There was a lot of Irish success at day one of the World Indoor championships which got underway in Perth today with both Clonmany teams winning medals at 640kg and Country Club from Co. Tyrone winning gold at 560kg.
The men’s 640kg was run in two groups with the top 2 from each going through to the semi final. Both Clonmany A & Clonmany B teams pulled very well to qualify for the semis as Mountain View and St. Pats missed out on qualification. It was unfortunate that both Clonmany teams faced each other in the semi final with Clonmany B proving to be the stronger team going through to the final with a straight end victory. In the final the Donegal team faced the very strong Ayrshire team from Scotland. The Scottish team were too strong on the day and were in full control of the contest leaving Clonmany B to settle with the silver medal. Clonmany A recovered well to win the bronze medal.
Results: Men’s open club 640kg
- Gold: Ayrshire – Scotland
- Silver: Clonmany B – Ireland
- Bronze: Clonmany A – Ireland
There was good news to report in the U23 600kg competition as a team of 6 Irish and 2 Scottish pullers pulling under the name of Cockhill won a well deserved bronze medal.
Well done to Country Club from Co. Tyrone who won the men’s 560kg gold medal in today’s open club competition. Special congratulations to our own Brian Murray who pulled in the winning Country Club team, there were also 3 Ballyhegan men on the team. Seven teams from the Rep of Ireland entered the competition but all unfortunately failed to qualify for the semi finals.
Results: Men’s open club 560kg
- Gold: Country Club – Northern Ireland
- Silver: Abadino A – Basques
- Bronze: Amaiur – Basques