May 18, 2018

New Lob the Cob Champions

Liz Byrnes & Jordan Walsh, Limerick's new Lob the Cob Champions

Liz Byrnes & Jordan Walsh, Limerick’s new Lob the Cob Champions

Liz Byrnes and Jordan Walsh, trainees with Limerick Youth Service’s Bakery Project, were crowned Limerick’s new ‘Lob the Cob’ champions at the regional finals held at the People’s Park, Limerick recently.

In a highly competitive tournament, Liz’s throw of 11 metres proved the winner in the female category with Jordan’s throw of over 16m securing him the gold medal in the male event.

New Limerick champions Liz and Jordan will represent Limerick at the ‘Lob the Cob’ International Championships at the Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) Annual Conference in England this June.

‘Lob the Cob, which is popular in the baking industry, involves lobbing a 400g bread cob over your head using a baker’s peel -which resembles a wooden shovel!’ explained LYS’ Paul O’Brien.

Jordan gets ready to lob the cob!

Jordan gets ready to lob the cob!

‘A person gets three attempts with the winner the person who lobs the cob the furthest,’ said Paul, Baking Instructor at LYS’ Community Training Centre.

LYSwishes to congratulate Liz and Jordan on their success and wish the Bakery Team the very best of luck on their trip to England.

Supported by the Limerick Clare Educational Training Board, the FDQ accredited Bakery Project is delivered at LYS’ Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their potential.