NSW Police Rugby League
Inaugural ‘Mulheron/Dooley’ Shield
Brookvale Oval - Wednesday 23 February 2011.
Manly SEA EAGLES – V – Campbelltown BULLS
On Wednesday the 23rd of February 2011 the inaugural ‘Mulheron/Dooley’ Shield was contested at Brookvale Oval between the Manly Police SEA EAGLES and the Campbelltown Macarthur Police BULLS. The game was a memorial game between the two clubs as both clubs had lost players to cancer recently.
Sergeant Robert Mulheron passed away in December 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Robbie loved Rugby League and played a number of years for the Manly Police Sea Eagles. Robbie is survived by his wife Katie and their daughter Isabella. Senior Constable Mark Dooley also loved Rugby League and lost his battle with cancer in 2006. Mark played Police Rugby League for the Campbelltown Macarthur BULLS and he is survived by his wife Karen and their children Jack & Rebecca.
The Manly Police Sea Eagles and the Campbelltown Macarthur BULLS are great rivals in rugby league but also great mates off the field. This year the two clubs played for the Mulheron/Dooley Shield in memory of their police & rugby league brothers who lost their battles with cancer. With the kind support of the Manly NRL Sea Eagles Club and the Warringah Council the Mulheron/Dooley Shield was played at Brookvale Oval at 4pm on a Wednesday the traditional time when police rugby league was played weekly. A ‘Gold Coin’ Donation was collected from all in attendance at the game with all monies collected being donated to the Cancer Council of New South Wales. A crowd of about 100 watched NRL Referee Sean Hampsted in charge of the match with numerous other players having NRL experience.
New South Wales Police Association President Scott Webber, Vice President Pat Gooley and Executive Member Tony Bear were all in attendance to watch the Manly Police Sea Eagles run out winners 40 points to 8. President Scott Webber donated a cheque for $250.00 from the Police Association towards the charity with a total of $1054.35 being raised on the day.