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WELCOME TO  EUROPEAN  CHAMPIONSHIPS. 2015. IN BELFAST.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE TUG OF WAR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND ANTICIPATION THAT I WARMLY  WELCOME TEAMS AND SUPPORTERS FROM MANY OF OUR MEMBER COUNTRIES TO BELFAST FOR THESE MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. IT IS SIGNIFICANT AND PLEASING THAT WE ARE ALSO HONOURED WITH THE PRESENCE OF TEAMS FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE INCLUDING ASIA, AFRICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHICH WILL COMPETE IN THE JUNIOR AND UNDER 23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OF COURSE THE OPEN CLUBS TOURNAMENT.

 

THE NORTHERN IRELAND ASSOCIATION IS ONE OF THE LONGEST SERVING MEMBERS OF TWIF AND HAS TAKEN PART IN VIRTUALLY EVERY MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1965. I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED AS ITS PAST CHAIRMAN FOR 25 YEARS AND, AS A CONSEQUENCE I WORKED CLOSELY WITH MOST OF THEIR CURRENT EXECUTIVE AND KNOW HOW COMMITTED THEY ARE TO OUR SPORT AND TO THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PARTICULAR.

NORTHERN IRELAND MAY HAVE A SMALL ASSOCIATION NUMERICALLY BUT I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT IT HAS TENDED TO “PUNCH WELL ABOVE ITS WEIGHT” ON THE WORLD STAGE BOTH IN TERMS OF SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT AND ALSO ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERANCE OF TWIF OVER MANY YEARS AND IN VARIOUS ROLES.

ORGANISED TUG OF WAR IN NORTHERN IRELAND DATES BACK WELL IN EXCESS OF 150 YEARS AND WAS ESPECIALLY STRONG IN THE PERIOD PRIOR TO AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  SOME OF THE TEAM MEMBERS FROM THAT ERA ARE PLANNING TO BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS TO WITNESS THE PRESENT DAY EXPONENTS OF OUR SPORT.

 I WISH GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS  AND THAT ALL OUR VISITORS WILL ENJOY NOT ONLY THE SPORT BUT ALSO YOUR TIME SPENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

 

YOURS IN SPORT,

CATHAL MC KEEVER.

PRESIDENT, TUG OF WAR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION.

SEPTEMBER, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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