13 C
Byron Shire
July 14, 2024

Local league celebrates NAIDOC at Oakes Oval

Latest News

While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

Other News

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

26 Tweed Safe Places announced for Tweed women and children

The death of women, and danger to children, in intimate partner violence remains in the spotlight. Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program will provide 26 Tweed Safe Places in Tweed Shire

New music festival for Mullum

Esteemed musician and founder of the Nimbin Roots Festival, Lou Bradley, is bringing a new musical venture to the heart of Mullumbimby. The inaugural Mullum Roots Festival is scheduled to take place in July 2025, promising a vibrant celebration of music, community, and sustainability.

Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

Tweed farmers encouraged to apply for $4,000 funding

Tweed Shire Council is once again offering the Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Program, designed to encourage best practice and inspire environmental creativity in agricultural activities across our community.


Ballboy Garnett Jnr watched from the sidelines as dad Garnett Donnelly played for the Kyogle firsts at Oakes Oval last night.

Story and photos Eve Jeffery

The under-18s rugby league teams from Northern United and Kyogle hit the turf in a cool 17-degree overcast evening at Oakes Oval in Lismore last night.

The NRRRL round 10 catch-up games gave Dirrawongs and Turkeys players and supporters an extra opportunity to celebrate NAIDOC and enjoy a family event at the evening game.

Kyogle proved too tough for NU finishing 30–0 in the first match with one of the supporters commenting that the Northern United team would benefit from a bit more tackling.

9W6A9845The reggies game was a much closer engagement and the conditions toughened as halfway through the second term the temperature dropped as the wind came up and players spent 10 minutes pushing on through driving rain.

The final tally of 20–16 Northern United’s way tells the tale of hard work put in by both teams and a stellar effort by the players.

The rain eased then stopped at the first grade took to the field but the wet earth made going tough and the ball spent most of the first quarter of the match fluffing around back and forward in the centre third of the paddock.

9W6A9874It wasn’t until NU’s Jermaine Roberts took advantage of a Turkey’s fumble and scored that things began to get interesting.

This seemed to be all the lads needed to spark things up in the second half a small flood of tries followed, with one each to Jamahl Roberts, Corey Torrens, and in the closings minutes, Michael Walker.

It looked to be a great big duck egg for the Turkeys but a valiant near-miss from Sam Nicholson created a scare. That put the pressure on enough to galvanise Kyogle and a try followed from Todd Newton as the lads listened for the siren and looked toward the promise of hot showers.

The final score was Northern United 22 to Kyogle 4.



Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.