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

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

Indoor Fixtures

The fixtures for this years National Indoor Championship Series have been added to the Fixtures & Events page. Some venues are yet to be finalised, but will be updated once confirmed. Ladies and youths fixtures are yet to be confirmed.

Important Notice for All Clubs

Following a unanimous decision by the National Executive Committee, the following rule is now in place from today, 16/07/2017:

“With immediate effect, no club member may affiliate to a new club, or move to an existing club, that is outside of the province that the club member is permanently resident in”

This change will have no affect on club members who are already affiliated to a club from outside of their province. They will be still able to continue on with their current club indefinitely.

 

Boley and Ballinagh End Gold Medal Drought With 680kg Wins in Ballinastoe

An Tochar GAA Grounds in Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow was the venue at last Sunday’s 680kg Championship, as the local Ballinastoe club hosted Round 3 of the 2017 National Outdoor Series.

Not since the 9th August 2015, in Grenagh, Co. Cork, have Boley won Gold in a National Championship. That has been the longest barren spell in many years for the remarkably successful Wexford club. Since that day, Boley and G&B have met in 5 National Continue reading

Indoor Sub-Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Indoor Sub-Committee will be held this Sunday, the 2nd of July, at 12.00pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. All Clubs looking to take part in this years Indoor National competitions should send 1 representative to attend. Fixtures and other competition related issues will be discussed and decided. Anyone with any questions can call Martin Hogan on 087 7649017.

Glenhill Win 2nd Ever Senior Title and Huge Upset in the 700kg

At last year’s Cork Summer Show there was persistent rain throughout the day and G&B added yet another Senior title to their tally.
It was all change at Day 2 of the 2017 National Outdoor Series at this years Cork Summer Show, with clear blue skies and 26 degree temperatures. G&B, last year’s champions in both of the days weights, were missing and in their absence Glenhill took their second ever Senior title in the 560kg. The 700kg competition was turned on its head at the semi final stage and Mountain View went on to also win a 2nd ever Senior Title for their club.

After the first 4 National Championship events, we have 4 different winners in the Senior division. Last year it looked like G&B were set to take up the mantel from Boley and Lakehill and dominate the Senior Division for the foreseeable future. Instead we have the most open National Series in many years.

For the second week running, the entire event ran very smoothly and was finished for 4pm. Huge credit for this must go to all the Continue reading