Tug of war cham­pi­ons

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Well done to the ladies from our lo­cal Bal­li­nas­toe Tug of War Club, who teamed up with Kil­tevna TOWC from Gal­way, who rep­re­sented Ire­land at Breaffy House Ho­tel, Castle­bar, Co. Mayo re­cently and be­came Bri­tish and Ir­ish Cham­pi­ons for Ire­land in the 500kg and 540kg cat­e­gories.

The power, ded­i­ca­tion and will of th­ese women that came to­gether and achieved out­stand­ing re­sults was cer­tainly a mem­ory never to be for­got­ten in Tug of War his­tory.

The de­ter­mi­na­tion from B and K ladies was in­deed spec­tac­u­lar prov­ing that team­work was a ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion in mak­ing his­tory for their coun­try.

The event it­self was well run with ladies’ teams from Scot­land, Richill, North­ern Ire­land and St Pat’s Tug of War Club Co. Louth, who were also rep­re­sent­ing Ire­land on the day, but it was the B& K ladies who claimed gold for Ire­land with St Pat’s (Ire­land A) tak­ing sil­ver on the day. The B& K ladies also rep­re­sented their club on the Sun­day and won a sil­ver medal in the 500kg and also gold in the 540kg cat­e­gories.

The com­radery among the teams in Castle­bar over the week­end was ad­mirable. Com­pet­ing teams of pro­fes­sional stan­dard and the true sports­man­ship amid them makes the sport even more en­joy­able for all con­cerned.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the ladies in­clud­ing our own Cathy O’Toole and Jenny Barker, coaches and ev­ery­one in­volved in the prepa­ra­tion for such a fan­tas­tic week­end.

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