Highland Games

The oldest of Strength competitions is growing in popularity throughout Ireland, we’ve produced a series of competitions and events that run through the calendar year, with the heavy events winner lifting the coveted Highland Warrior Trophy.

The Highland Games events are broken down in to feats of endurance, strength and agility:

  • 28lb Distance
  • 56lb Distance
  • Caber Toss
  • 56lb Weight for Height (Pro Events Only)
  • 44lb Weight for Height
  • 16lb Hammer for Distance
  • 22lb Hammer
  • 22lb Stone
  • 22lb Sheath (Traditional Ulster Event)
  • Scottish Wrestling

In the Irish Strength Association our competitions consist of 7 of these events above excluding the 56lb Weight for Height as this is professional only event, instead we use the 44lb Weight for Height.

For more history and information on the Highland Game from Scottish Dancing, Piping and Heavy Events History click here.

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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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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
David Loughman wins his first Highland Games
The Irish strength Association would like to congratulate David Loughman on winning his first ever Highland Games in his career.  David has been competing in Highland Games through the ISA for a number of years now and he has improved his performance through his technique and mind set.  David has a number of tricky opponents
Dean Kennedy wins 95KG UK Strongest Man 2016
The Irish Strength Association would massively like to congratulate Dean Kennedy on becoming the new 95KG UK Strongest Man.  Dean has been competing in the ISA for a number of years now and has came through the ranks progressively.  Dean has been looking up to the other competitors in his area for technique and motivation
The Irish Strength Association would like to congratulate Ivan Gannon on winning his first 110KG class UK title.  Ivan Gannon all year has been competing at the senior heavyweight class and has proved by placing 4th in the Ireland Strongest Man 2016, that he has the arsenal to win any battle.  After winning the110KG Ireland

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