Date: 4th November 2018
Venue: Edgeworthstown, Co Longford – Hosted by The Leinster Board
Weights: Mens 680kg (Open) & Mens 640kg(Open), 5-a-side (Open,weight to be decided)
For more information please contact Cathy O’Toole or Fergal Manning
National Indoor Championship 2018/19
Date: 18th November 2018
Venue: Newcastle West, Co Limerick – Hosted by Cuan Rithe
Weights: Mens 680kg National Championships & Mens 5-a-side open 380kg
Judge & Scorekeeper: Pat Lee & Karen Hickey
Date: 2nd December 2018
Venue: Lordship, Co. Louth – Hosted by Mountain View (Provisional)
Weights: Mens 640kg National Championships & Mens 5-a-side open 380kg
Judge & Scorekeeper: PJ Moore & Betty Jeffers
Date: 20th January 2019
Venue: Clonmany, Co Donegal – Hosted by Clonmany
Weights: Mens 600kg National Championship & Mens 5-a-side open 420kg
Judge & Scorekeeper: Pat McGurl & Maureen Geary
Date: 27th January 2019
Venue: Clonmany, Co Donegal – Hosted by Carndonagh
Weights: Mens 560kg National Championship & Mens 5-a-side open 420kg
Judge & Scorekeeper: James Ward & Maureen Geary
Can all clubs wishing to participate in Ladies or Youths please contact Clubs Liaison Officer Mr Gerry Ferguson by October 1st so competitions can be scheduled.
- Saturday night weigh in from 7-8pm,clubs must contact the Chief Judge 1 week before a competition.
- Sunday morning weigh in from 10-11am, with competitions starting at 12pm sharp
- 5-a-side competitions are to be run on a league basis over the 2 dates assigned to each weight.
- A weight advantage of 20kg to be given to division 2 and novice teams in the 5-a-side competitions. This is capped at 20kg with no additional weight advantage allowed for using a lady or youth.
- If the hosting club wants to run an additional open weight on the day, this can only take place after the National 8-a-side & open 5-a-side competitions are finished. The hosting club must provide the medals/prizes for this competition.
- All pullers must be registered before they can compete. Please complete Individual registrations online by October 1st. If you do not have a ITOWA ID card, you will not be allowed to compete!
Hosting Clubs Criteria:
- The hosting club must be affiliated to the ITOWA
- All outstanding monies owed to the ITOWA must be paid in full by October 1st 2018
- The applicant must compete at the event
- The club awarded must provide the mats for the fixture
- The fee of €500 must be paid on the day to the ITOWA for hosting the competition
Check out our Fixtures page for details of outdoor national league and national championship fixtures for 2017.
Further details to be added in the coming weeks.
There was a small turnout of clubs at the rescheduled national 560kg championships which took place in Buncrana on Sunday. The clubs who competed were Carndonagh, Clonmany, Gort na Cloiche and St Pats.
St Pats, national senior champions at 560kg
St Pats were looking to complete a clean sweep of national senior titles and they found themselves in the 560kg final after defeating GnaC in the semi final. Reigning world 560kg champions Mountain View were not in attendance therefore it was Carndonagh & Clonmany who faced each other in the other semi final. This was a close contest and the young Clonmany team put it up to their neighbours but it was Carndonagh who progressed to faced St Pats in the final. Carndonagh put up a strong performance in the final but the superiority of the St Pats men shone through as they completed their clean sweep with a straight end victory. Clonmany defeated GnaC to win the bronze medal.
See results on our Results page.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The clubs who attended the national championship held in Lordship were Ballinastoe, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Gort na Cloiche, Kiltevna, Mountain View, Stapeltons, St Pats & Taughmaconnell.
St Pats, national senior champions at 640kg
Eight teams competed in the men’s 640kg competition. The teams who qualified for the semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. St Pats were victorious over Clonmany in the first semi final as were Mountain View over Cuan Rithe in the second semi final. The final between Mountain View and St Pats was a close contest with the improving Mountain View putting up a good fight. St Pats were that little bit stronger and they take another step closer to a clean sweep of senior 8-a-side titles. Cuan Rithe began well in the third end decider taking Clonmany to within inches of the line but were disqualified for receiving 3 cautions. Clonmany also went on to win the second end and the bronze medal.
St Pats, winners of the ladies 340kg league
Eleven teams took part in the men’s 5-a-side 400kg competition. Clonmany topped group 1 with Cuan Rithe A in second place. St Pats topped group 2 with Carndonagh runner-up. Both Clonmany and St Pats progressed to face each other in the final. St Pats were too strong for the Donegal team and they went on to win the gold medal. Carndonagh defeated Cuan Rithe to win the bronze medal. St. Pats impressively wrapped up the ladies 8-a-side 540kg league and the 5-a-side 340kg league picking up a maximum 21 points in each. Ballinastoe & Kiltevna (B&K) had to settle for silver and bronze medals.
St Pats, winners of the mixed 600kg league
The St Pats athletes also dominated the mixed 600kg league picking up a maximum 21 points. GnaC won the silver medal with 18 points and Taughmaconnell won the bronze medal with 10 points. Clonmany continued to dominate the youth 360kg league winning all three rounds so far. Ballinastoe and GnaC are battling for runner-up spot. The youth league will reach it’s conclusion in Donegal on December 11th.
Click here to see the senior 640kg final between St. Pats & Mountain View.
Click here to see the men’s 5-a-side final between Clonmany & St Pats.
Click here to see action from the ladies 540kg league.
See full results on our Results page.
See updated leagues on League Tables page.
Click here to see photos from Lordship. Thanks to Kiltevna and to St Pats for providing photos & videos.
The clubs who attended the national championship hosted by St. pats in Carrickmacross were Ballinastoe, Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Gort na Cloiche, Kiltevna, Mountain View, St Pats, Spateltons & Taughmaconnell.
St Pats, national senior champions at 680kg
The teams who qualified for the men’s 680kg semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. St Pats overcame Cuan Rithe in straight ends in the first semi final to qualify for the final. The second semi final between Clonmany & Mountain View was a very entertaining match-up with Mountain View taking the first end. The Clonmany lads showed great determination to come back and book a place in the final after a third and deciding end. The final between Clonmany and St Pats was a reasonably comfortable contest for St Pats who once again showed their superiority over their rivals this season with a straight end victory.
GnaC, national Div 2 champions at 680kg
Mountain View defeated Cuan Rithe to win the bronze medal. The teams who qualified for the Div 2 final were Gort na Cloiche and Stapeltons. Stapeltons were on a high after their victory in the 720kg two weeks ago but it was the GnaC team who produced a great performance to overcome Stapeltons with a straight end victory and win the gold medal. The five teams who qualified for the men’s 5-a-side semi finals were Clonmany, Cuan Rithe, Mountain View & St Pats. Cuan Rithe and St. Pats enjoyed straight end victories over Mountain View and Clonmany respectively to qualify for the final. St Pats won the gold medal with Cuan Rithe runners-up while Clonmany won the bronze medal.
St Pats ladies 540kg winners
Once again, the St Pats ladies who are preparing for next summers World Games were very strong taking the maximum 7 points in both the 540kg and the 340kg leagues. St Pats combined with their men’s team also took maximum points in round 2 of the mixed 600kg league. Clonmany were very strong again in the second round of the youth league taking the 7 points with GnaC getting 6 points for finishing runners-up.
See full results on our Results page.
See updated leagues on our League Tables page.
Click here to see the 680kg semi final between Clonmany & Mountain View.
Click here to see the 680kg final between Clonmany & St Pats.
Click here to see photos from Carrickmacross. Thanks to Kiltevna & St Pats TOW for photos & videos.