A novice catchweight competition has been added to our National Championship fixture on Sunday the 13th of July in Creewood Co. Meath, for further details check out our fixtures page
Irish teams enjoyed a lot of success at International level last season winning many medals for both club and country at both indoor and outdoor competition.
The highlight of the indoor season was Clonmany’s terrific performance at the World Championships in Faenza Italy winning the Gold medal in the senior men’s 640kilo. Click here to see a report by Radio Teilifis Eireann on Clonmany’s achievements in Italy and the training involved in becoming world beaters.
The highlight of the outdoor season was Ireland’s success at 640kg winning the Gold medal at the European Championships in Minehead England. Click here to watch the final of that competition where we defeated England ending a twelve year drought at 640kg level.
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Currently there are teams set to travel from Sweden, the Netherlands and England to take part in the event. Please contact us if your team wishes to attend this event. Details can be found at the above link.
A number of Tug of War Development days are currently taking place at the Morton Stadium in Santry aimed at introducing the sport to Primary School Children. Over 200 students are taking part from various primary school’s in the Dublin city and county areas. We hope to expand our development plan to other counties in 2009. Check out our youths page for further details and read about the recent visit of St. Mary’s B.N.S. Rathfarnham.
The online accreditation and TWIF Clubs entry system for the upcoming World Outdoor Championship in Sweden has been activated. Clubs can be entered for the various open club competitions at the following link
Online accreditation can be accessed at the following link
Pullers and officials that have previously accredited for last year’s European Championships in Minehead or this year’s World Indoor Championships in Faenza can search for their information and update it if need be. Just click to be accredited for Sweden. For inquiries regarding accreditation or any other aspects of this year’s World Championship in Sweden please contact the TWIF Representative, details in the contacts page.
The national sheep shearing championship in Caherlistrane Co. Galway yesterday played host to a very successful open Tug of War competition. The large crowd at the festival enjoyed a fine spectacle of Tug of War in glorious weather conditions. Special guest at the championships, IFA president Padraig Walshe presented the medals to the winning teams.
The recently affiliated Lavalley club (above) from Ballinrobe Co. Mayo performed excellently winning the silver medal in the novice catchweight and in the senior 720kg. The association would like to wish them every success as they start out their career on the national scene. Club details can be found on the Connaught page.
The up-and-coming Hamrocks club (shown here on the right) who are based in Brideswell Co. Roscomman were very strong in the novice catchweight winning the gold medal with some fine pulling. In the final they came up against Lavalley and proved too strong for the Ballinrobe outfit winning both ends in fine style. The Hamrocks club are planning to affiliate to the Irish Association in time for the national outdoor championships which kick-off in July. For photographs from yesterdays competition in Caherlistrane click here
For full results check our results page