The Bremore club are running an open competition at the Bog of the Ring, Ring Commons, Naul, Co. Dublin on Sunday the 7th of June. Weight are 640kg & 680kg men’s senior and 600kg & 640kg novice. All teams are welcome. For more information call Brian on +447725888206
The 2009 Connaught Tug of War league reached its conclusion in Knockmore, Co. Mayo yesterday where the 640kg & 680kg senior and 680kg novice competitions were up for grabs. The Connaught league has gone from strength to strength over the last few years with ten teams competing this year. The league was run over five Sunday’s in various parts of the province. Gortletteragh from Co. Leitrim and Lakehill, Grove & Lavalley from Co. Mayo contested the senior league. Gills, Fallons & Canavans from Co. Galway and Taughmaconnell, Stapeltons & Rossie Rebels from Co. Roscomman fought it out in the novice league.
The destination of the novice league hung finely in the balance as Canavans from Tuam lead the way ahead of Taughmaconnell from Roscomman. There were a lot of even contests with many of them going to third ends. The Gills team also from the Tuam area produced some fine pulling to qualify for the final in first position where they were joined by Taughmaconnell. However, the Tuam team ran out of steam and it was the Roscomman men who took the 680kg title with a straight end victory earning them another 10 points. However, the Canavans team who have had a great first season managed to hold on to top position in the league and were presented with the Connaught novice cup by chairman Gerry Ferguson.
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The Irish U18 development squad travelled to Daventry England last weekend to take part in the annual charity event in aid of Great Ormand Street Hospital.
The lads competed extremly well winning Gold in both the 520kg and 560kg youth competitions overcoming the challenge of LNR ACF army team in the final of both competitions. The Eire Og squad were Sean Murray, Tomas Wilson, Chris Smyth, Chris Byrne, Anthony Shields, Daniel Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Darren O’Connor & Chris Reilly. Coaches were Eddie Fitzgerald & Brian Murray.
Click here to see more photos of Eire Og’s trip to Daventry
Congratulations also to the Tara Arms club from Co. Carlow who won Gold in the novice 680kg event.
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