Last Sunday the teams travelled to the Tullow Show in Co. Carlow, where the last of the Nationals was being held, the National 580kg. The final round of the Development League 480kg & an open 680kg was also held on the day. Clubs that participated on the day were: Boley, Lakehill, Castlegregory, G&B, Mighty Oaks, Ballinastoe, Mulcair & Ballinastoe Ladies
The 580kg was a very tough competition right from the start. Every point in the round robin was very hard earned and some great tug of war on display for the crowd to enjoy. At the end of the round robin, the top 4 teams were G&B, Boley, Lakehill & Castlegregory.
In the first semifinal G&B met their neighbouring Connaught team, Lakehill. The G&B men claim this victory in 2 straight ends.
The 2nd semi final seen Castlegregory meet Boley. Castlegregory also proved too strong in this and went on to claim the points and a spot in the final in 2 straight ends.
The battle for bronze was delayed by a downpour of rain, which left ground conditions very poor indeed. However, Boley and Lakehill met yet again in the battle for a medal, as they have done for many years. In what was a very good, tough battle, the Lakehill men took the points and the bronze medal.
Please click on this link to see the 580kg National bronze pull: https://www.facebook.com/191848617508083/videos/2585638918218507/
Not for the first time this season, Castlegregory & G&B met in the final. With both teams very evenly matched having taken a point each in their match from the round robin. However the G&B men held on to claim the gold and the 580kg National Title.
Please click here to see the 580kg National Final: https://www.facebook.com/191848617508083/videos/748079725609765/
5 teams participated in the last round of the 480kg league, Mulcair, Ballinastoe Ladies, Rathanna, Mighty Oaks & Ballinastoe. Results 480kg Development: overall results after 4 rounds –
Mulcair – Gold. Ballinastoe Ladies – Silver. Mighty Oaks – Bronze.
The final competition on the day was the open 680kg. 4 teams participated, Boley Castlegregory, Lakehill & G&B. After a round robin in very tough conditions, G&B to meet Boley for the Bronze, with Castlegregory and Lakehill in the final.
Results of the 680kg Open: Lakehill – Gold. Castlegregory – Silver. G&B – Bronze.
Please click on the following link to see the 680kg final: https://www.facebook.com/191848617508083/videos/2435737266705507/
Please click on the following link to see the 680kg bronze : https://www.facebook.com/191848617508083/videos/224002048503345/