The 2019 European Senior and World U23 and Junior Outdoor Tug Of War Championships at the Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar will get underway from tomorrow and run right up until Sunday.

This is the first time the European Tug of War Championships have been held in Ireland since Wexford in 1987.

The event will bring over 1,000 athletes to Castlebar with many more spectators attending.

Ireland have always done well at Tug of War and it is not that long ago since a local Mayo team, Lakehill from Knockmore, won the World championship representing both their club and country in Switzerland in 2012. 

Donal Ward from the Lakehill team has been telling Midwest Sport that it’s a huge international event and a great economic boost for the County Town.

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