The Wellington/Hutt Valley club sevens will take place on Saturday 23 October from 10am at Awakairangi Park in Upper Hutt.

Information

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!

Fixtures

TimeCodePitch 1RefereeCode Pitch 2Referee
10amHurlingTeam yellow vs Team greenMen's footballWomen's footballTeam C vs Team ATeam B
10.30amCamogieTeam A vs Team BHurlingMen's footballTeam yellow vs Team greenTeam C
11amWomen's footballTeam A vs Team BTeam C
11.30amMen's footballTeam blue vs Team yellowTeam B
12pmWomen's footballTeam B vs Team CTeam A
12.30pmMen's footballTeam green vs Team blueTeam A
1pmHurlingFinalMen's football
1.30pmCamogieFinalHurling
2pmMen's footballFinalThird-placed team
2.30pmWomen's footballFinalThird-placed team

Teams

Hurling

Team yellowTeam green
Peadar McGeehanPeter Wall
Daniel DoylePeter Hayes
Emmet WhelanJohn McCabe
Dean McMahonKeith Cleere
Paddy HarringtonMichael O'Connell
Declan DugganPatrick Dempsey
Stephen Scooby ColemanEnda Costello
John Bobs DalyPhil Byrne
Michael ArcherMichael Keegan
Graham EnrightFelim O'Leary
Mike LawsonJoe Bannerton
Eoin NortonDarragh Corboy

Women’s football

Team A (coached by Tony Ling)Team B (coached by Paul O'Hare)Team C (coached by Ger McDonagh)
Áine O'Brien (captain)Aisling DohertyAnna Mura Paenga
Lyndsay MurrayCara HoriskAofie Kerrigan (captain)
Carol CarmodyCaroline WardClaire Hanley
Ellen Quinlan BartleyChloe RahuiHeather Williamson
Emma BlythJess WalshJolene McLaughlin
Kristina MaretaJoanne KielySarah Barry
Noleen DonlonLaura McQuillan (captain)Lindsay O'Driscoll
Rosie McDonaghRachel KirbyBJ Murdoch
Tiaré VerenitaniMaeve MagennisKerry Gourlay

Men’s football

Team yellowTeam greenTeam blue
Davey RynneRonan O'MalleyDeclan Duggan
Dean McMahonMike LawsonMichael Keegan
Enda Costello Felim O'LearyJohn Bobs Daly
Chris McKibbinMiceal DevlinTony Ling
John McCabeMichael ArcherBryan Badger Downes
Peter HayesConor TierneyPatrick Dempsey
Eoin NortonMichael O'ConnellDarragh Corboy
Philip ByrneGeorge DalyLawrence Maher
Damien FarrellySeán DervinDaniel Doyle
Keith CleerePeter WallRobbie Loughman
Ger McDonaghNiall HeeranJack Tyrell
Rónán McIlvennyJoe BannertonPaddy Harrington
William O'ConnorTim 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.