More Irish medals at 600kilo
Day two of the championship got underway today with the men’s 600kilo competition. This competition was run in two sections of 11 teams with only the top two teams from each going through to the semi finals. There was fierce competition in group two between Clonmany B, Kilroe from England and Abadino from the Basque Country. As was the case in the 560kilo competition yesterday, Abadino pulled very strongly to top the group. The other semi final spot was decided in the contest between Clonmany B and Kilroe. Clonmany B produced a fine display to beat their English rivals two straight to qualify in second place two point ahead of Kilroe. Bremore continued their fine form from yesterday to easily top group one without loosing a single end. Clonmany B and Bremore faced each other in the semi final in a repeat of the national 600kilo final in Cooley a few weeks ago. However, it was the Donegal men who turned the tides this time round to qualify for the final with a hard fought straight end victory. Clonmany B went on to face hot favourites, Abadino in the final. There was no stopping the Spanish team as they added to their 560kilo title with a comfortable straight end victory over the Donegal men who were more than happy with their silver medal. Bremore ensured a fifth medal for Ireland with a comfortable straight end victory over ASC Napurrak from France. The men’s 680kilo competition is taking place this evening but none of the Irish clubs are taking part in this event. Attention now turns to the International 560kilo competition where Ireland will be hoping to do well tomorrow morning.