‘Shop’ tug-of-war team score gold

The Shop team National Champions at 640kg Div 3 at the National Championships held at Corofin, Co Clare. Full story see pg 12.
There was outstanding action at the National tug-of-war Championships in Corofin Co Clare on Sunday. Nine teams competed in the 640kg Div 3 and after some hard battling to get into the semi final were Stapletons v the Shop (Thurles/Loughmore) team.

There was outstanding action at the National tug-of-war Championships in Corofin Co Clare on Sunday. Nine teams competed in the 640kg Div 3 and after some hard battling to get into the semi final were Stapletons v the Shop (Thurles/Loughmore) team.

The Shop took this in two straight ends. The final saw the Shop v Cuan Rithe, and this went to a three ender with the Shop taking the first end and Cuan Rithe taking the second end. The Shop were that small bit the stronger and took the third end to take the title. The Shop club are hosting a National Championship on Sunday 28th July in Thurles - this will be a big event for Thurles. It’s the 640kg Novice and they will be going all out to win this!