The trails for the 2009 GENSB Games squad will continue on Sunday next the 5th of April at the Morton Stadium in Santry from 12am to 3pm. All clubs are asked to make a special effort to bring their youth pullers (male & female) to this development session. See our GENSB page for more info.
The Irish Tug of War Association would like to welcome newly affiliated clubs M. Stapelton Farm Supplies from Co. Roscomman and Glenhill from Co. Cork and wish them every succes for the future.
M. Stapelton Farm Supplies club details can be found on our Connaught page.
Glenhill club details can be found on our Munster page.
We woud like to congratulate our new president Mr. Eddie Hubbard on taking up office at our AGM on Sunday last and wish him every success in his new role. We’d also like to acknowledge our outgoing president Ms. Martha Buckley and thank her for her hard work and commitment during her term in office. We are pleased to learn that she will be continuing in her role as doping officer.
The updated national outdoor fixtures can now be found on the fixtures page.
Changes to note: The novice competition on the 14th of June has been changed to 720kg. The national championship on the 19th of July will be held in Ballyhooly Co. Cork. This will be a novice only championship with two weights, 600kg and catchweight. The Div 2 640kg will now take place in New Ross on the 9th of August.
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Tug of War Association takes place on Sunday next the 22nd of March at the Tullamore Court Hotel at 2pm. At this stage clubs will have received the motions up for discussion/decision. The national outdoor fixtures will also be finalised and will be updated on the Fixtures page next week. All clubs and members are asked to attend.
Following on from last year’s success, the primary schools project has kicked off again at the Morton Stadium Santry with the visit of the Montessori Education Centre on the 4th of March. See report below from ITOWA Tutor, Eddie Fitzgerald. A very pleasant group of approximately twenty u12 boys and girls from the Montessori Education Centre North Great George’s street Dublin arrived at the Morton Stadium for the first juvenile Tug of War Development day of 2009. This group were very enthusiastic and quick to pick up the basic skills of the sport. It was a pleasure to work with them and I am looking forward to seeing them back for the finals of the Dublin schools this summer.
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Any schools who are interested in taking part should check our Schools page for details.
The Irish Tug of War Association would like to welcome newly affiliated clubs Knockanore from Co. Waterford and Ballinagh from Co. Cavan and wish them every success for the future.
Knockanore club details can be found on our Munster page.
Ballinagh club details can be found on our Ulster page.