Woodsmen Club crowned All-Ireland horseshoe champs
CELEBRATIONS were had among the members from The Woodsmen Club, Bunclody who won both the All-Ireland Club Division 1 and the All-Ireland County Division 1 in horseshoe pitching.
It was the eighth time for the Woodsmen members to win the All-Ireland Club Division after they beat Dowley Duff from Kildare, who were the current champions, in the final.
The competition took place in Athy, Kildare where a total of three games were played between the two clubs.
‘The Woodsmen lost the first game at 21 – 18, but they came back and won the second game, 21 – 14,’ said PRO John Joe Byrne.
To be crowned champions, the Bunclody club needed 18 marks in the final game, which they managed by beating Dowley Duff with 21 – 8.
Meanwhile, members from the club also competed in the All-Ireland County Division 1 representing Wexford, where they beat Donegal 4 – 1 after a total of five games.
‘Liam Bond who is our manager also won the All-Ireland doubles with Tadgh Connelly and Michael Redmond won the All-Ireland singles,’ said John Joe.
The Woodsmen Club consists of Paddy Connors, Philip Mahon, Tom Connors, John Giltrap, Michael Redmond, Chris McDonald, and sub and manager Liam Bond.
Pictured at the County Wexford Horseshoe Grounds in Ferns were the Woodsmen Horseshoe Club, Bunclody, All Ireland Club Div. 1 winners and All Ireland Div 1 County winners. Front row: county captain Gerry Connors, John Giltrap, Philip Mahon and Larry Connors. Back row: Liam Bond, Paddy Connors, captain Tom Connors, Michael Redmond and Chris McDonald.