The finale of the ladies leagues took place yesterday in front of a huge crowd in the Galway gaeltacht village of Leitir Mor. The day was a big success and was one of the biggest day’s for ladies Tug of War in the history of the association.
The teams who competed were, Ballinagh, Boyneside, Canavans, Connemara, Cleggan, Doyles Corner, Renvyle and Tatch Bar. Four teams took part in round 4 of the ladies 435 league. The strong Tatch Bar team from Ballygar, Co. Galway pulled well to finish top with maximum points. The hosting club, Connemara finished in second place with 9 points but did enough to win the gold medal overall with a total of 40 points. Tatch Bar won the silver medal while Boyneside from Edenderry won the bronze medal.
Five teams took part in round 4 of the 405kg league. Once again the Ballygar ladies were very strong with their A & B teams finishing joint top on 15 points each. Ballinagh were close behind on 14 points. Tatch Bar A won the overall gold medal in the 405kg league. Ballinagh from Co. Cavan won the silver medal. The bronze medal was not presented on the day due to complaints from a number of teams which need further investigation.
The development of ladies Tug of War this year was evident as six teams competed in the 8-a-side non-championship 560kg competition. This was the first 8-a-side ladies competition in many years and to have six teams taking part was a big success. The semi final pairings were Ballinagh versus Tatch Bar and Connemara versus Renvyle with Commemara and Tatch Bar progressing to the final. Connemara who were cheered on by their vocal home support pulled very well winning rope in each end but there was no stopping the Ballygar team as they went on to win the gold medal in straight ends. Ballinagh also overcame Renvyle in straight ends to win the bronze medal.
See full results from yesterday’s ladies finale on our Results page.
See final league tables on our Ladies Development page.
Click here to see photos from yesterday’s ladies finale in Leitir Mor (note: there are two pages of photos).