The Foley Shield, North Queensland Rugby League's symbol of supremecy has proved a breeding ground for Queensland and Australian players including Kerry Boustead, Gene Miles and Greg Dowling. Whatever is in the water at Sarina has helped the tiny but mighty Crocodiles to produce a string of top players including Dale Shearer, Martin Bella, Wendel Sailor and Kevin Campion.
The Foley Shield also produced legendary locals like Frank and Vern Daisy the who were at the heart of those mighty Mount Isa teams that swept all before them.
The Foley Shield is rich in legend and will always be talked about by players and supporters who willed their team to play in the final each September.
MORE NORTH QUEENSLAND RUGBY LEAGUE HISTORY RELASED
Proserpine identity Tony Price has completed his book "More Than The Foley Shield" and after a well attended launch at the Irish Club in Brisbane it is now available.
The book is an amazing record of North Queensland's invovlement in rugby league from the very earliest days right up to the recent Northern Pride's success and the Cowboys' repeated heatbreak.
The breadth of the book is stunning covering international games, Foley Shield games and many others. It records the names of North Queensland players from 1908 through to the Cowboys.
As well as the amazing stories in the book, there are hundreds of photos of great Northern teams from the past. If you have any interest in North Queensland football this book is a must for your collection.
The book is available for purchase online.
Click here to go to the
More Than The Foley Shield website
UPDATED VERSION OF UP NORTH ...the FOLEY SHIELD STORY GETS CLOSER
An updated version of "Up North" will be available in the near future. It will be in e-book format and be able to be read ona PC,or Mac, or any e-reader. If you'd like to put on the contact list for when it's released contact me now!
Do you have a spare copy of Up North ...the Foley Shield Story or know of someone who does??
If so, please contact me as I have a number of people who would be happy to pay you for your book. Let me know and I can put you in touch with them.
During the Centenary of League celebrations a North Queensland Team of the Century was named. Here it is..
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