The national indoor championships resumed today in Cushinstown, Co. Meath where the 680kg senior, Div 2 & novice titles were contested. The teams who competed were Binnian View, Four Lakes, Canavans, Carbery, Ballinasloe, Stapeltons, Killoughey, Deel Rangers, St. Pats, Clonmany, Mountain View, Ballyhooly, Glenhill & Rockyes.
Four teams took part in the senior competition as Clonmany and Mountain View faced each other in the final, a repeat of the 720kg final in Carlow. This was another very exciting contest as Clonmany won the first end in a time of around four minutes. Clonmany also worked well in the second end bringing Mountain View to within an inch of the line. With both teams on two cautions they both fell to the mat. Mountain View responded quicker and brought the rope all the way back to bring the contest into a third end. Mountain View were the stronger team in the deciding end as they went on to win their second national title in a row. Deel Rangers defeated Binnian View to win the bronze medal.
Six teams took part in the Div 2 championship as Deel Rangers from Co. Westmeath finished on top of the league system. In the semi they overcame Killoughey in straight ends to qualify for the final. St. Pats also enjoyed a straight end victory over Ballyhooly in the second semi final. Deel Rangers who have been very strong since making their comeback to action defeated St. Pats in straight ends to win their second Div 2 title of the season. Killoughey defeated Ballyhooly in a three end contest to win the bronze medal.
There was some fine pulling in the novice competition as seven teams competed. Binnian View from Co. Down who are in their first season pulled very well to finish top of the league system. They went on to defeat Canavans in the semi final to qualify for their first ever national final. Four Lakes who are also a new club overcame Carbery in the second semi final. The final was another excellent contest but it was Binnian View who were a little stronger and they went on to win the gold medal and their first national title. Canavans from Co. Galway pulled well to defeat 720kg champions, Carbery in straight ends to win the bronze medal.
See full results on our Results page.
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