Richhill Tug Of War Team hosted a Charity Tug Of War took place on Sat 7th Jan 2017 at Richhill Training Shed, Armagh in aid of the Newry Hospice. This Armagh venue is fast becoming the new mecca for indoor tug of war within Northern Ireland and every competition seems to be better than the last and this even was no different with a large crowd watched some exceptionally tough and hard fought tug of war.
12 teams entered the 5-a-side 400k competition and welcomed the new team from Castlewellan, A.Q. Engineering, and the youth team from Clonmany.
This competition was run in two sections with the top two from each section going through to the semi-finals. Section one brought Clonmany 2 team and Richhill to the semi-finals to pull against the other Clonmany team and Mountain View and the two Clonmany teams reaching the final.
The Clonmany Club was the big winner.
The Catch Weight pull had 9 teams taking part with the final between Ballyhegan and Carndonagh. The local Ballyhagen men proving too strong for the Donegal visitors.
The night was finished off with a 6-a-side knockout competition and this time Mountain View took the honours.
The night finished off with a traffic jam and a lot of exhausted tug of war pullers singing praise to this rather informal gathering in Armagh. Leslie and Jeffrey Knipe, on behalf of the charity, thanked everybody for their kind and generous donations and they raised £750 on the night.
The competitions were run by P Kernan, Jim Burns, William Rountree and our new score-keeper Faith. As usual Annabel was in the kitchen providing the food.
Next Saturday at Fivemiletown, 5-00pm, don’t miss it.