Good turnout for first Ladies Development day

The first ladies development session was held today in conjunction with the Connaught championship hosted by the Gills tug of war club near Corofin, Co. Galway.

Ladies Development session

The day began with a ladies competition where four teams took part, Boyneside, Canavans, Doyles Corner & the Tatch Bar. This was then followed by the development session where ITOWA tutor, Eddie Fitzgerald and Ladies Laison officer, Tracey Smith went through some basic drills and skills. The next session which is to be combined with a youth development session is due to take place on Sunday the 27th of June at a venue to be decided. Ballygar TOW club continued their dominance in the Connaught novice championship making it three in a row, winning the 640kilo championship. Seven teams took part in this competition.

Ballygar, Connaught champions at 640kg novice

Ballygar defeated host club, Gills, who pulled very well to make it to the final. Gortletteragh who have been pulling very strongly in Connaught this season added the 640kilo senior title to the 720kilo title they won two week ago. The final Connaught Championship will be hosted next weekend by the Lakehill club in Knockmore, Co. Mayo where the 600kilo & catchweight novice & senior titles will be decided. Lakehill, who are 2-1 down to Gortletteragh at this stage with two weights remaining will have to dig deep if they are to retain their Connaught league title.

Click  here to see photos from the ladies development day and the Connaught championship held at Gills of Corofin.

Click here to see more photos from yesterday’s Connaught championship at Gills courtesy of John McManus Photography. (Please ignore the pic of Jedward 🙂 )

2 comments on Good turnout for first Ladies Development day

  1. Well done on the good turn out on Sunday. May I suggest the Ballyhooley club in Cork for the next day in June.

  2. Tracey & Eddie have organised the second development day ladies & youths for Edenderry, Co. Offaly, as it is a central location from all parts of the country. I think they are also planning to have one in Ballyhooly in July, possibly on the same day as the national championship

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