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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
Richard Scott comes 3rd in Junior UK Strongest Man 2016
The Irish Strength Association would  massively like to congradulate Richard Scott in placing 3rd in Junior UK Strongest Man 2016!!!!! This is an achievement which needed to be acknowledged by the ISA as Richard is only the 2nd competitior from Ireland to make the podium at this major competition.  Richard showed great consistancy throughout all › Read more
Sean O’Hagan comes 10th in Canada International Contest
Sean O’Hagan was competing in the Festival Hommes Forts as part of a international competition organised by former Master World Strongest Man Mike Saunders.  Sean received this invitation through the dominant displays he shown last year at Ireland and UK level.  Sean proved that he was not there to make up the numbers by winning › Read more
Pa O’Dwyer lifts the title of IVECO Ireland’s Strongest Man 2016
The ISA would like to congratulate Pa O’Dwyer on becoming the new IVECO Ireland Strongest Man and lifting the coveted Phil Richard’s Performance XVII Finn McCool trophy.  Pa had a faultless performance and showed consistency in all of the events.  This was the sign of a real champion. This year from all of the qualifiers it was a › Read more
ISA Arm-Wrestling Results & Hall of Fame in progress with two new Irish Competitors…
History of the Magnus Sammuelson Trophy Appropriately named as Magnus not only refereed our first ever Ireland Arm Wrestling Championship for the Irish Strength Association, but he himself was a former European Arm Wrestling Champion and World Strongest Man (famous for breaking Nathan Jones, Australian Champion’s arm in World Strongest Man during an arm wrestling › Read more
Shay Ryan ,County Wexford IRE-Strongman
Strongman Shay Ryan County Wexford is simply the best 90kg/95kg and 105kg competitor of all time in the ISA history! Since competing in 2011 has won four all Ireland titles in 90kg/95kg 2011-2014 . He has also claimed 3 consecutive 105kg from 2011- 2013. Shay Ryan has competed at international level at UK Strongest Man in England and World Strongest Man › Read more
Daniel Troy , County Tipperary IRE-Highland Games
Highland Games Daniel Troy Co. Tipperary has been a member of the ISA from the beginning, a loyal member, a tough competitor from his former sport strongman and a force in throwing in Highland Games. After a decade of competing at the top in Irish Strongman , finishing on the podium many times in Strongman › Read more

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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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On Sunday 15th August in Bangor Co.Down was the grand final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021.  16 of the strongest men were gathered who earned their place from a qualifier prior to the contest.  Unfortunately, the defending champion Matthew McCoy was unable to attend due to an illness.  However, this was still an incredible line
Jack Harkin Wins the Qualifier for Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021
The contest found the remainder of the All Ireland Finalists to make a 16 man line up joining the likes of Matthew McCoy, Ivan Gannon, Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McKeegan and Peter Bremmer to see who will win this historic crown.  This contest also was for Republic of Ireland, Ulster, 95KG, & 110KG and Novice/Junior/Master Strongest
Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier 2021
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier will take place on Sunday 25th July at 12 Noon in Davey Jones’ Unit, 10-13 Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny.     To enter the competition and have your chance to compete against the best in Ireland complete the membership form.  ISA – ANNUAL APPLICATION FORM 2021 | Irish Strong Man  
Matthew McCoy win Ireland’s Strongest Man 2020
First UK’s Strongest Man 2021 Tour Qualifier for MK Stadium on 29th-31st May 2021 event was held in Bangor County Down. A great competition and we thank Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support. The event was filmed for RTE 2, Ch5 and was live streamed on our page by one of our

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