Last Sunday seen the teams travel far north to Moville, Co. Donegal for the 720kg National Championship. The teams competing were G&B, Castlegregory, Donoughmore, Lakehill & Boley. The rain held off as the competition got started. The ground seemed to be a deciding factor with many of the teams ending matches on a point each. But at the end if the round robin, the top 4 teams were Lakehill, Boley, G&B & Donoughmore.
The 1st semi final seen G&B meet Donoughmore. This battle was decided in 2 straight ends with G&B going through to the final.
The 2nd semi final was the most entertaining pull of the day for the spectators. This seen Boley and Lakehill, 2 very experienced teams, meet to fight it out. This lead to a fantastic battle that went to 3 ends with Lakehill coming out victorious and moving on to the final.
The fight for bronze was between Boley and Donoughmore. Donoughmore went on to win the bronze in 2 straight but very tough pulls.
The final was also decided in 2 straight ends with G&B proving too strong and they went on to claim the first gold and national title of the season. ….720kg champions.!!
The next competition was an opend 640kg. The teams competing were G&B, Clonmany, Bancran, Castlegregory and Greenhills. Again there were some great battles in this competition. At the end of the round robin, G&B met Bancran in the 1st semi final with Bancran winning and into the final. Castlegregory met Greenhills in the 2nd semi final with Greenhills winning a spot in the final.
The pull for the bronze was between G&B and Castlegregory with G&B winning in 2 straight ends.
Bancran met Greenhills in the final. This was a great battle between the 2 Northern Irish teams. Bancran proved too strong for Greenhills and claimed the gold in 2 straight ends. We would like to thank the 2 Northern Irish teams for travelling to the competition and making the 640kg a very good competition.
There was also the development league with 2 teams taking place, Clonmany and Donoughmore. Clonmany won the first round.
A youths competition took place with 2 teams taking place, Clonmany ladies and Ballinagh youths. Both teams put on a fine display with Clonmany ladies winning this competition.