Lee Valley County
Kilcully campsite has seen a great hive of activity over the last two weekends with three county shield competitions taking place. First off the mark were the troops from Lee Valley County under Commissioner Colin Heas. The winners were the 4th Cork Troop (Ss. Peter & Paul’s), 2nd place were 49th Cork (Ballincollig), 3rd place were the 43rd Cork (Bishopstown) and in 4th place were the 5th Cork (The Lough).
In the South County Shield under Commissioner Una O’Regan. There were various sections to the competition with joint winners in the Log Section going to 2nd Cork (St. Finbarr’s Doyle Road) and 41st Cork (Passage West). In the Campcraft Section for the John Lyons Memorial Trophy the winners were the 2nd Cork.
In the overall results, the South County Shield the winners were 41st Cork (Passage West), 2nd place were 2nd Cork (St. Finbarr’s Doyle Road) and in 3rd place the 17th/51st Cork (Blackrock). There was great jubilation with the win going to Passage West. The troop had been runners up for the last four years and it just shows they never gave up trying.
In the Cois Laoi County Shield under Commissioner Derek Long there was again great jubilation when the winners were announced as the 80th Cork (Little Island). It had been ten years since the troop won the shield. There were again various sections to the competition including an indoor section where all the troops were accessed for standards along with a skills expedition weekend.
Over the weekend the Campfire sketch was won by the 32nd/35th Cork (Youghal). The best log was won by the 46th/92nd Cork (Glanmire) while the campcraft section on the weekend was won by the 3rd Cork (St. Patrick’s). The trek cart race was won by 21st/71st Cork (Mayfield). The Raft race, skills bases, pioneering and expedition were all won by the 80th Cork (Little Island). When all the marks were totted up the winners were the 80th Cork (Little Island), 2nd place were 3rd Cork (St. Patrick’s) and in 3rd place were 118th Cork (Watergrasshill).