Wanderers' hockey veteran Shane Johnson and rookie Aaron Thompson enjoy Mad Monday celebrations after winning the local grand final on Saturday.
Wanderers' hockey veteran Shane Johnson and rookie Aaron Thompson enjoy Mad Monday celebrations after winning the local grand final on Saturday. Megan Lewis

Bruised Johno's Mad Monday

HE carried suspected broken ribs, a red raw “wedgy injury” and a few bruises on his legs, but nothing could keep Shane Johnson from Mad Monday celebrations.

The tough 35-year-old was still up for a game of golf yesterday despite two days of solid drinking and mischief with his fellow Wanderers' Hockey Club buddies.

It was the veteran defender's 15th Mad Monday and 11th premiership after the Wanderers A-grade men's team beat Southside United three-nil in Saturday night's grand-final.

After the win, the boys went straight to the pub and were up again at 8 the next morning for Silly Sunday.

While Shane - known to his mates as Johno - dressed as toughie smurf for the Silly Sunday session, newcomer Aaron Thompson went as baby smurf.

“It's all about being with the boys for a crazy weekend of celebrations,” Shane said.

Aaron said it was the best weekend of his life.

And Shane certainly paid the price when he decided to put on underwear for “No Undie Sunday”.

“I was given a wedgy and dragged by my undies across the ground,” he said.

It was the last of the traditional grand-final sporting weekend celebrations which have been held at venues across the region for the past month.



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