European Masters Championships – 2023

Waterford, Ireland | May, 12th – May, 20th

Competition Registration

Weightlifting Ireland invite you to follow the link below to the IMWA Masters & EMWA Masters Weightlifting Registration Website.

Here you can register and find all up-to-date information for current and future Championships.

Athletes – you can only register for a Championship with a valid access code. Please contact your National Masters Chairman for more information.

Registration – 2023
Qualification Totals – 2023
Final Schedule
EMWA Masters Adaptive Weightlifting Information – 2023
IMWA/EMWA Anti-Doping Programme – 2023
FaceBook Group
FaceBook Event
EMC Volunteer

Competition Venue


SETU Arena is the largest sports, conference and events centre in the South East of Ireland. The Arena is situated on the outskirts of Waterford, just off the motorway exit, which makes it easily accessible to immediate city and neighbouring counties. This multipurpose facility will cater for a wide range of events such as recreational gym users, high performance athletes, multipurpose sports, kids’ activity camps, leisure and entertainment events and conferences. The facilities are state of the art and the service is truly exceptional.

SETU Arena / (Website)

The SETU Sport Arena

This stand-alone facility is also home to the largest sports hall in the South East which will host major events and conferences as well as multiple indoor sporting events such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball and numerous other sports. It also boasts are “Edge Gym”, high performance gym, fitness lab, fitness studios for over 40 different exercise classes along with three training (lecture) rooms for SETU Students attending sports’ courses.


Dublin Airport to SETU Arena

Total distance: 176km – 203km

Travel time: 2 hours 8 minutes to 2 hours 42 minutes

Transportation by car or bus via the main motorway – M9

Cork Airport to SETU Arena

Total distance: 122km – 127km

Travel time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Transportation by car or bus via the main national road – N25

Shannon Airport to SETU Arena

Total distance: 153km

Travel time: 2 hours 17 minutes

Transportation by car or bus via the main national road – N24

Discover – Waterford, Ireland

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Hotels within 3km of SETU Arena

This is not all the hotels in the area, please search online for more and search for hotels in the following border counties if availability is limited:

Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Kildare & Wexford

Additional Hotels/Accommodation

  • Greenway Manor Hotel | 2km
  • Travelodge | 5km
  • Priory House | 5.5km
  • Riverwalk | 6km
  • Dooleys Hotel | 8km
  • Marina Hotel | 8km
  • The Granville | 8km
  • The Fitzwilton Hotel | 8km
  • Treacy’s Hotel | 8km
  • The Woodlands | 11km
  • The Sands Hotel (Tramore) | 13km
  • Majestic Hotel (Tramore) | 13km
  • Rhu Glen Hotel | 13km
  • O’ Sheas Hotel (Tramore) | 13 km
  • Faithlegg Self Catering | 17km
  • Dunmore Escapes | 22km
  • The Park Hotel (Dungarvan) | 40km
  • Lawlors Hotel (Dungarvan) | 40km

EMC Volunteers

Weightlifting Ireland will host, for the first time a major international event – the European Masters Championships (EMC) in May, 2023.

Event Details: May, 12th – 21st / Venue: SETU Arena, Waterford

This will a great honour for us but also a huge task for us as an Association with all our members acting as volunteers already. With this competition soon approaching we are asking for help from our membership so we can not only successfully host this competition, but host a record breaking entry of 1,000 athletes!
Please offer whatever time you have and pick the most appropriate volunteer role and/or roles for you from the lists below. #StrongerTogether
EMC Volunteer

Taxi Services

Rapid Cabs will help accommodate all athletes and coaches looking for transportation to and from the SETU Arena during the duration of the competition.
Make sure to book EARLY and mention the European Masters Championships to avail of the best rates on your trip.

You can scan the QR code in the image attached or download the Rapid Cabs application on your phone.

Phone number : +353 51 858585

Apple Store app here : […/rapid-cabs-waterford/id1018243889 ]