E.P Volleyball Competition 2010

2 Feb

Before the big competition got started, there was two major talking points.

1. The absense of Lorna McCollum who is on sabbatical in Mississippi, continuing her education degree, follow her progress on her blog she is required to write during her stay there.  Hey y’all!!

2. The new scare tactic of Newtownards……….throw their ugliest opposition at the opposition early on….

Rocky Balboa/Brenna McEwen

Tournament got started fairly quickly and was organised excellently by the usual trio of Gareth Kerr, Andy Graham and Mark McCavery. 2 Groups comprising of 4 teams were quickly set up and the games got under way. Newtownards had two teams, and were always looking like the favourites, with 2 McCaverys, 2 Balfours, 3 Hyndmans, 2 Rollestons, 1 Bun and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

However, there was now Loughridges-a-plenty on the Carrick team, a make-shift Knockbracken team with a few star names in it (including Skills, Kak Woman and Gareth Hughes a.k.a “Wandsy”) and the dark horses of Dromore and Lisburn were all in the mix and presure was on right away to try and get early wins to book a place in the Semi Finals.

Action from Drennan vs. McCullough....I mean Trinity vs. Dromore

Courtside Action

It was hard to miss it....

Emma comforting the One Eye'd Wonder

For the terribly immature, the hilarious signs were all around...

Even Hayley thought it was gross

The competition progressed, with every one having good craic and the standard of Volleyball was generally pretty good too. Newtownards 1 and Newtownards 2 were looking like favourites, along with Lisburn and Dromore, who were winning the majority of matches in good fashion.

I must admit that this is the one thing I find so good about the Volleyball Competition, good sport while also being able to catch up with people. It is really a great night and thanks to the organisers. However, the competition continued after a short epilogue from Ali G and the dream final of Lisburn vs. Dromore was squashed as both Ards 1 and Ards 2 got through to the final. Joel Loughridge was quoted to say “It’s a sad day for sport every where….”

The Final was played between the two North Down teams and I have no idea who actually went on to win. However, it was the Rev. Knox Hyndman who went up to lift the coveted trophy for the winning Ards team. The usual trip to get Fast Food then followed and before we knew it, the Competition was over for another year.

That’s about all on the report side of things, just sit back and enjoy the rest of the photos!

John going crazy after another win for Dromore

Peter refusing to comment on Carrick's performances...

Harry Potter himself...

Shots from the Final: Newtownards 1 vs. Newtownards 2

Conor serving to Start

How the Competition had shaped up untill the Final

McCavery vs. McCavery

Conor chasing the Ball

It turned into a bit of an exhibition match...

The Winners and Losers

Untill next year Eastern Presbytery!!!


16 Responses to “E.P Volleyball Competition 2010”

  1. Joel 'SWS till I die' L February 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    In the photo above I’m pretty sure it’s Knox that’s serving instead of Conor

  2. Ali February 3, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Sorry Joel, but you’re mistaken.

  3. Mark February 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    Ali shocking report, didnt go through teams, didn’t even know the winners shocking. No scores given for semi final and final poor show.
    Logged onto another king looking for a good detailed report and I got this!!

  4. Joel 'SWS till I die' L February 4, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    It’s definately Knox in the photo. I’m certain of it.

  5. Joel 'SWS till I die' L February 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    And it is CERTAINLY Knox in the photo chasing the ball.

  6. Jim Richards February 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Yea, I’m with Joel. It’s definately Knox

  7. Rafa Benitez February 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Yea, for sure it is Knox. He has qwaa-lity.

  8. Edith Hyndman February 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Yes, I’d agree. It’s Knox in the photo. I’d recognise my son and husband anywhere.

  9. Roz February 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Yea, sure is Knox, I think I of all people would recognise Conor.

  10. James February 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I think it would be easiest if we start by trying to establish who is alongside Mark and Bun in the final photo. It looks to me like it is Conor? And is it not the same hoody being worn by the photos of him serving and chasing the ball?

    P.S. Joel we can see the email address used for each post ;)

  11. Brian Clough February 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    I’m sure it’s Knox. I’m never wrong.

    “Whenever there is a disagreement with a player, I invite them into my office, we talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right.”

  12. Peter February 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m only speculating, but I imagine Joel, Edith, Rafa etc will also claim it is Knox in the final photo.

  13. Joel/Rafa/Edith/Roz February 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Nah, that’s Conor in the last one. With the word “Loser” under him.

  14. Ali February 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Plus Conor is wearing three quarter lengths and Knox is wearing full length trackies in the photos of them.

    Now Joel……..I quote you from an earlier comment,

    “Thats because AK writers are students with nothing better to do.”

    Leaving 9 Comments on the one post?! All in mid afternoon? Nuff said.

  15. Conor February 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Thanks for your concern about “my” photos Mum, Dad, Joel, Pete, Roz, Rafa, Jim and Brian!
    To be honest, I dont really even know which are of me and which are of dad!
    To be totally honest, I dont even know whether I am Conor or Knox sometimes!

    PS ironically Mum, Dad, Joel, Pete, Roz, Rafa and Jim are the most common names in my inbox.
    Brian never got into texting (from beyond the grave).

  16. Joel/Rafa/Edith/Roz February 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Ali – it’s a well known fact that Conor slagging superceeds all other activity.

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