The Northern Zone Men’s team travelled to Skryne, Co. Meath to compete in the first round of the Inter-Zone competition.
For the first four ends the game was very evenly balanced, but then in the fifth end B. McAlary’s rink lifted a six, which put the Northern lads in the driving position. McAlary went on to win by 12 shots, while McCaw had a four shot advantage and Calvin’s rink finished all square, putting the visitors 16 shots up at half time.
Northern started off the second half strongly and after the fifth end the team was 22 shots up overall.
However the Meath team showed that they were not going to lie down and fought back heroically but in the end were defeated by 11 shots. The final score was Northern 60 Meath 49.
The next round of the Competition will be on 23rd November, when the Northern team will make another long journey to play Western in Enniskillen.
Results were: B. McAlary v J. Dixon 15-3, W. McCaw v F. Geraghay 12-8, J. Calvin v S. Faulkner 7-7, E. Irwin v M. Fitzsimons 9-7, A. Steele v L. Foley 7-8, I.Ross v R. Farrely 10 - 16.
Final Score: Northern 60 Meath 49
On Saturday 2nd November, the Northern Ladies’ Inter-Zone team competed against North-West in the first round of the Inter-Zone competition.
In this local derby the scene was set for an exciting match, especially as the two teams had met in the first round last year. Northern got off to a flying start being 25 shots up after the first five ends.
However North-West started to pull back but at half-time Northern still had a 16 shot advantage.
In the third end the second half North-West ladies picked up a seven and a five to leave the game fairly evenly balanced.
The game swung one way and then the other and with only one end remaining, the score was 51 shots each. However the North-West ladies held their nerve and won the match by three shots.