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02 Oct
Oct 2, 2016 Galway,
This years 95KG &110KG championship will take place on 2nd October in Galway. it will be a joint competition with 2 Finn McCool trophies being presented. This proves to be a memorable contest with the current 95KG Ireland Strongest Man, Angelo Iannetta coming up against the UK 95KG Champion Dean Kennedy.  Come down and support these competitors as they do battle.  Can Ivan Gannon defend his 110KG class title in front of his home crowd? Come down to find out!…
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09 Oct
Oct 9, 2016
Sunday 9th October 2016- Irelands Truck Pull Championships 2016 This event was to support the well known charity, Action Cancer.
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29 Oct
Oct 29, 2016
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26 Nov
Nov 26, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
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12 Mar
Mar 12, 2017
  This will be a PROVINCIAL Qualifier for the new 4 Nations Provinces titles and will be held at 1PM, SUNDAY, 12TH MARCH, KILLANNIN COMMUNITY CENTRE, KILLANNIN ROSSCAHILL, CO.GALWAY.  This will be a selection process to each of the Provinces finals and onward to the Ireland’s Strongest Man Grand Final.  The finals will be in Co. Armagh (Details to follow) on Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th May 2017.  This year at the televised Grand Final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2017…
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27 Mar
Mar 27, 2017 10:00 am - Mar 28, 2017 5:30 pm
This year Ireland’s Strongest Man which was a new format over 2 days of contest with Ulster, Connacht, Leinster and Munster titles up for grabs.  Along with the historic Republic of Ireland Strongest Man title and the coveted 18th Finn McCool Trophy for the 2017 Ireland Strongest Man crown.  With the first day under way it saw Pa O’Dwyer dominate Group A and resting himself for the final.  In Group B Ivan Gannon showed his tremendous shoulder pressing in the…
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01 Jul
Jul 1, 2017 Bangor, Bangor, United Kingdom + Google Map
In the Ultimate Strongman “To Me To You Removals 4 Nations Battle of Britian Team Championship, was a fierce line up with the Legendary Terry Hollands captaining Team England with England’s Strongest Man Phil Roberts, Paul Smith and Charlie Gough.  Team Wales was captained by Wales’ Strongest Man, Ben Brunning with, Hywel Owen Thomas, Dale Peters and Nathan Llewellyn.  The favourites for the contest were Team Scotland and they were captained by Tom Stoltman with Paul Benton, Kenny Simm and…
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11 Jul
Jul 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In the District Demonstration Fields, Manse Road, Kilkeel. Event starting at 7pm will be a major competition with 3 championships into 1.  These include the Highland Strength Challenge, U23 Ireland Strongest Man 2017 and Master Ireland Strongest Man 2017.  These 3 championships are the road to great things in Ultimate Strongman so be part of it! £400 Prize Pot- Split £200 for 1st, £100 for 2nd, £50 for 3rd, £30 for 4th and £20 for 5th. Special Note: Scoring will be…
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03 Aug
Aug 3, 2017 1:00 pm - Aug 5, 2017 5:00 pm belfast,
The UK Strongest Man will take place from the 3rd, 4th and 5th of August in the City Hall of Belfast for the Heats at 1pm on the 3rd and 4th and the Crumlin Road Gaol for the Final at 1pm.  The Irish athletes who will be representing Ireland at this event will be Ireland’s Strongest Man , Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McCoy, Gavin Redmond.  Come down and support these Irish athletes as they take on the best in the UK.
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17 Sep
Sep 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The return of the 95KG and 110KG Ireland Strongest Man will be on Sunday 17th September 2017.  It will be in Co.Cork and there will be competitors from all over Ireland coming to lift the Finn McCool Trophy for these two weight categories. All competitors who wish to enter, please pm the Irish Strength Association Facebook.  All non members must apply through the one off section of the application form: ISA – SINGLE EVENT APPLICATION FORM 2017 Events to follow:
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95KG & 110KG Ireland Strongest Man 2017. Our annual event will bring competitors of 95KG and 110KG weight classes from all 4 corners of Ireland.   Competitors this will also be a qualification process that will lead to World class 95KG & 110KG events.  This competition will be part of the Irish Strength Association Games MMXVll.
Amateur Ireland Strongest Man 2017. Our annual event of Novice Ireland Strongest Man has been rebranded to the Amateur Ireland Strongest Man. Competitors from all 4 corners of Ireland will be competing at this events. Competitors that are eligible to enter this competition are those that have not one a senior title in the Irish Strength
Master Ireland Strongest Man 2017. Our annual event will bring competitors of a Master Class of 40 + year olds from all 4 corners of Ireland.  Competitors this will also be a qualification process that will lead to World class Master events.  This competition will be part of the Irish Strength Association Games MMXVll.  Competitors must
There will be 5 titles battled out in 1 day over 1 competition with the added bonus of the overall winner securing a place along with the Amateur Ireland Strongest Man to the televised Ireland Strongest Man 2018.  Click on your appropriate link below to find out the details and events. U23  Ireland Strongest Man
  U23 Ireland Strongest Man 2017. Our annual event will bring competitors of a Junior class from 16-23 year old from all 4 corners of Ireland.  Any competitor that turns 24 this year can not enter (passports or other driving licenses must be shown at the event).  Competitors this will also be a qualification process that

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Since it's formation in July 2000, the Irish Strength Association have gone from strength to strength, boasting over 140 members, many of whom have competed in the highest levels of Strongest Man,Arm-wrestling and Highland games competitions. Mission: To be the strongest on the planet!

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Matthew McCoy places 4th in U23 World Championship 2017
With a tough battle through 8 grueling events over 3 days 3 times Junior Ireland Strongest Man Matthew McCoy of Co. Antirm fought off extreme competition to achieve 4th Place in the U23 World Championship in Gatineau. Gatineau, Canada – 6,000 fans packed the arena for the first day of the Ultimate Strongman U23 World
With a tough battle through 13 grueling events over 3 days Ireland’s Strongest Man Pa O’Dwyer of Co.Limerick fought off extreme competition to achieve his goal of placing on the UK Podium.  Pa was the only Irishman who managed to reach the UK final with David Loughman, Co. Dublin going out on Day 1 and
Matthew McCoy and Angelo Iannetta break records in Kilkeel
In Kilkeel as part of the 11th Night Celebrations the Irish Strength Association carried out a number of Irish and World Record attempts.  Angelo Iannetta of Co.Wexford and Matthew McCoy of Co.Antirm were the 2 competitors that were going to challenge their feats of strength.  The first record that was attempted was the UK record
David wrestles his way to the title
The Irish Strength Association would like to congratulate David Loughman of Co.Dublin for winning the Scottish Wrestling and MAS wrestling Irish Championships at Bangor town hall on 25th June 2016. These events were a part of the Irish Expo, consisting of strongman, highland games and wrestling championships.  However, we had a strong line up of
Brian McShane completes the impossible
                  The ISA would like to acknowledge the achievement of Brian McShane of Co. Dungannon.  On the 25th June Brian was attempting to be the third man in Irish History to bend the famous red nail of Ironmind.  The Ironmind Red Nail sets the standard for excellence  in short steel bending.  It

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