The Use Of Belts When Competing

With immediate effect, the Irish Tug of War Association will be implementing the rule, set by TWIF, about the use of belts while competing.   The rule states (taken directly from the TWIF Rules Manual 2018):

“A leather or woven belt may be worn by a puller to support his/her back during competition.  No construction or additional material may be attached to any belt.  The buckle or closing apparatus of the leather belt cannot come into contact with the rope and must be worn to the front of the body. The loose ends of a woven belt cannot come into contact or be wrapped around the rope and must be worn to the front or opposite side of the rope. Under no circumstances will the rope be permitted to run BETWEEN the belt and the pullers’ body.  Any belt should be made available for inspection by a judge at any time during a tournament.

New Polysteel Strand Ropes

 

New Ropes……..

We now have the new Polysteel strand ropes in stock. These ropes were used in South Africa and will be used at the European Outdoor Championships in Castlebar 2019, and the World Indoor Championships in Letterkenny 2020 and will be introduced to the Nationals for Indoor/Outdoor 18/19 Season. Lengths available full rope 40 metres €200 training rope 20 metres €110 prices excluding delivery. If any club is interested contact Anthony Pender: a.pender@irishtugofwar.com.

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

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.

Prizes:

  • 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

 

Puller Affiliation

A reminder to All Pullers. Anyone training at present who hasn’t been included on a 2017 club affiliation form, is not covered by insurance.

The club affiliation form must be fully filled in before submitting, including listing the club Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

The list of pullers submitted with the club affiliation form must include the pullers name, home address, telephone number and email address, in legible block capitals, as well as their signature. Only the pullers home address is acceptable. The clubs address can not be used.

All forms should be sent to Mary Catherine Murphy, Oldtown, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.

Draw for 2020 World Indoor Championships

A draw is being held to raise funds for the promotion of the 2020 World Indoor Championships in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs and all support will be greatly appreciated to contribute to what should be a great Championship.

Prizes:

  • 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

 

The draw is being run by Danny McGonigle and Cormac Gallagher and will take place on Friday the 1st of September in the Clonmany Youth & Community Resource Centre at 8pm. Contact Danny for Cards 086 8780804. €10 per line

All entrants must be aged over 18 and Clubs are not permitted to purchase tickets in their club name.