Graceville Fixtures (Mondays) Season 2, 2012
Graceville games are played at Bert St Clair Oval, 247 Graceville Ave, Graceville.
- Key Contact: Tim Swan – 0403 604 190
- FINALS: ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS ARE ELIGBLE TO PLAY FINALS.
- Week 11: All teams have games in Week 11.
Grand Final Results:
TRL would like to congratulate the following teams for their Grand Final wins:
Mens 1: Dilligafs – Prizes: Trophy + Medallions + $125 OFF next season
Mixed 1: PwC – Prizes: Trophy + Medallions + $125 OFF next season
Mixed 2: Porkchop Sandwiches - Prizes Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Congratulations to Touched by a Tradie for their Wildcard win. They receive $100 next season.
Results: Week 11 (10.09.2012) Grand Finals and 2nd Week Wildcard
* Wildcard game scores have been doubled
Graceville Monday End of Season Write – Up
Taking out back to back title at the venue, the Dilligafs become one of the most capped men’s team in the Graceville Monday competition. Fraser and the boys definitely peaked at the right end of the season and after coming in well behind the other two frontrunners they turned it on in the semi and grand finals. There are few teams in TRL history to have gone three Div 1 premierships in a row but that is the task ahead for these guys over summer.
The other grand finalist this winter season was the ever challenging Buffy Head Capuchins squad. These guys have made the grand final plenty of times over the last couple of seasons but couldn’t come away with the result this time around. Jake and the boys gave it a real crack though and there were stages of the game they looked to have had the upper hand. Eventually though they succumbed to a weight of possession and went down 2-4 in a spirited GF. A new name and potentially some new faces might see them go one further next season.
The Lego Men were the real story of the competition this season. Producing an unbeaten regular season, they boys went into their final against Buffy Head Capuchins the overwhelming favorites. They were quite simply ambushed though and the Capuchins produced some of their best ever TRL to get past this classy outfit. Jeremy and the squad, including the likes of Richard Ahn were one of the most experienced outfits in the competition having taken out plenty of titles at the Mt. Gravatt venue and almost going on to win the Champions League final in August. I think they will once again be the team to beat over summer.
MINC, having moved from a fellow south side venue, have definitely found a home at the Graceville venue and with their A team consistently turning up each with this winter season, they showed what they are capable of. With stalwarts Amit and Ernsty leading the squad around the paddock, they pushed eventual winner Dilligafs all the way in the semi and could have stolen the game late. I think they could go one further this coming winter season.
The Beefcakes once again were denied a semi-final appearance on Points Differential, something that has happened to these guys at least twice now. Wonk and the guys are always a threat and while they couldn’t quite get over the line into 4th again this season, there was plenty to like about the way they went about things. With Gav, one of TRL’s most capped players in the lineup, these guys have plenty of experience now and will again be chasing glory over winter.
For the 10derisers and Benchwarmers it was a season of what could have been as they both put in some good efforts. Dan and the 10derisers showed good skills in their first time playing at the venue and there is definitely enough talent in the squad for them to be a solid TRL team in the future. Now that they have a season’s worth of tough competition to their name, these guys could definitely dominate a lower division down the track. For Rory and the Benchwarmers, who were in their second season at the venue, they were competitive in most matches but outclassed by some really good teams on a couple of occasions. They often had some issues with personnel but when their best were on the park they could put some good moves together.
The Wolfpack, under the stewardship of Oliver, were probably a bit outgunned again this season put were one of those teams that didn’t stop trying. I think that these guys have enough potential to be a solid Div 2 or 3 team potentially on a Sunday and the experience they have gained from this winter against quality teams would see them do really well.
Having been denied a Premiership last season, the PwC guys finally get their name on the perpetual trophy this winter after a dominant season. Richie and the guys were able to outpace and outscore the Touch Ups in a high quality display of TRL. These squads had plenty of troops to rely on and were never short a sub over the entire course of the season. Having also added some more silverware to the cabinet at the recent Opportunity Cup, it’s been a good winter campaign for the PwC contingent.
The Touch Ups, having moved from Shaw Rd, had high hopes of getting their name back on a perpetual trophy after a couple of season with an empty trophy cabinet and they came incredibly close. Skipper B. Russell had full fit and firing squad to work with this season and they were unlucky to come up against an inform and firing PwC squad in the GF. With a recovery season lined up, I’m sure these guys will be back bigger and better in 2013.
The Out of Touch guys were aiming for a 6th premiership at the venue but with a squad that was a bit different to previous seasons, it was always going to be a big goal. They did well over the course of the season though to gather enough points to see them through to the semis but were quite simply outclassed on the big occasion by eventual winners PwC. Gene and the guys, a mix of experienced and new TRL players, will no doubt be back in a future season to revamp one of TRLs most successful franchises.
The Lego Chums, who followed an almost identical path to their cousins in the mens division, were the form team heading into the semi-finals but produced probably one of their worst games to be bundled out of a chance at the big prize. Having gone through the regular season only dropping one game, they looked to have had the edge over Touch Ups but in an uncharacteristic display just didn’t complete enough sets in the semi. They will be back bigger and better over summer though and would have to be overwhelming favorites for the title.
For the Special Mix team they came incredibly close to yet another semifinal but were denied by only a single point at the conclusion of the regular season. This team, having played heaps of seasons at the venue under different names, were one of the real dark horses of the competition and while they might have only won a couple of games in the round games, they were always challenging the top teams and went down by only a try on a couple of occasions. Hopefully they will reform over the summer and maybe a change of nights or a Sunday afternoon could see them back to the top of the ladder.
For the Wii Fit squad it was a real learning curve in the top division but for Matilda and the guys, they wouldn’t have had it any other way. These guys are a true example of really putting yourself out of your comfort zone and having taken out the title last season, they were primed to give the Mixed 1 their all. While they might have come up short against some vastly more experienced TRL outfits, they experience will serve them well for summer and I really think they might be able to go all the way in the coming season.
The Porkchops Sandwiches, who have played almost every season of the Graceville Monday competition, have finally returned to the premiership circle by taking out the Mixed 2 title. It’s been a long time coming for these guys who have come so close on numerous occasions. They absolutely dominated the regular season and produced an unbeaten run heading into semi-finals. There they put in one of their best ever games to deny a classy Gang Green the title. Retaining a similar squad for summer, I think Andrew, Gav and Cass will once again form the nucleus and they could look to go two in a row.
The Gang Green squad were the other dominant force of the competition. With some newer players this season to previous seasons, they were definitely in a rebuilding phase which makes their run to the finals even more impressive. Mark and the guys, a bit of a mix of TRL diehards and 1st timers, were able to scrape through the semi against HMAS Tricky but had a tough opposition in the GF and just couldn’t quite get over the line. Back again over summer, these guys will once again be pushing the top 4.
HMAS Tricky, who have played almost as many seasons as the Porkies, were classy enough again to make the semi-finals. Jacob and the guys are one of the most enthusiastic and social squads at the venue and they always love their weekly game of TRL. While they fell agonizingly short in the semi-final, they really sent a message that they are team on the rise and over summer I’m sure will again be a force.
The Touched by A Tradie crew produced some great TRL over the course of the season to sneak into the semi-finals. Kieran and the guys, who have now played a couple of seasons, are really starting to develop their own style of play and couple with a very consistent squad they are definitely a team who has improved out of sight. While they couldn’t quite make another GF, they weren’t going to leave anything behind in their semi and were within striking distance of an upset over Porkchop Sandwiches. They also manage to get a big win in the ultimate game of the season to take out the Wildcard! I think these guys will now be up there with the competition over summer and will again be really competitive.
The Quade Poopers, who have played plenty of Graceville Monday seasons, were just denied a semi-final appearance at the conclusion of the regular season. For Morgan and the guys, they really gave it their all this season but a couple of close losses at pivotal points of the season really put the breaks on their semi-finals aspirations. Never a team to dwell on the past though, I’m sure that they will rebound and get amongst things over the summer season.
For the Ninjas it was again a tough season but they managed to hold their chins high all the way to the finish line and gave a good account of themselves. With Jay, possibly the most enthusiastic of all the captains at the venue, and with plenty of sideline support from their huge support squad, the Ninjas are always a good team to have around the venue! Down the track I’m sure these guys will regroup and get amongst things again.