Cahir man wins a world title in China

Success for Tipperary man at World Indoor Tug of War Championships.


Dedicated Cahir athlete Ronan Casey had great success at the World Indoor Tug of War Championships in China recently.

The son of Tim and Carmel Casey travelled to Xuzhou in China with his St. Pats Tug-of-War Club teammates to compete in two grades and took home medals in both.
Committed 27-year-old Ronan travels weekly from Cahir to Armagh to train with the club. He leaves work early to travel north, returning home the same night to get a few hours sleep before work the following day.

Ronan is the only Tipperary man on the team, along with two Cork athletes and the rest from Armagh and Louth. The long days and nights of travelling and strict dieting paid off on March 9th when Ronan and his teammates won gold in the men’s 680 kgs world club final against a team from The Netherlands. They also collected a bronze medal in a contest won by Scotland. 


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