Sincere sympathy is extended to Helen Hunt of the Ballinastoe Tug of War club on the passing of her husband, Neville.
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Indoor clubs – Any clubs interesting in completing in the new British and Irish Championships on the 6th and 7th Feb 2016, in Hudderfield, need to register an interest with via email to the Secretary before the 13th December
Outdoor clubs – Representatives of the executive will meet outdoor clubs to discuss the 2016 season on the 10th of January at 10am in the Tullamore court hotel. All outdoor clubs are asked to attend.
The clubs who attended the 640kg championship in Lordship were Ballinagh, Ballinastoe, Ballyhagen, Carndonagh, Cuan Rithe, Country Club, Gort na Cloiche, Maharees, Mountain View, St. Pats, Stapeltons & Rockies.
Five teams entered the senior 640kg competitions. Mountain View defeated Carndonagh in straight ends in the first semi final. St. Pats defeated Cuan Rithe in the second semi final but needed a third and deciding end to do it. St. Pats won the first end of the final against Mountain View. The hosting club found hard in the second end and won two meters of rope but Pats were composed and recovered well to go on to win the gold medal, their third national title of the season.
Gort na Cloiche and Mountain View contested the Div 2 final. This was pulled over the best of five pulls. Mountain View took the first end but the Longford team dug deep to take the next three ends to win the title. Seven team took part in the novice 400kg championship. The teams who qualified for the semi finals were GnaC A & B, Mountain View and Rathkeale. GnaC A & B contested the first semi final with the A team winning in straight ends.
Mountain View also enjoyed a straight end victory over Rathkeale in the other semi final. Gort na Cloiche produced a great display in the final defeating Mountain View in straight ends to win the gold medal. GnaC B won the bronze medal. St. Pats ladies were dominant again in the third rounds of the 325kg & 350kg leagues. The Pats A team won the 350kg and their B team won the 325kg. St. Pats B team also won the third round of the mixed 600kg league. Ballinastoe had to settle with third position in all three leagues. There was a great turnout of 13 teams competing in the 5-a-side open 400kg competition, it was run in two groups. Country Club and Ballyhagen from Northern Ireland took part in this event. Mountain View gained some revenge on St. Pats in this event defeating them in straight ends in the final.
Click here to see the 640kg senior final between St Pats and Mountain View.
See full results on our Results page.
See updated leagues on League Tables page.
Click here to see photos from Sunday’s competition in Lordship. Thanks to the St. Pats TOW club for providing the link.
The 680kg natioanl championship was hosted by the St. Pats club at the Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The clubs who attended were Ballinagh, Ballinastoe, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Gort na Cloiche, Maharees, Mountain View, St. Pats and Rockies. Six teams competed in the senior 680kg competition. The teams who qualified for the semi finals were Carndonagh, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View and St. Pats. Clonmany B and GnaC missed out on qualification. Mountain View defeated Cuan Rithe in straight ends to qualify for the final. St. Pats also enjoyed a straight ends victory over Carndonagh to set up a repeat of the final from two weeks ago. The final was another good contest between the Louth based rivals but St. Pats were too strong again winning the gold medal in straight ends.
Cuan Rithe defeated Carndonagh to win the bronze medal. Cuan Rithe also defeated Mountain View in the Div 2 decider winning the gold medal in the best of 5 ends contest. Five teams competed in the novice 425kg championship. The teams who qualified for the semi finals were Ballinastoe, GnaC, Maharees & Mountain view with Ballinagh just missing out. Maharees defeated GnaC in the first semi final as Mountain View defeated Ballinastoe in the second semi final.
Maharees were very strong again as they were in the 720kg competition two weeks ago and they defeated Mountain View in straight ends to win their second gold medal of the season. Ballinastoe pulled well to overcome GnaC to win the bronze medal. The three teams who competed in the second round of the ladies 325kg and 350kg leagues were Ballinastoe, St. Pats A & St. Pats B. Ballinastoe pulled well taking an end from the St. Pats ladies in the 325kg event. The Wicklow women would like to acknowledge the sportsmanship of the St. Pat ladies for dropping a puller due to an injury on the Ballinasloe team. It was the St. Pats B team who eventually took the maximum 7 points in this event. St. Pats A took the maximum points in the 350kg league.
Ballinastoe had to settle for the 5 point for third position in both events as the class of the Pats ladies continued to dominate. The St. Pats B team again too the maximum points in the mixed 600kg event. There was a great entry of 13 teams in the 5-a-side 425kg men’s open competition which was run in two groups. St. Pats went on to defeat Mountain View in the final of this event.
See full results on our Results page.
See updated leagues on our League Tables page.
Click here to see photos from Carrickmacross. Thanks to St. Pats TOW for providing the photos.
The Longford leisure centre was the venue for today’s first round of the national indoor championship. The clubs who attended were Ballinagh, Ballinastoe, Gort na Cloiche, Mountain View, Maharees, Rathkeale, St. Pats, Stapeltons & Rockies.
There was a poor turnout in the senior competition where only St. Pat, Mountain View and Gort na Cloiche entered. Old rivals St. Pats and Mountain View faced each other in the first pull of the competition. Mountain View fought hard but it was their Louth neighbours who were stronger and went on to win the contest. As expected both teams ended up in the final and again St. Pats were too strong and they get their season off to a good start by winning the gold medal at 720kg.
Six teams competed in the novice 450kg competition. Maharees defeated Gort na Cloiche the hosting club in the first semi final. Rathkeale defeated Ballinastoe in the other semi to join Maharees in the final. There was a lot of experience on the Maharees team and they went on to win the gold medal with a straight end victory over the young Rathkeale team in the final. Ballinastoe defeated GnaC to win the bronze medal. St Pats were very dominant in the first round of the ladies 350kg and 325 kg leagues with the A and B teams finishing in first and second place in each.
Ballinastoe finished in third position in each. The same was the case in the mixed 600kg where St. Pats dominated once again taking first and second position. St. Pats also took maximum points in the first round of the combined youths/ladies 520kg league with Rathkeale in second position. Gort na Cloiche and Rathkeale contested the first round of the youth league and the Rathkeale club were stronger taking the maximum 7 points on offer.
See results on our Results page.
See leagues on our League Tables page.
Click here to see photos. Thanks to St Pats TOW for providing the photos.
Click here to find a list proposals from the indoor committee adopted by the ITOWA executive.
Indoor fixtures are available on the Fixtures page.
The ITOWA has 8 sections of indoor mats available for clubs to hire, the conditions are as follows