Lossa racks up 200th game

24 April 2012

One of St Bernards favourite sons chalked up a rare milestone on Saturday.

Luke 'Lossa' O'Sullivan led the side out on Saturday for his 200th game for the club.

After coming through Junior ranks Lossa was Captain of the Under 19 side before he made his senior debut in Round 16, 1999.

Lossa soon became a permanent fixture in the Seniors line up as a key forward and was of course a member of the all conquering A Grade Premiership side in 2002 and also played in the 2003 and 2004 Grand Finals. Lossa has been a Vice Captain and Runner Up B&F on two occasions.

After a stint overseas Lossa returned to the Snakepit and added 'key backman' to his CV.

While Lossa has moderated his speccy count in recent years he still maintains the big leap and those long arms fisting the ball away draw favourable comparisons with the Bombers Dustin Fletcher.

Off field Lossa has mellowed a little (not a lot) as he has assumed a mentor role for many of the young blokes around the club.

Lossa's family have been around the Pit for the long haul with mum Liz and dad Bernie making terrific contributions to the club. Above all Lossa is a Bernards man through and through and we look forward to him continuing to play his usual huge part in the clubs on field fortunes in 2012 and beyond.

Well done to Tommy Caven, Marty Byrne, Hogi, Myles Gollant, Josh Madden, George Garth,Harves, and Clang (pictured) for producing a great banner for Lossa to lead the side into before our big win.

Well done Lossa!

Paul Garth