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Festival Round Up
05 October 2009

On Friday night Tir Conaill welcomed the Craobh Chiarain and St Vincents teams from Dublin.  These were joined on Saturday by Forth Camanchd for a day of camogie in blustery weather.  The teams were evenly matched, with Tir Conaill coming out eventual winners in the final against St Vincents A team.

This was a historic win for Tir Conaill, as it is the first cup win since the current team formed 10 years ago.  The team was captained Aisling Gribbin. 

Player of the camogie tournament went to Tir Conaill's Marian Holohan, who had an outstanding day in the mid-field.

A bit of light relief was provided at lunch time when players took part in a "skills" competition and a tug of war challenge.  Emma from St Vincents took the honours at the for the skills competition.  However, as none of the teams would give an inch, the tug-of-war ended up in a 3 way draw.

The Hooley went off with it's usual swing, courtesy of the Amadhains. The Harps took the opportunity to say cheerio to Hilda Dooley, who has gone to the deep south to continue her studies.  In spite of all these visits we have planned for her in the coming year, we will sorely miss her.

Sunday was the turn of the ladies gaelic tournament and this time the sun shone on the games.  Teams from Robert Gordon's University and Glasgow University joined Tir Conaill and the two Dublin teams.  Glasgow University came out winners against Craobh Chiarain.

Tir Conaill had two 1 point defeats in the qualifying games that left them 1 win short of what they needed for a place in the final.

Player of the tournament went to RGU's Laura Bhreathnach who put on a great individual performance in each of the games she played.

On pitch 2 TCH hosted a girls team from Sands McSwinney, Coatbridge.  This was the first girls game to be included in the festival programme and it was great to see the youngsters out there.

Tir Conaill would just like to thank our festival sponsor Mevagh Contracts, our hooley sponsor Euro Hostel, the festival organiser Grace McBride, everyone who refereed over the weekend, the staff at the Royston Youth Action centre and the teams who turned out to play.

Click here to have a look at the pictures from the weekend. 

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