Another draw, that may cost us, time will tell.....


We had our chances, the seniors failed to take advantage whilst De La played like at team wanting to prove they still belong in A Grade and are prepared to do the hard things to avoid relegation.  So we find ourselves still in 3rd spot one game clear of Xavs who are 4th with Blues and Blacks equal 5th two games behind.  By no means have we locked down our spot in the four.  With 5 tough games to come we have destiny in our own hands.  We were in a similar position in 2012, in the A grade top 4 with 5 games remaining but no certainty, sadly back then we dropped a couple and Scotch leap frogged us.  It starts this weekend with a tough encounter across Bulleen Raod against a traditional rival, Old Trinity.  The T’s have played some great football this season and are entrenched in the top 2, some may say flag favourites.  Still we play similar football on big grounds so it will be a great test for us.  The 2nds get another chance to improve, Trinity 2nds have won 6 games and will be tough on their home ground, Wags will get another chance to see how fit our 2nds are as the big ground will test their fitness and our ability again to run our the game.  The 3rds host Fitzroy in a must win game on Gramlick.  Geoff Trumbull has come out of retirement mid-season and will play his 150th game in Ocka’s team this weekend and in doing so obtain life membership.  The Unders get a crack at St Bernards and a chance to find their winning form, on paper the Unders should get the points on Gramlick but no one should take a St Bernards team lightly, their club is flying at the moment.  Put simply all teams need wins, for the seniors, 3rds and Unders finals positions are up for grabs whilst the 2nds simply deserve a win as reward for their effort and perseverance.  Remaining seniors games as follows, all very tough encounters with teams playing for finals spots as well as survival:


Round 14

Saturday, Aug 01

Old Trinity vs. Old Carey

Daley Oval Trinity Playing Fields

Round 15

Saturday, Aug 08

Old Carey vs. Old Scotch

Carey Sports Complex

Round 16

Saturday, Aug 15

Old Carey vs. University Blues

Carey Sports Complex

Round 17

Saturday, Aug 22

Collegians vs. Old Carey

Harry Trott Oval

Round 18

Saturday, Aug 29

St Bernards vs. Old Carey

St Bernards College


Off field last Saturday we enjoyed another great lunch where Cookie landed former De La boy and two time Hawthorn FC premiership player (1976 and 1978) Peter Murnane to join us for a chat.  Here he is pictured with fellow hawks: Cookie and Russell Morris.  Peter to the right.




For those that didn’t know the result from last week Round 13:


Seniors: OC 13/9/87 v De La Salle 12/15/87

2nds: OC 7/6/48 v De La Salle 15/8/98

3rds: OC 6/2/38 v Old Xavs 22/16/148

Unders: OC 7/11/53 v Williamstown CYMS 13/10/88


And here some photos from the seniors game v De La last week, care of Lu Smith:










Cookie has done it again and has landed Mike Sheahan as our luncheon guest next Saturday ahead of the Old Scotch game.  It will be a bit of Mike on Mike as the two have a bar side chat.  So you better get in quick as this one is bound to sell out quick.


  • Chief football writer/associate sports editor for the Herald Sun for 18 years
  • Fox Footy “On the Couch” regular as well as Foxtel star of the series “Open Mike”
  • Former AFL Media Director, 3AW and SEN Football Panel regular
  • 2008 given the task by the AFL to compile a list of the Greatest 50 players of all time, to be published in the book The Australian Game of Football, which honored the 150th anniversary of Australian rules football.
  • The media center at AFL House in Melbourne is named in Mike’s honor


RSVP to Cookie: or 0428394198 NOW!!!!!





The club is thrilled to be honouring Geoff Trumbull’s 150 game milestone and life membership.  According to team mate Sam Hassett, Geoff is best described as:


A stoic defender – a team player who shows his fair by taking big marks that turn defence into attack. Nicknamed “The General” for being so dominant at Halfback, Geoff is like a ‘Brian Lake’… but he doesn’t strangle blokes….. I always admired his consistency – you could always trust that he’d give you 100% efforts every time and - with his skills and football brain - you’d have the confidence that more often than not, he’d beat his opponent. He is tough on himself – which probably led to his consistency and help to bring up others around him. A loyal clubman, he captained the club, played in divisions D2, D1, C, B and A grade – played with the club through under19s/seniors/reserves and the thirds - he took pride in the jumper and his old man, Mike, would often be spotted supporting from the boundary. A good bloke and good mate – well done on 150 and I’ll be proud to run out with him and the boys this Saturday on Gramlick.


Geoff graduated from Carey in 2001, married now to Adrienne and has an 18 month old daughter, Charlotte.  Congratulations Geoff.



PAST PLAYERS LISTEN UP, the count down has coommenced, Sat 8th August 8 sleeps away


Legends day is back at Carey Bulleen, Saturday 8th August.  Starting at 9.30am with the traditional game on Dunshea followed by the lunch then a gathering in the scoreboard with Handsie.  Kanga is running the show and again and has already enlisted a formidable squad.  Its time all past players got to Carey Bulleen and showed your support.  With the club in A grade its time you all showed up and enjoyed the ride.  Interested, then contact Kanga either at  or 0419 134 181. 



Big thanks to the following that helped out last week at Bulleen with the seniors:


Timekeeper:  Gary Chapman

Umpire Escort:  Amanda Sloan

Interchange Steward:  Dimi Dimakopoulos

Water Runners:  Matt Parker and Eliza Cremean


If you are able to assist I know our TM’s would be most grateful so email Michael Sloan at



Another week has flown by, lots of footy stuff going on at the moment.  Such a sad issue evolving concerning Adam Goodes and the crowds, I can't believe the football community behaves so poorly at times.  Makes me realise what a pleasure it is to be part of the VAFA where crowd behaviour isn't an issue and it's a joy attending games.  With that in mind, we now have 5 games remaining and after last weekend's results we find our teams under the pump and in need of your support as we continue our push to secure finals spots.  So please get out and follow us, either at Trinity or Bulleen or join us on social media via our Twitter handle @OldCareyFC.







Paul Newton, President, OCGFC





Round 13 and where will you find us?
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