DUNCAN Young had certainly earned his mad Monday celebrations this week.
The 22-year-old achieved something pretty special on the weekend.
On Saturday, he helped Orange City beat Parkes 32-16 to claim back-to-back Blowes Clothing Cup premierships.
Then on Sunday he scored 12 points in Cargo’s 22-12 Woodbridge Cup grand final win over Eugowra.
“To win one was great, so to win two was pretty special,” Young said of his victories.
Young has played with both Orange City and Cargo for two seasons.
He said he knew early this year he could have a double grand final weekend.
Young took a simple approach to Saturday’s decider.
“It was just another game. That’s the way we treated it,” Young said.
“After we won we partied like it was a grand final. It was a good feeling because everyone worked so hard for it.”
The rugby union back-rower said he tried not to think about Sunday’s decider on Saturday.
“I just wanted to celebrate with the City guys, but everyone kept reminding me I was playing again on Sunday,” he laughed.
He was home by midnight and refreshed for Sunday afternoon’s decider in Eugowra.
During the league match, the second-rower scored a try and kicked three conversions and a penalty.
“On Sunday I stayed out at Cargo, then on Monday I came back into town and had mad Monday with the City boys,” he smiled.
So how was he feeling on Tuesday?
“I was a picture of health,” he laughed.
This isn’t the first time Young has lined up in multiple grand finals in one weekend.
As a 15-year-old he played in a union, a league and a football grand final over two days.
On the Saturday, he lost his junior union decider with Orange City in Wellington, before heading to Blayney where he celebrated victory with his CYMS junior league team. Then on the Sunday, he lost his football grand final with the Canobolas Rangers.
“It’s better when you win them,” Young smiled.
He intends to line up with City and the Blue Heelers again in 2014.
What makes Young’s efforts even more impressive is he has type 1 diabetes.
He said an insulin pump helped him, but the fitness needed to play league and union also benefited him.