Fixtures & Events



28/04/2019 Killenaule T.O.W. Club   Co Tipperary

National League  Men 600kg & 680kg & Youths open 6 aside & Ladies 5  a side

Scorekeeper             Karen Hickey

Judge in Charge      Pat Carey

12/05/2019 Mighty Oaks T.O.W. Club  Co. Kilkenny

National League  600kg & 680kg ,Youths open 6 aside & Ladies 5  a side

Scorekeeper                     Betty Jeffers

Judge in Charge            Pat Mc Gurl                    

26/05/2019 G & B  T.O.W. Club, Delvin GAA Grounds Co. Westmeath

National League  600 kg & 680 kg,Youths open 6 aside & Ladies 5  a side

Scorekeeper              Maureen Geary         

Judge in Charge      P.J Moore

09/06/2019 Moville Vintage Show Co. Donegal

National  Senior Men 720kg  Development Program 540kg  & 640kg open

Scorekeeper         Maureen Geary

Judge in Charge    Pat Mc Gurl

16/06/2019 Cork Summer  Show

600kg Men National  Senior + Development Program 480kg  & 700kg Open

Cork Sports Partner Schools Championships

Scorekeeper            Karen Hickey

Judge in Charge      Pat Lee

30/06/2019 Ballybunion T.O.W. Committee , Castle Hotel Green,
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

National  Senior Catchweight  & Development Program 540kg  

Scorekeeper                Karen Hickey

Judge in Charge          Francis Kelleher             

07/07/2019 Ballinastoe T.O.W. Club Co Wicklow

National Senior Men 680kg + Development Program 540kg  

Scorekeeper                        Betty Jeffers

Judge in Charge                Martin Egan         

21/07/2019 Donoughmore T.O.W Club Co. Cork

National Senior 640kg Development Program 480kg  Open Club TBA

& Schools Competition

Scorekeeper            Karen Hickey

Judge in Charge      Pat Lee

28/07/2019 Ossary Show Rathdowney Co Laois

560kg Senior Men Nationals + Development Program 480kg  & Open 680kg

Scorekeeper                      Maureen Geary                               

Judge in Charge                 P.J  Moore

10th-11th aug 2019 British & Irish Tug of War Championships  Hosted By Northern Ireland.

18/08/2019 Tullow Show Co. Carlow

580 Kg  Senior Men & Development Program 480kg   + 680kg open

Scorekeeper                Betty Jeffers

Judge in Charge          Paddy Mc Grath    

4th – 8th Sept 2019 European Outdoor Tug of War Championships,
Breaffy House, Castlebar, Co Mayo


I.T.O.W.A.  Participation Development 2019

Club Developmental Programme

With so Few novice, Ladies, and Youth teams taking part in Tug of War, we need to help develop these clubs in a way that recruitment of new pullers and allow them compete where they can gain experience in a competitive environment. In 2018 we introduced a Participation Program to give the clubs an opportunity to compete with new pullers including youth & ladies, we need to expand on this initiative to give all clubs an incentive to recruit new pullers for Novice, Ladies & Youth from within in their community.

Mission is to encourage all Current & New Clubs to Recruit New members and allow them to gain experience in a controlled competition environment

  • Open to Novice & Div. 2 Men, Ladies, and Youths, who wish to Participate.
  • ( Senior National Medal Winner are cannot compete)
  • Div. 2 Clubs may use only 2 pullers that are of Div. 2 status
  • Senior clubs may Compete with Novice, Youth or Ladies only
  • All Clubs must be affiliated to ITOWA.
  • All Participants Must be Members of ITOWA and hold Valid I.D. Card
  • Individual Weigh In,  (I.D. Card at scales and Substitution)
  • Open Competition 2 Weight categories of 6 a side.  540kg  & 480kg
  • Weight Advantage to new entrant Clubs and Teams with a Lady or a Youth.
  • Clubs/Teams with NEW ENTRANT PULLER  (Allowed 2 Substitutions)
  • Clubs May borrow Pullers on the day
  • Clubs entering teams must be presented in club colours
  • Clubs must compete in a minimum of 4 Development league Fixtures
  • A 10kg weight advantage for a lady or youth 25kg for 2
  • A club entering a team made up of youth or Ladies can enter with the GENSB rules.    
  • A Team  that wins the competition must make at least 1 Change before that team may compete again in the competition
  • A standalone National Championship will be set for August subject to a minimum of 4 club entries in each class Novice, Ladies, & Youths Format and Venue to be decided.

Club Development Funding

New entrant clubs 2019 ITOWA funding €150

Provincial Board Funding      €100

Senior & Div. 2 Clubs that Participate     €150


  • All coaches involved must be Garda vetted
  • Where applicable must have safeguarding cert  
  • Clubs Must compete at a minimum of 4 days National Development Programme
  • Gold and Silver Medals only
  • Trophy  for overall best attended club
  • Best ladies team/youth team
  • To qualify to participate at GENSB tournament.   Youths & Coaches MUST meet above T & C


  • Help Clubs to recruit & retain members and to increase membership
  • Develop Club Structure (coaches & Administrators)
  • Develop Top quality clubs and raise club profiles
  • Promote best practice and strong governance from within clubs
  • Recognise & reward clubs for their Participation in Tug of War

The Irish Tug of War Association believes that this Club Development system is a vital form of support which will assist the development of clubs. We encourage all clubs to take a proactive approach to the running of their club and through this programme, to assess their strengths and weaknesses and seek to improve.

The ITOWA programme will showcase and share best practice amongst clubs. The Association, Clubs & Members must recognise that this is the first steps in developing a sustainable club structure and will need to be constantly monitored to reach our Goals