Meeting Reminder

Just a quick reminder to Outdoor clubs that a meeting of the Outdoor Sub-Committee will be held tomorrow at 12.00pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. All Clubs looking to take part in next years Outdoor National competitions should send a representative to attend. Competition formats, fixtures and other competition related issues will be discussed and decided.

It is very important that all Novice and Division 2 clubs hoping to take part, should also send one representative. Anyone with any questions can call Gerry Ferguson on 087 2496915. Please send only ONE representative from each club to attend the meeting.

Draw for 2020 World Indoor Championships

The draw to raise funds for the promotion of the 2020 World Indoor Championships in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny was held last Sunday.

The Results were as follows:

1 ST PRIZE
Five days B/B for 2 in a Glasgow Hotel Sponsored by Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Name Willie Lawlor
Address…Gorsebridge. Kilkenny

2 nd PRIZE
Four days B/B in Talbot Hotel & Leisure Centre. Carlow
Name Frances Quinn
Address Mill Road. Glenties

3 rd PRIZE
Three nights B/B for 2 plus one Four Course Evening meal in Breaffy House Resort. Mayo
Name Thomas Lackin (J)
Address Mindoran. Clonmany

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Outoor Sub-Committee Meeting

 

A meeting of the Outdoor Sub-Committee will be held this Sunday, the 8th of October, at 12.00pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. All Clubs looking to take part in next years Outdoor National competitions should send a representative to attend. Competition formats, fixtures and other competition related issues will be discussed and decided.

It is very important that all Novice and Division 2 clubs hoping to take part, should also send a representative. Anyone with any questions can call Gerry Ferguson on 087 2496915. Please send only ONE representative from each club to attend the meeting.

2017 European Outdoor Championships

This years Outdoor European Championships were held in Southport, England. Pullers from several clubs travelled over to compete in the 4 men’s weight categories throughout the event.

 

Day 1 kicked off with G&B and Boley taking part in the 680kg Open Club competition. G&B did very well making the semi final where they met Ebersecken. They lost out in this pull and came up against Valleitrekkers in the bronze medal pull where they were unfortunately beaten in straight ends. Ebersecken went on to defeat TTV Heure to take the Gold Medal.

The days 2nd weight was the 560kg, with Glenhill taking part as the sole Irish club. Bancran and Derryogue from Northern Ireland were also competing. Glenhill finished up 6th in their group. The final of this event was contested by Engelberg and Bancran. Engelberg came out on top to take Gold, with Mosnang defeating Sins for the bronze.

Day 2 began with the 720kg. This was ran in 1 group and G&B were in action again. They were very strong in the group stage, coming off the rope in 1st place and defeating TTV Koapman in straight ends to make the final against TTV Valleitrekkers. They came up just short in the final losing in straight ends. Ttv Koapman took the bronze ahead of TTV Gelderswoude.

The 640kg was next and was ran in 4 groups. St. Pats were the only Irish club, while Derryogue from Northern Ireland were also taking part. Neither club made it out of their group and it was Ebersecken who took their 2nd gold medal, beating Venseeboys, with Engleberg taking bronze.

 

The weekends Closed Competitions began with the 680kg, ran in 2 groups. Ireland made it out of their group in 2nd, behind Switzerland and met The Netherlands in the semi final. Ireland lost out in the semi, but bounced back well to defeat Sweden and take the bronze medal. Ireland’s conquerors, The Netherlands, went on to defeat Switzerland in a 3 ended final.

The Closed 560kg was ran as one group of 10 teams, with Ireland finishing up in 8th place. Northern Ireland defeated England to take bronze in this event, while in the Final, Switzerland won out against The Basque Country.

The final days competition got underway with the Closed 720kg. The Irish team was strong in this event and made the semi final where they met Latvia. A straight end victory saw them progress to the final to face The Netherlands, in a repeat of the 680kg semi final meeting. unfortunately the result was also a repeat, with The Netherlands taking the Gold medal, but it was a fantastic Irish performance. England beat Latvia in the bronze pull.

In the closing event, the Closed 640kg, Ireland just missed out on the semi finals, finishing 5th. Switzerland emerged as eventual winners in a 3 ended final, beating The Netherlands. Sweden took the Bronze.

 

Congratulations to all Irish clubs and pullers who travelled and to the entire Irish Squad who came home with a Silver and Bronze medal. No Gold medal this time, but Irish teams and G&B in particular, put themselves in the mix for medals right across all 4 days and put in some very strong performances over the weekend.

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Death Notice

The Irish Tug of War Association would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Martin Kehoe and all his family on the passing of his son Martin Jnr, 33, in tragic circumstances.

Click here for funeral arrangements.

Important Notice for All Indoor Athletes

All Clubs looking to take part in the upcoming indoor season are reminded that a full list of pullers as well as the club affiliation form need to be submitted to Mary Catherine Murphy mcmurphy05@eircom.net . All elements of these forms need to be included for them to be accepted, including all relevant individual address and contact information for all pullers and club members.

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Chinese Tournament Invitation

The China Tug of War Association has extended an invitation to clubs for 2 tug of war events taking place in China this October. The first Tournament will provide a total prize money of 6,000USD, split between the Top 6 finishing teams. The local organising committee will provide accommodation and local transportation for all the participating teams(from 13 to 17 Oct), but the cost of flights must be paid for by the teams travelling. The official invitation and all competition information can be found in the links below. Contact the China Tug of War Association for further details at chinesetugofwar@163.com

 

Invitation(CHINA)

Regulations