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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 new viking press which helped him book his place in the final 8.  From the overall scoring with all of the competitors included from both groups, Ivan Gannon was awarded the Republic of Ireland Strongest Man trophy.  The provincial titles were awarded to Ivan Gannon for Cannacht, Angelo Iannetta for Leinster, Matthew McCoy for Ulster and Pa O’Dwyer for Munster.

The Results for Day 1 are below:

Event 1 Tyre Flip

Group A
Position Name Distance/Time Score
1 Pa O’ Dwyer 35.48 secs 6
2 Dale Winters 47.32 secs 5
3 Gavin Redmond 54.06 secs 4
4 Dean Kennedy 65.25 secs 3
5 David Jones 6 flips 2
6 Kealan Harrington 4 flips 1
Group B
Position Name Distance/Time Score
1 Matthew McCoy 40.22 secs 6
2 David Loughman 45.06 secs 5
3 Ivan Gannon 47.37 secs 4
4 Angelo Iannetta 72.85 secs 3
5 Eli Shaw 5 flips 2
6 Francais Mulligan 2 flips 1

Event 2- Giant Log Press

Group A
Position Name Reps Score  Overall Score
1 Pa O’ Dwyer 6 6 12
2 Gavin Redmond 3 5 9
3 Dean Kennedy 2 4 7
4 Dale Winters 0 0 5
4 David Jones 0 0 2
4 Kealan Harrington 0 0 1
Group B
Position Name Reps Score Overall Score
1 Ivan Gannon  8 6 10
2 Angelo Iannetta 7 5 8
3 David Loughman 2 4 9
4 Matthew McCoy 1 3 9
5 Eli Shaw 0 0 2
6 Francais Mulligan 0 0 1

Event 3- Pole Push

Group A
Position Name Points Overall Score
1 Gavin Redmond 6 15
2 Pa O’ Dwyer 5 17
3 David Jones 4 6
4 Dean Kennedy 3 10
5 Kealan Harrington 2 3
6 Dale Winters 1 6
Group B
Position Name Points Overall Score
1 Ivan Gannon 6 16
2 David Loughman 5 14
3 Angelo Iannetta 4 12
4 Eli Shaw 3 5
5 Matthew McCoy 2 11
6 Francais Mulligan 1 2

Event 4- Hercules Hold

Group A
Position Name Time Points Overall Score
1 Pa O’ Dwyer 51.37 secs 6 23
2 Dean Kennedy 39.38 secs 5 15
3 Kealan Harrington 36.68 secs 4 7
4 Gavin Redmond 28.28 secs 3 18
5 David Jones 14.07 secs 2 8
6 Dale Winters X 0 6
Group B
Position Name Time Points Overall Score
1 Matthew McCoy 63.38 6 17
2 Ivan Gannon 63.37 5 21
3 Angelo Iannetta 43.94 4 16
4 David Loughman 39.19 3 17
5 Francais Mulligan 14.75 2 4
6 Eli Shaw X 0 5

Event 5- Stones of Strength

Group A
Position Name Stones/Time Points Overall Score Group Placing
1 Pa O’ Dwyer 3-13.76 secs 6 29 1st
2 Gavin Redmond 3-15.17 secs 5 23 2nd
3 David Jones 3- 23.00 secs 4 12 4th
4 Dean Kennedy 2- 10.32 secs 3 18 3rd
5 Dale Winters 2- 13.04 secs 2 8 5th (c)
6 Kealan Harrington 2- 15.20 secs 1 8 6th
Group B
Position  Name Stones/Time  Points Overall Score Group Placing
1 Matthew McCoy 4- 22.17 secs 6 23 2nd
2 Ivan Gannon 4- 25.67 secs 5 26 1st
3 Angelo Iannetta 3- 21.18 secs 4 20 4th
4 David Loughman 2- 10.36 secs 3 20 3rd (c)
5 Eli Shaw 2- 18.01 secs 2 7 5th
6 Francais Mulligan 1- 6.67 secs 1 5 6th

Day 1 saw Dale Winters, Keelan Harrington, Eli Shaw, Francais Mulligan get eliminated.  This meant there were still 8 competitors left in the contest to battle it out over 6 events to see who is Ireland’s Strongest Man 2017.  Final Results are below:

Event 1- Husafel Stone Carry

Position Name Distance Points
1  Matthew McCoy  60m  8
2 Pa O’ Dwyer 53.6m 7
3  Ivan Gannon 40m 6
4 Dean Kennedy 30.5m 5
5 Angelo Iannetta 23.9m 4
6 Gavin Redmond 22.4m 3
7 David Loughman 7.7m 2
8 David Jones 2.12m 1

Event 2- Deadlift for Reps

Position Name Reps Points Overall Score
1  Pa O’ Dwyer  6  8  15
2 Ivan Gannon 5 7 13
3 Gavin Redmond 4 6 9
4 Matthew McCoy 3 5 13
5 David Loughman 1 3.5 5.5
5 David Jones 1 3.5 4.5
7 Dean Kennedy  0 0 5
7 Angelo Iannetta  0 0 4

Event 3- Log For Maximum

Position Name Best Lift (KG) Points Overall Score
1  Pa O’ Dwyer  150KG  8  23
2  Ivan Gannon 145KG 6.5 19.5
2  Angelo Iannetta 145KG 6.5 10.5
4 David Loughman 135KG 5 10.5
5 Gavin Redmond 130KG 4 13
6 Matthew McCoy 125KG 2.5 15.5
6  Dean Kennedy 125KG 2.5 7.5
8  David Jones  X  0  4.5

Event 4- Tug of War

Position Name Points Overall Score
1  Pa O’ Dwyer  8  31
2 Angelo Iannetta 7 17.5
3 Gavin Redmond 6 19
4 Ivan Gannon 5 24.5
5 David Jones 4 8.5
6  Matthew McCoy 3 18.5
7 Dean Kennedy 2 9.5
8 David Loughman 1 11.5

Event 5- Hercules Hold

Position Name Time Points Overall Score
1 Matthew McCoy 22.94 secs 8  26.5
2 Gavin Redmond 21.25 secs 7 26
3 David Loughman 15.84 secs 6 17.5
4 Pa O’ Dwyer 13.65 secs 5 36
5  David Jones 6.00 secs 4 12.5
6 Angelo Iannetta 4.40 secs 3 20.5
7 Ivan Gannon 2.00 secs 1.5 26
7 Dean Kennedy 2.00 secs 1.5 11

Event 6- Anchor and Chain Drag

Position Name Time/Distance Points Overall Score Overall Placing
1  Matthew McCoy  17.46 secs  8  34.5  2nd
2 Gavin Redmond  19.97 secs  33   3rd
3 David Jones 23.38 secs 6 18.5  7th
4 Ivan Gannon 25.12 secs 5 31  4th
5 Dean Kennedy 27.82 secs 4 15  8th
6 David Loughman 30.36 secs 3 20.5  6th
7  Angelo Iannetta 30.57 secs 2 22.5  5th
8 Pa O’ Dwyer   5 metres 37   1st

The ISA would like to congratulate Pa O’ Dwyer for defending his title of Ireland’s Strongest Man and to Matthew McCoy and Gavin Redmond who qualify with Pa O’Dwyer as Team Ireland to compete in the UK Strongest Man in Belfast. We will see you at the next ISA event near you!

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Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
Mar 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
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