Last Sunday Rockies hosted the 640kg National Championship at Kingscourt, Co Cavan. The 640kg is always a close contest, and this was certainly the case with this years competition!! Mountain View, Rockies, Cuan Rithe, St. Pats, Clonmany B & Stapletons/Ballinastoe all competed on the day.
At the end of the round robin, the top 4 teams were; Mountain View, Clonmany B, St. Pats & Cuan Rithe. The semi final on rope one was between Mountain View and Cuan Rithe, with Mountain View claiming a spot in the final. Meanwhile on rope 2, Clonmany B claimed their spot in the final, claiming the points off St. Pats.
Like the 680kg, this final was very evenly matched, and definitely did not disappoint the spectators! The first end was won by Clonmany B, who held steady pressure to secure the first point. Clonmany B started well in the second end gaining ground, however, the Mountain View men fought back. This led to a fantastic battle, and eventually to a “no pull” as both teams were awarded maximum cautions. Both teams had to restart to win the second point, with Mountain view powering on and claiming it. But it was the Clonmany B men that went on to claim the 3rd and winning point, claiming the 640kg All Ireland title.
Next up was the Division 2 640kg All Ireland final. This seen the home team, Rockies, taking on Stapletons/Ballinastoe. Rockies were the stronger team and went on to claim the victory.
After a short rest, the competition continued with the second round of the 380kg 5-a-side. The teams competiting were Rockies A, Rockies B, St. Pats, Mountain View, Clonmany B, Cuan Rithe, Ballinastoe & Stapletons. Once again, the Clonmany B men proved to be the stronger team, claiming the top spot with maximum points. The overall results from the 2 days of the league was : 1st Clonmany B, 2nd Cuan Rithe & 3rd St Pats.
Well done to all the teams, it was a fantastic days competition.