Twelve sets of nails will gradually be bitten down to the quick…
No matter how much we plan to participate just for the fun of it, there’s something nerve wracking about the appearance of the schedule for Sunday:
We have plenty of interest throughout the day with our teams competing in 2nd, 12th and 21st place. There are a total of 22 teams, representing 10 clubs in the region. It’s not easy to field a team, as we found in our earlier years. Our neighbours Tirconaill aren’t represented because they’re just short of the number of Advanced Intermediate or above members needed to make up the correct combination of 90cm and 1m jumpers. Hopefully we’ll see them on the schedule next year.
Benbulben dominates the competition with six teams entered while Dalysgrove, Corrib, Castlecarraig, Tynagh and Springmount all field two a-piece. Then there are the clubs with a single representative team. Take a close look at those ones — the Donegal Gaeltacht’s team is one of them and it looks like the ace in the pack!