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SEASONAL  GREETINGS.

 

AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR WE CAN TAKE TIME TO LOOK BACK WITH MUCH SATISFACTION ON THE EVENTS OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS.

 

IN FEBRUARY THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND HOSTED THE WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CASTLEBAR.  ALTHOUGH MORE OR LESS IN MID WINTER THE WEATHER WAS KIND AND AN EXCELLENT COMPETITION WAS ENJOYED IN A VERY BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE COUNTRY.

 

THE TWIF CONGRESS WAS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HELD IN THE CITY OF BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.  DURING APRIL.  THE LOCAL ASSOCIATION WERE EXCELLENT HOSTS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE 2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE SAME CITY EARLY NEXT SEPTEMBER.

 

IN LATE AUGUST THE TUG OF WAR FRATERNITY VISITED THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MADISON, WISCONSIN.  ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS VERY ENJOYABLE EVENT WAS  THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SWISS MENS TEAMS WHICH ESTABLISHED A BENCHMARK WHICH OTHER COUNTRIES MUST NOW ATTEMPT TO EMULATE.

 

THE PARTICIPATION OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY AT MADISON DESERVES POSITIVE COMMENT AS IT WAS A PARTICULAR LANDMARK FOR BOTH THE BASQUE TEAMS AND OUR SPORT GENERALLY.  MANY OF YOU WILL BE AWARE THAT THERE HAS BEEN MUCH DISCUSSION AND DELIBERATION FOR MANY YEARS REGARDING THEIR INVOLVEMENT, PARTICULARLY IN THE “CLOSED” EVENTS.  I AM MORE THAN PLEASED THAT A SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION HAS BEEN REACHED AND THAT OUR BASQUE FRIENDS WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE MORE FULLY TO THE SPORT WHICH WE ALL LOVE AND SHARE.

 

IN CONCLUSION I WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL OF YOU, IN WHATEVER PART OF THE WORLD,  A VERY ENJOYABLE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR FOLLOWED BY MUCH SUCCESS IN 2015.

 

CATHAL MC  KEEVER.

 

PRESIDENT  OF  TWIF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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