G&B Claim The 1st National Title Of The Season!

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.

720kg National Championship Bronze – Donoughmore v Boley

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.!!

720kg National Championship Final – G&B v Lakehill

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.

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