International Competitions:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the international competition calendar remains uncertain. We ask you to keep an eye on the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) websites for the most recent updates.

We appreciate and understand that this is a difficult time for all athletes. Our priority is your safety and wellbeing. Weightlifting Ireland (WI) remains fully compliant with all Department of Health and HSE recommendations around Covid-19 and no international travel will be permitted if this contravenes the government travel advice at the time of the competition.

Weightlifting Ireland is working closely with Sport Ireland and as soon as we have further clarity on when international competitions are possible, we will inform members immediately.

Athletes wishing to be considered for international selection will require the minimum qualification standards. Please see all documentation on our NEW Performance & Development page – HERE.

An “Application of Interest” must be submitted no later than 14 weeks before an international competition to ensure that WI are made aware of your intention to qualify so that we can help guide you through the process of becoming eligible for international competition. Athletes wishing to be considered for international selection will need to meet the minimum qualification criteria outlined on our website & be a member of Weightlifting Ireland at the time of their application.

Weightlifting Ireland’s board reserves the right to make amendments to the minimum standards and selection process if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the sport. The final decision on selection for all International squads and team members is by the board.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

National Competitions:

RETURN TO TRAIN – Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Provisional Schedule:

4 Weeks: Development Competitions | Venues – Cork & Dublin

8 Weeks: Development & Provincial Competitions | Venue TBC

12 Weeks: Development Competition | Venue TBC

14 Weeks: National Championships Weekend | WIT Arena, Waterford

18 Weeks: Development & Provincial Competitions | Venue TBC

22 Weeks: Development Competition | Venue TBC

26 Weeks: Development & Provincial Competitions | Venue TBC

A Development Competition may count as a qualifying event for an athlete subject to board approval in writing. We encourage clubs to organise in-house and inter club development competitions and/or events if possible & COVID-19 compliant.

*Timeline subject to COVID-19 restrictions easing and indoor events running behind closed doors with strict restrictions.