Three golds for Streamstown as Cockhill complete clean-sweep

The final round of the indoor championship was hosted yesterday by the Rockies club in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. The clubs who attended were Ballinasloe, Ballyhooly, Canavans, Clonmany, Cockhill, Hillview, Rathkeale, Rockies, Stapeltons & Streamstown.

Cockhill, national senior champions at 580kg

Cockhill, national senior champions at 580kg

Five teams competed in the senior/Div 2 580kg event as Cockhill were hoping to complete the clean-sweep of senior titles and Rockies were hoping to win their fourth Div 2 title. These two clubs were quite comfortable in their divisions as Cockhill qualified for the final with a comfortable win over Ballyhooly in the semi final. Clonmany B had to dig deep to defeat Rockies in the other semi final. The final, a repeat of last weekend’s 600kg final proved to be another comfortable contest for the impressive Cockhill club who won the gold medal and clean-sweep of national senior titles with a straight end victory.

Rockies, national Div 2 champions at 580kg

Rockies, national Div 2 champions at 580kg

Rockies defeated Ballyhooly to win the bronze medal. These same two clubs also qualified for the final of Div 2 and again it was Rockies who won the gold medal, their fourth title of the season. The final of the novice 580kg event was contested by Streamstown and Ballinasloe. These two teams have performed well over the season but on this occasion it was the Streamstown club from Co. Westmeath who won the gold medal and their second national title of the season with a straight end victory. The Clonmany B novice team who made their debut in Tullamore last weekend had a great result in the third place pull-off as they defeated Rathkeale in a three ended contest to win the bronze medal.

Clonmany B, winners of the youth league

Clonmany B, winners of the youth league

The final round of the successful youth league was also held in Kingscourt today. This was an exciting event as Clonmany B & Rathkeale were tied on 13 points each at the start of the day. On this occasion it was the young lads from Clonmany in Co, Donegal who edged it taking the maximum 7 points on offer to top the league and win the overall gold medal. Rathkeale from Co. Limerick had to settle for a well deserved silver medal pipped to the title by just 1 point. Hillview take the overall bronze medal. The finale of the ladies 6-a-side league was also an anticipated showdown as Canavans & Streamstown were also deadlocked on 13 points each.

Streamstown, winners of the mixed 600kg league

Streamstown, winners of the mixed 600kg league

However it was the Streamstown team who drafted in some experienced pullers during the league who just edged Canavans to the maximum 7 points on offer to win the overall gold medal as Canavans had to settle for silver. The overall result was the same in the mixed 600kg league as Streamstown take the gold medal with a maximum 21 points and Canavans win the silver medal.

Final league results are available on our League Tables page.

See full results from Kingscourt on our Results page.

Click here to see photos from Kingscourt (note: there are 2 pages of photos). Thanks a million to Padraic Kellet from the Tug of War shop for providing the photos.

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