Macra Competitions News: November

Post on: Sun, 17, November 2019

Welcome to the November addition of the National Competitions Committee newsletter.

Included in this month’s newsletter are:

  • Closing dates for National Competitions over the next 2 months
  • National rounds of competitions over the next 2 months
  • Results from national rounds of competitions since the last issue of the newsletter
  • Any other information that may be of interest e.g. ongoing competition reviews, workshops, etc

If there is any further information that could be included, we’d love to hear! Email with your suggestion


National Competitions Committee

Upcoming Closing Dates

  - 20th Nov 2019: Indoor Soccer

  - 4th Dec 2019: Senior Debating

  - 11th Dec 2019: Capers

Upcoming Competitions

 -  23 – Nov - 2019: Impromptu Public Speaking Semi-finals

1. Templegate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. Mountmellick Macra Hall, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.

3. Ballinhassig Marian Hall, Seandún, Co. Cork.

 -  30 – Nov - 2019: Team Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking Finals, Virginia Show Centre, Virginia, Co. Cavan.

 -  1 – Dec - 2019: Indoor Soccer Finals, The Soccer Dome, Sportslink Complex, Santry, Dublin, D09 V8XT

 -  13 – Dec - 2019: Welding Finals, Cork Training Centre, Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 EE94

Recent Competition Winners

 -  Club Question Time: Callan Macra Team 2, Co. Kilkenny

     Runners-up: Callan Macra Team 1, Co. Kilkenny

 -  Bowling: Fermoy Macra, Avondhu, Co. Cork

     Runners-up: Callan Macra, Co. Kilkenny

 -  Mens 7-a-Side GAA: Aghinagh Macra, Muskerry, Co. Cork

     Runners-up: Clare Macra Rainbow Team, Co. Clare.

 -  Ladies 7-a-Side GAA: Aghinagh Macra, Muskerry, Co. Cork

     Runners-up: Glanmire Macra, Seandún, Co. Cork.

 -  Know Your Ag: Awbeg Macra, Avondhu, Co. Cork

     Runners-up: East Laois, Co. Laois.

 -  U/23 Beef Stockjudging: Martin O’ Regan (Banteer Macra), Avondhu, Co. Cork.  

     Runners-up: Anthony Buckley (Caheragh Macra), Carbery, Co. Cork.

 -  Senior Beef Stockjudging: Fabian Jacob (North Kilkenny Macra), Co. Kilkenny.

     Runners-up: Nora Cushen (Portlaoise Macra), Co. Laois.

 -  Sheep Stockjudging: Fergus O’Rourke (Carrigallen Macra), Co. Leitrim.

     Runners-up: Micheal Kelly (Tullow Macra), Co. Carlow.

Club of the Year and Best New Member

  • Congratulations to Callan Macra na Feirme, Co. Kilkenny who were named Imagine Macra na Feirme Club of the Year 2019 after a hugely successful 2018/19. Congratulations also to Enfield Macra na Feirme and Ballinascarthy Macra na Feirme who were named joint runners up.
  • Well done also to Amy Rose Holden, North Kilkenny Macra, on being named Macra na Feirme’s Best New Member 2019.


- Reminder to all clubs and counties to use the #competitions2020 when uploading county round photos and winners to social media.