Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Luker's Team wins Tug O War.

The team entered by Luker's Pub, Shannonbridge, came out on top in the 104 stone category in last week's, Domac sponsored, Tug O War Tournament, in association with Ballinasloe Fair Week. Having overcome red hot favourites, Connaughtons Pub, during the week they defeated "The Grease Monkeys" (Dunlo Tavern) in the final. The team, trained by Longford's Christy Burke and anchored by Michael Ryan, also included Joe Rock, Paddy Kelly, William Kenny, John Paul Kenny, Eddie Hendrick, Eddie McGuire, Stephen Kenny, Edward Kenny and Tony Kenny. Well done to all.


Congratulations to neighbouring parish Castledaly on their first ever Senior Football Championship win. They overcame the challange of Garrycastle on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-08.

Our neighbours on the other side, Padraig Pearses, came within a few seconds of an identical historic achievement. From a position of four points down they scored 1-2 in a storming finish to lead by a point, but Castlerea snatched a late equaliser. Best of luck to trainer Eamon Mahon and the lads for the replay in two weeks time.

Birr made it four in a row in winning the Offaly Senior Hurling title, defeating Kinnitty by 1-15 to 0-15.

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