Saturday 28th May at Benburb was the venue for the Kenny Crozier Memorial Championship hosted by Derryogue club. The scales were opened at 2pm and the four teams stepped up lightly to weigh in. First off was the team from Leos who were anxious to get some food into their stomachs.
Derryogue had no problems weighing 4 kilos lighter than the 600 limit whilst Killyloghue and Bancran made a couple of changes to make the weight limits.
The draw was made on the field and with only four teams in the 600 and four in the 640; it wasn’t going to take too long to run the competition off.
In the 600 memorial event after the first round Derryogue and Bancran were level on points with Killylough and Leos following closely behind. All teams participated in the semi finals with Derryogue and Bancran destined to meet in the final. As had been the case in the round robin, this was certain to be another close, hard fought final. Three ends beckoned and true to form both teams took one end each. They tossed for ends in the third and decided to stay where they were. Again a mighty tussle and a lot of hard work put in by both teams only for Bancran to succumb in the end and finish in silver position behind Derryogue.
There were very slight changes to any of the four teams from the 600 moving up to the 640kgs event. The same teams as before took to the field
and again there was little to choose between all of the teams. Derryogue finished in first with Killylough in second followed by Leos Boys and Bancran.
Semi finals again saw Derryogue take on Leos Boys whilst Killylough took on the Bancran team. Derryogue and Killylough, who had been improving all day, entered the final. Derryogue proved to be tenacious and took the final after overcoming some herculean efforts by the Killylough team.
At the close the presentations of medals for the 640 event along with medals for the Kenny Crozier Memorial Shield (600kgs) was made by Mr