Great trunout for Killylough celebrations

There was a great turnout of teams yesterday as the Killylough club celebrated their 40th anniversary in Tydavnet. The clubs who attended were Ballinagh, Bancran, Binnian View, Boley, Boyneside, Brideswell, Fairywater, Glenhill, Gills, Gortletteragh, Killylough, Lakehill, Lavalley, Leo’s Boys, Mountain View, Taughmaconnell, Rockies, Slaneysiders & Staleptons. 12 teams took part in the 640kg senior competition which was run in two groups. The strength of the Northern Irish teams was evident as both Bancran & Leo’s Boys emerged from group 1. Killylough & Slaneysiders qualified from group 2. Killylough defeated Leo’s boys in the first semi final as Bancran overcame an impressive Slaneysiders performance to join Killylough in the final. It was Killylough on their home turf who went on to win the final in straight ends. 14 teams took part in 600kg senior. Gortletteragh overcame a very impressive Glenhill team in the first semi final as Killylough defeated Boley in an excellent contest to reach the final. The final was an even contest but it was the crafty Killylough team who emerged with their second victory of the day proving that they are still as strong as ever they were in their legendary history. The final of the 640kg novice competition was between Binnian View and Rockies. It was Binnian View from Co. Down who picked up the gold medal in this competition. Boyneside defeated Ballinagh in the final of the ladies 560kg competition. There was great pulling in the youth competition as well as Rockies finished in first position with Ballinagh runners-up. Four teams took part in the 600kg mixed competition as Mountain View with father and daughter combination Mick & Jenny Barker defeated a Boley/Boyneside combination into second place. Overall it was a great days competition. Well done to Killylough on a great service to Irish Tug of War and best wishes to the club for the future.

Click here to see photos from yesterday’s competitions. Thanks to John McManus Photography for the link. All photos are available for purchase.

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