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British and Irish Championships a great success

The British and Irish closed championships got underway on Saturday last in Breaffy house, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Ireland A team, 600kg gold medalists

Ireland A team, 600kg gold medalists

In the men’s 600kg the Ireland A team was represented by national champions St. Pats. The Ireland B team was made up mainly of pullers from Clonmany. Both Irish teams qualified for the semi final along with Northern Ireland A & B. Both Ireland teams progressed to face each other in the final and it was Ireland A represented by St. Pats who won the gold medal with a straight end victory. Northern Ireland B won the bronze medal.

Ireland A team, 680kg gold medalists

Ireland A team, 680kg gold medalists

Mountain View represented Ireland A in the men’s 680kg while the majority of the Ireland B team was made up of Cuan Rithe pullers. Both Ireland A and Scotland A progressed to the final with straight end semi final victories. The powerful Mountain View men produced a great display to win a second gold medal for Ireland with a straight end victory. Unfortunately the Ireland B team lost the bronze medal pull-off to England A but it was a great international experience for the men from Cork.

Ireland ladies, winners of 500kg & 540kg gold medals

Ireland ladies, winners of 500kg & 540kg gold medals

The ladies from Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow and Kiltevna, Co. Galway represented Ireland in the 500kg & 540kg categories while the ladies from St. Pats also represented in the 500kg category.  The event itself was well run with ladies teams from Scotland, Richill, Northern Ireland along with the two Irish teams. In the 500kg the B&K ladies claimed gold for Ireland with St. Pats ( Ireland A) taking silver on the day. The B&K ladies followed that up with gold in the 540kg defeating Northern Ireland in straight ends to make it a great day for the club. The comradery amongst the teams in Castlebar over the weekend was admirable. Competing teams of professional standard and the true sportsmanship amidst them makes the sport even more enjoyable for all concerned. Congratulations to the Irish ladies who competed, their coaches and everyone involved in the preparation for such a fantastic weekend.
Comhghairdeas le gach duine, tá sibh déanta do thír bródúil sin.

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Great win for Carndonagh in men’s 560kg

Men’s 640kg results

Gold: St Pats, Co Louth

Silver: Mountain View, Co. Louth

Bronze: Carndonagh, Co. Donegal

Fourth: Ballyhagen, NI

Click here to see men’s 640kg final.

 

Men’s 560kg results

Gold: Carndonagh, Co. Donegal

Silver: Country Club, NI

Bronze: Richill, NI

Fourth: Ayrshire, Scotland

 

Ladies 500kg results

Gold: St Pats, Co. Louth

Silver: B&K (Kiltevna & Ballinastoe)

Click here to see ladies 500kg final.

 

Ladies 540kg results

Gold: B&K (Kiltevna & Ballinastoe)

Silver: Richill, NI

 

Mixed 600kg results

Gold: Tinto, Scotland

Silver: Kinneff, Scotland

Bronze: Richill, NI

 

Men’s 660kg results

Gold: St Pats, Co Louth

Silver: Mountain View, Co. Louth

Bronze: Cuan Rithe, Co. Cork

Fourth: Tinto, Scotland

Click here to see men’s 660kg final.

 

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Ireland dominate championship in Castlebar

Men’s 600kg results

Gold: Ireland A (represented by St. Pats)

Silver: Ireland B

Bronze: Northern Ireland B

Fourth: Northern Ireland A

Click here to see 600kg final.

 

Men’s 680kg results

Gold: Ireland A (represented by Mountain View)

Silver: Scotland A

Bronze: England A

Fourth: Ireland B

 

Ladies 500kg results

Gold: Ireland B (represented by B&K)

Silver: Ireland A (represented by St. Pats)

 

Ladies 540kg results

Gold: Ireland

Silver: Northern Ireland

 

Mixed 600kg results

Gold: Scotland

Silver: Ireland A

Bronze: Northern Ireland

Fourth: Ireland B

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Affiliate for vote at AGM

Full clubs looking to have a vote at the AGM must affiliate before the end of January.

Affiliation forms for 2017 are now available on the Affiliate your Club page.

Completed form with register of pullers and fee should be sent to the Finance Officer.

The AGM takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday 9th April. Motions for the AGM should be sent to the secretary by Friday 10th March.

St. Pats complete indoor clean sweep with 560kg victory

There was a small turnout of clubs at the rescheduled national 560kg championships which took place in Buncrana on Sunday. The clubs who competed were Carndonagh, Clonmany, Gort na Cloiche and St Pats.

St Pats, national senior champions at 560kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 560kg

St Pats were looking to complete a clean sweep of national senior titles and they found themselves in the 560kg final after defeating GnaC in the semi final. Reigning world 560kg champions Mountain View were not in attendance therefore it was Carndonagh & Clonmany who faced each other in the other semi final. This was a close contest and the young Clonmany team put it up to their neighbours but it was Carndonagh who progressed to faced St Pats in the final. Carndonagh put up a strong performance in the final but the superiority of the St Pats men shone through as they completed their clean sweep with a straight end victory. Clonmany defeated GnaC to win the bronze medal.

See results on our Results page.

 

Affiliation for 2017

Affiliation forms for 2017 are now available on the Affiliate your Club page.

Completed form with register of pullers and fee should be sent to the Finance Officer.

Note: All clubs taking part in the B&I’s in Castlebar need to submit a completed affiliation form, register of pullers and fee to the treasurer by post before the B&I’s.