Cockhill dominance continues in Ballygar
The national indoor championships continued yesterday in Ballygar, Co. Galway. The clubs who attended were Ballinasloe, Canavans, Clonmany, Cockhill, Cuan Rithe, Four Lakes, Hillview, Killoughey, Mountain View, Streamstown, Stapeltons, Rathkeale & Rockies.
Five teams competed in the senior 640kg event. Once again, Cockhill were very strong and they qualified for the final with a comfortable win over Stapeltons in the semi final. Mountain View had to dig deep to get past Rockies to book their place in the final. The final, a repeat of the previous two senior finals this season was once again a one sided affair as the Donegal based Cockhill team were always in control winning their third senior title with a comfortable straight end victory. The teams who qualified for the Div 2 final were Rockies & Stapeltons. The Cavan based Rockies team who have steadily progressed over the past few seasons produced a controlled display winning the gold medal with a straight end victory.
Six teams competed in the novice 640kg competition. The Streamstown club from Co. Westmeath produced a fine display to qualify for the final by defeating Cuan Rithe from Co. Cork in the semi final. Killoughey from Co. Offaly had to dig very deep to defeat Ballinasloe in a three-ender to book their place in the final. The impressive Streamstown team went on to produce a great performance in the final to win the gold medal and their first ever national title. The local Ballinasloe team were once again left disappointed as Cuan Rithe produced a gutsy display to defeat them in another three ended contest to win the bronze medal.
The second round of the youth league was another good success as five teams competed once again. On this occasion it was Clonmany B who produced a fine display as they topped the round robin without loosing a single end taking the maximum 7 points available. Rathkeale finished in second place and pick up 6 points. This leaves these two teams tied on 13 points each which sets things up for a very exciting finale in Kingscourt on the 16th of December. Canavans and Streamstown battled it out once again in the second round of the ladies league. This was a very entertaining contest as Streamstown took the first.
Canavans dropped in hard in the second end and leveled the match but it was Streamstown who went on to take the 7 points available with a 3 ends to 1 victory. This means that these two teams are also locked on 13 points each as we await the finale in Kingscourt. Streamstown rounded off a great day for their club by winning the second round of the mixed 4×4 league to put them in a dominant position with one round remaining.
Updated league tables can be found on the League Tables page.
See full results on our Results page.
Click here to see photos from yesterday’s competition in Ballygar (Note: there are 2 pages of photos)