Affiliation for 2017

Affiliation forms for 2017 are now available on the Affiliate your Club page.

Completed form with register of pullers and fee should be sent to the Finance Officer.

Note: All clubs taking part in the B&I’s in Castlebar need to submit a completed affiliation form, register of pullers and fee to the treasurer by post before the B&I’s.

Rescheduled national 560kg championship

The postponed national 560kg championship will be held on Sunday 22nd January in the the Buncrana Youth Club, Castle Avenue, Ardaravan. Co. Donegal. An open men’s 640kg competition has been added to the bill. Clubs from Northern Ireland are invited to take part in the open 640kg and open 350kg 5-a-side.

Chief judge is James Ward – Ph 086 2179143

See full schedule on Fixtures page.

Doping control notice

The ISC has informed us that the medication checker App is currently out of order.

In the meantime all medication should be checked using the following link before consumption.

http://www.eirpharm.com/sports/search

They will inform us when the App is back up and running. Any queries please contact the Anti Doping Officer.

British & Irish Indoor Championships

The British & Irish Indoor Championships will be held at Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on the 11th & 12th February 2017. All countries are welcome to send clubs to compete in the open club competition on Sunday the 12th.

Click here to visit dedicated page for further information.

Christmas Greetings

I would like to wish all members of the Association a happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful new year for 2017.

Dan McCarthy

560kg postponed until further notice

The national 560kg championship which was due to be held in Buncrana this coming Sunday has been postponed until further notice due to the recent bereavement in the St Pats club.

The Association would like to express it’s deep regret and sadness at the untimely passing of  Padraic Kellett. Sincere condolences to his family and to all at the St Pats club. “Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis”

Click here for funeral arrangements.

St. Pats within touching distance of clean sweep of senior titles

The clubs who attended the penultimate national indoor championship which was hosted by Cuan Rithe near Mallow were Castlegregory, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View, St Pats & Stapletons.

St Pats, national senior champions at 600kg

St Pats, national senior champions at 600kg

Six clubs competed in the senior 600kg competition. The clubs who qualified for the semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. St Pats defected Clonmany in the first semi final in straight ends. In the other semi Cuan Rithe won the first end against Mountain View but the Louth based team responded well to take the next two ends to qualify for the final. St Pats have been very strong all season and once again Mountain View were no match for them in the final as Pats went on to win their fourth senior title of the season with a straight end victory.

Stapeltons, winners of the Div 2 640kg

Stapeltons, winners of the Div 2 640kg

Cuan Rithe produced a good performance in the bronze place pull-off defeating Clonmany in straight ends.  The Div 2 competition was changed to an open 640kg final. The two clubs who competed were Castlegregory & Stapeltons. They pulled the round robin with the senior teams in the 600kg and then went into their own final. In that final Castlegregory won the first end but Stapletons responded well to take the next two ends and the gold medal.

St Pats, winners of the 5-a-side 375kg

St Pats, winners of the 5-a-side 375kg

Six teams also competed in the 375kg 5-a-side competition. The teams who qualified for the simi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe B and St Pats A & B. Both St. pats clubs progressed to face each other in the final with impressive straight end wins. St Pat A were victorious in the final. Cuan Rithe B won again defecated Clonmany to win the bronze medal.

See full results on our Results page.

Click here to see photos from Mallow. Thanks to St Pats TOW & Pat Lee for providing the photos.