Defibrillator Course

We are looking to run a Defibrillator training course/refresher course on a Saturday in the next few months. There is no charge for doing this course. Anyone who has previously attended a course run by the association will need to do a refresher course as their qualification expires at the end of May. Can anyone willing to renew or do the course for the first time, please contact the Secretary.

Judges Training Course

A Judges Training Course for new and existing Judges will be held on May the 22nd in Thurles. It is important for all current Judges as well as anyone looking to become a Judge to attend this course if possible. The theory will take place at 10am in the Anner Hotel in Thurles. The practical will take place at the competition being held in Thurles later that day.
Everyone interested should contact James Ward on 086 2179143.

Newly elected Officers

We’d like to congratulate and welcome our newly elected officers, Martin Hogan as Secretary and Mary Catherine Murphy as Finance Officer. See their details on the Contacts page. Dan McCarthy has been reelected as President elect.

We’d also like to acknowledge the great work done by the outgoing officers, Dave Collins & Niall Kilrane and wish them the best for the future.

Passing of former president, Eddie Hubbard

Eddie HubbardThe association are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former president, Eddie Hubbard. Eddie was a life long servant of the sport serving on the Leinster board for many years and also served as president of the association from 2009 to 2013. Eddie was best known in Tug of War circles for the many years he spent giving commentary on competitions and had a great natural ability to keep the spectators informed of what was happening on each rope. Sincere condolences to his wife Nuala and their family and friends. Eddie will be laid to rest following mass on Tuesday in Ballymore Eustace.

Click here for funeral arrangements.

Ag ndeanaigh Dia trocaire are a ainm.

Click here to see tribute from Ballymore Eustace facebook page.


The AGM of the ITOWA  will take place on  Sunday  the 13th March in The Tullamore court at 2pm.

All motions and nominations to be submitted by the 10th February.

The following positions are up for Nomination – President elect, Secretary and Treasurer.