Michael Muldoon memorial competition

Michael Muldoon

Outdoor fixtures 2015

The sports council have asked for the 2015 outdoor fixtures be finalised by the 9th December.

The closing date for applications to host an outdoor national in 2015 is the 20th November.

All applications should be directed through the secretary.

Winter Ready Campaign

Bw Winter ReadyFollowing on from an email from the Department of Transport , Tourism and Sport in relation to the Winter Ready campaign. The ISC were asked to contact NGBs to ask if it would be possible for NGBs to place a link to the www.winterready.ie on their website. 

St. Pats dominance continues in Mallow

The Cuan Rithe club hosted a well run second round of the national indoor championship at a very good venue in mallow, Co. Cork yesterday. The clubs who attended were Ballinagh, Castlegregory, Cuan Rthe, GnaC Valley, Kiltevna, Maharees, Stapeltons, St. Pats, Tara Hill, Taughmaconnell, Rathkeale & Rockies.

St Pats, national senior champions at 680kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 680kg

There was a poor turnout in the senior 680kg competition with the reigning champions Clonmany B and last year’s runners-up Mountain View not taking part. This left St. Pats as the only senior graded team in the competition and they ran out comfortable winners taking their second gold medal of the season with a straight end victory over Cuan Rithe in the final. GnaC Valley defeated Stapeltons to win the bronze medal.

GnaC Valley, national Div 2 champions at 680kg

GnaC Valley, national Div 2 champions at 680kg

Four teams also took part in the Div 2 competition. GnaC Valley faced Cuan Rithe in the final of this event a repeat of the final from two weeks ago in Carrickmacross. The home crowd were left disappointed on this occasion as GnaC Valley won revenge for the defeat of two weeks ago to win the gold medal. The five teams who took part in the novice competition were Ballinagh, Castlegregory, Maharees, Taughmaconnell & Rathkeale.

Taughmaconnell, national champions, novice 680kg

Taughmaconnell, national champions, novice 680kg

Taughmaconnell from Co. Roscomman reached the final once again where they faced the Maharees team from Co. Kerry. It was Taughmaconnell who showed their experience in this contest as they went on to win the gold medal and their second novice title of the season. The young Rathkeale pulled very well to win the bronze medal. The ladies 405kg & 375kg competitions were again contested by Kiltevna, St. Pats & Tara Arms.

St. Pats, winners of round 2 of both ladies leagues

St. Pats, winners of round 2 of both ladies leagues

The pulling between the three teams was quite event especially between Kiltevna and St. Pats. However it was the strong St. Pats team on heir first year out who got the better of the Galway ladies in both competitions to take the 7 points in each. Two St. Pats clubs took part in the second round of the mixed 600kg league with the B team taking the 7 points. Similarly, two Rathkeale teams entered the second round of the youth league with the A team taking the 7 points. St. Pats also wrapped up the men’s 375kg 5-a-side in fine style to take the gold medal with maximum points.

Maharees, winners of the men's 375kg novice league

Maharees, winners of the men’s 375kg novice league

Rockies from Co. Cavan put it up to their rivals pulling well to take the silver medal overall. Maharees from Co. Kerry pulled very well in the 375kg novice league taking maximum points overall. GnaC Valley finished runner’s up taking the silver medal while Taughmaconnell just missed out on a medal.

See updated leagues on our League Tables page.

See full results on our Results page.

Click here to see photos from Mallow. Many thanks to Pat Lee and to the St. Pats club for providing the photos.

St. Pats dominate on day one of indoor championship

The first round of the national indoor championships were hosted yesterday by the St. Pats club in the Phoenix centre in  Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The clubs who attended were Ballinagh, Baile Ghib, Country club, Cuan Rithe, GnaC Valley, Killoughey, Kiltevna, Maharees, Mountain View, St. Pats, Taughmaconnell, Tara Hill, Rockies & Rathkeale.

St. Pats, national senior champions at 720kg

St. Pats, national senior champions at 720kg

Five teams competed in the senior 720kg competition. St. Pats defeated GnaC Valley in the first semi final and Mountain View defeated Killoughey in the other semi to join Pats in the final. The final was a close contest but it was St. Pats who had the slight edge over their Louth rivals to win the gold medal and national title with a straight end victory. GnaC Valley defeated Killoughey to win the bronze medal.

Cuan Rithe, national 720kg Div 2 champions

Cuan Rithe, national 720kg Div 2 champions

Six teams competed in the Div 2 competition. Cuan Rithe defeated Killoughey in the first semi final. GnaC Valley defeated Mountain View in the other semi to join the Cork team in the final. Cuan Rithe pulled very well in the final to win the gold medal and the national title.

Taughmaconnell, novice 720kg national champions

Taughmaconnell, novice 720kg national champions

Four teams took part in the 720kg novice competition. Mountain View fielded a novice squad but they were defeated by Taughmaconnell in the first semi final. Ballinagh overcame Baile Ghib in the second semi final to join the Roscomman team in the final. Taughmaconnell are an experienced outfit and they had a slight edge in the final as they went on to win the gold medal. Mountain View won the bronze medal.

St. Pats, winners of round 1 of the ladies 375kg & 405kg league

St. Pats, winners of round 1 of the ladies 375kg & 405kg league

The three teams who competed in the first rounds of the ladies 375kg & 405kg were Kiltevna, St. Pats and Tara Hill. The result was the same in both leagues with St. Pats finishing first taking the 7 points and Kiltevna in second taking the six points. Well done to Tara Hill who also competed well on their first day out. Two St. Pats clubs took part in the first round of the mixed 600kg league with the A team taking the 7 points. Similarly, two Rathkeale teams entered the first round of the youth league with the A team taking the 7 points.

St. Pats, winners of round 1 of the men's 375kg league

St. Pats, winners of round 1 of the men’s 375kg league

The first round of the men’s 5-a-side league was a great success with ten teams entering and was run in two groups of five teams. Country Club from Co. Tyrone were welcome visitors and they entered two teams. It was St. Pats again who rounded off a great day for the club winning the first round to take the 7 points. Rockies from Co. Cavan were runners-up and they get 6 points. Maharees all the way from Co. Kerry pulled very well to finish in third position picking up 5 points.

See league tables on our League Tables page.

See full results on our Results page.

Click here to see photos from Carrickmacross. Thanks to the St. Pat’s club who provided the photos for the website.

Senior 720kg final

Click here to see the first end of yesterday’s 720kg senior final between Mountain View and St. Pats.

Click here to see the second end.

Thanks to the St. Pat’s club for the videos.

National indoor fixtures

The national indoor fixtures are now available on the Fixtures page.

Due to the busy daily schedule weigh-in is from 9 – 11am with first pull at 11:30am.

The closing date for applications for a temporary transfer is the 3rd of October.

All queries must go through the secretary.