Richhill seal national title

Richhill celebrate success in the Northern Ireland Tug-Of-War Championships. Richhill defeated Country Club in the 680-kilos final, the first of four weight divisions on the schedule. Back row, from left, are Clifford Redmond, David Donaldson, Sam Rountree senior, Jonathan Compston, John Shannon, Colin Reid, Alan Walker, Nelson Hanna. Front row, from left, are Richard Trotter, Ashley Liggett, Matthew Foster, John Kennedy, Philip Spence, Sam Rountree junior, Mark Walker.INPT48-140''PTSPORTGEN15
Richhill celebrate success in the Northern Ireland Tug-Of-War Championships. Richhill defeated Country Club in the 680-kilos final, the first of four weight divisions on the schedule. Back row, from left, are Clifford Redmond, David Donaldson, Sam Rountree senior, Jonathan Compston, John Shannon, Colin Reid, Alan Walker, Nelson Hanna. Front row, from left, are Richard Trotter, Ashley Liggett, Matthew Foster, John Kennedy, Philip Spence, Sam Rountree junior, Mark Walker.INPT48-140''PTSPORTGEN15

Richhill enjoyed the perfect start to this season’s indoor Northern Ireland Championships by securing success across the 680-kilos category.

The tug-of-war competition was staged to signal the opening of the national indoor title schedule - with Richhill out on top in the face of competition from Ballyhegan and Country Club.

Fermanagh-based Country Club lost out to Richhill across the main event as John Shannon, Colin Reid, Jonathan Compston, Matthew Foster, Mark Walker, Philip Spence, David Donaldson and John Kennedy found winning form.

Richhill recorded victory by back-to-back ends against Country Club.

GAA

Tir na nOg officers have been elected as follows: Dessie Henderson (chair), Andrew Neeson (vice-chair), Elaine McKeown (secretary), Noel Benson (assistant secretary), Leo McKernan (treasurer), Leo Kelly (assistant treasurer), Colette Fay (registrar), Michael Lavery (development officer), Kathryn Brown (cultural officer), Richard Hendron (PRO).

The committee is: Ciaran Preshur, Colette Mercer, Brian Carvill, Brian Mallon, Caroline Furphy, Eamon Leonard, Stefan O’Hare, Caoimhe Mercer, Aileen Litter, David Smith, Declan Murphy, Mary Hendron, Gary Mallon.

The fundraising committee is: Gerry Mallon, Colette Carvill, Roisin Creaeny, Laura Forker, Gareth Smith, Darragh McKee, Jamie McAleenan, Seamus Brown, Alain O’Connor, Bernie Campbell, Terri Tennyson.

The programme of indoor cycling sessions hosted by Annaghmore has been confirmed as follows:

TUESDAYS (8 o’clock evening start): Geraldine 07796641543; WEDNESDAYS (6.30 morning start): Edwina 07866696784; THURSDAYS (8 o’clock evening start): Edwina 07866696784; SATURDAYS (9 o’clock morning start): Mairead 07759326741.

Wednesday sessions will feature Edwina and Geraldine on a rota basis but with advance notice provided at the start of eack week.

Everyone is requested to arrive - with a bottle of water and towel - 10 minutes prior to the session to provide time for bicycle preparation.

Each class has a maximum entry of 14 so advanced booking remains essential. Simply text the relevant instructor - on the day for Tuesday and Thursday times or 24 hours in advance for Wednesday and Saturday slots.

There remains an option to introduce a second session if daily demand proves to high. Each class will cost £2.

The Naomh Eoins underage presentation night will take place tonight (Friday) in Clonmore clubrooms from 7.30 at the cost of £5 per person.

A School Around The Corner event has been planned for December 4 in St John’s Primary School from 7 o’clock.