Eugowra news: Golden Eagles have a win, greats of the 1960s reunite


From a Facebook post from Andrew Barnes.

Eugowra Olden Eagles remain undefeated. In scorching conditions the rugby league action was also scorching at Ian Walsh Field last Saturday.

A first up win against the big mobile ACT pack with Best Player Andrew Barnes.

Next up was the local derby against the Canowindra Tired Tigers. In a fierce battle of end to end footy the Mighty Olden Eagles won the arm wrestle with a heap of tries to some. Best & Fairest- Everyone.

Congratulations to Luke Goodwin for playing four games and not being tackled. Well done mate. Big thanks to the other teams and a huge thanks to the Eugowra crowd for supporting us. $1420 raised through the merchandise.

Tribute was paid to former Eugowra great player of the 60's era- the late David 'Ted' Glasson, by all the players wearing the number 10 on their guernsey in honour of David.


What a great day these 'old boys' had last Saturday. For a number of years now 'the Eugowra All Blacks' of the Premiership winning teams 63-to 67 inclusive have had a yearly reunion.

The last couple of years the 67 Juniors Premiership team joined them and then the '68 Reserve Grade Premiers.

So this year they were all joined by other former players who wore the all black outfit of the 60's years.

This year the reunion lunch was held at the Gooloogong Country Club where some 50 plus guests enjoyed a fabulous luncheon prepared by Arthur and Sophie.

Many thanks to Mick Beath for all his organisation there, and including other players from the Juniors and Reserve ranks of that era. There were many stories told, tries scored and goals kicked in those few hours of reminiscing. Everyone thoroughly enjoys these reunions and the opportunity to meet up regularly before we all drop off the perch.

Wives/partners of these 'old boys' also enjoy these days where they can all join together and have a great catch-up.

'Happy Birthday' was sang to Vince Toohey who was celebrating his birthday- the big 80. Looking pretty good for his age.

Was wonderful to see a number of former players who live some distance away present- such as, Barry Beath from Tumut, Colin Beath of Caringbah, Maurie McClintock of Penrith, Barry Turner of Tumbarumba.

For various reasons John 'Grundy' Porch, Daryl Jones, Colin Pritchard, and Malcolm Mongan were unable to attend.

All those present agreed that we will have the next reunion again next year, and probably in April, back at the Eugowra Bowls and Recreation Club.


In a reversal of form from their game against Grenfell the previous week, the Eugowra Golden Eagles defeated Condobolin 40-22 in their first game of the season on their home ground.

In the ladies league tag Condobolin defeated Eugowra with tries to Casey and Abbie.

This weekend Eugowra teams will travel to Molong with the league tag to kick off at 12-40 and the first grade at 2pm.