Round 3 of the Participation & Performance league took place on Sunday 10th by Killenaule Tug of war club.
This new programme is developing nicely with all teams availing of youths and ladies on their teams. The Introduction of 3×3 mixed further increases participation of both, to help gain valuable experience. The ground conditions were very good and the lovely sunshine had everyone in good form. The hosts team Killenaule had great home support and were worthy winners on the day and a big thanks to all clubs and supporters
Seven clubs in total competed they were – Killenaule, Ballinastoe, Donoughmore, Castlegregory, Mighty Oaks, GnaC, & Ladies.
Results were –
480kg. – 1st Ballinastoe 2nd Donoughmore 2nd. (7 teams competed)
520kg. – 1st Killenaule 2nd Mighty Oaks 2nd. (5 teams competed)
3×3. – 1st Killenaule 2nd Ballinastoe (4 teams competed)
There was very little between any of the teams, but the competition was tough and fair and it’s a great build up to the National Championships starting this weekend.
Yesterday seen the 2nd outing for the performance & participation day hosted by Loughmore Tug of war where the venue was excellent.
The following teams competed on the day Ballinastoe, Castlegregory, Loughmore, Killenaule, Mulcair and Gna C.
A very close competition with nothing between teams resulting in most pulls going to 3 ends. The Youths and Ladies got a good days pulling too.
Winners in 480kg Castlegregory & Runners up Killenaule.
Winners in 540kg Ballinastoe & Runners up Castlegregory.
The National League Round 1 was held yesterday at the old Connolly Army Barracks, Longford.
The weights on the day were 600k & 680kg where six teams competed in both.
The first competition of the day was the 600kg and both were pulled on the round robin system so in the end of the competition the points were awarded to –
Castlegregory -14. Mulcair -13. Mixed A – 9. Mighty Oaks – 6. Leo Boys – 3. GnC – 0.
And in the 680kg the same six teams also competed and the points here were awarded to
Castlegregory -15. Leo Boys -11. GnC – 7. Ballinagh – 6. Mulcair – 4. Mighty Oaks – 2.
The next round of this league round 2 will be held at Piltown, Co Killkenny on Sunday 27th May
Attached link are photos taken on the day by Tug of war Munster
Yesterday seen Connaught Tow hosting a tug of war event at the Mayo Ploughing Association. The weights on the day was 500kg & 550kg. The pulling took place in glorious sunshine and large crowds.
Results as follows
1st Place G&B
2nd Place G na C
1st Place Castlegregory
2nd Place G na C
3 teams took part in a double round
Last year, the use of I.D cards was introduced for weigh-in at National competitions. This year, every card holder will be entered into a draw to win a range of prizes on offer. These cards will also now be used at competition entrances to gain entry for €5 instead of the typical €10 charged by most shows. These cards are only valid for 1 year, so they need to be renewed for 2018, if you haven’t already done so. New cards will be valid for the new affiliation year, which runs until March 31st 2019.
As passed at this year’s AGM, it is now a requirement of the Association, under article 7.3 of the constitution, for all members to affiliate as individual members of the association and to pay the annual €50 subscription. This applies to everyone, whether they are officials, or individual club members. Once each member completes the individual membership application process, they will be issued with a new I.D card.
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Update to Venue:
Connaught Board in Conjunction with Mayo Ploughing Association will host a Tug of war competition this Sunday 6th May. This event has been taking place for the last 26 years.
Venue: Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo (beside Racecourse)
6 a side Open Category
Weights 500kg & 550kg
Weigh In 11:30am – 12:30pm
First Pull to start @ 1pm.
Please come along and support
Yesterday we held our first outing of our new Performance & Participation program where Mulcair hosted the days event of the 480kg and 540kg competitions.
We were very lucky with the weather, with the sun shining all day. It was a fantastic day, with a great turnout where 9 teams competed in the 480kg and 7 in the 540kg.
All pullers performing brilliantly, they displayed determination, perseverance and a great amount of effort in all pulls.
The comradery was great to see with some teams taking ladies and youths under their wing for the day. We even had an impromptu kid’s teams pulling who thought it was tremendous. Continue reading