Consultation On The Proposed Amendments To The Irish Anti-Doping Rules

Sport Ireland has undertaken a review of the current 2015 Irish Anti-Doping Rules (Rules). Pursuant to Article 18.1 of the Rules, Sport Ireland is now inviting Athletes and National Governing Bodies to make submissions to Sport Ireland in relation to the proposed amendments to the Rules.

In order to facilitate these submissions, please find the following two documents:

  1. Consultation Document: This document summarises the proposed amendments to the Irish Anti-Doping Rules and outlines the rationale behind these amendments.

  1. Irish Anti-Doping Rules 2015 Version 2.0: This is the proposed Version 2.0 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules. Sport Ireland has provided a tracked version of changes between the current version (Version 1.0) and the proposed Version 2.0 of the Rules.


In addition, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are currently in the process of updating the World Anti-Doping Code for 2021.  Therefore, Sport Ireland welcomes comments from Athletes and National Governing Bodies in relation to the provisions of the current World Anti-Doping Code and its operations. Further information on the 2021 Code review can be found at

Sport Ireland invites all written responses concerning the proposed Irish Anti-Doping Rules and the World Code to be sent to Siobhán Leonard (, by July 4th 2018.

After the closing date for the consultation process, Sport Ireland will review the responses received and decide whether any further amendments need to be made the Rules.  The amended Irish Anti-Doping Rules 2015 will be provided to the Board of Sport Ireland at its meeting in September 2018 to be finalised. It is anticipated that the amended rules will come into effect on 01 January 2019.

Results from 1st National Championship

Sunday past the 720kg National pull was held at the Cork Summer show along with a open 6 aside 540kg.  10 Clubs in total competed they were: G&B, Ballinastoe, Boley, Donoughmore, Castlegregory, Mulcair, Mighty Oaks, Killenaule, Ladies, BBG.  The results from the day is as follows


720kg Senior: 8 teams competed.
G&B – Gold.
Boley – Silver.
Ballinastoe – Bronze.

 720kg Novice: 2 teams competed.
Mighty Oaks – Gold.
Mulcair – Silver.

540kg Open: 7 teams competed.
G&B – Gold.
Donoughmore – Silver.
Ballinastoe – Bronze.


ID Cards

All Clubs taking part in the National Championships
Must have all your Members Registered and have your I.D. cards for weighing in and taking part in the competitions, this includes all Coaches, Assistants , Trainers.

You can Register and pay for your I.D card on the I.T.O.W.A. website before Friday 15th June in order to have your Cards for Sunday.

Individual Membership Application

Results from Round 3 Participation & Performance League

Round 3 of the Participation & Performance league took place on Sunday 10th by Killenaule Tug of war club.

This new programme is developing nicely with all teams availing of youths and ladies on their teams. The Introduction of 3×3 mixed further increases participation of both, to help gain valuable experience.  The ground conditions were very good and the lovely sunshine had everyone in good form.  The hosts team Killenaule had great home support and were worthy winners on the day and a big thanks to all clubs and supporters

Seven clubs in total competed they were – Killenaule, Ballinastoe, Donoughmore, Castlegregory, Mighty Oaks, GnaC, & Ladies.

Results were –

480kg. – 1st Ballinastoe  2nd Donoughmore 2nd. (7 teams competed)

520kg. – 1st  Killenaule 2nd Mighty Oaks 2nd. (5 teams competed)

3×3. – 1st Killenaule 2nd Ballinastoe (4 teams competed)

There was very little between any of the teams, but the competition was tough and fair and it’s a great build up to the National Championships starting this weekend.

Results from day 2 Performance & Participation day

Yesterday seen the 2nd outing for the performance & participation day hosted by Loughmore Tug of war where the venue was excellent.

The following teams competed on the day Ballinastoe, Castlegregory, Loughmore, Killenaule, Mulcair and Gna C.

A very close competition with nothing between teams resulting in most pulls going to 3 ends.   The Youths and Ladies got a good days pulling too.

Winners in 480kg Castlegregory & Runners up Killenaule.

Winners in 540kg Ballinastoe & Runners up Castlegregory.

1st Round of National League

The National League Round 1 was held yesterday at the old Connolly Army Barracks,  Longford.

The weights on the day were 600k & 680kg where six teams competed in both.
The first competition of the day was the 600kg and both were pulled on the round robin system so in the end of the competition the points were awarded to –
Castlegregory -14. Mulcair -13. Mixed A – 9. Mighty Oaks – 6. Leo Boys – 3. GnC – 0.

And in the 680kg the same six teams also competed and the points here were awarded to
Castlegregory -15. Leo Boys -11. GnC – 7. Ballinagh – 6. Mulcair – 4. Mighty Oaks – 2.

The next round of this league round 2 will be held at Piltown, Co Killkenny on Sunday 27th May

Attached link are photos taken on the day by Tug of war Munster

Posted by Tug of War Munster on Monday, May 14, 2018



Another Glorious day Pulling

Yesterday seen Connaught Tow hosting a tug of war event at the Mayo Ploughing Association.  The weights on the day was 500kg & 550kg.  The pulling took place in glorious sunshine and large crowds.

Results as follows


1st Place G&B
2nd Place G na C

550 kg

1st Place Castlegregory
2nd Place G na C
3 teams took part in a double round

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