2018 Indoor British & Irish Championship

The Country Club Tug of War Team will be hosting the 2018 British & Irish Indoor Tug of War Championships on behalf of the Northern Ireland Tug of War Association, on the 9th – 11th Feb 2018.
They have planned a full programme over 2 days for Males, Females and Youth’s and would be delighted to see if a maximum number of teams could attend.
They have sent us the following information pack here: British and Irish Indoor Championships 2018 – V1 , that includes:
    • The Programme Agenda
    • Accommodation Packages
    • Entry Forms
All clubs registered by the 1st Feb 2018 will receive a special commemorative plaque.
If possible could all clubs please book as early as possible.  The primary facilities that will be used will have limited numbers.
If there is anything else that you require please contact Marcus Hunter marcus.hunter797@btinternet.com.

G&B Retain 640kg Title

The final event in this years domestic Outdoor calendar was held on Sunday at the Tullow Agricultural Show in Tullow, Co. Carlow. Round 5 of the National Outdoor Championship Series saw reigning Champions G&B successfully defend their 640kg title, defeating Mountain View in the Senior Final. Its been an up and down season for the club and following on from last years huge success was always going to be a difficult task. But they came back strongly from the disappointment in the World Games to win their 2nd title of the year, to add to the 720kg they won in Round 1 and they also took gold in the days other event, the Open 560kg. In the Novice division, GnaC finished out the season by winning the clubs 2nd Novice title in row.

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2017 Outdoor British & Irish Championships

An Irish squad travelled to last weekend’s British & Irish Championship which was held in Paisley, Scotland. Pullers travelled from Ballinastoe and B&K as well as from Mountain View and Ballinagh.

Following on from success at the World Games, England were very dominant in the closed events. The Irish men’s team, represented by Ballinastoe, managed to make the semi finals of both Continue reading

Draw for 2020 World Indoor Championships

A draw is being held on Friday the 1st of September, to raise funds for the promotion of the 2020 World Indoor Championships in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Can everyone who has sold lines please bring the cards and money to the 640kg Championship at the Tullow Agricultural show on August 20th. Danny McGonigle will be there to collect them.

All entrants must be aged over 18 and Clubs are not permitted to purchase tickets in their club name. The draw is being run by Danny McGonigle and Cormac Gallagher and will take place in the Clonmany Youth & Community Resource Centre at 8pm. Contact Danny for Cards 086 8780804. €10 per line. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs and all support will be greatly appreciated to contribute to what should be a great Championship.


  • 5 days B&B for 2 in a Glasgow Hotel, including return travel -Sponsored by McGinley Coach Travel
  • 4 days B&B in the Talbot Hotel & Leisure Centre, Carlow
  • 3 nights B&B for 2 in Breaffy House Resort, Mayo. Includes 1 Four Course evening meal
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 plus dinner in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 plus dinner in the Ballyliffin Hotel, Clonmany
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 plus afternoon tea in the Glen House, Clonmany
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 in The Town House, Ballyliffin
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 midweek in the Ballyliffin Lodge, Clonmany
  • 2 nights B&B for 2 midweek in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncranna


Double Gold for Mountain View

Mountain Views fantastic season continued last Sunday at the 60th Annual Arva Show, when the club won both the National 600kg Championship and Open 680kg event. In doing so, they have become the only team to win multiple National Championships this year. With only 1 round of the National Outdoor Series left, Mountain View are on course to finish 2017 as the top outdoor club. GnaC won the clubs 1st outdoor title when they defeated Loughmore in the Novice final.


The 2nd round of the open youths league competition was contested by Ballinagh, GnaC, the Grove and Ballinastoe. The Grove came out on top of this round, ahead of Ballinagh, GnaC and Ballinastoe. That leaves The Grove sitting clear on top of the Continue reading

World Games 2017

The World Games 2017 took place between 20–30 July in Wroclaw, Poland. The top 6 teams in the world qualified to take part in 3 Tug of War events ran over last Saturday and Sunday. The Women’s Indoor 540kg and the Men’s Outdoor 700kg were held last Saturday and the Men’s Outdoor 640kg was held on Sunday. Irish teams travelled over to take part in the women’s 540kg and men’s 640kg events. Continue reading

National Outdoor League Final

The final of the National Outdoor League was ran last Saturday by the Northern Ireland Tug of War Association, in what was a first all island partnership between the ITOWA and NITOWA. It was hosted by the Country Club at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, in the centre of Enniskillen, beside Lough Erne. Most of the top teams from North and South were in attendance to take part in a very high standard of competition. The facilities were superb, with an excellent weigh-in and pulling area. G&B finished their preparation for the World Games by coming out as overall winners of the 680kg Continue reading