Daugh­ter helps dad win

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

TIP­PING with the head and not with the heart is the ad­vice from the win­ner of the Whit­sun­day Times NRL footy tip­ping com­pe­ti­tion.

Michael Ka­vanagh from Pro­fes­sion­als Real Es­tate has pipped last year’s win­ner at the post by one point in the last round of the sea­son to claim glory.

He won with a per­fect score of eight last week, just one point above fel­low Cow­boys fan and pre­vi­ous top tip­per Craig Bradley from Ju­bilee Tav­ern.

Michael and his part­ner have won a prize trip to go to the NRL grand fi­nal in Syd­ney which in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion, flights and a cruise.

But Michael said he couldn’t take all the credit.

“I have to share the ti­tle with my daugh­ter Mary,” he said.

“We have a meet­ing once a week and dis­cuss the tips to­gether.

“I’ve been a Cow­boys sup­porter since ‘95 but you have to tip with your head some­times and tip against them – much to the dis­gust of Mary.

“I also have a soft spot for the Bron­cos.

“It was a close com­pe­ti­tion this year with Craig beat­ing me most of the way.

“He’s a good tip­per. I was trail­ing by one com­ing into this week but some­how man­aged to get my first per­fect score all sea­son and pick up two.

“I’ll def­i­nitely be back next year to de­fend my ti­tle.”

Third run­ner up for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion was Lind­say Alt­mann from the Alt­mann broth­ers.

PHOTO: JES­SICA LAMB

WIN­NER: Michael Ka­vanagh.

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