Congratulations to the three Connacht Teams who were crowned IBU Area Master Inter-Provincial Champions 2017 at the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sunday, 19th November 2017.
This was the first time that this event was run and heartiest congratulations to the three teams that represented Connacht in this inaugural event.
C1: Helen & Ray Norton, Margaret Nally & Jim O'Malley
C2: Assumpta Kelly & Jim Sproule, Tommy Banks & Michael Morrisson
C3: Bob & Mary Hackett, Ann Roche & Miriam Moloney
And well done to PC Bob Hackett who gave a wonderful acceptance speech and a rousing rendition of a unique version of 'The West's Awake' which was warmly received by all present.
In the IBU Open Inter-Provincial Championships Connacht finished 2nd and thus failed to retain the trophy which they had won on the two previous occasions.
C1: Michael MacDonagh & Henry Curran, Enda Glynn & Donal MacAonghusa
C2: Gay Keaveney & Emer Joyce, Sean Glynn & Paul Scannell
C3: Joan Kenny & Hilary mcDonagh, Louise Mitchell & David Walsh
In the IBU Intermediate Inter-Provincial Championships Conacht battled bravely.
C1: Margaret Dowd & Mary Lyons, Jim Smith & Frank Gillan
C2: Pauline Madden & John McMonagle, Mary Queenan & Carmel Keenan
C3: Geraldine Carroll & Norma O'Connell, Pat Ward & Carmel Musitano