Pétanque Competition Kicks Off At Mitchell Curley Park
Over the Easter weekend, the recently established Sligo Pétanque Club were delighted to host County Cavan Pétanque at Mitchell Curley Park for their first ever competition.
Pétanque is a French version of boules, in which competitors will play their boules towards a smaller target ball, commonly known as a jack.
Cavan Pétanque joined for the full afternoon as they enjoyed competitions under the gaze of Benbulben, this was following Sligo travelling to Cavan the previous weekend to compete for the first leg of this tournament. Singles and doubles competitions took place as Sligo and Cavan players went head-to-head throughout the afternoon, it proved to be a great opportunity for the two clubs to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere. Although Cavan emerged victorious and received the Inter-Club Trophy, it was a hugely successful afternoon for the newly formed Sligo club.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are delighted to help in the establishment of Sligo Pétanque Club and support their first inter club event.
The sport is a great addition to the Sligo County Council Mitchell Curley Park sporting infrastructure with it being low impact and suitable for all ages and all abilities. It also has a significant social element, which allows for great fun, enjoyment and participation.
Sligo Pétanque Club is welcoming new members and anyone interested are welcome to attend their Saturday morning session in Mitchell Curley Park at 11am and other sessions scheduled from time to time. For further club information please contact club chairperson John O Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org or 089 2186487, or visit the club Facebook page on Pétanque Sligo.