Gripping stuff in BallyB!

The inaugural Ballybunion ‘Tug of War’ event took place on Saturday. Photo: Steve Kelly
The inaugural Ballybunion ‘Tug of War’ event took place on Saturday. Photo: Steve Kelly

Fergus Dennehy

Ballybunion was the scene of a great battle of wills and physical strength this past weekend as the inaugural 'Tug of War' gripped the locals of the North Kerry town.

Huge crowds attended the event on the Saturday evening with organisers hoping that on the back of this years success, the Tug of War will be an annual event going forward.

The event organisers were Ger Walsh, Pat Kenny, Conor Liston and Pat Joy & the referee on the night was none other than Eoin "The Bomber" Liston.

The event consisted of ten teams from the pub trade challenging for the prize money of one thousand euros which was made up of a fifty euro entrance fee by the team's and a collection bucket was sent around to the spectators, all the money collected would be donated to the winning team's chosen charity.

Each team had seven member's, some sporting high quality sport shoes with little effect on the grass surface, while others had football boots and high quality boots ready to stamp their authority on the night.

The draw took place under the watchful eye of Ger Walsh MC,  & while Eoin "The Bomber" Liston refereed, the teams they lined up against each other over the best of three pulls of the rope.

The final Tug Of War was a fantastic event with the "The Feale Bar" having the edge over the other teams on the night, but the final two teams decided to split the one thousand euro prize money and donate to both teams chosen charities of "Aras Mhuire in Listowel"  & "The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association"

Kerryman

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