Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tribute to Bluebirds Loyalty; Swifts Seasonnearly Endedin Club's Tears

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tribute to Bluebirds Loyalty; Swifts Seasonnearly Endedin Club's Tears

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Honour board

A Grade men: Norths 8 (Nick Maddocks 2, Anthony Woodward 2, Jake Thornton, Shaun Pratt, Steven Ihle, Zac Profke) def Hancock Brothers 3 (Tim Woodford, Nathan Smith, Adrian Cross).

Player of the final: Kyah Andrew-Sharrad (Norths).

A Grade women: Wests 2 (Erin Mackay, Eden Jackat) d Swifts 1 (Selena Taiton).

Player of the final: Erin Mackay (Wests).

Reserve Grade men: Norths 1 (Zac Profke) def Easts 0 from 75th minute golden goal after teams were deadlocked 0-0 after regular time.

Player of the final: Jake Thornton (Norths).

Reserve Grade women: Swifts 3 (Tayla Floyd, Kasey Dixon, Janee Choppy) def Wests 2 (Chloe Axelby, Shana Smith).

Player of the final: Danni Emblem (Wests).

R2 women: Vets 3 (Peita McGovern 2, Rachel Fitzgerald) def Collegians 2 (Laura O'Connor, Kylie Prasser).

Player of the final: Kelly McAuliffe (Vets).

A2 men: Norths Red 4 (Brett Petersen 2, Dave Robke, Jay Petersen) def Bellbowrie 2 (Cameron Cliff, Nick Gray) in shoot-outs. The scores were level 2-2 after regular time.

Player of the final: Shane Nichols (Bellbowrie).

A2 women: Wests 3 (Debbie McDougall, Samantha Lawrie, Andrea Robertson) def Bellbowrie 1 (Shannon Ashton) in shoot-outs. The scores were level 1-1 after regular time.

Player of the final: Jacqui Ashton (Bellbowrie).

Team of the year: Bellbowrie A2 women.

DAVID

LEMS

david.lems@qt.com.au

SWIFTS' leader Kirsty Lenaghan struggled to hold back the tears paying tribute to her team after being involved in another grand final triumph.

Her latest Reserve Grade victory was particularly satisfying for the team's coach and captain.

After a season where Swifts' resolve was tested, Lenaghan praised those who stuck by the club, followed a grand final game plan and helped beat Wests 3-2 in the decider.

"I'm a bit emotional about it today because I don't know how many seasons I've got left,'' she said, having shared in a number of A Grade and Reserve Grade premiership-winning sides.

"To win this one, we had a lot of adversity.

"It was just a tribute to the team to come through.''

Lenaghan, preparing to celebrate her 39th birthday this week, accepted added responsibility after the team dealt with early season challenges. …

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