Bobeth maintains O’Garro highs

The Hammerhead Lady Sharks are the
women’s flag football champions and their quarterback, Bobeth O’Garro,
deservedly got the most valuable player award.

The Sharks beat Lone Star Jager
Monsters 38-20 in last week’s final at West Bay’s Ed Bush Stadium and for
O’Garro it was an extremely satisfying feeling, having lost in the big one last
year to Walkers Wonders. “It feels good to win,” she says. “The core of our
team remained the same as last year, so we were dedicated to not making the
same mistake we did last year. We relaxed and followed through with our planned
strategy. Clearly it worked.”

A depleted Walkers side went out
this time in the semis to the Monsters who, led by the league’s best
quarterback Ali Amos, were the most improved side in the women’s game. “I would
not say the win was less satisfying,” says O’Garro. “That would not be fair to
Monsters who worked hard to get to the finals and were a worthy opponent.
However, it would have been good to see Walkers in the finals.”

Apart from winning the championship
there were plenty of other highlights and a few obstacles to overcome too. “My
team winning in the regular season in the absence of Scimone Campbell and I,
was pleasing. They dug deep to win despite them feeling down about a situation
which affected a teammate of ours. We had great rookies who gelled with our
core team from day one. The low points were having to play with only seven
players due to injuries and overseas studies. We also had many injuries to play

O’Garro is confident that they can
retain their title next year, whoever is around. “Obviously we feel we have a
strong chance of retaining the title, however we don’t know what the other
teams look like yet. So, as we did this year, we will take nothing for granted
and continue to practice hard. I have no clue who will be strong. The teams
will have the same names but not necessarily the same players. They all have
plans to revamp and recruit so who knows? It will be interesting.”

With husband Dwight, the basketball
ace, Bobeth married into the O’Garro sporting dynasty. “Yes I am happily
married to Dwight O’Garro for almost 10 years and we have two superstars in the
making, Joshua, who is 9, and Micah, almost 8.”

Bobeth plays a variety of sports
and juggling that with keeping husband and kids happy takes a lot of discipline
and organising. Not surprisingly, then, she is the acting commandant of the
Cayman Islands Cadet Corps. “It’s a job I truly enjoy.”

Ranked fifth earlier this year as
one of Cayman’s fittest sports women, she also plays netball, basketball,
football, rugby and Gaelic football, and used to do volleyball and track.
Gaelic football and soccer are her favourite sports.

Playing sports is relaxing for her,
she says. “Although playing sports can be intense, it is a de-stressor for me
at times. I also spend a lot of time with my family going to the beach, going
for long walks, reading, talking together, and I hang out with my close