Anyone interested in some PR work?

The association is looking for a person or ideally persons to fill the vacant PRO role. Responsibilities would include;

  • Emailing national championship results to newspapers such as the Irish Independent and Irish Examiner on a Sunday evening in time for Monday morning.
  • Working to win further publicity for the sport in the national and local media, newspapers, TV & radio.
  • Assisting the website administrator with keeping the website up-to-date.

Enthusiastic candidates with a love for the sport will have many more ideas on how to promote the sport.

To get a feel for PRO work and a flavour of the media contacts which have already been established please take a look through PRO reports from previous years;

2014 Pro Report.

2013 Pro Report.

2012 Pro Report.

Anyone interested in helping the association to promote the sport please contact the Secretary.


National championship notice

A 5 or 6 a side league will be held in conjunction with the National Championships, any club interested in participating in this league should register an interest with the Secretary before the 1st of May.

Leo’s boys open competition

Date: Sat May 2nd, 2015.
Venue: Playing fields, Benburb village, Co. Tyrone.
Weigh-in: Friday evening and Saturday morning 1100am.
Weights: 600kg , 640kg & 680kg. One will be knockout.

Oxney Vines Cross from England in attendance. Accommodation available.
Contact Patrick – 02837548542.

Provincial fixtures

Click here to see Leinster fixtures.

Click here to see Connaught fixtures.

Can the other provincial secretaries please email their fixtures to the website administrator for publishing.

PRO Report 2014

Click here to see the 2014 PRO report.

Billy Reilly funeral arrangements

Billy Reilly, Kilroe coach

The Tug of War community were saddened to rear of the recent passing of Billy Reilly. Billy, a native Offaly man is famous for his year’s of success with the Kilroe club based near Manchester where he spent most of his life. His untimely passing is a great loss to his family and friends and to the sport of Tug of War. Ag ndeanaigh Dia trocaire are a ainm. Click here for funeral arrangements cursory of the English website.

Community to celebrate life of popular pub landlord Billy Reilly

Success for St. Pats at UK’s in Scotland

St Pats squad at UK's in Scotland

St Pats squad at UK’s in Scotland

The St. Pats club travelled to Scotland for the recent UK championships turning in a fine performance and coming home with medals from various categories. The St. Pats senior team pulled well in the men’s 640kg reaching the semi final where they were defeated by eventual winners, Country club from Co. Tyrone. The St. Pats ladies got their first taste of international action and pulled extremely well against English, Scottish and Dutch opposition. The ladies won gold in the 500kg competition, gold in the 520kg and the club won gold and silver in the mixed 560kg. Well done to all involved. This is good progression for women in our sport following on from the successes of the outdoor panel at the UK outdoor championships in Belfast last year.