Irwin Polocrosse Club tournament ‘successful, despite fewer participants’

Midwest Times
Walkaway's Monica Thurkle carries the ball in the B Grade comp.
Camera IconWalkaway's Monica Thurkle carries the ball in the B Grade comp. Credit: Justine Rowe

Irwin Polocrosse Club president Larry Criddle was kept busy at last weekend’s tournament.

But he wasn’t recording results or running after horses — he was fixing pipes.

“Just spent the day running around, keeping things going,” Criddle said.

“Had to fix a few broken pipes around the ground, you know, ones for washing horses and the like.”

Criddle was helping the Irwin Polocrosse Carnival, held in Mingenew, run smoothly.

Like the carnivals held before it — namely hosted by Walkaway and Greenough — the Irwin club was down on numbers last weekend.

The club fielded about 23 teams, lower than the 30-35 teams registered in previous years.

Criddle said he couldn’t put his finger on why numbers had dipped, but he said the event remained successful.

Irwin Polocrosse Carnival Results

Junior E: Runner-up — Greenough. Winner — Walkaway.

E-grade: Runner-up — Walkaway (red section) Winner — Walkaway (green section)

D-grade: Runner-up — Walkaway. Winner — Perth.

C-reserve: Runner-up — South Midlands. Winner — Greenough.

C-grade: Runner-up — Walkaway. Winner: Moonyoonooka.

B-grade: Runner-up — Walkaway (B1) Winner: South Midlands.

A-grade: Runner-up - Greenough. Winner: South Midlands.

Best pony results

E-grade: Scooter ridden by Georgia Cosgrove.

D-grade: Booty Up ridden by Bryce Scott.

C-reserve: Winks ridden by Peta Clohessy.

C-grade: Alibi ridden by Brian Pover.

B-grade: Kid ridden by Kasey Crabb.

A-grade: Stilletto ridden by Nikki Barndon

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