Death notice

We would like to express sincere sympathy to the family of Fred Cogley on his passing. Fred was the 1st Chairman of the Irish Tug of War Association when it was formed 50 years ago. This year the Association is celebrating the anniversary year of that event and his sad passing at this time is a reminder to all, of his great contribution to the sport.

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.

Event Calendar Update

Leinster and Munster fixtures have been added to the events calendar. Also added is the Ladies and Youths training day that will take place at 11am on Sunday the 23rd of April at Gratton Og GAA, Stonepark, Co. Longford. Check out the Fixtures & Events page for more information.

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.


  • 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.

Death notice

The death has occurred of Jimmy Byrne from Rathanna. Sincere sympathy to all his family and all at the club.

Click here to see his funeral arrangements. Ag ndeanaigh Dia trocaire are a ainm.

Affiliate for vote at AGM

Full clubs looking to have a vote at the AGM must affiliate before the end of January.

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.

The AGM takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday 9th April. Motions for the AGM should be sent to the secretary by Friday 10th March.