JUNIOR JAMBOREE in South Africa in March 2015

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ISC/Coaching Ireland Forum 2014

Coaching Ireland are holding a Coaching Forum at Sligo IT on the 26th September. They have some very big names in the Coaching World presenting on the day. They are hoping to attract people from all over Europe but mostly they are interested in having our own local coaches attend. They have asked us to advertise the event within the Tug of War community. Coaching Ireland


Congratulations Pat McGurl

Pat McGurlCongratulations to Pat McGurl who passed the TWIF judges course which was held in conjunction with the recent World Championships in Madison, USA. Pat is one of our most recognised and respected referees, well done on passing on the first attempt!

World Champion Rathkeale puller

Congratulations to Ian O’Sullivan a member of the Rathkeale Tug of War club who became a World Champion at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships. Click here for details.

Photos from World Championships in Madison

Click here to see some photos from the recent World Championships in Madison, USA.

Click here to see more photos courtesy of the Netherlands association.

Round-up from Madison

Men’s 640kg results

Gold: Switzerland

Silver: Sweden

Bronze: Germany

Fourth: Basque Country

A disappointing championship from an Irish point of view reached it’s conclusion yesterday in Madison with a 6th place finish in the men’s 640kg. The Switzerland national team based around the invincible Ebersecken and Ebgelberg clubs won the gold at 640kg claiming six gold medals winning all six senior men competitions. There is a bit of soul searching to be done by the new Irish management set-up but nonetheless it was a gutsy performance overall by the small Irish panel who travelled and competed in difficult conditions. We wish everyone a safe trip home.

Click here to watch the 640kg final, a masterclass of Tug of War from Switzerland. 

Closed championship day 1 results

Men’s 700kg results

Gold: Switzerland

Silver: Sweden

Bronze: Netherlands

Fourth: England

Men’s 580kg results

Gold: Switzerland

Silver: England

Bronze: Basque Country

Fourth: Ireland