Media Release: The Iron Games – Hurling. Battle of the contractors continues.

Media release

Third cup contested

Eight teams went head to head, on Saturday 22nd September to see who would be crowned hurling champions in the third round of The Iron Games 2018.

Sponsored by Toureen Group, The Iron Games bring together teams from eleven construction companies across the country to compete for four Iron Cups.

The Tribesmen – consisting of four companies: PJ Keary, PC Colohan & Co Ltd, ASM Metal Recycling and Addington Formwork; owned by Pat Keary, Padraig Colohan, Pat McDonagh and Michael Corcoran respectively – have been crowned hurling champions!

hurling in action

The rain may have dampened the grounds but not the spirits of teams, as the event drew a crowd of spectators to see the hurling, all cheering on the construction firms and their team members competing for the third Iron Cup of the games.

Saturday’s event was a quick paced and intense display of hurling from all teams, which saw two exciting rounds of matches, with the top teams from each group going through to semi-finals. Mitchellson’s dominated Group 1 with three wins out of three, leaving the Tribesmen narrowly missing out on the top spot and finishing runner-up in the group. Carey’s also had a clean sweep winning three matches to top Group 2, with Toureen taking the runner-up spot.

There was a strong show of support on the day from senior company representatives for the teams JRL, Danny Sullivan’s, Carey’s, Mitchellson’s, Tribesmen, Oliver Connell, Murphy Group and Toureen.

Winners – the Tribesmen

The semi-finals saw Mitchellson’s pull out all the stops to defeat Toureen stopping their mission to win all four Iron Cups. On pitch 2, Carey’s exited the tournament after being narrowly beaten by the Tribesmen. This secured the Tribesmen their place in the final against Mitchellson’s.

The final was a dramatic and hard fought game which went to extra time with the Tribesmen defeating Mitchellsons to take the third Iron Cup of the tournament.

The competition has already raised more than £100,000 through donations from all companies involved, for Haemochromatosis UK.

Roseanna Brady, a trustee at Haemochromatosis UK who was attending the event said, “The tournament was great fun, in spite of the rain.  Hurling is a very skilful and exciting game and all of the teams played competitively, ending in a tense final which went to extra time!  As always, the event was superbly organised by the team at Toureen, some of whom were at the grounds at 7am on their day off!”

One final cup remains up for grabs at the final event of The Iron Games – the golf competition, which takes place on the 12th October 2018 at Aldenham Golf Club in Hertfordshire. The finale of the series promises to be an exciting conclusion to this year’s iron games, so make sure to join us as we hope to see many of our supporters and members at the event.

Event details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-iron-games-golf-day-tickets-48640396736

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Notes for Editors

Haemochromatosis: Excess iron stored in the body can cause organ damage, mental health problems, joint disease, diabetes and other issues. Iron overload can be fatal. It is usually easily treated if diagnosed early.

Eleven companies have entered The Iron Games raising a total of over £100,000 in sponsorship for Haemochromatosis UK. Toureen Group has also sponsored the entirety of the event costs. Find out more: www.irongames.org.uk, www.ironoverload.org.uk.

Haemochromatosis UK is a charity and patient organisation providing support and information for those with genetic haemochromatosis (Iron Overload Disorder).

For further information, comment, images, or to arrange event passes please contact David Head, Chief Executive, via games@ironoverload.org.uk, 03030 401101 (office), or 07720 444084 (mobile). The images below can be freely used.