Twenty one men’s team and six ladies’ sides took part in this year’s Connemara 7’s tournament, which started on Friday evening with a nights music in our marquee. Sadly, Saturday was a wet and damp day but there was brilliant sunshine on Sunday. All games were run on time and a high standard of rugby was played. Galwegians Ladies had a great win over the All Sorts in the Ladies Final, beating the previous two years champions.
The men’s competition saw two great teams from Portlaoise play exceptional rugby. Tuam also fielded a great side. It was Oughterard men’s first venture here, and they are to be complemented for taking part. It was also a first outing for the Connemara ladies at this level. A great weekend was had by locals and visitors.There was a great welcome back for Emmet Ferron’s and Martin O’Malley
Sincere thanks to Supervalu and Lidl for their great help, also the Ambulance crew. Massive thank you to Rory O’Toole, Pete Smyth, Irene King, James Staunton, Gerry Delaney, PJ Heffernan, Kevin Keogh, Peter Keane, Owen Hayes, Des Fogerty and all the volunteers who helped massively throughout the weekend and not forgetting the referee’s who gave up their free time to officiate at the tournament.
This years winners are as follows:
Men’s Junior 1 Cup: The Apostles of Smudge
Men’s Junior 2 Cup: The Cooks
Ladies Cup: Bo Peep’s Sheep
Men;s Junior 1 Plate: Connemara Blacks
Men’s Junior 2 Plate: Northside Massive
Ladies Plate: 1 Run Wonder
Men’s Junior 1 Bowl: Portlaoise RFC
Men’s Junior 2 Bowl: The Late Withdrawels
Ladies Bowl: The Scrum Virgins