Click here to see the 2012 ladies national fixtures.
2011 saw the election of a new Ladies Liaison Officer, Helen Coyne from Co. Offaly. Helen and the squad are setting out on an exciting road hopefully leading to an Irish national team at the European Championships in Minehead in September. Click here for a report on the development day held in Corofin, Co. Galway in April.
History was made in September 2011 when an Irish ladies panel traveled to Minehead, England to represent their country at International level. Click here to read about the 560kg competition. Click here to read about the 520kg competition.
2010 saw huge progressions for ladies Tug of War in Ireland with the successful 6-a-side league which concluded in a very entertaining finale in Leitir Mor, Connemara, Co. Galway. The day concluded with a non-championship 8-a-side 560kg competition where six teams competed. Click here to see the report from Leitir Mor on one of the biggest days of ladies Tug of War in the forty year history of the association.
The association led by ladies liaison officer, Tracy Smith (assisted by Eddie Fitzgerald and Gerry Ferguson) began to set the wheels in motion in building a national ladies panel. A number of successful development days were run throughout the country. The panel made their first trip in August when they made the journey to Enniskillen to take part in the UK open club championship. This was a very successful day for the panel winning the silver medal in the 500kg competition and the gold medal in the mixed 600kg competition. Click here for more information on the trip to Enniskillen.
Tatch Bar were the strongest ladies club of 2010 winning gold in the 405kg league and silver in the 435kg league. They also won gold in the non-championship 6-a-side 560kg competition held at the finale in Leitir Mor. Most of their members were involved in success at the UK open club championships in Enniskillen. The club is based in Ballygar, Co. Galway.
The Ballinagh club from Co. Cavan also had a good year in 2010 winning silver in the 405kg league and bronze in the 560kg open held in Leitir Mor. Some of their members were also involved in the success at the UK open club championships in Enniskillen.
The Connemara team made their comeback to action after a very successful spell a number of years back. Once again they were very strong winning gold in the 435kg league. They hosted the very successful ladies finale in Leitir Mor winning the silver medal in the open 560kg on the day. They were filmed in preparation for this event at their training ground by Nuacht TG4.
The Boyneside club are based near Edenderry, Co. Offaly. The club made huge progressions during 2010 and were rewarded by winning the bronze medal in the 435kg league. The club have also hosted a number of the national development sessions at their training ground at the rugby club in Edenderry.
The Doyles Corner ladies club are also based in Ballygar, Co. Galway. they pulled well in last year’s league just missing out on a medal at 405kg. Their perseverance was rewarded in November last year when they won the national indoor championship at 405kg held in Carlow.
Canavans ladies who are based near Tuam in Co. Galway have been very consistent since their formation in 2009. They won the ladies 5-a-side league that year and also performed well last year but just missed out on a medal. They won the silver medal at the indoor 405kg championship held in Carlow in November.
The Renvyle club also reunited last year after a number of years. They only competed on two of the four days in the 6-a-side league but performed well picking up 9 points on both occasions. The Renvyle club is based in west Connemara in Co. Galway.