
|12pm||Women's football||Team B vs Team C||Team A|
|12.30pm||Men's football||Team green vs Team blue||Team A|
|2pm||Men's football||Final||Third-placed team|
|2.30pm||Women's football||Final||Third-placed team|
|Team yellow||Team green|
|Peadar McGeehan||Peter Wall|
|Daniel Doyle||Peter Hayes|
|Emmet Whelan||John McCabe|
|Dean McMahon||Keith Cleere|
|Paddy Harrington||Michael O'Connell|
|Declan Duggan||Patrick Dempsey|
|Stephen Scooby Coleman||Enda Costello|
|John Bobs Daly||Phil Byrne|
|Michael Archer||Michael Keegan|
|Graham Enright||Felim O'Leary|
|Mike Lawson||Joe Bannerton|
|Eoin Norton||Darragh Corboy|
|Team A (coached by Tony Ling)||Team B (coached by Paul O'Hare)||Team C (coached by Ger McDonagh)|
|Áine O'Brien (captain)||Aisling Doherty||Anna Mura Paenga|
|Lyndsay Murray||Cara Horisk||Aofie Kerrigan (captain)|
|Carol Carmody||Caroline Ward||Claire Hanley|
|Ellen Quinlan Bartley||Chloe Rahui||Heather Williamson|
|Emma Blyth||Jess Walsh||Jolene McLaughlin|
|Kristina Mareta||Joanne Kiely||Sarah Barry|
|Noleen Donlon||Laura McQuillan (captain)||Lindsay O'Driscoll|
|Rosie McDonagh||Rachel Kirby||BJ Murdoch|
|Tiaré Verenitani||Maeve Magennis||Kerry Gourlay|
|Team yellow||Team green||Team blue|
|Davey Rynne||Ronan O'Malley||Declan Duggan|
|Dean McMahon||Mike Lawson||Michael Keegan|
|Enda Costello||Felim O'Leary||John Bobs Daly|
|Chris McKibbin||Miceal Devlin||Tony Ling|
|John McCabe||Michael Archer||Bryan Badger Downes|
|Peter Hayes||Conor Tierney||Patrick Dempsey|
|Eoin Norton||Michael O'Connell||Darragh Corboy|
|Philip Byrne||George Daly||Lawrence Maher|
|Damien Farrelly||Seán Dervin||Daniel Doyle|
|Keith Cleere||Peter Wall||Robbie Loughman|
|Ger McDonagh||Niall Heeran||Jack Tyrell|
|Rónán McIlvenny||Joe Bannerton||Paddy Harrington|
|William O'Connor||Tim Courtney|
Thursday 7 October update
Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 situation, the Labour weekend Wellington Sevens tournament will now be a Wellington-only tournament.
On the evening of Wednesday 6 October, we regrettably informed clubs invited to the tournament of our decision to cancel the national Wellington Sevens. We now plan to host a Wellington/Hutt Valley club tournament on Saturday 23 October at Awakairangi Park in Upper Hutt. More details on this tournament will be available in the coming week.
Teams from across New Zealand were invited to the Wellington Sevens with the caveat that their region – and the Wellington region – must be in Alert Level 1 on Labour weekend. As events held during Alert Level 2 are limited to 100 people, we would not have been permitted to host a tournament which would have well exceeded this 100-person limit.
It is highly unlikely that any part of New Zealand will be in Alert Level 1 by Labour weekend. Therefore – with just over two weeks until Labour weekend – to give clubs, players and spectators some certainty about the tournament, we made the decision to cancel the national Wellington Sevens tournament, and instead focus on making plans to host a one-day club tournament.
It was not a decision we wanted to make, but, given the circumstances, it was one that made the most sense. We look forward to hosting our club competition on Saturday 23 October, and to the New Zealand Championships in Hamilton in March 2022.