Cappoquin win first Munster title
The third and final Munster Indoor Championship of the season took place on Friday night the 23rd of January at The Community Sports Hall in Ballyduff. The teams who took part in the competitin were Ballyhooley, Cappoquin, Fermoy, Glenhill and Harps.
Six teams competed in the 425kg 5-a-side event. The teams who qualified for the semi final stages were Fermoy, Ballyhooley A & B & Glenhill. Fermoy and Ballyhooley A emerged from the semis to face each other in the final. Fermoy who had already beaten Ballyhooley in the league stages were the stronger team and went on the attack from the drop. They worked their way to within six inches of the line only to run out of steam. Ballyhooley who were the fitter of the two teams began to gain some ground and produced a fine performance to win the first end. Again Ballyhooley were put under serious pressure in the second end but resisted the attack of the Fermoy men and went on to take the 425kg title. Their fine performance at the recent national championships in Cooley had stood to the Ballyhooley men. The winning Ballyhooley team were A Collins, M Jones, S Reilly, L Lynch, J Ford and coach P Muldoon.
Four teams took part in the 5-a-side catchweight competition. Cappoquin produced some fine pulling finishing top of the league system with maximum points. They were closely followed by Fermoy in second place. Cappoquin produced an excellent display in the final to win the title in two straight ends avenging their defeat to the Fermoy men in the final of the Fermoy open competition which had taken place two weeks previous. The Cappoquin men were delighted with their Munster success, their first munster title since joining the association over one year ago. The winning Cappoquin team were; E Collender, M Pender, J Foran, L Begley, and coach M Donnell.
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