St. Pats within touching distance of clean sweep of senior titles

The clubs who attended the penultimate national indoor championship which was hosted by Cuan Rithe near Mallow were Castlegregory, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View, St Pats & Stapletons.

St Pats, national senior champions at 600kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 600kg

Six clubs competed in the senior 600kg competition. The clubs who qualified for the semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. St Pats defected Clonmany in the first semi final in straight ends. In the other semi Cuan Rithe won the first end against Mountain View but the Louth based team responded well to take the next two ends to qualify for the final. St Pats have been very strong all season and once again Mountain View were no match for them in the final as Pats went on to win their fourth senior title of the season with a straight end victory.

Stapeltons, winners of the Div 2 640kg

Stapeltons, winners of the Div 2 640kg

Cuan Rithe produced a good performance in the bronze place pull-off defeating Clonmany in straight ends.  The Div 2 competition was changed to an open 640kg final. The two clubs who competed were Castlegregory & Stapeltons. They pulled the round robin with the senior teams in the 600kg and then went into their own final. In that final Castlegregory won the first end but Stapletons responded well to take the next two ends and the gold medal.

St Pats, winners of the 5-a-side 375kg

St Pats, winners of the 5-a-side 375kg

Six teams also competed in the 375kg 5-a-side competition. The teams who qualified for the simi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe B and St Pats A & B. Both St. pats clubs progressed to face each other in the final with impressive straight end wins. St Pat A were victorious in the final. Cuan Rithe B won again defecated Clonmany to win the bronze medal.

See full results on our Results page.

Click here to see photos from Mallow. Thanks to St Pats TOW & Pat Lee for providing the photos.

St Pats wrap up ladies & mixed leagues in Lordship

The clubs who attended the national championship held in Lordship were Ballinastoe, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Gort na Cloiche, Kiltevna, Mountain View, Stapeltons, St Pats & Taughmaconnell.

St Pats, national senior champions at 640kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 640kg

Eight teams competed in the men’s 640kg competition. The teams who qualified for the semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats.  St Pats were victorious over Clonmany in the first semi final as were Mountain View over Cuan Rithe in the second semi final. The final between Mountain View and St Pats was a close contest with the improving Mountain View putting up a good fight. St Pats were that little bit stronger and they take another step closer to a clean sweep of senior 8-a-side titles. Cuan Rithe began well in the third end decider taking Clonmany to within inches of the line but were disqualified for receiving 3 cautions. Clonmany also went on to win the second end and the bronze medal.

St Pats, winners of the ladies 340kg league

St Pats, winners of the ladies 340kg league

Eleven teams took part in the men’s 5-a-side 400kg competition. Clonmany topped group 1 with Cuan Rithe A in second place. St Pats topped group 2 with Carndonagh runner-up. Both Clonmany and St Pats progressed to face each other in the final. St Pats were too strong for the Donegal team and they went on to win the gold medal. Carndonagh defeated Cuan Rithe to win the bronze medal. St. Pats impressively wrapped up the ladies 8-a-side 540kg league and the 5-a-side 340kg league picking up a maximum 21 points in each. Ballinastoe & Kiltevna (B&K) had to settle for silver and bronze medals.

St Pats, winners of the mixed 600kg league

St Pats, winners of the mixed 600kg league

The St Pats athletes also dominated the mixed 600kg league picking up a maximum 21 points. GnaC won the silver medal with 18 points and Taughmaconnell won the bronze medal with 10 points. Clonmany continued to dominate the youth 360kg league winning all three rounds so far. Ballinastoe and GnaC are battling for runner-up spot. The youth league will reach it’s conclusion in Donegal on December 11th.

Click here to see the senior 640kg final between St. Pats & Mountain View.

Click here to see the men’s 5-a-side final between Clonmany & St Pats.

Click here to see action from the ladies 540kg league.

See full results on our Results page.

See updated leagues on League Tables page.

Click here to see photos from Lordship. Thanks to Kiltevna and to St Pats for providing photos & videos.

St Pats shine in home competition

The clubs who attended the national championship hosted by St. pats in Carrickmacross were Ballinastoe, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Gort na Cloiche, Kiltevna, Mountain View, St Pats, Spateltons & Taughmaconnell.

St Pats, national senior champions at 680kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 680kg

The teams who qualified for the men’s 680kg semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. St Pats overcame Cuan Rithe in straight ends in the first semi final to qualify for the final. The second semi final between Clonmany & Mountain View was a very entertaining match-up with Mountain View taking the first end. The Clonmany lads showed great determination to come back and book a place in the final after a third and deciding end. The final between Clonmany and St Pats was a reasonably comfortable contest for St Pats who once again showed their superiority over their rivals this season with a straight end victory.

GnaC, national Div 2 champions at 680kg

GnaC, national Div 2 champions at 680kg

Mountain View defeated Cuan Rithe to win the bronze medal. The teams who qualified for the Div 2 final were Gort na Cloiche and Stapeltons. Stapeltons were on a high after their victory in the 720kg two weeks ago but it was the GnaC team who produced a great performance to overcome Stapeltons with a straight end victory and win the gold medal. The five teams who qualified for the men’s 5-a-side semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. Cuan Rithe and St. Pats enjoyed straight end victories over Mountain View and Clonmany respectively to qualify for the final. St Pats won the gold medal with Cuan Rithe runners-up while Clonmany won the bronze medal.

St Pats ladies 540kg winners

St Pats ladies 540kg winners

Once again, the St Pats ladies who are preparing for next summers World Games were very strong taking the maximum 7 points in both the 540kg and the 340kg leagues. St Pats combined with their men’s team also took maximum points in round 2 of the mixed 600kg league. Clonmany were very strong again in the second round of the youth league taking the 7 points with GnaC getting 6 points for finishing runners-up.

See full results on our Results page.

See updated leagues on our League Tables page.

Click here to see the 680kg semi final between Clonmany & Mountain View.

Click here to see the 680kg final between Clonmany & St Pats.

Click here to see photos from Carrickmacross. Thanks to Kiltevna & St Pats TOW for photos & videos.

The death has occurred of Paul Clarke

Sincere sympathy to Andrew Clarke of the Rockies club on the death of his brother, Paul. Paul will be laid to rest after mass in Kingscourt tomorrow.

Click here for funeral details.

St. Pats dominate day 1 of national indoors

The clubs who competed in Edgeworthstown were Ballinastoe, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View, GnaC, Kiltevna, St Pats, Stapeltons, Streamstown & Rathkeale. 8 teams took parts in the men’s 720kg competition.

St Pats, national senior champions at 720kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 720kg

The clubs to qualify for the senior semi finals were Clonmany B, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St. Pats. St Pats overcame Clonmany in the first semi final and Montian View also overcame Cuan Rithe, both in straight ends. The final between St. Pats & Mountain View was never in doubt as St. Pats were superior and controlled the pull to win the title in straight ends. Cuan Rithe dug very deep to defeat Clonmany in a third and deciding end to win the bronze medal. Ballinastoe and Stapletons qualified for the Div 2 final. The experiences Galway based team coached by Mike Stapelton were two strong for the Wicklow team and they went on to win the gold medal.

Stapeltons, national 720kg Div2 champions

Stapeltons, national 720kg Div2 champions

11 teams took part in the men’s 5-a-side open 450kg competition. This was run off in two groups. Once again the St Pats men were very strong in this event and qualified for the final where they faced Clonmany. St. Pats went ton to win the gold medal in this event with another straight end victory. Cuan Rithe overcame Gort na Cloiche to win the bronze medal, their second bronze medal of the day. This was an emotional day for Gort na Cloiche the hosting club as they remembered their friend and fellow puller, Shauna Banet, who sadly passed away during the summer.

Rebecca Banet presents the Shauna Banet memorial shield

Rebecca Banet presents the Shauna Banet memorial shield

The club organised the Shauna Banet memorial shield for the winners of the youth competition on the day. Four team took part in the youth competition, they were Ballinastoe, Clonmany B, GnaC & Rathkeale. Clonmany B were strong and they ended up winners with Rathkeale runners up. We were delighted that Shauna’s sister, Rebecca was in attendance to present the Shauna Banet memorial shield to Daniel Doherty the coach of the Clonmany team. St Pats and a combined team of Kiltevna & Ballinastoe pullers competed in the the first round of the ladies 540kg 8-a-side league.

St. Pats, winners of the ladies 540kg competition

St. Pats, winners of the ladies 540kg competition

St Pats were superior in this event and took the maximum points for round 1. B&K entered two teams into the first round of the ladies 340kg 5-a-side league. The result for first place as still the same as the St. Pats ladies who are preparing for next summer’s World Games in Poland were very strong and took maximum points once again. Ballinastoe, GnaC A&B and St Pat’s competed in the first round of the mixed 600kg league. St Pats rounded off a great day for the club taking the 7 points with GnaC A finishing runners-up.

Click here to see the final of the 720kg senior between St. Pats and Mountain View.

See full results on Results page.

See leagues after day 1 on our League Tables page.

Click here to see photos from the championship. Thanks to Kiltevna & St Pats TOW for photos.

Set-up of outdoor sub-committee

At the most recent National Executive meeting, it was agreed that an Outdoor Sub-committee would be set up in line with the Indoor Sub-committee that has been running for 2 years now. As a result, the 1st meeting of the Outdoor Sub-Committee will take place on Sunday 6th November at the Tullamore Court Hotel. The Agenda for this meeting is as follows:
  • Dates & Venues of the 2017 National Outdoor Fixtures
  • All chosen venues must be willing to pay the €1,500 fee for hosting
  • Format of the Outdoor National 8-a-side and 5 or 6-a-side competitions
  • Weight Advantage for National Championships
  • Selection of Outdoor National Teams
  • Selection of Teams for the 2017 Outdoor British & Irish Championships
  • Any other Business
Every outdoor club is entitled to send 1 representative only. It is very important that All Outdoor clubs, from every division, send a representative. Decisions made on the day will directly affect the 2017 Outdoor Season. Every club has an equal vote at the meeting and will be able to put forward ideas. The proposals from the meeting will go forward the the Nationa Executive Committee for approval. The Sub-committee will be chaired by Gerry Ferguson. For any more information contact Gerry (087 2496915) or the secretary.

British & Irish Indoor Championships 2017

The British & Irish Indoor Championships will be held at Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on the 11th & 12th February 2017. All countries are welcome to send clubs to compete in the open club competition on Sunday the 12th.

Click here to visit dedicated page for further information.