Macra news: Callan team takes toughest club title

Callan Macra from Co Kilkenny has been declared Macra’s toughest club.

More than 20 clubs battled it out for the title in Roscrea Rugby Club in Tipperary, as Devilsbit Macra na Feirme proudly hosted the inaugural event.

It was a good day for the Rebel county too, with Fermoy Macra placing second and Mitchelstown Macra coming third.

Each team consisted of three members and over the course of the day, they participated in various activities such as a 1km run, hale bale toss, a tyre tug, hale bale roll, a tractor pull and sheep herding.

Each team was against the clock with the aim being to score the best time.

The day events were then followed by an evening of entertainment in Racket Hall, Roscrea.

Michael Hutchinson provided music from 5pm in the front bar. This was followed by a banquet three-course reception and afters reception with music by The Waxies.

The party was attended by more than 140 Macra members.

Devilsbit Macra na Feirme members issued a sincere thank you to everyone who helped to make the event a success and are already looking forward to hosting the event again next year.

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