ISA Newsletter 2015
14 January 2015

Welcome all Irish Strength Association members and fans to 2015 year of events. A year planned to be the biggest ever in our 16 year history . ISA have more events that will be confirmed in the coming weeks and some big announcements too… All our events will be on our brand new website, www.irishstrongman.com and on our Irish Strength Association facebook; www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Strength-Association/105639346151743 . This year we will also have “Ultimate Strongman Events”, “Champions League Event”, WSF Events and several international shows across the sports that our ISA and “Ultimate strongman” members will be part of…So guys stay tunned to our website and facebook for some big events this year!… Here is what is planned…

1. Strongman

Event: Republic of Ireland Strongest Man Qualifier 2015
Date: Sunday 15th February @ 12noon.
Venue: Venue:220 Fitness Gym ,Killinann, Galway
Top 9 Qualify for the final 16 Republic of Ireland Strongest man 2015.
SPECIAL NOTE: Check this website strongman section

2. Arm-Wrestling

Event: The Open Ireland Arm-Wrestling Classic 2015
Date: Saturday 28th February @ 7pm
Venue: Bettys Town (5mins away from Drogheda) Further deatils to follow check arm wrestling section of this webiste.

SPECIAL NOTE: All ISA arm wrestlers must have their full membership paid online & will have FREE entry to all arm-wrestling events this year.

3. Strongman/Highland Games/MAS Wrestling

Event: The Arnold Classic
Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March
Venue: Columbus Ohio, USA on
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be an ISA Place for Strongman, Highland Games and MAS Wrestling Champions from last years results…This annual international will support all members to this event.

4. Strongman/Challenges & Courses

Event: Ulster Strongest Man Qualifier 2015 & Ireland’s Truck Pull Championships
Date: Saturday 14th March @ 2pm.
Venue: Big Phils Gym, Newtownards.

Ulsters Strongest Man Qualifier 2015
Top 7 Qualify for final 12 of Ulster Strongest Man 2015.
SPECIAL NOTE: For more details about these two events please see the sections Strongman, sections on this website

Ireland’s Truck Pull Championships
This is the annual truck pulling championships is an open event to all classes and members in Ireland.
SPECIAL NOTE: For more details about these two events please see the section, Challenges & Courses section on this website

5. Strongman

Event: Strongman Champions League Place for Ireland’s Champions.
Date: Saturday 4th & 5th April
Venue: Fibo Germany

6. Strongman

Event: Ulster Strongest Man 2015
Date: Easter Monday 6th April @ 12Noon
Venue: Dungannon Town Centre
Ulsters Strongest Man for the coveted Culcullen Trophy.
Top 12 Ulster’s Strongest Men will be in attendance for this final.

7. Arm-Wrestling/Challenges & Courses

Event: Ireland Arm-Wrestling & Irish Open Arm-Wrestling Championship 2015.
Date: Saturday 11th April @11 am
Venue: Ards Shopping Mall, Newtownards
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Arm-Wrestling section for more details.

Event: Ireland’s Mighty Mitts 2015 will be along side the Ireland Arm-Wrestling Championships
Date: Saturday 11th April @11 am
Venue: Ards Shopping Mall, Newtownards
5 awesome grip challenges for the covered fist of Thor trophy.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Challenges & Courses section for more details.

8. Strongman

Event: Republic of Ireland Strongest Man 2015
Date: Sunday 3rd May- Bank Holiday Weekend
Venue: Venue:Ballina, Co Mayo Town Centre
Republic of Ireland Strongest Man 2015 for the coveted King Fionn Trophy.
Top 16 Republic Ireland Strongest Men will be in attendance for this final.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Strongman section for more details.
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9. Challenges & Courses

Event: Body Power,
Date: Tuesday 15th – 17th May
Venue: Birmingham, England
Details to follow.

10. Strongman

Event: World Ultimate Strongest Team Championship 2015
Date: Saturday 30th May @ 12noon.
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke,England.
A total of 8 World Teams will be attendance ,with Ireland having Team Celtic Warriors, Ireland’s Top 2 competitors competing
SPECIAL NOTE: Tickets can be purchased at www.ultimatewst.co.uk
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Strongman section for more details.

Lets support our clan at this years event!

11. Strongman

Events: 110kg Ireland’s Strongest Man 2015
Dates: Saturday 6th June@12 noon.
Venue: Carlow Town Centre , Co.Carlow.
110kg Ireland’s Strongest Man 2015 for the coveted Finn McCool Trophy.
This is our brand new weight class that replaces our 105kg class.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Strongman section for more details.

CAN YOU BE THE FIRST TO WIN?

12. Highland Games / Arm-Wrestling / Strongman

Event: Highland Games for the coveted Highland Warrior Trophy – Series 1
Date:
Saturday 20th June @11am
Venue: Details to follow
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see section Highland Games section for more details.

Event: Open Celtic Arm Wars Cups 2015
Date:
Saturday 20th June @ 6pm.
Venue: Details to follow
This is a Open Arm-Wrestling event to all nations , weight and gender categories & overall Celtic Arm Wars shield trophy.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please see Arm-Wrestling section for more details

Event: Master & Junior Ireland Strongest Man 2015
Date:
Sunday 21st June@12noon.
Venue:
Details to follow
Master & Junior Ireland Strongest Man 2015 for the coveted Master and Junior Finn McCool Trophy.

13. Strongman

Event: Novice Ireland Strongest Man 2015

Date: Saturday 27th June@ 12noon
Venue: New Ross, Co. Wexford. – Venue TBC
Novice Ireland Strongest Man 2015 for the coveted Viking Cup. Novice means that all members that have been in the ISA over 3 calender year dates can no longer enter this contest and must advance to the Amateur Ireland Strongest Man. Again the Novice ISM is for NOVICES & NEW COMERS only in our Strongman sport.

14. Arm Wrestling, Challenges & Courses

Event: Tall Ships Arm Beasts (Arm-Wrestling)
Date:
Saturday 4th July. – Times TBC – Details to follow
Venue:  Crumlin Rd Gail, Belfast.
Special Note: See Arm-Wrestling for more info

Event: Tug Of War (Challenges & Courses)
Date:
Saturday 4th July. – Times TBC – Details to follow
Venue:  Crumlin Rd Gail, Belfast.
Special Note: See Challenges & Courses for more info

15. Strongman
Event: NEW STRONGMAN EVENT – Details to follow
Date: Sunday 5th July – Times TBC
Venue: Details to follow

16. Highland Games
Event: Highland Games for the coveted Highland Warrior Trophy – Series 2
Date: Monday 13th – Tuesday 14th July – Times TBC
Venue: Details to follow

17. Powerlifting, Highland Games, Mas Wrestling, Arm-Wrestling, Strongman, Challenges & Courses.

Event: IRISH STRENGTH EXPO – Bangor’s Muscle Beach 2015
Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August 2015.
Venue: Various

Event: Powerlifting – Bench & Squat
Date: Saturday 8th August 2015 @ 9am-4:30pm
Venue: Bangor Hub, Queens parade, Bangor

Event: Highland Games
Date: Saturday 8th August 2015 @ 10am-2pm
Venue: Ballyholme Beach, Bangor

Event: Mas Wrestling
Date: Saturday 8th August 2015 @ 2pm-4:30pm
Venue: Picki Play Park Arena, Bangor

Event: Arm-Wrestling
Date: Sunday 9th August 2015 @ 11am-3pm
Venue: Picki Play Park Cafe, Bangor

Event: Powerlifting – Deadlift
Date: 9th August 2015 @ 11am-4:30pm
Venue: Bangor Hub, Queens parade, Bangor

Event: Strongman – IRELAND’S STRONGEST MAN 2015 – Once again planned annual TV
Date: Sunday 9th August 2015 @ 12noon
Venue: Picki park Arena

Event: Challenges & Courses
– Kickboxing,

– Karate,
– MMA,
– Cross fit,
– Weightlifting
Date: Schedules to be confirmed over the 8th & 9th August 2015
Venue: Along Queens Parade & Bangor Quay.

18. Challenges & Courses, Strongman.

Event: Truck Pull Champions 2015
Date: Saturday 15th August 2015 Time TBC
Venue: Details to follow

Event: Strongman – Amateur Ireland Strongest Man 2015
Date: Sunday 16th August 2015 @ 12noon
Venue: Details to follow
Amateur Ireland Strongest Man 2015 for the coveted Finn McCool Trophy. Amateur means that all members that have been in the ISA for more than 1 calender year membership can enter this contest. Once you have won this armature title you can no longer enter again and go into the pro ranks.
Special Note: Any members that have won a major i.e Ulster, Republic, All Ireland & Classic at senior weight class & level are also unable to enter this competition as they are clearly a pro level.

19. Strongman
Event: The Belfast Ultimate Strongman Weekend
Date: 27th – 31st August 2015
Venue: Various

Event: UK’s Strongest Man 2015Heat 1
Date: Thursday 27th August @ 12noon
Venue: Belfast City Hall

Event: UK’s Strongest Man 2015 – Heat 2
Date: Friday 28th August @ 12noon
Venue: Writers Square

Event: UK’s Strongest Man 2015 – Final
Date:
Saturday 29th August @ 12noon
Venue: Crumlin Rd Gael, Belfast

Event: Junior UK’s Strongest Man 2015
Final
Date: Sunday 30th August 2015 @ 12noon
Venue: Crumlin Rd Gael, Belfast

Event: Master WSM Championships 2015 – Day 1
Date: Sunday 30th August 2015 @ 3pm
Venue: Crumlin Rd Gael, Belfast

Event: Master WSM Championships 2015 – Final
Date: Monday 31st August 2015 @ 12noon
Venue: Crumlin Rd Gael, Belfast

20. Strongman & Mas Wrestling
Event: NEW STRONGMAN & MAS WRESTLING EVENT

Date: 12th – 13th September 2015 – Times TBC
Venue: Details to follow

21. Highland Games
Event:
Highland Games for the coveted Highland Warrior Trophy – Series 3 Final
Date: 27th September 2015 – Times TBC
Venue: Details to follow

22. Strongman
Event: Ireland’s 4 Man Team Strongest Mas 2015 & 95kg Ireland’s Strongest man 2015
Date: Sunday 4th October 2015
Venue: Monster Gym, Co Carlow.

23. Challenges & Courses
Event: ULTIMATE STRENGTH TRAINING CERTIFICATE
Date: Friday 30th October – 1st November
Venue: Monster Gym, Co Carlow.
You one stop shop for Stage#1, #2 & #3 over the three days of vairous Strongman principles by ‘The Daddy” Glenn Ross & “The Monster” Richard Looney, also including nutrition regimes by world renowned strength nutritionist Phil Richards, details to follow.

24. Powerlifting
Event: Ireland’s Powerlifting Classic
Date: Saturday 7th November 2015 – 9am-8pm
Venue: Monster Gym, Co Carlow.
This will be Ireland’s Open Premier Powerlifting meet for all federations, details to follow watch this space.

25. Challenges & Courses
Event: Christmas Log Lifting Championships 2015 – 95kg 110kg & 110kg+
Date: Saturday 5th December 2015 – time TBC
Venue: Bangor, Co Down.

Newsletter

The ISA would like to thank you all our members who showed their loyal support within its competitions and governing body, helping your ISA produce quality shows for you and its sponsors. This year we ask no different as the ISA and your sport continue to grow for you… We have written warnings and suspensions to those who break future ISA rules & regulations. But now 2015 will make a clean sheet to all our suspended members. But all that sign up as members this year must apply to all rules and regulations of ISA. BUT YOU CAN COMPETE AS A NONE MEMBER AND PAY FOR EACH SHOW (£25/€30).,RULES AND REGULATIONS ONLY APPLY AT EACH SHOW EVENT . Though without discipline and structure within your governing body its members/sponsors and international competitions will not give the ISA recognition it needs to grow for your sport to the height it deserves.

What does it mean AS A PAID ANNUAL MEMBER? All paid annual members will receive all events FREE there after for one year. A year that will cover all events within the ISA (unless stated). Paid Annual Members will receive membership number EMAIL ON SUBMITTANCE OF ANNUAL APPLICATION ONLINE FORM. Then your emailed membership number will follow as a  membership card and will allow you FREE enter to major events run by the ISA (Unless stated). All Paid Annual Members will also receive financial support to international events for our top competitors….Being loyal means the biggest Series, Leagues and World events in your sport will use and recognise the ISA and its structure. In turn we will support the best to their competition, in a fair structured manor. We will reciprocate the gesture to do the same at our internationals with their World athletes.

The ISA will grow World relationships within the sport, to grow in trust and structure for all. Members must in turn show loyalty for the ISA and be ambassadors to your country – supporting your sport and competing in it home or away can be the proudest thing you will do. The ISA will NOT tolerate any derogatory comments about your governing body ISA on these World public forums or websites. This does NOTHING for the sport or members within it. If you have any problems or issues you can contact your area marshals and problems will be resolved, that’s what your governing body does – governs and sort issues and delivers your sport.

Any questions contacts below:

Yours In Strength

Glenn Ross
(Northern Chairman) ULSTER PROVINCE
0044 77 808 15928

Richard Looney
(Southern Chairman)
0353833452358

Yvonne Ross 
(Secretary)
0044 28 95608984

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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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