St Pats pull their weight in Gold

Tug-of-war Club St. Pats had a very successful weekend at the British & Irish Championships held at the Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen.

Against the best of the Irish, England, Scottish and Welsh teams as well as one of the top Dutch teams, which was also in attendance, St. Pats took Gold in all 4 of the International Open Senior Men’s Championships – in the weight categories of 580kg, 620kg, 640kg & 660kg.

Coach Hugh Mór Conway was very well pleased with the performance of his pullers – to have dominated to such a degree across 4 weighs with a panel of 11 men was an unbelievable achievement.

The current world champions at all the senior men’s weights were competing at these championships, so they were a real test for the club ahead of the World Indoor Championships which will be held in China next month.

The St. Pats panel at these Championships was Gary Conway, Hugh Óg Conway, Seán Conway, Michael Owen McGreehan, Martin Shields, PJ Griffin, Declan Griffin, Tommy Griffin, Warren Conway Ciarán Fitzpatrick & Liam Fitzpatrick & Yvonne McEntee. Coached by Hugh Mór Conway.”