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Click here to listen to an excellent interview given by Padraic Kellett to Northern Sound Radio last week to promote last Sunday’s Michael Muldoon memorial competition. This is a great example to all clubs of the benefits of promoting the sport through local media (radio and press). Well done also to Padraic and the St. Pats club in their support of the wonderful Living Links charity and of the Muldoon family in their running of this annual memorial event.
The Sean Kilbride memorial competition was hosted yesterday by the Mountain View club in Lordship, Co. Louth.
The clubs who competed were Binnian View, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Cockhill, Country Club, Gortletteragh, Mountain View, St. Pats & Rockies. Mountain View were very strong in the 580kg competition as they qualified for the final without really breaking sweat. There they faced Country Club from Co. Tyrone. The Tyrone men put up a good fight in the final but Mountain View were far superior as they went on to win the Sean Kilbride memorial cup in impressive style. Carndonagh defeated near neighbors, Cockhill, in straight ends to win the bronze medal.
St. Pats pulled very strongly in the 640kg event as they finished top of the round-robin without loosing a single end. However, a number of cracks began to appear in their team and they ended up loosing the semi final in a three ended thriller against a resilient Clonmany A team. Cockhill defeated Mountain View in the second semi final to set up an all Donegal final. The final was a very entertaining contest and went to a deciding end but it was the Clonmany team who picked up the victory as Cockhill were disqualified for sitting. Mountain View defeated St. Pats to win the bronze medal.
With next months World Championship drawing nearer, a preparation tournament took place yesterday in Clonmany, Co. Donegal and was well supported by teams from North and South of the border. The clubs who competed were Carndonagh, Clonmany, Cockhill, Country Club, Mountain View, St. Pats, Richhill & Rockies.
8 teams competed in a high standard 600kg competition. Mountain View, the national champions at this weight were very strong and topped the round robin without loosing a single end. They were joined in the semi final by Carndonagh, Clonmany B & Cockhill. Mountain View continued their dominance by defeating Cockhill to qualify for the final as Clonmany B defeated neighbours Cardonagh in the other semi final. The final was a very entertaining contest as the Louth team had to work hard to win the first end. Clonmany B who got off to a shaky start in this competition really upped their game in the second end as cracks began to develop in the Mountain View team. However, the Louth team just did enough to get the rope over the line to win the gold medal. Cockhill defeated Carndonagh in a three ended contest to take the bronze medal.
6 teams took part in the 680kg event as St. Pats, the reigning national champions at this weight looked very impressive topping the round robin with maximum points. St. Pats, who also hail from Co. Louth defeated Clonmany A in the semi final to qualify for the final. Clonmany B defeated Cockhill in the other semi to qualify for their second final of the day. The large crowd in attendance were treated to another entertaining final as Clonmany B cheered on by their home support won a close second end to bring the contest into a third and deciding pull. However, it was St. Pats who dropped in hard in the deciding end and pushed out the Clonmany men in impressive style to win the gold medal. Clonmany A defeated Cockhill to win the bronze medal. Youth 2000 would like to thank all of the teams who attended and supported the event and all those who helped out in any way.
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There was a great turnout of teams and spectators on Sunday last for the Michael Muldoon memorial competition which was held in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.
The St. Pats club would like to thank all the clubs who travelled and everyone who supported the event. As of Sunday evening €6000 had been raised for Living Links, Cavan! Congratulations to the St. Pats club who won the inaugural Michael Muldoon memorial competition at 640kg. Carndonagh were winners at senior 600kg while Stapeltons won the Div 2 600kg. Rockies won the Div 2 640kg and the youth 6-a-side competition while a Canavans/Clonmany A combination were victorious in the mixed 620kg event. Canavans were also victorious in the ladies 6-a-side competition.
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Click here to see photos from the event, thanks to St. Pats for providing the photos. (note: there are 2 pages of photos)
The finale of the Munster league took place last Friday evening in Ballyhooly, Co. Cork.
Donoughmore won the overall lightweight league while Harps won the heavyweight. Knights won the novice league while Harps also won the U23 league. Cappoquin ladies edged Knights to win the ladies league and celebrated in style with none other than Lord of the Dance himself, Michael Flately, who credited the girl for competing in such an enduring sport. Flately knows all about the sport of Tug of War as his grandfather once represented Ireland at an International event in Detroit many years ago.
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A successful open Tug of War competition was held last Sunday at the Crossroads, Killygordan, Co. Donegal. This is an annual event to celebrate the life of Brian Geary former puller with the Scruffy Murphys club and son of Billy & Maureen Geary who died tragically in 2004. All proceeds raised went towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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Five teams competed in the Connaught open novice 680 kilo competition which was held at the Brideswell Pattern show in Co. Roscomman today. The teams who competed were Canavans, Gill’s, Taughmaconnell, Stapeltons and Rossie Rebels. It was the Gill’s team from near Tuam in Co. Galway who emerged victorious defeating fellow Galway team, Stapeltons in the final.